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Duke Sen. He uses his folly like a stalking horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit. Enter Hymen, Rosalind in woman's cloaths,

and Celia.

STILL MUSIC K. Hym. Then is there mirth in heav'n,

When earthly things made even

Arone together.
Good Duke, receive thy daughter,
Hymen from heaven brought her,

rea, brought her bither :
That thou might join her hand with his,
Whose heart within his bofom is.


Ros. To you I give my self; for I am yours.

[To the Duke. To you I give my felf; for I am yours. [Ta Orlando. Duke Sen. If there be truth in fight, you are my

daughter. Orla. If there be truth in fight, you are my Rosa

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

Rof. 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


not she, Hym. Peace, hoa! I bar confusion : 'Tis I must make conclusion

Of these moit 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 :


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Whiles a wedlock-hymn we fing,
Feed your selves with questioning :
That reason wonder

may diminish,
How thus we meet, and these things finish.

S O N., G.
Wedding is great Juno's Crown,

O bleffed 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,
Ev'n 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.

Enter Jaques de Boys.
Faq. 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

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 exild. This to be true,
I do engage my

Duke Sen. Welcome, young man :
Thou offer'ft fairly to thy brother's wedding ;
To one, his lands with-held ; and to the other,
A land it self at large, a potent Dukedom.
First, in this forest, let us do those ends


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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.
Mean time, forget this new-fali'n dignity,
And fall into our ruftick revelry :
Play, mufick; and you brides and bridegrooms all,
With measure heap'd in joy, to th' 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.

ag. 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, [To the Duke.
Your patience and your virtue well deserve it.
You to a love, that your true faith doth merit;

[ To Orla. You to your land, and love, and great allies ;

[ To Oli. You to a long and well deserved bed ;

[To Silv. And you to wrangling ; for thy loving voyage

[To the Cloun.
Is but for two months victuald: so to your pleasures :
I am for other than for dancing measures.
Duke Sen. Stay, Jaques, stay.

Jaq. To see no pastime, I: what you would have,
I'll stay to know at your abandon's Cave. [Exit.

Duke Sen. Proceed, proceed; we will begin these As, we do trust they'll end, in true delights.

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Rof. 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 gocd Plays P4


prove the better by the help of good Epilogues. What a case am I in then, that am neither a good Epilogue, nor can infinuate 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, Owomen, for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this Play as pleases you: and I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women, (as I perceive by your fimpring, none of you hate them) that between you and the women; the Play may please. If I were a woman, I would kifs as many of you as had. beards that pleas'd me, complexions that lik'd me, and breaths that I defy'd not: and, I am sure, as many as have good beards, or good faces, or sweet breaths, will for my kind 'offer, when I make curt'fie,

bid.me farewel.

[Exeunt omnes.


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