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Second French Lord (the other Captain Dumaine) in the Florentine service is the brother of the First. 

A war-happy young man, he thinks it a great pity that Bertram will not be able to follow himself and other lords to battle. He offers to help the younger man steal away from court. He does not like to guess at what politicians are up to even when he disapproves of their actions. He attempts to excuse Bertram to Helena. He is convinced of Parolles’s lack of worth, and conceives the braggart’s abduction and interrogation in an invented language. He is astonished, overhearing Parolles speaking to himself, to consider that it is possible that Parolles is quite aware of what he is. He plays the part of the enemy general in the braggart’s interrogation, and when the trick is revealed taunts him with the fact that he will tell Lafew of this. He becomes less and less impressed by Bertram by the day, particularly in his seducing of Diana and the fact that he will be happy to hear that Helena’s dead.

 

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