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bastinado, or in steel; I will bandy with thee in faction; I will o'errun thee with policy ; I will kill thee a hundred and fifty ways: therefore tremble and depart.

Aud. Do, good William.
Will. God rest you, merry sir.

[Exit. Enter CORIN. Cor. Our master and mistress seek you; come, away, away. Touch. Trip, Audrey, trip, Audrey.-I attend, I attend.

[Exeunt. SCENE II.

The same.

Enter ORLANDO and OLIVER.

Orl. Is't possible, that on so little acquaintance you should like her? that but seeing, you should love her ? and, loving, woo? and, wooing, she should grant ? and will you persever to enjoy her?

oli. Neither call the giddiness of it in question, the poverty of her, the small acquaintance, my sudden wooing, nor her sudden consenting ; but say with me, I love Aliena; say with her, that she loves me; consent with both, that we may enjoy each other. It shall be to your good; for my father's house, and all the revenue that was old sir Rowland's, will I estate upon you, and here live and die a shepherd.

Enter ROSALIND. Orl. You have my consent. Let your wedding be tomorrow: thither will I invite the duke, and all his contented followers. Go you, and prepare Aliena ; for, look you,

here comes my Rosalind.

Ros. God save you, brother.
Oli. And you, fair sister.

Ro8. O, my dear Orlando, how it grieves me to see thee wear thy heart in a scarf.

Orl. It is my arm.

Ros. I thought thy heart had been wounded with the claws of a lion.

Orl. Wounded it is, but with the eyes of a lady.

Ros. Did your brother tell you how I counterfeited to swoon, when he showed me your handkerchief?

Orl. Ay, and greater wonders than that.

Ros. O, I know where you are.— Nay, 'tis true: there never was any thing so sudden, but the fight of two rams, and Cæsar's thrasonical brag of — I came, saw, and over

my

came. For your brother and sister no sooner met, but they looked; no sooner looked, but they loved; no sooner loved, but they sighed; no sooner sighed, but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason, but they sought the remedy: and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage, which they will climb incontinent, or else be incontinent before marriage. They are in the very wrath of love, and they will together; clubs cannot part them.

Orl. They shall be married to-morrow; and I will bid the duke to the nuptial. But, O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes! By so much the more shall I to-morrow be at the height of heartheaviness, by how much I shall think my brother happy, in having what he wishes for.

Ros. Why, then, to-morrow I cannot serve your turn for Rosalind?

Orl. I can live no longer by thinking.

Ros. I will weary you no longer then with idle talking. Know of me then, (for now I speak to some purpose,) that I know you are a gentleman of good conceit. I speak not this, that you should bear a good opinion of my knowledge, insomuch, I say, I know you are; neither do I labor for a greater esteem than may in some little measure draw a belief from you, to do yourself good, and not to grace me. Believe then, if you please, that I can do strange things; I have, since I was three years old, conversed with a magician, most profound in this art, and yet not damnable. If you do love Rosalind so near the heart as your gesture cries it out, when your brother marries Aliena, shall you marry her. I know into what straits of fortune she is driven; and it is not impossible to me, if it appear not inconvenient to you, to set her before your eyes to-morrow; human as she is, and without any danger.

Orl. Speakest thou in sober meanings ?

Ros. By my life, I do, which I tender dearly, though I say I am a magician. Therefore put you in your best array; bid your friends; for if you will be married to-morrow, you shall; and to Rosalind, if

you

will. Enter SILVIUS and PHEDE. Look, here comes a lover of mine, and a lover of hers.

Phe. Youth, you have done me much ungentleness, To show the letter that I writ to you.

Ros. I care not, if I have; it is my study To seem despiteful and ungentle to you.

You are there followed by a faithful shepherd;
Look upon him, love him; he worships you.

Phe. Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to love.
Sil. It is to be all made of sighs and tears;
And so am I for Phebe.

Phe. And I for Ganymede.
Orl. And I for Rosalind.

Ros. And I for no woman.

Sil. It is to be all made of faith and service;And so am I for Phebe.

Phe. And I for Ganymede.

Orl. And I for Rosalind.

Ros. And I for no woman.

Sil. It is to be all made of fantasy,

All made of passion, and all made of wishes;

All adoration, duty, and observance,
All humbleness, all patience, and impatience,
All purity, all trial, all obeisance; -
And so am I for Phebe.

Phe. And so am I for Ganymede.
Orl. And so am I for Rosalind.

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Ros. And so am I for no woman. Phe. If this be so, why blame you me to love you? [To ROSALIND. Sil. If this be so, why blame you me to love you? [To PHEBE. Orl. If this be so, why blame you me to love you? Ros. Who do you speak to-why blame you me to love you?

Sil. I'll not fail, if I live.

Phe.
Orl.

Orl. To her that is not here; nor doth not hear.

Ros. Pray you, no more of this; 'tis like the howling of Irish wolves against the moon.-I will help you, [To SILVIUS.] if I can.-I would love you, [To PHEBE.] if I could. To-morrow meet me all together. I will marry you, [To PHEBE.] if ever I marry woman, and I'll be married to-morrow. I will satisfy you, [To ORLANDO.] if ever I satisfied man, and you shall be married to-morrow.-I will content you, [To SILVIUS.] if what pleases you contents you, and you shall be married to-morrow.-As you [To ORLANDO.] love Rosalind, meet; - as you [To SILVIUS.] love Phebe, meet; and as I love no woman, I'll meet. So fare you well; I have left you commands.

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Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY. Touch. To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey; to-morrow will we be married.

Aud. I do desire it with all my heart; and I hope it is no dishonest desire, to desire to be a woman of the world. Here comes two of the banished duke's pages.

Enter two Pages. 1 Page. Well met, honest gentleman.

Touch. By my troth, well met. Come, sit, sit, and a song.

2 Page. We are for you; sit i'the middle.

1 Page. Shall we clap into't roundly, without hawking, or spitting, or saying we are hoarse ; which are the only prologues to a bad voice.

2 Page. I'faith, i'faith; and both in tune, like two gipsies on a horse.

SONG.

I.

It was a lover and his lass,

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
That o'er the green corn-field did pass,

In the spring time, the only pretty rank time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

II.

Between the acres of the rye,

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
These pretty country folks would lie,

In spring time, &c.

III.

This carol they began that hour,

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
How that a life was but a flower

In spring time, &c.

IV.

And therefore take the present time,

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino;
For love is crowned with the prime

In spring time, &c.

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

1 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 with you; and God mend your voices ! Come, Audrey.

[Exeunt.

SCENE IV. Another Part of the Forest. Enter Duke senior, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO, OLIVER,

and CELIA. Duke S. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the boy Can do all this that he hath promised ?

Orl. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do not; As those that fear they hope, and know they fear.

Enter ROSALIND, Silvius, and PIEBE. Ros. Patience once more, whiles our compáct is urged.You say, if I bring in your Rosalind, [To the Duke. You will bestow her on Orlando here?

Duke S. That would I, had I kingdoms to give with her. Ros. And you say, you will have her when I bring her ?

[TO ORLANDO. Orl. That would I, were I of all kingdoms king. Ros. You say, you'll marry me, if I be willing?

[To PHEBE. Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after.

Ros. But if you do refuse to marry me,
You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd ?

Phe. So is the bargain.
Ros. You say, that you'll have Phebe, if she will ?

[TO SILVIUS. Sil. Though to have her and death were both one thing.

Ros. I have promised to make all this matter even. Keep you your word, o duke, to give your daughter;You yours, Orlando, to receive his daughter: Keep your word, Phebe, that you'll marry me; Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd :Keep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry her, If she refuse me:- and from hence I go, To make these doubts all even.

[Exeunt ROSALIND and CELIA. Duke S. I do remember in this shepherd-boy Some lively touches of my daughter's favor.

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