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Enter Duke Senior, Amiens, Jaques, Orlando, Oliver, and Celia.

Duke Sen. Doft thou believe, Orlando, that the boy
Can do all this that he hath promised ?

Orla. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do not;
As those that think they hope, and know they fear.

Enter Rosalind, Sylvius, and Phebe.
Ros. Patience once more, whiles our compact is urg'd:
You say, if I bring in your Rosalind,

(to the Duke.
You will bestow her on Orlando here?

Duke Sen. That would I, had I kingdoms to give with her.
Ros. And you say, you will have her when I bring her ?

[to Orlando.
Orla. That would I, were I of all kingdoms king.
Rof. You say, you'll marry me, if I be willing ? [to Phebe.
Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after.

Ros. But, if you do refuse to marry me,
You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd ?

Pbe. So is the bargain.
Rof. You say, that you'll have Phebe, if she will? [to Sylvius.
Syl. Though to have her and death were both one thing.

Rof. I've promisid to make all this matter even :
Keep you your word, o duke, to give your daughter;
You yours, Orlando, to receive his daughter :
Keep your word, Pbebe, that you'll marry me,
Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd:
Keep your word, Sylvius, that you'll marry her,
If she refuse me: and from hence I go
To make these doubts all even.

[Exe. Rof. and Celia.
Duke Sen. I do remember in this shepherd-boy
Some lively touches of my daughter’s favour.

Orla. My lord, the first time that I ever saw him,
Methought, he was a brother to your daughter;



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Enter Clown, and Audrey, Faq. There is, sure, another flood toward, and these couples are coming to the ark. Here come a pair of unclean • beasts, which in all tongues are call’d fools.

Clo. Salutation and greeting to you all !

Jaq. Good my lord, bid him welcome. This is the motleyminded gentleman that I have so often met in the forest: he hath been a courtier, he swears.

. Clo. If any man doubt that, let him put me to my purgation : I have trod a measure, I have flatter'd a lady, I have been politick with my friend, smooth with mine enemy, I have undone three tailors, I have had four quarrels, and like to have fought one.

Jaq. And how was that ta’en up?

Cló. 'Faith, we met, and found the quarrel was upon the seventh cause.

Jaq. How the seventh cause? good my lord, like this fellow.
Duke Sen. I like him


well. Clo. God’ild you, fir; I desire of you the like: I press in here, .

fir, amongst the rest of the country copulatives, to swear, and to
forswear, according as marriage binds, and blood breaks: a poor
virgin, fir, an illfavour'd thing, fir, but mine own; à poor
humour of mine, sir, to take that that no man else will. Rich
honesty dwells like a miser, fir, in a poor house, as your pearl
in your foul oyster.

Duke Sen. By my faith, he is very swift and sententious.
Clo. According to the fool's bolt, sír, and such dulcet diseases."
a Noah was order'd to take into the ark the clean beasts by Sevens, and the unclean by pairs.
Meaning love, as what is apt to make folks sententious.


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LIKE IT. Jaq. But, for the seventh cause; how did you find the quarrel on the seventh cause?

Clo. Upon a lie seven times removed; (bear your body more seeming, Audrey) as thus, sir: I did dislike the cut of a certain courtier's beard; he sent me word; if I said his beard was not cut well, he was in the mind it was: this is call’d, the retort courteous. If I sent him word again it was not well cut, he would send me word, he cut it to please himself: this is call’d the quip modest. If again, it was not well cut, he disabled my judgment: this is callid, the reply churlish. If again, it was not well cut, he would answer, I spake not true: this is call’d, the reproof valiant. If again, it was not well cut, he would say, I lied: this is call’d, the countercheck quarrelsome; and so the lie circumstantial, and the lie direct.

Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard was not well cut?

. I durst go no further than the lie circumstantial; nor he durft not give me the lie direct; and so we measur’d swords, and parted.

Jaq. Can you nominate in order now the degrees of the lie?

. O fir, we quarrel in print, by the book; as you have books for good manners. I will name you the degrees. The first, the retort courteous; the second, the quip modeft; the third, the reply churlish; the fourth, the reproof valiant; the fifth, the countercheck quarrelsome; the fixth, the lie with circumstance; the seventh, the lie direct. All these you may avoid, but the lie

and you may avoid that too, with an if. I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel, but when the parties were met themselves, one of them thought but of an if; as, if you said so, then I said so; and they shook hands, and swore brothers. Your if is the only peacemaker; much virtue in if.

Jaq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord ? he's good at any thing, and yet a fool.

Duke Sen. He uses his folly like a stalkinghorse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit.


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Enter Hymen, Rosalind in woman's cloths, and Celia.

Still Musick.
Hym. Then is there mirth in heaven,

When earthly things made even

Atone together.
Good duke, receive thy daughter,
Hymen from heaven brought her,

Yea, brought her bither,
That thou mights join her hand with bis,

Whose heart within his bosom is.
Rof. To you I give myself; for I am yours.
To you I give myself; for I am yours.

to Orlando. Duke Sen. If there be truth in fight, you are my daughter. Orla. If there be truth in fight, you are my Rosalind.

Phe. If sight and shape be true,
Why then, my love adieu !

Ref. I'll have no father, if you be not he;
I'll have no husband, if you be not he;
Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she.

Hym. Peace, hoa! I bar confufion : 'Tis I must make conclusion

Of these most strange events :
Here's eight that must take hands,
To join in Hymen's bands,

If truth holds true contents.
You and you no cross shall part;
You and you are heart in heart;
You to his love must accord,
Or have a woman to your lord.
You and you are sure together,
As the winter to foul weather :
Whiles a wedlock-hymn we fing,

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That reason wonder may diminish,
How thus we met, and these things finish:

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Wedding is great Juno's crown;

O blessed bond of board and bed!
'Tis Hymen peoples every town;

High wedlock then be honoured :
Honour, high honour and renown

To Hymen, god of every town!
Duke Sen. O my dear neice, welcome thou art to me;
Even daughter, welcome in no less degree.

Phe. I will not eat my word, now thou art mine;
Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine.

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Enter Jaques de Boys.
Jaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word or two:
I am the second son of old sir Rowland,
That bring these tidings to this fair assembly.
Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day
Men of great worth resorted to this forest,
Address’d a mighty power, which were on foot
In his own conduct, purposely to take
His brother here, and put him to the sword:
And to the skirts of this wild wood he came;
Where meeting with an old religious man,
After some question with him, was converted
Both from his enterprize, and from the world;
His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother,
And all their lands reitor'd to them again
That were with him exild. This to be true,
I do engage my life.

Duke Sen. Welcome, young man :


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