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As You Like It

O dear Phoebe, If ever—as that ever may be near—

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Silvius
O dear Phoebe,
If ever—as that ever may be near—
You meet in some fresh cheek the power of fancy,
Then shall you know the wounds invisible
That love’s keen arrows make.
Phoebe
But till that time
Come not thou near me. And when that time comes,
Afflict me with thy mocks,
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Act 3
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And why, I pray you? Who might be your mother

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And why, I pray you? Who might be your mother,
That you insult, exult, and all at once,
Over the wretched? What though you have no beauty—
As, by my faith, I see no more in you
Than without candle may go dark to bed—
Must you be therefore proud and pitiless?
Why, what means this? Why do you look on me?
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You are a thousand times a properer man

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You are a thousand times a properer man
Than she a woman. ‘Tis such fools as you
That makes the world full of ill-favor’d children.
‘Tis not her glass, but you that flatters her,
And out of you she sees herself more proper
Than any of her lineaments can show her.
But, mistress, know yourself, down on your knees,
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Sweet youth, I pray you chide a year together

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Phoebe
Sweet youth, I pray you chide a year together.
I had rather hear you chide than this man woo.
Rosalind, as Ganymede
He’s fall’n in love with your foulness.
 To Silvius.
And she’ll fall in love with my anger. If it be so,
as fast as she answers thee with frowning looks,
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Who ever lov’d that lov’d not at first sight?

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Who ever lov’d that lov’d not at first sight?
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Know’st thou the youth that spoke to me erewhile?

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Phoebe
Know’st thou the youth that spoke to me erewhile?
Silvius
Not very well, but I have met him oft,
And he hath bought the cottage and the bounds
That the old carlot once was master of.

’Tis but a peevish boy—yet he talks well—
But what care I for words? Yet words do well
When he that speaks them pleases those that hear.
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I prithee, pretty youth, let me be  better acquainted with thee

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Jaques
I prithee, pretty youth, let me be  better
acquainted with thee.
Rosalind, as Ganymede
They say you are a melancholy fellow.
Jaques
I am so. I do love it better than laughing.

I had rather have a fool to make me merry
than experience to make me sad

Rosalind,
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Am not I your Rosalind?

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Rosalind, as Ganymede
Am not I your Rosalind?
Orlando
I take some joy to say you are because I
would be talking of her.
Rosalind, as Ganymede
Well, in her person I say I will not have you.

Men have died from time to time and
worms have eaten them,
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Will you, Orlando, have to wife this Rosalind?

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Celia
Will you, Orlando, have to wife this Rosalind?
Orlando
I will.
Rosalind, as Ganymede
Ay, but when?
Orlando
Why now, as fast as she can marry us.

Make the doors upon a woman’s wit, and it will out
at the casement. Shut that,
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You have simply misused our sex in your love-prate

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Celia
You have simply misused our sex in your love-prate.
We must have your doublet and hose plucked
over your head and show the world what the bird
hath done to her own nest.

O coz, coz, coz, my pretty little coz, that thou
didst know how many fathom deep I am in love.

Rosalind
O coz,
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