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There you shall find, three of your argosies
Are richly come to harbour suddenly :
You shall not know by what strange accident
I chanced on this letter.

Ant.

I am dumb.

Bass. Were you the doctor, and I knew you not?
Gra. Were you the clerk that is to make me cuckold?
Ner. Ay, but the clerk that never means to do it,
Unless he live until he be a man.

Bass. Sweet doctor, you shall be my bedfellow :
When I am absent, then, lie with my wife.

Ant. Sweet lady, you have given me life and living; For here I read for certain that my ships

Are safely come to road.

Por.
How now, Lorenzo !
My clerk hath some good comforts, too, for you.
Ner. Ay, and I'll give them him without a fee.—
There do I give to you and Jessica,
From the rich Jew, a special deed of gift,
After his death, of all he dies possess'd of.

Lor. Fair ladies, you drop manna in the way
Of starved people.

Por.
It is almost morning,
And yet I am sure you are not satisfied
Of these events at full. Let us go in ;
And charge us there upon inter'gatories,
And we will answer all things faithfully.

Gra. Let it be so: the first inter'gatory
That my Nerissa shall be sworn on, is,
Whether till the next night she had rather stay,
Or go to bed now, being two hours to day:
But were the day come, I should wish it dark,
That I were couching with the doctor's clerk.
Well, while I live, I'll fear no other thing
So sore, as keeping safe Nerissa's ring.

[Exeunt.

AS YOU LIKE IT.

DRAMATIS PERSONE.

DUKE, Senior, living in exile.

FREDERICK, his Brother, usurper of his dominions.

AMIENS, Lords, attending upon the exiled DUKE.

JAQUES,

LE BEAU, a Courtier, attending upon FREDERICK,
CHARLES, a Wrestler.

OLIVER,

JAQUES,

ORLANDO,

ADAM,

DENNIS,

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Sons of Sir Rowland de Bois.

Servants to OLIVER.

TOUCHSTONE, a Clown.

Sir OLIVER MAR-TEXT, a Vicar.

Shepherds.

CORIN,

SILVIUS,

WILLIAM, a Country Fellow, in love with AUDREY.
A person representing Hymen.

ROSALIND, daughter to the exiled DUKE.

CELIA, daughter to FREDERICK.

PHEBE, a Shepherdess.

AUDREY, a Country Wench.

Lords, Pages, Foresters, and Attendants.

SCENE,-First, near OLIVER's House; afterwards, in the Usurper's Court, and in the Forest of ARDEN.

AS YOU LIKE IT.

ACT I.

SCENE I.-An Orchard near OLIVER'S House.

Enter ORLANDO and ADAM.

Orl. As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion,-bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns, and, as thou say'st, charged my brother, on his blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaks goldenly of his profit: for my part, he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak more properly, stays me here at home unkept; for call you that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horses are bred better; for, besides that they are fair with their feeding, they are taught their manage, and to that end riders dearly hired: but I, his brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the which his animals on his dunghills are as much bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that he so plentifully gives me, the something that nature gave me, his countenance seems to take from me he lets me feed with his hinds, bars me the place of a brother, and, as much as in him lies, mines my gentility with my education. This is it, Adam, that grieves me; and the spirit of my father, which I think is within me, begins to mutiny against this servitude: I will no longer endure it, though yet I know no wise remedy how to avoid it.

Adam. Yonder comes my master, your brother.

Orl. Go apart, Adam, and thou shalt hear how he will shake me up.

Enter OLIVER.

Oli. Now, Sir! what make you here?

Orl. Nothing: I am not taught to make any thing.

Oli. What mar you then, Sir?

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