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Cor. 'Tis known before; oar preparation stands Ia expectation of them.- dear father, It is thy business that I go about, Therefore great France My mourning, and importanti tears, hath pitied. No blown 2 ambition doth our arms incite, But love, dear love, and our ag'd father's right: Soon may I hear, and see him. [Exeunt. SCENE V.-A room in Gloster's castle. En
ter Regan and Steward. Reg. But are my brother's powers set forth? Stew.
Ay, madam Reg.
Himself In person there? Stew.
Madam, with much ado:
Reg. 'Faith, he is posted hence on serious matter.
letter. Reg. Our troops set forth to-morrow; stay The ways are dangerous. Stew.
may not, madam; My lady charg'd my duty in this business.
Reg. Why should she write to Edmund ? Might
(1) Importunate. (2) Inflated, swelling.
Transport her purposes by word? Belike,
Madam, I had ratherReg. I know your lady does not love her hus
know it :
you do find him, pray you, give him this; And when your mistress hears thus much from you, 1 pray, desire her call her wisdom to her. So, fare you well. If you
do chance to hear of that blind traitor, Preferment falls on him that cuts him off. Stero. 'Would I could meet him, madam! I
would show What party I do follow. Reg.
Fare thee well. (Exe. SCENE VI.-The country near Dover. Enter
Gloster, and Edgar, dressed like a peasant.
hill ? Edg. You do climb up it now: look, how we
labour, Glo. Methinks, the ground is even. Edg:
Horrible steep : Hark, do you
hear the sea? Glo.
No, truly. (1) A cast, or significant glance of the eye.
Observe what I am saying. (3) Infer more.
Edg. Why, then your other senses grow imper
fect By your eyes' anguish. Glo.
So may it be, indeed : Methinks, thy voice is alter'd ; and thou speak'st In better phrase, and matter, than thou didst. Edg. You are much deceiv'd; in nothing am I
chang'd, But in my garments. Glo.
Methinks, you are better spoken. Edg. Come on, sir; here's the place :--Stand
still.-How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ;2 dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head : The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock ;3 her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high :-I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Topple4 down headlong. Glo
Set me where
you stand. Edg. Give me your band : You are now within
a foot Of the extreme verge : for all beneath the moon Would I not leap upright. Glo.
Let go my hand Here, friend, is another purse ; in it, a iwel Well worth a poor man's taking: Faites, and gods, Prosper it with thee! Go thou further off; Bid me farewell, and let me near thee going.
Edg. Now fare you will, good sir. (Seems to go. Glo.
my heart. (1) Daws. (2) A vegetable gathered for pickling. (3) Her cock-boat. (4) Tumble.
Is wretchedness depriv'd that benefit,
Give me your arm:
This is above all strangeness.
A poor unfortunate beggar.
eyes Were two full moons; he had a thousand noses, Horns whelk’d, and wav'd, like the enridged sea; It was some fiend : Therefore, thou happy father, Think that the clearest? gods, who make them
Glo. I do remember now : henceforth I'll bear
flowers. The safer sense will ne'er accommodate His master thus.
Lear. No, they cannot touch me for coining ; I am the king himself.
Edg. O thou side-piercing sight!
respect.-There's your press-money. That fellow handles his bow like a crow-keeper: draw me a clothier's yard. 3 Look, look, a mouse! Peace, peace;—this piece of (1) Twisted, convolved.
(2) The purest. (3) An arrow of a cloth-yard long.