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The cuckow then on every tree
Mocks married men ; for thus fings he,
Cuckow !

Cuckow! cuckow ! O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!

W I N T E R.
When isicles hang by the wall,

And Dick the shepherd blows his nail ;
And Tom bears logs into the hall,

And milk comes frozen home in pail ;
When blood is nift, and ways be foul,
Then nightly fings the staring owl
Tu-whit! to-who !

A merry note,

While greafy Jone doth keel the pot.
When all aloud the wind doch blow,

And coughing drowns the Parson's saw ;
And birds lit brooding in the snow,

And Marian's nose looks red and raw ;
When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,
Then nightly fings the staring owi,
Tu-whit! to-who!

A merry note,
While greasy Jone doth keel the pot.

Arm. The words of Mercury
Are harsh after the songs of Apollo :
You, that way; we, this way.

(Exeunt omnes.

And Lady-smocks all filver white,

Do paint ibe meadows with delight ;] Tho all the printed copies range these verses in this order, have not scrupled to transpose the second and third verse, that the metre may be conformable with that of the three following stanzas, in all which the rhymes of the first four lines are alternate.con I have now done with this play, which in the main may be call’d a very bad one: and I have found it so very troublesome in the corruptions, that, I think, I may conclude with the old religious editors, Deo gratias !

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DUKE.
Frederick, brother to the Duke, and usurper of his dukedom.
Jaquess
" }Lords attending upon the Duke in his banishment.

. Le Beu, a courtier, attending on Frederick. Oliver, eldest son to Sir Rowland de Boys, who had for.

merly been a servant to the Duke, Jaques, Orlando, S

}Younger brothers to Oliver. Adam, an old servant of Sir Rowland de Boys, now

following the fortunes of Orlando. Dennis, fervant to Oliver. Charles, a wrestler, and servant to the ufurping. Duke

Frederick,
Touchstone, a clown attending on Celia and Rosalind.
Corin, 2

Shepherds.
Sylvius,
A clown in love with Audrey.
William, another clown, in love with Audrey.
Sir Oliver Mar-text, a country curate.

Rosalind, daughter to the Duke.
Celia, daughter to Frederick.
Phæbe, a shepherdess.
Audrey, a country "wench.

Lords belonging to the two Dukes; with pages, forefters,

and other Attendants.

The Scene lies, first, near Oliver's house ;

and afterwards, partly in the Duke's Court; and partly in the Forest of Arden.

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