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" I'll kneel down, And ask of thee forgiveness. So we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues Talk of court news ; and we'll talk with them too, Who loses, and who wins ; who's in, who's out... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ... - Page 380
by William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
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Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies

Piotr Sadowski - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 327 pages
...ambitions related to the now discarded persona and stoically indifferent to the affairs of this world: So we'll live And pray, and sing, and tell old tales,...loses and who wins, who's in, who's out — And take upon's the mystery of things As if we were God's spies. (5.3.11-17) The inner calm insulates Lear psychologically...
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King Lear in Our Time

Maynard Mack - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 126 pages
...alone will sing like birds i' th' cage: When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness: so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and...loses and who wins, who's in, who's out: And take upon 's the mystery of things As if we were God's spies. They will be in the world, but not of it. On this...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...alone will sing like birds i'th'cage; When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness. So we'll live, And pray, and sing, and...loses and who wins, who's in, who's out And take upon 's the mystery of things, As if we were God's spies; and we'll wear out, In a walled prison, packs...
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Nigel Hawthorne on Stage

Kathleen Riley - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 380 pages
...alone will sing like birds i'the cage; When thou dost ask me blessing I'll kneel down, And ask of thee forgiveness; so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and...and who wins, who's in, who's out - '' And take upon ' s the mystery of things As if we were God's spies; and we'll wear out, In a wall'd prison, packs...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...alone will sing like birds i' the cage: When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness : so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and...loses and who wins; who's in, who's out; And take upon's the mystery of things, As if we were God's spies : and we'll wear out, In a wall'd prison, packs...
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Kant and the Ethics of Humility: A Story of Dependence, Corruption and Virtue

Jeanine Grenberg - History - 2005 - 269 pages
...will sing like birds i' th' cage; / When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down / And ask of thee forgiveness; so we'll live / And pray, and sing, and...loses and who wins; who's in, who's out — / And take upon's the mystery of things / As if we were God's spies; and we'll wear out /In a wall'd prison packs...
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The Rise of Roosevelt University: Presidential Reflections

Theodore L. Gross - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 234 pages
...who knew the truth and pleaded with the public and the courts to justify us, will set about like Lear and tell old tales, and laugh At gilded butterflies,...loses and who wins; who's in, who's out; And take upon's the mystery of things."7 The mystery, in this case, is the music, the drama, the dance. So long...
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Shakespeare's Window Into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom in Shakespeare's ...

Martin Lings - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 224 pages
...will sing like birds i' the cage: When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down, And ask of thee forgiveness: so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and...loses and who wins; who's in, who's out, And take upon's the mystery of things, As if we were God's spies; and we'll wear out: In a wall'd prison, packs...
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Handbook of Adult Development and Learning

Carol Hoare - Education - 2006 - 600 pages
...will sing like birds i' the cage: When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down, And ask of thee forgiveness: so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and...loses and who wins; who's in, who's out, And take upon's the mystery of things, As if we were God's spies. (King Lear, V, iii) Being able to identify...
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The Globe, Volumes 12-13

William Henry Thorne - 1902
...not the first Who with best meaning have incurred the worst," And so, "Come, let's away to prison: we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales,...loses and who wins, who's in, who's out; — And take upon's the mystery of things, As if we were God's spies; and we'll wear out In a wall'd prison packs...
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