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We are wise girls to mock our lovers so

Princess
We are wise girls to mock our lovers so.
Rosaline
They are worse fools to purchase mocking so.
That same Berowne I'll torture ere I go.
O, that I knew he were but in by th' week,
How I would make him fawn, and beg, and seek,
And wait the season, and observe the times,
And spend his prodigal wits in bootless rhymes,
And shape his service wholly to my hests,
And make him proud to make me proud that jests!
So pair-taunt-like  would I o'ersway his state,
That he should be my fool, and I his fate.
Princess
None are so surely caught, when they are catched,
As wit turned fool. Folly in wisdom hatched
Hath wisdom's warrant and the help of school,
And wit's own grace to grace a learnèd fool.
Rosaline
The blood of youth burns not with such excess
As gravity's revolt to wantonness.
Maria
Folly in fools bears not so strong a note
As fool'ry in the wise, when wit doth dote,
Since all the power thereof it doth apply
To prove, by wit, worth in simplicity.

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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 63

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