(Enter CORNWALL and EDMUND)CORNWALL
I will have my revenge
ere I depart his house.
How, my lord, I may be censured, that nature
gives way to loyalty, something fears me to think
I now perceive, it was not altogether your
brother's evil disposition made him seek his death;
but a provoking merit, set a-work by a reprovable badness
How malicious is my fortune, that I must repent to
be just! This is the letter he spoke of, which
approves him an intelligent
party to the advantages
of France: O heavens! that this treason were not,
or not I the detector
Go with me to the duchess
If the matter of this paper be certain, you have
mighty business in hand.
True or false, it hath made thee Earl
Gloucester. Seek out where thy father is, that he
may be ready for our apprehension.
(Aside) If I find him comforting the king, it will
stuff his suspicion more fully.--I will persevere in
my course of loyalty, though the conflict be sore
between that and my blood.
CORNWALLI will lay trust upon thee; and thou shalt find a
dearer father in my love.
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