William Shakespeare quote about stupidity from King Lear - May not an ass know when the cart draws the horse?
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May not an ass know when the cart draws the horse?
 William Shakespeare, King Lear (1623). copy citation

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

“Are you our daughter?
Gon. Come, sir,
I would you would make use of that good wisdom Whereof I know you are fraught, and put away These dispositions that of late transform you From what you rightly are. fool. May not an ass know when the cart draws the horse?
Whoop, Jug, I love thee! Lear. Doth any here know me? This is not Lear.
Doth Lear walk thus? speak thus? Where are his eyes?
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