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ACCURATELY. PRINTED FROM
The Text of the Corrected Copy left by the late
GEORGE STEEVENS, ESQ.
A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF SHAKSPEARE.
IN EIGHT VOLUMES.
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL....TAMING OF THE SHREW'...
WINTER'S TALE....COMEDY OF ERRORS.... MACBETH,
Stereotyped by J. Howe.....N. York.
M'CARTY & DAVI9.
King of France.
servants to the Countess of Rousillon. A Page.
Countess of Rousillon, mother to Bertram.
}neighbours and friends to the widow.
Lords, attending on the King ; Officers, Soldiers,
fc. French and Florentine.
Scene, partly in France, and partly in Tuscany. ALL'S WELL
ENDS W E L L.
SCENE I.-Rousillon. A Room in the Coun
tess's Palace. Enter Bertram, the Countess of Rousillon, Helena, and Lafeu, in mourning.
Countess. IN delivering my son from me, I bury a second husband.
Ber. And I, in going, madam, weep o'er my father's death anew : but I must attend bis majesty's command, to whom I am now in ward,' evermore in subjection.
Laf. 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.
Count. What hope is there of his majesty's amendment?
Laf. He hath abandoned his physicians, madam; under whose practices he hath persecuted time with hope ; and finds no other advantage in the process but only the losing of hope by time.
Count. This young gentlewoman had a father (1) Under his particular care, as my guardian.