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Attend the Lords of France & Burgundy,Attend the lords of France and Burgundy,KL I.i.33
Gloster.GloucesterKL I.i.34
Meane time we shal expresse our darker purpose.Meantime we shall express our darker purpose.KL I.i.36
Giue me the Map there. Know, that we haue diuidedGive me the map there. Know that we have dividedKL I.i.37
In three our Kingdome: and 'tis our fast intent,In three our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intentKL I.i.38
To shake all Cares and Businesse from our Age,To shake all cares and business from our age,KL I.i.39
Conferring them on yonger strengths, while weConferring them on younger strengths, while weKL I.i.40
Vnburthen'd crawle toward death. Our son of Cornwal,Unburdened crawl toward death. Our son of Cornwall – KL I.i.41
And you our no lesse louing Sonne of Albany,And you, our no less loving son of Albany – KL I.i.42
We haue this houre a constant will to publishWe have this hour a constant will to publishKL I.i.43
Our daughters seuerall Dowers, that future strifeOur daughters' several dowers, that future strifeKL I.i.44
May be preuented now. The Princes, France & Burgundy,May be prevented now. The princes, France and Burgundy,KL I.i.45
Great Riuals in our yongest daughters loue,Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love,KL I.i.46
Long in our Court, haue made their amorous soiourne,Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn,KL I.i.47
And heere are to be answer'd. Tell me my daughtersAnd here are to be answered. Tell me, my daughters,KL I.i.48
(Since now we will diuest vs both of Rule,Since now we will divest us both of rule,KL I.i.49
Interest of Territory, Cares of State)Interest of territory, cares of state,KL I.i.50
Which of you shall we say doth loue vs most,Which of you shall we say doth love us most,KL I.i.51
That we, our largest bountie may extendThat we our largest bounty may extendKL I.i.52
Where Nature doth with merit challenge. Gonerill,Where nature doth with merit challenge. Gonerill,KL I.i.53
Our eldest borne, speake first.Our eldest born, speak first.KL I.i.54
Of all these bounds euen from this Line, to this,Of all these bounds, even from this line to this,KL I.i.63
With shadowie Forrests, and with Champains rich'dWith shadowy forests and with champains riched,KL I.i.64
With plenteous Riuers, and wide-skirted MeadesWith plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads,KL I.i.65
We make thee Lady. To thine and Albanies issuesWe make thee lady. To thine and Albany's issuesKL I.i.66
Be this perpetuall. What sayes our second Daughter?Be this perpetual. – What says our second daughter,KL I.i.67
Our deerest Regan, wife of Cornwall?Our dearest Regan, wife of Cornwall?KL I.i.68
To thee, and thine hereditarie euer,To thee and thine hereditary everKL I.i.79
Remaine this ample third of our faire Kingdome,Remain this ample third of our fair kingdom,KL I.i.80
No lesse in space, validitie, and pleasureNo less in space, validity, and pleasureKL I.i.81
Then that conferr'd on Gonerill. Now our Ioy,Than that conferred on Gonerill. – Now, our joy,KL I.i.82
Although our last and least; to whose yong loue,Although our last and least, to whose young loveKL I.i.83
The Vines of France, and Milke of Burgundie,The vines of France and milk of BurgundyKL I.i.84
Striue to be interest. What can you say, to drawStrive to be interessed; what can you say to drawKL I.i.85
A third, more opilent then your Sisters? speake.A third more opulent than your sisters'? Speak!KL I.i.86
Nothing?Nothing?KL I.i.88
Nothing will come of nothing, speake againe.Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again.KL I.i.90
How, how Cordelia? mend your speech a little,How, how, Cordelia! Mend your speech a littleKL I.i.94
Least you may marre your Fortunes.Lest you may mar your fortunes.KL I.i.95.1
But goes thy heart with this?But goes thy heart with this?KL I.i.105.1
So young, and so vntender?So young, and so untender?KL I.i.106
Let it be so, thy truth then be thy dowre:Let it be so! Thy truth then be thy dower!KL I.i.108
For by the sacred radience of the Sunne,For by the sacred radiance of the sun,KL I.i.109
The miseries of Heccat and the night:The mysteries of Hecat and the night,KL I.i.110
By all the operation of the Orbes,By all the operation of the orbsKL I.i.111
From whom we do exist, and cease to be,From whom we do exist, and cease to be,KL I.i.112
Heere I disclaime all my Paternall care,Here I disclaim all my paternal care,KL I.i.113
Propinquity and property of blood,Propinquity and property of blood,KL I.i.114
And as a stranger to my heart and me,And as a stranger to my heart and meKL I.i.115
Hold thee from this for euer. The barbarous Scythian,Hold thee from this for ever. The barbarous Scythian,KL I.i.116
Or he that makes his generation messesOr he that makes his generation messesKL I.i.117
To gorge his appetite, shall to my bosomeTo gorge his appetite, shall to my bosomKL I.i.118
Be as well neighbour'd, pittied, and releeu'd,Be as well neighboured, pitied, and relievedKL I.i.119
As thou my sometime Daughter.As thou my sometime daughter.KL I.i.120.1
Peace Kent,Peace, Kent!KL I.i.121
Come not betweene the Dragon and his wrath,Come not between the dragon and his wrath.KL I.i.122
I lou'd her most, and thought to set my restI loved her most, and thought to set my restKL I.i.123
On her kind nursery. Hence and avoid my sight:On her kind nursery. (To Cordelia) Hence and avoid my sight! – KL I.i.124
So be my graue my peace, as here I giueSo be my grave my peace as here I giveKL I.i.125
Her Fathers heart from her; call France, who stirres?Her father's heart from her. Call France! Who stirs?KL I.i.126
Call Burgundy, Cornwall, and Albanie,Call Burgundy! Cornwall and Albany,KL I.i.127
With my two Daughters Dowres, digest the third,With my two daughters' dowers digest the third.KL I.i.128
Let pride, which she cals plainnesse, marry her:Let pride, which she calls plainness, marry her.KL I.i.129
I doe inuest you ioyntly with my power,I do invest you jointly with my power,KL I.i.130
Preheminence, and all the large effectsPre-eminence, and all the large effectsKL I.i.131
That troope with Maiesty. Our selfe by Monthly course,That troop with majesty. Ourself by monthly course,KL I.i.132
With reseruation of an hundred Knights,With reservation of an hundred knights,KL I.i.133
By you to be sustain'd, shall our abodeBy you to be sustained, shall our abodeKL I.i.134
Make with you by due turne, onely we shall retaineMake with you by due turn. Only we shall retainKL I.i.135
The name, and all th'addition to a King: the Sway,The name and all th' addition to a king; the sway,KL I.i.136
Reuennew, Execution of the rest,Revenue, execution of the rest,KL I.i.137
Beloued Sonnes be yours, which to confirme,Beloved sons, be yours; which to confirm,KL I.i.138
This Coronet part betweene you.This coronet part between you.KL I.i.139.1
The bow is bent & drawne, make from the shaft.The bow is bent and drawn; make from the shaft.KL I.i.143
Kent, on thy life no more.Kent, on thy life, no more!KL I.i.154.2
Out of my sight.Out of my sight!KL I.i.157.2
Now by Apollo,Now by ApolloKL I.i.160.1
O Vassall! Miscreant.O, vassal, miscreant!KL I.i.161.2
Heare me recreant, on thine allegeance heare me;Hear me, recreant,KL I.i.166.2
That thou hast sought to make vs breake our vowes,On thine allegiance hear me!KL I.i.167
Since thou hast sought to make us break our vow,KL I.i.168
Which we durst neuer yet; and with strain'd pride,Which we durst never yet, and with strained prideKL I.i.169
To come betwixt our sentences, and our power,To come betwixt our sentence and our power,KL I.i.170
Which, nor our nature, nor our place can beare;Which nor our nature nor our place can bear,KL I.i.171
Our potencie made good, take thy reward.Our potency made good, take thy reward.KL I.i.172
Fiue dayes we do allot thee for prouision,Five days we do allot thee for provisionKL I.i.173
To shield thee from disasters of the world,To shield thee from disasters of the world,KL I.i.174
And on the sixt to turne thy hated backeAnd on the sixth to turn thy hated backKL I.i.175
Vpon our kingdome; if on the tenth day following,Upon our kingdom. If on the tenth day followingKL I.i.176
Thy banisht trunke be found in our Dominions,Thy banished trunk be found in our dominionsKL I.i.177
The moment is thy death, away. By Iupiter,The moment is thy death. Away! By Jupiter,KL I.i.178
This shall not be reuok'd,This shall not be revoked!KL I.i.179
My Lord of Bugundie,My lord of Burgundy,KL I.i.189
We first addresse toward you, who with this KingWe first address toward you, who with this kingKL I.i.190
Hath riuald for our Daughter; what in the leastHath rivalled for our daughter: what in the leastKL I.i.191
Will you require in present Dower with her,Will you require in present dower with herKL I.i.192
Or cease your quest of Loue?Or cease your quest of love?KL I.i.193.1
Right Noble Burgundy,Right noble Burgundy,KL I.i.195.2
When she was deare to vs, we did hold her so,When she was dear to us we did hold her so;KL I.i.196
But now her price is fallen: Sir, there she stands,But now her price is fallen. Sir, there she stands;KL I.i.197
If ought within that little seeming substance,If aught within that little-seeming substance,KL I.i.198
Or all of it with our displeasure piec'd,Or all of it, with our displeasure pieced,KL I.i.199
And nothing more may fitly like your Grace,And nothing more, may fitly like your grace,KL I.i.200
Shee's there, and she is yours.She's there and she is yours.KL I.i.201.1
Will you with those infirmities she owes,Will you with those infirmities she owes,KL I.i.202
Vnfriended, new adopted to our hate,Unfriended, new-adopted to our hate,KL I.i.203
Dow'rd with our curse, and stranger'd with our oath,Dowered with our curse and strangered with our oath,KL I.i.204
Take her or, leaue her.Take her or leave her?KL I.i.205.1
Then leaue her sir, for by the powre that made me,Then leave her, sir, for, by the power that made me,KL I.i.207
I tell you all her wealth. For you great King,I tell you all her wealth. (To France) For you, great king,KL I.i.208
I would not from your loue make such a stray,I would not from your love make such a strayKL I.i.209
To match you where I hate, therefore beseech youTo match you where I hate; therefore beseech youKL I.i.210
T'auert your liking a more worthier way,T' avert your liking a more worthier wayKL I.i.211
Then on a wretch whom Nature is asham'dThan on a wretch whom Nature is ashamedKL I.i.212
Almost t'acknowledge hers.Almost t' acknowledge hers.KL I.i.213.1
Better thou had'st'Better thouKL I.i.233.2
Not beene borne, then not t haue pleas'd me better.Hadst not been born than not t' have pleased me better.KL I.i.234
Nothing, I haue sworne, I am firme.Nothing! I have sworn; I am firm.KL I.i.245
Thou hast her France, let her be thine,for weThou hast her, France; let her be thine, for weKL I.i.262
Haue no such Daughter, nor shall euer seeHave no such daughter, nor shall ever seeKL I.i.263
That face of hers againe, therfore be gone,That face of hers again. Therefore begone,KL I.i.264
Without our Grace, our Loue, our Benizon:Without our grace, our love, our benison!KL I.i.265
Come Noble Burgundie. Come, noble Burgundy.KL I.i.266
Let me not stay a iot for dinner, go get it ready:Let me not stay a jot for dinner! Go, get it ready!KL I.iv.8
how now, what art thou?How now? What art thou?KL I.iv.9
What dost thou professe? What would'st thou withWhat dost thou profess? What wouldst thou withKL I.iv.11
vs?us?KL I.iv.12
What art thou?What art thou?KL I.iv.18
If thou be'st as poore for a subiect, as hee's for a King,If thou be'st as poor for a subject as he's for a kingKL I.iv.21
thou art poore enough. What wouldst thou?thou art poor enough. What wouldst thou?KL I.iv.22
Who wouldst thou serue?Who wouldst thou serve?KL I.iv.24
Do'st thou know me fellow?Dost thou know me, fellow?KL I.iv.26
What's that?What's that?KL I.iv.29
What seruices canst thou do?What services canst thou do?KL I.iv.31
How old art thou?How old art thou?KL I.iv.36
Follow me,thou shalt serue me, if I like thee noFollow me; thou shalt serve me if I like thee noKL I.iv.40
worse after dinner, I will not part from thee yet. Dinnerworse after dinner. I will not part from thee yet. Dinner,KL I.iv.41
ho, dinner, where's my knaue? my Foole? Go you andho, dinner! Where's my knave, my Fool? Go you andKL I.iv.42
call my Foole hither.call my Fool hither.KL I.iv.43
You you Sirrah, where's my Daughter?You! You, sirrah! Where's my daughter?KL I.iv.44
What saies the Fellow there? Call the Clotpole backe:What says the fellow there? Call the clotpoll back.KL I.iv.46
wher's my Foole? Ho, I thinke the world's asleepe,Where's my Fool? Ho, I think the world's asleep.KL I.iv.47
how now? Where's that Mungrell?How now? Where's that mongrel?KL I.iv.48
Why came not the slaue backe to me when I call'dWhy came not the slave back to me when I calledKL I.iv.51
him?him?KL I.iv.52
He would not?He would not!KL I.iv.55
Ha? Saist thou so?Ha! Sayest thou so?KL I.iv.62
Thou but remembrest me of mine owne Conception,Thou but rememberest me of mine own conception.KL I.iv.66
I haue perceiued a most faint neglect of late,I have perceived a most faint neglect of late,KL I.iv.67
which I haue rather blamed as mine owne iealouswhich I have rather blamed as mine own jealousKL I.iv.68
curiositie, then as a very pretence and purpose ofcuriosity than as a very pretence and purpose ofKL I.iv.69
vnkindnesse; I will looke further intoo't: but where's myunkindness. I will look further into't. But where's myKL I.iv.70
Foole? I haue not seene him this two daies.Fool? I have not seen him this two days.KL I.iv.71
No more of that, I haue noted it well, goe you andNo more of that! I have noted it well. Go you andKL I.iv.74
tell my Daughter, I would speake with her.tell my daughter I would speak with her.KL I.iv.75
Goe you call hither my Foole;Go you, call hither my Fool.KL I.iv.76
Oh you Sir, you, come you hither / Sir, who am I Sir?O, you, sir, you! Come you hither, sir. Who am I, sir?KL I.iv.77
My Ladies Father? my Lords knaue, you whorson‘ My lady's father,’ my lord's knave! You whoresonKL I.iv.79
dog, you slaue, you curre.dog! You slave! You cur!KL I.iv.80
Do you bandy lookes with me, you Rascall?Do you bandy looks with me, you rascal?KL I.iv.83
I thanke thee fellow. / Thou seru'st me, and Ile loueI thank thee, fellow. Thou servest me and I'll loveKL I.iv.86
thee.thee.KL I.iv.87
Now my friendly knaue I thanke thee, there'sNow, my friendly knave, I thank thee. There'sKL I.iv.93
earnest of thy seruice.earnest of thy service.KL I.iv.94
How now my pretty knaue, how dost thou?How now, my pretty knave! How dost thou?KL I.iv.96
Why my Boy?Why, my boy?KL I.iv.106
Take heed Sirrah, the whip.Take heed, sirrah, the whip!KL I.iv.109
A pestilent gall to me.A pestilent gall to me!KL I.iv.113
Do.Do.KL I.iv.115
Why no Boy, Nothing can be made out of nothing.Why, no, boy. Nothing can be made out of nothing.KL I.iv.131
A bitter Foole.A bitter fool!KL I.iv.134
No Lad, reach me.No, lad; teach me.KL I.iv.137
Dost thou call me fool, boy?KL I.iv.146
What two Crownes shall they be?What two crowns shall they be?KL I.iv.155
When were you wont to be so full of Songs sirrah?When were you wont to be so full of songs, sirrah?KL I.iv.167
And you lie sirrah, wee'l haue you whipt.And you lie, sirrah, we'll have you whipped.KL I.iv.177
How now Daughter? what makes that Frontlet on?How now, daughter! What makes that frontlet on?KL I.iv.185
You are too much of late i'th'frowne.You are too much of late i'the frown.KL I.iv.186
Are you our Daughter?Are you our daughter?KL I.iv.214
Do's any heere know me? / This is not Lear:Doth any here know me? This is not Lear.KL I.iv.222
Do's Lear walke thus? Speake thus? Where are his eies?Doth Lear walk thus? speak thus? Where are his eyes?KL I.iv.223
Either his Notion weakens, his DiscerningsEither his notion weakens, his discerningsKL I.iv.224
Are Lethargied. Ha! Waking? 'Tis not so?Are lethargied – Ha! Waking? 'Tis not so!KL I.iv.225
Who is it that can tell me who I am?Who is it that can tell me who I am?KL I.iv.226
I would learn that; for by the marks of sovereignty,KL I.iv.228
knowledge, and reason, I should be false persuaded IKL I.iv.229
had daughters.KL I.iv.230
Your name, faire Gentlewoman?Your name, fair gentlewoman?KL I.iv.232
Darknesse, and Diuels.Darkness and devils!KL I.iv.248.2
Saddle my horses: call my Traine together.Saddle my horses! Call my train together!KL I.iv.249
Degenerate Bastard, Ile not trouble thee;Degenerate bastard, I'll not trouble thee.KL I.iv.250
Yet haue I left a daughter.Yet have I left a daughter.KL I.iv.251
Woe, that too late repents:Woe that too late repents! – O, sir, are you come?KL I.iv.254
Is it your will, speake Sir? Prepare my Horses.Is it your will? Speak, sir! – Prepare my horses.KL I.iv.255
Ingratitude! thou Marble-hearted Fiend,Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend,KL I.iv.256
More hideous when thou shew'st thee in a Child,More hideous when thou showest thee in a childKL I.iv.257
Then the Sea-monster.Than the sea-monster!KL I.iv.258.1
Detested Kite, thou lyest.Detested kite, thou liest!KL I.iv.259
My Traine are men of choice, and rarest parts,My train are men of choice and rarest parts,KL I.iv.260
That all particulars of dutie know,That all particulars of duty knowKL I.iv.261
And in the most exact regard, supportAnd in the most exact regard supportKL I.iv.262
The worships of their name. O most small fault,The worships of their name. O most small fault,KL I.iv.263
How vgly did'st thou in Cordelia shew?How ugly didst thou in Cordelia show!KL I.iv.264
Which like an Engine, wrencht my frame of NatureWhich, like an engine, wrenched my frame of natureKL I.iv.265
From the fixt place: drew from my heart all loue,From the fixed place, drew from heart all love,KL I.iv.266
And added to the gall. O Lear, Lear, Lear!And added to the gall. O Lear, Lear, Lear!KL I.iv.267
Beate at this gate that let thy Folly in,Beat at this gate that let thy folly inKL I.iv.268
And thy deere Iudgement out. Go, go, my people.And thy dear judgement out! Go, go, my people.KL I.iv.269
It may be so, my Lord.It may be so, my lord.KL I.iv.271.2
Heare Nature, heare deere Goddesse, heare:Hear, Nature, hear! Dear goddess, hear!KL I.iv.272
Suspend thy purpose, if thou did'st intendSuspend thy purpose if thou didst intendKL I.iv.273
To make this Creature fruitfull:To make this creature fruitful.KL I.iv.274
Into her Wombe conuey stirrility,Into her womb convey sterility,KL I.iv.275
Drie vp in her the Organs of increase,Dry up in her the organs of increase,KL I.iv.276
And from her derogate body, neuer springAnd from her derogate body never springKL I.iv.277
A Babe to honor her. If she must teeme,A babe to honour her. If she must teem,KL I.iv.278
Create her childe of Spleene, that it may liueCreate her child of spleen, that it may liveKL I.iv.279
And be a thwart disnatur'd torment to her.And be a thwart disnatured torment to her.KL I.iv.280
Let it stampe wrinkles in her brow of youth,Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth,KL I.iv.281
With cadent Teares fret Channels in her cheekes,With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks,KL I.iv.282
Turne all her Mothers paines, and benefitsTurn all her mother's pains and benefitsKL I.iv.283
To laughter, and contempt: That she may feele,To laughter and contempt, that she may feelKL I.iv.284
How sharper then a Serpents tooth it is,How sharper than a serpent's tooth it isKL I.iv.285
To haue a thanklesse Childe. Away, away. To have a thankless child! Away, away!KL I.iv.286
What fiftie of my Followers at a clap?What, fifty of my followers at a clap!KL I.iv.291
Within a fortnight?Within a fortnight?KL I.iv.292.1
Ile tell thee: / Life and death, I am asham'dI'll tell thee – (to Gonerill) life and death! I am ashamedKL I.iv.293
That thou hast power to shake my manhood thus,That thou hast power to shake my manhood thus,KL I.iv.294
That these hot teares, which breake from me perforceThat these hot tears which break from me perforceKL I.iv.295
Should make thee worth them. / Blastes and Fogges vpon thee:Should make thee worth them. Blasts and fogs upon thee!KL I.iv.296
Th'vntented woundings of a Fathers curseTh' untented woundings of a father's curseKL I.iv.297
Pierce euerie sense about thee. Old fond eyes,Pierce every sense about thee! – Old fond eyes,KL I.iv.298
Beweepe this cause againe, Ile plucke ye out,Beweep this cause again, I'll pluck ye outKL I.iv.299
And cast you with the waters that you looseAnd cast you with the waters that you looseKL I.iv.300
To temper Clay. Ha?To temper clay. Yea, is't come to this?KL I.iv.301
Let it be so. / I haue another daughter,Let it be so. I have another daughter,KL I.iv.302
Who I am sure is kinde and comfortable:Who, I am sure, is kind and comfortable.KL I.iv.303
When she shall heare this of thee, with her nailesWhen she shall hear this of thee, with her nailsKL I.iv.304
Shee'l flea thy Woluish visage. Thou shalt finde,She'll flay thy wolvish visage. Thou shalt findKL I.iv.305
That Ile resume the shape which thou dost thinkeThat I'll resume the shape which thou dost thinkKL I.iv.306
I haue cast off for euer. I have cast off for ever.KL I.iv.307.1
Go you before to Gloster with theseGo you before to Gloucester with theseKL I.v.1
Letters; acquaint my Daughter no further with any thingletters. Acquaint my daughter no further with anythingKL I.v.2
you know, then comes from her demand out of the Letter,you know than comes from her demand out of the letter.KL I.v.3
if your Dilligence be not speedy, I shall be there aforeIf your diligence be not speedy, I shall be there aforeKL I.v.4
you.you.KL I.v.5
I Boy.Ay, boy.KL I.v.10
Ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha!KL I.v.13
What can'st tell Boy?What canst tell, boy?KL I.v.17
No.No.KL I.v.21
I did her wrong.I did her wrong.KL I.v.24
No.No.KL I.v.26
Why?Why?KL I.v.28
I will forget my Nature, so kind a Father? Be myI will forget my nature. So kind a father! – Be myKL I.v.31
Horsses ready?horses ready?KL I.v.32
Because they are not eight.Because they are not eight?KL I.v.35
To tak't againe perforce; Monster Ingratitude!To take't again perforce! Monster ingratitude!KL I.v.37
How's that?How's that?KL I.v.40
O let me not be mad, not mad sweet Heauen:O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven!KL I.v.43
keepe me in temper, I would not be mad.Keep me in temper; I would not be mad!KL I.v.44
How now are the Horses ready?How now! Are the horses ready?KL I.v.45
Come Boy.Come, boy.KL I.v.47
'Tis strange that they should so depart from home,'Tis strange that they should so depart from homeKL II.iv.1
And not send backe my Messengers.And not send back my messengers.KL II.iv.2.1
Ha?Ha!KL II.iv.5
Mak'st thou this shame ahy pastime?Makest thou this shame thy pastime?KL II.iv.6.1
What's he, / That hath so much thy place mistookeWhat's he that hath so much thy place mistookKL II.iv.11
To set thee heere?To set thee here?KL II.iv.12.1
No.No.KL II.iv.14
No I say.No, I say.KL II.iv.16
No, no, they would not.KL II.iv.18
By Iupiter I sweare no.By Jupiter, I swear no!KL II.iv.20
They durst not do't:They durst not do't;KL II.iv.21.2
They could not, would not do't: 'tis worse then murther,They could not, would not do't; 'tis worse than murderKL II.iv.22
To do vpon respect such violent outrage:To do upon respect such violent outrage.KL II.iv.23
Resolue me with all modest haste, which wayResolve me with all modest haste which wayKL II.iv.24
Thou might'st deserue, or they impose this vsage,Thou mightst deserve or they impose this usage,KL II.iv.25
Comming from vs.Coming from us.KL II.iv.26.1
Oh how this Mother swels vp toward my heart!O, how this mother swells up toward my heart!KL II.iv.54
Historica passio, downe thou climing sorrow,Hysterica passio, down, thou climbing sorrow!KL II.iv.55
Thy Elements below where is this Daughter?Thy element's below. Where is this daughter?KL II.iv.56
Follow me not, stay here. Follow me not; stay here.KL II.iv.58
Deny to speake with me? / They are sicke, they are weary,Deny to speak with me? They are sick; they are weary?KL II.iv.84
They haue trauail'd all the night? meere fetches,They have travelled all the night? Mere fetches,KL II.iv.85
The images of reuolt and flying off.The images of revolt and flying-off.KL II.iv.86
Fetch me a better answer.Fetch me a better answer.KL II.iv.87.1
Vengeance, Plague, Death, Confusion:Vengeance, plague, death, confusion!KL II.iv.90.2
Fiery? What quality? Why Gloster, Gloster,‘ Fiery ’? What ‘ quality ’? Why, Gloucester, Gloucester,KL II.iv.91
I'ld speake with the Duke of Cornewall, and his wife.I'd speak with the Duke of Cornwall and his wife.KL II.iv.92
Inform'd them? Do'st thou vnderstand me man.‘ Informed them ’! Dost thou understand me, man?KL II.iv.94
The King would speake with Cornwall, / The deere FatherThe King would speak with Cornwall, the dear fatherKL II.iv.96
Would with his Daughter speake, commands, tends, seruice,Would with his daughter speak, commands, tends, service.KL II.iv.97
Are they inform'd of this? My breath and blood:Are they ‘ informed ’ of this? My breath and blood!KL II.iv.98
Fiery? The fiery Duke, tell the hot Duke that----‘ Fiery ’? The ‘ fiery ’ Duke? Tell the hot Duke that – KL II.iv.99
No, but not yet, may be he is not well,No, but not yet! Maybe he is not well.KL II.iv.100
Infirmity doth still neglect all office,Infirmity doth still neglect all officeKL II.iv.101
Whereto our health is bound, we are not our selues,Whereto our health is bound; we are not ourselvesKL II.iv.102
When Nature being opprest, commands the mindWhen nature, being oppressed, commands the mindKL II.iv.103
To suffer with the body; Ile forbeare,To suffer with the body. I'll forbear;KL II.iv.104
And am fallen out with my more headier will,And am fallen out with my more headier willKL II.iv.105
To take the indispos'd and sickly fit,To take the indisposed and sickly fitKL II.iv.106
For the sound man. Death on my state: whereforeFor the sound man. – Death on my state! whereforeKL II.iv.107
Should he sit heere? This act perswades me,Should he sit here? This act persuades meKL II.iv.108
That this remotion of the Duke and herThat this remotion of the Duke and herKL II.iv.109
Is practise only. Giue me my Seruant forth;Is practice only. Give me my servant forth.KL II.iv.110
Goe tell the Duke, and's wife, Il'd speake with them:Go tell the Duke and's wife I'd speak with them – KL II.iv.111
Now, presently: bid them come forth and heare me,Now presently! Bid them come forth and hear me,KL II.iv.112
Or at their Chamber doore Ile beate the Drum,Or at their chamber door I'll beat the drumKL II.iv.113
Till it crie sleepe to death.Till it cry sleep to death.KL II.iv.114
Oh me my heart! My rising heart! But downe.O me, my heart, my rising heart! But down!KL II.iv.116
Good morrow to you both.Good morrow to you both.KL II.iv.122.1
Regan, I thinke your are. I know what reasonRegan, I think you are. I know what reasonKL II.iv.124
I haue to thinke so, if thou should'st not be glad,I have to think so. If thou shouldst not be glad,KL II.iv.125
I would diuorce me from thy Mother Tombe,I would divorce me from thy mother's tomb,KL II.iv.126
Sepulchring an Adultresse. O are you free?Sepulchring an adult'ress. (To Kent) O, are you free?KL II.iv.127
Some other time for that. Beloued Regan,Some other time for that. – Beloved Regan,KL II.iv.128
Thy Sisters naught: oh Regan, she hath tiedThy sister's naught. O Regan, she hath tiedKL II.iv.129
Sharpe-tooth'd vnkindnesse, like a vulture heere,Sharp-toothed unkindness like a vulture here – KL II.iv.130
I can scarce speake to thee, thou'lt not beleeueI can scarce speak to thee – thou'lt not believeKL II.iv.131
With how deprau'd a quality. Oh Regan.With how depraved a quality – O Regan!KL II.iv.132
Say? How is that?Say? How is that?KL II.iv.135.2
My curses on her.My curses on her.KL II.iv.141.1
Aske her forgiuenesse?Ask her forgiveness?KL II.iv.147.2
Do you but marke how this becomes the house?Do you but mark how this becomes the house:KL II.iv.148
Deere daughter, I confesse that I am old;‘ Dear daughter, I confess that I am old;KL II.iv.149
Age is vnnecessary: on my knees I begge,Age is unnecessary; on my knees I begKL II.iv.150
That you'l vouchsafe me Rayment, Bed, and Food.That you'll vouchsafe me raiment, bed, and food.’KL II.iv.151
Neuer Regan:Never, Regan.KL II.iv.153.2
She hath abated me of halfe my Traine;She hath abated me of half my train,KL II.iv.154
Look'd blacke vpon me, strooke me with her TongueLooked black upon me, struck me with her tongue,KL II.iv.155
Most Serpent-like, vpon the very Heart.Most serpent-like, upon the very heart.KL II.iv.156
All the stor'd Vengeances of Heauen, fallAll the stored vengeances of heaven fallKL II.iv.157
On her ingratefull top: strike her yong bonesOn her ingrateful top! Strike her young bones,KL II.iv.158
You taking Ayres, with Lamenesse.You taking airs, with lameness!KL II.iv.159.1
You nimble Lightnings, dart your blinding flamesYou nimble lightnings, dart your blinding flamesKL II.iv.160
Into her scornfull eyes: Infect her Beauty,Into her scornful eyes! Infect her beauty,KL II.iv.161
You Fen-suck'd Fogges, drawne by the powrfull Sunne,You fen-sucked fogs drawn by the powerful sun,KL II.iv.162
To fall, and blister.To fall and blister.KL II.iv.163.1
No Regan, thou shalt neuer haue my curse:No, Regan, thou shalt never have my curse.KL II.iv.165
Thy tender-hefted Nature shall not giueThy tender-hefted nature shall not giveKL II.iv.166
Thee o're to harshnesse: Her eyes are fierce, but thineThee o'er to harshness. Her eyes are fierce; but thineKL II.iv.167
Do comfort, and not burne. 'Tis not in theeDo comfort, and not burn. 'Tis not in theeKL II.iv.168
To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my Traine,To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train,KL II.iv.169
To bandy hasty words, to scant my sizes,To bandy hasty words, to scant my sizes,KL II.iv.170
And in conclusion, to oppose the boltAnd in conclusion, to oppose the boltKL II.iv.171
Against my comming in. Thou better know'stAgainst my coming in. Thou better knowestKL II.iv.172
The Offices of Nature, bond of Childhood,The offices of nature, bond of childhood,KL II.iv.173
Effects of Curtesie, dues of Gratitude:Effects of courtesy, dues of gratitude.KL II.iv.174
Thy halfe o'th'Kingdome hast thou not forgot,Thy half o'the kingdom hast thou not forgot,KL II.iv.175
Wherein I thee endow'd.Wherein I thee endowed.KL II.iv.176.1
Who put my man i'th'Stockes?Who put my man i'the stocks?KL II.iv.177.1
This is a Slaue, whose easie borrowed prideThis is a slave whose easy-borrowed prideKL II.iv.180
Dwels in the sickly grace of her he followes.Dwells in the fickle grace of her he follows.KL II.iv.181
Out Varlet, from my sight.Out, varlet, from my sight!KL II.iv.182.1
Who stockt my Seruant? Regan, I haue good hopeWho stocked my servant? Regan, I have good hopeKL II.iv.183
Thou did'st not know on't.Thou didst not know on't.KL II.iv.184.1
Who comes here? O Heauens!Who comes here? O heavens!KL II.iv.184.2
If you do loue old men; if your sweet swayIf you do love old men, if your sweet swayKL II.iv.185
Allow Obedience; if you your selues are old,Allow obedience, if you yourselves are old,KL II.iv.186
Make it your cause: Send downe, and take my part.Make it your cause! Send down and take my part!KL II.iv.187
Art not asham'd to looke vpon this Beard?Art not ashamed to look upon this beard?KL II.iv.188
O Regan, will you take her by the hand?O Regan, will you take her by the hand?KL II.iv.189
O sides, you are too tough!O sides, you are too tough!KL II.iv.192.2
Will you yet hold? / How came my man i'th'Stockes?Will you yet hold? – How came my man i'the stocks?KL II.iv.193
You? Did you?You? Did you?KL II.iv.195.2
Returne to her? and fifty men dismiss'd?Return to her, and fifty men dismissed!KL II.iv.202
No, rather I abiure all roofes, and chuseNo, rather I abjure all roofs and chooseKL II.iv.203
To wage against the enmity oth'ayre,To wage against the enmity o'th' air,KL II.iv.204
To be a Comrade with the Wolfe, and Owle,To be a comrade with the wolf and owl – KL II.iv.205
Necessities sharpe pinch. Returne with her?Necessity's sharp pinch! Return with her?KL II.iv.206
Why the hot-bloodied France, that dowerlesse tookeWhy, the hot-blooded France that dowerless tookKL II.iv.207
Our yongest borne, I could as well be broughtOur youngest born, I could as well be broughtKL II.iv.208
To knee his Throne, and Squire-like pension beg,To knee his throne and, squire-like, pension begKL II.iv.209
To keepe base life a foote; returne with her?To keep base life afoot. Return with her!KL II.iv.210
Perswade me rather to be slaue and sumpterPersuade me rather to be slave and sumpterKL II.iv.211
To this detested groome.To this detested groom.KL II.iv.212.1
I prythee Daughter do not make me mad,I prithee, daughter, do not make me mad.KL II.iv.213
I will not trouble thee my Child; farewell:I will not trouble thee, my child. Farewell.KL II.iv.214
Wee'l no more meete, no more see one another.We'll no more meet, no more see one another.KL II.iv.215
But yet thou art my flesh, my blood, my Daughter,But yet thou art my flesh, my blood, my daughter – KL II.iv.216
Or rather a disease that's in my flesh,Or rather a disease that's in my flesh,KL II.iv.217
Which I must needs call mine. Thou art a Byle,Which I must needs call mine. Thou art a boil,KL II.iv.218
A plague sore, or imbossed CarbuncleA plague-sore, an embossed carbuncle,KL II.iv.219
In my corrupted blood. But Ile not chide thee,In my corrupted blood. But I'll not chide thee.KL II.iv.220
Let shame come when it will, I do not call it,Let shame come when it will, I do not call it.KL II.iv.221
I do not bid the Thunder-bearer shoote,I do not bid the thunder-bearer shoot,KL II.iv.222
Nor tell tales of thee to high-iudging Ioue,Nor tell tales of thee to high-judging Jove.KL II.iv.223
Mend when thou can'st, be better at thy leisure,Mend when thou canst, be better at thy leisure;KL II.iv.224
I can be patient, I can stay with Regan,I can be patient, I can stay with Regan,KL II.iv.225
I and my hundred Knights.I and my hundred knights.KL II.iv.226.1
Is this well spoken?Is this well spoken?KL II.iv.231.2
I gaue you all.I gave you all – KL II.iv.245.1
Made you my Guardians, my Depositaries,Made you my guardians, my depositaries;KL II.iv.246
But kept a reseruation to be followedBut kept a reservation to be followedKL II.iv.247
With such a number? What, must I come to youWith such a number. What, must I come to youKL II.iv.248
With fiue and twenty? Regan, said you so?With five-and-twenty – Regan, said you so?KL II.iv.249
Those wicked Creatures yet do look wel fauor'dThose wicked creatures yet do look well-favouredKL II.iv.251
When others are more wicked, not being the worstWhen others are more wicked. Not being the worstKL II.iv.252
Stands in some ranke of praise, Ile go with thee,Stands in some rank of praise. (To Gonerill) I'll go with thee.KL II.iv.253
Thy fifty yet doth double fiue and twenty,Thy fifty yet doth double five-and-twenty,KL II.iv.254
And thou art twice her Loue.And thou art twice her love.KL II.iv.255.1
O reason not the need: our basest BeggersO, reason not the need! Our basest beggarsKL II.iv.259
Are in the poorest thing superfluous.Are in the poorest thing superfluous.KL II.iv.260
Allow not Nature, more then Nature needs:Allow not nature more than nature needs – KL II.iv.261
Mans life is cheape as Beastes. Thou art a Lady;Man's life is cheap as beast's. Thou art a lady;KL II.iv.262
If onely to go warme were gorgeous,If only to go warm were gorgeous,KL II.iv.263
Why Nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear'st,Why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear'st,KL II.iv.264
Which scarcely keepes thee warme, but for true need:Which scarcely keeps thee warm. But for true need, – KL II.iv.265
You Heauens, giue me that patience, patience I need,You heavens, give me that patience, patience I need!KL II.iv.266
You see me heere (you Gods) a poore old man,You see me here, you gods, a poor old man,KL II.iv.267
As full of griefe as age, wretched in both,As full of grief as age, wretched in both;KL II.iv.268
If it be you that stirres these Daughters heartsIf it be you that stirs these daughters' heartsKL II.iv.269
Against their Father, foole me not so much,Against their father, fool me not so muchKL II.iv.270
To beare it tamely: touch me with Noble anger,To bear it tamely; touch me with noble anger,KL II.iv.271
And let not womens weapons, water drops,And let not women's weapons, water drops,KL II.iv.272
Staine my mans cheekes. No you vnnaturall Hags,Stain my man's cheeks! No, you unnatural hags,KL II.iv.273
I will haue such reuenges on you both,I will have such revenges on you bothKL II.iv.274
That all the world shall---I will do such things,That all the world shall – I will do such things – KL II.iv.275
What they are yet, I know not, but they shalbeWhat they are yet I know not; but they shall beKL II.iv.276
The terrors of the earth? you thinke Ile weepe,The terrors of the earth. You think I'll weep.KL II.iv.277
No, Ile not weepe,No, I'll not weep.KL II.iv.278
I haue full cause of weeping.I have full cause of weeping;KL II.iv.279.1
But this heart but this heartKL II.iv.279.2
shal break into a hundred thousand flawesShall break into a hundred thousand flawsKL II.iv.280
Or ere Ile weepe; O Foole, I shall go mad. Or ere I'll weep. O Fool, I shall go mad!KL II.iv.281
Blow windes, & crack your cheeks; Rage, blowBlow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow!KL III.ii.1
You Cataracts, and Hyrricano's spout,You cataracts and hurricanoes, spoutKL III.ii.2
Till you haue drench'd our Steeples, drown the Cockes.Till you have drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks!KL III.ii.3
You Sulph'rous and Thought-executing Fires,You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,KL III.ii.4
Vaunt-curriors of Oake-cleauing Thunder-bolts,Vaunt-curriers of oak-cleaving thunderbolts,KL III.ii.5
Sindge my white head. And thou all-shaking Thunder,Singe my white head! And thou all-shaking thunder,KL III.ii.6
Strike flat the thicke Rotundity o'th'world,Smite flat the thick rotundity o'the world,KL III.ii.7
Cracke Natures moulds, all germaines spill at onceCrack Nature's moulds, all germens spill at onceKL III.ii.8
That makes ingratefull Man.That makes ingrateful man!KL III.ii.9
Rumble thy belly full: spit Fire, spowt Raine:Rumble thy bellyful! Spit, fire! Spout, rain!KL III.ii.14
Nor Raine, Winde, Thunder, Fire are my Daughters;Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters.KL III.ii.15
I taxe not you, you Elements with vnkindnesse.I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness;KL III.ii.16
I neuer gaue you Kingdome, call'd you Children;I never gave you kingdom, called you children.KL III.ii.17
You owe me no subscription. Then let fallYou owe me no subscription; then let fallKL III.ii.18
Your horrible pleasure. Heere I stand your Slaue,Your horrible pleasure. Here I stand, your slave,KL III.ii.19
A poore, infirme, weake, and dispis'd old man:A poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man.KL III.ii.20
But yet I call you Seruile Ministers,But yet I call you servile ministers,KL III.ii.21
Thar will with two pernicious Daughters ioyneThat will with two pernicious daughters joinKL III.ii.22
Your high-engender'd Battailes, 'gainst a headYour high-engendered battles 'gainst a headKL III.ii.23
So old, and white as this. O, ho! 'tis foule.So old and white as this. O, ho! 'Tis foul!KL III.ii.24
No,I will be the patterne of all patience,No, I will be the pattern of all patience.KL III.ii.37
I will say nothing.I will say nothing.KL III.ii.38
Let the great GoddesLet the great godsKL III.ii.49.2
That keepe this dreadfull pudder o're our heads,That keep this dreadful pudder o'er our headsKL III.ii.50
Finde out their enemies now. Tremble thou Wretch,Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretchKL III.ii.51
That hast within thee vndivulged CrimesThat hast within thee undivulged crimesKL III.ii.52
Vnwhipt of Iustice. Hide thee, thou Bloudy hand;Unwhipped of justice. Hide thee, thou bloody hand,KL III.ii.53
Thou Periur'd, and thou Simular of VertueThou perjured, and thou simular of virtueKL III.ii.54
That art Incestuous. Caytiffe, to peeces shakeThat art incestuous. Caitiff, to pieces shake,KL III.ii.55
That vnder couert, and conuenient seemingThat under covert and convenient seemingKL III.ii.56
Ha's practis'd on mans life. Close pent-vp guilts,Hast practised on man's life. Close pent-up guilts,KL III.ii.57
Riue your concealing Continents, and cryRive your concealing continents, and cryKL III.ii.58
These dreadfull Summoners grace. I am a man,These dreadful summoners grace. I am a manKL III.ii.59
More sinn'd against, then sinning.More sinned against than sinning.KL III.ii.60.1
My wits begin to turne.My wits begin to turn.KL III.ii.67.2
Come on my boy. How dost my boy? Art cold?Come on, my boy. How dost my boy? Art cold?KL III.ii.68
I am cold my selfe. Where is this straw, my Fellow?I am cold myself. Where is this straw, my fellow?KL III.ii.69
The Art of our Necessities is strange,The art of our necessities is strangeKL III.ii.70
And can make vilde things precious. Come, your Houel;And can make vile things precious. Come, your hovel.KL III.ii.71
Poore Foole, and Knaue, I haue one part in my heartPoor fool and knave, I have one part in my heartKL III.ii.72
That's sorry yet for thee.That's sorry yet for thee.KL III.ii.73
True Boy: Come bring vs to this Houell. True, boy. Come, bring us to this hovel.KL III.ii.78
Let me alone.Let me alone.KL III.iv.3.2
Wilt breake my heart?Wilt break my heart?KL III.iv.4.2
Thou think'st 'tis much that this contentious stormeThou think'st 'tis much that this contentious stormKL III.iv.6
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,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 seaKL 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 freeKL III.iv.11
The bodies delicate: the tempest in my mind,The body's delicate; this tempest in my mindKL III.iv.12
Doth from my sences take all feeling else,Doth from my senses take all feeling elseKL III.iv.13
Saue what beates there, Filliall ingratitude,Save what beats there. – Filial ingratitude!KL III.iv.14
Is it not as this mouth should teare this handIs it not as this mouth should tear this handKL III.iv.15
For lifting food too't? But I will punish home;For lifting food to't? But I will punish home.KL III.iv.16
No, I will weepe no more; in such a night,No, I will weep no more! In such a nightKL 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!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
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 ponderKL 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
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
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,KL III.iv.29
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 youKL III.iv.31
From seasons such as these? O I haue taneFrom seasons such as these? O, I have ta'enKL III.iv.32
Too little care of this: Take Physicke, Pompe,Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp;KL III.iv.33
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 themKL III.iv.35
And shew the Heauens more iust. Enter Edgar, and Foole.And show the heavens more just.KL III.iv.36
Did'st thou giue all to thy Daughters? And art thouDidst thou give all to thy daughters? And art thouKL III.iv.47
come to this?come to this?KL III.iv.48
Ha's his Daughters brought him to this passe?What, has his daughters brought him to this pass?KL III.iv.60
Could'st thou saue nothing? Would'st thou giue 'em all?Couldst thou save nothing? Wouldst thou give 'em all?KL III.iv.61
Now all the plagues that in the pendulous ayreNow all the plagues that in the pendulous airKL III.iv.64
Hang fated o're mens faults, light on thy Daughters.Hang fated o'er men's faults light on thy daughters!KL III.iv.65
Death Traitor, nothing could haue subdu'd NatureDeath, traitor! Nothing could have subdued natureKL III.iv.67
To such a lownesse, but his vnkind Daughters.To such a lowness but his unkind daughters.KL III.iv.68
Is it the fashion, that discarded Fathers,Is it the fashion that discarded fathersKL 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 begotKL III.iv.71
Those Pelicane Daughters.Those pelican daughters.KL III.iv.72
What hast thou bin?What hast thou been?KL III.iv.81
Thou wert better in a Graue, then to answere with thyThou wert better in a grave than to answer with thyKL III.iv.98
vncouer'd body, this extremitie of the Skies. Is man nouncovered body this extremity of the skies. Is man noKL III.iv.99
more then this? Consider him well. Thou ow'st themore than this? Consider him well. Thou owest theKL 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, theKL III.iv.101
Cat, no perfume. Ha? Here's three on's are sophisticated.cat no perfume. Ha! Here's three on's are sophisticated.KL III.iv.102
Thou art the thing it selfe; vnaccommodated man, is noThou art the thing itself! Unaccommodated man is noKL III.iv.103
more but such a poore, bare, forked Animall as thou art.more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.KL III.iv.104
Off, off you Lendings: Come, vnbutton heere.Off, off, you lendings! Come, unbutton here.KL III.iv.105
What's he?What's he?KL III.iv.120
First let me talke with this Philosopher,First let me talk with this philosopher.KL III.iv.147
What is the cause of Thunder?What is the cause of thunder?KL III.iv.148.1
Ile talke a word with this same lerned Theban:I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban.KL III.iv.150
What is your study?What is your study?KL III.iv.151
Let me aske you one word in priuate.Let me ask you one word in private.KL III.iv.153
O cry you mercy, Sir:O, cry you mercy, sir.KL III.iv.164.2
Noble Philosopher, your company.Noble philosopher, your company.KL III.iv.165
Come, let's in all.Come, let's in all.KL III.iv.169.1
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
Come, good Athenian.Come, good Athenian.KL III.iv.174
A King, a King.A king, a king!KL III.vi.11
To haue a thousand with red burning spitsTo have a thousand with red burning spitsKL III.vi.15
Come hizzing in vpon 'em.Come hissing in upon 'em!KL III.vi.16
It shall be done; I will arraign them straight.KL III.vi.20
Come, sit thou here, most learned justicer.KL III.vi.21
Thou sapient sir, sit here. No, you she-foxes – KL III.vi.22
I'll see their trial first; bring in their evidence.KL III.vi.35
Thou robed man of justice, take thy place.KL III.vi.36
And thou, his yoke-fellow of equity,KL III.vi.37
Bench by his side. (To Kent) You are o'the commission;KL III.vi.38
Sit you too.KL III.vi.39
Arraign her first. 'Tis Gonerill! I here take my oathKL III.vi.46
before this honourable assembly she kicked the poorKL III.vi.47
King her father.KL III.vi.48
She cannot deny it.KL III.vi.50
And here's another whose warped looks proclaimKL III.vi.52
What store her heart is made on. Stop her there!KL III.vi.53
Arms, arms, sword, fire! Corruption in the place!KL III.vi.54
False justicer, why hast thou let her 'scape?KL III.vi.55
The little dogges, and all;The little dogs and all – KL III.vi.61
Trey, Blanch, and Sweet-heart: see, they barke at me. Trey, Blanch, and Sweetheart – see, they bark at me.KL III.vi.62
Then let them Anatomize Regan: See what breedsThen let them anatomize Regan, see what breedsKL III.vi.75
about her heart. Is there any cause in Nature that makeabout her heart. Is there any cause in nature that makesKL III.vi.76
these hard-hearts. You sir, I entertaine for one of my hundred; these hard hearts? You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred.KL III.vi.77
only, I do not like the fashion of your garments.Only I do not like the fashion of your garments.KL III.vi.78
You will say they are Persian; but let them bee chang'd.You will say they are Persian; but let them be changed.KL III.vi.79
Make no noise, make no noise, draw the Curtaines: Make no noise, make no noise; draw the curtains.KL III.vi.81
so, so, wee'l go to Supper i'th'morning.So, so. We'll to supper i'the morning.KL III.vi.82
No, they cannot touch me for crying. I am theNo, they cannot touch me for coining.; I am theKL IV.vi.83
King himselfe.King himself.KL IV.vi.84
Nature's aboue Art, in that respect. Ther's yourNature's above art in that respect. There's yourKL IV.vi.86
Presse-money. That fellow handles his bow, like apress-money. – That fellow handles his bow like aKL IV.vi.87
Crow-keeper: draw mee a Cloathiers yard. Looke, looke, acrow-keeper. – Draw me a clothier's yard. – Look, look, aKL IV.vi.88
Mouse: peace, peace, this peece of toasted Cheese willmouse! – Peace, peace! this piece of toasted cheese willKL IV.vi.89
doo't. There's my Gauntlet, Ile proue it on a Gyant.do't. – There's my gauntlet; I'll prove it on a giant. – KL IV.vi.90
Bring vp the browne Billes. O well flowne Bird: i'th'Bring up the brown bills. – O, well flown, bird! I'the KL IV.vi.91
clout, i'th'clout: Hewgh. Giue the word.clout, i' the clout! Hewgh! – Give the word.KL IV.vi.92
Passe.Pass.KL IV.vi.94
Ha! Gonerill with a white beard? They flatter'd meHa! Gonerill with a white beard! They flattered meKL IV.vi.96
like a Dogge, and told mee I had the white hayres in my Beard,like a dog and told me I had the white hairs in my beard.KL IV.vi.97
ere the blacke ones were there. To say I, and no, toere the black ones were there. To say ‘ ay ’ and ‘ no ’ toKL IV.vi.98
euery thing that I said: I, and no too, was no goodeverything that I said! ‘Ay' and ‘no' too was no goodKL IV.vi.99
Diuinity. When the raine came to wet me once, and thedivinity. When the rain came to wet me once and theKL IV.vi.100
winde to make me chatter: when the Thunder would notwind to make me chatter; when the thunder would notKL IV.vi.101
peace at my bidding, there I found 'em, there I smeltpeace at my bidding; there I found 'em, there I smeltKL IV.vi.102
'em out. Go too, they are not men o'their words; they'em out. Go to, they are not men o' their words. TheyKL IV.vi.103
told me, I was euery thing: 'Tis a Lye, I am nottold me I was everything. 'Tis a lie: I am notKL IV.vi.104
Agu-proofe.ague-proof.KL IV.vi.105
I, euery inch a King.Ay, every inch a king.KL IV.vi.107.2
When I do stare, see how the Subiect quakes.When I do stare see how the subject quakes.KL IV.vi.108
I pardon that mans life. What was thy cause?I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause?KL IV.vi.109
Adultery?Adultery?KL IV.vi.110
thou shalt not dye: dye for Adultery? No,Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No.KL IV.vi.111
the Wren goes too't, and the small gilded FlyThe wren goes to't, and the small gilded flyKL IV.vi.112
Do's letcher in my sight.Does lecher in my sight.KL IV.vi.113
Let Copulation thriue: / For Glousters bastard SonLet copulation thrive; for Gloucester's bastard sonKL IV.vi.114
was kinder to his Father, / Then my DaughtersWas kinder to his father than my daughtersKL IV.vi.115
got 'tweene the lawfull sheets.Got 'tween the lawful sheets.KL IV.vi.116
Too't Luxury pell-mell, for I lacke Souldiers.To't, luxury, pell-mell, for I lack soldiers.KL IV.vi.117
Behold yond simpring Dame,Behold yon simpering dameKL IV.vi.118
whose face betweene her Forkes presages Snow;Whose face between her forks presages snow,KL IV.vi.119
that minces Vertue, & do's shake the headThat minces virtue and does shake the headKL IV.vi.120
to heare of pleasures name.To hear of pleasure's name – KL IV.vi.121
The Fitchew, nor the soyled Horse goes too'tThe fitchew nor the soiled horse goes to'tKL IV.vi.122
a more riotous appetite:With a more riotous appetite.KL IV.vi.123
Downe from the waste they are Centaures,Down from the waist they are centaurs,KL IV.vi.124
though Women all aboue:Though women all above;KL IV.vi.125
but to the Girdle do the Gods inherit,But to the girdle do the gods inherit,KL IV.vi.126
beneath is all the Fiends.Beneath is all the fiends' – KL IV.vi.127
There's hell, there's darkenes,there is the sulphurousThere's hell, there's darkness, there is the sulphurousKL IV.vi.128
pit; burning, scalding, stench, consumption: Fye, fie, pit – burning, scalding, stench, consumption! Fie, fie,KL IV.vi.129
fie; pah, pah: Giue me an Ounce of Ciuet; good Apothecary fie! Pah, pah! Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary,KL IV.vi.130
sweeten my immagination: There's money forsweeten my imagination. There's money forKL IV.vi.131
thee.thee.KL IV.vi.132
Let me wipe it first, / It smelles of Mortality.Let me wipe it first; it smells of mortality.KL IV.vi.134
I remember thine eyes well enough: dost thouI remember thine eyes well enough. Dost thouKL IV.vi.137
squiny at me? No, doe thy worst blinde Cupid, Ile notsquiny at me? No, do thy worst, blind Cupid; I'll notKL IV.vi.138
loue. Reade thou this challenge, marke but the penninglove. Read thou this challenge; mark but the penningKL IV.vi.139
of it.of it.KL IV.vi.140
Read.Read.KL IV.vi.144
Oh ho, are you there with me? No eies in your head,O, ho, are you there with me? No eyes in your head,KL IV.vi.146
nor no mony in your purse? Your eyes are in a heauynor no money in your purse? Your eyes are in a heavyKL IV.vi.147
case, your purse in a light, yet you see how this worldcase, your purse in a light; yet you see how this worldKL IV.vi.148
goes.goes.KL IV.vi.149
What, art mad? A man may see how this world goes,What, art mad? A man may see how this world goesKL IV.vi.151
with no eyes. Looke with thine eares: See how yond Iusticewith no eyes. Look with thine ears. See how yon justiceKL IV.vi.152
railes vpon yond simple theefe. Hearke in thine eare: Changerails upon yon simple thief. Hark in thine ear – changeKL IV.vi.153
places, and handy-dandy, which is the Iustice, which isplaces and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which isKL IV.vi.154
the theefe: Thou hast seene a Farmers dogge barke at athe thief? Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at aKL IV.vi.155
Beggar?beggar?KL IV.vi.156
And the Creature run from the Cur: there thouAnd the creature run from the cur? There thouKL IV.vi.158
might'st behold the great image of Authoritie, a Dogg'smightst behold the great image of authority: a dog'sKL IV.vi.159
obey'd in Office.obeyed in office.KL IV.vi.160
Thou, Rascall Beadle, hold thy bloody hand:Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand.KL IV.vi.161
why dost thou lash that Whore? Strip thy owne backe,Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip thy own back.KL IV.vi.162
thou hotly lusts to vse her in that kind,Thou hotly lusts to use her in that kindKL IV.vi.163
for which thou whip'st her. The Vsurer hangs the Cozener.For which thou whipp'st her. The usurer hangs the cozener.KL IV.vi.164
Thorough tatter'd cloathes great Vices do appeare:Thorough tattered clothes great vices do appear;KL IV.vi.165
Robes, and Furr'd gownes hide all. Place sinnes with Gold,Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sins with gold,KL IV.vi.166
and the strong Lance of Iustice, hurtlesse breakes:And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks;KL IV.vi.167
Arme it in ragges, a Pigmies straw do's pierce it.Arm it in rags, a pygmy's straw does pierce it.KL IV.vi.168
None do's offend, none, I say none, Ile able 'em;None does offend, none, I say, none; I'll able 'em.KL IV.vi.169
take that of me my Friend, who haue the powerTake that of me, my friend, (giving flowers) who have the powerKL IV.vi.170
to seale th'accusers lips. Get thee glasse-eyes,To seal th' accuser's lips. Get thee glass eyes,KL IV.vi.171
and like a scuruy Politician, seemeAnd like a scurvy politician seemKL IV.vi.172
to see the things thou dost not. Now, now, now, now.To see the things thou dost not. Now, now, now, now!KL IV.vi.173
Pull off my Bootes: harder, harder, so.Pull off my boots. Harder, harder – so.KL IV.vi.174
If thou wilt weepe my Fortunes, take my eyes.If thou wilt weep my fortunes, take my eyes.KL IV.vi.177
I know thee well enough, thy name is Glouster:I know thee well enough; thy name is Gloucester.KL IV.vi.178
Thou must be patient; we came crying hither:Thou must be patient; we came crying hither.KL IV.vi.179
Thou know'st, the first time that we smell the AyreThou knowest the first time that we smell the airKL IV.vi.180
We wawle, and cry. I will preach to thee: Marke.We wawl and cry. I will preach to thee – Mark!KL IV.vi.181
When we are borne, we cry that we are comeWhen we are born we cry that we are comeKL IV.vi.183
To this great stage of Fooles. This a good blocke:To this great stage of fools. – This's a good block.KL IV.vi.184
It were a delicate stratagem to shooIt were a delicate stratagem to shoeKL IV.vi.185
A Troope of Horse with Felt: Ile put't in proofe,A troop of horse with felt. I'll put 't in proof;KL IV.vi.186
And when I haue stolne vpon these Son in Lawes,And when I have stolen upon these son-in-laws,KL IV.vi.187
Then kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill.Then kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill!KL IV.vi.188
No rescue? What, a Prisoner? I am euenNo rescue? What, a prisoner? I am evenKL IV.vi.191
The Naturall Foole of Fortune. Vse me well,The natural fool of fortune. Use me well;KL IV.vi.192
You shall haue ransome. Let me haue Surgeons,You shall have ransom. Let me have surgeons;KL IV.vi.193
I am cut to'th'Braines.I am cut to the brains.KL IV.vi.194.1
No Seconds? All my selfe?No seconds? All myself?KL IV.vi.195
Why, this would make a man, a man of SaltWhy, this would make a man a man of salt,KL IV.vi.196
To vse his eyes for Garden water-pots.To use his eyes for garden water-pots,KL IV.vi.197
I wil die brauely,Ay, and laying autumn's dust. I will die bravely,KL IV.vi.198
Like a smugge Bridegroome. What? I will be Iouiall:Like a smug bridegroom. What! I will be jovial.KL IV.vi.199
Come, come, I am a King, Masters, know you that?Come, come, I am a king; masters, know you that?KL IV.vi.200
Then there's life in't. Come, and you get it, / You shallThen there's life in't. Nay, and you get it you shallKL IV.vi.202
get it by running: Sa, sa, sa, sa. get it by running. Sa, sa, sa, sa.KL IV.vi.203
You do me wrong to take me out o'th'graue,You do me wrong to take me out o'the grave.KL IV.vii.45
Thou art a Soule in blisse, but I am boundThou art a soul in bliss; but I am boundKL IV.vii.46
Vpon a wheele of fire, that mine owne tearesUpon a wheel of fire, that mine own tearsKL IV.vii.47
Do scal'd, like molten Lead.Do scald like molten lead.KL IV.vii.48.1
You are a spirit I know, where did you dye?You are a spirit, I know. Where did you die?KL IV.vii.49
Where haue I bin? / Where am I? Faire day light?Where have I been? Where am I? Fair daylight?KL IV.vii.52
I am mightily abus'd; I should eu'n dye with pittyI am mightily abused. I should even die with pityKL IV.vii.53
To see another thus. I know not what to say:To see another thus. I know not what to say.KL IV.vii.54
I will not sweare these are my hands: let's see,I will not swear these are my hands. Let's see.KL IV.vii.55
I feele this pin pricke, would I were assur'dI feel this pin-prick. Would I were assuredKL IV.vii.56
Of my condition.Of my condition!KL IV.vii.57.1
Pray do not mocke me:Pray do not mock me.KL IV.vii.59.2
I am a very foolish fond old man,I am a very foolish fond old man,KL IV.vii.60
Fourescore and vpward, / Not an houre more, nor lesse:Four score and upward, not an hour more nor less,KL IV.vii.61
And to deale plainely,And, to deal plainly,KL IV.vii.62
I feare I am not in my perfect mind.I fear I am not in my perfect mind.KL IV.vii.63
Me thinkes I should know you, and know this man,Methinks I should know you, and know this man;KL IV.vii.64
Yet I am doubtfull: For I am mainely ignorantYet I am doubtful; for I am mainly ignorantKL IV.vii.65
What place this is: and all the skill I haueWhat place this is; and all the skill I haveKL IV.vii.66
Remembers not these garments: nor I know notRemembers not these garments; nor I know notKL IV.vii.67
Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me,Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me,KL IV.vii.68
For (as I am a man) I thinke this LadyFor, as I am a man, I think this ladyKL IV.vii.69
To be my childe Cordelia.To be my child Cordelia.KL IV.vii.70.1
Be your teares wet? / Yes faith: I pray weepe not,Be your tears wet? Yes, faith! I pray, weep not.KL IV.vii.71
If you haue poyson for me, I will drinke it:If you have poison for me I will drink it.KL IV.vii.72
I know you do not loue me, for your SistersI know you do not love me, for your sistersKL IV.vii.73
Haue (as I do remember) done me wrong.Have, as I do remember, done me wrong.KL IV.vii.74
You haue some cause, they haue not.You have some cause; they have not.KL IV.vii.75.1
Am I in France?Am I in France?KL IV.vii.76.1
Do not abuse me.Do not abuse me.KL IV.vii.77
You must beare with me: / Pray you now forget,You must bear with me. Pray you now, forget andKL IV.vii.83
and forgiue, / I am old and foolish. forgive. I am old and foolish.KL IV.vii.84
No, no, no, no: come let's away to prison,No, no, no, no! Come, let's away to prison.KL V.iii.8
We two alone will sing like Birds i'th'Cage:We two alone will sing like birds i'the cage;KL V.iii.9
When thou dost aske me blessing, Ile kneele downeWhen thou dost ask me blessing I'll kneel downKL V.iii.10
And aske of thee forgiuenesse: So wee'l liue,And ask of thee forgiveness; so we'll live,KL V.iii.11
And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laughAnd pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laughKL V.iii.12
At gilded Butterflies: and heere (poore Rogues)At gilded butterflies, and hear poor roguesKL V.iii.13
Talke of Court newes, and wee'l talke with them too,Talk of court news; and we'll talk with them too – KL V.iii.14
Who looses, and who wins; who's in, who's out;Who loses and who wins, who's in, who's out – KL V.iii.15
And take vpon's the mystery of things,And take upon's the mystery of thingsKL V.iii.16
As if we were Gods spies: And wee'l weare outAs if we were God's spies; and we'll wear out,KL V.iii.17
In a wall'd prison, packs and sects of great ones,In a walled prison, packs and sects of great onesKL V.iii.18
That ebbe and flow by th'Moone.That ebb and flow by the moon.KL V.iii.19.1
Vpon such sacrifices my Cordelia,Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia,KL V.iii.20
The Gods themselues throw Incense. / Haue I caught thee?The gods themselves throw incense. Have I caught thee?KL V.iii.21
He that parts vs, shall bring a Brand from Heauen,He that parts us shall bring a brand from heavenKL V.iii.22
And fire vs hence, like Foxes: wipe thine eyes,And fire us hence like foxes. Wipe thine eyes;KL V.iii.23
The good yeares shall deuoure them, flesh and fell,The good-years shall devour them, flesh and fell,KL V.iii.24
Ere they shall make vs weepe? / Weele seee'm staru'd first: Ere they shall make us weep. We'll see 'em starved first.KL V.iii.25
come. Come.KL V.iii.26
Howle, howle, howle: O your are men of stones,Howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones!KL V.iii.255
Had I your tongues and eyes, Il'd vse them so,Had I your tongues and eyes I'd use them soKL V.iii.256
That Heauens vault should crack: she's gone for euer.That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever.KL V.iii.257
I know when one is dead, and when one liues,I know when one is dead and when one lives;KL V.iii.258
She's dead as earth: Lend me a Looking-glasse,She's dead as earth. Lend me a looking-glass;KL V.iii.259
If that her breath will mist or staine the stone,If that her breath will mist or stain the stone,KL V.iii.260
Why then she liues.Why, then she lives.KL V.iii.261.1
This feather stirs, she liues: if it be so,This feather stirs – she lives! If it be so,KL V.iii.263
It is a chance which do's redeeme all sorrowesIt is a chance which does redeem all sorrowsKL V.iii.264
That euer I haue felt.That ever I have felt.KL V.iii.265.1
Prythee away.Prithee away.KL V.iii.266.1
A plague vpon you Murderors, Traitors all,A plague upon you, murderers, traitors all!KL V.iii.267
I might haue sau'd her, now she's gone for euer:I might have saved her; now she's gone for ever.KL V.iii.268
Cordelia, Cordelia, stay a little. Ha:Cordelia, Cordelia, stay a little. Ha!KL V.iii.269
What is't thou saist? Her voice was euer soft,What is't thou sayest? Her voice was ever soft,KL V.iii.270
Gentle, and low, an excellent thing in woman.Gentle and low – an excellent thing in woman.KL V.iii.271
I kill'd the Slaue that was a hanging thee.I killed the slave that was a-hanging thee.KL V.iii.272
Did I not fellow?Did I not, fellow?KL V.iii.273.2
I haue seene the day, with my good biting FaulchionI have seen the day, with my good biting falchionKL V.iii.274
I would haue made him skip: I am old now,I would have made him skip. I am old nowKL V.iii.275
And these same crosses spoile me. Who are you?And these same crosses spoil me. – Who are you?KL V.iii.276
Mine eyes are not o'th'best, Ile tell you straight.Mine eyes are not o'the best, I'll tell you straight.KL V.iii.277
This is a dull sight, are you not Kent?This is a dull sight. Are you not Kent?KL V.iii.280.1
He's a good fellow, I can tell you that,He's a good fellow, I can tell you that;KL V.iii.282
He'le strike and quickly too, he's dead and rotten.He'll strike, and quickly too. He's dead and rotten.KL V.iii.283
Ile see that straight.I'll see that straight.KL V.iii.285
Your are welcome hither.You are welcome hither.KL V.iii.287.2
I so I thinke.Ay, so I think.KL V.iii.290.2
And my poore Foole is hang'd: no, no, no life?And my poor fool is hanged! No, no, no life!KL V.iii.303
Why should a Dog, a Horse, a Rat haue life,Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life,KL V.iii.304
And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more,And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more;KL V.iii.305
Neuer, neuer, neuer, neuer, neuer.Never, never, never, never, never.KL V.iii.306
Pray you vndo this Button. Thanke you Sir,Pray you undo this button. Thank you, sir.KL V.iii.307
Do you see this? Looke on her? Looke her lips,Do you see this? Look on her! Look, her lips!,KL V.iii.308
Looke there, looke there. Look there! Look there!KL V.iii.309.1

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