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That yet you do not know. Fie on this storm!
Gent. Give me your hand: have you no more to fay?
Kent. Few words, but, to effect, more than all yet; That, when we have found the king, * (I'll this way, you that) he that first lights on him, holla the other.
Lear. Blow 2 wind, and crack your cheeks; rage, blow! * You cataracts, and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drenchto the steeples, drown'd the cocks. You sulph'rous and thought-executing fires, • Vaunt-couriers f to oak-cleaving thunder-bolts, Singe my white head: and thou all-Shaking thunder, Strike flat the thick rotundity o'th' world, Crack nature's 8 mould, all germins spill at once,
y So the qu’s; the fo's and R. in which your pain that way, I'll this, be that first, &c. P. and all after, in (H. for) which you take that way, or,
2 So the qu's; all the rest winds. * The qu's read your for you.
The qu's read hircanios. c So the qu’s; the rest our for the.
The fo's and R. read drown. © Paunt couriers, i. e. forc-runners. P.-The qu's read vaunt-currers: the fo's and R. vaunt-curriors.
[ So the qu's; the rest of for to. & The fo's and R. read moulds.
All before T. read germains; which P. explains, all relations or kindred ciernents that compose man. T. explains germins, the foods of matter, from germen.
That i make ingrateful man.
Fool. O nuncle, court holy water in a dry house is better than this'rain-water out o' door. Good nuncle, in, mand afk thy daughter's blesting, here's a night n pities neither • wise man nor fool.
Lear. Rumble thy belly full, spit fire, spout rain; Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters. 1) tax not you, you elements, with unkindness, I never gave you a kingdom, called you children; You owe me no ' subscription ; · why then let fall Your horrible pleasure: here I stand, your 'Nave; A poor, infirm, weak, and despis'd old man: But yet I call you fervile ministers, u That have with two pernicious daughters join'd Your high-engender'd battles 'gainst a head So old and white as this. * Oh! oh! 'uis foul. Fool. He that has a house to put's head in, has a good
i The fo's and R. read makes.
So the qu's, T. W. and J.; the rest omit and.
The qu's read battell. * The qu's read O'ris foule; the fo's, R. P. and H. O, he! 'tis foule
The cod-piece that will house,
Before the head has any, The head and he shall lowse;
So beggars marry many. y The man that makes his toe,
What he his heart should make, Shall - have a corn cry, woe!
And turn his sleep to wake. For there was never, yet fair woman, but she made mouths
in a glass.
Lear. No, I will be the pattern of all patience, I will say nothing.
[Sitting down. Kent. Who's there? Fool. Marry, here's grace and a cod-piece, that's a wise man
and a fool. Kent. Alas, fir, a fit you here? Things that love night Love not suchi nights as these; the wrathful skies b Gally the veryo wanderers of the dark,
y So the qu's; the rest that for the. ? So the qu’s; the rest of for have.
a So the qu’s; the rest are you bere. This seems to be an alteration made for the ease of the actors, that he who acted Lear might not have the trouble of sitting down on the ground, and rising again : but if propriety of aciion take place, what can be more proper than Lear's feating himself, after his laft speech?
b All the editions read geallow; but the right word is gally, and signifies to scare or frighten, used by the west-country people, according to Lye (v. add. . to Jun.) where he explains it terrerc; vix dislis occilo wfitatisima. • The qu's read wanderer.
And d make them keep their caves.
Since I was man,
Lear. Let the great gods,
incestuous. Caitiff, ! to pieces shake,
I am a man More fian'd against, P than sinning.
The qu's and 3d and 4th fo's read makes.
The qu's, P. T. H. and W. read force for fear. h The ift q. reads powther; the 2d q. P. and H. thurdering; the fo's and all the rest pudder, except 7. who reads pother. i So all before T. he and all after read perjure.
So the qu's and P. the fo's and all the rest omit man.
- W. rather thinks the poet wrote, that under cover of convivial form:1.3, i.e. under cover of a frank, open, social converlation.
The qu's read concealed centers. • So all before P. who, with all after, reads afk for cry. · The qu's sead their for than.
Kent. Alack, bare-headed ?
Lear. • My wits begin to turn.
With heigh-ho, the wind and the rain a ;
« The fo's and R. read more harder than the stones, &c.
W P. alters part to thing; which gives occasion to H. and W. to read firing.
* So the qu's; the rest in for of.
. After rain 7. proposes to read in his way, to make this fecond line rhime with the fourth.
b The qu’s read for for iborgh.