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Edg. O heav'nly maid ! that art thyself thy dow'r, Richer in virtue than the stars in
light ; If Edgar's humble fortunes may be ... And live dependent on my lover's
fortune; I cannot to so low a fate submit ; And therefore study to forget your
Edg. A most poor man, made tame to fortune's strokes, And prone to pity by
experienc'd sorrows. Give me your hand. Glost. You gentle gods, take my breath
from me, And let not my ill genius tempt me more To die before you please.
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,) ...
No, let me speak ; and let me rail so high, That the false huswife fortune break her
wheel, Provok'd by my offence. Ant. One word, sweet queen ; Of Caesar seek
your honour, with your safety. O ! Cleo. They do not go together. Ant. Gentle, hear
A Room in the Monument. Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, and Iras. Cleo. My
desolation does begin to make A better 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 ...
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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.