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Jaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word or (wo;
I am the second son of old Sir Rowland,
That bring these tidings to this fair assembly:-
Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day

worth resorted to this forest,
Address'd a mighty power; which were on foot,
In his own conduct, purposely to take
And to the skirts of this wild wood he came ,

and put him to the sword;
Where, muestion with him, was converted

with an old religious
After some
Both from his enterprise and from the world:
His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother,
And all their lands restored to them again
That were with him exiled : This to be true,
do engage my life.

Welcome, young man;
Thou offer 'st fairly to thy brother's wedding
To one, his lands with held; and to the other,
A land itself at large, a potent dukedom.
first, in this forest, let us do those ends,
That here were well begun, and well
And after,
That have endured shrewd days and nights with us,

every of this happy number, Shall share the good

of our returned fortune, According to the measure of their states.

this Aud fall into our rustic


new-fall'n dignity,
Piay, music; and you brides and bridegrooms all,
With measure heap'd in joy, to the measures fall

Jaq. Sir, by your patience ; if I heard you rightly,
The duke hath put on a religious life,
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;
Your patience, and your virtue, well deserves it
You (to Orlando) to a love that

your true faith doth merit: You (to Oliver) to your land, and love, and great You (to Silvius) to a long and well-deserved bed :


(To Duke s.)

And you (to Touchstone) to wrangling; for the loving

voyage Is but for two months victuall'd: So to your pleasures; I am for other than for dancing measures.

Duke 8. Stay, Jaques, stay. Jaq. To see no pastime, li-what you would have I'll stay to know at your abandon'd cave. (Erit. Duke s. Proceed, proceed : we will begin these

rites, And we do trust they'll end in true delights.

(.4 dance.)

EPILOGUE. Ros. It is not the fashion to see the lady the epilogue : but it is no more unhandsome, than to see the lord the prologue. If it be true, that good wine needs no bush, '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 1 In then, that am neither a good epilogue, nor cannot insinuate with you in the behalf of a good play? I am not furnished like a beggar, therefore to beg will not become mes 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 so I charge you, o men, for the love gou bear to women, (as 1 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 pleased me, complexions that liked me, and breaths that I defied not: and, I am sure, as many as have good beards, or good faces, or sweet breathe, will, for my kind offer, when I make curtsy, bid me farewell,


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BERTRAM, Count of Rousillon.
LAFEU, an old Lord.
PAROLLES, a Follower of Bertram.
Several young French Lords, that serve with

Bertram in the Florentine War.
Clown, a. } Servants to the Countess of Rousillon

A Page.

HELENA, A Gentlewomar: protected by the Countess.
An old Widow of Florence.
DIANA, Daughter to the Widow.
VIOLENTA, 1 Neighbours and Friends to the
MARIANA,} Widow.
Lords, attending on the King; Officers, Soldiers,

fc. French and Florentine. SCENE,

Partly in France, and partly in Tuscany,

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