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No Fear Act 3 Scene 4
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KENT

145 (to LEAR) Good my lord, take his offer. Go into the house.

KENT

(to LEAR) Sir, please take him up on his offer and go back with him.

LEAR

I’ll talk a word with this same learnèd Theban.—
What is your study?

LEAR

EDGAR

How to prevent the fiend and to kill vermin.

EDGAR

How to keep the devil away and kill rats.

LEAR

Let me ask you one word in private.

LEAR

Let me ask you something in private.
LEAR and EDGAR talk aside
LEAR and EDGAR talk privately.

KENT

150 (aside to GLOUCESTER)Importune him once more to go, my lord.
His wits begin t' unsettle.

KENT

(speaking so that only GLOUCESTER can hear) Ask him again to return with you, my lord. He’s beginning to lose his mind.

GLOUCESTER

     Canst thou blame him?

GLOUCESTER

Can you blame him?
Storm still
The storm continues.
His daughters seek his death. Ah, that good Kent—
He said it would be thus, poor banished man.
Thou say’st the king grows mad. I’ll tell thee, friend,
155I am almost mad myself. I had a son,
Now outlawed from my blood. He sought my life,
But lately, very late. I loved him, friend—
No father his son dearer. Truth to tell thee,
His daughters want to kill him. Ah, good old Kent said this would happen—that poor, banished man. You say the king is losing his mind. Let me tell you, my friend, I’m almost insane myself. I had a son, whom I’ve legally disowned. He tried to kill me recently, very recently. I loved him, as much as any father ever loved his son. To tell you the truth, I’m crazed with grief.