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" Pray, do not mock me : I am a very foolish fond old man, Fourscore and upward ; and, to deal plainly, I fear, I am not in my perfect mind. Methinks, I should know you, and know this man ; Yet I am doubtful : for I am mainly ignorant What place this is... "
The North American Review - Page 31
edited by - 1845
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Lectures on General Literature, Poetry, &c., Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - 1833 - 324 pages
...O look upon me, r! And bold yoor harxis in benediction o'er me : — Nay, nir, yoa must noi kneeL Pray, do not mock me , I am a very foolish, fond old...Fourscore and upward ; and, to deal plainly, I fear I arn not in my perfect mind. Mcthinks I should know you, and know this man ; Yt I am doubtful ; for...
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Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, and Historical: With ..., Volume 2

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - 1833
...look upon me, sir, And hold your hands in benediction o'er me : — No, sir, you must not kneel. LEAR. Pray, do not mock me : I am a very foolish, fond old man, Fourscore and upwards ; and to deal plainly with you, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. Ale-thinks I should know...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 56

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1860
...And hold your hands in benediction o'er me : Nay, Sir, you must not kneel. 1'my i/o not moek me : J am a very foolish, fond old man, fourscore and upward; and, to dealplaMy, I fear J am not in mt/ perfect mind. MMinhi I should know you, and know ills man ; Yet I...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 33

1833
...me, sir, And hold your hands in benediction o'er me. No, sir, you must not kneel. Leaf. Pray, do net mock me: I am a very foolish, fond old man, Fourscore and upwards ; and to deal plainly with you, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. Methinks I should know...
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The British and Foreign Review: Or, European Quarterly Journal, Volume 16

1844
...Such a passage as that in Lear, — • "I am a very foolish, fond old man, Fourscore and upwards ; and, to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind," it would be impossible to write in French. Why ? Their language does not admit of such plain and familiar...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 8

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1836
...here under the head of REMNANTS OF THE REMAINS or CHfclSTorHER COLt'MBUS SMITH. •LADY: ' I am a Yery foolish, fond old man, Fourscore and upward ; and,...to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind f ' You will pardon me, therefore, if what I am now about to write should be hereafter considered rather...
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King Lear. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare - 1836
...O, look upon me, sir, And hold your hands in benediction o'er me. No, sir, you must not kneel. Lear. Pray, do not mock me. I am a very foolish, fond old man, Fourscore and upward ; 3 and, to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. Methinks I should know you, and know...
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Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, and Historical

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - 1837 - 382 pages
...assured Of my condition. And hold your hands in benediction o'er me ! No, sir, you must not kneel. LEAH. Pray do not mock me : I am a very foolish, fond old man, Four score and upwards, and to deal plainly with you, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. Methinks...
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Lectures on General Literature, Poetry, &c., Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - 1838 - 324 pages
...upon me, sir ! And hold your hands in benediction o'er me : — Nay, sir, you must not kneel. LEAR. Pray, do not mock me , I am a very foolish, fond old...deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. Methinks I should know you, and know this man ; Yet I am doubtful ; for I am mainly ignorant What place...
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Thoughts of the times; or, Men and things

Thomas Browne Browne - 1838 - 255 pages
...authority for Mr. Wordsworth's position cannot be quoted than the wonderful passage in Lear, beginning " I am a very foolish, fond old man, Fourscore and upward,...deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind." It would appear at first sight that this is the language of common life, but it is only apparently...
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