All’s Well That Ends Well
Act III, Scene 1
Florence . The Duke’s palace .
- Flourish . Enter the Duke of Florence , the two French Lords ,
- with a troop of soldiers .
Duke of Florence1 - 4
- So that from point to point now have you heard
- The fundamental reasons of this war ,
- Whose great decision hath much blood let forth
- And more thirsts after .
First French Lord Dumaine5 - 7
- Holy seems the quarrel
- Upon your Grace’s part ; black and fearful
- On the opposer .
Duke of Florence8 - 10
- Therefore we marvel much our cousin France
- Would in so just a business shut his bosom
- Against our borrowing prayers .
Second French Lord Dumaine11 - 18
- Good my lord ,
- The reasons of our state I cannot yield
- But like a common and an outward man
- That the great figure of a council frames
- By self - unable motion , therefore dare not
- Say what I think of it , since I have found
- Myself in my incertain grounds to fail
- As often as I guess’d .
Duke of Florence19
- Be it his pleasure .
First French Lord Dumaine20 - 22
- But I am sure the younger of our nature ,
- That surfeit on their ease , will day by day
- Come here for physic .
Duke of Florence23 - 27
- Welcome shall they be ;
- And all the honors that can fly from us
- Shall on them settle .— You know your places well ;
- When better fall , for your avails they fell .
- Tomorrow to th’ field .
- Flourish . Exeunt .