King Lear Quotations: Authority and Age

“This policy of age makes the world bitter to the best of our times, keeps our fortunes from us till our oldness cannot relish them” p118

“Tis the infirmity of his age; yet he hath ever but slenderly known himself” p115

“Such unconstant starts are we like to have from him” p115

“The King gone tonight, subscribed his power, confined to exhibition – all this done upon the gad?” p117

“This policy of age makes the world bitter to the best of our times, keeps our fortunes from us till our oldness cannot relish them.” P118

“Sons at perfect age and feathers declining, his father should be as ward to the son, and the son manage the revenue” p119

“Idle old man that still would manage those authorities he hath given away! Now, by my life, old fools are babes again, and must be used which checks as flatteries” p125

“Him that is wise and says little” p126

“Not so young to love a woman for singing, nor so old to dote on her for anything. I have years on my back forty-eight” p127

“All thy other titles thou hast given away. That thou wast born with” p131

“Thou clovest they crown I’th’ middle and gavest away both parts” p132

“Thou gavest them the rod and puttest down thine own breeches” p133

“You are old and reverend, should be wise” p136

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