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That can therein tax any private party?
) 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.
Why, I have eat none yet.
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.
Of smooth civility: yet am I inland bred,'s)
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,
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."
And sat at good men's feasts; and wip'd our eyes
Orl. Then, but forbear your food a little while,
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
All the world's a stage, 131)
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.
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
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.
Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
As man's ingratitude ;
Although thy breath be rude.
Then, heigh, ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
As benefits forgot :
As friend remember'd not.
DUKE S. If that you were the good sir Rowland's
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.