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How now Brother Edmond, what seriousHow now, brother Edmund! What seriousKL I.ii.137
contemplation are you in?contemplation are you in?KL I.ii.138
Do you busie your selfe with that?Do you busy yourself with that?KL I.ii.141
How long have you been a sectary astronomical?KL I.ii.149
The night gone by.The night gone by.KL I.ii.151
I, two houres together.Ay, two hours together.KL I.ii.153
None at all,None at all.KL I.ii.156
Some Villaine hath done me wrong.Some villain hath done me wrong.KL I.ii.162
Arm'd, Brother?Armed, brother?KL I.ii.168
Shall I heare from you anon? Shall I hear from you anon?KL I.ii.173
I am sure on't, not a word.I am sure on't, not a word.KL II.i.27.2
I heard my selfe proclaim'd,I heard myself proclaimed,KL II.iii.1
And by the happy hollow of a Tree,And by the happy hollow of a treeKL II.iii.2
Escap'd the hunt. No Port is free, no placeEscaped the hunt. No port is free, no placeKL II.iii.3
That guard, and most vnusall vigilanceThat guard and most unusual vigilanceKL II.iii.4
Do's not attend my taking. Whiles I may scapeDoes not attend my taking. Whiles I may 'scapeKL II.iii.5
I will preserue myselfe: and am bethoughtI will preserve myself; and am bethoughtKL II.iii.6
To take the basest, and most poorest shapeTo take the basest and most poorest shapeKL II.iii.7
That euer penury in contempt of man,That ever penury, in contempt of man,KL II.iii.8
Brought neere to beast; my face Ile grime with filth,Brought near to beast. My face I'll grime with filth,KL II.iii.9
Blanket my loines, elfe all my haires in knots,Blanket my loins, elf all my hair in knots,KL II.iii.10
And with presented nakednesse out-faceAnd with presented nakedness outfaceKL II.iii.11
The Windes, and persecutions of the skie;The winds and persecutions of the sky.KL II.iii.12
The Country giues me proofe, and presidentThe country gives me proof and precedentKL II.iii.13
Of Bedlam beggers, who with roaring voices,Of Bedlam beggars, who, with roaring voices,KL II.iii.14
Strike in their num'd and mortified Armes.Strike in their numbed and mortified bare armsKL II.iii.15
Pins, Wodden-prickes, Nayles, Sprigs of Rosemarie:Pins, wooden pricks, nails, sprigs of rosemary;KL II.iii.16
And with this horrible obiect, from low Farmes,And with this horrible object, from low farms,KL II.iii.17
Poore pelting Villages, Sheeps-Coates, and Milles,Poor pelting villages, sheepcotes, and millsKL II.iii.18
Sometimes with Lunaticke bans, sometime with PraiersSometimes with lunatic bans, sometime with prayers,KL II.iii.19
Inforce their charitie: poore Turlygod poore Tom,Enforce their charity: ‘ Poor Turlygod! Poor Tom!’KL II.iii.20
That's something yet: Edgar I nothing am. That's something yet: Edgar I nothing am.KL II.iii.21
Fathom, and halfe, Fathom and halfe; poore Tom.Fathom and half, fathom and half! Poor Tom!KL III.iv.37
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
Who giues any thing to poore Tom? Whom the foule Who gives anything to Poor Tom? whom the foulKL III.iv.49
fiend hath led though Fire, and through Flame, throughfiend hath led through fire and through flame, throughKL III.iv.50
Sword, and Whirle-Poole, o're Bog, and Quagmire, that hathford and whirlpool, o'er bog and quagmire, that hathKL III.iv.51
laid Kniues vnder his Pillow, and Halters in his Pue, setlaid knives under his pillow and halters in his pew, setKL III.iv.52
Rats-bane by his Porredge, made him Proud of heart, toratsbane by his porridge, made him proud of heart, toKL III.iv.53
ride on a Bay trotting Horse, ouer foure incht Bridges, toride on a bay trotting horse over four-inched bridges toKL 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!KL III.iv.55
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 fromKL III.iv.56
Whirle-Windes, Starre-blasting, and taking, do poore Tom whirlwinds, star-blasting, and taking! Do Poor TomKL III.iv.57
some charitie, whom the foule Fiend vexes. There could Isome charity, whom the foul fiend vexes. There could IKL III.iv.58
haue him now, and there, and there againe, and there. have him now, and there, and there again, and there.KL III.iv.59
Pillicock sat on Pillicock hill,Pillicock sat on Pillicock Hill.KL III.iv.73
alow: alow, loo, loo.Alow, alow, loo, loo!KL III.iv.74
Take heed o'th'foule Fiend, obey thy Parents, keepeTake heed o'the foul fiend, obey thy parents, keepKL III.iv.77
thy words Iustice, sweare not, commit not, with mans thy word's justice, swear not, commit not with man'sKL III.iv.78
sworne Spouse: set not thy Sweet-heart on proud array. sworn spouse, set not thy sweet heart on proud array.KL III.iv.79
Tom's a cold.Tom's a-cold.KL III.iv.80
A Seruingman? Proud in heart, and minde; thatA servingman, proud in heart and mind, thatKL III.iv.82
curl'd my haire, wore Gloues in my cap; seru'd the Lust ofcurled my hair, wore gloves in my cap, served the lust ofKL III.iv.83
my Mistris heart, and did the acte of darkenesse with her.my 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 inKL III.iv.85
the sweet face of Heauen. One, that slept in the contriuingthe sweet face of heaven; one that slept in the contrivingKL 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, diceKL III.iv.87
deerely; and in Woman, out-Paramour'd the Turke. False dearly, and in woman outparamoured the TurkfalseKL III.iv.88
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 inKL III.iv.89
stealth, Wolfe in greedinesse, Dog in madnes, Lyon in prey. stealth, wolf in greediness, dog in madness, lion in prey.KL III.iv.90
Let not the creaking of shooes, Nor the rustling of Silkes,Let not the creaking of shoes nor the rustling of silksKL III.iv.91
betray thy poore heart to woman. Keepe thy foote out ofbetray thy poor heart to woman. Keep thy foot out ofKL III.iv.92
Brothels, thy hand out of Plackets, thy pen from Lendersbrothels, thy hand out of plackets, thy pen from lenders'KL III.iv.93
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,KL III.iv.95
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.KL III.iv.97
This is the foule Flibbertigibbet; hee beginsThis is the foul fiend Flibberdigibbet. He beginsKL III.iv.110
at Curfew, and walkes at first Cocke: Hee giues the Webat curfew and walks till the first cock. He gives the webKL III.iv.111
and the Pin, squints the eye, and makes the Hare-lippe;and the pin, squenies the eye and makes the harelip,KL III.iv.112
Mildewes the white Wheate, and hurts the poore Creature ofmildews the white wheat, and hurts the poor creature ofKL III.iv.113
earth.earth.KL III.iv.114
Swithold footed thrice the old,S'Withold footed thrice the 'old;KL III.iv.115
He met the Night-Mare,and her nine-fold;He met the nightmare and her ninefold,KL III.iv.116
Bid her a-light, and her troth-plight,Bid her alight and her troth plightKL III.iv.117
And aroynt thee Witch, aroynt thee.And aroint thee, witch, aroint thee!KL III.iv.118
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 theKL III.iv.124
furie of his heart, when the foule Fiend rages, eats Cow-dungfury of his heart, when the foul fiend rages, eats cow-dungKL III.iv.125
for Sallets; swallowes the old Rat, and the ditch-Dogge;for sallets, swallows the old rat and the ditch-dog,KL III.iv.126
drinkes the green Mantle of the standing Poole: who isdrinks the green mantle of the standing pool; who isKL III.iv.127
whipt from Tything to Tything, and stockt, punish'd, andwhipped from tithing to tithing and stock-punished andKL III.iv.128
imprison'd: who hath three Suites to his backe, sixe imprisoned; who hath had three suits to his back, sixKL 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 deerKL III.iv.132
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!KL III.iv.134
The Prince of Darkenesse is a Gentleman. Modo he'sThe prince of darkness is a gentleman; Modo he'sKL III.iv.136
call'd, and Mahu.called and Mahu.KL III.iv.137
Poore Tom's a cold.Poor Tom's a-cold.KL III.iv.140
How to preuent the Fiend, and to kill Vermine.How to prevent the fiend and to kill vermin.KL III.iv.152
Tom's a cold.Tom's a-cold.KL III.iv.166
Rowland to the darke Tower came,Child Roland to the dark tower came;KL III.iv.176
His word was still, fie, foh, and fumme,His word was still ‘ Fie, foh, and fum,KL III.iv.177
I smell the blood of a Brittish man. I smell the blood of a British man.’KL III.iv.178
Fraterretto cals me, and tells me Nero is an AnglerFraterretto calls me and tells me Nero is an anglerKL III.vi.6
in the Lake of Darknesse: pray Innocent, and beware thein the lake of darkness. Pray, innocent, and beware theKL III.vi.7
foule Fiend.foul fiend.KL III.vi.8
The foul fiend bites my back.KL III.vi.17
Look where he stands and glares! Want'st thouKL III.vi.23
eyes at trial, madam?KL III.vi.24
Come o'er the burn, Bessy, to me.KL III.vi.25
The foul fiend haunts Poor Tom in the voice of aKL III.vi.29
nightingale. Hoppedance cries in Tom's belly for twoKL III.vi.30
white herring. Croak not, black angel! I have no food forKL III.vi.31
thee.KL III.vi.32
Let us deal justly.KL III.vi.40
Sleepest or wakest thou, jolly shepherd?KL III.vi.41
Thy sheep be in the corn,KL III.vi.42
And for one blast of thy minikin mouthKL III.vi.43
Thy sheep shall take no harm.KL III.vi.44
Pur, the cat is grey.KL III.vi.45
Blesse thy fiue wits.Bless thy five wits!KL III.vi.56
My teares begin to take his part so much,My tears begin to take his part so muchKL III.vi.59
They marre my counterfetting.They mar my counterfeiting.KL III.vi.60
Tom, will throw his head at them: Auaunt youTom will throw his head at them. Avaunt, youKL III.vi.63
Curres,curs!KL III.vi.64
be thy mouth or blacke or white:Be thy mouth or black or white,KL III.vi.65
Tooth that poysons if it bite:Tooth that poisons if it bite,KL III.vi.66
Mastiffe, Grey-hound, Mongrill, Grim,Mastiff, greyhound, mongrel grim,KL III.vi.67
Hound or Spaniell, Brache, or Hym:Hound or spaniel, brach or lym,KL III.vi.68
Or Bobtaile tight, or Troudle taile,Or bobtail tike, or trundle-tail,KL III.vi.69
Tom will make him weepe and waile,Tom will make him weep and wail;KL III.vi.70
For with throwing thus my head;For, with throwing thus my head,KL III.vi.71
Dogs leapt the hatch, and all are fled.Dogs leapt the hatch and all are fled.KL III.vi.72
Do, de, de, de: sese: Come, march to Wakes and Fayres,Do de, de, de. Sese! Come, march to wakes and fairsKL III.vi.73
And Market Townes: poore Tom thy horne is dry,and market-towns. Poor Tom, thy horn is dry.KL III.vi.74
When we our betters see bearing our woes,KL III.vi.100
We scarcely think our miseries our foes.KL III.vi.101
Who alone suffers, suffers most i'the mind,KL III.vi.102
Leaving free things and happy shows behind;KL III.vi.103
But then the mind much sufferance doth o'erskipKL III.vi.104
When grief hath mates, and bearing fellowship.KL III.vi.105
How light and portable my pain seems now,KL III.vi.106
When that which makes me bend makes the King bow – KL III.vi.107
He childed as I fathered. Tom, away!KL III.vi.108
Mark the high noises, and thyself bewrayKL III.vi.109
When false opinion, whose wrong thoughts defile thee,KL III.vi.110
In thy just proof repeals and reconciles thee.KL III.vi.111
What will hap more tonight, safe 'scape the King!KL III.vi.112
Lurk, lurk!KL III.vi.113
Yet better thus, and knowne to be contemn'd,Yet better thus, and known to be contemned,KL IV.i.1
Then still contemn'd and flatter'd, to be worst:Than still contemned and flattered. To be worst,KL IV.i.2
The lowest, and most deiected thing of Fortune,The lowest and most dejected thing of fortune,KL IV.i.3
Stands still in esperance, liues not in feare:Stands still in esperance, lives not in fear.KL IV.i.4
The lamentable change is from the best,The lamentable change is from the best;KL IV.i.5
The worst returnes to laughter. Welcome then,The worst returns to laughter. Welcome, then,KL IV.i.6
Thou vnsubstantiall ayre that I embrace:Thou unsubstantial air that I embrace!KL IV.i.7
The Wretch that thou hast blowne vnto the worst,The wretch that thou hast blown unto the worstKL IV.i.8
Owes nothing to thy blasts.Owes nothing to thy blasts.KL IV.i.9.1
But who comes heere?But who comes here?KL IV.i.9.2
My Father poorely led? / World, World, O world!My father, parti-eyed! World, world, O world!KL IV.i.10
But that thy strange mutations make vs hate thee,But that thy strange mutations make us hate theeKL IV.i.11
Life would not yeelde to age.Life would not yield to age.KL IV.i.12.1
O Gods! Who is't can say I am at the worst?O gods! Who is't can say ‘ I am at the worst ’?KL IV.i.25
I am worse then ere I was.I am worse than e'er I was.KL IV.i.26.1
And worse I may be yet: the worst is not,And worse I may be yet. The worst is not,KL IV.i.27
So long as we can say this is the worst.So long as we can say ‘ This is the worst.’KL IV.i.28
How should this be?How should this be?KL IV.i.37.2
Bad is the Trade that must play Foole to sorrow,Bad is the trade that must play fool to sorrow,KL IV.i.38
Ang'ring it selfe, and others. Blesse thee Master.Angering itself and others. (Aloud) Bless thee, master!KL IV.i.39
Poore Tom's a cold. I cannot daub it further.Poor Tom's a-cold. (Aside) I cannot daub it further.KL IV.i.51
And yet I must: Blesse thy sweete eyes, they bleede.And yet I must. (Aloud) Bless thy sweet eyes, they bleed.KL IV.i.53.1
Both style, and gate; Horseway, and foot-path: pooreBoth stile and gate, horse-way and footpath, PoorKL IV.i.55
Tom hath bin scarr'd out of his good wits. Blesse theeTom hath been scared out of his good wits. Bless thee,KL IV.i.56
good mans sonne, from the foule Fiend.good man's son, from the foul fiend. Five fiends haveKL IV.i.57
been in Poor Tom at once: of lust, as Obidicut; Hobbididence,KL IV.i.58
prince of dumbness; Mahu, of stealing;KL IV.i.59
Modo, of murder; Flibberdigibbet, of mopping andKL IV.i.60
mowing, who since possesses chambermaids andKL IV.i.61
waiting-women. So bless thee, master!KL IV.i.62
I Master.Ay, master.KL IV.i.71
Giue me thy arme;Give me thy arm;KL IV.i.77.2
Poore Tom shall leade thee. Poor Tom shall lead thee.KL IV.i.78
You do climbe vp it now. Look how we labor.You do climb up it now. Look how we labour.KL IV.vi.2
Horrible steepe.Horrible steep.KL IV.vi.3.2
Hearke, do you heare the Sea?Hark, do you hear the sea?KL IV.vi.4.1
Why then your other Senses grow imperfectWhy then your other senses grow imperfectKL IV.vi.5
By your eyes anguish.By your eyes' anguish.KL IV.vi.6.1
Y'are much deceiu'd: In nothing am I chang'dY'are much deceived. In nothing am I changedKL IV.vi.9
But in my Garments.But in my garments.KL IV.vi.10.1
Come on Sir, / Heere's the place: stand still: how fearefullCome on, sir; here's the place. Stand still! How fearfulKL IV.vi.11
And dizie 'tis, to cast ones eyes so low,And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!KL IV.vi.12
The Crowes and Choughes, that wing the midway ayreThe crows and choughs that wing the midway airKL IV.vi.13
Shew scarse so grosse as Beetles. Halfe way downeShow scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway downKL IV.vi.14
Hangs one that gathers Sampire: dreadfull Trade:Hangs one that gathers sampire – dreadful trade!KL IV.vi.15
Me thinkes he seemes no bigger then his head.Methinks he seems no bigger than his head.KL IV.vi.16
The Fishermen, that walk'd vpon the beachThe fishermen that walk upon the beachKL IV.vi.17
Appeare like Mice: and yond tall Anchoring Barke,Appear like mice, and yon tall anchoring bark,KL IV.vi.18
Diminish'd to her Cocke: her Cocke, a BuoyDiminished to her cock; her cock, a buoyKL IV.vi.19
Almost too small for sight. The murmuring Surge,Almost too small for sight. The murmuring surgeKL IV.vi.20
That on th'vnnumbred idle Pebble chafesThat on th' unnumbered idle pebble chafesKL IV.vi.21
Cannot be heard so high. Ile looke no more,Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more,KL IV.vi.22
Least my braine turne, and the deficient sightLest my brain turn, and the deficient sightKL IV.vi.23
Topple downe headlong.Topple down headlong.KL IV.vi.24.1
Giue me your hand:Give me your hand. You are now within a footKL IV.vi.25
You are now within a foote of th'extreme Verge:Of th' extreme verge. For all beneath the moonKL IV.vi.26
For all beneath the Moone would I not leape vpright.Would I not leap upright.KL IV.vi.27.1
Now fare ye well, good Sir.Now fare ye well, good sir.KL IV.vi.32.1
Why I do trifle thus with his dispaire,Why I do trifle thus with his despairKL IV.vi.33
Is done to cure it.Is done to cure it.KL IV.vi.34.1
Gone Sir, farewell:Gone, sir. Farewell.KL IV.vi.41.2
And yet I know not how conceit may robAnd yet I know not how conceit may robKL IV.vi.42
The Treasury of life, when life it selfeThe treasury of life, when life itselfKL IV.vi.43
Yeelds to the Theft. Had he bin where he thought,Yields to the theft. Had he been where he thought,KL IV.vi.44
By this had thought bin past. Aliue, or dead?By this had thought been past. – Alive or dead?KL IV.vi.45
Hoa, you Sir: Friend, heare you Sir, speake:Ho, you, sir! Friend! Hear you, sir? Speak! – KL IV.vi.46
Thus might he passe indeed: yet he reuiues.Thus might he pass indeed. Yet he revives – KL IV.vi.47
What are you Sir?What are you, sir?KL IV.vi.48.1
Had'st thou beene ought / But Gozemore, Feathers, Ayre,Hadst thou been aught but gossamer, feathers, air,KL IV.vi.49
(So many fathome downe precipitating)So many fathom down precipitating,KL IV.vi.50
Thou'dst shiuer'd like an Egge: but thou do'st breath:Thou'dst shivered like an egg; but thou dost breathe,KL IV.vi.51
Hast heauy substance, bleed'st not, speak'st, art sound,Hast heavy substance, bleed'st not, speak'st, art sound.KL IV.vi.52
Ten Masts at each, make not the altitudeTen masts at each make not the altitudeKL IV.vi.53
Which thou hast perpendicularly fell,Which thou hast perpendicularly fell.KL IV.vi.54
Thy life's a Myracle. Speake yet againe.Thy life's a miracle. Speak yet again.KL IV.vi.55
From the dread Somnet of this Chalkie BourneFrom the dread summit of this chalky bourn.KL IV.vi.57
Looke vp a height, the shrill-gorg'd Larke so farreLook up a-height. The shrill-gorged lark so farKL IV.vi.58
Cannot be seene, or heard: Do but looke vp.Cannot be seen or heard. Do but look up.KL IV.vi.59
Giue me your arme.Give me your arm.KL IV.vi.64.2
Vp, so: How is't? Feele you your Legges? You stand.Up – so. How is't? Feel you your legs? You stand.KL IV.vi.65
This is aboue all strangenesse,This is above all strangeness.KL IV.vi.66.2
Vpon the crowne o'th'Cliffe. What thing was thatUpon the crown o'the cliff what thing was thatKL IV.vi.67
Which parted from you?Which parted from you?KL IV.vi.68.1
As I stood heere below, me thought his eyesAs I stood here below methought his eyesKL IV.vi.69
Were two full Moones: he had a thousand Noses,Were two full moons; he had a thousand noses,KL IV.vi.70
Hornes wealk'd, and waued like the enraged Sea:Horns welked and waved like the enridged sea.KL IV.vi.71
It was some Fiend: Therefore thou happy Father,It was some fiend. Therefore, thou happy father,KL IV.vi.72
Thinke that the cleerest Gods, who make them HonorsThink that the clearest gods, who make them honoursKL IV.vi.73
Of mens Impossibilities, haue preserued thee.Of men's impossibilities, have preserved thee.KL IV.vi.74
Beare free and patient thoughts.Bear free and patient thoughts.KL IV.vi.80.1
But who comes heere?But who comes here?KL IV.vi.80.2
The safer sense will ne're accommodateThe safer sense will ne'er accommodateKL IV.vi.81
His Master thus.His master thus.KL IV.vi.82
O thou side-piercing sight!O thou side-piercing sight!KL IV.vi.85
Sweet Mariorum.Sweet marjoram.KL IV.vi.93
I would not take this from report, / It is,I would not take this from report. It is;KL IV.vi.142
and my heart breakes at it.And my heart breaks at it.KL IV.vi.143
O matter, and impertinency mixt,O matter and impertinency mixed,KL IV.vi.175
Reason in Madnesse.Reason in madness!KL IV.vi.176
Haile gentle Sir.Hail, gentle sir.KL IV.vi.208.1
Do you heare ought (Sir) of a Battell toward.Do you hear aught, sir, of a battle toward?KL IV.vi.209
But by your fauour:But, by your favour,KL IV.vi.211.2
How neere's the other Army?How near's the other army?KL IV.vi.212
I thanke you Sir, that's all.I thank you, sir; that's all.KL IV.vi.214.2
I thanke you Sir.I thank you, sir.KL IV.vi.216.2
Well pray you Father.Well pray you, father.KL IV.vi.219.2
A most poore man, made tame to Fortunes blowsA most poor man made tame to fortune's blows,KL IV.vi.221
Who, by the Art of knowne, and feeling sorrowes,Who, by the art of known and feeling sorrows,KL IV.vi.222
Am pregnant to good pitty. Giue me your hand,Am pregnant to good pity. Give me your hand,KL IV.vi.223
Ile leade you to some biding.I'll lead you to some biding.KL IV.vi.224.1
Chill not let go Zir, / Without vurther 'casion.Ch'ill not let go, zir, without vurther 'cagion.KL IV.vi.235
Good Gentleman goe your gate, and let poore volkeGood gentleman, go your gait and let poor volkKL IV.vi.237
passe: and 'chud ha'bin zwaggerd out of my life,pass. And 'choud ha' bin zwaggered out of my life,KL IV.vi.238
'twould not ha'bin zo long as 'tis, by a vortnight. Nay,'twould not ha' bin zo long as 'tis by a vortnight. Nay,KL IV.vi.239
come not neere th'old man: keepe out che vor'ye, or icecome not near th' old man; keep out, che vor' ye, or I'ceKL IV.vi.240
try whither your Costard, or my Ballow be the harder;try whether your costard or my ballow be the harder.KL IV.vi.241
chill be plaine with you.'Chill be plain with you.KL IV.vi.242
Chill picke your teeth Zir: come, no matter vor'Chill pick your teeth, zir. Come; no matter vorKL IV.vi.244
your foynes.your foins.KL IV.vi.245
I know thee well. A seruiceable Villaine,I know thee well: a serviceable villain,KL IV.vi.252
As duteous to the vices of thy Mistris,As duteous to the vices of thy mistressKL IV.vi.253
As badnesse would desire.As badness would desire.KL IV.vi.254.1
Sit you downe Father: rest you.Sit you down, father; rest you. – KL IV.vi.255
Let's see these Pockets; the Letters that he speakes ofLet's see these pockets. The letters that he speaks ofKL IV.vi.256
May be my Friends: hee's dead; I am onely sorryMay be my friends. He's dead. I am only sorryKL IV.vi.257
He had no other Deathsman. Let vs see:He had no other deathsman. Let us see.KL IV.vi.258
Leaue gentle waxe, and manners: blame vs notLeave, gentle wax; and manners blame us not;KL IV.vi.259
To know our enemies mindes, we rip their hearts,To know our enemies' minds we rip their hearts;KL IV.vi.260
Their Papers is more lawfull.Their papers is more lawful.KL IV.vi.261
LEt our reciprocall vowes be remembred. You haue manieLet our reciprocal vows be remembered. You have manyKL IV.vi.262
opportunities to cut him off: if your will want not, time andopportunities to cut him off; if your will want not, time andKL IV.vi.263
place will be fruitfully offer'd. There is nothing done. If heeplace will be fruitfully offered. There is nothing done if heKL IV.vi.264
returne the Conqueror, then am I the Prisoner, and his bed, return the conqueror. Then am I the prisoner, and his bedKL IV.vi.265
my Gaole, from the loathed warmth whereof, deliuer me, and my gaol; from the loathed warmth whereof deliver me andKL IV.vi.266
supply the place for your Labour.supply the place for your labour.KL IV.vi.267
Your (Wife, so I would say) affectionate Seruant.Your – wife, so I would say – affectionate servant, KL IV.vi.268
Oh indinguish'd space of Womans will,O indistinguished space of woman's will!KL IV.vi.270
A plot vpon her vertuous Husbands life,A plot upon her virtuous husband's life,KL IV.vi.271
And the exchange my Brother: heere, in the sandsAnd the exchange, my brother! Here in the sandsKL IV.vi.272
Thee Ile rake vp, the poste vnsanctifiedThee I'll rake up, the post unsanctifiedKL IV.vi.273
Of murtherous Letchers: and in the mature time,Of murderous lechers; and in the mature timeKL IV.vi.274
With this vngracious paper strike the sightWith this ungracious paper strike the sightKL IV.vi.275
Of the death-practis'd Duke: for him 'tis well,Of the death-practised Duke. For him 'tis wellKL IV.vi.276
That of thy death, and businesse, I can tell.That of thy death and business I can tell.KL IV.vi.277
Giue me your hand:Give me your hand.KL IV.vi.283.2
Farre off methinkes I heare the beaten Drumme.Far off methinks I hear the beaten drum.KL IV.vi.284
Come Father, Ile bestow you with a Friend. Come, father, I'll bestow you with a friend.KL IV.vi.285
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
Before you fight the Battaile, ope this Letter:Before you fight the battle, ope this letter.KL V.i.40
If you haue victory, let the Trumpet soundIf you have victory, let the trumpet soundKL 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 proveKL V.i.43
What is auouched there. If you miscarry,What is avouched there. If you miscarry,KL V.i.44
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.KL V.i.46
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 cryKL V.i.48
And Ile appeare againe. And I'll appear again.KL V.i.49
Heere Father, take the shadow of this TreeHere, father, take the shadow of this treeKL V.ii.1
For your good hoast: pray that the right may thriue:For your good host. Pray that the right may thrive.KL V.ii.2
If euer I returne to you againe,If ever I return to you againKL V.ii.3
Ile bring you comfort.I'll bring you comfort.KL V.ii.4.1
Away old man, giue me thy hand, away:Away, old man! Give me thy hand; away!KL V.ii.5
King Lear hath lost, he and his Daughter tane,King Lear hath lost; he and his daughter ta'en.KL V.ii.6
Giue me thy hand: Come on.Give me thy hand; come on.KL V.ii.7
What in ill thoughts againe? / Men must endureWhat, in ill thoughts again? Men must endureKL V.ii.9
Their going hence, euen as their comming hither,Their going hence even as their coming hither;KL V.ii.10
Ripenesse is all come on.Ripeness is all. Come on.KL V.ii.11.1
Know my name is lostKnow, my name is lost,KL V.iii.119.2
By Treasons tooth: bare-gnawne, and Canker-bit,By treason's tooth bare-gnawn and canker-bit;KL V.iii.120
Yet am I Noble as the AduersaryYet am I noble as the adversaryKL V.iii.121
I come to cope.I come to cope.KL V.iii.122.1
What's he that speakes for Edmund Earle of Gloster?What's he that speaks for Edmund, Earl of Gloucester?KL V.iii.123
Draw thy Sword,Draw thy sword,KL V.iii.124.2
That if my speech offend a Noble heart,That if my speech offend a noble heartKL V.iii.125
Thy arme may do thee Iustice, heere is mine:Thy arm may do thee justice. Here is mine.KL V.iii.126
Behold it is my priuiledge, / The priuiledge of mine Honours,Behold; it is the privilege of mine honours,KL V.iii.127
My oath, and my profession. I protest,My oath, and my profession. I protest,KL V.iii.128
Maugre thy strength, place, youth, and eminence,Maugre thy strength, place, youth, and eminence,KL V.iii.129
Despise thy victor-Sword, and fire new Fortune,Despite thy victor sword and fire-new fortune,KL V.iii.130
Thy valor, and thy heart, thou art a Traitor:Thy valour and thy heart, thou art a traitor,KL V.iii.131
False to thy Gods, thy Brother, and thy Father,False to thy gods, thy brother, and thy father,KL V.iii.132
Conspirant 'gainst this high illustirous Prince,Conspirant 'gainst this high illustrious prince,KL V.iii.133
And from th'extremest vpward of thy head,And, from th' extremest upward of thy headKL V.iii.134
To the discent and dust below thy foote,To the descent and dust below thy foot,KL V.iii.135
A most Toad-spotted Traitor. Say thou no,A most toad-spotted traitor. Say thou ‘ no,’KL V.iii.136
This Sword, this arme, and my best spirits are bentThis sword, this arm, and my best spirits are bentKL V.iii.137
To proue vpon thy heart, whereto I speake,To prove upon thy heart, whereto I speak,KL V.iii.138
Thou lyest.Thou liest.KL V.iii.139.1
Let's exchange charity:Let's exchange charity.KL V.iii.164.2
I am no lesse in blood then thou art Edmond,I am no less in blood than thou art, Edmund;KL V.iii.165
If more, the more th'hast wrong'd me.If more, the more th' hast wronged me.KL V.iii.166
My name is Edgar and thy Fathers Sonne,My name is Edgar, and thy father's son.KL V.iii.167
The Gods are iust, and of our pleasant vicesThe gods are just, and of our pleasant vicesKL V.iii.168
Make instruments to plague vs:Make instruments to plague us:KL V.iii.169
The darke and vitious place where thee he got,The dark and vicious place where thee he gotKL V.iii.170
Cost him his eyes.Cost him his eyes.KL V.iii.171.1
Worthy PrinceWorthy prince,KL V.iii.176.2
I know't.I know't.KL V.iii.177.1
By nursing them my Lord. List a breefe tale,By nursing them, my lord. List a brief tale;KL V.iii.179
And when 'tis told, O that my heart would burst.And when 'tis told, O that my heart would burst!KL V.iii.180
The bloody proclamation to escapeThe bloody proclamation to escapeKL V.iii.181
That follow'd me so neere, (O our liues sweetnesse,That followed me so near – O, our life's sweetness,KL V.iii.182
That we the paine of death would hourely dye,That we the pain of death would hourly dieKL V.iii.183
Rather then die at once) taught me to shiftRather than die at once – taught me to shiftKL V.iii.184
Into a mad-mans rags, t'assume a semblanceInto a madman's rags, t' assume a semblanceKL V.iii.185
That very Dogges disdain'd: and in this habitThat very dogs disdained; and in this habitKL V.iii.186
Met I my Father with his bleeding Rings,Met I my father with his bleeding rings,KL V.iii.187
Their precious Stones new lost: became his guide,Their precious stones new lost; became his guide,KL V.iii.188
Led him, begg'd for him, sau'd him from dispaire.Led him, begged for him, saved him from despair,KL V.iii.189
Neuer (O fault) reueal'd my selfe vnto him,Never – O fault! – revealed myself unto himKL V.iii.190
Vntill some halfe houre past when I was arm'd,Until some half-hour past, when I was armed,KL V.iii.191
Not sure, though hoping of this good successe,Not sure, though hoping, of this good success,KL V.iii.192
I ask'd his blessing, and from first to lastI asked his blessing, and from first to lastKL V.iii.193
Told him our pilgrimage. But his flaw'd heartTold him my pilgrimage; but his flawed heart – KL V.iii.194
(Alacke too weake the conflict to support)Alack, too weak the conflict to support – KL V.iii.195
Twixt two extremes of passion, ioy and greefe,'Twixt two extremes of passion, joy and grief,KL V.iii.196
Burst smilingly.Burst smilingly.KL V.iii.197.1
This would have seemed a periodKL V.iii.202.2
To such as love not sorrow; but anotherKL V.iii.203
To amplify too much would make much moreKL V.iii.204
And top extremity.KL V.iii.205
Whilst I was big in clamour, came there in a man,KL V.iii.206
Who, having seen me in my worst estate,KL V.iii.207
Shunned my abhorred society; but then findingKL V.iii.208
Who 'twas that so endured, with his strong armsKL V.iii.209
He fastened on my neck and bellowed outKL V.iii.210
As he'd burst heaven, threw him on my father,KL V.iii.211
Told the most piteous tale of Lear and himKL V.iii.212
That ever ear received; which in recountingKL V.iii.213
His grief grew puissant, and the strings of lifeKL V.iii.214
Began to crack. Twice then the trumpets sounded,KL V.iii.215
And there I left him tranced.KL V.iii.216.1
Kent, sir, the banished Kent, who, in disguise,KL V.iii.217
Followed his enemy king and did him serviceKL V.iii.218
Improper for a slave.KL V.iii.219
What kinde of helpe?What kind of help?KL V.iii.220.2
What meanes this bloody Knife?What means this bloody knife?KL V.iii.221.1
Here comes Kent.Here comes Kent.KL V.iii.227.2
To who my Lord? Who ha's the Office?To who, my lord? Who has the office? SendKL V.iii.246
Send thy token of repreeue.Thy token of reprieve.KL V.iii.247
Or image of that horror.Or image of that horror?KL V.iii.262.1
'Tis Noble Kent your Friend.'Tis noble Kent, your friend.KL V.iii.266.2
Very bootlesse.Very bootless.KL V.iii.292.2
He faints, my Lord, my Lord.He faints. My lord, my lord!KL V.iii.309.2
Looke vp my Lord.Look up, my lord.KL V.iii.310.2
He is gon indeed.He is gone indeed.KL V.iii.313.2

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