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IN TWENTY - FIVE VOLUMES . VOL . IV . KING LEAR . CYMBELINE , MACBETH . JULIUS CÆSAR . ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA . LONDON : PRINTED FOR LONGMAN , HURST , REES , AND ORME , PATERNOSTER ROW . 110356 WILLIAM SAVAGE , PRINTER , BEDFORD BURY .
IN TWENTY - FIVE VOLUMES . VOL . IV . KING LEAR . CYMBELINE . MACBETH . JULIUS CÆSAR . ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA . LONDON : PRINTED FOR LONGMAN , HURST , REES , AND ORME , PATERNOSTER ROW . 110356 1 WILLIAM SAVAGE , PRINTER , BEDFORD BURY .
... reader : “ The real length of time in Julius Cæsar is as follows : About the middle of February , A.U.C. 709 , a frantic festival , sacred to Pan , was held in honour of Cæsar , when the royal crown was offered him by Marc Antony .
I am not gamesome ; I do lack some part Of that quick spirit that is in Antony : Let me not hinder , Cassius , your desires ; I'll leave you , Cos . Brutus , I do observe you now of late ; I have not from your eyes that gentleness And ...
He loves no plays , As thou dost , Antony ; he hears no music : Seldom he smiles ; and smiles in such a sort , As if he mock'd himself , and scorn'd his spirit , ' That could be mov'd to smile at any thing .
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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.