How are we tost on fortune's fickle flood ! The wave that, with surprising kindness,
brought The dear wreck to my arms, has snatch'd it back, And left me mourning
on the barren shore. Cord. This baseness of the ignoble Burgundy Draws just ...
Edg. My noble prince, a word .,---Ere we engage, yo, your highness' hands I give
this paper; ' lt will the truth of my impeachment prove, Whatever be my fortune in
the fight. Alb. We shall peruse it. Edg. Now, Edmund, draw thy sword, That, ...
The merciless Macdowald From the western isles Of Kernes and Gallow-glasses
is supply'd ; And fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling, Show'd like a rebel's
whore : But all's too weak : For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that name,) ...
O sun, thy uprise shall I see no more: Fortune and Antony part here; even here
Do we shake hands. All come to this? The hearts That spaniel'd me at heels, to
whom I gave Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets On blossoming Caesar
My desolation does begin to make Abetter life: Tis paltry to be Caesar ; Not being
Fortune, he's but Fortune's knave, A minister of her will ; and it is great To do that
thing that ends all other deeds ; Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change ...
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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.