This King Lear reference came at me yesterday in the obituaries. It was an obituary to memorialize an astronomy pioneer, one of Hubble's students titled "He Was Mr Universe",
...he never lost his enthusiasm for the delights of the sky, and he could go giddy with glee over some nugget of starry lore. I loved the guy because he had seen everything; to me he was a King Lear of the cosmos. (By Dennis Overbye)
I like the use of the semi-colon, a mark I never mastered.