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Cel. I would I were invisible, to catch the strong fellow by the leg.
(Charles and Orlando wrestle. Ros. O excellent young man!
Cel. If I had a thunderbolt in mine eye, I can tell who should down.
[Charles is thrown. Shout. DUKE F. No more, no more.
Orl. Yes, I beseech your grace; I am not yet well breathed.
DUKE F. How dost thou, Charles ?
Duke F. Bear him away. [CHARLES is borne out. What is thy name, young man?
Orl. Orlando, my liege; the youngest son of sir Rowland de Bois. DUKE F. I would, thou hadst been son to some
[Ereunt Duke Fred. Train, and Le Beau. CEL. Were I my father, coz, would I do this ?
ORL. I am more proud to be sir Rowland's son, His youngest son ;-—and would not change that
calling, To be adopted heir to Frederick.
Ros. My father lov'd sir Rowland as his soul, And all the world was of my father's mind: Had I before known this young man his son,
. calling] Appellation, or name.
I should have given him tears unto entreaties,
[Giving him a chain from her neck. Wear this for me; one out of suits with for.
tune (13) That could give more-but that her hand lacks
means. Shall we go, coz?
CEL. Ay :-Fare you well, fair gentlemar. Orl. Can I not say, I thank you? My better
parts Are all thrown down ; and that which here stands
up, Is but a quintain, a mere lifeless block.(14) Ros. He calls us back: My pride fell with my
fortunes : I'll ask him what he would :-Did you call, sir ?Sir, you have wrestled well, and overthrown More than your enemies.
• But justly, as you have exceeded, &c.] Only, or in that degree, in which you have, &c. The fo. of 1632 reads “ all in promise.”
That could give more-but that her hand lacks means Who feels disposed to give more, were her ability greater. better parts] Macbeth says,
" For it has cow'd my better part of man." V. 6. i. e. his spirit. We may therefore conclude, that by these terms spirit and sense were meant here.
Will you go, coz?
[Exeunt ROSALIND and Celia. Orl. What passion hangs these weights upon
..ny tongue ? I cannot speak to her, yet she urg'd conference.
Re-enter LE BEAU.
O poor Orlando! thou art overthrown;
* condition] State and temper. See Two G. of V. Launce, Ill. 1.
humorous Capricious. “ Wraps me in a most humorous sadness.” III. 1. Jaques.
Hath ta'en displeasure 'gainst his gentle niece;
[Erit Le Beau.
A Room in the Palace.
Enter Celia and Rosalind.
Cel. Why, cousin; why, Rosalind;-Cupid have mercy !-Not a word ? · Ros. Not one to throw at a dog.
CEL. No, thy words are too precious to be cast away upon curs, throw some of them at me; come, lame me with reasons.
Ros. Then there were two cousins laid up: when the one should be lamed with reasons, and the other mad without any.
CEL. But is all this for your father?
Ros. No, some of it for my child's father :* 0, how full of briars is this working-day world !
o my child's father] The father of my children, if ever I have any: for him, who has my affections.
Cel. They are but burs, cousin, thrown upon thee in holiday foolery; if we walk not in the trodden paths, our very petticoats will catch them.
Ros. I could shake them off my coat ; these burs are in my heart.
CEL. Hem them away.
Cel. Come, come, wrestle with thy affections.
Ros. O, they take the part of a better wrestler than myself.
CEL. O, a good wish upon you! you will try in time, in despite of a fall. But, turning these jests out of service, let us talk in good earnest : Is it possible, on such a sudden, you should fall into so strong a liking with old sir Rowland's youngest son?
Ros. The duke my father loved his father dearly,
CEL. Doth it therefore ensue, that you should love his son dearly? By this kind of chase,a I should hate him, for my father hated his father dearly ; yet I hate not Orlando.
Ros. No 'faith, hate him not, for my sake..
Cel. Why should I not? doth he not deserve well ? c
• By this kind of chase] By this hunting of consequences.
hated dearly] Extremely. See « dearest toe,” Haml. I. 2. Haml.
chate him not, for my sake.
Cel. Why should I not? doth he not deserve well] Meaning to be understood by reference to that which had preceded, i. e. upon a principle stated by yourself; “ because my father hated his father, does he not well deserve by me to be hated ?" while Rosalind, taking the words simply, and without any reference, replies, “ Let me love him for that ;" i. e. for that he well deserves,