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As You Like It: Act 5, Scene 3

As You Like It
Act 5, Scene 3

Another part of the Forest of Arden.

  1. Enter Clown (Touchstone) and Audrey.

Touchstone

2 - 3
  1. Tomorrow is the joyful day, Audrey, tomorrow will we be
  2. married.

Audrey

4 - 6
  1. I do desire it with all my heart; and I hope it is no
  2. dishonest desire to desire to be a woman of the world. Here
  3. come two of the banish’d Duke’s pages.
  1. Enter two Pages.

First Page

8
  1. Well met, honest gentleman.

Touchstone

9
  1. By my troth, well met. Come, sit, sit, and a song.

Second Page

10
  1. We are for you, sit i’ th’ middle.

First Page

11 - 13
  1. Shall we clap into’t roundly, without hawking or spitting or
  2. saying we are hoarse, which are the only prologues to a bad
  3. voice?

Second Page

14 - 34
  1. I’ faith, i’ faith, and both in a tune, like two gypsies on
  2. a horse.
  3. Song.
  4. It was a lover and his lass,
  5. With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
  6. That o’er the green corn-field did pass,
  7. In spring time, the only pretty ring time,
  8. When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding,
  9. Sweet lovers love the spring.
  10. Between the acres of the rye,
  11. With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
  12. These pretty country folks would lie,
  13. In spring time, etc.
  14. This carol they began that hour,
  15. With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
  16. How that a life was but a flower,
  17. In spring time, etc.
  18. And therefore take the present time,
  19. With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
  20. For love is crowned with the prime,
  21. In spring time, etc.

Touchstone

35 - 36
  1. Truly, young gentlemen, though there was no great matter in
  2. the ditty, yet the note was very untuneable.

First Page

37
  1. You are deceiv’d, sir, we kept time, we lost not our time.

Touchstone

38 - 40
  1. By my troth, yes; I count it but time lost to hear such a
  2. foolish song. God buy you, and God mend your voices! Come,
  3. Audrey.
  1. Exeunt.
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