Election Day is November 3rd! Make sure your voice is heard
No Fear Act 4 Scene 6
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GENTLEMAN

Though that the queen on special cause is here,
205Her army is moved on.

GENTLEMAN

The queen is here on special business, and her army has moved on.

EDGAR

   I thank you, sir.

EDGAR

Thank you, sir.
Exit GENTLEMAN
The GENTLEMAN exits.

GLOUCESTER

You ever gentle gods, take my breath from me.
Let not my worser spirit tempt me again
To die before you please.

GLOUCESTER

Gentle gods in heaven, please let me die. Don’t tempt me to suicide again.

EDGAR

Well pray you, father.

EDGAR

Pray well, father.

GLOUCESTER

210Now, good sir, what are you?

GLOUCESTER

And who are you, good sir?

EDGAR

A most poor man made tame to fortune’s blows,
Who by the art of known and feeling sorrows
Am pregnant to good pity. Give me your hand,
I’ll lead you to some biding.

EDGAR

I’m a poor man who’s been humbled by many misfortunes. I’ve had enough sorrow in my life to feel compassion for others. Give me your hand. I’ll lead you to some shelter.

GLOUCESTER

     Hearty thanks.
215The bounty and the benison of heaven
To boot and boot.

GLOUCESTER

Thank you very much. May heaven bless you.
Enter OSWALD the steward
OSWALD enters.

OSWALD

A proclaimed prize! Most happy!
That eyeless head of thine was first framed flesh
To raise my fortunes. Thou old unhappy traitor,
220Briefly thyself remember. The sword is out
That must destroy thee.

OSWALD

What good luck! I’ll get the promised reward. That blind head of yours was created to make me rich. You old traitor, repent all your sins. Prepare to die.

GLOUCESTER

   Now let thy friendly hand
Put strength enough to ’t.

GLOUCESTER

Death is exactly what I want. I hope you’re strong enough to do it.