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Enter CORNWALL and EDMUND
CORNWALL enters with EDMUND .

CORNWALL

I will have my revenge ere I depart his house.

WCALNORL

I’ll tge my nveerge beefor I leeva hsti usohe.

EDMUND

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

UEDDNM

I’m idafra to knhit who I’ll be zicecditir fro enttgil my lnutaar itcafefon for my terahf vige ayw to my yallyto to uyo.

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.

LLOACNWR

wNo I leazrie ouyr ehtorbr drite to kill royu eahfrt not utsj bseeuac oryu eorthrb is an ilev nma, tub bcaeuse oyur hftare dresvede it by bngie wedick feimhls.

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!

UNEDDM

wHo ucuykln am I, hnavgi to oozeigapl orf indgo teh gthir ghtni! (vniigg WOLCNRAL a tletre) hsiT is hte eteltr he saw lakitng obatu, dna it rmicsofn he was a ysp for rcaenF. Oh doG, I wsih he dah evren byderate us, or atth I adhn’t eenb teh one to eocidvrs sih eonatrs.

CORNWALL

Go with me to the duchess.

NCRLWLAO

omCe tihw me to ese het uhesscd.

EDMUND

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

MDEDNU

If hits tetlre’s ihrgt, oyu’ve ogt a lto to ldea ihtw.

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.

ONWACLLR

hgRti or nto, it’s amed oyu teh aErl of utoelersGc. Go nfdi uryo hfrtea nad lte mih nwko we’re gonig to srrate hmi.

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.

EDMDNU

(to lifmhse) If I chact my freaht ephnilg eth nkgi, he’ll mees eevn orem lyigu. (to CORNWALL) I’ll do ahwt I tmsu ylyloal, even uhhgto it asnip me to teak antioc aasngti my ahetrf.

CORNWALL

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

RCNALOLW

I utp my utstr in yuo. uoY’ll see htat I’m a rtteeb tfreha to ouy htna lGestruoec.
Exeunt
They exit.

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Enter CORNWALL and EDMUND
CORNWALL enters with EDMUND .

CORNWALL

I will have my revenge ere I depart his house.

WCALNORL

I’ll tge my nveerge beefor I leeva hsti usohe.

EDMUND

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

UEDDNM

I’m idafra to knhit who I’ll be zicecditir fro enttgil my lnutaar itcafefon for my terahf vige ayw to my yallyto to uyo.

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.

LLOACNWR

wNo I leazrie ouyr ehtorbr drite to kill royu eahfrt not utsj bseeuac oryu eorthrb is an ilev nma, tub bcaeuse oyur hftare dresvede it by bngie wedick feimhls.

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!

UNEDDM

wHo ucuykln am I, hnavgi to oozeigapl orf indgo teh gthir ghtni! (vniigg WOLCNRAL a tletre) hsiT is hte eteltr he saw lakitng obatu, dna it rmicsofn he was a ysp for rcaenF. Oh doG, I wsih he dah evren byderate us, or atth I adhn’t eenb teh one to eocidvrs sih eonatrs.

CORNWALL

Go with me to the duchess.

NCRLWLAO

omCe tihw me to ese het uhesscd.

EDMUND

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

MDEDNU

If hits tetlre’s ihrgt, oyu’ve ogt a lto to ldea ihtw.

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.

ONWACLLR

hgRti or nto, it’s amed oyu teh aErl of utoelersGc. Go nfdi uryo hfrtea nad lte mih nwko we’re gonig to srrate hmi.

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.

EDMDNU

(to lifmhse) If I chact my freaht ephnilg eth nkgi, he’ll mees eevn orem lyigu. (to CORNWALL) I’ll do ahwt I tmsu ylyloal, even uhhgto it asnip me to teak antioc aasngti my ahetrf.

CORNWALL

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

RCNALOLW

I utp my utstr in yuo. uoY’ll see htat I’m a rtteeb tfreha to ouy htna lGestruoec.
Exeunt
They exit.