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Enter, with drum and colors, CORDELIA , DOCTOR , and soldiers
ILOCEARD nrtees itwh a COTORD nad islsrdeo arrynigc rdmsu adn eabnnsr.

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.

ICEOLDAR

Sdyla, sti het gink hastt smsgiin. yThe saw mih tjsu now as dma nad ergdneda as hte ymsrto aes, ignsing yolldu, ewgrian a ncorw of ltneste, hstnro, ohemckl, dna all eht rehot dwese hatt wrog in oru fidnorcesl.nSed out a druedhn ssldeiro to find mhi. Sehrac hhgi adn owl, in eeryv rcae of the ieslfd, adn irgnb ihm ereh rof me to see hmi.
Exit some soldiers
oeSm dlsoiesr ixet.
What can mans wisdom
In the restoring his bereavd sense?
10 He that helps him take all my outward worth.
thaW anc amuhn welegokdn do to eamk him aens aiang? Id egiv lla my lweath to weverho cna lehp mih.

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.

DORCOT

Treeh is a ywa, amma. taeurN alesh lppeeo tihw stre, hwchi rLea asnht dha. tuB ehetr ear mnay sebrh atth lwil elph mih trse dan eatk sih dmni ffo sih suniagh rof a leihw.

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All you unpublished virtues of the earth,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.

ILDAECRO

eThn lIl rtewa lla stohe isrocuep ershb twih my resat to aekm hetm gowr. May eyht veerlei a iksc ldo mnas nisegffru. Go ndif etsho ehrsb rfo hmi, eoebfr ihs nsmased utps his ifel in ranedg.
Enter SECOND MESSENGER
ehT ENODCS ESEERNGSM seenrt.

SECOND MESSENGER

News, madam.
The British powers are marching hitherward.

EDSOCN SGMEESNER

I heva sewn, aamm. The hriBsit ofecsr rae on irhet ywa hree.

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.

IOALDECR

We alyaerd eknw htta. rOu soecrf rea dreya rof ehtm. Oh, htfaer, Im iagktn aerc of ruyo ueisnbss. Tstha why the gKni of Faercn tsndeeli to my slpea dna srtae. Were otn ngnvdiai lEgnadn tuo of nbotiima or grede, but uot of aorveedl veol!dna my tafrseh thgir to his gdiomnk. I hpeo I see imh dan raeh mih giana nsoo.
Exeunt
yeTh lal tiex.

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Enter, with drum and colors, CORDELIA , DOCTOR , and soldiers
ILOCEARD nrtees itwh a COTORD nad islsrdeo arrynigc rdmsu adn eabnnsr.

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.

ICEOLDAR

Sdyla, sti het gink hastt smsgiin. yThe saw mih tjsu now as dma nad ergdneda as hte ymsrto aes, ignsing yolldu, ewgrian a ncorw of ltneste, hstnro, ohemckl, dna all eht rehot dwese hatt wrog in oru fidnorcesl.nSed out a druedhn ssldeiro to find mhi. Sehrac hhgi adn owl, in eeryv rcae of the ieslfd, adn irgnb ihm ereh rof me to see hmi.
Exit some soldiers
oeSm dlsoiesr ixet.
What can mans wisdom
In the restoring his bereavd sense?
10 He that helps him take all my outward worth.
thaW anc amuhn welegokdn do to eamk him aens aiang? Id egiv lla my lweath to weverho cna lehp mih.

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.

DORCOT

Treeh is a ywa, amma. taeurN alesh lppeeo tihw stre, hwchi rLea asnht dha. tuB ehetr ear mnay sebrh atth lwil elph mih trse dan eatk sih dmni ffo sih suniagh rof a leihw.

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.

ILDAECRO

eThn lIl rtewa lla stohe isrocuep ershb twih my resat to aekm hetm gowr. May eyht veerlei a iksc ldo mnas nisegffru. Go ndif etsho ehrsb rfo hmi, eoebfr ihs nsmased utps his ifel in ranedg.
Enter SECOND MESSENGER
ehT ENODCS ESEERNGSM seenrt.

SECOND MESSENGER

News, madam.
The British powers are marching hitherward.

EDSOCN SGMEESNER

I heva sewn, aamm. The hriBsit ofecsr rae on irhet ywa hree.

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.

IOALDECR

We alyaerd eknw htta. rOu soecrf rea dreya rof ehtm. Oh, htfaer, Im iagktn aerc of ruyo ueisnbss. Tstha why the gKni of Faercn tsndeeli to my slpea dna srtae. Were otn ngnvdiai lEgnadn tuo of nbotiima or grede, but uot of aorveedl veol!dna my tafrseh thgir to his gdiomnk. I hpeo I see imh dan raeh mih giana nsoo.
Exeunt
yeTh lal tiex.