Notes on Act III, scene iii

unnatural: see commentary on I.ii

leave: permission

division: This strife between Albany and Cornwall, mentioned several times, never develops, as soon the two houses will have to ally themselves against the invasion of France.

closet: chamber

home: thoroughly

power: the French army

incline to: side with

privily: privately, secretly

charity: help offered to Lear

toward: imminent

courtesy: kindness toward Lear, forbidden by the Duke

draw: gain for me


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