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" How does my royal lord ? How fares your majesty ? Lear. You do me wrong to take me out o' the grave : Thou art a soul in bliss ; but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 451
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Shakespeare: For All Time

Stanley Wells, Professor of Shakespeare Studies Stanley Wells - 2003 - 442 pages
...of the method comes in King Lear. Lear's reunion with Cordelia (4.6) is heralded by a mighty image: Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon a wheel...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. But after that the episode is sustained by a succession of entirely plain, largely monosyllabic phrases:...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - 2002 - 413 pages
...He mistakes Cordelia for another spirit who has died and says, You do me wrong to take me out o' th' grave, Thou art a Soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon...wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald, like moulten Lead. [4.7.44] Modern actors can participate in the emotional wrenching of the reunion of Cordelia...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 13

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 200 pages
...interpretation of what he sees, an interpretation at once morally true and factually 'still, still, far wide': 'Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound/ Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears / Do scald.' Indeed, throughout this scene, the language taken line by line or speech by speech resists attempts...
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Playing Lear

Oliver Ford Davies - 2003 - 211 pages
...person (as people in hospital after a breakdown sometimes are). You do me wrong to take me out o' the grave. Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. Is he really angry that he's been taken out of the grave? Is he still on a 'wheel of fire'? How perceptive...
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The Battle for Middle-earth: Tolkien's Divine Design in The Lord of the Rings

Fleming Rutledge - 2004 - 373 pages
...Act IV, scene vii, the mad Lear says to his devoted daughter Cordelia, whom he does not recognize, "Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound upon a wheel...fire, that mine own tears do scald like molten lead." Clearly this is an image of perdition, where tears of repentance do not avail. Sam's Temptation They...
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Das Buch der Bücher: seine Wirkungsgeschichte in der Literatur

Tom Kleffmann - 2004 - 175 pages
...auf ein glühendes Feuerrad gebunden, auf dem ihm die Tränen wie geschmolzenes Blei glühen (IV,7): „Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound / Upon...that mine own tears / Do scald like molten lead". Damit taucht ein Purgatoriumsbild auf. Jedoch wird dieser Bezug wie der auf den seligen Geist im Himmel...
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Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton

Emily R. Wilson - 2004 - 289 pages
...the world's pain so easily. On waking from madness, he says, You do me wrong to take me out o' th" grave: Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound Upon...a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like moulten lead.45 (4.7.44-47) The words imply confusion about where hell is. The "wheel of fire" suggests...
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Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest: The Discovery of Nature and the ...

Mark Allen McDonald - 2004 - 317 pages
...clearly even while mistaking the visible world. Lear first says: You do me wrong to take me out o' th' grave; Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon...a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molton lead. The Arden edition explains that the wheel of fire is from Medieval legends and apocryphal...
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The Fragmentation of the Proper Name and the Crisis of Degree ...

Radhouan Ben Amara - 2004 - 132 pages
...grave and takes it for a belly; but here again he is excluded: You do me wrong to take me out o'th' grave; Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire . . . That mine own tears Do scold like molten lead. (IV, vii, 45-48) These lines are a disguised and symptomatic recognition of...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - 2005 - 464 pages
...CORDELIA. How does my royal lord? How fares your majesty? LEAR. You do me wrong to take me out of the grave. Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon...fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. CORDELIA. Sir, do you know me? LEAR. You are a spirit, I know: when did you die? CORDELIA. Still, still...
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