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All’s Well That Ends Well: Act 5, Scene 1

All’s Well That Ends Well
Act 5, Scene 1

Scene 1

Marseilles. A street.

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

Helena

2 - 11
  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

12
  1. And you.

Helena

13
  1. Sir, I have seen you in the court of France.

Gentleman

14
  1. I have been sometimes there.

Helena

15 - 20
  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

21
  1.                            What’s your will?

Helena

22 - 25
  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

26
  1. The King’s not here.

Helena

27
  1.                      Not here, sir?

Gentleman

28 - 30
  1.                Not indeed.
  2. He hence remov’d last night, and with more haste
  3. Than is his use.

Widow

31
  1.                  Lord, how we lose our pains!

Helena

32 - 34
  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

35 - 36
  1. Marry, as I take it, to Roussillon,
  2. Whither I am going.

Helena

37 - 43
  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

44
  1.                               This I’ll do for you.

Helena

45 - 47
  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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