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Written by JulieW
(3/6/2007 12:22 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Rivals and Shakespeare, penned by Cheryl
But I have done with him; heís anybodyís son for me. I never will see him more, neveróneverónever.
which seems to me to echo
King Lear's speech in Act V scene iii
There is another King Lear allusion in Act III scene iv of The Rivals, when Bob ACres declares:
Zounds as the man in the play says, "I could do such deeds"
I think Bob is misquoting the bard here for in Act II scene iv of King Lear, Lear says
I will do such things
But it's typical of Bob's character to get it slightly wrong, don't you think?
In the same speech Bob also curses:
The thunder of your words has soured teh milk of human kindness
which is a direct allusion to Act I scene v of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth's speech includes this phrase:
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be
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