Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND
I thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany
It did always seem so to us. But now in the division of the
kingdom, it appears not which of the dukes he values most,
for equalities are so weighed that curiosity in neither can
make choice of either’s moiety.
(indicating EDMUND) Is not this your son, my lord?
His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge. I have so
often blushed to acknowledge him that now I am brazed
I cannot conceive you.
Sir, this young fellow’s mother could, whereupon she
grew round-wombed, and had indeed, sir, a son for her
cradle ere she had a husband for her bed. Do you smell
I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue of it being so
But I have, sir, a son by order of law, some year older than
this, who yet is no dearer in my account. Though this knave
came something saucily to the world before he was sent for,
yet was his mother fair, there was good sport at his making,
and the whoreson must be acknowledged.—Do you know
this noble gentleman, Edmund?