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Enter Bastard.Enter Edmund KL I.ii.1.1
Bast. EDMUND 
Thou Nature art my Goddesse, to thy LawThou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy lawnature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]KL I.ii.1
My seruices are bound, wherefore should IMy services are bound. Wherefore should Ibind (v.), past form boundpledge, vow, be under obligationKL I.ii.2
Stand in the plague of custome, and permitStand in the plague of custom and permitcustom (n.)
old form: custome
habit, usual practice, customary usage
KL I.ii.3
plague (n.)calamity, affliction, scourge
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
The curiosity of Nations, to depriue me?The curiosity of nations to deprive me,deprive (v.)
old form: depriue
dispossess, disinherit
KL I.ii.4
curiosity (n.)scrupulousness, fastidiousness, painstaking attention to detail
For that I am some twelue, or fourteene MoonshinesFor that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshinesmoonshine (n.)monthKL I.ii.5
Lag of a Brother? Why Bastard? Wherefore base?Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base?base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rankKL I.ii.6
lag oflagging behind, lingering after
When my Dimensions are as well compact,When my dimensions are as well-compact,compact (adj.)made up, composedKL I.ii.7
dimension (n.)(plural) parts of the body, organs
well-compact (adj.)
old form: well compact
well-formed, nicely put together
My minde as generous, and my shape as trueMy mind as generous, and my shape as true,generous (adj.)well-bred, mannerly, noble-mindedKL I.ii.8
true (adj.)true to father's likeness, authentic, genuine
As honest Madams issue? Why brand they vsAs honest madam's issue? Why brand they usissue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantKL I.ii.9
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
With Base? With basenes Barstadie? Base, Base?With ‘ base ’? with ‘ baseness ’? ‘ bastardy ’? ‘ base, base ’?baseness (n.)
old form: basenes
socially inferior trait, plebeian quality
KL I.ii.10
Who in the lustie stealth of Nature, takeWho in the lusty stealth of nature takenature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]KL I.ii.11
lusty (adj.)
old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
stealth (n.)stealing away, furtive journey, clandestine act
More composition, and fierce qualitie,More composition and fierce qualitycomposition (n.)putting together, making upKL I.ii.12
quality (n.)
old form: qualitie
nature, disposition, character
fierce (adj.)ardent, active, vigorous
Then doth within a dull stale tyred bedThan doth within a dull, stale, tired bed KL I.ii.13
Goe to th'creating a whole tribe of FopsGo to the creating a whole tribe of fopsfop (n.)fool, buffoon, jackassKL I.ii.14
Got 'tweene a sleepe, and wake? Well then,Got 'tween asleep and wake? Well then,wake (n.)state of wakefulnessKL I.ii.15
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
Legitimate Edgar, I must haue your land,Legitimate Edgar, I must have your land. KL I.ii.16
Our Fathers loue, is to the Bastard Edmond,Our father's love is to the bastard Edmund KL I.ii.17
As to th'legitimate: fine word: Legitimate.As to the legitimate. Fine word ‘ legitimate ’! KL I.ii.18
Well, my Legittimate, if this Letter speed,Well, my ‘ legitimate,’ if this letter speedspeed (v.)meet with success, prosper, flourishKL I.ii.19
And my inuention thriue, Edmond the baseAnd my invention thrive, Edmund the basebase (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rankKL I.ii.20
invention (n.)
old form: inuention
plan, scheme, stratagem
Shall to'th'Legitimate: I grow, I prosper:Shall top the legitimate. I grow. I prosper. KL I.ii.21
Now Gods, stand vp for Bastards.Now gods stand up for bastards! KL I.ii.22
Enter Gloucester.Enter Gloucestercholer (n.)
old form: choller
anger, rage, wrath
KL I.ii.23
Glo.GLOUCESTER 
Kent banish'd thus? and France in choller parted?Kent banished thus? and France in choler parted? KL I.ii.23
And the King gone to night? Prescrib'd his powre,And the King gone tonight? prescribed his power?prescribe (v.)
old form: Prescrib'd
limit, restrict, confine
KL I.ii.24
power (n.)
old form: powre
authority, government
Confin'd to exhibition? All this doneConfined to exhibition? All this doneexhibition (n.)allowance, pension, maintenanceKL I.ii.25
Vpon the gad? Edmond, how now? What newes?Upon the gad? Edmund, how now? What news?gad, upon the
old form: Vpon
suddenly, as if pricked with a gad [= goad]
KL I.ii.26
Bast. EDMUND 
So please your Lordship, none.So please your lordship, none. KL I.ii.27
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
Why so earnestly seeke you to put vp yt Why so earnestly seek you to put up thatput up (v.)
old form: vp
conceal, hide away, pocket
KL I.ii.28
Letter?letter? KL I.ii.29
Bast. EDMUND 
I know no newes, my Lord.I know no news, my lord. KL I.ii.30
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
What Paper were you reading?What paper were you reading? KL I.ii.31
Bast. EDMUND 
Nothing my Lord.Nothing, my lord. KL I.ii.32
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
No? what needed then that terrible dispatchNo? What needed then that terrible dispatchdispatch, despatch (n.)hasty removal, speedy concealmentKL I.ii.33
of it into your Pocket? The quality of nothing,of it into your pocket? The quality of nothingquality (n.)nature, disposition, characterKL I.ii.34
hath not such neede to hide it selfe. Let's see: come, if ithath not such need to hide itself. Let's see! Come! If it KL I.ii.35
bee nothing, I shall not neede Spectacles.be nothing I shall not need spectacles. KL I.ii.36
Bast. EDMUND 
I beseech you Sir, pardon mee; it is a Letter fromI beseech you, sir, pardon me. It is a letter from KL I.ii.37
my Brother, that I haue not all ore-read; and for so muchmy brother that I have not all o'er-read; and for so muchover-read (v.)
old form: ore-read
read over, read through
KL I.ii.38
as I haue perus'd, I finde it not fit for your ore-looking. as I have perused, I find it not fit for your o'erlooking.overlooking (n.)
old form: ore-looking
perusal, inspection, scrutiny
KL I.ii.39
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
Giue me the Letter, Sir.Give me the letter, sir. KL I.ii.40
Bast. EDMUND 
I shall offend, either to detaine, or giue it: / TheI shall offend either to detain or give it. Thedetain (v.)
old form: detaine
keep back, withhold, retain
KL I.ii.41
Contents, as in part I vnderstand them, / Are too blame.contents, as in part I understand them, are to blame.blame, to
old form: too
to be blamed, blameworthy
KL I.ii.42
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
Let's see, let's see.Let's see, let's see! KL I.ii.43
Bast. EDMUND 
I hope for my Brothers iustification, hee wroteI hope for my brother's justification he wrote KL I.ii.44
this but as an essay, or taste of my Vertue.this but as an essay or taste of my virtue.essay (n.)trial, testing, proofKL I.ii.45
taste (n.)trial, testing, proof
Glou. GLOUCESTER  
reads.(reading) KL I.ii.46
This policie, and reuerence of Age,This policy and reverence of age KL I.ii.46
makes the world bitter to the best of our times: keepes our makes the world bitter to the best of our times, keeps ourbest (n.)best period, heyday, high pointKL I.ii.47
time (n.)lifetime, life
Fortunes fromvs, till our oldnesse cannot rellish them. I begin fortunes from us till our oldness cannot relish them. I begin KL I.ii.48
to finde an idleand fond bondage, in the oppression of aged to find an idle and fond bondage in the oppression of agedbondage (n.)condition of being bound, constraint, oppressionKL I.ii.49
idle (adj.)useless, barren, worthless
fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad
tyranny, who swayes not as it hath power, but as it is tyranny, who sways not as it hath power but as it issway (v.)
old form: swayes
control, rule, direct, govern
KL I.ii.50
suffer'd. Come to me, that of this I may speake more. If our suffered. Come to me that of this I may speak more. If oursuffer (v.)
old form: suffer'd
put up with, tolerate, do nothing about
KL I.ii.51
Father would sleepe till I wak'd him, you should enioy halfe father would sleep till I waked him, you should enjoy half KL I.ii.52
his Reuennew for euer, and liue the beloued of your Brother.his revenue for ever, and live the beloved of your brother,revenue (n.)
old form: Reuennew
income, yield, profit
KL I.ii.53
Edgar.Edgar. KL I.ii.54
Hum? Conspiracy? Sleepe till I wake him, you shouldHum! Conspiracy! ‘ Sleep till I waked him, you should KL I.ii.55
enioy halfe his Reuennew: my Sonne Edgar, had hee a hand toenjoy half his revenue.’ My son Edgar, had he a hand to KL I.ii.56
write this? A heart and braine to breede it in? When came write this? a heart and brain to breed it in? When came  KL I.ii.57
you to this? Who brought it?you to this? Who brought it? KL I.ii.58
Bast. EDMUND 
It was not brought mee, my Lord; there's theIt was not brought me, my lord. There's the KL I.ii.59
cunning of it. I found it throwne in at the Casement of mycunning of it. I found it thrown in at the casement of mycasement (n.)window [on hinges and able to be opened]KL I.ii.60
Closset.closet.closet (n.)
old form: Closset
private chamber, study, own room
KL I.ii.61
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
You know the character to be yourYou know the character to be yourcharacter (n.)handwriting, style of writing, letteringKL I.ii.62
Brothers?brother's? KL I.ii.63
Bast. EDMUND 
If the matter were good my Lord, I durst swearIf the matter were good, my lord, I durst swearmatter (n.)subject-matter, content, substanceKL I.ii.64
it were his: but in respect of that, I would faine thinke itit were his; but in respect of that I would fain think itfain (adv.)gladly, willinglyKL I.ii.65
were not.were not. KL I.ii.66
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
It is his.It is his! KL I.ii.67
Bast. EDMUND 
It is his hand, my Lord: but I hope his heart isIt is his hand, my lord; but I hope his heart is KL I.ii.68
not in the Contents.not in the contents. KL I.ii.69
Glo. GLOUCESTER 
Has he neuer before sounded you in thisHas he never before sounded you in this KL I.ii.70
busines?business? KL I.ii.71
Bast. EDMUND 
Neuer my Lord. But I haue heard him oft maintaineNever, my lord. But I have heard him oft maintainoft (adv.)oftenKL I.ii.72
it to be fit, that Sonnes at perfect age, and Fathersit to be fit that, sons at perfect age and fathersperfect (adj.)adult, grown up, matureKL I.ii.73
fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriate
declin'd, the Father should bee as Ward to the Son, anddeclined, the father should be as ward to the son, andward (n.)person under someone's protection, minorKL I.ii.74
the Sonne manage his Reuennew.the son manage his revenue. KL I.ii.75
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
O Villain, villain: his very opinion in theO villain, villain! His very opinion in the KL I.ii.76
Letter. Abhorred Villaine, vnnaturall, detested, brutishletter! Abhorred villain! Unnatural, detested, brutishdetested (adj.)detestable, loathsome, hatefulKL I.ii.77
abhorred (adj.)horrifying, disgusting, abominable
unnatural (adj.)
old form: vnnaturall
against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
Villaine; worse then brutish: Go sirrah, seeke him: Ilevillain! worse than brutish! Go, sirrah, seek him; I'llsirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]KL I.ii.78
apprehend him. Abhominable Villaine, where is he?apprehend him. Abominable villain! Where is he?apprehend (v.)seize, arrest, lay hold ofKL I.ii.79
Bast.EDMUND 
I do not well know my L. If it shall pleaseI do not well know, my lord. If it shall please KL I.ii.80
you to suspend your indignation against my Brother, tilyou to suspend your indignation against my brother till KL I.ii.81
you can deriue from him better testimony of his intent,you can derive from him better testimony of his intent,intent (n.)intention, purpose, aimKL I.ii.82
you shold run a certaine course: where, if you violentlyyou should run a certain course; where, if you violentlycourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingKL I.ii.83
proceed against him, mistaking his purpose, it wouldproceed against him, mistaking his purpose, it wouldpurpose (n.)intention, aim, planKL I.ii.84
make a great gap in your owne Honor, and shake inmake a great gap in your own honour and shake in KL I.ii.85
peeces, the heart of his obedience. I dare pawne downepieces the heart of his obedience. I dare pawn down mypawn down (v.)
old form: pawne downe
stake, pledge, risk
KL I.ii.86
my life for him, that he hath writ this to feele my affection tolife for him that he hath writ this to feel my affection tofeel (v.)
old form: feele
test, discover, sound out
KL I.ii.87
your Honor, & to no other pretence of danger.your honour and to no other pretence of danger.pretence (n.)plan, design, intention, purposeKL I.ii.88
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
Thinke you so?Think you so? KL I.ii.89
Bast. EDMUND 
If your Honor iudge it meete, I will place youIf your honour judge it meet I will place youmeet (adj.)
old form: meete
fit, suitable, right, proper
KL I.ii.90
where you shall heare vs conferre of this, and by anwhere you shall hear us confer of this and by an KL I.ii.91
Auricular assurance haue your satisfaction, and thatauricular assurance have your satisfaction, and thatauricular (adj.)audible, hearable, perceived by the earKL I.ii.92
satisfaction (n.)removal of doubt, resolved state of mind
without any further delay, then this very Euening.without any further delay than this very evening. KL I.ii.93
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
He cannot bee such a Monster. He cannot be such a monster –  KL I.ii.94
EDMUND 
Nor is not, sure. KL I.ii.95
GLOUCESTER 
To his father that so tenderly and entirely KL I.ii.96
Edmond seeke him out:loves him. Heaven and earth! Edmund, seek him out. KL I.ii.97
winde me into him, I pray you: frame the Businesse afterWind me into him, I pray you. Frame the business afterwind (v.)
old form: winde
insinuate, pursue a devious course
KL I.ii.98
frame (v.)arrange, organize, plan
your owne wisedome. I would vnstate my selfe, to be in a dueyour own wisdom. I would unstate myself to be in a dueunstate (v.)
old form: vnstate
deprive of rank and estate, give up everything
KL I.ii.99
resolution.resolution.resolution (n.)certainty, definiteness, positive knowledgeKL I.ii.100
Bast. EDMUND 
I will seeke him Sir, presently: conuey the businesseI will seek him, sir, presently, convey the businessconvey (v.)
old form: conuey
manage, conduct, carry on [in secrecy]
KL I.ii.101
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
as I shall find meanes, and acquaint you withall.as I shall find means, and acquaint you withal. KL I.ii.102
Glou. GLOUCESTER 
These late Eclipses in the Sun and MooneThese late eclipses in the sun and moonlate (adj.)recent, not long pastKL I.ii.103
portend no good to vs: though the wisedome of Natureportend no good to us. Though the wisdom of naturenature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]KL I.ii.104
can reason it thus, and thus, yet Nature finds it selfe can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itselfreason (v.)argue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]KL I.ii.105
scourg'd by the sequent effects. Loue cooles, friendshipscourged by the sequent effects: love cools, friendshipsequent (adj.)following, ensuing, consequentKL I.ii.106
falls off, Brothers diuide. In Cities, mutinies; in Countries,falls off, brothers divide. In cities, mutinies; in countries,mutiny (n.)riot, civil disturbance, state of discordKL I.ii.107
discord; in Pallaces, Treason; and the Bond crack'd, 'twixtdiscord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked 'twixt KL I.ii.108
Sonne and Father. This villaine of mine comes vnder theson and father. This villain of mine comes under the KL I.ii.109
prediction; there's Son against Father, the King falsprediction: there's son against father; the King falls KL I.ii.110
from byas of Nature, there's Father against Childe. Wefrom bias of nature: there's father against child. Webias (n.)
old form: byas
[weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning
KL I.ii.111
haue seene the best of our time. Machinations, hollownesse,have seen the best of our time. Machinations, hollowness,machination (n.)plotting, intrigue, schemingKL I.ii.112
hollowness (n.)
old form: hollownesse
insincerity, hypocrisy, lip-service
treacherie, and all ruinous disorders follow vs disquietlytreachery, and all ruinous disorders follow us disquietlydisquietly (adv.)uneasily, in a disturbing mannerKL I.ii.113
to our Graues. Find out this Villain, Edmond,to our graves – find out this villain, Edmund; KL I.ii.114
it shall lose thee nothing, do it carefully: and the Nobleit shall lose thee nothing; do it carefully – and the noblelose (v.)harm, damageKL I.ii.115
& true-harted Kent banish'd; his offence, honesty.and true-hearted Kent banished! His offence, honesty! KL I.ii.116
'Tis strange. 'Tis strange. KL I.ii.117
ExitExit KL I.ii.117
Bast. EDMUND 
This is the excellent foppery of the world, thatThis is the excellent foppery of the world, thatexcellent (adj.)[in a bad or neutral sense] exceptionally great, supreme, extremeKL I.ii.118
foppery (n.)folly, foolishness, stupidity
when we are sicke in fortune, often the surfets of ourwhen we are sick in fortune – often the surfeits of oursurfeit (n.)
old form: surfets
sickness brought on by excess
KL I.ii.119
own behauiour, we make guilty of our disasters, the Sun,own behaviour – we make guilty of our disasters the sun,guilty (adj.)responsible [for], answerable [for]KL I.ii.120
the Moone, and Starres, as if we were villaines on necessitie,the moon, and stars, as if we were villains on necessity, KL I.ii.121
Fooles by heauenly compulsion, Knaues, Theeues, andfools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, andknave (n.)
old form: Knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
KL I.ii.122
Treachers by Sphericall predominance. Drunkards, Lyars,treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars,predominance (n.)ascendancy, predominant influence, authorityKL I.ii.123
spherical (adj.)
old form: Sphericall
of the spheres [stars], planetary
treacher (n.)traitor, deceiver, cheat
and Adulterers by an inforc'd obedience of Planataryand adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary KL I.ii.124
influence; and all that we are euill in, by a diuineinfluence; and all that we are evil in by a divine KL I.ii.125
thrusting on. An admirable euasion of Whore-master-thrusting-on. An admirable evasion of whoremasteradmirable (adj.)wondrous, marvellous, extraordinaryKL I.ii.126
whoremaster (adj.)
old form: Whore-master
lecherous, fornicating, licentious
thrusting on (n.)imposition, forcing, insinuation
man, to lay his Goatish disposition on the charge of aman, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of adisposition (n.)composure, state of mind, temperamentKL I.ii.127
charge (n.)responsibility, culpability
Starre, My father compounded with my mother vnder thestar. My father compounded with my mother under thecompound (v.)mix, mingle, combineKL I.ii.128
Dragons taile, and my Natiuity was vnder Vrsa Maior, soDragon's tail, and my nativity was under Ursa Major, soUrsa Majorthe Great Bear [associated with lechery]KL I.ii.129
dragon's tail
old form: Dragons taile
[astrology] intersection of the orbit of the descending moon and that of the sun [associated with lechery]
that it followes, I am rough and Leacherous. I shouldthat it follows I am rough and lecherous. Fut! I shouldfut (n.)[unclear] probably [Christ's] footKL I.ii.130
haue bin that I am, had the maidenlest Starre in thehave been that I am had the maidenliest star in the KL I.ii.131
Firmament twinkled on my bastardizing.firmament twinkled on my bastardizing. Edgar – bastardizing (n.)being conceived as a bastardKL I.ii.132
Enter Edgar.(Enter Edgar)pat (adv.)neatly, opportunely, aptlyKL I.ii.133.1
Pat: he comes like the Catastrophe of the old Comedie:pat he comes, like the catastrophe of the old comedy.catastrophe (n.)denouement, final event in a dramaKL I.ii.133
my Cue is villanous Melancholly, with a sighe like TomMy cue is villainous melancholy, with a sigh like TomTom o'Bedlam (n.)madman, deranged personKL I.ii.134
o'Bedlam. --- O these Eclipses do portend theseo' Bedlam. (Aloud) O these eclipses do portend these KL I.ii.135
diuisions. Fa, Sol, La, Me.divisions: (he sings) Fa, sol, la, mi.division (n.)
old form: diuisions
dissension, discord, disunity
KL I.ii.136
Edg. EDGAR 
How now Brother Edmond, what seriousHow now, brother Edmund! What serious KL I.ii.137
contemplation are you in?contemplation are you in? KL I.ii.138
Bast. EDMUND 
I am thinking Brother of a prediction I readI am thinking, brother, of a prediction I read KL I.ii.139
this other day, what should follow these Eclipses.this other day, what should follow these eclipses. KL I.ii.140
Edg. EDGAR 
Do you busie your selfe with that?Do you busy yourself with that? KL I.ii.141
Bast. EDMUND 
I promise you, the effects he writes of, succeedeI promise you, the effects he writes of succeedeffect (n.)result, end, outcome, fulfilmentKL I.ii.142
succeed (v.)
old form: succeede
follow on, ensue, come after
vnhappily.unhappily, as of unnaturalness between the child and theunhappily (adv.)
old form: vnhappily
evilly, disastrously, wretchedly
KL I.ii.143
unnaturalness (n.)conduct against natural feeling, behaviour not in accord with kinship
parent, death, dearth, dissolutions of ancient amities,dearth (n.)scarcity, shortage, lack [of food], famineKL I.ii.144
dissolution (n.)total destruction, disintegration
divisions in state, menaces and maledictions against kingdivision (n.)dissension, discord, disunityKL I.ii.145
malediction (n.)cursing, invective, denunciation
state (n.)government, ruling body, administration
and nobles, needless diffidences, banishment of friends,diffidence (n.)distrust, misgiving, lack of confidenceKL I.ii.146
dissipation of cohorts, nuptial breaches, and I know notdissipation (n.)dispersal, break-up, dissolvingKL I.ii.147
cohort (n.)company of soldiers, military division
what. KL I.ii.148
EDGAR 
How long have you been a sectary astronomical?astronomical (adj.)astrological, interpreting the heavensKL I.ii.149
sectary (n.)devotee, disciple, adherent
EDMUND 
When saw you my Father last?When saw you my father last? KL I.ii.150
Edg.EDGAR 
The night gone by.The night gone by. KL I.ii.151
Bast. EDMUND 
Spake you with him??Spake you with him? KL I.ii.152
Edg. EDGAR 
I, two houres together.Ay, two hours together. KL I.ii.153
Bast. EDMUND 
Parted you in good termes? Found you noParted you in good terms? Found you no KL I.ii.154
displeasure in him, by word, nor countenance?displeasure in him by word nor countenance?countenance (n.)demeanour, bearing, mannerKL I.ii.155
Edg. EDGAR 
None at all,None at all. KL I.ii.156
Bast. EDMUND 
Bethink your selfe wherein you may haueBethink yourself wherein you may havebethink (v.), past form bethoughtcall to mind, think about, consider, reflectKL I.ii.157
offended him: and at my entreaty forbeare his presence,offended him, and at my entreaty forbear his presenceforbear (v.)
old form: forbeare
leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
KL I.ii.158
vntill some little time hath qualified the heat of hisuntil some little time hath qualified the heat of hisqualify (v.)moderate, weaken, diminishKL I.ii.159
displeasure, which at this instant so rageth in him, that withdispleasure, which at this instant so rageth in him that with KL I.ii.160
the mischiefe of your person, it would scarsely alay.the mischief of your person it would scarcely allay.allay (v.)
old form: alay
subside, abate, diminish, quell
KL I.ii.161
mischief (n.)
old form: mischiefe
harm, injury, damage
Edg. EDGAR 
Some Villaine hath done me wrong.Some villain hath done me wrong. KL I.ii.162
Edm. EDMUND 
That's my feare, I pray you haue a continentThat's my fear. I pray you, have a continentcontinent (adj.)self-restraining. self-controlled, discreetKL I.ii.163
forbearance till the speed of his rage goes slower: andforbearance till the speed of his rage goes slower; and,forbearance (n.)absence, abstention, staying awayKL I.ii.164
as I say, retire with me to my lodging, from whence Ias I say, retire with me to my lodging, from whence I KL I.ii.165
will fitly bring you to heare my Lord speake: pray ye goe,will fitly bring you to hear my lord speak. Pray ye, go!fitly (adv.)at the right time, at a suitable momentKL I.ii.166
there's my key: if you do stirre abroad, goe arm'd.There's my key. If you do stir abroad, go armed.abroad (adv.)away from home, out of the houseKL I.ii.167
stir (v.)
old form: stirre
move about, go, travel
Edg. EDGAR 
Arm'd, Brother?Armed, brother? KL I.ii.168
Edm. EDMUND 
Brother, I aduise you to the best, I am no honestBrother, I advise you to the best. I am no honest KL I.ii.169
man, if ther be any good meaning toward you:I haueman if there be any good meaning toward you. I havemeaning (n.)design, intention, purposeKL I.ii.170
told you what I haue seene, and heard: But faintly. Nothingtold you what I have seen and heard but faintly, nothingfaintly (adv.)hardly, scarcely, very slightlyKL I.ii.171
like the image, and horror of it, pray you away.like the image and horror of it. Pray you, away!image (n.)embodiment, instance, formKL I.ii.172
Edg. EDGAR 
Shall I heare from you anon? Shall I hear from you anon?anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyKL I.ii.173
Edm. EDMUND 
I do serue you in this businesse:I do serve you in this business. KL I.ii.174
Exit.Exit Edgar KL I.ii.174
A Credulous Father, and a Brother Noble,A credulous father and a brother noble, KL I.ii.175
Whose nature is so farre from doing harmes,Whose nature is so far from doing harms KL I.ii.176
That he suspects none: on whose foolish honestieThat he suspects none; on whose foolish honestyhonesty (n.)honour, integrity, uprightnessKL I.ii.177
My practises ride easie: I see the businesse.My practices ride easy – I see the business:business (n.)
old form: businesse
deed, action, affair, task
KL I.ii.178
practice (n.)
old form: practises
scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
Let me, if not by birth, haue lands by wit,Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit;wit (n.)cunning plan, ingenious designKL I.ii.179
All with me's meete, that I can fashion fit. All with me's meet that I can fashion fit.fashion (v.)form, shape, make [into]KL I.ii.180
meet (adj.)
old form: meete
fit, suitable, right, proper
fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriate
Exit.Exit KL I.ii.180
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