O heavens! that this treason were not—or not I the detector!
These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us: though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects: love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide: in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked ’twixt son and father.
Know, my name is lost; By treason’s tooth bare-gnawn and canker-bit.
—Edmund, I arrest thee On capital treason; and, in thine arrest, This gilded serpent [pointing to Goneril.