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" Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm, How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, Your loop'd and window'd. raggedness, defend you From seasons such as these ? O, I have ta'en Too little care of this... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 402
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Vagrancy, Homelessness, and English Renaissance Literature

Linda Woodbridge - 2001 - 338 pages
...social consciousness directs compassion specifically at homeless wretches: You houseless poverty — Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide...How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you From seasons such as these? O, I have ta'en Too little care...
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Cultural Shakespeare: Essays in the Shakespeare Myth

Graham Holderness - 2001 - 206 pages
...capable of voicing the immensely humane sympathy for the poor and dispossessed that we find in King Lear: Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide...How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you From seasons such as these?23 could subsequently play an...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 360 pages
...mental pain (in. iv. 24). Then again the cruel storm draws noble charity from Lear, replacing his ire: Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide...these? O, I have ta'en Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp; Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them,...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 228 pages
...says little; to fear judgement; to fight when I cannot choose; and to eat no fish. Kent — Lear I.iv Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide...these? O, I have ta'en Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp; Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 26

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 208 pages
...and sudden way. Left to his own thoughts outside the hovel, he has uttered that memorable invocation: Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide...as these? O, I have ta'en Too little care of this! (1n, iv, 28-33) and he proceeds to the medieval doctrine, itself familiar from exposition in wall-paintings,...
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Stages and Playgoers: From Guild Plays to Shakespeare

Janet Hill - 2002 - 241 pages
...audience, not pushed to the verge but holding all the stage. He addresses the spectators in simple English: Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide...as these. O, I have ta'en Too little care of this! (3.4.24-33) These words involve everyone in the playhouse; the language is intelligible to all. The...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 13

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 200 pages
...this passage, when put alongside that other passage in Lear to which its subject closely relates it— Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide...raggedness, defend you From seasons such as these ? 51 4-2 — is equally inferior in the placing of its terms. In Lear's way of saying these things,...
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Shelley Among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language

Stuart Peterfreund - 2002 - 406 pages
...had previously done and as Goneril and Regan still do. Outside the hovel on the heath, Lear reflects, Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide...Your loop'd and window'd raggedness, defend you From reasons such as these? O, I have ta'en Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp; Expose thyself to...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 55, King Lear and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - 2002 - 410 pages
...remember to say to myself, thinking of the people of Lawn Lodge, and the desperate season of their lives, Poor naked wretches wheresoe'er you are That bide...How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, Your looped and windowed raggedness defend you From seasons such as these. And I thought of the confusion...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Challenge: On the Rise of Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 181 pages
...cold? I am cold myself. Where is this straw, my fellow? (III.ii.67) Poor naked wretches, whereso'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,...your houseless heads and unfed sides, Your loop'd and window 'd raggedness, defend you From seasons such as these? 0! I have ta'en Too little care of this....
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