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Literature Humanities

“I yet beseech your majesty, / If for I want that glib and oily art / To speak and purpose not, since what I well intend / I’ll do’t before I speak, that you make known / It is no vicious blot, murder, or foulness, / No unchaste action or dishonored step / That hath deprived me of your grace and favor; / But even for want of that for which I am richer— / A still-soliciting eye, and such a tongue / That I am glad I have not, though not to have it / Hath lost me your liking” (Cordelia to Lear, King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1, 228-238).