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Fool. Why, to put's head in, not to give it away m to his daughters, and leave his horns without a cafe.
Lear. I will forget my nature. So kind a father! Be my horses ready?
Fol. Thy afics are gone about them. The reason, why the seven stars are no more than seven, is a pretty reason.
Lear. Because they are not eight.
Fool. If P thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten for being old before thy time.
Lear. How's that?
Fool. Thou should not have been old, 9 before thou hadit been wise.
Lear. 1 o, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heav'n! Keep me in temper; I would not be mad,
• How now, are the horses ready?
Gert, Ready, my lord.
Fool. She that's ' a maid now, and laughs at my departure, Shall not be a maid long, u unless things be cut shorter.
[Exeunt, $ The 2d q. reads unto for to. n The qu’s real durgiter. • The qu's omit indeed. P So the qu's, and two ist fo's; the rest you were. 9 So the qu’s; the rest till for before.
The qu's read O let me not be mad, fucet beaver! I would not be mad, keep me, a C.
$ The qu's omit low now.
Curan. And you, sir. I have been with your father, and given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall, and · Regan his Dutchess, will be here with him b this night.
Edm. How comes that?
Curan. Nay, I know not; you have heard of the news abroad; I mean the whisper'd ones; fore they are yet but dear-kissing arguments.
Edm. Not I; pray you, what are they?
• Cur. Have you heard of no likely wars towards 'twixt the f two Dukes of Cornwall and Albany.
Edm. Not a word.
Edm. The duke be here to-night? the better! best!
My father watches; ok sir, fly this place,
Edg. I'm sure on't, not a word.
Edm. I hear my father coming. Pardon me P In cunning, I must draw my sword upon you9 Draw; seem to defend yourself.
h The qu's read quefie.
Now, quit you well —
[Exit Edgar. Some blood, drawn on me, would beget opinion (Wounds
of my more fierce endeavour. I have seen drunkards
To him enter Glo'ster and servants with torches.
Glo. Now, Edmund, where's the villain?
Edm. Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out,
Glo. But where is he?
Edm. Persuade me to the murther of your lordship;
* The qu's read light beere, heere, : The qu's read flie, brother, flie.
So the qu's and ift f. the rest have torches but once. • The qu's read warbling for mumbling. * The i ft and ad fo's omit his. * The qu's omit bo! y The qu's read revengive,
'Gainst parricides did all ? their a thunders bend,
Glo. Let him Ay far;
My m worthy arch and patron comes to-night ;
Z So the qu's and 7. all the rest read the for their. a So the qu's; all the rest read thunder. b The qu's read in a fine.. e The qu's read with for in. d The i ft q. reads lancht; the ad launcht; fo R. P. and H. the fo's larchid e so the qu's; all the rest read and for but.
f So the qu's, and ist, 2d, and 3d fo's; the 4th f. alarm’d; all the rest alarmed.
& The ist q. reads rights.
b 'Ghajted, contraction of aghafted, i. ci affrighted. All editions read gated.
i Thc qu's read but for full.
T. reads my worthy and arcb-patron, ác.