All’s Well That Ends Well
Act 4, Scene 5
Roussillon. The Count’s palace.
An art edition of Shakespeare, classified as comedies, tragedies, histories and sonnets, each part arranged in chronological order, including also a list of familiar quotations (1889) (14802827223)
Identifier: arteditionofshak00shak (find matches)Title: An art edition of Shakespeare, classified as comedies, tragedies, histories and sonnets, each part arranged in chronological order, including also a list of familiar quotationsYear: 1889 (1880s)Authors: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834 Lamb, Mary, 1764-1847 Seymour, Mary. (from old catalog) Gaskell, Charles Arthur, 1849- ed. (from old catalog) Gilbert, John, Sir, 1817-1897, illusSubjects: Publisher: Chicago, U. S. publishing houseContributing Library: The Library of CongressDigitizing Sponsor: The Library of CongressView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.Text Appearing Before Image:ase. Helena did not deceive herself in the hope she conceived of the efficacy of herfathers medicine. Before two days were at an end the king was restored to perfecthealth, and he assembled all the young noblemen of his court together, in order toconfer the promised reward of a husband on his fair physician; and he desired Helenato look round on his youthful parcel of noble bachelors, and choose her husband.Helena was not slow to make her choice, for among these young lords she saw theCount Eossilion, and turning to Bertram, she said, This is the man. I dare notsay, my lord, I take you, but I give me and my service ever whilst I live, into your 4ie ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL. guiding power. Why, then/ said the king, -young Bertram take her; she isyour wife. Bertram did not hesitate to declare his dislike to this present of thekings of the self-offered Helena, who, he said, was a poor physicians daughter, bredat his fathers charge, and now living a dependent on his mothers bounty. HelenaText Appearing After Image:heard him speak these words of rejection and of scorn, and she said to the king, That you are well, my lord, I am glad. Let the rest go. But the king wouldnot suffer his royal command to be so slighted; for the power of bestowing theirnobles in marriage was one of the many privileges of the kings of France; and thatsame day Bertram was married to Helena, a forced and uneasy marriage to Bertram,and of no promising hope totlic ))oorlady, who, though she gained the noble husband iU ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL. she had hazarded her life to obtain, seemed to have won but a splendid blank, herhusbands love not being a gift in the power of the king of France to bestow. Helena was no sooner married than she was desired by Bertram to apply to theking for him for leave of absence from court; and when she brought him the kingsj)ermission for his dejDarture, Bertram told her that as he was not prepared for thissudden marriage, it had much unsettled him, and therefore she must not Avouder atthe coursNote About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
- Enter Clown, old Lady Countess, and Lafew.
Lafew2 - 7
- No, no, no, your son was misled with a snipt-taffeta fellow
- there, whose villainous saffron would have made all the
- unbak’d and doughy youth of a nation in his color. Your
- daughter-in-law had been alive at this hour, and your son
- here at home, more advanc’d by the King than by that
- red-tail’d humble-bee I speak of.
Countess8 - 12
- I would I had not known him; it was the death of the most
- virtuous gentlewoman that ever nature had praise for
- creating. If she had partaken of my flesh, and cost me the
- dearest groans of a mother, I could not have ow’d her a more
- rooted love.
Lafew13 - 14
- ’Twas a good lady, ’twas a good lady. We may pick a thousand
- salads ere we light on such another herb.
Lavatch15 - 16
- Indeed, sir, she was the sweet marjoram of the salad, or
- rather the herb of grace.
- They are not herbs, you knave, they are nose-herbs.
Lavatch18 - 19
- I am no great Nebuchadnezzar, sir, I have not much skill in
- Whether dost thou profess thyself—a knave or a fool?
- A fool, sir, at a woman’s service, and a knave at a man’s.
- Your distinction?
- I would cozen the man of his wife and do his service.
- So you were a knave at his service indeed.
- And I would give his wife my bauble, sir, to do her service.
- I will subscribe for thee, thou art both knave and fool.
- At your service.
- No, no, no.
Lavatch29 - 30
- Why, sir, if I cannot serve you, I can serve as great a
- prince as you are.
- Who’s that? A Frenchman?
Lavatch32 - 33
- Faith, sir, ’a has an English name, but his fisnomy is more
- hotter in France than there.
- What prince is that?
Lavatch35 - 36
- The black prince, sir, alias the prince of darkness, alias
- the devil.
Lafew37 - 38
- Hold thee, there’s my purse. I give thee not this to suggest
- thee from thy master thou talk’st of; serve him still.
Lavatch39 - 46
- I am a woodland fellow, sir, that always lov’d a great fire,
- and the master I speak of ever keeps a good fire. But sure
- he is the prince of the world; let his nobility remain in ’s
- court. I am for the house with the narrow gate, which I take
- to be too little for pomp to enter. Some that humble
- themselves may, but the many will be too chill and tender,
- and they’ll be for the flow’ry way that leads to the broad
- gate and the great fire.
Lafew47 - 49
- Go thy ways, I begin to be a-weary of thee, and I tell thee
- so before, because I would not fall out with thee. Go thy
- ways, let my horses be well look’d to, without any tricks.
Lavatch50 - 51
- If I put any tricks upon ’em, sir, they shall be jades’
- tricks, which are their own right by the law of nature.
- Exit Clown.
- A shrewd knave and an unhappy.
Countess54 - 57
- So ’a is. My lord that’s gone made himself much sport out of
- him. By his authority he remains here, which he thinks is a
- patent for his sauciness, and indeed he has no pace, but
- runs where he will.
Lafew58 - 66
- I like him well, ’tis not amiss. And I was about to tell
- you, since I heard of the good lady’s death, and that my
- lord your son was upon his return home, I mov’d the King my
- master to speak in the behalf of my daughter, which in the
- minority of them both, his Majesty, out of a self-gracious
- remembrance, did first propose. His Highness hath promis’d
- me to do it, and to stop up the displeasure he hath
- conceiv’d against your son, there is no fitter matter. How
- does your ladyship like it?
Countess67 - 68
- With very much content, my lord, and I wish it happily
Lafew69 - 72
- His Highness comes post from Marsellis, of as able body as
- when he number’d thirty. ’A will be here tomorrow, or I am
- deceiv’d by him that in such intelligence hath seldom
Countess73 - 76
- It rejoices me, that I hope I shall see him ere I die. I
- have letters that my son will be here tonight. I shall
- beseech your lordship to remain with me till they meet
Lafew77 - 78
- Madam, I was thinking with what manners I might safely be
- You need but plead your honorable privilege.
Lafew80 - 81
- Lady, of that I have made a bold charter, but I thank my God
- it holds yet.
- Enter Clown.
Lavatch83 - 87
- O madam, yonder’s my lord your son with a patch of velvet on
- ’s face. Whether there be a scar under’t or no, the velvet
- knows, but ’tis a goodly patch of velvet. His left cheek is
- a cheek of two pile and a half, but his right cheek is worn
Lafew88 - 89
- A scar nobly got, or a noble scar, is a good liv’ry of
- honor; so belike is that.
- But it is your carbinado’d face.
Lafew91 - 92
- Let us go see your son I pray you. I long to talk with the
- young noble soldier.
Lavatch93 - 95
- Faith, there’s a dozen of ’em, with delicate fine hats, and
- most courteous feathers, which bow the head, and nod at
- every man.