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And, in conclufion, to oppose the bolt
Against my coming in. Thou better know'st
Thy half o'th' kingdom u thou haft not forgot,
Reg. Good fir, to th' purpose.
Lear. Who put my man i'th' ftocks?
Corn. What trumpet's that? Reg. I know't, my fifter's. That she would foon be here.
This approves her w letter,
Lear. This is a flave, whofe eafy-borrow'd pride
Dwells in the x fickle grace of her he follows.
Out, varlet, from my fight.
Corn. What means your grace?
Lear. Who y stockt my fervant? Regan, I have good hope, Thou didst not know on't.Who comes here? O heav'ns, If you do love old men, if your fweet fway
z Allow obedience, if yourfelves are old,
Make it your caufe; fend down and take my part.
The qu's, fo's, and R.'s 8vo haft thou.
w The qu's read letters.
* The 1st and 2d fo's read fickly; the 3d and 4th, and R. fickly. The qu's read ftruck for flockt.
2 T. IV. and H. read hallow for allow.
Art not asham'd to look upon this beard?
O Regan, a wilt thou take her by the hand?
Gen. Why not by th' hand, fir? How have I offended?
All's not offence, that indifcretion finds,
And dotage terms fo.
Lear. O fides, you are too tough!·
Will you yet hold?
How came my man i'th' stocks?
Corn. I fet him there, fir; but his own diforders.
Deferv'd d much lefs advancement.
Lear. You? did you?
Reg. I pray you, father, being 'wake, feem fo.
You will return and fojourn with my fifter,
* So the qu's; the rest will you.
W. propofes fines, i. e. cenfures.
7. propofes reading much more advancement, used ironically for more confpicuoufnefs of punishment.
This is H.'s emendation; the rest read being weak; W. reads being weak, deem't fo; i e. believe that my husband tells you true, that Kent's disorders deferved a more ignominious punishment.
f T. and H. read the next line before this: and fo make neceffity's barp pinch the accufative to wage, without which T. fays there is no fyntax or grammatical coherence. But why not? Suppose to be a comrade, &c. fhould be taken fubftantively, and neceffity's fharp pinch to be put in appofition to it; F3 fure
Why, the 8 hot-blooded France, that dow'rlefs took
Gon. At your choice, Sir.
Lear. Now I pr'ythee, daughter, do not make me mad; I will not trouble thee, my child. Farewell;
We'll no more meet, no more fee one another;
But yet thou art my flesh, my blood, my daughter,—
Which I must needs call mine; thou art a bile,
In my corrupted blood. But I'll not chide thee:
I and my hundred knights.
fure this is grammar.To wage necessity's sharp pinch is nonsense; (though T. fays it makes the sense fine and easy) it is that pinch which forces a man to wage; war is understood, or might be the very word (instead of wage); greater corruptions have happened in the editions of Shakespeare.
■ The qu's read hot blood in France, &c. the fo's and R. hot-bloodied France, &c.
h The ift q. reads bag for beg.
So the qu's; the rest omit now.
The qu's read that lies within my flefa.
So the qu's; the rest or for an,
WV. reads thunder-beater.
Reg. Not altogether " fo, fir:
I look'd not for you yet, nor am provided
For your fit welcome; give ear, P fir, to my fifter;
Must be content to think you old, and fo—
Lear. Is this well spoken
What, fifty followers?
Yea or fo many, fith that both charge and danger
Hold amity? 'Tis hard, almost impoffible.
Gon. Why might not you, my lord, receive attendance From those that she calls fervants, or from mine?
Reg. Why not, my lord? if then they chanc'd to flack ye, We could controul them. If you will come to me, For now I fpy a danger, I entreat you
To bring but five and twenty; to no more
Will I give place or notice.
Lear. I gave you
Reg. And in good time you gave it.
Lear. Made you my guardians, my depofitaries;
But kept a reservation to be followed
So the qu's; P. and H. omit fo, fir; and all the rest omit fir.
• The qu's read look.
So the ift q. the fo's, and R.; the rest omit fir.
9 So the qu's; the rest omit now.
So all before P.; he and all after read fince both, &c
■ The qu's read speakes.
So the qu's, fo's, and R.; the rest you'll.
The 3d and 4th fo's omit but.
The 3d and 4th fo's, and R.'s 8vo, read keep.
With fuch a number; what, must I come to you
Reg. And fpeak't again, my lord, no more with me.
Lear. Those wicked creatures yet do feem well-favour'd, When others are more wicked. Not being the worst,
Stands in fome rank of praife. I'll go with thee;
Thy fifty yet doth double five and twenty;
And thou art twice her love.
Gon. Hear me, my lord;
What need you five and twenty, ten, or five,
Reg. What needs one?
Lear. O, reafon not the need: our bafeft beggars Are in the pooreft thing fuperfluous.
Allow not nature more than nature needs,
Man's d life's as cheap as beaft's. Thou art a lady;
If only to go warm were gorgeous,
Why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear'ft,
Which fcarcely keeps thee warm;. but for true need,—
You heavens, give me that: patience, patience I need.
* So all before P. who omits what; followed by the rest.
W. reads wrinkled for wicked.
So the qu's; all after lock for feem.
2 So all before P. who omits the; followed by the rest.
2 P. and H. read haft for art.
b The fo's and R. read need.
The qu's read deed for need.
So the ad q.; the 1ft life as, &c. all the reft life is cheap, &e.
The qu's, fo's, and R. give me that patience, patience I need. P. and
all after give me that patience which I need.
f The qu's read old fellow.