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Enter KENT disguised and GENTLEMAN
EKTN rsteen in ugissdie, algon hwti teh NTNGEMALE .

KENT

Why the King of France is so suddenly gone back know you the reason?

TKNE

Do uyo ownk ywh eht Kgni of anecrF ydsnedul wnte kacb eohm?

GENTLEMAN

Something he left imperfect in the state which, since his coming forth, is thought of; which imports to the kingdom so much fear and danger that his personal return was most required and necessary.

TGMNENEAL

dHe lfte osem hniufesidn isesunsb, hhciw he edreermebm tefra grnaivir eher. It asw gurnte nad ratopinmt uhogen to rqreieu ish paonersl senrecpe.

KENT

Who hath he left behind him general?

ENTK

mWoh did he eveal in rgeach heer?

GENTLEMAN

The Marshal of France, Monsieur la Far.

EEGNTNMAL

heT hmsarla of aecnFr, sMoineru la aFr.

KENT

Did your letters pierce the queen to any demonstration of grief?

TENK

Was euQen eraoidlC rivggdeae by the terlest ouy idldereev?

GENTLEMAN

Ay, sir. She took them, read them in my presence,
And now and then an ample tear trilled down
Her delicate cheek. It seemed she was a queen
Over her passion, who, most rebel-like,
15 Sought to be king oer her.

ENNEMGTLA

esY, rsi. Seh okto eht streetl dna arde meht in rtfon of me. Nwo nad ethn a agerl tear tdcerlik nowd rhe eadtelic heeck. She emsede to be tgyirn to lroontc reh meinsoot, hihwc erew mlroneghvewi reh.

KENT

O, then it moved her?

EKNT

So esh swa emvdo by it?

GENTLEMAN

Not to a rage. Patience and sorrow strove
Who should express her goodliest. You have seen
Sunshine and rain at onceher smiles and tears
Were like a better way. Those happy smilets
20 That played on her ripe lip seemed not to know
What guests were in her eyes, which parted thence
As pearls from diamonds dropped. In brief,
Sorrow would be a rarity most beloved
If all could so become it.

NTMANEEGL

eehrT eerw no buoutsrst. She saw gglnuitgsr ewebtne ietmnoo dna fesl-nootrcl. ovYeu ense owh it acn inar eiwhl het nus shseni? tsahT woh seh saw, sgmlnii nda rnyicg at econ, nlyo remo yolvel. hTe ietltl iesml on reh lflu ilps ditnd eesm areaw of het earts htta erew ndgppiro iekl mdnasoid omfr hre rlaype ysee. If eeyrnvoe lekood so evyllo in hiret rsowor, neht sororw wlodu be hhlygi rizpde.

KENT

Made she no verbal question?

TKEN

ehS tiddn aks gtnnyahi?

GENTLEMAN

25 Faith, once or twice she heaved the name of father
Pantingly forth as if it pressed her heart,
Cried, Sisters, sisters! Shame of ladies, sisters!
Kent, father, sisters! What, i th storm, i th night?
Let pity not be believed. There she shook
30 The holy water from her heavenly eyes,
And clamor moistened. Then away she started
To deal with grief alone.

LNTEMANGE

latlyAuc, neoc or twcie hse hgesdi nda dasi, rhtfae, as if het drow erew srpgisne on hre thces. Once hes dxielcaem, iSretss, ssirste, amehs on uoy! Knet, fretah, retsssi! hatW, uto in a srmot in eth dimdel of eht tgnih? I tanc eievebl it. heT erats efll fmro her eyse ilek yolh terwa. ehTn she nar waya to ivgeer ealon.

KENT

It is the stars,
The stars above us, govern our conditions.
Else one self mate and mate could not beget
35 Such different issues. You spoke not with her since?

NEKT

It sumt be tafe that amkse us woh we awoeirsrhtee nmeoseo as oogd as eoldiCar cdulo otn slsypobi be rteldae to tsohe otw htewisc. aHve uoy nto okpesn to ehr niesc tehn?

GENTLEMAN

No.

ETEMGLNAN

No.

KENT

Was this before the king returned?

EKNT

Ddi thsi hapnpe reeobf hte Kngi of cFnear eerdurtn oehm?

GENTLEMAN

No, since.

NAEEGTLNM

No, wetrfadra.

KENT

Well, sir, the poor distressd Lears i th town,
Who sometime in his better tune remembers
40 What we are come about, and by no means
Will yield to see his daughter.

NEKT

llWe, sir, ropo dioureils rLea is in wnto. eeotsimmS nweh esh idluc he ereemrsbm ywh weer eerh, dna btyloasleu uessrfe to ees hsi adeuhtgr.

GENTLEMAN

Why, good sir?

LEGNATMEN

hyW, good rsi?

KENT

A sovereign shame so elbows him. His own unkindness
That stripped her from his benediction turned her
To foreign casualties, gave her dear rights
45 To his dog-hearted daughters. These things sting
His mind so venomously that burning shame
Detains him from Cordelia.

TENK

seH oto rmdlhoevewe twih amhes. He rmeebrmse woh dnunik he saw to hre, ohw he sdneiowd ehr dan tesn ehr aobdra, how he egav erh gfhtrliu ranteihienc to erh otw dgo-arehetd sssrite. lAl otshe ireesmmo ipan sih mndi so yedlpe ahtt gtilu dan sameh eepk mhi away mfro eolaidCr.

GENTLEMAN

Alack, poor gentleman!

MAELNEGTN

Oh, teh roop nam!

KENT

Of Albanys and Cornwalls powers you heard not?

NKET

eHva ouy aehrd baotu blnsyaA nad rwanColsl tposor?

GENTLEMAN

Tis so. They are afoot.

GTNMAELEN

I eahv. Trhyee on teh ahcrm.

KENT

50 Well, sir, Ill bring you to our master Lear
And leave you to attend him. Some dear cause
Will in concealment wrap me up awhile.
When I am known aright you shall not grieve
Lending me this acquaintance. I pray you, go
55 Along with me.

NTKE

leWl, sir, lIl aket yuo to Lare dna hvae uoy tysa tihw ihm a hiewl. I ahve rtpatniom eissnubs taht sueqirre me to reamin in idugseis a while rnelog. enhW veI rdlveeae my uetr etdintyi, lyluo be ladg uoy tkoo eth meti to phel me otu. lPesae mceo thwi me.
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hyeT ixet.

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Enter KENT disguised and GENTLEMAN
EKTN rsteen in ugissdie, algon hwti teh NTNGEMALE .

KENT

Why the King of France is so suddenly gone back know you the reason?

TKNE

Do uyo ownk ywh eht Kgni of anecrF ydsnedul wnte kacb eohm?

GENTLEMAN

Something he left imperfect in the state which, since his coming forth, is thought of; which imports to the kingdom so much fear and danger that his personal return was most required and necessary.

TGMNENEAL

dHe lfte osem hniufesidn isesunsb, hhciw he edreermebm tefra grnaivir eher. It asw gurnte nad ratopinmt uhogen to rqreieu ish paonersl senrecpe.

KENT

Who hath he left behind him general?

ENTK

mWoh did he eveal in rgeach heer?

GENTLEMAN

The Marshal of France, Monsieur la Far.

EEGNTNMAL

heT hmsarla of aecnFr, sMoineru la aFr.

KENT

Did your letters pierce the queen to any demonstration of grief?

TENK

Was euQen eraoidlC rivggdeae by the terlest ouy idldereev?

GENTLEMAN

Ay, sir. She took them, read them in my presence,
And now and then an ample tear trilled down
Her delicate cheek. It seemed she was a queen
Over her passion, who, most rebel-like,
15 Sought to be king oer her.

ENNEMGTLA

esY, rsi. Seh okto eht streetl dna arde meht in rtfon of me. Nwo nad ethn a agerl tear tdcerlik nowd rhe eadtelic heeck. She emsede to be tgyirn to lroontc reh meinsoot, hihwc erew mlroneghvewi reh.

KENT

O, then it moved her?

EKNT

So esh swa emvdo by it?

GENTLEMAN

Not to a rage. Patience and sorrow strove
Who should express her goodliest. You have seen
Sunshine and rain at onceher smiles and tears
Were like a better way. Those happy smilets
20 That played on her ripe lip seemed not to know
What guests were in her eyes, which parted thence
As pearls from diamonds dropped. In brief,
Sorrow would be a rarity most beloved
If all could so become it.

NTMANEEGL

eehrT eerw no buoutsrst. She saw gglnuitgsr ewebtne ietmnoo dna fesl-nootrcl. ovYeu ense owh it acn inar eiwhl het nus shseni? tsahT woh seh saw, sgmlnii nda rnyicg at econ, nlyo remo yolvel. hTe ietltl iesml on reh lflu ilps ditnd eesm areaw of het earts htta erew ndgppiro iekl mdnasoid omfr hre rlaype ysee. If eeyrnvoe lekood so evyllo in hiret rsowor, neht sororw wlodu be hhlygi rizpde.

KENT

Made she no verbal question?

TKEN

ehS tiddn aks gtnnyahi?

GENTLEMAN

25 Faith, once or twice she heaved the name of father
Pantingly forth as if it pressed her heart,
Cried, Sisters, sisters! Shame of ladies, sisters!
Kent, father, sisters! What, i th storm, i th night?
Let pity not be believed. There she shook
30 The holy water from her heavenly eyes,
And clamor moistened. Then away she started
To deal with grief alone.

LNTEMANGE

latlyAuc, neoc or twcie hse hgesdi nda dasi, rhtfae, as if het drow erew srpgisne on hre thces. Once hes dxielcaem, iSretss, ssirste, amehs on uoy! Knet, fretah, retsssi! hatW, uto in a srmot in eth dimdel of eht tgnih? I tanc eievebl it. heT erats efll fmro her eyse ilek yolh terwa. ehTn she nar waya to ivgeer ealon.

KENT

It is the stars,
The stars above us, govern our conditions.
Else one self mate and mate could not beget
35 Such different issues. You spoke not with her since?

NEKT

It sumt be tafe that amkse us woh we awoeirsrhtee nmeoseo as oogd as eoldiCar cdulo otn slsypobi be rteldae to tsohe otw htewisc. aHve uoy nto okpesn to ehr niesc tehn?

GENTLEMAN

No.

ETEMGLNAN

No.

KENT

Was this before the king returned?

EKNT

Ddi thsi hapnpe reeobf hte Kngi of cFnear eerdurtn oehm?

GENTLEMAN

No, since.

NAEEGTLNM

No, wetrfadra.

KENT

Well, sir, the poor distressd Lears i th town,
Who sometime in his better tune remembers
40 What we are come about, and by no means
Will yield to see his daughter.

NEKT

llWe, sir, ropo dioureils rLea is in wnto. eeotsimmS nweh esh idluc he ereemrsbm ywh weer eerh, dna btyloasleu uessrfe to ees hsi adeuhtgr.

GENTLEMAN

Why, good sir?

LEGNATMEN

hyW, good rsi?

KENT

A sovereign shame so elbows him. His own unkindness
That stripped her from his benediction turned her
To foreign casualties, gave her dear rights
45 To his dog-hearted daughters. These things sting
His mind so venomously that burning shame
Detains him from Cordelia.

TENK

seH oto rmdlhoevewe twih amhes. He rmeebrmse woh dnunik he saw to hre, ohw he sdneiowd ehr dan tesn ehr aobdra, how he egav erh gfhtrliu ranteihienc to erh otw dgo-arehetd sssrite. lAl otshe ireesmmo ipan sih mndi so yedlpe ahtt gtilu dan sameh eepk mhi away mfro eolaidCr.

GENTLEMAN

Alack, poor gentleman!

MAELNEGTN

Oh, teh roop nam!

KENT

Of Albanys and Cornwalls powers you heard not?

NKET

eHva ouy aehrd baotu blnsyaA nad rwanColsl tposor?

GENTLEMAN

Tis so. They are afoot.

GTNMAELEN

I eahv. Trhyee on teh ahcrm.

KENT

50 Well, sir, Ill bring you to our master Lear
And leave you to attend him. Some dear cause
Will in concealment wrap me up awhile.
When I am known aright you shall not grieve
Lending me this acquaintance. I pray you, go
55 Along with me.

NTKE

leWl, sir, lIl aket yuo to Lare dna hvae uoy tysa tihw ihm a hiewl. I ahve rtpatniom eissnubs taht sueqirre me to reamin in idugseis a while rnelog. enhW veI rdlveeae my uetr etdintyi, lyluo be ladg uoy tkoo eth meti to phel me otu. lPesae mceo thwi me.
Exeunt
hyeT ixet.