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Sir, I have seen you in the court of France

Helen
Sir, I have seen you in the court of France.
Gentleman
I have been sometimes there.
Helen
I do presume, sir, that you are not fall’n
From the report that goes upon your goodness,
And therefore, goaded with most sharp occasions
Which lay nice manners by, I put you to
The use of your own virtues, for the which
I shall continue thankful.

All’s well that ends well yet,
Though time seem so adverse and means unfit

Gentleman
What’s your will?
Helen, taking out a paper
That it will please you
To give this poor petition to the King
And aid me with that store of power you have
To come into his presence.
Gentleman
The King’s not here.
Helen
Not here, sir?
Gentleman
Not indeed.
He hence removed last night, and with more haste
Than is his use.
Widow
Lord, how we lose our pains!
Helen
All’s well that ends well yet,
Though time seem so adverse and means unfit.—
I do beseech you, whither is he gone?
Gentleman
Marry, as I take it, to Rossillion,
Whither I am going.
Helen, giving him the paper
I do beseech you, sir,
Since you are like to see the King before me,
Commend the paper to his gracious hand,
Which I presume shall render you no blame
But rather make you thank your pains for it.
I will come after you with what good speed
Our means will make us means.
Gentleman
This I’ll do for you.
Helen
And you shall find yourself to be well thanked
Whate’er falls more. We must to horse again.—
Go, go, provide.
 They exit.

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Act 5
Scene 1
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