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  • Title: All's Well That Ends Well (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editors: Andrew Griffin, Helen Ostovich
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-432-5

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editors: Andrew Griffin, Helen Ostovich
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    All's Well That Ends Well (Folio 1, 1623)

    Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, Rossillion
    drum and trumpets, soldiers, Parrolles
    Duke The Generall of our horse thou art, and we
    Great in our hope, lay our best loue and credence
    Vpon thy promising fortune.
    Ber Sir it is
    1545A charge too heauy for my strength, but yet
    Wee'l striue to beare it for your worthy sake,
    To th' extreme edge of hazard.
    Duke Then go thou forth,
    And fortune play vpon thy prosperous helme
    1550As thy auspicious mistris.
    Ber This very day
    Great Mars I put my selfe into thy file,
    Make me but like my thoughts, and I shall proue
    A louer of thy drumme, hater of loue.
    Exeunt omnes