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You and you no cross shall part;
[To Orlando and Rosalind. You and you are heart in heart: [To Oliver and Celia. You to his love must accord, Or have a woman to your lord :
[To Phebe. You and you are sure together, As the winter to foul weather. (To the Clown and Audrey, Whiles a wedlock-hymn we sing, Feed yourselves with 8 questioning; 'That reason wonder may diminish, How thus we met, and these things finish.
S O N G
O blessed bond of board and bed!
High wedlock then be honoured :
To Hymen, god of every town!
Pbe. I will not eat my word, now thou art mine ; Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine,
Enter Jaques de Boys. Jaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word, or two. I am the second son of old fir Rowland, That bring these tidings to this fair assembly :Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day Men of great worth resorted to this forest, * Address'd a mighty power ; which were on foot,
5 questioning ;]~conversation,
In his own conduct, purposely to take
Duke Sen. Welcome, young man ;
Jaq. Sir, by 'your patience :-If I heard you rightly,
Jaq. de B. He hath.
Jaq. To him will I: out of these convertites There is much matter to be heard and learn'd. .
i question) discourse, conference. k Threwd adverse, calamitous.
your patience : ]-good leave. ** convertites] converts, penitents.
You to your former honour I bequeath; [To the Duke.
[To Orlando. You to your land, and love, and great allies :
[To Oliver. You to a long and well deserved bed ;- [To Silvius. And you to wrangling; for thy loving voyage
[To the Clown. Is but for two months victuald:-So to your pleasures ; I am for other than for dancing measures.
Duke Sen. Stay, Jaques, stay.
Jaq. To see no pastime, I :-what you would have I'll stay to know at your abandon'd cave. (Exit.
Duke Sen. Proceed, proceed : we will begin these rites, As we do trust they'll end, in true delights.
E PILOGUE. Rof. 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 I in then, that am neither a good epilogue, nor can insi. nuate with you in the behalf of a good play? I am not furnish'd like a bęggar, therefore to beg will not become me: my way is, to conjure you; and I'll begin with the women. I charge you, O women, for the love you bear
n that am neither a good epilogue, nor can insinuate with you in the be. half of a good play ?)--that have neither presented you with a good play, nor come prepared with a good epilogue to prejudice you in favour of a bad one,
to men, to like as much of this play as pleases them; and I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women, (as I 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 pleas'd me, complexions that lik'd me, and breaths that I p defy'd not: and I am sure, as many as have good beards, or good faces, or sweet breaths, will, for my kind offer, when I make curt'sy, bid me farewell.
• If I were a woman, ]-indeed the part being performed by a boy.
defy'd not: :}-did not disapprove, disrelish.