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" Why have my sisters husbands, if they say, They love you, all ? Haply, when I shall wed, That lord, whose hand must take my plight, shall carry Half my love with him, half my care, and duty : Sure, I shall never marry like my sisters, To love my father... "
Cymbeline - Page 296
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - 1997 - 248 pages
...allegiance, she replies in similarly resolute terms: Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. (Ln. i. 99-104) Goneril and Regan, so quick and glib in their own assurances of filial devotion, are...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - 1997 - 487 pages
...father to ridicule. Some of the pressure that works on her is apparent in the following remark: Happily, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. (1.1.100-104) Bradley observes that this statement "perverts the truth when it implies that to give...
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Finding a Voice: Personal Response to A Level English

Mike Royston - 1998 - 223 pages
...if they say They love you all? Haply8, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my plight9 shall carry Half my love with him, half my care and...never marry like my sisters To love my father all. But goes thy heart with this? Ay, good my lord. So young, and so untender? So young, my lord, and true....
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Homemade Esthetics: Observations on Art and Taste

Clement Greenberg - 2000 - 256 pages
...aside what Cordelia means when she says: ... Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. It's Lear's folly to want to hold on to and possess his offspring. Cordelia's view of marriage is almost...
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Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature

Craig Kallendorf - 1999 - 253 pages
...love you, and most honour you. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Happily, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. (Ii94-103) In listing what Lear has done for her and her corresponding feelings, Cordelia falls into...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 142 pages
...love you all? Haply, when I shall wed, 100 That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry 101 Half my love with him, half my care and duty. Sure...my sisters, [To love my father all.] LEAR But goes thy heart with this? CORDELIA Ay, my good lord. LEAR So young, and so untender? CORDELIA So young,...
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Great Scenes from Shakespeare's Plays

John Green, Paul Negri - 2000 - 64 pages
...fit, Obey you, love you, and most honour you. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand...my sisters, To love my father all. LEAR. But goes thy heart with this? CORDELIA. Ay, good my lord. LEAR. So young, and so untender? CORDELIA. So young,...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 270 pages
...honor you. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Happily when I shall wed 90 That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry...my father all. LEAR But goes this with thy heart? CORDELIA Ay, good my lord. LEAR So young and so untender? CORDELIA 96 So young, my lord, and true....
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 336 pages
...Shaheen, p. 607, records bib84 bond obligation, duty. The word's range lical parallels. They love you all? Haply when I shall wed That lord whose hand must...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all . 95 LEAR But goes this with thy heart? CORDELIA Ay, good my lord. LEAR So young and so untender? CORDELIA...
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The Gift in Sixteenth-century France

Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus Natalie Zemon Davis, Natalie Zemon Davis - 2000 - 185 pages
...What she objects to is, on the one hand, the boundlessness of Lear's demand, its limitless obligation ("Haply, when I shall wed, / That lord whose hand...carry/ Half my love with him, half my care and duty" 16), and Lear's imagining, on the other, that the quantity of one's love could be put fully into words...
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