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William Shakespeare
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William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon. The son of...
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King Lear, Act III, Scene II [Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!]

 
by William Shakespeare

King Lear, with the Fool, in a storm
Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drench'd our steeples, drown'd the cocks!
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Smite flat the thick rotundity o' the world!
Crack nature's moulds, an germens spill at once,
That make ingrateful man!






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