108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 in
May 20, 2014
General Books LLC
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1153634503
ISBN - 13: 9781153634502
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Excerpt: ...against than sinning. Kent. Alack, bareheaded! Gracious my lord, hard by here is a hovel; Some friendship will it lend you 'gainst the tempest: Repose you there, whilst I to this hard house,- More harder than the stones whereof 'tis rais'd; Which even but now, demanding after you, Denied me to come in,-return, and force Their scanted courtesy. Lear. My wits begin to turn.- Come on, my boy. how dost, my boy? art cold? I am cold myself.-Where is this straw, my fellow? The art of our necessities is strange, That can make vile things precious. Come, your hovel.- Poor fool and knave, I have one part in my heart That's sorry yet for thee. Fool. Singing. He that has and a little tiny wit- With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,- Must make content with his fortunes fit, For the rain it raineth every day. Lear. True, boy.-Come, bring us to this hovel. Exeunt Lear and Kent. Fool. This is a brave night to cool a courtezan.- I'll speak a prophecy ere I go:- When priests are more in word than matter; When brewers mar their malt with water; When nobles are their tailors' tutors; No heretics burn'd, but wenches' suitors; When every case in law is right; No squire in debt nor no poor knight; When slanders do not live in tongues; Nor cutpurses come not to throngs; When usurers tell their gold i' the field; And bawds and whores do churches build;- Then shall the realm of Albion Come to great confusion: Then comes the time, who lives to see't, That going shall be us'd with feet. This prophecy Merlin shall make; for I live before his time. Exit. Scene III. A Room in Gloster's Castle. Enter Gloster and Edmund. Glou. Alack, alack, Edmund, I like not this unnatural dealing. When I desired their leave that I might pity him, they took from me the use of mine own house; charged me on pain of perpetual displeasure, neither to speak of him,...