Countess. In delivering my son from me,...

All's Well That Ends Well

Lord Lafew Parolles Bertram Helena Countess

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Countess. In delivering my son from me, I bury a second husband.

Bertram. 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.

Lafeu. 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.

Countess. What hope is there of his majesty's amendment?

Lafeu. He hath abandoned his physicians, madam; under whose

practises he hath persecuted time with hope, and

finds no other advantage in the process but only the

losing of hope by time.

Countess. This young gentlewoman had a father,—O, that

'had'! how

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