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nesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor house ; as your pearl, in your foul oyster.

Duke S. By my faith, he is very swift and sententious.

Touch. According to the fool's bolt, sir, and such dulcet diseases. JAQ. But, for the seventh cause ; how did you

find the quarrel on the seventh cause?

Touch. Upon a lie feven times removed ;_Bear your body more seeming, Audrey :-as thus, fir. I did diflike 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 called 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 called the Quip modest. If again, it was not well cut, he disabled my judgment : This is call'd 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 lie : This is called the Countercheck quarrelsome: and so to the Lie circumstantial, and the Lie direct.

JAQ. And how oft did you say, his beard was not well

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Touch. I durst go no further than the Lie circumstantial, nor he durst not give me the Lie direct ; and so we measured swords, and parted.

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

Touch. 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 modest; the third, the Reply churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck quar


relsome; the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the sea venth, the Lie direct. All these you may avoid, but the Lie direct; and you may avoid that too, with an If. I knew when feven 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 peace-maker; much virtue in If.

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

Duke S. He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that, he shoots his wit. Enter Hrmen, leading Rosalind in woman's clothes;

and CELIA.

Still Musick.
Hrm. Then is there mirtb in beaven,
When earthly things made even

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

rea, brought her bither ;
That thou might/t join ber hand with bis,

Whose heart within her bosom is.
Ros. To you
you I give myself, for I am yours.

[To Duke S. To you I give myself, for I am yours. [To Orlando

Duke S. If there be truth in fight, you are my daughter.
ORL. If there be truth in fight, you are my Rosalind.

Phe. If fight and shape be true,
Why then,-my love adieu!
Ros. I'll have no father, if you be not he:-

[To Duke S. I'll have no husband, if you be not he:- [To ORLANDO.

Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she. [To PHEBE. Hrm. Peace, ho! I bar confusion :

'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;

[To ORLANDO and ROSALIND. You and you are heart in heart :

[To Oliver and Celia.
You [To PHEBE) to his love must accord,
Or have a woman to your lord :-
You and you are sure together,

[To Touchstone and AUDREY.
As the winter to foul weather.
Whiles a wedlock hymn we sing,
Feed yourselves with questioning ;
That reason wonder may diminish,
How thus we met, and these things finish.

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 S. O my dear niece, 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. [To Silvius.

Enter JAQUES DE Bors. 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 restor'd to them again
That were with him exil'd : This to be true,
I do engage my life.

Duke S. Welcome, young man ;
Thou offer'st fairly to thy brothers' wedding:
To one, his lands with-held; and to the other,
A land itself at large, a potent dukedom.
First, in this forest, let us do those ends
That here were well begun, and well begot :
And after, every of this happy number,
That have endur'd shrewd days and nights with us,
Shall share the good of our returned fortune,
According to the measure of their states.
Meantime, forget this new-fall’n dignity,
And fall into our rustick revelry :-
Play, mufick ;—and you brides and bridegrooms all,
With measure heap'd in joy, to the measures fall.

JAQ. Sir, by your patience :-If I heard you rightly. The duke hath put on a religious life, And thrown into neglect the pompous court? JAQ. DE B. He hath.

JAQ: 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;

[T. DUKES. Your patience, and your virtue, well deserves it :-You [T. ORLANDO] to a love, that your true faith doth

merit:You[T.Oliver]to your land, and love, and great allies:You [To Silvius] to a long and well deserved bed ;And you [To Touchstone] to wrangling; for thy lov

ing voyage Is but for two months victuall'd :_So to your pleasures; 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, As we do trust they'll end, in true delights.

[A dance.


EPILOGUE. Ros. It is not the fashion to see the lady the epilogue : but it is no more unhandsome, than to see the lord the prologue. If it be true, that good wine needs no bush, 'tis true, that a good play needs no 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 furnish'd like a beggar, therefore to beg will not become me : my way is, to conjure you; and I'll begin 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

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