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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.
Orla. Nor I.


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Clo. To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey ; tomorrow will we be married.

190 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 banisk'd duke's pages.

Enter two Pages.
1 Page. Well met, honest gentleman.
Clo. By my troth, well met: Come, sit, sit, and a

2 Page. We are for you: sit i' the middle.

1 Page. Shall we clap into't roundly, without hawk. ing, 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,

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It was a lover, and his lass,

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
That o'er the

green corn.

2-field did pass
In the spring time, the pretty rank time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding ;
Sweet lovers love the spring.


Between the acres of the rye,

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
These pretty country folks would lie,

In the spring time, &c.

The carol they began that hour,

With a hey, and a ho, and a key ronino,
How that life was but a flower

In the spring time, &c.

And therefore take the present time,

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

In the spring time, &c.


Clo. Truly, young gentlemen, though there was no great matter in the ditty, yet the note was very untuneable.

1 Page. You are deceiv'd, sir; we kept time, we lost not our time. Clo. By my troth, yes, I count it but time lost to


hear such a foolish song. God be with you; and God mend your voices.--Come, Audrey. [Excunt.


Another Part of the Forest. Enter Duke Senior, Amiens,

Jagves, ORLANDO, OLIVER, and Celia. Duke Sen. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the boy Can do all this that he hath promised ?

230 Orla. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do

not ;

You say,

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 ;

if I bring in your Rosalind, [To the Duke. You will bestow her on Orlando here? Duke Sen. That would I, had I kingdoms to give

with her. Ros. And you say, you will have her, when I bring her ?

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

[ To Phebe. Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after. 240

Ros. But, if you do refuse to marry me,
You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd?


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

[To SILVIUS. Sil. Though to have her and death were both one

thing. Ras. I have promis'd to make all this matter even. Keep you your word, O dukel to give your daugh

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 CELIA. Duke Sen. I do remember in this shepherd-boy Some lively touches of my daughter's favour.

Orla. 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 Of many desperate studies by his uncle,

260 Whom he reports to be a great magician, Obscured in the circle of this forest.

Enter Clown, and AUDREY. Faq. 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.



Clo. Salutation and greeting to you all!

Faq. Good my lord, bid him welcome : This is the motley-minded gentleman, that I have so often met in the forest : he hath been a courtier, he

271 Clo. 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.

Faq. And how was that ta’en up?

Clo. 'Faith, we met, and found the quarrel was upon the seventh cause.

Jaq. How seventh cause ?-Good my lord, like This fellow.

281 Duke Sen. I like him


well. Clo. God'ild you, sir ; I desire you of the like. I press 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-favoured thing, sir, but mine own; a poor humour of mine, sir, to take that that no man else will: Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor house; as your pearl, in your


oyster. 290 Duke Sen. By my faith, he is very swift and sententious.

Clo. 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?



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