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S HA KES PEAR:
VOLUME the SIXTH.
DU B L I N:
Printed for R. OWEN, J. LEATHLEY, G. and
A. EWING, W. and J. SMITH, G. FAULKNER, P. CRAMPTON, A. BRADLEY, T, MOORE E. and J. EXSHAW. MDCCXLVII.
year elder than this, who yet is no dearer in my ac
Edm. No, my lord.
Glo. My lord of Kent ;
Edm. My services to your lordship.
[Trumpets found, within.
Our daigh May be po
Enter King Lear, Cornwall, Albany, Gonerill, Regan,
Cordelia, and Attendants.
3 express our darker purpose.] Darker, for more secret ; not for indirect, oblique.
4 And 'ris our FAST intent, ] This is an interpolation of Mr.
-and 'tis our FIRST intent,
Only Mysel Whi
Unburthen'd crawl tow'rd death. Our fon of Corn.
wall, And You, our no less loving son of Albany, We have this hour a constant will to publish Our daughters sev'ral Dow'rs, that future strife May be prevented noiv. The Princes France and Bur.
gundy, Great rivals in our younger daughter's love, Long in our Court have made their am'rous sojourn, And here are to be answer'd. Tell me, daughters, (Since now we will divest us, both of rule, Int'rest of territory, cares of state ;) Which of, you, thall we say, doth love us most? That we our largest bounty may extend, Where nature doth with merit challenge. Gonerill, Our eldest born, speak firft.
Gan. I love you, Sir, Dearer than eye-light, space and liberty ; Beyond: what can be valued, rich or rare ; No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honout: As much as child e'er lov'd, or father found. A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable, s Beyond all manner of so much I love you.Cor. What shall Cordelia do love and be filent.
[Afde. Lear. Of all these Bounds, ev'n from this line to
this, With shadowy forests and with champions rich'd, With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads, We make thee lady. To thine, and Albany's issue Be this perpetual
What says our second daughter, Our dearest Regan, wife of Cornwall? speak.
Reg. I'm made of that self-metal as my sister,
5 Beyond all manner, &c.] i, e. beyond all expreffion. 6 Whicb obe most precious Square of sense podefjes ;] By the square