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\'How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!'
Who has written such volumes of stuff!
Gloucester. O, let me kiss that hand!
Lear. Let me wipe it first, it smells of mortality.
Gloucester. Is't not the King?
Lear. Ay, every inch a king!
When I do stare, see how the subject quakes!
Kent. You have that in your countenance which I would fain call master.
Lear. What's that?
Kent. Authority.
Lear. Dost thou call me fool, boy?
Fool. All thy other titles thou hast given away; that thou wast born with.
Lear. Who is it that can tell me who I am?
Lear. Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar?
Gloucester. Ay, sir.
Lear. How old art thou?
Kent. Not so young, sir, to love a woman for singing, nor so old to dote on her for anything.
Does any here know me? This is not Lear.
Does Lear walk thus? speak thus? Where are his eyes?
The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
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