King Lear

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Enter Lear, Kent, and Foole.Enter Lear, Kent, and the Fool KL III.iv.1
Kent. KENT 
Here is the place my Lord, good my Lord enter,Here is the place, my lord; good my lord, enter. KL III.iv.1
The tirrany of the open night's too roughThe tyranny of the open night's too roughtyranny (n.)

old form: tirrany
cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
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For Nature to endure. For nature to endure.nature (n.)
human nature
KL III.iv.3.1
Storme stillStorm stillstill (adv.)
ever, now [as before]
KL III.iv.3
Lear. LEAR 
Let me alone.Let me alone. KL III.iv.3.2
Kent. KENT 
Good my Lord enter heere.Good my lord, enter here. KL III.iv.4.1
Lear. LEAR 
Wilt breake my heart?Wilt break my heart? KL III.iv.4.2
Kent. KENT 
I had rather breake mine owne, / Good my Lord enter.I had rather break mine own. Good my lord, enter. KL III.iv.5
Lear. LEAR 
Thou think'st 'tis much that this contentious stormeThou think'st 'tis much that this contentious stormcontentious (adj.)
hostile, belligerent, quarrelsome
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Inuades vs to the skin so: 'tis to thee,Invades us to the skin; so 'tis to thee. KL III.iv.7
But where the greater malady is fixt,But where the greater malady is fixed,fixed (adj.)

old form: fixt
rooted, established, in place
KL III.iv.8
The lesser is scarce felt. Thou'dst shun a Beare,The lesser is scarce felt. Thou'dst shun a bear; KL III.iv.9
But if they flight lay toward the roaring Sea,But if thy flight lay toward the roaring sea KL III.iv.10
Thou'dst meete the Beare i'th'mouth, when the mind's free,Thou'dst meet the bear i'the mouth. When the mind's freefree (adj.)
free of worry, untroubled, carefree
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The bodies delicate: the tempest in my mind,The body's delicate; this tempest in my minddelicate (adj.)
sensitive, tender, not robust
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Doth from my sences take all feeling else,Doth from my senses take all feeling else KL III.iv.13
Saue what beates there, Filliall ingratitude,Save what beats there. – Filial ingratitude!beat (v.)

old form: beates
hammer away, ponder furiously
KL III.iv.14
Is it not as this mouth should teare this handIs it not as this mouth should tear this hand KL III.iv.15
For lifting food too't? But I will punish home;For lifting food to't? But I will punish home.home (adv.)
fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
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No, I will weepe no more; in such a night,No, I will weep no more! In such a night KL III.iv.17
To shut me out? Poure on, I will endure:To shut me out! Pour on; I will endure. KL III.iv.18
In such a night as this? O Regan, Gonerill,In such a night as this! O Regan, Gonerill! KL III.iv.19
Your old kind Father, whose franke heart gaue all,Your old kind father, whose frank heart gave all!frank (adj.)

old form: franke
generous, liberal, bounteous
KL III.iv.20
O that way madnesse lies, let me shun that:O, that way madness lies; let me shun that; KL III.iv.21
No more of that.No more of that! KL III.iv.22.1
Kent. KENT 
Good my Lord enter here.Good my lord, enter here. KL III.iv.22.2
Lear. LEAR 
Prythee go in thy selfe, seeke thine owne ease,Prithee go in thyself: seek thine own ease. KL III.iv.23
This tempest will not giue me leaue to ponderThis tempest will not give me leave to ponder KL III.iv.24
On things would hurt me more, but Ile goe in,On things would hurt me more; but I'll go in. KL III.iv.25
(To the Fool) KL III.iv.26
In Boy, go first. You houselesse pouertie, In, boy, go first. – You houseless poverty –  KL III.iv.26
Nay get thee in; Ile pray, and then Ile sleepe.Nay, get thee in. I'll pray and then I'll sleep. KL III.iv.27
Exit the Fool KL III.iv.27
Poore naked wretches, where so ere you arePoor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, KL III.iv.28
That bide the pelting of this pittilesse storme,That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,bide (v.)
endure, suffer, undergo
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How shall your House-lesse heads, and vnfed sides,How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, KL III.iv.30
Your lop'd, and window'd raggednesse defend youYour looped and windowed raggedness, defend youwindowed (adj.)

old form: window'd
full of holes
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looped (adj.)

old form: lop'd
full of holes
From seasons such as these? O I haue taneFrom seasons such as these? O, I have ta'enseason (n.)
time of year, weather conditions
KL III.iv.32
Too little care of this: Take Physicke, Pompe,Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp;physic (n.)

old form: Physicke
medicine, healing, treatment
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Expose thy selfe to feele what wretches feele,Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, KL III.iv.34
That thou maist shake the superflux to them,That thou mayst shake the superflux to themsuperflux (n.)
superfluity, superabundance, surplus possessions
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And shew the Heauens more iust. Enter Edgar, and Foole.And show the heavens more just. KL III.iv.36
Edg. EDGAR  
(within) KL III.iv.37
Fathom, and halfe, Fathom and halfe; poore Tom.Fathom and half, fathom and half! Poor Tom! KL III.iv.37
Enter the Fool from the hovel KL III.iv.38
Foole. FOOL 
Come not in heere Nuncle, here's a spirit, helpe me,Come not in here, nuncle; here's a spirit. Help me, KL III.iv.38
helpe me! KL III.iv.39
Kent. KENT 
Giue me thy hand, who's there?Give me thy hand. Who's there? KL III.iv.40
Foole. FOOL 
A spirite, a spirite, he sayes his name's poore Tom.A spirit, a spirit! He says his name's Poor Tom. KL III.iv.41
Kent. KENT 
What art thou that dost grumble there i'th'straw?What art thou that dost grumble there i'the straw?grumble (v.)
mutter, mumble, growl
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Come forth.Come forth. KL III.iv.43

Enter Edgar disguised as Poor Tom KL III.iv.44
Away, the foule Fiend followes me,Away! The foul fiend follows me. KL III.iv.44
through the sharpe Hauthorne blow the windes.Through the sharp hawthorn blow the cold winds. KL III.iv.45
Humh, goe to thy bed and warme thee.Humh! Go to thy bed and warm thee. KL III.iv.46
Lear. LEAR 
Did'st thou giue all to thy Daughters? And art thouDidst thou give all to thy daughters? And art thou KL III.iv.47
come to this?come to this? KL III.iv.48
Edgar. EDGAR 
Who giues any thing to poore Tom? Whom the foule Who gives anything to Poor Tom? whom the foul KL III.iv.49
fiend hath led though Fire, and through Flame, throughfiend hath led through fire and through flame, through KL III.iv.50
Sword, and Whirle-Poole, o're Bog, and Quagmire, that hathford and whirlpool, o'er bog and quagmire, that hath KL III.iv.51
laid Kniues vnder his Pillow, and Halters in his Pue, setlaid knives under his pillow and halters in his pew, sethalter (n.)
rope with a noose [for hanging]
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Rats-bane by his Porredge, made him Proud of heart, toratsbane by his porridge, made him proud of heart, toratsbane (n.)

old form: Rats-bane
rat poison
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porridge (n.)

old form: Porredge
meat and vegetable stew or broth [reputed to produce strength]
ride on a Bay trotting Horse, ouer foure incht Bridges, toride on a bay trotting horse over four-inched bridges to KL III.iv.54
course his owne shadow for a Traitor. Blisse thy fiue Wits, course his own shadow for a traitor. Bless thy five wits!wits, also five wits

old form: fiue
faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
KL III.iv.55
course (v.)
chase, hunt, pursue
Toms a cold. O do, de, do, de, do de, blisse thee fromTom's a-cold. O do, de, do de, do, de. Bless thee fromdo de (int.)
[repeated] sound of teeth chattering
KL III.iv.56
Whirle-Windes, Starre-blasting, and taking, do poore Tom whirlwinds, star-blasting, and taking! Do Poor Tomstar-blasting (n.)

old form: Starre-blasting
bad influence of the stars
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taking (n.)
attack of disease, seizure
some charitie, whom the foule Fiend vexes. There could Isome charity, whom the foul fiend vexes. There could Ivex (v.)
afflict, trouble, torment
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haue him now, and there, and there againe, and there. have him now, and there, and there again, and there. KL III.iv.59
Storme still.Storm still KL III.iv.60.1
Lear. LEAR 
Ha's his Daughters brought him to this passe?What, has his daughters brought him to this pass?pass (n.)
predicament, juncture, critical point
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Could'st thou saue nothing? Would'st thou giue 'em all?Couldst thou save nothing? Wouldst thou give 'em all? KL III.iv.61
Foole. FOOL 
Nay, he reseru'd a Blanket, else we had bin allNay, he reserved a blanket; else we had been allreserve (v.)

old form: reseru'd
preserve, retain, keep
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sham'd.shamed. KL III.iv.63
Lea. LEAR 
Now all the plagues that in the pendulous ayreNow all the plagues that in the pendulous airpendulous (adj.)
overhanging, suspended overhead
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Hang fated o're mens faults, light on thy Daughters.Hang fated o'er men's faults light on thy daughters!light (v.)
alight, descend, fall, come to rest
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Kent. KENT 
He hath no Daughters Sir.He hath no daughters, sir. KL III.iv.66
Lear. LEAR 
Death Traitor, nothing could haue subdu'd NatureDeath, traitor! Nothing could have subdued naturenature (n.)
human nature
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subdue (v.)

old form: subdu'd
get the better of, bring down, reduce
To such a lownesse, but his vnkind Daughters.To such a lowness but his unkind daughters.lowness (n.)

old form: lownesse
degradation, abasement, decline
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unkind (adj.)

old form: vnkind
lacking in family affection, with no respect for kinship
Is it the fashion, that discarded Fathers,Is it the fashion that discarded fathers KL III.iv.69
Should haue thus little mercy on their flesh:Should have thus little mercy on their flesh? KL III.iv.70
Iudicious punishment, 'twas this flesh begotJudicious punishment! 'Twas this flesh begotjudicious (adj.)

old form: Iudicious
appropriate, fitting, proper
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Those Pelicane Daughters.Those pelican daughters.pelican (adj.)

old form: Pelicane
bird reputed to feed her young with her own blood
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Pillicock sat on Pillicock hill,Pillicock sat on Pillicock Hill.pillicock
[slang] penis
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alow: alow, loo, loo.Alow, alow, loo, loo! KL III.iv.74
Foole. FOOL 
This cold night will turne vs all to Fooles, andThis cold night will turn us all to fools and KL III.iv.75
Madmen.madmen. KL III.iv.76
Edgar. EDGAR 
Take heed o'th'foule Fiend, obey thy Parents, keepeTake heed o'the foul fiend, obey thy parents, keep KL III.iv.77
thy words Iustice, sweare not, commit not, with mans thy word's justice, swear not, commit not with man'scommit (v.)
commit adultery, offend, fornicate
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sworne Spouse: set not thy Sweet-heart on proud array. sworn spouse, set not thy sweet heart on proud array.proud (adj.)
fine, splendid, luxurious
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array (n.)
attire, clothes, clothing, dress
Tom's a cold.Tom's a-cold. KL III.iv.80
Lear. LEAR 
What hast thou bin?What hast thou been? KL III.iv.81
A Seruingman? Proud in heart, and minde; thatA servingman, proud in heart and mind, thatservingman (n.)

old form: Seruingman
male servant, male attendant
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curl'd my haire, wore Gloues in my cap; seru'd the Lust ofcurled my hair, wore gloves in my cap, served the lust of KL III.iv.83
my Mistris heart, and did the acte of darkenesse with mistress' heart and did the act of darkness with her, KL III.iv.84
Swore as many Oathes, as I spake words, & broke them inswore as many oaths as I spake words and broke them in KL III.iv.85
the sweet face of Heauen. One, that slept in the contriuingthe sweet face of heaven; one that slept in the contriving KL III.iv.86
of Lust, and wak'd to doe it. Wine lou'd I deerely, Diceof lust and waked to do it. Wine loved I deeply, dice KL III.iv.87
deerely; and in Woman, out-Paramour'd the Turke. False dearly, and in woman outparamoured the Turkfalseoutparamour (v.)

old form: out-Paramour'd
have more lovers than
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false (adj.)
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)
disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Turk (n.)
Sultan of Turkey
of heart, light of eare, bloody of hand; Hog in sloth, Foxe in of heart, light of ear, bloody of hand; hog in sloth, fox inear (n.)

old form: eare
hearing, listening, paying attention
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light (adj.)
facile, frivolous, of no consequence
stealth, Wolfe in greedinesse, Dog in madnes, Lyon in prey. stealth, wolf in greediness, dog in madness, lion in prey.prey (n.)
preying, violence, devouring
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stealth (n.)
stealing, theft
Let not the creaking of shooes, Nor the rustling of Silkes,Let not the creaking of shoes nor the rustling of silks KL III.iv.91
betray thy poore heart to woman. Keepe thy foote out ofbetray thy poor heart to woman. Keep thy foot out of KL III.iv.92
Brothels, thy hand out of Plackets, thy pen from Lendersbrothels, thy hand out of plackets, thy pen from lenders'placket (n.)
opening in the front of a skirt or petticoat
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Bookes, and defye the foule Fiend.books, and defy the foul fiend. KL III.iv.94
Still through the Hauthorne blowes the cold winde:Still through the hawthorn blows the cold wind,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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Sayes suum, mun, nonny,Says suum, mun, nonny. KL III.iv.96
Dolphin my Boy, Boy Sesey: let him trot by. Dolphin, my boy, boy, sesey! Let him trot by.sessa, sesey, sese (int.)
[cry of encouragement used in hunting, fencing] be off, off you go
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Storme still.Storm still KL III.iv.98.1
Lear. LEAR 
Thou wert better in a Graue, then to answere with thyThou wert better in a grave than to answer with thyanswer (v.)
cope with, face, encounter
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vncouer'd body, this extremitie of the Skies. Is man nouncovered body this extremity of the skies. Is man noextremity (n.)

old form: extremitie
utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardship
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more then this? Consider him well. Thou ow'st themore than this? Consider him well. Thou owest the KL III.iv.100
Worme no Silke; the Beast, no Hide; the Sheepe, no Wooll; theworm no silk, the beast no hide, the sheep no wool, the KL III.iv.101
Cat, no perfume. Ha? Here's three on's are no perfume. Ha! Here's three on's are sophisticated.sophisticated (adj.)
removed from the simple state, no longer natural
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cat (n.)
civet cat [source of some perfumes]
Thou art the thing it selfe; vnaccommodated man, is noThou art the thing itself! Unaccommodated man is nounaccommodated (adj.)

old form: vnaccommodated
not possessed of clothes, unprovided with comforts
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more but such a poore, bare, forked Animall as thou art.more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.forked (adj.)
having two legs
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Off, off you Lendings: Come, vnbutton heere.Off, off, you lendings! Come, unbutton here.lending (n.)
(plural) something lent, borrowing
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He tears off his clothes KL III.iv.106.1
Foole. FOOL 
Prythee Nunckle be contented, 'tis a naughtie nightPrithee, nuncle, be contented; 'tis a naughty nightcontented (adj.)
calm, easy in mind, restrained
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naughty (adj.)
bad, nasty, horrible
to swimme in. Now a little fire in a wilde Field, were like anto swim in. Now a little fire in a wild field were like anfield (n.)
wasteland, wilderness
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old Letchers heart, a small spark, all the rest on's body,old lecher's heart – a small spark, all the rest on's body KL III.iv.108
cold: Looke, heere comes a walking fire.cold. Look, here comes a walking fire. KL III.iv.109
Enter Gloucester, with a Torch.Enter Gloucester with a torch KL III.iv.110.1
This is the foule Flibbertigibbet; hee beginsThis is the foul fiend Flibberdigibbet. He beginsFlibberdigibbet (n.)
[pron: fliberdi'jibet] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
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at Curfew, and walkes at first Cocke: Hee giues the Webat curfew and walks till the first cock. He gives the webweb and the pin, pin and web
disease of the eye, cataract
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and the Pin, squints the eye, and makes the Hare-lippe;and the pin, squenies the eye and makes the harelip,squeny, squiny (v.)
make squint
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Mildewes the white Wheate, and hurts the poore Creature ofmildews the white wheat, and hurts the poor creature ofwhite (adj.)
ready for harvesting, ripening
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Swithold footed thrice the old,S'Withold footed thrice the 'old;wold (n.)
rolling hills, upland
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foot (v.)
pace, walk about
Withold, Saint
pron: ['witohld] in Christian tradition, defender against harms
He met the Night-Mare,and her nine-fold;He met the nightmare and her ninefold,ninefold (n.)
set of nine attendants
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Bid her a-light, and her troth-plight,Bid her alight and her troth plightplight one's troth, plight troth
make a solemn promise [to do no harm]
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And aroynt thee Witch, aroynt thee.And aroint thee, witch, aroint thee!aroint (v.)

old form: aroynt
be gone, away with you
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Kent. KENT 
How fares your Grace?How fares your grace?fare (v.)
get on, manage, do, cope
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Lear. LEAR 
What's he?What's he? KL III.iv.120
Kent. KENT 
(to Gloucester) KL III.iv.121
Who's there? What is't you seeke?Who's there? What is't you seek? KL III.iv.121
What are you there? Your Names?What are you there? Your names? KL III.iv.122
Poore Tom, that eates the swimming Frog, the Toad,Poor Tom, that eats the swimming frog, the toad, KL III.iv.123
the Tod-pole, the wall-Neut, and the water: that in thethe todpole, the wall-newt and the water; that in thewall-newt (n.)

old form: wall-Neut
lizard on the wall
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water (n.)
todpole (n.)

old form: Tod-pole
furie of his heart, when the foule Fiend rages, eats Cow-dungfury of his heart, when the foul fiend rages, eats cow-dung KL III.iv.125
for Sallets; swallowes the old Rat, and the ditch-Dogge;for sallets, swallows the old rat and the ditch-dog,sallet (n.)
KL III.iv.126
ditch-dog (n.)

old form: ditch-Dogge
dead dog thrown in a ditch
drinkes the green Mantle of the standing Poole: who isdrinks the green mantle of the standing pool; who ismantle (n.)
surface vegetable matter, covering
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standing (adj.)
stagnant, not flowing
whipt from Tything to Tything, and stockt, punish'd, andwhipped from tithing to tithing and stock-punished andstock-punished (adj.)

old form: punish'd
punished by being put in the stocks
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tithing (n.)

old form: Tything
imprison'd: who hath three Suites to his backe, sixe imprisoned; who hath had three suits to his back, six KL III.iv.129
shirts to his body:shirts to his body, KL III.iv.130
Horse to ride, and weapon to weare:Horse to ride and weapon to wear –  KL III.iv.131
But Mice, and Rats, and such small Deare,But mice and rats and such small deerdeer (n.)

old form: Deare
animal, beast
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Haue bin Toms food, for seuen long yeare:Have been Tom's food for seven long year. KL III.iv.133
Beware my Follower. Peace Smulkin, peace thou Fiend.Beware my follower! Peace, Smulkin. Peace, thou fiend!Smulkin (n.)
in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
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What, hath your Grace no better company?What, hath your grace no better company? KL III.iv.135
The Prince of Darkenesse is a Gentleman. Modo he'sThe prince of darkness is a gentleman; Modo he'sModo (n.)
[pron: 'mohdoh] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
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call'd, and Mahu.called and Mahu.Mahu (n.)
[pron: 'mahhu] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
KL III.iv.137
Our flesh and blood, my Lord, is growne so vilde,Our flesh and blood, my lord, is grown so vilevile, vild (adj.)

old form: vilde
degrading, ignominious, worthless
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that it doth hate what gets it.That it doth hate what gets it.get (v.)
beget, conceive, breed
KL III.iv.139
Poore Tom's a cold.Poor Tom's a-cold. KL III.iv.140
Go in with me; my duty cannot sufferGo in with me. My duty cannot suffersuffer (v.)
bear, endure, stand
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T'obey in all your daughters hard commands:T' obey in all your daughters' hard commands;hard (adj.)
unpleasant, harsh, cruel
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Though their Iniunction be to barre my doores,Though their injunction be to bar my doorsinjunction (n.)

old form: Iniunction
order, directive, command
KL III.iv.143
And let this Tyrannous night take hold vpon you,And let this tyrannous night take hold upon you,tyrannous (adj.)
cruel, pitiless, oppressive
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Yet haue I ventured to come seeke you out,Yet have I ventured to come seek you out KL III.iv.145
And bring you where both fire, and food is ready.And bring you where both fire and food is ready. KL III.iv.146
Lear. LEAR 
First let me talke with this Philosopher,First let me talk with this philosopher.philosopher (n.)
one learned in natural philosophy, sage
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(To Edgar) KL III.iv.148
What is the cause of Thunder?What is the cause of thunder? KL III.iv.148.1
Kent. KENT 
Good my Lord Good my lord, KL III.iv.148.2
take his offer, / Go into th'house.Take his offer, go into the house. KL III.iv.149
Lear. LEAR 
Ile talke a word with this same lerned Theban:I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban.Theban (adj./n.)
[pron: 'theeban] from Thebes
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(To Edgar) KL III.iv.151
What is your study?What is your study? KL III.iv.151
How to preuent the Fiend, and to kill Vermine.How to prevent the fiend and to kill vermin.prevent (v.)

old form: preuent
forestall, baffle, confound
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Lear. LEAR 
Let me aske you one word in priuate.Let me ask you one word in private. KL III.iv.153
Lear and Edgar talk apart KL III.iv.154.1
Kent. KENT 
Importune him once more to go my Lord,Importune him once more to go, my lord.importune (v.)
urge, press
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His wits begin t' vnsettle.His wits begin t' unsettle.wits, also five wits
faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
KL III.iv.155.1
Canst thou blame him? Canst thou blame him? –  KL III.iv.155.2
Storm still(storm still) KL III.iv.156
His Daughters seeke his death: Ah, that good Kent,His daughters seek his death. Ah, that good Kent, KL III.iv.156
He said it would be thus: poore banish'd man:He said it would be thus, poor banished man! KL III.iv.157
Thou sayest the King growes mad, Ile tell thee FriendThou sayest the King grows mad; I'll tell thee, friend, KL III.iv.158
I am almost mad my selfe. I had a Sonne,I am almost mad myself. I had a son, KL III.iv.159
Now out-law'd from my blood: he sought my lifeNow outlawed from my blood; he sought my lifeblood (n.)
blood relationship, kinship
KL III.iv.160
But lately: very late: I lou'd him (Friend)But lately, very late. I loved him, friend,late (adv.)
recently, a little while ago / before
KL III.iv.161
lately (adv.)
recently, of late
No Father his Sonne deerern: true to tell theeNo father his son dearer. True to tell thee, KL III.iv.162
The greefe hath craz'd my wits. What a night's this?The grief hath crazed my wits. What a night's this! –  KL III.iv.163
I do beseech your grace.I do beseech your grace –  KL III.iv.164.1
Lear. LEAR 
O cry you mercy, Sir:O, cry you mercy, sir. KL III.iv.164.2
(To Edgar) KL III.iv.165.1
Noble Philosopher, your company.Noble philosopher, your company.philosopher (n.)
one learned in natural philosophy, sage
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Tom's a cold.Tom's a-cold. KL III.iv.166
In fellow there, into th'Houel; keep theeIn, fellow, there, into th' hovel; keep thee KL III.iv.167
warm.warm. KL III.iv.168
Lear. LEAR 
Come, let's in all.Come, let's in all. KL III.iv.169.1
Kent. KENT 
This way, my Lord.This way, my lord. KL III.iv.169.2
Lear. LEAR 
With him;With him! KL III.iv.169.3
I will keepe still with my Philosopher.I will keep still with my philosopher. KL III.iv.170
Kent. KENT 
Good my Lord, sooth him: / Let him take the Fellow.Good my lord, soothe him: let him take the fellow.soothe (v.)

old form: sooth
humour, encourage, indulge
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Take him you on.Take him you on. KL III.iv.172
Kent. KENT 
Sirra, come on: go along with vs.Sirrah, come on. Go along with us. KL III.iv.173
Lear. LEAR 
Come, good Athenian.Come, good Athenian. KL III.iv.174
No words, no words, hush.No words, no words! Hush! KL III.iv.175
Rowland to the darke Tower came,Child Roland to the dark tower came;Child Roland
Charlemagne's most famous knight, as recounted in various ballads
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His word was still, fie, foh, and fumme,His word was still ‘ Fie, foh, and fum,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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I smell the blood of a Brittish man. I smell the blood of a British man.’ KL III.iv.178
ExeuntExeunt KL III.iv.178
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