Speeches (Lines) for Edmund
in "King Lear"

Total: 79

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1

I,1,23

[comes forward] No, my lord.

2

I,1,26

My services to your lordship.

3

I,1,28

Sir, I shall study deserving.

4

I,2,334

Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law
My services are bound. Wherefore should I...

5

I,2,361

So please your lordship, none.

6

I,2,364

I know no news, my lord.

7

I,2,366

Nothing, my lord.

8

I,2,371

I beseech you, sir, pardon me. It is a letter from my brother
that I have not all o'er-read; and for so much as I have...

9

I,2,375

I shall offend, either to detain or give it. The contents, as
in part I understand them, are to blame.

10

I,2,378

I hope, for my brother's justification, he wrote this but as
an essay or taste of my virtue.

11

I,2,392

It was not brought me, my lord: there's the cunning of it. I
found it thrown in at the casement of my closet.

12

I,2,395

If the matter were good, my lord, I durst swear it were his;
but in respect of that, I would fain think it were not.

13

I,2,398

It is his hand, my lord; but I hope his heart is not in the
contents.

14

I,2,401

Never, my lord. But I have heard him oft maintain it to be fit
that, sons at perfect age, and fathers declining, the father...

15

I,2,408

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...

16

I,2,417

If your honour judge it meet, I will place you where you shall
hear us confer of this and by an auricular assurance have your...

17

I,2,422

Nor is not, sure.

18

I,2,427

I will seek him, sir, presently; convey the business as I
shall find means, and acquaint you withal.

19

I,2,442

This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are
sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behaviour, we make...

20

I,2,462

I am thinking, brother, of a prediction I read this other day,
what should follow these eclipses.

21

I,2,465

I promise you, the effects he writes of succeed unhappily: as
of unnaturalness between the child and the parent; death,...

22

I,2,472

Come, come! When saw you my father last?

23

I,2,474

Spake you with him?

24

I,2,476

Parted you in good terms? Found you no displeasure in him by
word or countenance

25

I,2,479

Bethink yourself wherein you may have offended him; and at my
entreaty forbear his presence until some little time hath...

26

I,2,485

That's my fear. I pray you have a continent forbearance till
the speed of his rage goes slower; and, as I say, retire with me...

27

I,2,491

Brother, I advise you to the best. Go arm'd. I am no honest man
if there be any good meaning toward you. I have told you what I...

28

I,2,496

I do serve you in this business.
[Exit Edgar.]...

29

II,1,927

Save thee, Curan.

30

II,1,931

How comes that?

31

II,1,934

Not I. Pray you, what are they?

32

II,1,937

Not a word.

33

II,1,939

The Duke be here to-night? The better! best!
This weaves itself perforce into my business....

34

II,1,955

I hear my father coming. Pardon me!
In cunning I must draw my sword upon you....

35

II,1,968

Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out,
Mumbling of wicked charms, conjuring the moon...

36

II,1,972

Look, sir, I bleed.

37

II,1,974

Fled this way, sir. When by no means he could-

38

II,1,977

Persuade me to the murther of your lordship;
But that I told him the revenging gods...

39

II,1,998

When I dissuaded him from his intent
And found him pight to do it, with curst speech...

40

II,1,1034

Yes, madam, he was of that consort.

41

II,1,1045

'Twas my duty, sir.

42

II,1,1057

I shall serve you, sir,
Truly, however else.

43

II,2,1114

How now? What's the matter? Parts [them].

44

III,3,1783

Most savage and unnatural!

45

III,3,1795

This courtesy, forbid thee, shall the Duke
Instantly know, and of that letter too....

46

III,5,1985

How, my lord, I may be censured, that nature thus gives way to
loyalty, something fears me to think of.

47

III,5,1990

How malicious is my fortune that I must repent to be just!
This is the letter he spoke of, which approves him an...

48

III,5,1995

If the matter of this paper be certain, you have mighty
business in hand.

49

III,5,2000

[aside] If I find him comforting the King, it will stuff his
suspicion more fully.- I will persever in my course of loyalty,...

50

IV,2,2365

Yours in the ranks of death! Exit.

51

V,1,3022

Know of the Duke if his last purpose hold,
Or whether since he is advis'd by aught...

52

V,1,3028

Tis to be doubted, madam.

53

V,1,3033

In honour'd love.

54

V,1,3036

That thought abuses you.

55

V,1,3039

No, by mine honour, madam.

56

V,1,3042

Fear me not.
She and the Duke her husband!...

57

V,1,3055

Sir, you speak nobly.

58

V,1,3062

I shall attend you presently at your tent.

59

V,1,3086

The enemy 's in view; draw up your powers.
Here is the guess of their true strength and forces...

60

V,1,3091

To both these sisters have I sworn my love;
Each jealous of the other, as the stung...

61

V,3,3123

Some officers take them away. Good guard
Until their greater pleasures first be known...

62

V,3,3143

Take them away.

63

V,3,3151

Come hither, Captain; hark.
Take thou this note [gives a paper]. Go follow them to prison....

64

V,3,3161

About it! and write happy when th' hast done.
Mark- I say, instantly; and carry it so...

65

V,3,3173

Sir, I thought it fit
To send the old and miserable King...

66

V,3,3214

Nor in thine, lord.

67

V,3,3236

There's my exchange [throws down a glove]. What in the world
he is...

68

V,3,3243

A herald, ho, a herald!

69

V,3,3257

Sound! First trumpet.

70

V,3,3273

Himself. What say'st thou to him?

71

V,3,3290

In wisdom I should ask thy name;
But since thy outside looks so fair and warlike,...

72

V,3,3318

What, you have charg'd me with, that have I done,
And more, much more. The time will bring it out....

73

V,3,3331

Th' hast spoken right; 'tis true.
The wheel is come full circle; I am here.

74

V,3,3359

This speech of yours hath mov'd me,
And shall perchance do good; but speak you on;...

75

V,3,3394

I was contracted to them both. All three
Now marry in an instant.

76

V,3,3412

Yet Edmund was belov'd.
The one the other poisoned for my sake,...

77

V,3,3416

I pant for life. Some good I mean to do,
Despite of mine own nature. Quickly send...

78

V,3,3424

Well thought on. Take my sword;
Give it the Captain.

79

V,3,3427

He hath commission from thy wife and me
To hang Cordelia in the prison and...

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