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King Lear

King Lear Translation Act 3, Scene 5

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Enter CORNWALL and EDMUND

CORNWALL

I will have my revenge ere I depart his house.

CORNWALL

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EDMUND

How, my lord, I may be censured, that nature thus givesway to loyalty, something fears me to think of.

EDMUND

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CORNWALL

I now perceive it was not altogether your brother’s evil disposition made him seek his death, but a provoking merit set awork by a reprovable badness in himself.

CORNWALL

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EDMUND

How malicious is my fortune, that I must repent to be just! [giving CORNWALL a letter] This is the letter which he spoke of, which approves him an intelligent party to the advantages of France. O heavens, that this treason were not, or not I the detector!

EDMUND

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CORNWALL

Go with me to the duchess.

CORNWALL

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EDMUND

If the matter of this paper be certain, you have mightybusiness in hand.

EDMUND

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CORNWALL

True or false, it hath made thee Earl of Gloucester. Seek out where thy father is, that he may be ready for our apprehension.

CORNWALL

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EDMUND

[aside] If I find him comforting the king, it will stuff his suspicion more fully. [to CORNWALL] I will persevere in my course of loyalty, though the conflict be sore between that and my blood.

EDMUND

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CORNWALL

I will lay trust upon thee, and thou shalt find a dearer father in my love.

CORNWALL

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