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brutish! Go, sirrah, seek him. I’ll apprehend him. Abominable villain! Where is he?
than a beast! Go look for him. I’ll arrest him. Horrid villain! Where is he?

EDMUND
I do not well know, my lord. If it shall please you to suspend your indignation against my brother till you can derive from him better testimony of his intent, you shall run a certain course—where if you violently proceed against him, mistaking his purpose, it would make a great gap in your own honor and shake in pieces the heart of his obedience. I dare pawn down my life for him that he hath wrote this to feel my affection to your honor and to no other pretense of danger.
EDMUND
I’m not sure, my lord. But it may be a good idea to restrain your rage until you find out exactly what he meant. If you go after him and then find out that you made a mistake, it would damage your reputation and greatly undermine his loyalty to you. I’ll bet my life that he only wrote this letter to gauge my love for you, and for no other reason.

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GLOUCESTER
Think you so?
GLOUCESTER
Do you think so?

EDMUND
If your honor judge it meet, I will place you where you shall hear us confer of this and by an auricular assurance have your satisfaction—and that without any further delay than this very evening.
EDMUND
If you agree, I’ll hide you somewhere where you can eavesdrop on us talking about it, and hear how he feels with your own ears. You won’t have to wait longer than until tonight.

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GLOUCESTER
He cannot be such a monster—
GLOUCESTER
He can’t possibly be such a monster—

EDMUND
Nor is not, sure.
EDMUND
And I’m sure he isn’t.

GLOUCESTER
To his father, that so tenderly and entirely loves him. Heaven and earth! Edmund, seek him out, wind me into him, I pray you. Frame the business after your own wisdom. I would unstate myself to be in a due resolution.
GLOUCESTER
—toward his own father who loves him so completely. Oh, God! Edmund, go find him. Gain his confidence for me, please. Manage him however you think best. I’d give up my rank and fortune to be free from my doubts.

EDMUND
I will seek him, sir, presently, convey the business as I shall find means, and acquaint you withal.
EDMUND
I’ll find him right away, sir, and carry out the business as well as I can. Then I’ll let you know what’s happening.

GLOUCESTER
These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us. Though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide, in cities
GLOUCESTER
These recent eclipses of the sun and moon don’t bode well for us. Though science can explain them away, disasters still come after eclipses. Love cools off, friendships break up, and brothers become enemies. Riots

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King Lear (No Fear Shakespeare)