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SCENE IV.

ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST.

not ;

This carol they began that hour,

is the motley-minded gentleman, that I have so With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,

often met in the forest: he bath been a courilor, How that a life was but a flower In spring time, &c.

he swears. And therefore take the present time,

Touch. If any man doubt that, let him put me With a hey, and a ho, and hey nonino, For love is crowned with the prime,

to my pargation. I have trod a measure: I In spring time, &c.

have flattered a lady; I have been politic with Touch. Truly, young gentlemen, though there was no greater matter in the ditty, yet the note done three tailors; I have had four quarrels, and

my friend, smooth with mine enemy; I have unwas very untuneable,

like to have fought one. 1 Page. You are deceived, sir; we kept time,

Jaq. And how was that ta’en up? we lost not our time.

Touch. 'Faith, we met, and found the quartel Touch. By my troth, yes; I count it but time lost to hear such a foolish song. God be with

was upon the seventh cause.

Jaq. How seventh cause?-Good my lord, like you, and God mend your voices! Come, Audrey. this fellow?

[exeunt.

Duke S. I like him very well.

Touch. God 'ild you, sir; I desire you of the Enter Duke Senior, Amiens, Jaques, Orlundo,

like. I press in here, sir, amongst the rest of Oliver, and Celia. Duke S. Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the according as marriage binds, and blood breaks.

the country copulatives, to swear and to forswear; Can do all this that he hath promised ? [boy Orl. I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do mine own; a poor humour of mine, sir, to tako

A poor virgin, sir, an ill-favour'd thing, sir, but

Rich honesty dwells As those that fear they hope, and know they fear. that, that no man else will.

like a miser, sir, in a poor house; as your pearl, Enter Rosalind, Silvius, and Phebe. Ros. Patience once more, whiles our compact

in your foul oister.

[sententious.

Duke S. By my faith, he is very swift and is urg'd :

Touch. According to the fool's bolt, sir, and You say, if I bring in your Rosalind, (to the Duke.

such dulcet diseases. You will bestow her on Orlando here?

Jaq. But, for the seventh cause; how did you Duke S. That would I, had I kingdoms to

find the quarrel on the seventh cause? give with her. Ros. And you say you will have hier, when I Touch. Upon a lie seven times reinoved. - Bear bring her ?

[to Orlando. your body more seeming, Audrey: as thus, sir. Orl. That would I, were I of all kingdoms king. I did dislike the cut of a certain courtier's beard; Ros. You say, you'll marry me, if I be willing? he sent me word, if I said his beard was not cut

[10 Phebe. well, he was in the mind it was: this is called the Phe. That will I, should I die the hour after.

retort courteous. If I sent him word again, 16 Ros. But, if you do refuse to marry me,

was not well cut, he would send me word, he cut You'll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd ? it to please himself; this is called the quip modest. Phe. So is the bargain.

If again, it was not well cut, he disabled my judgeRos. You say, that you'll have Phebe, if she ment: this is called the reply churlish. If again, will?

[to Silvius. it was not well cat, he would answer, I spake Sil. Though to have her and death were both not true: this is called the reproof valiant. If one thing

again, it was not well cut, he would say, I lie: Ros. I have promis'd to make all this matter

This is called the countercheck quarrelsome; and daughter' ;

so to the lie circumstantial, and the lie direct. Keep you your word, O duke, to give your Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard was You yours, Orlando, to receive bis daughter :- not well cut? Keep your word, Phebe, that you will marry me; Touch. I durst go no further than the lie cirOr else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd : cumstantial, nor he durst not give me the lic din Keep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry her, rect; and so we measured swords and parted. If she refuse me: and from hence I go,

Jaq. Can you nominate in order now the deTo make these doubts all even.

grees of the lie? [cx'eunt Rosalind and Cclia. Touch. O, sir, we quarrel in print, by the book; Duke s. I do remember in this shepherd-boy as you have books for good manners: I will name Some lively touches of my daughter's favour. you the degrees. The first, the retort courteous;

Orl. My lord, the first time that I ever saw him, the second, the quip modest; the third, the reply Methought he was a brother to your daughter : churlish; the fourth, the reproof valiant; the fifth, But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born; the countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the lie And hath been tutor'd in the rudiments

with circumstance; the seventh, the Jie direct. Of many desperate studies by his uncle

All these you may avoid, but the lie direct; and Whom he reports to be a great magician,

you may avoid that too, with an if. I knew Obscured in the circle of this forest.

when seven justices could not take up a quarrel; Enter Touchstone and Audrey.

but when the parties were met themselves, one of Jaq. There is, sure, another tlood toward, and them thought but of an if; as, if you said so, ll.cl these couples are coming to the ark! Here comes I said so; and they shook hands, and swore a pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues brothers. Your if is the only peace-maker ; are called fools.

much virtue in if. Touch, Salutation and greeting to you all! jaq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord? lie's Jon ricono ina lori 3:71:...

even,

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Duke S. He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, į His crown bequeathing to his banished brother; end, under presentation of that, he shoots his wit. And all their lands restor'd to them again, Enter Hymen, leading Rosalind in woman's clothes ; That were with him exil'd.

This to be true, and Celia. - Still music.

I do engage my life.
Dymn. Then is there mirth in heaven,

Duke S. Welcome, young man ;
When earthly things made cven
Atone together.

Thou offer'st fairly to thy brother's wedding :
Good duke, receive thy daughter,

To one, his lands withheld; and to the other,
Hymen from heaven brought her,

A land itself at large, a potent dukedom.
Yea, brought her hither;
That thou might'st join her hand with his, First, in this forest, let us do those ends
Whose heart within her bosom is.

That here were well begun and well begot:
Ros. To you I give myself, for I am your's.

And after, every of this happy number, [to Duke.

That have endur'd shrewd days and nights with us To you I give myself, for I am your's. (to Orlando. Shall share the good of our returned fortune, Duke S. If there be truth iu sight, you are

According to the measure of their states. my daughter.

(Rosalind.

Meantime, forget this new-fall’n dignity, Orl. If there be truth in sight, you are my And fall into our rustic revelry.

(all, Phe. If sight and shape be true,

Play, music;—and you, brides and bridegrooms Why then—my love adieu.

With measure heap'd in joy, to the measures fall. Ros. I'll have no father, if you be not he:

Jaq. Sir, by your patience. If I heard you [to Duke S.

The duke hath put on a religious life, I'll have no husband, if you be not he: (to Orlando. And thrown into neglect the pompous court!

[rightly, Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she. [to Phebe.

Jaq. de B. He hath. Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion :

Jaq. To him will I: out of these convertites 'Tis I must make conclusion

There is much matter to be heard and learn'd.-
Of these most strange events :

You to your former honour I bequeath;
Here's eight that must take hands,

[to Duke S. To join in Hymen's bands,

Your patience and your virtue, well deserves it:If truth holds true contents.

You, to a love that your truc fuith doth merit:You and you no cross shall part :

[to Orlando. [to Orlando and Rosalind. You to your land, and love, and great allies : · You and you are heart in heart:

[to Oliver. [to Oliver and Celia. You to a long and well-deserved bed :-(to Silvius. You [to Phebe] to his love must accord, And you to wrangling ; for thy loving voyage Or have a woman to your lord :

(to Touchstone. You and you are sure together,

Is but for two months victuall’d. So to your plea[to Touchstone and Audrey. I am for other than for dancing measures. [sures; As the winter to foul weather.

Duke S. Stay, Jaques, stay.

[bare Whiles a wedlock-hymn we sing,

Jaq. To see no pastime, I :-what you would Feed yourselves with questioning ;

I'll stay to know at your abandon'd cave. [exit. That reason wonder may diminish,

Duke S. Proceed, proceed : we will begin How thus we met, and these things finish.

these rites, Song.

Andwe do trust they'll end intruc delights.[adance.

EPILOGUE.
Wedding is great Juno's crown;
O blessed bond of board and bed !

Ros. It is not the fashion to see the lady the
'Tis Hymen peoples every town :
epilogue: but it is no more unha

than to High wedlock then be honoured :

see the lord the prologue. If it be true, that good Honour, high honour and renown, To Hymen, god of every town!

wine needs no bush, 'tis true that a good play needs Duke S. O my dear niece, welcome thou art no epilogue: yet to good wine they do use good

bushes ; and good plays prove the better by the Even daughter, welcome in no less degree. help of good epilogues. What a case am I in then,

Phe. I will not eat my word, now thou art mine: that am neither a good epilogue, nor cannot insin. Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine. uate with you in the behalf of a good play? I am

[to Silvius. not furnished like a beggar, therefore to beg will Enter Jaques De Bois.

not become me: my way is to conjure you; and Jaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word I'll begin with the women. I charge you, O or two;

women, for the love you bear to men, to like as I am the second son of old Sir Rowland,

much of this play as please them; and so I charge That bring these tidings to this fair assembly :- you, O men, for the love you bear to women (as Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day, I perceive, by your simpering, none of you hate Men of great worth resorted to this forest, them), that between you aud the women the play Address'd a mighty power : which were on foot, may please. If I were a woman, I would kiss In his own conduct, purposely to take

as many of you as had beards that pleased me, His brother here, and put him to the sword : complexions that liked me, and breaths that I deAnd to the skirts of this wild wood he came; fied not; and, I am sure, as many as have good Where, meeting with an old religious man, beards, or good faces,or sweet breaths, will, for Alter some question with him, was converted my kind offer, when I make curt'sy, þid me fareLoth from his enterprise and from the world; well,

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SCENE 1. A ROOM OF STATE IN LEAR'S PALACE. Glo. I shall, my liege. [ex. Glos. and Edmund.
Enter Kent, Gloster, and Edmund.

Lear. Meantime, we shall express our darker
Kent. I THOUGHT, the king bad more affected

purpose.

(vided, the duke of Albany, than Cornwall.

Give me the map there. Know that we have diGlo. It did always seem to us; but now, in the In three, our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intent division of the kingdom, it appears not wbich of To shake all cares and business from our age; the dukes he values most; for equalities are so conferring them on younger strengths, while we weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice Unbarden'd crawl toward death. Our son of of either's moiety.

Cornwall,
Kent. Is not this your son, my lord ?

And you, our no less loving son of Albany,
Glo. His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: We have this hour a constant will to publish
I have so often blushed to acknowledge him, that our daughters' several dowers, that future strife
now I am brazed to it.

May be prevented now. The princes, France Kent. I cannot conceive you.

and Burgundy, Glo. Sir, this young fellow's mother could: Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love, whereupon she grew round-wombed ; and had, Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn, indeed, sir, a son for her cradle, ere she had a hus- And here are to be answer'd. Tell me, my daughband for her bed. Do you smell a fault? Since now we will divest us, both of rule, (ter's,

Kent. I cannot wish thc fault undone, the Interest of territory, cares of state), issue of it being so proper.

Which of you, shall we say, doth love us most? Glo. But I have, sir, a son by order of law, That we our largest bounty may extend some year elder than this, who yet is no dearer | Where merit doth most challenge it.-Goneril, il my account: though this knave came some- Our eldest-born, speak first what saucily into the world before he was sent Gon. Sir, I

[ter, fur, yet was his mother fair; there was good sport Do love you more than words can wield tbe matat his making, and the whoreson must be acknow- Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty; dedged.- Do you know this noble gentleman, Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare; Cour: Edmund ?

No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honEdm. No, my lord.

As much as child e'er lov'd, or father found. Glo. My lord of Kent: remember him here- A love, that makes breath poor, and speech unafter as my honourable friend.

Beyond all manner of so much I love you. [able; Edm. My services to your lordship.

Cor. What shall Cordelia do ? Love, and be Kent. I must love you, and sue to know you

silent.

[aside. Edm. Sir, I shall study deserving. (better. Lear. Of all these bounds, even from this line

Glo. He hath been out nine years, and away to this, he shall again !- The king is coming.

With shadowy forests and with champains rich'd, (trumpets sound within. With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads, Enter Lear, Cornwall, Albany, Goneril, Regan, We make thee lady: to thine and Albany's issuo Cordelia, and Attendants.

Be this perpetual. What says our second daughter, Lear. Attend the lords of France and Burgun-Qur dearest Regan, wife to Cornwall ? Speak. dy, Gloster.

Reg. I am made of that self metal as my sister,

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The sway,

And prize me at her worth. In my true heart Let pride, which she calls plainness, marry her. I find, she names my very deed of love;

I do invest you jointly with my power, Only she comes too short,—that I profess Pre-eminence, and all the large effects Myself an enemy to all other joys,

That troop with majesty.–Ourself, by monthly Which the most precious square of sense possesses; With reservation of an hundred knights (course, And find, I am alone felicitate

By you to be sustain'd, shall our abode (tain In your dear highness' love.

Make with you by due terms. Only we still reCor. Then poor Cordelia !

[aside. The name, and all the additions to a king; And yet not so; since, I am sure, my love's More richer than my tongue.

Revenue, execution of the rest, Lear. To thee, and thine, hereditary ever, Beloved sons, be yours; which to confirm, Pemain this ample third of our fair kingdom; This coronet part between you. [giving the crown No less in space, validity, and pleasure,

Kent. Royal Lear, Than that confirm'd on Goneril.—Now, our joy, Whom I have honour'd as my king, Although the last, not least : to whose young love Lov'd as my father, as my master follow'd, The vines of France, and milk of Burgundy, As my great patron thought on in my prayers,-Strive to be interess'd : what can you say, to draw Lear. The bow is bent and drawn, make from A third more opulent than your sisters ; Speaki

the shaft. Cor. Nothing, my lord.

Kent. Let it fall rather, though the fork invade Lear. Nothing ?

The region of my heart: be Kent unmannerly, Cor. Nothing.

[again. When Lear is mad. What would'st thou do, old Lear. Nothing can come of nothing: speak

man?

[speak, Cor. Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave Think'st thou, that duty shall have dread to My heart into my mouth : I love your majesty When power to flattery bows? To plainness According to my bond; nor more, nor less.

honour's bound, Lear. How, how, Cordelia ? mend your speech When majesty stoops to folly. Reverse thy doom : Lest it may mar your furtunes. {a little, And, in thy best consideration, check [ment Cor. Good, my lord,

This hideous rashness: answer my life my judg You have begot me, bred me, lov'd me: I Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least; Return those duties back as are right fit,

Nor are those empty-hearted, whose low sound Obey you, love you, and most honour you. Reverbs no hollowness. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say,

Lear. Kent, on thy life, no more. They love you, all ? Haply, when I shall wed, Kent. My life I ever held but as a pawn That lord, whose hand must take my plight, shall To wage against thine enemies; nor fear to lose it, carry

Thy safety being the motive.
Half my love with him, half my care, and duty: Lear. Out of my sight!
Sure, I shall never marry

like
my sisters,

Kent. See better, Lear; and let me still remain To love my father all.

The true blank of thine eye. Lear. But goes this with thy heart?

Lear. Now, by Apollo, Cor. Ay, good my lord.

Kent. Now, by Apollo, king, Lear. So young, and so untender?

Thou swear'st thy gods in vain. Cor. So young, my lord, and truc.

Lear. O, vassal! miscreant! Lear. Let it be so. Thy truth then be thy

[laying his hand on his sword For, by the sacred radiance of the sun; (dower : Alb. f Corn. Dear sir, forbear. The mysteries of Hecate, and the night;

Kent. Do; By all the operations of the orbs,

Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow From whom we do exist, and cease to be ; Upon the foul disease.

Revoke thy gift; Here I disclaim all my paternal care

Or, whilst I can vent clamour from my throat, Propinquity and property of blood,

I'll tell thee, thou doth evil. And as a stranger to my heart and me

Lear. Hear me, recreant ! Hold thee, from this, for ever. The barbarous On thine allegiance, hear me!Or he that makes his generation messes [Scythian, Since thou hast sought to make us break our vot To gorge his appetite, shall to my bosom (Which we durst never yet) and, with strain'd Be as well neighbour'd, pitied, and reliev'd,

pride As thou my sometime daughter.

To come betwixt our sentence and our power Kent. Good my liege, —

(Which nor our nature nor our place can bear,) Lear. Peace Kent!

Our potency made good, take thy reward.
Come not between the dragon and his wrath; Five days we do allot thee, for provision
I lov'd her most, and thought to set my rest - To shield thee from diseases of the world;
On her kind nursery.-Hence, and avoid my | And, on the sixth, to turn thy hated back
sight!

[to Cordelia. Upon our kingdom: if, on the tenth day following, So be my grave my peace, as here I give Thy banish'd trunk, be found in our dominions, Her father's heart from her ! Call France;- The moment is thy death : away! by Jupiter, who stirs ?

This shall not be revok'd.

(wilt appear, Call Burgundy.- Cornwall, and Albany,

Kent. Fare thee well, king: since thus thru With my two daughters' dowers digest this third ; Freedom lives hence, and banishment is kere,

[being poor,

The gods to their dear shelter take thee, maid, Hadst not been born, than not to have pleas'd me

[ta Cordelia. better. That justly think'st, and hast most rightly said !- France. Is it but this ? a tardiness in nature, And your large speeches may your deeds approve, Which often leaves the history unspoke,

[to Reyan and Goneril. That it intends to do!—My lord of Burgundy, That good effects may spring from words of love. What say you to the lady? Love is not love, Thus Kent, O princes, bids you all adieu : When it is mingled with respects, that stand He'll shape his old course in a country new.. [exit. Aloof from the entire point. Will you have her ? Re-enter Gloster; with France, Burgundy, and She is herself a dowry. Attendants.

Bur. Royal Lear, Glo. Here's France and Burgundy, my noble Give but that portion which yourself propos'd, Lear. My lord of Burgundy,

[lord. And here I take Cordelia by the hand, We first address towards you, who with this king Duchess of Burgundy, Hath rivall’d for our daughter. What, in the least, Lear. Nothing: I have sword; I am firm. Will you require in present dower with her, Bur. I am sorry, then, you have so lost a father, Or cease your quest of love ?

That you must lose a husband.
Bur. Most royal majesty,

Cor. Peace be with Burgundy!
I crave no more than bath your highness offerd, Since that respects of fortune are his love,
Nor will you tender less,

I shall not be his wife.
Lear. Right noble Burgundy,

France. Fairest Cordelia, that art most rich, When she was dear to us, we did hold her so; Most choice, forsaken ; and most lov’d, despis'd ! Bat now her price is fall’n: sir, there she stands; Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon : If aught within that little, seeming substance,

Be it lawful I take up what's cast away. (neglect Or all of it, with our displeasure piec'd,

Gods, gods ! 'tis strange, that from their cold'st And nothing more, may fitly like your grace,

My love should kindle to inflam'd respect.She's there, and she is yours.

Thy dowerless daughter, king, thrown to my Bur. I kno y no answer.

chance, Lear. Sir,

Is queen of us, of ours, and our fair France: Will you, with those infirmities she owes,

Not all the dukes of wat'rish Burgundy Unfriended, new-adopted to our hate,

Shall buy this unpriz'd precious maid of me.Dower'd with our curse, and stranger'd with our Bid them farewell, Cordelia, though unkind : Take her, or leave her ?

[oath, Thou losest here, a better where to find. Bur. Pardon me, royal sir;

Lear. Thou hast her, France: let her be thine; Election makes not up on such conditions. Lear. Then leave her, sir; for by the power Have no such daughter, nor shall ever see that made me,

That face of hers again :-- Therefore be gone, I tell you all her wealth.--For you, great king, Without our grace, our love, our benizon.

[to France. Come, noble Burgundy. I would not from your love make such a stray, (Flourish: exeunt Lear, Burgundy, Cornwall, To match you where I hate; therefore beseech you

Albany, Gloster, and attendants. To avert your liking a more worthier way,

France. Bid farewell to your sisters. [eyes Than on a wretch, whom nature is asham'd

Cor. The jewels of our father, with wash’d Almost to acknowledge hers.

Cordelia leaves you: I know you what you are ; France. This is most strange!

And, like a sister, am most loth to call [father :
That she, that even but now was your best object, Your faults, as they are nam'd. Use well our
The argument of your praise, balm of your age, To your professed bosoms I commit him ;
Most best, most dearest, should in this trice of time But yet, alas ! stood I within his grace,
Commit a thing so monstrous, to dismantle I would prefer him to a better place.
So many folds of favour! Sure, her offence So farewell to you both.
Must be of such unnatural degree,

Gon. Prescribe not us our duties.
That monsters it, or your fore-vouch'd affection Reg. Let your study
Fall into taint: which to believe of her,

Be, to content your lord ; who hath receiv'd you Must be a faith, that reason without miracle At fortune's alms. You have obedience scanted, Could never plant in me.

And well are worth the want that you have Cor. I yet beseech your majesty,

wanted.

[hides; (If for I want that glib and oily art, [intend, Cor. Time shall unfold what plaited cunning To speak and purpose not; since what I well Who cover faults, at last shame them derides. I'll do't before I speak,) that you make known Well may you prosper ! It is no vicious blot, murder, or foulness,

France. Come, my fair Cordelia No unchaste action, or dishonour'd step,

[excunt France and Cordelia. Tbat hath depriv'd me of your grace and favour : Gon. Sister, it is not a little I have to say, of But even for want of that, for which I am richer; what most nearly appertains to us both. I thinks, A still-soliciting eye, and such a tongue

our father will hence to-night. That I am glad I have not, though, not to have it, Reg. That's most certain, and with you; not Hath lost me in your liking.

month with us. Lear. Better thou

Gon. You see how full of changes his age 18;

for we

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