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Enter Cleopatra, CHARMIAN,and Alexas, meeting Enobarbus. Cleo. Saw you my
lord ? Enob. No, lady. Cleo. Was he not here ? Enob. No, madam. Cleo. He was
disposed to mirth ; but, on the sudden, A Roman thought hath struck him.
This grave charm, — Whose eye beck'd forth my wars, and call'd them home;
Whose bosom was my crownet, my chief end, — Like a true gipsy, hath, at fast
and loose, Beguil'd me to the very heart of loss. — Enter Cleopatra. What, Eros !
I will o'ertake thee, Cleopatra, and Weep for my pardon. So it must be, for now All
length is torture; since the torch is out, Lie down, and stray no farther: Now all
labour Mars what it does; yea, very force entangles Itself with strength : Seal then,
[To Cleopatra, raising her. Cleo. Sir, the gods Will have it thus ; my master and my
lord I must obey. Oct. Take to you no hard thoughts : The record of what injuries
you did us, Though written in our flesh, we shall remember As things but done ...
Here, my good lord, Oct. You shall advise me in all for Cleopatra. Cleo. This is the
brief of money, plate, and jewels, I am possest of: 'tis exactly valued ; Not petty
things omitted. — Where's Seleucus ? Sel. Here, madam. Cleo. This is my ...
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The version of King Lear revised by Tate is not the real King Lear. It has been completely rewritten to give it a super happy ending. Wanting to get more familiar with Shakespeare, I read the whole play, not realizing that it wasn't the real tragedy. Very disappointed to find out after the fact that I read a counterfeit play. Reminds me of the Disney-fication of The Little Mermaid or the "Super Happy Ending" in Wayne's World.