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Times I have been lied to, times when I had to endure the betrayal of false friends, times when I gave my heart to someone I thought I could trust, only to play the fool and have it broken.
I will continue to play the fool and work with the risk element as it stands, rather than go back to betting 'in theory' and knowing my money has gone as early as the second or third hurdle.
Sylvester played Mr Beaver in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the RSC in London six years ago and will play The Fool in King Lear.
JOSE REINA is determined not to play the fool against Manchester United at Anfield tomorrow .
I may play the fool but I know exactly what's needed for next season and I'm prepared to make the tough decisions.
But Almereyda is not afraid to play the fool in attempting to tease from his subject some definitive statement about the relationship of his photographs to the real world or his emotional response to music (Eggleston is a mean man at the keyboard).
Clive Hayward, the Eric-type, the friend who just wants to play the fool.
I am not going to play the fool. I feel well in London.' He claimed the only obstacle to a new deal was his need for the club to show how much he meant to them.