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As You Like It: Act III, Scene 4

As You Like It
Act III, Scene 4

Another part of the Forest of Arden.

  1. Enter Rosalind and Celia.

Rosalind

1
  1. Never talk to me, I will weep.

Celia

2 - 3
  1. Do, I prithee, but yet have the grace to consider that tears
  2. do not become a man.

Rosalind

4
  1. But have I not cause to weep?

Celia

5
  1. As good cause as one would desire, therefore weep.

Rosalind

6
  1. His very hair is of the dissembling color.

Celia

7 - 8
  1. Something browner than Judas’s. Marry, his kisses are
  2. Judas’s own children.

Rosalind

9
  1. I’ faith, his hair is of a good color.

Celia

10
  1. An excellent color. Your chestnut was ever the only color.

Rosalind

11 - 12
  1. And his kissing is as full of sanctity as the touch of holy
  2. bread.

Celia

13 - 15
  1. He hath bought a pair of cast lips of Diana. A nun of
  2. winter’s sisterhood kisses not more religiously, the very
  3. ice of chastity is in them.

Rosalind

16 - 17
  1. But why did he swear he would come this morning, and comes
  2. not?

Celia

18
  1. Nay certainly there is no truth in him.

Rosalind

19
  1. Do you think so?

Celia

20 - 22
  1. Yes, I think he is not a pick-purse nor a horse-stealer, but
  2. for his verity in love, I do think him as concave as a
  3. cover’d goblet or a worm-eaten nut.

Rosalind

23
  1. Not true in love?

Celia

24
  1. Yes, when he is inbut I think he is not in.

Rosalind

25
  1. You have heard him swear downright he was.

Celia

26 - 29
  1. Was is not is.” Besides, the oath of a lover is no
  2. stronger than the word of a tapster; they are both the
  3. confirmer of false reckonings. He attends here in the forest
  4. on the Duke your father.

Rosalind

30 - 33
  1. I met the Duke yesterday, and had much question with him. He
  2. ask’d me of what parentage I was. I told him of as good as
  3. he, so he laugh’d and let me go. But what talk we of
  4. fathers, when there is such a man as Orlando?

Celia

34 - 39
  1. O, that’s a brave man! He writes brave verses, speaks brave
  2. words, swears brave oaths, and breaks them bravely, quite
  3. traverse, athwart the heart of his lover, as a puisne
  4. tilter, that spurs his horse but on one side, breaks his
  5. staff like a noble goose. But all’s brave that youth mounts
  6. and folly guides. Who comes here?
  1. Enter Corin.

Corin

40 - 44
  1. Mistress and master, you have oft inquired
  2. After the shepherd that complain’d of love,
  3. Who you saw sitting by me on the turf,
  4. Praising the proud disdainful shepherdess
  5. That was his mistress.

Celia

45
  1.                        Well; and what of him?

Corin

46 - 50
  1. If you will see a pageant truly play’d
  2. Between the pale complexion of true love
  3. And the red glow of scorn and proud disdain,
  4. Go hence a little, and I shall conduct you,
  5. If you will mark it.

Rosalind

51 - 54
  1.                      O, come, let us remove,
  2. The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.
  3. Bring us to this sight, and you shall say
  4. I’ll prove a busy actor in their play.
  1. Exeunt.
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