The Tragedy of King Lear (1610)

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Title Variant: King Lear and his Three Daughters
Date variant: 1605-8 / 1605-6 : The Quarto Text / 1610 : The Folio Text
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Act V, Scene 2

A field between the two camps. Alarum within.

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.

Earl of Gloucester
Grace go with you, sir!

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!

Earl of Gloucester
No further, 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.

Earl of Gloucester
And that's true too. Exeunt.

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