King Lear

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Alarum within. Enter with Drumme and Colours, Lear,Alarum within. Enter, with drum and colours, Lear, KL V.ii.1.1
Cordelia, and Souldiers, ouer the Cordelia holding his hand, and soldiers, over the KL V.ii.1.2
Stage, and Exeunt.stage, and exeunt KL V.ii.1.3
Enter Edgar, and Gloster.Enter Edgar and Gloucester KL V.ii.1.4
Heere Father, take the shadow of this TreeHere, father, take the shadow of this tree KL V.ii.1
For your good hoast: pray that the right may thriue:For your good host. Pray that the right may (n.)

old form: hoast
inn, lodging, place of shelter
KL V.ii.2
If euer I returne to you againe,If ever I return to you again KL V.ii.3
Ile bring you comfort.I'll bring you comfort. KL V.ii.4.1
Grace go with you Sir. Grace go with you, sir! KL V.ii.4.2
Exit.Exit Edgar KL V.ii.4
Alarum and Retreat within. Enter Edgar.Alarum and retreat within. Enter Edgar KL V.ii.5
Egdar. EDGAR 
Away old man, giue me thy hand, away:Away, old man! Give me thy hand; away! KL V.ii.5
King Lear hath lost, he and his Daughter tane,King Lear hath lost; he and his daughter ta'en. KL V.ii.6
Giue me thy hand: Come on.Give me thy hand; come on. KL V.ii.7
No further Sir, a man may rot euen heere.No further, sir; a man may rot even here. KL V.ii.8
What in ill thoughts againe? / Men must endureWhat, in ill thoughts again? Men must endureill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
KL V.ii.9
Their going hence, euen as their comming hither,Their going hence even as their coming hither; KL V.ii.10
Ripenesse is all come on.Ripeness is all. Come on. KL V.ii.11.1
And that's true too. And that's true too. KL V.ii.11.2
Exeunt.Exeunt KL V.ii.11
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