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To show the letter that I writ to you.

Ros. I care not, if I have: it is my study,
To seem despiteful and ungentle to you:
You are there followed by a faithful shepherd;
Look upon him, love him; he worships you.

Phe. Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to love.

Sil. It is to be all made of fighs and tears ;-
And so am I for Phebe.

Phe. And I for Ganymede.
Orl. And I for Rosalind.
Ros. And I for no woman.

Sil. It is to be all made of faith and service ;-
And so am I for Phebe.

Phe. And I for Ganymede.
Orl. And I for Rosalind.
Ros. And I for no woman.

Sil. It is to be all made of fantasy,
All made of passion, and all made of wishes ;
All adoration, duty and observance,
All humbleness, all patience, and impatience,
All purity, all trial, all observance ;
And so am I for Phebe.

Phe. And so am I for Ganymede.
Orl. And so am I for Rosalind.
Ros. And so am I for no woman.
Phe. If this be so, why blame you me to love you?

[To ROSALIND. Sil. If this be so, why blame you me to love you ?

[To Phebe. Orl. If this be so, why blame you me to love you ? Ros. Who do you speak to, why blame you me to love


Orl. To her, that is not here, nor doth not hear.

Ros. Pray you, no more of this ; 'tis like the howling of Irish wolves against the moon.--I will help you, [To Silvius] if I can : I would love you, [To Phabe] if I could.—To-morrow meet me all together.--I will marry you, [To PHEBE] if ever I marry woman, and I'll be married to-morrow :-I will satisfy you, [To ORLANDO] if ever I satisfy'd man, and you shall be married to-morrow:- I will content you, [To Silvius] if what pleases you contents you, and


shall be married to-morrow. -As

you [To ORLANDO] love Rosalind, meet ;-as you [To Silvius] love Phebe, meet ;--And as I love no woman, I'll meet.-So, fare you well; I have left you commands.

Sil. I'll not fail, if I live.
Phe. Nor I.
Ori. Nor I.


SCENE III. The fame. Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY. Touch, To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey ; to-morrow will we be married.

Aud. I do desire it with all my heart : and I hope it is no dishonest desire, to desire to be a woman of the world. Here come two of the banish'd duke's pages.

Enter two PAGES. 1 Page. Well met, honest gentleman, Touch. By mytroth, well met: Come, fit, fit, and a song. 2 Page. We are for you: fit i'the middle.

1 PAGE. Shall we clap into't roundly, without hawking, or spitting, or saying we are hoarse ; which are the only prologues to a bad voice?

2 PAGE. I'faith, i'faith; and both in a tune, like two gypsies on a horse.


It was a lover and bis lafs,

With a bey, and a ho, and a bey nonino,
That o'er the green corn-field did pass,

In the spring time, the only pretty rank time,
When birds do fing, bey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

Between the acres of the rye,

With a hey, and a bo, and a bey nonino,
These pretty country folks would lie,
In the spring time, &c.

This carol they began that hour,

With a hey, and a bo, and a bey nonino,
How that a life was but a flower
In spring time, &c.

And therefore take the present time,

With a hey, and a bo, and a bey nonino ;
For love is crowned with the prime

In spring time, &c. Touch. Truly, young gentlemen, though there was no great matter in the ditty, yet the note was very untuneable.

1 PAGE. You are deceiv'd, fir; we kept time, we lost not our time.

Touch. By my troth, yes; I count it but time loft to hear such a foolish song. God be with you; and God mend your voices ! Come, Audrey.


SCENE IV. Another part of the Forest.


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

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

Enter ROSALIND, SILVIUS, 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?

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

[To ORLANDO. Orl. That would I, were I of all kingdoms king. Ros. You say, you'll marry me, if I be willing.

[To Phele. 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 ?

Phe. So is the bargain.
Ros. You say, that you'll have Phebe, if she will ?

[To Silvius, Sıl. Though to have her and death were both one thing.

Ros. I have promis'd 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, Phebe, that you'll marry me ; Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd :Keep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry her, If she refuse me:--and from hence I go, To make these doubts all even.

[Exeunt ROSALIND and Celna, DUKE S. I do remember in this shepherd-boy

Some lively touches of my daughter's favour.

Orl. My lord, the first time that I ever saw him,
Methought he was a brother to your daughter :
But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born;
And hath been tutor'd in the rudiments

many desperate studies by his uncle, Whom he reports to be a great magician, Obscured in the circle of this forest.

Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY. Jan. There is, sure, another flood toward, and these couples are coming to the ark! Here comes a pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues are call's fools.

Touch. Salutation and greeting to you all!

JA2. Good my lord, bid him welcome : This is the motely-ininded gentleman, that I have so often met in the forest: he hath been a courtier, he swears.

Touch. 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?

Touch. ’Faith, we met, and found the quarrel was upon the seventh cause.

JAQ. How seventh cause?--Good my lord, like this fellow. DUKE S. I like him

well. Touch. God'ild you, fir; I desire you of the like. I prefs in here, sir, amongst the rest of the country copulatives, to swear, and to forswear; according as marriage binds, and blood breaks :-A poor virgin, sir, an ill-favour'd thing, sir, but mine own; a poor humour of mine, sir, to take that that no man elle will : Rich hon


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