Monday, March 7, 2011

Quotations from KING LEAR for upcoming test

Post your three quotations from King Lear here, include:
1. the quotation
2. the character speaking
3. the person or entity being spoken to
4. the Act, scene, and line numbers (say which edition you're using)
5. and your name!


  1. "Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave my heart into my mouth. I love your Majesty according to my bond, no more nor less".
    Cordelia is speaking
    Cordelia is speaking to her father King Lear
    Act 1 scene 1 lines 93-95
    Stefanie Zapata

  2. "Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia,The gods themselves throw incense. Have I caught thee?
    He that parts us shall bring a brand from heaven,And fire us hence like foxes. Wipe thine eyes;The good years shall devour them, flesh and fell,Ere they shall make us weep. We’ll see 'em starve first.Come."
    Lear speaking to Cordila
    Act 5, Scence 3 lines 20-25
    Newly Revised Edition
    Kenia Reyes

  3. "Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise".
    The Fool is speaking
    The fool is speaking to King Lear
    Act 1 scene 5 lines 44-45
    Stefanie Zapata

    "Ask her forgiveness? Do you but mark how this becomes the house.'Dear daughter, I confess that I am old.
    Age is unnecessary. On my knees I beg
    that you'll vouchsafe me raiment, bed, and food'".
    King Lear is speaking
    King Lear is speaking to Regan
    Act 2 scene4 lines 152-155
    Stefanie Zapata

  4. "Go in with me. My duty cannot suffer
    To obey in all your daughters' hard commands.
    Though their injunction be to bar my doors
    And let this tyrannous night take hold upon you,Yet have I ventured to come seek you out
    And bring you where both fire and food is ready."
    Gloucesteris speaking to Lear
    Act 3,scene 4 lines 151-156
    Newly Revised Edition
    Kenia Reyes

  5. "Sir, I thought it fit,To send the old and miserable king,To some retention and appointed guard—Whose age has charms in it, whose title more—To pluck the common bosom on his side,
    An turn our impressed lances in our eyes
    Which do command them. With him I sent the queen,My reason all the same, and they are ready,Tomorrow or at further space t' appear
    Where you shall hold your session. At this time
    We sweat and bleed. The friend hath lost his friend,And the best quarrels, in the heat, are cursedBy those that feel their sharpness.
    The question of Cordelia and her father
    Requires a fitter place."
    Edmund talking to the captian
    Act 5, scene 3 lines 46-60
    Newly revised Edition
    Kenia Reyes

  6. 1) "who alone suffers suffers most i' the minds, Leaving free things and happy shows behind."
    Edgar is speaking to us
    Act iii sc. Vi, 109 to 110
    2) "why have my sisters husbands, if they say,they love you all? Happily, when I shall wed, that lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry half my love with, half my care and duty. Sure I shall never marry like my sisters, to love my father all."
    Cordelia is speaking to Lear
    Act I sc I, 105 to 110
    3) "I am no less in blood than thou art, Edmund."
    Edgar is speaking to Edmund
    Act v. Sc iii, 205
    Tiffany De La Rosa

  7. Brittany Rodriguez Edition is the one edited by Russel Fraser,newly revised edition

    1) "Who is it that can tell me who I am?"
    "Lear's Shadow"
    First quote said by King Lear speaking to anyone who hears him. And the second quote the fool responds to King Lear's question. Act1, scene 4, lines 235-236

    2)"Well my legitimate, if this letter speed, And my invention thrive, Edmund the base Shall top th'legimate. I grow, I prosper. Now, gods, stand up for bastards.
    Said by Edmund to himself and audience, Act 1 scene 2, lines 19-22

    3) "Rumble thy bellyful. Spit, fire. Spout, rain! Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire are my daughters. ....Here I stand your slave, A poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man."
    Said by King Lear to the fool. Act 3 scene 2 lines 14-15, 19-20

  8. Edition that is edited by Louis B. Wright and Virginia A.Lamar.

    1)"The younger rises when the old doth fall." ActIII, scene iv,line 4. Edmund said this in his soliloquy.

    2)"In, boy; go first.-You houseless poverty-nay, get thee in." III,iv, 33-34. This is said by King Lear to the Fool.

    3) "And worse I may br yet. The worst is not so long as we can say "This is the worst."" IV, i, 33-34. THis is said by Edgar.

    Yunrui Luo

  9. Maurice Dunn Edition is the one edited by Russel Fraser,newly revised edition

    1.) “See better, Lear, and let me still remain the true blank of thine eye.” This is said by Kent to King Lear
    Act I, i line 160-161

    2.) “I have full cause of weeping, but this heart shall not break into a hundred thousand flaws.” This is said by King Lear to Regan and Goneril
    Act II, iv line 283-284

    3.) “In, boy; go first. You houseless poverty – nay, get thee in.” This is said by King Lear to the fool
    Act III, iv line 26 – 28

  10. 1. "5. Howl, howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones:
    Had I your tongues and eyes, I’d use them so
    That heaven’s vault should crack. She’s gone forever!
    I know when one is dead, and when one lives;
    She’s dead as earth."

    Lear says this to Cordelia as she is dying in his arms.

    2. "As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods;
    They kill us for their sport. "

    Gloucester utters these words after he has been blinded by Cornwall.

    3. "2. Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law
    My services are bound. Wherefore should I
    Stand in the plague of custom, and permit
    The curiosity of nations to deprive me,
    For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines
    Lag of a brother? Why bastard? wherefore base?

    Legitimate Edgar, I must have your land.
    Our father’s love is to the bastard Edmund
    As to the legitimate. Fine word—“legitimate”!
    Well, my legitimate, if this letter speed,
    And my invention thrive, Edmund the base
    Shall top the legitimate. I grow; I prosper.
    Now, gods, stand up for bastards!"

    Edmund gives this soliloquy right before he tricks his father Gloucester into believing Edgar is villainous.

  11. 1. Lear: " What art mad? A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with thine ears: see how yond justice rails upon yond simple thief. Hark, in thine ear:change places, and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief? Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar?" Act IV, scene VI lines 152-157

    2. Regan: "Faith, he is posted hence on serious matter. It was great ignorance, Gloucester's eyes being out, to let him live. Where he arrvies he movies all hearts against us: Edmund, I think, is gone, in pity of his misery, to dispatch his nighted life; moreover, to descry the strength o' th' enemy."Act Iv scene V. Lines 8-14

    3.Edgar: "The weight of this sad time we must obey, speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.The oldest hath borne most: we that are young shall never see so much, nor live so long. Act V Scene III. Lines 325-328

  12. 1) "I had rather break mine own" Spoken by Kent when Lear asks "Wilt break my heart?"
    Act III,iv,line 7

    2)"Is man no more than this?" Spoken by Lear when looking at Edgar's crazy being
    Act III Sc iv, line 108-109

    3)"And I'll go to bed at noon"
    Last line spoken by the fool
    Act III, Sc vi, line 86

  13. I am reading the one edited by Louis B. Wright and Virginia A.Lamar.

    1. Lear: "If thou be'st as poor for a subjest as he is for a king, thou art poor enough. what wouldst thou?" I, iv, 21-22
    2. Fool: "This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen" III, iv, 84-85
    3. Kent: "Well, sir, I'll bring you to our master Lear and leave you to attend him. Some dear cause will in concealment wrap me up awhile. When I am known alright, you shall not grieve lending me this acquaintance. I pray you go along with me." IV, iv, 60-64

  14. Jeanette Bourdierd; Newly Revised, Edited by Russel Fraser

    1.) "Who is it that can tell me who I am?" Pg 32. I, iv, 236
    King Lear is speaking to the Fool.

    2.) "Why, to put 's head in ; not to give it away to his daughters, and leave his horns without a case." Pg 38. I, v, 31-32
    The Fool was speaking to King Lear.

    3.) "I would die bravely, like a smug brideroom. What! I will be jovial: come, come; I am a king; Masters, know you that?"
    Pg 118. IV, vi, 201-204
    King Lear is speaking to the Gentleman.

  15. "the tyranny of the open nights too rough for nature to endure" pg act 3 scene 4 and kent is speaking to king lear
    "look where he stands and glares. want'st thou eyes at trail madam? pg 85 act 3 scene 6
    where have i been? where am i? fair daylight? i am mightly abused. i should ev'n die with pity, to see another thus. pg 125 act 4 scene 7 king lear is saying this to cordelia
    jamila coppedge and i am using the newly revised edition

  16. 1. "You have begot me, bred me, loved me.
    I return those duties back as are right fit:
    Obey you, love you, and most honor you.
    Why have my sisters' husbands if they say
    They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed,
    That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry
    Half my love with him, half my care and duty.
    Sure I shall never marry like my sisters
    To love my father all."

    3.King Lear
    4.Act 1, Scene 1, Lines 106-115 (red Eddition)
    5.Ray Camacho

  17. 1."If she live long
    And in the end meet the old course of death
    Women will all turn monsters"
    2.Servant (talking about Regan)
    4.Act 3, Scene 7, Lines 111-112 (Red)
    5.Ray Cam

  18. 1. ""O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous.Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man’s life’s as cheap as beast’s."
    2. Cordellia
    3. King Lear
    4. Act 4, Scene 2

  19. 1. "Shalt see thy other daughter will use thee kindly; for though she's as like this as a crab's like an apple, yeti can tell what i can tell"
    -Fool, Lear, Act 1 Scene 5
    2."The tyranny of the open night's too rough for nature to endure.
    -Kent, Lear, Act 3 Scene 4
    3."All you unpublished virtues of the earth, spring with my tears! be aident and remediate in the good man's distress!
    -Cordelia, Doctor, Act 4 Scene 4
    Alexis Deleon.