Speeches (Lines) for Lord G. in "All's Well That Ends Well"

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1 I / 2
  • So 'tis reported, sir.
  • So 'tis reported, sir.
  • King of France. The Florentines and Senoys are by the ears;
    Have fought with equal fortune and continue
    A braving war.

    Lord G.. So 'tis reported, sir.

2 I / 2
  • His love and wisdom,
    Approved so to your majesty, may plead
    For amplest...
  • His love and wisdom,
    Approved so to your majesty, may plead
    For amplest credence.
  • King of France. Nay, 'tis most credible; we here received it
    A certainty, vouch'd from our cousin Austria,
    With caution that the Florentine will move us
    For speedy aid; wherein our dearest friend
    Prejudicates the business and would seem
    To have us make denial.

    Lord G.. His love and wisdom,
    Approved so to your majesty, may plead
    For amplest credence.

3 I / 2
  • It is the Count Rousillon, my good lord,
    Young Bertram.
  • It is the Count Rousillon, my good lord,
    Young Bertram.
  • King of France. What's he comes here?

    Lord G.. It is the Count Rousillon, my good lord,
    Young Bertram.

4 II / 1
  • 'Tis our hope, sir,
    After well enter'd soldiers, to return
    And find your...
  • 'Tis our hope, sir,
    After well enter'd soldiers, to return
    And find your grace in health.
  • King of France. Farewell, young lords; these warlike principles
    Do not throw from you: and you, my lords, farewell:
    Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain, all
    The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis received,
    And is enough for both.

    Lord G.. 'Tis our hope, sir,
    After well enter'd soldiers, to return
    And find your grace in health.

5 II / 1
  • O, my sweet lord, that you will stay behind us!
  • O, my sweet lord, that you will stay behind us!
  • King of France. Farewell. Come hither to me.

    Lord G.. O, my sweet lord, that you will stay behind us!

6 II / 1
  • There's honour in the theft.
  • There's honour in the theft.
  • Bertram. I shall stay here the forehorse to a smock,
    Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry,
    Till honour be bought up and no sword worn
    But one to dance with! By heaven, I'll steal away.

    Lord G.. There's honour in the theft.

7 II / 1
  • Farewell, captain.
  • Farewell, captain.
  • Bertram. I grow to you, and our parting is a tortured body.

    Lord G.. Farewell, captain.

8 II / 1
  • We shall, noble captain.
  • We shall, noble captain.
  • Parolles. Noble heroes, my sword and yours are kin. Good
    sparks and lustrous, a word, good metals: you shall
    find in the regiment of the Spinii one Captain
    Spurio, with his cicatrice, an emblem of war, here
    on his sinister cheek; it was this very sword
    entrenched it: say to him, I live; and observe his
    reports for me.

    Lord G.. We shall, noble captain.

9 II / 3
  • And grant it.
  • And grant it.
  • Helena. Now, Dian, from thy altar do I fly,
    And to imperial Love, that god most high,
    Do my sighs stream. Sir, will you hear my suit?

    Lord G.. And grant it.

10 III / 1
  • Holy seems the quarrel
    Upon your grace's part; black and fearful
    On the...
  • Holy seems the quarrel
    Upon your grace's part; black and fearful
    On the opposer.
  • 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.

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

11 III / 1
  • But I am sure the younger of our nature,
    That surfeit on their ease, will da...
  • 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. Be it his pleasure.

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

12 III / 6
  • If your lordship find him not a hilding, hold me no
    more in your respect.
  • If your lordship find him not a hilding, hold me no
    more in your respect.
  • Lord E.. Nay, good my lord, put him to't; let him have his
    way.

    Lord G.. If your lordship find him not a hilding, hold me no
    more in your respect.

13 III / 6
  • It were fit you knew him; lest, reposing too far in
    his virtue, which he hat...
  • It were fit you knew him; lest, reposing too far in
    his virtue, which he hath not, he might at some
    great and trusty business in a main danger fail you.
  • Lord E.. Believe it, my lord, in mine own direct knowledge,
    without any malice, but to speak of him as my
    kinsman, he's a most notable coward, an infinite and
    endless liar, an hourly promise-breaker, the owner
    of no one good quality worthy your lordship's
    entertainment.

    Lord G.. It were fit you knew him; lest, reposing too far in
    his virtue, which he hath not, he might at some
    great and trusty business in a main danger fail you.

14 III / 6
  • None better than to let him fetch off his drum,
    which you hear him so confid...
  • None better than to let him fetch off his drum,
    which you hear him so confidently undertake to do.
  • Bertram. I would I knew in what particular action to try him.

    Lord G.. None better than to let him fetch off his drum,
    which you hear him so confidently undertake to do.

15 III / 6
  • O, for the love of laughter, let him fetch his drum;
    he says he has a strata...
  • O, for the love of laughter, let him fetch his drum;
    he says he has a stratagem for't: when your
    lordship sees the bottom of his success in't, and to
    what metal this counterfeit lump of ore will be
    melted, if you give him not John Drum's
    entertainment, your inclining cannot be removed.
    Here he comes.
  • Lord E.. I, with a troop of Florentines, will suddenly
    surprise him; such I will have, whom I am sure he
    knows not from the enemy: we will bind and hoodwink
    him so, that he shall suppose no other but that he
    is carried into the leaguer of the adversaries, when
    we bring him to our own tents. Be but your lordship
    present at his examination: if he do not, for the
    promise of his life and in the highest compulsion of
    base fear, offer to betray you and deliver all the
    intelligence in his power against you, and that with
    the divine forfeit of his soul upon oath, never
    trust my judgment in any thing.

    Lord G.. O, for the love of laughter, let him fetch his drum;
    he says he has a stratagem for't: when your
    lordship sees the bottom of his success in't, and to
    what metal this counterfeit lump of ore will be
    melted, if you give him not John Drum's
    entertainment, your inclining cannot be removed.
    Here he comes.

16 III / 6
  • A pox on't, let it go; 'tis but a drum.
  • A pox on't, let it go; 'tis but a drum.
  • Bertram. How now, monsieur! this drum sticks sorely in your
    disposition.

    Lord G.. A pox on't, let it go; 'tis but a drum.

17 III / 6
  • That was not to be blamed in the command of the
    service: it was a disaster o...
  • That was not to be blamed in the command of the
    service: it was a disaster of war that Caesar
    himself could not have prevented, if he had been
    there to command.
  • Parolles. 'But a drum'! is't 'but a drum'? A drum so lost!
    There was excellent command,--to charge in with our
    horse upon our own wings, and to rend our own soldiers!

    Lord G.. That was not to be blamed in the command of the
    service: it was a disaster of war that Caesar
    himself could not have prevented, if he had been
    there to command.

18 III / 6
  • You do not know him, my lord, as we do: certain it
    is that he will steal him...
  • You do not know him, my lord, as we do: certain it
    is that he will steal himself into a man's favour and
    for a week escape a great deal of discoveries; but
    when you find him out, you have him ever after.
  • Lord E.. No more than a fish loves water. Is not this a
    strange fellow, my lord, that so confidently seems
    to undertake this business, which he knows is not to
    be done; damns himself to do and dares better be
    damned than to do't?

    Lord G.. You do not know him, my lord, as we do: certain it
    is that he will steal himself into a man's favour and
    for a week escape a great deal of discoveries; but
    when you find him out, you have him ever after.

19 III / 6
  • We'll make you some sport with the fox ere we case
    him. He was first smoked...
  • We'll make you some sport with the fox ere we case
    him. He was first smoked by the old lord Lafeu:
    when his disguise and he is parted, tell me what a
    sprat you shall find him; which you shall see this
    very night.
  • Lord E.. None in the world; but return with an invention and
    clap upon you two or three probable lies: but we
    have almost embossed him; you shall see his fall
    to-night; for indeed he is not for your lordship's respect.

    Lord G.. We'll make you some sport with the fox ere we case
    him. He was first smoked by the old lord Lafeu:
    when his disguise and he is parted, tell me what a
    sprat you shall find him; which you shall see this
    very night.

20 III / 6
  • But you say she's honest.
  • But you say she's honest.
  • Bertram. Now will I lead you to the house, and show you
    The lass I spoke of.

    Lord G.. But you say she's honest.

21 III / 6
  • With all my heart, my lord.
  • With all my heart, my lord.
  • Bertram. That's all the fault: I spoke with her but once
    And found her wondrous cold; but I sent to her,
    By this same coxcomb that we have i' the wind,
    Tokens and letters which she did re-send;
    And this is all I have done. She's a fair creature:
    Will you go see her?

    Lord G.. With all my heart, my lord.

22 IV / 3
  • You have not given him his mother's letter?
  • You have not given him his mother's letter?
  • Diana. For which live long to thank both heaven and me!
    You may so in the end.
    My mother told me just how he would woo,
    As if she sat in 's heart; she says all men
    Have the like oaths: he had sworn to marry me
    When his wife's dead; therefore I'll lie with him
    When I am buried. Since Frenchmen are so braid,
    Marry that will, I live and die a maid:
    Only in this disguise I think't no sin
    To cozen him that would unjustly win.

    Lord G.. You have not given him his mother's letter?

23 IV / 3
  • He has much worthy blame laid upon him for shaking
    off so good a wife and so...
  • He has much worthy blame laid upon him for shaking
    off so good a wife and so sweet a lady.
  • Lord E.. I have delivered it an hour since: there is
    something in't that stings his nature; for on the
    reading it he changed almost into another man.

    Lord G.. He has much worthy blame laid upon him for shaking
    off so good a wife and so sweet a lady.

24 IV / 3
  • When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and I am the
    grave of it.
  • When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and I am the
    grave of it.
  • Lord E.. Especially he hath incurred the everlasting
    displeasure of the king, who had even tuned his
    bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you a
    thing, but you shall let it dwell darkly with you.

    Lord G.. When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and I am the
    grave of it.

25 IV / 3
  • Now, God delay our rebellion! as we are ourselves,
    what things are we!
  • Now, God delay our rebellion! as we are ourselves,
    what things are we!
  • Lord E.. He hath perverted a young gentlewoman here in
    Florence, of a most chaste renown; and this night he
    fleshes his will in the spoil of her honour: he hath
    given her his monumental ring, and thinks himself
    made in the unchaste composition.

    Lord G.. Now, God delay our rebellion! as we are ourselves,
    what things are we!

26 IV / 3
  • Is it not meant damnable in us, to be trumpeters of
    our unlawful intents? We...
  • Is it not meant damnable in us, to be trumpeters of
    our unlawful intents? We shall not then have his
    company to-night?
  • Lord E.. Merely our own traitors. And as in the common course
    of all treasons, we still see them reveal
    themselves, till they attain to their abhorred ends,
    so he that in this action contrives against his own
    nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself.

    Lord G.. Is it not meant damnable in us, to be trumpeters of
    our unlawful intents? We shall not then have his
    company to-night?

27 IV / 3
  • That approaches apace; I would gladly have him see
    his company anatomized, t...
  • That approaches apace; I would gladly have him see
    his company anatomized, that he might take a measure
    of his own judgments, wherein so curiously he had
    set this counterfeit.
  • Lord E.. Not till after midnight; for he is dieted to his hour.

    Lord G.. That approaches apace; I would gladly have him see
    his company anatomized, that he might take a measure
    of his own judgments, wherein so curiously he had
    set this counterfeit.

28 IV / 3
  • In the mean time, what hear you of these wars?
  • In the mean time, what hear you of these wars?
  • Lord E.. We will not meddle with him till he come; for his
    presence must be the whip of the other.

    Lord G.. In the mean time, what hear you of these wars?

29 IV / 3
  • Nay, I assure you, a peace concluded.
  • Nay, I assure you, a peace concluded.
  • Lord E.. I hear there is an overture of peace.

    Lord G.. Nay, I assure you, a peace concluded.

30 IV / 3
  • I perceive, by this demand, you are not altogether
    of his council.
  • I perceive, by this demand, you are not altogether
    of his council.
  • Lord E.. What will Count Rousillon do then? will he travel
    higher, or return again into France?

    Lord G.. I perceive, by this demand, you are not altogether
    of his council.

31 IV / 3
  • Sir, his wife some two months since fled from his
    house: her pretence is a p...
  • Sir, his wife some two months since fled from his
    house: her pretence is a pilgrimage to Saint Jaques
    le Grand; which holy undertaking with most austere
    sanctimony she accomplished; and, there residing the
    tenderness of her nature became as a prey to her
    grief; in fine, made a groan of her last breath, and
    now she sings in heaven.
  • Lord E.. Let it be forbid, sir; so should I be a great deal
    of his act.

    Lord G.. Sir, his wife some two months since fled from his
    house: her pretence is a pilgrimage to Saint Jaques
    le Grand; which holy undertaking with most austere
    sanctimony she accomplished; and, there residing the
    tenderness of her nature became as a prey to her
    grief; in fine, made a groan of her last breath, and
    now she sings in heaven.

32 IV / 3
  • The stronger part of it by her own letters, which
    makes her story true, even...
  • The stronger part of it by her own letters, which
    makes her story true, even to the point of her
    death: her death itself, which could not be her
    office to say is come, was faithfully confirmed by
    the rector of the place.
  • Lord E.. How is this justified?

    Lord G.. The stronger part of it by her own letters, which
    makes her story true, even to the point of her
    death: her death itself, which could not be her
    office to say is come, was faithfully confirmed by
    the rector of the place.

33 IV / 3
  • Ay, and the particular confirmations, point from
    point, so to the full armin...
  • Ay, and the particular confirmations, point from
    point, so to the full arming of the verity.
  • Lord E.. Hath the count all this intelligence?

    Lord G.. Ay, and the particular confirmations, point from
    point, so to the full arming of the verity.

34 IV / 3
  • How mightily sometimes we make us comforts of our losses!
  • How mightily sometimes we make us comforts of our losses!
  • Lord E.. I am heartily sorry that he'll be glad of this.

    Lord G.. How mightily sometimes we make us comforts of our losses!

35 IV / 3
  • The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
    our virtue...
  • The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
    our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not, and our
    crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.
    [Enter a Messenger]
    How now? Where's your master?
  • Lord E.. And how mightily some other times we drown our gain
    in tears! The great dignity that his valour hath
    here acquired for him shall at home be encountered
    with a shame as ample.

    Lord G.. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
    our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not, and our
    crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.
    [Enter a Messenger]
    How now? Where's your master?

36 IV / 3
  • They cannot be too sweet for the king's tartness.
    Here's his lordship now. <...
  • They cannot be too sweet for the king's tartness.
    Here's his lordship now.
    [Enter BERTRAM]
    How now, my lord! is't not after midnight?
  • Lord E.. They shall be no more than needful there, if they
    were more than they can commend.

    Lord G.. They cannot be too sweet for the king's tartness.
    Here's his lordship now.
    [Enter BERTRAM]
    How now, my lord! is't not after midnight?

37 IV / 3
  • Hoodman comes! Portotartarosa
  • Hoodman comes! Portotartarosa
  • Bertram. A plague upon him! muffled! he can say nothing of
    me: hush, hush!

    Lord G.. Hoodman comes! Portotartarosa

38 IV / 3
  • Boblibindo chicurmurco.
  • Boblibindo chicurmurco.
  • First Soldier. Bosko chimurcho.

    Lord G.. Boblibindo chicurmurco.

39 IV / 3
  • You're deceived, my lord: this is Monsieur
    Parolles, the gallant militarist,...
  • You're deceived, my lord: this is Monsieur
    Parolles, the gallant militarist,--that was his own
    phrase,--that had the whole theoric of war in the
    knot of his scarf, and the practise in the chape of
    his dagger.
  • Bertram. All's one to him. What a past-saving slave is this!

    Lord G.. You're deceived, my lord: this is Monsieur
    Parolles, the gallant militarist,--that was his own
    phrase,--that had the whole theoric of war in the
    knot of his scarf, and the practise in the chape of
    his dagger.

40 IV / 3
  • He's very near the truth in this.
  • He's very near the truth in this.
  • Parolles. Five or six thousand horse, I said,-- I will say
    true,--or thereabouts, set down, for I'll speak truth.

    Lord G.. He's very near the truth in this.

41 IV / 3
  • Nothing, but let him have thanks. Demand of him my
    condition, and what credi...
  • Nothing, but let him have thanks. Demand of him my
    condition, and what credit I have with the duke.
  • Bertram. What shall be done to him?

    Lord G.. Nothing, but let him have thanks. Demand of him my
    condition, and what credit I have with the duke.

42 IV / 3
  • Nay look not so upon me; we shall hear of your
    lordship anon.
  • Nay look not so upon me; we shall hear of your
    lordship anon.
  • Parolles. Upon my knowledge, he is, and lousy.

    Lord G.. Nay look not so upon me; we shall hear of your
    lordship anon.

43 IV / 3
  • Excellently.
  • Excellently.
  • Bertram. Our interpreter does it well.

    Lord G.. Excellently.

44 IV / 3
  • I begin to love him for this.
  • I begin to love him for this.
  • Parolles. He will steal, sir, an egg out of a cloister: for
    rapes and ravishments he parallels Nessus: he
    professes not keeping of oaths; in breaking 'em he
    is stronger than Hercules: he will lie, sir, with
    such volubility, that you would think truth were a
    fool: drunkenness is his best virtue, for he will
    be swine-drunk; and in his sleep he does little
    harm, save to his bed-clothes about him; but they
    know his conditions and lay him in straw. I have but
    little more to say, sir, of his honesty: he has
    every thing that an honest man should not have; what
    an honest man should have, he has nothing.

    Lord G.. I begin to love him for this.

45 IV / 3
  • He hath out-villained villany so far, that the
    rarity redeems him.
  • He hath out-villained villany so far, that the
    rarity redeems him.
  • Parolles. Faith, sir, he has led the drum before the English
    tragedians; to belie him, I will not, and more of
    his soldiership I know not; except, in that country
    he had the honour to be the officer at a place there
    called Mile-end, to instruct for the doubling of
    files: I would do the man what honour I can, but of
    this I am not certain.

    Lord G.. He hath out-villained villany so far, that the
    rarity redeems him.

46 IV / 3
  • That shall you, and take your leave of all your friends.
    [Unblinding him]
  • That shall you, and take your leave of all your friends.
    [Unblinding him]
    So, look about you: know you any here?
  • Parolles. O Lord, sir, let me live, or let me see my death!

    Lord G.. That shall you, and take your leave of all your friends.
    [Unblinding him]
    So, look about you: know you any here?

47 IV / 3
  • God save you, noble captain.
  • God save you, noble captain.
  • Lord E.. God bless you, Captain Parolles.

    Lord G.. God save you, noble captain.

48 IV / 3
  • Good captain, will you give me a copy of the sonnet
    you writ to Diana in beh...
  • Good captain, will you give me a copy of the sonnet
    you writ to Diana in behalf of the Count Rousillon?
    an I were not a very coward, I'ld compel it of you:
    but fare you well.
  • Lord E.. Captain, what greeting will you to my Lord Lafeu?
    I am for France.

    Lord G.. Good captain, will you give me a copy of the sonnet
    you writ to Diana in behalf of the Count Rousillon?
    an I were not a very coward, I'ld compel it of you:
    but fare you well.

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