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'tis true, this god did shaken His coward lips did from their colour fly, And that
same eye^whose bend doth awe the world? Did lose its lustre ; I did hear him
groan r^ Ay, and that tongue of his, that bade the Romans Mark him,--and write
Yes, every man of them, and no man here, But honours you; and every one doth
wish You had but that opinion of yourself, Which every noble Roman bears of you
. This is Trebonius. Bru. He is welcome hither. Cas. This is Decius Brutus. Bru.
... I mean, sweet words; Low crooked court'sies, and base spaniel fawning. Thy
brother by decree is banished ; If thou dost bend, and pray, and fawn for him, I
spurn thee like a cur out of my way. Know, Caesar doth not wrong, nor without
But I am constant as the northern star, Of whose true fix'd and resting quality,
There is no fellow in the firmament : They are all fire, and every one doth shine ;
Let me a little show it, even in this ; That I was constant, Cimber should be banish'
That you have wrong'd me, doth appear in this, You have condemn'd and noted
Lucius Pella, For taking bribes here of the Sardians : Wherein my letter (praying
on his side, Because I knew the man) was slighted of. Bru. You wrong'd yourself,
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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.