(Alarum within. Enter, with drum and colours,
KING LEAR, CORDELIA, and Soldiers, over the stage;
and exeunt)

(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)

(Alarum and retreat within. 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.

(Exeunt)


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