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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 Sen. Welcome, young man :
Thou offer'sț fairly to thy brother's 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 :

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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, musick ;-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,

410 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 ;

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

[To ORLANDO.

You

You to your land, and love, and great allies :

[TO OLIVER You to a long and well-deserved bed :

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

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[To the Clown. Is but for two months victual'd :-So to your plea.

sures ; I am for other than for dancing measures.

Duke Ser. 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 Sen. Proceed, proceed: we will begin these

rites, As we do trust they'll end, in true delights.

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E PILOGU E. Ros. It is not the fashion to see the lady the epi. logue: but it is no more unhandsome, than to see the lord the prologue. „If it be true, that good wine needs no busk, '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 can 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 pleases them; and I

charge charge you, O men! for the love you bear to women (as I perceive by your simpering, none of you hate them), that between you and the women, the play may please. If I were a woman, I would kiss 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'sy, bid me farewel.

449 [Exeunt omnes.

THE END.

B Y

SAM.JOHNSON & GEO.STEEVENS,

A N D

THE VARIOUS COMMENTATORS,

UPON

AS YOU LIKE IT,

WRITTEN BY

WILL. SHAKSPERE.

-SIC ITUR AD ASTRA.

VIRG,

LONDON:

Printed for, and under the Direflion of, John Bell, British-Library, STRAND, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the PRINCE of WALLS,

MDCC LXXXVII,

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