When , Edgar , I permitted your addresses , I was the darling daughter of a king ; Nor can I now forget my royal birth , And live dependent on my lover's fortune ; I cannot to so low a fate submit ; And therefore study to forget your ...
... if Thou didst intend to make this creature fruitful ! Into her womb convey sterility ! Dry up in her the organs of increase ; That from her derogate body never spring A babe to honour her ! — If she must 20 [ ACT I. KING LEAR .
Impudent slave ! not know me , who but two days since tripped up thy heels before the king ! Draw , miscreant , or I'll make the moon shine through thee . [ Drawing his Sword . Osw . What means the fellow ? I tell thee , I have nothing ...
Lear . Return with her , and fifty knights dismiss'd ? No , rather I'll abjure all roofs , and chuse To be companion to the midnight wolf , My naked head expos'd to th ' merciless air , Than 32 ( ACT II . KING LEAR .
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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.