William Shakespeare – As You Like It Act 5 Scene 1Follow
SCENE I. The forest
Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY
We shall find a time, Audrey; patience, gentle Audrey
Faith, the priest was good enough, for all the old
A most wicked Sir Oliver, Audrey, a most vile
Martext. But, Audrey, there is a youth here in the
Forest lays claim to you
Ay, I know who 'tis; he hath no interest in me in
The world: here comes the man you mean
It is meat and drink to me to see a clown: by my
Troth, we that have good wits have much to answer
For; we shall be flouting; we cannot hold
Good even, Audrey
God ye good even, William
And good even to you, sir
Good even, gentle friend. Cover thy head, cover thy
Head; nay, prithee, be covered. How old are you, friend?
Five and twenty, sir
A ripe age. Is thy name William?
A fair name. Wast born i' the forest here?
Ay, sir, I thank God
'Thank God;' a good answer. Art rich?
Faith, sir, so so
'So so' is good, very good, very excellent good; and
Yet it is not; it is but so so. Art thou wise?
Ay, sir, I have a pretty wit
Why, thou sayest well. I do now remember a saying
'The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man
Knows himself to be a fool.' The heathen
Philosopher, when he had a desire to eat a grape
Would open his lips when he put it into his mouth;
Meaning thereby that grapes were made to eat and
Lips to open. You do love this maid?
I do, sir
Give me your hand. Art thou learned?
Then learn this of me: to have, is to have; for it
Is a figure in rhetoric that drink, being poured out
Of a cup into a glass, by filling the one doth empty
The other; for all your writers do consent that ipse
Is he: now, you are not ipse, for I am he
Which he, sir?
He, sir, that must marry this woman. Therefore, you
Clown, abandon,--which is in the vulgar leave,--the
Society,--which in the boorish is company,--of this
Female,--which in the common is woman; which
Together is, abandon the society of this female, or
Clown, thou perishest; or, to thy better
Understanding, diest; or, to wit I kill thee, make
Thee away, translate thy life into death, thy
Liberty into bondage: I will deal in poison with
Thee, or in bastinado, or in steel; I will bandy
With thee in faction; I will o'errun thee with
Policy; I will kill thee a hundred and fifty ways:
Therefore tremble and depart
Do, good William
God rest you merry, sir
Our master and mistress seeks you; come, away, away!
Trip, Audrey! trip, Audrey! I attend, I attend
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