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despair
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King Lear
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  • He hath commission from thy wife and me To hang Cordelia in the prison, and To lay the blame upon her own despair, That she fordid herself.
  • ] Why I do trifle thus with his despair Is done to cure it.
  • )—taught me to shift Into a madman’s rags; to assume a semblance That very dogs disdain’d; and in this habit Met I my father with his bleeding rings, Their precious stones new lost; became his guide, Led him, begg’d for him, sav’d him from despair; Never,—O fault!

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  • Don’t despair—help is on the way!
  • Don’t give in to despair.

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