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Unformatted text preview: I find that she, which late Was in my nobler thoughts most base, is now The praised of the King; who, so ennobled, Is as 'twere born so. (177-80) This is especially so since Bertram and the doubly disgraced Parolles (who denied his master, then acted the coward toward old Lafeu) soon conspire to leave France and their obligations there for the wars in Italy where, ironically, Bertram expects to attain his "honour." As a final, sordid touch, Shakespeare has Bertram plan to send Helena back to Rousillon in possession of a sealed envelope addressed to the Countess, which will "acquaint my mother with my hate to her [Helena]."...
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- Fall '08