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By William Shakespeare

Helena schemes with Diana to satisfy Bertram’s conditions and win his love, yet as Bertram’s infidelity and Helena’s deceits are published, the viewers is left to wonder whether, in love, the tip justifies the capability.

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DIANA whilst hour of darkness comes, knock at my chamber window; [55] I’ll order take my mom shall no longer pay attention. Now will I cost you within the band of fact, in case you have conquer’d my but maiden mattress, stay there yet an hour, nor converse to me: My purposes are such a lot robust; and also you shall understand them [60] whilst again back this ring will likely be deliver’d. And in your finger within the evening I’ll placed one other ring, that what in time proceeds could token to the longer term our earlier deeds. [65] Adieu until then; then fail no longer. you might have gained A spouse of me, notwithstanding there my wish be performed. BERTRAM A heaven in the world i've got received by way of wooing thee. [Exit. DIANA For which stay lengthy to thank either heaven and me! you'll so after all. My mom advised me simply how he might woo, [70] as though she sat in’s middle; she says all males Have the like oaths. He had sworn to marry me while his wife’s useless; accordingly I’ll lie with him whilst i'm buried. when you consider that Frenchmen are so braid, Marry that may, I reside and die a maid. [75] in basic terms, during this hide, I think’t no sin To cozen him that may unjustly win. [Exit. SCENE III. The Florentine camp. input the 2 French Lords, and or 3 squaddies. 2 LORD you haven't given him his mother’s letter? 1 LORD i've got deliv’red it an hour seeing that. there's something in’t that stings his nature; for at the studying it he chang’d nearly into one other guy. 2 LORD He has a lot important blame laid upon him for shaking off so reliable a spouse and so candy [6] a girl. 1 LORD in particular he hath incurred the eternal displeasure of the King, who had even tun’d his bounty to sing happiness to him. [10] i'll let you know something, yet you shall enable it stay darkly with you. 2 LORD in case you have spoken it, ’tis lifeless, and i'm the grave of it. 1 LORD He hath perverted a tender gentlewoman the following in Florence, of a such a lot chaste renown; and tonight he fleshes his will within the break of her honour. He hath given her his enormous ring, and thinks himself made within the unchaste composition. 2 LORD Now, God hold up our uprising! As we're [19] ourselves, what issues are we! 1 LORD simply our personal traitors. And as within the universal process all treasons we nonetheless see them exhibit themselves until eventually they reach to their abhorr’d ends; so he that during this motion contrives opposed to his personal the Aristocracy, in his right circulate, [24] o’erflows himself. 2 LORD Is it now not intended damnable in us to be trumpeters of our illegal intents? we will now not then have his corporation to-night? [29] [29] LORD now not until after middle of the night; for he's dieted to his hour. 2 LORD That ways apace. i might gladly have him see his corporation anatomiz’d, that he may perhaps take a degree of his personal judgments, in which so interestingly he had set this counterfeit. [35] [35] LORD we can't meddle with him until he come; for his presence needs to be the whip of the opposite. 2 LORD meanwhile, what listen you of those wars? 1 LORD I listen there's an overture of peace. 2 LORD Nay, I guarantee you, a peace concluded. [41] [41] LORD what is going to count number Rousillon do then? Will he go back and forth larger, or go back back into France?

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