Kent ! sere Inverted nature , Gloster's shame and glory : This bye - born , the wild sally of my youth , Pursues me with all filial offices ; Whilst Edgar , begg'd of Heaven , and born in honour , Draws , plagues upon my head ...
O gods ! for Heaven's sake , sir , Edg . Pardon me , sir , a serious thought Had seiz'd me ; but I think you talk'd of danger , And wish'd me to retire . Must all our vows End thus ? Friend , I obey you.- Cordelia ! [ Exit Edgar .
Thou out of Heaven's benediction com'st To the warm sun . All weary and o'erwatch'd , I feel the drowsy guest steal on me ; take Advantage , heavy eyes , of this kind slumber , Not to behold this vile and shameful lodging . [ Sleeps .
I will not trouble thee , my child ; farewell ; Let shame come when it will , I do not call it ; I do not bid the thunder bearer strike , Nor tell tales of thee to avenging Heaven . Mend when thou canst ; be better at thy leisure ...
... face of Heaven : Let not the paint , nor the patch , nor the rustling of silks , betray thy poor heart to woman ; keep thy foot out of brothels , thy hand out of plackets , thy pen from creditors ' books , and defy the foul fiend .
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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.