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If our father would sleep till I waked him, you should enjoy half his possessions,
and live beloved of your brother. Sleep till I wak'd him, you should enjoy Half his
possessions ! — Edgar to write this 'Gainst his indulgent father ! Death and hell !
SCENE V. A Prison. King Lear asleep, with his Head on Cordelia's Lap. Cord.
What toils, thou wretched king, hast thou endur'd, To make thee draw, in chains, a
sleep so sound! Thy better angel charm thy ravish'd mind With fancied freedom !
A Tragedy in Five Acts William Shakespeare. Macb. There's one did laugh in his
sleep, and one cry'd, " Murder !" That they did wake each other ; I stood and
heard them: But they did say their prayers, and address'd them Again to sleep.
Come, we'll to sleep : My strange and self- abuse Is the initiate fear, that wants
hard use : We are yet but young in deed. [Exeunt. SCENE v. The open Country.
Thunder and Lightning. Enter the Three Witches, meeting Hecate. 1 Witch. Why ...
Brutus, thou sleep 'st, awake, and see thyself: Shall Rome speak, strike, redress. -
Brutus, thou sleep'st ; awake. Such instigations have been often dropp'd, Where I
have took them up. Shall Rome thus must I piece it out : Shall Rome stand ...
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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.