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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914.
 
King Lear
 
Act V. Scene II.
 
A Field between the two Camps.
 
Alarum within.  Enter, with drum and colours, LEAR, CORDELIA, and their Forces; and exeunt.  Enter EDGAR and GLOUCESTER.
  Edg.  Here, father, take the shadow of this tree
For your good host; pray that the right may thrive.
If ever I return to you again,        5
I’ll bring you comfort.
  Glo.        Grace go with you, sir!  [Exit EDGAR.
 
Alarum; afterwards a retreat.  Re-enter EDGAR.
  Edg.  Away, old man! give me thy hand: away!
King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta’en.        10
Give me thy hand; come on.
  Glo.  No further, sir; a man may rot even here.
  Edg.  What. in ill thoughts again? Men must endure
Their going hence, even as their coming hither:
Ripeness is all. Come on.        15
  Glo.        And that’s true too.  [Exeunt.
 
 
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