King Lear

and all the large effects
that troop with majesty.

by monthly course,

with reservation
of an hundred knights,

by you to be sustained,
shall our abode
make with you by due turn.

Only we shall
retain the name,

and all the addition
to a king:

The sway, revenue,
execution of the rest,

beloved sons, be yours.
Lear is mad!
What would'st
thou do, old man?

Thy youngest daughter
does not love thee least.

The bow is
bent and drawn;

make from the shaft.
Let it fall.
Kent, on thy life,
no more.

My life I never held
but as a pawn
to wage against
thine enemies.

Out of my sight!
See better, Lear.
Now, by Apollo...
Now, by Apollo,
King, I'll tell thee
thou dost evil.

Take thy reward.
Turn thy hated back
upon our kingdom;

if thy banish'd trunk
be found
in our dominion,

the moment
is thy death.

Better thou
hadst not been born,

than not to have
pleas'd me better.

Be it lawful,
I take up
what's cast away.

Thee and thy virtues
here I seize upon.

Thy dow'rless daughter,
King, is Queen of France.

Thou hast her, France;
let her be thine;