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low me such exercises as may become a gentleman, or give me the poor allottery my father left me by testament; with that I will go buy my fortunes.

Oli. And what wilt thou do? beg, when that is spent ? Well, sir, get you in: I will not long be troubled with you : you shall have some part of your will: I pray you, leave me.

Orla. I will no further offend you than becomes me for my good.

80 Oli. Get you with him, you old dog.

Adam. Is old dog my reward ? Most true, I have lost my teeth in your service.God be with my old master, he would not have spoke such a word.

[Exeunt ORLANDO, and ADAM. Oli. Is it even so? begin you to grow upon me? I will physick your rankness, and yet give no thousand crowns neither. Holla, Dennis !


Den. Calls your worship?

Oli. Was not. Charles, the duke's wrestler, here to speak with me?

90 Den. So please you, he is here at the door, and importunes access to you.

Oli. Call him in.----[Exit DenNIS.] 'Twill be a good way'; and to-morrow the wrestling is.

Cha. Good-morrow to your worship.'

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Oli. Good monsieur Charles !--what's the new news at the new court ?

Cha. There's no news at the court, sir, but the old news: that ie, the old duke is banish'd by his younger brother the new duke; and three or four Loving lords have put themselves into voluntary exile with him, whose lands and reveniles, enrich the new duke, therefore he gives them good leave to wan: der.

104 Oli: Can you tell, if Rosalind, the old duke's daughter; be banish'd with her father?

Cha. O, no; for the new duke's daughter, her cousin, so loves her, um being ever from their cradles bred together,--that she would have followed her exile, or have died to stay behind her. She is at the court, and no less beloved of her uncle than his own daughter; and never two ladies loved as they do. ;

Oli. Where will the old duke live?

Cha. They say, he is already in the forest of Arden, and a many merry men with him; and there they live like the old Robin Hood of England: they say, many young gentlemen flock to him every day; and fleet the time carelesly, as they did in the golden world.

Oli. What you wrestle to-morrow before the new duke?

Cha. Marry, do I, sir; and I came to acquaint you with a matter. I am given, sir, secretly to under: stand, that your younger brother Orlando hath a dis. position to come in disguis!d against me to try a fall: To-morrow, sir, I wrestle for my credit ; and he that




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of the contract." And being asked by the pope what tocara he demanded ? answered, “ Nothing, holy father, but your benediction, and that the articles may be design torn in pieces." Then turning to the Jew, he asked him, “ What he had to say, and whether he was, content?" The Jew answered, “ That he thought himself extremely happy to come off at so easy a rate, and that he was perfectly content." < But we are not content,” replied Sixtus, “ nor is there sufficient satisfaction made to our laws. We desire to know what authority you have to lay such wagers ? The subjects of princes are the property of the state, and have no right to dispose of their bodies, nor any part of them, without the express consent of their sovereigns.”

They were both immediately sent to prison, and the governor ordered to proceed against them with the utmost severity of the law, that others might be deterred by their example from laying any more such wagers. -[The governor interceding for them, and proposing a fine of a thousand crowns each, Sixtus ordered him to condemn them both to death, the Jew for selling his life, by consenting to have a pound of Aesh cut from his body, which he said was direct suicide ; and the merchant for premeditated murder, in making a contract with the other that he knew must be the occasion of his death. ]

As Secchi was of a very good family, having many great friends and relations, and the Jew one of the most leading men in the synagogue, they both had recourse to petitions. Strong application was made

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to cardinal Montalto, to intercede with his holiness at
least to spare their lives. Sixtus, who did not really
design to put them to death, but to deter others from
such practices, at last consented to change the sen.
tence, into that of the galleys, with liberty to buy off
that too, by paying each of them two thousand crowns,
to be applied to the use of the hospital which he had
lately founded, before they were released.
Life of Sixtus V. Fol. B. VII. p. 293, &c.


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