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All’s Well That Ends Well: Act 3, Scene 1

All’s Well That Ends Well
Act 3, 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

3 - 6
  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

7 - 9
  1.                         Holy seems the quarrel
  2. Upon your Grace’s part; black and fearful
  3. On the opposer.

Duke of Florence

10 - 12
  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

13 - 20
  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

21
  1.                        Be it his pleasure.

First French Lord Dumaine

22 - 24
  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

25 - 29
  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.
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