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For I can no where find him like a man.
hence; Here was he merry, hearing of a song.
Duke Sen. If he, compact of jars, grow mufical, We shall have thortly difcord in the spheres : Go, seek him; tell him I would speak with him.
Enter JAQUES. i Lord. He saves my labour by his own approach. Duke Sen. Why, how now, Monsieur, what a
life is this, That your poor friends must woo your company? What! you look merrily.
Jaq. A fool, a fool; I met a fool i' th’ forest, A motley fool; a miserable world! As I do live by food, I met a fool, Who laid him down and basked him in the sun, And railed on Lady Fortune in good terms, In good fet terms, and yet a motley fuol. Good-morrow, fool, quoth I: No, Sir, quoth he, Call me not fool, 'till Heaven hath sent me fortune; And then he drew a dial from his poke, And looking on it with lack-luftre eye, Says, very wisely, it is ten a-clock: Thus may we see, quoth he, how the world wags: 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more 'twill be eleven; And fo from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, And then from hour to hour we rot and rot, And thereby hangs a tale. When I did hear The motley fool thus moral on the time, My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, That fools thould be fo deep contemplative; And I did laugh, fans intermission, An hour by luis dial. O noble fool, A worthy fool ! motley's the only wear.
Duke Sen. What fooi is this?
Jaq. O worthy fool! one that hath been a courtier,
Duke Sen. Thou shalt have one.
Jaq. It is my only suit;
(12) He whom a fonl doth very wisely hit,
Doth very foolishly, although he finart,
Seem Linfelers of the rob If not, &c.) Besides that the third verse is defe tive one whole foot in measure, the tenour of what Jaques continues to say, and the rcafoning of the passage news it is no less defective in the fenic There is no doubt but the two little monofyllables, which I have supplied, were either by accident wanting in the manuscript copy, or by inadvertence were left out at press.
Duke Sen. Fy on thee! I can tell what thou wouldit,
do. Faq. What, for a counter, would I do but good?
Duke Sen. Moit mischievous foul fin; in chiding For thou thyself haft been a libertinez [sin: As sensual as the brutith iting itself: And all the embolled sores and headed evils, That thou with licence of free foot hait caught, Wouldīt thou disgorge into the general world.
Jaq. Why, who cries out on pride,
Enter OPLANDO, with Sword drawn.
Duke Sen. Art thou thus boldened, man, by thy Or else a rude despiser of good manners, [distress? That in civility thou feemeit so empty?
Orla. You touched my vein at firit;, the thorny Of bare distress hath ta’en from me the shew (point Of smooth civility; yet am I ineland bred, And know some nurture : but forbears I say: He dies that touches any of this fruit, 'Till I and
affairs are answered.
} Be answered with reason, I must died Duke Sen. What would you have? your gentlc.
ness shall force,
Orla. I alınost die for food, and let me have it.;'
Orla. Then but forbear your food a little while,
While, like a doe, I go to find my fawn,
Duke Sen. Go find him out,
[Exit. Duke Sen. Thou seeft we are not all alone unhap'This wide and universal theatre
[py: Presents more woeful pageants, than the scene Wherein we play in.
Jaq. All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; 'They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His a&ts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms : And then the whining school-boy with his fatchel, And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school: and then the lover, .si. Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eye-brow: then a soldier, Full of grange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel; Seeking the bubble Reputation Even in the cannon's mouth: and then the justice In fair round belly, with good capon lined, With
eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, Full of wise laws (13) and modern instances,
(13) --and modern instances, } It is very observable that Shakespeare uses modern, exactly in the manner the Greeks used vauv's; which signifies sometimes in their writings, 101'us, recens;; and sometimes abfurdus.