The Only Use of
All's Well That Ends Well
Uses with a very common or rare meaning:
- ] Here is a pur of fortune's, sir, or of fortune's cat (but not a musk-cat), that has fallen into the unclean fishpond of her displeasure, and, as he says, is muddied withal: pray you, sir, use the carp as you may; for he looks like a poor, decayed, ingenious, foolish, rascally knave.†
(meaning too common or rare to warrant focus) More commonly, carp is used as a noun to describe a common freshwater fish.