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That yet you do not know. Fie on this storm!
I will go seek the king.

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.

[Exeunt severally.

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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, and ist and ad fo's; the rest the for this.
| P.'s 12mo and all after read rain-waters.

So the qu's, T. W. and J.; the rest omit and.
. Before pities P. inserts thut; followed by the rest.
• So the qu's; the rest wise men nor fools.
P The qu's read taske for tax.
7. reads kingdoms, as no other edition.
* P. and H. read submission.
s So the qu's; the rest omit why.
'W. reads brave for save.
u The fo's and R. read that will with two pernicious daughters join,

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.

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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,
• Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder,
Such groans of roaring wind and rain, If never
Remember to have heard. Man's nature cannot carry
Th'affliction, nor the 5 fear.

Lear. Let the great gods,
That keep this dreadful pother o'er our heads,
Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretch,
That hast within thee undivulged crimes,
Unwhipt of justice. Hide thee, thou bloody hand,
Thou i perjur'd, and thou simular a man of virtue,
That art incestuous.

incestuous. Caitiff, ! to pieces shake,
m That under covert and convenient seeming,
Hast practisid on man's life. Close pent-up guilts,
Rive your concealing continents, and cry
These dreadful summoners grace.-

I am a man More fian'd against, P than sinning.

The qu's and 3d and 4th fo's read makes.
Βρυχία δ' ήχο παραμυκάται
Βροντής, έλικες δ' εκλάμπασι
Στερoπής ζπυροι. Æschyl. Prom. vinctus, v. 1081.
The qu's read nere for never.

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.
I P. and all after read soake to pieces; the qu's read in for to.

- 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.

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Kent. Alack, bare-headed ?
Gracious, my lord, hard by here is a hovel,
Some friendship will it lend you 'gainst the tempest ;
Repose you there, while I to this hard house,
(More hard than is the stone whereof 'tis rais'd,
Which even but now, demanding after ' you,
Deny'd me to come in) return, and force
Their scanted courtesy.

Lear. • My wits begin to turn.
Come on my boy. How dost, my boy? art cold?
I'm cold myself. Where is this straw, my fellow?
The art of our necessities is strange,
That can make u vilde things precious. Come, your hovel:
Poor fool and knave, I've one w part of my heart,
y That's forry yet for thee.
Fool. He that has ? a little tyny wit,

With heigh-ho, the wind and the rain a ;
Must make content with his fortunes fit,
b Though the rain it raineth every day.

« The fo's and R. read more harder than the stones, &c.
r The qu's read me for you.
s The qu's icad my wit begins, &c.
+ T. W. ani. read the for this,
u So all beforc P. he and all after vile.

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.
y The qu’s read that forrowes yet for thee.
2 So the qu's; the rest put and or an before a.

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. 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.


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