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Mine eyes are none oʻthe best: I'll tell you
straight. Kent. If Fortune brag of two she loved and
hated, One of them we behold.
Lear. This is a dull sight. Are you not Kent? Kent.
The same; Your servant Kent: where is your servant Caius? Lear. He's a good fellow, I can tell
you He'll strike, and quickly too: he's dead and rotten.
Kent. No, my good lord; I am the very man ;-
decay, Have follow'd
You are welcome hither. Kent. Nor no man else; all's cheerless, dark, and
deadly. Your eldest daughters have foredoom'd themselves, And desperately are dead. Lear.
Ay, so I think. Alb. He knows not what he says; and vain it is That we present us to him. Edg.
Very bootless. 1
Off. Edmund is dead, my
lord. Alb. .
That's but a trifle here.-
You lords, and noble friends, know our intent.
[to Edgar and Kent.
cup of their deservings.—0, see, see ! Lear. And my poor fool 3 is hang'd! No, no, no
Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life,
sir.Do you see this? Look on her,-look,-her lips,– Look there, look there!
[he dies. Edg.
He faints !-My lord, my lord, —
Look up, my lord. Kent. Vex not his ghost. 0, let him pass! he
O, he is gone, indeed.
Ti. e. Lear.
2 lncrease. * An expression of tenderness for his dead Cordelia.
Kent. The wonder is, he hath endured so long : He but usurp'd his life.
Alb. Bear them from hence: our present business Is general woe.
sto Kent and Edgar. Rule in this realm, and the gored state sustain.
Kent. I have a journey, sir, shortly to go;
Alb. The weight of this sad time we must obey ;
[Exeunt, with a dead march.