Enter GLOUCESTER, LEAR, KENT disguised, FOOL, and EDGAR disguised
Here is better than the open air. Take it thankfully. I will
piece out the comfort with what addition I can. I will not be
long from you.
All the power of his wits have given way to his impatience.
5The gods reward your kindness!
Frateretto calls me and tells me Nero is an angler in the lake
of darkness. Pray, innocent, and beware the foul fiend.
Prithee, nuncle, tell me whether a madman be a gentleman
or a yeoman?
No, he’s a yeoman that has a gentleman to his son, for he’s
a mad yeoman that sees his son a gentleman before him.
To have a thousand with red burning spits
Come hissing in upon 'em!
15The foul fiend bites my back.