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When I have showed the unfitness ---How now, Os
What, have you writ that letter to my sister ?
Stew. Ay, madam.
Gon. Take you some company, and away to horse;
Get you gone;
Alb. How far your eyes may pierce, I cannot tell ;
Gom. Nay, then,
SCENE V. Court before the same.
Enter LEAR, KENT, and Fool. Lear. Go you before to Gloster with these letters; acquaint my daughter no further with any thing you know, than comes from her demand out of the letter. If your diligence be not speedy, I shall be there before you. Kent. I will not sleep, my lord, till I have delivered
1 The word task is frequently used by Shakspeare and his contemporaries in the sense of tax.
2 The word there, in this speech, shows that when the king says, “Go you before to Gloster,” he means the town of Gloster, which Shakspeare chose to make the residence of the duke of Cornwall, to increase the probability of their setting out late from thence on a visit to the earl of Gloster. Our old English earls usually resided in the counties whence they took their titles. Lear, not finding his son-in-law and his wife at home, follows them to the earl of Gloster's castle.
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Fool. If a man's brains were in his heels, were't not in danger of kibes ?
Lear. Ay, boy.
Fool. Then, I prythee, be merry; thy wit shall not go slip-shod.
Lear. Ha, ha, ha!
Fool. Shalt see, thy other daughter will use thee kindly;' for though she's as like this as a crab is liku an apple, yet I can tell what I can tell.
Lear. Why, what canst thou tell, my boy?
Fool. She will taste as like this, as a crab does to a crab. Thou canst tell, why one's nose stands i' the middle of his face?
Fool. Why, to keep his eyes on either side his nose; that what a man cannot smell out, he may spy into.
Lear. I did her wrong.?
Fool. Nor I neither; but I can tell why a snail has a house.
Fool. Why, to put his head in; not to give it away to his daughters, and leave his horns without a case.
Lear. I will forget my nature..So kind a father! Be my horses ready?
Fool. Thy asses are gone about 'em. The reason why the seven stars are no more than seven, is a pretty
Lear. Because they are not eight?
Fool. Yes, indeed; thou wouldest make a good fool.
Lear. To take it again perforce ! 3_Monster ingratitude !
1 The fool quibbles, using the word in two senses; as it means affectionately, and like the rest of her kind, or after their nature.
2 He is musing on Cordelia. 3 The subject of Lear's meditation is the resumption of that moiety of the kingdom he had bestowed on Goneril. This was what Albany apprehended, when he replied to the upbraidings of his wife :-“Well
Fool. If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten for being old before thy time.
Lear. How's that?
Fool. Thou shouldst not have been old, before thou hadst been wise.
Lear. O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet Heaven! Keep me in temper; I would not be mad !
How now! are the horses ready?
Gent. Ready, my lord.
SCENE 1. A Court within the Castle of the Earl
Enter EDMUND and CURAN, meeting.
Cur. And you, sir. I have been with your father, and given him notice, that the duke of Cornwall, and Regan his duchess, will be here with him to-night.
Ēdm. How comes that?
well: the event.” What Lear himself projected when he left Goneril to
Thou shalt find
I have cast off forever ; thou shalt, I warrant thee.”
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Cur. Nay, I know not. You have heard of the news abroad; I mean the whispered ones, for they are yet but ear-kissing arguments ?
Edm. Not I; 'pray you, what are they?
Cur. Have you heard of no likely wars toward, 'twixt the dukes of Cornwall and Albany ?
Edm. Not a word.
[Exit. Edm. The duke be here te-night? The botim
My father watches.-0 sir, fly this place;
I am sure on't, not a word.
1 Ear-kissing arguments means that they are yet in reality only whispered ones.
2 This and the following speech are omitted in the quarto B.
4 Have you said nothing upon the party formed by him against the duke of Albany ?
5 i. e. consider, recollect yourself.
Some blood drawn on me would beget opinion
[Wounds his arm.
Enter GLOSTER, and Servants, with torches.
Edm. Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out,
But where is he?
Where is the villain, Edmund !
Let him fly far.
1 That is, aghasted, frighted.
2 6 And found-Despatch.---The noble duke," &c.--The sense is interrupted. He shall be caught-and found, he shall be punished. Despatch.
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