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" Ay, every inch a king : When I do stare, see how the subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. — What was thy cause? — Adultery? — Thou shalt not die : die for adultery ! No : The wren goes to't, and the small gilded fly Does lecher in my sight.... "
Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear - Page 444
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...you. Fran Lebowitz (b. 1951) American journalist See Rosebery on BOYS Adultery Adultery? Thou shall not die: die for adultery? No! The wren goes to't,...fly Does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive. Lear, King Lear William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist, poet What men all gallantry, and...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1990 - 314 pages
...do stare, see how the subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? 1 ! 0 Thou shalt not die: die for adultery! No: The wren...Does lecher in my sight . Let copulation thrive; for Gloucester's bastard son Was kinder to his father than my daughters 1 1 5 Got 'tween the lawful sheets....
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 313 pages
...I do stare, see how the subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? 105 Adultery? Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No, The wren...and the small gilded fly Does lecher in my sight. '96-7 To say . . . was] (hjtird; to say t and no, to euery thing I saide, I and no toe, was q; to say...
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The Masks of King Lear

Marvin Rosenberg - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 431 pages
...1 ). Now mad king exercises kingly powers: I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shalt not die: die for adultery! No: The wren...to't, and the small gilded fly Does lecher in my sight ( 112-1 16). Let copulation thrive; for Gloucester's bastard son Was kinder to his father than my daughters...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...French author. Mme de SaintAnge, in Philosophy in the Bedroom, "Dialogue the Third" (1795). 9 Adultery? you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you, and you can't go home again. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). English dramatist, poei. Lear, in King Lear, act 4. sc. 5. 10 O curse...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 170 pages
...I do stare, see how tlie subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? no Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No! The wren...Does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive: for Gloucester's bastard son Was kinder to his father dian my daughters Got 'tween the lawful sheets. To't,...
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Shakespeare Reread: The Texts in New Contexts

Russ McDonald - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 301 pages
...Madness may break up the verse alarmingly: Lear. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No, The wren...Does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive; for Gloucester's bastard son Was kinder to his father than my daughters Got 'tween the lawful sheets. To't,...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...When I do stare, see how the subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No. The wren...Does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive; for Gloucester's bastard son Was kinder to his father than my daughters Got 'tween the lawful sheets. To't,...
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Shakespeare's Political Pageant: Essays in Literature and Politics

Joseph Alulis, Vickie B. Sullivan - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 276 pages
...violating the conventional rules of sexual conduct: I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No, The wren...and the small gilded fly Does lecher in my sight. (4.6.109-13) In Lear's refusal to support conventional marriage contracts, we see what the political...
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The Adventures of a Shakespeare Scholar: To Discover Shakespeare ..., Volume 10

Marvin Rosenberg - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 365 pages
...stare, see how the subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shall not die. Die for adultery? no. The wren goes to't,...To't luxury, pell-mell! for I lack soldiers. Behold yond simp'ring dame, Whose face between her forks presages snow, That minces virtue, and does shake...
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