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Speeches (Lines) for Captain
in "King Lear"

Total: 5

# Act, Scene, Line
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Edmund. Come hither, Captain; hark.
Take thou this note [gives a paper]. Go follow them to prison.
One step I have advanc'd thee. If thou dost
As this instructs thee, thou dost make thy way
To noble fortunes. Know thou this, that men
Are as the time is. To be tender-minded
Does not become a sword. Thy great employment
Will not bear question. Either say thou'lt do't,
Or thrive by other means.

Captain. I'll do't, my lord.



Edmund. About it! and write happy when th' hast done.
Mark- I say, instantly; and carry it so
As I have set it down.

Captain. I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats;
If it be man's work, I'll do't. Exit.



Duke of Albany. She is not well. Convey her to my tent.
[Exit Regan, led. Enter a Herald.]
Come hither, herald. Let the trumpet sound,
And read out this.

Captain. Sound, trumpet! A trumpet sounds.



Lear. A plague upon you, murderers, traitors all!
I might have sav'd her; now she's gone for ever!
Cordelia, Cordelia! stay a little. Ha!
What is't thou say'st, Her voice was ever soft,
Gentle, and low- an excellent thing in woman.
I kill'd the slave that was a-hanging thee.

Captain. 'Tis true, my lords, he did.



(stage directions). Enter a Captain.

Captain. Edmund is dead, my lord.

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