King Lear
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Enter Gloster, and Edmund.Enter Gloucester and Edmund with lights KL III.iii.1.1
Glo. GLOUCESTER 
Alacke, alacke Edmund, I like not this vnnaturallAlack, alack, Edmund, I like not this unnaturalunnatural (adj.)against natural feeling, not in accord with kinshipKL III.iii.1
dealing; when I desired their leaue that I mightdealing. When I desired their leave that I might KL III.iii.2
pity him, they tooke from me the vse of mine owne house,pity him, they took from me the use of mine own house,pity (v.)be merciful to, assistKL III.iii.3
charg'd me on paine of perpetuall displeasure, neither to charged me on pain of perpetual displeasure neither to KL III.iii.4
speake of him, entreat for him, or any way sustaine him.speak of him, entreat for him, or any way sustain him.entreat, intreat (v.)negotiate, intervene, parleyKL III.iii.5
sustain (v.)
old form: sustaine
provide for, furnish with necessities
Bast. EDMUND 
Most sauage and vnnaturall.Most savage and unnatural! KL III.iii.6
Glo. GLOUCESTER 
Go too; say you nothing. There is diuisionGo to. Say you nothing. There is division KL III.iii.7
betweene the Dukes, and a worsse matter then that: Ibetween the Dukes; and a worse matter than that. I KL III.iii.8
haue receiued a Letter this night, 'tis dangerous to be have received a letter this night; 'tis dangerous to be KL III.iii.9
spoken, I haue lock'd the Letter in my Closset, these iniuriesspoken; I have locked the letter in my closet. These injuriescloset (n.)
old form: Closset
private repository for valuables, cabinet
KL III.iii.10
the King now beares, will be reuenged home; therthe King now bears will be revenged home. Therehome (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparinglyKL III.iii.11
is part of a Power already footed, we must incline to theis part of a power already footed. We must incline to theincline to (v.)lean towards, favour, supportKL III.iii.12
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
foot (v.)gain a foothold, land
King, I will looke him, and priuily relieue him; goe youKing. I will look him and privily relieve him. Go youprivily (adv.)
old form: priuily
secretly, privately, stealthily
KL III.iii.13
relieve (v.)
old form: relieue
aid, assist, rescue
look (v.)
old form: looke
find, seek, look for
and maintaine talke with the Duke, that my charity be notand maintain talk with the Duke, that my charity be not KL III.iii.14
of him perceiued; If he aske for me, I am ill, and gone toof him perceived. If he ask for me, I am ill and gone to  KL III.iii.15
bed, if I die for it, (as no lesse is threatned me) the King bed. If I die for it, as no less is threatened me, the King KL III.iii.16
my old Master must be relieued. There is strange thingsmy old master must be relieved. There is strange thingsrelieve (v.)
old form: relieued
aid, assist, rescue
KL III.iii.17
toward Edmund,pray you be carefull. toward, Edmund. Pray you, be careful.toward (adv.)impending, forthcoming, in preparationKL III.iii.18
Exit.Exit KL III.iii.18
Bast. EDMUND 
This Curtesie forbid thee,shall the DukeThis courtesy forbid thee shall the Duke KL III.iii.19
Instantly know, and of that Letter too;Instantly know, and of that letter too. KL III.iii.20
This seemes a faire deseruing, and must draw meThis seems a fair deserving, and must draw medeserving (n.)
old form: deseruing
reward, recompense, desert
KL III.iii.21
That which my Father looses: no lesse then all,That which my father loses – no less than all. KL III.iii.22
The yonger rises, when the old doth fall. The younger rises when the old doth fall. KL III.iii.23
Exit.Exit KL III.iii.23
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