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All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well Translation Act 4, Scene 3

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Enter the two French Lords and some two or three Soldiers

FIRST LORD

You have not given him his mother's letter?

FIRST LORD

You haven't given him his mother's letter?

SECOND LORD

I have delivered it an hour since: there issomething in't that stings his nature; for on thereading it he changed almost into another man.

SECOND LORD

I delivered it an hour ago. There is something in it that upsets him. Upon reading it, he almost changed into a different man.

FIRST LORD

He has much worthy blame laid upon him for shakingoff so good a wife and so sweet a lady.

FIRST LORD

He deserves all the blame placed on him for getting rid of such a good wife and sweet lady.

SECOND LORD

Especially he hath incurred the everlasting displeasure of the king, who had even tuned his bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you a thing, but you shall let it dwell darkly with you.

SECOND LORD

Especially since he's earned the everlasting displeasure of the king, who had gone all out in his generosity to, and happiness for, him. I will tell you something, but you can't tell anyone.

FIRST LORD

When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and I am thegrave of it.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

He hath perverted a young gentlewoman here in Florence, of a most chaste renown; and this night he fleshes his will in the spoil of her honour: he hath given her his monumental ring, and thinks himself made in the unchaste composition.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

Now, God delay our rebellion! as we are ourselves,what things are we!

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

Merely our own traitors. And as in the common course of all treasons, we still see them reveal themselves, till they attain to their abhorred ends, so he that in this action contrives against his own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

Is it not meant damnable in us, to be trumpeters ofour unlawful intents? We shall not then have hiscompany to-night?

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

Not till after midnight; for he is dieted to his hour.

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FIRST LORD

That approaches apace; I would gladly have him see his company anatomized, that he might take a measure of his own judgments, wherein so curiously he had set this counterfeit.

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SECOND LORD

We will not meddle with him till he come; for hispresence must be the whip of the other.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

In the mean time, what hear you of these wars?

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

I hear there is an overture of peace.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

Nay, I assure you, a peace concluded.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

What will Count Rousillon do then? will he travelhigher, or return again into France?

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FIRST LORD

I perceive, by this demand, you are not altogetherof his council.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

Let it be forbid, sir; so should I be a great dealof his act.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

Sir, his wife some two months since fled from his house: her pretence is a pilgrimage to Saint Jaques le Grand; which holy undertaking with most austere sanctimony she accomplished; and, there residing the tenderness of her nature became as a prey to her grief; in fine, made a groan of her last breath, and now she sings in heaven.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

How is this justified?

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FIRST LORD

The stronger part of it by her own letters, which makes her story true, even to the point of her death: her death itself, which could not be her office to say is come, was faithfully confirmed by the rector of the place.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

Hath the count all this intelligence?

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

Ay, and the particular confirmations, point frompoint, so to the full arming of the verity.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

I am heartily sorry that he'll be glad of this.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

How mightily sometimes we make us comforts of our losses!

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

And how mightily some other times we drown our gain in tears! The great dignity that his valour hath here acquired for him shall at home be encountered with a shame as ample.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.

FIRST LORD

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Enter a Messenger

FIRST LORD

How now! where's your master?

FIRST LORD

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SERVANT

He met the duke in the street, sir, of whom he hath taken a solemn leave: his lordship will next morning for France. The duke hath offered him letters of commendations to the king.

SERVANT

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SECOND LORD

They shall be no more than needful there, if theywere more than they can commend.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

They cannot be too sweet for the king's tartness.Here's his lordship now.

FIRST LORD

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Enter BERTRAM

FIRST LORD

How now, my lord! is't not after midnight?

FIRST LORD

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BERTRAM

I have to-night dispatched sixteen businesses, a month's length a-piece, by an abstract of success: I have congeed with the duke, done my adieu with his nearest; buried a wife, mourned for her; writ to my lady mother I am returning; entertained my convoy; and between these main parcels of dispatch effected many nicer needs; the last was the greatest, but that I have not ended yet.

BERTRAM

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SECOND LORD

If the business be of any difficulty, and thismorning your departure hence, it requires haste ofyour lordship.

SECOND LORD

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BERTRAM

I mean, the business is not ended, as fearing to hear of it hereafter. But shall we have this dialogue between the fool and the soldier? Come, bring forth this counterfeit module, he has deceived me, like a double-meaning prophesier.

BERTRAM

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SECOND LORD

Bring him forth: has sat i' the stocks all night,poor gallant knave.

SECOND LORD

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BERTRAM

No matter: his heels have deserved it, in usurpinghis spurs so long. How does he carry himself?

BERTRAM

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SECOND LORD

I have told your lordship already, the stocks carry him. But to answer you as you would be understood; he weeps like a wench that had shed her milk: he hath confessed himself to Morgan, whom he supposes to be a friar, from the time of his remembrance to this very instant disaster of his setting i' the stocks: and what think you he hath confessed?

SECOND LORD

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BERTRAM

Nothing of me, has a'?

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SECOND LORD

His confession is taken, and it shall be read to hisface: if your lordship be in't, as I believe youare, you must have the patience to hear it.

SECOND LORD

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Enter PAROLLES guarded, and First Soldier

BERTRAM

A plague upon him! muffled! he can say nothing ofme: hush, hush!

BERTRAM

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FIRST LORD

Hoodman comes! Portotartarosa

FIRST LORD

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FIRST SOLDIER

He calls for the tortures: what will you saywithout 'em?

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

I will confess what I know without constraint: ifye pinch me like a pasty, I can say no more.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

Bosko chimurcho.

FIRST SOLDIER

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FIRST LORD

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FIRST SOLDIER

You are a merciful general. Our general bids youanswer to what I shall ask you out of a note.

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

And truly, as I hope to live.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

[Reads] 'First demand of him how many horse theduke is strong.' What say you to that?

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

Five or six thousand; but very weak and unserviceable: the troops are all scattered, and the commanders very poor rogues, upon my reputation and credit and as I hope to live.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

Shall I set down your answer so?

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

Do: I'll take the sacrament on't, how and which way youwill.

PAROLLES

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BERTRAM

All's one to him. What a past-saving slave is this!

BERTRAM

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FIRST LORD

You're deceived, my lord: this is Monsieur Parolles, the gallant militarist,—that was his own phrase,— that had the whole theoric of war in the knot of his scarf, and the practise in the chape of his dagger.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

I will never trust a man again for keeping his swordclean. Nor believe he can have every thing in himby wearing his apparel neatly.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST SOLDIER

Well, that's set down.

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PAROLLES

Five or six thousand horse, I said,— I will saytrue,—or thereabouts, set down, for I'll speak truth.

PAROLLES

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FIRST LORD

He's very near the truth in this.

FIRST LORD

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BERTRAM

But I con him no thanks for't, in the nature hedelivers it.

BERTRAM

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PAROLLES

Poor rogues, I pray you, say.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

Well, that's set down.

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

I humbly thank you, sir: a truth's a truth, therogues are marvellous poor.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

[Reads] 'Demand of him, of what strength they area-foot.' What say you to that?

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

By my troth, sir, if I were to live this present hour, I will tell true. Let me see: Spurio, a hundred and fifty; Sebastian, so many; Corambus, so many; Jaques, so many; Guiltian, Cosmo, Lodowick, and Gratii, two hundred and fifty each; mine own company, Chitopher, Vaumond, Bentii, two hundred and fifty each: so that the muster-file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not to fifteen thousand poll; half of the which dare not shake snow from off their cassocks, lest they shake themselves to pieces.

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BERTRAM

What shall be done to him?

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FIRST LORD

Nothing, but let him have thanks. Demand of him mycondition, and what credit I have with the duke.

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FIRST SOLDIER

Well, that's set down.

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'You shall demand of him, whether one Captain Dumain
be i' the camp, a Frenchman; what his reputation is
with the duke; what his valour, honesty, and
expertness in wars; or whether he thinks it were not
possible, with well-weighing sums of gold, to
corrupt him to revolt.' What say you to this? what
do you know of it?

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

I beseech you, let me answer to the particular ofthe inter'gatories: demand them singly.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

Do you know this Captain Dumain?

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

I know him: a' was a botcher's 'prentice in Paris, from whence he was whipped for getting the shrieve's fool with child, —a dumb innocent, that could not say him nay.

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BERTRAM

Nay, by your leave, hold your hands; though I knowhis brains are forfeit to the next tile that falls.

BERTRAM

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FIRST SOLDIER

Well, is this captain in the duke of Florence's camp?

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

Upon my knowledge, he is, and lousy.

PAROLLES

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FIRST LORD

Nay look not so upon me; we shall hear of yourlordship anon.

FIRST LORD

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FIRST SOLDIER

What is his reputation with the duke?

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PAROLLES

The duke knows him for no other but a poor officerof mine; and writ to me this other day to turn himout o' the band: I think I have his letter in my pocket.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

Marry, we'll search.

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

In good sadness, I do not know; either it is there,or it is upon a file with the duke's other lettersin my tent.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

Here 'tis; here's a paper: shall I read it to you?

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

I do not know if it be it or no.

PAROLLES

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BERTRAM

Our interpreter does it well.

BERTRAM

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FIRST LORD

Excellently.

FIRST LORD

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FIRST SOLDIER

[Reads] 'Dian, the count's a fool, and full of gold,'—

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

That is not the duke's letter, sir; that is an advertisement to a proper maid in Florence, one Diana, to take heed of the allurement of one Count Rousillon, a foolish idle boy, but for all that very ruttish: I pray you, sir, put it up again.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

Nay, I'll read it first, by your favour.

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

My meaning in't, I protest, was very honest in the behalf of the maid; for I knew the young count to be a dangerous and lascivious boy, who is a whale to virginity and devours up all the fry it finds.

PAROLLES

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BERTRAM

Damnable both-sides rogue!

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FIRST SOLDIER

[Reads] 'When he swears oaths, bid him drop gold, and take it; After he scores, he never pays the score: Half won is match well made; match, and well make it; He ne'er pays after-debts, take it before; And say a soldier, Dian, told thee this, Men are to mell with, boys are not to kiss: For count of this, the count's a fool, I know it, Who pays before, but not when he does owe it. Thine, as he vowed to thee in thine ear, PAROLLES.'

FIRST SOLDIER

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BERTRAM

He shall be whipped through the army with this rhymein's forehead.

BERTRAM

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SECOND LORD

This is your devoted friend, sir, the manifoldlinguist and the armipotent soldier.

SECOND LORD

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BERTRAM

I could endure any thing before but a cat, and nowhe's a cat to me.

BERTRAM

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FIRST SOLDIER

I perceive, sir, by the general's looks, we shall befain to hang you.

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

My life, sir, in any case: not that I am afraid to die; but that, my offences being many, I would repent out the remainder of nature: let me live, sir, in a dungeon, i' the stocks, or any where, so I may live.

PAROLLES

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FIRST SOLDIER

We'll see what may be done, so you confess freely; therefore, once more to this Captain Dumain: you have answered to his reputation with the duke and to his valour: what is his honesty?

FIRST SOLDIER

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PAROLLES

He will steal, sir, an egg out of a cloister: for rapes and ravishments he parallels Nessus: he professes not keeping of oaths; in breaking 'em he is stronger than Hercules: he will lie, sir, with such volubility, that you would think truth were a fool: drunkenness is his best virtue, for he will be swine-drunk; and in his sleep he does little harm, save to his bed-clothes about him; but they know his conditions and lay him in straw. I have but little more to say, sir, of his honesty: he has every thing that an honest man should not have; what an honest man should have, he has nothing.

PAROLLES

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FIRST LORD

I begin to love him for this.

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BERTRAM

For this description of thine honesty? A pox uponhim for me, he's more and more a cat.

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What say you to his expertness in war?

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PAROLLES

Faith, sir, he has led the drum before the English tragedians; to belie him, I will not, and more of his soldiership I know not; except, in that country he had the honour to be the officer at a place there called Mile-end, to instruct for the doubling of files: I would do the man what honour I can, but of this I am not certain.

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He hath out-villained villany so far, that therarity redeems him.

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BERTRAM

A pox on him, he's a cat still.

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FIRST SOLDIER

His qualities being at this poor price, I need notto ask you if gold will corrupt him to revolt.

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PAROLLES

Sir, for a quart d'ecu he will sell the fee-simple of his salvation, the inheritance of it; and cut the entail from all remainders, and a perpetual succession for it perpetually.

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FIRST SOLDIER

What's his brother, the other Captain Dumain?

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SECOND LORD

Why does he ask him of me?

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What's he?

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E'en a crow o' the same nest; not altogether so great as the first in goodness, but greater a great deal in evil: he excels his brother for a coward, yet his brother is reputed one of the best that is: in a retreat he outruns any lackey; marry, in coming on he has the cramp.

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FIRST SOLDIER

If your life be saved, will you undertake to betraythe Florentine?

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PAROLLES

Ay, and the captain of his horse, Count Rousillon.

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FIRST SOLDIER

I'll whisper with the general, and know his pleasure.

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PAROLLES

[Aside] I'll no more drumming; a plague of all drums! Only to seem to deserve well, and to beguile the supposition of that lascivious young boy the count, have I run into this danger. Yet who would have suspected an ambush where I was taken?

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FIRST SOLDIER

There is no remedy, sir, but you must die: the general says, you that have so traitorously discovered the secrets of your army and made such pestiferous reports of men very nobly held, can serve the world for no honest use; therefore you must die. Come, headsman, off with his head.

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PAROLLES

O Lord, sir, let me live, or let me see my death!

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FIRST LORD

That shall you, and take your leave of all your friends.

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Unblinding him

FIRST LORD

So, look about you: know you any here?

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BERTRAM

Good morrow, noble captain.

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SECOND LORD

God bless you, Captain Parolles.

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FIRST LORD

God save you, noble captain.

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SECOND LORD

Captain, what greeting will you to my Lord Lafeu?I am for France.

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FIRST LORD

Good captain, will you give me a copy of the sonnet you writ to Diana in behalf of the Count Rousillon? an I were not a very coward, I'ld compel it of you: but fare you well.

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Exeunt BERTRAM and Lords

FIRST SOLDIER

You are undone, captain, all but your scarf; thathas a knot on't yet

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PAROLLES

Who cannot be crushed with a plot?

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FIRST SOLDIER

If you could find out a country where but women were that had received so much shame, you might begin an impudent nation. Fare ye well, sir; I am for France too: we shall speak of you there.

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Exit with Soldiers

PAROLLES

Yet am I thankful: if my heart were great, 'Twould burst at this. Captain I'll be no more; But I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft As captain shall: simply the thing I am Shall make me live. Who knows himself a braggart, Let him fear this, for it will come to pass that every braggart shall be found an ass. Rust, sword; cool, blushes! and, Parolles, live Safest in shame! being fool'd, by foolery thrive! There's place and means for every man alive. I'll after them.

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About the Translator: Dan Rubins

Dan Rubins is currently completing his MA in Shakespeare Studies from King's College London/Shakespeare's Globe and will be pursuing an MA in Elementary Inclusive Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a BA in English from Yale University. His Masters dissertation focuses on announcements of death in early modern drama, and other research areas of interest include Shakespeare in transformative contexts (prisons, schools, etc.) and rhyme in Shakespeare's dramatic texts. In addition to teaching and learning, he also writes theatre reviews (often of Shakespeare productions), composes musical theatre (frequently with Shakespearean inspirations), and sings in choirs (occasionally in Shakespearean choral settings).