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Shall witness, I fet forth as foon as you,

And but even now return'd; I have not yet
Enter'd my house.-Anthonio, you are welcome;
And I have better news in store for you,
Than you expect; unfeal this letter foon;

There you shall find, three of your argofies
Are richly come to harbour fuddenly:

You fhall not know by what ftrange accident
I chanced on this letter.

Anth. I am dumb.

Baff. Were you the doctor, and I knew you not? Gra. Were you the clerk, that is to make me cuckold? Ner. Ay; but the clerk, that never means to do it, Unless he live until he be a man.

Baff. Sweet doctor, you fhall be my bed-fellow; When I am abfent, then lie with my wife.

Anth. Sweet lady, you have given me life, and living; For here I read for certain, that my ships

Are safely come to road.

Por. How now, Lorenzo?

My clerk hath fome good comforts too for you.

Ner. Ay, and I'll give them him without a fee.

There do I give to you, and Jessica,

From the rich Jew, a fpecial deed of gift,

After his death, of all he dies poffess'd of.

Lor. Fair ladies, you drop manna in the way Of starved people.

Por. It is almoft morning,


yet, I am fure, you are not fatisfy'd Of these events at full: Let us go in ; And charge us there upon inter'gatories,


come to road.]-ride at anchor.


And we will anfwer all things faithfully.
Gra. Let it be fo: The first inter'gatory,
That my Neriffa fhall be fworn on, is,
Whether till the next night fhe had rather stay;
Or go to bed now, being two hours to day :
But were the day come, I fhould with it dark,
That I were couching with the doctor's clerk.
Well, while I live, I'll fear no other thing
So fore, as keeping fafe Neriffa's ring.

keeping fafe]--the not keeping.

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FREDERICK, brother to the Duke, and ufurper.

AMIENS, Lords attending upon the Duke in his banishment. JAQUES,

LE BEAU, a courtier attending upon FREDERICK.
OLIVER, eldest fon to Sir RoWLAND DE BOYS.



younger brothers to OLIVer.

ADAM, an old fervant of Sir RoWLAND DE BOYS.
TOUCHSTONE, a clown.

CORIN, } Shepherds.


WILLIAM, in love with AUDREY.

Sir OLIVER MAR-TEXT, a vicar.

CHARLES, wrestler to the ufurping Duke FREDErick.
DENNIS fervant to OLIVER.


ROSALIND, daughter to the Duke.
CELIA, daughter to FREDERICK.

PHEBE, a fhepherdess.

AUDREY, a country wench.
A perfon representing HYMEN.

Lords belonging to the two Dukes; with Pages, Forefters, and other Attendants.

The SCENE lies, first, near Oliver's house; and, afterwards, partly in the Duke's court; and partly in the foreft of Arden.

THIS COMEDY, founded on Lodge's Novel of Rofalynde, os Euphues' Golden Legacye, was written in the year 1600.

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Oliver's Orchard.

Enter Orlando and Adam.

Orlando. As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fafhion: He bequeathed me, by will, but a poor thoufand crowns; and, as thou fay'ft, charged my brother, on his bleffing, to breed me well: and there begins my fadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaks ters, goldenly of his profit: for my part, he keeps me ruftically at home, or, to speak more properly, stays me here at home, unkept; For call you that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horfes are bred better; for, befides that they are fair with their feeding, they are taught their manage, and to that end riders dearly hired: but I, his brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the which his animals on his dunghills are as much bound to him as I. Befides this nothing that he fo plentifully gives me, the

Calyndi, &



a He (my father.)


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