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Goneril, our eldest born, speak first. Gon. Sir, I do love you more than words can
utter, Beyond what can be valu'd rich or rare ; Nor liberty, nor sight, health, fame,
or beauty, Are half so dear; my life for you were vile ; As much as child can love ...
I have inform'd them so. Lear. Inform'd them ! dost thou understand me, man? I
tell thee Gloster, — — Glost. Ay, my good lord. Lear. The king would speak with
Cornwall; the dear father Would with his daughter speak, commands her service.
That Antony speak in his funeral : Know you how much the people may be mov'd,
By that which he will utter ? ... What Antony shall speak, I will protest He speaks
by leave, and by permission ; And that we are contented Caesar shall Have all ...
I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts : I am no orator, as Brutus is : But, as
you know me well, a plain, blunt man, That love my friends, and that they know
full welt, That give me public leave to speak of him ; For I have neither wit, nor ...
If it might please you, to enforce no further The griefs between ye : to forget them
quite, Were to remember that the present need Speaks to atone you. Lep.
Worthily spoken, Mecaenas. Enob. Or, if you borrow one another's love for the
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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.