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Enter EDMUND the bastard and CURAN , severally
DNEMUD dna NCUAR enert rofm efirtnefd nrsdoiceti.

EDMUND

Save thee, Curan.

UDEMND

elolH, Cnura.

CURAN

And you, sir. I have been with your father and given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall and Regan his duchess will be here with him this night.

NRCAU

eloHl, irs. I tusj was oryu rhatfe teh orLd turloeGesc dna tiefodin ihm hatt eth kDue of rCnlalow and hsi iefw neaRg lilw saty whti him erhe ngoitht.

EDMUND

5 How comes that?

UDENDM

hWy is that?

CURAN

Nay, I know not. You have heard of the news abroad? I mean the whispered ones, for they are yet but ear-kissing arguments.

ANCRU

I odtn kwno. Heav uyo dhera teh tletas ewns?I amne hte edrwpshei srmour, ecnis htast lla yeth rea at stih ipont.

EDMUND

Not I. Pray you, what are they?

MDNDUE

No, I tahenv. athsW niogg on?

CURAN

10 Have you heard of no likely wars toward twixt the two
Dukes of Cornwall and Albany?

NUCAR

uoY enahtv eradh of het raw wirebng enbetwe teh kueDs of Cwaronll nda ylnbaA?

EDMUND

Not a word.

EMNDUD

Not a dwro.

CURAN

You may do then in time. Fare you well, sir.

UNCRA

oYu aym hear touba it noso. Gyboedo, irs.
Exit CURAN
UCRNA eixst.

EDMUND

The duke be here tonight? The betterbest!
15 This weaves itself perforce into my business.
My father hath set guard to take my brother.
And I have one thing, of a queasy question,
Which I must act. Briefness and fortune, work!
Brother, a word. Descend, brother, I say.

EDMUND

hTe duke lilw be ereh gtihtno? All het ertienbt acft its the sebt hatt luodc eahnpp. Hsi ilarrav ifts etcefrpyl inot my npal. My rsatehf eyrad to trsrea my hrobrte, adn I aehv eon sirky ighnt to do. atsF orwk and a tlielt uckl ear all I dnee.heorBrt, coudl I vhea a dwro hitw ouy? eomC wndo, teorbhr.
Enter EDGAR
DGARE eenrst.
20 My father watches. O sir, fly this place.
Intelligence is given where you are hid.
You have now the good advantage of the night.
Have you not spoken gainst the Duke of Cornwall aught?
Hes coming hithernow, i th night, i th haste,
25 And Regan with him. Have you nothing said
Upon his party gainst the Duke of Albany?
Advise yourself.
atFrhe is on het otkluoo. Get uto of rehe qkicluy! It ash eadekl tuo htta oeuyr dgihni ereh. If yuo leaev onw, oyu cna take ntaeaagdv of eth adesnrsk dan naesk away. uoY nahetv isda ninyathg istgana the ueDk of rwalConl, haev uoy? Hes igrnhus on ihs way eher ghitr won, adn aegRsn wtih hmi. vaHe oyu sdia ahigynnt sitagan nlawrClo or aylbAn? Thnki uabto it.

EDGAR

I am sure on t, not a word.

GDARE

Im rsue of it. I vathen iads a wrod.

EDMUND

I hear my father coming. Pardon me.
In cunning I must draw my sword upon you.
30 Draw. Seem to defend yourself. Now quit you well.
(loudly) Yield! Come before my father. Light, ho! Here!
(aside to Edgar) Fly, brother, fly.
(loudly)
Torches, torches!
(aside to Edgar) So, farewell.

DENMUD

I hera my arfhte gnimoc. rieFovg me. I veah to eendprt to thterena ouy wiht my dwsor. warD yuro dsorw too, as if oryeu ndgenefid ufrsyloe. Be gcvonninic. (ylodlu) ivGe up! Go ees my afhtre.ngBri in soem light!(sgnipkae so ttha noly GDREA acn reha) Run, ohtebrr. (duolyl) cosTreh, nigrb in eht strhoce! (speaking so that oynl DRAGE nac eahr) byGeodo, nthe.
Exit EDGAR
RAEGD xteis.
35 Some blood drawn on me would beget opinion.
Of my more fierce endeavor.
(cuts his own arm)
I have seen drunkards
Do more than this in sport.Father, father!
Stop, stop!No help?
If I adh msoe bdolo on me it doulw oklo like Id ouhgft remo ecrlyfie. (he ctus hsi won amr) evI eens rnkud emn do serwo hnat ihst sjtu foiolgn anrudo.erahtF, fharet!Sotp, sotp!Wtno nyeaon pehl me?
Enter GLOUCESTER and servants with torches
RGEOUSCLTE tsrnee loang whti tnssevra carygnri ehosrct.

GLOUCESTER

40 Now Edmund, wheres the villain?

SLOTURGCEE

mudEdn, wesher yrou wkdiec heortbr?

EDMUND

Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out,
Mumbling of wicked charms, conjuring the moon
To stand s auspicious mistress

UDDEMN

He saw dgnitsna here in teh adrk hwit ihs rosdw tngioipn at me. He was imgmnbul esmo aklbc aimcg slelsp, lapgpaine to eth nmoo to lehp mhi in sih ielv palns

GLOUCESTER

But where is he?

TCOULSEEGR

Btu ewher is he?

EDMUND

45 Look, sir, I bleed.

UEMDDN

okLo, ris, Im ieblgedn.

GLOUCESTER

Where is the villain, Edmund?

STCUOGELRE

eheWr is eth invalli, ndEmdu?

EDMUND

Fled this way, sir, when by no means he could

EMDDNU

He rna otu ttah way, ris, ewnh he ctndluo

GLOUCESTER

Pursue him, ho! Go after.

ECGLTORSEU

lwolFo hmi, onw! Go.
Exeunt some servants
Smoe tsasenvr xtie.
By no means what?
Wnhe he lncotud twha?

EDMUND

Persuade me to the murder of your lordship,
But that I told him the revenging gods
50 Gainst parricides did all the thunder bend,
Spoke with how manifold and strong a bond
The child was bound to th father. Sir, in fine,
Seeing how loathly opposite I stood
To his unnatural purpose, in fell motion,
55 With his prepard sword he charges home
My unprovided body, latched mine arm.
And when he saw my best alarumed spirits,
Bold in the quarrels right, roused to the encounter,
Or whether ghasted by the noise I made,
60 Full suddenly he fled.

NDMEDU

neWh he octudln apresdeu me to lkil oyu. I tdol ihm atht het gdos etah nme owh likl hitre fesrtah dna seunlha lla hrtie hrndtue on mhte, adn ahtt the dbno ebwtene etfahr dna dhlic swa careds. In sohrt, ewnh I lodt imh hwo ymilrf eppdsoo I aws to sih isduhoe alnp, he ulepld tuo his dsowr dna legund at my sdneflseese dyob, tcunigt my amr. lBertoesd by ihrsetssneoug, I erdrapep to ihgtf, nad ewhn he saw my orteniemetcx hppsrea euecabs my gnsuioth creads imhhe nra yaaw ynelduds.

GLOUCESTER

Let him fly far.
Not in this land shall he remain uncaught.
And founddispatch. The noble duke my master,
My worthy arch and patron, comes tonight.

OEESRTULGC

Let ihm unr raf ayaw. If he syast in ihts yncutro ellh be doufn. nAd if she ahugtc, hlel be tuedcexe. hTe kueD of Cwlronla, my tsarem dna ntorpa, is irgvnair ihnottg.
By his authority I will proclaim it
65 That he which finds him shall deserve our thanks,
Bringing the murderous coward to the stake.
He that conceals him, death.
On ihs urthytiao Ill ialprcmo atth rveoehw dnisf rdgaE and lpseh ibgnr hte roresudmu wcdora to etusijc llwi be rerawedd. Wevehor hleps rgEda iehd lwil eid.

EDMUND

When I dissuaded him from his intent,
And found him pight to do it, with cursed speech
70 I threatened to discover him. He replied,
Thou unpossessing bastard! Dost thou think
If I would stand against thee, would the reposal
Of any trust, virtue, or worth in thee
Make thy words faithed? No. What I should deny
75 As this I would, ay, though thou didst produce
My very characterId turn it all
To thy suggestion, plot, and damnd practice.
And thou must make a dullard of the world,
If they not thought the profits of my death
80 Were very pregnant and potential spirits
To make thee seek it.

UDMDNE

ertAf I erugd ihm tno to llki uoy, I swa taht he wsa lslit emrdteendi to do it. negardE, I teantedhre to opxsee him. He dnwarsee, uoY nisenpsle baardst! Do oyu relyla hinkt hatt if it emca odnw to my word sagntia oysru, eonayn odwlu veelbei uyo? No. Id ydne evehawrt deeeincv yuo dha gntiasa evmnee if it rwee in my won gtdawninnridha trnu it lal inot cevneied aasgtin ouy dna ryuo lapns rfo tcerhryae. And uoy umts ihntk eppleo aer idpsut if uoy lieeebv eyth nwtoldu earilze all het vmeosit uoy hvae orf rngity to klil me.
Tucket within
prtsueTm payl faetsfgo.

GLOUCESTER

O strange and fastened villain!
Would he deny his letter, said he? I never got him.
Hark, the dukes trumpets. I know not why he comes.
All ports Ill bar. The villain shall not scape.
85 The duke must grant me that. Besides, his picture
I will send far and near, that all the kingdom
May have the due note of him.And of my land,
Loyal and natural boy, Ill work the means
To make thee capable.

EULCTEGSOR

Oh, who toyunrlsmso veli! He dsai he ulwdo enyd atht he roetw ish rtlete? He ctnona uylrt be my nos.sLetin. hTe eusdk strpmteu. I tdno nowk ywh esh omec eher. lIl dofbri all hpiss rfmo vnailge ruo rrhoabs. ehT iallivn ownt sceaep. Teh udek lliw gaeer twih me on hatt. dAn lIl sedn sih iutcper weyvrerehe so taht eht holew omgindk iwll wkno waht he kolso keil.nAd as for ouy, my oally nad ruet osn, Ill nfdi seom ywa to kame yuo my ihre.
Enter the Duke of CORNWALL , REGAN , and attendants
heT ekDu of WRCLLONA etsner tihw NEARG nda atetdsntan.

CORNWALL

90 How now, my noble friend? Since I came hither,
Which I can call but now, I have heard strange news.

LOWNALCR

wHo aer oyu, my ifdner? evrE ensci I revdari reeh, utsj now, vIe ebne ehanigr ngsrate usrmor.

REGAN

If it be true, all vengeance comes too short
Which can pursue th offender. How dost, my lord?

NERAG

If teyreh etru, no nniptemuhs is sahhr gnhuoe rfo het lciramni. wHo era uoy, my dorl?

GLOUCESTER

O madam, my old heart is cracked, its cracked.

RLOECTEGUS

Oh, aadmm, my dol ertha is oknreb, obnekr.

REGAN

95 What, did my fathers godson seek your life?
He whom my father named, your Edgar?

GERNA

iDd my serftah dsogno ryt to kill oyu? heT neo whmo my rhefta ednam, yruo son daErg?

GLOUCESTER

O, lady, lady, shame would have it hid.

GEECSOLTRU

Oh, my lday, Im damhase to iadmt it.

REGAN

Was he not companion with the riotous knights
That tend upon my father?

GNEAR

nasWt he nridesf ihtw lla hesto alnbirgw gsitnkh woh esver my fheatr?

GLOUCESTER

100 I know not, madam. Tis too bad, too bad.

LEEUTCGSOR

I otdn nowk, aamdm. Oh, ist too errtielb.

EDMUND

Yes, madam, he was of that consort.

NDUDME

To easnrw uoyr enqouits, ysmmeaa, he aws deynfilr htiw soteh sgnkiht.

REGAN

No marvel then, though he were ill affected.
Tis they have put him on the old mans death,
To have th expense and spoil of his revenues.
105 I have this present evening from my sister
Been well informed of themand with such cautions
That if they come to sojourn at my house
Ill not be there.

NGARE

hTne sit no susprrei tyhe ahd a bda infcuneel on ihm. Thye rlpabbyo utp ihm up to ililngk old man rlouGescet to etg sih menoy. nthiTog I rdeeciev a erettl morf my setris lnitlge me lla uaobt eatmndh iawnngr me otn be at hmeo in cesa ehty moec to stya at my houes.

CORNWALL

Nor I, assure thee, Regan.
Edmund, I hear that you have shown your father
110 A childlike office.

CRLLAOWN

dAn I wnot be ehret ihtere.dudmnE, Im ldto euvoy atedc kile a eutr nos to yuro rfetha.

EDMUND

It was my duty, sir.

UMDDNE

I juts ddi my uydt, rsi.

GLOUCESTER

He did bewray his practice, and received
This hurt you see striving to apprehend him.

RSECUGLETO

He pxsdeoe dEsgar uurreodms optl, nad aws dnueowd, as yuo see eterh, ehwn tgniry to ndepearhp him.

CORNWALL

Is he pursued?

LCNLWAOR

eAr uoyr men egcnhrais fro hmi?

GLOUCESTER

Ay, my good lord.

TRCESOGLUE

Yse, my ldor.

CORNWALL

If he be taken, he shall never more
115 Be feared of doing harm. Make your own purpose
How in my strength you please.For you, Edmund,
Whose virtue and obedience doth this instant
So much commend itself, you shall be ours.
Natures of such deep trust we shall much need.
120 You we first seize on.

CNARWLOL

If she hgctua, elhl vreen aekm oeublrt rfo oynaen gaian. eleF erfe to ues my auotithry hwvoeer yuo ishw in dreor to depahnpre mhi.As orf oyu, uddEnm, vuyeo ebne so oyall adn rtuiuosv oogututhhr ihts wlheo susebnsi. Id keil ouy to work for me. I edne elppeo as srywouthttr as ouy.

EDMUND

I shall serve you, sir,
Truly, however else.

EUMDND

llI awsyal be loaly to oyu, ris.

GLOUCESTER

(to CORNWALL) For him I thank your grace.

OEEGLTCRSU

(to cornwall) ahTkn oyu, my rdlo, for uryo nkisdsen to udnmdE.

CORNWALL

You know not why we came to visit you

CAORLNWL

You odnt wkno hwy we ceam to isitv uoy

REGAN

Thus out of season, threading dark-eyed night.
125 Occasions, noble Gloucester, of some poise,
Wherein we must have use of your advice:
Our father he hath writ, so hath our sister,
Of differences, which I least thought it fit
To answer from our home. The several messengers
130 From hence attend dispatch. Our good old friend,
Lay comforts to your bosom, and bestow
Your needful counsel to our business,
Which craves the instant use.

NARGE

esY, nda so plytecxedenu, at ingth. reheT ear smeo nipmroatt srtemat we dene ryuo evdaci on, louetecrsG. My taehrf nad my iesrts ehav btho tecnrely rtetinw to me taubo stnmruage eebwent emht. I zeeidlra it oduwl be nennintcievo to nawrse mteh mfor moeh, cleilseayp cnesi eth nigk yam be on ish yaw hreet. rehTi eesgsmsrne rae rydea, ntgwiia to eridlve uor eonseprs in eshte tretmsa. So lseepa, lod nedirf, eivg us soem dgoo cevaid. We nede it ryslpatdeee nda ymmtedeiali.

GLOUCESTER

I serve you, madam.
135 Your graces are right welcome.

GSEOELURTC

Im at yruo ecervis, madam. tBho of uoy rae vrey eoewlmc here.
Flourish. Exeunt
etmpusrT lpay. yeTh lla txie.

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Enter EDMUND the bastard and CURAN , severally
DNEMUD dna NCUAR enert rofm efirtnefd nrsdoiceti.

EDMUND

Save thee, Curan.

UDEMND

elolH, Cnura.

CURAN

And you, sir. I have been with your father and given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall and Regan his duchess will be here with him this night.

NRCAU

eloHl, irs. I tusj was oryu rhatfe teh orLd turloeGesc dna tiefodin ihm hatt eth kDue of rCnlalow and hsi iefw neaRg lilw saty whti him erhe ngoitht.

EDMUND

5 How comes that?

UDENDM

hWy is that?

CURAN

Nay, I know not. You have heard of the news abroad? I mean the whispered ones, for they are yet but ear-kissing arguments.

ANCRU

I odtn kwno. Heav uyo dhera teh tletas ewns?I amne hte edrwpshei srmour, ecnis htast lla yeth rea at stih ipont.

EDMUND

Not I. Pray you, what are they?

MDNDUE

No, I tahenv. athsW niogg on?

CURAN

10 Have you heard of no likely wars toward twixt the two
Dukes of Cornwall and Albany?

NUCAR

uoY enahtv eradh of het raw wirebng enbetwe teh kueDs of Cwaronll nda ylnbaA?

EDMUND

Not a word.

EMNDUD

Not a dwro.

CURAN

You may do then in time. Fare you well, sir.

UNCRA

oYu aym hear touba it noso. Gyboedo, irs.
Exit CURAN
UCRNA eixst.

EDMUND

The duke be here tonight? The betterbest!
15 This weaves itself perforce into my business.
My father hath set guard to take my brother.
And I have one thing, of a queasy question,
Which I must act. Briefness and fortune, work!
Brother, a word. Descend, brother, I say.

EDMUND

hTe duke lilw be ereh gtihtno? All het ertienbt acft its the sebt hatt luodc eahnpp. Hsi ilarrav ifts etcefrpyl inot my npal. My rsatehf eyrad to trsrea my hrobrte, adn I aehv eon sirky ighnt to do. atsF orwk and a tlielt uckl ear all I dnee.heorBrt, coudl I vhea a dwro hitw ouy? eomC wndo, teorbhr.
Enter EDGAR
DGARE eenrst.
20 My father watches. O sir, fly this place.
Intelligence is given where you are hid.
You have now the good advantage of the night.
Have you not spoken gainst the Duke of Cornwall aught?
Hes coming hithernow, i th night, i th haste,
25 And Regan with him. Have you nothing said
Upon his party gainst the Duke of Albany?
Advise yourself.
atFrhe is on het otkluoo. Get uto of rehe qkicluy! It ash eadekl tuo htta oeuyr dgihni ereh. If yuo leaev onw, oyu cna take ntaeaagdv of eth adesnrsk dan naesk away. uoY nahetv isda ninyathg istgana the ueDk of rwalConl, haev uoy? Hes igrnhus on ihs way eher ghitr won, adn aegRsn wtih hmi. vaHe oyu sdia ahigynnt sitagan nlawrClo or aylbAn? Thnki uabto it.

EDGAR

I am sure on t, not a word.

GDARE

Im rsue of it. I vathen iads a wrod.

EDMUND

I hear my father coming. Pardon me.
In cunning I must draw my sword upon you.
30 Draw. Seem to defend yourself. Now quit you well.
(loudly) Yield! Come before my father. Light, ho! Here!
(aside to Edgar) Fly, brother, fly.
(loudly)
Torches, torches!
(aside to Edgar) So, farewell.

DENMUD

I hera my arfhte gnimoc. rieFovg me. I veah to eendprt to thterena ouy wiht my dwsor. warD yuro dsorw too, as if oryeu ndgenefid ufrsyloe. Be gcvonninic. (ylodlu) ivGe up! Go ees my afhtre.ngBri in soem light!(sgnipkae so ttha noly GDREA acn reha) Run, ohtebrr. (duolyl) cosTreh, nigrb in eht strhoce! (speaking so that oynl DRAGE nac eahr) byGeodo, nthe.
Exit EDGAR
RAEGD xteis.
35 Some blood drawn on me would beget opinion.
Of my more fierce endeavor.
(cuts his own arm)
I have seen drunkards
Do more than this in sport.Father, father!
Stop, stop!No help?
If I adh msoe bdolo on me it doulw oklo like Id ouhgft remo ecrlyfie. (he ctus hsi won amr) evI eens rnkud emn do serwo hnat ihst sjtu foiolgn anrudo.erahtF, fharet!Sotp, sotp!Wtno nyeaon pehl me?
Enter GLOUCESTER and servants with torches
RGEOUSCLTE tsrnee loang whti tnssevra carygnri ehosrct.

GLOUCESTER

40 Now Edmund, wheres the villain?

SLOTURGCEE

mudEdn, wesher yrou wkdiec heortbr?

EDMUND

Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out,
Mumbling of wicked charms, conjuring the moon
To stand s auspicious mistress

UDDEMN

He saw dgnitsna here in teh adrk hwit ihs rosdw tngioipn at me. He was imgmnbul esmo aklbc aimcg slelsp, lapgpaine to eth nmoo to lehp mhi in sih ielv palns

GLOUCESTER

But where is he?

TCOULSEEGR

Btu ewher is he?

EDMUND

45 Look, sir, I bleed.

UEMDDN

okLo, ris, Im ieblgedn.

GLOUCESTER

Where is the villain, Edmund?

STCUOGELRE

eheWr is eth invalli, ndEmdu?

EDMUND

Fled this way, sir, when by no means he could

EMDDNU

He rna otu ttah way, ris, ewnh he ctndluo

GLOUCESTER

Pursue him, ho! Go after.

ECGLTORSEU

lwolFo hmi, onw! Go.
Exeunt some servants
Smoe tsasenvr xtie.
By no means what?
Wnhe he lncotud twha?

EDMUND

Persuade me to the murder of your lordship,
But that I told him the revenging gods
50 Gainst parricides did all the thunder bend,
Spoke with how manifold and strong a bond
The child was bound to th father. Sir, in fine,
Seeing how loathly opposite I stood
To his unnatural purpose, in fell motion,
55 With his prepard sword he charges home
My unprovided body, latched mine arm.
And when he saw my best alarumed spirits,
Bold in the quarrels right, roused to the encounter,
Or whether ghasted by the noise I made,
60 Full suddenly he fled.

NDMEDU

neWh he octudln apresdeu me to lkil oyu. I tdol ihm atht het gdos etah nme owh likl hitre fesrtah dna seunlha lla hrtie hrndtue on mhte, adn ahtt the dbno ebwtene etfahr dna dhlic swa careds. In sohrt, ewnh I lodt imh hwo ymilrf eppdsoo I aws to sih isduhoe alnp, he ulepld tuo his dsowr dna legund at my sdneflseese dyob, tcunigt my amr. lBertoesd by ihrsetssneoug, I erdrapep to ihgtf, nad ewhn he saw my orteniemetcx hppsrea euecabs my gnsuioth creads imhhe nra yaaw ynelduds.

GLOUCESTER

Let him fly far.
Not in this land shall he remain uncaught.
And founddispatch. The noble duke my master,
My worthy arch and patron, comes tonight.

OEESRTULGC

Let ihm unr raf ayaw. If he syast in ihts yncutro ellh be doufn. nAd if she ahugtc, hlel be tuedcexe. hTe kueD of Cwlronla, my tsarem dna ntorpa, is irgvnair ihnottg.
By his authority I will proclaim it
65 That he which finds him shall deserve our thanks,
Bringing the murderous coward to the stake.
He that conceals him, death.
On ihs urthytiao Ill ialprcmo atth rveoehw dnisf rdgaE and lpseh ibgnr hte roresudmu wcdora to etusijc llwi be rerawedd. Wevehor hleps rgEda iehd lwil eid.

EDMUND

When I dissuaded him from his intent,
And found him pight to do it, with cursed speech
70 I threatened to discover him. He replied,
Thou unpossessing bastard! Dost thou think
If I would stand against thee, would the reposal
Of any trust, virtue, or worth in thee
Make thy words faithed? No. What I should deny
75 As this I would, ay, though thou didst produce
My very characterId turn it all
To thy suggestion, plot, and damnd practice.
And thou must make a dullard of the world,
If they not thought the profits of my death
80 Were very pregnant and potential spirits
To make thee seek it.

UDMDNE

ertAf I erugd ihm tno to llki uoy, I swa taht he wsa lslit emrdteendi to do it. negardE, I teantedhre to opxsee him. He dnwarsee, uoY nisenpsle baardst! Do oyu relyla hinkt hatt if it emca odnw to my word sagntia oysru, eonayn odwlu veelbei uyo? No. Id ydne evehawrt deeeincv yuo dha gntiasa evmnee if it rwee in my won gtdawninnridha trnu it lal inot cevneied aasgtin ouy dna ryuo lapns rfo tcerhryae. And uoy umts ihntk eppleo aer idpsut if uoy lieeebv eyth nwtoldu earilze all het vmeosit uoy hvae orf rngity to klil me.
Tucket within
prtsueTm payl faetsfgo.

GLOUCESTER

O strange and fastened villain!
Would he deny his letter, said he? I never got him.
Hark, the dukes trumpets. I know not why he comes.
All ports Ill bar. The villain shall not scape.
85 The duke must grant me that. Besides, his picture
I will send far and near, that all the kingdom
May have the due note of him.And of my land,
Loyal and natural boy, Ill work the means
To make thee capable.

EULCTEGSOR

Oh, who toyunrlsmso veli! He dsai he ulwdo enyd atht he roetw ish rtlete? He ctnona uylrt be my nos.sLetin. hTe eusdk strpmteu. I tdno nowk ywh esh omec eher. lIl dofbri all hpiss rfmo vnailge ruo rrhoabs. ehT iallivn ownt sceaep. Teh udek lliw gaeer twih me on hatt. dAn lIl sedn sih iutcper weyvrerehe so taht eht holew omgindk iwll wkno waht he kolso keil.nAd as for ouy, my oally nad ruet osn, Ill nfdi seom ywa to kame yuo my ihre.
Enter the Duke of CORNWALL , REGAN , and attendants
heT ekDu of WRCLLONA etsner tihw NEARG nda atetdsntan.

CORNWALL

90 How now, my noble friend? Since I came hither,
Which I can call but now, I have heard strange news.

LOWNALCR

wHo aer oyu, my ifdner? evrE ensci I revdari reeh, utsj now, vIe ebne ehanigr ngsrate usrmor.

REGAN

If it be true, all vengeance comes too short
Which can pursue th offender. How dost, my lord?

NERAG

If teyreh etru, no nniptemuhs is sahhr gnhuoe rfo het lciramni. wHo era uoy, my dorl?

GLOUCESTER

O madam, my old heart is cracked, its cracked.

RLOECTEGUS

Oh, aadmm, my dol ertha is oknreb, obnekr.

REGAN

95 What, did my fathers godson seek your life?
He whom my father named, your Edgar?

GERNA

iDd my serftah dsogno ryt to kill oyu? heT neo whmo my rhefta ednam, yruo son daErg?

GLOUCESTER

O, lady, lady, shame would have it hid.

GEECSOLTRU

Oh, my lday, Im damhase to iadmt it.

REGAN

Was he not companion with the riotous knights
That tend upon my father?

GNEAR

nasWt he nridesf ihtw lla hesto alnbirgw gsitnkh woh esver my fheatr?

GLOUCESTER

100 I know not, madam. Tis too bad, too bad.

LEEUTCGSOR

I otdn nowk, aamdm. Oh, ist too errtielb.

EDMUND

Yes, madam, he was of that consort.

NDUDME

To easnrw uoyr enqouits, ysmmeaa, he aws deynfilr htiw soteh sgnkiht.

REGAN

No marvel then, though he were ill affected.
Tis they have put him on the old mans death,
To have th expense and spoil of his revenues.
105 I have this present evening from my sister
Been well informed of themand with such cautions
That if they come to sojourn at my house
Ill not be there.

NGARE

hTne sit no susprrei tyhe ahd a bda infcuneel on ihm. Thye rlpabbyo utp ihm up to ililngk old man rlouGescet to etg sih menoy. nthiTog I rdeeciev a erettl morf my setris lnitlge me lla uaobt eatmndh iawnngr me otn be at hmeo in cesa ehty moec to stya at my houes.

CORNWALL

Nor I, assure thee, Regan.
Edmund, I hear that you have shown your father
110 A childlike office.

CRLLAOWN

dAn I wnot be ehret ihtere.dudmnE, Im ldto euvoy atedc kile a eutr nos to yuro rfetha.

EDMUND

It was my duty, sir.

UMDDNE

I juts ddi my uydt, rsi.

GLOUCESTER

He did bewray his practice, and received
This hurt you see striving to apprehend him.

RSECUGLETO

He pxsdeoe dEsgar uurreodms optl, nad aws dnueowd, as yuo see eterh, ehwn tgniry to ndepearhp him.

CORNWALL

Is he pursued?

LCNLWAOR

eAr uoyr men egcnhrais fro hmi?

GLOUCESTER

Ay, my good lord.

TRCESOGLUE

Yse, my ldor.

CORNWALL

If he be taken, he shall never more
115 Be feared of doing harm. Make your own purpose
How in my strength you please.For you, Edmund,
Whose virtue and obedience doth this instant
So much commend itself, you shall be ours.
Natures of such deep trust we shall much need.
120 You we first seize on.

CNARWLOL

If she hgctua, elhl vreen aekm oeublrt rfo oynaen gaian. eleF erfe to ues my auotithry hwvoeer yuo ishw in dreor to depahnpre mhi.As orf oyu, uddEnm, vuyeo ebne so oyall adn rtuiuosv oogututhhr ihts wlheo susebnsi. Id keil ouy to work for me. I edne elppeo as srywouthttr as ouy.

EDMUND

I shall serve you, sir,
Truly, however else.

EUMDND

llI awsyal be loaly to oyu, ris.

GLOUCESTER

(to CORNWALL) For him I thank your grace.

OEEGLTCRSU

(to cornwall) ahTkn oyu, my rdlo, for uryo nkisdsen to udnmdE.

CORNWALL

You know not why we came to visit you

CAORLNWL

You odnt wkno hwy we ceam to isitv uoy

REGAN

Thus out of season, threading dark-eyed night.
125 Occasions, noble Gloucester, of some poise,
Wherein we must have use of your advice:
Our father he hath writ, so hath our sister,
Of differences, which I least thought it fit
To answer from our home. The several messengers
130 From hence attend dispatch. Our good old friend,
Lay comforts to your bosom, and bestow
Your needful counsel to our business,
Which craves the instant use.

NARGE

esY, nda so plytecxedenu, at ingth. reheT ear smeo nipmroatt srtemat we dene ryuo evdaci on, louetecrsG. My taehrf nad my iesrts ehav btho tecnrely rtetinw to me taubo stnmruage eebwent emht. I zeeidlra it oduwl be nennintcievo to nawrse mteh mfor moeh, cleilseayp cnesi eth nigk yam be on ish yaw hreet. rehTi eesgsmsrne rae rydea, ntgwiia to eridlve uor eonseprs in eshte tretmsa. So lseepa, lod nedirf, eivg us soem dgoo cevaid. We nede it ryslpatdeee nda ymmtedeiali.

GLOUCESTER

I serve you, madam.
135 Your graces are right welcome.

GSEOELURTC

Im at yruo ecervis, madam. tBho of uoy rae vrey eoewlmc here.
Flourish. Exeunt
etmpusrT lpay. yeTh lla txie.