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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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In Words and Deeds: The Spectacle of Incest in English Renaissance Tragedy

Zenón Luis Martínez, Zenon Luis-Matinez - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 296 pages
...wishes: LEAR Be your tears wet? yes faith. I pray, weep not: If you have poison for me, I will drink for it. 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. (4.7.71-76) As Lupton...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...and paradoxically she describes love as a duty. When Lear awakens from his madness, he says to her, I know you do not love me; for your sisters Have,...done me wrong. You have some cause, they have not. Cordelia's answer is, "No cause, no cause" (IV. vii. 73-75). Compare Leonora's "Nichts, nichts, mein...
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Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest: The Discovery of Nature and the ...

Mark Allen McDonald - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 317 pages
...tears, which were compared to holy water (IV,iii, 31), and tells her "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. Rather than saying that his daughters owe him the debt of filial gratitude, Lear now says only that...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...And so I am, I am. LEAR. Be your tears wet? Yes, faith. I pray you 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 ! As we do not estimate Cordelia's affection for her father by the coldness...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 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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Kant and the Ethics of Humility: A Story of Dependence, Corruption and Virtue

Jeanine Grenberg - History - 2005 - 269 pages
...benediction o'er me. / No, sir, you must not kneel" (rv.7.57-6o). 4 "[Lear:] 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 claim); hers is also a love that refuses to place him beneath her. Cordelia's...
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Deep Comedy: Trinity, Tragedy, and Hope in Western Literature

Peter J. Leithart - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 159 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. (4.7.67—76) The daughter Lear had renounced is now, tenderly, "my child."...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 59, Editing Shakespeare

Peter Holland - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 395 pages
...[touches her cheek] Yes, faith. I pray, weep not. [notices doctor offering cup] 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. [Rapidly gulps from the cup, as though he does think it is poison; then his face changes, puzzled and...
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Performing Shakespeare's Tragedies Today: The Actor's Perspective

Michael Dobson - Drama - 2006 - 144 pages
...idea about her possibly wanting to poison me, given how she has been treated: 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. (4.6.66-8) Cordelia then says, 'No cause, no cause', and the marvellous thing was that in rehearsal...
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Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith

John D. Cox - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 348 pages
...shame when he acknowledges the suffering he has caused Cordelia: 90 John D. Cox 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. (4.7.74-77) Her reply, "No cause, no cause," does not deny what he acknowledges; it simply forgives....
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