All’s Well That Ends Well
Act 3, Scene 1
Florence. The Duke’s palace.
- Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, the two French Lords,
- with a troop of soldiers.
Duke of Florence3 - 6
- 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 Dumaine7 - 9
- Holy seems the quarrel
- Upon your Grace’s part; black and fearful
- On the opposer.
Duke of Florence10 - 12
- Therefore we marvel much our cousin France
- Would in so just a business shut his bosom
- Against our borrowing prayers.
Second French Lord Dumaine13 - 20
- 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 Florence21
- Be it his pleasure.
First French Lord Dumaine22 - 24
- But I am sure the younger of our nature,
- That surfeit on their ease, will day by day
- Come here for physic.
Duke of Florence25 - 29
- 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.