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L meantime we shall...

...express our darker purpose

2

L which of you shall we say...

...doth love us most

3

L here I disclaim...

...all my paternal care

4

L as a stranger...

...to my heart

5

L come not between...

...the dragon and his wrath

6

L than on a wretch...

...whom nature is ashamed

7

L by the power...

...that made me

8

L better thou hadn't not been born...

...than not t'have pleased me better

9

L I have perceived a most faint neglect of late, which I have rather blamed...

...as mine own jealous curiosity than as a very pretence and purpose of unkindness

10

L does anyone know me? This is not Lear. Does Lear walk...

...thus? Speak thus? Where are his eyes?

11

L either his notion weakens...

...or his discernings are lethargied

12

L ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend, more hideous...

...when thou show'st thee in a child than the see monster!

13

L beat at this gate that...

...let thy folly in and thy dear judgement out

14

L how ugly didst...

...thou in Cordelia show

15

L oh Lear, Lear, Lear....

...he strikes his head

16

K my life I never held but as a pawn to wage against...

...thine enemies; ne'er feared to lose it, thy safety being motive

17

K see...

...better Lear

18

K a very honest hearted...

...fellow and as poor as the King

19

K that such a slave as this...

...should wear a sword but no honesty

20

K sir, I am too...

...old to learn

21

K Fortune, good night; smile once...

...more; turn thy wheel

22

K thou our or heaven's benediction...

...com'st the warm sun

23

K nothing almost sees...

...miracles but misery

24

K reserve thy state, and in thy best consideration...

...check this hideous rashness

25

G I love you more...

...than word can wield the matter

26

G dearer than...

...eyesight, space and liberty

27

G you see how full of...

...changes his ages is

28

G idle old man, that still would...

...manage those authorities that he hath given away

29

G he always loved...

...our sister most, and with what poor judgement he hath now cast her off appears too grossly

30

G old fools are babes again and must be used...

...with cheeks as flatteries, when they are seen abused

31

G as you are old and...

...reverend, should be wise

32

C I cannot heave my heart into my mouth. I love...

...your majesty according to my bond. No more nor less

33

C no unchaste...

...action or dishonoured step

34

C such a tongue that I am glad I have not...

...though not to have it hath cost me your liking

35

C the jewels of our father...

...with washed eyes

36

Gl who is yet no...

...dearer in my account

37

Gl these late eclipses...

...in the sun and moon portend no good to us

38

Gl though the wisdom...

...of nature can reason it thus and thus

39

Gl we have seen...

...the best of our time

40

Gl Loyal and natural boy...

...I'll work the means to make thee capable

41

Edm whereof should I...

...stand in the plague of custom

42

Edm and permit the...

...curiosity of nations to deprive me

43

Edm why bastard?...

...wherefore base?

44

Edm when my dimensions are as well...

...compact, my mind as generous and my shape as true

45

Edm this is the excellent froppery or the world...

...that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour behaviour we make guilty of our disasters, the sun, the moon and stars

46

Edm by an enforced...

...obedience of planetary influence

47

Edm whose nature is so ...

...far from doing harms

48

Edm a credulous father...

...and a brother noble

49

Edm on whose foolish honesty...

...my practices ride easy

50

Edm Letter: this policy and reverence of age makes the world...

...bitter to the best of our times, keep our fortunes from us till our olderes cannot relish them

51

Edm how manifold and strong...

...a bond the child was bound to the father

52

Edm let me, if not by birth...

...have lands by wit

53

Edm I will persever in my course of...

...loyalty, though the conflict be sore between that and my blood

54

Edm how loothly opposite I...

...stood to his unnatural purpose

55

Edm most savage...

...and unnatural!

56

Edm the younger rises...

...when the old doth fall

57

Edm how malicious is my fortune...

...that I must repent to be just!

58

Gl thou say'st the King...

...grows mad

59

Gl oh madam my old heart...

...is cracked, it's cracked

60

Gl the grief hath...

...crazed my wits

61

L Tis our fast intent to shake all the cares and business...

...from our age, conferring them on younger strengths, while we unburthened crawl toward death

62

Fool why this fellow has banished two on's...

...daughters and did the third a blessing against his will

63

Fool dost thou know the difference my boy...

...between a bitter fool and a sweet one

64

Fool thou hadst little wit...

...in thy bald crown when thou gav'st thy golden one away

65

Fool for wise men are...

...grown foppish

66

Fool if I gave them all my living...

...I'd keep my coxcombs myself

67

Fool thou wast a pretty fellow...

...when thou hast no need to care for her frowning

68

Fool thou hast pared thy wit...

...o'th'both wides and left nothing i'th'middle

69

Fool he that keeps nor crust or crumb...

...weary of all shall want some

70

Fool the hedge sparrow fed the...

...cuckoo so long that it had it head bit off by it young

71

Fool that's a shealed...

...peascod

72

Fool Lear's...

...shadow

73

Fool may not an ass know...

...when the cart draws the horse

74

Fool which they will make...

...an obedient father

75

Fool thou should'st not have...

...been old till thou hadst been wise

76

Fool Fortune, that arrant whore...

...ne'er turns the key to the poor

77

Fool fathers that wear rags do make...

...their children blind, but fathers that bear bags shall see their children kind

78

Fool let go thy hold when a great wheel...

...runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following

79

Fool that sir which serves and seeks for gain, and follows but for...

...form, will pack when it begins to rain, and leave thee in the storm

80

L suspend thy purpose; if thou...

...didst intent to make this creature fruitful

81

L how sharper than a...

...serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child

82

L Tis worse than murder...

...to do upon respect such violent outrage

83

L thou shall find that I'll resume thy shape...

...which thou dost think I have cast off forever

84

L we are not ourselves, when nature...

...being oppressed, commands the mind to suffer with the body

85

L infirmity doth still neglect...

...all office whereto our health is bound

86

L sharp-to other unkindness...

...like a vulture

87

L no, rather I abjure all roofs, and choose to be age against...

...the enimity o'th'both to be a comrade with the wold and owl

88

L thou better know'st the offices...

...of nature, bond of childhood, effects of courtesy, dues of ingratitude

89

L but yet thou art still my flesh, my blood...

...my daughter-or rather a disease that's in my flesh

90

L thou art a boil, a plague-sore or...

...embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood

91

L thy half o'th'kingdom hast thou...

...not forgot, wherin I thee endowed

92

L I gave...

...you all-

93

L these wicked creatures yet do I look well....

...favoured when others are more wicked

94

L not being the worst stands...

...in some rank of praise

95

L I'll go with thee. Thy fifty yet doth...

...double five-and-twenty, and thou art twice her love

96

A how far your eyes may pierce...

...I cannot tell; striving to do better, oft we mar what's well

97

Corn Edmund I hear that you...

...have shown your father a child-like offence

98

Corn whose virtue and obedience...

...doth this instant so much commend itself

99

Corn natures of such deep trust...

...we shall much need

100

Edg my face I'll grime with filth, blanket my loins...

...elf all my hair in knots, and with presented nakedness outface the winds and persecutions of the sky

101

Edg who hath had three...

...suits to his back, six shirts to his body

102

Edg my tears begin to take this...

...part so much, they mar my counterfeiting

103

Edg when we our betters see bearing our woes...

...we scarcely think our miseries out foes

104

Edg who alone suffers...

...suffers most i'th'mind

105

Edg how light and portable my pain seems...

...now, when that which makes the bend makes the king bow

106

R oh sir...

...you are old

107

R nature in you stands...

...on the very verge of its confine

108

R you should be ruled and led by...

...some discretion that discerns your state better than you yourself

109

R Tis the infirmity of...

...his age; yet he hath ever but slenderly known himself

110

R I pray you father, being...

...weak, seem so

111

R I entreat you...

...to bring but five-and-twenty

112

R and in good...

...time you gave it

113

R what need...

...one?

114

L oh reason...

...not the need!

115

G Tis his own blame: hath put...

...himself from rest, and must needs taste his folly

116

R to wilful men in the injuries that...

...they themselves procure must be their school masters

117

Corn thou well we may not pass...

...upon his life without the form of justice, yet our power shall do a court'sy to our wrath

118

Corn out vild...

...jelly!

119

Corn throw this slave...

...upon the dung hill

120

Gl Edmund, enkindle all the sparks of nature...

...to quit this horrid act

121

Gl oh, my...

...follies!

122

Gl I have no way and therefore...

...want no eyes, I stumbled when I saw

123

Gl ful oft, Tis seen our means secure us...

...and our mere defects secure our commodities

124

Gl which made me think...

...a man a worm

125

Gl as flies to wanton boys...

...are we to the gods: they kill us for their sport

126

Gl Tis the time's plague when...

...madmen lead the blind

127

Gl let the superfluous and lust-dieted man, that slaves your ordinance...

...that will not see because he does not feel, feel your power quickly: so distribution should undo excess, and each man have enough

128

Servant if she live long and in the end meet...

...the old course of death, women will all turn to monsters

129

Gent as pearls from...

...diamonds dropped

130

Gent you have seen sunshine...

...and rain at once

131

Gent there she shook the holy water...

...from the heavenly eyes

132

Edg you cannot...

...see your way

133

Edg oh matter and impertinency....

...mixed: Reason in madness

134

G it is the cowish...

...terror of his spirit that dares not undertake

135

G I must change arms at home and...

...give the distaff into my husband's hands

136

G he'll not feel wrongs...

...which tie him to an answer

137

G on the difference of man...

...and man! To thee a woman's services are due; a fool upspurs my bed

138

G milk-...

...livered man

139

G who hast not in thy brows an eye...

...discerning thine honour from thine suffering

140

G may all the building in...

...my fancy pluck upon my hateful life

141

A thou changed and self-covered...

...thing, for shame be monster not thy feature

142

A proper deformity...

...shows not in the fiend so horrid as in a woman

143

A see thyself...

Devil

144

A you are not worth the dust...

...which the rude wind blows in your face!

145

A the nature that contemns his origin...

...cannot be bordered certain itself

146

A from her material sap...

...perforce must wither and come to deadly use

147

A wisdom and goodness to...

...the vild seem vild; filths savour but themselves

148

A humanity must perforce...

...prey on itself like monsters of the deep

149

A tigers...

...not daughters

150

A a father? And a gracious,aged old man...

...most barbarous, most degenerate have you madded

151

A if that the heavens do not their visible spirits...

...send quickly down to tame these vild offences, it will come

152

L I'll see...

...their trial first

153

L you unnatural...

...hags

154

L allow not nature more...

...than nature needs, man's life is cheap as beasts

155

L our basest beggars...

...are in the poorest things superfluous

156

L thou art a lady; if only to go warm were gorgeous...

...why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear'st, which scarcely keeps thee warm

157

Gent contending with...

...the fretful elements

158

L if it be you that stir these...

...daughters hearts against their father, fool me not so much to bear it tamely

159

L and let not women's...

...weapons, water-drops, stain my man's cheeks

160

Gent bids the wind blow the earth into...

...the sea, or swell the curled waters bove the main

161

Gent that things might...

...change or cease

162

Gent tears his white hair, which the...

...impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage, catch in their fury and make nothing of

163

Gent unbonneted...

...he runs

164

L all-shaking Thunder, strike flat the thick...

...roundity o'th'world, crack Nature's moulds, all Germans spill at once that make ingrateful man

165

L I tax not you, you elements with unkindness...

...I never gave you Kingdom, called you children, you owe me no subscription

166

L here I stand your slave...

...a poor, infirm, weak and despised old man

167

L tremble, thou wretch that hast within...

...thee undivulged crimes unwhipped or justice

168

L close pent-up guilts...

...rive your concealing continents and cry these dreadful summoners grace

169

L I am a man...

...more sinned against than sinning

170

L my wits...

...begin to turn

171

Fool here's a night...

...pities neither wise men or fools

172

Fool the man that makes his toe...

...what he his heart should make shall of corn cry woe, and turn his sleep to wake

173

Fool this cold night will...

...turn us all to fools and madmen

174

Fool he's mad that trusts in the tameness...

...of a wolf, a horse's health, a boy's love, a whore's oath

175

Gl there is strange...

...things toward

176

Gl our flesh and blood...

...my lord, is grown so vild, that it doth hate what it gets

177

R so white...

...and such a traitor?

178

R a peasant...

...stand up thus?

179

R let him smell...

...his way to Dover

180

Gl the sea with such a storm as his bare...

...head in hell-black night endured, and I'll have buoyed up and quenched the stelled fires

181

Gl yet, poor old heart...

...he holp the heavens to rain

182

Gl but I shall see the winged...

...vengeance overtake such children

183

Gl in it a jewel...

...well worth a poor mans taking

184

K I am a gentleman...

...of blood and breeding

185

K from France there...

...comes a power into this scattered Kingdom

186

K things that love...

...night love not nights such as these

187

K the wrathful skies gallow the very wanderers...

...of the dark and make them keep their caves

188

K man's nature...

...cannot carry th'affliction nor the fear

189

K more harder than the...

...stones where of tis raised

190

K his wits begin...

...t'unsettle

191

K trouble him not...

...his wits are gone

192

K the tyranny of the open...

...night's too rough for nature to endure

193

K all the power of his wits...

...haven given way to his impatience

194

K oppressed nature...

...sleeps

195

K I'd rather...

...break mine own

196

K it is the Stars, the stars above us, govern our...

...conditions; else one self mate and mate could not beget such different issues

197

K a sovereign...

...shame elbows him

198

K these things sting his mind...

...so venemously that burning shame detains him from Cordelia

199

L the art of our necessities....

...is strange, and can make vild things precious

200

L but where the greater...

...is fixed, the lesser is scarce felt

201

L filial...

...ingratitude

202

L is it not as this mouth...

...should tear this hand for lifting food to't

203

L when the mind's free..

...the body's delicate

204

L your old, kind...

...father, whose frank heart gave you all

205

L this tempest will not give me leave...

...to ponder on things would hurt me more

206

L poor, naked...

...wretches

207

L o, I have...

...ta'en too little care for this

208

L nothing could have subdued...

...nature to such a lowness but his unkind daughters

209

L expose yourself to...

...feel what wretches feel

210

L that thou mayst shake the...

...superflux to them, and show the heavens more just

211

L those pelican...

...daughters

212

L unaccommodated man is no more...

...but such a poor, bare forked animal

213

L and here's another whose warped...

...looks proclaim what stone her heart is made on

214

L we'll go to supper...

...in'th'morning

215

L kicked the poor king...

...her father

216

L is there any cause in nature...

...what makes these hard hearts?

217

L down from the waist they are centaurs...

...though women all above

218

L they are not men o'their words...

...they told me I was everything; Tis a lie- I am not ague-proof

219

L fie, fie, fie...

...pah, pah, pah

220

Gl the king..

...is mad

221

Gl how stiff is my vild sense that I stand...

...up and have ingenious feeling of my huge sorrows

222

L better I...

...were distract

223

Gl so should my thoughts be severed from my griefs...

...and woes by wrong imaginations lose the knowledge of themselves

224

K I have a journey sir...

...my master calls me

225

K kind and dear...

...princess

226

K he hates him, that would upon this rack of this tough...

...world stretch him out longer

227

L howl, howl, howl!...

...o you are men of stones!

228

L she's gone...

...forever

229

L she's dead as...

...earth

230

L a plague upon you, murderers...

....traitors all!

231

L why should a dog, a horse, a rat...

...have life and thou no breath at all?

232

G I had rather lose the...

...battle than that sister should loosen him and me

233

G for these domestic and particular...

...books are not the question here

234

Edg I am no less in blood...

...than thou art Edmund

235

Edg the gods are just and of our pleasant...

...vices make instruments to plague us

236

A I hold you but a...

...subject of this war, not as a brother

237

A half-...

...blooded fellow

238

A he knows...

...not what he says

239

A what comfort from this great...

...decay may come shall be applied

240

A all friend shall taste the wages of their virtue...

...and all foes the cup of their deservings

241

Edg but his flawed heart...

...twixt two extremes of passion, joy and grief, burst seemingly

242

Stage direction Cordelia, leading...

...Lear by the hand

243

Edm to both these sisters have...

...I sworn my love

244

Edm each jealous...

...of the other as the stung are of the adder

245

Edm which of them shall I take?...

...both? One? Or neither?

246

Edm men are as the time is, to be...

...tender minded does not become a sword

247

Edm niether can be enjoyed...

...if both remain alive

248

Edm whose age had charms in it, whose title more...

...to pluck the common bosom on his side

249

Edm some good I mean...

...to do, despite of myn own age

250

Edm at this time...

...we sweat and bleed

251

Edm the wheel is come full...

...circle, I am here

252

Den I was contracted to them both...

...all three now marry in an instant

253

L we two alone will..

...sing like birds i'th'cage

254

L so we'll live, and pray and sing, and tell old tales...

... And laugh at gilded butterflies

255

Edg I protest mauge thy strength, place, youth...

...and eminence, despite thy victor-sword and fire-new fortune, thy valour and thy heart, thou art a traitor

256

Edg false to thy gods...

...thy brother and thy father

257

Edg from the extremest upward of thy head to the...

...descent and dust below thy foot, a most toad-spotted traitor

258

C as mad as...

...the vexed sea

259

C oh you kind gods...

...cure this great breach in his abused nature!

260

C the'untuned and jarring senses, o wind up...

...of this child-changed father

261

C thy medicine on my lips...

...and let this kiss repair those violent harms that my two sisters have in thy reverence made

262

C no cause...

...no cause

263

C we are not the first who with best meaning...

...have incured the worst

264

R where he arrives he moves...

...all hearts agains us

265

R she gave strange eliads...

...and most speaking looks to noble Edmund

266

R I am doubtful that you...

...have been conjunct and bosomed with her

267

R I never shall...

...endure her

268

A the weight of this sad time...

...we must obey

269

A speak what we feel...

...not what we ought to say

270

A the oldest hath borne most...

...we that are young shall never see so much, nor live so long

271

L through rattered clothes...

...great vices to appear

272

L robes and furred...

...gowns hide all

273

L plate sin with gold...

...and in the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks

274

L arm it in rags, a pigmy's...

...straw does pierce it

275

L I am cut...

...to th'brains

276

L yet you...

...see how the world goes

277

L a man may see how this...

...world goes with no eyes

278

L when we are born...

...we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools

279

L thou are a soul in bliss...

...but I am bound upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears do scold like molten lead

280

L I am a very...

...foolish, fond old man

281

L I fear I am not...

...in my perfect mind

282

Gent thou hast a daughter who redeems...

...nature from the general curse which twain have brought to her

283

L me thinks I should know you...

...and know this man, but I am doubtful

284

L for your sisters have done me wrong; you...

...have some cause, they have not

285

Edg a most poor man...

...made tame to Fortune's blows

286

Edg by the art of known and feeling...

...sorrows, am pregnant to good pity

287

Edg to know our enemies...

...minds we rip their hearts

288

Edg oh indistinguished space...

...of woman's will!

289

Edg if e'er your grace had speech...

...with man so poor, hear me one word

290

Edg yet I am noble...

...as the adversary