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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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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - 2003 - 134 pages
...of mental disturbance, reflects a type of consciousness of the hell into which he has descended, ... I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. (Lear IV 7 46-8) Yet it is not an awareness that frees him from delusion. By...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 pages
...more profoundly — the pain of confronting his true self as in madness he reaches a deeper humanity: I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. In this odyssey he is befriended and assisted by the loyal Kent, and by his...
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The Battle for Middle-earth: Tolkien's Divine Design in The Lord of the Rings

Fleming Rutledge - 2004 - 373 pages
...Lear says to his devoted daughter Cordelia, whom he does not recognize, "Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears do scald like molten lead." Clearly this is an image of perdition, where tears of repentance do not avail....
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The Fragmentation of the Proper Name and the Crisis of Degree ...

Radhouan Ben Amara - 2004 - 132 pages
...but here again he is excluded: 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 scold like molten lead. (IV, vii, 45-48) These lines are a disguised and symptomatic recognition of...
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Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life: A New Perspective on Old Age

Jason Hepple, Laura Sutton - 2004 - 232 pages
...illuminates this contemporary position that affects us all. The psychotherapist had better be prepared. but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire. that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. References 1King Lear. 4.7.461 Adelman. J. t19921 Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies...
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Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest: The Discovery of Nature and the ...

Mark Allen McDonald - 2004 - 317 pages
...visible world. Lear first 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 molton lead. The Arden edition explains that the wheel of fire is from Medieval legends...
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Das Buch der Bücher: seine Wirkungsgeschichte in der Literatur

Tom Kleffmann - 2004 - 175 pages
...gebunden, auf dem ihm die Tränen wie geschmolzenes Blei glühen (IV,7): „Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound / Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears / Do scald like molten lead". Damit taucht ein Purgatoriumsbild auf. Jedoch wird dieser Bezug wie der auf...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - 2005 - 207 pages
...continued after death. When Lear thinks he has died he cries 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. (IV.vii.46-8) Another group of images is concerned with sight and blindness....
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - 2005 - 464 pages
...How fares your majesty? LEAR. You do me wrong to take me out of 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. CORDELIA. Sir, do you know me? LEAR. You are a spirit, I know: when did you...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...lord? How fares your Majesty? LEAR 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 molten lead. CORDELIA Sir, do you know me? LEAR You are a spirit, I know; when did you die?...
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