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Pardon me, royal Lear, I but demand The dow'r yourself propos'd, and here I take
Cordelia by the hand, Duchess of Burgundy. Lear. Then leave her, sir ; for, by a
father's rage, I tell you all her wealth. [cordelia throws herself at Lear's Feet.
Thou shalt not damn my hand. Imog. Why, I' must die ; And if I do not by thy hand,
thou art No servant of thy master's : Against self-slaughter There is a prohibition
so divine, That cravens my weak hand. Come, here's my heart ; Something's ...
thus washing her hands ; I have known her continue in this a quarter of an hour.
Lady. Yet here's a spot. Phy. Hark, she ... what she has known. Lady. Here's the
smell of the blood still : all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.
I do beseech ye, if you bear me hard, Now, whilst your purpled hands do reek
and smoke, Fulfil your pleasure. Live a thousand years, I shall not find myself so
apt to die : No place will please me so, no mean of death, As here by Caesar, and
It proves not so, their battles are at hand ; They mean to warn us at Philippi here,
Answering before we do demand of them. Ant. Tut, I am in their bosoms, and I
know Wherefore they do it ; they could be content To visit other places, and come
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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.