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Merchant of Venice ,

Id W. Sc. I.

THE

P L A Y S
PL

OF

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE,

ACCURATELY PRINTED FROM

THE TEXT OF MR. STEEVEN'S

LAST EDITION

WITH

A SELECTION

OP

THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTES.

VOLUME IV.

CONTAINING

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST.
MERCHANT OF VENICE.

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PRINTED FOR GERHARD FLEISCHER THE YOUNGER

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PERSONS REPRESENTED. Ferdinand, King of Nayarre. Biron, Longaville, Lords, attending on the King, Dumain, Boyet, Lords, attending on the Princess of Mercade, France. Don Adriano de Armado, a fantastical Spaniard, Sir Nathaniel, a Curate. Holofernes, a Schoolmaster. Dull, a Constable. Costard, a Clown. Moth, Page to Armado. A Forester.

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Princess. of France.
Rosaline,
Maria,

Ladies, attending on the Princess,
Katharine,
Jaquenetta , a country Wench.
Officers, and others, attendants on the King

and Princess.

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SCENE, Navarre.

VOL. IV.

A C T I.

SCENE I..

Navarre. A Park, with a Palace in it.

and

Enter the King, BIRON, LONGAVILLE ,

DUMAIN.

King. Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives,
Live register'd upon our brazen tombs,
And then grace ús in the disgrace of death;
When, spite of cormorant devouring time,
The endeavour of this present breath may buy
That honour, which shall bate his scyth'es keen

edge,
And make us heirs of all eternity.
Therefore, brave conquerors ! for so you are,
That war against your own affections,
And the huge army of the world's desires, .-
Our late edict shall strongly stand in force :
Navarre shall be the wonder of the world :
Our court shall be a little Academe.
Still and contemplative in living art.
You threc, Biron, Dumain, and Longaville,
Hive sworn for three years' term to live with me,
My fellow-scholars, and to keep those statutes
That are recorded in this schedule here :
Your paths

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