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LEIR 2 LEIR, KEY-PUNCHED IN 1968 FROM A XEROX OF THE HL COPY OF THE 1605 EDITION, "THE TRUE CHRONICLE HISTORY OF KING LEIR AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS, GONORILL, RAGAN, AND CORDELLA. MODERN SPELLING, ALL UPPER CASE. ) THE TRUE CHRONICLE HISTORY OF KING LEIR AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS. ACTUS I. ENTER KING LEIR AND NOBLES. LEIR. THUS TO OUR GRIEF THE OBSEQUIES PERFORM'D OF OUR TOO LATE DECEAS'D AND DEAREST QUEEN, WHOSE SOUL I HOPE, POSSESS'D OF HEAVENLY JOYS, DOTH RIDE IN TRIUMPH AMONGST THE CHERUBINS; LET US REQUEST YOUR GRAVE ADVICE, MY LORDS, FOR THE DISPOSING OF OUR PRINCELY DAUGHTERS, FOR WHOM OUR CARE IS SPECIALLY EMPLOYED, AS NATURE BINDETH TO ADVANCE THEIR STATES, IN ROYAL MARRIAGE WITH SOME PRINCELY MATES: FOR WANTING NOW THEIR MOTHER'S GOOD ADVICE, UNDER WHOSE GOVERNMENT THEY HAVE RECEIVED A PERFECT PATTERN OF A VIRTUOUS LIFE: LEFT AS IT WERE A SHIP WITHOUT A STERN, OR SILLY SHEEP WITHOUT A PASTOR'S CARE: ALTHOUGH OURSELVES DO . . .