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SCENE V. The same. pretty chop'd hands had milk'd: and I remember the wooing of a peascod instead of Enter AMIENS, JAQUES, and others. her ; from whom I took two cods, and,

SONG. giving her them again, said with weeping Ami. Under the greenwood tree, tears, Wear these for my sake. We, that

Who loves to lie with me, are true lovers, run into strange capers; but

And tune his merry note as all is mortal in nature, so is all nature in

Unto the sweet bird's throat, love mortal in folly.

Come hither, come hither, come hither; Ros. Thou speak’st wiser, than thou art

Here shall he see 'ware of.

No enemy, Touch. Nay, I shall ne'er be 'ware of mine

But winter and rough weather, own wit, till I break my shins against it. Ros. Jove ! Jove! this shepherd's passion

Jaq. More, more, I pr'ythee, more.

Ami. It willmake you melancholy, monsieur Is much upon my fashion.

Jaques. Touch. And mine ; but it grows something Jaq. I thank it. More, I prythee, more. stale with me.

[man, Cel. I pray you, one of you question yond weasel sncks eggs : More, I pr’ythee, more.

I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a If he for gold will give us any food ;

Ami. My voice is ragged I; know, I I faint almost to death.

cannot please you. Touch. Holla; you, clown !

Juq, I do not desire you to please me, I do Ros. Peace, fools

; he's not thy kinsman. desire you to sing : Come, more; another Cor. Who calls 3 Touch. Your betters, sir.

stanza; Call you them stanzas ?

Ami. What you will, monsieur Jaques. Cor. Else are they very wretched.

Jaq. Nay, I care not for their names; they Ros.

Peace, I say :Good even to you, friend.

owe me nothing: Will yoù sing?

Ami. More at your request, than to please Cor. And to you, gentle sir, and to you all. Ros. 1 proythee, shepherd, if that love,


Jag. Well then, if ever I thank any man, or gold,

I'll thank you : but that they call compliment, Can in this desert place buy entertainment,

is like the encounter of two dog-apes; and Bring us where we may rest ourselves, and when a man thanks me heartily, methinks, I feed :

(press’d, have given him a penny, and he renders me Here's a young maid with travel much op- the beggarly thanks. Come, sing; and you And faints for succour.

that will not, hold your tongues. Cor.

Fair sir, I pity her, And wish for her sake, more than for mine own, the while; the duke will drink under this

Ami. Well, I'll end the song.–Sirs, cover My fortunes were more able to relieve her :

tree:-he hath been all this day to look you. But I am shepherd to another man, And do not shear the fleeces that I graze;

Jaq. And I have been all this day to avoid

him. He is too disputable ş for my comMy master is of churlish disposition,

pany: I think of as many matters as he; And little recks † to find the way to heaven

but I give heaven thanks, and make no boast By doing deeds of hospitality :

of them. Come, warble, come. Besides, his cote, his flocks, and bounds of feed, Are now on sale, and at our sheepcote now,

SONG. By reason of his absence, there is nothing Who doth ambition shun,(All together here. That you

will feed on: but what is, come see, And loves to live i' the sun, And in my voice most welcome shall you be. Seeking the food he eats, Ros. What is he that shall buy his flock And pleased with what he gets, and pasture?

Come hither, come hither, come hither; Cor. That young swain that you saw here

Here shall he see
but erewhile,

No enemy,
That little cares for buying any thing. But winter and rough weather.

Ros. I pray thee, if it stand with honesty, Jaq. I'll give you a verse to this note, that Buy thou the cottage, pasture, and the flock, I made yesterday in despite of my invention. And thou shalt have to pay for it of us.

Ami. And I'll sing it. Cel. And we will mend thy wages : I like Jaq. Thus it goes : this place,

ff it do come to pass, And willingly could waste my time in it. That any man turn ass, Cor. Assuredly, the thing is to be sold :

Leaving his wealth and ease Co with me : if you like, upon report,

A stubborn will to please, The soil, the protit, and this kind of life,

Duc ad me, duc ad me, duc ad me ; I will your very faithful feeder be,

Here shalt ke see, And buy it with your gold right suddenly.

Gross fools as he,

[Ereunt. An if he will come to Amt. The instrument with which washers beat clothes. # Cares. Kagged and rugged

had formerly the same meaning. $ Disputatious.

Ami. What's that duc ad me ?

The motley fool thus moral on the time, Jaq. 'Tis a Greek invocation, to call fools My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, into a circle. I'll go sleep if I can ; if I That fools should be so deep-contemplative; cannot, I'll rail against all the first-born of And I did laugh, sans intermission, Egypt.

An bour by his dial.-O noble fool! Ami. And I'll go seek the duke ; his ban. A worthy fool! Motley's the only wear t. quet is prepared. [Exeunt severally. Duke s. What fool is this? (a courtier ; SCENE VI. The same.

Jaq. O worthy fool!-One that hath been

And says, if ladies be but young, and fair, Enter ORLANDO and ADAM.

They have the gift to know it:and in his brain,Adam. Dear master, I can go no further : Which is as dry as the remainder biscuit 0,1 die for food! Here lie I down, and mea- After a voyage,--he hath strange placescramm'd sure out my grave. Farewell, kind master. With observation, the which he vents

Orl. Why, how now, Adam! no greater In mangled forms:-0, that I were a fool ! heart in thee? Live a little; comfort a little ; 1 am ambitious for a motley coat. cheer thyself a little : If this unconth forest Duke S. Thou shalt have one. yield any thing savage, I will either be food Jaq.

It is my only suit; for it, or bring it for food to thee. Thy Provided, that you weed your better judgments conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For Of all opinion that grows rank in them, my sake, be comfortable ; hold death awhile That I am wise. I must have liberty at the arm's end : I will' here be with thee Withal, as large a charter as the wind, presently; and if I bring thee not something to To blow on whom I please ; for so fools have: eat, I'll give thee leave to die : but if thou And they that are most galled with my folly, diest before I come, thou art a mocker of my They most must laugh : And why, sir, must labour. Well said ! thou look'st cheerly :

they so? and I'll be with thee quickly. Yet thou liest The why is plain as way to parish church : in the bleak air : Come, I will bear thee to He, that a fool doth very wisely hit, some shelter; and thou shalt not die for lack Doth very foolishly, although he smart, up a dinner, if there live any thing in this Not to seem senseless of the bob : if not, desert. Cheerly, good Adam! (Exeunt: The wise man's folly is anatomized SCENE VII. The same.

Even by the squand'ring glances of the fool.

Invest me in my motley i give me leave A table set out. Enter Duke senior, To speak my mind, and I will through and AMIENS, Lords, and others.

through Duke S. I think he be transform'd into a Cleanse the foul body of the infected world, For I can no where find him like a man. (beast; If they will patiently receive my medicine. I Lord. My lord, he is but even now gone

Duke S. Fie on thee! I can tell what thou hence;

wouldst do.

[good ? Here was he merry, hearing of a song. [sical, Jaq. What, for a counter, would I do, but Duke S. If he, compact of jars *, grow mu

Duke S. Most mischievous foul sin, in chid.. We shall have shortly discord in the spheres : For thou thyself hast been a libertine, [ing sin : Go, seek him; tell him, I would speak with him. As sensual as the brutish sting itself; Enter JAQUES.

And all the embossed sores, and headed evils, I Lord. He saves my labour by his own That thou with license of free foot hast caught, approach.

[a life is this, Wouldst thou disgorge into the general world. Duke S. Why, how now, monsieur! what Jaq. Why, who cries out on pride, That your poor friends must woo your coin- That can therein tax any private party? What! you look merrily.

(pany? Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea, Jaq. À fool, a fool! -I met a fool'i' the Till that the very very means do ebb? A motley foot; -a miserable world !--[forest, What woman in the city do I name, As I do live by food, I met a fool;

When that I say, The city-woman bears Who laid him down and bask'd him in the sun, The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders ? And rail'd on lady Fortune in good terms, Who can come in, and say, that I mean her, In good set terms, -and yet a motley fool. When such a one as she, such is her neighbours Good-morrow, fool, quoth I: No, sir, quoth he, Or what is be of basest function, Call me not fool, till heaven hath sent me That says, his bravery I is not on my cost, fortune :

(Thinking that I mean him,) but therein suits And then he drew a dial from his poke; His folly to the mettle of my speech? And looking on it with lack-lustre eye, There then; How, what then? Let me see Says, very wisely, It is ten o'clock : [wags : wherein

(right, Thus may we see, quoth he, how the world My tongue hath wrong'd him : if it do him 'Tis but an hour ago, since it was nine ; Then he hath wrong'd himself; if he be free, And after an hour more, 'twill be eleven; Why then, my taxing, like a wild goose flies, And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, Unclaim'd of any man.-But who comes here And then, from hour to hour, we rot, and rot, Enter ORLANDO, with his sword drawn. And thereby hangs a tale. When I did hear Orl. Forbear, and eat no more. • Made up of discords. + The fool was anciently dressed in a party-coloured coat. * Finery

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Why, I have eat none yet. And shining morning face, creeping like snail Ori. Nor shalt not, till necessity be served. Unwillingly to school : And then, the lover; Jaq. Of what kind should this cock come of? Sighing like furnace, with a woful ballad Drike S. Art thou thus bolden'd, man, by thy Made to his mistress' eye-brow : Then, a soldier; distress;

Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Or else a rude despiser of good manners, Jealous in honour,suddent and quick in quarrel, That in civility thou seem'st so empty? (point Seeking the bubble reputation ( justice; · Orl. You touch'd my vein at first; the thorny Even in the cannon's mouth : And then, the Of bare distress hath ta’en from me the show In fair round belly, with good capon lined, Of smooth civility: yet am I inland bred", With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, And know some nurturet: But forbear, I say; Full of wise saws and moderný instances, He dies, that touches any of this fruit, And so he plays his part: The sixth age shifts Till I and my affairs are answered. (reason, Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon ;

Jaq. An you will not be answered with With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side; I must die.

(tleness shall force, His youthful hose well saved, a world 100 wide Duke S. What would you have? Your gen- For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice, More than your force move us to gentleness. Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

Orl. I almost die for food, and let me have it. And whistles in his sound : Last scene of all, Duke S. Sit down and feed, and welcome That ends this strange eventful history, to our table.

(pray you :/ Is second childishness, and mere oblivion ; Orl. Speak you so gently? Pardon me, I Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans every I thought, that all things had been savage here; thing. And therefore put I on the countenance,

Re-enter ORLANDO, with Adam. Of stern commandment: But whate'er you are,

Duke S. Welcome : Set down your veneThat in this desert inaccessible,

And let bim feed.

[rable burden, Under the shade of melancholy boughs,

Orl. I thank yon most for him. Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time; Adam. So had you need ; If ever you have look'd on better days, I scarce can speak to thank you for myself. [you If ever been where bells have knoll'd to church; Duke S. Welcome, fall to:I will not trouble If ever sat at any good man's feast;

As yet, to question you about your fortunes: If ever from your eye-lids wiped a tear, Give us some usic; and, good cousin, sing. And know what 'tis to pity, and be pitied ;

AMIENS sings. Let gentleness my strong enforcement be:

SONG. In the which hope, I blush, and hide my sword.

I. Duke S. True is it that we have seen bet. Blow, blow, thou winter wind, ter days;

Thou art not so unkind | And have with holy bell been knoll'd to church;

As man's ingratitude i And satat good men’sfeasts; and wiped oureyes Thy tooth is not so keen, Of drops that sacred pity hath engender'd :

Because thou art not seen, And therefore sit you down in gentleness,

Although thy breath be rude. And take upon command what help we have, Heigh, ho! sing, heigh, ho! unto the green That to your wanting may be ministred.

holly :

[mere folly: Orl. Then,but forbear your food a little while, Most friendship is feigning, most loving Whiles, like a doe, I go to find my fawn,

Then, heigh, ho, the holly! And give it food. There is an old poor man,

This life is most jolly.
Who after me hath many a weary step

Limp'd in pure love; till he be first sufficed, Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
Oppress'd with two weak evils, age and hun- That dost not bite so nigh
I will not touch a bit.

(ger, As benefits forgot :
Duke s.
Go find him out,

Though thou the waters warp, And we will nothing waste till you return.

Thy sting is not so sharp Orl. I thank ye; and be bless'd for your As friend remember'd I not. good comfort !

[Erit. Heigh, ho! sing, heigh, ho! &c. Duke S. Thou seest, we are not all alone Duke S. If that you were the good sir This wide and universal theatre [unhappy:

Rowland's son,-
Presents more woful pageants than the scene As you bave whisper'd faithfully, you were;
Wherein we play in.

And as mine eye doth his effigies witness

All the world's a stage, Most truly limn'd, and living in your face, And all the men and women merely players : Betruly welcome hither: I am the duke, (tune, They have their exits and their entrances ; That loved your father: The residue of your for, And one man in his time plays many parts, Go to my cave and tell me.-Good old man, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Thou art right welcome as thy master is : Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms; Support him by the arm.-Give me your hand, And then, the whining school-boy, with his And let me all your fortunes understand. satchel,

(Exeunt, • Well brought up.

+ Good manners. | Violent. Trite, common.


ACT III. . SCENE I. A Room in the Palace. cause of the night, is lack of the sun: That Enter Duke FREDERICK, OLIVER, Lords, may complain of good breeding, or comes of

he, that hath learned no wit by nature nor art, and Attendants.

a very dull kindred.
Duke F. Not, see him sinceSir, sir, Touch. Such a one is a natural philosopher.
that cannot be:

Wast ever in court, shepherd ?
But were I not the better part made mercy, Cor. No, truly
I should not seek an absent argument

Touch. Then thou art damn'd.
Of my revenge, thou present: But look to it; Cor. Nay, I hope, -
Find out thy brother, wheresoe'er he is; Touch. Truly, thou art damn'd; like an ill-
Seek him with candle; bring him dead or living, roasted egg, all on one side.
Within this twelvemonth, or turn thou no more Cor. For not being at court? Your reason.
To seek a living in our territory: (thine, Touch. Why, if thou never wast at court,
Thy lands, and all things that thou dost call thou never sawost good manners; if thou never
Worth seizure, do we seize into our hands; saw'st good manners, then thy manners must
Till thou canst quit thee by thy brother's be wicked ; and wickedness is sin, and sin is
Of what we think against thee. (mouth, damnation : Thou art in a parlous state, shep-

Cii. O, that your lighness knew my heart herd.
I never loved my brother in my life. [in this ! Cor. Not a whit, Touchstone: those that
Duke F. More villain thou.--Well, push are good manners at the court, are as ridicu.
him out of doors;

lous in the country, as the behaviour of tbe And let my officers of such a nature

country is most mockable at the court. You Make an extent * upon his house and lands : told me, you salute not at the court, but you Do this expediently t, and turn him going. kiss your hands; that courtesy would be un.

(Exeunt. cleanly, if courtiers were shepherds. SCENE II. The Forest.

Touch. Instance, briefly; come, instance.

Cor. Why, we are still handling our ewes ;
Enter ORLANDO, with a paper. and their fells, you know, are greasy,
Orl. Hang there, my verse, in witness of Touch. Why, do not your courtier's hands
my love:

(survey sweat ? and is not the grease of a inutton as And, thou, thrice-crowned queen of night, wholesome as the sweat of a man? Shallow, With thy chaste eye, from thy pale sphere shallow: A better instance, I say; come. above,

(sway. Cor. Besides, our hands are hard. Thy huntress' name, that my full life doth Touch. Your lips will feel them the sooner. O Rosalind! these trees shall be my books, Shallow,again: A more sounder instance,come.

And in their barks my thoughts I'll character; Cor. And they are often tarr'd over with That every eye, which in this forest looks, the surgery of our_sheep; And would you

Shall see thy virtue witness'd every where. have us kiss tar? The courtier's hands are Run, run, Orlando; carve, on every tree, perfumed with civet. The fair, the chaste, and unexpressive she. Touch. Most shallow man! - Thou worms

[Exit. meat, in respect of a good piece of flesh : Enter CORIN and TouCHSTONE. Indeed !-Learn of the wise, and perpend : Cor. And how like you this shepherd's life, Civet is of a baser birth than tar; the very master Touchstone ?

uncleanly flux of a cat. Mend the instance, Touch. Truly, shepherd, in respect of itself, shepherd. it is a good life; but in respect that it is a Cor. You have too courtly a wit for me: L'II shepherd's life, it is naught. In respect that rest. it is solitary, I like it very well; but in respect Touch. Wilt thou rest damn'd? God help that it is private, it is a very vile life. Now thee, shallow man! God make incision in in respect it is in the fields, it pleaseth me thee I thou art raw . well; but in respect it is not in the court, it Cor. Sir, I am a true labourer ; I earn that is tedious. As it is a spare life, look you, it I eat, get that I wear; owe no man hate, envy fits my humour well; but as there is no more no man's happiness; glad of other men's good; plenty in it, it goes much against my stomach. content with my harm; and the greatest of Hast any philosophy in thee, shepherd 3. my pride is, to see my ewes graze, and my

Cor. No more, but that I know, the more lambs suck. one sickens, the worse at ease he is; and that. Touch. That is another simple sin in you; he that wants money, means, and content, 18 to bring the ewes and the rams together, and without three good friends :--That the pro- to offer to get your living by the copulation of perty of rain is to wet, and fire to burn: That cattle: to be bawd to a bell-wether; and to good pasture makes fat sheep: and that a great betray a she-lamb of a twelvemonth, to a

Seize by legal process. | Expeditiously. Inexpressible. : Unexperienced.

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crooked-pated, old, cuckoldly ram, out of all Therefore heaven nature charged
reasonable match. If thou be'st not damn'd That one body should be fill'd
for this, the devil himself will have no shep- With all graces wide enlarged :
herds; I cannot see else how thou shouldst Nature presently distill'd

Helen's cheek, but not her heart;
Cor. Here comes young master Ganymede, Cleopatra's majesty;
my new mistress's brother.

Atalanta's better part; Enter ROSALIND, reading a paper.

Sad Lucretia's modesty.

Thus Rosalind of many parts Ros. From the east to western Ind,

By heavenly synod was devised; No jewel is like Rosalind.

Of many faces, eyes, and hearts; Her worth, being mounted on the wind,

To have the touchess dearest prized. Through all the world bears Rosalind.

Heaven would that she these gifts should All the pictures, fairést lined

And I to live and die her sluvé. [hare, Are but black to Rosalind.

Ros. O most gentle Jupiter what tedious Let no face be kept in mind,

homily of love have you weared your parishBut the fair t of Rosalind.

ioners withal, and never cry'd, Hade patience, Touch. I'll rhyme you so, eight years toge- good people! ther; dinners, and suppers, and sleeping hours Cel. How now! back friends ;-Shepherd, excepted: it is the right butter-woman's rank go off a little:-Go with him, sirrah. to market.

Touch. Come, shepherd, let us make an Ros. Out, fool!

honourable retreat: though not with bag and Touch. For a taste :

baggage, yet with scrip and scrippage. a hart do lack a hind, .

[Exeunt CORIN and Touch.

Cel. Didst thou hear these verses ? If the cat will after kind,

Ros. 0, yes, I heard them all, and more So, be sure, wilt Rosalind.

too; for some of them had in them more feet Winter-garments must be lined,

than the verses would bear. So must slender Rosalind.

Cel. That's no matter; the feet might bear They that reap, must sheaf and bind; the versey. Then to cart with Rosalind.

Ros. Ay, but the feet were lame, and could Sweetest nut hath sourest rind,

not bear themselves without the verse, and Such a nut is Rosalind.

therefore stood lamely in the verse. He that sweetest rose will find,

Cel. But didst thou hear, without wonder. Must find love's prick, and Rosalind,

ing how thy name should be hang'd and carved This is the very false gallop of verses; Why upon these trees? do you infect yourself with them.

Ros. I was seven of the nine days ont of Řos. Peace, you dull fool; I found them on the wonder, before you came; for look here a tree.

what I found on a palm-tree: I was never so Touch. Truly, the tree yields bad fruit. be-rhymed since Pythagoras' time, that I was

Ros. I'll graff it with you, and then I shall an Irish rat, which I can hardly reinember. graff it with a medlar: then it will be the Cel. Trow you, who hath done this? earliest fruit in the country: for you'll be rot

Ros. Is it a man? ten e'er you be half ripe, and that's the right Cel. And a chain, that you once wore, about virtue of the medlar.

his neck: Change you colour ? Touch. You have said ; but whether wisely Ros. I prythee, who? or no, let the forest judge.

Cel. O lord, lord ! it is a hard matter for Enter Celia, reading a paper.

friends to meet; but mountains may be reRos. Peace!

moved with earthquakes, and so encounter. Here comes my sister, reading; stand aside. Ros. Nay, but who is it? Cel. Why should this desert silent be? Cel. Is it possible? For it is unpeopled? No;

Ros. Nay, I pray thee now, with most peti. Tongues l'll hang on every tree, tionary vehemence, tell me who it is. That shall civičt sayings show.

Cel. O wonderful, wonderful, and mos Some, how brief the life of man

wonderful wonderful, and yet again wonder Runs his erring pilgrimage ;

ful, and after that out of all whooping!! That the stretching of a span

Ros. Good my complexion ! dost thou Buckles in his sum of age.

think, though I am caparison'd like a man Some, of violated vows

I have a doublet and hose in my disposition Twixt the souls of friend and friend: One inch of delay more is a South-sea off dise But upon the fairest boughs,

covery. I prythee, tell me, who is it? quickly, Or at every sentence end,

and speak apace : I would thou couldst stamWill I Rosalinda write;

mer, that thou mighit'st pour this concealed Teaching all that read, to know man out of thy mouth, as wine comes out of The quintessence of every sprite

a narrow-mouth'd bottle, either too much at Heaven would in little show.

once, or none at all. 'I pr’ythee take the • Delineated, i Complexion, beauty. I Grave, solemn. Features. 1 Ont of all measti

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