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Let him fly far: Not in this land shall he remain uncaught; And found, Despatch.—The noble duke my
master, , My worthy arch 1 and patron, comes to-night: By his authority I will proclaim it, That he, which finds him, shall deserve our thanks, Bringing the murderous coward to the stake; He, that conceals him, death.
Edm. When I dissuaded him from his intent, And found him pight ? to do it, with curst 3 speech I threaten'd to discover him : he replied ;• Thou unpossessing bastard ! dost thou think, If I would stand against thee, would the reposal Of any trust, virtue, or worth in thee Make thy words faith'd ? No; what I should deny, (As this I would; ay, though thou didst produce My very character 4) I'd turn it all To thy suggestion, plot, and damned practice : And thou must make a dullard of the world, If they not thought the profits of my death Were very pregnant and potential spurs To make thee seek it.' Glos.
Strong and fasten's villain ! Would he deny his letter ?-I never got him.
(trumpets within. Hark, the duke's trumpets! I know not why he
2 Pight for pitched, resolved.
All ports I'll bar; the villain shall not ’scape;
Enter CORNWALL, REGAN, and Attendants.
hither, (Which I can call but now) I have heard strange
news. Re. If it be true, all vengeance comes too short, Which can pursue the offender. How dost, my
lord ? Glos. O, madam, my old heart is crack’d, is
crack'd ! Re. What, did my father's godson seek your life? He whom my father named ? your Edgar?
Glos. O, lady, lady, shame would have it hid !
wenights my fathe
That tend upon my father?
I know not, madam :
Yes, madam, he was. Re. No marvel then, though he were ill affected : 'Tis they have put him on the old man's death,
1 i. e, capable of succeeding to my estate.
To have the waste and spoil of his revenues.
house, I'll not be there.
Corn. Nor I, assure thee, Regan.
'Twas my duty, sir. Glos. He did bewray his practice; 1 and received This hurt you see, striving to apprehend him.
Corn. Is he pursued ?
Ay, my good lord, he is.
I shall serve you, sir,
For him I thank your grace. Corn. You know not why we came to visit
you, Re. Thus out of season, threading dark-eyed
night. Occasions, noble Gloster, of some poize,?
1 He discovered his wicked design.
Wherein we must have use of your advice.
I serve you, madam: Your graces are right welcome.
Before Gloster's castle.
Kent. If I had thee in Lipsbury pinfold, I would make thee care for me.
Stew. Why dost thou use me thus ? I know thee not.
Kent. Fellow, I know thee.
meats ; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave; a whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue; onetrunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pander, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch; one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.
Stew. Why, what a monstrous fellow art thou, thus to rail on one, that is neither known of thee, nor knows thee!
Kent. What a brazen-faced varlet art thou to deny thou knowest me! Is it two days ago, since I tripped up thy heels and beat thee before the king? Draw, you rogue; for, though it be night, the moon shines : I'll make a sop o'the moonshine of you. Draw, you whoreson cullionly barber-monger; draw.
[drawing his sword. Stew. Away; I have nothing to do with thee.
Kent. Draw, you rascal : you come with letters against the king; and take vanity the puppet's part,against the royalty of her father. Draw, you rogue, or I'll so carbonado your shanks :-draw, you rascal; come your ways.
Stew. Help, ho! murder! help.