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All's Well That Ends Well - Act 3, scene 1
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Act 3, scene 1
The Duke of Florence greets French courtiers who have come to fight on his side.Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, the two French
⌜Lords,⌝ with a troop of Soldiers.
1371 So that from point to point now have you heard
1372 The fundamental reasons of this war,
1373 Whose great decision hath much blood let forth
1374 And more thirsts after.
FIRST LORD 1375 5 Holy seems the quarrel
1376 Upon your Grace’s part, black and fearful
1377 On the opposer.
1378 Therefore we marvel much our cousin France
1379 Would in so just a business shut his bosom
1380 10 Against our borrowing prayers.
SECOND LORD 1381 Good my lord,
1382 The reasons of our state I cannot yield
1383 But like a common and an outward man
1384 That the great figure of a council frames
1385 15 By self-unable motion; therefore dare not
1386 Say what I think of it, since I have found
1387 Myself in my incertain grounds to fail
1388 As often as I guessed.
DUKE 1389 Be it his pleasure.
p. 103FIRST LORD
1390 20 But I am sure the younger of our ⌜nation,⌝
1391 That surfeit on their ease, will day by day
1392 Come here for physic.
DUKE 1393 Welcome shall they be,
1394 And all the honors that can fly from us
1395 25 Shall on them settle. You know your places well.
1396 When better fall, for your avails they fell.
1397 Tomorrow to th’ field.
Flourish. ⌜They exit.⌝