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" We two alone will sing like birds i' the cage: When thou dost ask me blessing I'll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness: so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues Talk of court news;... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 457
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Shakspeare's tragedy of King Lear, with notes, adapted for schools and for ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...are not the first, Who, with best meaning, have incurred the worst. For thee, oppressed king, I am cast down ; Myself could else outfrown false fortune's...birds i' the cage : When thou dost ask me blessing, I 'll kneel down, And ask of thee forgiveness: so we 'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales,...
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The English Spirit: A New Approach Through the World Conception of Rudolf ...

Doris Eveline Faulkner Jones - 1982 - 217 pages
...like all who love, Lear can now be bounded in a nutshell, yet count himself king of infinite space. 'Come, let's away to prison ; We two alone will sing...birds i' the cage : When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down, And ask of thee forgiveness. So we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales,...
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In the Spirit of Powys: New Essays

Denis Lane - 1990 - 268 pages
..."second childhood"; a state welcomed by Powys as a state of wisdom.10 These are the King Lear lines: Come, let's away to prison, We two alone will sing...birds i' the cage: When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down, And ask of thee forgiveness; so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales,...
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Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays ...

Janet Adelman - 1992 - 379 pages
...We are not the first Who, with best meaning, have incurr'd the worst. For thee, oppressed King, I am cast down; Myself could else out-frown false Fortune's...away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds i' th'cage. . . . (5.3.3-9) "No, no, no, no": Lear does not want to believe that Cordelia is cast down...
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 313 pages
...the first Who with best meaning have incurred the worst. For thee, oppressed king, I am cast down, 5 Myself could else outfrown false fortune's frown....away to prison. We two alone will sing like birds i'th'cage. When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down 10 And ask of thee forgiveness: so we'll...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...(IV, vi) 83 When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools. (IV, vi) 84 ep your soul From spotted sight or sound. Live like...velvet mole; Go burrow underground. (1. 1720) A I'll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness. So we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales,...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 176 pages
...We are not the first Who with best meaning have incurred the worst. For thee, oppressed King, I am cast down; Myself could else out-frown false Fortune's...away to prison: We two alone will sing like birds i'th'cage; When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness. So we'll live,...
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Columns & Catalogues

Peter Schjeldahl - 1994 - 255 pages
...Lear occurs when, at death's door, the irascible patriarch attains something like moral perfection: Come, let's away to prison. We two alone will sing...birds i' the cage. When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness. So we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales,...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 142 pages
...worst. 4 For thee, oppressed king, I am cast down; Myself could else outfrown false Fortune's frown. 6 Shall we not see these daughters and these sisters?...away to prison. We two alone will sing like birds i' th' cage. When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down 10 And ask of thee forgiveness. So we'll...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 270 pages
...first 4 Who with best meaning have incurred the worst. For thee, oppressed king, I am cast down, 6 Myself could else outfrown false fortune's frown....away to prison. We two alone will sing like birds i' th' cage. 10 When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness; so we'll...
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