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Parolles

Farewell, pretty lady

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Lafew
Farewell, pretty lady. You must hold the credit
of your father. Bertram and Lafew exit.
Helen
O, were that all! I think not on my father,
And these great tears grace his remembrance more
Than those I shed for him. What was he like?
I have forgot him.

Th’ ambition in my love thus plagues itself:
The hind that would be mated by the lion
Must die for love.
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Act 1
Scene 1
Line 83

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Are you meditating on virginity?

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Parolles
Are you meditating on virginity?
Helen
Ay. You have some stain of soldier in you; let
me ask you a question. Man is enemy to virginity.
How may we barricado it against him?
Parolles
Keep him out.
Helen
But he assails, and our virginity, though
valiant in the defense,
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Act 1
Scene 1
Line 115

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Little Helen, farewell

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Parolles
Little Helen, farewell. If I can remember
thee, I will think of thee at court.
Helen
Monsieur Parolles, you were born under a
charitable star.
Parolles
Under Mars, I.Hyperbaton & Ellipsis
Helen
I especially think under Mars.

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
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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
Line 33

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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
Line 81

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But couch, ho! Here he comes to beguile two hours

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Lord
But couch, ho! Here he comes to beguile two hours
in a sleep and then to return and swear the lies
he forges.  They move aside.

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Parolles
Ten o’clock. Within these three hours ’twill
be time enough to go home. What shall I say I have
done?
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Source:
Act 4
Scene 1
Line 21

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If you could find out a country

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First Soldier
If you could find out a country where
but women were that had received so much
shame, you might begin an impudent nation. Fare
you well, sir. I am for France too. We shall speak of
you there.  He exits.

Who knows himself a braggart,
Let him fear this, for it will come to pass
That every braggart shall be found an ass.
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Act 4
Scene 3
Line 347

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