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" You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age ; wretched in both ! If it be you that stir these daughters... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare. In Ten Volumes: Troilus and Cressida ... - Page 392
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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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 nerve and bone of Lear's shame at being reduced to an impotence he considers womanish: You see me here, you Gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both! If it be you that stirs these daughters' hearts Against their father, fool me not so much To bear it tamely; touch me...
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King Lear and the Gods

William R. Elton - 1980 - 299 pages
...god ill-starred, Of Zeus the enemy, hated of all (pp. 30o-301 ) somewhat as Lear complains, You see me here, you Gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both! (1I.^.274-275) and later, "here I stand, your slave, / A poor, infirm, weak, and despis'd old man"...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1990 - 314 pages
...warm. Whereas true need - [He breaks of f] Heavens, give me patience, the patience l require! You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, as full of grief as l am of age; wretched in both respects! lf you are responsible for turning these daughters' hearts...
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The Psychotherapy of the Elderly Self

Hyman L. Muslin - 1992 - 220 pages
...everything. (Act II, sc. VII, 1, 158-164) And Lear, crying out against old age and disloyal children: You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both, If it be you that stir these daughters' hearts Against their father, fool me not so much To bear it tamely; touch me...
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The Masks of King Lear

Marvin Rosenberg - 1992 - 431 pages
...sympathy. He hopes still that the gods may love old men— though they have given no sign of it. You see me here, you Gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age . . . ( 2 74-2 75 ). For the first time he suspects these Gods may be against him, and he himself bids...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 176 pages
...scarcely keeps thee warm. But for true need — You heavens, give me patience — patience I need! You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age, wretched in both. If it be you that stirs these daughters' hearts Against their father, fool me not so much 270 To bear it tamely; touch...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 141 pages
...You heavens, give me that patience, patience I need. You see me here, you gods, a poor old fellow, As full of grief as age, wretched in both. If it be you that stirs these daughters' hearts Against their father, fool me not so mutfh 245 To bear it tamely. Touch...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 128 pages
...nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear'st, Which scarcely keeps thee warm. But, for true need You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age, wretched in both. If it be you that stirs these daughters' hearts Against their father, fool me not so much To bear it tamely; touch me...
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Shakespeare's Political Pageant: Essays in Literature and Politics

Joseph Alulis, Vickie B. Sullivan - 1996 - 276 pages
...strip away every shred of dignity he has left. With all his pride, Lear resists this process: You see me here, you gods, a poor old man. As full of grief as age, wretched in both. If it be you that stirs these daughters' hearts Against their father, fool me not so much To bear it tamely; touch me...
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Elizabethan Theater: Essays in Honor of S. Schoenbaum

Samuel Schoenbaum, R. B. Parker, Professor of English Trinity College R B Parker, Sheldon P. Zitner - 1996 - 324 pages
...driven to realize more fully when both Regan and Goneril join to strip him of his retainers: You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age, wretched in both. (2.4.272-73) If Lear in his natural body is "a poor old man," at the same time he remains the king,...
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