Speeches (Lines) for Duke of Florence
in "All's Well That Ends Well"

Total: 6

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1

III,1,1369

(stage directions). [Flourish. Enter the DUKE of Florence attended;]
the two Frenchmen, with a troop of soldiers.

Duke of Florence. So that from point to point now have you heard
The fundamental reasons of this war,
Whose great decision hath much blood let forth
And more thirsts after.


2

III,1,1376

First Lord. Holy seems the quarrel
Upon your grace's part; black and fearful
On the opposer.

Duke of Florence. Therefore we marvel much our cousin France
Would in so just a business shut his bosom
Against our borrowing prayers.


3

III,1,1387

Second Lord. Good my lord,
The reasons of our state I cannot yield,
But like a common and an outward man,
That the great figure of a council frames
By self-unable motion: therefore dare not
Say what I think of it, since I have found
Myself in my incertain grounds to fail
As often as I guess'd.

Duke of Florence. Be it his pleasure.


4

III,1,1391

First Lord. But I am sure the younger of our nature,
That surfeit on their ease, will day by day
Come here for physic.

Duke of Florence. Welcome shall they be;
And all the honours that can fly from us
Shall on them settle. You know your places well;
When better fall, for your avails they fell:
To-morrow to the field.


5

III,3,1543

(stage directions). [Flourish. Enter the DUKE of Florence, BERTRAM,]
PAROLLES, Soldiers, Drum, and Trumpets]

Duke of Florence. The general of our horse thou art; and we,
Great in our hope, lay our best love and credence
Upon thy promising fortune.


6

III,3,1550

Bertram. Sir, it is
A charge too heavy for my strength, but yet
We'll strive to bear it for your worthy sake
To the extreme edge of hazard.

Duke of Florence. Then go thou forth;
And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm,
As thy auspicious mistress!


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