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Cel. What shall I call thee when thou art a man? Ros. I'll have no worse a name than Jove's own
page, And therefore look you call me Ganymede. But what will you be call’d?
Cel. Something that hath a reference to my state: No longer Celia, but Aliena.
Ros. But, cousin, what if we assay'd to steal 132 The clownish fool out of
your father's court? Would he not be a comfort to our travel ?
Cel. He'll go along o'er the wide world with me; Leave me alone to woo him. Let's away,
136 And get our jewels and our wealth together, Devise the fittest time and safest way To hide us from pursuit that will be made After my flight. Now go we in content
140 To liberty and not to banishment.
[The Forest of Arden]
Enter Duke Senior, Amiens, and two or three Lords,
like Foresters. Duke S. Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court? 4 Here feel we not the penalty of Adam. The seasons' difference-, as, the icy fang 128 Ganymede; cf. n.
131 Aliena; cf. n. S. d. Duke Senior; cf. n.
3 painted: artificial, unnatural 5 penalty of Adam; cf. n.
6 as: for example 18 1... it; cf. n. 20 style: manner of life 22 fools: here a term of pity
And churlish chiding of the winter's wind,
16 Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.
Ami. I would not change it. Happy is your Grace, That can translate the stubbornness of fortune Into so quiet and so sweet a style.
20 Duke S. Come, shall we go and kill us venison? And yet it irks me, the poor dappled fools, Being native burghers of this desert city, Should in their own confines with forked heads 24 Have their round haunches gor'd. First Lord.
Indeed, my lord, The melancholy Jaques grieves at that; And, in that kind, swears you do more usurp Than doth your brother that hath banish'd you. 28 To-day my Lord of Amiens and myself Did steal behind him as he lay along Under an oak whose antic root peeps out Upon the brook that brawls along this wood; 32 To the which place a poor sequester'd stag, 7 churlish: rough, violent chiding: angry noise 13 toad; cf. n.
23 desert; cf. n. 24 confines: regions forked heads: i.e., the heads of barbed arrows 27 in that kind: in that way
30 along: at full length 31 antic: fantastic, grotesque, or antique 32 brawls: i.e., the noise made by a brook flowing over stones 33 sequester'd: separated, i.e., from the herd
15 haunt: resort
That from the hunters' aim had ta'en a hurt,
But what said Jaques ? Did he not moralize this spectacle?
44 First Lord. O, yes, into a thousand similes. First, for his weeping into the needless stream; ‘Poor deer,' quoth he, 'thou mak'st a testament As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more
48 To that which had too much': then, being there alone, Left and abandon'd of his velvet friends;
'Tis right,' quoth he; 'thus misery doth part The Aux of company': anon, a careless herd, 52 Full of the pasture, jumps along by him And never stays to greet him; 'Ay,' quoth Jaques, 'Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens; 'Tis just the fashion; wherefore do you look 56 Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there?' Thus most invectively he pierceth through The body of the country, city, court, Yea, and of this our life; gwearing that we 60 Are mere usurpers, tyrants, and what's worse, 38 tears; cf. n.
39 Cours'd: pursued 44 moralize: interpret, give a moral sense to 46 needless: not in need, i.e., of more water 48 worldlings: men of this world (?) 50 velvet: 1e., because of their soft coats (?); cf. n. 52 flux of company; cf. n. anon: presently 55 greasy: i.e., with excess prosperity 56 fashion: prevalent way, what is to be expected 58 invectively: with denunciation
To fright the animals and to kill them up
64 Sec. Lord. We did, my lord, weeping and com
Show me the place.
68 Sec. Lord. I'll bring you to him straight.
[A Room in the Palace] Enter Duke [Frederick], with Lords. Duke F. Can it be possible that no man saw them? It cannot be: some villains of my court Are of consent and sufferance in this. First Lord. I cannot hear of any that did see
her. The ladies, her attendants of her chamber, Saw her a-bed; and, in the morning early They found the bed untreasur'd of their mistress. Sec. Lord. My lord, the roynish clown, at whom
8 Your Grace was wont to laugh, is also missing. Hisperia, the princess' gentlewoman, Confesses that she secretly o'erheard Your daughter and her cousin much commend 12 62 kill .. up: kill off
67 cope: encounter 68 matter: sense, substance
69 straight: straightway 3 of consent and sufferance: i.e., have complied and permitted without opposition
7 untreasur'd: devoid of the treasure 8 roynish: scurvy
The parts and graces of the wrestler
20 To bring again these foolish runaways.
[Before Oliver's House] Enter Orlando and Adam [meeting]. Orl. Who's there? Adam. What! my young master? O my gentle
master! O my sweet master!
you memory Of old Sir Rowland! why, what make
here? Why are you virtuous ? Why do people love you? And wherefore are you gentle, strong, and valiant? Why would you be so fond to overcome The bonny priser of the humorous duke?
8 Your praise is come too swiftly home before you. Know you not, master, to some kind of men Their graces serve them but as enemies ? No more do yours: your virtues, gentle master, Are sanctified and holy traitors to you. O, what a world is this, when what is comely 13 parts: personal qualities
19 suddenly: immediately 20 quail: falter
3 memory: memorial 7 so fond: so foolish as 8 bonny priser: stout champion; cf. 'prize-fighter 10 kind: sorts 12 No . . . yours; cf. n.
13 sanctified: sanctimonious