ACT 5, SCENE 2: A field between the two camps.

Alarum within. Enter, with drum and colours, 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!                                       [5]
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;                               [10]
Ripeness is all: come on.

GLOUCESTER:                           And that's true too.

[Exeunt.]


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