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Let us sit and mock the good huswife Fortune

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Celia
Let us sit and mock the good housewife Fortune
from her wheel, that her gifts may henceforth be
bestowed equally.Personification

Rosalind
I would we could do so, for her benefits are
mightily misplaced, and the bountiful blind woman
doth most mistake in her gifts to women.
Celia
‘Tis true,
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Act 1
Scene 2
Line 31

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Status of Women, Blind Fortune

Pray thee, sweet Mistress Margaret

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Benedick
Pray thee, sweet Mistress Margaret, deserve well
at my hands by helping me to the speech of Beatrice.
Margaret
Will you then write me a sonnet in praise
of my beauty?

No, I was not born under a rhyming planet,
nor I cannot woo in festival terms

Benedick
In so high a style,
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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 1

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There is sure another flood toward

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Jaques
There is sure another flood toward, and these
couples are coming to the ark. Here comes a pair of
very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called fools.
Touchstone
Salutation and greeting to you all.
Jaques, to Duke
Good my lord, bid him welcome.
This is the motley-minded gentleman that I have so
often met in the forest.
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Act 5
Scene 4
Line 36

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