William Shakespeare (15641616). The Tragedy of King Lear. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
[Gloucesters castle] Enter CORNWALL and EDMUND
Corn. I will have my revenge ere I depart his house.
Edm. How, my lord, I may be censured1 that nature thus gives way to loyalty, something fears me to think of.
Corn. I now perceive, it was not altogether your brothers evil disposition made him seek his death; but a provoking merit, set a-work by a reproveable badness in himself.
Edm. How malicious is my fortune, that I must repent to be just! This is the letter which he spoke of, which approves2 him an intelligent party to the advantages of France. O heavens! that this treason were not, or not I the detector!