All’s Well That Ends Well: Act IV, Scene iii


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.

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