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Histories and Tragedies: King Lear, 5.3.300-317

Line numbers are from the Bevington Necessary Shakespeare.

Captain: Edmund is dead, my lord.

ALBANY:                           That's but a trifle here.                                                 [300]
You lords and noble friends, know our intent.
What comfort to this great decay may come
Shall be applied: for us we will resign,
During the life of this old majesty,                                                  [305]
To him our absolute power:
[To EDGAR and KENT.]
                           you, to your rights;
With boot, and such addition as your honours
Have more than merited. All friends shall taste
The wages of their virtue, and all foes
The cup of their deservings. O, see, see!                                                      [310]

KING LEAR: And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life!
Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life,
And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more,
Never, never, never, never, never!
Pray you, undo this button: thank you, sir.                                                [315]
Do you see this? Look on her, look, her lips,
Look there, look there!
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