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    Act V, scene ii

    Somewhere near the battle

    Enter EDGAR and GLOUCESTER

EDGAR
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, I'll bring you comfort.

GLOUCESTER
Grace go with you, sir!

    Exit EDGAR

    Battle noises. Call for retreat. Re-enter EDGAR

EDGAR
Away, old man; give me thy hand, away!
King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta'en.
Give me thy hand, come on.

GLOUCESTER
No farther, sir; a man may rot even here.

EDGAR
What, in ill thoughts again? Men must endure
Their going hence, even as their coming hither.
Ripeness is all: come on.

GLOUCESTER
And that's true too.

 
    Exit

 


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