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Call not your stocks for me; I serve the king; Brought near to beast: my face I'll grime with On whose employment I was sent to you:

filth; You shall do small respect, show

too bold malice Blanket my loins; elf all my hair in knots ; Against the grace and person of my master, And with presented nakedness outface Stocking his messenger.

The winds, and persecutions of the sky. Corn.

Fetch forth the stocks: The country gives me proof and precedent As I've life and honour, there shall he sit till Of Bedlam beggars, who, with roaring voices, noon.

(night too. Strike in their numb'd and mortified bare arms Reg. Till noon! till night, my lord; and all Pins, wooden pricks, nails, sprigs of rosemary ;

Kent. Why, madam, if I were your father's And with this horrible object, from low farms, You should not use me so.

[dog, Poor pelting villages, sheep-cotes and mills, Reg.

Sir, being his knave, I will. Sometime with lunatick bans, sometime with
[Stocks brought out.
prayers,

[Tom! Corn. This is a fellow of the selfsame colour Enforce their charity.- Poor Turlygoodi poor Our sister speaks of :-Come, bring away the That's something yet; Edgar I nothing am. Ezit.

stocks. Glo. Let me beseech your grace not to do so:

SCENE IV. Before Gloster's Castle. His fault is much, and the good king his muster Enter LEAR, Fool, and Gentleman. Will check him for't: your purpos'd low cor- Lear. 'Tis strange, that they should so depart rection

from home, Is such, as basest and contemned'st wretches, And not send back my messenger. For pilferings and most common trespasses, Gent.

As I learn'd, Are punish'd with : the king must take it ill, The night before there was no purpose in them That he, --so slightly valu'd in his messenger, of this remove. Should have him thus restrain'd.

Kent.

Hail to thee, noble master! Corn.

I'll answer that.

Lear. How Reg. My sister may receive it much more Mak'st thou this shame thy pastime? worse,

Kent.

No, my lord. To have her gentleman abus'd, assaulted,

Fool. Ha, ha; look! he wears cruel garters! For following her affairs.-- Put in his legs.- Horses are tied by the heads; dogs, and bears,

(Kent is put in the Stocks. by the neck; monkeys by the loins, and men Come, my good lord; away.

by the legs: when a man is over-lusty at legs, [Exeunt Rroan and CORNWALL. then he wears wooden nether-stocks. Glo. I am sorry for thee, friend; 'tis the duke's

Lear. What's he, that hath so much thy place pleasure,

To set thee here?

(mistook Whose disposition, all the world well knows, Kent,

It is both he and she, Will not be rubb'd, nor stopp'd ; I'll entreat for Your son and daughter. thee.

Lear. No. Kens. 'Pray, do not, sir; I have watch’d, and

Kent. Yes. traveli'd hard;

Lear. No, I say. Some time I shall sleep out, the rest I'll whistle.

Kent. I say, yea. A good man's fortune may grow out at heels:

Lear. No, no; they would not. Give you good morrow!

Kent. Yes, they have. Glo. The duke's to blame in this; 'twill be

Lear. By Jupiter, I swear no. ill taken.

[Ecit.

Kent. By Juno, I swear, ay. Kent. Good king, that must approve the com- Lear. They durst not do't; (murder, mon saw!

They could not, would not do't; 'tis worse than Thou out of heaven's benediction com'st

To do, upon respect, such violent outrage : To the warm sun!

Resolve me, with all modest haste, which way Approach, thou beacon to this under globe,

Thou night'st deserve, or they impose, this That by thy comfortable beams I may (cles, Coming from us.

(usage, Peruse this letter!--- Nothing almost sees mira

Kent.

My lord, when at their home But misery :- I know 'tis from Cordelia:

I did commend your highness' letters to them, Who hath most fortunately been inform'd

Ere I was risen from the place that show'd Of my obscured course; and shall find time

My duty kneeling, came there a reeking post, From this enormous state, -seeking,--to give Stew'd in his haste, half breathless, panting Losses their remedies :-All weary and o'er- From Goneril his mistress, salutations: [forth, watch'd,

Deliver'd letters, spite of intermission, Take vantage, heavy eyes, not to behold

Which presently they read; on whose contents, This shameful lodging.

They summond up their meiny, straight took Fortune, good night-smile once moreturn Commanded me to follow, and attend [horse; thy wheel!

(He sleeps. The leisure of their answer; gave me cold looks: SCENE III. A Part of the Heath.

And meeting here the other messenger,

Whose welcome, I perceiv'd, had poison'd mine Enter EDGAR.

(Being the very fellow that of late Edg. I heard myself proclaim'd,

Display'd so saucily against your highness), And, by the happy hollow of a tree,

Having more man than wit about me, drew; Escap'd the hunt. No port is free: no place, He rais'd the house with loud and coward cries : That guard, and most unusual vigilance, Your son and daughter found this trespass worth Does not attend my taking. While I may The shame which here it suffers. scape,

Fooi. Winter's not gone yet, if the wild geese I will preserve myself: and am bethonght

fly that way. To take the basest and most poorest shape,

Fathers, that wear rags, That ever penury, in contempt of man,

Do make their children blind;

reason

But fathers, that bear bags,

Shсuld he sit here? This act persuades me,
Shall see their children kind.

That this remotion of the duke and her
Fortune, that arrant whore,

Is practice only. Give me my servant forth: Ne'er turns the key to the poor.- Go, tell the duke and his wife, I'd speak with But, for all this, thou shalt have as many dolours them,

[me, for thy daughters, as thou canst tell in a year. Now, presently: bid them come forth and hear Lear. O, how this mother swells up toward Or at their chamber door I'll beat the drum, my heart!

Till it cry-Siecp to death. Hysterica passio! down, thou climbing sorrow, Glo. I'd have all well betwixt you. (Exit. Thy element's below!-- Where is this daughter? Lear. O me, my heart, my rising heart !-- but, Kent. With the earl, sir, here within.

down, Lear.

Follow me not; Fool. Cry to it, nuncle, as the cockney did to Stay here.

[Exit. the eels, when she put them i' the paste alive; Gent. Made you no more offence than what she rapp'd 'em o' the coxcombs with a stick, you speak of?

and cry'd, Doron, wantons, down : 'Twas her broKent. None.

(train ? ther, that in pure kindness to his borse, butHow chance the king comes with so small a ter'd his hay.

Fool. An thou hadst been set i' the stocks for Enter CORNWALL, REGAN, GLOSTER,and Servants. that question, thou hadst well deserved it. Lear. Good morrow to you both. Kent. Why, fool ?

Corn.

Hail to your grace Fool. We'll set thee to school to an ant, to

(KENT is set et liberty. teach thee there's no labouring in the winter. Reg. I am glad to see your highness. All that follow their noses are led by their eyes, Lear. Regan, I think you are: I know what but blind men; and there's not a nose among twenty, but can smell him that's stinking. Let I have to think so: if thou should'st not be glad, go thy hold, when a great wheel runs down a 1 would divorce me from thy mother's tomb, hill, lest it break thy neck with following it; Sepulchring an adultress.-0, are you free? but the great one that goes up the hill, let him

[T. KENT draw thee after. When a wise man gives thee Some other time for that.- Beloved Regan, better counsel, give me mine again: I would Thy sister's naught: 0 Regan, she hath tied have none but knaves follow it, since a fool Sharp-tooth'd unkindness, like a vulture here.-gives it.

[Points to his heart. That, sir, which serves and seeks for gain, I can scarce speak to thee; thou'lt not believe, And follows but for form,

Of how deprav'd a quality-O Regan! Will pack, when it begins to rain,

Reg.

pray you, sir, take patience; I have And leave thee in the storm.

hope, But I will tarry, the fool will stay,

You less know how to value her desert, And let the wise man fly:

Than she to scant her duty. The knave turns fool, that runs away;

Lear.

Say, how is that? The fool no knave, perdy.

Reg. I cannot think, my sister in the least Kent. Where learn'd you this, fool?

Would fail her obligation: If, sir, perchance, Fool. Not i' the stocks, foul.

She have restraind the riots of your followers, Re-enter LEAR, with GLOSTER.

'Tis on such ground, and to such wholesome Lear. Deny to speak with me? They are As clears her from all blame.

(end, sick ? they are weary?

Lear. My curses on her! They have travell'd hard to-night? Mere fetches; Reg.

O, sir, you are old ; The images of revolt and flying off!

Nature in you stands on the very verge Fetch me a better answer.

Of her contine : you should be rul'd, and led Glo.

My dear lord, By some discretion, that discerns your state You know the fiery quality of the duke; Better than you yourself; Therefore, I pray How unremoveable and fix'd he is

That to our sister you do make return; (you, In his own course.

Say, you have wrong'd her, sir. Lear. Vengeance! plague! death! confusion!- Leor.

Ask her forgiveness ? Fiery? what quality? Why, Gloster, Gloster, Do you but mark how this becomes the house : I'd speak with the duke of Cornwall, and his Dear daughter, I confess that I am old : wife.

(so. Age is unnecessary; on my knees I veg, Glo. Well, my good lord, I have inform'd them

Kneeling. Lear. Inform’d them! Dost thou understand That you'll vouchsafe me raiment, brd, and food. Glo. Ay, my good lord.

(me, man?

Reg. Good sir, no more; these are unsighily Lear. The king would speak with Cornwall, Return you to my sister.

Ttricks: the dear father (service: Lear.

Never, Regan : Would with his daughter speak, commands her She hath abated me of half my train; Are they inform'd of this ?My breath and Look'd black upon me: struck me with her blood

[that

tongue,
Fiery ? the fiery duke ?- Tell the hot duke, Most serpentlike, upon the very heart :-
No, but not yet :-may be, he is not well: All the stord vengeances of heiven fall
Infirmity doth still neglect all oflìce,

On her ingrateful top! Strike her young bones, Whereto our health is bound; we are not our- You taking airs, with lameness ! selves, [mind Corn.

Fye, fye, fre! When nature, being oppress'd, commands the Lear. You nimble lightnings, dart your blinaTo suffer with the body: I'll forbear;

ing flames And am fallen out with my more headier will, Into her scorinl eyes! Infect her beauty, To take the indispos'd and sickly fit

You fen-suck'd fogs, drown by the powerful For the sound inau. Death on my state! where- To fall and blast her pride! fore (Looking on BEXT. Reg.

O the blest godis!

on.

So will you wish on me, when the rash mood is Which I must needs call mine : thou art a boil,

(curse; A plague-sore, an einbossed carbuncle, Lear. No, Regan, thon shall never have my In my corrupted blood. But I'll not chide thee. Thy tender-hefted nature shalt not give Let shame come when it will, I do not call it: Thee o'er to harshness; her eyes are tierce, but I do not bid the thunder-bearer shoot, thine

Nor tell tales of thee to high-judging Jove: Do confort, and not burn : 'Tis not in thee Mend, when thou canst: be better at thy leisure: To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train, I can be patient; I can stay with Regan, To bandy hasty words, to scant my sizes, I, and my hundred knights. And, in conclusion, to oppose the bolt

Reg.

Not altogether so, sir;
Against my coming id: thon better know'st I look'd not for you yet, nor am provided
The offices of nature, bond of childhood, For your fit welcome: Give ear, sir, to my sister;
Effects of courtesy, dues of gratitude ; For those that mingle reason with your passion,
Thy half o' the kingdom hast thou not forgot, Must be content to think you old, and so-
Wherein I thee endow'd.

But she knows what she does.
Reg.
Good sir, to the purpose.

Lear.

Is this well spoken now? [Trumpets within. Reg. I dare avouch it, sir: what, fifty folLear. Who put my man i' the stocks?

lowers ? Corn.

What trumpet's that? Is it not well? What should you need of more? Enter Steward,

Yea, or so many ? sith that both charge and Reg. I know't, my sister's; this approves her danger

(house, letter,

(come? Speak 'gainst so great a number? How, in one That she would soon be here.—Is your lady should many people, under two commands, Luar. This is a slave, whose easy-borrow'd Hold amity? Tis hard; almost impossible. pride

Gon. Why might not you, my lord, receive Dwells in the fickle grace of ber he follows:

attendance

(mine? Out, varlet, from my sight!

From those that she calls servants, or from Corn.

What means your grace? Reg. Why not, my lord ? If then they chanc'd Lear. Who stock'd my servant? Regan, I

to slack you, have good hope

[0 heavens, We could control them: If you will come to me Thou didst not know of 't.- Who comes here: (For now I spy a danger), l'entreat you Enter GONERIL.

To bring but five and twenty; to no more
If you do love old men, if your sweet sway Will I give place or notice.
Allow obedience, if yourselves are old,

Lear. I gave you all-
Make it your cause; send down, and take my Reg.

And in good time you gave it. part!

Lear. Made you my guardians, my depositaArt not asham'd to look upon this beard ? But kept a reservation to be follow:

[ries; [To GONERIL. With such a number: What, must I come to you 0, Regan, wilt thou take her by the hand ? With five and twenty, Regan? said you so? Gm. Why not by the hand, sir? How have Reg. And speak it again, my lord; no more I offended?

with me.

[farourel, All's not offence, that indiscretion finds, Lear. Those wicked creatures yet do look well And dotage terms so.

When others are more wicked; not being the Lear.

O, sides, you are too tough! worst, Will you yet hold ?—How came my man i' the Stands in some rank of praise:- I'll go with thee; stocks?

(TO GONERIL. Corn. I set him there, sir: but his own disorders Thy fifty yet doth double five and twenty, Deserv'd much less advancement.

And thou art twice her love.
Lear.
You! did you? Gon,

Hear me, my lord :
Reg. I pray you, father, being weak, seem so. What need you five and twenty, ten, or five,
If, till the expiration of your month,

To follow in a house, where twice so many You will return and sojourn with my sister, Have a command to tend you ? Dismissing half your train, come then to me; Reg.

What need one? I am now from home, and out of that provision Lear. O, reason not the need : our basest Which shall be needful for your entertainment. beggars

Lear. Return to her, and fifty men dismiss'd ? Are in the poorest things superfluous : No, rather I abjure all roofs, and choose Allow not nature more than nature needs, To wage against the enmity o' the air; Man's life is cheap as boast's: thou art a lady; To be a comrade with the wolf and owl, If only to go warm were gorgeous, Necessity's sharp pinch !--Return with her? Why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous Why, the hot-blooded France, that dowerless wear'st,

(need,took

Which scarcely keeps thee warm.--But, for true Our youngest born, I could as well be brought You heavens, give me that patience, patience To knee his throne, and, squirelike, pension beg I need ! To keep base life afoot :-Return with her! You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, Persuade me rather to be slave and sumpter As full of grief as age; wretched in both ! To this detested groom.

If it be you that stir these daughters' hearts (Looking on the Steward. Against their father, fool me not so much Gon.

At your choice, sir. To bear it tamely; touch me with noble anger! Lear. I priythee, daughter, do not make me o, let not women's weapons, water-drops,

Stain my man's cheeks |--No, you unnatural I will not trouble thee, my child; farewell: I will have such revenges on you both, (hags, We'll no more meet, no more see one another:- That all the world shall I will do such things, -But yet thou art my flesh, my blood, my daugh. What they are, yet I know not; but they shall be Or rather a disease that's in my tlesh, [ter;, The terrors of the earth. You think, I'll weepi

mad;

No, I'll not weep:

Intelligent of our state ; what hath been seen, I have full cause of weeping; but this heart Either in snuffs and packings of the dukes: Shall break into a hundred thousand flaws, Or the hard rein which both of them have borne Or ere I'll weep :--0, fool, I shall go mad! Against the old kind king; or something deeper,

[Exeunt LEAR, GLOSTER, Kent, and Fool. Whereof, perchance,these are but furnishings:Corn. Let us withdraw, 'twill be a storm. But, true it is, from France there comes a power

(Storm heard at a distance. Into this scatter'd kingdom ; who already Reg.

This house Wise in our negligence, have secret feet Is little; the old man and his people cannot In some of our best ports, and are at point Be well bestow'd.

To show their open banner.-Now to you: Gon. 'Tis his own blame; he hath put If on my credit you dare build so far Himself from rest, and must needs taste his folly. To make your speed to Dover, you shall find Reg. For his particular, l'll receive him gladly, Some that will thank you, making just report

1 But not one follower.

Of how unnatural and bemadding sorrow Gon.

So am I purpos’d. The king hath cause to plain,
Where is my lord of Gloster ?

I am a gentleman of blood and breeding;
Re-enter GLOSTER.

And, from some knowledge and assurance, offer
Corn. Follow'd the old man forth :- he is re- This office to you.
Gio. The king is in high rage. (turn d. Gent, I will talk further with you.
Corn.
Whither is he going?
Kent.

No, do not. Gio. He calls to horse; but will I know not For confirmation that I am much more whither.

[himself. Than my out wall, open this purse, and take Corn. 'Tis best to give him way; he leads What it contains : If you shall see Cordelia Gon. My lord entreat him by no means to stay. (As fear not but you shall), show her this ring;

Glo. Alack, the night comes on, and the bleak And she will tell you who your fellow is Do sorely rufile; for many miles about (winds That yet you do not know. Fye on this storın ! There's scarce a bush.

I will go seek the king. Res.

0, sir, to wilful men, Gent. Give me your hand: Have you no more The injuries, that they themselves procure,

to say ?

(yet; Must be their schoolmasters: Shut up your

Kent. Few words, but, to effect, more than all He is attended with a desperate train; (doors; That, when we have found the king (in which And what they may incense him to, being apt your pain To have his ear abus'd, wisdom bids fear. That way; I'll this); he that first lights on him, Corn. Shut up your doors, my lord : 'tis a wild Holloa the other.

(Exunt sevirally. night;

SCENE II.
My Regan counsels well; come out o' the storm.

(Exeunt.!
Another part of the Heath. Storm continues.

Enter LEAR and Fool.
Lear. Blow, wind, and crack your cheeks!

rage! blow!

You cataracts, and hurricanoes, spout (cocks ! SCENE I. A Heath.

'Till you have drench'd our steeples,drown'd the

You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, A Storm is heard, with Thunder and Lightning.

Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Enter Kent, and a Gentleman, meeting. Singe my white bead! And thou, all-shaking Kent. Who's here beside foul weather?

thunder, Gent. One minded like the weather, most un- Strike flat the thick rotundity o' the world! quietly,

Crack nature's moulds, all germens spill at once, Kent. I know you; Where's the king ? That make ingrateful man!

Gent. Contending with the fretful element: Fool. O muncle, court holy-water in a dry Bids the wind blow the earth into the sea, house is better than this rain-water out o' door. Or swell the curled waters 'bove the main, Good nuncle, in, and ask thy daughter's blessThat things might change, or cease : tears his ing! Here's a night pities neither wise men nor white hair; fools.

(rain! Which the impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage, Lear. Rumble thy bellyfull ! Spit, fire ! spout, Catch in their fury, and make nothing of: Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters; Strives in his little world of man to out-scorn I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness, The to-and-fro conflicting wind and rain, I never gave you kingdom, call'd you children, This night, wherein the cub-drawn bear would You owe me no subscription-why, then let fali The lion and the belly-pinched wolf [couch, Yonr horrible pleasure; here I stand, your slave, Keep their fur dry, unbonnetted he runs, A poor, intirm, weak, and despis'd old man:And bids what will take all.

But yet I call you servile ministers, Kont.

But who is with him? That have with two pernicious daughters join'd Gent. None but the fool; who labours to outjest Your high engender'd battles, 'gainst a head His heart-struck injuries.

So old and white as this. 0! 0! 'tis foul ! Kent.

Sir, I do know you; Fool. He that has a house to put his head in, And dare upon the warrant of my art, has a good head-piece. Commend a dear thing to you. There is division, The cod-piece that trill house, Although as yet the face of it be cover'd

Before the head has any, With mutual cunning, 'twixt Albany and Corn

The head and he slaall louse; wall;

(stars

So beggars murry many. Who have (as who have not, that their great

The man that mak s his toe Thron'd and set high ?) servants who seem no

What he his heart should make,

Shall of a corn cry roe, Which are to France the spies and speculations

And turn his sleep to wake.

Art Third.

less;

---for there was never get fair woman, but she SCENE III. A Room in Gloster's Castle. made mouths in a glass.

Enter GLOSTER ar EDMUND.
Enter KENT.

Glo. Alack, alack, Edmund, I like not this

unnatural dealing; When I desired their leave Lear. No, I will be the pattern of all patience, that I might pity him, they took from me the I will say nothing.

use of mine own house; charged me, on pain Kent. Who's there?

of their perpetual displeasure, neither to speak Fool. Marry, here's grace, and a cod-piece- of him, entreat for him, nor any way sustain that's a wise man, and a fool. Inight, Edm. Most savage, and unnatural! [him. Kent. Alas, sir, are you here? things that love

Glo. Go to; say you nothing: There is diviLove not such nights as these; the wrathfulskies sion between the dukes; and a worse matter Gallow the very wanderers of the dark, man, than that: I have received a letter this night; And make them keep their caves : Since I was --'tis dangerous to be spoken :- I have locked Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder, the letter in my closet: these injuries the king Such groans of roaring wind and rain, I never

now bears will be revenged home; there is part Remember to have heard : man's nature cannot of a power already footed : we must incline to The affliction, nor the fear.

(carry the king. I will seek him, and privily relieve Lear.

Let the great gods, him: go you, and maintain talk with the duke, That keep this dreadful pother o'er our heads, that my charity be not of him perceived: If he Find out their enemies now. Tremble thou ask for me, I am ill, and gone to bed. If I dio wretch,

for it, as no less is threatened me, the king my That hast within thee undivulged crimes, old master must be relieved. There is some Unwhipp'd of justice: Ilide thce, thou bloody strange thing toward, Edmund : pray you, be handcareful.

(Erit. Thou perjur'd, and thou simular man of virtue

Edm. This courtesy,forbid thee, shall the duke That art incestuous : Caitiff

, to pieces shake, Instantly know; and of that letter too:That under covert and convenient seeming This seems a fair deserving, and must draw me Hast practis'd on man's life !-Close pent-up That which my father loses; no less than all : guilts,

The younger rises, when the old doth fall. Rive your concealing continents, and cry

(Exit. These dreadful sunnioners grace. I am a man, More sinu'd against, than sinning.

SCENE IV. A Part of the Heath with a Horcl. Kent. Alack, bare-headed !

Enter LEAR, KENT, and Fool. Gracious, my lord, hard by here is a hovel- Kent. Here is the place, my lord; good my sorue friendship will it lend you 'gainst the lord, enter: tempest-

The tyrauny of the open night's too rough Repose you there: while I to this hard house, For nature to endure.

(Storm still More hard than is the stone whereof 'tis rais d ; Lear.

Let me alone. Which even but now, demanding after you, Kent. Good my lord, enter here. Denied me to come in), return and force

Lear.

Wilt break my heart? Their scanty courtesy.

Kent. I'd rather break mine own: Good my L-ar. My wits begin to turn

lord, enter.

(tentious storm Come on, my boy: How dost, my boy? Art

Lear. Thou think'st'tis much, that this concold?

Invades us to the skin : so 'tis to thee; I am cold myself.- Where is this straw, my fel. But where the greater malady is tixed, low?

The lesser is scarce felt. Thou'dst shun a bear; The art of our necessities is strange,

Put if thy flight lay toward the raging sea, That can make vile things precious. Come, Thou'dst meet the bear i' the mouth. When the your hovel,

mind's free, Poorfool and knave, I have one part in my heart The body's delicate : the tempest in my mind That's sorry yet for thee.

Doth from my senses take all feeling else, Fool. He that has a little tiny wit,

Save what beats there.-Filial ingratitude ! With a heigh, ho, the wind and the main -- Is it not as this mouth should tear this hand, Must make content with his fortunes fit; Forlifting food to't?-But I will punish home:-For the rain it raineth every ulay.

No, I will weep no more.-In such a night Lear. True, my good boy.- Come, bring us to To shut me ont !--Pour on; I will endure :-

this hovel. (Exeunt Lean and Kent. In such a night as this! O Regan, Goneril Fool. This is a brave night to cool a courtesan. Your old kind father, whose frank heart

gave .-II speak a prophecy ere I go :

ali, When priests are more in word than matter-- O, that way madness lies; let me shun that; When brewers mar their malt with water- No more of that, When nobles are their tailors' tutors

Kent.

Good, my lord, enter here. No ereti n'd, but wenches' suitors : Lxar. 'Pr'ythee, go in thyself; seek thine When every case in law is right

own ease: No squire in debt, nor no poor knight- This tempest will not give me leave to ponder When slanders do not live in tongues- On things would hurt me more.--But I'll go in, Nor cutpurses come not to throngs-- In, boy ; go first.-[To ore Fool.) You houseless When usurers tell their gold i' the field-

poverty, And bawds and whores do churches build :- Nay,get thec in. I'll pray, and then I'll sleep.Then shall the realm of Albion

(Fool goes in. ('one to great confusion.

Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, Then comes the time, who lives to seet, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm, That going shall be us'd with feet.

How shall your houseless heads, and unled This prophecy Merliu shall make; for I live sides,

(you before his time.

[Erit. Your loop'd and window'd raggedness, defend

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