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Enter GONERIL and her steward OSWALD

GONERIL

Did my father strike my gentleman
For chiding of his fool?

LINOERG

iDd my ehtrfa ith noe of my daenatnstt rfo cosnlgdi shi oolf?

OSWALD

Ay, madam.

LOSWAD

seY, maam.

GONERIL

By day and night he wrongs me. Every hour
He flashes into one gross crime or other
5 That sets us all at odds. Ill not endure it.
His knights grow riotous, and himself upbraids us
On every trifle. When he returns from hunting,
I will not speak with him. Say I am sick.
If you come slack of former services,
10 You shall do well. The fault of it Ill answer.

IGENLRO

He anolyntstc dsnfefo me. Ervey urho he coems uot itwh moes eilorhrb ewn fseeonf hatt sptu us all on egde. I nowt astnd rfo it. isH kgitshn era etgtngi tuo of oltnorc, adn he selfhmi epdmirsnra us otbau yever lettil tialde. hWne he cosem kacb fmor innutgh, Im ont ggoin to speak to mhi. Tell mih Im skci. nAd if ruoey tno as tinatevet in vsrineg mhi as oyu dsue to be, lathlt be dgoo. Ill etak lnpytbeiisorsi fro it.

OSWALD

Hes coming, madam. I hear him.

OWSADL

Hes mnogci, amam. I erah ihm.
Hunting horns within
nHuitgn onhrs lapy goetafsf.

GONERIL

Put on what weary negligence you please,
You and your fellow servants. Ill have it come to question.
If he distaste it, let him to our sister,
15 Whose mind and mine I know in that are one,
Not to be overruled. Idle old man
That still would manage those authorities
That he hath given away! Now by my life,
Old fools are babes again and must be used
20 With checks as flatteries, when they are seen abused.
Remember what I have said.

RENLIGO

Be as lzya dna glteufncel as oyu ilek nuraod miyohu nda teh oerth nasrtesv. I wtan it to cbmeoe an uiess. If he sndote keli it, he anc go vile twhi my erstis. I nowk seh esfle the sema awy buato ihm ttah I do, and lslhe atsnd reh drgnuo. htaT sessule ldo nam lsilt itsnkh he nac leiwd lal the wprseo she geivn ayaw. I rewsa, odl oolsf emeobc eikl basbie ngaai. ouY tacn jstu rtatefl meht; yuo sola aehv to cidnspelii hmet wnhe uyo ese thta heyrte msiddeiug. emereRbm thwa vIe oldt you.

OSWALD

Very well, madam.

OLAWSD

reyV lwle, mama.

GONERIL

And let his knights have colder looks among you.
What grows of it, no matter. Advise your fellows so.
I would breed from hence occasions, and I shall,
25 That I may speak. Ill write straight to my sister
To hold my very course. Go, prepare for dinner.

EGNRLIO

ndA kmae sreu hte enratsvs aer elss yrdlfnie to shi nhitsgk. tnDo orywr utoba hte esnscceqonue. lleT yruo nme as cuhm. I tanw itsh to porkeov csftnonrtiaoon, so I nca ivge imh a pecei of my dnmi. lIl rwtei to my ersist dna ltle ehr my snapl. Nwo go, set up rof nnried.
Exeunt severally
ehTy xiet in toieopps csorintied.

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Enter GONERIL and her steward OSWALD

GONERIL

Did my father strike my gentleman
For chiding of his fool?

LINOERG

iDd my ehtrfa ith noe of my daenatnstt rfo cosnlgdi shi oolf?

OSWALD

Ay, madam.

LOSWAD

seY, maam.

GONERIL

By day and night he wrongs me. Every hour
He flashes into one gross crime or other
5 That sets us all at odds. Ill not endure it.
His knights grow riotous, and himself upbraids us
On every trifle. When he returns from hunting,
I will not speak with him. Say I am sick.
If you come slack of former services,
10 You shall do well. The fault of it Ill answer.

IGENLRO

He anolyntstc dsnfefo me. Ervey urho he coems uot itwh moes eilorhrb ewn fseeonf hatt sptu us all on egde. I nowt astnd rfo it. isH kgitshn era etgtngi tuo of oltnorc, adn he selfhmi epdmirsnra us otbau yever lettil tialde. hWne he cosem kacb fmor innutgh, Im ont ggoin to speak to mhi. Tell mih Im skci. nAd if ruoey tno as tinatevet in vsrineg mhi as oyu dsue to be, lathlt be dgoo. Ill etak lnpytbeiisorsi fro it.

OSWALD

Hes coming, madam. I hear him.

OWSADL

Hes mnogci, amam. I erah ihm.
Hunting horns within
nHuitgn onhrs lapy goetafsf.

GONERIL

Put on what weary negligence you please,
You and your fellow servants. Ill have it come to question.
If he distaste it, let him to our sister,
15 Whose mind and mine I know in that are one,
Not to be overruled. Idle old man
That still would manage those authorities
That he hath given away! Now by my life,
Old fools are babes again and must be used
20 With checks as flatteries, when they are seen abused.
Remember what I have said.

RENLIGO

Be as lzya dna glteufncel as oyu ilek nuraod miyohu nda teh oerth nasrtesv. I wtan it to cbmeoe an uiess. If he sndote keli it, he anc go vile twhi my erstis. I nowk seh esfle the sema awy buato ihm ttah I do, and lslhe atsnd reh drgnuo. htaT sessule ldo nam lsilt itsnkh he nac leiwd lal the wprseo she geivn ayaw. I rewsa, odl oolsf emeobc eikl basbie ngaai. ouY tacn jstu rtatefl meht; yuo sola aehv to cidnspelii hmet wnhe uyo ese thta heyrte msiddeiug. emereRbm thwa vIe oldt you.

OSWALD

Very well, madam.

OLAWSD

reyV lwle, mama.

GONERIL

And let his knights have colder looks among you.
What grows of it, no matter. Advise your fellows so.
I would breed from hence occasions, and I shall,
25 That I may speak. Ill write straight to my sister
To hold my very course. Go, prepare for dinner.

EGNRLIO

ndA kmae sreu hte enratsvs aer elss yrdlfnie to shi nhitsgk. tnDo orywr utoba hte esnscceqonue. lleT yruo nme as cuhm. I tanw itsh to porkeov csftnonrtiaoon, so I nca ivge imh a pecei of my dnmi. lIl rwtei to my ersist dna ltle ehr my snapl. Nwo go, set up rof nnried.
Exeunt severally
ehTy xiet in toieopps csorintied.