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King Lear: Act 5, Scene 2

King Lear
Act 5, Scene 2

The battlefield between the two camps.

  1. Alarum within. Enter, with Drum and Colors, the Powers of
  2. France over the stage, Cordelia with her Father in her hand,
  3. and exeunt.
  1. Enter Edgar and Gloucester.

Edgar

5 - 8
  1. Here, father, take the shadow of this tree
  2. For your good host; pray that the right may thrive.
  3. If ever I return to you again,
  4. I’ll bring you comfort.

Gloucester

9
  1.                         Grace go with you, sir!
  1. Exit Edgar.
  1. Alarum and retreat within.
  1. Enter Edgar.

Edgar

13 - 15
  1. Away, old man, give me thy hand, away!
  2. King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta’en.
  3. Give me thy hand; come on.

Gloucester

16
  1. No further, sir, a man may rot even here.

Edgar

17 - 19
  1. What, in ill thoughts again? Men must endure
  2. Their going hence even as their coming hither,
  3. Ripeness is all. Come on.

Gloucester

20
  1.                           And that’s true too.
  1. Exeunt.
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