Tuesday, November 11, 2014
If you do love old men, if your sweet sway
Allow obedience, if you yourselves are old,
Make it your cause; send down, and take my part.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lear, in King Lear, act 2, sc. 4, l. 189-92.
"Allow" means approve; Lear is thinking of the disobedience and ingratitude of his daughters.