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LEAR, King of Britain.
Servants to Glo'ster. 2d.
Knights attending on the King, Oficers, Mesengers,
Soldiers and Attendants.
SCENE lies in Britain.
ΚΙ N G
А CT 1.
Enter Kent, Glo'ster, and Edmund ihe Bajiard.
K E N T.
Glo. It did always seem so to us : but now, in the Division of the Kingdom, it appears not, which of the Dukes he values most; for qualities are so weigh’d, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either's moiety.
Kent. Is not this your son, my lord ?
Gl. His Breeding, Sir, hath been at my charge. have so often blush'd to acknowledge him, that now I am braz'd to't.
Kent. I cannot conceive you.
G!o. Sir, this young fellow's mother could; wherea upon she grew round-womb’d; and had, indeed, Sir, a fon for her cradle, ere she had a husband for her bed. Do you smell a fault?
Kent. I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue of it being so proper.
Glo. But I have a fon, Sir, by order of law, some
Edm. My services to your lordship.
away he shall again.
[Trumpets found, within.
Cordelia, and Attendants.