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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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The Beauty that Saves: Essays on Aesthetics and Language in Simone Weil

Eric O. Springsted, John M. Dunaway - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 229 pages
...I am a very foolish fond old man ... I fear I am not in my perfect mind. ... 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; 5 FLN 102-103: "God is absent from this world, except in the existence in this world of those in whom...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...assurance ('and so I am, I am'), he poses his initial question again, although in a different key: 'I know you do not love me; for your sisters / Have,...done me wrong. / You have some cause, they have not' (iv. vii. 73-5). Gone is the arrogance of royalty - but the implicit demand remains: tell me that you...
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Suffering and the Remedy of Art

Harold Schweizer - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 215 pages
...nature" (5.3.242-43) Lear, incorrigably clinging to his system of causality, protests even at the end: I know you do not love me; for your sisters Have,...done me wrong: You have some cause, they have not. (4.7.73-75) The point is, of course, that just as Cordelia has no cause not to love, she has no cause...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 142 pages
...CORDELIA And so I 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? KENT In your own kingdom, sir. LEAR Do not abuse...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 270 pages
...CORDELIA And so I am. LEAR 70 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 76 Do not abuse...
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Shakespeare for My Father: A One-woman Play in Two Acts

Lynn Redgrave, William Shakespeare - Biographical drama - 2001 - 61 pages
...CORDELIA. And so I 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. Pray you now, forget and forgive: I am old and foolish. (Turns...
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Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say

Frederick Buechner - Religion - 2009 - 176 pages
...him. Once he realizes that the young woman in tears at his side is his daughter Cordelia, he says, "I know you do not love me; for your sisters / Have,...done me wrong. / You have some cause, they have not," and it is only when in one of the most moving moments in the play she says simply, "No cause. No cause,"...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...speaks in simple, gentle language, reflecting the spiritual transformation that has overtaken him: I know you do not love me, for your sisters Have (as...done me wrong: You have some cause, they have not. (IV, vii, 72-74) Cordelia's response could not be more eloquent: "No cause, no cause" (V, vii, 74)....
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - Electronic books - 2001 - 498 pages
...they know. Lear's recovered sense of natural justice is implicit in his sadly confessing to Cordelia, "I know you do not love me; for your sisters / Have,...done me wrong: / You have some cause, they have not" (4.7.3-5). Awakening, and having recovered his wits, Lear avows himself "mainly ignorant." As such,...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 55, King Lear and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 410 pages
...assumes a proportionality of hatred (or at least lack of love) to wrongs suffered: 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. (F 4.6.66-9; Q 4.7.69-72) But she, true to what she has always been, dismisses that reasoning: 'No...
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