ACT V SCENE II

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

King Lear

ACT V SCENE II A field between the two camps.
[ Alarum within. Enter, with drum and colours, KING 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! 5
[Exit EDGAR]
[Alarum and retreat within. Re-enter EDGAR]
EDGAR Away, old man; give me thy hand; away!
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 10
Their going hence, even as their coming hither;
Ripeness is all: come on.
GLOUCESTER And that’s true too.
[Exeunt]

King Lear, Act 5, Scene 3