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\years old, conversed with a magician, most pro Cor. Our master and mistress seek you ; come, do love Rosalind so near the heart as your gesture
lound in this art, and yet not damnable. If you away, away.
cries it out, when your brother marries Aliena, shall Touch. Trip, Audrey, trip, Audrey ;-1 attend,
you marry her: I know inw what streits of fortune I attend.
(Exeunt. she is driven; and it is not impossible to me, if it SCENE II.-The same. Enter Orlando and appear not inconvenient to you, to set her before Oliver.
your eyes to-morrow, human as she is, and without
any danger. Orl. Is't possible, that on so little acquaintance Orl. Speakest thou in sober meanings ? you should like her? that, but seeing, you should Ros. By my life, I do; which I tender dearly, love her ? and, loving, woo ? and, wooing, she though I say I am a magician: Therefore, put you should grant ? and will you persever to enjoy her ? in your best array, bid' your friends ; for if you
Oli. Neither call the giddiness of it in question, will be married to-morrow, you shall; and to the poverty of her, the small acquaintance, my sud- Rosalind, if you will. den wooing, nor her sudden consenting; but say with me, I'love Aliena ; say with her, that she
Enter Silvius and Phebe. loves me ; consent with both, that we may enjoy Look, here comes a lover of mine, and a lover of each other : it shall be to your good; for my fa
hers. ther's house, and all the revenue that was old sir
Phe. Youth, you have done me much ungentle Rowland's, will I estate upon you, and here live and die a shepherd.
To show the letter that I writ to you.
Ros. I care not, if I have: it is my study,
To seem despiteful and ungentle to you: Orl. You have my consent. Let your wedding You are there follow'd by a faithful shepherd ; be to-morrow: thither will I invite the duke, and Look upon him, love him ; he worships you. all his contented followers: Go you, and prepare Phe. Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to Aliena ; for, look you, here comes my Rosalind.
love. Ros. God save you, brother.
Sil. It is to be all made of sighs and tears ;Oli. And you, fair sister,
And so am I for Phebe. Ros. O, my dear Orlando, how it grieves me to Phe. And I for Ganymede. see thee wear thy heart in a scarf !
Orl. And I for Rosalind. Orl. It is my arm.
Ros. And I for no woman. Ros. I thought thy heart had been wounded with Sil. It is to be all made of faith and service ;the claws of a lion.
And so am I for Phebe.
Ros. Did your brother tell you how I counter- Orl. And I for Rosalind. feited to swoon, when he showed me your hand- Ros. And I for no woman. kerchief?
"Sil. It is to be all made of phantasy, Orl. Ay, and greater wonders than that. All made of passion, and all made of wishes;
Ros. 0, I know where you are :-Nay, 'lis true : All adoration, duty and observance, there was never any thing so sudden, but the fight all humbleness, all patience, and impatience, of two rams, and Cæsar's thrasonical brag of-All purity, all trial, all observance ;I came, saw, and overcame : For your brother and And so am I for Phebe. my sister no sooner met, but they looked ; no Phe. And so am I for Ganymede. sooner looked, but they loved; no sooner loved, but Orl. And so am I for Rosalind. they sighed; no sooner sighed, but they asked one Ros. And so am I for no woman. another the reason; no sooner knew the reason, Phe. If this be so, why blame you me to love you? but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees
(To Rosalind. have they made a pair of stairs to marriage, which Sil. If this be so, why blame you me to love you? they will climb incontinent, or else be incontinent
(To Phebe. before marriage : they are in the very wrath of Orl. If this be so, why blame you me to love you? love, and they will together; clubs cannot part Ros. Who do you speak to, Why blame you me them.
to love you ? Orl. They shall be married to-morrow; and I Orl. To her, that is not here, nor doth not hear. will bid the duke to the nuptial. But, o, how bit- Ros. Pray you, no more of this; 'tis like the ter a thing it is to look into happiness through an- howling of Irish wolves against the moon.-I will other man's eyes! By so much the more shall I to-help you, (To Silvius.) if I can :-I would love morrow be at the height of heart-heaviness, by how you, ( To Phebe. ) if I could.–To-morrow meet me much I shall think my brother happy, in having all together. I will marry you, (To Phebe.) is ever what he wishes for.
I marry woman, and I'll be married to-morrow:Ros. Why then, to-morrow I cannot serve your I will satisfy you, (To Orlando.) if ever I satisfied turn for Rosalind ?
man, and you shall be married to-morrow :-I Orl. I can live no longer by thinking.
will content you, (To Silvius.) if what pleases Ros. I will weary you no longer then with idle you contents you, and you shall be married totalking. Know of me then (for now I speak tomorrow. As you (To Orlando.) love Rosalind, some purpose,) that I know you are a gentleman meet ;-as you (To Silvius.) love Phebe, meet; of good conceit: I speak not this, that you should And as I love no woman, I'll meet.—So, sare you bear a good opinion of my knowledge, insomuch, well; I have left you commands. I say, I know you are ; neither do I labour for a Sil. I'll not fail, if I live. greater esteem than may in some little measure Phe,
Nor I. draw a belief from you, to do yourself good, and Orl.
Nor I. (Exe not to grace me. Believe then, if you please, that I can do strange things: I have, since I was threel
SCENE III.-The same. Enter Touchstone and Ros. And you say, you will have her, when i Audrcy.
bring her ?
[To Orlando. Touch. To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey ; Ros. You say, you'll marry me, if I be willing?
Orl. That would I, were I of all kingdoms king. to-morrow will we be married. Aui. I do desire it with all my heart: and I
Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after. hope it is no dishonest desire, to desire to be a woman of the world. Here coines two of the
Ros. But, if you do refuse to marry me, banished duke's pages.
You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd ?
Phe. So is the bargain.
Ros. You say, that you'll have Phebe, if she
will ? 1 Page. Wellmet, honest gentleman.
[To Silvius. Touch. By my troth, well mct: Come, sit, sit,
Sil. Though to have her and death were both and a song:
one thing. 2 Page. We are for you: sit i' the middle.
Ros. I have promis'd to make all this matter 1 Page. Shall we clap into't roundly, without hawking, or spitting, or saying we are hoarse;
Keep you your word, O duke, to give your daugti
ter; which are the only prologues to a bad voice ? 2 Page. I'faith, i'faith; and both in a tunc, like
You yours, Orlando, to receive his daughter :
Keep your word, Phebe, that you'll marry me; two gypsics on a horse.
Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd :-
Keep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry her, 1.
If she refuse me :-and from hence I go,
To make these doubts all even. It was a lover, and his lass,
[Ereunt Ros, and Cel. With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, Drike S. I do remember in this shepherd-boy That o'er the green corn-field did pass
Some lively touches of my daughter's lavour.
But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born;
And hath been tutor'd in the rudiments
Of many desperate studies by his uncle, With a hey, anil å ho, and a hrynonino,
Whom he reports to be a great magician, These prelty country folks would lie,
Obscured in the circle of this forest.
Enier Touchstone and Audrey.
Jaq. There is, sure, another food toward, and This carol they began that hour,
these comples are coming to the ark! llere comes With a hry, and a ho, and a hey nonino, a pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues Ilow that a life was bul a flower
are called tools. In spring lime, &c.
Touch. Salutation and greeting to you all! IV.
Jaq. Good my lord, bid him welcome; This is And therefore lake the present time,
the niotley-ininded gentlern:, that I have so often
met in the forest: he hath been a courtier, be With a hey, mud a ho, and a hry nonino; For love is crowned with the print, In spring lime, $c.
Touch. If any man doubt that, let him put me
to my purgation. I have trod a measure ;: I have Touch. Truly, young ron!lemen, though there fattered a lady; I have been politic with my was no grrat matter in the dirty, yet the note was friend, smooth with mine cnemy; I have undone very untunable.
three tailors; I have had four quarrels, and like to i Page. You are deceived, sir; we kept time, we have fought one. lost not our time.
Jaq. And how was that ta'en up? Touch. By my troth, yes; I count it but time! Touch. Faith, we met, and found the quarrel lost to hear such a foolish song. God be with you; was upon the seventh cause. and God mend your voices !-Come, Audrey. Jay. How seventh cause? Good my lord, like
[Errunt. this fellow.
Duke S. I like him very well. SCENE IV.-Another part of the Forcst. Enteri Touch. God 'ild you, sir; I desire you of the Duke senior, Amiens, Jaques, Orlando, Oliver, like. I press in here, sir, amongst the rest of the and Celia.
country copulatives, to swear, and to forswear; ac. Duke S. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the boy corting as marriage binds, and blood breaks:-A Can do all this that he hath promised?
poor virgin, sir, an ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine Orl. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do own; a poor humour of mine, sir, to take that that not;
no man else will: Rich honesty dwells like a miser, As those that fear they hope, and know they fear. sir, in a poor house ; as your pearl, in your soul
oyster. Enter Rosalind, Silvius, and Phcbe.
Mike S. By my faith, he is very swis and sen. Ros. Patience once more, whilcs our compact is tentious. urg'd:
Touch. According to the fool's bolt, sir, and You say, if I bring in your Rosalind, (To the Duke, such dulcet diseases. You will bestow her on Orlando here?
Jaq. But, for the seventh cause; how did you Duke S. That would I, had I kingdoms to give find the quarrel on the seventh cause ? with her,
Touch. Upon a lie seven times removed ;-Bear (1) A married woman.
(2) A stately solemn dance,
your body more seeming,' Audrey :-as thus, sir., You and you no cross shall part: did dislike the cut of a certain courtier's beard ;
[To Orlando and Rosalind. he sent me word, if I said his beard was not cui You and you are heart in heart: well, he was in the mind it was: This is called the
[To Oliver and Celia. relort courleous. If I sent him word again, it was You ( To Phebe.) lo his love must accord, not well cut, he would send me word, he cut it to Or have a woman to your lord :please himself: This is called the quip modest. 10 You and you are sure together, again, it was not well cut, he disabled my judg
[To Touchstone and Audrey. ment: This is called the reply churlish. It again, * As the winter to foul wcather. it was not well cut, he would answer, I spake not Whiles a wedlock-hymn we sing, true: This is called the reproof valiant. If again, Feed yourselves with questioning; it was not well cut, he would say, I lie: This is That reason wonder may diminish, called the countercheck quarrelsome: and so to the
How thus we mct, and these things finish. lie circumstantial, and the lie direct. Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard was not
SONG. well cut ?
Touch. I durst go no further than the lie circum- Wedding is great Juno's cron; slantial, nor he durst not give me the lie direct; and O blessed bond of board and veil ! so we measured swords, and parted.
'Tis Hymen peoples every lown ; Jaq. Can you nominate in order now the degrees
High wedlock then be honoured : of the lie?
Ilonour, high honour and renonon, Touch. O, sir, we quarrel in print, by the book ; To llymen, god of every loron ! as you have books for good manners: I will name you the degrees. The first, the retort courteous ;
Duke S. O my dear niece, welcome thou art tome, the second, the quip modest; the third, the reply Even daughter, welcome in no less degree. charlish; the fourth, the reproof valiant; the fifth, Phe. I will not eat my word, now thou art mine ; the countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the lie Thy faith my fancy to the doth combine. with circumstance; the seventh, the lie direct. All
[To Silvius. these you may avoid, but the lie direct; and you
Enter Jaques de Bois. may avoid that too, with an is. I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel; but when the Jaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word o: parties were met themselves, one of them thought two; but of an is, as, if you said so, then I said so; and I am the second son of old sir Rowland, they shook hands, and swore brothers. Your is, is That bring these tidings to this fair assembly the only peace-maker; much virtue in if. Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day Jaq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord ? he's as Men of great worth resorted to this forest, good at any thing, and yet a fool.
Address'd a mighty power which were on foot. Duke S. He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, In his own conduct, purposely to take and ander the presentation ořthat, he shoots his wit. His brother here, and put him to the sword :
And to the skirts of this wild wood he came; Enter Hymen, leading Rosalind in rooman's Where, meeting with an old religious man, clothes ; and Celia. Still music.
Aner some question with him, was converied Hym. Then is there mirth in heaven,
Both from his enterprize, and from the world : When earthly things made even
His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother,
And all their lands restor'd to them again
That were with him exil'd: This to be true,
I do engage my life.
Welcome, young man; That thou might's! join her hand with his,
Thou offer'st fairly to thy brothers' wedding : Whose heart within her bosom is.
To onc, his lands withheld; and to the other,
A land itself as large, a potent dukedom. Ros. To you I give myself, for I am yours. First, in this forest, let us do those ends
[To Duke S. That'here were well begun, and well begot ; To you I give myself, for I am yours. [To Orl. And after, every of this happy number, Duke $. If there be truth in sight, you are my That have endur'd shrewd days and nights with us, daughter.
Shall share the good of our returned fortune, Orl. If there be truth in sight, you are my Rosa- According to the measure of their states. lind.
Meantime, forget this new-fall'n dignity, Phe. If sight and shape be true,
And fall into our rustic revelry :-. Why then, -my love, adicu!
Play, music ;-and you brides and bridegrooms all, Ros. l'll have no father, if you be not he:- With measure heap'd in joy, to the mcasures fall.
[To Duke S. Jaq. Sir, by your patience; If I heard you rightly, I'll have no husband, if you be not he :
The duke halh put on a religious life,
[To Orlando. And thrown into neglect the pompous court ? Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not shc.
Jaq. de B. He haih.
[To Phebe. Jaq. To hin will l: out of these convertites Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion :
There is much matter to be heard and learn'd. 'Tis I'must make conclusion
You to your former honour I bequeath;
I To Duke S.
You [To Orlando.) to a love, that your true faitb If truth holds true contents,
dotb merit :(1) Seemly, (2) Unless truth sails of vesacily,
You (To Oliver.) to your land, and love, and great/not become me; my way is, to conjure you ; and allies :
with the women. I'charge you, 0 women, You [To Silvius.] to a long and well-deserved for the love you bear to men, to like as much of bed:
this play as please them: and so I charge you, O And you (To Touchstone.) to wrangling; for thy men, for the love you bear to women, (as 1 perceive loving voyage
by your simpering, none of you hate them,) that 1s but for two months victuall’d:-So to your plea- between you and the women, the play may please. sures ;
If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of you I am for other than for dancing mcasures. as had beards that pleased me, complexions that Duke S. Stay, Jaques, stay.
liked me, and breaths that I defied not; and, I am Jaq. To see no pastime, 1 :-what you would sure, as many as have good beards, or good faces, have I'll stay to know at your abandon'd cave. or sweet breaths, will, for my kind offer, when I
(Erit. make curt'sy, bid' me farewell. (Ereunt. Duke S. Proceed, proceed: we will begin these
rites, And we do trust they'll end in true delights.
of this play the fable is wild and pleasing. I EPILOGUE.
know not how the ladies will approve the facility
with which both Rosalind and Celia give away Ros. It is not the fashion to see tne lady the epi- their hearts. To Celia much may be forgiven, for logue: but it is no more unhandsome, than to see the heroism of her friendship. The character of the Jord the prologue. If it be true, that good wine Jaques is natural and well preserved. The comic needs no bush, 'tis true, that a good play needs no dialogue is very sprightly, with less mixture or low epilogue: Yet to good wine they do use good buffoonery than in some other plays; and the graver bushes ; and good plays prove the better by the part is elegant and harmonious. By hastening to help of good epilogues. What a case am I in then, ihe end of this work, Shakspeare suppressed the that am neither a good epilogue, nor cannot insi- dialogue between the usurper and the hermit, and nuate with you in the behalf of a good play? I am lost an opportunity of exhibiting a moral lesson, in not furnished' like a beggar, therefore to beg will which he might have found matter worthy of his
highest powers. (1) Dressed. (2) That I liked. !