when your brother marries Aliena shall you marry Orl. If this be so, why blame you me to love her. I know into what straits of fortune she is

you? driven; and it is not impossible to me, if it appear Ros. Who do you speak to, “Why blame you not inconvenient to you, to set her before your eyes me to love you?” to-morrow, human as she is, and without any Orl. To her that is not here, nor doth not hear.

Ros. Pray you, no more of this : 't is like the Orl. Speakest thou in sober meanings? howling of Irish wolves against the moon.— I will

Ros. By my life, I do; which I tender dearly, help you [to SILVIUS], if I can :- I would love though I say I am a magician. Therefore, put you [to PHEBE], if I could. — To-morrow, meet you in your best array; bid your friends : for if me all together. — I will marry you [to PHEBE], if you will be married tomorrow, you shall; and to ever I marry woman, and I'll be married to-morRosalind, if you will.

row:- I will satisfy you [10 ORLANDO], if ever I

satisfied man, and you shall be married to-morrow: Enter Silvius and PHEBE.

- I will content you [to SILVIUS], if what pleases Look, here comes a lover of mine, and a lover of you contents you, and you shall me married tohers.

morrow. — As you [to ORLANDO] love Rosalind, Phe. Youth, you have done me much ungentle- meet; — as you (to SILVIUS] love Phebe, meet;ness,

and as I love no woman, I'll meet. — So, fare you To shew the letter that I writ to you.

well; I have left you commands. Ros. I care not if I have: it is my study Sil. I'll not fail if I live. To seem despiteful and ungentle to you.

Phe. Nor I. You are there followed by a faithful shepherd : Orl. Nor I.

[Exeunt. Look upon him, love him ; he worships you. Phe. Good shepherd, tell this youth what 't is

to love. Sil. It is to be all made of sighs and tears ;

SCENE III. The same.
And so am I for Phebe.

Phe. And I for Ganymede.
Orl. And I for Rosalind.

Touch. To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey; Ros. And I for no woman.

to-morrow will we be married. Sil. It is to be all made of faith and service;

Aud. I do desire it with all my heart : and I

hope it is no dishonest desire, to desire to be a woAnd so am I for Phebe. Phe. And I for Ganymede.

man of the world. Here comes two of the banOrl. And I for Rosalind.

ished Duke's pages. Ros. And I for no woman.

Enter two Pages.
Sil. It is to be all made of fantasy.
All made of passion, and all made of wishes ;

1st Page. Well met, honest gentleman. All adoration, duty and observance;

Touch. By my troth, well met. Come, sit, sit, All humbleness, all patience and impatience;

and a song. All purity, all trial, all observance :

2nd Page. We are for you : sit i' the middle. And so am I for Phebe.

1st Page. Shall we clap into ’t roundly, without Phe. And so am I for. Ganymede.

hawking or spitting, or saying we are hoarse ; Orl. And so am I for Rosalind.

which are the only prologues to a bad voice ? Ros. And so am I for no woman.

2nd Page. I' faith, i' faith : and both in a tune, Phe. If this be so, why blame you me to love

like two gipsies on a horse.
you ?

Sil If this be so, why blame you me to love It was a lover and his lass,


With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,

you ?

That o'er the green-corn field did pass,

Orl. That would I, were I of all kingdoms In spring time, the only pretty ring time,

king. When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;

Ros. You say you 'll marry me, if I be willing ? Sweet lovers love the spring.

[To PUEBE. Between the acres of the rye,

Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after.
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,

Ros. But if you do refuse to marry me,
These pretty country folks would lie,

You'll give yourself to this most faithful shep-
In spring time, &c.

herd ?
This carol they began that hour,

Phe. So is the bargain.
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,

Ros. You say, that you 'll have Phebe, if she
How that a life was but a flower,

will ?

[To Silvius. In spring time, &c.

Sil. Though to have her and death were both And therefore take the present time,

one thing With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,

Ros. I have promised to make all this matter For love is crowned with the prime,

even. In spring time, &c.

Keep you your word, O Duke, to give your daughTouch. Truly, young gentlemen, though there

ter : was no greater matter in the ditty, yet the note You yours, Orlando, to receive his daughter: was very untunable.

Keep you your word, Phebe, that you ’ll marry 1st Page. You are deceived, sir; we kept time,

me; we lost not our time.

Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd : Touch. By my troth, yes; I count it but time Keep your word, Silvius, that you 'll marry her, lost to hear such a foolish song. God be with you; If she refuse me:— and from hence I go, and God mend your voices ! Come, Audrey. To make these doubts all even.


[Exeunt ROSALIND and CELIA. Duke S. I do remember in this shepherd-boy

Some lively touches of my daughter's favor. SCENE IV. – Another Part of the Forest. 1 Orl. My lord, the first time that I ever saw

him, Enter DUKE Senior, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO, Methought he was a brother to your daughter; OLIVER, and CELIA.

| But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born ; Duke S. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the And hath been tutored in the rudiments boy can do all this that he hath promised ? Of many desperate studies by his uncle, Orl. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do Whom he reports to be a great magician, not;

Obscured in the circle of this forest. As those that fear — they hope, and know they

Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY. fear.

Jaq. There is, sure, another flood toward, and 'Enter ROSALIND, SILVIUS, and PHEBE.

these couples are coming to the ark !-Here Ros. Patience once more, while our compact is comes a pair of very strange beasts, which in all urged :

tongues are called fools. You say, if I bring in your Rosalind,

Touch. Salutation and greeting to you all

[To the DUKE. | Jaq. Good my lord, bid him welcome : this You will bestow her on Orlando here?

is the motley-minded gentleman that I have so Duke S. That would I, had I kingdoms to give often met in the forest. He hath been a courtier, with her..

he swears. Ros. And you say, you will have her, when I Touch. If any man doubt that, let him put me bring her? [To ORLANDO. to my purgation. I have trod a measure; I have flattered a lady; I have been politic with my friend, Touch. O, sir, we quarrel in print, by the book ; smooth with mine enemy; I have undone three as you have books for good manners. I will name tailors; I have had four quarrels, and like to have you the degrees. The first, the Retort courteous; fought one.

the second, the Quip modest; the third, the Reply Jaq. And how was that ta'en up?

churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, Touch. 'Faith, we met, and found the quarrel the Countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie was upon the seventh cause.

with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct. Jaq. How seventh cause ? — Good my lord, like All these you may avoid, but the lie direct; and this fellow.

| you may avoid that too, with an “If.” I knew Duke S. I like him very well.

when seven justices could not take up a quarrel; Touch. God 'ield you, sir; I desire you of the but when the parties were met themselves, one of like. I press in here, sir, amongst the rest of the them thought but of an “If;" as, “If you said country copulatives, to swear and to forswear; ac- so, then I said so;" and they shook hands and cording as marriage binds and blood breaks.— A swore brothers. Your “If” is the only peacepoor virgin, sir, an ill-favored thing, sir, but mine maker; much virtue in “ If.” own; a poor humor of mine, sir, to take that that Jaq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord ? he's as no man else will. Rich honesty dwells like a miser, good at anything, and yet a fool. sir, in a poor house; as your pearl in your foul Duke S. He uses his folly like a stalking-horse; oyster.

and under presentation of that he shoots his wit. Duke S. By my faith, he is very swift and sen

Enter HYMEN, leading ROSALIND in woman's tentious. Touch. According to the fool's bolt, sir, and

clothes ; and CELIA. such dulcet diseases.

Still Music. Jaq. But, for the seventh cause : how did you

HYMEN. find the quarrel on the seventh cause ?

Then is there mirth in heaven, Touch. Upon a lie seven times removed :

When earthly things made even bear your body more seeming, Audrey: - as thus,

Atone together. – sir. I did dislike the cut of a certain courtier's Good Duke, receive thy daughter, beard : he sent me word, if I said his beard was Hymen from heaven brought her, not cut well, he was in the mind it was : this is

Yea, brought her hither; called the “Retort courteous.” If I sent him

That thou mightst join her hand with his,

Whose heart within her bosom is. word again it was not well cut, he would send me word he cut it to please himself: this is called the Ros. To you I give myself, for I am yours : “Quip modest.” If again it was not well cut,

[To DUKE Senior. he disabled my judgment: this is called the “Re-To you I give myself, for I am yours. ply churlish.” If again it was not well cut, he

[To ORLANDO. would answer, I spake not true: this is called the | Duke S. If there be truth in sight, you are my * Reproof valiant.” If again it was not well cut, daughter. he would say, I lie: this is called the “Counter Orl. If there be truth in sight, you are my check quarrelsome :”—and so to the “ Lie cir

Rosalind. cumstantial,” and the “Lie direct.”

Phe. If sight and shape be true, Jaq. And how oft did you say his beard was not Why then,- my love, adieu ! well cut ?

Ros. I'll have no father, if you be not he: Touch. I durst go no further than the “ Lie

[To DUKE Senior. circumstantial,” nor he durst not give me the “Lie I'll have no husband, if you be not he: direct;” and so we measured swords, and parted.

[To ORLANDO. Jaq. Can you nominate in order, now, the de- Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she. grees of the lie?



Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion :

Both from his enterprise and from the world : 'Tis I must make conclusion

His crown bequeathing to his banished brother,
Of these most strange events : And all their lands restored to them again
Here's eight that must take hands, That were with him exiled. This to be true,
To join in Hymen's bands,

I do engage my life.
If truth holds true contents.

Duke S. Welcome, young man;
You and you no cross shall part:

Thou offer’st fairly to thy brother's wedding : [To ORLANDO and ROSALIND. To one, his lands withheld; to the other, You and you are heart in heart :

A land itself at large, a potent dukedom. [To OLIVER and CELIA. First, in this forest, let us do those ends You to his love must accord,

That here were well begun and well begot: Or have a woman to your lord : [To PHEBE. And after, every of this happy number, You and you are sure together,

That have endured shrewd days and nights with [To TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY.

us, As the winter to foul weather.

Shall share the good of our returned fortune, Whiles a wedlock-hymn we sing,

According to the measure of their states. Feed yourselves with questioning;

Meantime, forget this new-fallen dignity, That reason wonder may diminish,

And fall into our rustic revelry.How thus we met, and these things finish. Play, music;— and you brides and bridegrooms all,

With measure heaped in joy, to the measures fall.

Jaq. Sir, by your patience :— if I heard you
Wedding is great Juno's crown:

O blessed bond of board and bed ! The Duke hath put on a religious life,
'Tis Hymen peoples every town;

And thrown into neglect the pompous court ?
High wedlock then be honored :

Jaq. de B. He hath.
Honor, high honor and renown,

Jag. To him will I: out of these convertites
To Hymen, god of every town!

There is much matter to be heard and learned. Duke S. O, my dear niece, welcome thou art to You to your former honor I bequeath ; me:

[To DUKE Senior. Even daughter welcome in no less degree. Your patience and your virtue well deserves it : Phe. I will not eat my word : now thou art You [to ORLANDO] to a love that your true faith mine,

doth merit: Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine. You [to OLIVER] to your land, and love, and great


allies :

You [to Silvius] to a long and well deservéd bed : Enter JAQUES DE Bois.

And you [to TOUCHSTONE] to wrangling; for thy Jaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word or

loving voyage two:

Is but for two month's victualed. — So to your I am the second son of old Sir Rowland,

That bring these tidings to this fair assembly: I am for other than for dancing measures.
Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day Duke S. Stay, Jaques, stay.
Men of great worth resorted to this forest,

Jaq. To see no pastime, I:- what you would Addressed a mighty power; which were on foot,

have In his own conduct, purposely to take

I'll stay to know at your abandoned cave. [Exit. His brother here, and put him to the sword : Duke S. Proceed, proceed : we will begin these And to the skirts of this wild wood he came; I

rites, Where, meeting with an old religious man, | And we do trust they 'll end in true delights. After some question with him, was converted

[A dance.




It is not the fashion to see the lady the epilogue; but it is no more unhandsome than to see the lord the prologue

If it be true that “good wine needs no bush," 't is true that a good play needs no epilogue: yet to
good wine they do use good bushes; and good plays prove the better by the help of good
epilogues. What a case am I in, then, that am neither a good epilogue, nor cannot insinu-
ate with you in the behalf of a good play? I am not furnished like a beggar, there-
fore to beg will not become me: my way is, to conjure you; and I'll begin with
the women: – I charge you, O women, for the love you bear to men, to like
as much of this play as pleases them: and I charge you, O men,
for the love you bear to women (as I perceive, by your simpering,
none of you hate them), that between you and the women, the
play may please. If I were a woman, I would kiss as many
of you as had beards that pleased me, complexions
that liked me, and breaths that I defied not: and
I am sure, as many as have good beards, or
good faces, or sweet breaths, will, for
my kind offer, when I make curt-

sey, bid me Farewell.

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