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A very honest-hearted fellow, and as poor as the king. Lear. If thou be as poor for
a subject, as he is for a king, thou art poor enough. — Dost thou know me, fellow
? Kent. No, sir ; but you have that in your countenance, which I would fain call ...
Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That 'bide the pelting of this pitiless
storm, How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides Sustain this shock ?
your raggedness defend you From seasons such as these ? Oh, I have ta'en Too
Edg. Who relieves poor Tom, that sleeps on the nettle, with the hedgehog for his
pillow ? Whilst Smug ply 'd the bellows, She truck'd with her fellows ; Thefreckle-
fac'dMab Was a blouze and a drab, Yet Swithin made Oberon jealous. — O ...
Edg. A charity for poor Tom. — Play fair, and defy the foul fiend. — O gods ! And
must I still pursue this trade, Trifling beneath such loads of misery ? Old M. Tis
poor mad Tom. Glost. In the late storm I such a fellow saw, Which made me think
Bleed, bleed, poor country ! Great tyranny, lay thou thy basis sure, For goodness
dares not check thee ! — Fare thee well, lord : I would not be the villain that thou
think'st, For the whole space that's in the tyrant's grasp, And the rich East to boot.
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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.