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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. Cor. No cause, no cause. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 445
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Northrop Frye on Shakespeare

Northrop Frye - 1988 - 186 pages
...the play, when Cordelia awakens Lear and he finally realizes he is still in the same world, he says: I know you do not love me; for your sisters Have,...done me wrong: You have some cause, they have not. (IV.vii. 73-75) Cordelia's answer, "No cause, no cause," is one of the supreme moments of all drama....
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Themes in Drama: Volume 12, Drama and Philosophy

James Redmond - 1990 - 227 pages
...even now, incomplete: 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...done me wrong. You have some cause, they have not. Cordelia. No cause, no cause. He mistakes the motive of Cordelia's tears and wants to atone for them....
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Reading Shakespeare in Performance: King Lear

James P. Lusardi, June Schlueter, Professor June Schlueter - 1991 - 245 pages
...like the "unnatural hags" Lear calls them when, in his reunion with Cordelia, the old man laments, I know you do not love me; for your sisters Have,...done me wrong. You have some cause, they have not. (4.7.75-77) Cordelia replies, "No cause, no cause." Unlike her sisters, Cordelia has known from the...
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 313 pages
...LEAR Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray, weep not. If you have poison for me, I will drink it. 70 I know you do not love me; for your sisters Have,...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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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - 1993 - 164 pages
...thinks that is what he deserves: 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...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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After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis

Julia Reinhard Lupton, Kenneth Reinhard - 1993 - 267 pages
...Cordelia: And so 1 am, I am. 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...done me wrong: You have some cause, they have not. Cordelia: No cause, no cause. Lear: Am I in France? (IV.vii.68-76) Even after "recognizing" Cordelia,...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 176 pages
...CORDELIA And so I am: I am! 70 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...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, Jay L. Halio - 1994 - 141 pages
...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 you do not love me; for...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
...lady To be my child Cordelia. 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...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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