Then leave her, sir ; for, by a father's rage, I tell you all her wealth. [cordelia
throws herself at Lear's Feet. Away ! Away ! Away ! [Flourish of Trumpets, etc. [
Exeunt all but Cordelia. Enter Edgar. Edg. Has Heav'n then weigh'd the merit of
my love, ...
This policy of fathers is intolerable, that keeps our fortunes from us 'till age will not
suffer us to enjoy them ; I am weary of the tyranny. Come to me, that of this I may
speak more. If our father would sleep till I waked him, you should enjoy half his ...
I hear our father coming—Pardon me :In cunning I must draw my sword upon you
:-~ Draw: seem to defend yourself: now quit you well ; Yield: come before my
father;—help, ho, here !Fly, brother;—help, here, help!—farewell, farewell.
My father poorly led ! depriv'd of sight! The precious stones torn from their
bleeding rings! When will the measure of my woes be full ? Old M. O, my good
lord ! I have been your tenant, And your father's tenant, these fourscore years.
Glost. Away ...
Edg. Half blooded man, Thy father's sin first, then his punishment, From thy
licentious mother Thou draw'st thy villany; but, for thy part Of Gloster's blood, I
hold thee worth my sword. Edm. Thou bear'st thee on thy mother's piety, Which 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.