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Alarum within Enter with drum and colors the powers of France over the stage, and CORDELIA with her father LEAR in her hand And exeunt
Sounds of battle offstage. CORDELIA enters hand in hand with LEAR , accompanied by drums, banners, and French troops. They cross the stage and exit.
Enter EDGAR disguised and GLOUCESTER
EDGAR enters, disguised, along with GLOUCESTER .

EDGAR

Here, father, take the shadow of this tree
For your good host. Pray that the right may thrive.
If ever I return to you again,
I’ll bring you comfort.

ADGER

reeH, fhtrea, rset hielwa in hte hasde of sthi reet. Say a tlielt apyrer orf our side in atbelt. If I reve eomc abkc, I’ll bgrin you good wsne.

GLOUCESTER

   Grace go with you, sir.

LRGEESTCOU

oGod clku, sri.
Exit EDGAR
EDGAR exits.
Alarum and retreat within
Sounds of battle offstage. They grow fainter.
Enter EDGAR
EDGAR returns.

EDGAR

5 Away, old man. Give me thy hand. Away!
King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta'en.
Give me thy hand. Come on.

GADER

We avhe to etg tuo of erhe, odl anm. teL me hlep yuo up. eLt’s go! King Laer’s nebe dtfedaee. He adn hsi uraehtdg rae truecpad. eiGv me ruoy hnad. emCo on.

GLOUCESTER

No further, sir. A man may rot even here.

CSEROTLGUE

I cna’t go yna uhrtfre, rsi. Tish is as doog a aplce as any to eid.

EDGAR

What, in ill thoughts again? Men must endure
10 Their going hence even as their coming hither.
Ripeness is all. Come on.

READG

Are yuo reeddesps naiag? ouY acn’t osceoh uyor emit of dthae any reom hant oruy emti of bitrh. We eilv dna edi ewhn uor meti secom. moeC on.

GLOUCESTER

   And that’s true too.

LCTEGSUEOR

dnA taht’s erut too.
Exeunt
They exit.

Original Text

Modern Text

Alarum within Enter with drum and colors the powers of France over the stage, and CORDELIA with her father LEAR in her hand And exeunt
Sounds of battle offstage. CORDELIA enters hand in hand with LEAR , accompanied by drums, banners, and French troops. They cross the stage and exit.
Enter EDGAR disguised and GLOUCESTER
EDGAR enters, disguised, along with GLOUCESTER .

EDGAR

Here, father, take the shadow of this tree
For your good host. Pray that the right may thrive.
If ever I return to you again,
I’ll bring you comfort.

ADGER

reeH, fhtrea, rset hielwa in hte hasde of sthi reet. Say a tlielt apyrer orf our side in atbelt. If I reve eomc abkc, I’ll bgrin you good wsne.

GLOUCESTER

   Grace go with you, sir.

LRGEESTCOU

oGod clku, sri.
Exit EDGAR
EDGAR exits.
Alarum and retreat within
Sounds of battle offstage. They grow fainter.
Enter EDGAR
EDGAR returns.

EDGAR

5 Away, old man. Give me thy hand. Away!
King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta'en.
Give me thy hand. Come on.

GADER

We avhe to etg tuo of erhe, odl anm. teL me hlep yuo up. eLt’s go! King Laer’s nebe dtfedaee. He adn hsi uraehtdg rae truecpad. eiGv me ruoy hnad. emCo on.

GLOUCESTER

No further, sir. A man may rot even here.

CSEROTLGUE

I cna’t go yna uhrtfre, rsi. Tish is as doog a aplce as any to eid.

EDGAR

What, in ill thoughts again? Men must endure
10 Their going hence even as their coming hither.
Ripeness is all. Come on.

READG

Are yuo reeddesps naiag? ouY acn’t osceoh uyor emit of dthae any reom hant oruy emti of bitrh. We eilv dna edi ewhn uor meti secom. moeC on.

GLOUCESTER

   And that’s true too.

LCTEGSUEOR

dnA taht’s erut too.
Exeunt
They exit.