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FROM THE TEXT OF
JOHNSON, STEVENS, AND REED,
GLOSSARIAL NOTES, LIFE, ETC.
A NEW EDITION,
WILLIAM HAZLITT, ESQ.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
AND 18, BEEKMAN STREET, NEW YORK.
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.
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.
of 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. OFFICERS, SOLDIERS, &c., French CLOWN,
tess of Rousillon. and Florentine. A PAGE.
SCENE, partly in France, and partly COUNTESS OF ROUSILLON, Mo- in Tuscany.
ther to Bertram.
SCENE 1.-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 (O, that had ! how sad a passaget 'tis !), whose skill was almost as great as his * Under guardianship.
† I.e. passing recollection. VOL. JI,