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As You Like It: Act 5, Scene 2

As You Like It
Act 5, Scene 2

Another part of the Forest of Arden.

  1. Enter Orlando and Oliver.

Orlando

2 - 5
  1. Is’t possible that on so little acquaintance you should like
  2. her? That but seeing, you should love her? And loving, woo?
  3. And wooing, she should grant? And will you persever to enjoy
  4. her?

Oliver

6 - 12
  1. Neither call the giddiness of it in question, the poverty of
  2. her, the small acquaintance, my sudden wooing, nor her
  3. sudden consenting; but say with me, I love Aliena; say with
  4. her that she loves me; consent with both that we may enjoy
  5. each other. It shall be to your good; for my father’s house
  6. and all the revenue that was old Sir Rowland’s will I estate
  7. upon you, and here live and die a shepherd.
  1. Enter Rosalind.

Orlando

14 - 17
  1. You have my consent. Let your wedding be tomorrow; thither
  2. will I invite the Duke and all ’s contented followers. Go
  3. you and prepare Aliena; for look you, here comes my
  4. Rosalind.

Rosalind

18
  1. God save you, brother.

Oliver

19
  1. And you, fair sister.
  1. Exit.

Rosalind

21 - 22
  1. O my dear Orlando, how it grieves me to see thee wear thy
  2. heart in a scarf!

Orlando

23
  1. It is my arm.

Rosalind

24 - 25
  1. I thought thy heart had been wounded with the claws of a
  2. lion.

Orlando

26
  1. Wounded it is, but with the eyes of a lady.

Rosalind

27 - 28
  1. Did your brother tell you how I counterfeited to sound when
  2. he show’d me your handkercher?

Orlando

29
  1. Ay, and greater wonders than that.

Rosalind

30 - 40
  1. O, I know where you are. Nay, ’tis true. There was never any
  2. thing so sudden but the fight of two rams, and Caesar’s
  3. thrasonical brag of I came, saw, and overcame.” For your
  4. brother and my sister no sooner met but they look’d; no
  5. sooner look’d but they lov’d; no sooner lov’d but they
  6. sigh’d; no sooner sigh’d but they ask’d one another the
  7. reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the
  8. remedy: and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs
  9. to marriage, which they will climb incontinent, or else be
  10. incontinent before marriage. They are in the very wrath of
  11. love, and they will together. Clubs cannot part them.

Orlando

41 - 46
  1. They shall be married tomorrow; and I will bid the Duke to
  2. the nuptial. But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into
  3. happiness through another man’s eyes! By so much the more
  4. shall I tomorrow be at the height of heart-heaviness, by how
  5. much I shall think my brother happy in having what he wishes
  6. for.

Rosalind

47
  1. Why then tomorrow I cannot serve your turn for Rosalind?

Orlando

48
  1. I can live no longer by thinking.

Rosalind

49 - 64
  1. I will weary you then no longer with idle talking. Know of
  2. me then (for now I speak to some purpose) that I know you
  3. are a gentleman of good conceit. I speak not this that you
  4. should bear a good opinion of my knowledge, insomuch I say I
  5. know you are; neither do I labor for a greater esteem than
  6. may in some little measure draw a belief from you, to do
  7. yourself good, and not to grace me. Believe then, if you
  8. please, that I can do strange things. I have, since I was
  9. three year old, convers’d with a magician, most profound in
  10. his art, and yet not damnable. If you do love Rosalind so
  11. near the heart as your gesture cries it out, when your
  12. brother marries Aliena, shall you marry her. I know into
  13. what straits of fortune she is driven, and it is not
  14. impossible to me, if it appear not inconvenient to you, to
  15. set her before your eyes tomorrow, human as she is, and
  16. without any danger.

Orlando

65
  1. Speak’st thou in sober meanings?

Rosalind

66 - 71
  1. By my life I do, which I tender dearly, though I say I am a
  2. magician. Therefore put you in your best array, bid your
  3. friends; for if you will be married tomorrow, you shall; and
  4. to Rosalind, if you will.
  5. Enter Silvius and Phebe.
  6. Look, here comes a lover of mine and a lover of hers.

Phebe

72 - 73
  1. Youth, you have done me much ungentleness,
  2. To show the letter that I writ to you.

Rosalind

74 - 77
  1. I care not if I have. It is my study
  2. To seem despiteful and ungentle to you.
  3. You are there followed by a faithful shepherd
  4. Look upon him, love him; he worships you.

Phebe

78
  1. Good shepherd, tell this youth what ’tis to love.

Silvius

79 - 80
  1. It is to be all made of sighs and tears,
  2. And so am I for Phebe.

Phebe

81
  1. And I for Ganymede.

Orlando

82
  1. And I for Rosalind.

Rosalind

83
  1. And I for no woman.

Silvius

84 - 85
  1. It is to be all made of faith and service,
  2. And so am I for Phebe.

Phebe

86
  1. And I for Ganymede.

Orlando

87
  1. And I for Rosalind.

Rosalind

88
  1. And I for no woman.

Silvius

89 - 94
  1. It is to be all made of fantasy,
  2. All made of passion, and all made of wishes,
  3. All adoration, duty, and observance,
  4. All humbleness, all patience, and impatience,
  5. All purity, all trial, all observance;
  6. And so am I for Phebe.

Phebe

95
  1. And so am I for Ganymede.

Orlando

96
  1. And so am I for Rosalind.

Rosalind

97
  1. And so am I for no woman.

Phebe

98
  1. If this be so, why blame you me to love you?

Silvius

99
  1. If this be so, why blame you me to love you?

Orlando

100
  1. If this be so, why blame you me to love you?

Rosalind

101
  1. Why do you speak too, Why blame you me to love you?”

Orlando

102
  1. To her that is not here, nor doth not hear.

Rosalind

103 - 122
  1. Pray you no more of this, ’tis like the howling of Irish
  2. wolves against the moon.
  3. To Silvius.
  4. I will help you if I can.
  5. To Phebe.
  6. I would love you if I could.—Tomorrow meet me all together.
  7. To Phebe.
  8. I will marry you, if ever I marry woman, and I’ll be married
  9. tomorrow.
  10. To Orlando.
  11. I will satisfy you, if ever I satisfied man, and you shall
  12. be married tomorrow.
  13. To Silvius.
  14. I will content you, if what pleases you contents you, and
  15. you shall be married tomorrow.
  16. To Orlando.
  17. As you love Rosalind, meet.
  18. To Silvius.
  19. As you love Phebe, meet. And as I love no woman, I’ll meet.
  20. So fare you well; I have left you commands.

Silvius

123
  1. I’ll not fail, if I live.

Phebe

124
  1. Nor I.

Orlando

125
  1. Nor I.
  1. Exeunt.
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