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You are there follow'd by a faithful shepherd; 1 Page. Shall we clap into't roundly, Look upon him, love him; he worships you. without hawking, or spitting, or saying we Phe. Good shepherd tell this youth what are hoarse ; which are the only prologues to 'tis to love.

a bad voice ? Sil. It is to be all made of sighs and tears; 2 Page. I'faith, i'faith; and both in a tune, And so am I for Phebe.

like two gipsies on a horse. Phe. And I for Ganymede.

Ort. And I fur Rosalind.
Ros. And I for no woman.

It was a lover, and his lass,
Sil. It is to be all made of faith and service;- That o'er the green corn-field did pass

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, And so am I for Phebe. Phe. And I for Ganymede.

In the spring time, the only pretty rank Orl. And I for Rosalind.


When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding ; Ros. And I for no woman. Sil. It is to be all' made of fantasy,

Sweet lovers love the spring. All made of passion, and all made of wishes ; Between the acres of the rye, All adoration, duty and observance,

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
All humbleness, all patience, and impatience, These pretty country fólks would lie,
All purity, all trial, all observance ;

In spring time, &c.
And so am I for Phebe.
Phe. And so am I for Ganymede.

This carol they began that hour,

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, Orl. And so am I for Rosalind.

How that a life was but a flower
Ros. And so am I for no woman.
Phe. If this be so, why blame you me to

In spring time, &c.
love you?

(TO ROSALIND. And therefore take the present time, Sil. If this be so, why blame you me to With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino ; love you?

[To Phebe. For love is crowned with the prime Orl. If this be so, why blame you me to In spring time, &c. love you?

[me to love you? Touch. Truly, young gentlemen, though Ros. Who do you speak to, why blame you there was no greater matter in the ditty, yet

Orl. To her, that is not liere, nor doth not the note was very untaneable. hear.

1 Puge. You are deceived, sir; we kept Ros. Pray you, no more of this; 'tis like time, we lost not our time. the howling of Irish wolves against the Touch. By my troth, yes; I count it but moon. I will help you, [T. SILVIUS) if I time lost to hear such a foolish song. God can :-I would love you, (To PheBE) if I be with you; and God mend your voices ! could.-To-morrow meet me all together.-ICome, Audrey.

(Exeunt. will marry yon. [TO PHEBE) if ever I marry SCENE IV. Another part of the Forest. woman, and I'll be married to-morrow:will satisfy you, (To ORLANDO) if ever I

Enter Duke senior, AMIENS, JAQUES, satisfied man, and you shall be married to- ORLANDO, OLIVER, and Celia. morrow:- I will content yon, [TO SILVIUS] Duke S. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that if what pleases you contents you, and you can do all this that he hath promised? (the boy shall be married to-morrow.--As you [TO Orl. I sometimes do believe, and soinetimes ORLANDO) love Rosalind, meet ;--as you,

do not ;

[fear. [TO Silvius) love Phebe, meet ; And as I As those that fear they hope, and know they love no woman, I'll meet.--So, fare you Enter ROSALIND, Silvius, and Phebe. well; I have left you commands.

Ros. Patience once more, whiles our comSil. I'll not fail, if I live.

páct is urged:--
Nor I.

You say, if I bring in your Rosalind,
Nor I.

(To the DUKE. [Exeunt. You will bestow her on Orlando here?

Duke S. That would I, had I kingdoms to SCENE III. The sume.

give with her.

[I bring her Enter ToucHSTONE und AUDREY.

Ros. And you say, you will have her, when Touch. Tomorrow is the joyful day,

[To ORLANDO. Audrey ; to-morrow will we be married. Orl. That would I, were I of all kingdoms Aud. I do desire it with all my heart : king.

[willing ; and I hope it is no dishonest desire, to desire Ros. You say, you'll' marry me, if I be to be a woman of the world *. Here comes

[To PHEEE. two of the banished duke's pages.

Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after. Enter two Pages.

Ros. But, if yon do refuse to marry me, 1 Page. Well met, honest gentleman. You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepTouch. By my troth, well met : Come, Phe. So is the bargain.

(herd ? sit, sit, and a song.

Ros. You say, that you'll have Phebe, if 2 Page. We are for you : sit i'the middle.

she will?

[To Silvius.

# A married woman.

Sil. Though to have her and death were teous. If I sent him word again, it was not both one thing.

(even. well cut, he would send me word, he cut it Ros. I have promised to make all this matter to please himself: This called the Quip Keep you your word, 0 duke, to give your modest. If again, it was not well cut, he daughter ;

disabled my judgment: This is callid the You yours, Orlando, to receive his daughter :- Reply churlish. If again, it was not well Keep your word, Phebe, that you'll marry me; cut, he would answer, I spake not true: This Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd :- is called the Reproof valiunt. If again, it Keep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry her, was not well cut, he would say, I lie : This is If she refuse me:-and from hence I go, called the Countercheck quarrelsome : and so To make these doubts all even.

to the Lie circumstantial, and the Lie direct. (Exeunt ROSALIND and CELIA. Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard Duke S. I do remember in this shepherd-boy was not well cut ? Some lively touches of my daughter's favour. Touch. I durst go no farther than the Lie Orl. My lord, the first time that I ever saw circumstantial, nor he durst not give me the him,

Lie direct ; and so we measured swords, and Methought be was a brother to your daughter: parted. But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born ; Jaq. Can you nominate in order now the And hath been tutord in the rudiments degrees of the lie ? Of many desperate studies by his uncle, Touch. O sir, we quarrel in print, by the Whom he reports to be a great magician,

book; as you have books for good manners: Obscured in the circle of this forest.

I will name you the degrees. The first, the Enter ToucHSTONE and AUDREY. Retort courteous; the second, the Quip moJaq. There is, sure, another flood toward, dest; the third, the Reply churlish; the and these couples are coming to the ark! fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Here comes a pair of very strange beasts, Countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the which in all tongues are called fools.

Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Touch. Salutation and greeting to you all! direct. All these you may avoid, but the Lie Jaq. Good my lord, bid him welcome; direct; and you may avoid that too, with an This is the motley-minded gentleman, that I lf. I knew when seven justices could not have so often met in the forest : he hath been take up a quarrel; but when the parties were a courtier, he swears.

met themselves, one of them thought but of an Touch. If any man doubt that, let him put if, as, If you said so, then I said so; and me to my purgation. I have trod a measure *; they shook hands, and swore brothers. Your I have flattered a lady; I have been politic If is the only peace-maker; much virtue in If. with my friend, smooth with mine enemy; I Jaq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord ? have undone three tailors; I have had four he's as good at any thing, and yet a fool quarrels, and like to have fought one.

Duke s. He uses his folly like a stalking. Jaq. And how was that ta'en ap?

horse, and under the presentation of that, be Touch. 'Faith, we met and found the quarrel shoots his wit. was upon the seventh cause.

Enter Hymen, leading Rosalind, in Jaq. How seventh cause?-Good my lord, woman's clothes; and CELIA. like this fellow.

Still Music. Duke S. I like him very well,

Hym. Then is there mirth in heaven, Touch. God’ild you, sir; I desire you of When earthly things made even the like. I press in here, sir, amongst the

Atone together. rest of the country copulatives, to swear, and

Good duke, receive thy daughter, to forswear; according as marriage binds, Hymen from heaven brought her, and blood breaks :--A poor virgin, sir, an

Yea, brought her hither; (his, ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own; a poor That thou might'st join her hand with humour of mine, sir, to take that that no Whose heart within her bosom is. man else will: Rich honesty dwells like a Ros. To you I give myself, for I am yours. miser, sir, in a poor-house ; as your pearl,

[To DUKE S. in your foul oyster.

To you I give niyself, for I am yours. Duke S. By my faith, he is very swift and

[To ORLANDO. sententious.

Duke S. If there be truth in sight, you are Touch. According to the fool's bolt, sir, my daughter.

[Rosalind. and such dulcet diseases.

Orl. If there be truth in sight, you are my Jaq. But, for the seventh cause ; how did Phe. If sight and shape be true, you find the quarrel on the seventh cause ? Why then,--my love adieu !

Touch. Upon a lie seven times removed ;- Ros. I'll have no father, if you be not he: Bear your body more seemingt, Audrey :

(To DUKE S. as thus, sir. I did dislike the cut of a certain I'll have no husband, if you be not he:courtier's beard; he sent me word, if I said

(To ORLANDO. his beard was not cut well, he was in the Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she. mind it was : This is called the Retort cour.

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Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion :

Shall share the good of our returned fortune, 'Tis I must make conclusion

According to the measure of their states.
Of these most strange events:

Meantime, forget this new.fall’n dignity,
Here's eight that must take hands, And fall into our rustic revelry :
To join in Hymen's bands,

Play, music ;-and you brides and bride-
If truth holds true contents.

grooms all,

[fall. You and you no cross shall part:

With measure heap'd in joy, to the measures [TO ORL, and Ros. Jaq. Sir, by your patience; If I heard you You and you are heart in heart:

The duke hath put on a religious life, (rightly, (To Oli. and CEL. And thrown into neglect the pompous court? You [TO PHBBE) to his love must accord, Jaq. de B. He bath. Or have a woman to your lord :

Jaq. To him will l: out of these convertites You and you are sure together,

There is much matter to be heard and learn'd. (To Touch, and AUD. You to your former honour I bequeath ; As the winter to foul weather.

(To Duke s. Whiles a wedlock-hymn we sing,

Your patience, and your virtue, well-deserves Feed yourselves with questioning;

[faith doth merit:That reason wonder may diminish,

You (To ORLANDO] to a love, that your true How thus we met, and these things finish. You [70 OLIVER] to your land, and love, and SONG.

great allies:

{bed ;Wedding is great Juno's crown; You [TO SILVIUS] to a long and well-deserved

O blessed bond of board and bed! And you [To TOUCHSTONE) to wrangling; for
Tis Hymen peoples every town;

thy loving voyage (pleasures;
High wedlock then be honoured: Is but for two months victual'd:--So to your
Honour, high honour and renown, I am for other than for dancing measures.
To Hymen, god of every town!

Duke S. Stay, Jaqnes, stay.

[have Duke S. O my dear niece, welcome thou Jaq. To see no pastive, I :-what you would art to me;

I'll stay to know at your abandon’d cave. (Exit. Even daugüter, welcome in no less degree. Duke S. Proceed, proceed: we will begin Phe. I will not eat my word, now thou

these rites, art mine;

And we do trust they'll end, in true delights. Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combinet.

[A dance. [To Silv.

Enter JAQUES De Bois.

Ros. It is not the fashion to see the lady Jaq. de B. Let me have audience for a the epilogue: but it is no more unhandsome, word or two;

than to see the lord the prologue. If it be I am the second sou of old sir Rowland, true, that good wine needs no bush, 'tis true, That bring these tidings to this fair assembly:- that a good play needs no epilogue: Yet to Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day good wine they do use good bushes; and good Men of great worth resorted to this forest, plays prove the better by the help of good Address'd a mighty power! which were on foot, epilogoes. What a case am I in then, that In his own conduct, purposely to take am neither a good epilogue, nor cannot insiHis brother here, and put him to the sword : nuate with you in the behalf of a good play? And to the skirts of this wild wood he came; I am not furnished i like a beggar, therefore Where, meeting with an old religious man, to beg will not become me: my way is, 10 After some question with him, was converted conjure you; and I'll begin with the women. Both from his enterprise, and from the world : I charge you, O women, for the love you bear His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother, to men, to like as much of this play as please And all their lands restored to them again them: and so I charge you, O men, for the That were with him exiled : This to be true, love you bear to women, (as I perceive by I do engage my life.

your simpering, none of you hate them,) that Duke S.

Welcome, young man; between you and the women, the play may Thou offer'st fairly to thy brothers wedding: please. if I were a woman, I would kiss as To one, his lands withheld ; and to the other, many of you as had beards that pleased me, A land itself at large, a potent dukedom. coinplexions that liked mes, and breaths that First, in this forest, let us do those ends I defied not: and, I am sure, as many as have That here were well begun, and well begot: good beards, or good faces, or sweet breaths, And after, every of this happy number, [us, will, for my kind offer, when I make curt'sy, That have endured shrewd days and nights with 'bid 'me farewell.

[Exeunt. • Unless tráth fails of veracity. + Bind. | Dressed. That I liked. Of this play the fable is wild and pleasing. I know not how the ladies will approve the facility with which both Rosalind and Celia give away their hearts. To Celia much may be forgiven for the heroism of her friendship. The character of Jaques is natural and well preserved. The comic dialogue is very sprightly, with less mixture of low buffoonery than in some other plays; and the graver part is elegant and harmonious. By hastening to the end of this work, Shakspeare suppressed the dialogue between the usar per and the hermit, and lost an opportunity of exhibiting a moral lesson in which he might have found matter wortly of bis bighest powers.-JOHNson.


Persons represented. King of France.

A Page. Duke of Florence.

Countess of Rousillon, mother to Bertram. BERTRAM, Count of Rousillon.

HELENA, a gentlewoman protected by the LAFEU, an old Lord.

Countess. PAROILES, a follower of Bertram.

An old Widow of Florence. Several young French Lords, that serve Diana, daughter to the widow. with Bertram in the Florentine war.

VIOLENTA; } neighbours and friends to the Steward, 1 servants to the Countess of Rou- MARIANA, Clown,


sillon. Lords, attending on the King: Oficers, Soldiers, &c., French and Florentine.

Scene,-Partly in France, and partly in Tuscany.


sion, and it was his great right to be so : Ge Rousillon. A Room in the Countess's

rard de Narbon. Palace.

Laf. He was excellent, indeed, madam;

the king very lately spoke of him, admiringly, Enter Bertram, the Countess of Rousillon, and mourningly : he was skilful enongh to

HELENA, and Largu, in mourning. baye lived still, if knowledge could be set up Count. In delivering my son from me, I against mortality. bury a second husband.

Ber. What is it, my good lord, the king Ber. And I, in going, madam, weep o'er languishes of ? my father's death anew : but I must attend Laf. A fistula, my lord, his majesty's command, to whom I am now Ber. I heard not of it before. in ward *, evermore in subjection.

Laf. I would, it were not notorious.-Was Laf. You shall find of the king a husband, this gentlewoman the daughter of Gerard de madam ;--you, sir, a father: He that so gene- Narbon? rally is at all times good, must of necessity Count. His sole child, my lord; and be hold his virtue to you; whose worthiness queatbed to my overlooking. I have those would stir it up where it wanted, rather than hopes of her good, that her education promilack it where there is such abundance. ses : her dispositions she inherits, which make

Count. What hope is there of his majes- fair gifts fairer; for where an unclean mind ty's amendment?

carries virtuous qualities I, there commendaLaf. He hath abandoned his physicians, tions go with pity, they are virtues and trai. madam; under whose practices he hath per- tors too; in her they are the better for their secuted time with hope; and finds no other simpleness ģ; she derives her honesty, and advantage in the process but only the losing achieves her goodness. of hope by time.

Laf. Your commendations, madam, get Count. This young gentlewoman had a fa- from her tears. ther, (0, that had t! how sad a passage 'lis !) Count. 'Tis the best brine a maiden can whose skill was almost as great as his honesty ; season her praise in. The remembrance of had it stretched so far, would have made na- her father never approaches her heart, but ture immortal, and death should have play the tyranny of her sorrows takes all liveli. for lack of work. 'Would, for the king's hood || from her cheek. No more of this, Hesake, he were living! I think, it would be lena, go to, no more; lest it be rather thought the death of the king's disease.

you affect a sorrow, than to have. Laf. How called you the man you speak Hel. I do affect a sorrow, indeed, but I of, madam?

have it too. Count. He was famous, sir, in his profes- | Laf. Moderate lamentation is the right of

• Under his particular care, as my guardian. + The countess recollects her own loss of a husband and observes how heavily had passes through her mind, I Qualities of good breeding and erudition. § i, e., Her excellencies are the better because they are artless. # All appearance of life.

the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the Yet these fix'd evils sit to fit in him, living.

That they take place, when virtue's steely Count. If the living be enemy to the grief, bones

(we see the excess makes it soon mortal.

Look bleak in the cold wind: withal, full oft Ber. Madam, I desire your holy wishes. Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly. Laf. How understand we that?"

Par. Save you, fair queen. Count. Be thou blest, Bertram; and suc- Hel. And you, monárch. ceed thy father

Par. No. In manners, as in shape! thy blood, and vir- Hel. And no. tue,

[ness Par. Are you meditating on virginity ? Contend for empire in thee; and thy good. Hel. Ay. You have soine stain of soldier Share with thy birth-right! Love all, trust a in you; let me ask you a question : Man is few,

enemy to virginity; how may we barricado Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy it against him? Rather in power, than use; and keep thy Par. Keep him out. friend

(silence, Hel. But he assails; and our virginity Under thy own life's key: be check'd for though valiant in the defence, yet is weak But never tax'd for speech. What heaven unfold to us some warlike resistance. more will,

Par, There is none; man, sitting down be. That thee may furnish *, and my prayers fore you, will undermine you, and blow you pluck down,

up. Fall on thy head! Farewell.My lord, Hel. Bless our poor virginity from under'Tis an unseason'd courtier; good my lord, miners, and blowers ap!- Is there no military Advise him.

policy, how virgins might blow up men? Laf. He cannot want the best

Par. Virginity, being blown down, man That shall attend his love.

will quicklier be blown up: marry, in blowCount. Heaven bless him!-Farewell, Ber-ing him down again, with the breach yourtram.

[Exit Countess selves made, you lose your city. It is not Ber. The best wishes, that can be forged in politic in the commonwealth of nature, to your thoughts, [To Helena) be servants to preserve virginity, Loss of virginity is rayout! Be comfortable to my mother, your tional increase; and there was never virgin mistress, and make much of her.

got, till virginity was first lost. That, you Laf. Farewell, pretty lady: You must hold were made of, is metal to make virgins. the credit of your father.

Virginity, by being once lost, may be ten (Exeunt BERTRAM and Larku. times found: by being ever kept, it is ever Hel. 0, were that all!-I think not on my lost: 'tis too cold a companion ; away with father;

(more it. And these great tears grace his remembrance Hel. I will stand for't a little, though thereThan those I shed for him. What was he fore I die' a virgin. like?

Par. There's little can be said in't; 'tis I have forgot him: my imagination

against the rule of nature. To speak on the Carries no favour in it, but Bertram's. part of virginity, is to accuse your mothers; I am undone; there is no living, none, which is most infallible disobedience. He, If Bertram be away. It were all one, that hangs himself, is a virgin : virginity murThat I should love a bright particular star, ders itself; and should be buried in high. And think to wed it, he is so above me: ways, out of all sanctified limit, as a despe. In his bright radiance, and collateral light rate offendress against nature. Virginity Must I be comforted, not in his sphere. breeds mites, much like a cheese; consumes The ambition in my love thus.plagues itself: itself to the very paring, and so dies with The hind, that would be mated by the lion, feeding his own stomach. Besides, virginity Must die for love. Twas pretty, though a is peevish, proud, idle, made of self-love, plague,

which is the most inhibited f sin in the canon. To see him every hour ; to sit and draw Keep it not; you cannot choose but lose by't: His arched brows, his hawking eye, his curls, Out with't: within ten years it will make it. In our heart's tablet; heart, too capable self ten, which is a goodly increase ; and the Of every line and trický of his sweet favour 1: principal itself not much the worse : Away But now he's gone, and my idolatrous fancy with’t. Must sanctify bis relics. Who coines here? Hel. How might one do, sir, to lose it to Enter PAROLLES.

her own liking? One that goes with him: I love him for his Par. Let me see : Marry, ill, to like him sake;

that ne'er it likes. 'Tis a commodity will lose And yet I know him a notorious liar, the gloss with lying; the longer kept, the less Think him a great way fool, solely a coward; I worth: off with't, while 'tis vendible: an

• i. e., That may help thee with more and better qualifications. + i. e., May you be mistress of your wishes, and have power to bring them to effect.

Helena considers her heart as the tablet on which his resemblance was portrayed. ♡ Peculiarity of feature. || Coantenance. 1 Forbidden.

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