Enter CORNWALL and EDMUND
I will have my revenge ere I depart his house.
How, my lord, I may be censured, that nature thus gives
way to loyalty, something fears me to think of.
I now perceive it was not altogether your brother’s evil
disposition made him seek his death, but a provoking merit
set awork by a reprovable badness in himself.
How malicious is my fortune, that I must repent to be just!
(giving CORNWALL a letter) This is the letter which 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.
15True or false, it hath made thee Earl of Gloucester. Seek out
where thy father is, that he may be ready for our
(aside) If I find him comforting the king, it will stuff his
suspicion more fully.(to CORNWALL)
I will persevere in my course of loyalty, though the conflict
be sore between that and my blood.
I will lay trust upon thee, and thou shalt find a dearer father
in my love.