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But what will you be call’d?
Cel. Something that hath a reference to my state ; No longer Celia, but Aliena.
Rof. But, cousin, what if we assay'd to steal The clownish fool out of your father's court? Would he not be a comfort to our travel ?
Cel. He'll go along o'er the wide world with me. Leave me alone to woo him. Let's away, And get our jewels and our wealth together ; Devise the fittest time, and safest way To hide us from pursuit that will be made After my fight: now go we in content To liberty, and not to banishment. [Exeunt.
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Enter Duke senior, Amiens, and two or three lords like
Hath not old custom made this life more sweet
2 In former editions, Here feel we not the penalty. What was the penalty of Adam, hinted at by our poet? The being sensible of the difference of the seasons. The Duke says, the cold and effects of the winter feelingly persuade him what he is. How does he not then feel the penalty? Doubtless, the text must be reftored as I have corrected it: and 'tis obvious in the course of these notes, how often not and but by mistake have chang'd place in our author's former editions. THEOBALD.
The seasons' difference; as, the icy fang,
Duke Sen. Come, shall we go and kill us venison?
3 Which, like the road, ugly and venemous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his bead :) It was the current opinion in Shakespeare's time, that in the head of an old toad was to be found a stone, or pearl, to which great virtues were ascribed. This stone has been often fought, but nothing has been found more than accidental or perhaps morbid indurations of the skull. JOHNSON.
In a book called A Green Forest, or a Natural History, &c. by John Maplett, 1567, is the following account of this imaginary gem : “ In this stone is apparently seene verie often the verie “ forme of a tode, with delpotted and coloured feete, but those “ uglye and defusedly. It is available against envenoming."
STEEVÈNS. 4 I would not change it.) Mr. Upton, not without probability, gives these words to the Duke, and makes Amiens begin, Happy is your grace. Johnson.
s - with forked beads) i. e. with arrows, the points of which were barbed. STEEVENS.
i Lord. Indeed, my lord,
Duke Sen. But what said Jaques?
i Lord. O yes, into a thousand fimilies.
Are mere usurpers, tyrants, and what's worse,
plation 2 Lord. We did, my lord, weeping and comment
Duke Sen. Show me the place ;
2 Lord. I'll bring you to him straight. [Exeunt.
Enter Duke Frederick with Lords.
Duke. Can it be possible that no man saw them? It cannot be. Some villains of my court Are of consent and sufferance in this.
1 Lord. I cannot hear of any that did see her. The ladies, her attendants of her chamber, Saw her a-bed; and in the morning early They found the bed untreasur’d of their mistress. 2 Lord. My lord, the roynish clown, at whom fo
of the wrestler,
-10 cope him,] To encounter him; to engage with him.
That youth is surely in their company,
Enter Orlando and Adam.
Orla. Who's there?
you mimory) Shakespeare often uses memory for memorial: and Beaumont and Fletcher sometimes. So in the Humorous Lieutenant;
" I knew then how to seek your memories.” Again, in The Atheist’s Tragedy, by C. Torner, 1611;
6. And with his body place that memory
• Of noble Charlemont." And in Byron's Tragedy;
“ That ftatue will I prize past all the jewels
“ The memory of my graudame." STEEVENS,
S Vol. III.