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By you to be sustained, shall our abode
Revenue, execution of the rest,
Kent, on thy life, no more.
wage against thine enemies, nor fear to lose it,
Out of my sight!
1 Thus the quarto ; folio, “we shall retain."
4 The folio reads, “reserve thy state ;' and has falls instead of
5 This is, perhaps, a word of the Poet's own; meaning the same as reverberates.
6 The expression to wage against is used in a letter from Guil. Webbe to Robt. Wilmot, prefixed to Tancred and Gismund, 1592 : You shall not be able to wage against me in the charges growing upon this action."
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Kent. See better, Lear, and let me still remain
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 !
[To REGAN and GONERIL. 1 The blank is the mark at which men shoot.
2 “ They to whom I have surrendered my authority, yielding me the ability to dispense it in this instance.” Quarto B. reads 6 malce good.”
3 Thus the quartos. The folio reads " disasters.” By diseases are meant uneasinesses, inconveniences.
4 The quartos read “ Friendship ;” and in the next line, instead of 6 dear shelter," " protection.”
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Re-enter GLOSTER, with FRANCE, BURGUNDY, and
Glo. Here's France and Burgundy, my noble lord.
Lear. My lord of Burgundy, We first address towards you, who with this king Hath rivalled for our daughter. What, in the least, Will you require in present dower with her, Or cease your quest of love? Bur.
Most royal majesty,
Right noble Burgundy,
I know no answer.
Pardon me, royal sir ; Election makes not up on such conditions.
Lear. Then leave her, sir; for, by the power that
I tell you all her wealth.–For you, great king,
1 A quest is a seeking or pursuit: the expedition in which a knight was engaged is often so named in the Faerie Queen.
Seeming here means specious. 3 i. e. ouins.
4 That is, I cannot decide to take her upon such terms; or, such conditions leave me no choice.
I would not from your love make such a stray,
This is most strange!
your praise, balm of your age,
I yet beseech your majesty,
France. Is it but this ? a tardiness in nature,
1 In the phraseology of Shakspeare's age, that and as were convertible words. The uncommon verb to monster occurs again in Coriolanus.
2 The former affection which you professed for her must become the subject of reproach. Taint is here an abbreviation of attaint.
3 i. e. “ if cause I want,” &c.
When it is mingled with respects,' that stand
Lear. Nothing. I have sworn; I am firm.
Bur. I am sorry, then, you have so lost a father,
Peace be with Burgundy!
poor; Most choice, forsaken; and most loved, despised Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon ; Be it lawful, I take up what's cast away. Gods, gods! 'tis strange, that from their cold'st neglect, My love should kindle to inflamed respect.-Thy dowerless daughter, king, thrown to my chance, Is queen of us, of ours, and our fair France ; Not all the dukes of waterish Burgundy Shall buy this unprized precious maid of me.-Bid them farewell, Cordelia, though unkind; Thou losest here, a better where ? to find.
Lear. Thou hast her, France. Let her be thine; for
Have no such daughter, nor shall ever see
ALBANY, GLOSTER, and Attendants.
Cor. The jewels of our father, with washed eyes Cordelia leaves you ; I know you what you are ;
1 i. e. with cautious and prudential considerations. The folio has regards.
2 Here and where have the power of nouns.
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