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That I stand up, and have ingenious feeling
Give me your hand :
A tent in the French camp. LEAR on a bed, asleep;
PHYSICIAN, GENTLEMAN, and others attending.
work, To match thy goodness ? My life will be too short, And every measure fail me.
Kent. To be acknowleged, madam, is o'erpaid.
Be better suited : 1
Pardon me, dear madam;
2 For memorials.
Yet to be known, shortens my made intent:
[to the Physician. Phy. Madam, sleeps still.
Cor. O you kind gods,
So please your majesty, That we may wake the king ? he hath slept long.
Cor. Be govern'd by your knowlege, and proceed l'the sway of your own will. Is he array'd ?
Gen. Ay, madam; in the heaviness of his sleep, We put fresh garments on him.
Phy. Be by, good madam, when we do awake
I doubt not of his temperance.
1.-Louder the music there. Cor. O my dear father! Restoration, hang Thy medicine on my lips; and let this kiss Repair those violent harms, that my two sisters Have in thy reverence made ! Kent.
Kind and dear princess ! Cor. Had you not been their father, these white
flakes Had challenged pity of them. Was this a face To be exposed against the warring winds ?
To stand against the deep dread-bolted thunder,
'tis fittest. Cor. How does my royal lord ? How fares your
majesty ? Lear. You do me wrong,
take me out o' the grave.Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. Cor.
Sir, do you know me? Lear. You are a spirit, I know: when did you
die? Cor. Still, still, far wide! Phy. He's scarce awake; let him alone awhile. Lear. Where have I been ? Where am I?-Fair
daylight I am mightily abused : I should even die with pity, To see another thus.--I know not what to say.-
1 In allusion to the forlorn hope of an army, called in French enfans perdus.
2 Thin covering of hair,