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Bass. Were you the doctor, and I knew you Por.

How now, Lorenzo ? not?

My clerk hath some good comforts too for you. Gra. Were you the clerk, that is to make me Ner. Ay, and I'll give them him without a fee. cuckold ?

There do I give to you, and Jessica,
Ner. Ay; but the clerk that never means to From the rich Jew, a special deed of gift,

After his death, of all he dies possess'd of.
Unless he live until he be a man.

Lor. Fair ladies, you drop manna in the way Bass. Sweet doctor, you shall be my bedfellow; Of starved people. When I am absent, then lie with my wife.


It is almost morning, Ant. Sweet lady, you have given me life, and And yet, I am sure, you are not satisfied living ;

Of these events at full: Let us go in; For here I read for certain, that my ships

And charge us there upon inter'gatories, Are safely come to road.

And we will answer all things faithfully. (Ereunt,

do it,




, } Shepherds.


Duke, living in exile.

SIR OLIVER MAR-Text, a Vicar. FREDERICK, brother to the Duke, and Usurper of Corin,

his dominions. AMIENS, Lords attending upon the Duke in his William, a country Fellow, in love with Audrey. JAQUES, banishment.

A Person representing Hymen.
Le Beau, a Courtier attending upon Frederick.
CHARLES, his Wrestler.

ROSALIND, Daughter to the banished Duke.

Celia, Daughter to Frederick. JAQUES, Sons of Sir Rrwland de Bois.

Phebe, a Shepherdess.

AUDREY, a country Girl.
Servants to Oliver.

Lords belonging to the two Dukes ; Pages, Foresters, TOUCHSTONE, a Clown.

and other Attendants. The SCENE lies, first, near Oliver's llouse ; afterwards, partly in the Usurper's Courl, and partly in

the Forest of Arden.



SCENE I. - An Orchard, near Oliver's House.


Adam. Yonder comes my master, your brother. Enter ORLANDO and ADAM.

Orl. Go apart, Adam, and thou shalt hear how he Orl. As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion will shake me up. bequeath'd me: By will, but a poor thousand

Oli. Now, sir, what make you here?! crowns; and, as thou say'st, charged my brother,

Orl. Nothing : I am not taught to make any thing. on his blessing, to breed me well : and there begins

Oli. What mar you then, sir ? my sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at

Orl. Marry, sir, I am helping you to mar that school, and report speaks goldenly of his profit: which God made, a poor unworthy brother of yours, for my part, he keeps me rustically at home, or, to with idleness. speak more properly, stays me here at home un- Oli. Marry, sir, be better employ'd, and be naught kept: For call you that keeping for a gentleman of awhile. my birth that differs not from the stalling of an ox?

Orl. Shall I keep your hogs, and eat husks with His horses are bred better; for, besides that they them? What prodigal portion have I spent, that I are fair with their feeding, they are taught their should come to such penury ? manage, and to that end riders dearly hired: but Oli. Know you where you are, sir ? I, his brother, gain nothing under him but growth ;

Orl. O, sir, very well : here in your orchard. for the which his animals on his dunghills are as

Oli. Know you before whom, sir? much bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that

Orl. Ay, better than he I am before knows me. he so plentifully gives me, the something that I know, you are my eldest brother; and, in the nature gave me, his countenance seems to take gentle condition of blood, you should so know me: from me: he lets me feed with his hinds, bars me The courtesy of nations allows you my better, in the place of a brother, and, as much as in him lies, that you are the first-born ; but ihe same tradition mines my gentility with my education. This is it, takes not away my blood, were there twenty Adam, that grieves me; and the spirit of my father, brothers betwixt us : I have as much of my father which I think is within me, begins to mutiny in me, as you ; albeit, I confess, your coming against this servitude : I will no longer endure it, before me is nearer to his reverence. though yet I know no wise remedy how to avoid it.

| What do you here?

young in this.

Oli. What, boy!

Cha. They say he is already in the forest of Orl. Come, come, elder brother, you are too Arden, and a many merry men with him; and

there they live like the old Robin Hood of EngOli. Wilt thou lay hands on me, villain ? land: they say, many young gentlemen flock to

Orl. I am no villain : I am the youngest son him every day; and fleet the time carelessly, as they of sir Rowland de Bois; he was my father, and he did in the golden world. is thrice a villain, that says, such a father begot Oh. What, you wrestle to-morrow before the new villains : Wert thou not my brother, I would not duke? take this hand from thy throat, till this other had Cha. Marry, do I, sir; and I came to acquaint pulled out thy tongue for saying so; thou hast you with a matter. I am given, sir, secretly to unrailed on thyself.

derstand, that your younger brother, Orlando, hath Adam. Sweet masters, be patient; for your a disposition to come in disguis'd against me to try father's remembrance, be at accord.

a fall : To-morrow, sir, I wrestle for my credit ; Oli. Let me go, say.

and he that escapes me without some broken limb, Orl. I will not, till I please : you shall hear me. shall acquit him well. Your brother is but young, My father charged you in his will to give me good and tender; and, for your love, I would be loath to education : you have trained me like a peasant, foil him, as I must, for my own honour, if he come obscuring and hiding from me all gentleman-like in: therefore, out of my love to you, I came hither qualities : the spirit of my father grows strong in to acquaint you withal ; that either you might stay ine, and I will no longer endure it; therefore him from his intendment, or brook such disgrace allow me such exercises as may become a gentle well as he shall run into , in that it is a thing of his man, or give me the poor allottery my father left own search, and altogether against my will. me by testament; with that I will go buy my for- Oli. Charles, I thank thee for thy love to me, tunes.

which thou shalt find I will most kindly requite. I Oli. And what wilt thou do? beg, when that is had myself notice of my brother's purpose herein, spent ? Well, sir, get you in : I will not long be and have by underhand means laboured to dissuade troubled with you: you shall have some part of him from it; but he is resolute. I'll tell thee, your will: I pray you, leave me.

Charles, - it is the stubbornest young fellow of Orl. I will no further offend you than becomes France; full of ambition, an envious emulator of me for my good.

every man's good parts, a secret and villainous Oli. Get you with him, you old dog.

contriver against me his natural brother; therefore Adam. Is old dog my reward ? most true, I have use thy discretion; I had as lief thou didst break lost my teeth in your service. — God be with my his neck as his finger: And thou wert best look old master! he would not have spoke such a word. to't; for if thou dost him any slight disgrace, or it

(Exeunt ORLANDO and Adam. he do not mightily grace himself on thee, he will Oli. Is it even so ? begin you to grow upon me? practise against thee by poison, entrap thee by some I will physick your rankness, and yet give no thou- treacherous device, and never leave thee till he hath sand crowns neither. Hola, Dennis !

ta'en thy life by some indirect means or other; for,

I assure thee, and almost with tears I speak it, there Enter Dennis.

is not one so young and so villainous this day living, Den. Calls your worship?

I speak but brotherly of him; but should I anatomize Oli. Was not Charles, the duke's wrestler, here, him to thee as he is, I must blush and weep, and to speak with me?

thou must look pale and wonder. Den. So please you, he is here at the door, and

Cha. I am heartily glad, I came hither to you: importunes access to you.

If he come to-morrow, I'll give him his payment : Oli. Call him in. (Erit Dennis.) – 'Twill be a If ever he go alone again, I'll never wrestle for good way; and to-morrow the wrestling is.

prize more: And so, heaven keep your worship ! Enter CHARLES.


Oli. Farewell, good Charles. — Now will I stir Cha. Good morrow to your worship.

this gamester 3: I hope I shall see an end of him ; Oli. Good monsieur Charles ! — what's the new for my soul, yet I know not why, hates nothing news at the new court?

more than he. Yet he's gentle; never school d, Cha. There's no news at the court, sir, but the and yet learned; full of noble device ; of all sorts 4 old news : that is, the old duke is banished by his enchantingly beloved ; and, indeed, so much in the younger brother the new duke; and three or four heart of the world, and especially of my own people, loving lords have put themselves into voluntary who best know him, that I am altogether misprised: exile with him, whose lands and revenues enrich but it shall not be so long; this wrestler shall clear the new duke; therefore he gives them good leave all : nothing remains, but that I kindle the boy to wander.

thither, which now I'll go about.

[Eril. Oli. Can you tell, if Rosalind, the duke's daughter, be banished with her father ?

SCENE II. - A Lawn before the Duke's Palace. Cha. O, no; for the duke's daughter, her cousin, so loves her, — being ever from their cradles bred

Enter Rosalind and Celia. together, — that she would have followed her exile, Cel. I pray thee, Rosalind, sweet my coz, be merry. or have died to stay behind her. She is at the Ros. Dear Celia, I show more mirth than I ain court, and no less beloved of her uncle than his mistress of: and would you yet I were merrier? own daughter; and never two ladies loved as they do. Unless you could teach me to forget a banished Oli. Where will the old duke live?

father, you must not learn me how to remember

any extraordinary pleasure. 2 Villain is used in a double sense; by Oliver for a worth. less fellow, and by Orlando for a man ot basc extraction.

3 Frolicksome fellow.

4 Of all ranks.

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