All’s Well That Ends Well Act IV, Scene iii Parolles
This speech is used in our interview with Jason O’Connell
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234 Yet am I thankful: if my heart were great,
235 ‘Twould burst at this. Captain I’ll be no more;
236 But I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft
237 As captain shall: simply the thing I am
238 Shall make me live. Who knows himself a braggart,
239 Let him fear this, for it will come to pass
240 that every braggart shall be found an ass.
241 Rust, sword; cool, blushes; and, Parolles, live
242 Safest in shame. Being fool’d, by foolery thrive.
243 There’s place and means for every man alive.
244 I’ll after them.