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Touch. He, sir, that must marry this woman. will bid the duke to the nuptial. But, O! how Therefore, you clown, abandon,—which is in the bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through vulgar, leave,-the society,—which in the boorish another man's eyes! By so much the more shall I is, company,—of this female,—which in the common to-morrow be at the height of heart-heaviness, by is,-woman; which together is, abandon the society | how much I shall think my brother happy in having of this female, or, clown thou perishest; or, to thy what he wishes for. better understanding, diest; or, to wit, I kill thee, Ros. Why then, to-morrow I cannot serve your make thee away, translate thy life into death, thy turn for Rosalind ? liberty into bondage. I will deal in poison with Orl. I can live no longer by thinking. thee, or in bastinado, or in steel: I will bandy with Ros. I will weary you, then, no longer with idle thee in faction ; I will o'er-run thee with policy; I talking. Know of me, then, (for now I speak to will kill thee a hundred and fifty ways: therefore some purpose,) that I know you are a gentleman of tremble, and depart.

good conceit. I speak not this, that you should Aud. Do, good William.

bear a good opinion of my knowledge, insomuch, 1 Will. God rest you merry, sir.

(Exit. say, I know you are ; neither do I labour for a Enter Corin.

greater esteem than may in some little measure

draw a belief from you, to do yourself good, and not Cor. Our master and mistress seek you: come, to grace me. Believe then, if you please, that I away, away!

can do strange things. I have, since I was three Touch. Trip, Audrey, trip, Audrey.-I attend, I years old, conversed with a magician, most profound attend.

[Ereunt. in his art, and yet not damnable. If you do love

Rosalind so near the heart as your gesture cries it SCENE II.—The Same.

out, when your brother marries Aliena, shall you

marry her. I know into what straits of fortune Enter ORLANDO, and OLIVER.

she is driven; and it is not impossible to me, if it Orl. Is't possible, that on so little acquaintance appear not inconvenient to you, to set her before you should like her ? that, but seeing, you should your eyes to-morrow, human as she is, and without love her; and, loving, woo; and, wooing, she should any danger. grant? and will you persever to enjoy her?

Orl. Speak’st thou in sober meanings? Oli. Neither call the giddiness of it in question, Ros. By my life, I do; which I tender dearly, the poverty of her, the small acquaintance, my sud- though I say I am a magician. Therefore, put you den wooing, nor her sudden consenting; but say in your best array, bid your friends, for if you will with me, I love Aliena; say with her, that she loves be married to-morrow, you shall, and to Rosalind, me; consent with both, that we may enjoy each if you will. other: it shall be to your good; for

my

father's house, and all the revenue that was old sir Row

Enter Silvius, and PHEBE. land's, will I estate upon you, and here live and die Look; here comes a lover of mine, and a lover of a shepherd.

hers. Orl. You have my consent. Let your wedding Phe. Youth, you have done me much ungentlebe to-morrow: thither will I invite the duke, and

ness, all's contented followers.

To show the letter that I writ to you.

Ros. I care not, if I have: it is my study
Enter ROSALIND.

To seem despiteful and ungentle to you. Go you, and prepare Aliena; for, look you, here You are there follow'd by a faithful shepherd : comes my Rosalind.

Look upon him, love him; he worships you. Ros. God save you, brother.

Phe. Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to Oli. And you, fair sister.

[Erit.

love. Ros. O! my dear Orlando, how it grieves me to Sil. It is to be all made of sighs and tears; see thee wear thy heart in a scarf.

And so am I for Phebe. Orl. It is my arm.

Phe. And I for Ganymede. Ros. I thought thy heart had been wounded with Orl. And I for Rosalind. the claws of a lion.

Ros. And I for no woman. Orl. Wounded it is, but with the eyes of a lady. Sil. It is to be all made of faith and service;

Ros. Did your brother tell you how I counter- And so am I for Phebe. feited to swoon, when he showed me your handker- Phe. And I for Ganymede. chief?

Orl. And I for Rosalind. Orl. Ay, and greater wonders than that.

Ros. And I for no woman. Ros. O! I know where you are.—Nay, 'tis true: Sil. It is to be all made of fantasy, there was never any thing so sudden, but the fight | All made of passion, and all made of wishes ; of two rams, and Cæsar's thrasonical brag of_" I All adoration, duty and observance; came, saw,” and “overcame :” for your brother | All humbleness, all patience, and impatience; and my sister no sooner met, but they looked ; no All purity, all trial, all obeisance; sooner looked, but they loved; no sooner loved, but And so am I for Phebe. they sighed; no sooner sighed, but they asked one Phe. And so am I for Ganymede. another the reason; no sooner knew the reason, but Orl. And so am I for Rosalind. they sought the remedy: and in these degrees have Ros. And so am I for no woman. they made a pair of stairs to marriage, which they Phe. If this be so, why blame you me to love you? will climb incontinent, or else be incontinent before

[To ROSALIND. marriage. They are in the very wrath of love, and Sil. If this be so, why blame you me to love you? they will together: clubs cannot part them.

[To PHEBE Örl. They shall be married to-morrow, and I Orl. If this be so, why blame you me to love you?

Ros. Why do you speak, too, "why blame you

SCENE III.-The Same. me to love you ?” Orl. To her, that is not here, nor doth not hear.

Enter Touchstone, and AUDREY. Ros. Pray you, no more of this : 'tis like the Touch. To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey : howling of Irish wolves against the moon.— I will to-morrow will we be married. help you,[ To Silvius.]—if I can:- I would love Aud. I do desire it with all my heart, and I hope you, -[TOPHEBE.]--if I could.—To-morrow meet it is no dishonest desire, to desire to be a woman me all together.-I will marry you,—[ To PhE.]— of the world. Here come two of the banished if ever I marry woman, and I'll be married to-mor- duke's pages. row:- I will satisfy you,-[ To ORLANDO.]—if ever I satisfied man, and you shall be married to-mor

Enter two Pages. row:-I will content you,-[To Silvius.]—if what 1 Page. Well met, honest gentleman. pleases you contents you, and you shall be married Touch. By my troth, well met. Come, sit; sit, to-morrow.-As you—[ TO ORLANDO.]-love Rosa- and a song. lind, meet;—as you—{To Silvius.]-love Phebe, 2 Page. We are for you: sit i'the middle. meet; and as I love no woman, I'll meet.—So, fare 1 Page. Shall we clap into't roundly, without you well: I have left you commands.

hawking, or spitting, or saying we are hoarse, which Sil. I'll not fail, if I live.

are the only prologues to a bad voice? Phe. Nor I.

2 Page. I'faith, i'faith ; and both in a tune, like Orl.

Nor I. [Ereunt. | two gypsies on a horse.

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Touch. Truly, young gentlemen, though there was no great matter in the ditty, yet the note was very untuneable.

i Page. You are deceived, sir : we kept time; we lost not our time.

Touch. By my troth, yes; I count it but time lost to hear such a foolish song. God be wi' you; and God mend your voices. Come, Audrey.

[Ereunt. urg'd.

SCENE IV.-Another part of the Forest. Sil. Though to have her and death were both one Enter Duke Senior, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO,

thing.

Ros. I have promis'd to make all this matter even. OLIVER, and Celia.

Keep you your word, O duke! to give your daughDuke S. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the boy

ter ;Can do all this that he hath promised ?

You yours, Orlando, to receive his daughter :Orl. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do not, Keep you your word, Phebe, that you'll marry me; As those that fear; they hope, and know they fear. Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd :

Keep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry her, Enter RoSALIND, Silvius, and PHEBE.

If she refuse me :—and from hence I go, Ros. Patience once more, whiles our compact is To make these doubts all even.

[Exeunt ROSALIND, and CELIA. [To Duke S.] You say, if I bring in your Rosalind, Duke S. I do remember in this shepherd-boy You will bestow her on Orlando here?

Some lively touches of my daughter's favour. Duke S. That would I, had I kingdoms to give Orl. My lord, the first time that I ever saw him, with her.

Methought he was a brother to your daughter: Ros. [TO ORLANDO.] And you say, you will But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born, have her, when I bring her ?

And hath been tutor'd in the rudiments
Orl. That would I, were 1 of all kingdoms king. Of many desperate studies by his uncle,
Ros. [To PHEBE.) You say, you'll marry me, Whom he reports to be a great magician,
if I be willing?

Obscured in the circle of this forest.
Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after.
Ros. But if you do refuse to marry me,

Enter TouchstONE, and AUDREY.
You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd ? Jaq. There is, sure, another flood toward, and
Phe. So is the bargain.

these couples are coming to the ark. Here comes Ros. (To Silvius.] You say, that you'll have a pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues Phebe, if she will ?

are called fools.

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Touch. Salutation and greeting to you all.

Touch. 'Faith, we met, and found the quarrel was Jaq. Good my lord, bid him welcome. This is upon the seventh cause. the motley-minded gentleman, that I have so often Jaq. How seventh cause ?—Good my lord, like met in the forest: he hath been a courtier, he swears. this fellow.

Touch. If any man doubt that, let him put me to Duke $. I like him very well. my purgation. I have trod a measure; I have Touch. God'ild you, sir; I desire you of the like. fattered a lady; I have been politic with my friend, I press in here, sir, amongst the rest of the country smooth with mine enemy; I have undone three copulatives, to swear, and to forswear, according as tailors ; I have had four quarrels, and like to have marriage binds, and blood breaks.-A poor virgit, fought one.

sir, an ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own: a poor Juq. And how was that ta'en up?

humour of mine, sir, to take that thut no man eise

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will. Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a Ros. (To DUKE S.] I'll have no father, if you poor-house, as your pearl in your foul oyster.

be not he:Duke S. By my faith, he is very swift and sen- [To ORLANDO.] I'll have no husband, if you be not tentious.

he:Touch. According to the fool's bolt, sir, and such [To Puebe.] Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not dulcet diseases.

she. Jaq. But, for the seventh cause; how did you Нут. . find the quarrel on the seventh cause ?

Peace, ho! I bar confusion. Touch. Upon a lie seven times removed.-Bear 'Tis I must make conclusion your body more seeming, Audrey.-As thus, sir.

Of these most strange events : I did dislike the cut of a certain courtier's beard : Here's eight that must take hands, he sent me word, if I said his beard was not cut To join in Hymen's bands, well, he was in the mind it was : this is called the

If truth holds true contents. “retort courteous.” If I sent him word again, it [To ORLANDO, and Rosalind.) You and you was not well cut, he would send me word, he cut it

no cross shall part : to please himself: this is called the “quip modest.” [T. OLIVER, and CELIA.] You and you are If again, it was not well cut, he disabled my judg

heart in heart : ment: this is called the “reply churlish." If again, [To PHEBE.) You to his love must accord, it was not well cut, he would answer, I spake not Or have a woman to your lord : true: this is called the “reproof valiant.” If again, [To Touchstone, and AUDREY.] You and it was not well cut, he would say, I lie : this is

you are sure together, called the “countercheck quarrelsome:" and so to As the winter to foul weather. the “ lie circumstantial,” and the “ Jie direct.”

Whiles a wedlock-hymn we sing, Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard was not Feed yourselves with questioning, well cut?

That reason wonder may diminish, Touch. I durst go no further than the “lie circum- How thus we met, and these things finish. stantial,” nor he durst not give me the “lie direct;" and so we measured swords, and parted. Jaq. Can you nominate in order now the degrees

Wedding is great Juno's crown: of the lie?

0, blessed bond of board and bed! Touch. O sir, we quarrel in print, by the book,

'Tis Hymen peoples every town ; as you have books for good manners: I will name

High wedlock, then, be honoured: you the degrees. The first, the retort courteous;

Honour, high honour, and renown, the second, the quip modest; the third, the reply

To Hymen, god of every town! churlish; the fourth, the reproof valiant; the fifth, the countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the lie,

Duke S. O, my dear niece! welcome thou art to with circumstance; the seventh, the lie direct. All these you may avoid, but the lie direct; and you

Even daughter, welcome in no less degree. may avoid that too, with an if. I knew when seven

Phe. [To Silvius.] I will not eat my word, now justices could not take up a quarrel; but when the

thou art mine ; parties were met themselves, one of them thought Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine. but of an if, as If you said so, then I said so; and

Enter Second Brother. they shook hands and swore brothers. Your if is the only peace-maker; much virtue in if.

2 Bro. Let me have audience for a word or two. Jaq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord ? he's as I am the second son of old sir Rowland, good at any thing, and yet a fool.

That bring these tidings to this fair assembly.Duke S. He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day and under the presentation of that, he shoots his Men of great worth resorted to this forest, wit.

Address'd a mighty power, which were on foot

In his own conduct, purposely to take
Enter Hymen, leading Rosalind, and Celia.

His brother here, and put him to the sword.
Still Music.

And to the skirts of this wild wood he came,

Where, meeting with an old religious man,
Hym. Then is there mirth in heaven,

After some question with him, was converted
When earthly things made even
Atone together.

Both from his enterprize, and from the world;

His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother,
Good duke, receive thy daughter,

And all their lands restor'd to them again,
Hymen from heaven brought her;

That were with him exil'd. This to be true,
Yea, brought her hilher,

I do engage my life.
That thou mightst join her hand with his,

Duke S.

Welcome, young man;
Whose heart within her bosom is.

Thou offer’st fairly to thy brothers' wedding : Ros. [T. DUKE S.] To you I give myself, for I To one, his lands withheld; and to the other, am yours.

A land itself at large, a potent dukedom. [T. ORLANDO.] To you I give myself, for I am First, in this forest, let us do those ends yours.

That here were well begun, and well begot; Duke s. If there be truth in sight, you are my And after, every of this happy number, daughter.

That have endur'd shrewd days and nights with us, Orl. If there be truth in sight, you are my Ros- Shall share the good of our returned fortune, alind.

According to the measure of their states. Phe. If sight and shape be true,

Meantime, forget this new-fall'n dignity, Why then, my love adieu !

And fall into our rustic revelry.

me:

Play, music! and you brides and bridegrooms You—[TO OLIVER.]—to your land, and love, and all,

great allies : With measure heap'd in joy, to the measures You—[ To Silvius.]—to a long and well deserved fall.

bed:Jaq. Sir, by your patience.—If I heard you And you—[To TOUCHSTONE.]—to wrangling; for rightly,

thy loving voyage The duke hath put on a religious life,

Is but for two months victuall'd.—So, to your And thrown into neglect the pompous court ?

pleasures : 2 Bro. He hath.

I am for other than for dancing measures. Jaq. To him will I: out of these convertites Duke S. Stay, Jaques, stay, There is much matter to be heard and learn'd.- Jaq. To see no pastime, I :—what you would You—[TDUKE S.)—to your former honour 1 have, bequeath;

I'll stay to know at your abandon'd cave. Erit. Your patience, and your virtue, well deserve it:- Duke S. Proceed, proceed: we will begin these You- [T. ORLANDO.]—to a love, that your true rites, faith doth merit :

As we do trust they'll end in true delights.

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