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ACT V

Sc. IV

[to ORL.] You to a love that your true faith doth merit :
[to OLI.] You to your land, and love, and great allies:
[to SIL.] You to a long and well-deserved bed:

[to TOUCH.] And you to wrangling; for thy loving
voyage

Is but for two months victuall❜d. So, to your pleasures:
I am for other than for dancing-measures.

DUKE. Stay, Jaques, stay.

JAQ. To see no pastime I: what you would have

[exit.

I'll stay to know at your abandon'd cave.
DUKE. Proceed, proceed: we will begin these rites,
As 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 I in, then, that am neither a good epilogue, nor cannot insinuate with you in the behalf of a good play! I am not furnish'd like a beggar, 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 to men, to like as much of this play as please you and I charge you, O Men, for the love you bear to women (as I perceive by your simpering, none of you hates 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 defied1 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 curtsy, bid me farewell.

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