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Storm still Enter KENT disguised and GENTLEMAN , severally
ehT sromt ciseotunn to erga. TENK serten in sdugsiie. The NGELAETMN tneres ofrm a rieetfdfn drcneiito.

KENT

Whos there, besides foul weather?

EKTN

oWsh eethr, aiesd romf hits luof trehewa?

GENTLEMAN

One minded like the weather, most unquietly.

MLNTNEAEG

eeonSmo eohws mood is as foul as eht eterhaw, eryv routdble.

KENT

I know you. Wheres the king?

TKNE

I wonk uoy. hesrWe het ngki?

GENTLEMAN

Contending with the fretful elements.
5 Bids the winds blow the earth into the sea
Or swell the curld water bove the main,
That things might change or cease. Tears his white hair,
Which the impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage,
Catch in their fury and make nothing of.
10 Strives in his little world of man to outscorn
The to-and-froconflicting wind and rain.
This nightwherein the cub-drawn bear would couch,
The lion and the belly-pinchd wolf
Keep their fur dryunbonneted he runs,
15 And bids what will take all.

TEEGMLNAN

nugtlSrgig wiht teh iwdn dan anri. eHs nighotsu at eth dinw to owbl teh ethar tino hte eas, or eamk eht ase loofd eht ahteehr wtsna to ese eht lodrw nreutr to rmipla ocash. He speke rgineta otu sih ehwti hrai, hchiw teh yllnbid granig sniwd hctca up nda lbow waay onit sesohnnnigt. maSll tub baerv in his durssguniron, she igrtyn to atsnd up agastni eth wnid dna rain wgobiln ckab nad hroft. eHs nrnuign eheaerdadb, gnllaci for teh edn of eth lrowd, uto reeth on a nhgti keli tihs, enwh eenv svgaea manlasi eaouvnsr with eghnru awclr uendr voecr nda eidh.

KENT

But who is with him?

KETN

uBt oswh thwi hmi?

GENTLEMAN

None but the fool, who labors to outjest
His heart-struck injuries.

LEETGANMN

obNdyo tbu het oofl, swoh irtgyn to oshteo eht nduwos in teh gnkis erhta wthi oekjs.

KENT

Sir, I do know you,
And dare upon the warrant of my note
Commend a dear thing to you. There is division,
20 Although as yet the face of it be covered
With mutual cunning, twixt Albany and Cornwall,
Who haveas who have not that their great stars
Throned and set high?servants, who seem no less,
Which are to France the spies and speculations
25 Intelligent of our state. What hath been seen,
Either in snuffs and packings of the dukes,
Or the hard rein which both of them hath borne
Against the old kind king, or something deeper,
Whereof perchance these are but furnishings
30 But true it is. From France there comes a power
Into this scattered kingdom, who already,
Wise in our negligence, have secret feet
In some of our best ports and are at point
To show their open banner. Now to you.
35 If on my credit you dare build so far
To make your speed to Dover, you shall find
Some that will thank you, making just report
Of how unnatural and bemadding sorrow
The king hath cause to plain.
40 I am a gentleman of blood and breeding,
And from some knowledge and assurance offer
This office to you.

TEKN

iSr, I wnko oyu, dna I rsttu uoy hgnoue to rashe nsogtemih yrve nmairtotp wiht uoy. hTseer a defu weeentb nblAay dna aolrnlwC, aoulhght eyveth bnee clrvee eguohn to dihe it hstu raf. kieL ohter leufowpr erlurs, eyht haev ssvntaer how era lltuyaca nhecrF pises in usieigsd. seheT pisse vahe etdncoi mgieonhst, phesarp in teh qbebasslu neteebw yaAlnb dna orlnaClw, or in eht tgohu line thbo of mteh avhe atnek igaatsn eth gdoo old ingk, or ppsaerh in smeo erpede amrtte at eth otro of btho of tseeh rlbTohmpsee tipon is ttha eth Kngi of rnFcae sah ents topsor iont uor dieiddv koidnmg. oeSm Fcrneh sagetn rea dryleaa at krow in uor iman trpos adn rea on hte veerg of gilardenc pnoe rwa. woN isth is ehewr yuo moec in. If uyo ttrsu me huogne to hyrur to oDrev, oulyl enra eht detiaurtg of anmy pepeol hnew you raiyfl tproer the rsouonmst dan miadedgnn ntetex of the nkisg ffgrenius. Im a olnmbane, and I wonk hawt Im gdnoi in gisingasn tshi job to ouy.

GENTLEMAN

I will talk further with you.

LGTMEANEN

tesL ssiscdu it mseo orme.

KENT

(giving GENTLEMAN a purse and a ring)
No, do not.
45 For confirmation that I am much more
Than my outwall, open this purse and take
What it contains. If you shall see Cordelia
As fear not but you shallshow her this ring.
And she will tell you who that fellow is
50 That yet you do not know. Fie on this storm!
I will go seek the king.

KNET

(nigivg eht LNAMGEETN a epurs nad a gnri) No, heerts no ende. To seasur yuo htat I am a nlenoabm in diseisug, erhe is omse nemoy. If uoy ese roalsdeaiC Im ersu oyu wllwshio hre hist rgin. hSlel llte ouy who I am. Dmna ihst smrot! Ill go fnid hte inkg.

GENTLEMAN

Give me your hand. Have you no more to say?

NMTGENEAL

tLe me hseak uroy hadn. Do ouy have gynnaiht lees to lelt me?

KENT

Few words, but to effect more than all yet:
That when we have found the kingin which your pain
55 That way; Ill thishe that first lights on him
Holla the other.

KTNE

Olny a few remo wsdro, ubt tyhere het smto topamirnt. tLe me go isht ywa, and uoy go atht wya. hWen eno of us fnsid eth gink, hlle clal otu to the eohrt eno.
Exeunt severally
Thye txei in tieposop tdoiresnic.

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Storm still Enter KENT disguised and GENTLEMAN , severally
ehT sromt ciseotunn to erga. TENK serten in sdugsiie. The NGELAETMN tneres ofrm a rieetfdfn drcneiito.

KENT

Whos there, besides foul weather?

EKTN

oWsh eethr, aiesd romf hits luof trehewa?

GENTLEMAN

One minded like the weather, most unquietly.

MLNTNEAEG

eeonSmo eohws mood is as foul as eht eterhaw, eryv routdble.

KENT

I know you. Wheres the king?

TKNE

I wonk uoy. hesrWe het ngki?

GENTLEMAN

Contending with the fretful elements.
5 Bids the winds blow the earth into the sea
Or swell the curld water bove the main,
That things might change or cease. Tears his white hair,
Which the impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage,
Catch in their fury and make nothing of.
10 Strives in his little world of man to outscorn
The to-and-froconflicting wind and rain.
This nightwherein the cub-drawn bear would couch,
The lion and the belly-pinchd wolf
Keep their fur dryunbonneted he runs,
15 And bids what will take all.

TEEGMLNAN

nugtlSrgig wiht teh iwdn dan anri. eHs nighotsu at eth dinw to owbl teh ethar tino hte eas, or eamk eht ase loofd eht ahteehr wtsna to ese eht lodrw nreutr to rmipla ocash. He speke rgineta otu sih ehwti hrai, hchiw teh yllnbid granig sniwd hctca up nda lbow waay onit sesohnnnigt. maSll tub baerv in his durssguniron, she igrtyn to atsnd up agastni eth wnid dna rain wgobiln ckab nad hroft. eHs nrnuign eheaerdadb, gnllaci for teh edn of eth lrowd, uto reeth on a nhgti keli tihs, enwh eenv svgaea manlasi eaouvnsr with eghnru awclr uendr voecr nda eidh.

KENT

But who is with him?

KETN

uBt oswh thwi hmi?

GENTLEMAN

None but the fool, who labors to outjest
His heart-struck injuries.

LEETGANMN

obNdyo tbu het oofl, swoh irtgyn to oshteo eht nduwos in teh gnkis erhta wthi oekjs.

KENT

Sir, I do know you,
And dare upon the warrant of my note
Commend a dear thing to you. There is division,
20 Although as yet the face of it be covered
With mutual cunning, twixt Albany and Cornwall,
Who haveas who have not that their great stars
Throned and set high?servants, who seem no less,
Which are to France the spies and speculations
25 Intelligent of our state. What hath been seen,
Either in snuffs and packings of the dukes,
Or the hard rein which both of them hath borne
Against the old kind king, or something deeper,
Whereof perchance these are but furnishings
30 But true it is. From France there comes a power
Into this scattered kingdom, who already,
Wise in our negligence, have secret feet
In some of our best ports and are at point
To show their open banner. Now to you.
35 If on my credit you dare build so far
To make your speed to Dover, you shall find
Some that will thank you, making just report
Of how unnatural and bemadding sorrow
The king hath cause to plain.
40 I am a gentleman of blood and breeding,
And from some knowledge and assurance offer
This office to you.

TEKN

iSr, I wnko oyu, dna I rsttu uoy hgnoue to rashe nsogtemih yrve nmairtotp wiht uoy. hTseer a defu weeentb nblAay dna aolrnlwC, aoulhght eyveth bnee clrvee eguohn to dihe it hstu raf. kieL ohter leufowpr erlurs, eyht haev ssvntaer how era lltuyaca nhecrF pises in usieigsd. seheT pisse vahe etdncoi mgieonhst, phesarp in teh qbebasslu neteebw yaAlnb dna orlnaClw, or in eht tgohu line thbo of mteh avhe atnek igaatsn eth gdoo old ingk, or ppsaerh in smeo erpede amrtte at eth otro of btho of tseeh rlbTohmpsee tipon is ttha eth Kngi of rnFcae sah ents topsor iont uor dieiddv koidnmg. oeSm Fcrneh sagetn rea dryleaa at krow in uor iman trpos adn rea on hte veerg of gilardenc pnoe rwa. woN isth is ehewr yuo moec in. If uyo ttrsu me huogne to hyrur to oDrev, oulyl enra eht detiaurtg of anmy pepeol hnew you raiyfl tproer the rsouonmst dan miadedgnn ntetex of the nkisg ffgrenius. Im a olnmbane, and I wonk hawt Im gdnoi in gisingasn tshi job to ouy.

GENTLEMAN

I will talk further with you.

LGTMEANEN

tesL ssiscdu it mseo orme.

KENT

(giving GENTLEMAN a purse and a ring)
No, do not.
45 For confirmation that I am much more
Than my outwall, open this purse and take
What it contains. If you shall see Cordelia
As fear not but you shallshow her this ring.
And she will tell you who that fellow is
50 That yet you do not know. Fie on this storm!
I will go seek the king.

KNET

(nigivg eht LNAMGEETN a epurs nad a gnri) No, heerts no ende. To seasur yuo htat I am a nlenoabm in diseisug, erhe is omse nemoy. If uoy ese roalsdeaiC Im ersu oyu wllwshio hre hist rgin. hSlel llte ouy who I am. Dmna ihst smrot! Ill go fnid hte inkg.

GENTLEMAN

Give me your hand. Have you no more to say?

NMTGENEAL

tLe me hseak uroy hadn. Do ouy have gynnaiht lees to lelt me?

KENT

Few words, but to effect more than all yet:
That when we have found the kingin which your pain
55 That way; Ill thishe that first lights on him
Holla the other.

KTNE

Olny a few remo wsdro, ubt tyhere het smto topamirnt. tLe me go isht ywa, and uoy go atht wya. hWen eno of us fnsid eth gink, hlle clal otu to the eohrt eno.
Exeunt severally
Thye txei in tieposop tdoiresnic.