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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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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...qualities that in the first scene of the play he ignored. He is beginning to feel his own humanity: You see me here, you gods, a poor old man. As full of grief as age, wretched in both. (II, iv, 272-273) For the first time he regards himself as a man instead of as a king: If it be you...
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The Adventures of a Shakespeare Scholar: To Discover Shakespeare's Art

Marvin Rosenberg - 1997 - 365 pages
...keeps thee warm. But, for true need You heavens, give me that 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 To bear it tamely; touch me...
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The Pilgrim Self: Traveling the Path from Life to Life

Robert S. Ellwood - 1996 - 174 pages
...all hollow inside. It is the debilitating selfpity of Shakespeare's King Lear, as he cries, "You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both ... A poor, infirm, weak, and despis'd old man . . . unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor,...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 142 pages
...keeps thee warm. But, for true need - 270 You heavens, give me that 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 275 To bear it tamely; touch...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 336 pages
...heavens, give me that patience, patience I need. You see me here , you gods , a poor old fellow, 430 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: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 270 pages
...have occurred, the tragedy takes shape with extraordinary swiftness. Lear's reduction from monarch to "a poor old man, / As full of grief as age, wretched in both" (II.4.26566) is complete by the end of Act II, the blinding of Gloucester by the end of Act III. The...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear

Grace Ioppolo - 2003 - 192 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 much To bear it tamely.'2 Touch...
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Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies

Piotr Sadowski - 2003 - 327 pages
...awaiting him, as he comments on the state of the "basest beggars" (2.2.453), pitying himself for being "a poor old man, / As full of grief as age, wretched in both" (2.2.461-62). A moment later Lear's social death is complete, as he departs "in high rage" (2.2.485)...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 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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Mystery of the Black Tower

John Palmer (Jun.) - 2005 - 183 pages
...sufferings, how great soever we may imagine them, but others labour under woes as bitter." You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, as full of grief as age; wretched in both. This world I do renounce: and in your sights shake patiently my great affliction off. SHAKESPEARE....
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