Enter LEAR, KENT disguised, and FOOL
(to KENT, giving him letters) Go you before to Gloucester
with these letters. Acquaint my daughter no further with
anything you know than comes from her demand out of the
letter. If your diligence be not speedy, I shall be there afore
I will not sleep, my lord, till I have delivered your letter.
If a man’s brains were in ’s heels, were ’t not in danger of
10Then, I prithee, be merry. Thy wit shall ne'er go slipshod.
Shalt see thy other daughter will use thee kindly. For
though she’s as like this as a crab’s like an apple, yet I can tell
what I can tell.
15Why, what canst thou tell, my boy?
She will taste as like this as a crab does to a crab. Thou canst
tell why one’s nose stands i' th' middle on ’s face?