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21 Cards in this Set

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"Nothing will come..."

"..of nothing: speak again." -Lear

Act 1 Scene 1

"When we are born..."

"...we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools." - Lear

Stage of life

"Come not between..."

"...the dragon and his wrath." -Lear


"How sharper than..."

"...a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." -Lear


"Why should a dog..."

"...a horse, and a rat have life, and thou no breath at all?" -Lear

Cordelia's death

"Away! By..."

"...Jupiter, this shall not be revoked." -Lear

God of sky and thunder

"Old fond eyes..."

"...Beweep this cause again, I'll pluck ye out." -Lear


"Our basest.."

"...beggars are in the poorest things superfluous." -Lear

The poor are rich

"Why nature needs not..."

"...what thou gorgeous wear'st, which scarcely keeps thee warm." -Lear

Clothes aren't practical


", you lendings!" -Lear

Naked Lear

"Sir, 'tis my..."

"...occupation to be honest." -Kent

Plain spoken

"The hedge sparrow..."

"...fed the cuckoo so long it had its head bit off by its young." -Fool


"Why, to keep one's eyes..."

"...on either side's nose, that what a man cannot smell out, he may spy into." -Fool

Smell out the truth

"As flies..."

"...To wanton boys as we to the gods, they kill us for their sport." -Gloucester

Pocket God

"Love cools, friendship..."

"...falls off, brothers divide, in cities mutinies, in countries discord, in palaces treason, and the bond cracked 'twixt son and father."


"I have no way..."

"..and therefore want no eyes, I stumbled when I saw." -Gloucester


"Time shall..."

"...unfold what plighted cunning hides." -Cordelia


"Thou nature..."

" my Goddess" -Edmund


"This is the excellent foppery...."

"...of the world that when we are sick in fortune- often the surfeit of our own behaviour- we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity."


"Let him smell..."

"...his way to Dover." -Regan

White cliffs

"Dearer than..."

"...eyesight, space and fortune." -Goneril

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