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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 ?
LE Beau. He cannot speak, my lord.

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

man else.
The world esteem'd thy father honourable,
But I did find him still mine enemy:
Thou shouldst have better pleas'd me with this

i deed,
Hadst thou descended from another house.
But fare thee well; thou art a gallant youth;
I would, thou hadst told me of another father.

[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,
Ere he should thus have ventur'd.
CEL.

Gentle cousin,
Let us go thank him, and encourage him:
My father's rough and envious disposition
Sticks me at heart.-Sir, you have well deserv'd :
If you do keep your promises in love,
But justly, as you have exceeded all promise,
Your mistress shall be happy.
· Ros.

Gentleman,

[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.

CEL.

Will you go, coz?
Ros. Have with you :-Fare you well.

[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;
Or Charles, or something weaker, masters thee.
LE BEAU. Good sir, I do in friendship counsel

you
To leave this place: Albeit you have desery'd
High commendation, true applause, and love;
Yet such is now the duke's condition,
That he misconstrues all that you have done.
The duke is humorous ;what he is, indeed,
More suits you to conceive, than I to speak of.
Orl. I thank you, sir : and, pray you, tell me

this;
Which of the two was daughter of the duke
That here was at the wrestling ?
LE Beau. Neither his daughter, if we judge by

manners;
But yet, indeed, the shorter (15) is his daughter:
The other is daughter to the banish'd duke,
And here detain'd by her usurping uncle,
To keep his daughter company; whose loves
Are dearer than the natural bond of sisters.
But I can tell you, that of late this duke

* 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;
Grounded upon no other argument,
But that the people praise her for her virtues,
And pity her for her good father's sake;
And, on my life, his malice 'gainst the lady
Will suddenly break forth.--Sir, fare you well;
Hereafter, in a better world than this,
I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.
ORL. I rest much bounden to you: fare you well!

[Erit Le Beau.
Thus must I from the smoke into the smother;
From tyrant duke, unto a tyrant brother :-
But heavenly Rosalind !

[E.xit.

SCENE III.

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.
Ros. I would try; if I could cry hem, and have

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him.

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,

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