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In this disguise, where thou dost stand condemn'd, Thy master Lear shall find
thee full of labours. Enter King Lear, attended by his Knights. Lear. In there, and
tell our daughter we are here. [Exit First Knight. Now, what art thou ? Kent. A man,
Yet consider him well, and man's no more than this ; thou art indebted to the
worm for no silk, to the beast for no hide, to the cat for no perfume. — Ha ! here's
two of us are sophisticated : thou art the thing itself; unaccommodated man is no
From all thy troops and thee I forc'd the field ; Thou hast lost the gen'ral stake, and
art thou now Come with thy petty single stock to play This after-game ? Edg. Half
blooded man, Thy father's sin first, then his punishment, From thy licentious ...
This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness ; that
thou might est not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant of what greatness
is promis'd thee. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell. Glamis thou art, and Cawdor ...
[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 ?
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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.