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Edmund's False Concern for Edgar: The Letter

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In the conversation between Edmund and Gloucester about the specious letter Edmund has written in the hand of his brother, Edmund feigns concern for Edgar.

Which of Edmund’s lines is NOT an example of this false concern?

A

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

B

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

C

“I dare pawn down my life for him, that he hath wrote this to feel my affection to your honour, and to no further pretence of danger.”

D

“And for as much as I have perused, I find it not fit for your o’er-looking.”

E

“The contents, as in part I understand them, are to blame.”