Hold your hand, my lord.
I have served you ever since I was a child,
But better service have I never done you
Than now to bid you hold.
– William Shakespeare
King Lear, Act 3, Scene 7. One of Cornwall’s servants takes pity on Gloucester and intervenes as his master is about to remove Gloucester’s second eye, having plucked out his first. In his attempt to halt the injustice the servant draws a sword and wounds Cornwall. He is subsequently killed by Regan who stabs him with a sword.