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plucked over your head, and show the world what the bird hath done to her own nest.
Ros. O coz, coz, coz, my pretty little coz, that thou didst know how many fathom deep I am in love! But it cannot be sounded; my affection hath an unknown bottom, like the bay of Portugal.
Cel. Or rather, bottomless; that as fast as you pour affection in, it runs out.
Ros. No, that same wicked bastard of Venus, that was begot of thought, conceived of spleen, and born of madness; that blind rascally boy, that abuses every one's eyes, because his own are out, let him be judge, how deep. I am in love:-I'll tell thee, Aliena, I cannot be out of the sight of Orlando: I'll go find a shadow, and sigh till he come. Cel. And I'll sleep.
Another Part of the Forest.
Jaq. Which is he that killed the deer?
Jaq. Let's present him to the duke, like a Roman conqueror; and it would do well to set the deer's horns upon his head, for a branch of victory: - Have you no song, forester, for this purpose ?
2 Lord. Yes, sir.
Jaq. Sing it; ’tis no matter how it be in tune, so it make noise enough.
bear this bur
1. What shall he have, that kill'd the deer?
1. Then sing him home:
1. Thy father's father wore it;
2. And thy father bore it: All. The horn, the horn, the lusty horn,
Is not a thing to laugh at scorn. [Exeunt.
The Forest. .Enter. Rosalind and Celia. Ros. How say you now? Is it not past two o'clock? And here much Orlando!
Cel. I warrant you, with pure love, and troubled brain, he hath ta'en his bow and arrows, and is gone forth-to sleep: Look, who comes here.
Enter SILVIUS. ... Şil. My errand is to you, fair youth ;My gentle Phebe bid me give you this:
[Giving a letter. I know not the contents; but, as I guess, By the stern brow, and waspish action
9 The foregoing noisy scene was introduced only to fill up an interval, which is to represent two hours. This contraction of the time we might impute to poor Rosalind's impatience, but that a tew minutes after we find Orlando sending his excuse. I do not see that by any probable division of the Acts this absurdity can be, obviated. JOHNSON
I and here much Orlando !] Much! was frequently used to indicate disdain.
this to her;--That if she love me, I charge her to love thee: if she will not, I will never have her, unless thou entreat for her:-- If you be a true lover, hence, and not a word; for here comes more company.
[Exit Silvius. Enter Oliver. Oli. Good-morrow, fair ones: Pray you, if you
Oli. If that an eye may profit by a tongue,
Cel. It is no boast, being ask'd, to say, we are.
Oli. Orlando doth commend him to you both;
in our author's time, frequently used to express a poor contemptible fellow.
6_ purlieus of this forest,] Purlieu, says Manwood's Treatise on the Forest Laws, c. xx. “ Is a certaine territorie of ground adjoyning unto the forest, meared and bounded with unmoveable marks, meeres, and boundaries: which territories of ground was also forest, and afterwards disaforested againe by the perambulations made for the severing of the new forest from the old.”
REED. i na napkin,] i. e, handkerchief.
Ros. I am: What must we understand by this?
Oli. Some of my shame; if you will know of me What man I am, and how, and why, and where This handkerchief was stain'd. Cel.
I pray you, tell it. Oli. When last the young Orlando parted from
And well he might so do, For well I know he was unnatural.
. And he did render him--] i. e. describe him....
Ros. But, to Orlando;--Did he leave him there, Food to the suck'd and hungry lioness?
Oli. Twice did he turn his back, and purpos'd so:
Cel. Are you his brother?
Was it you he rescu'd?
Ros. But, for the bloody napkin ?-.
. By, and by.
9 ----- in which hurtling-] To Turtle is to move with impetriosity and tumult.