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" Lear. O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet Heaven ! Keep me in temper : I would not be mad ! — Enter Gentleman. "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 76
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...his head in ; not to give it away to his daughters, and leave his horns without a case. — Sc. 5. Lear. O ! let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven ! Keep me in temper ; I would not be mad ! — Id. Cornwall. Why art thou angry ? Kent. That such a slave as this should wear a sword, Who wears...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, with Biographical Introduction by ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...indeed : thou wouldst make a good fool. Lear. To take't again perforce! — Monster ingratitude! Fool. If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten...How's that? Fool. Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. Lear. 0, let me not be mad, not mad, sweat heaven ! Keep me in temper :...
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Shakspeare's tragedy of King Lear, with notes, adapted for schools and for ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...indeed: thou wouldst make a good fool. Lear. To take't again perforce !1—Monster ingratitude ! Fool. If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten...How's that ? Fool. Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. Lear. O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven ! Keep me in temper; I...
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The Handy-volume Shakspeare, Volume 12

William Shakespeare - 1867
...indeed : thou wouldst make a good fool. Lear. To take't again perforce 1 — Monster ingratitude ! Fool, If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten...How's that ? Fool. Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. Lear. O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven ! Keep me in temper ; I...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Macbeth. Hamlet. King Lear. Othello ...

William Shakespeare - 1866
...: thou wouldst make a good fool. Lear. To take 't again perforce ! — Monster ingratitude ! Fool. If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten...How's that ? FooL Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. Lear. 0, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven ! Keep me in temper :...
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The Journal of a London Playgoer from 1851-1866

Henry Morley - English drama - 1866 - 320 pages
...course of the change to madness. It is preceded by a pang of terror in the close of the first act: — " O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven ! Keep me in temper ; I would not be mad ! " There are well-marked struggles with the rising pang at his heart indicated throughout the scenes...
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Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction

Dieter Mehl - Drama - 1986 - 272 pages
...overwhelming experience, an experience too radical to be absorbed by the usual process of mental adjustment: O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper; I would not be mad! (1.5.43-4) Unlike Othello, Lear is so completely uprooted by his disillusioning experience that the...
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Figures in a Renaissance Context

C. A. Patrides - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 346 pages
...fooL Lear; To take 't again perforce! Monster ingratitude! Fool: If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'ld have thee beaten for being old before thy time. Lear:...How's that? Fool: Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. Lear: O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper: I...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1990 - 314 pages
...time. Lear How's that? Fool Thou should'st not have been old till thou hadst been 40 wise. Lear Oh! let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; Keep me in temper; I would not be mad! Fool The taste will be the same. You know why one's nose is in the middle of one's face? Lear No. Fool...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 141 pages
...FOOL Yes, thou wouldst make a good fool. LEAR To take't again perforce. Monster ingratitude! 30 FOOL If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten...before thou hadst been wise. LEAR O let me not be mad, sweet heaven! I would not be mad. Keep me 35 . in temper; I would not be mad. Are the horses ready?...
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