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King of France.
tram in the Florentine war. Steward,
servants to the Countess of Rousillon. Clown, A Page.
Countess of Rousillon, mother to Bertram.
Mariana; } neighbours and friends to the widow.
Lords, attending on the King ; Officers, Soldiers,
&c. French and Florentine.
Scene, partly in France, and partly in Tuscany.
SCENE 1. Rousillon. A room in the Countess's
Enter Bertram, the Countess of Rousillon, Helena,
and Lafeu, in mourning.
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 his majesty's command, to whom I am now in ward*, evermore iu 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
* Under liis particular care, as my guardian.