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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... "
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Figures du souverain

Marie-Claire Rouyer - 1996 - 338 pages
...l am bound Upon a wheel offire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. (Oh, it's so true!) Pray do not mock me. I am a very foolish, fond old man. (The King clasps Thurlow.) And to deal plainly Ifear I am not in my perfect mina. Do not laugh at me....
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...and unaffected: I am a very foolish fond old man, Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less; And to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. (IV, vii, 59-62) Then he begs forgiveness of Cordelia: I know you do not love me, for your sisters...
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Taming the Chaos: English Poetic Diction Theory Since the Renaissance

Emerson R. Marks - 1998 - 413 pages
...expressing mental distress; he could imagine nothing more moving than Lear's appeal in Act IV, scene 7: Pray, do not mock me; I am a very foolish fond old man, Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less; And, to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. Methinks I should...
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Standup Shakespeare

Ray Leslee, William Shakespeare, Kenneth Welsh - 1998 - 39 pages
...but jest ... and ... 'tis my vocation, and 'tis no sin for a man to labor in his vocation ... but, to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind ... methinks I should know you (Points to someone in the house.) ... and know this man (Points to someone...
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Aging and Identity: A Humanities Perspective

Sara Munson Deats, Lagretta Tallent Lenker - 1999 - 256 pages
...Tempest 4.1.158-160) I am a very foolish fond old man, Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less; And, to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. (Lear King Lear 4.7.61-64) During this century, a number of critical studies of aging in Shakespeare...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 142 pages
...CORDELIA O look upon me, sir, And hold your hand in benediction o'er me. You must not kneel. 6O LEAR Pray, do not mock me. I am a very foolish fond old man, 62 Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less; And, to deal plainly, Methinks I should know you,...
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American Literary Dimensions: Poems and Essays in Honor of Melvin J. Friedman

Melvin J. Friedman, Ben Siegel, Jay L. Halio - 1999 - 226 pages
...Lexington IRT reciting King Lear aloud: "Pray, do not mock me. /1 am a very foolish fond old man, / . . . And, to deal plainly, / I fear I am not in my perfect mind. / Methinks . . .' " As Sabbath goes blank, a young woman sitting next to him whispers the next line:...
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - 2000 - 320 pages
...CORDELIA O look upon me, Sir, And hold your Hands in Blessing o're me, nay, You must not kneel. LEAR Pray do not mock me. I am a very foolish fond Old Man, Fourscore and upward, and to deal plainly with you, I fear I am not in my perfect Mind. CORDELIA Nay, then farewell to patience; witness for...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 336 pages
...range of meanings from 'fool45-6 that . . . scald with the result that my ish', 'doting', to 'mad'. Fourscore and upward, and to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind . 60 Methinks I should know you, and know this man ; Yet I am doubtful, for I am mainly ignorant What...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 270 pages
...benediction o'er me. No, sir, you must not kneel. LEAR Pray do not mock. I am a very foolish fond old man, 60 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 &4 What...
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