All's Well That Ends Well

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Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, Rossillion, drum Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, Bertram, drum AW III.iii.1.1
and trumpets, soldiers, Parrollesand trumpets, soldiers, Parolles AW III.iii.1.2
Duke. DUKE 
The Generall of our horse thou art, and weThe general of our horse thou art, and we, AW III.iii.1
Great in our hope, lay our best loue and credenceGreat in our hope, lay our best love and credencegreat (adj.)
high, full
AW III.iii.2
credence (n.)
faith, confidence, trust
Vpon thy promising fortune.Upon thy promising fortune. AW III.iii.3.1
Sir it isSir, it is AW III.iii.3.2
A charge too heauy for my strength, but yetA charge too heavy for my strength; but yetcharge (n.)
task, responsibility, duty
AW III.iii.4
heavy (adj.)

old form: heauy
pressing, weighty, overpowering
Wee'l striue to beare it for your worthy sake,We'll strive to bear it for your worthy sakebear (v.), past forms bore, borne

old form: beare
sustain, carry through, keep going
AW III.iii.5
To th' extreme edge of hazard.To th' extreme edge of hazard. AW III.iii.6.1
Duke. DUKE 
Then go thou forth,Then go thou forth, AW III.iii.6.2
And fortune play vpon thy prosperous helmeAnd fortune play upon thy prosperous helmhelm (n.)

old form: helme
AW III.iii.7
As thy auspicious mistris.As thy auspicious mistress! AW III.iii.8.1
This very dayThis very day, AW III.iii.8.2
Great Mars I put my selfe into thy file,Great Mars, I put myself into thy file;Mars (n.)
Roman god of war
AW III.iii.9
file (n.)
rank of soldiers, formation
Make me but like my thoughts, and I shall proueMake me but like my thoughts and I shall prove AW III.iii.10
A louer of thy drumme, hater of loue. A lover of thy drum, hater of love. AW III.iii.11
Exeunt omnesExeunt AW III.iii.11
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