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It is almost morning,
And yet, I am sure, you are not satisfied
Of these events at full: Let us go in;
And charge us there upon intergatories,
And we will answer all things faithfully.

Gra. Let it be so: The first intergatory,
That my Nerissa shall be sworn on, is,
Whether till the next night she had rather stay;
Or go to bed now, being two hours to-day:
But were the day come, I should wish it dark,
That I were couchiog with the doctor's clerk.
Well, while I live, I'll fear no other thing
So sore, as keepiog safe Nerissa's riug. [Exeunt.

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Of the Merchant of Venice the style is even and easy, with few peculiarities of diction, or anomalies of construction. The comic part raises laughter, and the serious fixes expectation. The probability of either one or the other story cannot be maintained. The union of two actions in one event is in this drama eminently happy. Dryden was much pleased with his own address in connecting the two plots of his Spanish Friar, which yet, I believe, the critic will find excelled by this play.


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Duke, living in exile.
Frederick, brother to the Duke, and usurper of

his dominions.
Amiens, 2 lords attending upon the Duke in his
Jaques, S

Le Beau, a courtier attending upon Frederick.
Charles, his wrestler.

sons of sir Rowland de Bois.

servants to Oliver.
Touchstone, a clown.
Sir Oliver Mar-text, u bicar.
William, a country fellow, in love with Audrey.
A person representing Hymen.
Rosalind, daughter to the banished Duke.
Celia, daughter to Frederick.
Phebe, a shepherdess.
Audrey, a country wench.
Lords belonging to the two Dukes; pages, foresters,

and other attendants.
The Scene lies, first, near Oliver's house ; after.

wards, partly in the usurper's court, and part.
ly in the forest of Arden.

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As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion
'bequeathed me: By will, but a poor thousand
crowns; and, as thou say'st, charged my brother,
on his blessing, to breed me

1; and there begins
my sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school,
and report speaks goldenly of his profit: for my
part, he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak
more properly, stays me here at home unkept: For
call you that keepiug for a gentlemad of my birth,
that differs not from the stalling of an ox? His
horses are bred better; for, besides that they are
fair with their feeding, they are taught their ma.
nage, and to that end riders dearly hired: but I,
his brother, gain nothing under him but growth;
for the which his animals on his dung-hills are as
much bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that'
he so plentifully gives me, the something that na.

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