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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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Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature

Craig Kallendorf - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 253 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 Gods' spies; and we'll wear out, In a wall'd prison, packs...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 142 pages
...will sing like birds i' th' cage. When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down 10 And ask of thee forgiveness. So we'll live, And pray, and sing, and...Who loses and who wins; who's in, who's out And take upon's the mystery of things 11 Ripeness is all ie, the gods decree when fruit is ripe and falls; coming...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - Fiction - 1999 - 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...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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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 320 pages
...will sing like birds i' th' cage. w 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 17 As if we were God's spies; and we'll wear out is In a walled prison...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 336 pages
...will sing like birds i'th' cage . When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down 10 And ask of thee forgiveness; so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and...too — Who loses and who wins, who's in, who's out, 15 And take upon ' s the mystery of things As if we were God's spies; and we'll wear out In a walled...
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 320 pages
...we'll live, And Pray, and Sing, and tell old Tales, and Laugh At gilded Butter-flies, hear Sycophants Talk of Court News, and we'll talk with them too,...And take upon us the Mystery of Things As if we were Heav'ns Spies. CORDELIA Upon such Sacrifices The Gods themselves throw Incense. LEAR Have I caught...
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Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say

Frederick Buechner - Religion - 2009 - 176 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...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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Kierkegaard: A Biography

Alastair Hannay - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 522 pages
...'twenty-five years old'. The Lear passage, quoted in the German translation by Ernst Ortlepp, is: ... 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: and we'll wear out In a wall'd prison, packs...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

John Anthony Burrow, John Pitcher, Brian Vickers, Isobel Grundy, Claire Lamont, Andrew Sanders, Bernard Bergonzi, Martin Dodsworth - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 528 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...Who loses and who wins, who's in, who's out — And rake upon's the mystery of things As if we were God's spies; and we'll wear out In z walled prison...
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The Tragedie of Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...VERITY (Student's Sh.) : Compare Lear's words to Cordelia: 'Come, let's away to prison . . .' '. . . so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales,...too, Who loses, and who wins; who's in, who's out.' — V, iii, 11-15. 206. Who thriues . . . giue out] BADHAM (p. 9) gives this line as an example of...
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