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With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
Enter Orlando, with Adam.
Duke S. Welcome. Set down your venerable bur
den, And let him feed. Orl.
I thank you most for him. 168 Adam. So had
need: I scarce can speak to thank you for myself.
Duke S. Welcome; fall to: I will not trouble you As yet, to question you about your fortunes. 172 Give us some music; and, good cousin, sing.
Thou art not so unkind
Although thy breath be rude. 156 saws: maxims modern instances: commonplace illustrations 158 pantaloon: an enfeebled old man; cf. n. 163 his: its 165 mere: total 167 venerable burden; cf. n.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly: 180 Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.
Then heigh-ho! the holly!
This life is most jolly.
184 That dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
As friend remember'd not.
Then heigh-ho! the holly!
This life is most jolly.'
Duke S. If that you were the good Sir Rowland's
fortune Go to my cave and tell me.
Good old man,
200 Thou art right welcome as thy master is. Support him by the arm. Give me your hand, And let me all your fortunes understand. Exeunt. 187 warp: i.e., by freezing or ruffling them 195 faithfully: assuringly
196 effigies: likeness 197 limn'd: painted, portrayed
[A Room in the Palace]
Enter Duke [Frederick], Lords, and Oliver. Duke F. Not seen him since! Sir, sir, that cannot
Oli. O that your highness knew my heart in this ! I never lov'd my brother in
life. Duke F. More villain thou. Well, push him out of
doors; And let my officers of such a nature
16 Make an extent upon his house and lands. Do this expediently and turn him going. Exeunt.
2 made mercy: made of mercy
3 argument: subject
7 turn: return 17 extent; cf. n. 2 thrice-crowned; cf. n.
[The Forest of Arden]
Enter Orlando [with a paper]. Orl. Hang there, my verse, in witness of my love:
And thou, thrice-crowned queen of night, survey With thy chaste eye, from thy pale sphere above, Thy huntress'
full life doth sway. 4 O Rosalind! these trees shall be my books,
And in their barks my thoughts I'll character, That every eye, which in this forest looks,
Shall see thy virtue witness'd everywhere. Run, run, Orlando: carve on every tree The fair, the chaste, and unexpressive she. Exit.
Enter Corin and Touchstone. Cor. And how like you this shepherd's life, Master Touchstone?
Touch. Truly, shepherd, in respect of itself, it is a good life; but in respect that it is a shepherd's life, it is naught. In respect that it is solitary, I like it very well; but in respect that it is private, it is a very vile life. Now, in respect 17 it is in the fields, it pleaseth me well; but in respect it is not in the court, it is tedious. As it is a spare life, look you, it fits my humour well; but as there is no more plenty in it, it goes much against my stomach. Hast any philosophy in thee, shepherd
Cor. No more but that I know the more one sickens the worse at ease he is; and that he that
3 sphere: orbit 4 huntress' name; cf. n. full: whole doth sway: hath under control
6 character: inscribe 10 unexpressive: inexpressible · 15 naught: good for nothing 20 spare: frugal humour: whim
wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends; that the property of rain is to wet, and fire to burn; that good pasture 28 makes fat sheep, and that a great cause of the night is lack of the sun; that he that hath learned no wit by nature nor art may complain of good breeding, or comes of a very dull kindred.
38 Touch. Such a one is a natural philosopher. Wast ever in court, shepherd? Cor. No, truly.
36 Touch. Then thou art damned. Cor. Nay, I hope.
Touch. Truly, thou art damned, like an illroasted egg, all on one side.
40 Cor. For not being at court? Your reason.
Touch. Why, if thou never wast at court, thou never sawest good manners; if thou never sawest good manners, then thy manners must be wicked; and wickedness is sin, and sin is damnation. Thou art in a parlous state, shepherd.
46 Cor. Not a whit, Touchstone: those that are good manners at the court, are as ridiculous in the country as the behaviour of the country is most mockable at the court. You told me you salute not at the court, but you
hands; that courtesy would be uncleanly if courtiers were shepherds.
Touch. Instance, briefly; come, instance.
Cor. Why, we are still handling our ewes, and their fells, you know, are greasy.
56 27 property: particular quality, peculiarity 31 complain of: bewail the lack of 44 manners: here in sense of 'morals' 46 parlous: contraction of perilous' 50 mockable: deserving ridicule
56 fells: fleeces