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Pre-eminence, and all the large effects
Revenue, execution of the rest,
the shaft. Kent. Let it fall rather, though the fork invade The region of my heart: be Kent unmannerly, When Lear is mad. What wouldst thou do, old
man? Think'st thou, that duty shall have dread to speak, When power to flattery bows? To plainness honor's
bound, When majesty stoops to folly. Reverse thy doom ; And, in thy best consideration, check This hideous rashness : answer my life my judg
Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least;
Kent, on thy life, no more.
Out of my sight! Kent. See better, Lear; and let me still remain The true blank? of thine eye.
Lear. Now, by Apollo,
Now, by Apollo, king,
O, vassal! miscreant !
[laying his hand on his sword. Alb. Corn. Dear sir, forbear.
Hear me, recreant!
pride, To come betwixt our sentence and our power ;
| For reverberates.
2 The blank is the white or exact mark at wbich the arrow is shot.
(Which nor our nature nor our place can bear)
[to Cordelia. That justly think'st, and hast most rightly said ! And your large speeches may your deeds approve,
[to Regan and Goneril. That good effects may spring from words of love. Thus Kent, O princes, bids you all adieu : He ʼll shape his old course in a country new.
Re-enter GLOSTER, with FRANCE, BURGUNDY, and
Attendants. Glos. Here's France and Burgundy, my noble
lord. Lear. My lord of Burgundy, We first address towards you, who with this king Hath rivalid for our daughter. What, in the least, Will you require in present dower with her,
Or cease your quest of love?
Most royal majesty,
Right noble Burgundy,
I know no answer.
with those infirmities she owes, 2 Unfriended, new-adopted to our hate, Dower'd with our curse, and stranger'd with our
oath, Take her, or leave her? Bur.
Pardon me, royal sir; Election makes not up.3 on such conditions. Lear. Then leave her, sir ; for, by the power
I tell you all her wealth.--For you, great king,
[to France. I would not from your love make such a stray, To match you where I hate; therefore beseech
2 Owns, is possessed of. 3 Comes not to a decision.