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Frederick, brother to the Duke, and usurper.
Amiens, 1 Lords attending upon the Duke in his banish-

Le Beu, a courtier attending upon Frederick.
Oliver, eldest Son to Sir Rowland de Boys.

, } Younger brothers to Oliver.
Adam, an old servant of Sir Rowland de Boys.
Touchstone, a clown.

} Shepherds.
William, in love with Audrey.
Sir Oliver Mar-text, a country curate.
Charles, wrestler to the ufurping Duke Frederick.
Dennis, servant to Oliver.

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Lords belonging to the two Dukes; with pages, foresters,

and other attendants.

The SCENE lies, first, near Oliver's house; and

afterwards, partly in the Duke's Court ; and partly in the Forest of Arden.

The first Edition of this play is in the Folio of 1623. * The lift of the perfons, being omitted in the old Editions, was added by Mr. Rowe.

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ORLANDO. SI remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion Afand crowns '; and, as thou say'st, charged:

bequeath'd me. By Will, but a poor thoumy brother on his Blessing to breed me well." And there begins my fadress. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaks goldenly of his profit.



"As I remember, Adam, it. As I remember, Adam, it was was upon this Fashion bequeathed upon this MY FATHER bequeathed me by Will, but a poor thousand" me, &c.] The Grammar is now crowns, &c.}: The Grammar, as rectified, and the sense also well as sense, fuffers cruelly by which is this, Orlando and Adam, this reading. There are two were discourfing together on the nominatives to the verb be- cause why the younger brother queathed, and not so much as one had but a thousand crowns left to the verb charged: and yet, to him. They agree upon it; and tbe - nominative there wanted, Orlando opens the scene in this [his bleffing) refers. So that manner, As I remember, it was, the whole fentence is confused upon this, i. e. for the reason we and obscure. A very small have been talking of, that my alteration in the reading and father left me but a thousand poincing sets all right.

crowns; however, to make aB 3


For my part, he keeps me rustically at home; or, to fpeak more properly, stays me here at home, unkept?; for call you that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that differs hot from the stalling of an ox? His horses are bred better ; for besides that they are fair with their feeding, they are taught their manage, and to that end riders dearly hired; but I, his brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the which his animals on his dunghills are as much bound to him as I. Besides this Nothing that he so plentifully gives me, the Something that nature gave me his countenance seems to take from me. He lets me feed with his hinds, bars me the place of a brother, and, as much as in him lies, mines my gentility with my education. This is it; Adam, that grieves me ; and the Spirit of my father, which, I think, is within me, begins to mutiny against this servitude. I will no longer endure it, tho' yet I know no-wise remedy how to avoid it.

mends for this scanty provision, 2 STAys me here at home, unhe charged my brother on his kept.) We should read stys, i.e. blessing to breed me well.

keeps me like a brüte. The folWARBURTON. lowing words

for call you There is, in my opinion, no- that keeping that differs not thing but a point misplaced, and from the falling of an ox, conan omission of a word which eve- firms this emendation. So Cary hearer can supply, and which liban fays, therefore an abrupt and eager di

And here you sty me in this alogue naturally excludes.

hard rock.

WARB. I read thus: As I remember, Adam, it was on this fashion be- Sties is better than stays, and queathed me. By will but a poor more likely to be Shakespeare's. thousand crovins; and, as thou 3. His COUNTENANCE seems to sayt, charged my brother 'on his take from me.] We thould cerblefing to breed me well. Whattainly read hisDISCOUNTENANCE. is there in this difficult or ob.

WARBURTON. scure? "the nominative my father There is no need of change, ss certainly left out, but 10 left

a countenance is either good or out that the auditor inserts it, bad, in spite of himfelf.


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