Unformatted text preview: to beg on the open road — and says that it is a "dreadful sentence." When thou canst get the ring upon my finger, Which never shall come off, and show me a child Begotten of thy body that I am father to, then call Me husband; but in such a "then" I write a "Never." (59-62) The Countess disavows Bertram as her son and then asks whether or not he is still traveling in the company of Parolles, the "very tainted fellow, and full of wickedness." The scene ends with a monologue by Helena, who vows to leave France to clear the way for Bertram to return home from the dangerous wars: No; come thou home, Rousillon, Whence honor but of danger wins a scar, As oft it loses all. I will be gone, — My being here it is that holds thee hence. Shall I stay here to do it? No, no. (123-27)...
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- Fall '08
- Shakespeare, French lord concurs, disavows Bertram