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Bertram

All's Well That Ends Well ” Bertram, Count of Roussillon, and son of the Countess of Roussillon, is a young lord of France. Helena loves him but he does not love her.

Be thou blessed, Bertram

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Countess 
Be thou blessed, Bertram, and succeed thy father
In manners as in shape. Thy blood and virtue
Contend for empire in thee, and thy goodness
Share with thy birthright.

Love all, trust a few,
Do wrong to none

Love all, trust a few,
Do wrong to noneIsocolon
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Act 1
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I would I had that corporal soundness now

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King 
I would I had that corporal soundness now
As when thy father and myself in friendship
First tried our soldiership. He did look far
Into the service of the time and was
Discipled of the bravest. He lasted long,
But on us both did haggish age steal on
And wore us out of act.

Methinks I hear him now;
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Act 1
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I dare not say I take you

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Helen, to Bertram 
I dare not say I take you, but I give
Me and my service ever whilst I live
Into your guiding power.—This is the man.
King
Why then, young Bertram, take her. She’s thy wife.
Bertram 
My wife, my liege? I shall beseech your Highness
In such a business give me leave to use
The help of mine own eyes.
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Act 2
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Is there any unkindness between my lord and you, monsieur

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Bertram, to Parolles
Is there any unkindness
between my lord and you, monsieur?
Parolles
I know not how I have deserved to run into
my lord’s displeasure.

There can be no kernel in this light nut;
the soul of this man is his clothes.

Lafew
You have made shift to run into ’t,
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Act 2
Scene 5
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The general of our horse thou art

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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.

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.

Bertram
Sir,
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I know not what the success will be

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Parolles
I know not what the success will be, my
lord, but the attempt I vow.
Bertram
I know thou ‘rt valiant, and to the possibility
of thy soldiership will subscribe for thee. Farewell.

I love not many words.

Parolles
I love not many words. He exits.
First Lord
No more than a fish loves water.
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Act 3
Scene 6
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They told me that your name was Fontibell

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Bertram 
They told me that your name was Fontibell.
Diana 
No, my good lord, Diana.
Bertram
Titled goddess,
And worth it, with addition. But, fair soul,
In your fine frame hath love no quality?
If the quick fire of youth light not your mind,
You are no maiden but a monument.
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I prithee do not strive against my vows

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Bertram
I prithee do not strive against my vows.
I was compelled to her, but I love thee
By love’s own sweet constraint, and will forever
Do thee all rights of service.
Diana
Ay, so you serve us
Till we serve you. But when you have our roses,
You barely leave our thorns to prick ourselves
And mock us with our bareness.
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Act 4
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I am not a day of season

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King
I am not a day of season,
For thou mayst see a sunshine and a hail
In me at once. But to the brightest beams
Distracted clouds give way. So stand thou forth.
The time is fair again.

For we are old, and on our quick’st decrees
Th’ inaudible and noiseless foot of time
Steals ere we can effect them.
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This ring you say was yours?

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King
This ring you say was yours?
Diana
Ay, my good lord.
King
Where did you buy it? Or who gave it you?
Diana
It was not given me, nor I did not buy it.

This woman’s an easy glove, my lord;
she goes off and on at pleasure.
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Act 5
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