By William Shakespeare
An absolutely annotated, modern-spelling model of the 4to (1608) andFolio (1623) texts of King Lear, re-examining the continued textual and bibliographical debate at the courting among the 2 texts. the 2 types are revealed in parallel on dealing with pages and on-the-page annotations determine and elucidate their significant adjustments.
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Dying on my nation! wherefore should still he sit down the following? This act persuades me That this remotion of the Duke and her Is perform merely. provide me my servant forth. ninety inform the Duke and’s spouse I’ll converse with them, Now shortly. Bid them come forth and listen to me, Or at their chamber door I’ll beat the drum until eventually it cry sleep to demise. Gloucester I could have all good betwixt you. [Exit] 95 Lear O, my center, my center! Fool Cry to it, nuncle, because the cockney did to the eels whilst she put’em i’th’paste alive. She rapped ’em o’th’cox-combs with a stick, and cried ‘Down, wantons, down! ’ ‘Twas her brother that, in natural kindness to his horse, a hundred buttered his hay. input Cornwall and Regan, [followed via Gloucester and Servants] Lear Good morrow to you either. Cornwall Hail on your grace. Regan I am completely happy to work out your highness. [Kent is determined loose] Lear Regan, i believe you're. i do know what cause i need to imagine so. If thou shouldst now not be glad 105 i might divorce me from thy mother’s tomb, Sepulchring an adult’ress. [To Kent] Yea, are you loose? another time for that. Belovèd Regan, Thy sister is naught. O, Regan, she hath tied Sharp-toothed unkindness like a vulture right here. a hundred and ten i will be able to scarce converse to thee. Thou’lt now not think of the way wicked a high quality. O Regan! Regan I pray, sir, take persistence. i've got desire You much less know the way to price her wasteland Than she to slack her responsibility. Lear My curses on her. one hundred fifteen Regan O, sir, you're previous; Nature in you stands at the very verge Of her confine. try to be governed and led by means of a few discretion that discerns your kingdom larger than you your self. hence I pray 120 That to our sister you do make go back; Say you might have wronged her, sir. Lear Ask her forgiveness? Do you mark how this turns into the home? [Kneels] ‘Dear daughter, I confess that i'm previous; Age is not sensible. On my knees I beg 125 That you’ll vouchsafe me raiment, mattress, and foodstuff. ’ Regan Good sir, not more. those are ugly tips. go back you to my sister. Lear [rising] No, Regan. She hath abated me of part my teach, seemed black upon me, struck me together with her tongue 130 such a lot serpent-like upon the very middle. all of the saved vengeances of heaven fall On her ingrateful best! Strike her younger bones, You taking airs, with lameness. Cornwall Fie, fie sir. Lear You nimble lightnings, dart your blinding flames 135 Into her scornful eyes. Infect her good looks, You fen-sucked fogs drawn via the pow’rful sunlight To tall and blast her satisfaction. Regan O the blest gods! So will you would like on me while the rash temper – Lear No, Regan, thou shalt by no means have my curse. one hundred forty Thy tender-hefted nature shall no longer supply Thee o’er to harshness. Her eyes are fierce, yet thine Do convenience and never burn. ’Tis now not in thee To grudge my pleasures, to chop off my teach, To bandy hasty phrases, to scant my sizes, 145 And, in end, to oppose the bolt opposed to my coming in. Thou larger know’st The workplaces of nature, bond of formative years, results of courtesy, dues of gratitude; Thy half the dominion hast thou no longer forgot, 150 in which I thee endowed.