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merly been a servant to the Duke.
} Younger brothers to Oliver. Adam, an old servant of Sir Rowland de Boys, now fol
lowing the fortunes of Orlando. Dennis, servant to Oliver. Charles, a wrestler, and servant to the ufurping Duke
Frederick. Touchstone, a clown attending on Celia and Rosalind. Corin,
} Shepherds. Sylvius, À 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. Phebe, a shepherdefs. Audrey, a country wench. Lords belonging to the two Dukes ; with pages, foreffers,
and other attendants.
The SCENE lyes, first, near Oliver's house; and,
afterwards, partly in the Duke's Court; and partly in the Forest of Arden,
AS YOU LIKE IT.
SCENE, O LIVE R's Orchard.
Enter Orlando and Adam.
ORLANDO. S I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeath'd me by Will, but a poor thousand crowns; and, as thou say'st, charged my brother on his Blefsing 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 more properly) stays 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 bred better ; for besides that they are fair with their feeding, they are taught their ma. nage, 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, his countenance seems to take from me, He lets me VOL. II. M