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Glost. I'm tied to th' stake, and I must stand the course. Reg. Say where, and why,
thou hast concealed him ? Glost. Because I would not see thy cruel hands Tear
out his poor old eyes, nor thy fierce sister Carve his anointed flesh ; but I shall ...
Glost. In the late storm I such a fellow saw, Which made me think a man a worm.
Where is the lunatic ? OldM. Here, my lord. Glost. Get thee now away : if for my
sake Thou wilt o'ertake us hence a mile or two, I' th' way to Dover, do't for ancient
Glost. When shall we come to th' top of that same hill! Edg. We climb it now ; mark
, how we labour. Glost. Methinks, the ground is even. Edg. Horribly steep. Hark,
do you hear the sea ? Glost. No, truly. Edg. Why, then your other senses grow ...
Glost. Set me where you stand. Edg. You are now within a foot of th' extreme
verge : For all beneath the moon I would not now Leap forward. Glost. Let go my
hand. Here is another purse, in it a jewel Well worth a poor man's taking. Get thee
Glost. That voice I well remember: is't not the king? Lear. Ay, every inch a king :
when I do stare, See, how the subject quakes ! I pardon that man's life. What was
the cause ? Adultery ? — Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery ? No. — The wren ...
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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.