| Quote #4
I would I had that corporal soundness now,
This is a bittersweet passage, wouldn't you say? Here, the king of France knows that he's sick and dying, but apparently, thinking about a friend from his youth makes him feel a whole lot better.
| Quote #5
"Let me not live," quoth he,
Here, the king criticizes the younger generation of men for being shallow and interested only in material things. In fact, the king (along with his friend Lafeu) spends quite a bit of time worrying about what's going to happen when Bertram's generation takes over.
| Quote #6
The king of France's sudden recovery is pretty astonishing. When Helen treats his disease, it's not long before he's dancing around the palace with Helen in his arms, as if he were a man twenty years younger.