King Lear

by: William Shakespeare

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KENT

340I have a journey, sir, shortly to go.
My master calls me. I must not say no.

KENT

I will have to go on a journey to death soon, sir. My master’s calling me. I can’t say no.

EDGAR

The weight of this sad time we must obey.
Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.
The oldest hath borne most. We that are young
345Shall never see so much, nor live so long.

EDGAR

We must remember the gravity of this sad day. We should speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest one suffered the most. We young ones will never see as much as he has seen, or live as long.
Exeunt with a dead march
They exit in a funeral march.