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By William Shakespeare Citybells.co.uk King Lear stands alongside Hamlet as one of the most profound expressions of tragic drama in literature Written between and it represents Shakespeare at the height of his dramatic power Drawing on anc King Lear stands alongside Hamlet as one eBook: William Epub of the most profound expressions of tragic drama in literature Written between and it represents Shakespeare at the height of his dramatic power Drawing on ancient British history Shakespeare constructs a plot that reads King Lear PDF/EPUB ² like a fable in its clear sighted but terrifying simplicity The ageing King Lear calls his daughters Goneril Regan and Cordelia to witness that he wishes to shake all cares and business from our age and divide his kingdom between his three Lear eBook: William ePUB children When Cordelia refuses to flatter her father with sycophantic words of love her banishment leads to chaos and civil war as Lear s disastrous division of the kingdom gives free reign to the greed and ambition of his two remaining daughters Lear eBook: William Shakespeare: .fr: PDF/EPUB ² As Lear sinks into rage and madness he is deserted by everyone except his bitter Fool the loyal Kent and the exiled Cordelia The play descends into a nighmarish theatre of cruelty and absurdity as Lear realises he has ta en Too little care of the poverty and corruption of his kingdom and his loyal but foolish friend Gloucester has his eyes gouged out Metaphors of monstrosity and perversions of nature structure the dramatic action and the play s ending remains one of the most harrowing in all of Shakespeare Many see a profound despair and nihilism in King Lear and would agree with Kent s conclusion that All s cheerless dark and deadly Other writers have identified a radical but pessimistic critiue of contemporary conceptions of kingship and absolutist authority yet it remains a Lear eBook: William Shakespeare: .fr: PDF/EPUB ² remarkable tragedy of public misjudgement and intensely private grief and anguish Jerry Brotton Chapter OneAct Scene running scene Enter Kent Gloucester and EdmundKENT I thought the king hadaffected the Duke of Albany than CornwallOUCESTER It did always seem so to us but now in the division of the kingdom it appears not which of the dukes he values most for ualities are so weighed that curiosity in neither can make choice of either s moietyNT Is not this your son my lord GLOUCESTER His breeding sir hath been at my charge I have so often blushed to acknowledge him that now I am brazed to tNT I cannot conceive youOUCESTER Sir this young fellow s mother could whereupon she grew round wombed and had indeed sir a son for her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed Do you smell a fault KENT I cannot wish the fault undone the issue of it being so properOUCESTER But I have a son sir by order of law some year elder than this who yet is no dearer in my account though this knave came something saucily to the world before he was sent for yet was his mother fair there was good sport at his making and the whoreson must be acknowledged Do you know this noble gentleman Edmund EDMUND No my lordOUCESTER My lord of Kent remember him hereafter as my honourable friendEDMUND My services to your lordshipNT I must love you and sue to know you betterEDMUND Sir I shall study deservingOUCESTER He hath been out nine years and away he shall again The king is comingSennet Enter one bearing a coronet then King Lear Cornwall Albany Goneril Regan Cordelia and AttendantsLEAR Attend the lords of France and Burgundy GloucesterOUCESTER I shall my lord ExitLEAR Meantime we shall express our darker purposeGive me the map there Kent or an Attendant gives Lear a mapKnow that we have dividedIn three our kingdom and tis our fast intentTo shake all cares and business from our ageConferring them on younger strengths while weUnburdened crawl toward death Our son ofCornwallAnd you our no less loving son of AlbanyWe have this hour a constant will to publishOur daughters several dowers that future strifeMay be prevented now The princes France andBurgundyGreat rivals in our youngest daughter s loveLong in our court have made their amorous sojournAnd here are to be answered Tell me mydaughters Since now we will divest us both of ruleInterest of territory cares of state Which of you shall we say doth love us mostThat we our largest bounty may extendWhere nature doth with merit challenge GonerilOur eldest born speak firstGONERIL Sir I love youthan word can wield the matterDearer than eyesight space and libertyBeyond what can be valued rich or rareNo less than life with grace health beauty honour As much as child e er loved or father found A love that makes breath poor and speech unable Beyond all manner of so much I love youRDELIA What shall Cordelia speak Love and be silent AsideLEAR Of all these bounds even from this line to this Points With shadowy forests and with champaigns riched to the mapWith plenteous rivers and wide skirted meadsWe make thee lady To thine and.
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Toward you who with this kingHath rivalled for our daughter what in the leastWill you reuire in present dower with herOr cease your uest of love BURGUNDY Most royal majestyI crave nothan hath your highness offeredNor will you tender lessLEAR Right noble BurgundyWhen she was dear to us we did hold her soBut now her price is fallen Sir there she stands If aught within that little seeming substanceOr all of it with our displeasure piecedAnd nothing may fitly like your graceShe s there and she is yoursBURGUNDY I know no answerLEAR Will you with those infirmities she owesUnfriended new adopted to our hateDowered with our curse and strangered with ouroathTake her or leave her BURGUNDY Pardon me royal sir Election makes not up in such conditionsLEAR Then leave her sir for by the power that made meI tell you all her wealth For you great king To FranceI would not from your love make such a strayTo match you where I hate therefore beseech youT avert your liking aworthier wayThan on a wretch whom nature is ashamedAlmost t acknowledge hersANCE This is most strangeThat she whom even but now was your objectThe argument of your praise balm of your ageThe best the dearest should in this trice of timeCommit a thing so monstrous to dismantleSo many folds of favour Sure her offenceMust be of such unnatural degreeThat monsters it or your fore vouched affectionFall into taint which to believe of herMust be a faith that reason without miracleShould never plant in meRDELIA I yet beseech your majesty If for I want that glib and oily artTo speak and purpose not since what I will intendI ll do t before I speak that you make knownIt is no vicious blot murder or foulnessNo unchaste action or dishonoured stepThat hath deprived me of your grace and favourBut even for want of that for which I am richer A still soliciting eye and such a tongueThat I am glad I have not though not to have itHath lost me in your likingLEAR Better thou hadstNot been born than not t have pleased me betterANCE Is it but this A tardiness in natureWhich often leaves the history unspokeThat it intends to do My lord of BurgundyWhat say you to the lady Love s not loveWhen it is mingled with regards that standsAloof from th entire point Will you have her She is herself a dowryBURGUNDY Royal king To LearGive but that portion which yourself proposedAnd here I take Cordelia by the handDuchess of BurgundyLEAR Nothing I have sworn I am firmBURGUNDY I am sorry then you have so lost a father To CordeliaThat you must lose a husbandRDELIA Peace be with BurgundySince that respect and fortunes are his loveI shall not be his wifeANCE Fairest Cordelia that art most rich being poorMost choice forsaken and most loved despisedThee and thy virtues here I seize upon Be it lawful I take up what s cast away Takes her handGods gods Tis strange that from their cold st neglectMy love should kindle to inflamed respect Thy dowerless daughter king thrown to my chanceIs ueen of us of ours and our fair France Not all the dukes of wat rish BurgundyCan buy this unprized precious maid of me Bid them farewell Cordelia though unkindThou losest here a better where to findLEAR Thou hast her France let her be thine for weHave no such daughter nor shall ever seeThat face of hers again Therefore be goneWithout our grace our love our benisonCome noble BurgundyFlourish Exeunt France and the sisters remain FRANCE Bid farewell to your sistersRDELIA The jewels of our father with washd eyesCordelia leaves you I know you what you areAnd like a sister am most loath to callYour faults as they are named Love well our father To your professd bosoms I commit himBut yet alas stood I within his graceI would prefer him to a better placeSo farewell to you bothGAN Prescribe not us our dutyGONERIL Let your studyBe to content your lord who hath received youAt fortune s alms You have obedience scantedAnd well are worth the want that you have wantedRDELIA Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides Who covers faults at last with shame deridesWell may you prosperANCE Come my fair Cordelia Exit France and CordeliaGONERIL Sister it is not little I have to say of what most nearly appertains to us both I think our father will hence tonightGAN That s most certain and with you next month with usGONERIL You see how full of changes his age is the observation we have made of it hath not been little He always loved our sister most and with what poor judgement he hath now cast her off appears too grosslyGAN Tis the infirmity of his age yet he hath ever but slenderly known himselfGONERIL The best and soundest of his time hath been but rash Then must we look from his age to receive not alone the imperfections of long engrafted condition but therewithal the unruly waywardness that infirm and choleric years bring with themGAN Such unconstant starts are we like to have from him as this of Kent s banishmentGONERIL There is further compliment of leave taking between France and him Pray you let us sit together if our father carry authority with such disposition as he bears this last surrender of his will but offend usGAN We shall further think of itGONERIL We must do something and i th heat ExeuntAct Scene running scene Enter Bastard Edmund With a letter..
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King Lear eBook William Shakespeare Amazon fr Amazon Media EUS à r l Albany s issuesBe this perpetual What says our second daughter Our dearest Regan wife of Cornwall REGAN I am made of that self mettle as my sisterAnd prize me at her worth In my true heartI find she names my very deed of love Only she comes too short that I professMyself an enemy to all other joysWhich the most precious suare of sense professesAnd find I am alone felicitateIn your dear highness loveRDELIA Then poor Cordelia AsideAnd yet not so since I am sure my love sMore ponderous than my tongueLEAR To thee and thine hereditary everRemain this ample third of our fair kingdomNo less in space validity and pleasureThan that conferred on Goneril Now our joy To CordeliaAlthough our last and least to whose young loveThe vines of France and milk of BurgundyStrive to be interessed what can you say to drawA thirdopulent than your sisters SpeakRDELIA Nothing my lordLEAR Nothing CORDELIA NothingLEAR Nothing will come of nothing speak againRDELIA Unhappy that I am I cannot heaveMy heart into my mouth I love your majestyAccording to my bond nonor lessLEAR How how Cordelia Mend your speech a littleLest you may mar your fortunesRDELIA Good my lordYou have begot me bred me loved me I return those duties back as are right fitObey you love you and most honour youWhy have my sisters husbands if they sayThey love you all Happily when I shall wedThat lord whose hand must take my plight shallcarryHalf my love with him half my care and duty Sure I shall never marry like my sistersLEAR But goes thy heart with this CORDELIA Ay my good lordLEAR So young and so untender CORDELIA So young my lord and trueLEAR Let it be so thy truth then be thy dowerFor by the sacred radiance of the sunThe mysteries of Hecate and the nightBy all the operation of the orbsFrom whom we do exist and cease to beHere I disclaim all my paternal carePropinuity and property of bloodAnd as a stranger to my heart and meHold thee from this for ever The barbarous ScythianOr he that makes his generation messesTo gorge his appetite shall to my bosomBe as well neighboured pitied and relievedAs thou my sometime daughterNT Good my liege LEAR Peace Kent Come not between the dragon and his wrathI loved her most and thought to set my restOn her kind nursery Hence and avoid my sight ToSo be my grave my peace as here I give CordeliaHer father s heart from her Call France Who stirs Call Burgundy Cornwall and Albany Exit Attendant With my two daughters dowers digest the thirdLet pride which she calls plainness marry herI do invest you jointly with my powerPre eminence and all the large effectsThat troop with majesty Ourself by monthly courseWith reservation of an hundred knightsBy you to be sustained shall our abodeMake with you by due turn only we shall retainThe name and all th addition to a king the swayRevenue execution of the restBelovd sons be yours which to confirmThis coronet part between you Gives them coronet to break in halfKENT Royal LearWhom I have ever honoured as my kingLoved as my father as my master followedAs my great patron thought on in my prayers LEAR The bow is bent and drawn make from the shaftNT Let it fall rather though the fork invadeThe region of my heart be Kent unmannerlyWhen Lear is mad What wouldst thou do old man Think st thou that duty shall have dread to speakWhen power to flattery bows To plainness honour sboundWhen majesty falls to folly Reserve thy stateAnd in thy best consideration checkThis hideous rashness Answer my life myjudgement Thy youngest daughter does not love thee leastNor are those empty hearted whose low soundsReverb no hollownessLEAR Kent on thy life noNT My life I never held but as pawnTo wage against thine enemies ne er fear to lose itThy safety being motiveLEAR Out of my sight KENT See better Lear and let me still remainThe true blank of thine eyeLEAR Now by Apollo KENT Now by Apollo kingThou swear st thy gods in vainLEAR O vassal Miscreant Puts his hand on his sword or attacks KentALBANY and CORDELIA Dear sir forbearNT Kill thy physician and thy fee bestowUpon the foul disease Revoke thy giftOr whilst I can vent clamour from my throatI ll tell thee thou dost evilLEAR Hear me recreant on thine allegiance hear me That thou hast sought to make us break our vowsWhich we durst never yet and with strained prideTo come betwixt our sentences and our powerWhich nor our nature nor our place can bearOur potency made good take thy reward Five days we do allot thee for provisionTo shield thee from disasters of the worldAnd on the sixth to turn thy hated backUpon our kingdom if on the next day followingThy banished trunk be found in our dominionsThe moment is thy death Away By JupiterThis shall not be revokedNT Fare thee well king sith thus thou wilt appearFreedom lives hence and banishment is here The gods to their dear shelter take thee maid To CordeliaThat justly think st and hast most rightly said And your large speeches may your deeds approve To GonerilThat good effects may spring from words of love and ReganThus Kent O princes bids you all adieuHe ll shape his old course in a country new ExitFlourish Enter Gloucester with France and Burgundy AttendantsCORDELIA Here s France and Burgundy my noble lordLEAR My lord of BurgundyWe first address.