Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editors: Andrew Griffin, Helen Ostovich
Not Peer Reviewed

All's Well That Ends Well (Modern)


[3.3]
Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, [Bertram, Count of] Roussillon, 1540[with] drum and trumpets, Soldiers, [and] Paroles.
Duke [To Bertram] The general of our horse thou art, and we,
Great in our hope, lay our best love and credence
Upon thy promising fortune.
Bertram
Sir, it is
1545A charge too heavy for my strength, but yet
We'll strive to bear it, for your worthy sake,
To th' extreme edge of hazard.
Duke
Then go thou forth,
And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm
1550As thy auspicious mistress.
Bertram
This very day,
Great Mars, I put myself into thy file:
Make me but like my thoughts, and I shall prove
A lover of thy drum, hater of love.
Exeunt omnes.