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PUBLISHED BY E. HARDING, NO. 98, PALL-MALI;
AND VERNOR AND HOOD, POULTRY.
THE story of All's Well that ends Well, or, as I suppose it to have
been sometimes call’d, Love's Labour Wonne, is originally in. deed the property of Boccace, but it came immediately to Shakspeare from Painter's Giletta of Narbon, in the First Vol. the Palace of Pleasure, 4to. 1566, p. 88. FARMER.
Shakspeare is indebted to the novel only for a few leading cir. cumstances in the graver parts of the piece. The comic business appears to be entirely of his own formation. STEEVENS,
This comedy, I imagine, was written in 1598. MALONE.
King of France.
a follower of Bertram. Several young French Lords, that serve with Bertram in the
Servants to the Countess of Roufillon.
Countess of Rousillon, mother to Bertram.
MARIANA,' } Neighbours and friends to the widow.
Lords, attending on the King ; Officers, Soldiers, &c. French
SCENE, partly in France, and partly in Tuscany,