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      <article class="book" id="R.1">
         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>The Tragedy of King Lear</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I. King Lear's palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II. The Earl of Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III. The Duke of Albany's palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV. A hall in the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V. Court before the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I. GLOUCESTER's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II. Before Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III. A wood.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV. Before GLOUCESTER's castle. KENT in the stocks.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I. A heath.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II. Another part of the heath. Storm still.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV. The heath. Before a hovel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.7">6. SCENE VI. A chamber in a farmhouse adjoining the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.8">7. SCENE VII. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I. The heath.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II. Before ALBANY's palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III. The French camp near Dover.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV. The same. A tent.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI. Fields near Dover.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VII. A tent in the French camp. LEAR on a bed asleep, soft
                music playing; Gentleman, and others attending.</a>
                           </span>
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                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I. The British camp, near Dover.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II. A field between the two camps.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III. The British camp near Dover.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
            <header class="preface-titlepage">
               <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
            </header>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LEAR, king of Britain </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">KING OF FRANCE</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">DUKE OF BURGUNDY</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">DUKE OF CORNWALL</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">DUKE OF ALBANY</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">EARL OF KENT</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">EARL OF GLOUCESTER</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">EDGAR, son to Gloucester.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">EDMUND, bastard son to Gloucester.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">CURAN, a courtier.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Old Man, tenant to Gloucester.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Doctor</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Fool</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">OSWALD, steward to Goneril.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Captain employed by Edmund. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Gentleman attendant on Cordelia. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Herald.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Servants to Cornwall.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">GONERIL</span>
                        <span class="personname">REGAN</span>
                        <span class="personname">CORDELIA</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">daughters to Lear.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Knights of Lear's train, Captains, Messengers, Soldiers, and
                Attendants</span>
            </p>
            <p>SCENE Britain.</p>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I. King Lear's palace.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II. The Earl of Gloucester's castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III. The Duke of Albany's palace.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV. A hall in the same.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V. Court before the same.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I. King Lear's palace.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I thought the king had more affected the Duke of</div>
                     <div class="line">Albany than Cornwall.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">It did always seem so to us: but now, in the</div>
                     <div class="line">division of the kingdom, it appears not which of</div>
                     <div class="line">the dukes he values most; for equalities are so</div>
                     <div class="line">weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice</div>
                     <div class="line">of either's moiety.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not this your son, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: I have</div>
                     <div class="line">so often blushed to acknowledge him, that now I am</div>
                     <div class="line">brazed to it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot conceive you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, this young fellow's mother could: whereupon</div>
                     <div class="line">she grew round-wombed, and had, indeed, sir, a son</div>
                     <div class="line">for her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed.</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you smell a fault?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue of it</div>
                     <div class="line">being so proper.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">But I have, sir, a son by order of law, some year</div>
                     <div class="line">elder than this, who yet is no dearer in my account:</div>
                     <div class="line">though this knave came something saucily into the</div>
                     <div class="line">world before he was sent for, yet was his mother</div>
                     <div class="line">fair; there was good sport at his making, and the</div>
                     <div class="line">whoreson must be acknowledged. Do you know this</div>
                     <div class="line">noble gentleman, Edmund?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord of Kent: remember him hereafter as my</div>
                     <div class="line">honourable friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">My services to your lordship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I must love you, and sue to know you better.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I shall study deserving.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath been out nine years, and away he shall</div>
                     <div class="line">again. The king is coming.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Sennet. Enter KING LEAR, CORNWALL, ALBANY, GONERIL, REGAN,
                CORDELIA, and Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Attend the lords of France and Burgundy, Gloucester.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall, my liege.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt GLOUCESTER and EDMUND</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Meantime we shall express our darker purpose.</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me the map there. Know that we have divided</div>
                     <div class="line">In three our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intent</div>
                     <div class="line">To shake all cares and business from our age;</div>
                     <div class="line">Conferring them on younger strengths, while we</div>
                     <div class="line">Unburthen'd crawl toward death. Our son of Cornwall,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you, our no less loving son of Albany,</div>
                     <div class="line">We have this hour a constant will to publish</div>
                     <div class="line">Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife</div>
                     <div class="line">May be prevented now. The princes, France and Burgundy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn,</div>
                     <div class="line">And here are to be answer'd. Tell me, my daughters,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Since now we will divest us both of rule,</div>
                     <div class="line">Interest of territory, cares of state,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Which of you shall we say doth love us most?</div>
                     <div class="line">That we our largest bounty may extend</div>
                     <div class="line">Where nature doth with merit challenge. Goneril,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our eldest-born, speak first.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter;</div>
                     <div class="line">Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty;</div>
                     <div class="line">Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare;</div>
                     <div class="line">No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honour;</div>
                     <div class="line">As much as child e'er loved, or father found;</div>
                     <div class="line">A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable;</div>
                     <div class="line">Beyond all manner of so much I love you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> What shall Cordelia
                        do?</div>
                     <div class="line">Love, and be silent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Of all these bounds, even from this line to this,</div>
                     <div class="line">With shadowy forests and with champains rich'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads,</div>
                     <div class="line">We make thee lady: to thine and Albany's issue</div>
                     <div class="line">Be this perpetual. What says our second daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our dearest Regan, wife to Cornwall? Speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I am made</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the self-same metal that my sister is,</div>
                     <div class="line">And prize me at her worth. In my true heart</div>
                     <div class="line">I find she names my very deed of love;</div>
                     <div class="line">Only she comes too short: that I profess</div>
                     <div class="line">Myself an enemy to all other joys,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which the most precious square of sense possesses;</div>
                     <div class="line">And find I am alone felicitate</div>
                     <div class="line">In your dear highness' love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> Then poor Cordelia!</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet not so; since, I am sure, my love's</div>
                     <div class="line">More richer than my tongue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">To thee and thine hereditary ever</div>
                     <div class="line">Remain this ample third of our fair kingdom;</div>
                     <div class="line">No less in space, validity, and pleasure,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than that conferr'd on Goneril. Now, our joy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Although the last, not least; to whose young love</div>
                     <div class="line">The vines of France and milk of Burgundy</div>
                     <div class="line">Strive to be interess'd; what can you say to draw</div>
                     <div class="line">A third more opulent than your sisters? Speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave</div>
                     <div class="line">My heart into my mouth: I love your majesty</div>
                     <div class="line">According to my bond; nor more nor less.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">How, how, Cordelia! mend your speech a little,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest it may mar your fortunes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">You have begot me, bred me, loved me: I</div>
                     <div class="line">Return those duties back as are right fit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Obey you, love you, and most honour you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why have my sisters husbands, if they say</div>
                     <div class="line">They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed,</div>
                     <div class="line">That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry</div>
                     <div class="line">Half my love with him, half my care and duty:</div>
                     <div class="line">Sure, I shall never marry like my sisters,</div>
                     <div class="line">To love my father all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">But goes thy heart with this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, good my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">So young, and so untender?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">So young, my lord, and true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it be so; thy truth, then, be thy dower:</div>
                     <div class="line">For, by the sacred radiance of the sun,</div>
                     <div class="line">The mysteries of Hecate, and the night;</div>
                     <div class="line">By all the operation of the orbs</div>
                     <div class="line">From whom we do exist, and cease to be;</div>
                     <div class="line">Here I disclaim all my paternal care,</div>
                     <div class="line">Propinquity and property of blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">And as a stranger to my heart and me</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold thee, from this, for ever. The barbarous Scythian,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or he that makes his generation messes</div>
                     <div class="line">To gorge his appetite, shall to my bosom</div>
                     <div class="line">Be as well neighbour'd, pitied, and relieved,</div>
                     <div class="line">As thou my sometime daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my liege,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, Kent!</div>
                     <div class="line">Come not between the dragon and his wrath.</div>
                     <div class="line">I loved her most, and thought to set my rest</div>
                     <div class="line">On her kind nursery. Hence, and avoid my sight!</div>
                     <div class="line">So be my grave my peace, as here I give</div>
                     <div class="line">Her father's heart from her! Call France; who stirs?</div>
                     <div class="line">Call Burgundy. Cornwall and Albany,</div>
                     <div class="line">With my two daughters' dowers digest this third:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let pride, which she calls plainness, marry her.</div>
                     <div class="line">I do invest you jointly with my power,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pre-eminence, and all the large effects</div>
                     <div class="line">That troop with majesty. Ourself, by monthly course,</div>
                     <div class="line">With reservation of an hundred knights,</div>
                     <div class="line">By you to be sustain'd, shall our abode</div>
                     <div class="line">Make with you by due turns. Only we still retain</div>
                     <div class="line">The name, and all the additions to a king;</div>
                     <div class="line">The sway, revenue, execution of the rest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Beloved sons, be yours: which to confirm,</div>
                     <div class="line">This coronet part betwixt you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Giving the crown</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Royal Lear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom I have ever honour'd as my king,</div>
                     <div class="line">Loved as my father, as my master follow'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">As my great patron thought on in my prayers,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">The bow is bent and drawn, make from the shaft.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it fall rather, though the fork invade</div>
                     <div class="line">The region of my heart: be Kent unmannerly,</div>
                     <div class="line">When Lear is mad. What wilt thou do, old man?</div>
                     <div class="line">Think'st thou that duty shall have dread to speak,</div>
                     <div class="line">When power to flattery bows? To plainness honour's bound,</div>
                     <div class="line">When majesty stoops to folly. Reverse thy doom;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, in thy best consideration, cheque</div>
                     <div class="line">This hideous rashness: answer my life my judgment,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor are those empty-hearted whose low sound</div>
                     <div class="line">Reverbs no hollowness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Kent, on thy life, no more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">My life I never held but as a pawn</div>
                     <div class="line">To wage against thy enemies; nor fear to lose it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy safety being the motive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of my sight!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">See better, Lear; and let me still remain</div>
                     <div class="line">The true blank of thine eye.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, by Apollo,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, by Apollo, king,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou swear'st thy gods in vain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O, vassal! miscreant!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Laying his hand on his sword</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Dear sir, forbear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Do:</div>
                     <div class="line">Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon thy foul disease. Revoke thy doom;</div>
                     <div class="line">Or, whilst I can vent clamour from my throat,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tell thee thou dost evil.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear me, recreant!</div>
                     <div class="line">On thine allegiance, hear me!</div>
                     <div class="line">Since thou hast sought to make us break our vow,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which we durst never yet, and with strain'd pride</div>
                     <div class="line">To come between our sentence and our power,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which nor our nature nor our place can bear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our potency made good, take thy reward.</div>
                     <div class="line">Five days we do allot thee, for provision</div>
                     <div class="line">To shield thee from diseases of the world;</div>
                     <div class="line">And on the sixth to turn thy hated back</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon our kingdom: if, on the tenth day following,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy banish'd trunk be found in our dominions,</div>
                     <div class="line">The moment is thy death. Away! by Jupiter,</div>
                     <div class="line">This shall not be revoked.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare thee well, king: sith thus thou wilt appear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Freedom lives hence, and banishment is here.</div>
                     <p>To CORDELIA</p>
                     <div class="line">The gods to their dear shelter take thee, maid,</div>
                     <div class="line">That justly think'st, and hast most rightly said!</div>
                     <p>To REGAN and GONERIL</p>
                     <div class="line">And your large speeches may your deeds approve,</div>
                     <div class="line">That good effects may spring from words of love.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus Kent, O princes, bids you all adieu;</div>
                     <div class="line">He'll shape his old course in a country new.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Flourish. Re-enter GLOUCESTER, with KING OF FRANCE, BURGUNDY, and
                Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's France and Burgundy, my noble lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord of Burgundy.</div>
                     <div class="line">We first address towards you, who with this king</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath rivall'd for our daughter: what, in the least,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you require in present dower with her,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or cease your quest of love?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BURGUNDY</div>
                     <div class="line">Most royal majesty,</div>
                     <div class="line">I crave no more than what your highness offer'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor will you tender less.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Right noble Burgundy,</div>
                     <div class="line">When she was dear to us, we did hold her so;</div>
                     <div class="line">But now her price is fall'n. Sir, there she stands:</div>
                     <div class="line">If aught within that little seeming substance,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or all of it, with our displeasure pieced,</div>
                     <div class="line">And nothing more, may fitly like your grace,</div>
                     <div class="line">She's there, and she is yours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BURGUNDY</div>
                     <div class="line">I know no answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you, with those infirmities she owes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unfriended, new-adopted to our hate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Dower'd with our curse, and stranger'd with our oath,</div>
                     <div class="line">Take her, or leave her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BURGUNDY</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon me, royal sir;</div>
                     <div class="line">Election makes not up on such conditions.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Then leave her, sir; for, by the power that made me,</div>
                     <div class="line">I tell you all her wealth.</div>
                     <p>To KING OF FRANCE</p>
                     <div class="line">For you, great king,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not from your love make such a stray,</div>
                     <div class="line">To match you where I hate; therefore beseech you</div>
                     <div class="line">To avert your liking a more worthier way</div>
                     <div class="line">Than on a wretch whom nature is ashamed</div>
                     <div class="line">Almost to acknowledge hers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING OF FRANCE</div>
                     <div class="line">This is most strange,</div>
                     <div class="line">That she, that even but now was your best object,</div>
                     <div class="line">The argument of your praise, balm of your age,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most best, most dearest, should in this trice of time</div>
                     <div class="line">Commit a thing so monstrous, to dismantle</div>
                     <div class="line">So many folds of favour. Sure, her offence</div>
                     <div class="line">Must be of such unnatural degree,</div>
                     <div class="line">That monsters it, or your fore-vouch'd affection</div>
                     <div class="line">Fall'n into taint: which to believe of her,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must be a faith that reason without miracle</div>
                     <div class="line">Could never plant in me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I yet beseech your majesty,--</div>
                     <div class="line">If for I want that glib and oily art,</div>
                     <div class="line">To speak and purpose not; since what I well intend,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll do't before I speak,--that you make known</div>
                     <div class="line">It is no vicious blot, murder, or foulness,</div>
                     <div class="line">No unchaste action, or dishonour'd step,</div>
                     <div class="line">That hath deprived me of your grace and favour;</div>
                     <div class="line">But even for want of that for which I am richer,</div>
                     <div class="line">A still-soliciting eye, and such a tongue</div>
                     <div class="line">As I am glad I have not, though not to have it</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath lost me in your liking.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Better thou</div>
                     <div class="line">Hadst not been born than not to have pleased me
                    better.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING OF FRANCE</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it but this,--a tardiness in nature</div>
                     <div class="line">Which often leaves the history unspoke</div>
                     <div class="line">That it intends to do? My lord of Burgundy,</div>
                     <div class="line">What say you to the lady? Love's not love</div>
                     <div class="line">When it is mingled with regards that stand</div>
                     <div class="line">Aloof from the entire point. Will you have her?</div>
                     <div class="line">She is herself a dowry.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BURGUNDY</div>
                     <div class="line">Royal Lear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Give but that portion which yourself proposed,</div>
                     <div class="line">And here I take Cordelia by the hand,</div>
                     <div class="line">Duchess of Burgundy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing: I have sworn; I am firm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BURGUNDY</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sorry, then, you have so lost a father</div>
                     <div class="line">That you must lose a husband.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace be with Burgundy!</div>
                     <div class="line">Since that respects of fortune are his love,</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall not be his wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING OF FRANCE</div>
                     <div class="line">Fairest Cordelia, that art most rich, being poor;</div>
                     <div class="line">Most choice, forsaken; and most loved, despised!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon:</div>
                     <div class="line">Be it lawful I take up what's cast away.</div>
                     <div class="line">Gods, gods! 'tis strange that from their cold'st neglect</div>
                     <div class="line">My love should kindle to inflamed respect.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy dowerless daughter, king, thrown to my chance,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is queen of us, of ours, and our fair France:</div>
                     <div class="line">Not all the dukes of waterish Burgundy</div>
                     <div class="line">Can buy this unprized precious maid of me.</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid them farewell, Cordelia, though unkind:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou losest here, a better where to find.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast her, France: let her be thine; for we</div>
                     <div class="line">Have no such daughter, nor shall ever see</div>
                     <div class="line">That face of hers again. Therefore be gone</div>
                     <div class="line">Without our grace, our love, our benison.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, noble Burgundy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish. Exeunt all but KING OF FRANCE, GONERIL, REGAN, and
                CORDELIA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING OF FRANCE</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid farewell to your sisters.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">The jewels of our father, with wash'd eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">Cordelia leaves you: I know you what you are;</div>
                     <div class="line">And like a sister am most loath to call</div>
                     <div class="line">Your faults as they are named. Use well our father:</div>
                     <div class="line">To your professed bosoms I commit him</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet, alas, stood I within his grace,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would prefer him to a better place.</div>
                     <div class="line">So, farewell to you both.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Prescribe not us our duties.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Let your study</div>
                     <div class="line">Be to content your lord, who hath received you</div>
                     <div class="line">At fortune's alms. You have obedience scanted,</div>
                     <div class="line">And well are worth the want that you have wanted.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides:</div>
                     <div class="line">Who cover faults, at last shame them derides.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well may you prosper!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING OF FRANCE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, my fair Cordelia.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt KING OF FRANCE and CORDELIA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Sister, it is not a little I have to say of what</div>
                     <div class="line">most nearly appertains to us both. I think our</div>
                     <div class="line">father will hence to-night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">That's most certain, and with you; next month with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">You see how full of changes his age is; the</div>
                     <div class="line">observation we have made of it hath not been</div>
                     <div class="line">little: he always loved our sister most; and</div>
                     <div class="line">with what poor judgment he hath now cast her off</div>
                     <div class="line">appears too grossly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis the infirmity of his age: yet he hath ever</div>
                     <div class="line">but slenderly known himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">The best and soundest of his time hath been but</div>
                     <div class="line">rash; then must we look to receive from his age,</div>
                     <div class="line">not alone the imperfections of long-engraffed</div>
                     <div class="line">condition, but therewithal the unruly waywardness</div>
                     <div class="line">that infirm and choleric years bring with them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Such unconstant starts are we like to have from</div>
                     <div class="line">him as this of Kent's banishment.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">There is further compliment of leavetaking</div>
                     <div class="line">between France and him. Pray you, let's hit</div>
                     <div class="line">together: if our father carry authority with</div>
                     <div class="line">such dispositions as he bears, this last</div>
                     <div class="line">surrender of his will but offend us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall further think on't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">We must do something, and i' the heat.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II. The Earl of Gloucester's castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter EDMUND, with a letter</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law</div>
                     <div class="line">My services are bound. Wherefore should I</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand in the plague of custom, and permit</div>
                     <div class="line">The curiosity of nations to deprive me,</div>
                     <div class="line">For that I am some twelve or fourteen moon-shines</div>
                     <div class="line">Lag of a brother? Why bastard? wherefore base?</div>
                     <div class="line">When my dimensions are as well compact,</div>
                     <div class="line">My mind as generous, and my shape as true,</div>
                     <div class="line">As honest madam's issue? Why brand they us</div>
                     <div class="line">With base? with baseness? bastardy? base, base?</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, in the lusty stealth of nature, take</div>
                     <div class="line">More composition and fierce quality</div>
                     <div class="line">Than doth, within a dull, stale, tired bed,</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to the creating a whole tribe of fops,</div>
                     <div class="line">Got 'tween asleep and wake? Well, then,</div>
                     <div class="line">Legitimate Edgar, I must have your land:</div>
                     <div class="line">Our father's love is to the bastard Edmund</div>
                     <div class="line">As to the legitimate: fine word,--legitimate!</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, my legitimate, if this letter speed,</div>
                     <div class="line">And my invention thrive, Edmund the base</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall top the legitimate. I grow; I prosper:</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, gods, stand up for bastards!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GLOUCESTER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Kent banish'd thus! and France in choler parted!</div>
                     <div class="line">And the king gone to-night! subscribed his power!</div>
                     <div class="line">Confined to exhibition! All this done</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the gad! Edmund, how now! what news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">So please your lordship, none.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Putting up the letter</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Why so earnestly seek you to put up that letter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I know no news, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">What paper were you reading?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">No? What needed, then, that terrible dispatch of</div>
                     <div class="line">it into your pocket? the quality of nothing hath</div>
                     <div class="line">not such need to hide itself. Let's see: come,</div>
                     <div class="line">if it be nothing, I shall not need spectacles.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you, sir, pardon me: it is a letter</div>
                     <div class="line">from my brother, that I have not all o'er-read;</div>
                     <div class="line">and for so much as I have perused, I find it not</div>
                     <div class="line">fit for your o'er-looking.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me the letter, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall offend, either to detain or give it. The</div>
                     <div class="line">contents, as in part I understand them, are to blame.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's see, let's see.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope, for my brother's justification, he wrote</div>
                     <div class="line">this but as an essay or taste of my virtue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Reads</span> 'This policy and
                        reverence of age makes</div>
                     <div class="line">the world bitter to the best of our times; keeps</div>
                     <div class="line">our fortunes from us till our oldness cannot relish</div>
                     <div class="line">them. I begin to find an idle and fond bondage</div>
                     <div class="line">in the oppression of aged tyranny; who sways, not</div>
                     <div class="line">as it hath power, but as it is suffered. Come to</div>
                     <div class="line">me, that of this I may speak more. If our father</div>
                     <div class="line">would sleep till I waked him, you should half his</div>
                     <div class="line">revenue for ever, and live the beloved of your</div>
                     <div class="line">brother, EDGAR.'</div>
                     <div class="line">Hum--conspiracy!--'Sleep till I waked him,--you</div>
                     <div class="line">should enjoy half his revenue,'--My son Edgar!</div>
                     <div class="line">Had he a hand to write this? a heart and brain</div>
                     <div class="line">to breed it in?--When came this to you? who</div>
                     <div class="line">brought it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">It was not brought me, my lord; there's the</div>
                     <div class="line">cunning of it; I found it thrown in at the</div>
                     <div class="line">casement of my closet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">You know the character to be your brother's?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">If the matter were good, my lord, I durst swear</div>
                     <div class="line">it were his; but, in respect of that, I would</div>
                     <div class="line">fain think it were not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">It is his.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">It is his hand, my lord; but I hope his heart is</div>
                     <div class="line">not in the contents.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath he never heretofore sounded you in this business?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Never, my lord: but I have heard him oft</div>
                     <div class="line">maintain it to be fit, that, sons at perfect age,</div>
                     <div class="line">and fathers declining, the father should be as</div>
                     <div class="line">ward to the son, and the son manage his revenue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">O villain, villain! His very opinion in the</div>
                     <div class="line">letter! Abhorred villain! Unnatural, detested,</div>
                     <div class="line">brutish villain! worse than brutish! Go, sirrah,</div>
                     <div class="line">seek him; I'll apprehend him: abominable villain!</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not well know, my lord. If it shall please</div>
                     <div class="line">you to suspend your indignation against my</div>
                     <div class="line">brother till you can derive from him better</div>
                     <div class="line">testimony of his intent, you shall run a certain</div>
                     <div class="line">course; where, if you violently proceed against</div>
                     <div class="line">him, mistaking his purpose, it would make a great</div>
                     <div class="line">gap in your own honour, and shake in pieces the</div>
                     <div class="line">heart of his obedience. I dare pawn down my life</div>
                     <div class="line">for him, that he hath wrote this to feel my</div>
                     <div class="line">affection to your honour, and to no further</div>
                     <div class="line">pretence of danger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Think you so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">If your honour judge it meet, I will place you</div>
                     <div class="line">where you shall hear us confer of this, and by an</div>
                     <div class="line">auricular assurance have your satisfaction; and</div>
                     <div class="line">that without any further delay than this very evening.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">He cannot be such a monster--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor is not, sure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">To his father, that so tenderly and entirely</div>
                     <div class="line">loves him. Heaven and earth! Edmund, seek him</div>
                     <div class="line">out: wind me into him, I pray you: frame the</div>
                     <div class="line">business after your own wisdom. I would unstate</div>
                     <div class="line">myself, to be in a due resolution.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I will seek him, sir, presently: convey the</div>
                     <div class="line">business as I shall find means and acquaint you
                    withal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend</div>
                     <div class="line">no good to us: though the wisdom of nature can</div>
                     <div class="line">reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself</div>
                     <div class="line">scourged by the sequent effects: love cools,</div>
                     <div class="line">friendship falls off, brothers divide: in</div>
                     <div class="line">cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in</div>
                     <div class="line">palaces, treason; and the bond cracked 'twixt son</div>
                     <div class="line">and father. This villain of mine comes under the</div>
                     <div class="line">prediction; there's son against father: the king</div>
                     <div class="line">falls from bias of nature; there's father against</div>
                     <div class="line">child. We have seen the best of our time:</div>
                     <div class="line">machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all</div>
                     <div class="line">ruinous disorders, follow us disquietly to our</div>
                     <div class="line">graves. Find out this villain, Edmund; it shall</div>
                     <div class="line">lose thee nothing; do it carefully. And the</div>
                     <div class="line">noble and true-hearted Kent banished! his</div>
                     <div class="line">offence, honesty! 'Tis strange.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,</div>
                     <div class="line">when we are sick in fortune,--often the surfeit</div>
                     <div class="line">of our own behavior,--we make guilty of our</div>
                     <div class="line">disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as</div>
                     <div class="line">if we were villains by necessity; fools by</div>
                     <div class="line">heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and</div>
                     <div class="line">treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards,</div>
                     <div class="line">liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of</div>
                     <div class="line">planetary influence; and all that we are evil in,</div>
                     <div class="line">by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion</div>
                     <div class="line">of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish</div>
                     <div class="line">disposition to the charge of a star! My</div>
                     <div class="line">father compounded with my mother under the</div>
                     <div class="line">dragon's tail; and my nativity was under Ursa</div>
                     <div class="line">major; so that it follows, I am rough and</div>
                     <div class="line">lecherous. Tut, I should have been that I am,</div>
                     <div class="line">had the maidenliest star in the firmament</div>
                     <div class="line">twinkled on my bastardizing. Edgar--</div>
                     <p>Enter EDGAR</p>
                     <div class="line">And pat he comes like the catastrophe of the old</div>
                     <div class="line">comedy: my cue is villanous melancholy, with a</div>
                     <div class="line">sigh like Tom o' Bedlam. O, these eclipses do</div>
                     <div class="line">portend these divisions! fa, sol, la, mi.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, brother Edmund! what serious</div>
                     <div class="line">contemplation are you in?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I am thinking, brother, of a prediction I read</div>
                     <div class="line">this other day, what should follow these eclipses.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you busy yourself about that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I promise you, the effects he writes of succeed</div>
                     <div class="line">unhappily; as of unnaturalness between the child</div>
                     <div class="line">and the parent; death, dearth, dissolutions of</div>
                     <div class="line">ancient amities; divisions in state, menaces and</div>
                     <div class="line">maledictions against king and nobles; needless</div>
                     <div class="line">diffidences, banishment of friends, dissipation</div>
                     <div class="line">of cohorts, nuptial breaches, and I know not what.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">How long have you been a sectary astronomical?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come; when saw you my father last?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, the night gone by.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Spake you with him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, two hours together.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Parted you in good terms? Found you no</div>
                     <div class="line">displeasure in him by word or countenance?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">None at all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Bethink yourself wherein you may have offended</div>
                     <div class="line">him: and at my entreaty forbear his presence</div>
                     <div class="line">till some little time hath qualified the heat of</div>
                     <div class="line">his displeasure; which at this instant so rageth</div>
                     <div class="line">in him, that with the mischief of your person it</div>
                     <div class="line">would scarcely allay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Some villain hath done me wrong.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">That's my fear. I pray you, have a continent</div>
                     <div class="line">forbearance till the spied of his rage goes</div>
                     <div class="line">slower; and, as I say, retire with me to my</div>
                     <div class="line">lodging, from whence I will fitly bring you to</div>
                     <div class="line">hear my lord speak: pray ye, go; there's my key:</div>
                     <div class="line">if you do stir abroad, go armed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Armed, brother!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Brother, I advise you to the best; go armed: I</div>
                     <div class="line">am no honest man if there be any good meaning</div>
                     <div class="line">towards you: I have told you what I have seen</div>
                     <div class="line">and heard; but faintly, nothing like the image</div>
                     <div class="line">and horror of it: pray you, away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I hear from you anon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I do serve you in this business.</div>
                     <p>Exit EDGAR</p>
                     <div class="line">A credulous father! and a brother noble,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose nature is so far from doing harms,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he suspects none: on whose foolish honesty</div>
                     <div class="line">My practises ride easy! I see the business.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit:</div>
                     <div class="line">All with me's meet that I can fashion fit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III. The Duke of Albany's palace.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GONERIL, and OSWALD, her steward</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Did my father strike my gentleman for chiding of his
                    fool?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">By day and night he wrongs me; every hour</div>
                     <div class="line">He flashes into one gross crime or other,</div>
                     <div class="line">That sets us all at odds: I'll not endure it:</div>
                     <div class="line">His knights grow riotous, and himself upbraids us</div>
                     <div class="line">On every trifle. When he returns from hunting,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not speak with him; say I am sick:</div>
                     <div class="line">If you come slack of former services,</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall do well; the fault of it I'll answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">He's coming, madam; I hear him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Horns within</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Put on what weary negligence you please,</div>
                     <div class="line">You and your fellows; I'll have it come to question:</div>
                     <div class="line">If he dislike it, let him to our sister,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose mind and mine, I know, in that are one,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not to be over-ruled. Idle old man,</div>
                     <div class="line">That still would manage those authorities</div>
                     <div class="line">That he hath given away! Now, by my life,</div>
                     <div class="line">Old fools are babes again; and must be used</div>
                     <div class="line">With cheques as flatteries,--when they are seen abused.</div>
                     <div class="line">Remember what I tell you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">And let his knights have colder looks among you;</div>
                     <div class="line">What grows of it, no matter; advise your fellows so:</div>
                     <div class="line">I would breed from hence occasions, and I shall,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I may speak: I'll write straight to my sister,</div>
                     <div class="line">To hold my very course. Prepare for dinner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV. A hall in the same.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KENT, disguised</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">If but as well I other accents borrow,</div>
                     <div class="line">That can my speech defuse, my good intent</div>
                     <div class="line">May carry through itself to that full issue</div>
                     <div class="line">For which I razed my likeness. Now, banish'd Kent,</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou canst serve where thou dost stand condemn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">So may it come, thy master, whom thou lovest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall find thee full of labours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Horns within. Enter KING LEAR, Knights, and Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me not stay a jot for dinner; go get it ready.</div>
                     <p>Exit an Attendant</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! what art thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">A man, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What dost thou profess? what wouldst thou with us?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I do profess to be no less than I seem; to serve</div>
                     <div class="line">him truly that will put me in trust: to love him</div>
                     <div class="line">that is honest; to converse with him that is wise,</div>
                     <div class="line">and says little; to fear judgment; to fight when I</div>
                     <div class="line">cannot choose; and to eat no fish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What art thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">A very honest-hearted fellow, and as poor as the king.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou be as poor for a subject as he is for a</div>
                     <div class="line">king, thou art poor enough. What wouldst thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Who wouldst thou serve?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">You.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost thou know me, fellow?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">No, sir; but you have that in your countenance</div>
                     <div class="line">which I would fain call master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What's that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Authority.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What services canst thou do?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I can keep honest counsel, ride, run, mar a curious</div>
                     <div class="line">tale in telling it, and deliver a plain message</div>
                     <div class="line">bluntly: that which ordinary men are fit for, I am</div>
                     <div class="line">qualified in; and the best of me is diligence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">How old art thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Not so young, sir, to love a woman for singing, nor</div>
                     <div class="line">so old to dote on her for any thing: I have years</div>
                     <div class="line">on my back forty eight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow me; thou shalt serve me: if I like thee no</div>
                     <div class="line">worse after dinner, I will not part from thee yet.</div>
                     <div class="line">Dinner, ho, dinner! Where's my knave? my fool?</div>
                     <div class="line">Go you, and call my fool hither.</div>
                     <p>Exit an Attendant</p>
                     <p>Enter OSWALD</p>
                     <div class="line">You, you, sirrah, where's my daughter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">So please you,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What says the fellow there? Call the clotpoll back.</div>
                     <p>Exit a Knight</p>
                     <div class="line">Where's my fool, ho? I think the world's asleep.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter Knight</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! where's that mongrel?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Knight</div>
                     <div class="line">He says, my lord, your daughter is not well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Why came not the slave back to me when I called him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Knight</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, he answered me in the roundest manner, he would</div>
                     <div class="line">not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">He would not!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Knight</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I know not what the matter is; but, to my</div>
                     <div class="line">judgment, your highness is not entertained with that</div>
                     <div class="line">ceremonious affection as you were wont; there's a</div>
                     <div class="line">great abatement of kindness appears as well in the</div>
                     <div class="line">general dependants as in the duke himself also and</div>
                     <div class="line">your daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! sayest thou so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Knight</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you, pardon me, my lord, if I be mistaken;</div>
                     <div class="line">for my duty cannot be silent when I think your</div>
                     <div class="line">highness wronged.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou but rememberest me of mine own conception: I</div>
                     <div class="line">have perceived a most faint neglect of late; which I</div>
                     <div class="line">have rather blamed as mine own jealous curiosity</div>
                     <div class="line">than as a very pretence and purpose of unkindness:</div>
                     <div class="line">I will look further into't. But where's my fool? I</div>
                     <div class="line">have not seen him this two days.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Knight</div>
                     <div class="line">Since my young lady's going into France, sir, the</div>
                     <div class="line">fool hath much pined away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No more of that; I have noted it well. Go you, and</div>
                     <div class="line">tell my daughter I would speak with her.</div>
                     <p>Exit an Attendant</p>
                     <div class="line">Go you, call hither my fool.</div>
                     <p>Exit an Attendant</p>
                     <p>Re-enter OSWALD</p>
                     <div class="line">O, you sir, you, come you hither, sir: who am I,</div>
                     <div class="line">sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">My lady's father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">'My lady's father'! my lord's knave: your</div>
                     <div class="line">whoreson dog! you slave! you cur!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">I am none of these, my lord; I beseech your pardon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you bandy looks with me, you rascal?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Striking him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll not be struck, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor tripped neither, you base football player.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Tripping up his heels</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank thee, fellow; thou servest me, and I'll</div>
                     <div class="line">love thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir, arise, away! I'll teach you differences:</div>
                     <div class="line">away, away! if you will measure your lubber's</div>
                     <div class="line">length again, tarry: but away! go to; have you</div>
                     <div class="line">wisdom? so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Pushes OSWALD out</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, my friendly knave, I thank thee: there's</div>
                     <div class="line">earnest of thy service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Giving KENT money</p>
               <p>Enter Fool</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me hire him too: here's my coxcomb.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Offering KENT his cap</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, my pretty knave! how dost thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Sirrah, you were best take my coxcomb.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, fool?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, for taking one's part that's out of favour:</div>
                     <div class="line">nay, an thou canst not smile as the wind sits,</div>
                     <div class="line">thou'lt catch cold shortly: there, take my coxcomb:</div>
                     <div class="line">why, this fellow has banished two on's daughters,</div>
                     <div class="line">and did the third a blessing against his will; if</div>
                     <div class="line">thou follow him, thou must needs wear my coxcomb.</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, nuncle! Would I had two coxcombs and two
                    daughters!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, my boy?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">If I gave them all my living, I'ld keep my coxcombs</div>
                     <div class="line">myself. There's mine; beg another of thy daughters.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Take heed, sirrah; the whip.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Truth's a dog must to kennel; he must be whipped</div>
                     <div class="line">out, when Lady the brach may stand by the fire and
                    stink.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">A pestilent gall to me!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Sirrah, I'll teach thee a speech.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark it, nuncle:</div>
                     <div class="line">Have more than thou showest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak less than thou knowest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lend less than thou owest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ride more than thou goest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Learn more than thou trowest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Set less than thou throwest;</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave thy drink and thy whore,</div>
                     <div class="line">And keep in-a-door,</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou shalt have more</div>
                     <div class="line">Than two tens to a score.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">This is nothing, fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Then 'tis like the breath of an unfee'd lawyer; you</div>
                     <div class="line">gave me nothing for't. Can you make no use of</div>
                     <div class="line">nothing, nuncle?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, no, boy; nothing can be made out of nothing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To KENT</span> Prithee, tell him,
                        so much the rent of</div>
                     <div class="line">his land comes to: he will not believe a fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">A bitter fool!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost thou know the difference, my boy, between a</div>
                     <div class="line">bitter fool and a sweet fool?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No, lad; teach me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">That lord that counsell'd thee</div>
                     <div class="line">To give away thy land,</div>
                     <div class="line">Come place him here by me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do thou for him stand:</div>
                     <div class="line">The sweet and bitter fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Will presently appear;</div>
                     <div class="line">The one in motley here,</div>
                     <div class="line">The other found out there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost thou call me fool, boy?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">All thy other titles thou hast given away; that</div>
                     <div class="line">thou wast born with.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">This is not altogether fool, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">No, faith, lords and great men will not let me; if</div>
                     <div class="line">I had a monopoly out, they would have part on't:</div>
                     <div class="line">and ladies too, they will not let me have all fool</div>
                     <div class="line">to myself; they'll be snatching. Give me an egg,</div>
                     <div class="line">nuncle, and I'll give thee two crowns.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What two crowns shall they be?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, after I have cut the egg i' the middle, and eat</div>
                     <div class="line">up the meat, the two crowns of the egg. When thou</div>
                     <div class="line">clovest thy crown i' the middle, and gavest away</div>
                     <div class="line">both parts, thou borest thy ass on thy back o'er</div>
                     <div class="line">the dirt: thou hadst little wit in thy bald crown,</div>
                     <div class="line">when thou gavest thy golden one away. If I speak</div>
                     <div class="line">like myself in this, let him be whipped that first</div>
                     <div class="line">finds it so.</div>
                     <p>Singing</p>
                     <div class="line">Fools had ne'er less wit in a year;</div>
                     <div class="line">For wise men are grown foppish,</div>
                     <div class="line">They know not how their wits to wear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Their manners are so apish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">When were you wont to be so full of songs, sirrah?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">I have used it, nuncle, ever since thou madest thy</div>
                     <div class="line">daughters thy mothers: for when thou gavest them</div>
                     <div class="line">the rod, and put'st down thine own breeches,</div>
                     <p>Singing</p>
                     <div class="line">Then they for sudden joy did weep,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I for sorrow sung,</div>
                     <div class="line">That such a king should play bo-peep,</div>
                     <div class="line">And go the fools among.</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, nuncle, keep a schoolmaster that can teach</div>
                     <div class="line">thy fool to lie: I would fain learn to lie.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">An you lie, sirrah, we'll have you whipped.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">I marvel what kin thou and thy daughters are:</div>
                     <div class="line">they'll have me whipped for speaking true, thou'lt</div>
                     <div class="line">have me whipped for lying; and sometimes I am</div>
                     <div class="line">whipped for holding my peace. I had rather be any</div>
                     <div class="line">kind o' thing than a fool: and yet I would not be</div>
                     <div class="line">thee, nuncle; thou hast pared thy wit o' both sides,</div>
                     <div class="line">and left nothing i' the middle: here comes one o'</div>
                     <div class="line">the parings.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GONERIL</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, daughter! what makes that frontlet on?</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks you are too much of late i' the frown.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wast a pretty fellow when thou hadst no need to</div>
                     <div class="line">care for her frowning; now thou art an O without a</div>
                     <div class="line">figure: I am better than thou art now; I am a fool,</div>
                     <div class="line">thou art nothing.</div>
                     <p>To GONERIL</p>
                     <div class="line">Yes, forsooth, I will hold my tongue; so your face</div>
                     <div class="line">bids me, though you say nothing. Mum, mum,</div>
                     <div class="line">He that keeps nor crust nor crum,</div>
                     <div class="line">Weary of all, shall want some.</div>
                     <p>Pointing to KING LEAR</p>
                     <div class="line">That's a shealed peascod.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Not only, sir, this your all-licensed fool,</div>
                     <div class="line">But other of your insolent retinue</div>
                     <div class="line">Do hourly carp and quarrel; breaking forth</div>
                     <div class="line">In rank and not-to-be endured riots. Sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">I had thought, by making this well known unto you,</div>
                     <div class="line">To have found a safe redress; but now grow fearful,</div>
                     <div class="line">By what yourself too late have spoke and done.</div>
                     <div class="line">That you protect this course, and put it on</div>
                     <div class="line">By your allowance; which if you should, the fault</div>
                     <div class="line">Would not 'scape censure, nor the redresses sleep,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, in the tender of a wholesome weal,</div>
                     <div class="line">Might in their working do you that offence,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which else were shame, that then necessity</div>
                     <div class="line">Will call discreet proceeding.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">For, you trow, nuncle,</div>
                     <div class="line">The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo so long,</div>
                     <div class="line">That it's had it head bit off by it young.</div>
                     <div class="line">So, out went the candle, and we were left darkling.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you our daughter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would you would make use of that good wisdom,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereof I know you are fraught; and put away</div>
                     <div class="line">These dispositions, that of late transform you</div>
                     <div class="line">From what you rightly are.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">May not an ass know when the cart</div>
                     <div class="line">draws the horse? Whoop, Jug! I love thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth any here know me? This is not Lear:</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth Lear walk thus? speak thus? Where are his eyes?</div>
                     <div class="line">Either his notion weakens, his discernings</div>
                     <div class="line">Are lethargied--Ha! waking? 'tis not so.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is it that can tell me who I am?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Lear's shadow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I would learn that; for, by the</div>
                     <div class="line">marks of sovereignty, knowledge, and reason,</div>
                     <div class="line">I should be false persuaded I had daughters.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Which they will make an obedient father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Your name, fair gentlewoman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">This admiration, sir, is much o' the savour</div>
                     <div class="line">Of other your new pranks. I do beseech you</div>
                     <div class="line">To understand my purposes aright:</div>
                     <div class="line">As you are old and reverend, you should be wise.</div>
                     <div class="line">Here do you keep a hundred knights and squires;</div>
                     <div class="line">Men so disorder'd, so debosh'd and bold,</div>
                     <div class="line">That this our court, infected with their manners,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shows like a riotous inn: epicurism and lust</div>
                     <div class="line">Make it more like a tavern or a brothel</div>
                     <div class="line">Than a graced palace. The shame itself doth speak</div>
                     <div class="line">For instant remedy: be then desired</div>
                     <div class="line">By her, that else will take the thing she begs,</div>
                     <div class="line">A little to disquantity your train;</div>
                     <div class="line">And the remainder, that shall still depend,</div>
                     <div class="line">To be such men as may besort your age,</div>
                     <div class="line">And know themselves and you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Darkness and devils!</div>
                     <div class="line">Saddle my horses; call my train together:</div>
                     <div class="line">Degenerate bastard! I'll not trouble thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet have I left a daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">You strike my people; and your disorder'd rabble</div>
                     <div class="line">Make servants of their betters.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ALBANY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Woe, that too late repents,--</div>
                     <p>To ALBANY</p>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, are you come?</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it your will? Speak, sir. Prepare my horses.</div>
                     <div class="line">Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend,</div>
                     <div class="line">More hideous when thou show'st thee in a child</div>
                     <div class="line">Than the sea-monster!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, sir, be patient.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To GONERIL</span> Detested kite!
                        thou liest.</div>
                     <div class="line">My train are men of choice and rarest parts,</div>
                     <div class="line">That all particulars of duty know,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the most exact regard support</div>
                     <div class="line">The worships of their name. O most small fault,</div>
                     <div class="line">How ugly didst thou in Cordelia show!</div>
                     <div class="line">That, like an engine, wrench'd my frame of nature</div>
                     <div class="line">From the fix'd place; drew from heart all love,</div>
                     <div class="line">And added to the gall. O Lear, Lear, Lear!</div>
                     <div class="line">Beat at this gate, that let thy folly in,</div>
                     <p>Striking his head</p>
                     <div class="line">And thy dear judgment out! Go, go, my people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I am guiltless, as I am ignorant</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what hath moved you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">It may be so, my lord.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear, nature, hear; dear goddess, hear!</div>
                     <div class="line">Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend</div>
                     <div class="line">To make this creature fruitful!</div>
                     <div class="line">Into her womb convey sterility!</div>
                     <div class="line">Dry up in her the organs of increase;</div>
                     <div class="line">And from her derogate body never spring</div>
                     <div class="line">A babe to honour her! If she must teem,</div>
                     <div class="line">Create her child of spleen; that it may live,</div>
                     <div class="line">And be a thwart disnatured torment to her!</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth;</div>
                     <div class="line">With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks;</div>
                     <div class="line">Turn all her mother's pains and benefits</div>
                     <div class="line">To laughter and contempt; that she may feel</div>
                     <div class="line">How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is</div>
                     <div class="line">To have a thankless child! Away, away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, gods that we adore, whereof comes this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Never afflict yourself to know the cause;</div>
                     <div class="line">But let his disposition have that scope</div>
                     <div class="line">That dotage gives it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter KING LEAR</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What, fifty of my followers at a clap!</div>
                     <div class="line">Within a fortnight!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">What's the matter, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tell thee:</div>
                     <p>To GONERIL</p>
                     <div class="line">Life and death! I am ashamed</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou hast power to shake my manhood thus;</div>
                     <div class="line">That these hot tears, which break from me perforce,</div>
                     <div class="line">Should make thee worth them. Blasts and fogs upon thee!</div>
                     <div class="line">The untented woundings of a father's curse</div>
                     <div class="line">Pierce every sense about thee! Old fond eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Beweep this cause again, I'll pluck ye out,</div>
                     <div class="line">And cast you, with the waters that you lose,</div>
                     <div class="line">To temper clay. Yea, it is come to this?</div>
                     <div class="line">Let is be so: yet have I left a daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, I am sure, is kind and comfortable:</div>
                     <div class="line">When she shall hear this of thee, with her nails</div>
                     <div class="line">She'll flay thy wolvish visage. Thou shalt find</div>
                     <div class="line">That I'll resume the shape which thou dost think</div>
                     <div class="line">I have cast off for ever: thou shalt,</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt KING LEAR, KENT, and Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you mark that, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot be so partial, Goneril,</div>
                     <div class="line">To the great love I bear you,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, content. What, Oswald, ho!</div>
                     <p>To the Fool</p>
                     <div class="line">You, sir, more knave than fool, after your master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Nuncle Lear, nuncle Lear, tarry and take the fool</div>
                     <div class="line">with thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">A fox, when one has caught her,</div>
                     <div class="line">And such a daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Should sure to the slaughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">If my cap would buy a halter:</div>
                     <div class="line">So the fool follows after.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">This man hath had good counsel:--a hundred knights!</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis politic and safe to let him keep</div>
                     <div class="line">At point a hundred knights: yes, that, on every dream,</div>
                     <div class="line">Each buzz, each fancy, each complaint, dislike,</div>
                     <div class="line">He may enguard his dotage with their powers,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hold our lives in mercy. Oswald, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, you may fear too far.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Safer than trust too far:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me still take away the harms I fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not fear still to be taken: I know his heart.</div>
                     <div class="line">What he hath utter'd I have writ my sister</div>
                     <div class="line">If she sustain him and his hundred knights</div>
                     <div class="line">When I have show'd the unfitness,--</div>
                     <p>Re-enter OSWALD</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, Oswald!</div>
                     <div class="line">What, have you writ that letter to my sister?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Take you some company, and away to horse:</div>
                     <div class="line">Inform her full of my particular fear;</div>
                     <div class="line">And thereto add such reasons of your own</div>
                     <div class="line">As may compact it more. Get you gone;</div>
                     <div class="line">And hasten your return.</div>
                     <p>Exit OSWALD</p>
                     <div class="line">No, no, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">This milky gentleness and course of yours</div>
                     <div class="line">Though I condemn not, yet, under pardon,</div>
                     <div class="line">You are much more attask'd for want of wisdom</div>
                     <div class="line">Than praised for harmful mildness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">How far your eyes may pierce I can not tell:</div>
                     <div class="line">Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, then--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, well; the event.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V. Court before the same.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING LEAR, KENT, and Fool</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Go you before to Gloucester with these letters.</div>
                     <div class="line">Acquaint my daughter no further with any thing you</div>
                     <div class="line">know than comes from her demand out of the letter.</div>
                     <div class="line">If your diligence be not speedy, I shall be there afore
                    you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not sleep, my lord, till I have delivered</div>
                     <div class="line">your letter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">If a man's brains were in's heels, were't not in</div>
                     <div class="line">danger of kibes?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, boy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, I prithee, be merry; thy wit shall ne'er go</div>
                     <div class="line">slip-shod.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha, ha, ha!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Shalt see thy other daughter will use thee kindly;</div>
                     <div class="line">for though she's as like this as a crab's like an</div>
                     <div class="line">apple, yet I can tell what I can tell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, what canst thou tell, my boy?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">She will taste as like this as a crab does to a</div>
                     <div class="line">crab. Thou canst tell why one's nose stands i'</div>
                     <div class="line">the middle on's face?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, to keep one's eyes of either side's nose; that</div>
                     <div class="line">what a man cannot smell out, he may spy into.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I did her wrong--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Canst tell how an oyster makes his shell?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor I neither; but I can tell why a snail has a house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Why?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, to put his head in; not to give it away to his</div>
                     <div class="line">daughters, and leave his horns without a case.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I will forget my nature. So kind a father! Be my</div>
                     <div class="line">horses ready?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy asses are gone about 'em. The reason why the</div>
                     <div class="line">seven stars are no more than seven is a pretty reason.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Because they are not eight?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, indeed: thou wouldst make a good fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">To take 't again perforce! Monster ingratitude!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'ld have thee beaten</div>
                     <div class="line">for being old before thy time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">How's that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst</div>
                     <div class="line">been wise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">Keep me in temper: I would not be mad!</div>
                     <p>Enter Gentleman</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! are the horses ready?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Ready, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, boy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">She that's a maid now, and laughs at my departure,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall not be a maid long, unless things be cut
                    shorter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I. GLOUCESTER's castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II. Before Gloucester's castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III. A wood.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV. Before GLOUCESTER's castle. KENT in the stocks.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I. GLOUCESTER's castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter EDMUND, and CURAN meets him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Save thee, Curan.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CURAN</div>
                     <div class="line">And you, sir. I have been with your father, and</div>
                     <div class="line">given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall and Regan</div>
                     <div class="line">his duchess will be here with him this night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">How comes that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CURAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I know not. You have heard of the news abroad;</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean the whispered ones, for they are yet but</div>
                     <div class="line">ear-kissing arguments?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Not I pray you, what are they?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CURAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you heard of no likely wars toward, 'twixt the</div>
                     <div class="line">Dukes of Cornwall and Albany?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Not a word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CURAN</div>
                     <div class="line">You may do, then, in time. Fare you well, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke be here to-night? The better! best!</div>
                     <div class="line">This weaves itself perforce into my business.</div>
                     <div class="line">My father hath set guard to take my brother;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I have one thing, of a queasy question,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I must act: briefness and fortune, work!</div>
                     <div class="line">Brother, a word; descend: brother, I say!</div>
                     <p>Enter EDGAR</p>
                     <div class="line">My father watches: O sir, fly this place;</div>
                     <div class="line">Intelligence is given where you are hid;</div>
                     <div class="line">You have now the good advantage of the night:</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you not spoken 'gainst the Duke of Cornwall?</div>
                     <div class="line">He's coming hither: now, i' the night, i' the haste,</div>
                     <div class="line">And Regan with him: have you nothing said</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon his party 'gainst the Duke of Albany?</div>
                     <div class="line">Advise yourself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sure on't, not a word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I hear my father coming: pardon me:</div>
                     <div class="line">In cunning I must draw my sword upon you</div>
                     <div class="line">Draw; seem to defend yourself; now quit you well.</div>
                     <div class="line">Yield: come before my father. Light, ho, here!</div>
                     <div class="line">Fly, brother. Torches, torches! So, farewell.</div>
                     <p>Exit EDGAR</p>
                     <div class="line">Some blood drawn on me would beget opinion.</div>
                     <p>Wounds his arm</p>
                     <div class="line">Of my more fierce endeavour: I have seen drunkards</div>
                     <div class="line">Do more than this in sport. Father, father!</div>
                     <div class="line">Stop, stop! No help?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GLOUCESTER, and Servants with torches</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, Edmund, where's the villain?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out,</div>
                     <div class="line">Mumbling of wicked charms, conjuring the moon</div>
                     <div class="line">To stand auspicious mistress,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">But where is he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, sir, I bleed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is the villain, Edmund?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Fled this way, sir. When by no means he could--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Pursue him, ho! Go after.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt some Servants</p>
                     <div class="line">By no means what?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Persuade me to the murder of your lordship;</div>
                     <div class="line">But that I told him, the revenging gods</div>
                     <div class="line">'Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend;</div>
                     <div class="line">Spoke, with how manifold and strong a bond</div>
                     <div class="line">The child was bound to the father; sir, in fine,</div>
                     <div class="line">Seeing how loathly opposite I stood</div>
                     <div class="line">To his unnatural purpose, in fell motion,</div>
                     <div class="line">With his prepared sword, he charges home</div>
                     <div class="line">My unprovided body, lanced mine arm:</div>
                     <div class="line">But when he saw my best alarum'd spirits,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bold in the quarrel's right, roused to the encounter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or whether gasted by the noise I made,</div>
                     <div class="line">Full suddenly he fled.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him fly far:</div>
                     <div class="line">Not in this land shall he remain uncaught;</div>
                     <div class="line">And found--dispatch. The noble duke my master,</div>
                     <div class="line">My worthy arch and patron, comes to-night:</div>
                     <div class="line">By his authority I will proclaim it,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he which finds him shall deserve our thanks,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bringing the murderous coward to the stake;</div>
                     <div class="line">He that conceals him, death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">When I dissuaded him from his intent,</div>
                     <div class="line">And found him pight to do it, with curst speech</div>
                     <div class="line">I threaten'd to discover him: he replied,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Thou unpossessing bastard! dost thou think,</div>
                     <div class="line">If I would stand against thee, would the reposal</div>
                     <div class="line">Of any trust, virtue, or worth in thee</div>
                     <div class="line">Make thy words faith'd? No: what I should deny,--</div>
                     <div class="line">As this I would: ay, though thou didst produce</div>
                     <div class="line">My very character,--I'ld turn it all</div>
                     <div class="line">To thy suggestion, plot, and damned practise:</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou must make a dullard of the world,</div>
                     <div class="line">If they not thought the profits of my death</div>
                     <div class="line">Were very pregnant and potential spurs</div>
                     <div class="line">To make thee seek it.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Strong and fasten'd villain</div>
                     <div class="line">Would he deny his letter? I never got him.</div>
                     <p>Tucket within</p>
                     <div class="line">Hark, the duke's trumpets! I know not why he comes.</div>
                     <div class="line">All ports I'll bar; the villain shall not 'scape;</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke must grant me that: besides, his picture</div>
                     <div class="line">I will send far and near, that all the kingdom</div>
                     <div class="line">May have the due note of him; and of my land,</div>
                     <div class="line">Loyal and natural boy, I'll work the means</div>
                     <div class="line">To make thee capable.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORNWALL, REGAN, and Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, my noble friend! since I came hither,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I can call but now, I have heard strange news.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be true, all vengeance comes too short</div>
                     <div class="line">Which can pursue the offender. How dost, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">O, madam, my old heart is crack'd, it's crack'd!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">What, did my father's godson seek your life?</div>
                     <div class="line">He whom my father named? your Edgar?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">O, lady, lady, shame would have it hid!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Was he not companion with the riotous knights</div>
                     <div class="line">That tend upon my father?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I know not, madam: 'tis too bad, too bad.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, madam, he was of that consort.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">No marvel, then, though he were ill affected:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis they have put him on the old man's death,</div>
                     <div class="line">To have the expense and waste of his revenues.</div>
                     <div class="line">I have this present evening from my sister</div>
                     <div class="line">Been well inform'd of them; and with such cautions,</div>
                     <div class="line">That if they come to sojourn at my house,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll not be there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor I, assure thee, Regan.</div>
                     <div class="line">Edmund, I hear that you have shown your father</div>
                     <div class="line">A child-like office.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twas my duty, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">He did bewray his practise; and received</div>
                     <div class="line">This hurt you see, striving to apprehend him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Is he pursued?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my good lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">If he be taken, he shall never more</div>
                     <div class="line">Be fear'd of doing harm: make your own purpose,</div>
                     <div class="line">How in my strength you please. For you, Edmund,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose virtue and obedience doth this instant</div>
                     <div class="line">So much commend itself, you shall be ours:</div>
                     <div class="line">Natures of such deep trust we shall much need;</div>
                     <div class="line">You we first seize on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall serve you, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, however else.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">For him I thank your grace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">You know not why we came to visit you,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus out of season, threading dark-eyed night:</div>
                     <div class="line">Occasions, noble Gloucester, of some poise,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein we must have use of your advice:</div>
                     <div class="line">Our father he hath writ, so hath our sister,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of differences, which I least thought it fit</div>
                     <div class="line">To answer from our home; the several messengers</div>
                     <div class="line">From hence attend dispatch. Our good old friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lay comforts to your bosom; and bestow</div>
                     <div class="line">Your needful counsel to our business,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which craves the instant use.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I serve you, madam:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your graces are right welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II. Before Gloucester's castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KENT and OSWALD, severally</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Good dawning to thee, friend: art of this house?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Where may we set our horses?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the mire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, if thou lovest me, tell me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I love thee not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then, I care not for thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">If I had thee in Lipsbury pinfold, I would make thee</div>
                     <div class="line">care for me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why dost thou use me thus? I know thee not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Fellow, I know thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">What dost thou know me for?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a</div>
                     <div class="line">base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited,</div>
                     <div class="line">hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a</div>
                     <div class="line">lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson,</div>
                     <div class="line">glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue;</div>
                     <div class="line">one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a</div>
                     <div class="line">bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but</div>
                     <div class="line">the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar,</div>
                     <div class="line">and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I</div>
                     <div class="line">will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest</div>
                     <div class="line">the least syllable of thy addition.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, what a monstrous fellow art thou, thus to rail</div>
                     <div class="line">on one that is neither known of thee nor knows thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">What a brazen-faced varlet art thou, to deny thou</div>
                     <div class="line">knowest me! Is it two days ago since I tripped up</div>
                     <div class="line">thy heels, and beat thee before the king? Draw, you</div>
                     <div class="line">rogue: for, though it be night, yet the moon</div>
                     <div class="line">shines; I'll make a sop o' the moonshine of you:</div>
                     <div class="line">draw, you whoreson cullionly barber-monger, draw.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Drawing his sword</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Away! I have nothing to do with thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Draw, you rascal: you come with letters against the</div>
                     <div class="line">king; and take vanity the puppet's part against the</div>
                     <div class="line">royalty of her father: draw, you rogue, or I'll so</div>
                     <div class="line">carbonado your shanks: draw, you rascal; come your
                    ways.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Help, ho! murder! help!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Strike, you slave; stand, rogue, stand; you neat</div>
                     <div class="line">slave, strike.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Beating him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Help, ho! murder! murder!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter EDMUND, with his rapier drawn, CORNWALL, REGAN, GLOUCESTER,
                and Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">How now! What's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">With you, goodman boy, an you please: come, I'll</div>
                     <div class="line">flesh ye; come on, young master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Weapons! arms! What 's the matter here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Keep peace, upon your lives:</div>
                     <div class="line">He dies that strikes again. What is the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">The messengers from our sister and the king.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">What is your difference? speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">I am scarce in breath, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">No marvel, you have so bestirred your valour. You</div>
                     <div class="line">cowardly rascal, nature disclaims in thee: a</div>
                     <div class="line">tailor made thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art a strange fellow: a tailor make a man?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, a tailor, sir: a stone-cutter or painter could</div>
                     <div class="line">not have made him so ill, though he had been but two</div>
                     <div class="line">hours at the trade.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak yet, how grew your quarrel?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">This ancient ruffian, sir, whose life I have spared</div>
                     <div class="line">at suit of his gray beard,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou whoreson zed! thou unnecessary letter! My</div>
                     <div class="line">lord, if you will give me leave, I will tread this</div>
                     <div class="line">unbolted villain into mortar, and daub the wall of</div>
                     <div class="line">a jakes with him. Spare my gray beard, you wagtail?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, sirrah!</div>
                     <div class="line">You beastly knave, know you no reverence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, sir; but anger hath a privilege.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Why art thou angry?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">That such a slave as this should wear a sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who wears no honesty. Such smiling rogues as these,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like rats, oft bite the holy cords a-twain</div>
                     <div class="line">Which are too intrinse t' unloose; smooth every passion</div>
                     <div class="line">That in the natures of their lords rebel;</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring oil to fire, snow to their colder moods;</div>
                     <div class="line">Renege, affirm, and turn their halcyon beaks</div>
                     <div class="line">With every gale and vary of their masters,</div>
                     <div class="line">Knowing nought, like dogs, but following.</div>
                     <div class="line">A plague upon your epileptic visage!</div>
                     <div class="line">Smile you my speeches, as I were a fool?</div>
                     <div class="line">Goose, if I had you upon Sarum plain,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'ld drive ye cackling home to Camelot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, art thou mad, old fellow?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">How fell you out? say that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">No contraries hold more antipathy</div>
                     <div class="line">Than I and such a knave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Why dost thou call him a knave? What's his offence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">His countenance likes me not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">No more, perchance, does mine, nor his, nor hers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, 'tis my occupation to be plain:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have seen better faces in my time</div>
                     <div class="line">Than stands on any shoulder that I see</div>
                     <div class="line">Before me at this instant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">This is some fellow,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, having been praised for bluntness, doth affect</div>
                     <div class="line">A saucy roughness, and constrains the garb</div>
                     <div class="line">Quite from his nature: he cannot flatter, he,</div>
                     <div class="line">An honest mind and plain, he must speak truth!</div>
                     <div class="line">An they will take it, so; if not, he's plain.</div>
                     <div class="line">These kind of knaves I know, which in this plainness</div>
                     <div class="line">Harbour more craft and more corrupter ends</div>
                     <div class="line">Than twenty silly ducking observants</div>
                     <div class="line">That stretch their duties nicely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, in good sooth, in sincere verity,</div>
                     <div class="line">Under the allowance of your great aspect,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose influence, like the wreath of radiant fire</div>
                     <div class="line">On flickering Phoebus' front,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">What mean'st by this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">To go out of my dialect, which you</div>
                     <div class="line">discommend so much. I know, sir, I am no</div>
                     <div class="line">flatterer: he that beguiled you in a plain</div>
                     <div class="line">accent was a plain knave; which for my part</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not be, though I should win your displeasure</div>
                     <div class="line">to entreat me to 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">What was the offence you gave him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">I never gave him any:</div>
                     <div class="line">It pleased the king his master very late</div>
                     <div class="line">To strike at me, upon his misconstruction;</div>
                     <div class="line">When he, conjunct and flattering his displeasure,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tripp'd me behind; being down, insulted, rail'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">And put upon him such a deal of man,</div>
                     <div class="line">That worthied him, got praises of the king</div>
                     <div class="line">For him attempting who was self-subdued;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, in the fleshment of this dread exploit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Drew on me here again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">None of these rogues and cowards</div>
                     <div class="line">But Ajax is their fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Fetch forth the stocks!</div>
                     <div class="line">You stubborn ancient knave, you reverend braggart,</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll teach you--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I am too old to learn:</div>
                     <div class="line">Call not your stocks for me: I serve the king;</div>
                     <div class="line">On whose employment I was sent to you:</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall do small respect, show too bold malice</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the grace and person of my master,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stocking his messenger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Fetch forth the stocks! As I have life and honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">There shall he sit till noon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Till noon! till night, my lord; and all night too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, madam, if I were your father's dog,</div>
                     <div class="line">You should not use me so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, being his knave, I will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">This is a fellow of the self-same colour</div>
                     <div class="line">Our sister speaks of. Come, bring away the stocks!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Stocks brought out</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me beseech your grace not to do so:</div>
                     <div class="line">His fault is much, and the good king his master</div>
                     <div class="line">Will cheque him for 't: your purposed low correction</div>
                     <div class="line">Is such as basest and contemned'st wretches</div>
                     <div class="line">For pilferings and most common trespasses</div>
                     <div class="line">Are punish'd with: the king must take it ill,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he's so slightly valued in his messenger,</div>
                     <div class="line">Should have him thus restrain'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll answer that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">My sister may receive it much more worse,</div>
                     <div class="line">To have her gentleman abused, assaulted,</div>
                     <div class="line">For following her affairs. Put in his legs.</div>
                     <p>KENT is put in the stocks</p>
                     <div class="line">Come, my good lord, away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but GLOUCESTER and KENT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sorry for thee, friend; 'tis the duke's pleasure,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose disposition, all the world well knows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will not be rubb'd nor stopp'd: I'll entreat for thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, do not, sir: I have watched and travell'd hard;</div>
                     <div class="line">Some time I shall sleep out, the rest I'll whistle.</div>
                     <div class="line">A good man's fortune may grow out at heels:</div>
                     <div class="line">Give you good morrow!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke's to blame in this; 'twill be ill taken.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Good king, that must approve the common saw,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou out of heaven's benediction comest</div>
                     <div class="line">To the warm sun!</div>
                     <div class="line">Approach, thou beacon to this under globe,</div>
                     <div class="line">That by thy comfortable beams I may</div>
                     <div class="line">Peruse this letter! Nothing almost sees miracles</div>
                     <div class="line">But misery: I know 'tis from Cordelia,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who hath most fortunately been inform'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my obscured course; and shall find time</div>
                     <div class="line">From this enormous state, seeking to give</div>
                     <div class="line">Losses their remedies. All weary and o'erwatch'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Take vantage, heavy eyes, not to behold</div>
                     <div class="line">This shameful lodging.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fortune, good night: smile once more: turn thy wheel!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Sleeps</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III. A wood.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter EDGAR</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I heard myself proclaim'd;</div>
                     <div class="line">And by the happy hollow of a tree</div>
                     <div class="line">Escaped the hunt. No port is free; no place,</div>
                     <div class="line">That guard, and most unusual vigilance,</div>
                     <div class="line">Does not attend my taking. Whiles I may 'scape,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will preserve myself: and am bethought</div>
                     <div class="line">To take the basest and most poorest shape</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever penury, in contempt of man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Brought near to beast: my face I'll grime with filth;</div>
                     <div class="line">Blanket my loins: elf all my hair in knots;</div>
                     <div class="line">And with presented nakedness out-face</div>
                     <div class="line">The winds and persecutions of the sky.</div>
                     <div class="line">The country gives me proof and precedent</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Bedlam beggars, who, with roaring voices,</div>
                     <div class="line">Strike in their numb'd and mortified bare arms</div>
                     <div class="line">Pins, wooden pricks, nails, sprigs of rosemary;</div>
                     <div class="line">And with this horrible object, from low farms,</div>
                     <div class="line">Poor pelting villages, sheep-cotes, and mills,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sometime with lunatic bans, sometime with prayers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Enforce their charity. Poor Turlygod! poor Tom!</div>
                     <div class="line">That's something yet: Edgar I nothing am.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV. Before GLOUCESTER's castle. KENT in the stocks.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING LEAR, Fool, and Gentleman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis strange that they should so depart from home,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not send back my messenger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">As I learn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">The night before there was no purpose in them</div>
                     <div class="line">Of this remove.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail to thee, noble master!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha!</div>
                     <div class="line">Makest thou this shame thy pastime?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha, ha! he wears cruel garters. Horses are tied</div>
                     <div class="line">by the heads, dogs and bears by the neck, monkeys by</div>
                     <div class="line">the loins, and men by the legs: when a man's</div>
                     <div class="line">over-lusty at legs, then he wears wooden</div>
                     <div class="line">nether-stocks.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What's he that hath so much thy place mistook</div>
                     <div class="line">To set thee here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">It is both he and she;</div>
                     <div class="line">Your son and daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I say.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I say, yea.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No, no, they would not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, they have.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">By Jupiter, I swear, no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">By Juno, I swear, ay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">They durst not do 't;</div>
                     <div class="line">They could not, would not do 't; 'tis worse than murder,</div>
                     <div class="line">To do upon respect such violent outrage:</div>
                     <div class="line">Resolve me, with all modest haste, which way</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou mightst deserve, or they impose, this usage,</div>
                     <div class="line">Coming from us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, when at their home</div>
                     <div class="line">I did commend your highness' letters to them,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere I was risen from the place that show'd</div>
                     <div class="line">My duty kneeling, came there a reeking post,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stew'd in his haste, half breathless, panting forth</div>
                     <div class="line">From Goneril his mistress salutations;</div>
                     <div class="line">Deliver'd letters, spite of intermission,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which presently they read: on whose contents,</div>
                     <div class="line">They summon'd up their meiny, straight took horse;</div>
                     <div class="line">Commanded me to follow, and attend</div>
                     <div class="line">The leisure of their answer; gave me cold looks:</div>
                     <div class="line">And meeting here the other messenger,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose welcome, I perceived, had poison'd mine,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Being the very fellow that of late</div>
                     <div class="line">Display'd so saucily against your highness,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Having more man than wit about me, drew:</div>
                     <div class="line">He raised the house with loud and coward cries.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your son and daughter found this trespass worth</div>
                     <div class="line">The shame which here it suffers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Winter's not gone yet, if the wild-geese fly that way.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fathers that wear rags</div>
                     <div class="line">Do make their children blind;</div>
                     <div class="line">But fathers that bear bags</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall see their children kind.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fortune, that arrant whore,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ne'er turns the key to the poor.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, for all this, thou shalt have as many dolours</div>
                     <div class="line">for thy daughters as thou canst tell in a year.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O, how this mother swells up toward my heart!</div>
                     <div class="line">Hysterica passio, down, thou climbing sorrow,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy element's below! Where is this daughter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">With the earl, sir, here within.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow me not;</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Made you no more offence but what you speak of?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">None.</div>
                     <div class="line">How chance the king comes with so small a train?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou hadst been set i' the stocks for that</div>
                     <div class="line">question, thou hadst well deserved it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, fool?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee</div>
                     <div class="line">there's no labouring i' the winter. All that follow</div>
                     <div class="line">their noses are led by their eyes but blind men; and</div>
                     <div class="line">there's not a nose among twenty but can smell him</div>
                     <div class="line">that's stinking. Let go thy hold when a great wheel</div>
                     <div class="line">runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with</div>
                     <div class="line">following it: but the great one that goes up the</div>
                     <div class="line">hill, let him draw thee after. When a wise man</div>
                     <div class="line">gives thee better counsel, give me mine again: I</div>
                     <div class="line">would have none but knaves follow it, since a fool gives it.</div>
                     <div class="line">That sir which serves and seeks for gain,</div>
                     <div class="line">And follows but for form,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will pack when it begins to rain,</div>
                     <div class="line">And leave thee in the storm,</div>
                     <div class="line">But I will tarry; the fool will stay,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let the wise man fly:</div>
                     <div class="line">The knave turns fool that runs away;</div>
                     <div class="line">The fool no knave, perdy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Where learned you this, fool?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Not i' the stocks, fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter KING LEAR with GLOUCESTER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Deny to speak with me? They are sick? they are weary?</div>
                     <div class="line">They have travell'd all the night? Mere fetches;</div>
                     <div class="line">The images of revolt and flying off.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fetch me a better answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">My dear lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">You know the fiery quality of the duke;</div>
                     <div class="line">How unremoveable and fix'd he is</div>
                     <div class="line">In his own course.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Vengeance! plague! death! confusion!</div>
                     <div class="line">Fiery? what quality? Why, Gloucester, Gloucester,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'ld speak with the Duke of Cornwall and his wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, my good lord, I have inform'd them so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Inform'd them! Dost thou understand me, man?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my good lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">The king would speak with Cornwall; the dear father</div>
                     <div class="line">Would with his daughter speak, commands her service:</div>
                     <div class="line">Are they inform'd of this? My breath and blood!</div>
                     <div class="line">Fiery? the fiery duke? Tell the hot duke that--</div>
                     <div class="line">No, but not yet: may be he is not well:</div>
                     <div class="line">Infirmity doth still neglect all office</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereto our health is bound; we are not ourselves</div>
                     <div class="line">When nature, being oppress'd, commands the mind</div>
                     <div class="line">To suffer with the body: I'll forbear;</div>
                     <div class="line">And am fall'n out with my more headier will,</div>
                     <div class="line">To take the indisposed and sickly fit</div>
                     <div class="line">For the sound man. Death on my state! wherefore</div>
                     <p>Looking on KENT</p>
                     <div class="line">Should he sit here? This act persuades me</div>
                     <div class="line">That this remotion of the duke and her</div>
                     <div class="line">Is practise only. Give me my servant forth.</div>
                     <div class="line">Go tell the duke and 's wife I'ld speak with them,</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, presently: bid them come forth and hear me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or at their chamber-door I'll beat the drum</div>
                     <div class="line">Till it cry sleep to death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I would have all well betwixt you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O me, my heart, my rising heart! but, down!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Cry to it, nuncle, as the cockney did to the eels</div>
                     <div class="line">when she put 'em i' the paste alive; she knapped 'em</div>
                     <div class="line">o' the coxcombs with a stick, and cried 'Down,</div>
                     <div class="line">wantons, down!' 'Twas her brother that, in pure</div>
                     <div class="line">kindness to his horse, buttered his hay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORNWALL, REGAN, GLOUCESTER, and Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Good morrow to you both.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail to your grace!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>KENT is set at liberty</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad to see your highness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Regan, I think you are; I know what reason</div>
                     <div class="line">I have to think so: if thou shouldst not be glad,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would divorce me from thy mother's tomb,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sepulchring an adultress.</div>
                     <p>To KENT</p>
                     <div class="line">O, are you free?</div>
                     <div class="line">Some other time for that. Beloved Regan,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy sister's naught: O Regan, she hath tied</div>
                     <div class="line">Sharp-tooth'd unkindness, like a vulture, here:</div>
                     <p>Points to his heart</p>
                     <div class="line">I can scarce speak to thee; thou'lt not believe</div>
                     <div class="line">With how depraved a quality--O Regan!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, sir, take patience: I have hope.</div>
                     <div class="line">You less know how to value her desert</div>
                     <div class="line">Than she to scant her duty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, how is that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot think my sister in the least</div>
                     <div class="line">Would fail her obligation: if, sir, perchance</div>
                     <div class="line">She have restrain'd the riots of your followers,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis on such ground, and to such wholesome end,</div>
                     <div class="line">As clears her from all blame.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">My curses on her!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, you are old.</div>
                     <div class="line">Nature in you stands on the very verge</div>
                     <div class="line">Of her confine: you should be ruled and led</div>
                     <div class="line">By some discretion, that discerns your state</div>
                     <div class="line">Better than you yourself. Therefore, I pray you,</div>
                     <div class="line">That to our sister you do make return;</div>
                     <div class="line">Say you have wrong'd her, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ask her forgiveness?</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you but mark how this becomes the house:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Dear daughter, I confess that I am old;</div>
                     <p>Kneeling</p>
                     <div class="line">Age is unnecessary: on my knees I beg</div>
                     <div class="line">That you'll vouchsafe me raiment, bed, and food.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Good sir, no more; these are unsightly tricks:</div>
                     <div class="line">Return you to my sister.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Rising</span> Never, Regan:</div>
                     <div class="line">She hath abated me of half my train;</div>
                     <div class="line">Look'd black upon me; struck me with her tongue,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most serpent-like, upon the very heart:</div>
                     <div class="line">All the stored vengeances of heaven fall</div>
                     <div class="line">On her ingrateful top! Strike her young bones,</div>
                     <div class="line">You taking airs, with lameness!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, sir, fie!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">You nimble lightnings, dart your blinding flames</div>
                     <div class="line">Into her scornful eyes! Infect her beauty,</div>
                     <div class="line">You fen-suck'd fogs, drawn by the powerful sun,</div>
                     <div class="line">To fall and blast her pride!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">O the blest gods! so will you wish on me,</div>
                     <div class="line">When the rash mood is on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No, Regan, thou shalt never have my curse:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy tender-hefted nature shall not give</div>
                     <div class="line">Thee o'er to harshness: her eyes are fierce; but thine</div>
                     <div class="line">Do comfort and not burn. 'Tis not in thee</div>
                     <div class="line">To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train,</div>
                     <div class="line">To bandy hasty words, to scant my sizes,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in conclusion to oppose the bolt</div>
                     <div class="line">Against my coming in: thou better know'st</div>
                     <div class="line">The offices of nature, bond of childhood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Effects of courtesy, dues of gratitude;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy half o' the kingdom hast thou not forgot,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein I thee endow'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Good sir, to the purpose.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Who put my man i' the stocks?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Tucket within</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">What trumpet's that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I know't, my sister's: this approves her letter,</div>
                     <div class="line">That she would soon be here.</div>
                     <p>Enter OSWALD</p>
                     <div class="line">Is your lady come?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">This is a slave, whose easy-borrow'd pride</div>
                     <div class="line">Dwells in the fickle grace of her he follows.</div>
                     <div class="line">Out, varlet, from my sight!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">What means your grace?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Who stock'd my servant? Regan, I have good hope</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou didst not know on't. Who comes here? O heavens,</div>
                     <p>Enter GONERIL</p>
                     <div class="line">If you do love old men, if your sweet sway</div>
                     <div class="line">Allow obedience, if yourselves are old,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make it your cause; send down, and take my part!</div>
                     <p>To GONERIL</p>
                     <div class="line">Art not ashamed to look upon this beard?</div>
                     <div class="line">O Regan, wilt thou take her by the hand?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Why not by the hand, sir? How have I offended?</div>
                     <div class="line">All's not offence that indiscretion finds</div>
                     <div class="line">And dotage terms so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O sides, you are too tough;</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you yet hold? How came my man i' the stocks?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">I set him there, sir: but his own disorders</div>
                     <div class="line">Deserved much less advancement.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">You! did you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, father, being weak, seem so.</div>
                     <div class="line">If, till the expiration of your month,</div>
                     <div class="line">You will return and sojourn with my sister,</div>
                     <div class="line">Dismissing half your train, come then to me:</div>
                     <div class="line">I am now from home, and out of that provision</div>
                     <div class="line">Which shall be needful for your entertainment.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Return to her, and fifty men dismiss'd?</div>
                     <div class="line">No, rather I abjure all roofs, and choose</div>
                     <div class="line">To wage against the enmity o' the air;</div>
                     <div class="line">To be a comrade with the wolf and owl,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Necessity's sharp pinch! Return with her?</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, the hot-blooded France, that dowerless took</div>
                     <div class="line">Our youngest born, I could as well be brought</div>
                     <div class="line">To knee his throne, and, squire-like; pension beg</div>
                     <div class="line">To keep base life afoot. Return with her?</div>
                     <div class="line">Persuade me rather to be slave and sumpter</div>
                     <div class="line">To this detested groom.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Pointing at OSWALD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">At your choice, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee, daughter, do not make me mad:</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not trouble thee, my child; farewell:</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll no more meet, no more see one another:</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet thou art my flesh, my blood, my daughter;</div>
                     <div class="line">Or rather a disease that's in my flesh,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I must needs call mine: thou art a boil,</div>
                     <div class="line">A plague-sore, an embossed carbuncle,</div>
                     <div class="line">In my corrupted blood. But I'll not chide thee;</div>
                     <div class="line">Let shame come when it will, I do not call it:</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not bid the thunder-bearer shoot,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor tell tales of thee to high-judging Jove:</div>
                     <div class="line">Mend when thou canst; be better at thy leisure:</div>
                     <div class="line">I can be patient; I can stay with Regan,</div>
                     <div class="line">I and my hundred knights.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Not altogether so:</div>
                     <div class="line">I look'd not for you yet, nor am provided</div>
                     <div class="line">For your fit welcome. Give ear, sir, to my sister;</div>
                     <div class="line">For those that mingle reason with your passion</div>
                     <div class="line">Must be content to think you old, and so--</div>
                     <div class="line">But she knows what she does.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this well spoken?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I dare avouch it, sir: what, fifty followers?</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it not well? What should you need of more?</div>
                     <div class="line">Yea, or so many, sith that both charge and danger</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak 'gainst so great a number? How, in one house,</div>
                     <div class="line">Should many people, under two commands,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold amity? 'Tis hard; almost impossible.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Why might not you, my lord, receive attendance</div>
                     <div class="line">From those that she calls servants or from mine?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Why not, my lord? If then they chanced to slack you,</div>
                     <div class="line">We could control them. If you will come to me,--</div>
                     <div class="line">For now I spy a danger,--I entreat you</div>
                     <div class="line">To bring but five and twenty: to no more</div>
                     <div class="line">Will I give place or notice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I gave you all--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">And in good time you gave it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Made you my guardians, my depositaries;</div>
                     <div class="line">But kept a reservation to be follow'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With such a number. What, must I come to you</div>
                     <div class="line">With five and twenty, Regan? said you so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">And speak't again, my lord; no more with me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Those wicked creatures yet do look well-favour'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">When others are more wicked: not being the worst</div>
                     <div class="line">Stands in some rank of praise.</div>
                     <p>To GONERIL</p>
                     <div class="line">I'll go with thee:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy fifty yet doth double five and twenty,</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou art twice her love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear me, my lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">What need you five and twenty, ten, or five,</div>
                     <div class="line">To follow in a house where twice so many</div>
                     <div class="line">Have a command to tend you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">What need one?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O, reason not the need: our basest beggars</div>
                     <div class="line">Are in the poorest thing superfluous:</div>
                     <div class="line">Allow not nature more than nature needs,</div>
                     <div class="line">Man's life's as cheap as beast's: thou art a lady;</div>
                     <div class="line">If only to go warm were gorgeous,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear'st,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which scarcely keeps thee warm. But, for true need,--</div>
                     <div class="line">You heavens, give me that patience, patience I need!</div>
                     <div class="line">You see me here, you gods, a poor old man,</div>
                     <div class="line">As full of grief as age; wretched in both!</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be you that stir these daughters' hearts</div>
                     <div class="line">Against their father, fool me not so much</div>
                     <div class="line">To bear it tamely; touch me with noble anger,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let not women's weapons, water-drops,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stain my man's cheeks! No, you unnatural hags,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will have such revenges on you both,</div>
                     <div class="line">That all the world shall--I will do such things,--</div>
                     <div class="line">What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be</div>
                     <div class="line">The terrors of the earth. You think I'll weep</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I'll not weep:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have full cause of weeping; but this heart</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall break into a hundred thousand flaws,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or ere I'll weep. O fool, I shall go mad!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt KING LEAR, GLOUCESTER, KENT, and Fool</p>
               <p>Storm and tempest</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us withdraw; 'twill be a storm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">This house is little: the old man and his people</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot be well bestow'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis his own blame; hath put himself from rest,</div>
                     <div class="line">And must needs taste his folly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">For his particular, I'll receive him gladly,</div>
                     <div class="line">But not one follower.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">So am I purposed.</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is my lord of Gloucester?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow'd the old man forth: he is return'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter GLOUCESTER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">The king is in high rage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither is he going?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">He calls to horse; but will I know not whither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis best to give him way; he leads himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, entreat him by no means to stay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, the night comes on, and the bleak winds</div>
                     <div class="line">Do sorely ruffle; for many miles about</div>
                     <div class="line">There's scarce a bush.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, to wilful men,</div>
                     <div class="line">The injuries that they themselves procure</div>
                     <div class="line">Must be their schoolmasters. Shut up your doors:</div>
                     <div class="line">He is attended with a desperate train;</div>
                     <div class="line">And what they may incense him to, being apt</div>
                     <div class="line">To have his ear abused, wisdom bids fear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Shut up your doors, my lord; 'tis a wild night:</div>
                     <div class="line">My Regan counsels well; come out o' the storm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I. A heath.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II. Another part of the heath. Storm still.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV. The heath. Before a hovel.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.7">6. SCENE VI. A chamber in a farmhouse adjoining the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.8">7. SCENE VII. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I. A heath.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Storm still. Enter KENT and a Gentleman, meeting</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's there, besides foul weather?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">One minded like the weather, most unquietly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I know you. Where's the king?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Contending with the fretful element:</div>
                     <div class="line">Bids the winds blow the earth into the sea,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or swell the curled water 'bove the main,</div>
                     <div class="line">That things might change or cease; tears his white hair,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which the impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage,</div>
                     <div class="line">Catch in their fury, and make nothing of;</div>
                     <div class="line">Strives in his little world of man to out-scorn</div>
                     <div class="line">The to-and-fro-conflicting wind and rain.</div>
                     <div class="line">This night, wherein the cub-drawn bear would couch,</div>
                     <div class="line">The lion and the belly-pinched wolf</div>
                     <div class="line">Keep their fur dry, unbonneted he runs,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bids what will take all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">But who is with him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">None but the fool; who labours to out-jest</div>
                     <div class="line">His heart-struck injuries.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I do know you;</div>
                     <div class="line">And dare, upon the warrant of my note,</div>
                     <div class="line">Commend a dear thing to you. There is division,</div>
                     <div class="line">Although as yet the face of it be cover'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With mutual cunning, 'twixt Albany and Cornwall;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who have--as who have not, that their great stars</div>
                     <div class="line">Throned and set high?--servants, who seem no less,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which are to France the spies and speculations</div>
                     <div class="line">Intelligent of our state; what hath been seen,</div>
                     <div class="line">Either in snuffs and packings of the dukes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or the hard rein which both of them have borne</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the old kind king; or something deeper,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereof perchance these are but furnishings;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, true it is, from France there comes a power</div>
                     <div class="line">Into this scatter'd kingdom; who already,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wise in our negligence, have secret feet</div>
                     <div class="line">In some of our best ports, and are at point</div>
                     <div class="line">To show their open banner. Now to you:</div>
                     <div class="line">If on my credit you dare build so far</div>
                     <div class="line">To make your speed to Dover, you shall find</div>
                     <div class="line">Some that will thank you, making just report</div>
                     <div class="line">Of how unnatural and bemadding sorrow</div>
                     <div class="line">The king hath cause to plain.</div>
                     <div class="line">I am a gentleman of blood and breeding;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, from some knowledge and assurance, offer</div>
                     <div class="line">This office to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">I will talk further with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">No, do not.</div>
                     <div class="line">For confirmation that I am much more</div>
                     <div class="line">Than my out-wall, open this purse, and take</div>
                     <div class="line">What it contains. If you shall see Cordelia,--</div>
                     <div class="line">As fear not but you shall,--show her this ring;</div>
                     <div class="line">And she will tell you who your fellow is</div>
                     <div class="line">That yet you do not know. Fie on this storm!</div>
                     <div class="line">I will go seek the king.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me your hand: have you no more to say?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Few words, but, to effect, more than all yet;</div>
                     <div class="line">That, when we have found the king,--in which your pain</div>
                     <div class="line">That way, I'll this,--he that first lights on him</div>
                     <div class="line">Holla the other.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt severally</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II. Another part of the heath. Storm still.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING LEAR and Fool</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!</div>
                     <div class="line">You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout</div>
                     <div class="line">Till you have drench'd our steeples, drown'd the cocks!</div>
                     <div class="line">You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,</div>
                     <div class="line">Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,</div>
                     <div class="line">Smite flat the thick rotundity o' the world!</div>
                     <div class="line">Crack nature's moulds, an germens spill at once,</div>
                     <div class="line">That make ingrateful man!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">O nuncle, court holy-water in a dry</div>
                     <div class="line">house is better than this rain-water out o' door.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good nuncle, in, and ask thy daughters' blessing:</div>
                     <div class="line">here's a night pities neither wise man nor fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Rumble thy bellyful! Spit, fire! spout, rain!</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters:</div>
                     <div class="line">I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness;</div>
                     <div class="line">I never gave you kingdom, call'd you children,</div>
                     <div class="line">You owe me no subscription: then let fall</div>
                     <div class="line">Your horrible pleasure: here I stand, your slave,</div>
                     <div class="line">A poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man:</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet I call you servile ministers,</div>
                     <div class="line">That have with two pernicious daughters join'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Your high engender'd battles 'gainst a head</div>
                     <div class="line">So old and white as this. O! O! 'tis foul!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">He that has a house to put's head in has a good</div>
                     <div class="line">head-piece.</div>
                     <div class="line">The cod-piece that will house</div>
                     <div class="line">Before the head has any,</div>
                     <div class="line">The head and he shall louse;</div>
                     <div class="line">So beggars marry many.</div>
                     <div class="line">The man that makes his toe</div>
                     <div class="line">What he his heart should make</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall of a corn cry woe,</div>
                     <div class="line">And turn his sleep to wake.</div>
                     <div class="line">For there was never yet fair woman but she made</div>
                     <div class="line">mouths in a glass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I will be the pattern of all patience;</div>
                     <div class="line">I will say nothing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KENT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, here's grace and a cod-piece; that's a wise</div>
                     <div class="line">man and a fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, sir, are you here? things that love night</div>
                     <div class="line">Love not such nights as these; the wrathful skies</div>
                     <div class="line">Gallow the very wanderers of the dark,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make them keep their caves: since I was man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder,</div>
                     <div class="line">Such groans of roaring wind and rain, I never</div>
                     <div class="line">Remember to have heard: man's nature cannot carry</div>
                     <div class="line">The affliction nor the fear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Let the great gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">That keep this dreadful pother o'er our heads,</div>
                     <div class="line">Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretch,</div>
                     <div class="line">That hast within thee undivulged crimes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unwhipp'd of justice: hide thee, thou bloody hand;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou perjured, and thou simular man of virtue</div>
                     <div class="line">That art incestuous: caitiff, to pieces shake,</div>
                     <div class="line">That under covert and convenient seeming</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast practised on man's life: close pent-up guilts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rive your concealing continents, and cry</div>
                     <div class="line">These dreadful summoners grace. I am a man</div>
                     <div class="line">More sinn'd against than sinning.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, bare-headed!</div>
                     <div class="line">Gracious my lord, hard by here is a hovel;</div>
                     <div class="line">Some friendship will it lend you 'gainst the tempest:</div>
                     <div class="line">Repose you there; while I to this hard house--</div>
                     <div class="line">More harder than the stones whereof 'tis raised;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which even but now, demanding after you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Denied me to come in--return, and force</div>
                     <div class="line">Their scanted courtesy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">My wits begin to turn.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on, my boy: how dost, my boy? art cold?</div>
                     <div class="line">I am cold myself. Where is this straw, my fellow?</div>
                     <div class="line">The art of our necessities is strange,</div>
                     <div class="line">That can make vile things precious. Come,</div>
                     <div class="line">your hovel.</div>
                     <div class="line">Poor fool and knave, I have one part in my heart</div>
                     <div class="line">That's sorry yet for thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Singing</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">He that has and a little tiny wit--</div>
                     <div class="line">With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Must make content with his fortunes fit,</div>
                     <div class="line">For the rain it raineth every day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">True, my good boy. Come, bring us to this hovel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt KING LEAR and KENT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">This is a brave night to cool a courtezan.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll speak a prophecy ere I go:</div>
                     <div class="line">When priests are more in word than matter;</div>
                     <div class="line">When brewers mar their malt with water;</div>
                     <div class="line">When nobles are their tailors' tutors;</div>
                     <div class="line">No heretics burn'd, but wenches' suitors;</div>
                     <div class="line">When every case in law is right;</div>
                     <div class="line">No squire in debt, nor no poor knight;</div>
                     <div class="line">When slanders do not live in tongues;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor cutpurses come not to throngs;</div>
                     <div class="line">When usurers tell their gold i' the field;</div>
                     <div class="line">And bawds and whores do churches build;</div>
                     <div class="line">Then shall the realm of Albion</div>
                     <div class="line">Come to great confusion:</div>
                     <div class="line">Then comes the time, who lives to see't,</div>
                     <div class="line">That going shall be used with feet.</div>
                     <div class="line">This prophecy Merlin shall make; for I live before his
                    time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III. Gloucester's castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GLOUCESTER and EDMUND</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, alack, Edmund, I like not this unnatural</div>
                     <div class="line">dealing. When I desire their leave that I might</div>
                     <div class="line">pity him, they took from me the use of mine own</div>
                     <div class="line">house; charged me, on pain of their perpetual</div>
                     <div class="line">displeasure, neither to speak of him, entreat for</div>
                     <div class="line">him, nor any way sustain him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Most savage and unnatural!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to; say you nothing. There's a division betwixt</div>
                     <div class="line">the dukes; and a worse matter than that: I have</div>
                     <div class="line">received a letter this night; 'tis dangerous to be</div>
                     <div class="line">spoken; I have locked the letter in my closet:</div>
                     <div class="line">these injuries the king now bears will be revenged</div>
                     <div class="line">home; there's part of a power already footed: we</div>
                     <div class="line">must incline to the king. I will seek him, and</div>
                     <div class="line">privily relieve him: go you and maintain talk with</div>
                     <div class="line">the duke, that my charity be not of him perceived:</div>
                     <div class="line">if he ask for me. I am ill, and gone to bed.</div>
                     <div class="line">Though I die for it, as no less is threatened me,</div>
                     <div class="line">the king my old master must be relieved. There is</div>
                     <div class="line">some strange thing toward, Edmund; pray you, be
                    careful.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">This courtesy, forbid thee, shall the duke</div>
                     <div class="line">Instantly know; and of that letter too:</div>
                     <div class="line">This seems a fair deserving, and must draw me</div>
                     <div class="line">That which my father loses; no less than all:</div>
                     <div class="line">The younger rises when the old doth fall.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV. The heath. Before a hovel.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING LEAR, KENT, and Fool</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is the place, my lord; good my lord, enter:</div>
                     <div class="line">The tyranny of the open night's too rough</div>
                     <div class="line">For nature to endure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Storm still</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me alone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, enter here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Wilt break my heart?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I had rather break mine own. Good my lord, enter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou think'st 'tis much that this contentious storm</div>
                     <div class="line">Invades us to the skin: so 'tis to thee;</div>
                     <div class="line">But where the greater malady is fix'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">The lesser is scarce felt. Thou'ldst shun a bear;</div>
                     <div class="line">But if thy flight lay toward the raging sea,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou'ldst meet the bear i' the mouth. When the</div>
                     <div class="line">mind's free,</div>
                     <div class="line">The body's delicate: the tempest in my mind</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth from my senses take all feeling else</div>
                     <div class="line">Save what beats there. Filial ingratitude!</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it not as this mouth should tear this hand</div>
                     <div class="line">For lifting food to't? But I will punish home:</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I will weep no more. In such a night</div>
                     <div class="line">To shut me out! Pour on; I will endure.</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a night as this! O Regan, Goneril!</div>
                     <div class="line">Your old kind father, whose frank heart gave all,--</div>
                     <div class="line">O, that way madness lies; let me shun that;</div>
                     <div class="line">No more of that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, enter here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, go in thyself: seek thine own ease:</div>
                     <div class="line">This tempest will not give me leave to ponder</div>
                     <div class="line">On things would hurt me more. But I'll go in.</div>
                     <p>To the Fool</p>
                     <div class="line">In, boy; go first. You houseless poverty,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, get thee in. I'll pray, and then I'll sleep.</div>
                     <p>Fool goes in</p>
                     <div class="line">Poor naked wretches, whereso'er you are,</div>
                     <div class="line">That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,</div>
                     <div class="line">How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your loop'd and window'd raggedness, defend you</div>
                     <div class="line">From seasons such as these? O, I have ta'en</div>
                     <div class="line">Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp;</div>
                     <div class="line">Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou mayst shake the superflux to them,</div>
                     <div class="line">And show the heavens more just.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span> Fathom and half,
                        fathom and half! Poor Tom!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Fool runs out from the hovel</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Come not in here, nuncle, here's a spirit</div>
                     <div class="line">Help me, help me!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me thy hand. Who's there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">A spirit, a spirit: he says his name's poor Tom.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">What art thou that dost grumble there i' the straw?</div>
                     <div class="line">Come forth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter EDGAR disguised as a mad man</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Away! the foul fiend follows me!</div>
                     <div class="line">Through the sharp hawthorn blows the cold wind.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hum! go to thy cold bed, and warm thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast thou given all to thy two daughters?</div>
                     <div class="line">And art thou come to this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Who gives any thing to poor Tom? whom the foul</div>
                     <div class="line">fiend hath led through fire and through flame, and</div>
                     <div class="line">through ford and whirlipool e'er bog and quagmire;</div>
                     <div class="line">that hath laid knives under his pillow, and halters</div>
                     <div class="line">in his pew; set ratsbane by his porridge; made film</div>
                     <div class="line">proud of heart, to ride on a bay trotting-horse over</div>
                     <div class="line">four-inched bridges, to course his own shadow for a</div>
                     <div class="line">traitor. Bless thy five wits! Tom's a-cold,--O, do</div>
                     <div class="line">de, do de, do de. Bless thee from whirlwinds,</div>
                     <div class="line">star-blasting, and taking! Do poor Tom some</div>
                     <div class="line">charity, whom the foul fiend vexes: there could I</div>
                     <div class="line">have him now,--and there,--and there again, and there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Storm still</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What, have his daughters brought him to this pass?</div>
                     <div class="line">Couldst thou save nothing? Didst thou give them all?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, he reserved a blanket, else we had been all
                    shamed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, all the plagues that in the pendulous air</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang fated o'er men's faults light on thy daughters!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath no daughters, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Death, traitor! nothing could have subdued nature</div>
                     <div class="line">To such a lowness but his unkind daughters.</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it the fashion, that discarded fathers</div>
                     <div class="line">Should have thus little mercy on their flesh?</div>
                     <div class="line">Judicious punishment! 'twas this flesh begot</div>
                     <div class="line">Those pelican daughters.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Pillicock sat on Pillicock-hill:</div>
                     <div class="line">Halloo, halloo, loo, loo!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Take heed o' the foul fiend: obey thy parents;</div>
                     <div class="line">keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with</div>
                     <div class="line">man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud</div>
                     <div class="line">array. Tom's a-cold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What hast thou been?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">A serving-man, proud in heart and mind; that curled</div>
                     <div class="line">my hair; wore gloves in my cap; served the lust of</div>
                     <div class="line">my mistress' heart, and did the act of darkness with</div>
                     <div class="line">her; swore as many oaths as I spake words, and</div>
                     <div class="line">broke them in the sweet face of heaven: one that</div>
                     <div class="line">slept in the contriving of lust, and waked to do it:</div>
                     <div class="line">wine loved I deeply, dice dearly: and in woman</div>
                     <div class="line">out-paramoured the Turk: false of heart, light of</div>
                     <div class="line">ear, bloody of hand; hog in sloth, fox in stealth,</div>
                     <div class="line">wolf in greediness, dog in madness, lion in prey.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let not the creaking of shoes nor the rustling of</div>
                     <div class="line">silks betray thy poor heart to woman: keep thy foot</div>
                     <div class="line">out of brothels, thy hand out of plackets, thy pen</div>
                     <div class="line">from lenders' books, and defy the foul fiend.</div>
                     <div class="line">Still through the hawthorn blows the cold wind:</div>
                     <div class="line">Says suum, mun, ha, no, nonny.</div>
                     <div class="line">Dolphin my boy, my boy, sessa! let him trot by.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Storm still</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, thou wert better in thy grave than to answer</div>
                     <div class="line">with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies.</div>
                     <div class="line">Is man no more than this? Consider him well. Thou</div>
                     <div class="line">owest the worm no silk, the beast no hide, the sheep</div>
                     <div class="line">no wool, the cat no perfume. Ha! here's three on</div>
                     <div class="line">'s are sophisticated! Thou art the thing itself:</div>
                     <div class="line">unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor bare,</div>
                     <div class="line">forked animal as thou art. Off, off, you lendings!</div>
                     <div class="line">come unbutton here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Tearing off his clothes</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, nuncle, be contented; 'tis a naughty night</div>
                     <div class="line">to swim in. Now a little fire in a wild field were</div>
                     <div class="line">like an old lecher's heart; a small spark, all the</div>
                     <div class="line">rest on's body cold. Look, here comes a walking fire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GLOUCESTER, with a torch</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the foul fiend Flibbertigibbet: he begins</div>
                     <div class="line">at curfew, and walks till the first cock; he gives</div>
                     <div class="line">the web and the pin, squints the eye, and makes the</div>
                     <div class="line">hare-lip; mildews the white wheat, and hurts the</div>
                     <div class="line">poor creature of earth.</div>
                     <div class="line">S. Withold footed thrice the old;</div>
                     <div class="line">He met the night-mare, and her nine-fold;</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid her alight,</div>
                     <div class="line">And her troth plight,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, aroint thee, witch, aroint thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">How fares your grace?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What's he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's there? What is't you seek?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">What are you there? Your names?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Poor Tom; that eats the swimming frog, the toad,</div>
                     <div class="line">the tadpole, the wall-newt and the water; that in</div>
                     <div class="line">the fury of his heart, when the foul fiend rages,</div>
                     <div class="line">eats cow-dung for sallets; swallows the old rat and</div>
                     <div class="line">the ditch-dog; drinks the green mantle of the</div>
                     <div class="line">standing pool; who is whipped from tithing to</div>
                     <div class="line">tithing, and stock- punished, and imprisoned; who</div>
                     <div class="line">hath had three suits to his back, six shirts to his</div>
                     <div class="line">body, horse to ride, and weapon to wear;</div>
                     <div class="line">But mice and rats, and such small deer,</div>
                     <div class="line">Have been Tom's food for seven long year.</div>
                     <div class="line">Beware my follower. Peace, Smulkin; peace, thou fiend!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">What, hath your grace no better company?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">The prince of darkness is a gentleman:</div>
                     <div class="line">Modo he's call'd, and Mahu.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Our flesh and blood is grown so vile, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">That it doth hate what gets it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Poor Tom's a-cold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Go in with me: my duty cannot suffer</div>
                     <div class="line">To obey in all your daughters' hard commands:</div>
                     <div class="line">Though their injunction be to bar my doors,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let this tyrannous night take hold upon you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet have I ventured to come seek you out,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bring you where both fire and food is ready.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">First let me talk with this philosopher.</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the cause of thunder?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, take his offer; go into the house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban.</div>
                     <div class="line">What is your study?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">How to prevent the fiend, and to kill vermin.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me ask you one word in private.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Importune him once more to go, my lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">His wits begin to unsettle.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Canst thou blame him?</div>
                     <p>Storm still</p>
                     <div class="line">His daughters seek his death: ah, that good Kent!</div>
                     <div class="line">He said it would be thus, poor banish'd man!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou say'st the king grows mad; I'll tell thee, friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am almost mad myself: I had a son,</div>
                     <div class="line">Now outlaw'd from my blood; he sought my life,</div>
                     <div class="line">But lately, very late: I loved him, friend;</div>
                     <div class="line">No father his son dearer: truth to tell thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">The grief hath crazed my wits. What a night's this!</div>
                     <div class="line">I do beseech your grace,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O, cry your mercy, sir.</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble philosopher, your company.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Tom's a-cold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">In, fellow, there, into the hovel: keep thee warm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Come let's in all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">This way, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">With him;</div>
                     <div class="line">I will keep still with my philosopher.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, soothe him; let him take the fellow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Take him you on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Sirrah, come on; go along with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, good Athenian.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">No words, no words: hush.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Child Rowland to the dark tower came,</div>
                     <div class="line">His word was still,--Fie, foh, and fum,</div>
                     <div class="line">I smell the blood of a British man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V. Gloucester's castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORNWALL and EDMUND</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">I will have my revenge ere I depart his house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">How, my lord, I may be censured, that nature thus</div>
                     <div class="line">gives way to loyalty, something fears me to think</div>
                     <div class="line">of.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">I now perceive, it was not altogether your</div>
                     <div class="line">brother's evil disposition made him seek his death;</div>
                     <div class="line">but a provoking merit, set a-work by a reprovable</div>
                     <div class="line">badness in himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">How malicious is my fortune, that I must repent to</div>
                     <div class="line">be just! This is the letter he spoke of, which</div>
                     <div class="line">approves him an intelligent party to the advantages</div>
                     <div class="line">of France: O heavens! that this treason were not,</div>
                     <div class="line">or not I the detector!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">o with me to the duchess.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">If the matter of this paper be certain, you have</div>
                     <div class="line">mighty business in hand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">True or false, it hath made thee earl of</div>
                     <div class="line">Gloucester. Seek out where thy father is, that he</div>
                     <div class="line">may be ready for our apprehension.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> If I find him
                        comforting the king, it will</div>
                     <div class="line">stuff his suspicion more fully.--I will persevere in</div>
                     <div class="line">my course of loyalty, though the conflict be sore</div>
                     <div class="line">between that and my blood.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">I will lay trust upon thee; and thou shalt find a</div>
                     <div class="line">dearer father in my love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI. A chamber in a farmhouse adjoining the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GLOUCESTER, KING LEAR, KENT, Fool, and EDGAR</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is better than the open air; take it</div>
                     <div class="line">thankfully. I will piece out the comfort with what</div>
                     <div class="line">addition I can: I will not be long from you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">All the power of his wits have given way to his</div>
                     <div class="line">impatience: the gods reward your kindness!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit GLOUCESTER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Frateretto calls me; and tells me</div>
                     <div class="line">Nero is an angler in the lake of darkness.</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, innocent, and beware the foul fiend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, nuncle, tell me whether a madman be a</div>
                     <div class="line">gentleman or a yeoman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">A king, a king!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">No, he's a yeoman that has a gentleman to his son;</div>
                     <div class="line">for he's a mad yeoman that sees his son a gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">before him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">To have a thousand with red burning spits</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hissing in upon 'em,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">The foul fiend bites my back.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a</div>
                     <div class="line">horse's health, a boy's love, or a whore's oath.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall be done; I will arraign them straight.</div>
                     <p>To EDGAR</p>
                     <div class="line">Come, sit thou here, most learned justicer;</div>
                     <p>To the Fool</p>
                     <div class="line">Thou, sapient sir, sit here. Now, you she foxes!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, where he stands and glares!</div>
                     <div class="line">Wantest thou eyes at trial, madam?</div>
                     <div class="line">Come o'er the bourn, Bessy, to me,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Her boat hath a leak,</div>
                     <div class="line">And she must not speak</div>
                     <div class="line">Why she dares not come over to thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">The foul fiend haunts poor Tom in the voice of a</div>
                     <div class="line">nightingale. Hopdance cries in Tom's belly for two</div>
                     <div class="line">white herring. Croak not, black angel; I have no</div>
                     <div class="line">food for thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">How do you, sir? Stand you not so amazed:</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you lie down and rest upon the cushions?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll see their trial first. Bring in the evidence.</div>
                     <p>To EDGAR</p>
                     <div class="line">Thou robed man of justice, take thy place;</div>
                     <p>To the Fool</p>
                     <div class="line">And thou, his yoke-fellow of equity,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bench by his side:</div>
                     <p>To KENT</p>
                     <div class="line">you are o' the commission,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit you too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us deal justly.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sleepest or wakest thou, jolly shepherd?</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy sheep be in the corn;</div>
                     <div class="line">And for one blast of thy minikin mouth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy sheep shall take no harm.</div>
                     <div class="line">Pur! the cat is gray.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Arraign her first; 'tis Goneril. I here take my</div>
                     <div class="line">oath before this honourable assembly, she kicked the</div>
                     <div class="line">poor king her father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, mistress. Is your name Goneril?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">She cannot deny it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Cry you mercy, I took you for a joint-stool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">And here's another, whose warp'd looks proclaim</div>
                     <div class="line">What store her heart is made on. Stop her there!</div>
                     <div class="line">Arms, arms, sword, fire! Corruption in the place!</div>
                     <div class="line">False justicer, why hast thou let her 'scape?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Bless thy five wits!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">O pity! Sir, where is the patience now,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou so oft have boasted to retain?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> My tears begin to
                        take his part so much,</div>
                     <div class="line">They'll mar my counterfeiting.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">The little dogs and all, Tray, Blanch, and</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet-heart, see, they bark at me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Tom will throw his head at them. Avaunt, you curs!</div>
                     <div class="line">Be thy mouth or black or white,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tooth that poisons if it bite;</div>
                     <div class="line">Mastiff, grey-hound, mongrel grim,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hound or spaniel, brach or lym,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or bobtail tike or trundle-tail,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tom will make them weep and wail:</div>
                     <div class="line">For, with throwing thus my head,</div>
                     <div class="line">Dogs leap the hatch, and all are fled.</div>
                     <div class="line">Do de, de, de. Sessa! Come, march to wakes and</div>
                     <div class="line">fairs and market-towns. Poor Tom, thy horn is dry.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Then let them anatomize Regan; see what breeds</div>
                     <div class="line">about her heart. Is there any cause in nature that</div>
                     <div class="line">makes these hard hearts?</div>
                     <p>To EDGAR</p>
                     <div class="line">You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred; only I</div>
                     <div class="line">do not like the fashion of your garments: you will</div>
                     <div class="line">say they are Persian attire: but let them be changed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, good my lord, lie here and rest awhile.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Make no noise, make no noise; draw the curtains:</div>
                     <div class="line">so, so, so. We'll go to supper i' he morning. So, so,
                    so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">And I'll go to bed at noon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter GLOUCESTER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, friend: where is the king my master?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, sir; but trouble him not, his wits are gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Good friend, I prithee, take him in thy arms;</div>
                     <div class="line">I have o'erheard a plot of death upon him:</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a litter ready; lay him in 't,</div>
                     <div class="line">And drive towards Dover, friend, where thou shalt meet</div>
                     <div class="line">Both welcome and protection. Take up thy master:</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou shouldst dally half an hour, his life,</div>
                     <div class="line">With thine, and all that offer to defend him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand in assured loss: take up, take up;</div>
                     <div class="line">And follow me, that will to some provision</div>
                     <div class="line">Give thee quick conduct.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Oppressed nature sleeps:</div>
                     <div class="line">This rest might yet have balm'd thy broken senses,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, if convenience will not allow,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand in hard cure.</div>
                     <p>To the Fool</p>
                     <div class="line">Come, help to bear thy master;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou must not stay behind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but EDGAR</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">When we our betters see bearing our woes,</div>
                     <div class="line">We scarcely think our miseries our foes.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who alone suffers suffers most i' the mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Leaving free things and happy shows behind:</div>
                     <div class="line">But then the mind much sufferance doth o'er skip,</div>
                     <div class="line">When grief hath mates, and bearing fellowship.</div>
                     <div class="line">How light and portable my pain seems now,</div>
                     <div class="line">When that which makes me bend makes the king bow,</div>
                     <div class="line">He childed as I father'd! Tom, away!</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark the high noises; and thyself bewray,</div>
                     <div class="line">When false opinion, whose wrong thought defiles thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">In thy just proof, repeals and reconciles thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">What will hap more to-night, safe 'scape the king!</div>
                     <div class="line">Lurk, lurk.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.8">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>7. SCENE VII. Gloucester's castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORNWALL, REGAN, GONERIL, EDMUND, and Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Post speedily to my lord your husband; show him</div>
                     <div class="line">this letter: the army of France is landed. Seek</div>
                     <div class="line">out the villain Gloucester.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt some of the Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang him instantly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Pluck out his eyes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave him to my displeasure. Edmund, keep you our</div>
                     <div class="line">sister company: the revenges we are bound to take</div>
                     <div class="line">upon your traitorous father are not fit for your</div>
                     <div class="line">beholding. Advise the duke, where you are going, to</div>
                     <div class="line">a most festinate preparation: we are bound to the</div>
                     <div class="line">like. Our posts shall be swift and intelligent</div>
                     <div class="line">betwixt us. Farewell, dear sister: farewell, my</div>
                     <div class="line">lord of Gloucester.</div>
                     <p>Enter OSWALD</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! where's the king?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord of Gloucester hath convey'd him hence:</div>
                     <div class="line">Some five or six and thirty of his knights,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hot questrists after him, met him at gate;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, with some other of the lords dependants,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are gone with him towards Dover; where they boast</div>
                     <div class="line">To have well-armed friends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Get horses for your mistress.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, sweet lord, and sister.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Edmund, farewell.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt GONERIL, EDMUND, and OSWALD</p>
                     <div class="line">Go seek the traitor Gloucester,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pinion him like a thief, bring him before us.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt other Servants</p>
                     <div class="line">Though well we may not pass upon his life</div>
                     <div class="line">Without the form of justice, yet our power</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall do a courtesy to our wrath, which men</div>
                     <div class="line">May blame, but not control. Who's there? the traitor?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GLOUCESTER, brought in by two or three</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Ingrateful fox! 'tis he.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Bind fast his corky arms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">What mean your graces? Good my friends, consider</div>
                     <div class="line">You are my guests: do me no foul play, friends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Bind him, I say.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Servants bind him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Hard, hard. O filthy traitor!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Unmerciful lady as you are, I'm none.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">To this chair bind him. Villain, thou shalt find--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>REGAN plucks his beard</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">By the kind gods, 'tis most ignobly done</div>
                     <div class="line">To pluck me by the beard.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">So white, and such a traitor!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Naughty lady,</div>
                     <div class="line">These hairs, which thou dost ravish from my chin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will quicken, and accuse thee: I am your host:</div>
                     <div class="line">With robbers' hands my hospitable favours</div>
                     <div class="line">You should not ruffle thus. What will you do?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir, what letters had you late from France?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Be simple answerer, for we know the truth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">And what confederacy have you with the traitors</div>
                     <div class="line">Late footed in the kingdom?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">To whose hands have you sent the lunatic king? Speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a letter guessingly set down,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which came from one that's of a neutral heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not from one opposed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Cunning.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">And false.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Where hast thou sent the king?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">To Dover.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore to Dover? Wast thou not charged at peril--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore to Dover? Let him first answer that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I am tied to the stake, and I must stand the course.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore to Dover, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Because I would not see thy cruel nails</div>
                     <div class="line">Pluck out his poor old eyes; nor thy fierce sister</div>
                     <div class="line">In his anointed flesh stick boarish fangs.</div>
                     <div class="line">The sea, with such a storm as his bare head</div>
                     <div class="line">In hell-black night endured, would have buoy'd up,</div>
                     <div class="line">And quench'd the stelled fires:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet, poor old heart, he holp the heavens to rain.</div>
                     <div class="line">If wolves had at thy gate howl'd that stern time,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou shouldst have said 'Good porter, turn the key,'</div>
                     <div class="line">All cruels else subscribed: but I shall see</div>
                     <div class="line">The winged vengeance overtake such children.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">See't shalt thou never. Fellows, hold the chair.</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon these eyes of thine I'll set my foot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">He that will think to live till he be old,</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me some help! O cruel! O you gods!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">One side will mock another; the other too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">If you see vengeance,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold your hand, my lord:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have served you ever since I was a child;</div>
                     <div class="line">But better service have I never done you</div>
                     <div class="line">Than now to bid you hold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, you dog!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">If you did wear a beard upon your chin,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'd shake it on this quarrel. What do you mean?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">My villain!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They draw and fight</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, then, come on, and take the chance of anger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me thy sword. A peasant stand up thus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Takes a sword, and runs at him behind</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">O, I am slain! My lord, you have one eye left</div>
                     <div class="line">To see some mischief on him. O!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Dies</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest it see more, prevent it. Out, vile jelly!</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is thy lustre now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">All dark and comfortless. Where's my son Edmund?</div>
                     <div class="line">Edmund, enkindle all the sparks of nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">To quit this horrid act.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Out, treacherous villain!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou call'st on him that hates thee: it was he</div>
                     <div class="line">That made the overture of thy treasons to us;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is too good to pity thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">O my follies! then Edgar was abused.</div>
                     <div class="line">Kind gods, forgive me that, and prosper him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Go thrust him out at gates, and let him smell</div>
                     <div class="line">His way to Dover.</div>
                     <p>Exit one with GLOUCESTER</p>
                     <div class="line">How is't, my lord? how look you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                     <div class="line">I have received a hurt: follow me, lady.</div>
                     <div class="line">Turn out that eyeless villain; throw this slave</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the dunghill. Regan, I bleed apace:</div>
                     <div class="line">Untimely comes this hurt: give me your arm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit CORNWALL, led by REGAN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll never care what wickedness I do,</div>
                     <div class="line">If this man come to good.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">If she live long,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the end meet the old course of death,</div>
                     <div class="line">Women will all turn monsters.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's follow the old earl, and get the Bedlam</div>
                     <div class="line">To lead him where he would: his roguish madness</div>
                     <div class="line">Allows itself to any thing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Go thou: I'll fetch some flax and whites of eggs</div>
                     <div class="line">To apply to his bleeding face. Now, heaven help him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt severally</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.6">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 4. ACT IV</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I. The heath.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II. Before ALBANY's palace.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III. The French camp near Dover.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV. The same. A tent.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI. Fields near Dover.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VII. A tent in the French camp. LEAR on a bed asleep, soft
                music playing; Gentleman, and others attending.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I. The heath.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter EDGAR</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet better thus, and known to be contemn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than still contemn'd and flatter'd. To be worst,</div>
                     <div class="line">The lowest and most dejected thing of fortune,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stands still in esperance, lives not in fear:</div>
                     <div class="line">The lamentable change is from the best;</div>
                     <div class="line">The worst returns to laughter. Welcome, then,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou unsubstantial air that I embrace!</div>
                     <div class="line">The wretch that thou hast blown unto the worst</div>
                     <div class="line">Owes nothing to thy blasts. But who comes here?</div>
                     <p>Enter GLOUCESTER, led by an Old Man</p>
                     <div class="line">My father, poorly led? World, world, O world!</div>
                     <div class="line">But that thy strange mutations make us hate thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lie would not yield to age.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Man</div>
                     <div class="line">O, my good lord, I have been your tenant, and</div>
                     <div class="line">your father's tenant, these fourscore years.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, get thee away; good friend, be gone:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy comforts can do me no good at all;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thee they may hurt.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Man</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, sir, you cannot see your way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I have no way, and therefore want no eyes;</div>
                     <div class="line">I stumbled when I saw: full oft 'tis seen,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our means secure us, and our mere defects</div>
                     <div class="line">Prove our commodities. O dear son Edgar,</div>
                     <div class="line">The food of thy abused father's wrath!</div>
                     <div class="line">Might I but live to see thee in my touch,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'ld say I had eyes again!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Man</div>
                     <div class="line">How now! Who's there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> O gods! Who is't can
                        say 'I am at</div>
                     <div class="line">the worst'?</div>
                     <div class="line">I am worse than e'er I was.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Man</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis poor mad Tom.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> And worse I may be
                        yet: the worst is not</div>
                     <div class="line">So long as we can say 'This is the worst.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Man</div>
                     <div class="line">Fellow, where goest?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it a beggar-man?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Man</div>
                     <div class="line">Madman and beggar too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">He has some reason, else he could not beg.</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the last night's storm I such a fellow saw;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which made me think a man a worm: my son</div>
                     <div class="line">Came then into my mind; and yet my mind</div>
                     <div class="line">Was then scarce friends with him: I have heard</div>
                     <div class="line">more since.</div>
                     <div class="line">As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods.</div>
                     <div class="line">They kill us for their sport.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> How should this be?</div>
                     <div class="line">Bad is the trade that must play fool to sorrow,</div>
                     <div class="line">Angering itself and others.--Bless thee, master!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Is that the naked fellow?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Man</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, prithee, get thee gone: if, for my sake,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wilt o'ertake us, hence a mile or twain,</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the way toward Dover, do it for ancient love;</div>
                     <div class="line">And bring some covering for this naked soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who I'll entreat to lead me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Man</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, sir, he is mad.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis the times' plague, when madmen lead the blind.</div>
                     <div class="line">Do as I bid thee, or rather do thy pleasure;</div>
                     <div class="line">Above the rest, be gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Man</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll bring him the best 'parel that I have,</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on't what will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Sirrah, naked fellow,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Poor Tom's a-cold.</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">I cannot daub it further.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, fellow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> And yet I
                        must.--Bless thy sweet eyes, they bleed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Know'st thou the way to Dover?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Both stile and gate, horse-way and foot-path. Poor</div>
                     <div class="line">Tom hath been scared out of his good wits: bless</div>
                     <div class="line">thee, good man's son, from the foul fiend! five</div>
                     <div class="line">fiends have been in poor Tom at once; of lust, as</div>
                     <div class="line">Obidicut; Hobbididence, prince of dumbness; Mahu, of</div>
                     <div class="line">stealing; Modo, of murder; Flibbertigibbet, of</div>
                     <div class="line">mopping and mowing, who since possesses chambermaids</div>
                     <div class="line">and waiting-women. So, bless thee, master!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, take this purse, thou whom the heavens' plagues</div>
                     <div class="line">Have humbled to all strokes: that I am wretched</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes thee the happier: heavens, deal so still!</div>
                     <div class="line">Let the superfluous and lust-dieted man,</div>
                     <div class="line">That slaves your ordinance, that will not see</div>
                     <div class="line">Because he doth not feel, feel your power quickly;</div>
                     <div class="line">So distribution should undo excess,</div>
                     <div class="line">And each man have enough. Dost thou know Dover?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a cliff, whose high and bending head</div>
                     <div class="line">Looks fearfully in the confined deep:</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring me but to the very brim of it,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I'll repair the misery thou dost bear</div>
                     <div class="line">With something rich about me: from that place</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall no leading need.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me thy arm:</div>
                     <div class="line">Poor Tom shall lead thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II. Before ALBANY's palace.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GONERIL and EDMUND</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Welcome, my lord: I marvel our mild husband</div>
                     <div class="line">Not met us on the way.</div>
                     <p>Enter OSWALD</p>
                     <div class="line">Now, where's your master'?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, within; but never man so changed.</div>
                     <div class="line">I told him of the army that was landed;</div>
                     <div class="line">He smiled at it: I told him you were coming:</div>
                     <div class="line">His answer was 'The worse:' of Gloucester's treachery,</div>
                     <div class="line">And of the loyal service of his son,</div>
                     <div class="line">When I inform'd him, then he call'd me sot,</div>
                     <div class="line">And told me I had turn'd the wrong side out:</div>
                     <div class="line">What most he should dislike seems pleasant to him;</div>
                     <div class="line">What like, offensive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To EDMUND</span> Then shall you go
                        no further.</div>
                     <div class="line">It is the cowish terror of his spirit,</div>
                     <div class="line">That dares not undertake: he'll not feel wrongs</div>
                     <div class="line">Which tie him to an answer. Our wishes on the way</div>
                     <div class="line">May prove effects. Back, Edmund, to my brother;</div>
                     <div class="line">Hasten his musters and conduct his powers:</div>
                     <div class="line">I must change arms at home, and give the distaff</div>
                     <div class="line">Into my husband's hands. This trusty servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall pass between us: ere long you are like to hear,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you dare venture in your own behalf,</div>
                     <div class="line">A mistress's command. Wear this; spare speech;</div>
                     <p>Giving a favour</p>
                     <div class="line">Decline your head: this kiss, if it durst speak,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would stretch thy spirits up into the air:</div>
                     <div class="line">Conceive, and fare thee well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Yours in the ranks of death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">My most dear Gloucester!</div>
                     <p>Exit EDMUND</p>
                     <div class="line">O, the difference of man and man!</div>
                     <div class="line">To thee a woman's services are due:</div>
                     <div class="line">My fool usurps my body.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, here comes my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Enter ALBANY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">I have been worth the whistle.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">O Goneril!</div>
                     <div class="line">You are not worth the dust which the rude wind</div>
                     <div class="line">Blows in your face. I fear your disposition:</div>
                     <div class="line">That nature, which contemns its origin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot be border'd certain in itself;</div>
                     <div class="line">She that herself will sliver and disbranch</div>
                     <div class="line">From her material sap, perforce must wither</div>
                     <div class="line">And come to deadly use.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">No more; the text is foolish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile:</div>
                     <div class="line">Filths savour but themselves. What have you done?</div>
                     <div class="line">Tigers, not daughters, what have you perform'd?</div>
                     <div class="line">A father, and a gracious aged man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose reverence even the head-lugg'd bear would lick,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most barbarous, most degenerate! have you madded.</div>
                     <div class="line">Could my good brother suffer you to do it?</div>
                     <div class="line">A man, a prince, by him so benefited!</div>
                     <div class="line">If that the heavens do not their visible spirits</div>
                     <div class="line">Send quickly down to tame these vile offences,</div>
                     <div class="line">It will come,</div>
                     <div class="line">Humanity must perforce prey on itself,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like monsters of the deep.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Milk-liver'd man!</div>
                     <div class="line">That bear'st a cheek for blows, a head for wrongs;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who hast not in thy brows an eye discerning</div>
                     <div class="line">Thine honour from thy suffering; that not know'st</div>
                     <div class="line">Fools do those villains pity who are punish'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere they have done their mischief. Where's thy drum?</div>
                     <div class="line">France spreads his banners in our noiseless land;</div>
                     <div class="line">With plumed helm thy slayer begins threats;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whiles thou, a moral fool, sit'st still, and criest</div>
                     <div class="line">'Alack, why does he so?'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">See thyself, devil!</div>
                     <div class="line">Proper deformity seems not in the fiend</div>
                     <div class="line">So horrid as in woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">O vain fool!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou changed and self-cover'd thing, for shame,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be-monster not thy feature. Were't my fitness</div>
                     <div class="line">To let these hands obey my blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">They are apt enough to dislocate and tear</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy flesh and bones: howe'er thou art a fiend,</div>
                     <div class="line">A woman's shape doth shield thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, your manhood now--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">What news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">O, my good lord, the Duke of Cornwall's dead:</div>
                     <div class="line">Slain by his servant, going to put out</div>
                     <div class="line">The other eye of Gloucester.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Gloucester's eye!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">A servant that he bred, thrill'd with remorse,</div>
                     <div class="line">Opposed against the act, bending his sword</div>
                     <div class="line">To his great master; who, thereat enraged,</div>
                     <div class="line">Flew on him, and amongst them fell'd him dead;</div>
                     <div class="line">But not without that harmful stroke, which since</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath pluck'd him after.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">This shows you are above,</div>
                     <div class="line">You justicers, that these our nether crimes</div>
                     <div class="line">So speedily can venge! But, O poor Gloucester!</div>
                     <div class="line">Lost he his other eye?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Both, both, my lord.</div>
                     <div class="line">This letter, madam, craves a speedy answer;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis from your sister.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> One way I like this
                        well;</div>
                     <div class="line">But being widow, and my Gloucester with her,</div>
                     <div class="line">May all the building in my fancy pluck</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon my hateful life: another way,</div>
                     <div class="line">The news is not so tart.--I'll read, and answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Where was his son when they did take his eyes?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Come with my lady hither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">He is not here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my good lord; I met him back again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Knows he the wickedness?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my good lord; 'twas he inform'd against him;</div>
                     <div class="line">And quit the house on purpose, that their punishment</div>
                     <div class="line">Might have the freer course.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Gloucester, I live</div>
                     <div class="line">To thank thee for the love thou show'dst the king,</div>
                     <div class="line">And to revenge thine eyes. Come hither, friend:</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell me what more thou know'st.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III. The French camp near Dover.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KENT and a Gentleman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Why the King of France is so suddenly gone back</div>
                     <div class="line">know you the reason?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Something he left imperfect in the</div>
                     <div class="line">state, which since his coming forth is thought</div>
                     <div class="line">of; which imports to the kingdom so much</div>
                     <div class="line">fear and danger, that his personal return was</div>
                     <div class="line">most required and necessary.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Who hath he left behind him general?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">The Marshal of France, Monsieur La Far.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Did your letters pierce the queen to any</div>
                     <div class="line">demonstration of grief?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir; she took them, read them in my presence;</div>
                     <div class="line">And now and then an ample tear trill'd down</div>
                     <div class="line">Her delicate cheek: it seem'd she was a queen</div>
                     <div class="line">Over her passion; who, most rebel-like,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sought to be king o'er her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">O, then it moved her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Not to a rage: patience and sorrow strove</div>
                     <div class="line">Who should express her goodliest. You have seen</div>
                     <div class="line">Sunshine and rain at once: her smiles and tears</div>
                     <div class="line">Were like a better way: those happy smilets,</div>
                     <div class="line">That play'd on her ripe lip, seem'd not to know</div>
                     <div class="line">What guests were in her eyes; which parted thence,</div>
                     <div class="line">As pearls from diamonds dropp'd. In brief,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sorrow would be a rarity most beloved,</div>
                     <div class="line">If all could so become it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Made she no verbal question?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, once or twice she heaved the name of 'father'</div>
                     <div class="line">Pantingly forth, as if it press'd her heart:</div>
                     <div class="line">Cried 'Sisters! sisters! Shame of ladies! sisters!</div>
                     <div class="line">Kent! father! sisters! What, i' the storm? i' the night?</div>
                     <div class="line">Let pity not be believed!' There she shook</div>
                     <div class="line">The holy water from her heavenly eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">And clamour moisten'd: then away she started</div>
                     <div class="line">To deal with grief alone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">It is the stars,</div>
                     <div class="line">The stars above us, govern our conditions;</div>
                     <div class="line">Else one self mate and mate could not beget</div>
                     <div class="line">Such different issues. You spoke not with her since?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Was this before the king return'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">No, since.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sir, the poor distressed Lear's i' the town;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who sometime, in his better tune, remembers</div>
                     <div class="line">What we are come about, and by no means</div>
                     <div class="line">Will yield to see his daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, good sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">A sovereign shame so elbows him: his own unkindness,</div>
                     <div class="line">That stripp'd her from his benediction, turn'd her</div>
                     <div class="line">To foreign casualties, gave her dear rights</div>
                     <div class="line">To his dog-hearted daughters, these things sting</div>
                     <div class="line">His mind so venomously, that burning shame</div>
                     <div class="line">Detains him from Cordelia.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, poor gentleman!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Albany's and Cornwall's powers you heard not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis so, they are afoot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sir, I'll bring you to our master Lear,</div>
                     <div class="line">And leave you to attend him: some dear cause</div>
                     <div class="line">Will in concealment wrap me up awhile;</div>
                     <div class="line">When I am known aright, you shall not grieve</div>
                     <div class="line">Lending me this acquaintance. I pray you, go</div>
                     <div class="line">Along with me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV. The same. A tent.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter, with drum and colours, CORDELIA, Doctor, and Soldiers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, 'tis he: why, he was met even now</div>
                     <div class="line">As mad as the vex'd sea; singing aloud;</div>
                     <div class="line">Crown'd with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds,</div>
                     <div class="line">With bur-docks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow</div>
                     <div class="line">In our sustaining corn. A century send forth;</div>
                     <div class="line">Search every acre in the high-grown field,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bring him to our eye.</div>
                     <p>Exit an Officer</p>
                     <div class="line">What can man's wisdom</div>
                     <div class="line">In the restoring his bereaved sense?</div>
                     <div class="line">He that helps him take all my outward worth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">There is means, madam:</div>
                     <div class="line">Our foster-nurse of nature is repose,</div>
                     <div class="line">The which he lacks; that to provoke in him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are many simples operative, whose power</div>
                     <div class="line">Will close the eye of anguish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">All blest secrets,</div>
                     <div class="line">All you unpublish'd virtues of the earth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Spring with my tears! be aidant and remediate</div>
                     <div class="line">In the good man's distress! Seek, seek for him;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest his ungovern'd rage dissolve the life</div>
                     <div class="line">That wants the means to lead it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">News, madam;</div>
                     <div class="line">The British powers are marching hitherward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis known before; our preparation stands</div>
                     <div class="line">In expectation of them. O dear father,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is thy business that I go about;</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore great France</div>
                     <div class="line">My mourning and important tears hath pitied.</div>
                     <div class="line">No blown ambition doth our arms incite,</div>
                     <div class="line">But love, dear love, and our aged father's right:</div>
                     <div class="line">Soon may I hear and see him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V. Gloucester's castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter REGAN and OSWALD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">But are my brother's powers set forth?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Himself in person there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, with much ado:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your sister is the better soldier.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Edmund spake not with your lord at home?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">No, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">What might import my sister's letter to him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">I know not, lady.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, he is posted hence on serious matter.</div>
                     <div class="line">It was great ignorance, Gloucester's eyes being out,</div>
                     <div class="line">To let him live: where he arrives he moves</div>
                     <div class="line">All hearts against us: Edmund, I think, is gone,</div>
                     <div class="line">In pity of his misery, to dispatch</div>
                     <div class="line">His nighted life: moreover, to descry</div>
                     <div class="line">The strength o' the enemy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">I must needs after him, madam, with my letter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Our troops set forth to-morrow: stay with us;</div>
                     <div class="line">The ways are dangerous.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">I may not, madam:</div>
                     <div class="line">My lady charged my duty in this business.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Why should she write to Edmund? Might not you</div>
                     <div class="line">Transport her purposes by word? Belike,</div>
                     <div class="line">Something--I know not what: I'll love thee much,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me unseal the letter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, I had rather--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I know your lady does not love her husband;</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sure of that: and at her late being here</div>
                     <div class="line">She gave strange oeillades and most speaking looks</div>
                     <div class="line">To noble Edmund. I know you are of her bosom.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">I, madam?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I speak in understanding; you are; I know't:</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore I do advise you, take this note:</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord is dead; Edmund and I have talk'd;</div>
                     <div class="line">And more convenient is he for my hand</div>
                     <div class="line">Than for your lady's: you may gather more.</div>
                     <div class="line">If you do find him, pray you, give him this;</div>
                     <div class="line">And when your mistress hears thus much from you,</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray, desire her call her wisdom to her.</div>
                     <div class="line">So, fare you well.</div>
                     <div class="line">If you do chance to hear of that blind traitor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Preferment falls on him that cuts him off.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Would I could meet him, madam! I should show</div>
                     <div class="line">What party I do follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare thee well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI. Fields near Dover.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GLOUCESTER, and EDGAR dressed like a peasant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">When shall we come to the top of that same hill?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">You do climb up it now: look, how we labour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks the ground is even.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Horrible steep.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hark, do you hear the sea?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">No, truly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then, your other senses grow imperfect</div>
                     <div class="line">By your eyes' anguish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">So may it be, indeed:</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks thy voice is alter'd; and thou speak'st</div>
                     <div class="line">In better phrase and matter than thou didst.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">You're much deceived: in nothing am I changed</div>
                     <div class="line">But in my garments.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks you're better spoken.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful</div>
                     <div class="line">And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low!</div>
                     <div class="line">The crows and choughs that wing the midway air</div>
                     <div class="line">Show scarce so gross as beetles: half way down</div>
                     <div class="line">Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade!</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks he seems no bigger than his head:</div>
                     <div class="line">The fishermen, that walk upon the beach,</div>
                     <div class="line">Appear like mice; and yond tall anchoring bark,</div>
                     <div class="line">Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy</div>
                     <div class="line">Almost too small for sight: the murmuring surge,</div>
                     <div class="line">That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight</div>
                     <div class="line">Topple down headlong.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Set me where you stand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me your hand: you are now within a foot</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the extreme verge: for all beneath the moon</div>
                     <div class="line">Would I not leap upright.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Let go my hand.</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, friend, 's another purse; in it a jewel</div>
                     <div class="line">Well worth a poor man's taking: fairies and gods</div>
                     <div class="line">Prosper it with thee! Go thou farther off;</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid me farewell, and let me hear thee going.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Now fare you well, good sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">With all my heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Why I do trifle thus with his despair</div>
                     <div class="line">Is done to cure it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Kneeling</span> O you mighty gods!</div>
                     <div class="line">This world I do renounce, and, in your sights,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shake patiently my great affliction off:</div>
                     <div class="line">If I could bear it longer, and not fall</div>
                     <div class="line">To quarrel with your great opposeless wills,</div>
                     <div class="line">My snuff and loathed part of nature should</div>
                     <div class="line">Burn itself out. If Edgar live, O, bless him!</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, fellow, fare thee well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>He falls forward</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Gone, sir: farewell.</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet I know not how conceit may rob</div>
                     <div class="line">The treasury of life, when life itself</div>
                     <div class="line">Yields to the theft: had he been where he thought,</div>
                     <div class="line">By this, had thought been past. Alive or dead?</div>
                     <div class="line">Ho, you sir! friend! Hear you, sir! speak!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus might he pass indeed: yet he revives.</div>
                     <div class="line">What are you, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, and let me die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Hadst thou been aught but gossamer, feathers, air,</div>
                     <div class="line">So many fathom down precipitating,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou'dst shiver'd like an egg: but thou dost breathe;</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast heavy substance; bleed'st not; speak'st; art sound.</div>
                     <div class="line">Ten masts at each make not the altitude</div>
                     <div class="line">Which thou hast perpendicularly fell:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy life's a miracle. Speak yet again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">But have I fall'n, or no?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">From the dread summit of this chalky bourn.</div>
                     <div class="line">Look up a-height; the shrill-gorged lark so far</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot be seen or heard: do but look up.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, I have no eyes.</div>
                     <div class="line">Is wretchedness deprived that benefit,</div>
                     <div class="line">To end itself by death? 'Twas yet some comfort,</div>
                     <div class="line">When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage,</div>
                     <div class="line">And frustrate his proud will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me your arm:</div>
                     <div class="line">Up: so. How is 't? Feel you your legs? You stand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Too well, too well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">This is above all strangeness.</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the crown o' the cliff, what thing was that</div>
                     <div class="line">Which parted from you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">A poor unfortunate beggar.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">As I stood here below, methought his eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">Were two full moons; he had a thousand noses,</div>
                     <div class="line">Horns whelk'd and waved like the enridged sea:</div>
                     <div class="line">It was some fiend; therefore, thou happy father,</div>
                     <div class="line">Think that the clearest gods, who make them honours</div>
                     <div class="line">Of men's impossibilities, have preserved thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I do remember now: henceforth I'll bear</div>
                     <div class="line">Affliction till it do cry out itself</div>
                     <div class="line">'Enough, enough,' and die. That thing you speak of,</div>
                     <div class="line">I took it for a man; often 'twould say</div>
                     <div class="line">'The fiend, the fiend:' he led me to that place.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Bear free and patient thoughts. But who comes here?</div>
                     <p>Enter KING LEAR, fantastically dressed with wild flowers</p>
                     <div class="line">The safer sense will ne'er accommodate</div>
                     <div class="line">His master thus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No, they cannot touch me for coining; I am the</div>
                     <div class="line">king himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O thou side-piercing sight!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Nature's above art in that respect. There's your</div>
                     <div class="line">press-money. That fellow handles his bow like a</div>
                     <div class="line">crow-keeper: draw me a clothier's yard. Look,</div>
                     <div class="line">look, a mouse! Peace, peace; this piece of toasted</div>
                     <div class="line">cheese will do 't. There's my gauntlet; I'll prove</div>
                     <div class="line">it on a giant. Bring up the brown bills. O, well</div>
                     <div class="line">flown, bird! i' the clout, i' the clout: hewgh!</div>
                     <div class="line">Give the word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet marjoram.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Pass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I know that voice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! Goneril, with a white beard! They flattered</div>
                     <div class="line">me like a dog; and told me I had white hairs in my</div>
                     <div class="line">beard ere the black ones were there. To say 'ay'</div>
                     <div class="line">and 'no' to every thing that I said!--'Ay' and 'no'</div>
                     <div class="line">too was no good divinity. When the rain came to</div>
                     <div class="line">wet me once, and the wind to make me chatter; when</div>
                     <div class="line">the thunder would not peace at my bidding; there I</div>
                     <div class="line">found 'em, there I smelt 'em out. Go to, they are</div>
                     <div class="line">not men o' their words: they told me I was every</div>
                     <div class="line">thing; 'tis a lie, I am not ague-proof.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">The trick of that voice I do well remember:</div>
                     <div class="line">Is 't not the king?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, every inch a king:</div>
                     <div class="line">When I do stare, see how the subject quakes.</div>
                     <div class="line">I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery?</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou shalt not die: die for adultery! No:</div>
                     <div class="line">The wren goes to 't, and the small gilded fly</div>
                     <div class="line">Does lecher in my sight.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let copulation thrive; for Gloucester's bastard son</div>
                     <div class="line">Was kinder to his father than my daughters</div>
                     <div class="line">Got 'tween the lawful sheets.</div>
                     <div class="line">To 't, luxury, pell-mell! for I lack soldiers.</div>
                     <div class="line">Behold yond simpering dame,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose face between her forks presages snow;</div>
                     <div class="line">That minces virtue, and does shake the head</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear of pleasure's name;</div>
                     <div class="line">The fitchew, nor the soiled horse, goes to 't</div>
                     <div class="line">With a more riotous appetite.</div>
                     <div class="line">Down from the waist they are Centaurs,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though women all above:</div>
                     <div class="line">But to the girdle do the gods inherit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Beneath is all the fiends';</div>
                     <div class="line">There's hell, there's darkness, there's the</div>
                     <div class="line">sulphurous pit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Burning, scalding, stench, consumption; fie,</div>
                     <div class="line">fie, fie! pah, pah! Give me an ounce of civet,</div>
                     <div class="line">good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination:</div>
                     <div class="line">there's money for thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">O, let me kiss that hand!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me wipe it first; it smells of mortality.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">O ruin'd piece of nature! This great world</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall so wear out to nought. Dost thou know me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I remember thine eyes well enough. Dost thou squiny</div>
                     <div class="line">at me? No, do thy worst, blind Cupid! I'll not</div>
                     <div class="line">love. Read thou this challenge; mark but the</div>
                     <div class="line">penning of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Were all the letters suns, I could not see one.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not take this from report; it is,</div>
                     <div class="line">And my heart breaks at it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Read.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">What, with the case of eyes?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O, ho, are you there with me? No eyes in your</div>
                     <div class="line">head, nor no money in your purse? Your eyes are in</div>
                     <div class="line">a heavy case, your purse in a light; yet you see how</div>
                     <div class="line">this world goes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">I see it feelingly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What, art mad? A man may see how this world goes</div>
                     <div class="line">with no eyes. Look with thine ears: see how yond</div>
                     <div class="line">justice rails upon yond simple thief. Hark, in</div>
                     <div class="line">thine ear: change places; and, handy-dandy, which</div>
                     <div class="line">is the justice, which is the thief? Thou hast seen</div>
                     <div class="line">a farmer's dog bark at a beggar?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">And the creature run from the cur? There thou</div>
                     <div class="line">mightst behold the great image of authority: a</div>
                     <div class="line">dog's obeyed in office.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand!</div>
                     <div class="line">Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip thine own back;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hotly lust'st to use her in that kind</div>
                     <div class="line">For which thou whipp'st her. The usurer hangs the cozener.</div>
                     <div class="line">Through tatter'd clothes small vices do appear;</div>
                     <div class="line">Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold,</div>
                     <div class="line">And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks:</div>
                     <div class="line">Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it.</div>
                     <div class="line">None does offend, none, I say, none; I'll able 'em:</div>
                     <div class="line">Take that of me, my friend, who have the power</div>
                     <div class="line">To seal the accuser's lips. Get thee glass eyes;</div>
                     <div class="line">And like a scurvy politician, seem</div>
                     <div class="line">To see the things thou dost not. Now, now, now, now:</div>
                     <div class="line">Pull off my boots: harder, harder: so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">O, matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou wilt weep my fortunes, take my eyes.</div>
                     <div class="line">I know thee well enough; thy name is Gloucester:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou must be patient; we came crying hither:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou know'st, the first time that we smell the air,</div>
                     <div class="line">We wawl and cry. I will preach to thee: mark.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, alack the day!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">When we are born, we cry that we are come</div>
                     <div class="line">To this great stage of fools: this a good block;</div>
                     <div class="line">It were a delicate stratagem, to shoe</div>
                     <div class="line">A troop of horse with felt: I'll put 't in proof;</div>
                     <div class="line">And when I have stol'n upon these sons-in-law,</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Gentleman, with Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">O, here he is: lay hand upon him. Sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your most dear daughter--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No rescue? What, a prisoner? I am even</div>
                     <div class="line">The natural fool of fortune. Use me well;</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall have ransom. Let me have surgeons;</div>
                     <div class="line">I am cut to the brains.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall have any thing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No seconds? all myself?</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this would make a man a man of salt,</div>
                     <div class="line">To use his eyes for garden water-pots,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and laying autumn's dust.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Good sir,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I will die bravely, like a bridegroom. What!</div>
                     <div class="line">I will be jovial: come, come; I am a king,</div>
                     <div class="line">My masters, know you that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">You are a royal one, and we obey you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Then there's life in't. Nay, if you get it, you</div>
                     <div class="line">shall get it with running. Sa, sa, sa, sa.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit running; Attendants follow</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">A sight most pitiful in the meanest wretch,</div>
                     <div class="line">Past speaking of in a king! Thou hast one daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who redeems nature from the general curse</div>
                     <div class="line">Which twain have brought her to.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail, gentle sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, speed you: what's your will?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you hear aught, sir, of a battle toward?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Most sure and vulgar: every one hears that,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which can distinguish sound.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">But, by your favour,</div>
                     <div class="line">How near's the other army?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Near and on speedy foot; the main descry</div>
                     <div class="line">Stands on the hourly thought.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you, sir: that's all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Though that the queen on special cause is here,</div>
                     <div class="line">Her army is moved on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Gentleman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">You ever-gentle gods, take my breath from me:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let not my worser spirit tempt me again</div>
                     <div class="line">To die before you please!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Well pray you, father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, good sir, what are you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">A most poor man, made tame to fortune's blows;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, by the art of known and feeling sorrows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Am pregnant to good pity. Give me your hand,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll lead you to some biding.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Hearty thanks:</div>
                     <div class="line">The bounty and the benison of heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">To boot, and boot!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter OSWALD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">A proclaim'd prize! Most happy!</div>
                     <div class="line">That eyeless head of thine was first framed flesh</div>
                     <div class="line">To raise my fortunes. Thou old unhappy traitor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Briefly thyself remember: the sword is out</div>
                     <div class="line">That must destroy thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Now let thy friendly hand</div>
                     <div class="line">Put strength enough to't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>EDGAR interposes</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore, bold peasant,</div>
                     <div class="line">Darest thou support a publish'd traitor? Hence;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest that the infection of his fortune take</div>
                     <div class="line">Like hold on thee. Let go his arm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ch'ill not let go, zir, without vurther 'casion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Let go, slave, or thou diest!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Good gentleman, go your gait, and let poor volk</div>
                     <div class="line">pass. An chud ha' bin zwaggered out of my life,</div>
                     <div class="line">'twould not ha' bin zo long as 'tis by a vortnight.</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, come not near th' old man; keep out, che vor</div>
                     <div class="line">ye, or ise try whether your costard or my ballow be</div>
                     <div class="line">the harder: ch'ill be plain with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Out, dunghill!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ch'ill pick your teeth, zir: come; no matter vor</div>
                     <div class="line">your foins.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They fight, and EDGAR knocks him down</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSWALD</div>
                     <div class="line">Slave, thou hast slain me: villain, take my purse:</div>
                     <div class="line">If ever thou wilt thrive, bury my body;</div>
                     <div class="line">And give the letters which thou find'st about me</div>
                     <div class="line">To Edmund earl of Gloucester; seek him out</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the British party: O, untimely death!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Dies</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I know thee well: a serviceable villain;</div>
                     <div class="line">As duteous to the vices of thy mistress</div>
                     <div class="line">As badness would desire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">What, is he dead?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit you down, father; rest you</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's see these pockets: the letters that he speaks of</div>
                     <div class="line">May be my friends. He's dead; I am only sorry</div>
                     <div class="line">He had no other death's-man. Let us see:</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave, gentle wax; and, manners, blame us not:</div>
                     <div class="line">To know our enemies' minds, we'ld rip their hearts;</div>
                     <div class="line">Their papers, is more lawful.</div>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">'Let our reciprocal vows be remembered. You have</div>
                     <div class="line">many opportunities to cut him off: if your will</div>
                     <div class="line">want not, time and place will be fruitfully offered.</div>
                     <div class="line">There is nothing done, if he return the conqueror:</div>
                     <div class="line">then am I the prisoner, and his bed my goal; from</div>
                     <div class="line">the loathed warmth whereof deliver me, and supply</div>
                     <div class="line">the place for your labour.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Your--wife, so I would say--</div>
                     <div class="line">'Affectionate servant,</div>
                     <div class="line">'GONERIL.'</div>
                     <div class="line">O undistinguish'd space of woman's will!</div>
                     <div class="line">A plot upon her virtuous husband's life;</div>
                     <div class="line">And the exchange my brother! Here, in the sands,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thee I'll rake up, the post unsanctified</div>
                     <div class="line">Of murderous lechers: and in the mature time</div>
                     <div class="line">With this ungracious paper strike the sight</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the death practised duke: for him 'tis well</div>
                     <div class="line">That of thy death and business I can tell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">The king is mad: how stiff is my vile sense,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I stand up, and have ingenious feeling</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my huge sorrows! Better I were distract:</div>
                     <div class="line">So should my thoughts be sever'd from my griefs,</div>
                     <div class="line">And woes by wrong imaginations lose</div>
                     <div class="line">The knowledge of themselves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me your hand:</div>
                     <p>Drum afar off</p>
                     <div class="line">Far off, methinks, I hear the beaten drum:</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, father, I'll bestow you with a friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.8">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>7. SCENE VII. A tent in the French camp. LEAR on a bed asleep, soft
                music playing; Gentleman, and others attending.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORDELIA, KENT, and Doctor</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O thou good Kent, how shall I live and work,</div>
                     <div class="line">To match thy goodness? My life will be too short,</div>
                     <div class="line">And every measure fail me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">To be acknowledged, madam, is o'erpaid.</div>
                     <div class="line">All my reports go with the modest truth;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor more nor clipp'd, but so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Be better suited:</div>
                     <div class="line">These weeds are memories of those worser hours:</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee, put them off.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon me, dear madam;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet to be known shortens my made intent:</div>
                     <div class="line">My boon I make it, that you know me not</div>
                     <div class="line">Till time and I think meet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Then be't so, my good lord.</div>
                     <p>To the Doctor</p>
                     <div class="line">How does the king?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, sleeps still.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O you kind gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cure this great breach in his abused nature!</div>
                     <div class="line">The untuned and jarring senses, O, wind up</div>
                     <div class="line">Of this child-changed father!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">So please your majesty</div>
                     <div class="line">That we may wake the king: he hath slept long.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Be govern'd by your knowledge, and proceed</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the sway of your own will. Is he array'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, madam; in the heaviness of his sleep</div>
                     <div class="line">We put fresh garments on him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">Be by, good madam, when we do awake him;</div>
                     <div class="line">I doubt not of his temperance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">Please you, draw near. Louder the music there!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O my dear father! Restoration hang</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy medicine on my lips; and let this kiss</div>
                     <div class="line">Repair those violent harms that my two sisters</div>
                     <div class="line">Have in thy reverence made!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Kind and dear princess!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Had you not been their father, these white flakes</div>
                     <div class="line">Had challenged pity of them. Was this a face</div>
                     <div class="line">To be opposed against the warring winds?</div>
                     <div class="line">To stand against the deep dread-bolted thunder?</div>
                     <div class="line">In the most terrible and nimble stroke</div>
                     <div class="line">Of quick, cross lightning? to watch--poor perdu!--</div>
                     <div class="line">With this thin helm? Mine enemy's dog,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though he had bit me, should have stood that night</div>
                     <div class="line">Against my fire; and wast thou fain, poor father,</div>
                     <div class="line">To hovel thee with swine, and rogues forlorn,</div>
                     <div class="line">In short and musty straw? Alack, alack!</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis wonder that thy life and wits at once</div>
                     <div class="line">Had not concluded all. He wakes; speak to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, do you; 'tis fittest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">How does my royal lord? How fares your majesty?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">You do me wrong to take me out o' the grave:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears</div>
                     <div class="line">Do scald like moulten lead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, do you know me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">You are a spirit, I know: when did you die?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Still, still, far wide!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">He's scarce awake: let him alone awhile.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Where have I been? Where am I? Fair daylight?</div>
                     <div class="line">I am mightily abused. I should e'en die with pity,</div>
                     <div class="line">To see another thus. I know not what to say.</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not swear these are my hands: let's see;</div>
                     <div class="line">I feel this pin prick. Would I were assured</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my condition!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, look upon me, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hold your hands in benediction o'er me:</div>
                     <div class="line">No, sir, you must not kneel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, do not mock me:</div>
                     <div class="line">I am a very foolish fond old man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, to deal plainly,</div>
                     <div class="line">I fear I am not in my perfect mind.</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks I should know you, and know this man;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet I am doubtful for I am mainly ignorant</div>
                     <div class="line">What place this is; and all the skill I have</div>
                     <div class="line">Remembers not these garments; nor I know not</div>
                     <div class="line">Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me;</div>
                     <div class="line">For, as I am a man, I think this lady</div>
                     <div class="line">To be my child Cordelia.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">And so I am, I am.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Be your tears wet? yes, 'faith. I pray, weep not:</div>
                     <div class="line">If you have poison for me, I will drink it.</div>
                     <div class="line">I know you do not love me; for your sisters</div>
                     <div class="line">Have, as I do remember, done me wrong:</div>
                     <div class="line">You have some cause, they have not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">No cause, no cause.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Am I in France?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">In your own kingdom, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not abuse me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">Be comforted, good madam: the great rage,</div>
                     <div class="line">You see, is kill'd in him: and yet it is danger</div>
                     <div class="line">To make him even o'er the time he has lost.</div>
                     <div class="line">Desire him to go in; trouble him no more</div>
                     <div class="line">Till further settling.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Will't please your highness walk?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">You must bear with me:</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you now, forget and forgive: I am old and
                    foolish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but KENT and Gentleman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Holds it true, sir, that the Duke of Cornwall was so
                    slain?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Most certain, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is conductor of his people?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">As 'tis said, the bastard son of Gloucester.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">They say Edgar, his banished son, is with the Earl</div>
                     <div class="line">of Kent in Germany.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Report is changeable. 'Tis time to look about; the</div>
                     <div class="line">powers of the kingdom approach apace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">The arbitrement is like to be bloody. Fare you</div>
                     <div class="line">well, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">My point and period will be throughly wrought,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or well or ill, as this day's battle's fought.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.7">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 5. ACT V</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I. The British camp, near Dover.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II. A field between the two camps.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III. The British camp near Dover.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I. The British camp, near Dover.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter, with drum and colours, EDMUND, REGAN, Gentlemen, and
                Soldiers. EDMUND Know of the duke if his last purpose hold, Or whether since he is
                advised by aught To change the course: he's full of alteration And self-reproving:
                bring his constant pleasure. [To a Gentleman, who goes out</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Our sister's man is certainly miscarried.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis to be doubted, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, sweet lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">You know the goodness I intend upon you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell me--but truly--but then speak the truth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you not love my sister?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">In honour'd love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">But have you never found my brother's way</div>
                     <div class="line">To the forfended place?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">That thought abuses you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I am doubtful that you have been conjunct</div>
                     <div class="line">And bosom'd with her, as far as we call hers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">No, by mine honour, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">I never shall endure her: dear my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be not familiar with her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Fear me not:</div>
                     <div class="line">She and the duke her husband!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter, with drum and colours, ALBANY, GONERIL, and Soldiers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> I had rather lose the
                        battle than that sister</div>
                     <div class="line">Should loosen him and me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Our very loving sister, well be-met.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, this I hear; the king is come to his daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">With others whom the rigor of our state</div>
                     <div class="line">Forced to cry out. Where I could not be honest,</div>
                     <div class="line">I never yet was valiant: for this business,</div>
                     <div class="line">It toucheth us, as France invades our land,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not bolds the king, with others, whom, I fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most just and heavy causes make oppose.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, you speak nobly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Why is this reason'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Combine together 'gainst the enemy;</div>
                     <div class="line">For these domestic and particular broils</div>
                     <div class="line">Are not the question here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's then determine</div>
                     <div class="line">With the ancient of war on our proceedings.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall attend you presently at your tent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Sister, you'll go with us?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis most convenient; pray you, go with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> O, ho, I know the
                        riddle.--I will go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>As they are going out, enter EDGAR disguised</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">If e'er your grace had speech with man so poor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear me one word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll overtake you. Speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but ALBANY and EDGAR</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Before you fight the battle, ope this letter.</div>
                     <div class="line">If you have victory, let the trumpet sound</div>
                     <div class="line">For him that brought it: wretched though I seem,</div>
                     <div class="line">I can produce a champion that will prove</div>
                     <div class="line">What is avouched there. If you miscarry,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your business of the world hath so an end,</div>
                     <div class="line">And machination ceases. Fortune love you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay till I have read the letter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I was forbid it.</div>
                     <div class="line">When time shall serve, let but the herald cry,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I'll appear again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, fare thee well: I will o'erlook thy paper.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit EDGAR</p>
               <p>Re-enter EDMUND</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">The enemy's in view; draw up your powers.</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is the guess of their true strength and forces</div>
                     <div class="line">By diligent discovery; but your haste</div>
                     <div class="line">Is now urged on you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">We will greet the time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">To both these sisters have I sworn my love;</div>
                     <div class="line">Each jealous of the other, as the stung</div>
                     <div class="line">Are of the adder. Which of them shall I take?</div>
                     <div class="line">Both? one? or neither? Neither can be enjoy'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">If both remain alive: to take the widow</div>
                     <div class="line">Exasperates, makes mad her sister Goneril;</div>
                     <div class="line">And hardly shall I carry out my side,</div>
                     <div class="line">Her husband being alive. Now then we'll use</div>
                     <div class="line">His countenance for the battle; which being done,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let her who would be rid of him devise</div>
                     <div class="line">His speedy taking off. As for the mercy</div>
                     <div class="line">Which he intends to Lear and to Cordelia,</div>
                     <div class="line">The battle done, and they within our power,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall never see his pardon; for my state</div>
                     <div class="line">Stands on me to defend, not to debate.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II. A field between the two camps.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Alarum within. Enter, with drum and colours, KING LEAR, CORDELIA,
                and Soldiers, over the stage; and exeunt</p>
               <p>Enter EDGAR and GLOUCESTER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, father, take the shadow of this tree</div>
                     <div class="line">For your good host; pray that the right may thrive:</div>
                     <div class="line">If ever I return to you again,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll bring you comfort.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">Grace go with you, sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit EDGAR</p>
               <p>Alarum and retreat within. Re-enter EDGAR</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, old man; give me thy hand; away!</div>
                     <div class="line">King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta'en:</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me thy hand; come on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">No farther, sir; a man may rot even here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What, in ill thoughts again? Men must endure</div>
                     <div class="line">Their going hence, even as their coming hither;</div>
                     <div class="line">Ripeness is all: come on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                     <div class="line">And that's true too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III. The British camp near Dover.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter, in conquest, with drum and colours, EDMUND, KING LEAR and
                CORDELIA, prisoners; Captain, Soldiers, &c</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Some officers take them away: good guard,</div>
                     <div class="line">Until their greater pleasures first be known</div>
                     <div class="line">That are to censure them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">We are not the first</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, with best meaning, have incurr'd the worst.</div>
                     <div class="line">For thee, oppressed king, am I cast down;</div>
                     <div class="line">Myself could else out-frown false fortune's frown.</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall we not see these daughters and these sisters?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">No, no, no, no! Come, let's away to prison:</div>
                     <div class="line">We two alone will sing like birds i' the cage:</div>
                     <div class="line">When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down,</div>
                     <div class="line">And ask of thee forgiveness: so we'll live,</div>
                     <div class="line">And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh</div>
                     <div class="line">At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues</div>
                     <div class="line">Talk of court news; and we'll talk with them too,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who loses and who wins; who's in, who's out;</div>
                     <div class="line">And take upon's the mystery of things,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if we were God's spies: and we'll wear out,</div>
                     <div class="line">In a wall'd prison, packs and sects of great ones,</div>
                     <div class="line">That ebb and flow by the moon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Take them away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia,</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods themselves throw incense. Have I caught thee?</div>
                     <div class="line">He that parts us shall bring a brand from heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">And fire us hence like foxes. Wipe thine eyes;</div>
                     <div class="line">The good-years shall devour them, flesh and fell,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere they shall make us weep: we'll see 'em starve</div>
                     <div class="line">first. Come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt KING LEAR and CORDELIA, guarded</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, captain; hark.</div>
                     <div class="line">Take thou this note;</div>
                     <p>Giving a paper</p>
                     <div class="line">go follow them to prison:</div>
                     <div class="line">One step I have advanced thee; if thou dost</div>
                     <div class="line">As this instructs thee, thou dost make thy way</div>
                     <div class="line">To noble fortunes: know thou this, that men</div>
                     <div class="line">Are as the time is: to be tender-minded</div>
                     <div class="line">Does not become a sword: thy great employment</div>
                     <div class="line">Will not bear question; either say thou'lt do 't,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or thrive by other means.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll do 't, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">About it; and write happy when thou hast done.</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark, I say, instantly; and carry it so</div>
                     <div class="line">As I have set it down.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats;</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be man's work, I'll do 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Flourish. Enter ALBANY, GONERIL, REGAN, another Captain, and
                Soldiers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, you have shown to-day your valiant strain,</div>
                     <div class="line">And fortune led you well: you have the captives</div>
                     <div class="line">That were the opposites of this day's strife:</div>
                     <div class="line">We do require them of you, so to use them</div>
                     <div class="line">As we shall find their merits and our safety</div>
                     <div class="line">May equally determine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I thought it fit</div>
                     <div class="line">To send the old and miserable king</div>
                     <div class="line">To some retention and appointed guard;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose age has charms in it, whose title more,</div>
                     <div class="line">To pluck the common bosom on his side,</div>
                     <div class="line">An turn our impress'd lances in our eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">Which do command them. With him I sent the queen;</div>
                     <div class="line">My reason all the same; and they are ready</div>
                     <div class="line">To-morrow, or at further space, to appear</div>
                     <div class="line">Where you shall hold your session. At this time</div>
                     <div class="line">We sweat and bleed: the friend hath lost his friend;</div>
                     <div class="line">And the best quarrels, in the heat, are cursed</div>
                     <div class="line">By those that feel their sharpness:</div>
                     <div class="line">The question of Cordelia and her father</div>
                     <div class="line">Requires a fitter place.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, by your patience,</div>
                     <div class="line">I hold you but a subject of this war,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not as a brother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">That's as we list to grace him.</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks our pleasure might have been demanded,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere you had spoke so far. He led our powers;</div>
                     <div class="line">Bore the commission of my place and person;</div>
                     <div class="line">The which immediacy may well stand up,</div>
                     <div class="line">And call itself your brother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Not so hot:</div>
                     <div class="line">In his own grace he doth exalt himself,</div>
                     <div class="line">More than in your addition.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">In my rights,</div>
                     <div class="line">By me invested, he compeers the best.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">That were the most, if he should husband you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Jesters do oft prove prophets.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Holla, holla!</div>
                     <div class="line">That eye that told you so look'd but a-squint.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Lady, I am not well; else I should answer</div>
                     <div class="line">From a full-flowing stomach. General,</div>
                     <div class="line">Take thou my soldiers, prisoners, patrimony;</div>
                     <div class="line">Dispose of them, of me; the walls are thine:</div>
                     <div class="line">Witness the world, that I create thee here</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord and master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Mean you to enjoy him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">The let-alone lies not in your good will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor in thine, lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Half-blooded fellow, yes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To EDMUND</span> Let the drum
                        strike, and prove my title thine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay yet; hear reason. Edmund, I arrest thee</div>
                     <div class="line">On capital treason; and, in thine attaint,</div>
                     <div class="line">This gilded serpent</div>
                     <p>Pointing to Goneril</p>
                     <div class="line">For your claim, fair sister,</div>
                     <div class="line">I bar it in the interest of my wife:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis she is sub-contracted to this lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I, her husband, contradict your bans.</div>
                     <div class="line">If you will marry, make your loves to me,</div>
                     <div class="line">My lady is bespoke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">An interlude!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art arm'd, Gloucester: let the trumpet sound:</div>
                     <div class="line">If none appear to prove upon thy head</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy heinous, manifest, and many treasons,</div>
                     <div class="line">There is my pledge;</div>
                     <p>Throwing down a glove</p>
                     <div class="line">I'll prove it on thy heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere I taste bread, thou art in nothing less</div>
                     <div class="line">Than I have here proclaim'd thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">Sick, O, sick!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> If not, I'll ne'er
                        trust medicine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">There's my exchange:</div>
                     <p>Throwing down a glove</p>
                     <div class="line">what in the world he is</div>
                     <div class="line">That names me traitor, villain-like he lies:</div>
                     <div class="line">Call by thy trumpet: he that dares approach,</div>
                     <div class="line">On him, on you, who not? I will maintain</div>
                     <div class="line">My truth and honour firmly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">A herald, ho!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">A herald, ho, a herald!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Trust to thy single virtue; for thy soldiers,</div>
                     <div class="line">All levied in my name, have in my name</div>
                     <div class="line">Took their discharge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                     <div class="line">My sickness grows upon me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">She is not well; convey her to my tent.</div>
                     <p>Exit Regan, led</p>
                     <p>Enter a Herald</p>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, herald,--Let the trumpet sound,</div>
                     <div class="line">And read out this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">Sound, trumpet!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>A trumpet sounds</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Herald</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Reads</span> 'If any man of
                        quality or degree within</div>
                     <div class="line">the lists of the army will maintain upon Edmund,</div>
                     <div class="line">supposed Earl of Gloucester, that he is a manifold</div>
                     <div class="line">traitor, let him appear by the third sound of the</div>
                     <div class="line">trumpet: he is bold in his defence.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Sound!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>First trumpet</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Herald</div>
                     <div class="line">Again!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Second trumpet</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Herald</div>
                     <div class="line">Again!</div>
                     <p>Third trumpet</p>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Trumpet answers within</p>
               <p>Enter EDGAR, at the third sound, armed, with a trumpet before him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Ask him his purposes, why he appears</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon this call o' the trumpet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Herald</div>
                     <div class="line">What are you?</div>
                     <div class="line">Your name, your quality? and why you answer</div>
                     <div class="line">This present summons?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Know, my name is lost;</div>
                     <div class="line">By treason's tooth bare-gnawn and canker-bit:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet am I noble as the adversary</div>
                     <div class="line">I come to cope.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is that adversary?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What's he that speaks for Edmund Earl of Gloucester?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Himself: what say'st thou to him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Draw thy sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, if my speech offend a noble heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy arm may do thee justice: here is mine.</div>
                     <div class="line">Behold, it is the privilege of mine honours,</div>
                     <div class="line">My oath, and my profession: I protest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Maugre thy strength, youth, place, and eminence,</div>
                     <div class="line">Despite thy victor sword and fire-new fortune,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy valour and thy heart, thou art a traitor;</div>
                     <div class="line">False to thy gods, thy brother, and thy father;</div>
                     <div class="line">Conspirant 'gainst this high-illustrious prince;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, from the extremest upward of thy head</div>
                     <div class="line">To the descent and dust below thy foot,</div>
                     <div class="line">A most toad-spotted traitor. Say thou 'No,'</div>
                     <div class="line">This sword, this arm, and my best spirits, are bent</div>
                     <div class="line">To prove upon thy heart, whereto I speak,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou liest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">In wisdom I should ask thy name;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, since thy outside looks so fair and warlike,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that thy tongue some say of breeding breathes,</div>
                     <div class="line">What safe and nicely I might well delay</div>
                     <div class="line">By rule of knighthood, I disdain and spurn:</div>
                     <div class="line">Back do I toss these treasons to thy head;</div>
                     <div class="line">With the hell-hated lie o'erwhelm thy heart;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, for they yet glance by and scarcely bruise,</div>
                     <div class="line">This sword of mine shall give them instant way,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where they shall rest for ever. Trumpets, speak!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Alarums. They fight. EDMUND falls</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Save him, save him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">This is practise, Gloucester:</div>
                     <div class="line">By the law of arms thou wast not bound to answer</div>
                     <div class="line">An unknown opposite; thou art not vanquish'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">But cozen'd and beguiled.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Shut your mouth, dame,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or with this paper shall I stop it: Hold, sir:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou worse than any name, read thine own evil:</div>
                     <div class="line">No tearing, lady: I perceive you know it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Gives the letter to EDMUND</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, if I do, the laws are mine, not thine:</div>
                     <div class="line">Who can arraign me for't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Most monstrous! oh!</div>
                     <div class="line">Know'st thou this paper?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                     <div class="line">Ask me not what I know.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Go after her: she's desperate; govern her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">What you have charged me with, that have I done;</div>
                     <div class="line">And more, much more; the time will bring it out:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis past, and so am I. But what art thou</div>
                     <div class="line">That hast this fortune on me? If thou'rt noble,</div>
                     <div class="line">I do forgive thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's exchange charity.</div>
                     <div class="line">I am no less in blood than thou art, Edmund;</div>
                     <div class="line">If more, the more thou hast wrong'd me.</div>
                     <div class="line">My name is Edgar, and thy father's son.</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices</div>
                     <div class="line">Make instruments to plague us:</div>
                     <div class="line">The dark and vicious place where thee he got</div>
                     <div class="line">Cost him his eyes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast spoken right, 'tis true;</div>
                     <div class="line">The wheel is come full circle: I am here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Methought thy very gait did prophesy</div>
                     <div class="line">A royal nobleness: I must embrace thee:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let sorrow split my heart, if ever I</div>
                     <div class="line">Did hate thee or thy father!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Worthy prince, I know't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Where have you hid yourself?</div>
                     <div class="line">How have you known the miseries of your father?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">By nursing them, my lord. List a brief tale;</div>
                     <div class="line">And when 'tis told, O, that my heart would burst!</div>
                     <div class="line">The bloody proclamation to escape,</div>
                     <div class="line">That follow'd me so near,--O, our lives' sweetness!</div>
                     <div class="line">That we the pain of death would hourly die</div>
                     <div class="line">Rather than die at once!--taught me to shift</div>
                     <div class="line">Into a madman's rags; to assume a semblance</div>
                     <div class="line">That very dogs disdain'd: and in this habit</div>
                     <div class="line">Met I my father with his bleeding rings,</div>
                     <div class="line">Their precious stones new lost: became his guide,</div>
                     <div class="line">Led him, begg'd for him, saved him from despair;</div>
                     <div class="line">Never,--O fault!--reveal'd myself unto him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Until some half-hour past, when I was arm'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">Not sure, though hoping, of this good success,</div>
                     <div class="line">I ask'd his blessing, and from first to last</div>
                     <div class="line">Told him my pilgrimage: but his flaw'd heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, too weak the conflict to support!</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twixt two extremes of passion, joy and grief,</div>
                     <div class="line">Burst smilingly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">This speech of yours hath moved me,</div>
                     <div class="line">And shall perchance do good: but speak you on;</div>
                     <div class="line">You look as you had something more to say.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">If there be more, more woeful, hold it in;</div>
                     <div class="line">For I am almost ready to dissolve,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hearing of this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">This would have seem'd a period</div>
                     <div class="line">To such as love not sorrow; but another,</div>
                     <div class="line">To amplify too much, would make much more,</div>
                     <div class="line">And top extremity.</div>
                     <div class="line">Whilst I was big in clamour came there in a man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, having seen me in my worst estate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shunn'd my abhorr'd society; but then, finding</div>
                     <div class="line">Who 'twas that so endured, with his strong arms</div>
                     <div class="line">He fastened on my neck, and bellow'd out</div>
                     <div class="line">As he'ld burst heaven; threw him on my father;</div>
                     <div class="line">Told the most piteous tale of Lear and him</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever ear received: which in recounting</div>
                     <div class="line">His grief grew puissant and the strings of life</div>
                     <div class="line">Began to crack: twice then the trumpets sounded,</div>
                     <div class="line">And there I left him tranced.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">But who was this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Kent, sir, the banish'd Kent; who in disguise</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow'd his enemy king, and did him service</div>
                     <div class="line">Improper for a slave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Gentleman, with a bloody knife</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Help, help, O, help!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What kind of help?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak, man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">What means that bloody knife?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis hot, it smokes;</div>
                     <div class="line">It came even from the heart of--O, she's dead!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Who dead? speak, man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Your lady, sir, your lady: and her sister</div>
                     <div class="line">By her is poisoned; she hath confess'd it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I was contracted to them both: all three</div>
                     <div class="line">Now marry in an instant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes Kent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Produce their bodies, be they alive or dead:</div>
                     <div class="line">This judgment of the heavens, that makes us tremble,</div>
                     <div class="line">Touches us not with pity.</div>
                     <p>Exit Gentleman</p>
                     <p>Enter KENT</p>
                     <div class="line">O, is this he?</div>
                     <div class="line">The time will not allow the compliment</div>
                     <div class="line">Which very manners urges.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I am come</div>
                     <div class="line">To bid my king and master aye good night:</div>
                     <div class="line">Is he not here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Great thing of us forgot!</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak, Edmund, where's the king? and where's Cordelia?</div>
                     <div class="line">See'st thou this object, Kent?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The bodies of GONERIL and REGAN are brought in</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, why thus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet Edmund was beloved:</div>
                     <div class="line">The one the other poison'd for my sake,</div>
                     <div class="line">And after slew herself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Even so. Cover their faces.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">I pant for life: some good I mean to do,</div>
                     <div class="line">Despite of mine own nature. Quickly send,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be brief in it, to the castle; for my writ</div>
                     <div class="line">Is on the life of Lear and on Cordelia:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, send in time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Run, run, O, run!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">To who, my lord? Who hath the office? send</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy token of reprieve.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">Well thought on: take my sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">Give it the captain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Haste thee, for thy life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit EDGAR</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath commission from thy wife and me</div>
                     <div class="line">To hang Cordelia in the prison, and</div>
                     <div class="line">To lay the blame upon her own despair,</div>
                     <div class="line">That she fordid herself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods defend her! Bear him hence awhile.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>EDMUND is borne off</p>
               <p>Re-enter KING LEAR, with CORDELIA dead in his arms; EDGAR,
                Captain, and others following</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Howl, howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones:</div>
                     <div class="line">Had I your tongues and eyes, I'ld use them so</div>
                     <div class="line">That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever!</div>
                     <div class="line">I know when one is dead, and when one lives;</div>
                     <div class="line">She's dead as earth. Lend me a looking-glass;</div>
                     <div class="line">If that her breath will mist or stain the stone,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then she lives.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this the promised end</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Or image of that horror?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Fall, and cease!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">This feather stirs; she lives! if it be so,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a chance which does redeem all sorrows</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever I have felt.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Kneeling</span> O my good
                    master!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis noble Kent, your friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">A plague upon you, murderers, traitors all!</div>
                     <div class="line">I might have saved her; now she's gone for ever!</div>
                     <div class="line">Cordelia, Cordelia! stay a little. Ha!</div>
                     <div class="line">What is't thou say'st? Her voice was ever soft,</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentle, and low, an excellent thing in woman.</div>
                     <div class="line">I kill'd the slave that was a-hanging thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis true, my lords, he did.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Did I not, fellow?</div>
                     <div class="line">I have seen the day, with my good biting falchion</div>
                     <div class="line">I would have made them skip: I am old now,</div>
                     <div class="line">And these same crosses spoil me. Who are you?</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine eyes are not o' the best: I'll tell you straight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">If fortune brag of two she loved and hated,</div>
                     <div class="line">One of them we behold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">This is a dull sight. Are you not Kent?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">The same,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your servant Kent: Where is your servant Caius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">He's a good fellow, I can tell you that;</div>
                     <div class="line">He'll strike, and quickly too: he's dead and rotten.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my good lord; I am the very man,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll see that straight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">That, from your first of difference and decay,</div>
                     <div class="line">Have follow'd your sad steps.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">You are welcome hither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor no man else: all's cheerless, dark, and deadly.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your eldest daughters have fordone them selves,</div>
                     <div class="line">And desperately are dead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, so I think.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">He knows not what he says: and vain it is</div>
                     <div class="line">That we present us to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Very bootless.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Captain</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">Edmund is dead, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">That's but a trifle here.</div>
                     <div class="line">You lords and noble friends, know our intent.</div>
                     <div class="line">What comfort to this great decay may come</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall be applied: for us we will resign,</div>
                     <div class="line">During the life of this old majesty,</div>
                     <div class="line">To him our absolute power:</div>
                     <p>To EDGAR and KENT</p>
                     <div class="line">you, to your rights:</div>
                     <div class="line">With boot, and such addition as your honours</div>
                     <div class="line">Have more than merited. All friends shall taste</div>
                     <div class="line">The wages of their virtue, and all foes</div>
                     <div class="line">The cup of their deservings. O, see, see!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                     <div class="line">And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life!</div>
                     <div class="line">Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life,</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more,</div>
                     <div class="line">Never, never, never, never, never!</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, undo this button: thank you, sir.</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you see this? Look on her, look, her lips,</div>
                     <div class="line">Look there, look there!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Dies</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">He faints! My lord, my lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Break, heart; I prithee, break!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Look up, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">Vex not his ghost: O, let him pass! he hates him much</div>
                     <div class="line">That would upon the rack of this tough world</div>
                     <div class="line">Stretch him out longer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">EDGAR</div>
                     <div class="line">He is gone, indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">The wonder is, he hath endured so long:</div>
                     <div class="line">He but usurp'd his life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">Bear them from hence. Our present business</div>
                     <div class="line">Is general woe.</div>
                     <p>To KENT and EDGAR</p>
                     <div class="line">Friends of my soul, you twain</div>
                     <div class="line">Rule in this realm, and the gored state sustain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a journey, sir, shortly to go;</div>
                     <div class="line">My master calls me, I must not say no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                     <div class="line">The weight of this sad time we must obey;</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.</div>
                     <div class="line">The oldest hath borne most: we that are young</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall never see so much, nor live so long.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt, with a dead march</p>
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      <article class="book" id="R.1">
         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>The Tragedy of King Lear</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I. King Lear's palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II. The Earl of Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III. The Duke of Albany's palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV. A hall in the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V. Court before the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I. GLOUCESTER's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II. Before Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III. A wood.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV. Before GLOUCESTER's castle. KENT in the stocks.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I. A heath.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II. Another part of the heath. Storm still.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV. The heath. Before a hovel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.7">6. SCENE VI. A chamber in a farmhouse adjoining the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.8">7. SCENE VII. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I. The heath.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II. Before ALBANY's palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III. The French camp near Dover.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV. The same. A tent.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V. Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI. Fields near Dover.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VII. A tent in the French camp. LEAR on a bed asleep, soft
                music playing; Gentleman, and others attending.</a>
                           </span>
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                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I. The British camp, near Dover.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II. A field between the two camps.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III. The British camp near Dover.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <div class="content">
            <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
               <header class="preface-titlepage">
                  <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="content">
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">LEAR, king of Britain </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">KING OF FRANCE</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">DUKE OF BURGUNDY</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">DUKE OF CORNWALL</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">DUKE OF ALBANY</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">EARL OF KENT</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">EARL OF GLOUCESTER</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">EDGAR, son to Gloucester.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">EDMUND, bastard son to Gloucester.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">CURAN, a courtier.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Old Man, tenant to Gloucester.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Doctor</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Fool</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">OSWALD, steward to Goneril.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">A Captain employed by Edmund. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Gentleman attendant on Cordelia. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">A Herald.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Servants to Cornwall.</span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">GONERIL</span>
                              <span class="personname">REGAN</span>
                              <span class="personname">CORDELIA</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">daughters to Lear.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Knights of Lear's train, Captains, Messengers, Soldiers, and
                Attendants</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>SCENE Britain.</p>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I. King Lear's palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II. The Earl of Gloucester's castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III. The Duke of Albany's palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV. A hall in the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V. Court before the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I. King Lear's palace.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">I thought the king had more affected the Duke of</div>
                              <div class="line">Albany than Cornwall.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                              <div class="line">It did always seem so to us: but now, in the</div>
                              <div class="line">division of the kingdom, it appears not which of</div>
                              <div class="line">the dukes he values most; for equalities are so</div>
                              <div class="line">weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice</div>
                              <div class="line">of either's moiety.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">Is not this your son, my lord?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                              <div class="line">His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: I have</div>
                              <div class="line">so often blushed to acknowledge him, that now I am</div>
                              <div class="line">brazed to it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">I cannot conceive you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, this young fellow's mother could: whereupon</div>
                              <div class="line">she grew round-wombed, and had, indeed, sir, a son</div>
                              <div class="line">for her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed.</div>
                              <div class="line">Do you smell a fault?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue of it</div>
                              <div class="line">being so proper.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                              <div class="line">But I have, sir, a son by order of law, some year</div>
                              <div class="line">elder than this, who yet is no dearer in my account:</div>
                              <div class="line">though this knave came something saucily into the</div>
                              <div class="line">world before he was sent for, yet was his mother</div>
                              <div class="line">fair; there was good sport at his making, and the</div>
                              <div class="line">whoreson must be acknowledged. Do you know this</div>
                              <div class="line">noble gentleman, Edmund?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                              <div class="line">No, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord of Kent: remember him hereafter as my</div>
                              <div class="line">honourable friend.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                              <div class="line">My services to your lordship.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">I must love you, and sue to know you better.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">EDMUND</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, I shall study deserving.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                              <div class="line">He hath been out nine years, and away he shall</div>
                              <div class="line">again. The king is coming.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Sennet. Enter KING LEAR, CORNWALL, ALBANY, GONERIL, REGAN,
                CORDELIA, and Attendants</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Attend the lords of France and Burgundy, Gloucester.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                              <div class="line">I shall, my liege.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt GLOUCESTER and EDMUND</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Meantime we shall express our darker purpose.</div>
                              <div class="line">Give me the map there. Know that we have divided</div>
                              <div class="line">In three our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intent</div>
                              <div class="line">To shake all cares and business from our age;</div>
                              <div class="line">Conferring them on younger strengths, while we</div>
                              <div class="line">Unburthen'd crawl toward death. Our son of Cornwall,</div>
                              <div class="line">And you, our no less loving son of Albany,</div>
                              <div class="line">We have this hour a constant will to publish</div>
                              <div class="line">Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife</div>
                              <div class="line">May be prevented now. The princes, France and Burgundy,</div>
                              <div class="line">Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love,</div>
                              <div class="line">Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn,</div>
                              <div class="line">And here are to be answer'd. Tell me, my daughters,--</div>
                              <div class="line">Since now we will divest us both of rule,</div>
                              <div class="line">Interest of territory, cares of state,--</div>
                              <div class="line">Which of you shall we say doth love us most?</div>
                              <div class="line">That we our largest bounty may extend</div>
                              <div class="line">Where nature doth with merit challenge. Goneril,</div>
                              <div class="line">Our eldest-born, speak first.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GONERIL</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter;</div>
                              <div class="line">Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty;</div>
                              <div class="line">Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare;</div>
                              <div class="line">No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honour;</div>
                              <div class="line">As much as child e'er loved, or father found;</div>
                              <div class="line">A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable;</div>
                              <div class="line">Beyond all manner of so much I love you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span> What shall Cordelia
                        do?</div>
                              <div class="line">Love, and be silent.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Of all these bounds, even from this line to this,</div>
                              <div class="line">With shadowy forests and with champains rich'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads,</div>
                              <div class="line">We make thee lady: to thine and Albany's issue</div>
                              <div class="line">Be this perpetual. What says our second daughter,</div>
                              <div class="line">Our dearest Regan, wife to Cornwall? Speak.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">REGAN</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, I am made</div>
                              <div class="line">Of the self-same metal that my sister is,</div>
                              <div class="line">And prize me at her worth. In my true heart</div>
                              <div class="line">I find she names my very deed of love;</div>
                              <div class="line">Only she comes too short: that I profess</div>
                              <div class="line">Myself an enemy to all other joys,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which the most precious square of sense possesses;</div>
                              <div class="line">And find I am alone felicitate</div>
                              <div class="line">In your dear highness' love.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span> Then poor Cordelia!</div>
                              <div class="line">And yet not so; since, I am sure, my love's</div>
                              <div class="line">More richer than my tongue.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">To thee and thine hereditary ever</div>
                              <div class="line">Remain this ample third of our fair kingdom;</div>
                              <div class="line">No less in space, validity, and pleasure,</div>
                              <div class="line">Than that conferr'd on Goneril. Now, our joy,</div>
                              <div class="line">Although the last, not least; to whose young love</div>
                              <div class="line">The vines of France and milk of Burgundy</div>
                              <div class="line">Strive to be interess'd; what can you say to draw</div>
                              <div class="line">A third more opulent than your sisters? Speak.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Nothing, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Nothing!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Nothing.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave</div>
                              <div class="line">My heart into my mouth: I love your majesty</div>
                              <div class="line">According to my bond; nor more nor less.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">How, how, Cordelia! mend your speech a little,</div>
                              <div class="line">Lest it may mar your fortunes.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Good my lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">You have begot me, bred me, loved me: I</div>
                              <div class="line">Return those duties back as are right fit,</div>
                              <div class="line">Obey you, love you, and most honour you.</div>
                              <div class="line">Why have my sisters husbands, if they say</div>
                              <div class="line">They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed,</div>
                              <div class="line">That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry</div>
                              <div class="line">Half my love with him, half my care and duty:</div>
                              <div class="line">Sure, I shall never marry like my sisters,</div>
                              <div class="line">To love my father all.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">But goes thy heart with this?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, good my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">So young, and so untender?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CORDELIA</div>
                              <div class="line">So young, my lord, and true.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Let it be so; thy truth, then, be thy dower:</div>
                              <div class="line">For, by the sacred radiance of the sun,</div>
                              <div class="line">The mysteries of Hecate, and the night;</div>
                              <div class="line">By all the operation of the orbs</div>
                              <div class="line">From whom we do exist, and cease to be;</div>
                              <div class="line">Here I disclaim all my paternal care,</div>
                              <div class="line">Propinquity and property of blood,</div>
                              <div class="line">And as a stranger to my heart and me</div>
                              <div class="line">Hold thee, from this, for ever. The barbarous Scythian,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or he that makes his generation messes</div>
                              <div class="line">To gorge his appetite, shall to my bosom</div>
                              <div class="line">Be as well neighbour'd, pitied, and relieved,</div>
                              <div class="line">As thou my sometime daughter.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">Good my liege,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Peace, Kent!</div>
                              <div class="line">Come not between the dragon and his wrath.</div>
                              <div class="line">I loved her most, and thought to set my rest</div>
                              <div class="line">On her kind nursery. Hence, and avoid my sight!</div>
                              <div class="line">So be my grave my peace, as here I give</div>
                              <div class="line">Her father's heart from her! Call France; who stirs?</div>
                              <div class="line">Call Burgundy. Cornwall and Albany,</div>
                              <div class="line">With my two daughters' dowers digest this third:</div>
                              <div class="line">Let pride, which she calls plainness, marry her.</div>
                              <div class="line">I do invest you jointly with my power,</div>
                              <div class="line">Pre-eminence, and all the large effects</div>
                              <div class="line">That troop with majesty. Ourself, by monthly course,</div>
                              <div class="line">With reservation of an hundred knights,</div>
                              <div class="line">By you to be sustain'd, shall our abode</div>
                              <div class="line">Make with you by due turns. Only we still retain</div>
                              <div class="line">The name, and all the additions to a king;</div>
                              <div class="line">The sway, revenue, execution of the rest,</div>
                              <div class="line">Beloved sons, be yours: which to confirm,</div>
                              <div class="line">This coronet part betwixt you.</div>
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                        <p>Giving the crown</p>
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                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">Royal Lear,</div>
                              <div class="line">Whom I have ever honour'd as my king,</div>
                              <div class="line">Loved as my father, as my master follow'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">As my great patron thought on in my prayers,--</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">The bow is bent and drawn, make from the shaft.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">Let it fall rather, though the fork invade</div>
                              <div class="line">The region of my heart: be Kent unmannerly,</div>
                              <div class="line">When Lear is mad. What wilt thou do, old man?</div>
                              <div class="line">Think'st thou that duty shall have dread to speak,</div>
                              <div class="line">When power to flattery bows? To plainness honour's bound,</div>
                              <div class="line">When majesty stoops to folly. Reverse thy doom;</div>
                              <div class="line">And, in thy best consideration, cheque</div>
                              <div class="line">This hideous rashness: answer my life my judgment,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least;</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor are those empty-hearted whose low sound</div>
                              <div class="line">Reverbs no hollowness.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Kent, on thy life, no more.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">My life I never held but as a pawn</div>
                              <div class="line">To wage against thy enemies; nor fear to lose it,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thy safety being the motive.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Out of my sight!</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">See better, Lear; and let me still remain</div>
                              <div class="line">The true blank of thine eye.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, by Apollo,--</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, by Apollo, king,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou swear'st thy gods in vain.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">O, vassal! miscreant!</div>
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                        <p>Laying his hand on his sword</p>
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                              <div class="speaker">ALBANY</div>
                              <div class="speaker">CORNWALL</div>
                              <div class="line">Dear sir, forbear.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">Do:</div>
                              <div class="line">Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon thy foul disease. Revoke thy doom;</div>
                              <div class="line">Or, whilst I can vent clamour from my throat,</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll tell thee thou dost evil.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">Hear me, recreant!</div>
                              <div class="line">On thine allegiance, hear me!</div>
                              <div class="line">Since thou hast sought to make us break our vow,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which we durst never yet, and with strain'd pride</div>
                              <div class="line">To come between our sentence and our power,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which nor our nature nor our place can bear,</div>
                              <div class="line">Our potency made good, take thy reward.</div>
                              <div class="line">Five days we do allot thee, for provision</div>
                              <div class="line">To shield thee from diseases of the world;</div>
                              <div class="line">And on the sixth to turn thy hated back</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon our kingdom: if, on the tenth day following,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thy banish'd trunk be found in our dominions,</div>
                              <div class="line">The moment is thy death. Away! by Jupiter,</div>
                              <div class="line">This shall not be revoked.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KENT</div>
                              <div class="line">Fare thee well, king: sith thus thou wilt appear,</div>
                              <div class="line">Freedom lives hence, and banishment is here.</div>
                              <p>To CORDELIA</p>
                              <div class="line">The gods to their dear shelter take thee, maid,</div>
                              <div class="line">That justly think'st, and hast most rightly said!</div>
                              <p>To REGAN and GONERIL</p>
                              <div class="line">And your large speeches may your deeds approve,</div>
                              <div class="line">That good effects may spring from words of love.</div>
                              <div class="line">Thus Kent, O princes, bids you all adieu;</div>
                              <div class="line">He'll shape his old course in a country new.</div>
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                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <p>Flourish. Re-enter GLOUCESTER, with KING OF FRANCE, BURGUNDY, and
                Attendants</p>
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                              <div class="speaker">GLOUCESTER</div>
                              <div class="line">Here's France and Burgundy, my noble lord.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">KING LEAR</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord of Burgundy.</div>
                              <div class="line">We first address towards you, who with this king</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath rivall'd for our daughter: what, in the least,</div>
                              <div class="line">Will you require in present dower with her,</div>