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" How does my royal lord ? How fares your majesty ? Lear. You do me wrong to take me out o' the grave : Thou art a soul in bliss ; but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 444
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Sovereign Shame: A Study of King Lear

William F. Zak - 1984 - 210 pages
...out of Lear's mouth upon awakening to see Cordelia would be: You do me wrong to take me out o' th' grave: Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. (4.7.4447; emphasis mine) Even if we allow for a certain distracted irrationality in Lear's speech,...
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Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early ...

Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, Nancy Vickers, Catherine R. Stimpson - 1986 - 426 pages
...the belief that he has died and been reborn into an afterlife, and he talks about tears to Cordelia: Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon a wheel...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. (4.7.45-47) These are the tears of ashamed self-knowledge, manly tears caused by a realization of what...
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King Lear and the Gods

William R. Elton - 1980 - 299 pages
..."almost" miracle (cf. II.ii. 165-1 66) of Cordelia's forgiveness: You do me wrong to take me out o' th' grave; Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead, (IVvii.45-48) once again a syncretic image, which the New Arden editor annotates merely as Christian...
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At the Edge of History and Passages about Earth: A Double Book

William Irwin Thompson - 1990 - 446 pages
...rest of us, is strapped to the wheel and can say with King Lear: You do me wrong to take me out o th' grave. Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. FIVE AD2000: The Millennium Under New Management "Major fighting in Viet Nam will peter out about 1967;...
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Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics

John Casey - 1991 - 242 pages
...and 'a very foolish fond old man'.38 There is certainly a humbled quality in his words to Cordelia: Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon a wheel...of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead.39 There is little more than that. Bradley thinks that Lear finds knowledge in his madness. Is...
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The Masks of King Lear

Marvin Rosenberg - 1992 - 431 pages
...speaks. Ambiguity still: is this madness? Hallucination? Metaphor? You do me wrong to take me out o' th' grave; Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead (45-48). Half-circle the wheel had come for the Lears who began titanic, tough, autocratic, tyrannically...
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Tragic Drama and the Family: Psychoanalytic Studies from Aeschylus to Beckett

Bennett Simon - 1993 - 274 pages
...tears are not salt water but a dangerous and destructive liquid. You do me wrong to take me out o' th' grave: Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. (4.7.45-48). He associates tears, especially his own, to poison as he explicitly names Cordelia: Lear:...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - 1994 - 454 pages
...How does my royal lord? How fares Your Majesty? KING: (As Lear) You do me wrong to take me out o' th' grave. Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. (Oh, it's so true!)' repeatedly evident when Shakespeare [Came] to Broadmoor (Cox 1992c) where, for...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare, Jay L. Halio - 1994 - 141 pages
...How does my royal lord? How fares your majesty? LEAR You do me wrong to take me out a'th'grave. 45 Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon a wheel...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. CORDELIA Sir, know me. LEAR Y'are a spirit, I know. Where did you die? CORDELIA Still, still far wide....
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - 1997 - 416 pages
...Lear is that the King believes this of himself- and regrets it: You do me wrong to take me out o'th' grave. Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. (4.6.38-41) This cosmic image linking hell and heaven, fusing the Christian tradition with classical...
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