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Lear. - True, my good boy. Come, bring us to this
Nor cut-purses come not to throngs;
« So the qu's; the rest true boy, &c.
f Before ere P. inserts or; followed by T. and H. Here W. takes occafion to say or ere I go is not English, and should be helped thus, I'll speak a prophecy or two ere I go, &c.
& So the 1st and 2d fo's; the rest read words.
i The disease to which werches suitors are particularly exposed, was called in Shakespeare's time the brenning or burning. J.
* In all editions before H. these two lines are not inferted till after confo-
So all before P. he and all after read and for nor.
Glo. Alack, alack, Edmund, I like not this unnatural dealing; when I desired their leave that I might pity him, they took from me the use of mine own house; charg'd me on pain of P their 9 perpetual displeasure, neither to speak of him, entreat for him, nor any way sustain him.
Edm. Most savage s and unnatural!
Glo. Go to; say you nothing. There's a division u between the dukes, and a worse matter than that. I have receiv'd a letter this night-'uis dangerous to be spokenI have lock'd 'the letter in my closet. These injuries the king now bears will be revenged home; there is part of a power already w footed; we must incline to the king; I will * seek him, and privily relieve him; go you, and maintain talk with the duke, that my charity be not of him perceived ; if he ask for me, I am ill, and gone to bed. If I die for it, as no less is threaten'd me, the king my old master must be re
• In the fo's this is called scena tertia; in R. Sc. IL.
The qu's read landed for footed.
lieved. There y are strange things toward, Edmund; pray you, be careful.
[Exit. Edm. This courtesy, forbid thee, shall the duke Instantly know, and of that letter too. This seems a fair deserving, and must z draw me That which my father loses; no less than all. • The younger rises, when the old b doth fall.
Kent. Here is the place, my lord; good my lord, enter. The tyranny of the open night's too rough For nature to endure.
[Storm continuing Lear. Let me alone. Kent. Good my lord, enter here. Lear. & Wilt break
heart? Kent. I'd rather break my own; good my lord, enter. Lear. Thou think'st 'tis much, that this h contentious storm
y The qu's read is some strange thing, &c. the fo's and R. is strange things. 2 The ad q. reads draw to me, a The qu's read then for the. b The qu's read do for doth. ¢ The fo's call this scena quarta ; R. Sc. III. d P. omits tbe,
J. has these two following speeches twice over. f The qu's omit bere.
8 So all before T.'s duodecimo; who reads willt, i.e. will it; but wilt, where there is understood, seems to be the true reading by the next speech, W. and J. follow T. The qu's read crulentious forme, 6c.
Invades us to the skin; fo 'tis to thee:
Kent. Good my lord, enter here.
Lear. Pr’ythee, go in thyself; seek thine own ease; This tempest will not give me leave to ponder On things would hurt me more But I'll go in. $ In boy, go first. [To the Fool.) You houseless poverty.my Nay, get thee in; I'll pray, and then I'll sleep
į To the skin fo: tis-fo's and R.'s 8vo k The 2d q. reads thou wouldft, br.
The 4th f. R. and P. read light for lay. m So the qu's; the rest roaring for raging. a The qu's read seve what bears their filial ingratitude, &c.
The 3d and 4th fo's and R.'s 8vo read his for this. P The qu's read sure for home. q This in italic is not in the qu's.
All but the qu's omit you. $ The qu's omit here. 1 These two lines are not in the qu's,
Poor naked wretches, wherefoe'er you are,
Tom. Fool. Come not in here, nuncle, here's a spirit. Help me, help me.
[The Fool runs out from the hovel. Kent. Give me thy hand : who's there? Fool. ' A spirit, a spirit; he says his name's poor Tom.
Kent. What art thou that dost grumble there i'th' straw ? Come forth.
Edg. Away! the foul fiend follows me. Through the sharp hawthorn 2 blows the cold wind. Humph, go to thy b cold bed and warm thee.
u So the qu's; the rest storm for night.
All but the qu’s amit cold.