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Lear is not represented much more affectionate to his daughters by Shakspeare,
than James the Second is by Hume. ... When the King was informed that his
eldest daughter, Mary, was landed, and proceeding to the metropolis, in order to
What, have his daughters brought him to this pass? Couldst thou save nothing?
Didst thou give them all? Kent. He has no daughter, sir. Lear. Death ! traitor,
nothing could have subdu'd nature » To such a lowness, but his unkind
'Would I were A neatherd's daughter, and my Leonatus Our neighbour
shepherd's son ! Enter Queen. Cym. Thou foolish thing ! They were again
together: you have done Not after our command. Away with her, And pen her up.
Attend you here the door of our stern daughter ? Will she not forth ? Cloten. She
vouchsafes no notice ; but I will assail her before morning with mask and music.
Cym. The exile of her minion is too new, She hath not yet forgot him ; some more
Your daughter's chastity — there it begins. — He spake of her, as Dian had hot
dreams, And she alone were cold : whereat, I, — wretch r--. Made scruple of his
praise; and wager'd with him Pieces of gold, 'gainst this which then he wore Upon
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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.