|William Shakespeare (15641616). The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914.|
|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|
|Ill 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 taen.|| 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 thats true too. [Exeunt.|