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" Lear Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray, weep not: If you have poison for me, I will drink it. I know you do not love me/ for your sisters Have, as I do remember, done me wrong: YOU have some cause, they have not. Cordelia No cause, no cause. "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 248
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - 1993 - 164 pages
...in his returning sanity he nevertheless asks for poison because he thinks that is what he deserves: Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray, weep not: If...done me wrong; You have some cause, they have not. (IV.vii.71-75) Even now he cannot recognize Cordelia's love because even now he is bargaining merit...
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Tragic Drama and the Family: Psychoanalytic Studies from Aeschylus to Beckett

Bennett Simon - 1988 - 274 pages
...explicitly names Cordelia: Lear: For, as I am a man, I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. Cordelia: And so I am, I am. Lear: Be your tears wet? Yes, faith....weep not. If you have poison for me, I will drink it. (4.7.68-72) Tears, then, signify for Lear everything unacceptable to his fragile yet inflated sense...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 176 pages
...at me, For (as I am a man) I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. CORDELIA And so I am: I am! 70 LEAR Be your tears wet? Yes, faith: I pray weep not....done me wrong; You have some cause; they have not. CORDELIA No cause, no cause. LEAR Am I in France? KENT In your own kingdom, sir. LEAR Do not abuse...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 141 pages
...be my child Cordelia. CORDELIA And so I am. LEAR Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray, weep not. 70 If you have poison for me, I will drink it. I know...done me wrong. You have some cause; they have not. CORDELIA No cause, no cause. LEAR Am I in France? KENT In your own kingdom, sir. 75 LEAR Do not abuse...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 128 pages
...lodge last night. Do not laugh at me; For, as I am a man, I think this lady To be my child Cordelia. Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray weep not. If...done me wrong. You have some cause, they have not. CORDELIA No cause, no cause. No, no, no, no! Come, let's away to prison. We two alone will sing like...
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King Lear (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Corinna Ruth - 2015 - 176 pages
...he now sees the world "feelingly." When he first sees Cordelia, he no longer makes demands on her. I know you do not love me, for your sisters Have (as...done me wrong: You have some cause, they have not. Cordelia promptly responds to his unselfish sentiment with "No cause, no cause." Thinking he has come...
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The Beauty that Saves: Essays on Aesthetics and Language in Simone Weil

Eric O. Springsted, John M. Dunaway - 1996 - 229 pages
...daughter who truly loved him: I am a very foolish fond old man ... I fear I am not in my perfect mind. ... If you have poison for me, I will drink it. I know...your sisters Have, as I do remember, done me wrong; 5 FLN 102-103: "God is absent from this world, except in the existence in this world of those in whom...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. (IV, vii, 59-62) Then he begs forgiveness of Cordelia: I know you do not love me, for your sisters Have (as...done me wrong: You have some cause, they have not. (IV, vii, 72-74) The honesty and simplicity of her next line make it perhaps the most touching of the...
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Shakespeare's Political Pageant: Essays in Literature and Politics

Joseph Alulis, Vickie B. Sullivan - 1996 - 276 pages
...moral accounting, as she rejects his seemingly justified assumption of guilt for their breach: Lear: I know you do not love me, for your sisters Have (as...done me wrong: You have some cause, they have not. Cordelia: No cause, no cause. (4.7.72-74) In act 4, scene 6, Lear rejected conventional morality out...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - 1997 - 248 pages
...assurance ('and so I am, I am'), he poses his initial question again, although in a different key: 'I know you do not love me; for your sisters / Have,...done me wrong. / You have some cause, they have not' (iv. vii. 73-5). Gone is the arrogance of royalty - but the implicit demand remains: tell me that you...
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