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THE

DRAMATIC WORKS

OF

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE,

FROM THE TEXT OF

JOHNSON, STEVENS, AND REED,

WITH

GLOSSARIAL NOTES, LIFE, ETC.

A NEW EDITION,

BY

WILLIAM HAZLITT, ESQ.

, .

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOLUME II.

LONDON:

G. ROUTLEDGE CO., FARRINGDON STREET;

AND 18, BEEKMAN STREET, NEW YORK.

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ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

KING OF FRANCE.

HELENA, a Gentlewoman protected DUKE OF FLORENCE.

by the Countess. BERTRAM, Count of Rousillon. AN OLD WIDOW of Florence. LAFEU, an old Lord.

DIANA, Daughter to the Widow. PAROLLES, a follower of Bertram. VIOLENTA, Neighbours and Several young French LORDS, that MARIANA, ) Friends to the Widow.

serve with BERTRAM in the Flo. rentine war.

LORDS attending on the KING; STEWARD, Servants to the Coun. CLOWN,

OFFICERS, SOLDIERS, &c., French }

tess of Rousillon. and Florentine. A PAGE.

SCENE, partly in France, and partly COUNTESS OF ROUSILLON, Mo- in Tuscany.

ther to Bertram.

ACT I.

SCENE I.-Rousillon. A Room in the COUNTESS's Palace,

Enter BERTRAM, the COUNTESS OF ROUSILLON, HELENA, and

LAFEU, in mourning. Count. In delivering my son from me, I bury a second husband.

Ber. And I, in going, Madam, weep o'er my father's death anew: but I must attend his majesty's command, to whom I am now in ward,* evermore in subjection.

Laf. You shall find of the king a husband, Madam ;- ;- you, Sir, a father: He that so generally is at all times good, must of necessity hold his virtue to you; whose worthiness would stir it up where it wanted, rather than lack it where there is such abundance.

Count. What hope is there of his majesty's amendment ? Laf. He hath abandoned his physicians, Madam ; under whose practices he hath persecuted time with hope; and finds no other advantage in the process but only the losing of hope by time.

Count. This young gentlewoman had a father (0, that had ! how sad a passaget 'tis !), whose skill was almost as great as his * Under guardianship.

+ I.e. passing recollection,

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