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will to speak of, therefore I will not speak what I
King. Thou hast spoken all already, unless thou canst say they are married: But thou art too fine a in thy evidence; therefore stand aside.-This ring, you say, was yours?
Dia. Ay, my good lord.
King. Where did you buy it? or who gave it you? Dia. It was not given me, nor I did not buy it. King. Who lent it you?
It was not lent me neither.
King. Where did you find it then?
I found it not. King. If it were yours by none of all these ways, How could you give it him?
I never gave it him. Laf. This woman 's an easy glove, my lord; she goes off and on at pleasure.
King. This ring was mine, I gave it his first wife. Dia. It might be yours, or hers, for aught I know. King. Take her away, I do not like her now; To prison with her and away with him.
Unless thou tell'st me where thou hadst this ring,
King. Take her away.
I'll never tell you.
Dia. I'll put in bail, my liege. King. I think thee now some common customer. Dia. By Jove, if ever I knew man, 't was you. King. Wherefore hast thou accus'd him all this while? Dia. Because he 's guilty, and he is not guilty: He knows I am no maid, and he'll swear to 't: I'll swear I am a maid, and he knows not. Great king, I am no strumpet, by my life; I am either maid, or else this old man's wife.
[Pointing to Lafeu.
a Too fine-too full of finesse.
King. She does abuse our ears; to prison with her. Dia. Good mother, fetch my bail.-Stay, royal sir; [Exit Widow.
The jeweller that owes the ring is sent for,
Re-enter Widow, with HELENA.
Is there no exorcist
Beguiles the truer office of mine eyes?
Is 't real that I see?
No, my good lord;
"T is but the shadow of a wife you see,
The name, and not the thing.
Ber. Hel. O, my good lord, when I was like this maid, I found you wond'rous kind. And, look
Both, both; O, pardon!
here 's you, "When from my finger you can get this ring,
And are by me with child," &c.-This is done :
Will you be mine, now you are doubly won?
Ber. If she, my liege, can make me know this clearly, I'll love her dearly, ever, ever dearly.
Hel. If it appear not plain, and prove untrue,
Laf. Mine eyes smell onions, I shall weep anon :Good Tom Drum [to PAROLLES] lend me a handkerchief: So, I thank thee; wait on me home, I'll make sport with thee: Let thy courtesies alone, they are scurvy ones.
King. Let us from point to point this story know, To make the even truth in pleasure flow :
If thou be'st yet a fresh uncropped flower, [To DIANA.
Thou kept st a wife herself, thyself a maid.—
All yet seems well; and, if it end so meet,
The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet. [Flourish. (Advancing.)
The king's a beggar, now the play is done :
That you express content; which we will pay,
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.
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