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Jaq. And how was that ta'en up?

Touch. 'Faith, we met, and found the quarrel was upon the seventh cause.

Jaq. How seventh cause?-Good my lord, like this fellow.

Duke S. I like him very well.

Touch. God'ild you, fir; I desire you of the like. I press in here, fir, amongst the rest of the country copulatives, to swear, and to forswear; according as marriage binds, and blood breaks :-A poor virgin, fir, an ill-favour'd thing, fir, but mine own; a poor humour of mine, fir, to take that that no man else will : Rich honesty dwells like a miser, fir, in a poor house : as your pearl, in your foul oyster.

Duke S. By my faith, he is very swift and fententious.

Touch. According to the fool's bolt, fir, and such dulcet diseases.

Jaq. But, for the seventh cause; how did you find the quarrel on the seventh cause?

Touch. Upon a lie seven times removed ;-Bear your body more seeming, Audrey :-as thus, fir. I did dislike the cut of a certain courtier's beard; he sent me word, if I said his beard was not cut well, he was in the mind it was : This is called the Retort courteous. If I sent him word again, it was not well cut, he would send me word, he cut it to please himself: This is called the Quip modeft. If again, it was not well cut, he disabled my judgement: This is callid the Reply churlis. If again, it was not well cut, he would answer, I spake not true: This is callid the Reproof valiant. If again, it was not well cut, he would say, I lie : This is called the Countercheck quarrel. fome: and so to the Lie circumstantial, and the Lie direct.

Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard was not well cut?


Touch. I durst go no further than the Lie circumstantial, nor he durft not give me the Lie direct; and so we measured swords, and parted.

· Jaq. Can you nominate in order now the degrees of the lie ?

Touch. O fir, we quarrel in print, by the book; as you have books for good manners: I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort courteous; the second, the Quip modeft; the third the Reply churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck quarrel. some; the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct. All these you may avoid, but the Lie direct; and you may avoid that too, with an If. I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel ; but when the parties were met themselves, one of them thought but of an If, as, If you said so, then I said fo; and they shook hands, and swore brothers. Your If is the only peace-maker; much virtue in If.

Jaq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord ? he's as good at any thing, and yet a fool.

Duke S. He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and un. der the presentation of that, he shoots his wit.

Enter Hymen, leading ROSALIND in woman's clotbes; and


Still Musick.

Hym. Then is there mirth in heaven,
When earthly things made even

Atone together.
Good duke, receive thy daughter,
Hymen from heaven brought her,

Yea, brought her hither ;
That thou might join her hand with his,
Whose heart within her bofom is.

Ros. To you I give myself, for I am yours.

[TO DUKE S. To you I give myself, for I am yours. [To ORLANDO,

Duke S. If there be truth in sight, you are my daughter.
Orl. If there be truth in fight, you are my Rosalind.

Phe. If light and shape be true,
Why then,-my love adieu!
Rof. I'll have no father, if you be not he:-

[To DUKE S. I'll have no husband, if you be not he:

[TO ORLANDO. Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not the. [To PHEBE. Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion :

'Tis I must make conclusion

Of these most strange events :
Here's eight that must take hands,
To join in Hymen's bands,

If truth holds true contents.
You and you no cross shall part;

[To ORLANDO and ROSALIND. You and you are heart in heart :

[To Oliver and CELIA.
You [To Phebe] to his love must accord,
Or have a woman to your lord :-
You and you are sure together,

[To Touchstone and AUDREY.
As the winter foul weather.
Whiles a wedlock-hymn we fing,
Feed yourselves with questioning ;
That reason wonder may diminish,
How thus we met, and these things finish.


Wedding is great Juno's crorun ;

O blefed bond of board and bed!
'Tis Hymen peoples every town;

High wedlock then be honoured:
Honour, high bonour and renown,
To Hymen, god of every town!

Duke S. O my dear niece, welcome thou art to me ; Even daughter, welcome in no less degree.

Phe. I will not eat my word, now thou art mine; Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine.


Enter JAQUES DE Bois.

Yaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word, or two; I am the second son of old fir Rowland, That bring these tidings to this fair assembly :Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day Men of great worth resorted to this forest, Address’d a mighty power; which were on foot, In his own conduct, purposely to take His brother here, and put him to the sword : And to the skirts of this wild wood he came; Where, meeting with an old religious man, After some question with him, was converted Both from his enterprize, and from the world : His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother, And all their lands restor'd to them again


That were with him exíl'd: This to be true,
I do engage my life.
Duke S.

Welcome, young man ;
Thou offer'lt fairly to thy brothers' wedding :
To one, his lands with-held; and to the other,
A land itself at large, a potent

First, in this forest, let us do those ends
That here were well begun, and well begot :
And after, every of this happy number,
That have endur'd shrewd days and nights with us,
Shall share the good of our returned fortune,
According to the measure of their states.
Meantime, forget this new-fall'n dignity,
And fall into our ruftick revelry :-
Play, mufick;--and you brides and bridegrooms all,
With measure heap'd in joy, to the measures fall.

Jaq. Sir, by your patience :- If I heard you rightly,
The duke hath put on a religious life,
And thrown into neglect the pompous court?

Jaq.de B. He hath.

Jaq. To him will I: out of these convertites
There is much matter to be heard and learn'd.
You to your former honour I bequeath ;

[To Duke S.
Your patience, and your virtue, well deserves it :-
You [To ORLANDO] to a love, that your true faith doth

merit : You [TO OLIVER] to your land, and love, and great

allies :You [TO SILVIUS) to a long and well deserved bed; And you [TO TOUCHSTONE] to wrangling; for thy

loving voyage Is but for two months victuald :-So to your pleasures ; I am for other than for dancing measures.

Duke S.

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