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yon, to set her before your eyes to-morrow;! Touch. By my troth, well met: Come, sit. human as she is, and without any dancer.
sit, and a song. Ori. Speakest thou in sober meanincs? 2 Page. We are for you : sit i'the middle.
Ros. By my life, I do; which I tender dearly, 1 Page. Shall we clap into't roundly, withont though I say I ain a magician: Therefore put hawking, or spitting, or saying we are hoarse; you in your best array, bid your friends ; for if which are the only prologries to a bad voice? von will be married to-morrow you shall; and 2 Page. I'faith, i'faiti; and both in a tune, to Rosalind, if you will.
liko two gipsies on a horse. Enter SILVIU's and PIIEBE. [of hers.
Ros. I care not, if I have: it is my study, That o'er the green corn-field did pass,
In the spring time, the only pretty runkime, You are there follow'd by a faithful shepherd ; When biris do sing, hey ding a diny, ding; Look upon him, love him; he vorships you. Sweet lovers love the spring. Phe. Good shepherd, tell this youth wiat 'tis
II. to love.
Betrpeen the acres of the rye,
With a hey, and a ho, ani a hey nonino,
These pretty country folks would lie,
In spring time, &c.
This carol they began that hour, And so am I for Phebe.
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, Phe. And I for Ganyinede.
How thot a life was but a flower Orl. And I for Rosalind.
In spring lime, dc. Ros. And I for no woman.
And therefore take the present time,
For love is crowned with the prime
Touch. Truly, young gentlemen, though there And so am I for Phebe.
was no greater matter in the ditty, yet the bote Phe. And so am I for Ganymede.
was very untunable. Orl. And so am I for Rosalind.
1 Pnge. You are deceived, sir; we kept time, Nos. And so am I for no woman.
we lost not our time. Phe. If this be so, why blame you me to love Touch. By my troth, yes; I count it but time you?
[To ROSALIND. lost to hear such a foolish song. God be with Sil. If this be so, why blame you me to love you : and God mend your voices! Come, Ali[To PUEBE. drey.
[Edeunt. Orl. If this be so, why blame you me to love
SCENE IV. (to love you ?
Another part of the Forest. Ros. Who do you speak to, why blame you me Enter Duke senior, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO, Orl. To her, that is not here; nor doth not hear.
OLIVER, and CELIA. Ros. Pray you, no more of this; 'tis like the Duke 8. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the howling of Irish wolves against the moon.-I Can do all this that he hath promised? (boy will help you, [To Silvius) if I can.--I would Orl. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes love you, (70 PREBE] if I could.-To-morrow
do not: moet me altogether.--I will marry you, [10 As those that fear they hope, and know they fear. PIEBE) if ever I marry woman, and I'll be Enter Rosalind, Silvius, and PHEBE. married to-morrow ;-I will satisfy yon [To Ros. Patience once more, whiles our compact Orlando) if ever I satisfied man, and you shall is urg'd : be married to-morrow :-) will content you, You say, if I bring in your Rosalind, [To Silvius) if what pleases you contents you,
[To the Duke. and you shall be married to-morrow.- As you You will bestow her on Orlando here? [TO ORLANDO] love Rosalind, meet;-as you [To Duke S. That would I, had I kingdoms to SILVIUS) love Phebe, meet: And as I love no give with her. woman, I'll meet.-So, fare you well; I have Ros. And you say, you will have her, when left you commands.
I bring her?
[TO ORLANDO. $ii. I'll not fail, if I live.
Orl. That would I, were I of all kingdoms king. Pe.
Ros. You say, you'll marry me, it I be wil. Orl.
TO PIERE. [Ereunt. Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after. SCENE III. The same.
Ros. But if you do refuse to marry me, Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY. You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepToruch. To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey ;
Mhe. So is the bargain.
[herd ? to-inorrow will we be married.
Ros. You say, that you'll have Plebe, if she Aud, I do desire it with all my heart; and I
[TO SILVIUS. hope it is no dishonest desire, to desire to be a Sil. Though to have her and death were both woman of the world. Here comes two of the one thing. bauish'd duke's pages.
Ros. I have promis'd to make all this mattor Enter two Pages.
[daughter;1 Page. Well met, honest gentleman.
Keep you your word, O duke, to give your
Keep your word, Phebe, that you'll marry me;j book; as you have books for good manners: I Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd: will name you the degrees. The first, the ReKeep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry her, tort courteous; the second, the Quip modest; If she refuse me :--and from hence I go, the third, the Reply churlish; the fourth, the To make these doubts all even.
Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck [Ereunt Rosalind and Celt. quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with circumDuke S. I do remember in this shepherd-boy stance; the seventh, the Lie direct. All these Some lively touches of my daughter's favour. you may avoid, but the lie direct; and you
Orl. My lord, the first time that I ever saw him, may avoid that too, with an If. I knew when Methought he was a brother to your daughter; seven justices could not take up a quarrel; but But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born; when the parties were met themselves, one of And hath been tutor'd in the rudiments them thought but of an lf, as li you said so, then Of many desperate studies by his uncle, I said so; and they shook hands, and swore Whom he reports to be a great magician, brothers. Your lj is the only peace-maker: Obscured in the circle of this forest.
much virtue in If. Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY.
Jag. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord? he's Jaq. There is, sure, another flood toward, and as good at any thing, and yet a fool. these couples are coming to the ark! flere Duke S. He uses his folly like a stalkingcomes a pair of very strange beasts, which in horse, and under the presentation of that, he all tongues are called fools.
shoots his wit. Touch. Salutation and greeting to you all! . Enter Hymex, leading ROSALIND in woman's Jaq. Good my lord, bid him welcome: This
clothus; and CELIA. is the motley-minded gentlemen, that I have so
Still Muisick. often met in the forest : he hath been a courtier, Hym. Then is there mirth in heaven, he swears.
When earthly things made even, Touch. If any man doubt that, let him put
Atone together. me to my purgation. I have trod a measure;
Good duke, receive thy daughter, I have flattered a lady; I have been politick Hymen from heaven brought her, with my friend, smooth with mine enemy; I
Yra, brought her hither ; have undone three tailors; I have had four
That thou might'st join her hand with his quarrels, and like to have fought one.
Whose heart within her bosom is. Jaq. And how was that ta'en up?
Ros. To you I give myself, for I am yours: Touch. 'Faith, we met, and found the quarrel
[To Duke s. was upon the seventh cause.
To you I give myself, for I am yours. Jaq. How serenth cause?-Good my lord,
[To ORLANDO. like this fellow.
Duke 8. If there be truth in sight, you are Duke S. I like him very well.
(Rosalind Touch. God'ild you, sir; I desire you of the Orl. If there be truth in sight, you are my like. I press in here, sir, amongst the rest of Phe. If sight and shape be true, the country copulatives, to swear, and to for- Why then,-my love, adieni swear; according as marriage binds, and blood Ros. I'll have no father, if you be not he : breaks:--A poor virgin, sir, an ill-favoured
[To Duke S. thing, sir, but mine own; a poor humour of i'll have no husband, if you be not he :mine, sir, to take that that no man else will:
[To ORLAND(). Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor- Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she :house; as your pearl, in your foul oyster.
[To Puerk. Duke s. By my faith, he is very switt and Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion : sententious.
(such dulcet diseases. 'Tis I must make conclusion Touch. According to the fool's bolt, sir, and
Of these most strange events: Jaq. But, for the seventh canse; how did you Here's eight that must take hands, find the quarrel on the seventh cause ?
To join in Hymen's bands, Touch. Upon a lie seven times removed >
If truth holds true contents. Bear your body more seeming, Audrey :-as You and you no cross shall part: thus, sir, I did dislike the cut of a certain cour
[To ORLANDO and Rosalinn. tier's beard; he sent me word, if I said his You and you are heart in heart: beard was not cut well, he was in the mind it
[To OLIVER and CELIA. was: This is called the Retort courteous. If I You (TO PREBE) to his love must accord, sent him word again, it was not well cut, he Or have a woman to your lord : would send me word, he cut it to please him- You and you are sure together, self: This is call the Quip modest. If again,
(To TOUCHSTONE anul AUDREY it was not well cut, he disabled my judgment: As the winter to foul weather, This is call'd the Reply churlish. If again, it
Whiles a wedlock-hymn we sing, was not well cut, he would answer, I spake not Feed yourselves with questioning; true: This is cali'd the Reprooj valiant. If again, That reason wonder may diminish, it was not well cut, he would say, I lie : This How thus we met, and these things finish is called the Countercheck quarrelsome : and so to
SONG. the Lie circumstantial, and the Lie direct.
Wedding is great Juno's crown; Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard was O blessed bond of board and bed! not well cut?
'Tis Hymen people's every town; Touch. I durst go no farther than the Lie cir- High wedlock then be honoured: cumstantial, nor he durst not give me the Lie Honour, high honour and renown, direct; and so we measured swords, and parted. To llymen, god of every town! [to me;
Jag. Can you nominate in order now the Duke S. O my dear niece, welcome thou art degrees of the lie?
Even daughter, welcome in no les3 degree. Touch. O, sir, we quarrel in print, by the Phe. I will not eat my word, now thou art mine;
Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine. You (TO ORLANDO) toe love, that your true faith
(grent allies : Enter JAQUES DE Bors.
You [To OLIVER] to your land, and love, and Joq. de B. Let me have andience for a word or You (To Silvius) to a long and well deserved I am the second son of old Sir Rowland, [two;
[loving voyage That bring these tidings to this fair assembly: And you (To Touchstone) to wrangling; for tliy Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day Is but for two months victuald: So to your Men of great worth resorted to this forest,
pleasures; Address'd a mighty power! which were on foot, I am for other than for dancing measures. In his own conduct, purposely to take
Duke S. Stay, Jaques, stay.
[have H's brother here, and put him to the sword :
Jaq. To see no pastime, 1 ;-what you would And to the skirts of this wild wood he came;
I'll stay to know at your abandon'd cave. (Ecit. Where, meeting with an old religious man,
Duke 8. Proceed, Proceed; we will begin After some question with him, was converted
these rites, Roth from his enterprise, and from the world :
And we do trust they'll end in true delights. His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother,
(A dance, And all their lands restor'd to them again
EPILOGUE. That were with him exil'd: This to be true,
Ros. It is not the fashion to see the lady the I do engage my life.
epilogue : but it is no more unhandsome, than Duke S. Welcome, young man;
to see the lord the prologue. If it be true, that Thou offer'st fairly to thy brothers' wedding: good wine needs no bush, 'tis true that a good play To one, his lands withheld; and to the other,
necds no epilogue. Yet to good wine they do A land' itself at large, a potent dukedom.
use good bushes; and good plays prove the First, in this forest, let us do those ends
better by the help of good epilogues. What a That here were well begun, and well begot:
case am I in then, that am neither a good epiAnd after, every of this happy number, (us, logue, nor cannot insinuate with you in the That have endur'd shrewd days and nights with behalf of a good play? I am not furnished like Shall share the good of our returned forturie,
a beggar, therefore to beg will not become me: According to the measure of their states. my way is, to conjure you; and I'll begin with Meantime, forget this new-fall'n dignity,
the women. I charge you, O women, for the And fall into our rustick revelry :-(grooms all, love you hear to men, to like as much of this Play, musick ;--and you, brides and bride-play as please you: and I charge you, O men, With measure heap'd in joy, to the measures fall. for the love you bear to women, (as I perceive,
Jaq. Sir, by your patience; If I heard you by your simpering, none of you hate them) The duke 'hath put on a religious life, (rightly, please. If I were a woman, I would kiss as
that between you and the women the play may And thrown into neglect the pompous court? Jaq. de B. He hath.
many of you as had beards that pleased me, Jaa. To him will I: out of these convertites complexions that liked me, and breaths that I There is much matter to be heard and learn'd. - defied not; and I am sure, as many as have You to your former honour I bequeath:
good beards, or good faces, or sweet breaths,
[To Duke s. will, for my kind offer, when I make curt'sy, Your patience and your virtue well deserves it:
bid me farewell.
Persons Kepresented. King of France.
Countess of Rousillon, Mother to Bertram. Duke of Florence.
HELENA, A Gentlewoman protected by the Countess. BERTRAM, Count of Rousillon.
An old Widow of Florence. LAFEU, an old Lord.
DIANA, Daughter to the Widono. PAROLLES, a follower of Bertram.
VIOLENTA, Several young French Lords, that serve with Ber- Mariana,' Neighbours and Friends to the Widono.
tram in the Florentine war. Steward, Servants to the Countess of Rousillon. Lords, attending on the King: Officers, Soldiers, Clown,
de. French and Florentine. A Page. SCENE-partly in France, and partly in Tuscany.
jesty's command, to whom I am now in ward, Art First.
evermore in subjection.
Laf. You shall find of the king a husband, SCENE I. Rousillon.
madam ;--yon, sir, a father: He that so geA Room in the Countess's Palace.
nerally is at all times good, must of necessity
hold his virtue to you; whose worthiness would Enter BERTRAM, the Countess of Rousillon,
stir it up where it wanted, rather than lack it HELENA, and LA FEU, in mourning. where there is such abundance. Count. In delivering my son from me, I bury Count. What hope is there of his majesty's & second husband.
amendment ? Ber. And I, in going, madam, weep o'er my Laf. He hath abandoned his physicians, mafather's death anew: but I must attend his ma- dam; under whose practices he hath persecuted
time with hope; and finds no other advantage Laf. Farewell, pretty lady: You must hold in the process but only the losing of hope by the credit of your father. time.
[Ereunt BERTRAM and Lafer. Count. This young gentlewoman had a father Hel. 0, were that all !--I think not on my (O, that had! how sad a passage 'tis !) whose father;
(more skill was almost as great as his honesty'; had it. And these great teary grace his remembrance stretched so far, would have made nature im- Than those I shed for him. What was he like? mortal, and death should have play for lack of I have forgot him: my imagination work.''Would, for the king's sake, he were carries no favour in it but Bertram's. living! I think it would be the death of the I am undone; there is no living, none, king's disease.
(madam ? If Bertram be away. It were all one, Laf. How called you the man you speak of, That I should love a bright particular star,
Count. He was famous, sir, in his profession, And think to wed it, he is so above me: and it was his great right to be so: Gerard de In his bright radiance and collateral light Narbon.
Must I be comforted, not in his sphere. Laf. He was excellent, indeed, madam; the The ambition in my love thus plagues itself: king very lately spoke of him, admiringly, and The hind, that would be inated by the lion, mourningly: he was skilful enough to have Must die for love. 'Twas pretty, though a plague, lived still, if knowledge could be set up against To see him every hour; to sit and draw mortality.
llis arched brows, his hawking eye, his curls, Ber. What is it, my good lord, the king lan- In our heart's table; heart, too capable guishes of
Of every line and trick of his sweet favour: Inj. A fistula, my lord.
But now he's gone, and my idolatrous fancy Ber. I heard not of it before.
Must sanctify his relicks. Who comes here? Laf. I would, it were not notorious.-Was
Enter PAROLLES. this gentlewoman the daughter of Gerard de One that goes with him : I love him for his sake, Narbon?
And yet I know him a notorious liar, Cment. His sole child, my lord ; and be- Think him a great way fool, solely a coward; queathed to my overlooking. I have those Yet these fix'd evils sit so fit in him, hopes of her gool, that her education promises: That they take place, when virtue's steely bones her dispositions she inherits, which inake fair Look bleak in the cold wind : withal full oft gifts fairer; for where an unclean mind carries virtuous qualities, there commendations go with Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly. pity, they are virtuous and traitors too; in her Par. Save you, fair queen. they are the better for their simpleness; she de- Hel. And you, monarch. rives her honesty, and achieves her goodness. Par. No.
Laf. Your commendations, madam, get from Hel. And no. her tears.
Pır. Are you meditating on virginity ? Count. 'Tis the best brine & maiden can sea- Hel. Ay. You have some stain of soldier in sen her praise in. The remembrance of her you : let ine ask you a question: Man is enemy father never approaches her heart, but the ty- to virginity; how may we barricado it against ranny of her sorrows takes all livelihood from Par. Keep him out.
him? her cheek. No more of this, Helena, go to, no Hel. But he assails; and our virginity, though more; lest it be rather thought you affect a valiant in the defence, yet is weak: unfold to sorrow, than to have.
(it too. us some warlike resistance. He. I do affect a sorrow, indeed, but I have Par. There is none; man, sitting down before
Laf. Moderate lamentation is the right of the you, will undermine you, and blow you up. dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living. Hel. Bless our poor virginity from under
Count. If the living be enemy to the grief, the miners, and blowers up!- Is there no military excess makes it soon mortal.
policy, how virgins might blow up men? Ber. Madam, I desire your holy wishes. Par. Virginity, being blown down, man will laf. How understand we that?
quicklier be blown up: marry, in blowing him Count. Be thou blest Bertram! and succeed down again, with the breach yourselves made, thy father
you lose your city. It is not politic in the comIn manners, as in shape! thy blood, and virtue, monwealth of nature, to preserve virginity. Loss Contend for empire in thee; and thy goodness of virginity is rational increase; and there was Share with thy birth-right! Love all, trust a never virgin got, till virginity was first lost, few,
That, you were made of, is metal to make virDo wrong to none : be able for thine enemy gins. Virginity, by being once lost, may be ten Rather in power, than use; and keep thy friend times found: by being ever kept, it is ever lost: Under thyown life's key: be checkd for silence, 'tis too cold a companion; away with it. But never tax'd for speech. What heaven more Hel. I will stand for't a little, though therewill,
[down, fore I die a virgin. That thee may furnish, and my prayers pluck Par. There's little can be said in't; 'tis against Fall on thy head! Farewell.-My lord, the rule of nature. To speak on the part of vir"Tis an unseason'd courtier; good my lord, ginity, is to accuse your mothers; which is most Adsise him.
infallible disobedience. He that hangs himself Laf.
He cannot want the best isa virgin : virginity murders itself; and should That shall attend his love.
be buried in highways, out of all sanctified limit, Count. Heaven bless him !-Farewell, Ber- as a desperate offendress against nature. Virgitram.
[Erit Countess. nity breeds mites, much like a cheese; consumes Ber. The best wishes, that can be forged in itself to the very paring, and so dies with feedyour thoughts (T) HELENA), be servants to you! ing his own stomach. Besides, virginity is Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, peevish, prond, idle, made of self-love, which and make much of her.
1 is the most inhibited sin in the canon. Keep it not: you cannot choose but lose by't: Out Hel. Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, witht; within ten years it will make itself ten, Which we ascribe to heaven: the fated sky which is a goodly increase, and the principal Gives us free scope; only, doth backward jonli itself not much the worse : Away with't. Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull.
Hel. How might one do, sir, to lose it to her What power is it which mounts my love soligh; own liking?
That makes me see, and cannot feed mine eve? Par. Let me see: Marry, ill, to like him that The mightiest space in fortune nature brings ne'er it likes. 'Tis a commodity will lose the To join like likes, and kiss like natire things. gloss with lying; the longer kept, the less worth: Impossible be strange attempts, to those off with't, while 'tis vendible: answer the time That weigh their prins in sense; and do suppose, of request. Virginity, like an old courtier, wears What hati been cannot be: Who crer strove her cap out of fashion; richly suited, but un- To show her merit, that did miss her love? suitable : just like the brooch and toothpick, The king's disease--my project may deceive me, which wear not now: Your date is better in But iny intents are fix'd, and will not leave me. your pie and your porridge, than in your cheek :
[Lxit. And your virginity, your old virginity, is like SCENEII. Paris. A Room in the King's Palace. one of our French wither'd pears; it looks ill, it eats dryly; marry, 'tis a witherd pear; it Flourish of Cornets. Enter the King of France, was formerly better; marry, yet, 'tis a wither'd
with Letters ; Lords and others attending. pear; Will you any thing with it?
K'ing. The Florentine and Sepoys are by the Hel. Not my virginity yet.
cars; There shall your master have a thousand loves, Have fought with cqual fortune, and continue A mother, a mistress, and a friend,
A braving war. A phonix, captain, and an enemy,
1 Lord. So, 'tis reported, sir. A guide, a goddess, and a sovereign,
King. Nay, 'tis most credibile; we here receive A counsellor, a traitress, and a dear;
A certainty, vouch'd from our cousin Austria, llis humble ambition, proud humility,
With caution, that the Florentine will move us llis jarring concord, and his discord dulcet, For speedy aid; wherein our dearest friend His faith, his sweet disaster: with a world Prejudicates the business, and would seem Of pretty, fond, ado christendoms,
To have us make denial. That blinking Cupid gossips. Now shall he
Ilis love and wisdom, i know not what he shall;-God send him Approv'd so to your majesty, may plead well!
For amplest credence. The court's a learning-place:-and he isone- King.
lle hath arm'd onr answer, Air. What one, i'faith?
And Florence is denied before he comes : Hd. That I wish well.—'Tis pity
Yet, for our gentlemen, that mean to see Par. What's pity ?
The Tuscan service, freely have they leare Hlel. That wishing well lind not a body in't,
To stand on either part. Which mnight be felt; that we, the poorer born,
It may well serve Whose baser stars do shut us up in wishes, A nursery to our gentry, who are sick Night with effects of them follow our friends, For breathing and exploit. And show what we alone must think; which King.
What's he comes here? Returns us thanks.
(never Enter BERTRAM, LAPEU, anal PAROLLES. Enter a Page.
1 Lord. It is the count Rousillon, my good lord, Page. Monsieur Parolles, my lord calls for Young Bertram. you.
Erit Page. King. Youth, thou bear st thy father's face ; Par. Little Helen, farewell; if I can remem- Frank nature, rather curious than in haste, ber thee, I will think of thee at court.
Hath well compos'd thee. Thy father's moral Mel. Monsieur Parolles, you were born under parts a charitable star.
May'st thon inherit too! Welcome to Paris. Puer. Under Mars, I.
Ber. My thanks and duty are your majesty's. Hel. I especially think, under Mars.
King. I would I had that corporal soundness Par. Why under Mars?
now, Hl. The wars have so kept you under, that As when thy father, and myself in friendship you must needs be born under Mars.
Fast tried our soldiership! He did look far Par. When he was predominant.
Into the service of the time, and was
But on us both did baggish nge steal on,
(fight. To talk of your good father: 1:1 his youth llel. So is running away, when fear proposes He hai the wit, which I can well observe the safety; But the composition, that your va- To-day in our yonng lords; but they may jest, lour and fear makes in you, is a virtue of a Till their own scorn return to them unnoted, good wing, and I like the wear well.
Ere they can hide their levity in honour. Pur. I and so full of business, I cannot an. So like a courtier, contempt nor bitterness swer thec acutely: I will return perfect couir- Were in his pride or sharpness: if they were, tier; in the which, my instruction shall serve His equal had awaked them; and bis honour, to naturalize thee, so thou wilt be capable of a Clock to itself, knew the true minute when courtier's counsel, and understand what advice Exception bid him speak, and, at this time, shall thrust upon thee; else thou diest in thine His tongue obey'd his hand, who were belos unthankfulness, and thine ignorance makes thee lleus'd as creatures of another place; (him away: farewell. When thou hast leisure, say And bow'd his eninent top to their low ranks, thy prayers; when thou hast none, remember Making thein proud of his humility, tly friends: get thee a good husband, and lise In their poor praise he humbled : Such a man him as he uses thec: so farewell. [Erit. Might be a copy to these younger times;