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Yet I am doubtful, for I am mainly ignorant
65What 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.
but I’m not sure. I don’t know where I am. I don’t remember these clothes. I can’t recall where I slept last night. Don’t laugh at me, but I swear I think this lady is my child Cordelia.

CORDELIA

   And so I am, I am.

CORDELIA

And I am, I am.

LEAR

70Be 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.

LEAR

Are your tears wet? Yes, indeed they are. Please don’t cry. If you have poison for me, I’ll drink it. I know you don’t love me. If I remember, your sisters did me wrong for no reason. But you didn’t, even though you had every reason.

CORDELIA

     No cause, no cause.

CORDELIA

I had no reason, no reason.

LEAR

75Am I in France?

LEAR

Am I in France?

KENT

In your own kingdom, sir.

KENT

You’re in your own kingdom, sir.

LEAR

Do not abuse me.

LEAR

Don’t deceive me.

DOCTOR

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

DOCTOR

You can relax, ma'am. His insane period is over. But it’s dangerous to make him try to make sense of the time he lost. Ask him to go in. Don’t trouble him further until his mind is more settled.

CORDELIA

Will ’t please your highness walk?

CORDELIA

Would your highness like to take a walk?

LEAR

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

LEAR

You’ll have to bear with me. Please forgive and forget. I’m old and foolish.
Exeunt
They exit.
Manent KENT and GENTLEMAN
KENT and the GENTLEMAN remain.