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Quarto and Folio (5): Bodies

[Quarto 1 = red | Folio = blue]

5.3.228-43 (TLN 3179-3199)

QuartoFolio
  Bast. I was contracted to them both, all three
Now marie in an instant.   [3180]
  Alb. Produce their bodies, be they aliue or dead,
This Iustice of the heauens that makes vs tremble,
Touches vs not with pity.   Edg. Here comes Kent sir.
  Alb. O tis he, the time will not allow               Enter Kent
The complement that very manners vrges.
  Kent. I am come to bid my King and maister ay good night,
Is he not here ?
  Duke. Great thing of vs forgot,
Speake Edmund, whers the king, and whers Cordelia
Seest thou this obiect Kent.The bodies of Gonorill and
Kent. Alack why thus. Regan are brought in.
  Bast. Yet Edmund was beloued,
The one the other poysoned for my sake,
And after slue her selfe.   Duke. Euen so, couer their faces.
  Bast. I was contracted to them both, all three
Now marry in an instant.   [3180]
  Edg. Here comes Kent.
Enter Kent.
  Alb. Produce the bodies, be they aliue or dead;
Gonerill and Regans bodies brought out.
This iudgement of the Heauens that makes vs tremble.
Touches vs not with pitty: O, is this he?
The time will not allow the complement
Which very manners vrges.
  Kent. I am come
To bid my King and Master aye good night.   [3190]
Is he not here?
  Alb. Great thing of vs forgot,
Speake Edmund, where's the King? and where's Cordelia?
Seest thou this obiect Kent?
  Kent. Alacke, why thus?
  Bast. Yet Edmund was belou'd:
The one the other poison'd for my sake,
And after slew herselfe.
  Alb. Euen so: couer their faces.
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