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Captain o' the guards, Treat well your royal prisoners, till you have Our farther
orders, as you hold our pleasure. Gon. Hark, sir, not as you hold our husbands'
pleasure, [To the Captain, aside. But as you hold your life, despatch your pris'
You, sir, I'll seize, You have a human form ; and, if no prayers Can touch your
soul to spare a poor king's life, If there be any thing that you hold dear, By that I
beg you to despatch me first. Capt. Comply with her request ; despatch her first.
That my keen knife see not the wound it makes ; Nor Heaven peep through the
blanket of the dark, To cry, " Hold, hold ! " Enter Macbeth. Great Glamis! worthy
Cawdor! Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter ! Thy letters have transported
[Exeunt. Enter Lucius. Where is thy instrument ? Luc. Here, in the tent. Bru. What,
thou speak'st drowsily ; Poor knave, I blame thee not ; thou art o'erwatch'd. Canst
thou hold up thy heavy eyes a while, And touch thy instrument, a strain or two ?
Fare you well. Enter into the Monument, from behind, Proculeius and Soldiers,
hastily. Iras. O, royal queen ! Char. O Cleopatra ! thou art taken, queen ! Cleo.
Quick, quick, good hands. [Drawing a Dagger. Proc. Hold, worthy lady, hold : [
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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.