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Albany

King Lear

This admiration, sir, is much o’ th’ savor

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Goneril
This admiration, sir, is much o’ th’ savor
Of other your new pranks. I do beseech you
To understand my purposes aright.
As you are old and reverend, should be wise.
Here do you keep a hundred knights and squires,
Men so disordered, so debauched and bold,
That this our court, infected with their manners,
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Act 1
Scene 4
Line 244

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No, no, my lord, This milky gentleness

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Goneril
No, no, my lord,
This milky gentleness and course of yours,
Though I condemn not, yet, under pardon,
You are much more at task for want of wisdom
Than praised for harmful mildness.
Albany
How far your eyes may pierce I cannot tell.
Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.
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Act 1
Scene 4
Line 362

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I have been worth the whistle

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Goneril
I have been worth the whistle.
Albany
O Goneril,
You are not worth the dust which the rude wind
Blows in your face. I fear your disposition.
That nature which contemns its origin
Cannot be bordered certain in itself.
She that herself will sliver and disbranch
From her material sap perforce must wither
And come to deadly use.
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Act 4
Scene 2
Line 37

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What you have charged me with, that have I done

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Edmund, to Edgar
What you have charged me with, that have I done,
And more, much more. The time will bring it out.
‘Tis past, and so am I. But what art thou
That hast this fortune on me? If thou ‘rt noble,
I do forgive thee.
Edgar
Let’s exchange charity.
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Act 5
Scene 3
Line 195

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Edmund is dead, my lord

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Messenger
Edmund is dead, my lord.
Albany
That’s but a trifle here.—
You lords and noble friends, know our intent:
What comfort to this great decay may come
Shall be applied. For us, we will resign,
During the life of this old Majesty,
To him our absolute power; you to your rights,
With boot and such addition as your Honors
Have more than merited.
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Act 5
Scene 3
Line 358

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