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Kent. I have a journey, fir, fhortly to go;
My mafter calls, and I must not fay, noi.
* Alb. The weight of this fad time we must obey,
"[Exeunt with a dead march.
h So the qu's; the reft calls me, I must not, &c.
i Here all but the qu's and H. make Kent die. But this direction is juftly left out; for Kent only declines the share in the government offered him by Albany, on account of his age: how unexpectedly and aukwardly would he die, after faying only, he had a journey bortly to go, and without bidding farewel, or difcovering any symptoms of death.
k The fo's and R. give this fpeech to Edgar.
1 The two last lines, as they stand, are filly and falfe; and are only inferted that any one may alter them for the better if he can. H. has not made them a jot better by the following alteration,
The oldeft hath born most; we that are young
Shall never fee fo much, live c'er fo long.
The qu's read have for bath.
This direction is not in the qu's.