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Why, fare thee well, King; since thou art resolv'd, I take thee at thy word ; I will not
stay To see thy fall. The gods protect thee, maid, That truly think'st, and has most
justly said. Thus to old climates my old truth I bear ; Friendship lives hence, and ...
Enter King Lear and Kent. Lear. Blow, winds, and burst your cheeks! rage louder
yet ! Fantastic lightning, singe, singe my white head! Spout cataracts, and
hurricanoes fall, Till you have drown'd the towns and palaces Of proud, ingrateful
... to us ; and he shall beinterr'd As soldiers can. — Be cheerful, wipe thine eyes :
Some falls are means the happier to arise. [As the Soldiers are taking up the
Body, the Curtain falls. ACT THE FIFTH. SCENE I. The Forest. Drums, Trumpets,
But soft, I pray you : what ! did Caesar swoon ? Casca. He fell down in the market
-place, and foamed at mouth, and was speechless. Bru. 'Tis very like; he hath the
falling sickness. Cas. No, Caesar has it not ; but you and I, And honest Casca, ...
The gods ! it smites me Beneath the fall I have. — Wert thou a man, Thou wouldst
have mercy on me. Oct. Forbear, Seleucus. [Exit Seleucixs. Cleo. Be it known,
that we, the greatest, are mis- thought For things that others do ; and, when we
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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.