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" Lear. O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet Heaven ! Keep me in temper : I would not be mad ! Enter Gentleman. "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 76
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 141 pages
...thou wouldst make a good fool. LEAR To take't again perforce. Monster ingratitude! FOOL If thou wcrt my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten for being old...before thou hadst been wise. LEAR O let me not be mad, sweet heaven! I would not be mad. Keep me 35 in temper; I would not be mad. [Enter SERVANT] Are the...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 176 pages
...Yes, indeed; thou would'st make a good Fool. LEAR To take't again perforce! Monster Ingratitude! FOOL If thou wert my Fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten...How's that? FOOL Thou should'st not have been old till thou hadst been wise. LEAR O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! 40 Keep me in temper; I...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...forget my nature. So kind a father! (1, v, 32) To take't again perforce! Monster ingratitude! (I, v, 40) O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper, I would not be mad! (I, v, 46-47) This inner resolve against surrender, this capacity to fight madness and to endure, becomes...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...sea-monster. 10316 King Lear How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! 10317 King me had stroked the air; And though the sound were parted thence. Still left an echo in t 10318 King Lear Thou whoreson zed! thou unnecessary letter! 10319 KingLear Down, thou climbing sorrow!...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 142 pages
...indeed. Thou wouldst make a good fool. LEAR To take't again perforce - Monster ingratitude! 37 FOOL If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten for being old before thy time. LEAR How's that? 40 FOOL Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. LEAR O, let me not be mad, not mad,...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 270 pages
...Yes. Thou wouldst make a good fool. 39 LEAR To take't again perforce! Monster ingratitude! 40 FOOL If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten...before thou hadst been wise. LEAR O, let me not be mad, sweet heaven! I would not be mad. 47 Keep me in temper; I would not be mad. [Enter a Servant.] Are...
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Force of Imagination: The Sense of the Elemental

John Sallis, Professor Frederick J Adelmann S J Chair John Sallis - 2000 - 237 pages
...which appears as the madness that he dreads almost from the moment the devastation begins to unfold: O! let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; Keep me in temper; I would not be mad! (Iv43-44) And yet, Lear's madness becomes, in Edgar's words, Reason in madness. (IV.vi. 172-73) In...
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When Father Kills Mother: Guiding Children Through Trauma and Grief

Jean Harris Hendriks, Tony Kaplan, Dora Black, Royal College of Psychiatrists - 2000 - 281 pages
...number of psychiatric disorders.54-266 But the greatest fear is well expressed by King Lear's cry, 'O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven / Keep me in temper: I would not be mad.' The wonder is that so many survivors of disaster recover and learn from their experiences - a theme...
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King Lear, by William Shakespeare

Lloyd Cameron - 2001 - 102 pages
...the Fall there is no redemption. Early in the play we learn that madness is something Lear dreads: O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper; I would not be mad! (Act I, Sc. v, lines 37-38) He does go mad, but his madness takes many forms, from ranting at his daughters...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - 2001 - 498 pages
...departure. To illustrate with a simple example. At 1.5.43-4, Muir chooses to follow the Folio's wording ("O! let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; / Keep me in temper; I would not be mad!"), relegating the Quarto's alternative to the notes. Foakes, however, combines them, while signaling with...
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