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Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd;
Keep your word, Silvius, that you'll marry her,
If she refuse me: and from hence I go, 24
To make these doubts all even.

Duke S. I do remember in this shepherd boy
Some lively touches of my daughter's favour.
Orl. My lord, the first time that I ever saw
Methought he was a brother to your daughter;
But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born,
And hath been tutor'd in the rudiments
Of many desperate studies by his uncle,
Whom he reports to be a great magician,
Obscured in the circle of this forest.


Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY. Jaq. There is, sure, another flood toward, and these couples are coming to the ark. Here comes a pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called fools. 38

not cut well, he was in the mind it was: this is called 'the retort courteous.' If I sent him word again, it was not well cut, he would send me word, he cut it to please himself: this is called the 'quip modest.' If again, it was not well cut, he disabled my judgment: this is called the 'reply churlish.' If again, it was not well cut, he would answer, I spake not true: this is called the 'reproof valiant:' if again, it was not well cut, he would say, I lie: this is called the 'countercheck quarrelsome': and so to the 'lie circumstantial,' and the 'lie direct.'

Jaq. And how oft did you say his beard was not well cut?


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Touch. O sir, we quarrel in print; by the book, as you have books for good manners: I Touch. Salutation and greeting to you all! will name you the degrees. The first, the retort Jaq. Good my lord, bid him welcome. This courteous; the second, the 'quip modest;' the is the motley-minded gentleman that I have so third, the 'reply churlish;' the fourth, the 'reoften met in the forest: he hath been a courtier, proof valiant;' the fifth, the countercheck he swears. 43 quarrelsome;' the sixth, the 'lie with circumTouch. If any man doubt that, let him put stance;' the seventh, the 'lie direct.' All these me to my purgation. I have trod a measure; I you may avoid but the lie direct; and you may have flattered a lady; I have been politic with avoid that too, with an 'if.' I knew when seven my friend, smooth with mine enemy; I have un- justices could not take up a quarrel; but when done three tailors; I have had four quarrels, the parties were met themselves, one of them and like to have fought one. 49 thought but of an 'if,' as 'If you said so, then I said so;' and they shook hands and swore brothers. Your 'if' is the only peace-maker; much virtue in 'if.'

Jaq. And how was that ta'en up? Touch. Faith, we met, and found the quarrel was upon the seventh cause. 52

Jaq. How seventh cause? Good my lord, like this fellow.

very well.


Jaq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord? he's as good at any thing, and yet a fool.

Duke S. He uses his folly like a stalkinghorse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit.

Duke S. I like him Touch. God 'ild you, sir; I desire you of the like. I press in here, sir, amongst the rest of the country copulatives, to swear, and to forswear, according as marriage binds and blood breaks. Enter HYMEN, leading ROSALIND in woman's A poor virgin, sir, an ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own: a poor humour of mine, sir, to take that that no man else will. Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor house, as your pearl in your foul oyster.


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clothes, and CELIA.
Still Music.

Hym. Then is there mirth in heaven,
When earthly things made even
Atone together.

Good duke, receive thy daughter;
Hymen from heaven brought her;

Yea, brought her hither,



That thou mightst join her hand with his,
Whose heart within her bosom is.

Ros. [To DUKE S.] To you I give myself, for
I am yours.

[To ORLANDO.] To you I give myself, for I am

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Duke S. If there be truth in sight, you are
my daughter.

Orl. If there be truth in sight, you are my

Phe. If sight and shape be true,
Why then, my love adieu!


Ros. [To DUKE S.] I'll have no father, if you be not he.

[TO ORLANDO.] I'll have no husband, if you be not he:

[ToPHEBE.] Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she.

Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion:

'Tis I must make conclusion
Of these most strange events:
Here's eight that must take hands
To join in Hymen's bands,

Duke S.


Where, meeting with an old religious man,
After some question with him, was converted 168
Both from his enterprise and from the world;
His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother,
And all their lands restor'd to them again
That were with him exil'd. This to be true, 172
I do engage my life.
Welcome, young man;
Thou offer'st fairly to thy brothers' wedding:
To one, his lands withheld; and to the other
A land itself at large, a potent dukedom.
First, in this forest, let us do those ends
132 That here were well begun and well begot;
And after, every of this happy number
That have endur'd shrewd days and nights with us,
Shall share the good of our returned fortune, 18
According to the measure of their states.
Meantime, forget this new-fall'n dignity,
And fall into our rustic revelry.
Play, 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


If truth holds true contents. [TO ORLANDO and ROSALIND.] You and you no cross shall part:

[TO OLIVER and CELIA.] You and you
are heart in heart:

[ToPHEBE.] You to his love must accord,
Or have a woman to your lord: 141
and you are sure together,
As the winter to foul weather.
Whiles a wedlock hymn we sing,
Feed yourselves with questioning,
That reason wonder may diminish,
How thus we met, and these things finish.

Wedding is great Juno's crown:

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 144 There is much matter to be heard and learn'd. [TO DUKE S.] You to your former honour I bequeath;


Your patience and your virtue well deserve it:
[To ORLANDO.] You to a love that your true
faith doth merit:

148 [To OLIVER.] You to your land, and love, and
great allies:

O blessed bond of board and bed!
Tis Hymen peoples every town;
High wedlock then be honoured.
Honour, high honour, and renown,
To Hymen, god of every town!
Duke S. O my dear niece! welcome thou art

to me:


Even daughter, welcome in no less degree.
Phe. [TO SILVIUS.] I will not eat my word,
now thou art mine;

Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine.



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[TO SILVIUS.] You to a long and well-deserved bed:

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

Is but for two months victual'd. So, to your

I am for other than for dancing measures.
Duke S. Stay, Jaques, stay.


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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 furnished 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 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 breaths, will, for my kind offer, when I make curtsy, bid me farewell. [Exeunt.

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Suitors to Bianca.

Servants to Lucentio

GRUMIO, Servants to Petruchio

Pedant, set up to personate Vincentio.

KATHARINA, the Shrew, Daughters to Bap-

Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants attending on Baptista and Petruchio.

SCENE.-Sometimes in Padua; and sometimes in PETRUCHIO's House in the Country.

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Host. You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?


Sly. No, not a denier. Go by, Jeronimy, go to thy cold bed, and warm thee.

Host. I know my remedy: I must go fetch the third-borough. [Exit. Sly. Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I'll answer him by law. I'll not budge an inch, boy: let him come, and kindly.

[Lies down on the ground, and falls asleep. Horns winded. Enter a Lord from hunting, with Huntsmen and Servants.

Lord. Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my hounds:


Brach Merriman, the poor cur is emboss'd, And couple Clowder with the deep-mouth'd brach.

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Lord. Thou art a fool: if Echo were as fleet, I would esteem him worth a dozen such. But sup them well, and look unto them all: 28 To-morrow I intend to hunt again.

First Hunt. I will, my lord.

Lord. [Sees SLY.] What's here? one dead, or drunk? See, doth he breathe?

Sec. Hunt. He breathes, my lord. Were he not warm'd with ale,


This were a bed but cold to sleep so soundly. Lord. O monstrous beast! how like a swine he lies!

Grim death, how foul and loathsome is thine image!

Sirs, I will practise on this drunken man. 36
What think you, if he were convey'd to bed,
Wrapp'd in sweet clothes, rings put upon his

A most delicious banquet by his bed,
And brave attendants near him when he wakes,
Would not the beggar then forget himself?
First Hunt. Believe me, lord, I think he can-
not choose.


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Some one be ready with a costly suit,
And ask him what apparel he will wear;
Another tell him of his hounds and horse,
And that his lady mourns at his disease.
Persuade him that he hath been lunatic;
And, when he says he is- -say that he

For he is nothing but a mighty lord.
This do, and do it kindly, gentle sirs:
It will be pastime passing excellent,
If it be husbanded with modesty.


First Hunt. My lord, I warrant you we will play our part,

As he shall think, by our true diligence,
He is no less than what we say he is.
Lord. Take him up gently, and to bed with him,
And each one to his office when he wakes. 73
[SLY is borne out. A trumpet sounds.
Sirrah, go see what trumpet 'tis that sounds:
[Exit Servant.
Belike, some noble gentleman that means,
Travelling some journey, to repose him here. 76
Re-enter Servant.

How now! who is it?

Serv. An it please your honour, Players that offer service to your lordship. Lord. Bid them come near.

Enter Players.

Now, fellows, you are welcome.

Players. We thank your honour. 80 Lord. Do you intend to stay with me to-night? A Player. So please your lordship to accept our duty.

Lord. With all my heart. This fellow I remember,

Since once he play'd a farmer's eldest son: 84 'Twas where you woo'd the gentlewoman so well.

I have forgot your name; but, sure, that part Was aptly fitted and naturally perform'd.

A Play. I think 'twas Soto that your honour



Lord. 'Tis very true: thou didst it excellent. Well, you are come to me in happy time, The rather for I have some sport in hand

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