All’s Well That Ends Well
Act 5, Scene 1
Marseilles. A street.
- Enter Helen, Widow, and Diana, with two Attendants.
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- But this exceeding posting day and night
- Must wear your spirits low; we cannot help it.
- But since you have made the days and nights as one,
- To wear your gentle limbs in my affairs,
- Be bold you do so grow in my requital
- As nothing can unroot you.
- Enter a Gentleman, an astringer.
- In happy time!
- This man may help me to his Majesty’s ear,
- If he would spend his power. God save you, sir.
- And you.
- Sir, I have seen you in the court of France.
- I have been sometimes there.
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- I do presume, sir, that you are not fall’n
- From the report that goes upon your goodness,
- And therefore goaded with most sharp occasions,
- Which lay nice manners by, I put you to
- The use of your own virtues, for the which
- I shall continue thankful.
- What’s your will?
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- That it will please you
- To give this poor petition to the King,
- And aid me with that store of power you have
- To come into his presence.
- The King’s not here.
- Not here, sir?
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- Not indeed.
- He hence remov’d last night, and with more haste
- Than is his use.
- Lord, how we lose our pains!
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- All’s well that ends well yet,
- Though time seem so adverse and means unfit.
- I do beseech you, whither is he gone?
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- Marry, as I take it, to Roussillon,
- Whither I am going.
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- I do beseech you, sir,
- Since you are like to see the King before me,
- Commend the paper to his gracious hand,
- Which I presume shall render you no blame,
- But rather make you thank your pains for it.
- I will come after you with what good speed
- Our means will make us means.
- This I’ll do for you.
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- And you shall find yourself to be well thank’d,
- What e’er falls more. We must to horse again.
- Go, go, provide.