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For your soul's sake, dear sir, and for the gods', — Offi. No tears, good lady; no
pleading against gold and preferment, Come, sirs, make ready your cords. Cord.
You, sir, I'll seize, You have a human form ; and, if no prayers Can touch your
Speak ; for methought I heard The charming voice of a descending god. Alb. The
troops, by Edmund rais'd, I have ... or did th' inspiring gods Whisper to me alone
— Old Lear shall be A king again? Kent. The prince, that like a god has pow'r, ...
'tis true, this god did shaken His coward lips did from their colour fly, And that
same eye^whose bend doth awe the world? ... Ye gods, it doth amaze me A man
of such a feeble temper, should So get the start of the majestic world, And bear
What can be avoided, Whose end is purpos'd by the mighty gods ? Yet Caesar
shall go forth : for these predictions Are to, the world in general, as to Caesar. Cal
. When beggars die, there are no comets seen ? The heav'ns themselves blaze ...
O gods ! ye gods! must I endure all this ? Bru. All this! ay, more. Fret, till your
proud heart breaks; Go show your slaves how choleric you are, And make your
bondmen tremble. — Must I budge? Must I observe you ? must I stand 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.