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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 very well.
Touch. God'ild you, fir; I desire you of the like. I press in here, fir, amongst the rest of the country copulatives, to swear, and to forswear; according as marriage binds, and blood breaks :-A poor virgin, fir, an ill-favour'd thing, fir, but mine own; a poor humour of mine, fir, to take that that no man else will : Rich honesty dwells like a miser, fir, in a poor house : as your pearl, in your foul oyster.
Duke S. By my faith, he is very swift and fententious.
Touch. According to the fool's bolt, fir, and such dulcet diseases.
Jaq. But, for the seventh cause; how did you find the quarrel on the seventh cause?
Touch. Upon a lie seven times removed ;-Bear your body more seeming, Audrey :-as thus, fir. I did dislike 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 modeft. If again, it was not well cut, he disabled my judgement: This is callid the Reply churlis. If again, it was not well cut, he would answer, I spake not true: This is callid the Reproof valiant. If again, it was not well cut, he would say, I lie : This is called the Countercheck quarrel. fome: and so to the Lie circumstantial, and the Lie direct.
Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard was not well cut?
Touch. I durst go no further than the Lie circumstantial, nor he durft 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 modeft; the third the Reply churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck quarrel. some; the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct. All these you may avoid, but the Lie direct; and you may avoid that too, with an If. I knew when seven 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 fo; 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 un. der the presentation of that, he shoots his wit.
Enter Hymen, leading ROSALIND in woman's clotbes; and
Hym. Then is there mirth in heaven,
Yea, brought her hither ;
Ros. To 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 sight, you are my daughter.
Phe. If light and shape be true,
[To DUKE S. I'll have no husband, if you be not he:
[TO ORLANDO. Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not the. [To PHEBE. Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion :
'Tis I must make conclusion
Of these most strange events :
If truth holds true contents.
[To ORLANDO and ROSALIND. You and you are heart in heart :
[To Oliver and CELIA.
[To Touchstone and AUDREY.
O blefed bond of board and bed!
High wedlock then be honoured:
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.
Enter JAQUES DE Bois.
Yaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word, or two; I am the second son of old fir 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 exíl'd: This to be true,
Welcome, young man ;
Jaq. Sir, by your patience :- If I heard you rightly,
Jaq.de B. He hath.
Jaq. To him will I: out of these convertites
[To Duke S.
merit : You [TO 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
loving voyage Is but for two months victuald :-So to your pleasures ; I am for other than for dancing measures.