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" Methinks I should know you, and know this man; Yet I am doubtful; for I am mainly ignorant What place this is; and all the skill I have Remembers not these garments; nor I know not Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me; For (as I am a man)... "
The Works of Shakespear: King Lear. Timon of Athens. Titus Andronicus. Macbeth - Page 96
by William Shakespeare - 1768
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Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays

Stanley Cavell - 2002 - 365 pages
...recognition of himself first. Lear's self-revelation comes harder, but when it comes it has the same form: Do not laugh at me; For, as I am a man, I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. (IV, vii, 68-70) He refers to himself three times, then "my child" recognizes her simultaneously with...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - 2002 - 283 pages
..."I am a very foolish, fond old man." But then, at last, the sense of self coming back, he exclaims, "For, as I am a man, I think this lady/ To be my child Cordelia." Lear's recovery of identity is linked with this recovery of the sense of who she is. "And so I am,...
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Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection

Isaac Asimov - 2009 - 416 pages
...this is; and all the skills I have Remembers not these garments; nor I know not Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me; For (as I am a man) I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. " Cordelia tells him she is and he says: All poor Cordelia can say is "No cause, no cause." And eventually,...
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Disowning Knowledge: In Seven Plays of Shakespeare

Stanley Cavell - 2003 - 250 pages
...recognition of himself first. Lear's self-revelation comes harder, but when it comes it has the same form: Do not laugh at me; For, as I am a man, I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. (IV, vii, 68-70) 45 He refers to himself three times, then "my child" recognizes her simultaneously...
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Shakespeare's Daughters

Sharon Hamilton - 2003 - 191 pages
...to address Cordelia directly, he asks again that the onlookers "not laugh at" his wild speculation: "For, as I am a man, I think this lady / To be my child Cordelia" (ll. 68-70). He has described their bond in its most basic terms, and Cordelia responds with a touchingly...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...this is; and all the skill I have Remembers not these garments, nor I know not Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me, For (as I am a man) I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. CORDELIA And so I am: I am! 70 LEAR Be your tears wet? Yes, faith: I pray weep not. If you have poison...
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Separate Theaters: Bethlem ("Bedlam") Hospital and the Shakespearean Stage

Kenneth S. Jackson - 2005 - 309 pages
...this is; and all the skill I have Remembers not these garments; nor I know not Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me, For, as I am a man, I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. (4.7.58-67) The madman, also like Lear, misidentifies them as his children and demonstrates resentment...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - 2005 - 224 pages
...this is; and all the skill I have Remembers not these garments ; nor I know not Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me; For, as I am a man, I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. (IV.vii^-yo) The dominant note of the passage is Lear's awareness of his own ignorance and imperfection....
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Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

David Semple, Roger Smyth, Jonathan Burns, Rajan Darjee, Andrew McIntosh - 2005 - 953 pages
...this is, and all the skill I have remembers not these garments; nor I know not where I did lodge last night Do not laugh at me; For as I am a man, I think this lady to be my child Cordelia. Shakespeare: King Lear Act II Scene 7 1 Kuljis RO (2002) www.emedidne.com Alzheimer's disease (2) Clinical...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - 2005 - 464 pages
...this is; and all the skill I have Remembers not these garments; nor I know not Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me; For as I am a man, I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. CORDELIA. And so I am, I am. LEAR. Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray you weep not. If you have...
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