Act 5, Scene 2
The battlefield between the two camps.
- Alarum within. Enter, with Drum and Colors, the Powers of
- France over the stage, Cordelia with her Father in her hand,
- and exeunt.
- Enter Edgar and Gloucester.
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- 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.
- Grace go with you, sir!
- Exit Edgar.
- Alarum and retreat within.
- Enter Edgar.
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- Away, old man, give me thy hand, away!
- King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta’en.
- Give me thy hand; come on.
- No further, sir, a man may rot even here.
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- What, in ill thoughts again? Men must endure
- Their going hence even as their coming hither,
- Ripeness is all. Come on.
- And that’s true too.