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No blown 1 ambition doth our arms incite,
A room in Gloster's castle.
Enter REGAN and STEWARD.
Re. But are my brother's powers set forth ?
Ay, madam. Re.
Himself In person there?
Stew. Madam, with much ado ; Your sister is the better soldier. Re. Lord Edmund spake not with your lord at
home? Stew. No, madam. Re. What might import my sister's letter to him? Stew. I know not, lady.
Re. Faith, he is posted hence on serious matter. It was great ignorance, Gloster's eyes being out, To let him live; where he arrives, he moves All hearts against us. Edmund, I think, is gone, In pity of his misery, to despatch His nighted life; moreover, to descry The strength o' the enemy. Stew. I must needs after him, madam, with my Re. Our troups set forth to-morrow: stay with us : The ways are dangerous. Stew.
· Inflated, swelling.
may not, madam; My lady charged my duty in this business.
Re. Why should she write to Edmund ? Might
Transport her purposes by word ? Belike, Something — I know not what :- I'll love thee
much, Let me unseal the letter. Stew.
Madam, I had rather
Stew. I, madam ?
Therefore, I do advise you, take this note.%
desire her call her wisdom to her. So, fare
well. If you do chance to hear of that blind traitor, Preferment falls on him that cuts him off.
Observe what I am saying. 3 i. e. you may infer more than I have told you.
i Significant glances.
Stew. Would I could meet him, madam! I would
I do follow. Re.
Fare thee well. [Exeunt.
The country near Dover. Enter GLOSTER, and EDGAR, dressed like a peasant. Glos. When shall we come to the top of that
same hill ? Edg. You do climb up it now: look, how we
labor. Glos. Methinks, the ground is even. Edg.
Horrible steep : Hark, do you hear the sea ? Glos.
No, truly. Edg. Why, then your other senses grow imper
fect By your eyes' anguish. Glos.
So may it be, indeed : Methinks, thy voice is alter'd; and thou speak'st In better phrase and matter than thou didst. Edg. You are much deceived ; in nothing am I
changed But in my garments. Glos.
Methinks, you are better spoken. Edg. Come on, sir; here's the place : stand still.
The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air,
my brain turn, and the deficient sight
Set me where you stand. Edg. Give me your hand : you are now within a
Edg. Now fare you well, good sir. [seems to go. Glos.
heart. Edg. Why I do trifle thus with his despair, Is done to cure it. Glos.
O, you mighty gods !
Let go my
1 A plant gathered for pickling. 3 Tumble.
2 Her cock-boat.
This world I do renounce; and, in your sights,
[he leaps, and falls along. Edg.
Gone, sir? farewell.And yet I know not how conceit may
rob The treasury of life, when life itself Yields to the theft.1 Had he been where he
Away, and let me die.
feathers, air, So many fathom down precipitating, Thou hadst shiver'd like an egg : but thou dost
breathe; Hast heavy substance; bleed'st not; speak'st; art
sound. Ten masts at each make not the altitude, Which thou hast perpendicularly fell.
1 i. e. when life is willing to be destroyed.
Thus might be die in reality,