log out

All’s Well That Ends Well: Act III, Scene 1

All’s Well That Ends Well
Act III, Scene 1

Scene 1

Florence . The Duke’s palace .

  1. Flourish . Enter the Duke of Florence , the two French Lords ,
  2. with a troop of soldiers .

Duke of Florence

1 - 4
  1. So that from point to point now have you heard
  2. The fundamental reasons of this war ,
  3. Whose great decision hath much blood let forth
  4. And more thirsts after .

First French Lord Dumaine

5 - 7
  1.                         Holy seems the quarrel
  2. Upon your Grace’s part ; black and fearful
  3. On the opposer .

Duke of Florence

8 - 10
  1. Therefore we marvel much our cousin France
  2. Would in so just a business shut his bosom
  3. Against our borrowing prayers .

Second French Lord Dumaine

11 - 18
  1.                                Good my lord ,
  2. The reasons of our state I cannot yield
  3. But like a common and an outward man
  4. That the great figure of a council frames
  5. By self - unable motion , therefore dare not
  6. Say what I think of it , since I have found
  7. Myself in my incertain grounds to fail
  8. As often as I guess’d .

Duke of Florence

19
  1.                        Be it his pleasure .

First French Lord Dumaine

20 - 22
  1. But I am sure the younger of our nature ,
  2. That surfeit on their ease , will day by day
  3. Come here for physic .

Duke of Florence

23 - 27
  1.                       Welcome shall they be ;
  2. And all the honors that can fly from us
  3. Shall on them settle .— You know your places well ;
  4. When better fall , for your avails they fell .
  5. Tomorrow to th’ field .
  1. Flourish . Exeunt .
© 2019 Unotate.comcontactprivacy policyCreative Commons text from PlayShakespeare.comAll illustrations are public domain or Creative CommonsHeader illustration by Byam Shaw