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mar a curions tale in telling it, and deliver a Lear. How now, my pretty knave? how dost plain message bluntly: that which ordinary thou? men are fit for, I am qualified in; and the best Foni. Sirrah, you were best take my coxcomb. of me is diligence.

Kent. Why, fool? Lear. How old art thou ?

Fool. Why? For taking one's part that is out Kent. Not so young, sir, to love a woman for of favour: Nay, an thon canst not smile as the singing; nor so old, to dote on her for any thing: wind sits, thou'lt catch cold shortly. There, I have years on my back forty-eight.

take my coxcomb: Why, this fellow has baLear. Follow me; thou shalt serve me: if I nish'd two of his daughters, and did the third a like thee no worse after dinner, I will not part blessing against his will: if thou follow him, from thee yet.—Dinner, ho, dinner!- Where's thou must needs wear my coxcomb.--How now, my knave? my fool ? Go you, and call my fool nuncle? 'Would, I had two coxcombs, and two hither:

daughters! Enter Steward.

Lear. Why, my boy? You, you, sirrah, where's my daughter ? Fool. If I gave them all my living, I'd keep Stew. So please you,

(Erit. my coxcombs myself: There's mine; beg anoLear. What says the fellow there ? Call the ther of thy daughters. clotpoll back.- Where's my fool, ho?-I think Lear. Take heed, sirrah; the whip. the world's asleep.-llow now ? where's that Fool. Truth's a dog that must to kennel? he mongrel?

(not well. must be whipped out, when Lady, the brach, Knight. He says, my lord, your daughter is may stand by the fire, and stink.

Lear. Why came not the slave back to me, Lear. A pestilent gall to me! when I call'd him ?

Fool. Sirrah, I'll teach thee a speech. Knighi. Sir, he answer'd me in the roundest Lear. Do. manner, he would not.

Fool. Mark it, nuncle : Lear. He would not!

Have more than thou showest, Knight. My lord, I know not what the matter Speak less than thou knowest, is: but, to my judgment, your highness is not

Lend less than thou owest, entertain'd with that ceremonious affection as

Ride more than thou goest, you were wont: there's a great abatement of Learn more than thou trowest, kindness appears, as well in the general depend

Set less than thou throwest, ants, as in the duke himself also, and your Leave thy drink and thy whore, daughter.

And keep in-a-door, Lear. Ha! say'st thou so?

And thou shalt have more Knight. I beseech you, pardon me, my lord,

Than two tens to a score. if I be mistaken: for my duty cannot be silent, Lear, This is nothing, fool. when I think your highness is wrong'd.

Hool. Then 'tis like the breath of an unfee'd Lear. Thou but remember'st me of mine own lawyer; you gave me nothing fort; Can you conception: I have perceived a most faint neg. make no use of nothing, nuncle? lect of late; which I have rather blamed as Lear. Why, no, boy: nothing can be made mine own jealous curiosity, than as a very pre-out of nothing. tence and purpose of unkindness: I will look Fool. 'Prythee, tell him, so much the rent of further into't.-But where's my fool? I have his land comes to: he will not believe a fool. not seen him this two days.

[To Kent. Knight. Since my young lady's going into Lear. A bitter fool! France, sir, the fool hath much pined away.

Fool. Dost thou know the difference, my boy, Lear. No more of that: I have noted it well. between a bitter fool and a sweet fool ? -Go you, and tell my daughter I would speak

Lear. No, lad ; teach me. with her.-Go you, and call hither my fool.

Fool. That lord that counsell'd thee
Re-enter Steward.

To give away thy land,

Come place him here by me, O, you sir, you sir, come you hither: Who am

Or do thou for him stand: Stew. My lady's father.

(I, sir?

The sweet and bitter foel Lear. My lady's father! my lord's knave :

Will presently appear; you whoreson dog! you slave! you cur!

The one in motley here, Stew. I am none of this, my lord: I beseech

The other found out there. you, pardon me.

Lear. Dost thou call me fool, boy? Lear. Do you bandy looks with me, you rascal?

(Striking him. that thou wast born with.

Fool. All thy other titles thou hast given away. Stew. I'll not be struck, my lord.

Kent. This is not altogether fool, my lord. Kent. Nor tripped neither; you base foot-ball player.

(Tripping up his herls. let me; if 'I had a monopoly out, they would

Fool, No, 'faith, lords and great men will not Lear. I thank thee, fellow; thou servest me, have part on't: and ladies too, they will not and I'll love thee. Kent. Come, sir, arize, away: I'll teach you ing.--Give me an egg, nuncle, and I'll give

let me have all fool to myself; they'll be snatchdifferences: away, away: If you will measure

thee two crowns, your lubber's length again, tarry: but away:

Lear. What two crowns shall they be ? go to : Have you wisdom ? so. [Pushes the Steward out. dle, and eat' np the meat, the two crowns of

Fool. Why, after I have cut the egg i'the midLear. Now, my friendly knave, I thank thee: the egg. When thou clovest thy crown i' the there's earnest of thy service.

middle, and gavest away both parts, thon borest [Giving Kent Money. thine ass on thy back over the dirt: Thou had'st Enter Fool.

little wit in thy bald crown, when tho! gavest Pool. Let me hire him t00;-Here's my cox- thy golden one away. If I sperk like myself in comb,

(Giving Kext his Cap. this, let him be whipp'd that tirst finds it so.

Fools had ne'er less grace in a year; [Singing. Fool. Lear's shadow,-
For wise men are grown foppish :

Lear. I would learn that; for by the marks And know not how their wits to wear,

of sovereignty, knowledge, and reason, I should Their manners are so apish.

be false persuaded I had daughters. (ther. Lear. When were you wont to be so full of

Fool. Which they will make an obedient fa

Lear. Your name, fair gentlewoman? songs, sirrah ? Fool. I have used it, nuncle, ever since thou

Gon. Come, sir; madest thy danghters thy mother: for when This admiration is much o' the favour thou gavest them the rod, and put'st down thine of other your new pranks. I do beseech you own breeches,

To understand my purposes aright: (wise : Then they for suelden joy did weep, (Singing. Ilere do you keep a hundred knights and squires;

As you are old and reverend, you should be And I for sorrow sung,

Men so disorderd, so debauch'd and bold, That such a king should play bo-peep,

That this ourcourt, infected with their manners, And go the fools among.

Shows like riotous inn: epicurism and last Prythee, nuncle, keep a schoolmaster that can make it more like a tavern or a brothel, teach thy fool to lie; I would fain learn to lie, Than a grac'd palace. The shame itself doth

Lear. If you lie, si rrah,we'll have you whipp'd. For instant remedy: Be then desir'd (speak

Fool. I marvel. what kin thou and thy daugh- By her, that else will take the thing she begs, ters are: they'll have me whipp'd for speaking A little to disquantity your train: true, thou'lt have me whipp'd for lying; and, And the remainder, that shall still depend sometimes, I am whipp'd for holding my peace. To be such men as may besort your age, I had rather be any kind of thing, than a fool: And know themselves and you. and yet I would not be thee, nuncle; thou hast

Leat.

Darkness and devils ! pared thy wit o' both sides, and left nothing in Saddle my horses; call my train together.the middle: Here comes one o' the parings. Degenerate bastard ! I'll not trouble thee : Enter GONERIL.

Yet have I left a daughter. Lear. How now, daughter! what makes that Gon. You strike my people; and your disorfrontlet on? Methinks, you are too much of late der'd rabble i the frown.

Make servants of their betters. Fool. Thou wast a pretty fellow, when thou had'st no need to care for her frowning; now

Enter ALBANY. thou art an O without a figure: I am better Lear. Woe, that too late repents,-0, sir, are than thou art now; I am a fool, thou art no

you come?

(my horses. thing.–Yes, forsooth, I will hold my tongue! Is it your will? (TO ALB.) Speak, sir. - Prepare 60 your face (To Gon.) bids me, though you say Ingratitude! thou marble-hearted fiend, nothing. Mum, mum,

More hideous, when thou show'st thee in a child,
He that keeps nor crust nor crum, Than the sea-monster!
Weary of all, shall want some.

Alb.

'Pray, sir, be patient. That's a shealed peascod. [Pointing to LEAR. Lear. Detested kite! thou liest: [To Gox.

Gon. Not only, sir, this your all-licens'd fool, My train are men of choice and rarest parts, But other of your insolent retinue,

That all particulars of duty know: Do hourly carp and quarrel; breaking forth And in the most exact regard support [fault, In rank and not-to-be-endured riots. Sir, The worships of their name.-0 most small I had thought, by making this well-known unto How ugly didst thou in Cordelia show! you,

(fearful, Which, like an engine, wrench'd my frame of To have found & safe redress, but now grow nature

[love, By what yourself too late have spoke and done, From the fix'd place : drew from my heart ali That you protect this course, and put it on And added to the gall. O Lear, Lear, Lear! By your allowance; which if you should, the Beat at this gate that let thy folly in, fault (sleep ;

[Striking his Head. Would not 'scape censure, nor the redresses and thy dear judgment out.-Go, go, my people. Which in the tender of a wholesome weal, Alb. My lord, I am guiltless, as I am ignorant Might in their working do you that offence, Of what hath mov'd you.

(hear; Which else were shame, that then necessity Lear. It may be so, my lord.--Hear, nature, Will call discreet proceeding.

Dear goddess hear! Suspend thy purpose, if Fool. For you trow, nuncle,

Thou didst intend to make this creature fruitful! The hedge sparrow fed the cuckoo so long, Into her womb convey sterility!

That it had its head bit off by its young. Dry up in her the organs of increase; So, out went the candle, and we were left dark- And from her derogate body never spring ling.

A babe to honour her! If she must teem, Lear. Are you our daughter?

Create her child of spleen; that it may live, Gon. Come, sir, I would, you would make And be a thwart disnatur d torment to her! use of that good wisdom whereof I know you Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth; are fraught; and put away these dispositions, With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks: which of late transform you from what you Turn all her mother's pains, and benefits, rightly are.

To laughter and contempt; that she may feel Fool. May not an ass know when the cart How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is draws the horse? Whoop, Jug! I love thee. To have a thankless child !--Away, away! Lear. Does any here know me?- Why this is

[Eril. not Lear: does Lear walk thus ? speak thus? Alb. Now, gods, that we adore, whereof comes Where are his eyes? Either his notion weakens, this? or his discernings are lethargied.--Sleeping or Gon. Never afflict yourself to know the cause; waking ?-Hal sure'tis not so.-Who is it that But let his disposition have that scope can tell me who I am?

That dotage gives it.

Re-enter LEAR.

mand out of the letter: If your diligence be Lear. What, fifty of my followers, at a clap ! not speedy, I shall be there before you. Within a fortnight?

Kent. I will not sleep, my lord, till I have Alb. What's the matter, sir? delivered your letter.

(Exit. Lear. I'll tell thee ;-Life and death! I am

Fool. If a man's brains were in his heels, asham'd

were't not in danger of kibes? That thou hast power to shake my manhood

Lear. Ah, boy. thus

[To GONERIL. Fool. Then, I prythee, be merry; thy wit That these hot tears, which break from me per- shall not go slip-shod. force,

[upon thee! Lear. Ha, ha, ha! Should make thee worth them.--Blasts and fogs thee

kindly; for thongh she's as like this as a

Fool. Shalt see, thy other daughter will use The untented woundings of a father's curse Pierce every sense about thee!-old fond eyes, crab is like an apple, yet I can tell what I can

tell. Beweep this cause again, I'll pluck you out; And cast you, with the waters that you lose,

Lear. Why, what canst thou tell, my boy? To temper clay.-Ha! is it come to this? Fool. She will taste as like this, as a crab Let it be so :-Yet have I left a daughter,

does to a crab. Thou canst tell, why one's nose

stands i' the middle of his face? Who, I am sure, is kind and comfortable;

Lear. No. When she shall hear this of thee, with her nails She'll flay thy wolfish visage. Thou shalt find, Fool. Why, to keep his eyes on either side his That I'll resume the shape which thou dost think nose; that what a man cannot smell out, he I have cast off for ever : thou shalt, I warrant may spy into. thee, [Excunt LEAR, Kent, and Attend.

Lear. I did her wrong:

[shell? Gon. Do you mark that, my lord ?

Fool. Canst tell how an oyster makes his Alb. I cannot be so partial, Goneril,

Lar. No. To the great love I bear you.

Fool. Nor I neither; but I can tell why a snail Gon. 'Pray you, content.-What, Oswald, ho!

Lear. Why?

[has a house, You, sir, more knave than fool, after your mas

Fool. Why, to put his head in; not to give it ter.

[To the Fool. away to his daughters, and leave his horns Fool. Nuncle Lear, nuncle Lear, tarry, and without a case. take the fool with thee.

Lear. I will forget my nature.-So kind a A fox when one has caught her,

father |--Be my horses ready? And such a daughter,

Fool. Thy asses are gone about 'em. The Should sure to the slaughter,

reason why the seven stars are no more than If my cap would buy a halter;

seven, is a pretty reason. So the fool follows after.

[Erit.

Lear. Because they are not eight? Gon. This man hath had good counsel :-A

Fool. Yes, indeed : Thou wouldest make a hundred knights!

good fool.

fingratitude ! 'Tis politick, and safe, to let him keep (dream,

Lear. To take it again perforce !-Monster, At point,a hundred knights. Yes, that on every

Fool. If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have Each buz, each fancy, each complaint, dislike, thee beaten for being old before thy time. He may enguard his dotage with their powers,

Lear. How's that? And hold our lives in mercy. Oswald, I say!

Fool. Thou should'st not have been old, before Alb. Well, you may fear too far.

thou hadst been wise.

(heaven! Gon.

Safer than trust:

Lear. O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet Let me still take away the harms I fear, Keep me in temper; I would not be mad ! Not fear still to be taken. I know his heart:

Enter Gentleman.
What he hath utter'd, I have writ my sister;

How now! are the horses ready?
If she sustain him and his hundred knights, Gent. Ready, my lord.
When I have show'd the' unfitness-How now,

Lear. Come, boy.

(departure, Oswald ?

Fool. She that is maid now, and laughs at my Enter Steward.

Shall not be a maid long, unless things be cnt shorter,

(Fixeunt. What, have you writ that letter to my sister? Stew. Ay, madam.

[horse :
Gon. Take you some company, and away to
Inform her full of my particular fear;
And thereto add such reasons of your own, SCENE I. A Court within the Castle of the
As may compact it more. Get you gone,

Earl of Gloster.
And hasten your return. (Exit Stew.] No, no, Enter EDMUND and CURAN, meeling.

my lord,
This milky gentleness, and course of

Edm. Save thee, Curan. yours,

Cur, Though I condemn it not, yet, under pardon,

nd you, sir. I have been with your You are much more attask'd for want of wisdom, Cornwall, and Regan his duchess, will be here

father; and given him notice, that the Duke of Than prais'd for harmful mildness. (tell ; with him to-night. Alb. How far your eyes may pierce, I cannot

Edm. How comes that?
Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.
Gm. Nay, then-

Cur. Nay, I know not: You have heard of Alb. Well, well; the event.

the news abroad; I mean, the whispered ones,

(Exeunt. for they are yet but ear-kissing arguments ? SCENE V. Court before the same.

Edm. Not I ; 'Pray you, what are they?

Cur. Have you beard of no likely wars toEnter LEAR, KENT, and Fool.

ward,'twixt the Dukes of Cornwall and Albany? Lear. Go you before to Gloster with these Edm. Not a word. lettere : acquaint my daughter no further with Cur. You may then, in time. Fare you well, any thing you know, than comes from her do-! sir.

(Esilo

Alct second.

news.

Edm. The duke be here to-night? The better! ( As this I would; ay, though thou didst produce Best!

My very character), I'd turn it all This weaves itself perforce into my business! To thy suggestion, plot, and damned practice : My father hath set guard to take my brother ;' And ihou must make a dullard of the world, And I have one thing, of a queasy question, If they not thought the profits of my death Which I must act :-—Briefness, and fortune, were very pregnant and potential spurs work!

To make thre seek it. Brother, a word ; descend :--Brother, I say; Glo.

Strong and fasten'd villain: Enter EDGAR.

Would he deny his letter?-I never got him. My father watches :-O sir, fly this place;

[Trumpets within. Intelligence is given where you are hid; Hark, the duke's trumpets! I know not why You have now the good advantage of the night: he comes : Have you not spoken'gainst the duke of Com- All ports I'll bar;-the villain shall not 'scape; wall ?

[haste, The duke must grant me that: besides, his picHe's coming hither: now, if the night,' i' the

ture And Regan with him: Have you nothing said I will send far and near, that all the kingdom Upon his party 'gainst the duke of Albany? May have due note of him; and of my land, Advise yourself.

Loyal and natural boy, I'll work the means Edg.

I am sure on't, not a word. To make thee capable. Edm. I hear my father coming,-Pardon Enter CORNWALL, Regon and Attendants. me:

Corn. How now, my noble friend? since I In cunning, I must draw my sword upon you :

came hither Draw: Seen to defend yourself: Now quit you (Which I can call but now),I have heard strange well. (here!

(short, Yield :-come before my father ;--Light, ho, Reg. If it be true, all vengeance comes too Fly, brother ;-Torches ! torches !-So, fare- Which can pursue the offender. How dost, my well, [Erit EDGAR, lord ?

(crack'd! Some blood drawn on me would beget opinion Glo. 0, madam, my old heart is crack'd, is

[Wounis his Arm. Reg. What, did my father's godson seek your of my more fierce endeavour : I have seen

life? drunkards

He whom my father nam'd? your Edgar? Do more than this in sport.-Father! Father! Glo. O lady, lady, shame would have it hid ! Stop, stop! No help?

Keg. Was he not companion with the riotous Enter Ĝloster, and Servants with Torches. That tend upon my father?

[knights Glo. Now, Edmund, where's the villain? Glo.

I know not, madam: Edm. Flere stood he in the dark, his sharp It is too bad, too bad.sword out,

Edm.

Yes, madam, he was. Mumbling of wicked charms, conjuring the Reg. No marvel then, though he were ill afTo stand his auspicious mistress : moon fected; Glo.

But where is he? 'Tis they have put him on the old man's death, Edm. Look, sir, I bleed.

To have the waste and spoil of his revenues. Glo. Where is the villain, Edmund ? I have this present evening from my sister Edm. Fled this way, sir. When by no means Been well inform'd of them; and with such he could

cautions, Glo. Pursue him, ho!--Go after.-[Exit Serr.] That, if they come to sojouru at my house,

By no means,—what? [lordship: I'll not be there. Edm. Persuade me to the murder of your Corn,

Nor J, assure thee, Regan.But that I told him, the revenging gods Edmund, I hear that you have shown yonr father 'Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend; A child-like office. Spoke, with how manifold and strong a bond Eim.

'Twas my duty, sir. The child was bound to the father:-Sir, in fine, Glo. He did bewray his practice, and receiv'd Seeing how loathly opposite I stood

This hurt you see, striving to apprehend him, To his unnatural purpose, in fell motion,

Corn, Is he pursued ? With his prepared sword, he charges home Glo,

Ay, my good lord, he is. My unprovided body, lanc'd mine arm:

Corn. If he be taken, he shall never more But when he saw my best alarum'd spirits, Be feard of doing harm-make your own purBold in the quarrel's right, rous'd to the encoun pose,

(mund, Or whether gasted by the noise I made, (ter, How in my strength you please.--For you. Ed. Full suddenly he fled.

Whose virtue and obedience doth this instant Glo.

Let him fly far: So much cominend itself, you shall be ours; Not in this land shall he remain uncaught; Natures of such deep trust we shall much need; And found --Despatch.—The poble duke my Yon we first seize on. master,

Edm.

I shall serve you, sir, My worthy arch and patron, comes to-night: Truly, however else. Py his authority I will proclaim it, (thanks, Glo. For him I thank your grace. That he, which finds him, shall deserve our Corn. You know not wby we came to visit Bringing the murderous coward to the stake;

you,

[night. He, that conceals him, death.

Reg. Thus out of season; threading dark-ey'd Édm. When I dissuaded him from his intent, Occasions, noble Gloster, of some poize, And found him pight to do it, with curst speech; Wherein we must have nse of your advice : I threaten'd to discover him: He replied, Our father he hath writ, so hath our sister, Thou un possessing bastard ! dost thou think Of differences, which I best thought it fit (gers If I would stand against thee, woull the reposal To answer from our home; the several messenof any trust, virtue, or worth, in thee

From heuce attend despatch. Our good old Bake thy words fuith'd! No: what I should deny, friend,

Lay comforts to your bosom; and bestow will tread this unbolted villain into mortar, and Your needful counsel to our business,

daub the wall of a jakes with him.-Spare my Which craves the instant use.

gray beard, you wagtail ! Glo.

I serve you, madam : Corn. Peace, sirrah! Your graces are right welcome. [Exzunt. You beastly knave, know yon no reverence ? SCENE II. Before Gloster's Castle.

Kent. Yes, sir; but anger has a privilege.

Corn. Why art thon angry?
Enter Kent and Steward, severally.

Kent. That such a slave as this should wear a Stew, Good dawning to thee, friend : Art of sword,

(as these, Kent. Ay.

(the house? Who wears no honesty. Such smiling rogues Stew. Where may we set our horses? Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain Kent. I' the wire.

Which are too intrinse t'unloose: smooth every Stew. 'Prythee, if thou love me, tell me.

passion Kent. I love thee not.

That in the natures of their lords rebels : Slew. Why, then I care not for thee. Bring oil to fire, snow to their coider moods;

Kent. If I had thee in Lipsbury pinfold, I Renege, affirm, and turn their halcyon beaks would make thee care for me.

With every gale and vary of their masters, Stew. Why dost thou use me thus? I know As knowing nought, like dogs, but following. Kent. Fellow, I know thee. (thee not. A plague upon your epileptick visage! Stew, What dost thou know me for?

Smile yon my speeches, as I were a fool? Kent. A knave; a rascal, an eater of broken Goose, if I had you upon Sarum plain, meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three- I'd drive ye cackling home to Camelot. suited, hundred-pound, filthy worsted-stocking Corn. What, art thou mad, old fellow? knave; a lily-liver'd, action-taking knave: a Glo.

How fell you out whorson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical Say that. rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that Kent. No contraries hold more antipathy would'st be a bawd, in way of good-service, Than I and such a knave. [his offence ? and art nothing but the composition of a knave, Corn. Why dost thou call him knave? What's beggar, coward, pander, and the son and heir Kent. His countenance likes me not. (or hers. of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into Corn. No more, perchance, does mine, or his, clamorous whining, if thou deny'st the least Kent. Sir, 'tis my occupation to be plain; syllable of thy addition.

I have seen better faces in my time, Stew. Why, what a monstrous fellow art thon, Than stands on any shoulder that I see thus to rail on one, that is neither known of Before me at this instant. thee, nor knows thee?

Corn.

This is some fellow, Kent. What a brazen-faced varlet art thou, to Who, having been prais'd for bluntness, doth deny thou know'st me? Is it two days ago, since

affect I tripp'd up thy heels, and beat thee, betore the A saucy roughness; and, constrains the garb, king? Draw, you rogue: for though it be night, Quite from his nature: He cannot flatter, hel the moon shines ; I'll make a sop o' the moon- An honest mind and plain,--he must speak truth, shine of you : Draw, you whorson cullionly An they will take it, so; if not, he's plain. barber-monger, draw. [Drawing his Sword. These kind of knaves I know, which in this

Suw. Away; I have nothing to do with thee. plainness

Kent. Draw, you rascal : you come with let- Harbour more craft, and more corrupter ends, ters against the king; and take vanity the pup- Than twenty silly ducking observants, pet's part, against the royalty of her father: That stretch their duties nicely. Draw, you rogue, or I'll so carbonado your Kent. Sir, in good sooth, in sincere verity, shanks : -draw, you rascal : come your ways.

Under the allowance of your grand aspect, Stev. Help hó! murder! help!

Whose influence, like the wreath of radiant tire Kent. Strike, you slave; stand, rogue, stand; On flickering Phoebus' front, you neat slave, strike. [Beating him Corn.

What mean'st by this? Stew. Help, ho! murder! murder!

Kent. To go out of my dialect, which you disEnter EDMUND, CORNWALL, REGAN, GLOSTER, commend so much. I know, sir, I am no flatand Servants.

terer: he that beguiled you, in a plain accent, Eilm. How now? What's the matter? Part. was a plain knave; which, for my part, I will

Kent. With you, goodman boy, if you please; not be, though I should win your displeasure come, I'll flesh you ; come on, young master. to entreat me to it.

Glo. Weapons! arms! What's the matter here? Corn. What was the offence you gave him ? Corn. Keep peace, upon your lives;

Steu.

Never any : He dies, that strikes again: What is the matter? It pleas'd the king his master, very late,

Reg. The messengers from our sister and the To strike at me, upon his misconstruction: Corn. What is your difference ? speak. [king. When he, conjunct, and flattering his displeaStew. I am scarce in breath, my lord.

sure, Kent. No marvel, you have so bestirrd your Tripp'd me behind; being down, insulted, rail'd, valour. You cowarúly rascal, nature disclaims And put upon him such a deal of man, in thee; a tailor made thee.

[a man? That worthy'd him, got praises of the king Corn. Thou art a strange fellow: a tailor make For him attempting who was self subdu'd ;

Kent. Ay, a tailor, sir; a stone-cutter, or a And, in the testment of this dread exploit, painter, could not have made him so ill, though Drew on me here. they had been but two hours at the trade. Kent, None of these rogues, and cowards,

Corn. Speak yet, how grew your quarrel ? But Ajax is their fool.
Stew, This ancient ruffian, sir, whose life I Corn.

Fetch forth the stocks ho! At suit of his gray beard, -- [have spard, You stubborn ancient knave, you reverend Kent. Thou whorson zed! thou unnecessary We'll teach you-

[braggart, letter!--My lord, if you will give me leave, 1 Kent.

Sir, I am too old to learn

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