Speeches (Lines) for Earl of Kent
in "King Lear"

Total: 127

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1

I,1,2

I thought the King had more affected the Duke of Albany than
Cornwall.

2

I,1,8

Is not this your son, my lord?

3

I,1,11

I cannot conceive you.

4

I,1,15

I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue of it being so
proper.

5

I,1,27

I must love you, and sue to know you better.

6

I,1,125

Good my liege-

7

I,1,145

Royal Lear,
Whom I have ever honour'd as my king,...

8

I,1,150

Let it fall rather, though the fork invade
The region of my heart! Be Kent unmannerly...

9

I,1,162

My life I never held but as a pawn
To wage against thine enemies; nor fear to lose it,...

10

I,1,166

See better, Lear, and let me still remain
The true blank of thine eye.

11

I,1,169

Now by Apollo, King,
Thou swear'st thy gods in vain.

12

I,1,173

Do!
Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow...

13

I,1,192

Fare thee well, King. Since thus thou wilt appear,
Freedom lives hence, and banishment is here....

14

I,4,535

If but as well I other accents borrow,
That can my speech defuse, my good intent...

15

I,4,545

A man, sir.

16

I,4,547

I do profess to be no less than I seem, to serve him truly
that will put me in trust, to love him that is honest, to...

17

I,4,552

A very honest-hearted fellow, and as poor as the King.

18

I,4,555

Service.

19

I,4,557

You.

20

I,4,559

No, sir; but you have that in your countenance which I would
fain call master.

21

I,4,562

Authority.

22

I,4,564

I can keep honest counsel, ride, run, mar a curious tale in
telling it and deliver a plain message bluntly. That which...

23

I,4,569

Not so young, sir, to love a woman for singing, nor so old to
dote on her for anything. I have years on my back forty-eight.

24

I,4,615

Nor tripp'd neither, you base football player?

25

I,4,618

Come, sir, arise, away! I'll teach you differences. Away,
away! If you will measure your lubber's length again, tarry; but...

26

I,4,629

Why, fool?

27

I,4,656

This is nothing, fool.

28

I,4,677

This is not altogether fool, my lord.

29

I,5,885

I will not sleep, my lord, till I have delivered your letter. Exit.

30

II,2,1076

Ay.

31

II,2,1078

I' th' mire.

32

II,2,1080

I love thee not.

33

II,2,1082

If I had thee in Lipsbury Pinfold, I would make thee care for
me.

34

II,2,1085

Fellow, I know thee.

35

II,2,1087

A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud,
shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy,...

36

II,2,1098

What a brazen-fac'd varlet art thou, to deny thou knowest me!
Is it two days ago since I beat thee and tripp'd up thy heels...

37

II,2,1105

Draw, you rascal! You come with letters against the King, and
take Vanity the puppet's part against the royalty of her father....

38

II,2,1110

Strike, you slave! Stand, rogue! Stand, you neat slave!
Strike! [Beats him.]

39

II,2,1115

With you, goodman boy, an you please! Come, I'll flesh ye!
Come on, young master!

40

II,2,1123

No marvel, you have so bestirr'd your valour. You cowardly
rascal, nature disclaims in thee; a tailor made thee.

41

II,2,1126

Ay, a tailor, sir. A stonecutter or a painter could not have
made him so ill, though he had been but two hours at the trade.

42

II,2,1131

Thou whoreson zed! thou unnecessary letter! My lord, if
you'll give me leave, I will tread this unbolted villain into...

43

II,2,1137

Yes, sir, but anger hath a privilege.

44

II,2,1139

That such a slave as this should wear a sword,
Who wears no honesty. Such smiling rogues as these,...

45

II,2,1154

No contraries hold more antipathy
Than I and such a knave.

46

II,2,1157

His countenance likes me not.

47

II,2,1159

Sir, 'tis my occupation to be plain.
I have seen better faces in my time...

48

II,2,1173

Sir, in good faith, in sincere verity,
Under th' allowance of your great aspect,...

49

II,2,1178

To go out of my dialect, which you discommend so much. I
know, sir, I am no flatterer. He that beguil'd you in a plain...

50

II,2,1193

None of these rogues and cowards
But Ajax is their fool.

51

II,2,1198

Sir, I am too old to learn.
Call not your stocks for me. I serve the King;...

52

II,2,1207

Why, madam, if I were your father's dog,
You should not use me so.

53

II,2,1231

Pray do not, sir. I have watch'd and travell'd hard.
Some time I shall sleep out, the rest I'll whistle....

54

II,2,1236

Good King, that must approve the common saw,
Thou out of heaven's benediction com'st...

55

II,4,1279

Hail to thee, noble master!

56

II,4,1282

No, my lord.

57

II,4,1289

It is both he and she-
Your son and daughter.

58

II,4,1292

Yes.

59

II,4,1294

I say yea.

60

II,4,1296

Yes, they have.

61

II,4,1298

By Juno, I swear ay!

62

II,4,1305

My lord, when at their home
I did commend your Highness' letters to them,...

63

II,4,1336

With the Earl, sir, here within.

64

II,4,1340

None.
How chance the King comes with so small a number?

65

II,4,1344

Why, fool?

66

II,4,1361

Where learn'd you this, fool?

67

III,1,1618

Who's there, besides foul weather?

68

III,1,1620

I know you. Where's the King?

69

III,1,1633

But who is with him?

70

III,1,1636

Sir, I do know you,
And dare upon the warrant of my note...

71

III,1,1663

No, do not.
For confirmation that I am much more...

72

III,1,1672

Few words, but, to effect, more than all yet:
That, when we have found the King (in which your pain...

73

III,2,1715

Who's there?

74

III,2,1718

Alas, sir, are you here? Things that love night
Love not such nights as these. The wrathful skies...

75

III,2,1738

Alack, bareheaded?
Gracious my lord, hard by here is a hovel;...

76

III,4,1801

Here is the place, my lord. Good my lord, enter.
The tyranny of the open night 's too rough...

77

III,4,1805

Good my lord, enter here.

78

III,4,1807

I had rather break mine own. Good my lord, enter.

79

III,4,1825

Good my lord, enter here.

80

III,4,1843

Give me thy hand. Who's there?

81

III,4,1845

What art thou that dost grumble there i' th' straw?
Come forth.

82

III,4,1868

He hath no daughters, sir.

83

III,4,1919

How fares your Grace?

84

III,4,1921

Who's there? What is't you seek?

85

III,4,1948

Good my lord, take his offer; go into th' house.

86

III,4,1953

Importune him once more to go, my lord.
His wits begin t' unsettle.

87

III,4,1970

This way, my lord.

88

III,4,1973

Good my lord, soothe him; let him take the fellow.

89

III,4,1975

Sirrah, come on; go along with us.

90

III,6,2010

All the power of his wits have given way to his impatience.
The gods reward your kindness!

91

III,6,2037

How do you, sir? Stand you not so amaz'd.
Will you lie down and rest upon the cushions?

92

III,6,2060

O pity! Sir, where is the patience now
That you so oft have boasted to retain?

93

III,6,2082

Now, good my lord, lie here and rest awhile.

94

III,6,2088

Here, sir; but trouble him not; his wits are gone.

95

III,6,2099

Oppressed nature sleeps.
This rest might yet have balm'd thy broken senses,...

96

IV,3,2454

Why the King of France is so suddenly gone back know you the
reason?

97

IV,3,2460

Who hath he left behind him general?

98

IV,3,2462

Did your letters pierce the Queen to any demonstration of
grief?

99

IV,3,2469

O, then it mov'd her?

100

IV,3,2479

Made she no verbal question?

101

IV,3,2488

It is the stars,
The stars above us, govern our conditions;...

102

IV,3,2493

Was this before the King return'd?

103

IV,3,2495

Well, sir, the poor distressed Lear's i' th' town;
Who sometime, in his better tune, remembers...

104

IV,3,2500

A sovereign shame so elbows him; his own unkindness,
That stripp'd her from his benediction, turn'd her...

105

IV,3,2507

Of Albany's and Cornwall's powers you heard not?

106

IV,3,2509

Well, sir, I'll bring you to our master Lear
And leave you to attend him. Some dear cause...

107

IV,7,2913

To be acknowledg'd, madam, is o'erpaid.
All my reports go with the modest truth;...

108

IV,7,2919

Pardon, dear madam.
Yet to be known shortens my made intent....

109

IV,7,2945

Kind and dear princess!

110

IV,7,2998

In your own kingdom, sir.

111

IV,7,3010

Most certain, sir.

112

IV,7,3012

As 'tis said, the bastard son of Gloucester.

113

IV,7,3015

Report is changeable. 'Tis time to look about; the powers of
the kingdom approach apace.

114

IV,7,3019

My point and period will be throughly wrought,
Or well or ill, as this day's battle's fought. Exit.

115

V,3,3404

I am come
To bid my king and master aye good night....

116

V,3,3411

Alack, why thus?

117

V,3,3441

Is this the promis'd end?

118

V,3,3447

O my good master!

119

V,3,3462

If fortune brag of two she lov'd and hated,
One of them we behold.

120

V,3,3465

The same-
Your servant Kent. Where is your servant Caius?

121

V,3,3469

No, my good lord; I am the very man-

122

V,3,3471

That from your first of difference and decay
Have followed your sad steps.

123

V,3,3474

Nor no man else! All's cheerless, dark, and deadly.
Your eldest daughters have fordone themselves,...

124

V,3,3502

Break, heart; I prithee break!

125

V,3,3504

Vex not his ghost. O, let him pass! He hates him
That would upon the rack of this tough world...

126

V,3,3508

The wonder is, he hath endur'd so long.
He but usurp'd his life.

127

V,3,3514

I have a journey, sir, shortly to go.
My master calls me; I must not say no.

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