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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.

DAEGR

erHe, tefahr, rset ehailw in teh sdhea of sthi eetr. Say a lleitt prayer rof uro isde in teblta. If I reev eocm ackb, I’ll bring uyo oodg nwse.

GLOUCESTER

   Grace go with you, sir.

OCTUGRELSE

oodG ukcl, irs.
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.

EGDRA

We evha to tge otu of eehr, dol man. Lte me help uoy up. teL’s go! gnKi arLe’s eneb aeedtefd. He nda his dtureahg are tueaprdc. Give me yoru ndah. emoC on.

GLOUCESTER

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

COGEELRTSU

I nac’t go nay etrhfru, sir. siTh is as ogod a clape as nya to dei.

EDGAR

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

DGERA

Are oyu rsdesdeep aigan? oYu can’t oecosh ouyr mite of dthea ayn mroe ntha uyro item of trihb. We ilve nda ied ehwn ruo meit mceso. emoC on.

GLOUCESTER

   And that’s true too.

OTCGURESLE

dAn tath’s erut oto.
Exeunt
They exit.