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Make instruments to k scourge us :
Edm. 1 Thou hast spoken right, 'tis true;
Alb. Methought thy very gait did prophesy [To Edgar, A royal nobleness. I must embrace thee:Let sorrow split my heart, » if ever I Did hate thee or thy father !
Edg. Worthy prince, I know't.
Alb. Where have you hid yourself?
Edg. By nursing them, my lord. List a brief tale,
k So the qu’s, W. and J.; the rest plague for scourge; H. reads plagas and punish us, to complete the verse.
| The qu's read thou haft spoken truth, the wheel, &c.
9 All editions read would for wed: but this feems to be a necessary emens dation, if we read with for we, with the qu's. r All before P. who alters die to bear; followed by the rest.
So all before P. who alters that to the; followed by the rest. ! So all before P, who alters stonds to gens; followed by the rest.
Led bim, begg'd for him, fav’d him from despair ;
Edm. This speech of yours hath mov'd me,
Alb. If there be more, more woful, hold it in,
y Edg. ? This would have seem'd a period,
u The qu’s read (O father.)
y The remaining part of this scene is omitted in all but the qu's, T. W.
This would have seeni'd a period. But fuch,
To much, would make much more, and top extremily,
Shunn'd my abhorr'd society ; but then finding
Alb. But who was this?
Edg. Kent, sir, the banish'd Kent, who in disguise Follow'd his enemy king, and did him service Improper for a save.
Gent. Help, help, i help!
k Alb. What kind of help? 1 speak, man. What means m that bloody knife?
< So the qu's; the rest row for then.
b. The qu’s read enter one with a bloody knife; the fo's and all after only enter a Gentleman,
i So the fo's and R.; the rest omit O help.
Edg. What kind of help?
Edg. What means this bloody knife:
Gent. Tis hot, it smoaks ; it came even from the heart
Alb. ° Who dead? speak man.
Gent. Your lady, sir, your lady; and her sister
Edm. I was contracted to them both: all three
Alb. Produce their bodies, be they alive or dead,
Edg. Here comes Kent, fir.
The qu’s omit O! she's dead.
P So the oft q. ; the rest poison'd.
(Gonerill and Regan's bodies brought out.
Kent. I am come
Alb. Great thing of us forgot!
Alb. + 0, is this he? The time will not allow The compliment " which very manners w urge.
Kent. I am come to bid my king and master ay good night. Is he not here?
Alb. Great * thiog of us forgot! Speak, Edinund, where's the King and where's Cordelia ? See'st thou this object, Kent?
y [The bodies of Gonerill and Regan are brought in. Kent. Alack, why thus?
Edm. Yet Edmund was belov'd :
Alb. Even so. Cover their faces,
Edm. I pant for life ; some good I mean to do,
Alb. Run, run, O run b.
Edg. To whom, my lord? Who has the office? Send Thy token of reprieve,
? The qu's read O'tis be.
y Here H. (who, with all but the qu’s, brings in the bodics before) has this direction, Pointing to the dead bodics.
2 The fo's and R. read (be brief in it) to th' cakle, Gr.