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You to your land, and love, and great allies :

[TO OLIVER. You to a long and well-deserved bed :

[To SILVIUS. And you to wrangling; for thy loving voyage

420

[To the Clown. Is but for two months victual'd :-So to your plea.

sures ; I am for other than for dancing measures.

Duke Sen. Stay, Jaques, stay.

Jaq. To see no pastime, I :-what you would have, I'll stay to know at your abandon’d cave, [Exit. Duke Sen. Proceed, proceed: we will begin these

rites, As we do trust they'll end, in true delights.

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E PILOGU E. Ros. It is not the fashion to see the lady the epi. logue: but it is no more unhandsome, than to see the lord the prologue. „If it be true, that good wine needs no busk, 'tis true, that a good play needs no epilogue : Yet to good wine they do use good bushes; and good plays prove the better by the help of good epilogues. What a case am I in then, that am neither a good epilogue, nor can insinuate with you in the behalf of a good play ? I am not furnish'd like a beggar, therefore to beg will not become me: my way is, to conjure you; and I'll begin with the women. I charge you, O women ! for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this play as pleases them; and I

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charge you, O men! for the love you bear to women (as I perceive by your simpering, none of you hate them), that between you and the women, the play may please. If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleas'd me, complexions that lik’d me, and breaths that I defy'd not: and, I am sure, as many as have good beards, or good faces, or sweet breaths, will, for my kind offer, when I make curt'sy, bid me farewel.

449 [Exeunt omnes.

THE END.

B Y

SAM.JOHNSON & GEO.STEEVENS,

A N D

THE VARIOUS COMMENTATORS,

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AS YOU LIKE IT,

WRITTEN BY

WILL. SHAKSPERE.

-SIC ITUR AD ASTRA.

VIRG,

LONDON:

Printed for, and under the Direflion of, John Bell, British-Library, STRAND, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the PRINCE of WALLS,

MDCC LXXXVII,

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ACT 1.

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As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me by will, but a poor thousand crowns, &c.], The grammar, as well as sense, suffers cruelly by: : this reading. I would read : As I remember, Adam, it was on this fashion. He bequeathed me by will, &c., Orlando and Adam enter abruptly in the midst of a conversation on this topick; and Orlando is correct. ing some misapprehension of the other. As I remember (says he) it was thus. He left me a thou., sand crowns; and, as thou sayest, charged my brother, &c.

BLACKSTONE. 8. Stays me here at home, unkept;] We should read stys, i. e. keeps me like a brute. The following

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