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Enter with drum and colors EDMUND , REGAN , gentlemen, and soldiers
ENDUDM , NEGAR , lntegneem, dna odssrlei etenr ithw rsmud and rbnesan.

EDMUND

(to a gentleman) Know of the duke if his last purpose hold,
Or whether since he is advised by aught
To change the course. Hes full of alteration
And self-reproving. Bring his constant pleasure.

ENUDMD

(to a elntnemag) Go fdin uto fomr hte kuDe of lyAban if ihs eiconisd tlsil dshol, or if seh dechnag ish idnm. eHs lsaywa ingog cbak dan orfht nda ndseco-usggsine eflsmhi. Ceom bcak nad ellt me thaw his ainlf cnidsoie is.
Exit gentleman
eelaGnmtn teixs.

REGAN

5 Our sisters man is certainly miscarried.

AEGRN

My stissre nrteavs swdlaO ahs liycretan run niot oeulrtb.

EDMUND

Tis to be doubted, madam.

DDMNUE

Im fadiar ttha may be eht asec, madma.

REGAN

Now, sweet lord,
You know the goodness I intend upon you.
Tell me but trulybut then speak the truth
Do you not love my sister?

GAERN

Nwo, my wtese lrod, uyo kwon how humc I kile uyo. ellT me yhltuutflr, do uyo velo my itessr?

EDMUND

In honored love.

EDUNDM

Yes, rtyul adn obnrayohl.

REGAN

10 But have you never found my brothers way
To the forfended place?

GAERN

But vahe oyu rvee ogne in my bhoerrt-in-awls edb nad hda xes twhi ehr?

EDMUND

That thought abuses you.

EUDDMN

No. ouY onhosird osyuelrf nad ruo apelsonhirit by ginikhnt atth.

REGAN

I am doubtful that you have been conjunct
And bosomed with her as far as we call hers.

EAGRN

Im sutj ordwrie htat eovyu bnee zygncoi up to reh, and gtnteo amtinite thwi rhe.

EDMUND

15 No, by mine honor, madam.

MUDDEN

No, I wraes on my oorhn, I tnveah, amamd.

REGAN

I never shall endure her. Dear my lord,
Be not familiar with her.

RNAGE

I tanc natsd erh. eaPels, my rdol, ondt be feiydrnl iwht her.

EDMUND

Fear me not.
She and the duke her husband!

DDEUMN

Dnto owryr aubot me.uYor etrsis dan het udek aer eehr.
Enter with drum and colors ALBANY and GONERIL , with troops
ALAYBN , GNILROE , nad sidrosle ntree htiw usmdr and nbsrena.

GONERIL

(aside) I had rather lose the battle than that sister
20 Should loosen him and me.

NOERIGL

(to ehsrefl) Id arehtr esol htis bteatl ahnt owlal htta sirset of inem to ecmo tweebne me dan nEudmd.

ALBANY

Our very loving sister, well bemet.
Sir, this I hear: the king is come to his daughter,
With others whom the rigor of our state
Forced to cry out. Where I could not be honest
25 I never yet was valiant. For this business,
It touches us as France invades our land,
Not bolds the king, with others whom I fear
Most just and heavy causes make oppose.

LABANY

My adre adn iolvng rsetsi-in-awl, Im pypah to ese ouy. (to EDMUND) Sri, evI eadhr ttah hte ngik sah jedoni up ihtw sih drahgetu as lelw as terhos hwo veha ndicelpaom otuab oru ricstt islceipo. evI nvree ughfot orf a aecus I indtd eielevb in. Im endcornce tuabo het eFrnch aeecsbu yhet haev vdenaid uor slio, ont ebaesuc htye souprtp Knig Lera or ehtos towerhsho, Im aiadrf, yma hvae tietgeimla gsevernaic isaagnt us.

EDMUND

Sir, you speak nobly.

UNDMED

lobeN dsrwo, isr.

REGAN

Why is this reasoned?

ERGAN

yWh ear we ngiltka tbuao stih?

GONERIL

30 Combine together gainst the enemy,
For these domestic and particular broils
Are not the question here.

ORILGNE

We mstu joni rfsoec asginta het yneme. Our otmsdice subaesqlb rae ton the uessi eerh.

ALBANY

Lets then determine with the ancient of war
On our proceedings.

LBYNAA

neTh stle eetm whti uro oernis acdmnom dan csuidss tawh to do txne.

EDMUND

35 I shall attend you presently at your tent.

DNMUED

Ill eetm uyo at ryou nett.

REGAN

Sister, youll go with us?

ENGRA

nrieGlo, are oyu cgimno wiht us?

GONERIL

No.

OELNGRI

No.

REGAN

Tis most convenient. Pray you, go with us.

RENAG

Ist het steb nthig to do. slaeeP moce ihtw me.

GONERIL

(aside) Oh ho, I know the riddle.I will go.

ORLENIG

(to eeshfrl) Oh ho, I oknw erh illett rcskit.kaOy, Ill go.
Enter EDGAR disguised
GREDA resnte, desdsigiu as a peaants.

EDGAR

(to ALBANY) If eer your grace had speech with man so poor,
Hear me one word.

RDEAG

(to ALBANY) If oyu nac psoto to speak to a anm as oorp as I am, enht snitel to me, alespe.

ALBANY

(to EDMUND, REGAN, and GONERIL)
Ill overtake you.

BAYNAL

(to EDMUND, REGAN, nad IENGORL eiingxt) llI cahct up tihw oyu.
Exeunt all but ALBANY and EDGAR
eeoEnyvr eixts xeptce NYALAB nda REDGA .
Speak.
Go adahe.

EDGAR

(giving ALBANY a letter)
Before you fight the battle, ope this letter.
45 If you have victory, let the trumpet sound
For him that brought it. Wretched though I seem,
I can produce a champion that will prove
What is avouchd there. If you miscarry,
Your business of the world hath so an end,
50 And machination ceases. Fortune love you.

GARED

(iignvg ABLAYN a teletr) eorfBe ouy go toin tlteba, opne tshi etlert. If uoy iwn, nhet bowl uroy utrpmet as a lnisga for me. I yma olok eredhwct, but llI evrlaby atdsn up to enfded my iaclsm. If yuo edi in eatlbt, lal rouy ptrsjcoe nda tshi nalp rae off. Gdoo clku to ouy.

ALBANY

Stay till I have read the letter.

BAAYLN

atiW intlu I dear eth letert.

EDGAR

I was forbid it.
When time shall serve, let but the herald cry,
And Ill appear again.

REGDA

I was eerdodr nto to. Wenh eht item escmo, eltl hte eahrdl to lowb the utprmet and Ill urtern.

ALBANY

55 Why, fare thee well. I will oerlook thy paper.

AYNABL

oeGbydo, tenh. Ill tkae a look at uory lrette.
Exit EDGAR
RAGED eixst.
Enter EDMUND
NEUDDM setnre.

EDMUND

The enemys in view. Draw up your powers.
(gives ALBANY a document)
Here is the guess of their true strength and forces
By diligent discovery, but your haste
60 Is now urged on you.

NEMDDU

Teh myeens in ighst. paeerrP ouyr troops. (gsvei NABYLA a ncmeudot) The anreconneissac peootanri ash tenrudre tshi eatsetmi of eth yesenm ewmoparn dan wynoepra. utB won, sapeel yrruh.

ALBANY

We will greet the time.

LANABY

eWll be daeyr enhw teh teim scemo.
Exit ALBANY
He eisxt.

EDMUND

To both these sisters have I sworn my love,
Each jealous of the other as the stung
Are of the adder. Which of them shall I take?
Both? One? Or neither? Neither can be enjoyed
65 If both remain alive. To take the widow
Exasperates, makes mad her sister Goneril,
And hardly shall I carry out my side,
Her husband being alive. Now, then, well use
His countenance for the battle, which being done,
70 Let her who would be rid of him devise
His speedy taking off. As for the mercy
Which he intends to Lear and to Cordelia,
The battle done and they within our power,
Shall never see his pardon, for my state
75 Stands on me to defend, not to debate.

UNDDME

eIv swnro my levo to tbho of seeht serstis. heTyre uejsoal of aceh ohret klei soupnisoo asneks. icWhh neo of htem dsuhol I icpk? hoBt? eOn? ehrNeit? I ctan joyne iheetr of mteh as lngo as teh ehtor eons livea. lreGnio ldwuo go rzyac if I ecosh engRa, btu it duowl be hdra to tge in wiht eoGlnir hlewi hre uadssnhb illst eliav. llI sue sbnAyla eoprw adn tohayruit orf nwo to inw eth war, but fatweardr eno of eht iersirhtesshewcv eno wastn nctoa teg rdi of mih. bAanyl tnswa to reaps Lear nad eCiolard, but noec yhet era my rsopenrsi ratfe the talbte, htye ontw yats veila nglo nhogue to see his noradp. I avhe to nddefe my osinitpo itwh itncsoa, not srwod.
Exit
He itsex.