King Lear
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Enter with Drumme and Colours, Edmund, Regan.Enter, with drum and colours, Edmund, Regan, KL V.i.1.1
Gentlemen, and Souldiers.gentlemen, and soldiers. KL V.i.1.2
Bast. EDMUND  
(to a gentleman) KL V.i.1.3
Know of the Duke if his last purpose hold,Know of the Duke if his last purpose holdpurpose (n.)intention, aim, planKL V.i.1
Or whether since he is aduis'd by oughtOr whether since he is advised by aughtaught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
KL V.i.2
advise, avise (v.)
old form: aduis'd
warn, counsel, caution
To change the course, he's full of alteration,To change the course. (To Regan) He's full of alterationcourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingKL V.i.3
And selfe reprouing, bring his constant pleasure.And self-reproving. (To gentleman) Bring his constant pleasure.pleasure (n.)intention, resolution, desireKL V.i.4
constant (adj.)settled, resolved, decided
Exit gentleman KL V.i.4.1
Reg. REGAN 
Our Sisters man is certainely miscarried.Our sister's man is certainly miscarried.miscarry (v.)come to harm, perish, meet deathKL V.i.5
Bast. EDMUND 
'Tis to be doubted Madam.'Tis to be doubted, madam.doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]KL V.i.6.1
Reg. REGAN 
Now sweet Lord,Now, sweet lord, KL V.i.6.2
You know the goodnesse I intend vpon you:You know the goodness I intend upon you.goodness (n.)
old form: goodnesse
benefit, advantage, successful outcome
KL V.i.7
Tell me but truly, but then speake the truth,Tell me but truly – but then speak the truth –  KL V.i.8
Do you not loue my Sister?Do you not love my sister? KL V.i.9.1
Bast. EDMUND 
In honour'd Loue.In honoured love.honoured (adj.)honourable, dignified, virtuousKL V.i.9.2
Reg. REGAN 
But haue you neuer found my Brothers way,But have you never found my brother's way KL V.i.10
To the fore-fended place?To the forfended place?forfended (adj.)
old form: fore-fended
forbidden, prohibited, denied
KL V.i.11.1
EDMUND 
That thought abuses you.abuse (v.)demean, do wrong to, dishonourKL V.i.11.2
REGAN 
I am doubtful that you have been conjunctdoubtful (adj.)fearful, worried, apprehensiveKL V.i.12
conjunct (adj.)coupled, conjoined, united
And bosomed with her, as far as we call hers.bosomed (adj.)intimate, closeKL V.i.13
Bast. EDMUND 
No by mine honour, Madam.No, by mine honour, madam. KL V.i.14
Reg. REGAN 
I neuer shall endure her, deere my LordI never shall endure her; dear my lord, KL V.i.15
Be not familiar with her.Be not familiar with her.familiar (adj.)unduly intimate, too closeKL V.i.16.1
Bast. EDMUND 
Feare not,Fear not. KL V.i.16.2
she and the Duke her husband.She and the Duke her husband! KL V.i.17
Enter with Drum and Colours, Albany, Gonerill,Enter, with drum and colours, Albany, Gonerill, and KL V.i.18.1
Soldiers.soldiers KL V.i.18.2
GONERILL  
(aside) KL V.i.18
I had rather lose the battle than that sister KL V.i.18
Should loosen him and me. KL V.i.19
Alb. ALBANY 
Our very louing Sister, well be-met:Our very loving sister, well be-met.bemeet (v.)
old form: be-met
meet with, encounter
KL V.i.20
Sir, this I heard, the King is come to his DaughterSir, this I heard; the King is come to his daughter, KL V.i.21
With others, whom the rigour of our StateWith others whom the rigour of our statestate (n.)government, ruling body, administrationKL V.i.22
rigour (n.)strength, severity, harshness
Forc'd to cry out.Forced to cry out. Where I could not be honest, KL V.i.23
I never yet was valiant. For this business, KL V.i.24
It touches us as France invades our land,touch (v.)affect, concern, regard, relate toKL V.i.25
Not bolds the King, with others – whom, I fear,bold (v.)make bold, hearten, encourageKL V.i.26
Most just and heavy causes make oppose.heavy (adj.)grave, serious, weightyKL V.i.27
EDMUND 
Sir, you speak nobly. KL V.i.28.1
Regan. REGAN 
Why is this reasond?Why is this reasoned?reason (v.)raise, bring up, discussKL V.i.28.2
Gone. GONERILL 
Combine together 'gainst the Enemie:Combine together 'gainst the enemy. KL V.i.29
For these domesticke and particurlar broiles,For these domestic and particular broilsparticular (adj.)
old form: particurlar
personal, special, private
KL V.i.30
broil (n.)
old form: broiles
quarrel, row, disturbance
domestic (adj.)
old form: domesticke
internal, to do with home affairs, local
Are not the question heere.Are not the question here. KL V.i.31.1
Alb. ALBANY 
Let's then determineLet's then determinedetermine (v.)make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]KL V.i.31.2
with th'ancient of warre / On our proceeding.With th' ancient of war on our proceeding.proceeding (n.)course of action, measuresKL V.i.32
ancient, aunchient (n.)most experienced, senior officer
EDMUND 
I shall attend you presently at your tent.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceKL V.i.33
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
Reg. REGAN 
Sister you'le go with vs?Sister, you'll go with us? KL V.i.34
Gon. GONERILL 
No.No. KL V.i.35
Reg. REGAN 
'Tis most conuenient, pray go with vs.'Tis most convenient. Pray go with us. KL V.i.36
Gon. GONERILL  
(aside) KL V.i.37.1
Oh ho, I know the Riddle, I will goe.O, ho, I know the riddle. (Aloud) I will go. KL V.i.37
Exeunt both the Armies.Exeunt both the armies KL V.i.37
Enter Edgar.As Albany is going out, enter Edgar KL V.i.38
Edg. EDGAR 
If ere your Grace had speech with man so poore,If e'er your grace had speech with man so poor, KL V.i.38
Heare me one word.Hear me one word. KL V.i.39.1
Alb. ALBANY  
(to his captains) KL V.i.39.1
Ile ouertake you,I'll overtake you. KL V.i.39.2
(To Edgar) KL V.i.39.2
speake.Speak. KL V.i.39.3
Edg. EDGAR 
Before you fight the Battaile, ope this Letter:Before you fight the battle, ope this letter.ope (v.)openKL V.i.40
If you haue victory, let the Trumpet soundIf you have victory, let the trumpet sound KL V.i.41
For him that brought it: wretched though I seeme,For him that brought it. Wretched though I seem, KL V.i.42
I can produce a Champion, that will proueI can produce a champion that will provechampion (n.)warrior, fighter, man of valourKL V.i.43
What is auouched there. If you miscarry,What is avouched there. If you miscarry,miscarry (v.)come to harm, perish, meet deathKL V.i.44
avouch (v.)
old form: auouched
declare, assert, affirm
Your businesse of the world hath so an end,Your business of the world hath so an end, KL V.i.45
And machination ceases. Fortune loues you.And machination ceases. Fortune love you.machination (n.)plotting, intrigue, schemingKL V.i.46
Alb. ALBANY 
Stay till I haue read the Letter.Stay till I have read the letter. KL V.i.47.1
Edg. EDGAR 
I was forbid it:I was forbid it. KL V.i.47.2
When time shall serue, let but the Herald cry,When time shall serve, let but the herald crycry (v.)speak loudly, shout out, proclaimKL V.i.48
And Ile appeare againe. And I'll appear again. KL V.i.49
Exit.Exit KL V.i.49
Alb. ALBANY 
Why farethee well, I will o're-looke thy paper.Why, fare thee well. I will o'erlook thy paper.overlook (v.)
old form: o're-looke
look over, peruse, read through
KL V.i.50
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
Enter Edmund.Enter Edmund KL V.i.51.1
Bast. EDMUND 
The Enemy's in view, draw vp your powers,The enemy's in view; draw up your powers.power (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyKL V.i.51
Heere is the guesse of their true strength and Forces,Here is the guess of their true strength and forces KL V.i.52
By dilligent discouerie, but your hastBy diligent discovery; but your hastediscovery (n.)
old form: discouerie
reconnaisance, reconnoitring, spying
KL V.i.53
diligent (adj.)
old form: dilligent
assiduous, persistent
Is now vrg'd on you.Is now urged on you. KL V.i.54.1
Alb. ALBANY 
We will greet the time. We will greet the time. KL V.i.54.2
Exit.Exit KL V.i.54
Bast. EDMUND 
To both these Sisters haue I sworne my loue:To both these sisters have I sworn my love; KL V.i.55
Each iealous of the other, as the stungEach jealous of the other as the stungjealous (adj.)
old form: iealous
suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
KL V.i.56
Are of the Adder. Which of them shall I take?Are of the adder. Which of them shall I take? KL V.i.57
Both? One? Or neither? Neither can be enioy'dBoth? One? Or neither? Neither can be enjoyed KL V.i.58
If both remaine aliue: To take the Widdow,If both remain alive. To take the widow KL V.i.59
Exasperates, makes mad her Sister Gonerill,Exasperates, makes mad, her sister Gonerill, KL V.i.60
And hardly shall I carry out my side,And hardly shall I carry out my side, KL V.i.61
Her husband being aliue. Now then, wee'l vseHer husband being alive. Now then, we'll use KL V.i.62
His countenance for the Battaile, which being done,His countenance for the battle, which being done,countenance (n.)position, standing, authorityKL V.i.63
Let her who would be rid of him, deuiseLet her who would be rid of him devise KL V.i.64
His speedy taking off. As for the mercieHis speedy taking off. As for the mercytaking-off (n.)
old form: taking off
killing, elimination, removal
KL V.i.65
Which he intends to Lear and to Cordelia,Which he intends to Lear and to Cordelia, KL V.i.66
The Battaile done, and they within our power,The battle done and they within our power, KL V.i.67
Shall neuer see his pardon: for my state,Shall never see his pardon; for my statestate (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairsKL V.i.68
Stands on me to defend, not to debate. Stands on me to defend, not to debate.stand (v.)depend, remain dependent, continueKL V.i.69
Exit.Exit KL V.i.69
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