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My tongue hath wrong'd him; if it do him right,
But who comes here?
Enter ORLANDO, with his sword drawn.
Why, I have eat none yet.
Duke S. Art thou thus bolden'd, man, by thy distress; Or else a rude despiser of good manners, That in civility thou seem'st so empty ?
Orl. You touch'd my vein at first; the thorny point Of bare distress hath ta'en from me the show Of smooth civility; yet am I inland bred, ? And know some nurtures: But forbear, I say; He dies that touches any of this fruit, Till I and my affairs are answered.
will not be answered with reason, I must die. Duke S. What would you have? Your gentleness
Orl. I almost die for food, and let me have it.
Orl. Speak you so gently ? Pardon me, I pray you:
I on the countenance
inland bred,] Inland here, and elsewhere in this play, is the opposite to outland, or upland. Orlando means to say, that he had not been bred among clowns.
3 And know some nurture :) Nurture is education, breeding.
If ever you have look'd on better days;
Orl. Then, but forbear your food a little while,
Go find him out,
All the world's a stage,
4 And take upon command - ] At your own command.
3 His acts being seven ages.] I have seen, more than once, an old print, entitled The Stage of Man's Life, divided into seven ages. As emblematical representations of this sort were formerly stuck up,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
Re-enter ORLANDO, with ADAM.
both for ornament and instruction, in the generality of houses, it is more probable that Shakspeare took his hint from thence, than from Hippocrates or Proclus, who are quoted by Mr. Malone.
HENLEY. - and bearded like a pard] Beards of different cut were appropriated in our author's time to different characters and professions. The soldier had one fashion, the judge another, the bishop different from both, &c.
sudden and quick-] Lest it should be supposed that these epithets are synonymous, it is necessary to be observed that one of the ancient senses of sudden is violent. modern instances,] Modern means trite, common.
I thank you most for him.
Duke S. Welcome, fall to; I will not trouble you
As man's ingratitude ;
Although thy breath be rude.
Then, heigh, ho, the holly!
As benefits forgot:
As friend remember'd not.” Heigh, ho! sing, heigh, ho! &c. 9 Thou art not so unkind, &c.] That is, thy action is not so contrary to thy kind, or to human nature, as the ingratitude of man. 1 Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,] It is the opinion of the best commentators, that this can only be tortured into a meaning. Dr. Johnson paraphrases thus:- Thou winter wind, thy rudeness gives the less pain, as thou art not seen, as thou art an enemy that dost not brave us with thy presence, and whose unkindness is therefore not aggravated by insuli.
As friend remember'd not.] Remember'd for remembering.
Duke S. If that you were the good sir Rowland's
son, As you have whisper'd faithfully, you were ; And as mine eye doth his effigies witness Most truly limn'd, and living in your face, Be truly welcome hither : I am the duke, That lov'd your father : The residue of your fortune, Go to my cave and tell me.
Good old man, Thou art right welcome as thy master is : Support him by the arm. – Give me your hand, And let me all your fortunes understand. [Exeunt.
A Room in the Palace.
Enter Duke FREDERICK, OLIVER, Lords, and
Duke F. Not see him since? Sir, sir, that cannot be: But were I not the better part made mercy, I should not seek an absent argument Of my revenge, thou present: But look to it; Find out thy brother, wheresoe'er he is : Seek him with candle; bring him dead or living, Within this twelvemonth, or turn thou no more To seek a living in our territory. Thy lands, and all things that thou dost call thine, Worth seizure, do we seize into our hands; Till thou canst quit thee by thy brother's mouth, Of what we think against thee.
Oli. O, that your highness knew my heart in this ! I never lov'd my brother in my life.
an absent argument-) An argument is used for the contents of a book, thence Shakspeare considered it as meaning the subject, and then used it for subject in yet another sense.