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No, let my father feek another heir.
Therefore devise with me how we may fly;
Ros. Why, whither shall we go ?
Rof. Alas, what danger will it be to us,
Cel. I'll put myself in poor and mean attire, And with a kind of umber fmirch
my The like do you; fo shall we pass along, And never ftir assailants,
Rof. Were't not better,
Cel. What fhall I call thee when thou art a man?
Rof. I'll have no worse a name than Jove's own page ; And therefore look you call me Ganymede. But what will you be callid ?
Cel. Something that hath a reference to my ftate : No longer Celia, but Aliena.
Rof. But, cousin, what if we afraid to steal The clownish fool out of your father's court? Would he not be a comfort to our travel ?
Cel. He'll go along o'er the wide world with me Leave me alone to woo him; let's away, And get our jewels and our wealth together ; Devise the fittest time, and safeit way To hide us from pursuit that will be made After my flight: now go we in content To liberty, and not to banishment,
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Duke fenior. Now my co-mates, and brothers in
More free from peril, than the envious court?
This is no flattery : these are counsellors,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head:
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, • Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.'
Ami. I would not change it ; happy is your Grace,
Duke sen. Come, shall we go, and kill us venison !
i Lord. Indeed, my Lord,
That from the hunters' aim had ta'en a hurt,
Duke fen. But what faid Jaques ?
I Lord. O yes, into a thousand fimilies. First, for his weeping in the needless stream ; Poor deer, quoth he, thou mak'st a testantent As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more To that which had too much. Then being alone, Left and abandon’d of his velvet friends ; ”Tis right, quoth he, thus misery doth part The flux of company. Anon a careless herd, Full of the pature, jumps along by him, And never Aays to greet him: Ay, quoth Jaquesz Sweep on, you fat and greafy citizens, "Tis just the fashion : wherefore do you look Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there? *Thus most invectively he pierceth through The body of the country, city, court, Yea, and of this our life ; swearing, that we Are mere usurpers, tyrants, and what's worse, To fright the animals, and to kill them up In their align'd and native dwelling-place. Duke fer. And did you leave him in this contem
plation? 2 Lard. We did, my Lord, weeping and commentUpon the fobbing deer.
[ing Duke fen. Show me the place; I love to cope him in these sullen fits, For then he's full of matter.
1. Lard. I'll bring you to him Itraighte [Exeunt. SCENE II. Changes to the palace again...
Enter Duke Frederick, with Lords.
i Lord. I cannot hear of any that did see her.
Duke. Send to his brother, fetch that gallant hithen:
Enter Orlando and Adam.
sweet master, O you memory
No more do your's; your virtues, gentle Master,
Orla. Why, what's the matter?
Adam. O unhappy youth,
me go? Adam. No matter whither, so you come not here.
Orla. What, wouldst thou have me go and heg my Or with a base and boisterous sword enforce [food ? A thievish living on the common road? This I must do, or know not what to do : Yet this I will not do, do how I can; I rather will subject me to the malice Of a diverted blood, and bloody brother.
Adam. “But do not so; I have five hundred crowns, • The thrifty hire I fav’d under your father, • Which I did store, to be my foster-nurse
When service should in my old limbs lie lame, . And unregarded age in corners thrown: * Take that; and he that doth the ravens feed, • Yea, providently caters for the sparrow, • Be comfort to my age! Here is the gold,
All this I give you, let me be your servant;
Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; • For in my youth I never did apply • Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; • Nor did I with unbashful forehead woo
The means of weakness and debility;