As You Like It
Act II, Scene 6
Another part of the Forest of Arden.
- Enter Orlando and Adam.
Adam1 - 2
- Dear master, I can go no further. O, I die for food! Here
- lie I down, and measure out my grave. Farewell, kind master.
Orlando3 - 15
- Why, how now, Adam? No greater heart in thee? Live a little,
- comfort a little, cheer thyself a little. If this uncouth
- forest yield any thing savage, I will either be food for it,
- or bring it for food to thee. Thy conceit is nearer death
- than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable, hold death a
- while at the arm’s end. I will here be with thee presently,
- and if I bring thee not something to eat, I will give thee
- leave to die; but if thou diest before I come, thou art a
- mocker of my labor. Well said, thou look’st cheerly, and
- I’ll be with thee quickly. Yet thou liest in the bleak air.
- Come, I will bear thee to some shelter, and thou shalt not
- die for lack of a dinner if there live any thing in this
- desert. Cheerly, good Adam!