COUNTESS It hath happened all as I wo...

All's Well That Ends Well

Lavatch Lord, also called Brother Dumaine #1 Lord, Brother Dumaine #2 Helena Countess

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COUNTESS

It hath happened all as I would have had it, save

that he comes not along with her.

Clown

By my troth, I take my young lord to be a very

melancholy man.

COUNTESS

By what observance, I pray you?

Clown

Why, he will look upon his boot and sing; mend the

ruff and sing; ask questions and sing; pick his

teeth and sing. I know a man that had this trick of

melancholy sold a goodly manor for a song.

COUNTESS

Let me see what he writes, and when he means to come.

[Opening a letter]

Clown

I have no mind to Isbel since I was at court: our

old ling and our Isbels o' the country are nothing

like your old ling and your Isbels o' the court:

the brains of my Cupid's knocked out, and I begin to

love, as an old man loves money, with no stomach.

COUNTESS

What have we here?

Clown

E'en that you have

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