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bez in faction ; I will o'er-run thee with policy; I some purpose,) that I know you are a gentleman of wal kill thee a hundred and fifty ways; therefore good conceit: I speak not' this, that you should remble, and depart.

bear a good opinion of my knowledge, insomuch, I Awd. Do, good William.

say, I know you are ; neither do I labour for a FA. God rest you merry, sir.

[Erit. greater esteem than may in some little measure Enter Corin.

draw a belief from you, to do yourself good, and C. Our master and mistress seek you ; come, I can do strange things: I have, since I was three

not to grace me. Believe then, if you please, that way, away.

Truch. Trip, Audrey, trip, Audrey; – I attend, years old, conversed with a magician, most profound I attend.

in this art, and not yet damnable. If you do love

[Ereunt. 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. I'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 se ber? and, loving, woo? and, wooing, she any danger. kould grant ? and will you perséver to enjoy her ?

Orl. Speakest thou in sober meanings ? 0. 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 though I say I ain a magician : Therefore, put you adden 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 be married to-morrow, you shall; and to Rosalind, lores me; consent with both, that we may enjoy

if ed other ; it shall be to your good; for my father's

Enter Silvius and PHEBE. baux, and all the revenue that was old sir Rowland's will I estate upon you, and here live and die Look, here comes a lover of mine, and a lover of a shepberd.


Phe. Youth, you ha re done me much ungentleness, Enter ROSALIND.

To show the letter that I writ to you. OH. You have my consent. Let your wedding Ros. I care not, if I have : it is my study, be to-corrow: thither will I invite the duke, and To seem despiteful and ungentle to you: ll his contented followers: Go you, and prevare You are there follow'd by a faithful shepherd; Aliena: for, look you, here comes my Rosalind. Look upon him, love him; he worships you. Rr. God save you, brother.

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

love. Ras 0, my dear Orlando, how it grieves me to Su. It is to be all made of sighs and tears ; — ze thee wear thy heart in a scarf,

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

Phe. And I for Ganymede kas

. 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;

Ras. Did your brother tell you how I cou .er- And so am I for Phebe. fated to swoon, when he show'd me your har uker- Phe. And I for Ganymede. chief?

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

Ros. And I for no woman. Ra. 0, 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 ;

to rams, and Cæsar's thrasonical brag of — 1 All adoration, duty, and observance, en sw, and vercame : For your brother and all humbleness, all patience, and impatience, ay sister no sooner met, but they looked; no sooner All purity, all trial, all observance; boked, but they loved, no sooner loved, but they And so am I for Phebe. sigbed; no sooner sighed, but they asked one ano- Phe. And so am I for Ganymede. ther 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 will dimb 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. Orl. They shall be married to-morrow; and I will Orl. If this be so, why blame you me to love you? bid the duke to the nuptial. But 0, how bitter a Ros. Who do you speak to, why blame you me to thing it is to look into happiness through another

love you? man's eyes! By so much the more shall I to-mor- Orl. To her that is not here, nor doth not hear. for be at the height of heart-heaviness, by how Ros. Pray you, no more of this; 'tis like the nach I shall think my brother happy, in having what howling of Írish wolves against the moon. - I will wishes for.

help you, (to Silvius) if I can :- I would love you, Res. Why then, to-morrow I cannot serve your [to Prebe) if I could. — To-morrow meet me all tunn for Rosalind ?

together. – I will marry you, {to PHEBE) if ever I Oh I can live no longer by thinking.

marry woman, and I'll be married to-morrow :-I Rus. I will weary you no longer then with idle will satisfy you, [to ORLANDO) if ever I satisfied taiking Know of me then (for now I speak to man, and you sball be married to-morrow : – - I will



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content you, (to Silvius) if what pleases you con- Orl. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do not; tents you, and you shall be married to-morrow. - As those that fear they hope, and know they fear. As you (to ORLANDO] love Rosalind, meet ;

Enter Rosalind, Silvius, and PHEBE. you (to Silvius) love Phebe, meet; And as I love no woman, I'll meet. So, fare you well; I have Ros. Patience once more, whiles our compact is left you commands.

urg'd: Sil. I'll not fail, if I live.


say, if I bring in your Rosalind, Phe. Nor I.

(To the Duke. Nor I. You will bestow her on Orlando here? (Exeunt.

Duke . That would I, had I kingdoms to give SCENE III. - The same.

with her.

Ros. And you say you will have her, when I Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY.

bring her ?

[To Orlaxdo. Touch. To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey ; Orl. That would I, were I of all kingdoms king. to-morrow will we be married.

Ros. You say, you'll marry me, if I be willing? Aud. I do desire it with all my heart: and I hope

(To PHERE it is no dishonest desire, to desire to be a woman of Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after. the world. Here comes two of the banished duke's Ros. But, if you do refuse to marry me, pages.

You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd ? Enter two Pages.

Phe. So is the bargain. 1 Page. Well met, honest gentleman.

Ros. You say, that you'll have Phebe, if she will ? Touch. By my troth, well met: Come, sit, sit,


Sil. Though to have her and death were both one 2 Page. We are for you: sit i'the middle.

thing. 1 Page. Shall we clap into't roundly, without Ros. I have promis'd to make all this matter hawking, or spitting, or saying we are hoarse ; which are the only prologues to a bad voice ?

Keep you your word, o duke, to give your 2 Page. I'faith, i'faith ; and both in a tune, like

daughter ; two gypsies on a horse.

You yours, Orlando, to receive his daughter :

Keep your word, Phebe, that you'll marry me; SONG.

Or else, refusing me to wed this shepherd : I.

Keep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry ber, It was a lover and his lass,

If she refuse me :- and from hence I go,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,

To make these doubts all even.
That o'er the green corn-field did pass

[Ereunt ROSALIND and CELIA. In the spring time, the only pretty rank time,

Duke S. I do remember in this shepherd-boy When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding :

Some lively touches of my daughter's favour. Sweet lovers love the spring.

Orl. My lord, the first time that I ever saw him, II.

Methought he was a brother to your daughter : Between the acres of the rye,

But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born;

And hath been tutor'd in the rudiments
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, Of many desperate studies by his uncle,
These pretty country folks would lie,

Whom he reports to be a great magician,
In spring time, &c.

Obscured in the circle of this forest.
This carol they began that hour,

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, Jaq. There is, sure, another flood toward, and
How that a life was but a flower

these couples are coming to the ark! Here comes a In spring time, &c.

pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues are

called fools. IV.

Touch. Salutation and greeting to you all! And therefore take the present time,

Jaq. Good my lord, bid him welcome; This is With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino; For love is crowned with the prime

the motley-minded gentleman, that I have so often

met in the forest : he hath been a courtier be In spring time, &c. Touch. Truly, young gentlemen, though there Touch. If any man doubt that, let him put me was no greater matter in the ditty, yet the note was to my purgation. I have trod a measure ; I hari very untuneable.

Aattered a lady; I have been politick with my 1 Page. You are deceived, sir ; we kept time, we friend, smooth with mine enemy; I have undan lost not our time.

three tailors; I have had four quarrels, and like Touch. By my troth, yes; I count it but time have fought one. lost to hear such a foolish song. God be with you; Jaq. And how was that ta'en up? and God mend your voices ! Come, Audrey. Touch. 'Faith, we met, and found the quarre

(Exeunt. was upon the seventh cause. SCENE IV. - Another Part of the Forest.

Jaq. How seventh cause ? Good my lord, liks

this fellow. Enter Duke Senior, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO, Duke s. I like him very well. OLIVER, and CELIA.

Touch. God'ild you, sir; I desire you of the Duke S. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the boy like. I press in here, sir, amongst the rest of the Can do all this that he hath promised ?

country copulatives, to swear, and to forswen



marding as marriage binds, and blood breaks: - 1 Duke S. If there be truth in sight, you are my A peor virgin, sir, an ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine

daughter. ma; a poor humour of mine, sir, to take that that Ort. If there be truth in sight, you are my no man else will: Rich honesty dwells like a miser,

Rosalind. e, in a poor-house ; as your pearl, in your foul Phe. If sight and shape be true, syster.

Why then, — my love adieu ! Duke S. By my faith, he is very swift and sen- Ros. I'll have no father, if you be not he: tentious.

[T. DUKE S. Touch. According to the fool's bolt, sir, and I'll have no husband, if you be not he: such dulcet diseases.

[To ORLANDO. lę. But for the seventh cause; how did you Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she. find the quarrel on the seventh cause?

(T. PHEBE. Twe. Upon a lie seven times removed; — Bear Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion : your body more seeming, Audrey: - as thus, sir.

'Tis I must make conclusion I ad dislike the cut of a certain courtier's beard ;

Of these most strange events : be sent me word, if I said his beard was not cut well,

Here's eight that must take hands, he was in the mind it was : This is called the Retort

To join in Hymen's bands, tourteout If I sent him word again, it was not

If truth holds true contents. well cut, he would send me word, he cut it to please You and you no cross shall part : himself: this is called the Quip modest. If again,

[To ORLANDO and ROSALIND. it was not well cut, he disabled my judgment : You and you are heart in heart : This is call'd the Reply churlish. If again, it was

[T. Oliver and Celia. so well cut, he would answer, I spake not true : You (to PHEBE) to his love must accord, This is call’d the Reproof valiant. If again, it was Or have a woman to your lord :: net well cut, he would say I lie : This is call’d the You and you are sure together, Confercheck quarrelsome: and so to the Lic circum

[To TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY, Sent, and the Lie direct.

As the winter to foul weather.
Ing. And how oft did you say, his beard was not Whiles a wedlock hymn we sing,
Fell out?

Feed yourselves with questioning; Teach. I durst go no further than the Lie circum- That reason wonder may diminish, tantial, por he durst not give me the Lie direct ; How thus we met, and these things finish and so we measured swords, and parted. Jaq. Can you nominate in order now the degrees

SONG. of the lie?

Wedding is great Juno's crown; Touck. O, sir, we quarrel in print, by the book :

O blessed bond of board and bed ! a you have books for good manners : I will name

'Tis Hymen peoples every town; you the degrees. The first, the Retort courteous ;

High wedlock then be honoured : the second the Quip modest ; the third, the Reply

Honour, high honour and renown, ehurlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth,

To Hymen, god of every town! the Countercheck quarrelsome : the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct. All Duke s. O my dear niece, welcome thou art to these you may avoid, but the lie direct; and you way aroid that too, with an If. I knew when seven Even daughter, welcome in no less degree. justices could not take up a quarrel ; but when the Phe. I will not eat my word, now thou art mine ; parties were met themselves, one of them thought Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine. but ef an Is, as, If you said so, then I said so ;

[To SILVIUS. And they shook hands, and swore brothers. Your

Enter JAQUES DE Bois. It is the only peace-maker; much virtue in If.

H. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord ? he's as Jaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word or gut at any thing, and yet a fool.

two; Dule S. He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, I am the second son of old sir Rowland, ed under the presentation of that, he shoots his wit. That bring these tidings to this fair assembly:

Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day Erler Hyxzx, leading Rosalind in woman's Men of great worth resorted to this forest, clothes ; and CELIA.

Addres3'd a mighty power ; which were on foot,

In his own conduct, purposely to take
Still Musick.

His brother here, and put him to the sword :

And to the skirts of this wild wood he came;
Hyn. Then us there mirth in heaven,

Where, meeting with an old religious man,
When earthly things made even
Atone together.

After some question with him, was converted
Good duke, receive thy daughter,

Both from his enterprize, and from the world :

His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother,
Hymen from heaven brought her,

And all their lands restor'd to them again
Yea, brought her hither;

That were with him exíld : This to be true,
That thou might'st join her hand with his,
Whose heurt within her bosom is.

I do engage my life.
Duke S.

Welcome, young man ; Rot. To you I give myself, for I am yours.

Thou offer'st fairly to thy brother's wedding :

[To Duke S. To one, bis lands with-held : and to the other, To you I give myself, for I am yours.

A land itself at large, a potent dukedom. [To ORLANDO. First, in this forest, let us do those ends

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'That here were well begun, and well begot : You [lo ORLANDO) to a love, that your true faith And after, every of this happy number,

doth merit:That have endur'd shrewd days and nights with us, You (L0 Oliver) to your land, and love, and great Shall share the good of our returned fortune, .

allies : According to the measure of their states.

You [10 Silvius] to a long and well deserved Meantime, forget this new-fall'n dignity,

bed: And fall into our rustick revelry:

And you (to TOUCHSTONE) to wrangling; for thy Play, musick — and you brides and bridegrooms all,

loving voyage With measure heap'd in joy, to the measures fall. Is but for two months victual'd: So to your pleaJaq. Sir, by your patience; if I heard you rightly,

sures; The duke hath put on a religious life,

I am for other than for dancing measures.
And thrown into neglect the pompous court ? Duke S. Scay, Jaques, stay.
Jaq. de B. He hath.

Jaq. To see no pastime, I : what you would have Jaq. To him will I: out of these convertites I'll stay to know at your abandon'd cave. (Erit. There is much matter to be heard and learn'd. - Duke s. Proceed, proceed : we will begin these You to your former honour I bequeath ;


[To Duke S. And we do trust they'll end, in true delights. Your patience, and your virtue, well deserves it :

(A dance.


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Ros. It is not the fashion to see the lady the women, for the love you bear to men, to like as epilogue: but it is no more unhandsome, than to much of this play as please them : and so I charge see the lord the prologue. If it be true, that good you, O men, for the love you bear to women, (as I wine needs no bush, 'tis true, that a good play needs perceive by your simpering, none of you hate thein,) no epilogue: Yet to good wine they do use good that between you and the women, the play may bushes ; and good plays prove the better by the help please. If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of good epilogues. What a case am I in then, of you as had beards that pleased me, complexions that am neither a good epilogue, nor cannot insinu- that liked me, and breaths that I defied not; and, ate with you in the behalf of a good play? I am I am sure, as many as have good beards, or good not furnished like a beggar, therefore to beg will faces, or sweet breaths, will, for my kind offer, not become me : my way is, to conjure you; and when I make curt'sy, bid me farewell. [Ereuni. I'll begin with the women. I charge you, o

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Kryc or FRANCE.

COUNTESS OF Rousillon, mother to Bertram. Dore or FLORENCE.

HELENA, a gentlewoman protected by the Countess. Bzztrax, Count of Rousillon.

An old Widow of Florence. LaFer, an old lord.

DIANA, daughter to the Widow. PAKOLLES, a follower of Bertram.

VIOLENTA, Severed young French Lords, that serve with Ber- MARIANA, neighbours and friends to the Widow.

} tram in the Florentine war. leones} servants to the Countess of Rousillon.

Lords, attending on the King; Officers, Soldiers, fc. ,

French and Florentine.
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SCENE I. - Rousillon. A Room in the Coun- | and it was his great right to be so: Gerard de tess's Palace.

Narbon. Erter BERTRAM, the COUNTESS OF Rousillon,

Laf. He was excellent, indeed, madam ; the HELEXA, and LaFeu, in mourning,

king very lately spoke of him, admiringly, and

mourningly: he was skilful enough to have lived Count. In delivering my son from me, I bury a still, if knowledge could be set up against morsecond husband.

tality. Ber. And I, in going, madam, weep o'er my fa- Ber. What is it, my good lord, the king lanther's death anew : but I must attend his majesty's guishes of ? connmand, to whom I am now in ward, evermore Laf. A fistula, my lord. in subjection.

Ber. I heard not of it before. Laf. You shall find of the king a husband, ma- Laf. I would it were not notorious. - Was this dam;- you, sir, a father : He that so generally is at gentlewoman the daughter of Gerard de Narbon? all times good, must of necessity hold his virtue to Count. His sole child, my lord; and bequeathed Fot; whose worthiness would stir it up where it to my overlooking. I have those hopes of her good, wanted, rather than lack it where there is such that her education promises ; her dispositions she abundance.

inherits, which make fair gifts fairer ; for where an Count. What hope is there of his majesty's unclean mind carries virtuous qualities, there comamendment?

mendations go with pity, they are virtues and traiLf. He hath abandoned his physicians, madam; tors too; in her they are the better for their simpleunder whose practices he hath persecuted time with ness ; she derives her honesty, and achieves her hope; and finds no other advantage in the process goodness. but only the losing of hope by time.

Laf. Your commendations, madam, get from her Count. This young gentlewoman had a father, (0, that had! how sad a passage 'tis !) whose skill Count. 'Tis the best brine a maiden 'can season was almost as great as his honesty; had it stretched her praise in. The remembrance of her father so far, would have made nature immortal, and never approaches her heart, but the tyranny of her death should have play for lack of work. 'Would, sorrows takes all livelihood from her cheek. No for the king's sake, he were living ! I think it would more of this, Helena, go to, no more ; lest it be rabe the death of the king's disease.

ther thought you affect a sorrow, than to have. Laf. How called you the man, you speak of, Hel. I do affect a sorrow, indeed, but I have it too. madara?

Laf. Moderate lamentation is the right of the Count. He was famous, sir, in his profession, dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living


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