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I will not swear, these are my hands :-let's see;
0, look upon me, sir,
Pray, do not mock me:
child Cordelia. Cor.
And so I am, I am. Lear. Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray,
have poison for me, I will drink it.
No cause, no cause.
In your own kingdom, sir. Lear. Do not abuse me. Phy. Be comforted, good madam: the great
rage, You see, is cured in him; and yet it is danger
To make him even o'er the time he has lost.1
Cor. Will 't please your highness walk ?
You must bear with me : Pray now, forget and forgive : I am old and foolish.
[Exeunt Lear, Cordelia, Physician, and Attendants.
Gen. Holds it true, sir,
Most certain, sir.
As 'tis said,
They say, Edgar,
Kent. Report is changeable. 'Tis time to look about; the powers o'the kingdom Approach apace.
Gen. The arbitrement 2 is like to be a bloody. Fare you well, sir.
[Exit. Kent. My point and period will be throughly
wrought, Or well or ill, as this day's battle's fought. [Exit.
1 To reconcile the interval of his insanity to his apprehension.
The camp of the British forces, near Dover. Enter, with drums and colors, EDMUND, REGAN,
Officers, Soldiers, and others. Edm. Know of the duke, if his last purpose hold; Or, whether since he is advised by aught To change the course : he's full of alteration, And self-reproving : bring his constant pleasure.1
[to an Officer, who goes out. Re. Our sister's man is certainly miscarried. Edm. 'Tis to be doubted, madam. Re.
Now, sweet lord, You know the goodness I intend upon you. Tell me,--but truly,—but then speak the truth :Do you not love my sister ? Edm.
In honor'd love. Re. But have you never found my
way To the forefended ? place? Edm.
That thought abuses you.3 Re. I am doubtful that you have been conjunct And bosom’d with her, as far as we call hers.
Edm. No, by mine honor, madam.
1 His settled resolution.