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Enter Gloster, from the Castle. Kent. Within, sir, at a masque. Lear. Now Gloster?
— Ha! [gloster whispers Lear. Deny to speak with me ? Th'are sick, th'are weary,
They've travell'd hard to-night Mere fetches, sir, Bring me a better answer. Glost.
Here Gloster comes, With business on his brow ; be hush'd, my joys. Enter
Gloster. Glost. I come to seek thee, Edmund, to impart a business of importance. I
know thy loyal heart is touched to see the cruelty of these ungrateful daughters ...
Gloster returns, followed by Cordelia and Aran- The, poorly dressed ; — Edmund
observing at a distance. Cord. Turn, Gloster, turn; by all the sacred pow'rs, I do
conjure you give my griefs a hearing: [Kneels. You must, you shall, nay, I am sure
Regan, see here, a plot upon our state; Tis Gloster's character, that has betray'd
His double trust, of subject and of host. Reg. Then double be our vengeance; this
confirms Th' intelligence that we but now receiv'd, That he has been this night to ...
Osw. Madam, within ; but never man so chang'd ; I told him of the uproar of the
peasants, He smil'd at it ; when I inform'd him Of Gloster's treason Gon. Trouble
him no farther ; It is his coward spirit. Back to our sister, Hasten ber musters, and
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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.