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DUKE, living in exile.
FREDERICK, Brother to the Duke, and Usurper of

his Dominions.
AMIENS, Į Lords attending upon the Duke in his
JAQUES, S banishment.
LE Beau, a Courtier attending upon Frederick.
CHARLES, his Wrestler.

Sons of Sir Rowland de Bois.

Servants to Oliver.

} Shepherds.
WILLIAM, a Country Fellow, in love with Audrey.
A Person representing Hymen.
ROSALIND, Daughter to the banished Duke.
Celia, Daughter to Frederick.
PHEBE, a Shepherdess.
AUDREY, a Country Wench.
Lords belonging to the two Dukes ; Pages, Fores-

ters, and other Attendants. The Scene lies, first, near Oliver's House ; after: wards, partly in the Usurper's Court, and partly in the Forest of Arden.



SCENE I.-An Orchard near Oliver's House.

Enler ORLANDO and ADAM. Orl. As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me: By will, but a poor thousand crowns ; ani, as thou say'st, charged my brother, on his blessing, to breed me well and there begins my sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaks goldenly of his profit: for my part, he keeps me rustically at home; or, to speak inore properly, sties me here at home unkept : for call you that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horses are

red hetter: for, besides that they are fair with their feeding, they are taught their manage, and to that end riders dearly hired: but I, his brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the which his animals on his dunghills are as much bound


to him as I. Besides this nothing, that he so plentifully
gives me, the something, that nature gave me, bis
countenance seenis to take from me: he lets me feed
with his hinds, bars me the place of a brother, and, as
much as in him lies, mines my gentility with my educa:
tion. This it is, Adam, that grieves me: and the
spirit of my father, which I think is within me, begins
to mutiny against this servitude: I will no longer
endure it, though yet I know no wise remedy how to
avoid it.

Adam. Yonder comes my master, your brother.

Orl. Go apart, Adam, and thou shalt hear bow be will me up.

Oli. Now, sir! what make you here?
Orl. Nothing: I am not taught to make any thing.
Oli. What mar you then, sir?

Orl. Marry, sir, I am helping you to mar that which God made, a poor unworthy brother of yours, with idleness.

Oli. Marry, sir, be better employed, and be naught
Orl, Shall I keep your hogs, and eat husks with

? What prodigal portion have I spent, that I should come to such penury ?

Oli. Know you where you are, sir?
Or! O, sir, very well : here in your orchard.

Orl. Ay, better than he I am before knows me. know, you are my eldest brother; and, in the gentle condition of blood, you should so know mot. The courtesy of nations allows you my better, in that you are the firstborn; but the same tradition takes not away, my blood, were there twenty brothers betwixt albeit, I confess, your coming before me is nearer to



his reverence.

Orl. Come, come, elder brother, you are too young In this.

Oli. Wile thou lay hands on me, villain Orl. I am no villain: I am the youngest son of sir Rowland de Bois; he was my father, and he is thrice a villain, that says such a rather begot villains : Wert thy throat, till this other had pulled out thy tongue far saying so; thou hast railed on thysell.



Adam. Sweet masters, be patient; for your father's
Temembrance, be at accord.

Oli. Let me go, I say.

Orl. I will not, till I please : you shall bear me. My father charged you in his will to give me a good educa. tion: you have trained me like a peasant, obscuring and hiding me from all gentleman-like qualities: the spirit endure it: therefore allow me such exercises as may become a gentleman, or give me the poor allotery my father left me by testament; with that I will go buy my

Oli. And what wilt thou do? beg, when that is spent ? Well, sir, get you in. I will not long be troubled with you : you shall have some part of your will. I pray you, leare me.

Orl. I will no farther offend you than beromes me for my good.

oli. Get you with him, you old dog.

Adam. Is old dog my reward ? Most true, I have lost my teeth in your service.God be with my old master! he would not have spoke such a word.

[Exeunt Orlando and Adam.
Oli. Is it even so ? begin you to grow upon me? I
will physic your rankness, and yet give no thousand
crowns neither. Hola, Dennis !

Den. Calls your worship?

Oli. Was not Charles, the duke's wrestler, here to
Speak with me?

Den. So please you, he is here at the door, and im-
portunes access to you.

Oli. Call him in. [Exit Dennis.]—Twill be a good
way; and tomorrow the wrestling is.

Cha. Good morrow to your worship.

Oli. Good monsieur Charles ! --what's the new nevis
at the new court ?

Cha. There's no news at the court, sir, but the old news: that is, the old duke ia banished by bis younger brother the new duke ; and three or four loving lords have put themselves into voluntary exile with him. whose lands and revenues enrich the new duko; there

Oli. Can you tell, it Rosalind," the duke's daughter, be banished with her father ?


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