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" tis fittest. Cor. 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 ...: Pericles. King Lear. Romeo and Juliet - Page 98
by William Shakespeare - 1800
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Soul Mates: Understanding Relationships Across Time

Richard Webster - 2001 - 221 pages
...the word "soul" appears many times in his works. Here are a few examples: Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. (King Lear) Every subject's duty is the king's; but every subject's soul is...
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Shakespeare's Noise

Kenneth Gross - 2001 - 282 pages
...disappeared. His mythic recognitions cannot be disillusioned by his literal ones. Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. . . . You arc a spirit, I know; where did you die? I know not what to say....
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - 2002 - 413 pages
...spirit who has died and says, You do me wrong to take me out o' th' grave, Thou art a Soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald, like moulten Lead. [4.7.44] Modern actors can participate in die emotional wrenching of die...
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Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say

Frederick Buechner - 2009 - 176 pages
...wake him with music after his ordeal on the heath, it is at first only the darkness that he can see. "I am bound / Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears / Do scald like molten lead," are the words he calls it by, and when Cordelia tries to kneel for him to...
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King Lear, by William Shakespeare

Lloyd Cameron - 2001 - 102 pages
...that express this idea most fully are Lear's comment, on waking up and finding Cordelia at his side: I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. (Act IV, Sc. vi, lines 43-45) and Kent's remark to Edgar, again in reference...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - 2002 - 283 pages
...heaven, in the wonderful lines, 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. She asks him, "Sir, do you know me?" He says, as he has said before, "I am...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 13

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 200 pages
...the body: 'she hath tied Sharp-tooth'd unkindness, like a vulture, here'; 'Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound / Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears | Do scald like molten lead '. In both, as also in the less vivid image of 'the tempest in my mind', the...
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Shakespeare: For All Time

Stanley W. Wells - 2003 - 442 pages
...King Lear. Lear's reunion with Cordelia (4.6) is heralded by a mighty image: Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. But after that the episode is sustained by a succession of entirely plain,...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - 2002 - 413 pages
...spirit who has died and says, You do me wrong to take me out o' th' grave, Thou art a Soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald, like moulten Lead. [4.7.44] Modern actors can participate in the emotional wrenching of the...
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Playing Lear

Oliver Ford Davies - 2003 - 211 pages
...a breakdown sometimes are). 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. Is he really angry that he's been taken out of the grave? Is he still on a...
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