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The other is daughter to the banish'd duke, And here detain’d by her usurping, uncle, . To keep his daughter company; whose loves Are dearer than the natural bond of fisters. But I can tell you, thât of late this duke Hath ta’en displeasure 'gainst his gentle niece; Grounded upon no othér argument, But that the people praise her for her virtues, And pity her for her good father's sake; And, on my life, his malice 'gainst the lady Will suddenly break forth.-Sir, fare you well; Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you. Orl. I rest much bounden to you: fare you well!
[Exit LE BEAU. Thus must I from the smoke into the smother ; From tyrant duke, unto a tyrant brother:But heavenly Rosalind !
Enter Celia and RosaLIND.
Cel. Why, cousin; why, Rosalind ;–Cupid have mercy!—Not a word?
Ros. Not one to throw at a dog.
Cel. No, thy words are too precious to be cast away upon curs, throw some of them at me ; come, lame me with reasons.
Ros. Then there were two cousins laid up; when the one should be lamed with reasons, and the other mad without any.
in a better world than this,] So, in Coriolanus, A&t III. sc. iii:-" There is a world elsewhere." STEVENS,
Cel. But is all this for your father?
Ros. No, fome of it is for my child's father: 3 O, how full of briarsi is this working-day world!
Cel. They are but burs, cousin, thrown upon thee in holyday 'foolery; if we walk not in the trodden paths, our very petticoats 'will catch them.
Ros. I could shake them off my coat; these burs are in my heart.
Cel. Her them away.
Ros. O, they take the part of a better wrestler than myself.
Cel. O, a good wish upon you! you will try in time, in despite of a fall.—But, turning these jests out of service, 'fēt us talk in good earnest: Is it possible, on such a sudden, you should fall into so strong a liking with old fir Rowland's youngest son?
Ros. "The duke my father lov'd his father dearly.
Cel. Doth it therefore ensue, that you should love his son dearly? By this kind of chase, 4 I should hate him, for my father hated his father dearly; yết I hate not Orlando.
Ros. No 'faith, hate him not, for my fake.
3 - for my child's father :) i. e. for him whom I hope to marry, and have children by. THROBALD.
4 By this kind of chase,] That is, by this way of following the argument. Dear is used by Shakspeare in a double sense for beloved, and for hurtful, hated, baleful. Both senses are authorised, and both drawn from etymology; but properly, beloved is dear, and hateful is dere. Rosalind uses dearly in the good, and Celia in the bad fense. Johnson.
s Why pould I not? doth the not deferre well?] Celia answers Rosalind, (who had desired her * not to hate Orlando, 'for her
Ros. Let me love him for that; and do you love him, because I do:-Look, here comes the duke. Cel. With his eyes full of anger.
Enter Duke Frederick, with Lords. Duke F. Mistress, despatch you with your safeft
haste, And get you from our court. Ros.
Me uncle? Duke F.
You, cousin: Within these ten days if that thou be’st found So near our publick court as twenty miles, Thou dieft for it.
Ros. , I do beseech your grace, Let me the knowledge of my fault bear with me: If with myself I hold intelligence, Or have acquaintance with mine own desires ; If that I do not dream, or be not frantick, (As I do trust I am not,) then, dear uncle, Never, so much as in a thought unborn, Did I offend your highness. Duke F.
Thus do all traitors; If their purgation did consist in words, They are as innocent as grace itself:Let it suffice thee, that I trust thee not.
Ros. Yet your mistrust cannot make me a traitor: Tell me, whereon the likelihood depends.
fake,”') as if she had said_" love him, for my fake:" to which the former replies, “ Why should I not si. e. love him) ? So, in the following passage, in King Henry VII:
- Which of the peers
“ Strangely neglected ?” Uncontemn'd muit be understood as if the author had written—not contemn'd; otherwise the subsequent words would convey a meaning directiy contrary to what the speaker intends. Malone.
Duke P. Thou art thy father's daughter, there's
enough. Ros. So was I, when your highness took his
Duke F. Ay, Celia ; we stay'd her for your sake, Else had she with her father rang'd along.
Cel. I did not then entreat to have her stay,
6- remorse ;] i. e. compassion. So, in Macbeth:
“ Stop the access and passage to remorse.” Steevens. 7 — we still have slept together,
Rose at an instant, learn'd, play'd, eat together ;] Youthful friendship is described in nearly the same terms in a book published the year in which this play first appeared in print. “ They ever went together, plaid together, eate together, and usually slept together, out of the great love that was between them.” Life of Guzman de Alfarache, folio, printed by Edward Blount, 1623, P. I. B. I. c. viii. p. 75. Reed. Vol. VI.
And thou wilt show more bright, and seem more
virtuous, When she is gone: then open not thy lips; Firm and irrevocable is my doom Which I have pass'd upon her; she is banish’d. Cel. Pronounce that sentence then on me, my
liege; I cannot live out of her company. Duke F. You are a fool :-You, niece, provide
yourself; If you out-stay the time, upon mine honour, And in the greatness of my word, you die.
[Exeunt Duke Frederick and Lords.
Ros. I have more cause.
Thou hast not, cousin;?
That he hath not. Cel. No? hath not? Rosalind lacks then the love Which teacheth thee that thou and I am one : 8
Hath habe cheerful: know-hou hast not com
6 And thou wilt Show more bright, and seem more virtuous,] When she was seen alone, she would be more noted. JOHNSON.
7 Thou hast not, coufin;] Some word is wanting to the metre. Perhaps our author wrote:
Indeed thou hast not, cousin. STEVENS. - Rosalind lacks then the love
Which teacheth thee that thuu and I am one :) The poet certainly wrote--which teacheth me. For if Rosalind had learnt to think Celia one part of herself, the could not lack that love which Celia complains The does. WARBURTON.
Either reading may stand. The sense of the established text is not remote or obscure. Where would be the absurdity of saying, You know not the law which teaches you to do right? JOHNSON.