William Shakespeare quote about madness from King Lear - This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.
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This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.
 William Shakespeare, King Lear (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source King Lear
Topic madness fools
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1603 and 1606
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Context

“Is it the fashion that discarded fathers Should have thus little mercy on their flesh? Judicious punishment! 'Twas this flesh begot Those pelican daughters. Edg. Pillicock sat on Pillicock's Hill. 'Allow, 'allow, loo, loo! fool. This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen. Edg. Take heed o' th' foul fiend; obey thy parents: keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud array. Tom 's acold. Lear. What hast thou been?” source

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