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Thy medicine on my lips; and let this kiss
Kind and dear princess!
'tis fittest. Cor. How does my royal lord? How fares your
Sir, do you know me?
Lear. Where have I been? Where am I?-Fair day
O, look upon me, sir,
Pray, do not mock me:
And so I am, I am.
I will drink it.
No cause, no cause.
In your own kingdom, sir. Lear. Do not abuse me.
Phys. Be comforted, good madam: the great rage,
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
Most certain, sir.
As 'tis said,
They say, Edgar,
Kent. Report is changeable.
Gent. The arbitrement is like to be a bloody. Fare you well, sir.
[Erit. Kent. My point and period will be throughly
wrought, Or well, or ill, as this day's battle's fought.] [Exit.
ACT V. SCENE I.
The Camp of the British Forces, near Dover.
Enter, with drums and colours, EDMUND, REGAN,
Officers, Soldiers, and Others. Edm. Know of the duke, if his last purpose hold; Or, whether since he is advis'd by aught To change the course : He's full of alteration, And self-reproving :-bring his constant pleasure.
[To an Officer, who goes out. Reg. Our sister's man is certainly miscarried. Edm. 'Tis to be doubted, madam. Reg.
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 honour'd love. [Reg. But have you never found my brother's way To the forefended place? Edm.
That thought abuses you. Reg. I am doubtful that you have been conjunct And bosom'd with her, as far as we call hers.
Edm. No, by mine honour, madam.]
Reg. I never shall endure her: Dear my lord, Be not familiar with her.
Fear me not: She, and the duke her husband,
Enter ALBANY, GONERIL, and Soldiers. Gon. I had rather lose the battle, than that sister Should loosen him and me.
Edm. Sir, you speak nobly.]
Why is this reason'd?
Let us then determine
Edm. I shall attend you presently at your tent.
go. As they are going out, enter EDGAR disguised. Edg. If e'er your grace had speech with man so
poor, Hear me one word.