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Kent. I have a journey, fir, shortly to go;
k Alb. The weight of this fad time we must obey,
" [Exeunt with a dead march,
h So the qu’s; the rest calls me, I must not, &c.
i Here all but the qu’s and H. make Kent die. But this direction is jufily left out ; for Kent only declines the share in the government offered him by Albany, on account of his age : how unexpectedly and aukwardly would he die, after saying only, he had a journey shortly to go, and without bidding farewel, or discovering any symptoms of death.
k The fo's and R. give this fpeech to Edgar.
| The two last lines, as they stand, are filly and false; and are only in, ferted that any one may alter them for the better if he can. H. has not made them a jot better by the following alteration,
The oldest hath born most; we that are young
Shall never see so much, live e'er so long.