William Shakespeare quote about mercy from King Lear - Cry you mercy, I took you for a joint-stool.
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Cry you mercy, I took you for a joint-stool.
 William Shakespeare, King Lear (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source King Lear
Topic mercy crying humanity
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1603 and 1606
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“this honourable assembly, she kicked the poor King her Father. fool. Come hither, mistress. Is your name Goneril?
Lear. She cannot deny it.
fool. Cry you mercy, I took you for a joint-stool.
Lear. And here's another, whose warp'd looks proclaim
What store her heart is made on. Stop her there!
Arms, arms! sword! Fire!” source

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