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" torment to her! Let it ftamp wrinkles in her brow of youth; With * cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks; Turn all her mother's pains, and benefits, To laughter and contempt; that me may feel, How fharper than a ferpent's tooth it is, To have a thanklefs "
Troilus and Cressida. Cymbeline. King Lear - Page 349
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured torment to her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth. With cadent tears fret...pains and benefits To laughter and contempt, that she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! (I, iv) 73 Fathers...
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After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis

Julia Reinhard Lupton, Lupton Julia Einhard, Kenneth Reinhard - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 267 pages
..."horrible object" presents a Medusan fetish13. See also Lear's earlier curse against Goneril: "Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, / With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks" (I.iv.zSa— object of multiple pricking and self-mutilation, visually materializing Lear's "plague-sore"...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 141 pages
...Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured torment to her. 250 Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret...pains and benefits To laughter and contempt, that she may feel That she may feel 235 How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child....
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 170 pages
...Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured torment to her. 270 Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret...pains and benefits To laughter and contempt, that she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! — Away, away! [Exit...
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Four Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 951 pages
...her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured torment to her. °Ľo Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret...pains and benefits To laughter and contempt, that she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! Away, away! Exit ALBANY...
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The North American Review, Volume 215

North American review - 1922
...Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatur'd torment to her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret...mother's pains and benefits To laughter and contempt. Anyone who can endure reading this superb and awful curse knows that Shakespeare spent himself relentlessly...
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The Absent Shakespeare

Mark Jay Mirsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 174 pages
...Create her child of Spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured torment to her. Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent Tears fret Channels in her cheeks . . . (FF.l, 4: 790-99) Lear's curse on his daughter's physical beauty, her "brow of youth," speaks...
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The Scold's Bridle: A Novel

Minette Walters - Fiction - 1995 - 384 pages
..."Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatur'd torment to her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth; With cadent tears fret...pains and benefits To laughter and contempt; that she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!" —Shakespeare, King...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1990 - 314 pages
...her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret channels m her cheeks, 270 Turn all her mother's pains and benefits To laughter and contempt, that she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! Away, away! Albany...
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The Adventures of a Shakespeare Scholar: To Discover Shakespeare ..., Volume 10

Marvin Rosenberg - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 365 pages
...Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart, disnatur'd torment to her. Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth. With cadent tears fret...pains and benefits To laughter and contempt, that she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! Away, away! (1.4.297-311)...
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