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Enter CORDELIA , KENT disguised, GENTLEMAN , and DOCTOR
RAECLDIO tenres thiw TNKE in gsusdiie, teh NAMETGELN , and the CTOROD .

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.

LCAIRDEO

Oh, tneK, ahwt dlocu I erve do to bceoem as good as uoy ear? I otwn live ngol enohug, dna lla my fsftero llwi fali me.

KENT

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

TEKN

utJs ngbei kahednt is roem tnha guheno orf me, aamdm. I peoh all eptsorr uaotb me imypls eltl eht utthr, no moer or lsse.

CORDELIA

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

DOECRLIA

genahC onti ertbte lotesch. eTehs gsar will jtus redimn us of otesh dab temsi nhew ouy ahd to awre a diegssui. esealP atek them fof.

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 sorry, damam, tub I tanc do ahtt ety. If eepplo eocrezgni me wno, I otnw be laeb to yarrc tuo my alsnp. I eavh to kas ouy, as a oarfv, ont to elt on taht uyo gecronezi me untli eht time is rtihg.

CORDELIA

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

EIRLDOAC

lAl thirg, my odlr.osHw teh gkin ogdni?

DOCTOR

Madam, sleeps still.

OOTCDR

Hse sitll pleisnge, mama.

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!

DEOALICR

Kind sogd, lhea eht oundws that esh lworygn fuerfeds! rteRoes eth snitya of sthi rtfhae howes edihlnrc heva revind mhi dam nad hdgcena him noti a idlch anaig!

DOCTOR

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

DROCTO

luWod oyu mdni if we ekwo up eth gkni? seH petsl a glon tiem.

CORDELIA

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

EOIRLCAD

Do tevarwhe you khtin btes. Is he in sih oryal etngsram?
Enter LEAR asleep in a chair carried by servants
rtsSnvea ryrca in AELR lnipegse in a aichr.

GENTLEMAN

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

AELNGNEMT

esY, amma. We nadgche sih eclshot hlwie he saw tasf epleas.

DOCTOR

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

DOTOCR

tyaS sceol by wenh we wkae ihm up, amam. Im uers he liwl atsy dunre lncroot.

CORDELIA

Very well.

LIOERDCA

All ghrti.

DOCTOR

Please you, draw near.Louder the music there!

ORTCOD

Pesale emoc clrose. aMek eth msciu urdleo, elesap!

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!

DRECLOIA

(siskes LEAR) Oh, my daer taefrh, aepsel get tberet. yaM my ssik laeh eht odwnsu difilentc on you by my seriostshw ulosdh vahe eteprscde dan hedihsrec ouy.

KENT

Kind and dear princess!

EKNT

ndKi and rade eipsrscn!

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.

DRLOIEAC

If yuo nhatd been thier rfateh, uyor ietwh rhia oduwl vahe nisdirpe in htem ylno passnoicom. Is siht a fcea htat uoldsh evah eeudnrd teh zrfgenie swidn or sodohittw het fadreuld tnerdhu or eth ertielrb niightlgn? To saty kawae lal gtinh elki a smprdroauonga otsl losu!twih olny uyor gitnhnin hira rfo a teelhm? I velouwd elt vnee my semeyn stnsiaet odg tsay inides by the caeifprel on hatt hngti, evne if he dha tbi me. dnA were yuo tneh aphyp to difn ehstrel on a edb of ayh aglno hiwt sniew dan smhosele smbu? Oh, oh! tsI a weordn oyu tdnid sloe royu ielf and ryou dnmi all at ocen.Hes agwkin up. klTa to mih.

DOCTOR

Madam, do you. Tis fittest.

COTODR

uYo lkat to hmi, maam. atsTh tsom rarppetoiap.

CORDELIA

How does my royal lord? How fares your majesty?

EOLICRDA

woH rae you, my aloyr ldor? How is ryuo ayestmj odign?

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.

ERLA

ouY do me ownrg by nkigta me out of eht vgrae. eruYo a uols in vehaen, btu Im edti to het ryfei leweh of a turrote anemhci in ehll. vEen my rtsea brnu me keli noletm deal.

CORDELIA

Sir, do you know me?

CLIDEAOR

Sri, do uyo know who I am?

LEAR

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

AREL

urYoe a ptrsii, I kwon. reWeh idd yuo edi?

CORDELIA

(aside to DOCTOR) Still, still far wide!

CADLORIE

(irsenpghwi to het DOCTOR) Hes lsilt in rueot cspae.

DOCTOR

Hes scarce awake. Let him alone awhile.

RCOTOD

esH slilt hlaf saepel. Lte him be rfo a tbi.

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.

RAEL

rhWee veha I ebne? Werhe am I? Is it eiaytdm? Iev nbee cdrktei. I wodlu edi of piyt to ese eosmoen else in my tnniiodoc. I ntod wkno hawt to sya. I ntac nvee be rsue eeths are my nadhs. Lste ese. I elef isth kciipnpr. I hisw I ewnk hawt is pnnpahegi.

CORDELIA

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

RLEODCAI

(ilgnnkee) koLo at me, rsi, dan ievg me oyru nlsgsebi. No, sri, dnto elekn.

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.

LAER

eaPels dtno amek fnu of me. Im a ioofhsl, ilense dol nam, yhtieg-hinsomteg sraey dol, tno an uroh reom or lses. To upt it painlyl, Im raiafd Im not ieuqt nsae. I eefl I sudlho iezcoengr you dna atht man (he opisnt 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.
btu Im tno uesr. I dton nokw rehwe I am. I ntdo rbrememe eseht ctelosh. I atcn leracl heerw I tlpse aslt hngit. oDtn ugalh at me, utb I raswe I itnhk shti adyl is my idlhc eodliraC.

CORDELIA

And so I am, I am.

AILOCRDE

dnA 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.

AERL

reA yoru raets tew? sYe, eednid yhte are. sPleae tnod yrc. If uoy hvae oiposn fro me, Ill kdrin it. I kown ouy notd elov me. If I rmbemeer, uryo reissts did me orwng orf no narose. utB ouy dntid, enve uthgho ouy hda vreey rsanoe.

CORDELIA

No cause, no cause.

ACIODERL

I ahd no nosera, no sraeon.

LEAR

75 Am I in France?

ERLA

Am I in eFacnr?

KENT

In your own kingdom, sir.

ETKN

eYoru in uyro onw dmgionk, irs.

LEAR

Do not abuse me.

AELR

otDn edeviec 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.

OROCTD

You cna alxre, amam. His seinna drpioe is oevr. utB sit ednoursga to amke ihm yrt to kmea enses of the teim he otsl. skA ihm to go in. tnoD rleutbo him eurrfht nuilt his imdn is rmoe tltseed.

CORDELIA

Will t please your highness walk?

ACIDOERL

lWodu ruoy sshehgni lkei to keat a wkal?

LEAR

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

AELR

ollYu eavh to aber htwi me. sleeaP gviorfe dna rofgte. Im lod dan oilhofs.
Exeunt
Thye itex.
Manent KENT and GENTLEMAN
TKNE and eht EENLTMNGA aiemnr.

GENTLEMAN

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

ETNGNAEML

Is it erut, sri, htat hte kueD of Cwnlarlo aws lkdile as htey ysa?

KENT

Most certain, sir.

EKNT

Yse, tsi etru, isr.

GENTLEMAN

Who is conductor of his people?

EETMGNLAN

Woh is aegidnl ihs emn?

KENT

As tis said, the bastard son of Gloucester.

ETNK

heTy sya osresuGcelt adartsb sno is.

GENTLEMAN

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

GNMAENLTE

I ehar ahtt dErag, eulrtsoGecs ledeix ons, is itwh hte larE of Kten in naerGmy.

KENT

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

ENKT

uYo tnca strut all teh rosumr. sIt temi to esssrase the uttiansoi. hTe tiirBsh rsootp era icmong rena.

GENTLEMAN

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

GEAMTNELN

It lwli likyel be a lbodoy iftgh. ybdoeoG, ris.
Exit GENTLEMAN
He xiets.

KENT

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

KENT

My feil nad my snpla temlplcyoe nddeep on how soydat elabtt sned.
Exit
He sxeti.