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+ AS YOU LIKE IT
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+ DRAMATIS PERSONAE
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+ DUKE SENIOR living in banishment.
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+ DUKE FREDERICK his brother, an usurper of his dominions.
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+ AMIENS |
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+ | lords attending on the banished duke.
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+ JAQUES |
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+ LE BEAU a courtier attending upon Frederick.
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+ CHARLES wrestler to Frederick.
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+ OLIVER |
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+ |
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+ JAQUES (JAQUES DE BOYS:) | sons of Sir Rowland de Boys.
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+ |
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+ ORLANDO |
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+ ADAM |
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+ | servants to Oliver.
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+ DENNIS |
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+ TOUCHSTONE a clown.
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+ SIR OLIVER MARTEXT a vicar.
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+ CORIN |
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+ | shepherds.
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+ SILVIUS |
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+ WILLIAM a country fellow in love with Audrey.
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+ A person representing HYMEN. (HYMEN:)
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+ ROSALIND daughter to the banished duke.
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+ CELIA daughter to Frederick.
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+ PHEBE a shepherdess.
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+ AUDREY a country wench.
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+ Lords, pages, and attendants, &c.
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+ (Forester:)
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+ (A Lord:)
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+ (First Lord:)
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+ (Second Lord:)
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+ (First Page:)
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+ (Second Page:)
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+
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+ SCENE Oliver's house; Duke Frederick's court; and the
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+ Forest of Arden.
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+ AS YOU LIKE IT
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+ ACT I
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+ SCENE I Orchard of Oliver's house.
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+ [Enter ORLANDO and ADAM]
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+ ORLANDO As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion
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+ bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns,
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+ and, as thou sayest, charged my brother, on his
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+ blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my
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+ sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and
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+ report speaks goldenly of his profit: for my part,
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+ he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak more
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+ properly, stays me here at home unkept; for call you
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+ that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that
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+ differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horses
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+ are bred better; for, besides that they are fair
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+ with their feeding, they are taught their manage,
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+ and to that end riders dearly hired: but I, his
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+ brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the
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+ which his animals on his dunghills are as much
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+ bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that he so
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+ plentifully gives me, the something that nature gave
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+ me his countenance seems to take from me: he lets
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+ me feed with his hinds, bars me the place of a
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+ brother, and, as much as in him lies, mines my
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+ gentility with my education. This is it, Adam, that
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+ grieves me; and the spirit of my father, which I
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+ think is within me, begins to mutiny against this
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+ servitude: I will no longer endure it, though yet I
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+ know no wise remedy how to avoid it.
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+ ADAM Yonder comes my master, your brother.
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+ ORLANDO Go apart, Adam, and thou shalt hear how he will
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+ shake me up.
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+ [Enter OLIVER]
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+ OLIVER Now, sir! what make you here?
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+ ORLANDO Nothing: I am not taught to make any thing.
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+ OLIVER What mar you then, sir?
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+ ORLANDO Marry, sir, I am helping you to mar that which God
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+ made, a poor unworthy brother of yours, with idleness.
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+ OLIVER Marry, sir, be better employed, and be naught awhile.
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+ ORLANDO Shall I keep your hogs and eat husks with them?
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+ What prodigal portion have I spent, that I should
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+ come to such penury?
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+ OLIVER Know you where your are, sir?
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+ ORLANDO O, sir, very well; here in your orchard.
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+ OLIVER Know you before whom, sir?
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+ ORLANDO Ay, better than him I am before knows me. I know
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+ you are my eldest brother; and, in the gentle
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+ condition of blood, you should so know me. The
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+ courtesy of nations allows you my better, in that
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+ you are the first-born; but the same tradition
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+ takes not away my blood, were there twenty brothers
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+ betwixt us: I have as much of my father in me as
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+ you; albeit, I confess, your coming before me is
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+ nearer to his reverence.
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+ OLIVER What, boy!
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+ ORLANDO Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in this.
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+ OLIVER Wilt thou lay hands on me, villain?
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+ ORLANDO I am no villain; I am the youngest son of Sir
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+ Rowland de Boys; he was my father, and he is thrice
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+ a villain that says such a father begot villains.
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+ Wert thou not my brother, I would not take this hand
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+ from thy throat till this other had pulled out thy
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+ tongue for saying so: thou hast railed on thyself.
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+ ADAM Sweet masters, be patient: for your father's
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+ remembrance, be at accord.
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+ OLIVER Let me go, I say.
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+ ORLANDO I will not, till I please: you shall hear me. My
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+ father charged you in his will to give me good
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+ education: you have trained me like a peasant,
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+ obscuring and hiding from me all gentleman-like
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+ qualities. The spirit of my father grows strong in
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+ me, and I will no longer endure it: therefore allow
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+ me such exercises as may become a gentleman, or
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+ give me the poor allottery my father left me by
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+ testament; with that I will go buy my fortunes.
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+ OLIVER And what wilt thou do? beg, when that is spent?
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+ Well, sir, get you in: I will not long be troubled
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+ with you; you shall have some part of your will: I
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+ pray you, leave me.
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+ ORLANDO I will no further offend you than becomes me for my good.
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+ OLIVER Get you with him, you old dog.
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+ ADAM Is 'old dog' my reward? Most true, I have lost my
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+ teeth in your service. God be with my old master!
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+ he would not have spoke such a word.
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+ [Exeunt ORLANDO and ADAM]
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+ OLIVER Is it even so? begin you to grow upon me? I will
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+ physic your rankness, and yet give no thousand
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+ crowns neither. Holla, Dennis!
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+ [Enter DENNIS]
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+ DENNIS Calls your worship?
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+ OLIVER Was not Charles, the duke's wrestler, here to speak with me?
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+ DENNIS So please you, he is here at the door and importunes
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+ access to you.
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+ OLIVER Call him in.
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+ [Exit DENNIS]
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+ 'Twill be a good way; and to-morrow the wrestling is.
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+ [Enter CHARLES]
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+ CHARLES Good morrow to your worship.
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+ OLIVER Good Monsieur Charles, what's the new news at the
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+ new court?
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+ CHARLES There's no news at the court, sir, but the old news:
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+ that is, the old duke is banished by his younger
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+ brother the new duke; and three or four loving lords
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+ have put themselves into voluntary exile with him,
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+ whose lands and revenues enrich the new duke;
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+ therefore he gives them good leave to wander.
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+ OLIVER Can you tell if Rosalind, the duke's daughter, be
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+ banished with her father?
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+ CHARLES O, no; for the duke's daughter, her cousin, so loves
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+ her, being ever from their cradles bred together,
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+ that she would have followed her exile, or have died
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+ to stay behind her. She is at the court, and no
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+ less beloved of her uncle than his own daughter; and
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+ never two ladies loved as they do.
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+ OLIVER Where will the old duke live?
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+ CHARLES They say he is already in the forest of Arden, and
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+ a many merry men with him; and there they live like
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+ the old Robin Hood of England: they say many young
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+ gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet the time
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+ carelessly, as they did in the golden world.
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+ OLIVER What, you wrestle to-morrow before the new duke?
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+ CHARLES Marry, do I, sir; and I came to acquaint you with a
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+ matter. I am given, sir, secretly to understand
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+ that your younger brother Orlando hath a disposition
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+ to come in disguised against me to try a fall.
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+ To-morrow, sir, I wrestle for my credit; and he that
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+ escapes me without some broken limb shall acquit him
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+ well. Your brother is but young and tender; and,
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+ for your love, I would be loath to foil him, as I
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+ must, for my own honour, if he come in: therefore,
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+ out of my love to you, I came hither to acquaint you
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+ withal, that either you might stay him from his
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+ intendment or brook such disgrace well as he shall
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+ run into, in that it is a thing of his own search
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+ and altogether against my will.
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+ OLIVER Charles, I thank thee for thy love to me, which
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+ thou shalt find I will most kindly requite. I had
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+ myself notice of my brother's purpose herein and
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+ have by underhand means laboured to dissuade him from
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+ it, but he is resolute. I'll tell thee, Charles:
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+ it is the stubbornest young fellow of France, full
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+ of ambition, an envious emulator of every man's
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+ good parts, a secret and villanous contriver against
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+ me his natural brother: therefore use thy
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+ discretion; I had as lief thou didst break his neck
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+ as his finger. And thou wert best look to't; for if
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+ thou dost him any slight disgrace or if he do not
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+ mightily grace himself on thee, he will practise
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+ against thee by poison, entrap thee by some
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+ treacherous device and never leave thee till he
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+ hath ta'en thy life by some indirect means or other;
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+ for, I assure thee, and almost with tears I speak
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+ it, there is not one so young and so villanous this
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+ day living. I speak but brotherly of him; but
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+ should I anatomize him to thee as he is, I must
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+ blush and weep and thou must look pale and wonder.
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+ CHARLES I am heartily glad I came hither to you. If he come
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+ to-morrow, I'll give him his payment: if ever he go
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+ alone again, I'll never wrestle for prize more: and
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+ so God keep your worship!
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+ OLIVER Farewell, good Charles.
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+ [Exit CHARLES]
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+ Now will I stir this gamester: I hope I shall see
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+ an end of him; for my soul, yet I know not why,
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+ hates nothing more than he. Yet he's gentle, never
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+ schooled and yet learned, full of noble device, of
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+ all sorts enchantingly beloved, and indeed so much
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+ in the heart of the world, and especially of my own
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+ people, who best know him, that I am altogether
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+ misprised: but it shall not be so long; this
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+ wrestler shall clear all: nothing remains but that
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+ I kindle the boy thither; which now I'll go about.
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+ [Exit]
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+ AS YOU LIKE IT
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+ ACT I
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+ SCENE II Lawn before the Duke's palace.
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+ [Enter CELIA and ROSALIND]
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+ CELIA I pray thee, Rosalind, sweet my coz, be merry.
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+ ROSALIND Dear Celia, I show more mirth than I am mistress of;
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+ and would you yet I were merrier? Unless you could
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+ teach me to forget a banished father, you must not
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+ learn me how to remember any extraordinary pleasure.
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+ CELIA Herein I see thou lovest me not with the full weight
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+ that I love thee. If my uncle, thy banished father,
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+ had banished thy uncle, the duke my father, so thou
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+ hadst been still with me, I could have taught my
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+ love to take thy father for mine: so wouldst thou,
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+ if the truth of thy love to me were so righteously
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+ tempered as mine is to thee.
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+ ROSALIND Well, I will forget the condition of my estate, to
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+ rejoice in yours.
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+ CELIA You know my father hath no child but I, nor none is
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+ like to have: and, truly, when he dies, thou shalt
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+ be his heir, for what he hath taken away from thy
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+ father perforce, I will render thee again in
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+ affection; by mine honour, I will; and when I break
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+ that oath, let me turn monster: therefore, my
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+ sweet Rose, my dear Rose, be merry.
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+ ROSALIND From henceforth I will, coz, and devise sports. Let
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+ me see; what think you of falling in love?
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+ CELIA Marry, I prithee, do, to make sport withal: but
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+ love no man in good earnest; nor no further in sport
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+ neither than with safety of a pure blush thou mayst
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+ in honour come off again.
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+ ROSALIND What shall be our sport, then?
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+ CELIA Let us sit and mock the good housewife Fortune from
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+ her wheel, that her gifts may henceforth be bestowed equally.
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+ ROSALIND I would we could do so, for her benefits are
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+ mightily misplaced, and the bountiful blind woman
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+ doth most mistake in her gifts to women.
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+ CELIA 'Tis true; for those that she makes fair she scarce
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+ makes honest, and those that she makes honest she
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+ makes very ill-favouredly.
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+ ROSALIND Nay, now thou goest from Fortune's office to
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+ Nature's: Fortune reigns in gifts of the world,
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+ not in the lineaments of Nature.
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+ [Enter TOUCHSTONE]
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+ CELIA No? when Nature hath made a fair creature, may she
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+ not by Fortune fall into the fire? Though Nature
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+ hath given us wit to flout at Fortune, hath not
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+ ROSALIND Indeed, there is Fortune too hard for Nature, when
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+ Fortune makes Nature's natural the cutter-off of
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+ Nature's wit.
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+ CELIA Peradventure this is not Fortune's work neither, but
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+ Nature's; who perceiveth our natural wits too dull
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+ to reason of such goddesses and hath sent this
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+ natural for our whetstone; for always the dulness of
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+ the fool is the whetstone of the wits. How now,
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+ wit! whither wander you?
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+ TOUCHSTONE Mistress, you must come away to your father.
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+ CELIA Were you made the messenger?
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+ TOUCHSTONE No, by mine honour, but I was bid to come for you.
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+ ROSALIND Where learned you that oath, fool?
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+ TOUCHSTONE Of a certain knight that swore by his honour they
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+ were good pancakes and swore by his honour the
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+ mustard was naught: now I'll stand to it, the
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+ pancakes were naught and the mustard was good, and
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+ CELIA How prove you that, in the great heap of your
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+ ROSALIND Ay, marry, now unmuzzle your wisdom.
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+ TOUCHSTONE Stand you both forth now: stroke your chins, and
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+ CELIA By our beards, if we had them, thou art.
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+ TOUCHSTONE By my knavery, if I had it, then I were; but if you
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+ swear by that that is not, you are not forsworn: no
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+ more was this knight swearing by his honour, for he
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+ before ever he saw those pancakes or that mustard.
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+ CELIA Prithee, who is't that thou meanest?
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+ TOUCHSTONE One that old Frederick, your father, loves.
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+ CELIA My father's love is enough to honour him: enough!
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+ speak no more of him; you'll be whipped for taxation
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+ TOUCHSTONE The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what
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+ CELIA By my troth, thou sayest true; for since the little
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+ wit that fools have was silenced, the little foolery
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+ that wise men have makes a great show. Here comes
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+ Monsieur Le Beau.
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+ ROSALIND With his mouth full of news.
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+ CELIA Which he will put on us, as pigeons feed their young.
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+ ROSALIND Then shall we be news-crammed.
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+ CELIA All the better; we shall be the more marketable.
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+ [Enter LE BEAU]
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+ Bon jour, Monsieur Le Beau: what's the news?
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+ LE BEAU Fair princess, you have lost much good sport.
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+ CELIA Sport! of what colour?
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+ LE BEAU What colour, madam! how shall I answer you?
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+ ROSALIND As wit and fortune will.
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+ TOUCHSTONE Or as the Destinies decree.
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+ CELIA Well said: that was laid on with a trowel.
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+ TOUCHSTONE Nay, if I keep not my rank,--
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+ ROSALIND Thou losest thy old smell.
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+ LE BEAU You amaze me, ladies: I would have told you of good
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+ ROSALIND You tell us the manner of the wrestling.
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+ LE BEAU I will tell you the beginning; and, if it please
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+ your ladyships, you may see the end; for the best is
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+ CELIA Well, the beginning, that is dead and buried.
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+ LE BEAU There comes an old man and his three sons,--
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+ CELIA I could match this beginning with an old tale.
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+ LE BEAU Three proper young men, of excellent growth and presence.
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+ ROSALIND With bills on their necks, 'Be it known unto all men
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+ LE BEAU The eldest of the three wrestled with Charles, the
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+ and broke three of his ribs, that there is little
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+ so the third. Yonder they lie; the poor old man,
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+ ROSALIND Alas!
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+ TOUCHSTONE But what is the sport, monsieur, that the ladies
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+ LE BEAU Why, this that I speak of.
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+ TOUCHSTONE Thus men may grow wiser every day: it is the first
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+ time that ever I heard breaking of ribs was sport
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+ CELIA Or I, I promise thee.
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+ ROSALIND But is there any else longs to see this broken music
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+ rib-breaking? Shall we see this wrestling, cousin?
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+ LE BEAU You must, if you stay here; for here is the place
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+ CELIA Yonder, sure, they are coming: let us now stay and see it.
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+ [Flourish. Enter DUKE FREDERICK, Lords, ORLANDO,
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+ CHARLES, and Attendants]
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+ DUKE FREDERICK Come on: since the youth will not be entreated, his
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+ ROSALIND Is yonder the man?
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+ LE BEAU Even he, madam.
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+ CELIA Alas, he is too young! yet he looks successfully.
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+ DUKE FREDERICK How now, daughter and cousin! are you crept hither
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+ ROSALIND Ay, my liege, so please you give us leave.
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+ DUKE FREDERICK You will take little delight in it, I can tell you;
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+ there is such odds in the man. In pity of the
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+ challenger's youth I would fain dissuade him, but he
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+ will not be entreated. Speak to him, ladies; see if
533
+ you can move him.
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+
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+ CELIA Call him hither, good Monsieur Le Beau.
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+
537
+ DUKE FREDERICK Do so: I'll not be by.
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+
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+ LE BEAU Monsieur the challenger, the princesses call for you.
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+
541
+ ORLANDO I attend them with all respect and duty.
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+
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+ ROSALIND Young man, have you challenged Charles the wrestler?
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+
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+ ORLANDO No, fair princess; he is the general challenger: I
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+ come but in, as others do, to try with him the
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+ strength of my youth.
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+
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+ CELIA Young gentleman, your spirits are too bold for your
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+ years. You have seen cruel proof of this man's
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+ strength: if you saw yourself with your eyes or
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+ knew yourself with your judgment, the fear of your
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+ adventure would counsel you to a more equal
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+ enterprise. We pray you, for your own sake, to
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+ embrace your own safety and give over this attempt.
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+
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+ ROSALIND Do, young sir; your reputation shall not therefore
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+ be misprised: we will make it our suit to the duke
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+ that the wrestling might not go forward.
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+
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+ ORLANDO I beseech you, punish me not with your hard
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+ thoughts; wherein I confess me much guilty, to deny
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+ so fair and excellent ladies any thing. But let
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+ your fair eyes and gentle wishes go with me to my
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+ trial: wherein if I be foiled, there is but one
566
+ shamed that was never gracious; if killed, but one
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+ dead that was willing to be so: I shall do my
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+ friends no wrong, for I have none to lament me, the
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+ world no injury, for in it I have nothing; only in
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+ the world I fill up a place, which may be better
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+ supplied when I have made it empty.
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+
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+ ROSALIND The little strength that I have, I would it were with you.
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+
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+ CELIA And mine, to eke out hers.
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+
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+ ROSALIND Fare you well: pray heaven I be deceived in you!
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+
579
+ CELIA Your heart's desires be with you!
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+
581
+ CHARLES Come, where is this young gallant that is so
582
+ desirous to lie with his mother earth?
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+
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+ ORLANDO Ready, sir; but his will hath in it a more modest working.
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+
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+ DUKE FREDERICK You shall try but one fall.
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+
588
+ CHARLES No, I warrant your grace, you shall not entreat him
589
+ to a second, that have so mightily persuaded him
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+ from a first.
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+
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+ ORLANDO An you mean to mock me after, you should not have
593
+ mocked me before: but come your ways.
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+
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+ ROSALIND Now Hercules be thy speed, young man!
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+
597
+ CELIA I would I were invisible, to catch the strong
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+ fellow by the leg.
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+
600
+ [They wrestle]
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+
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+ ROSALIND O excellent young man!
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+
604
+ CELIA If I had a thunderbolt in mine eye, I can tell who
605
+ should down.
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+
607
+ [Shout. CHARLES is thrown]
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+
609
+ DUKE FREDERICK No more, no more.
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+
611
+ ORLANDO Yes, I beseech your grace: I am not yet well breathed.
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+
613
+ DUKE FREDERICK How dost thou, Charles?
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+
615
+ LE BEAU He cannot speak, my lord.
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+
617
+ DUKE FREDERICK Bear him away. What is thy name, young man?
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+
619
+ ORLANDO Orlando, my liege; the youngest son of Sir Rowland de Boys.
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+
621
+ DUKE FREDERICK I would thou hadst been son to some man else:
622
+ The world esteem'd thy father honourable,
623
+ But I did find him still mine enemy:
624
+ Thou shouldst have better pleased me with this deed,
625
+ Hadst thou descended from another house.
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+ But fare thee well; thou art a gallant youth:
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+ I would thou hadst told me of another father.
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+
629
+ [Exeunt DUKE FREDERICK, train, and LE BEAU]
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+
631
+ CELIA Were I my father, coz, would I do this?
632
+
633
+ ORLANDO I am more proud to be Sir Rowland's son,
634
+ His youngest son; and would not change that calling,
635
+ To be adopted heir to Frederick.
636
+
637
+ ROSALIND My father loved Sir Rowland as his soul,
638
+ And all the world was of my father's mind:
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+ Had I before known this young man his son,
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+ I should have given him tears unto entreaties,
641
+ Ere he should thus have ventured.
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+
643
+ CELIA Gentle cousin,
644
+ Let us go thank him and encourage him:
645
+ My father's rough and envious disposition
646
+ Sticks me at heart. Sir, you have well deserved:
647
+ If you do keep your promises in love
648
+ But justly, as you have exceeded all promise,
649
+ Your mistress shall be happy.
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+
651
+ ROSALIND Gentleman,
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+
653
+ [Giving him a chain from her neck]
654
+
655
+ Wear this for me, one out of suits with fortune,
656
+ That could give more, but that her hand lacks means.
657
+ Shall we go, coz?
658
+
659
+ CELIA Ay. Fare you well, fair gentleman.
660
+
661
+ ORLANDO Can I not say, I thank you? My better parts
662
+ Are all thrown down, and that which here stands up
663
+ Is but a quintain, a mere lifeless block.
664
+
665
+ ROSALIND He calls us back: my pride fell with my fortunes;
666
+ I'll ask him what he would. Did you call, sir?
667
+ Sir, you have wrestled well and overthrown
668
+ More than your enemies.
669
+
670
+ CELIA Will you go, coz?
671
+
672
+ ROSALIND Have with you. Fare you well.
673
+
674
+ [Exeunt ROSALIND and CELIA]
675
+
676
+ ORLANDO What passion hangs these weights upon my tongue?
677
+ I cannot speak to her, yet she urged conference.
678
+ O poor Orlando, thou art overthrown!
679
+ Or Charles or something weaker masters thee.
680
+
681
+ [Re-enter LE BEAU]
682
+
683
+ LE BEAU Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you
684
+ To leave this place. Albeit you have deserved
685
+ High commendation, true applause and love,
686
+ Yet such is now the duke's condition
687
+ That he misconstrues all that you have done.
688
+ The duke is humorous; what he is indeed,
689
+ More suits you to conceive than I to speak of.
690
+
691
+ ORLANDO I thank you, sir: and, pray you, tell me this:
692
+ Which of the two was daughter of the duke
693
+ That here was at the wrestling?
694
+
695
+ LE BEAU Neither his daughter, if we judge by manners;
696
+ But yet indeed the lesser is his daughter
697
+ The other is daughter to the banish'd duke,
698
+ And here detain'd by her usurping uncle,
699
+ To keep his daughter company; whose loves
700
+ Are dearer than the natural bond of sisters.
701
+ But I can tell you that of late this duke
702
+ Hath ta'en displeasure 'gainst his gentle niece,
703
+ Grounded upon no other argument
704
+ But that the people praise her for her virtues
705
+ And pity her for her good father's sake;
706
+ And, on my life, his malice 'gainst the lady
707
+ Will suddenly break forth. Sir, fare you well:
708
+ Hereafter, in a better world than this,
709
+ I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.
710
+
711
+ ORLANDO I rest much bounden to you: fare you well.
712
+
713
+ [Exit LE BEAU]
714
+
715
+ Thus must I from the smoke into the smother;
716
+ From tyrant duke unto a tyrant brother:
717
+ But heavenly Rosalind!
718
+
719
+ [Exit]
720
+
721
+
722
+
723
+
724
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
725
+
726
+
727
+ ACT I
728
+
729
+
730
+
731
+ SCENE III A room in the palace.
732
+
733
+
734
+ [Enter CELIA and ROSALIND]
735
+
736
+ CELIA Why, cousin! why, Rosalind! Cupid have mercy! not a word?
737
+
738
+ ROSALIND Not one to throw at a dog.
739
+
740
+ CELIA No, thy words are too precious to be cast away upon
741
+ curs; throw some of them at me; come, lame me with reasons.
742
+
743
+ ROSALIND Then there were two cousins laid up; when the one
744
+ should be lamed with reasons and the other mad
745
+ without any.
746
+
747
+ CELIA But is all this for your father?
748
+
749
+ ROSALIND No, some of it is for my child's father. O, how
750
+ full of briers is this working-day world!
751
+
752
+ CELIA They are but burs, cousin, thrown upon thee in
753
+ holiday foolery: if we walk not in the trodden
754
+ paths our very petticoats will catch them.
755
+
756
+ ROSALIND I could shake them off my coat: these burs are in my heart.
757
+
758
+ CELIA Hem them away.
759
+
760
+ ROSALIND I would try, if I could cry 'hem' and have him.
761
+
762
+ CELIA Come, come, wrestle with thy affections.
763
+
764
+ ROSALIND O, they take the part of a better wrestler than myself!
765
+
766
+ CELIA O, a good wish upon you! you will try in time, in
767
+ despite of a fall. But, turning these jests out of
768
+ service, let us talk in good earnest: is it
769
+ possible, on such a sudden, you should fall into so
770
+ strong a liking with old Sir Rowland's youngest son?
771
+
772
+ ROSALIND The duke my father loved his father dearly.
773
+
774
+ CELIA Doth it therefore ensue that you should love his son
775
+ dearly? By this kind of chase, I should hate him,
776
+ for my father hated his father dearly; yet I hate
777
+ not Orlando.
778
+
779
+ ROSALIND No, faith, hate him not, for my sake.
780
+
781
+ CELIA Why should I not? doth he not deserve well?
782
+
783
+ ROSALIND Let me love him for that, and do you love him
784
+ because I do. Look, here comes the duke.
785
+
786
+ CELIA With his eyes full of anger.
787
+
788
+ [Enter DUKE FREDERICK, with Lords]
789
+
790
+ DUKE FREDERICK Mistress, dispatch you with your safest haste
791
+ And get you from our court.
792
+
793
+ ROSALIND Me, uncle?
794
+
795
+ DUKE FREDERICK You, cousin
796
+ Within these ten days if that thou be'st found
797
+ So near our public court as twenty miles,
798
+ Thou diest for it.
799
+
800
+ ROSALIND I do beseech your grace,
801
+ Let me the knowledge of my fault bear with me:
802
+ If with myself I hold intelligence
803
+ Or have acquaintance with mine own desires,
804
+ If that I do not dream or be not frantic,--
805
+ As I do trust I am not--then, dear uncle,
806
+ Never so much as in a thought unborn
807
+ Did I offend your highness.
808
+
809
+ DUKE FREDERICK Thus do all traitors:
810
+ If their purgation did consist in words,
811
+ They are as innocent as grace itself:
812
+ Let it suffice thee that I trust thee not.
813
+
814
+ ROSALIND Yet your mistrust cannot make me a traitor:
815
+ Tell me whereon the likelihood depends.
816
+
817
+ DUKE FREDERICK Thou art thy father's daughter; there's enough.
818
+
819
+ ROSALIND So was I when your highness took his dukedom;
820
+ So was I when your highness banish'd him:
821
+ Treason is not inherited, my lord;
822
+ Or, if we did derive it from our friends,
823
+ What's that to me? my father was no traitor:
824
+ Then, good my liege, mistake me not so much
825
+ To think my poverty is treacherous.
826
+
827
+ CELIA Dear sovereign, hear me speak.
828
+
829
+ DUKE FREDERICK Ay, Celia; we stay'd her for your sake,
830
+ Else had she with her father ranged along.
831
+
832
+ CELIA I did not then entreat to have her stay;
833
+ It was your pleasure and your own remorse:
834
+ I was too young that time to value her;
835
+ But now I know her: if she be a traitor,
836
+ Why so am I; we still have slept together,
837
+ Rose at an instant, learn'd, play'd, eat together,
838
+ And wheresoever we went, like Juno's swans,
839
+ Still we went coupled and inseparable.
840
+
841
+ DUKE FREDERICK She is too subtle for thee; and her smoothness,
842
+ Her very silence and her patience
843
+ Speak to the people, and they pity her.
844
+ Thou art a fool: she robs thee of thy name;
845
+ And thou wilt show more bright and seem more virtuous
846
+ When she is gone. Then open not thy lips:
847
+ Firm and irrevocable is my doom
848
+ Which I have pass'd upon her; she is banish'd.
849
+
850
+ CELIA Pronounce that sentence then on me, my liege:
851
+ I cannot live out of her company.
852
+
853
+ DUKE FREDERICK You are a fool. You, niece, provide yourself:
854
+ If you outstay the time, upon mine honour,
855
+ And in the greatness of my word, you die.
856
+
857
+ [Exeunt DUKE FREDERICK and Lords]
858
+
859
+ CELIA O my poor Rosalind, whither wilt thou go?
860
+ Wilt thou change fathers? I will give thee mine.
861
+ I charge thee, be not thou more grieved than I am.
862
+
863
+ ROSALIND I have more cause.
864
+
865
+ CELIA Thou hast not, cousin;
866
+ Prithee be cheerful: know'st thou not, the duke
867
+ Hath banish'd me, his daughter?
868
+
869
+ ROSALIND That he hath not.
870
+
871
+ CELIA No, hath not? Rosalind lacks then the love
872
+ Which teacheth thee that thou and I am one:
873
+ Shall we be sunder'd? shall we part, sweet girl?
874
+ No: let my father seek another heir.
875
+ Therefore devise with me how we may fly,
876
+ Whither to go and what to bear with us;
877
+ And do not seek to take your change upon you,
878
+ To bear your griefs yourself and leave me out;
879
+ For, by this heaven, now at our sorrows pale,
880
+ Say what thou canst, I'll go along with thee.
881
+
882
+ ROSALIND Why, whither shall we go?
883
+
884
+ CELIA To seek my uncle in the forest of Arden.
885
+
886
+ ROSALIND Alas, what danger will it be to us,
887
+ Maids as we are, to travel forth so far!
888
+ Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.
889
+
890
+ CELIA I'll put myself in poor and mean attire
891
+ And with a kind of umber smirch my face;
892
+ The like do you: so shall we pass along
893
+ And never stir assailants.
894
+
895
+ ROSALIND Were it not better,
896
+ Because that I am more than common tall,
897
+ That I did suit me all points like a man?
898
+ A gallant curtle-axe upon my thigh,
899
+ A boar-spear in my hand; and--in my heart
900
+ Lie there what hidden woman's fear there will--
901
+ We'll have a swashing and a martial outside,
902
+ As many other mannish cowards have
903
+ That do outface it with their semblances.
904
+
905
+ CELIA What shall I call thee when thou art a man?
906
+
907
+ ROSALIND I'll have no worse a name than Jove's own page;
908
+ And therefore look you call me Ganymede.
909
+ But what will you be call'd?
910
+
911
+ CELIA Something that hath a reference to my state
912
+ No longer Celia, but Aliena.
913
+
914
+ ROSALIND But, cousin, what if we assay'd to steal
915
+ The clownish fool out of your father's court?
916
+ Would he not be a comfort to our travel?
917
+
918
+ CELIA He'll go along o'er the wide world with me;
919
+ Leave me alone to woo him. Let's away,
920
+ And get our jewels and our wealth together,
921
+ Devise the fittest time and safest way
922
+ To hide us from pursuit that will be made
923
+ After my flight. Now go we in content
924
+ To liberty and not to banishment.
925
+
926
+ [Exeunt]
927
+
928
+
929
+
930
+
931
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
932
+
933
+
934
+ ACT II
935
+
936
+
937
+
938
+ SCENE I The Forest of Arden.
939
+
940
+
941
+ [Enter DUKE SENIOR, AMIENS, and two or three Lords,
942
+ like foresters]
943
+
944
+ DUKE SENIOR Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile,
945
+ Hath not old custom made this life more sweet
946
+ Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods
947
+ More free from peril than the envious court?
948
+ Here feel we but the penalty of Adam,
949
+ The seasons' difference, as the icy fang
950
+ And churlish chiding of the winter's wind,
951
+ Which, when it bites and blows upon my body,
952
+ Even till I shrink with cold, I smile and say
953
+ 'This is no flattery: these are counsellors
954
+ That feelingly persuade me what I am.'
955
+ Sweet are the uses of adversity,
956
+ Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
957
+ Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
958
+ And this our life exempt from public haunt
959
+ Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
960
+ Sermons in stones and good in every thing.
961
+ I would not change it.
962
+
963
+ AMIENS Happy is your grace,
964
+ That can translate the stubbornness of fortune
965
+ Into so quiet and so sweet a style.
966
+
967
+ DUKE SENIOR Come, shall we go and kill us venison?
968
+ And yet it irks me the poor dappled fools,
969
+ Being native burghers of this desert city,
970
+ Should in their own confines with forked heads
971
+ Have their round haunches gored.
972
+
973
+ First Lord Indeed, my lord,
974
+ The melancholy Jaques grieves at that,
975
+ And, in that kind, swears you do more usurp
976
+ Than doth your brother that hath banish'd you.
977
+ To-day my Lord of Amiens and myself
978
+ Did steal behind him as he lay along
979
+ Under an oak whose antique root peeps out
980
+ Upon the brook that brawls along this wood:
981
+ To the which place a poor sequester'd stag,
982
+ That from the hunter's aim had ta'en a hurt,
983
+ Did come to languish, and indeed, my lord,
984
+ The wretched animal heaved forth such groans
985
+ That their discharge did stretch his leathern coat
986
+ Almost to bursting, and the big round tears
987
+ Coursed one another down his innocent nose
988
+ In piteous chase; and thus the hairy fool
989
+ Much marked of the melancholy Jaques,
990
+ Stood on the extremest verge of the swift brook,
991
+ Augmenting it with tears.
992
+
993
+ DUKE SENIOR But what said Jaques?
994
+ Did he not moralize this spectacle?
995
+
996
+ First Lord O, yes, into a thousand similes.
997
+ First, for his weeping into the needless stream;
998
+ 'Poor deer,' quoth he, 'thou makest a testament
999
+ As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more
1000
+ To that which had too much:' then, being there alone,
1001
+ Left and abandon'd of his velvet friends,
1002
+ ''Tis right:' quoth he; 'thus misery doth part
1003
+ The flux of company:' anon a careless herd,
1004
+ Full of the pasture, jumps along by him
1005
+ And never stays to greet him; 'Ay' quoth Jaques,
1006
+ 'Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens;
1007
+ 'Tis just the fashion: wherefore do you look
1008
+ Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there?'
1009
+ Thus most invectively he pierceth through
1010
+ The body of the country, city, court,
1011
+ Yea, and of this our life, swearing that we
1012
+ Are mere usurpers, tyrants and what's worse,
1013
+ To fright the animals and to kill them up
1014
+ In their assign'd and native dwelling-place.
1015
+
1016
+ DUKE SENIOR And did you leave him in this contemplation?
1017
+
1018
+ Second Lord We did, my lord, weeping and commenting
1019
+ Upon the sobbing deer.
1020
+
1021
+ DUKE SENIOR Show me the place:
1022
+ I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
1023
+ For then he's full of matter.
1024
+
1025
+ First Lord I'll bring you to him straight.
1026
+
1027
+ [Exeunt]
1028
+
1029
+
1030
+
1031
+
1032
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
1033
+
1034
+
1035
+ ACT II
1036
+
1037
+
1038
+
1039
+ SCENE II A room in the palace.
1040
+
1041
+
1042
+ [Enter DUKE FREDERICK, with Lords]
1043
+
1044
+ DUKE FREDERICK Can it be possible that no man saw them?
1045
+ It cannot be: some villains of my court
1046
+ Are of consent and sufferance in this.
1047
+
1048
+ First Lord I cannot hear of any that did see her.
1049
+ The ladies, her attendants of her chamber,
1050
+ Saw her abed, and in the morning early
1051
+ They found the bed untreasured of their mistress.
1052
+
1053
+ Second Lord My lord, the roynish clown, at whom so oft
1054
+ Your grace was wont to laugh, is also missing.
1055
+ Hisperia, the princess' gentlewoman,
1056
+ Confesses that she secretly o'erheard
1057
+ Your daughter and her cousin much commend
1058
+ The parts and graces of the wrestler
1059
+ That did but lately foil the sinewy Charles;
1060
+ And she believes, wherever they are gone,
1061
+ That youth is surely in their company.
1062
+
1063
+ DUKE FREDERICK Send to his brother; fetch that gallant hither;
1064
+ If he be absent, bring his brother to me;
1065
+ I'll make him find him: do this suddenly,
1066
+ And let not search and inquisition quail
1067
+ To bring again these foolish runaways.
1068
+
1069
+ [Exeunt]
1070
+
1071
+
1072
+
1073
+
1074
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
1075
+
1076
+
1077
+ ACT II
1078
+
1079
+
1080
+
1081
+ SCENE III Before OLIVER'S house.
1082
+
1083
+
1084
+ [Enter ORLANDO and ADAM, meeting]
1085
+
1086
+ ORLANDO Who's there?
1087
+
1088
+ ADAM What, my young master? O, my gentle master!
1089
+ O my sweet master! O you memory
1090
+ Of old Sir Rowland! why, what make you here?
1091
+ Why are you virtuous? why do people love you?
1092
+ And wherefore are you gentle, strong and valiant?
1093
+ Why would you be so fond to overcome
1094
+ The bonny priser of the humorous duke?
1095
+ Your praise is come too swiftly home before you.
1096
+ Know you not, master, to some kind of men
1097
+ Their graces serve them but as enemies?
1098
+ No more do yours: your virtues, gentle master,
1099
+ Are sanctified and holy traitors to you.
1100
+ O, what a world is this, when what is comely
1101
+ Envenoms him that bears it!
1102
+
1103
+ ORLANDO Why, what's the matter?
1104
+
1105
+ ADAM O unhappy youth!
1106
+ Come not within these doors; within this roof
1107
+ The enemy of all your graces lives:
1108
+ Your brother--no, no brother; yet the son--
1109
+ Yet not the son, I will not call him son
1110
+ Of him I was about to call his father--
1111
+ Hath heard your praises, and this night he means
1112
+ To burn the lodging where you use to lie
1113
+ And you within it: if he fail of that,
1114
+ He will have other means to cut you off.
1115
+ I overheard him and his practises.
1116
+ This is no place; this house is but a butchery:
1117
+ Abhor it, fear it, do not enter it.
1118
+
1119
+ ORLANDO Why, whither, Adam, wouldst thou have me go?
1120
+
1121
+ ADAM No matter whither, so you come not here.
1122
+
1123
+ ORLANDO What, wouldst thou have me go and beg my food?
1124
+ Or with a base and boisterous sword enforce
1125
+ A thievish living on the common road?
1126
+ This I must do, or know not what to do:
1127
+ Yet this I will not do, do how I can;
1128
+ I rather will subject me to the malice
1129
+ Of a diverted blood and bloody brother.
1130
+
1131
+ ADAM But do not so. I have five hundred crowns,
1132
+ The thrifty hire I saved under your father,
1133
+ Which I did store to be my foster-nurse
1134
+ When service should in my old limbs lie lame
1135
+ And unregarded age in corners thrown:
1136
+ Take that, and He that doth the ravens feed,
1137
+ Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,
1138
+ Be comfort to my age! Here is the gold;
1139
+ And all this I give you. Let me be your servant:
1140
+ Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty;
1141
+ For in my youth I never did apply
1142
+ Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood,
1143
+ Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo
1144
+ The means of weakness and debility;
1145
+ Therefore my age is as a lusty winter,
1146
+ Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you;
1147
+ I'll do the service of a younger man
1148
+ In all your business and necessities.
1149
+
1150
+ ORLANDO O good old man, how well in thee appears
1151
+ The constant service of the antique world,
1152
+ When service sweat for duty, not for meed!
1153
+ Thou art not for the fashion of these times,
1154
+ Where none will sweat but for promotion,
1155
+ And having that, do choke their service up
1156
+ Even with the having: it is not so with thee.
1157
+ But, poor old man, thou prunest a rotten tree,
1158
+ That cannot so much as a blossom yield
1159
+ In lieu of all thy pains and husbandry
1160
+ But come thy ways; well go along together,
1161
+ And ere we have thy youthful wages spent,
1162
+ We'll light upon some settled low content.
1163
+
1164
+ ADAM Master, go on, and I will follow thee,
1165
+ To the last gasp, with truth and loyalty.
1166
+ From seventeen years till now almost fourscore
1167
+ Here lived I, but now live here no more.
1168
+ At seventeen years many their fortunes seek;
1169
+ But at fourscore it is too late a week:
1170
+ Yet fortune cannot recompense me better
1171
+ Than to die well and not my master's debtor.
1172
+
1173
+ [Exeunt]
1174
+
1175
+
1176
+
1177
+
1178
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
1179
+
1180
+
1181
+ ACT II
1182
+
1183
+
1184
+
1185
+ SCENE IV The Forest of Arden.
1186
+
1187
+
1188
+ [Enter ROSALIND for Ganymede, CELIA for Aliena,
1189
+ and TOUCHSTONE]
1190
+
1191
+ ROSALIND O Jupiter, how weary are my spirits!
1192
+
1193
+ TOUCHSTONE I care not for my spirits, if my legs were not weary.
1194
+
1195
+ ROSALIND I could find in my heart to disgrace my man's
1196
+ apparel and to cry like a woman; but I must comfort
1197
+ the weaker vessel, as doublet and hose ought to show
1198
+ itself courageous to petticoat: therefore courage,
1199
+ good Aliena!
1200
+
1201
+ CELIA I pray you, bear with me; I cannot go no further.
1202
+
1203
+ TOUCHSTONE For my part, I had rather bear with you than bear
1204
+ you; yet I should bear no cross if I did bear you,
1205
+ for I think you have no money in your purse.
1206
+
1207
+ ROSALIND Well, this is the forest of Arden.
1208
+
1209
+ TOUCHSTONE Ay, now am I in Arden; the more fool I; when I was
1210
+ at home, I was in a better place: but travellers
1211
+ must be content.
1212
+
1213
+ ROSALIND Ay, be so, good Touchstone.
1214
+
1215
+ [Enter CORIN and SILVIUS]
1216
+
1217
+ Look you, who comes here; a young man and an old in
1218
+ solemn talk.
1219
+
1220
+ CORIN That is the way to make her scorn you still.
1221
+
1222
+ SILVIUS O Corin, that thou knew'st how I do love her!
1223
+
1224
+ CORIN I partly guess; for I have loved ere now.
1225
+
1226
+ SILVIUS No, Corin, being old, thou canst not guess,
1227
+ Though in thy youth thou wast as true a lover
1228
+ As ever sigh'd upon a midnight pillow:
1229
+ But if thy love were ever like to mine--
1230
+ As sure I think did never man love so--
1231
+ How many actions most ridiculous
1232
+ Hast thou been drawn to by thy fantasy?
1233
+
1234
+ CORIN Into a thousand that I have forgotten.
1235
+
1236
+ SILVIUS O, thou didst then ne'er love so heartily!
1237
+ If thou remember'st not the slightest folly
1238
+ That ever love did make thee run into,
1239
+ Thou hast not loved:
1240
+ Or if thou hast not sat as I do now,
1241
+ Wearying thy hearer in thy mistress' praise,
1242
+ Thou hast not loved:
1243
+ Or if thou hast not broke from company
1244
+ Abruptly, as my passion now makes me,
1245
+ Thou hast not loved.
1246
+ O Phebe, Phebe, Phebe!
1247
+
1248
+ [Exit]
1249
+
1250
+ ROSALIND Alas, poor shepherd! searching of thy wound,
1251
+ I have by hard adventure found mine own.
1252
+
1253
+ TOUCHSTONE And I mine. I remember, when I was in love I broke
1254
+ my sword upon a stone and bid him take that for
1255
+ coming a-night to Jane Smile; and I remember the
1256
+ kissing of her batlet and the cow's dugs that her
1257
+ pretty chopt hands had milked; and I remember the
1258
+ wooing of a peascod instead of her, from whom I took
1259
+ two cods and, giving her them again, said with
1260
+ weeping tears 'Wear these for my sake.' We that are
1261
+ true lovers run into strange capers; but as all is
1262
+ mortal in nature, so is all nature in love mortal in folly.
1263
+
1264
+ ROSALIND Thou speakest wiser than thou art ware of.
1265
+
1266
+ TOUCHSTONE Nay, I shall ne'er be ware of mine own wit till I
1267
+ break my shins against it.
1268
+
1269
+ ROSALIND Jove, Jove! this shepherd's passion
1270
+ Is much upon my fashion.
1271
+
1272
+ TOUCHSTONE And mine; but it grows something stale with me.
1273
+
1274
+ CELIA I pray you, one of you question yond man
1275
+ If he for gold will give us any food:
1276
+ I faint almost to death.
1277
+
1278
+ TOUCHSTONE Holla, you clown!
1279
+
1280
+ ROSALIND Peace, fool: he's not thy kinsman.
1281
+
1282
+ CORIN Who calls?
1283
+
1284
+ TOUCHSTONE Your betters, sir.
1285
+
1286
+ CORIN Else are they very wretched.
1287
+
1288
+ ROSALIND Peace, I say. Good even to you, friend.
1289
+
1290
+ CORIN And to you, gentle sir, and to you all.
1291
+
1292
+ ROSALIND I prithee, shepherd, if that love or gold
1293
+ Can in this desert place buy entertainment,
1294
+ Bring us where we may rest ourselves and feed:
1295
+ Here's a young maid with travel much oppress'd
1296
+ And faints for succor.
1297
+
1298
+ CORIN Fair sir, I pity her
1299
+ And wish, for her sake more than for mine own,
1300
+ My fortunes were more able to relieve her;
1301
+ But I am shepherd to another man
1302
+ And do not shear the fleeces that I graze:
1303
+ My master is of churlish disposition
1304
+ And little recks to find the way to heaven
1305
+ By doing deeds of hospitality:
1306
+ Besides, his cote, his flocks and bounds of feed
1307
+ Are now on sale, and at our sheepcote now,
1308
+ By reason of his absence, there is nothing
1309
+ That you will feed on; but what is, come see.
1310
+ And in my voice most welcome shall you be.
1311
+
1312
+ ROSALIND What is he that shall buy his flock and pasture?
1313
+
1314
+ CORIN That young swain that you saw here but erewhile,
1315
+ That little cares for buying any thing.
1316
+
1317
+ ROSALIND I pray thee, if it stand with honesty,
1318
+ Buy thou the cottage, pasture and the flock,
1319
+ And thou shalt have to pay for it of us.
1320
+
1321
+ CELIA And we will mend thy wages. I like this place.
1322
+ And willingly could waste my time in it.
1323
+
1324
+ CORIN Assuredly the thing is to be sold:
1325
+ Go with me: if you like upon report
1326
+ The soil, the profit and this kind of life,
1327
+ I will your very faithful feeder be
1328
+ And buy it with your gold right suddenly.
1329
+
1330
+ [Exeunt]
1331
+
1332
+
1333
+
1334
+
1335
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
1336
+
1337
+
1338
+ ACT II
1339
+
1340
+
1341
+
1342
+ SCENE V The Forest.
1343
+
1344
+
1345
+ [Enter AMIENS, JAQUES, and others]
1346
+
1347
+ SONG.
1348
+ AMIENS Under the greenwood tree
1349
+ Who loves to lie with me,
1350
+ And turn his merry note
1351
+ Unto the sweet bird's throat,
1352
+ Come hither, come hither, come hither:
1353
+ Here shall he see No enemy
1354
+ But winter and rough weather.
1355
+
1356
+ JAQUES More, more, I prithee, more.
1357
+
1358
+ AMIENS It will make you melancholy, Monsieur Jaques.
1359
+
1360
+ JAQUES I thank it. More, I prithee, more. I can suck
1361
+ melancholy out of a song, as a weasel sucks eggs.
1362
+ More, I prithee, more.
1363
+
1364
+ AMIENS My voice is ragged: I know I cannot please you.
1365
+
1366
+ JAQUES I do not desire you to please me; I do desire you to
1367
+ sing. Come, more; another stanzo: call you 'em stanzos?
1368
+
1369
+ AMIENS What you will, Monsieur Jaques.
1370
+
1371
+ JAQUES Nay, I care not for their names; they owe me
1372
+ nothing. Will you sing?
1373
+
1374
+ AMIENS More at your request than to please myself.
1375
+
1376
+ JAQUES Well then, if ever I thank any man, I'll thank you;
1377
+ but that they call compliment is like the encounter
1378
+ of two dog-apes, and when a man thanks me heartily,
1379
+ methinks I have given him a penny and he renders me
1380
+ the beggarly thanks. Come, sing; and you that will
1381
+ not, hold your tongues.
1382
+
1383
+ AMIENS Well, I'll end the song. Sirs, cover the while; the
1384
+ duke will drink under this tree. He hath been all
1385
+ this day to look you.
1386
+
1387
+ JAQUES And I have been all this day to avoid him. He is
1388
+ too disputable for my company: I think of as many
1389
+ matters as he, but I give heaven thanks and make no
1390
+ boast of them. Come, warble, come.
1391
+
1392
+ SONG.
1393
+ Who doth ambition shun
1394
+
1395
+ [All together here]
1396
+
1397
+ And loves to live i' the sun,
1398
+ Seeking the food he eats
1399
+ And pleased with what he gets,
1400
+ Come hither, come hither, come hither:
1401
+ Here shall he see No enemy
1402
+ But winter and rough weather.
1403
+
1404
+ JAQUES I'll give you a verse to this note that I made
1405
+ yesterday in despite of my invention.
1406
+
1407
+ AMIENS And I'll sing it.
1408
+
1409
+ JAQUES Thus it goes:--
1410
+
1411
+ If it do come to pass
1412
+ That any man turn ass,
1413
+ Leaving his wealth and ease,
1414
+ A stubborn will to please,
1415
+ Ducdame, ducdame, ducdame:
1416
+ Here shall he see
1417
+ Gross fools as he,
1418
+ An if he will come to me.
1419
+
1420
+ AMIENS What's that 'ducdame'?
1421
+
1422
+ JAQUES 'Tis a Greek invocation, to call fools into a
1423
+ circle. I'll go sleep, if I can; if I cannot, I'll
1424
+ rail against all the first-born of Egypt.
1425
+
1426
+ AMIENS And I'll go seek the duke: his banquet is prepared.
1427
+
1428
+ [Exeunt severally]
1429
+
1430
+
1431
+
1432
+
1433
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
1434
+
1435
+
1436
+ ACT II
1437
+
1438
+
1439
+
1440
+ SCENE VI The forest.
1441
+
1442
+
1443
+ [Enter ORLANDO and ADAM]
1444
+
1445
+ ADAM Dear master, I can go no further. O, I die for food!
1446
+ Here lie I down, and measure out my grave. Farewell,
1447
+ kind master.
1448
+
1449
+ ORLANDO Why, how now, Adam! no greater heart in thee? Live
1450
+ a little; comfort a little; cheer thyself a little.
1451
+ If this uncouth forest yield any thing savage, I
1452
+ will either be food for it or bring it for food to
1453
+ thee. Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers.
1454
+ For my sake be comfortable; hold death awhile at
1455
+ the arm's end: I will here be with thee presently;
1456
+ and if I bring thee not something to eat, I will
1457
+ give thee leave to die: but if thou diest before I
1458
+ come, thou art a mocker of my labour. Well said!
1459
+ thou lookest cheerly, and I'll be with thee quickly.
1460
+ Yet thou liest in the bleak air: come, I will bear
1461
+ thee to some shelter; and thou shalt not die for
1462
+ lack of a dinner, if there live any thing in this
1463
+ desert. Cheerly, good Adam!
1464
+
1465
+ [Exeunt]
1466
+
1467
+
1468
+
1469
+
1470
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
1471
+
1472
+
1473
+ ACT II
1474
+
1475
+
1476
+
1477
+ SCENE VII The forest.
1478
+
1479
+
1480
+ [A table set out. Enter DUKE SENIOR, AMIENS, and
1481
+ Lords like outlaws]
1482
+
1483
+ DUKE SENIOR I think he be transform'd into a beast;
1484
+ For I can no where find him like a man.
1485
+
1486
+ First Lord My lord, he is but even now gone hence:
1487
+ Here was he merry, hearing of a song.
1488
+
1489
+ DUKE SENIOR If he, compact of jars, grow musical,
1490
+ We shall have shortly discord in the spheres.
1491
+ Go, seek him: tell him I would speak with him.
1492
+
1493
+ [Enter JAQUES]
1494
+
1495
+ First Lord He saves my labour by his own approach.
1496
+
1497
+ DUKE SENIOR Why, how now, monsieur! what a life is this,
1498
+ That your poor friends must woo your company?
1499
+ What, you look merrily!
1500
+
1501
+ JAQUES A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the forest,
1502
+ A motley fool; a miserable world!
1503
+ As I do live by food, I met a fool
1504
+ Who laid him down and bask'd him in the sun,
1505
+ And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good terms,
1506
+ In good set terms and yet a motley fool.
1507
+ 'Good morrow, fool,' quoth I. 'No, sir,' quoth he,
1508
+ 'Call me not fool till heaven hath sent me fortune:'
1509
+ And then he drew a dial from his poke,
1510
+ And, looking on it with lack-lustre eye,
1511
+ Says very wisely, 'It is ten o'clock:
1512
+ Thus we may see,' quoth he, 'how the world wags:
1513
+ 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine,
1514
+ And after one hour more 'twill be eleven;
1515
+ And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe,
1516
+ And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot;
1517
+ And thereby hangs a tale.' When I did hear
1518
+ The motley fool thus moral on the time,
1519
+ My lungs began to crow like chanticleer,
1520
+ That fools should be so deep-contemplative,
1521
+ And I did laugh sans intermission
1522
+ An hour by his dial. O noble fool!
1523
+ A worthy fool! Motley's the only wear.
1524
+
1525
+ DUKE SENIOR What fool is this?
1526
+
1527
+ JAQUES O worthy fool! One that hath been a courtier,
1528
+ And says, if ladies be but young and fair,
1529
+ They have the gift to know it: and in his brain,
1530
+ Which is as dry as the remainder biscuit
1531
+ After a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd
1532
+ With observation, the which he vents
1533
+ In mangled forms. O that I were a fool!
1534
+ I am ambitious for a motley coat.
1535
+
1536
+ DUKE SENIOR Thou shalt have one.
1537
+
1538
+ JAQUES It is my only suit;
1539
+ Provided that you weed your better judgments
1540
+ Of all opinion that grows rank in them
1541
+ That I am wise. I must have liberty
1542
+ Withal, as large a charter as the wind,
1543
+ To blow on whom I please; for so fools have;
1544
+ And they that are most galled with my folly,
1545
+ They most must laugh. And why, sir, must they so?
1546
+ The 'why' is plain as way to parish church:
1547
+ He that a fool doth very wisely hit
1548
+ Doth very foolishly, although he smart,
1549
+ Not to seem senseless of the bob: if not,
1550
+ The wise man's folly is anatomized
1551
+ Even by the squandering glances of the fool.
1552
+ Invest me in my motley; give me leave
1553
+ To speak my mind, and I will through and through
1554
+ Cleanse the foul body of the infected world,
1555
+ If they will patiently receive my medicine.
1556
+
1557
+ DUKE SENIOR Fie on thee! I can tell what thou wouldst do.
1558
+
1559
+ JAQUES What, for a counter, would I do but good?
1560
+
1561
+ DUKE SENIOR Most mischievous foul sin, in chiding sin:
1562
+ For thou thyself hast been a libertine,
1563
+ As sensual as the brutish sting itself;
1564
+ And all the embossed sores and headed evils,
1565
+ That thou with licence of free foot hast caught,
1566
+ Wouldst thou disgorge into the general world.
1567
+
1568
+ JAQUES Why, who cries out on pride,
1569
+ That can therein tax any private party?
1570
+ Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea,
1571
+ Till that the weary very means do ebb?
1572
+ What woman in the city do I name,
1573
+ When that I say the city-woman bears
1574
+ The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders?
1575
+ Who can come in and say that I mean her,
1576
+ When such a one as she such is her neighbour?
1577
+ Or what is he of basest function
1578
+ That says his bravery is not of my cost,
1579
+ Thinking that I mean him, but therein suits
1580
+ His folly to the mettle of my speech?
1581
+ There then; how then? what then? Let me see wherein
1582
+ My tongue hath wrong'd him: if it do him right,
1583
+ Then he hath wrong'd himself; if he be free,
1584
+ Why then my taxing like a wild-goose flies,
1585
+ Unclaim'd of any man. But who comes here?
1586
+
1587
+ [Enter ORLANDO, with his sword drawn]
1588
+
1589
+ ORLANDO Forbear, and eat no more.
1590
+
1591
+ JAQUES Why, I have eat none yet.
1592
+
1593
+ ORLANDO Nor shalt not, till necessity be served.
1594
+
1595
+ JAQUES Of what kind should this cock come of?
1596
+
1597
+ DUKE SENIOR Art thou thus bolden'd, man, by thy distress,
1598
+ Or else a rude despiser of good manners,
1599
+ That in civility thou seem'st so empty?
1600
+
1601
+ ORLANDO You touch'd my vein at first: the thorny point
1602
+ Of bare distress hath ta'en from me the show
1603
+ Of smooth civility: yet am I inland bred
1604
+ And know some nurture. But forbear, I say:
1605
+ He dies that touches any of this fruit
1606
+ Till I and my affairs are answered.
1607
+
1608
+ JAQUES An you will not be answered with reason, I must die.
1609
+
1610
+ DUKE SENIOR What would you have? Your gentleness shall force
1611
+ More than your force move us to gentleness.
1612
+
1613
+ ORLANDO I almost die for food; and let me have it.
1614
+
1615
+ DUKE SENIOR Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table.
1616
+
1617
+ ORLANDO Speak you so gently? Pardon me, I pray you:
1618
+ I thought that all things had been savage here;
1619
+ And therefore put I on the countenance
1620
+ Of stern commandment. But whate'er you are
1621
+ That in this desert inaccessible,
1622
+ Under the shade of melancholy boughs,
1623
+ Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time
1624
+ If ever you have look'd on better days,
1625
+ If ever been where bells have knoll'd to church,
1626
+ If ever sat at any good man's feast,
1627
+ If ever from your eyelids wiped a tear
1628
+ And know what 'tis to pity and be pitied,
1629
+ Let gentleness my strong enforcement be:
1630
+ In the which hope I blush, and hide my sword.
1631
+
1632
+ DUKE SENIOR True is it that we have seen better days,
1633
+ And have with holy bell been knoll'd to church
1634
+ And sat at good men's feasts and wiped our eyes
1635
+ Of drops that sacred pity hath engender'd:
1636
+ And therefore sit you down in gentleness
1637
+ And take upon command what help we have
1638
+ That to your wanting may be minister'd.
1639
+
1640
+ ORLANDO Then but forbear your food a little while,
1641
+ Whiles, like a doe, I go to find my fawn
1642
+ And give it food. There is an old poor man,
1643
+ Who after me hath many a weary step
1644
+ Limp'd in pure love: till he be first sufficed,
1645
+ Oppress'd with two weak evils, age and hunger,
1646
+ I will not touch a bit.
1647
+
1648
+ DUKE SENIOR Go find him out,
1649
+ And we will nothing waste till you return.
1650
+
1651
+ ORLANDO I thank ye; and be blest for your good comfort!
1652
+
1653
+ [Exit]
1654
+
1655
+ DUKE SENIOR Thou seest we are not all alone unhappy:
1656
+ This wide and universal theatre
1657
+ Presents more woeful pageants than the scene
1658
+ Wherein we play in.
1659
+
1660
+ JAQUES All the world's a stage,
1661
+ And all the men and women merely players:
1662
+ They have their exits and their entrances;
1663
+ And one man in his time plays many parts,
1664
+ His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
1665
+ Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
1666
+ And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
1667
+ And shining morning face, creeping like snail
1668
+ Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
1669
+ Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
1670
+ Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
1671
+ Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
1672
+ Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
1673
+ Seeking the bubble reputation
1674
+ Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
1675
+ In fair round belly with good capon lined,
1676
+ With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
1677
+ Full of wise saws and modern instances;
1678
+ And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
1679
+ Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
1680
+ With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
1681
+ His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
1682
+ For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
1683
+ Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
1684
+ And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
1685
+ That ends this strange eventful history,
1686
+ Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
1687
+ Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
1688
+
1689
+ [Re-enter ORLANDO, with ADAM]
1690
+
1691
+ DUKE SENIOR Welcome. Set down your venerable burthen,
1692
+ And let him feed.
1693
+
1694
+ ORLANDO I thank you most for him.
1695
+
1696
+ ADAM So had you need:
1697
+ I scarce can speak to thank you for myself.
1698
+
1699
+ DUKE SENIOR Welcome; fall to: I will not trouble you
1700
+ As yet, to question you about your fortunes.
1701
+ Give us some music; and, good cousin, sing.
1702
+
1703
+ SONG.
1704
+ AMIENS Blow, blow, thou winter wind.
1705
+ Thou art not so unkind
1706
+ As man's ingratitude;
1707
+ Thy tooth is not so keen,
1708
+ Because thou art not seen,
1709
+ Although thy breath be rude.
1710
+ Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
1711
+ Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
1712
+ Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
1713
+ This life is most jolly.
1714
+ Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
1715
+ That dost not bite so nigh
1716
+ As benefits forgot:
1717
+ Though thou the waters warp,
1718
+ Thy sting is not so sharp
1719
+ As friend remember'd not.
1720
+ Heigh-ho! sing, &c.
1721
+
1722
+ DUKE SENIOR If that you were the good Sir Rowland's son,
1723
+ As you have whisper'd faithfully you were,
1724
+ And as mine eye doth his effigies witness
1725
+ Most truly limn'd and living in your face,
1726
+ Be truly welcome hither: I am the duke
1727
+ That loved your father: the residue of your fortune,
1728
+ Go to my cave and tell me. Good old man,
1729
+ Thou art right welcome as thy master is.
1730
+ Support him by the arm. Give me your hand,
1731
+ And let me all your fortunes understand.
1732
+
1733
+ [Exeunt]
1734
+
1735
+
1736
+
1737
+
1738
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
1739
+
1740
+
1741
+ ACT III
1742
+
1743
+
1744
+
1745
+ SCENE I A room in the palace.
1746
+
1747
+
1748
+ [Enter DUKE FREDERICK, Lords, and OLIVER]
1749
+
1750
+ DUKE FREDERICK Not see him since? Sir, sir, that cannot be:
1751
+ But were I not the better part made mercy,
1752
+ I should not seek an absent argument
1753
+ Of my revenge, thou present. But look to it:
1754
+ Find out thy brother, wheresoe'er he is;
1755
+ Seek him with candle; bring him dead or living
1756
+ Within this twelvemonth, or turn thou no more
1757
+ To seek a living in our territory.
1758
+ Thy lands and all things that thou dost call thine
1759
+ Worth seizure do we seize into our hands,
1760
+ Till thou canst quit thee by thy brothers mouth
1761
+ Of what we think against thee.
1762
+
1763
+ OLIVER O that your highness knew my heart in this!
1764
+ I never loved my brother in my life.
1765
+
1766
+ DUKE FREDERICK More villain thou. Well, push him out of doors;
1767
+ And let my officers of such a nature
1768
+ Make an extent upon his house and lands:
1769
+ Do this expediently and turn him going.
1770
+
1771
+ [Exeunt]
1772
+
1773
+
1774
+
1775
+
1776
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
1777
+
1778
+
1779
+ ACT III
1780
+
1781
+
1782
+
1783
+ SCENE II The forest.
1784
+
1785
+
1786
+ [Enter ORLANDO, with a paper]
1787
+
1788
+ ORLANDO Hang there, my verse, in witness of my love:
1789
+ And thou, thrice-crowned queen of night, survey
1790
+ With thy chaste eye, from thy pale sphere above,
1791
+ Thy huntress' name that my full life doth sway.
1792
+ O Rosalind! these trees shall be my books
1793
+ And in their barks my thoughts I'll character;
1794
+ That every eye which in this forest looks
1795
+ Shall see thy virtue witness'd every where.
1796
+ Run, run, Orlando; carve on every tree
1797
+ The fair, the chaste and unexpressive she.
1798
+
1799
+ [Exit]
1800
+
1801
+ [Enter CORIN and TOUCHSTONE]
1802
+
1803
+ CORIN And how like you this shepherd's life, Master Touchstone?
1804
+
1805
+ TOUCHSTONE Truly, shepherd, in respect of itself, it is a good
1806
+ life, but in respect that it is a shepherd's life,
1807
+ it is naught. In respect that it is solitary, I
1808
+ like it very well; but in respect that it is
1809
+ private, it is a very vile life. Now, in respect it
1810
+ is in the fields, it pleaseth me well; but in
1811
+ respect it is not in the court, it is tedious. As
1812
+ is it a spare life, look you, it fits my humour well;
1813
+ but as there is no more plenty in it, it goes much
1814
+ against my stomach. Hast any philosophy in thee, shepherd?
1815
+
1816
+ CORIN No more but that I know the more one sickens the
1817
+ worse at ease he is; and that he that wants money,
1818
+ means and content is without three good friends;
1819
+ that the property of rain is to wet and fire to
1820
+ burn; that good pasture makes fat sheep, and that a
1821
+ great cause of the night is lack of the sun; that
1822
+ he that hath learned no wit by nature nor art may
1823
+ complain of good breeding or comes of a very dull kindred.
1824
+
1825
+ TOUCHSTONE Such a one is a natural philosopher. Wast ever in
1826
+ court, shepherd?
1827
+
1828
+ CORIN No, truly.
1829
+
1830
+ TOUCHSTONE Then thou art damned.
1831
+
1832
+ CORIN Nay, I hope.
1833
+
1834
+ TOUCHSTONE Truly, thou art damned like an ill-roasted egg, all
1835
+ on one side.
1836
+
1837
+ CORIN For not being at court? Your reason.
1838
+
1839
+ TOUCHSTONE Why, if thou never wast at court, thou never sawest
1840
+ good manners; if thou never sawest good manners,
1841
+ then thy manners must be wicked; and wickedness is
1842
+ sin, and sin is damnation. Thou art in a parlous
1843
+ state, shepherd.
1844
+
1845
+ CORIN Not a whit, Touchstone: those that are good manners
1846
+ at the court are as ridiculous in the country as the
1847
+ behavior of the country is most mockable at the
1848
+ court. You told me you salute not at the court, but
1849
+ you kiss your hands: that courtesy would be
1850
+ uncleanly, if courtiers were shepherds.
1851
+
1852
+ TOUCHSTONE Instance, briefly; come, instance.
1853
+
1854
+ CORIN Why, we are still handling our ewes, and their
1855
+ fells, you know, are greasy.
1856
+
1857
+ TOUCHSTONE Why, do not your courtier's hands sweat? and is not
1858
+ the grease of a mutton as wholesome as the sweat of
1859
+ a man? Shallow, shallow. A better instance, I say; come.
1860
+
1861
+ CORIN Besides, our hands are hard.
1862
+
1863
+ TOUCHSTONE Your lips will feel them the sooner. Shallow again.
1864
+ A more sounder instance, come.
1865
+
1866
+ CORIN And they are often tarred over with the surgery of
1867
+ our sheep: and would you have us kiss tar? The
1868
+ courtier's hands are perfumed with civet.
1869
+
1870
+ TOUCHSTONE Most shallow man! thou worms-meat, in respect of a
1871
+ good piece of flesh indeed! Learn of the wise, and
1872
+ perpend: civet is of a baser birth than tar, the
1873
+ very uncleanly flux of a cat. Mend the instance, shepherd.
1874
+
1875
+ CORIN You have too courtly a wit for me: I'll rest.
1876
+
1877
+ TOUCHSTONE Wilt thou rest damned? God help thee, shallow man!
1878
+ God make incision in thee! thou art raw.
1879
+
1880
+ CORIN Sir, I am a true labourer: I earn that I eat, get
1881
+ that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's
1882
+ happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my
1883
+ harm, and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes
1884
+ graze and my lambs suck.
1885
+
1886
+ TOUCHSTONE That is another simple sin in you, to bring the ewes
1887
+ and the rams together and to offer to get your
1888
+ living by the copulation of cattle; to be bawd to a
1889
+ bell-wether, and to betray a she-lamb of a
1890
+ twelvemonth to a crooked-pated, old, cuckoldly ram,
1891
+ out of all reasonable match. If thou beest not
1892
+ damned for this, the devil himself will have no
1893
+ shepherds; I cannot see else how thou shouldst
1894
+ 'scape.
1895
+
1896
+ CORIN Here comes young Master Ganymede, my new mistress's brother.
1897
+
1898
+ [Enter ROSALIND, with a paper, reading]
1899
+
1900
+ ROSALIND From the east to western Ind,
1901
+ No jewel is like Rosalind.
1902
+ Her worth, being mounted on the wind,
1903
+ Through all the world bears Rosalind.
1904
+ All the pictures fairest lined
1905
+ Are but black to Rosalind.
1906
+ Let no fair be kept in mind
1907
+ But the fair of Rosalind.
1908
+
1909
+ TOUCHSTONE I'll rhyme you so eight years together, dinners and
1910
+ suppers and sleeping-hours excepted: it is the
1911
+ right butter-women's rank to market.
1912
+
1913
+ ROSALIND Out, fool!
1914
+
1915
+ TOUCHSTONE For a taste:
1916
+ If a hart do lack a hind,
1917
+ Let him seek out Rosalind.
1918
+ If the cat will after kind,
1919
+ So be sure will Rosalind.
1920
+ Winter garments must be lined,
1921
+ So must slender Rosalind.
1922
+ They that reap must sheaf and bind;
1923
+ Then to cart with Rosalind.
1924
+ Sweetest nut hath sourest rind,
1925
+ Such a nut is Rosalind.
1926
+ He that sweetest rose will find
1927
+ Must find love's prick and Rosalind.
1928
+ This is the very false gallop of verses: why do you
1929
+ infect yourself with them?
1930
+
1931
+ ROSALIND Peace, you dull fool! I found them on a tree.
1932
+
1933
+ TOUCHSTONE Truly, the tree yields bad fruit.
1934
+
1935
+ ROSALIND I'll graff it with you, and then I shall graff it
1936
+ with a medlar: then it will be the earliest fruit
1937
+ i' the country; for you'll be rotten ere you be half
1938
+ ripe, and that's the right virtue of the medlar.
1939
+
1940
+ TOUCHSTONE You have said; but whether wisely or no, let the
1941
+ forest judge.
1942
+
1943
+ [Enter CELIA, with a writing]
1944
+
1945
+ ROSALIND Peace! Here comes my sister, reading: stand aside.
1946
+
1947
+ CELIA [Reads]
1948
+
1949
+ Why should this a desert be?
1950
+ For it is unpeopled? No:
1951
+ Tongues I'll hang on every tree,
1952
+ That shall civil sayings show:
1953
+ Some, how brief the life of man
1954
+ Runs his erring pilgrimage,
1955
+ That the stretching of a span
1956
+ Buckles in his sum of age;
1957
+ Some, of violated vows
1958
+ 'Twixt the souls of friend and friend:
1959
+ But upon the fairest boughs,
1960
+ Or at every sentence end,
1961
+ Will I Rosalinda write,
1962
+ Teaching all that read to know
1963
+ The quintessence of every sprite
1964
+ Heaven would in little show.
1965
+ Therefore Heaven Nature charged
1966
+ That one body should be fill'd
1967
+ With all graces wide-enlarged:
1968
+ Nature presently distill'd
1969
+ Helen's cheek, but not her heart,
1970
+ Cleopatra's majesty,
1971
+ Atalanta's better part,
1972
+ Sad Lucretia's modesty.
1973
+ Thus Rosalind of many parts
1974
+ By heavenly synod was devised,
1975
+ Of many faces, eyes and hearts,
1976
+ To have the touches dearest prized.
1977
+ Heaven would that she these gifts should have,
1978
+ And I to live and die her slave.
1979
+
1980
+ ROSALIND O most gentle pulpiter! what tedious homily of love
1981
+ have you wearied your parishioners withal, and never
1982
+ cried 'Have patience, good people!'
1983
+
1984
+ CELIA How now! back, friends! Shepherd, go off a little.
1985
+ Go with him, sirrah.
1986
+
1987
+ TOUCHSTONE Come, shepherd, let us make an honourable retreat;
1988
+ though not with bag and baggage, yet with scrip and scrippage.
1989
+
1990
+ [Exeunt CORIN and TOUCHSTONE]
1991
+
1992
+ CELIA Didst thou hear these verses?
1993
+
1994
+ ROSALIND O, yes, I heard them all, and more too; for some of
1995
+ them had in them more feet than the verses would bear.
1996
+
1997
+ CELIA That's no matter: the feet might bear the verses.
1998
+
1999
+ ROSALIND Ay, but the feet were lame and could not bear
2000
+ themselves without the verse and therefore stood
2001
+ lamely in the verse.
2002
+
2003
+ CELIA But didst thou hear without wondering how thy name
2004
+ should be hanged and carved upon these trees?
2005
+
2006
+ ROSALIND I was seven of the nine days out of the wonder
2007
+ before you came; for look here what I found on a
2008
+ palm-tree. I was never so be-rhymed since
2009
+ Pythagoras' time, that I was an Irish rat, which I
2010
+ can hardly remember.
2011
+
2012
+ CELIA Trow you who hath done this?
2013
+
2014
+ ROSALIND Is it a man?
2015
+
2016
+ CELIA And a chain, that you once wore, about his neck.
2017
+ Change you colour?
2018
+
2019
+ ROSALIND I prithee, who?
2020
+
2021
+ CELIA O Lord, Lord! it is a hard matter for friends to
2022
+ meet; but mountains may be removed with earthquakes
2023
+ and so encounter.
2024
+
2025
+ ROSALIND Nay, but who is it?
2026
+
2027
+ CELIA Is it possible?
2028
+
2029
+ ROSALIND Nay, I prithee now with most petitionary vehemence,
2030
+ tell me who it is.
2031
+
2032
+ CELIA O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful
2033
+ wonderful! and yet again wonderful, and after that,
2034
+ out of all hooping!
2035
+
2036
+ ROSALIND Good my complexion! dost thou think, though I am
2037
+ caparisoned like a man, I have a doublet and hose in
2038
+ my disposition? One inch of delay more is a
2039
+ South-sea of discovery; I prithee, tell me who is it
2040
+ quickly, and speak apace. I would thou couldst
2041
+ stammer, that thou mightst pour this concealed man
2042
+ out of thy mouth, as wine comes out of a narrow-
2043
+ mouthed bottle, either too much at once, or none at
2044
+ all. I prithee, take the cork out of thy mouth that
2045
+ may drink thy tidings.
2046
+
2047
+ CELIA So you may put a man in your belly.
2048
+
2049
+ ROSALIND Is he of God's making? What manner of man? Is his
2050
+ head worth a hat, or his chin worth a beard?
2051
+
2052
+ CELIA Nay, he hath but a little beard.
2053
+
2054
+ ROSALIND Why, God will send more, if the man will be
2055
+ thankful: let me stay the growth of his beard, if
2056
+ thou delay me not the knowledge of his chin.
2057
+
2058
+ CELIA It is young Orlando, that tripped up the wrestler's
2059
+ heels and your heart both in an instant.
2060
+
2061
+ ROSALIND Nay, but the devil take mocking: speak, sad brow and
2062
+ true maid.
2063
+
2064
+ CELIA I' faith, coz, 'tis he.
2065
+
2066
+ ROSALIND Orlando?
2067
+
2068
+ CELIA Orlando.
2069
+
2070
+ ROSALIND Alas the day! what shall I do with my doublet and
2071
+ hose? What did he when thou sawest him? What said
2072
+ he? How looked he? Wherein went he? What makes
2073
+ him here? Did he ask for me? Where remains he?
2074
+ How parted he with thee? and when shalt thou see
2075
+ him again? Answer me in one word.
2076
+
2077
+ CELIA You must borrow me Gargantua's mouth first: 'tis a
2078
+ word too great for any mouth of this age's size. To
2079
+ say ay and no to these particulars is more than to
2080
+ answer in a catechism.
2081
+
2082
+ ROSALIND But doth he know that I am in this forest and in
2083
+ man's apparel? Looks he as freshly as he did the
2084
+ day he wrestled?
2085
+
2086
+ CELIA It is as easy to count atomies as to resolve the
2087
+ propositions of a lover; but take a taste of my
2088
+ finding him, and relish it with good observance.
2089
+ I found him under a tree, like a dropped acorn.
2090
+
2091
+ ROSALIND It may well be called Jove's tree, when it drops
2092
+ forth such fruit.
2093
+
2094
+ CELIA Give me audience, good madam.
2095
+
2096
+ ROSALIND Proceed.
2097
+
2098
+ CELIA There lay he, stretched along, like a wounded knight.
2099
+
2100
+ ROSALIND Though it be pity to see such a sight, it well
2101
+ becomes the ground.
2102
+
2103
+ CELIA Cry 'holla' to thy tongue, I prithee; it curvets
2104
+ unseasonably. He was furnished like a hunter.
2105
+
2106
+ ROSALIND O, ominous! he comes to kill my heart.
2107
+
2108
+ CELIA I would sing my song without a burden: thou bringest
2109
+ me out of tune.
2110
+
2111
+ ROSALIND Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must
2112
+ speak. Sweet, say on.
2113
+
2114
+ CELIA You bring me out. Soft! comes he not here?
2115
+
2116
+ [Enter ORLANDO and JAQUES]
2117
+
2118
+ ROSALIND 'Tis he: slink by, and note him.
2119
+
2120
+ JAQUES I thank you for your company; but, good faith, I had
2121
+ as lief have been myself alone.
2122
+
2123
+ ORLANDO And so had I; but yet, for fashion sake, I thank you
2124
+ too for your society.
2125
+
2126
+ JAQUES God be wi' you: let's meet as little as we can.
2127
+
2128
+ ORLANDO I do desire we may be better strangers.
2129
+
2130
+ JAQUES I pray you, mar no more trees with writing
2131
+ love-songs in their barks.
2132
+
2133
+ ORLANDO I pray you, mar no more of my verses with reading
2134
+ them ill-favouredly.
2135
+
2136
+ JAQUES Rosalind is your love's name?
2137
+
2138
+ ORLANDO Yes, just.
2139
+
2140
+ JAQUES I do not like her name.
2141
+
2142
+ ORLANDO There was no thought of pleasing you when she was
2143
+ christened.
2144
+
2145
+ JAQUES What stature is she of?
2146
+
2147
+ ORLANDO Just as high as my heart.
2148
+
2149
+ JAQUES You are full of pretty answers. Have you not been
2150
+ acquainted with goldsmiths' wives, and conned them
2151
+ out of rings?
2152
+
2153
+ ORLANDO Not so; but I answer you right painted cloth, from
2154
+ whence you have studied your questions.
2155
+
2156
+ JAQUES You have a nimble wit: I think 'twas made of
2157
+ Atalanta's heels. Will you sit down with me? and
2158
+ we two will rail against our mistress the world and
2159
+ all our misery.
2160
+
2161
+ ORLANDO I will chide no breather in the world but myself,
2162
+ against whom I know most faults.
2163
+
2164
+ JAQUES The worst fault you have is to be in love.
2165
+
2166
+ ORLANDO 'Tis a fault I will not change for your best virtue.
2167
+ I am weary of you.
2168
+
2169
+ JAQUES By my troth, I was seeking for a fool when I found
2170
+ you.
2171
+
2172
+ ORLANDO He is drowned in the brook: look but in, and you
2173
+ shall see him.
2174
+
2175
+ JAQUES There I shall see mine own figure.
2176
+
2177
+ ORLANDO Which I take to be either a fool or a cipher.
2178
+
2179
+ JAQUES I'll tarry no longer with you: farewell, good
2180
+ Signior Love.
2181
+
2182
+ ORLANDO I am glad of your departure: adieu, good Monsieur
2183
+ Melancholy.
2184
+
2185
+ [Exit JAQUES]
2186
+
2187
+ ROSALIND [Aside to CELIA] I will speak to him, like a saucy
2188
+ lackey and under that habit play the knave with him.
2189
+ Do you hear, forester?
2190
+
2191
+ ORLANDO Very well: what would you?
2192
+
2193
+ ROSALIND I pray you, what is't o'clock?
2194
+
2195
+ ORLANDO You should ask me what time o' day: there's no clock
2196
+ in the forest.
2197
+
2198
+ ROSALIND Then there is no true lover in the forest; else
2199
+ sighing every minute and groaning every hour would
2200
+ detect the lazy foot of Time as well as a clock.
2201
+
2202
+ ORLANDO And why not the swift foot of Time? had not that
2203
+ been as proper?
2204
+
2205
+ ROSALIND By no means, sir: Time travels in divers paces with
2206
+ divers persons. I'll tell you who Time ambles
2207
+ withal, who Time trots withal, who Time gallops
2208
+ withal and who he stands still withal.
2209
+
2210
+ ORLANDO I prithee, who doth he trot withal?
2211
+
2212
+ ROSALIND Marry, he trots hard with a young maid between the
2213
+ contract of her marriage and the day it is
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+ solemnized: if the interim be but a se'nnight,
2215
+ Time's pace is so hard that it seems the length of
2216
+ seven year.
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+
2218
+ ORLANDO Who ambles Time withal?
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+
2220
+ ROSALIND With a priest that lacks Latin and a rich man that
2221
+ hath not the gout, for the one sleeps easily because
2222
+ he cannot study, and the other lives merrily because
2223
+ he feels no pain, the one lacking the burden of lean
2224
+ and wasteful learning, the other knowing no burden
2225
+ of heavy tedious penury; these Time ambles withal.
2226
+
2227
+ ORLANDO Who doth he gallop withal?
2228
+
2229
+ ROSALIND With a thief to the gallows, for though he go as
2230
+ softly as foot can fall, he thinks himself too soon there.
2231
+
2232
+ ORLANDO Who stays it still withal?
2233
+
2234
+ ROSALIND With lawyers in the vacation, for they sleep between
2235
+ term and term and then they perceive not how Time moves.
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+
2237
+ ORLANDO Where dwell you, pretty youth?
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+
2239
+ ROSALIND With this shepherdess, my sister; here in the
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+ skirts of the forest, like fringe upon a petticoat.
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+
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+ ORLANDO Are you native of this place?
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+
2244
+ ROSALIND As the cony that you see dwell where she is kindled.
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+
2246
+ ORLANDO Your accent is something finer than you could
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+ purchase in so removed a dwelling.
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+
2249
+ ROSALIND I have been told so of many: but indeed an old
2250
+ religious uncle of mine taught me to speak, who was
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+ in his youth an inland man; one that knew courtship
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+ too well, for there he fell in love. I have heard
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+ him read many lectures against it, and I thank God
2254
+ I am not a woman, to be touched with so many
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+ giddy offences as he hath generally taxed their
2256
+ whole sex withal.
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+
2258
+ ORLANDO Can you remember any of the principal evils that he
2259
+ laid to the charge of women?
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+
2261
+ ROSALIND There were none principal; they were all like one
2262
+ another as half-pence are, every one fault seeming
2263
+ monstrous till his fellow fault came to match it.
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+
2265
+ ORLANDO I prithee, recount some of them.
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+
2267
+ ROSALIND No, I will not cast away my physic but on those that
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+ are sick. There is a man haunts the forest, that
2269
+ abuses our young plants with carving 'Rosalind' on
2270
+ their barks; hangs odes upon hawthorns and elegies
2271
+ on brambles, all, forsooth, deifying the name of
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+ Rosalind: if I could meet that fancy-monger I would
2273
+ give him some good counsel, for he seems to have the
2274
+ quotidian of love upon him.
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+
2276
+ ORLANDO I am he that is so love-shaked: I pray you tell me
2277
+ your remedy.
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+
2279
+ ROSALIND There is none of my uncle's marks upon you: he
2280
+ taught me how to know a man in love; in which cage
2281
+ of rushes I am sure you are not prisoner.
2282
+
2283
+ ORLANDO What were his marks?
2284
+
2285
+ ROSALIND A lean cheek, which you have not, a blue eye and
2286
+ sunken, which you have not, an unquestionable
2287
+ spirit, which you have not, a beard neglected,
2288
+ which you have not; but I pardon you for that, for
2289
+ simply your having in beard is a younger brother's
2290
+ revenue: then your hose should be ungartered, your
2291
+ bonnet unbanded, your sleeve unbuttoned, your shoe
2292
+ untied and every thing about you demonstrating a
2293
+ careless desolation; but you are no such man; you
2294
+ are rather point-device in your accoutrements as
2295
+ loving yourself than seeming the lover of any other.
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+
2297
+ ORLANDO Fair youth, I would I could make thee believe I love.
2298
+
2299
+ ROSALIND Me believe it! you may as soon make her that you
2300
+ love believe it; which, I warrant, she is apter to
2301
+ do than to confess she does: that is one of the
2302
+ points in the which women still give the lie to
2303
+ their consciences. But, in good sooth, are you he
2304
+ that hangs the verses on the trees, wherein Rosalind
2305
+ is so admired?
2306
+
2307
+ ORLANDO I swear to thee, youth, by the white hand of
2308
+ Rosalind, I am that he, that unfortunate he.
2309
+
2310
+ ROSALIND But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak?
2311
+
2312
+ ORLANDO Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much.
2313
+
2314
+ ROSALIND Love is merely a madness, and, I tell you, deserves
2315
+ as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do: and
2316
+ the reason why they are not so punished and cured
2317
+ is, that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers
2318
+ are in love too. Yet I profess curing it by counsel.
2319
+
2320
+ ORLANDO Did you ever cure any so?
2321
+
2322
+ ROSALIND Yes, one, and in this manner. He was to imagine me
2323
+ his love, his mistress; and I set him every day to
2324
+ woo me: at which time would I, being but a moonish
2325
+ youth, grieve, be effeminate, changeable, longing
2326
+ and liking, proud, fantastical, apish, shallow,
2327
+ inconstant, full of tears, full of smiles, for every
2328
+ passion something and for no passion truly any
2329
+ thing, as boys and women are for the most part
2330
+ cattle of this colour; would now like him, now loathe
2331
+ him; then entertain him, then forswear him; now weep
2332
+ for him, then spit at him; that I drave my suitor
2333
+ from his mad humour of love to a living humour of
2334
+ madness; which was, to forswear the full stream of
2335
+ the world, and to live in a nook merely monastic.
2336
+ And thus I cured him; and this way will I take upon
2337
+ me to wash your liver as clean as a sound sheep's
2338
+ heart, that there shall not be one spot of love in't.
2339
+
2340
+ ORLANDO I would not be cured, youth.
2341
+
2342
+ ROSALIND I would cure you, if you would but call me Rosalind
2343
+ and come every day to my cote and woo me.
2344
+
2345
+ ORLANDO Now, by the faith of my love, I will: tell me
2346
+ where it is.
2347
+
2348
+ ROSALIND Go with me to it and I'll show it you and by the way
2349
+ you shall tell me where in the forest you live.
2350
+ Will you go?
2351
+
2352
+ ORLANDO With all my heart, good youth.
2353
+
2354
+ ROSALIND Nay you must call me Rosalind. Come, sister, will you go?
2355
+
2356
+ [Exeunt]
2357
+
2358
+
2359
+
2360
+
2361
+ AS YOU LIKE IT
2362
+
2363
+
2364
+ ACT III
2365
+
2366
+
2367
+
2368
+ SCENE III The forest.
2369
+
2370
+
2371
+ [Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY; JAQUES behind]
2372
+
2373
+ TOUCHSTONE Come apace, good Audrey: I will fetch up your
2374
+ goats, Audrey. And how, Audrey? am I the man yet?
2375
+ doth my simple feature content you?
2376
+
2377
+ AUDREY Your features! Lord warrant us! what features!
2378
+
2379
+ TOUCHSTONE I am here with thee and thy goats, as the most
2380
+ capricious poet, honest Ovid, was among the Goths.
2381
+
2382
+ JAQUES [Aside] O knowledge ill-inhabited, worse than Jove
2383
+ in a thatched house!
2384
+
2385
+ TOUCHSTONE When a man's verses cannot be understood, nor a
2386
+ man's good wit seconded with the forward child
2387
+ Understanding, it strikes a man more dead than a
2388
+ great reckoning in a little room. Truly, I would
2389
+ the gods had made thee poetical.
2390
+
2391
+ AUDREY I do not know what 'poetical' is: is it honest in
2392
+ deed and word? is it a true thing?
2393
+
2394
+ TOUCHSTONE No, truly; for the truest poetry is the most
2395
+ feigning; and lovers are given to poetry, and what
2396
+ they swear in poetry may be said as lovers they do feign.
2397
+
2398
+ AUDREY Do you wish then that the gods had made me poetical?
2399
+
2400
+ TOUCHSTONE I do, truly; for thou swearest to me thou art
2401
+ honest: now, if thou wert a poet, I might have some
2402
+ hope thou didst feign.
2403
+
2404
+ AUDREY Would you not have me honest?
2405
+
2406
+ TOUCHSTONE No, truly, unless thou wert hard-favoured; for
2407
+ honesty coupled to beauty is to have honey a sauce to sugar.
2408
+
2409
+ JAQUES [Aside] A material fool!