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  • Title: The History of King Leir (Quarto, 1605)
  • Editor: Andrew Griffin

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    The History of King Leir (Quarto, 1605)

    Sound alarum: excursions. Mumford must chase Cambria
    2615away : then cease. Enter Cornwall.
    Corn.The day is lost, our friends do all reuolt,
    And ioyne against vs with the aduerse part:
    There is meanes of safety but by flight,
    And therefore ile to Cornwall with my Queene. Exit.
    2620Enter Cambria.
    Cam.I thinke, there is a deuill in the Campe hath haunted
    me to day: he hath so tyred me, that in a maner I can fight no
    more. Enter Mumford.
    Zounds, here he comes, Ile take me to my horse. Exit.
    2625Mumford followes him to the dore, and returnes.
    Mum.Farewell (Welshman) giue thee but thy due,
    Thou hast a light and nimble payre of legs:
    Thou art more in debt to them then to thy hands:
    But if I meet thee once agayne to day,
    2630Ile cut them off, and set them to a better heart. Exit.
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