Fare thee well, king: sith thus thou wilt appear, Freedom lives hence, and banishment is here.
—And the noble and true-hearted Kent banished! his offence, honesty!
Such unconstant starts are we like to have from him as this of Kent’s banishment.
Kent banish’d thus! and France in choler parted!
—Now, banish’d Kent, If thou canst serve where thou dost stand condemn’d, So may it come, thy master, whom thou lov’st, Shall find thee full of labours.
Five days we do allot thee for provision To shield thee from diseases of the world; And on the sixth to turn thy hated back Upon our kingdom: if, on the tenth day following, Thy banish’d trunk be found in our dominions, The moment is thy death.
Nay, an thou canst not smile as the wind sits, thou’lt catch cold shortly: there, take my coxcomb: why, this fellow hath banish’d two on’s daughters, and did the third a blessing against his will; if thou follow him, thou must needs wear my coxcomb.
— He said it would be thus,—poor banish’d man!
I promise you, the effects he writes of succeed unhappily: as of unnaturalness between the child and the parent; death, dearth, dissolutions of ancient amities; divisions in state, menaces and maledictions against king and nobles; needless diffidences, banishment of friends, dissipation of cohorts, nuptial breaches, and I know not what.
They say Edgar, his banished son, is with the Earl of Kent in Germany.
Kent, sir, the banish’d Kent; who in disguise Follow’d his enemy king and did him service Improper for a slave.