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Enter CORNWALL , and REGAN , and GONERIL , and EDMUND the bastard, and servants
LRNWOCAL rstnee hwit AREGN , EOLNIRG , EDUNMD , nad nsresavt.

CORNWALL

(to GONERIL) Post speedily to my lord your husband. Show him this letter. The army of France is landed. Seek out the traitor Gloucester.

WCAOLRLN

(to GONERIL) yurrH to yrou shdnaub. Swoh imh tshi reettl. heT chFren mayr sah ldaden.idnF eth roittra Groetuclse.
Exeunt some servants
Soem svrsenta etix.

REGAN

Hang him instantly.

GNERA

nHga mhi lamemytidie.

GONERIL

Pluck out his eyes.

LIOERGN

eogGu otu ihs ysee!

CORNWALL

Leave him to my displeasure.Edmund, keep you our sister company. The revenges we are bound to take upon your traitorous father are not fit for your beholding. Advise the duke where you are going, to a most festinate preparation. We are bound to the like. Our posts shall be swift and intelligent betwixt us.Farewell, dear sister. (to EDMUND) Farewell, my lord of Gloucester.

RLNACLWO

aevLe mhi to my wahtr.mndEud, go whit my stresi-in-wla. You sudlhont hvae to ese eht tpmnsinheu we nicitfl on ruyo rafeht. elTl eht eDku of Aanbyl to rpeerpa rfo wra imeltedaimy. We iwll do hte amse. eWll ekpe eth lseni of ncootiacummni pneo eneewtb us. (to GONERIL) odGoyeb, my read tssier-in-law. (to EDMUND) eyoGbod, dolr cseGeulort.
Enter OSWALD the steward
SDOAWL tnesre.
How now? Wheres the king?
Heoll. Wheser eht ngki?

OSWALD

My lord of Gloucester hath conveyed him hence.
Some five or six and thirty of his knights,
15 Hot questrists after him, met him at gate,
Who with some other of the lords dependants
Are gone with him towards Dover, where they boast
To have well-armd friends.

LDOAWS

oLrd Groeutscel sha pheeld hmi eevla. Thiyrt-vief or rhtity-sxi of ihs khtnigs emt him at teh gaet, adn thgoeter tihw eoms rthseo thyvee est off orf rDoev, eerwh hyet acmli to eavh ourwpelf fnidesr.

CORNWALL

Get horses for your mistress.

RWLNAOLC

aPperer het ohsers rfo uroy dlay.
Exit OSWALD
OLDSAW iexst.

GONERIL

20 Farewell, sweet lord, and sister.

NEOIGLR

yboodGe, my eswte rldo.Gbedoyo, my issetr.

CORNWALL

Edmund, farewell.

LLRCNWAO

Geybood, Emnudd.
Exeunt GONERIL and EDMUND the bastard
NEILGOR and MNDUDE teix.
Go seek the traitor Gloucester.
Pinion him like a thief, bring him before us.
Go ndif the otrtari seGcueorlt. ieT hmi up like a ehitf and nbrig him erhe to me.
Exeunt some servants
omeS netrvass iext.
Though well we may not pass upon his life
Without the form of justice, yet our power
25 Shall do a courtesy to our wrath, which men
May blame, but not control.Whos there? The traitor?
I tnac menocnd hmi to edaht otwuiht a froalm iarlt, utb Im wlferupo uogehn atth I nca still do egmnoisht to rspesex my areng. emoS men yam beaml me rof gidno iths, tbu eyht wtno be elab to do tnihagny utoba it.hosW rteeh? Is atht the tratrio?
Enter GLOUCESTER , brought in by two or three servants
Tow or etrhe vnaserts rgnbi in SOCGUTEERL .

REGAN

Ingrateful fox, tis he.

NAREG

tgrufaneUl ottirar! Tahst mhi.

CORNWALL

Bind fast his corky arms.

CRANWOLL

eiT up hsi edetwrhi dlo masr.

GLOUCESTER

What mean your graces? Good my friends, consider
You are my guests. Do me no foul play, friends.

CRULEGSETO

thWa era yuo ognid? My fsndeir, mmeerbre ahtt ouyre my tgsesu rhee. tDno pyla ayn tynas rtskci on me.

CORNWALL

30 Bind him, I say.

OLAWLNCR

Tei mih up, I etll yuo.
Servants bind GLOUCESTER
seSnartv eti up CLREUSOTGE .

REGAN

Hard, hard.O filthy traitor!

EARGN

ieT him up erardh.Yuo flyhit trraoit!

GLOUCESTER

Unmerciful lady as you are, Im none.

UOGRLTCEES

Im nto a rotrtia, iaurnf ydal.

CORNWALL

To this chair bind him.Villain, thou shalt find

ROWLLACN

eiT imh to htis hrcia.lluoY ees, lmcriain
REGAN plucks GLOUCESTER s beard
AGRNE lsulp TEGEOLRSUC s rdaeb.

GLOUCESTER

By the kind gods, tis most ignobly done
To pluck me by the beard.

GROLCUEEST

By het dgso, tis dcegslfiuar fro ouy to lpul my rdeba.

REGAN

35 So white, and such a traitor?

ERGAN

As odl nad hetiw-hairde as oyu rea, and ueroy uhsc a otriatr?

GLOUCESTER

Naughty lady,
These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin
Will quicken and accuse thee. I am your host.
With robbers hands my hospitable favors
40 You should not ruffle thus. What will you do?

ESTLROUEGC

Wcdkie nmwoa, ehest etwih shria yroeu ulplign ffo my ichn iwll oecm to ifel adn ucseca yuo of orgnw-dngio. oYu are my ugtsse. shTi is no wya to taret a shto owh has wlemdeoc uoy niot ihs hsueo. hatW do oyu htink ruoey dongi?

CORNWALL

Come, sir, what letters had you late from France?

CLWANRLO

ellT us tuboa eht tserlet htta uoy tgo fmor eFrcan.

REGAN

Be simple-answered, for we know the truth.

EGNAR

Gte to teh npoit, sicne we yealrda nowk the rhutt.

CORNWALL

And what confederacy have you with the traitors
Late footed in the kingdom?

LAOCRWLN

And twash ruyo oncentncoi twih het isortatr ohw dalned in oru dkoimng rcteylen?

REGAN

To whose hands
45 You have sent the lunatic king. Speak.

ERGNA

hTe noes vuoye etsn rou aluntci gnki to. llTe us.

GLOUCESTER

I have a letter guessingly set down,
Which came from one thats of a neutral heart,
And not from one opposed.

ECELOSUTRG

I got a erettl tath mead seom gsesseu aobut hwta wsa ggnio on, wutoith any oopfr. It emca fomr a alnetru pyart, ton mfor neooems opepsdo to uoy.

CORNWALL

Cunning.

ORCLNWAL

Hwo crleev of uyo.

REGAN

And false.

RNAEG

eClevr sile.

CORNWALL

Where hast thou sent the king?

ACONLRWL

reeWh ehva you tnes teh gkni?

GLOUCESTER

To Dover.

ROSUEECGLT

To rvoDe.

REGAN

50 Wherefore to Dover? Wast thou not charged at peril

AREGN

hWy eoDrv? eWrtne you edreodr, on alepnty of

CORNWALL

Wherefore to Dover?Let him first answer that.

OLWNCRLA

yWh orvDe?Lte him senawr atht eniotqus istfr.

GLOUCESTER

I am tied to th stake, and I must stand the course.

GLUSETCOER

Im cbaedk noti a ncrero tiwh enewroh to nru.

REGAN

Wherefore to Dover, sir?

GRNAE

yhW vrDoe?

GLOUCESTER

Because I would not see thy crul nails
55 Pluck out his poor old eyes, nor thy fierce sister
In his anointed flesh stick boarish fangs.
The sea, with such a storm as his bare head
In hell-black night endured, would have buoyed up,
And quenched the stelld fires.
60 Yet poor old heart, he holp the heavens to rain.
If wolves had at thy gate howled that stern time,
Thou shouldst have said, Good porter, turn the key,
All cruls else subscribed. But I shall see
The wingd vengeance overtake such children.

EUELRCSTGO

esaBeuc I niddt watn to ahcwt wlieh yuo dougeg tou shi oopr dlo syee iwth oryu ulrec nieslainrfg, or hielw oyur sivociu itrses akns ehr snfga tion sih crdaes fhesl. You ftel hmi tou in teh ormst in eth ckbal ntgih, heaaeerbdd, a rstom so trireebl atht if it dha apephnde at sea, eth wseatr uolwd heav riens up dan hidseextginu hte ifer ignrubn in het tasrs. dnA eht poro old amn jsut ptew, miinxg ish rstae itwh eth arni. If lwvsoe dah been iohngwl uesdtoi ruoy gtea at teh atehr of taht mrost, ouy uveldow dtol royu onadrom to elt mteh in, seidtep lal hte ectuerisl uoy nilctfi on eth wlodr. utB noso Ill see the sdog ihnspu you ofr yoru kalc of pcteesr to ruyo aerfth.

CORNWALL

65 See t shalt thou never.Fellows, hold the chair.
Upon these eyes of thine Ill set my foot.

CROANLLW

Yuo town be geines tiygahnn.dloH shi arich lislt, nme.Im gniog to tpu my ootf on his ysee.

GLOUCESTER

He that will think to live till he be old,
Give me some help!

SRGEEUTLOC

Oh, leph me, oeaynn hwo stawn to vile nlgo!
CORNWALL plucks out one of GLOUCESTER s eyes and stamps on it
RNALCWLO egsgou tuo neo of CRUEOELTSG s eeys and spets on it.
O cruel! O you gods!
Oh, so ulecr! Oh ared gdos!

REGAN

70 One side will mock anotherth other too.

NRAGE

Now she a tietll dkroceo. ugoeG out eth hoter yee too.

CORNWALL

If you see vengeance

CNLWROLA

If yuo see ancegneev

FIRST SERVANT

Hold your hand, my lord!
I have served you ever since I was a child.
But better service have I never done you
75 Than now to bid you hold.

FTSRI RENASVT

tpSo, my lodr! evI esevdr yuo cnesi iolocddhh, btu veI nvree neod yuo a trteeb iercvse athn iltlneg you to spto.

REGAN

How now, you dog?

NGARE

tsWah htis, yuo god?

FIRST SERVANT

If you did wear a beard upon your chin,
Id shake it on this quarrel. What do you mean?

FTSIR TERSNAV

I am iingllw to fihgt uyo if I sutm. Whta do you nmea by all hsti?

CORNWALL

My villein!

AOLNLRCW

My aetnaps, tnicga leki sthi?

FIRST SERVANT

Nay then, come on, and take the chance of anger.

SFIRT ATNRESV

oeCm on tneh. Orve my dade oydb.
FIRST SERVANT and CORNWALL draw and fight CORNWALL is wounded
Teh ISRTF STRNEAV adn LCNRWALO radw rsdosw dan tihfg. RLOANLWC is wuddnoe.

REGAN

(to another servant)
Give me thy sword.A peasant stand up thus?
(takes a sword, runs at FIRST SERVANT behind, and kills him)

GRNAE

(to aehnrot etnravs) Gvei me uory odrws.A woyll seaantp yidegnf ish ldor ekil isth?
hSe tkase a wsdor and basst eht RSTIF TNVREAS mrfo nehbdi, gikilln him.

FIRST SERVANT

Oh, I am slain!My lord, you have one eye left
To see some mischief on him. Oh!
(dies)

RSITF ESTVRNA

I am niydg!My olrd, ouy sllti aehv oen yee fetl to see aCwlorln iseuhpdn. Oh!(he ieds)

CORNWALL

Lest it see more, prevent it.Out, vile jelly!

CLOLRWNA

Wlle sutj vaeh to ptos hmi mrof enegsi ever niaga. Otu, vlie jylle, pop uot of yruo eey ceosskt!
(plucks out GLOUCESTERs other eye)
Where is thy luster now?
(he eggous out GLOUCESTERs ehort eey)
rWshee oyru eklpras now?

GLOUCESTER

All dark and comfortless. Wheres my son Edmund?
90 Edmund, enkindle all the sparks of nature
To quit this horrid act.

STECOUGRLE

tohNnig utb kenadssr nad rroohr. Wehsre my osn mdnuEd? mndEud, tel ouyr eovl orf me iiegtn uoyr obldltosu to geaevn ihts broierlh irmce!

REGAN

Out, treacherous villain!
Thou callst on him that hates thee. It was he
That made the overture of thy treasons to us,
Who is too good to pity thee.

RAENG

Wnogr, live atroitr. ueorY pgeaalpin to a son woh tsahe oyu. He swa eht eon hwo vlaeeerd oruy aterson to us. Hes oot oogd to ahev nay ooancipsms rfo ouy.

GLOUCESTER

95 O my follies! Then Edgar was abused.
Kind gods, forgive me that, and prosper him!

CEGSUTOLER

atWh a oflo eIv nebe! Tihs asmen Ive areeimtdts Ergad. eDar dGo, ogevrfi me. etL mhi be elwl!

REGAN

Go thrust him out at gates, and let him smell
His way to Dover.

GAERN

ckiK mih out of hte eatg. He nca iffns sih yaw to Devro.
Exeunt some servants with GLOUCESTER
oemS svarnset xeit htiw SROUEGECLT .
(to CORNWALL) How is t, my lord? How look you?
(to CORNWALL) ahtW is it, my oldr? hWy do you kolo leik ttha?

CORNWALL

100 I have received a hurt. Follow me, lady.
Turn out that eyeless villain. Throw this slave
Upon the dunghill.Regan, I bleed apace.
Untimely comes this hurt. Give me your arm.

RCWNOLAL

Im dwodneu. loolFw me, dmama.hoTwr teh nldib roaittr idtueso. nAd owthr tshi eadd nataspe ntoi teh rneamu tpi.gnaRe, Im lgnedbei. tsI a dab eimt orf schu an uinyjr. Gvei me yuor ram.
Exit CORNWALL with REGAN
NOALWRCL nad ERAGN exit.

SECOND SERVANT

Ill never care what wickedness I do,
105 If this man come to good.

ONDSCE AVNSTRE

If rou ailrmnci mraets etsg ffo free, I twon arec thwa spaenhp to me oemaynr.

THIRD SERVANT

If she live long,
And in the end meet the old course of death,
Women will all turn monsters.

TDHIR NEVSTRA

If esh vlies a gnlo dna phyap eilf, hetn lla noemw may as llew untr itno sontserm.

SECOND SERVANT

Lets follow the old earl, and get the Bedlam
110 To lead him where he would. His roguish madness
Allows itself to any thing.

OSCDNE NTEAVRS

Lets lowolf het ldo arle, dan teg taht ayzcr mTo to etak hmi eerrwevh he stwan to go. As a igwednarn nacitlu, he nca do hevwetar he stnwa.

THIRD SERVANT

Go thou. Ill fetch some flax and whites of eggs
To apply to his bleeding face. Now heaven help him!

RDITH RVETSAN

Go dhaae. Ill egt osem hlcto and geg ethswi to anbdeag sih eilebdgn fcea. Havnee lhep mih!
Exeunt severally
Tyhe tiex in fdfrneeit riedtnocsi.