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motley-minded gentleman, that I have so often met in the forest : he hath been a courtier, he swears.
Clo. If any man doubt that, let him put me to my purgation. I have trod a measure ; I have flatter'd a lady ; I have been politick with my friend, smooth with mine enemy; I have undone three taylors; I have had four quarrels, and like to have fought one.
Jaq. And how was that ta'en up?
Clo. 'Faith, we met, and found the quarrel was upon the seventh cause.
Faq. How seventh cause ?--Good my lord, like this fellow.
Duke Sen. I like him very well.
Clo. God'ild you, fir ; * I desire you of the like. I press in here, fir, amongst the rest of the country copulatives, to swear, and to forswear; according as marriage binds, and blood breaks :-A poor virgin, sir, an ill-favour'd thing, sir, but mine own; a poor humour of mine, fir, to take that that no man else will: Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor houle; as your pearl, in your
Duke Sen. By my faith, he is very a swift and sententious.
Clo. According to the fool's bolt, sir, and such * dulcet diseases.
Jaq. But, for the seventh cause; how did you find the quarrel on the seventh cause?
Clo. Upon a lye seven times removed ;-Bear your body more seeming, Audrey :-as thus, sir. I did dislike the cut of a certain courrier's beard ; he sent me word, if I said his beard was not cut well, he was in the mind it was: This is called the Retort courteous. If I sent him word
* I de fire you of the like. )--that I may have cause to like you. y blood ]— frailty.
fruift]-witty. dulcet diseases.)-witty phrases, the diseases of those times. . S4
again, it was not well cut, he would send me word, he cut it to please himself: This is call'd the Quip modeft. If again, it was not well cut, he disabled my judgment : This is call'd the Reply churlish. If again, it was not well cut, he would answer, I spake not true. This is callid the Reproof valiant. If again, it was not well cut, he would say, I lye. This is called the Countercheck quarrelsome : and so to the Lye circumstantial, and the Lye direit.
Jaq. And how oft did you say, his beard was not well cut?
Clo. I durst go no further than the Lye circumstantial, nor he durst not give me the Lye direft ; and so we measur'd swords, and parted.
Jaq. Can you nominate in order now the degrees of the
Clo. O sir, we quarrel in print, by the book; as you have books for good manners : I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort courteous; the fecond, the Quip modest; the third, the Reply churlish ; the fourth, the Reproof valiant ; the fifth, the Countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lye with circumstance; the feventh, the Lye direct. All these you may avoid, but the Lye direct; and you may avoid that too, with an If. I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel; but when the parties were met themselves, one of them thought but of an If, as, If you said so, then I said fo; and they shook hands, and swore brothers. Your If is the only peacemaker; much virtue in If.
Faq. Is not this a rare fellow, my lord ? he's good at any thing, and yet a fool.
disabled my judgment :]-call'd my judgment in question, disputed it.
by the book ;]-of Vincentio Saviolo, of honour and honourable quarrols,
Duke Sen. He uses his folly "like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit.
Enter Hymen, Rosalind in woman's cloaths, and Celia.
STILL MUSIC K.
Hym. Then is there mirth in beaven,
When earthly things made even
* Atone together.
Yea, brought her bither ;
Rof. To you I give myself, for I am yours.
[To the Duke. To you I give myself, for I am yours.
[To Orlando Duke Sen. If there be truth in sight, you are my daughter. Orla. If there be truth in 'shape, you are my Rosalind,
Pbe. If sight and shape be true,
[To the Duke. I'll have no husband, if you be not he :- [To Orlando. Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she.
[To Phebe. Hym. Peace, ho! I bar confusion :
'Tis I must make conclusion
Of these most strange events :
If truth holds true contents.
like a stalking-horse,]—as a mak, or disguise.
You and you no cross shall part;
(To Orlando and Rosalind. You and you are heart in heart : [To Oliver and Celia. You to his love must accord, Or have a woman to your lord :
[To Phebe. You and you are sure together, As the winter to foul weather. [To the Clown and Audrey, Whiles a wedlock-hymn 'we sing, Feed yourselves with questioning; That reason wonder may diminish, How thus we met, and these things finish.
Duke Sen. O my dear niece, welcome thou art to me; Even daughter, welcome in no less degree.
Pbe. I will not eat my word, now thou art mine ; Thy faith my fancy to theç doth combine.
Enter Jaques de Boys, Jaq. de B. Let me have audience for a word, or two. I am the second son of old sir Rowland,, That bring these tidings to this fair assembly Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day Men of great worth resorted to this forest, + Address’d a mighty power; which were on foot,
8 questioning ; ]-conversation.
In his own conduct, purposely to take
Duke Sen. Welcome, young man ;
Faq. Sir, by 'your patience :-If I heard you rightly,
Jaq. de B. He hath.
Jaq. To him will I: out of these convertitęs There is much matter to be heard and learn'd.
question)-discourse, conference. jbrewd]-adverse, calamitous.
your patience : ]-good leave. to convertites]- converts, penitents.