All's Well That Ends Well


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Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, and the two

French Lords, with a troop of soldiers.


DUKE

So that from point to point now have you heard

The fundamental reasons of this war,
reason (n.) 4 account, version, explanation

Whose great decision hath much blood let forth,

And more thirsts after.


FIRST LORD

                         Holy seems the quarrel

Upon your grace's part, black and fearful

On the opposer.


DUKE

Therefore we marvel much our cousin France

Would in so just a business shut his bosom
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person

Against our borrowing prayers.


SECOND LORD

                         Good my lord,

The reasons of our state I cannot yield,
reason (n.) 4 account, version, explanation
yield (v.) 9 express an opinion about, comment on

But like a common and an outward man
outward (adj.) 2 acting as an external observer, looking from outside

That the great figure of a council frames
figure (n.) 5 portrayal, rendering, presentation
frame (v.) 1 fashion, make, form, create

By self-unable motion; therefore dare not
motion (n.) 1 inner movement, inward prompting, natural impulse, imagining
self-unable (adj.) inadequate personal, poor and subjective

Say what I think of it, since I have found

Myself in my incertain grounds to fail
incertain (adj.) 2 uncertain, needing guidance, in a doubtful state

As often as I guessed.


DUKE

                         Be it his pleasure.


FIRST LORD

But I am sure the younger of our nature
nature (n.) 5 personality, innate disposition, character

That surfeit on their ease will day by day
surfeit (v.) 1 feed to excess, overindulge, glut

Come here for physic.
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment See Topics: Frequency count


DUKE

                         Welcome shall they be,

And all the honours that can fly from us

Shall on them settle. You know your places well;
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank See Topics: Frequency count

When better fall, for your avails they fell.
avail (n.) advantage, benefit, aid

Tomorrow to the field.
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat See Topics: Frequency count

Flourish. Exeunt

 
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