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They'l Abbott (§ 321) cites the present line as perhaps an example wherein will is used with the third person with the meaning pretend to or desire to, as in: ‘He will be here, and yet he is not here.’—1 Henry VI: II, iii, 58. Thus the whole line is: ‘They pretend to sit by the fire and presume to know.’—Ed.

They'l sit . . . cobled Shooes Verity (Student's Sh.): Compare Lear's words to Cordelia: ‘Come, let's away to prison . . .’ ‘. . . so we'll live,
And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh
At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues
Talk of court news; and we'll talk with them too,
Who loses, and who wins; who's in, who's out.’—V, iii, 11-15.

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