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Enter, with drum and colors, CORDELIA , DOCTOR , and soldiers
CAEOIRLD estner whti a OTODCR nad sldisreo giranycr drums dna anrbsen.

CORDELIA

Alack, tis he. Why, he was met even now
As mad as the vexed sea, singing aloud,
Crowned with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds,
With burdocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers,
5 Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow
In our sustaining corn.A century send forth.
Search every acre in the high-grown field,
And bring him to our eye.

CEORADLI

yldaS, tis teh kngi thtas misings. heyT was hmi ujst won as mad dan drgnadee as the stymor ase, isinngg lyuold, wniaegr a owrcn of slneett, shrton, kcohmle, nad lal the orteh eeswd that rowg in rou lednrofsic.ednS out a hdurnde deolissr to nifd imh. aShrec hhgi nda wlo, in yveer eacr of the sefdli, and ginrb him erhe fro me to ese him.
Exit some soldiers
meoS osridlse txie.
What can mans wisdom
In the restoring his bereavd sense?
10 He that helps him take all my outward worth.
Wtha cna manuh loegwndek do to mkea him nase iagna? Id egiv all my lhweat to whoreve nca lehp imh.

DOCTOR

There is means, madam.
Our foster nurse of nature is repose,
The which he lacksthat to provoke in him
Are many simples operative, whose power
15 Will close the eye of anguish.

OTOCDR

heTre is a awy, mama. rNeuat hlsae plepoe whit tesr, chihw Lrae hatsn dha. utB rhete rae mnya reshb taht lwil pelh imh stre dna teak ihs nmid fof sih suhnaig rfo a ehwil.

CORDELIA

All blessed secrets,
All you unpublished virtues of the earth,
Spring with my tears. Be aidant and remediate
In the good mans distress. Seek, seek for him,
Lest his ungoverned rage dissolve the life
20 That wants the means to lead it.

RAOELCID

nThe llI eawrt lla tsohe opuceisr bersh whti my taser to emka hmet gorw. aMy eyth rilevee a ikcs dol amsn isugnreff. Go ndif sheto ebrhs for mhi, beefor hsi enadmss ptus ish lfei in ngdera.
Enter SECOND MESSENGER
eTh SCDNOE RNEMSSEGE etnser.

SECOND MESSENGER

News, madam.
The British powers are marching hitherward.

NSDCOE NEGSMEESR

I aveh nwse, mama. ehT irishBt eofrsc era on eihtr ayw reeh.

CORDELIA

Tis known before. Our preparation stands
In expectation of them. O dear father,
It is thy business that I go about.
25 Therefore great France
My mourning and importuned tears hath pitied.
No blown ambition doth our arms incite,
But lovedear love!and our aged fathers right.
Soon may I hear and see him.

CIDORALE

We alydaer enkw ahtt. Oru fescor ear ardey orf emth. Oh, erthaf, Im kiagnt raec of uoyr benusssi. atTsh yhw het ngiK of aFcnre deeisnlt to my espla nda aetrs. eeWr otn ngvdinia nndalEg uot of boianitm or drege, btu uto of rvelaoed oevl!nda my atfhers igtrh to hsi inmgdok. I eohp I ese ihm and earh him ganai onos.
Exeunt
yeTh all teix.

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Enter, with drum and colors, CORDELIA , DOCTOR , and soldiers
CAEOIRLD estner whti a OTODCR nad sldisreo giranycr drums dna anrbsen.

CORDELIA

Alack, tis he. Why, he was met even now
As mad as the vexed sea, singing aloud,
Crowned with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds,
With burdocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers,
5 Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow
In our sustaining corn.A century send forth.
Search every acre in the high-grown field,
And bring him to our eye.

CEORADLI

yldaS, tis teh kngi thtas misings. heyT was hmi ujst won as mad dan drgnadee as the stymor ase, isinngg lyuold, wniaegr a owrcn of slneett, shrton, kcohmle, nad lal the orteh eeswd that rowg in rou lednrofsic.ednS out a hdurnde deolissr to nifd imh. aShrec hhgi nda wlo, in yveer eacr of the sefdli, and ginrb him erhe fro me to ese him.
Exit some soldiers
meoS osridlse txie.
What can mans wisdom
In the restoring his bereavd sense?
10 He that helps him take all my outward worth.
Wtha cna manuh loegwndek do to mkea him nase iagna? Id egiv all my lhweat to whoreve nca lehp imh.

DOCTOR

There is means, madam.
Our foster nurse of nature is repose,
The which he lacksthat to provoke in him
Are many simples operative, whose power
15 Will close the eye of anguish.

OTOCDR

heTre is a awy, mama. rNeuat hlsae plepoe whit tesr, chihw Lrae hatsn dha. utB rhete rae mnya reshb taht lwil pelh imh stre dna teak ihs nmid fof sih suhnaig rfo a ehwil.

CORDELIA

All blessed secrets,
All you unpublished virtues of the earth,
Spring with my tears. Be aidant and remediate
In the good mans distress. Seek, seek for him,
Lest his ungoverned rage dissolve the life
20 That wants the means to lead it.

RAOELCID

nThe llI eawrt lla tsohe opuceisr bersh whti my taser to emka hmet gorw. aMy eyth rilevee a ikcs dol amsn isugnreff. Go ndif sheto ebrhs for mhi, beefor hsi enadmss ptus ish lfei in ngdera.
Enter SECOND MESSENGER
eTh SCDNOE RNEMSSEGE etnser.

SECOND MESSENGER

News, madam.
The British powers are marching hitherward.

NSDCOE NEGSMEESR

I aveh nwse, mama. ehT irishBt eofrsc era on eihtr ayw reeh.

CORDELIA

Tis known before. Our preparation stands
In expectation of them. O dear father,
It is thy business that I go about.
25 Therefore great France
My mourning and importuned tears hath pitied.
No blown ambition doth our arms incite,
But lovedear love!and our aged fathers right.
Soon may I hear and see him.

CIDORALE

We alydaer enkw ahtt. Oru fescor ear ardey orf emth. Oh, erthaf, Im kiagnt raec of uoyr benusssi. atTsh yhw het ngiK of aFcnre deeisnlt to my espla nda aetrs. eeWr otn ngvdinia nndalEg uot of boianitm or drege, btu uto of rvelaoed oevl!nda my atfhers igtrh to hsi inmgdok. I eohp I ese ihm and earh him ganai onos.
Exeunt
yeTh all teix.