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His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother,
Duke Sen. Welcome, young man :
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 :
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
[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.
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.
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THE VARIOUS COMMENTATORS,
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