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  • Title: The History of King Leir (Modern)
  • Editor: Andrew Griffin

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    Editor: Andrew Griffin
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    The History of King Leir (Modern)

    2613.1[Scene 31] [Video Sc.31]
    Sound alarum, excursions.
    Mumford must chase Cambria 2615away, then cease.
    Enter Cornwall
    The day is lost: our friends do all revolt
    And join against us with the adverse part.
    There is no means of safety but by flight,
    And therefore I'll to Cornwall with my queen.
    2620Enter Cambria
    I think there is a devil in the camp hath haunted me today: he hath so tired me that in a manner I can fight no more.
    Enter Mumford
    'Zounds, here he comes; I'll take me to my horse.
    2625Mumford follows him to the door and returns.
    Farewell, Welshman, give thee but thy due:
    Thou hast a light and nimble pair of legs.
    Thou art more in debt to them than to thy hands,
    But if I meet thee once again today
    2630I'll cut them off and set them to a better heart.