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

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

Scene 1

Marseilles . A street .

  1. Enter Helen , Widow , and Diana , with two Attendants .

Helena

1 - 9
  1. But this exceeding posting day and night
  2. Must wear your spirits low ; we cannot help it .
  3. But since you have made the days and nights as one ,
  4. To wear your gentle limbs in my affairs ,
  5. Be bold you do so grow in my requital
  6. As nothing can unroot you .
  7. Enter a Gentleman , an astringer .
  8.                            In happy time !
  9. This man may help me to his Majesty’s ear ,
  10. If he would spend his power . God save you , sir .

Gentleman

10
  1. And you .

Helena

11
  1. Sir , I have seen you in the court of France .

Gentleman

12
  1. I have been sometimes there .

Helena

13 - 18
  1. I do presume , sir , that you are not fall’n
  2. From the report that goes upon your goodness ,
  3. And therefore goaded with most sharp occasions ,
  4. Which lay nice manners by , I put you to
  5. The use of your own virtues , for the which
  6. I shall continue thankful .

Gentleman

19
  1.                            What’s your will ?

Helena

20 - 23
  1. That it will please you
  2. To give this poor petition to the King ,
  3. And aid me with that store of power you have
  4. To come into his presence .

Gentleman

24
  1. The King’s not here .

Helena

25
  1.                      Not here , sir ?

Gentleman

26 - 28
  1.                Not indeed .
  2. He hence remov’d last night , and with more haste
  3. Than is his use .

Widow

29
  1.                  Lord , how we lose our pains !

Helena

30 - 32
  1. All’s well that ends well yet ,
  2. Though time seem so adverse and means unfit .
  3. I do beseech you , whither is he gone ?

Gentleman

33 - 34
  1. Marry , as I take it , to Roussillon ,
  2. Whither I am going .

Helena

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  1.                     I do beseech you , sir ,
  2. Since you are like to see the King before me ,
  3. Commend the paper to his gracious hand ,
  4. Which I presume shall render you no blame ,
  5. But rather make you thank your pains for it .
  6. I will come after you with what good speed
  7. Our means will make us means .

Gentleman

42
  1.                               This I’ll do for you .

Helena

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  1. And you shall find yourself to be well thank’d ,
  2. What e’er falls more . We must to horse again .
  3. Go , go , provide .
  1. Exeunt .
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