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567. Till further settling." Cord. " Please your highness, walk.Lear. You must bear with me; pray you, now,

forget, “ Forget, now, and forgive; I am old and foolish.

[Exeunt. What follows, between Kent and the Gentleman, appears to be useless and idle interpolation,



ACT V. SCENE I. 570. “No, by mine honour, madam; never

think it, “She and the duke, her husband; more


Enter Alb, Gon. &c. Gon. I had rather," &c.

This speech of Goneril's appears to be an unskilful interpolation. .

"Where I could not be honest,

I never yet was valiant. This thought, a little extended, is nobly expressed by Macbeth:

“I dare do all that may become a man;

Who dares do more is none." 572. Sister, you'll go with us?"

The measure wants correction : Reg. “ Sister, you'll go with us." Gon. "

No, sister.”

Reg. – – Nay,

“ 'Tis most * &c. 573. “And I'll appear again.” Alb. " Why fare thee well,

ook thy paper presently."

SCENE II. ""I' 576. Give me thy hand; come on.

Some words, like these, seem wanting : " Are prisoners now; give me thy hand, come 578. Who parts us now shall bring a brand

from heaven.”



SCENE III. i 579. The goujeers,” &c. I believe we should point:

“The goujeers shall devour them flesh and “ Eer they shall make us weep, we'll see

them starve. Cordelia, come.”

[Exeunt. Edm."- Come hither, Captain, hark !" 581. Write happy."

Subscribe yourself a happy man, for your fortune will be made.

As I have set it down." These words seem wanting : As I have set it down. What say'st thou to

mne aus

* I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats,

But, if it be man's work I will do it.” ...“ May equally, determine.” :. Edm.

I thought fit.” 584. "« The let-alone lies not in your good will.

“Let,” here, inay either mean hinderance, or permission: I rather think it is the former, as Goneril's question indicates opposition to the måtch : if so, the compounding hyphen should be removed. 585. If not, I'll neer trust poison.

This fragment seems to be an indecorous intrusion.

" A herald,&c. , Albany had already called the herald, and there was no need of Edmund's repeating the call. 586, “ And read this out aloud."> Offi". Now, sound the trumpět."

" [Trumpet sounds. Edm. Now, herald, sound.” [Trumpet sounds. Her. Sound there again." [Trumpet sounds. Her.

Again." ; [Trumpet sounds. 590." And who is’t shall arraign me for it?" Alb. " Monster,

“ Knowst thou this paper ?” Gon. Ask not what I know.” 591. “The gods are just, and of our pleasant ? .Do often make the instruments to scourge



592. “ Did hate thee or thy father.” Edg. “ Worthy prince,

“ I know it." Alb. “ — But where have you hid yourself?"

- (O our lives' sweetness ! That with the pain of death we'd hourly die, " Rather than die at once! !"

This sentiment we find in Julius Cæsar : “ Cowards die many times before their deaths ; “ The valiant never taste of leath but once.” 593. “ And top extremity.

I would propose : “ And top extremity; whilst I was big “ In clamour; eagerly came in a man.”

"Touches us not with pity.” Edg. " Here comes Kent.”

“O is it he? the time will not allow

“The compliment,” &c. 397. “ The compliment which manners urge.” Kent. “

I am come.” “ Yet Edmund was of both of them belov’d"

" And after slew herself.” Alb. "

Cover their faces." 598. “Nay send in time, be quick.Alb. Run, run, O run."

“ Thy token of reprieve." Edm." Well thought: my sword.” “That she distracted did foredo herself.” 599. "That heaven's vault should crack, she's

gone for ever.”

602. “ Cordelia, Cordeliă, stay a little.” 603. "If fortune brag of two she lov'd and

9 a little,

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" One of them we behold.” Lear. “ 'Tis a dull sight.”

“ Are you not Kent ?" Kent. "

The same, your servant Kent. “ Where is your servant Caius, good, my

liege 21 One of them we behold.Kent here seems to refer to the king's enquiry, “ Who are you?" intimating, at the same time, a similarity of fate to that of his royal master.

B. STRUTT. 604. “ Ha! do you tell me so, I'll see that

straight." Edmund is dead, my lord.Alb. That's but a trifle." 607. “ And thou no breath at all !-thoult come

no more, “ No, never, never, never, never, never.” 609. Do you see this? Look on her on her

lips.610. He but usurp'd his life.

This hemistic does not appear of worth enough to obtain the credit of authenticity.

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