King Lear

  • King Lear: Act 1, Scene 1

  • King Lear's palace.

  • (Kent; Gloucester; Edmund; King Lear; Cornwall; Albany; Goneril; Regan; Cordelia; Attendants; Gloucester; France; Burgundy)

  • Enter Kent, Gloucester, and Edmund.

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    Earl of Kent

    I thought the King had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall.

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Gloucester in King Lear

    Earl of Gloucester

    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 equalities are so weigh'd, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either's moi'ty.

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Kent in King Lear

    Earl of Kent

    Is not this your son, my lord?

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Gloucester in King Lear

    Earl of Gloucester

    His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge. I have so often blush'd to acknowledge him, that now I am braz'd to't.

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Kent in King Lear

    Earl of Kent

    I cannot conceive you.

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Gloucester in King Lear

    Earl of Gloucester

    Sir, this young fellow's mother could; whereupon she grew round-womb'd, and had indeed, sir, a son for her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed. Do you smell a fault?

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Kent in King Lear

    Earl of Kent

    I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue of it being so proper.

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Gloucester in King Lear

    Earl of Gloucester

    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 acknowledg'd. Do you know this noble gentleman, Edmund?

  • Profile Picture of Edmund in King Lear

    Edmund

    No, my lord.

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Gloucester in King Lear

    Earl of Gloucester

    My Lord of Kent. Remember him hereafter as my honorable friend.

  • Profile Picture of Edmund in King Lear

    Edmund

    My services to your lordship.

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Kent in King Lear

    Earl of Kent

    I must love you, and sue to know you better.

  • Profile Picture of Edmund in King Lear

    Edmund

    Sir, I shall study deserving.

  • Profile Picture of Earl of Gloucester in King Lear

    Earl of Gloucester

    He hath been out nine years, and away he shall again.

  • Sound a sennet.

  • The King is coming.