All's Well That Ends Well
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Enter Helena and Clowne.Enter Helena and the Clown AW II.iv.1
Hel. HELENA 
My mother greets me kindly, is she well?My mother greets me kindly. Is she well? AW II.iv.1
Clo. CLOWN 
She is not well, but yet she has her health, she'sShe is not well, but yet she has her health; she's AW II.iv.2
very merrie, but yet she is not well: but thankes be giuen very merry, but yet she is not well. But thanks be given AW II.iv.3
she's very well, and wants nothing i'th world: but yet sheshe's very well and wants nothing i'th' world; but yet shewant (v.)lack, need, be withoutAW II.iv.4
is not well.is not well. AW II.iv.5
Hel. HELENA 
If she be verie wel, what do's she ayle, that she'sIf she be very well, what does she ail that she's AW II.iv.6
not verie well?not very well? AW II.iv.7
Clo. CLOWN 
Truly she's very well indeed, but for two thingsTruly, she's very well indeed, but for two things. AW II.iv.8
Hel. HELENA 
What two things?What two things? AW II.iv.9
Clo. CLOWN 
One, that she's not in heauen, whether God sendOne, that she's not in heaven, whither God send AW II.iv.10
her quickly: the other, that she's in earth, from whenceher quickly! The other that she's in earth, from whence AW II.iv.11
God send her quickly.God send her quickly! AW II.iv.12
Enter Parolles.Enter Parolles AW II.iv.13
Par. PAROLLES 
Blesse you my fortunate Ladie.Bless you, my fortunate lady. AW II.iv.13
Hel.HELENA 
I hope sir I haue your good will to haue mineI hope, sir, I have your good will to have mine AW II.iv.14
owne good fortune.own good fortune. AW II.iv.15
Par.PAROLLES 
You had my prayers to leade them on, and toYou had my prayers to lead them on, and to AW II.iv.16
keepe them on, haue them still. O my knaue, how do'skeep them on have them still. O, my knave! How doesstill (adv.)ever, now [as before]AW II.iv.17
knave (n.)
old form: knaue
boy, lad, fellow
my old Ladie?my old lady? AW II.iv.18
Clo.CLOWN 
So that you had her wrinkles, and I her money, ISo that you had her wrinkles and I her money, I AW II.iv.19
would she did as you say.would she did as you say. AW II.iv.20
Par.PAROLLES 
Why I say nothing.Why, I say nothing. AW II.iv.21
Clo.CLOWN 
Marry you are the wiser man: for many a mansMarry, you are the wiser man, for many a man'smarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryAW II.iv.22
tongue shakes out his masters vndoing: to say nothing,tongue shakes out his master's undoing. To say nothing, AW II.iv.23
to do nothing, to know nothing, and to haue nothing, isto do nothing, to know nothing, and to have nothing, is AW II.iv.24
to be a great part of your title, which is within a verieto be a great part of your title, which is within a verytitle (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlementAW II.iv.25
little of nothing.little of nothing. AW II.iv.26
Par.PAROLLES 
Away, th'art a knaue.Away! Th'art a knave.knave (n.)
old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
AW II.iv.27
Clo.CLOWN 
You should haue said sir before a knaue, th'artYou should have said, sir, ‘ Before a knave th'art AW II.iv.28
a knaue, that's before me th'art a knaue: this hada knave;’ that's ‘ Before me, th'art a knave.’ This had AW II.iv.29
beene truth sir.been truth, sir. AW II.iv.30
Par.PAROLLES 
Go too, thou art a wittie foole, I haue found thee.Go to, thou art a witty fool: I have found thee.find (v.)
old form: finde
find out, see through
AW II.iv.31
Clo.CLOWN 
Did you finde me in your selfe sir, or were youDid you find me in your self, sir, or were youin (prep.)byAW II.iv.32
taught to finde me? The search sir was profitable, andtaught to find me? The search, sir, was profitable; and AW II.iv.33
much Foole may you find in you, euen to the worldsmuch fool may you find in you, even to the world's AW II.iv.34
pleasure, and the encrease of laughter.pleasure and the increase of laughter. AW II.iv.35
Par.PAROLLES 
A good knaue ifaith, and well fed.A good knave i'faith, and well fed.knave (n.)
old form: knaue
boy, lad, fellow
AW II.iv.36
Madam, my Lord will go awaie to night,Madam, my lord will go away tonight: AW II.iv.37
A verie serrious businesse call's on him:A very serious business calls on him. AW II.iv.38
The great prerogatiue and rite of loue,The great prerogative and rite of love, AW II.iv.39
Which as your due time claimes, he do's acknowledge,Which as your due time claims, he does acknowledge, AW II.iv.40
But puts it off to a compell'd restraint:But puts it off to a compelled restraint;to (prep.)in accordance withAW II.iv.41
Whose want, and whose delay, is strew'd with sweetsWhose want and whose delay is strewed with sweets,want (n.)absence, non-appearance, non-attendanceAW II.iv.42
sweet (n.)sweet-scented flower, fragrant plant
Which they distill now in the curbed time,Which they distil now in the curbed time,curbed (adj.)restrained, controlledAW II.iv.43
To make the comming houre oreflow with ioy,To make the coming hour o'erflow with joy AW II.iv.44
And pleasure drowne the brim.And pleasure drown the brim. AW II.iv.45.1
Hel. HELENA 
What's his will else?What's his will else? AW II.iv.45.2
Par.PAROLLES 
That you will take your instant leaue a'th king,That you will take your instant leave o'th' King, AW II.iv.46
And make this hast as your owne good proceeding,And make this haste as your own good proceeding, AW II.iv.47
Strengthned with what Apologie you thinkeStrengthened with what apology you think AW II.iv.48
May make it probable neede.May make it probable need.need (n.)
old form: neede
time of necessity, needy situation, emergency
AW II.iv.49.1
probable (adj.)plausible, believable, likely sounding
Hel.HELENA 
What more commands hee?What more commands he? AW II.iv.49.2
Par.PAROLLES 
That hauing this obtain'd, you presentlieThat, having this obtained, you presentlypresently (adv.)
old form: presentlie
immediately, instantly, at once
AW II.iv.50
Attend his further pleasure.Attend his further pleasure.attend (v.)await, wait for, expectAW II.iv.51
Hel.HELENA 
In euery thing I waite vpon his will.In everything I wait upon his will. AW II.iv.52
Par.PAROLLES 
I shall report it so. I shall report it so. AW II.iv.53
Exit Par.Exit AW II.iv.53
Hell.HELENA 
I pray you come sirrah. I pray you. Come, sirrah.sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]AW II.iv.54
ExitExeunt AW II.iv.54
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