Note to King Lear, 2.2.170: "seeking to give / Losses their remedies"
Alone, sitting in stocks near Gloucester's house, Kent looks at a letter and says,
Here's what I think I know:
I know 'tis from Cordelia,
Who hath most fortunately been inform'd
Of my obscured course; and shall find time
From this enormous state, seeking to give
Losses their remedies.
Here's what I don't know:
- The letter is from Cordelia.
- Cordelia has been informed by good luck ("most fortunately") that Kent, in disguise, is trying to look after Cordelia's father, King Lear.
- In Kent's opinion, the state of affairs in England is "monstrous"outrageously unnatural.
In short, I don't know much. Is Kent expecting Cordelia to save him from the stocks and her father from the consequences of his rashness? Comments are welcome. Use
- What "shall find time / From" means.