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Harding's Edition.

All's Well that ends Well,

A

COMEDY,

BY

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

ACCURATELY PRINTED

FROM THE TEXT OF

Mr. STEEVENS's LAST EDITION.

Drnamented with Plates.

London:

PUBLISHED BY E. HARDING, NO. 98, PALL-MALL;
J. WRIGHT, PICCADILLY; G. SAEL, STRAND;

AND

VERNOR AND HOOD, POULTRY.

1799.

OBSERVATIONS.

THE ftory of All's Well that ends Well, or, as I fuppofe it to have been fometimes call'd, Love's Labour Wonne, is originally indeed the property of Boccace, but it came immediately to Shakspeare from Painter's Giletta of Narbon, in the First Vol. of the Palace of Pleafure, 4to. 1566, p. 88. FARMER.

Shakspeare is indebted to the novel only for a few leading circumftances 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.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

King of France.
Duke of Florence.

BERTRAM, Count of Roufillon.
LAFEU, an old Lord.

PAROLLES, a follower of Bertram.

Several young French Lords, that ferve with Bertram in the Florentine war.

Steward, }

Clown,

A Page.

Servants to the Countess of Roufillon.

Countess of Roufillon, mother to Bertram.

HELENA, a gentlewoman protected by the Countess.
An old widow of Florence.

DIANA, daughter to the widow.

VIOLENTA,

^'} Neighbours and friends to the widow.

MARIANA,

Lords, attending on the King; Officers, Soldiers, &c. French

and Florentine.

SCENE, partly in France, and partly in Tufcany.

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