Election Day is November 3rd! Make sure your voice is heard
No Fear Act 2 Scene 2
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KENT

   None of these rogues and cowards
But Ajax is their fool.

KENT

These cowards manage to make fools of brave men.

CORNWALL

   Fetch forth the stocks, ho!—
You stubborn ancient knave, you reverend braggart,
We’ll teach you.

CORNWALL

KENT

   Sir, I am too old to learn.
120Call not your stocks for me. I serve the king,
On whose employment I was sent to you.
You shall do small respect, show too bold malice
Against the grace and person of my master,
Stocking his messenger.

KENT

Sir, I’m too old to be taught anything. Don’t put me in the stocks. I serve the king, who sent me here. If you put me in the stocks you’ll insult him both as a king and as a man.

CORNWALL

   Fetch forth the stocks!
125As I have life and honor, there shall he sit till noon.

CORNWALL

Bring out the stocks! I swear on my life and honor, he’ll sit here in the stocks until noon.

REGAN

Till noon? Till night, my lord, and all night too.

REGAN

Only until noon, my lord? No, the whole day, and all night too.

KENT

Why, madam, if I were your father’s dog,
You should not use me so.

KENT

Ma'am, you wouldn’t treat me like this if I were your father’s dog.

REGAN

   Sir, being his knave, I will.

REGAN

But since you’re his scoundrel servant, I will.
Stocks brought out
The stocks are brought out.

CORNWALL

This is a fellow of the selfsame color
130Our sister speaks of.—Come, bring away the stocks!

CORNWALL

This guy is exactly the kind of person your sister warned us about.—Come on, bring in the stocks, now!

GLOUCESTER

Let me beseech your grace not to do so.
His fault is much, and the good king his master
Will check him for ’t. Your purposed low correction
Is such as basest and contemned’st wretches
135For pilferings and most common trespasses
Are punished with.

GLOUCESTER

I beg you not to do this, my lord. He’s done wrong, and his master the king will punish him for it. But the kind