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ACT III SCENE V Gloucester's castle. 
CORNWALLI will have my revenge ere I depart his house.
EDMUNDHow, my lord, I may be censured, that nature thus
gives way to loyalty, something fears me to think
CORNWALLI now perceive, it was not altogether your5
brother's evil disposition made him seek his death;
but a provoking merit, set a-work by a reprovable
badness in himself.
EDMUNDHow malicious is my fortune, that I must repent to
be just! This is the letter he spoke of, which10
approves him an intelligent party to the advantages
of France: O heavens! that this treason were not,
or not I the detector!
CORNWALLo with me to the duchess.
EDMUNDIf the matter of this paper be certain, you have15
mighty business in hand.
CORNWALLTrue or false, it hath made thee earl of
Gloucester. Seek out where thy father is, that he
may be ready for our apprehension.
EDMUND[Aside] If I find him comforting the king, it will 20
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.25

King Lear, Act 3, Scene 6

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