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His father Was call'd Sicilius, who did join his honour Against the Romans, with
Cassibelan ; So gain'd the sur-addition, Leonatus: He had, besides this
gentleman in question, Two other sons, who, in the wars o' the time, Died with
their swords ...
I have liv'd long enough : my way of life Is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf: And
that, which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of
friends, I must not look to have : but, in their stead, Curses, not loud, but deep, ...
If it be aught toward the general good, Set honour in one eye, and death i'th' other
, And I will look on both indifferently: For let the gods so speed me, as I love The
name of honour, more than I fear death, j^ Cas. I know that virtue to be in you, ...
Brutus is noble, wise, valiant, and honest ; Caesar was mighty, royal, bold, and
loving : Say, I love Brutus, and I honour him; Say, I fear'd Caesar, honour'd him,
and lov'd him. If Brutus will vouchsafe, that Antony May safely come to him, and
Believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may
believe. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the
better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I
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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.