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All’s Well That Ends Well: Act II, Scene 5

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All’s Well That Ends Well
Act II, Scene 5

Another room in the King’s palace .

  1. Enter Lafew and Bertram .

Lafew

1
  1. But I hope your lordship thinks not him a soldier .

Bertram

2
  1. Yes , my lord , and of very valiant approof .

Lafew

3
  1. You have it from his own deliverance .

Bertram

4
  1. And by other warranted testimony .

Lafew

5
  1. Then my dial goes not true . I took this lark for a bunting .

Bertram

6 - 7
  1. I do assure you , my lord , he is very great in knowledge , and
  2. accordingly valiant .

Lafew

8 - 11
  1. I have then sinn’d against his experience , and transgress’d
  2. against his valor , and my state that way is dangerous , since
  3. I cannot yet find in my heart to repent . Here he comes . I
  4. pray you make us friends , I will pursue the amity .
  1. Enter Parolles .

Parolles

12
  1. To Bertram .
  2. These things shall be done , sir .

Lafew

13
  1. Pray you , sir , who’s his tailor ?

Parolles

14
  1. Sir !

Lafew

15 - 16
  1. O , I know him well , I , sir , he , sir , ’s a good workman , a
  2. very good tailor .

Bertram

17
  1. Aside to Parolles .
  2. Is she gone to the King ?

Parolles

18
  1. She is .

Bertram

19
  1. Will she away tonight ?

Parolles

20
  1. As you’ll have her .

Bertram

21 - 24
  1. I have writ my letters , casketed my treasure ,
  2. Given order for our horses , and tonight ,
  3. When I should take possession of the bride ,
  4. End ere I do begin .

Lafew

25 - 28
  1. A good traveler is something at the latter end of a dinner ,
  2. but one that lies three thirds , and uses a known truth to
  3. pass a thousand nothings with , should be once heard and
  4. thrice beaten . God save you , captain .

Bertram

29
  1. Is there any unkindness between my lord and you , monsieur ?

Parolles

30 - 31
  1. I know not how I have deserv’d to run into my lord’s
  2. displeasure .

Lafew

32 - 34
  1. You have made shift to run into’t , boots and spurs and all ,
  2. like him that leapt into the custard ; and out of it you’ll
  3. run again , rather than suffer question for your residence .

Bertram

35
  1. It may be you have mistaken him , my lord .

Lafew

36 - 42
  1. And shall do so ever , though I took him at ’s prayers . Fare
  2. you well , my lord , and believe this of me : there can be no
  3. kernel in this light nut ; the soul of this man is his
  4. clothes . Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence ; I
  5. have kept of them tame , and know their natures . Farewell ,
  6. monsieur , I have spoken better of you than you have or will
  7. to deserve at my hand , but we must do good against evil .
  1. Exit .

Parolles

43
  1. An idle lord , I swear .

Bertram

44
  1. I think so .

Parolles

45
  1. Why , do you not know him ?

Bertram

46 - 47
  1. Yes , I do know him well , and common speech
  2. Gives him a worthy pass . Here comes my clog .
  1. Enter Helena .

Helena

48 - 51
  1. I have , sir , as I was commanded from you ,
  2. Spoke with the King , and have procur’d his leave
  3. For present parting ; only he desires
  4. Some private speech with you .

Bertram

52 - 66
  1.                               I shall obey his will .
  2. You must not marvel , Helen , at my course ,
  3. Which holds not color with the time , nor does
  4. The ministration and required office
  5. On my particular . Prepar’d I was not
  6. For such a business ; therefore am I found
  7. So much unsettled . This drives me to entreat you
  8. That presently you take your way for home ,
  9. And rather muse than ask why I entreat you ,
  10. For my respects are better than they seem ,
  11. And my appointments have in them a need
  12. Greater than shows itself at the first view
  13. To you that know them not . This to my mother .
  14. Giving a letter .
  15. ’Twill be two days ere I shall see you , so
  16. I leave you to your wisdom .

Helena

67 - 68
  1.                             Sir , I can nothing say ,
  2. But that I am your most obedient servant .

Bertram

69
  1. Come , come , no more of that .

Helena

70 - 73
  1.                              And ever shall
  2. With true observance seek to eke out that
  3. Wherein toward me my homely stars have fail’d
  4. To equal my great fortune .

Bertram

74 - 75
  1.                            Let that go .
  2. My haste is very great . Farewell ; hie home .

Helena

76
  1. Pray , sir , your pardon .

Bertram

77
  1.                         Well , what would you say ?

Helena

78 - 81
  1. I am not worthy of the wealth I owe ,
  2. Nor dare I say ’tis mine ; and yet it is ;
  3. But like a timorous thief , most fain would steal
  4. What law does vouch mine own .

Bertram

82
  1.                               What would you have ?

Helena

83 - 86
  1. Something , and scarce so much ; nothing indeed .
  2. I would not tell you what I would , my lord .
  3. Faith , yes :
  4. Strangers and foes do sunder , and not kiss .

Bertram

87
  1. I pray you stay not , but in haste to horse .

Helena

88
  1. I shall not break your bidding , good my lord .

Bertram

89 - 92
  1. Where are my other men , monsieur ?— Farewell .
  2. Exit Helena .
  3. Go thou toward home , where I will never come
  4. Whilst I can shake my sword or hear the drum .
  5. Away , and for our flight .

Parolles

93
  1. Bravely , coraggio !
    Feb 26, 2019 Miko
    An exclamation meaning “courage”.
  1. Exeunt .
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