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ACT V. SCENE III. 


The forest

Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY

 TOUCHSTONE.

To-morrow is the joyful day, Audre'y; to-morrow will we
be married.

 AUDREY.

I do desire it with all my heart; and I hope it is no
dishonest desire to desire to be a woman of the world. Here come
two of the banish'd Duke's pages.

Enter two PAGES

 FIRST PAGE.

Well met, honest gentleman.

 TOUCHSTONE.

By my troth, well met. Come sit, sit, and a song.

 SECOND PAGE.

We are for you; sit i' th' middle.

 FIRST PAGE.

Shall we clap into't roundly, without hawking, or
spitting, or saying we are hoarse, which are the only prologues
to a bad voice?

 SECOND PAGE.

I'faith, i'faith; and both in a tune, like two gipsies
on a horse.
SONG.
It was a lover and his lass,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
That o'er the green corn-field did pass
In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding.
Sweet lovers love the spring.
Between the acres of the rye,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
These pretty country folks would lie,
In the spring time, &c.
This carol they began that hour,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
How that a life was but a flower,
In the spring time, &c.
And therefore take the present time,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
For love is crowned with the prime,
In the spring time, &c.

 TOUCHSTONE.

Truly, young gentlemen, though there was no great
matter in the ditty, yet the note was very untuneable.

 FIRST PAGE.

YOU are deceiv'd, sir; we kept time, we lost not our
time.

 TOUCHSTONE.

By my troth, yes; I count it but time lost to hear such
a foolish song. God buy you; and God mend your voices. Come,
Audrey

Exeunt

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