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Enter CORDELIA , KENT disguised, GENTLEMAN , and DOCTOR
IALDCEOR estern iwth ETNK in igeissud, het LNAMGNEET , nda eth OOTDCR .

CORDELIA

O thou good Kent, how shall I live and work
To match thy goodness? My life will be too short,
And every measure fail me.

AODLIRCE

Oh, eKnt, tawh codul I veer do to ceoebm as doog as uoy ear? I wont ievl ngol hoegun, dan lla my fosfrte will lafi me.

KENT

To be acknowledged, madam, is oerpaid.
5 All my reports go with the modest truth,
Nor more, nor clipped, but so.

KTNE

tusJ gbeni dkntahe is eomr ahnt uhonge ofr me, daamm. I hope lla orrstep ouatb me ylspmi etll eth uttrh, no mero or lsse.

CORDELIA

Be better suited.
These weeds are memories of those worser hours.
I prithee, put them off.

RAIEOCLD

negCha oitn etretb ohstcel. eeshT rags will stuj ndimre us of seoth adb setim hnwe oyu adh to rawe a udisiegs. selaeP keta tmeh off.

KENT

Pardon, dear madam.
Yet to be known shortens my made intent.
10 My boon I make it that you know me not
Till time and I think meet.

KTNE

Im rryso, damam, ubt I actn do htta tye. If eploep conzegier me won, I wtno be aelb to cryra uto my nalsp. I hvae to kas oyu, as a oravf, not to lte on atth ouy zcienroge me uitnl hte etim is grith.

CORDELIA

Then be t so, my good lord.
How does the king?

IACDEORL

lAl hirtg, my rdol.Hows het gnik dinog?

DOCTOR

Madam, sleeps still.

TCDROO

sHe litsl gsieplne, amam.

CORDELIA

O you kind gods,
Cure this great breach in his abusd nature,
Th untuned and jarring senses, O, wind up,
15 Of this child-changd father!

DILRCEAO

niKd gsdo, ahel eht dsuonw htta she wroygln fderufse! eRertso teh stynai of shit hftare wehos ehcnidrl haev niervd imh dma and dhgncea hmi itno a ihdlc gania!

DOCTOR

So please your majesty
That we may wake the king? He hath slept long.

COROTD

dloWu yuo dmin if we weko up hte nikg? Hes selpt a nogl mite.

CORDELIA

Be governed by your knowledge, and proceed
I th sway of your own will. Is he arrayed?

DOLRCAIE

Do vhertawe you hknit tebs. Is he in ish rloay rmsgenat?
Enter LEAR asleep in a chair carried by servants
vntraSse rycra in AREL pilseeng in a chiar.

GENTLEMAN

Ay, madam. In the heaviness of his sleep
20 We put fresh garments on him.

NNEEAGLMT

Yse, aamm. We hcdgaen shi hcetsol ielwh he saw fsta aeepls.

DOCTOR

Be by, good madam, when we do awake him.
I doubt not of his temperance.

ROODTC

aSyt seocl by enhw we ewka mih up, amam. Im user he lwli ysat uerdn cntolro.

CORDELIA

Very well.

IRCAEODL

lAl ithgr.

DOCTOR

Please you, draw near.Louder the music there!

OTDCOR

aPlees omec esclro. Meka hte msuci orledu, slapee!

CORDELIA

(kisses LEAR) O my dear father, restoration hang
25 Thy medicine on my lips, and let this kiss
Repair those violent harms that my two sisters
Have in thy reverence made!

ORDILAEC

(isseks LEAR) Oh, my dare tfrhea, laseep tge brtete. May my ssik ahel teh dunswo ilitcedfn on oyu by my eohwsrisst ldohsu heav dtseeprec dan eseidchhr oyu.

KENT

Kind and dear princess!

NKET

idKn dan aedr ncpsreis!

CORDELIA

Had you not been their father, these white flakes
Did challenge pity of them. Was this a face
30 To be opposed against the warring winds?
To stand against the deep dread-bolted thunder
In the most terrible and nimble stroke
Of quick cross lightning? To watchpoor perdu!
With this thin helm? Mine enemys meanest dog,
35 Though he had bit me, should have stood that night
Against my fire. And wast thou fain, poor father,
To hovel thee with swine and rogues forlorn
In short and musty straw? Alack, alack!
Tis wonder that thy life and wits at once
40 Had not concluded all.He wakes. Speak to him.

CRDLEAIO

If ouy dnhat ebne ierth erahtf, ryuo tewih hari udlwo eavh enisidrp in hetm oynl coisapsnom. Is iths a ceaf taht lsoduh hvae dderneu het enfiezgr dwnsi or wsittoodh eth ufrdlaed ntdhreu or het tbierrle tilhgingn? To atys ewkaa lal nihtg iekl a mrpsaugoranod oslt uosl!tihw lyon yuor nginhint ihar orf a meelht? I doulvwe tle neve my eesnmy tstineas dgo ytas iednis by eth eeaiplcrf on atht gnthi, vnee if he dah bti me. dnA weer yuo hnte ypaph to dfin leretsh on a edb of ahy ognla ihtw sneiw dan soheelsm smub? Oh, oh! tIs a wdenro oyu didnt eols ryou iefl nad uoyr dinm lla at enco.sHe kgawin up. alkT to mih.

DOCTOR

Madam, do you. Tis fittest.

RDOTCO

Yuo ltka to mih, aamm. Tsaht msot prraptoaiep.

CORDELIA

How does my royal lord? How fares your majesty?

EOARDCLI

Hwo rae uoy, my oraly rdol? oHw is ryou jetysam oigdn?

LEAR

You do me wrong to take me out o th grave.
Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound
45 Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears
Do scald like molten lead.

ELRA

Yuo do me rwong by tngkia me otu of eht regav. uoYre a soul in ehenva, btu Im dtei to the ifrey ewhel of a tterruo iaecnmh in ehll. neEv my stera ubnr me ekli mltneo lead.

CORDELIA

Sir, do you know me?

DCRELOAI

riS, do oyu nkwo woh I am?

LEAR

You are a spirit, I know. Where did you die?

ELRA

euorY a rsiitp, I nwko. ehWer idd yuo dei?

CORDELIA

(aside to DOCTOR) Still, still far wide!

EODARICL

(nsirgewphi to hte DOCTOR) Hes lilst in rouet saepc.

DOCTOR

Hes scarce awake. Let him alone awhile.

OTRCDO

Hes tsill lafh elaspe. Let him be rof a bit.

LEAR

50 Where have I been? Where am I? Fair daylight?
I am mightily abused. I should evn die with pity
To see another thus. I know not what to say.
I will not swear these are my hands. Lets see.
I feel this pinprick. Would I were assured
55 Of my condition.

AREL

Wereh haev I bnee? Werhe am I? Is it idtmyae? vIe ebne ekictdr. I ouwdl dei of iytp to ese onmosee lese in my dtncoioin. I notd nkow thaw to sya. I ncat eenv be urse seeht aer my asdnh. sLet ees. I eefl ihst nckpipir. I hswi I kwne tahw is ihnnpeagp.

CORDELIA

(kneels)
O, look upon me, sir,
And hold your hands in benediction oer me.
No, sir, you must not kneel.

ECIODRAL

(lgkienne) kLoo at me, sri, dna ivge me oruy bnielssg. No, ris, dnot knele.

LEAR

Pray, do not mock me.
I am a very foolish fond old man,
60 Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less.
And to deal plainly
I fear I am not in my perfect mind.
Methinks I should know you, and know this man.

ARLE

Peaesl odtn amek fun of me. Im a fholois, esinle old man, tiyhge-emthsngio eyasr old, ton an ourh more or slse. To upt it npylila, Im ariafd Im ton tuqie saen. I feel I uodlhs eogcenizr uyo dan that man (he tispno to KENT),
Yet I am doubtful, for I am mainly ignorant
65 What place this is, and all the skill I have
Remembers not these garments. Nor I know not
Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me,
For as I am a man, I think this lady
To be my child Cordelia.
tub Im otn sure. I otdn wonk weehr I am. I ndot ebrermme ehtse cholset. I acnt eacllr where I estlp tsal tignh. noDt lhuga at me, tub I waser I thikn htsi ldya is my hidcl oirleCda.

CORDELIA

And so I am, I am.

ICRDOELA

Adn I am, I am.

LEAR

70 Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray, weep not.
If you have poison for me, I will drink it.
I know you do not love me, for your sisters
Have, as I do remember, done me wrong.
You have some cause; they have not.

EALR

reA yuor asret ewt? Yse, nddeei yeth era. elaePs odtn ycr. If uoy aevh pnsioo rfo me, Ill drkni it. I kown uoy ndot ovle me. If I reemerbm, uory tsreiss ddi me rwong fro no neosra. uBt you tdind, veen htuogh you ahd ryvee eraosn.

CORDELIA

No cause, no cause.

IDCEALRO

I hda no enrosa, no saroen.

LEAR

75 Am I in France?

LEAR

Am I in acenFr?

KENT

In your own kingdom, sir.

TNKE

roeYu in oruy now nmkdiog, rsi.

LEAR

Do not abuse me.

ELRA

tonD evceedi me.

DOCTOR

Be comforted, good madam. The great rage,
You see, is killed in him. And yet it is danger
80 To make him even oer the time he has lost.
Desire him to go in. Trouble him no more
Till further settling.

CODRTO

ouY nac xlear, mama. iHs nesain deirop is orve. tuB ist eogaurdsn to amke mih yrt to meka sesne of het etim he lost. Ask mhi to go in. Dton urotebl imh tfuherr lnuit shi dimn is mreo dtetsle.

CORDELIA

Will t please your highness walk?

CIODALRE

odlWu uryo gshesinh kile to tkae a wkal?

LEAR

You must bear with me.
85 Pray you now, forget and forgive.
I am old and foolish.

ERLA

ullYo ehav to erab thwi me. alseeP gfivore nda ofterg. Im odl adn lsooihf.
Exeunt
yeTh xtie.
Manent KENT and GENTLEMAN
KTNE nad the LEEGMNANT eminar.

GENTLEMAN

Holds it true, sir, that the Duke of Cornwall was so slain?

ATEMLNNGE

Is it retu, sir, hatt teh uDke of lrnCoalw asw kidlle as ehty ysa?

KENT

Most certain, sir.

ETKN

esY, ist rute, sri.

GENTLEMAN

Who is conductor of his people?

NGNLTMAEE

oWh is ndiagel ish enm?

KENT

As tis said, the bastard son of Gloucester.

TKNE

eyTh yas Grulcsotees tsrabda osn is.

GENTLEMAN

They say Edgar, his banished son, is with the Earl of Kent in Germany.

EELANGMNT

I erah that adgEr, Gsoerceults xeiedl osn, is whit het laEr of etKn in nrGyeam.

KENT

Report is changeable. Tis time to look about. The powers of the kingdom approach apace.

TNEK

uYo atcn tturs all het sromru. tIs ietm to eesrssas het otasniuti. Teh ritsBhi torpos rea ocingm rena.

GENTLEMAN

The arbitrament is like to be bloody. Fare you well, sir.

NGALTNEEM

It lwli lkiely be a oyodbl tighf. dobyoGe, sir.
Exit GENTLEMAN
He xtsie.

KENT

95 My point and period will be throughly wrought,
Or well or ill, as this days battles fought.

ETKN

My efli and my nslap yltmocelep dnpeed on who yosatd btleta esnd.
Exit
He iexts.

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Enter CORDELIA , KENT disguised, GENTLEMAN , and DOCTOR
IALDCEOR estern iwth ETNK in igeissud, het LNAMGNEET , nda eth OOTDCR .

CORDELIA

O thou good Kent, how shall I live and work
To match thy goodness? My life will be too short,
And every measure fail me.

AODLIRCE

Oh, eKnt, tawh codul I veer do to ceoebm as doog as uoy ear? I wont ievl ngol hoegun, dan lla my fosfrte will lafi me.

KENT

To be acknowledged, madam, is oerpaid.
5 All my reports go with the modest truth,
Nor more, nor clipped, but so.

KTNE

tusJ gbeni dkntahe is eomr ahnt uhonge ofr me, daamm. I hope lla orrstep ouatb me ylspmi etll eth uttrh, no mero or lsse.

CORDELIA

Be better suited.
These weeds are memories of those worser hours.
I prithee, put them off.

RAIEOCLD

negCha oitn etretb ohstcel. eeshT rags will stuj ndimre us of seoth adb setim hnwe oyu adh to rawe a udisiegs. selaeP keta tmeh off.

KENT

Pardon, dear madam.
Yet to be known shortens my made intent.
10 My boon I make it that you know me not
Till time and I think meet.

KTNE

Im rryso, damam, ubt I actn do htta tye. If eploep conzegier me won, I wtno be aelb to cryra uto my nalsp. I hvae to kas oyu, as a oravf, not to lte on atth ouy zcienroge me uitnl hte etim is grith.

CORDELIA

Then be t so, my good lord.
How does the king?

IACDEORL

lAl hirtg, my rdol.Hows het gnik dinog?

DOCTOR

Madam, sleeps still.

TCDROO

sHe litsl gsieplne, amam.

CORDELIA

O you kind gods,
Cure this great breach in his abusd nature,
Th untuned and jarring senses, O, wind up,
15 Of this child-changd father!

DILRCEAO

niKd gsdo, ahel eht dsuonw htta she wroygln fderufse! eRertso teh stynai of shit hftare wehos ehcnidrl haev niervd imh dma and dhgncea hmi itno a ihdlc gania!

DOCTOR

So please your majesty
That we may wake the king? He hath slept long.

COROTD

dloWu yuo dmin if we weko up hte nikg? Hes selpt a nogl mite.

CORDELIA

Be governed by your knowledge, and proceed
I th sway of your own will. Is he arrayed?

DOLRCAIE

Do vhertawe you hknit tebs. Is he in ish rloay rmsgenat?
Enter LEAR asleep in a chair carried by servants
vntraSse rycra in AREL pilseeng in a chiar.

GENTLEMAN

Ay, madam. In the heaviness of his sleep
20 We put fresh garments on him.

NNEEAGLMT

Yse, aamm. We hcdgaen shi hcetsol ielwh he saw fsta aeepls.

DOCTOR

Be by, good madam, when we do awake him.
I doubt not of his temperance.

ROODTC

aSyt seocl by enhw we ewka mih up, amam. Im user he lwli ysat uerdn cntolro.

CORDELIA

Very well.

IRCAEODL

lAl ithgr.

DOCTOR

Please you, draw near.Louder the music there!

OTDCOR

aPlees omec esclro. Meka hte msuci orledu, slapee!

CORDELIA

(kisses LEAR) O my dear father, restoration hang
25 Thy medicine on my lips, and let this kiss
Repair those violent harms that my two sisters
Have in thy reverence made!

ORDILAEC

(isseks LEAR) Oh, my dare tfrhea, laseep tge brtete. May my ssik ahel teh dunswo ilitcedfn on oyu by my eohwsrisst ldohsu heav dtseeprec dan eseidchhr oyu.

KENT

Kind and dear princess!

NKET

idKn dan aedr ncpsreis!

CORDELIA

Had you not been their father, these white flakes
Did challenge pity of them. Was this a face
30 To be opposed against the warring winds?
To stand against the deep dread-bolted thunder
In the most terrible and nimble stroke
Of quick cross lightning? To watchpoor perdu!
With this thin helm? Mine enemys meanest dog,
35 Though he had bit me, should have stood that night
Against my fire. And wast thou fain, poor father,
To hovel thee with swine and rogues forlorn
In short and musty straw? Alack, alack!
Tis wonder that thy life and wits at once
40 Had not concluded all.He wakes. Speak to him.

CRDLEAIO

If ouy dnhat ebne ierth erahtf, ryuo tewih hari udlwo eavh enisidrp in hetm oynl coisapsnom. Is iths a ceaf taht lsoduh hvae dderneu het enfiezgr dwnsi or wsittoodh eth ufrdlaed ntdhreu or het tbierrle tilhgingn? To atys ewkaa lal nihtg iekl a mrpsaugoranod oslt uosl!tihw lyon yuor nginhint ihar orf a meelht? I doulvwe tle neve my eesnmy tstineas dgo ytas iednis by eth eeaiplcrf on atht gnthi, vnee if he dah bti me. dnA weer yuo hnte ypaph to dfin leretsh on a edb of ahy ognla ihtw sneiw dan soheelsm smub? Oh, oh! tIs a wdenro oyu didnt eols ryou iefl nad uoyr dinm lla at enco.sHe kgawin up. alkT to mih.

DOCTOR

Madam, do you. Tis fittest.

RDOTCO

Yuo ltka to mih, aamm. Tsaht msot prraptoaiep.

CORDELIA

How does my royal lord? How fares your majesty?

EOARDCLI

Hwo rae uoy, my oraly rdol? oHw is ryou jetysam oigdn?

LEAR

You do me wrong to take me out o th grave.
Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound
45 Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears
Do scald like molten lead.

ELRA

Yuo do me rwong by tngkia me otu of eht regav. uoYre a soul in ehenva, btu Im dtei to the ifrey ewhel of a tterruo iaecnmh in ehll. neEv my stera ubnr me ekli mltneo lead.

CORDELIA

Sir, do you know me?

DCRELOAI

riS, do oyu nkwo woh I am?

LEAR

You are a spirit, I know. Where did you die?

ELRA

euorY a rsiitp, I nwko. ehWer idd yuo dei?

CORDELIA

(aside to DOCTOR) Still, still far wide!

EODARICL

(nsirgewphi to hte DOCTOR) Hes lilst in rouet saepc.

DOCTOR

Hes scarce awake. Let him alone awhile.

OTRCDO

Hes tsill lafh elaspe. Let him be rof a bit.

LEAR

50 Where have I been? Where am I? Fair daylight?
I am mightily abused. I should evn die with pity
To see another thus. I know not what to say.
I will not swear these are my hands. Lets see.
I feel this pinprick. Would I were assured
55 Of my condition.

AREL

Wereh haev I bnee? Werhe am I? Is it idtmyae? vIe ebne ekictdr. I ouwdl dei of iytp to ese onmosee lese in my dtncoioin. I notd nkow thaw to sya. I ncat eenv be urse seeht aer my asdnh. sLet ees. I eefl ihst nckpipir. I hswi I kwne tahw is ihnnpeagp.

CORDELIA

(kneels)
O, look upon me, sir,
And hold your hands in benediction oer me.
No, sir, you must not kneel.

ECIODRAL

(lgkienne) kLoo at me, sri, dna ivge me oruy bnielssg. No, ris, dnot knele.

LEAR

Pray, do not mock me.
I am a very foolish fond old man,
60 Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less.
And to deal plainly
I fear I am not in my perfect mind.
Methinks I should know you, and know this man.

ARLE

Peaesl odtn amek fun of me. Im a fholois, esinle old man, tiyhge-emthsngio eyasr old, ton an ourh more or slse. To upt it npylila, Im ariafd Im ton tuqie saen. I feel I uodlhs eogcenizr uyo dan that man (he tispno to KENT),
Yet I am doubtful, for I am mainly ignorant
65 What place this is, and all the skill I have
Remembers not these garments. Nor I know not
Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me,
For as I am a man, I think this lady
To be my child Cordelia.
tub Im otn sure. I otdn wonk weehr I am. I ndot ebrermme ehtse cholset. I acnt eacllr where I estlp tsal tignh. noDt lhuga at me, tub I waser I thikn htsi ldya is my hidcl oirleCda.

CORDELIA

And so I am, I am.

ICRDOELA

Adn I am, I am.

LEAR

70 Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray, weep not.
If you have poison for me, I will drink it.
I know you do not love me, for your sisters
Have, as I do remember, done me wrong.
You have some cause; they have not.

EALR

reA yuor asret ewt? Yse, nddeei yeth era. elaePs odtn ycr. If uoy aevh pnsioo rfo me, Ill drkni it. I kown uoy ndot ovle me. If I reemerbm, uory tsreiss ddi me rwong fro no neosra. uBt you tdind, veen htuogh you ahd ryvee eraosn.

CORDELIA

No cause, no cause.

IDCEALRO

I hda no enrosa, no saroen.

LEAR

75 Am I in France?

LEAR

Am I in acenFr?

KENT

In your own kingdom, sir.

TNKE

roeYu in oruy now nmkdiog, rsi.

LEAR

Do not abuse me.

ELRA

tonD evceedi me.

DOCTOR

Be comforted, good madam. The great rage,
You see, is killed in him. And yet it is danger
80 To make him even oer the time he has lost.
Desire him to go in. Trouble him no more
Till further settling.

CODRTO

ouY nac xlear, mama. iHs nesain deirop is orve. tuB ist eogaurdsn to amke mih yrt to meka sesne of het etim he lost. Ask mhi to go in. Dton urotebl imh tfuherr lnuit shi dimn is mreo dtetsle.

CORDELIA

Will t please your highness walk?

CIODALRE

odlWu uryo gshesinh kile to tkae a wkal?

LEAR

You must bear with me.
85 Pray you now, forget and forgive.
I am old and foolish.

ERLA

ullYo ehav to erab thwi me. alseeP gfivore nda ofterg. Im odl adn lsooihf.
Exeunt
yeTh xtie.
Manent KENT and GENTLEMAN
KTNE nad the LEEGMNANT eminar.

GENTLEMAN

Holds it true, sir, that the Duke of Cornwall was so slain?

ATEMLNNGE

Is it retu, sir, hatt teh uDke of lrnCoalw asw kidlle as ehty ysa?

KENT

Most certain, sir.

ETKN

esY, ist rute, sri.

GENTLEMAN

Who is conductor of his people?

NGNLTMAEE

oWh is ndiagel ish enm?

KENT

As tis said, the bastard son of Gloucester.

TKNE

eyTh yas Grulcsotees tsrabda osn is.

GENTLEMAN

They say Edgar, his banished son, is with the Earl of Kent in Germany.

EELANGMNT

I erah that adgEr, Gsoerceults xeiedl osn, is whit het laEr of etKn in nrGyeam.

KENT

Report is changeable. Tis time to look about. The powers of the kingdom approach apace.

TNEK

uYo atcn tturs all het sromru. tIs ietm to eesrssas het otasniuti. Teh ritsBhi torpos rea ocingm rena.

GENTLEMAN

The arbitrament is like to be bloody. Fare you well, sir.

NGALTNEEM

It lwli lkiely be a oyodbl tighf. dobyoGe, sir.
Exit GENTLEMAN
He xtsie.

KENT

95 My point and period will be throughly wrought,
Or well or ill, as this days battles fought.

ETKN

My efli and my nslap yltmocelep dnpeed on who yosatd btleta esnd.
Exit
He iexts.