No Fear Act 5 Scene 1
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REGAN

I never shall endure her. Dear my lord,
Be not familiar with her.

REGAN

I can’t stand her. Please, my lord, don’t be friendly with her.

EDMUND

   Fear me not.—
She and the duke her husband!

EDMUND

Don’t worry about me.—Your sister and the duke are here.
Enter with drum and colors ALBANY and GONERIL, with troops
ALBANY, GONERIL, and soldiers enter with drums and banners.

GONERIL

(aside) I had rather lose the battle than that sister
20Should loosen him and me.

GONERIL

(to herself) I’d rather lose this battle than allow that sister of mine to come between me and Edmund.

ALBANY

Our very loving sister, well bemet.—
Sir, this I hear: the king is come to his daughter,
With others whom the rigor of our state
Forced to cry out. Where I could not be honest
25I never yet was valiant. For this business,
It touches us as France invades our land,
Not bolds the king, with others whom I fear
Most just and heavy causes make oppose.

ALBANY

My dear and loving sister-in-law, I’m happy to see you. (to EDMUND) Sir, I’ve heard that the king has joined up with his daughter as well as others who have complained about our strict policies. I’ve never fought for a cause I didn’t believe in. I’m concerned about the French because they have invaded our soil, not because they support King Lear or those others—who, I’m afraid, may have legitimate grievances against us.

EDMUND

Sir, you speak nobly.

EDMUND

Noble words, sir.

REGAN

   Why is this reasoned?

REGAN

Why are we talking about this?

GONERIL

30Combine together 'gainst the enemy,
For these domestic and particular broils
Are not the question here.

GONERIL

We must join forces against the enemy. Our domestic squabbles are not the issue here.

ALBANY

Let’s then determine with the ancient of war
On our proceedings.

ALBANY

Then let’s meet with our senior command and discuss what to do next.

EDMUND

35I shall attend you presently at your tent.

EDMUND

I’ll meet you at your tent.

REGAN

Sister, you’ll go with us?

REGAN

Goneril, are you coming with us?