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That can therein tax any private party?
Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea,
Till that the wearie. very means do ebb?
What woman in the city do I name,
When that I say, The city-woman bears
The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders ?
Who can come in, and say, that I mean her,
When such a one as she, such is her neighbour ?
Or what is he of basest function,
That says, his bravery (26) is not on my cost,
(Thinking that I mean him,) but therein suits
His folly to the mettle of my speech?
There then; How then? what then? Let me see

wherein
My tongue hath wrong'd him : if it do him right,
Then he hath wrong'd himself; if he be free,
Why then, my taxing(27

) like a wild goose flies, Unclaim'd of any man.-But who comes here?

Enter ORLANDO, with his sword drawn.

ORL. Forbear, and eat no more.
JAQ.

Why, I have eat none yet.
ORL. Nor shalt not, till necessity be serv'd.
JAQ. Of what kind should this cock'come of?
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

wearie] Exhausted. Mr. Whiter says, “ till that the very means, being weary, do ebb." Ib. p. 24.

emply] Void of.

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Of smooth civility: yet am I inland bred,'s)
And know some nurture. But forbear, I say;
He dies, that touches any of this fruit,
Till I and my affairs are answered.
JAQ. And

you

will not be answered with reason, I must die. DUKE S. What would you have? Your gentle

ness shall force, More than your force move us to gentleness.

ORL. I almost die for food, and let me have it. DUKE S. Sit down and feed, and welcome to

our table. ORL. Speak you so gently? Pardon me,

I

pray you: I thought, that all things had been savage here; And therefore put I on the countenance Of stern commandment: But whate'er you are, That in this desert inaccessible, Under the shade of melancholy boughs, Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time; If ever you have look'd on better days; If ever been where bells have knoll'á to church, If ever sat at any good man's feast; If ever from your eye-lids wip'd a tear, And know what 'tis to pity and be pitied; Let gentleness my strong enforcement be: In the which hope, I blush, and hide my

sword. DUKE S. True is it that we have seen better

days; And have with holy bell been knolld to church;

And know some nurture) Education, breeding. See Temp. IV. 1. Prosp.

inaccessible] Difficult of access. Mr. Henderson cites The Adventures of Simonides, by Barn. Riche, 1580 : and onely acquainted himselfe with the solitarinesse of this unaccessible desero."

ye:

And sat at good men's feasts; and wip'd our eyes
Of drops that sacred pity hath engender'd:
And therefore sit you down in gentleness,
And take upon command what help we have,
That to your wanting may be ministred.

Orl. Then, but forbear your food a little while,
Whiles, like a doe, I go to find my fawn,
And give it food.9) There is an old poor man,
Who after me hath many a weary step
Limp'd in pure love; till he be first suffic'd,
Oppress’d with two weak evils,' age and hunger,
I will not touch a bit.
DUKE S.

Go find him out, And we will nothing waste till you return. ORL. I thank and be bless'd for your good comfort!

[Erit. DUKE S. Thou seest, we are not all alone un

happy:
This wide and universal theatre
Presents more woeful pageants than the scene
Wherein we play in.(30)
JAQ.

All the world's a stage, 131)
And all the men and women merely players :
They have their exits, and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. (32) At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel,
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school : then, the lover;
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eye-brow :(33) Then, a sol.

dier;

Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, (34)

upon command] At your pleasure, or at will. • weak evils] Unhappy weaknesses, or causes of weakness.

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Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth: And then, the

justice;
In fair round belly, with good capon lin’d,
With

eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances, And so he plays his part: The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon; With spectacles on nose, (35) and pouch on side ; His youthful hose well sav’d, a world too wide For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound : Last scene of all, . That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness, and mere oblivion; Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans every thing.

Re-enter ORLANDO, with ADAM.

DUKE S. Welcome: Set down your venerable

burden, And let him feed. ORL.

I thank you most for him. ADAM. So had you need; I scarce can speak to thank you for myself. DUKE S. Welcome, fall to : I will not trouble

you As yet, to question you about your fortunes :Give us some musick; and, good cousin, sing.

saws, and modern instances] Maxims, and the latest precedents. See ' instance and argument," M. W.of W. II. 2. Ford.

AMIENs sings.

SONG.

I.

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind*

As man's ingratitude ;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen, (36)

Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh, ho! sing, heigh, ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:

Then, heigh, ho, the holly!

This life is most jolly.

II.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
Thou dost not bite so nigh

As benefits forgot :
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp

As friend remember'd not.
Heigh, ho! sing, heigh, ho! &c.

(37)

DUKE S. If that you were the good sir Rowland's

son,

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unkind] So unnatural; actest not so against nature or kind. See IV. 3. Rosal.

freeze, thou bitter sky.] See “ bitter business," Haml. III. 2. Haml.

As friend remember'd not] i. e. forgotten; as the case of one friend not remembered by another : as before “ benefits forgot,” are obligations overlooked or disregarded by him, who ought to have acknowledged them.

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