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Alas! 'tis the infirmity of his age : Yet has his temper ever been unfixt, Chol'ric, and
sudden. [Flourish of Trumpets. Hark, they approach. [Exeunt Gloster, Kent, and
Edmund. Enter Cordelia and Edgar. Edg. Cordelia, royal fair, turn yet, once more
Pardon me, royal Lear, I but demand The dow'r yourself propos'd, and here I take
Cordelia by the hand, Duchess of Burgundy. Lear. Then leave her, sir ; for, by a
father's rage, I tell you all her wealth. [cordelia throws herself at Lear's Feet.
As it deserves ; but use our father well, And wrong'd Cordelia never shall repine.
Edg. O heav'nly maid ! that art thyself thy dow'r, Richer in virtue than the stars in
light ; If Edgar's humble fortunes may be grac'd With thy acceptance, at thy feet ...
Enter Cordelia and Aranthe. , Aran. Dear madam, rest you here, our search is
vain; Look here's a shed ; 'beseech you, enter here. Cord. Pr'ythee, go in thyself,
seek thy own ease; Where the mind's free, the body's delicate ; This tempest but ...
Off, hell-hounds ! by the gods I charge you, spare her ; 'Tis my Cordelia, my true
pious daughter; — No pity ? — Nay, then take an old man's vengeance. [king
Lear snatches a Sword from the Officer, and strikes down the Two Soldiers, who
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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.