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Should, in their own confines, with forked heads',
Indeed, my lord,
1 Lord. O! yes, into a thousand similes.
First, for his weeping into the needless stream 1o; "Poor deer," quoth he, "thou mak'st a testament As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more
To that which had too much." Then, being there alone, Left and abandon'd of his velvet friend;
""Tis right," quoth he; "thus misery doth part
with FORKED heads,] i. e. The "forked," or barbed "heads" of arrows. 10 First, for his weeping INTO the needless stream ;] "Into" is to be read in the time of one syllable. Malone and Steevens altered "into" to in, but the stag did not weep in, but "into" the "needless stream."
"Tis just the fashion: wherefore do you look
Duke S. And did you leave him in this contem-
2 Lord. We did, my lord, weeping and commenting Upon the sobbing deer.
Show me the place.
2 Lord. I'll bring you to him straight.
A Room in the Palace.
Enter Duke FREDERICK, Lords, and Attendants.
Duke F. Can it be possible that no man saw them? It cannot be some villains of my court Are of consent and sufferance in this.
1 Lord. I cannot hear of any that did see her.
2 Lord. My lord, the roynish clown'2, at whom so oft Your grace was wont to laugh, is also missing. Hesperia, the princess' gentlewoman,
Confesses that she secretly o'er-heard
11 The body of THE country, city, court,] The first folio omits "the," which is inserted in the second folio.
the ROYNISH clown,] Roynish, from rogneux, Fr. scurvy.
Your daughter and her cousin much commend
Duke F. Send to his brother: fetch that gallant
If he be absent, bring his brother to me,
I'll make him find him. Do this suddenly,
Before OLIVER'S House.
Enter ORLANDO and ADAM, meeting.
Orl. Who's there?
Adam. What! my young master?-O, my gentle master!
O, my sweet master! O, you memory
Of old sir Rowland! why, what make you here?
The bony priser3 of the humorous duke?
Your praise is come too swiftly home before you.
2 SO FOND to overcome] i. e. so foolish. See vol. ii. p. 37, note 5.
3 The BONY priser] In all the folios, "bony" is spelt bonny.
to SOME kind of men] Oldest copy, 66 seeme kind." Corrected in the second folio.
O, what a world is this, when what is comely
Orl. Why, what's the matter?
Your brother (no, no brother; yet the son-
He will have other means to cut you off:
Orl. Why, whither, Adam, would'st thou have me go?
Adam. No matter whither, so you come not here. Orl. What! would'st thou have me go and beg my
Or with a base and boisterous sword enforce
I rather will subject me to the malice
Of a diverted blood, and bloody brother.
Adam. But do not so. I have five hundred crowns, The thrifty hire I sav'd under your father, Which I did store, to be my foster-nurse When service should in my old limbs lie lame, And unregarded age in corners thrown. Take that; and He that doth the ravens feed, Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,
Why, what's the matter?] These words are made part of Adam's speech in the folio of 1623; but are properly assigned to Orlando in the folio of 1632. An error of a similar kind occurs in Orlando's next speech.
Be comfort to my age! Here is the gold:
Orl. O, good old man! how well in thee appears
Adam. Master, go on, and I will follow thee
At seventeen years many their fortunes seek;
Yet fortune cannot recompense me better,
• From SEVENTEEN years,] The old copies read, seventy. The correction was made by Rowe, and is warranted by what follows in the next line but one.