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Enter Jaques de Bois.
Welcome, young man;
sir, by your patience; If I heard you rightly,
Jaq, Sir, by your patient
ne pompous court?
Jaq. de B. He hath.
Jag. To him will I: out of these convertites There is much matter to be heard and learn'd. You to your former honour I bequeath;
(To Duke S. Your patience, and your virtue, well deserves it :You [To Orlando.] to a love, that your true faith
doth merit: You [To Oliver.] to your land, and love, and great : : allies: You [To Silvius.] to a long and well-deserved
's bed; And you [To Touchstone.] to wrangling; for thy
loving-voyage Is but for two months victual'd :-$o to your plea
sures ; I am for other than for dancing measures..
Duke S. Stay, Jaques, stay.
Jaq. To see no pastime, I:-what you would have I'll stay to know at your abandon'd cave. [Exit. Duke S. Proceed, proceed: we will begin these
rites, And we do trust they'll end in true delights.
EPILOGUE. Ros. It is not the fashion to see the lady the epi. logue; but it is no more uvhandsome, than to see the lord the prologue. If it be true, that good wine needs no bush, 'tis 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 insinuate with you in the behalf of a good play? I am not furnished like a beggar, therefore to beg will not beconie me: my way is, to conjure you; and I'll be
gin with the women. I charge you, O women, for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this play as please them: and so I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women (as I perceive by your simpering, none of you hate them), that be. tween 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'sy, bid me farewell.
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 comick dialogue is very spright's, with less mixture of low buffoon: ery than in some other plays; and the graper part is elegant and harmonious. By hastening to the of this work, Shakspeare suppressed the between the usurper and the hermit, and lost an ope portunity of exhibiting a moral lesson, in which he might have found matter worthy of his highest powers,
JOIINSON + That I liked.
END OF VOL. II.
I'rinted by S. Hamilton, Weybridge.
Bait de mes I change yoo, O Pomali
l ears a good
01 this plar the fable is wild and pleasing
To Celia much may be forgives
than in some other plans, and the gror
Od like gran besteding to
care suppressed the dark
Bernil, and Ix'us
lesson in the
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