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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 see The swift-wing'd vengeance
overtake such children. Corn. See't thou shalt never : slaves, perform your work; [
That brought thee to this pass ; 'twas I that caus'd it; I cast thee at my feet, and beg
of thee To crush these weeping eyes to equal darkness, If that will give thee any
recompense. Edg. Was ever season so distrest as this? [Aside. Glost.
I remember thine eyes well enough. Nay, do thy worst, blind Cupid, I'll not love.
Read me this challenge ; mark but the penning of it. Glost. Were all the letters
suns, I could not see. Lear. Read, read, read. Glost. What ! with this case of eyes
No, madam ; for so long As he could make me with this eye, or ear, Distinguish
him from others, he did keep The deck, with glove, or hat, or handkerchief, Still
waving, as the fits and stirs of his mind Could best express how slow his soul sail'
No, Cassius ; for the eye sees not itself, • But by reflection from some other thing.
... the best respect in Rome, (Except immortal Caesar) speaking of Brutus, And
groaning underneath this age's yoke, Have wish'd, that noble Brutus had his eyes
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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.