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As, how I came into that desert place,


We'll lead you thither.In brief, he led me to the gentle duke,

I pray you, will you take him by the arm ? Who gave me fresh array, and entertainment,

Oli. Be of good cheer, youth.--You a man? You lack Committing me unto my brother's love:

A man's heart. Who led me instantly unto his cave,

Ros. I do so, I confess it. Ah, sirrah! a body would There stripp'd himself; and here, upon his arm, think this was well counterfeited.

I pray you, tell The lioness had torn some flesh away,

your brother how well I counterfeited.-Heigh ho ! Which all this while had bled ; and now he fainted, Oli. This was not counterfeit: there is too great And cried in fainting upon Rosalind.

testimony in your complexion, that it was a passion of Brief, I recover'd him, bound up his wound;

earnest. And, after some small space, being strong at heart, Ros. Counterfeit, I assure you. He sent me hither, stranger as I am,

Oli. Well then, take a good heart, and counterfeit To tell this story, that you might excuse

to be a man. His broken promise; and to give this napkin,

Ros. So I do; but, i' faith, I should have been a Dyed in his blood, unto the shepherd youth

woman by right. That he in sport doth call his Rosalind,

Cel. Come; you look paler and paler : pray you, Cel. Why, how now, Ganymede ? sweet Ganymede ? draw homewards,—Good sir, go with us.

(ROSALIND swoons. Oli. That will I, for I must bear answer back, Oli. Many will swoon when they do look on blood. . How you excuse my brother, Rosalind. Cel. There is more in it. Cousin !-Ganymede ! Ros. I shall devise, something. But, I pray you, Oli. Look, he recovers.

(Raising her.? commend my counterfeiting to him.-Will you go? Ros. I would I were at home.




Touch. Then learn this of me. To have, is to have ; SCENE I.--The Forest of Arden.

for it is a figure in rhetoric, that drink, being poured Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY.

out of a cup into a glass, by filling the one doth empty Touch. We shall find a time, Audrey: patience, the other; for all your writers do consent, that ipse is gentle Audrey.

he: now, you are not ipse, for I am he. Aud. "Faith, the priest was good enough, for all the Will. Which he, sir? old gentleman's saying.

Touch. He, sir, that must marry this woman. ThereTouch. A most wicked sir Oliver, Audrey; a most fore, you clown, abandon,—which is in the vulgar, vile Mar-text. But, Audrey; there is a youth here in leave, the society,-—which in the boorish is, company, the forest lays claim to you.

-of this female,—which in the common is, woman; Aud. Ay, I know who 't is; he hath no interest in which together is, abandon the society of this female, me in the world. Here comes the man you mean. or, clown thou perishest; or, to thy better understandEnter WILLIAM.

ing, diest; or, to wit, I kill thee, make thee away, Touch. It is meat and drink to me to see a clown. translate thy life into death, thy liberty into bondage. By my troth, we that have good wits have much to I will deal in poison with thee, or in bastinado, or in answer for: we shall be flouting; we cannot hold. steel : I will bàndy with thee in faction; I will o'erWill. Good even, Audrey,

run thee with policy; I will kill thee a hundred and Aud. God ye good even, William.

fifty ways: therefore tremble, and depart. Will. And good even to you, sir.

Aud. Do, good William. Touch. Good even, gentle friend. Cover thy head, Will. God rest you merry, sir.

[Exit. cover thy head: nay, pr’ythee, be covered. How old

Enter Corin. are you, friend?

Cor. Our master and mistress seek you: come, away, Will. Five and twenty, sir. Touch. A ripe age. Is thy name William ?

Touch. Trip, Audrey; trip, Audrey.-I attend, I Will. William, sir.


[Exeunt. Touch. A fair name. Wast born i' the forest here?

SCENE II.---The Same.
Will. Ay, sir, I thank God.
Touch. Thank God ;-a good answer. Art rich ?

Will. ?Faith, sir, so, so.

Orl. Is 't possible, that on so little acquaintance you Touch. So, so, is good, very good, very excellent should like her ? that, but seeing, you should love her ; good ;--and yet it is not; it is but so so. Art thou wise ? and, loving, woo; and, wooing, she should grant ? and Will. Ay, sir, I have a pretty wit.


you persever to enjoy her ? Touch. Why, thou say'st well. I do now remember Oli. Neither call the giddiness of it in question, the a saying; “The fool doth think he is wise, but the poverty of her, the small acquaintance, my sudden woo. wise man knows himself to be a fool.” The heathen ing, nor her sudden consenting; but say with me, I philosopher, when he had a desire to eat a grape, would love Aliena; say with her, that she loves me; consent open his lips when he put it into his mouth, meaning with both, that we may enjoy each other : it shall be thereby, that grapes were made to eat, and lips to open to your good; for my father's house, and all the revenue You do love this maid ?

that was old sir Rowland's, will l estate upon you, and Will. I do, sir.

here live and die a shepherd. Touch. Give me your hand. Art thou learned ? Orl. You have my consent. Will. No, sir.

Let your wedding be to-morrow: thither will I


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Invite the duke, and all's contented followers.

Sil. It is to be all made of sighs and tears;

And so am I for Phebe.
Go you, and prepare Aliena; for, look you,

Phe. And I for Ganymede. Here comes my Rosalind.

Orl. And I for Rosalind. Ros, God save you, brother.

Ros. And I for no woman. Oli. And you, fair sister.

Exit. Sil. It is to be all made of faith and service; Ros. O! my dear Orlando, how it grieves me to see And so am I for Phebe. thee wear thy heart in a scarf.

Phe. And I for Ganymede. Orl. It is my arm.

Orl. And I for Rosalind. Ros. I thought thy heart had been wounded with Ros. And I for no woman. the claws of a lion.

Sil. It is to be all made of fantasy,
Orl. Wounded it is, but with the eyes of a lady. All made of passion, and all made of wishes;

Ros. Did your brother tell you how I counterfeited All adoration, duty, and obedience?;
to swoon, when he showed me your handkerchief ? All humbleness, all patience, and impatience;
Orl. Ay, and greater wonders than that.

All purity, all trial, all observance; Ros. 0! I know where you are.-Nay, 't is true: And so am I for Phebe. there was never any thing so sudden, but the fight of Phe. And so am I for Ganymede. two rams, and Cæsar's thrasonical brag of_“I came,

Orl. And so am I for Rosalind. saw,

and overcame :' for your brother and my sister Ros. And so am I for no woman. no sooner met, but they looked; no sooner looked, but Phe. If this be so, why blame you me to love you ? they loved; no sooner loved, but they sighed; no

[To ROSALIND. sooner sighed, but they asked one another the reason; Sil. If this be so, why blame you me to love you ? no sooner knew the reason, but they sought the re

[To PHEBE. medy: and in these degrees have they made a pair of Orl. If this be so, why blame you me to love you ? stairs to marriage, which they will climb incontinent, Ros. Who do you speak to, "why blame you me or else be incontinent before marriage. They are in to love you ? " the very wrath of love, and they will together : clubs Orl. To her, that is not here, nor doth not hear. cannot part them.

Ros. Pray you, no more of this : 't is like the howlOrl. They shall be married to-morrow, and I will ing of Irish wolves against the moon. I will help you, bid the duke to the nuptial. But, O! how bitter a [TO SILVIUS) if I can: thing it is to look into happiness through another man's if I could.-To-morrow meet me all together.--I will eyes! By so much the more shall I to-morrow be at marry you, [To PHEBE] if ever I'marry woman, and the height of heart-heaviness, by how much I shall I'll be married to-morrow :- I will satisfy you, [To think my brother happy in having what he wishes for. ORLANDO] if ever I satisfied man, and you shall be

Ros. Why then, to-morrow I cannot serve your turn married to-morrow :-I will content you, [TO SILVIUS] for Rosalind ?

if what pleases you contents you, and you shall be Orl. I can live no longer by thinking.

married to-morrow. As you [To ORLANDO] love RoRos. I will weary you, then, no longer with idle talk- salind, meet;-as you [To SILVIUS] love Phebe, meet ; ing. Know of me, then, (for now I speak to some pur- and as I love no woman, I'll meet.--So, fare you well; pose) that I know you are a gentleman of good con- I have left you commands. ceit. I speak not this, that you should bear a good Sil. I'll not fail, if I live. opinion of my knowledge, insomuch, I say, I know you Phe.

Nor I. are; neither do I labour for a greater esteem than may Orl.

Nor I. Exeunt. in some little measure draw a belief from you, to do

SCENE III.--The Same. yourself good, and not to grace me. Believe then, if you please, that I can do strange things. I have, since

Enter TOUCHSTONE and. AUDREY. I was three years old, conversed with a magician, most Touch. To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey: toprofound in his art, and yet not damnable. If you do morrow will we be married. love Rosalind so near the heart as your gesture cries it Aud. I do desire it with all my heart, and I hope out, when your brother marries Aliena, shall you marry it is no dishonest desire, to desire to be a woman of her. I know into what straits of fortune she is driven; the world.? and it is not impossible to me, if it appear not incon- Touch. Here come two of the banished duke's pages. venient to you, to set her before your eyes to-morrow,

Enter two Pages. human as she is, and without any danger.

1 Page. Well met, honest gentleman. Orl. Speak'st thou in sober meanings ?

Touch. By my troth, well met. Come, sit; sit, and Ros. By my life, I do ; which I tender dearly, a song. though I say I am a magician. Therefore, put you 2 Page. We are for you: sit i’ the middle. in your best array, bid your friends, for if you will be 1 Page. Shall we clap into ’t roundly, without hawkmarried to-morrow, you shall, and to Rosalind, if you ing, or spitting, or saying we are hoarse, which are will.

only the prologues to a bad voice ? Enter SILVIUS and PHEBE.

2 Page. I' faith, i' faith; and both in a tune, like two Look; here comes a lover of mine, and a lover of hers. gypsies on a horse.

Phe. Youth, you have done me much ungentleness, To show the letter that I writ to you.

It was a lover, and his lass, Ros. I care not, if I have; it is my study

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, To seem despiteful and ungentle to you.

That o'er the green corn-field did pass You are there follow'd by a faithful shepherd :

In the spring time, the only pretty ring time, Look upon him, love him; he worships you.

When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding; Phe. Good shepherd, tell this youth what 't is to love. Sweet lovers love the spring. 1 observance : in f. e. Malone also suggested the change.


2 To be married.

Between the acres of the rye,

very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,

fools. These pretty country folks would lie,

Touch. Salutation and greeting to you all.
In spring time, &c.

Jaq. Good my lord, bid him welcome. This is the This carol they began that hour,

motley-minded gentleman, that I have so often met in

the forest : he hath been a courtier, he swears. With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, How that our life was but a flower,

Touch. If any man doubt that, let him put me to my In spring time, &c.

purgation. I have trod a measure; I have flattered a

lady ; I have been politic with my friend, smooth with And therefore take the present time,

mine enemy; I have undone three tailors ; I have had With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, four quarrels, and like to have fought one. For love is crowned with the prime

Jag. And how was that ta’en up ?
In spring time, &c.

Touch. 'Faith, we met, and found the quarrel was Touch. Truly, young gentlemen, though there was upon the seventh cause. no great matter in the ditty, yet the note was very Jaq. How the seventh cause ?--Good my lord, like untimeable'.

this fellow. 1 Page. You are deceived, sir: we kept time; we Duke S. I like him very well. lost not our time.

Touch. God 'ild you, sir ; I desire you of the like. I Touch. By my troth, yes; I count it but time lost press in here, sir, among the rest of the country coputo hear such a foolish song. God be wi' you; and God latives, to swear, and to forswear, according as marmend your voices.-Come, Audrey.

[Exeunt. riage binds, and blood breaks.—A poor virgin, sir, an

ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own: a poor humour SCENE IV.-Another part of the Forest.

of mine, sir, to take that that no man else will. Rich Enter DUKE Senior, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO, honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor-house, as OLIVER, and CELIA.

your pearl in your foul oyster. Duke S. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the boy Duke S. By my faith, he is very swift and sentenCan do all this that he hath promised ?

tious. Orl. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do not, Touch. According to the fool's bolt, sir, and such As those that fear to? hope, and know they fear.

dulcet diseases. Enter ROSALIND, Silvius, and PHEBE.

Jaq. But, for the seventh cause; how did you find Ros. Patience, once more, whiles our compact is the quarrel on the seventh cause ? heard.

Touch. Upon a lie seven times removed.--Bear [To the Duke.] You say, if I bring in your Rosalind, your body more seeming, Audrey.--As thus, sir. I You will bestow her on Orlando here?

did dislike the cut of a certain courtier's beard : he Duke S. That would I, had I kingdoms to give with her. sent me word, if I said his beard was not cut well, he Ros. [To ORLANDO.] And you say, you will have was in the mind it was: this is called the her, when I bring her ?

courteous." If I sent him word again, it was not well Orl. That would I, were I of all kingdoms king. cut, he would send me word, he cut it to please himRos. [To PHEBE.) You say, you'll marry me, if I self: this is called the “quip modest." If again, it be willing?

was not well cut, he disabled my judgment: this is Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after. called the “reply churlish." If again, it was not well Ros. But if you do refuse to marry me,

cut, he would answer, I spake not true : this is called You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd ? the

reproof valiant. If again, it was not well cut, Phe. So is the bargain.

he would say, I lied : this is called the countercheck Ros. [TO SILVIUS. You say, that you'll have Phebe, quarrelsome" and so to the “ lie circumstantial,” and if she will ?

the "lie direct." Sil. Though to have her and death were both one Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard was not thing.

well cut ? Ros. I have promis'd to make all this matter even. Touch. I durst go no farther than the “lie circumKeep you your word, O duke ! to give your daughter; stantial,” nor he durst not give me the “lie direct ;) You yours, Orlando, to receive his daughter: and so we measured swords, and parted. Keep you your word, Phebe, that you'll marry me; Jaq. Can you nominate in order now the degrees of Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd :

the lie? Keep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry her, Touch. O sir, we quarrel in print, by the book, as If she refuse me :---and from hence I

you have books for good manners : I will name you To make these doubts all even--even so4.

the degrees. The first, the retort courteous; the [Exeunt ROSALIND and CELIA. second, the quip modest; the third, the reply churlish; Dulce S. I do remember in this shepherd-boy the fourth, the reproof valiant; the fifth, the counterSome lively touches of my daughter's favour.

check quarrelsome; the sixth, the lie with circumOrl. My lord, the first time that I ever saw him, stance ; the seventh, the lie direct. All these you may Methought he was a brother to your daughter: avoid, but the lie direct; and you may avoid that too, But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born,

with an if. I knew when seven justices could not And hath been tutord in the rudiments

take up a quarrel ; but when the parties were met Of many desperate studies by his uncle,

themselves, one of them thought but of an if, as If you Whom he reports to be a great magician,

said so, then I said so; and they shook hands and swore Obscured in the circle of this forest.

brothers. Your if is the only peace-maker; much Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY.

virtue in if. Jaq. There is, sure, another flood toward, and these Jaq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord ? he's as couples are coming to the ark. Here comes a pair of good at any thing, and yet a fool.



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