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Will. Ay, sir, I thank God.
Clo. Thank God!-a good answer : Art rich?
Will. ’Faith, sir, so, so.

Clo. So, so! 'Tis good, very good, very excellent
good :-and yet it is not; it is but so so. Art thou
wise?
Will. Ay, sir, I have a pretty wit.

29 Clo, Why, thou say'st well. I do now remember a saying; The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. The heathen philosopher, when he had a desire to eat a grape, would open his lips when he put it into his mouth ; meaning thereby, that grapes were made to eat, and lips to open. You do love this maid ?

Will. I do, sir.
Clo. Give me your hand: Art thou learned ?
Will. No, sir.

39 Clo. Then learn this of me; To have, is to have : For it is a figure in rhetorick, that drink, being poured out of a cup into a glass, by filling the one dotlı empty the other : For all your writers do consent, that ipse is he; now you are not ipse, for I am he,

Will. Which he, sir?

Clo. He, sir, that must marry this woman: Therefore, youi, clown, abandon,—which is in the vulgar, leave the society,—which in the boorish is, company--of this female,—which in the common is, woman,--which together is, abandon the society of this female ; or, clown, thou perishest; or, to thy better understanding; diest; or, to wit, I kill thee, Iiij

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or in bastinado, or in steel; I will bandy with thee in
faction; I will over-run thee with policy; I will kill
thee a hundred and fifty ways ; therefore tremble, and
depart.

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Aud. Do, good William.
Will. God rest you merry, sir.

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Cor. Our master and mistress seek you ; come, away, away.

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Orla. Is't possible, that on so little acquaintance Reg you

should like her? that, but seeing, you should love her? and, loving, woo? and, wooing, she should grant? And will you persevere to enjoy her ?

Oli. Neither call the giddiness of it in question, the poverty of her, the small acquaintance, my

sudden wooing, nor her sudden consenting; but say with me, I love Aliena; say with her, that she loves me ; consent with both, that we may enjoy each other: it shall be to your good; for my father's house, and all

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the revenue that was old Sir Rowland's, will I estate upon you, and here live and die a shepherd.

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Orla. You have my consent. Let your wedding be to-morrow : thither will I invite the duke, and all' his contented followers: Go you,

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you, here comes my Rosalind.
Ros. God save you, brother.
Oli. And you, fair sister.

Ros. Oh! my dear Orlando, how it grieves me to see thee wear thy heart in a scarf.

Orla. It is my arm.

Ros. I thought, thy heart had been wounded with the claws of a lion.

Orla. Wounded it is, but with the eyes of a lady.

Ros. Did your brother tell you how I counterfeited to swoon, when he shewed me your handkerchief? Orla. Ay, and greater wonders than that.

91 Ros. O, I know where you are :--Nay, 'tis true : there was never any thing so sudden, but the fight of two rams, and Cæsar's thirasonical brag of I came, saw, and overcame : For your brother and my sister no sooner met, but they look'd; no sooner look'd, but they lov'd; no sooner lov'd, but they sigh'd; no sooner sigh'd, but they ask'd one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason, but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage, which they will climb incontinent,

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Oli. Twice did he turn his back, and purpos’d so : But, kindness, nobler ever than revenge, And nature, stronger than his just occasion, Made him give battle to the lioness, Who quickly fell before him; in which hurtling From miserable slumber I awak'd. Cel. Are you his brother?

370 Ros. Was it you he rescu'd ? Cel. Was't you that did so oft contrive to kill him?

Oli. 'Twas I ; but 'tis not I: I do not shame
To tell you what I was, since my conversion
So sweetly tastes, being the thing I am.

Ros. But, for the bloody napkin ?

Oli. By and by. When from the first to last, betwixt us two, Tears our recountments had most kindly bath'd, As how I came into that desert place ;In brief, he led me to the gentle duke. Who gave me fresh array, and entertainment, Committing me unto my brother's love ; Who led me instantly unto his cave, There stripp'd himself, and here upon his arm The lioness had torn some flesh away, Which all this while had bled; and now he fainted, And cry'd, in fainting, upon Rosalind. Brief, I recover'd him; bound up his wound; And, after some sınall space, being strong at heart, He sent me hither, stranger as I am,

391 To tell this story, that you might excuse His broken promise, and to give this napkin,

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