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ALBANY

90Where was his son when they did take his eyes?

ALBANY

Where was Gloucester’s son Edmund when they gouged his eyes out?

FIRST MESSENGER

Come with my lady hither.

FIRST MESSENGER

He was on his way here with your wife.

ALBANY

   He is not here.

ALBANY

But he isn’t here now.

FIRST MESSENGER

No, my good lord. I met him back again.

FIRST MESSENGER

No, my lord. I met him going back again.

ALBANY

Knows he the wickedness?

ALBANY

Does he know about this wicked crime?

FIRST MESSENGER

Ay, my good lord. 'Twas he informed against him,
95And quit the house on purpose that their punishment
Might have the freer course.

FIRST MESSENGER

Yes, my lord. He was the one who denounced his father. He then left the house specifically so that the punishment might be carried out without concern for their father-son bond.

ALBANY

   Gloucester, I live
To thank thee for the love thou showed’st the king,
And to revenge thine eyes.—Come hither, friend.
Tell me what more thou know’st.

ALBANY

Gloucester, I’ll thank you forever for the love you’ve shown the king. I’ll get revenge for what they did to your eyes.—Come here, my friend. What else you do know?
Exeunt
They exit.