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Enter Orlando and Adam.Enter Orlando and Adam AYL I.i.1
Orlando.ORLANDO 
As I remember Adam, it was vpon this fashionAs I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion AYL I.i.1
bequeathed me by will, but poore a thousand Crownes, andbequeathed me by will, but poor a thousand crowns, and,crown (n.)coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllingsAYL I.i.2
as thou saist, charged my brother on his blessing toas thou sayest, charged my brother on his blessing tocharge (v.)order, command, enjoinAYL I.i.3
breed mee well: and there begins my sadnesse: Mybreed me well; and there begins my sadness. Mybreed (v.), past form bredraise, bring up, supportAYL I.i.4
brother Iaques he keepes at schoole, and report speakesbrother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaksschool (n.)
old form: schoole
university
AYL I.i.5
report (n.)rumour, gossip, hearsay
goldenly of his profit: for my part, he keepes me rusticallygoldenly of his profit: for my part, he keeps me rusticallyprofit (n.)progress, proficiency, improvementAYL I.i.6
rustically (adv.)like a rustic, in a countrified way
goldenly (adv.)excellently, splendidly
at home, or (to speak more properly) staies me heere atat home, or, to speak more properly, stays me here atstay (v.)
old form: staies
detain, confine, keep
AYL I.i.7
home vnkept: for call you that keeping for a gentlemanhome unkept – for call you that ‘ keeping ’ for a gentleman AYL I.i.8
of my birth, that differs not from the stalling of anof my birth, that differs not from the stalling of anstalling (n.)stall accommodation, living quartersAYL I.i.9
Oxe? his horses are bred better, for besides that theyox? His horses are bred better, for, besides that they AYL I.i.10
are faire with their feeding, they are taught their mannage,are fair with their feeding, they are taught their manage,manage (n.)
old form: mannage
management, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
AYL I.i.11
fair (adj.)
old form: faire
healthy, sound, fit
and to that end Riders deerely hir'd: but I (his brother)and to that end riders dearly hired; but I, his brother, AYL I.i.12
gaine nothing vnder him but growth, for the which hisgain nothing under him but growth, for the which his AYL I.i.13
Animals on his dunghils are as much bound to him as I:animals on his dunghills are as much bound to him as I. AYL I.i.14
besides this nothing that he so plentifully giues me, the Besides this nothing that he so plentifully gives me, the AYL I.i.15
something that nature gaue mee, his countenance seemessomething that nature gave me his countenance seemscountenance (n.)demeanour, bearing, mannerAYL I.i.16
to take from me: hee lets mee feede with his Hindes, barres meeto take from me: he lets me feed with his hinds, bars mehind (n.)
old form: Hindes
servant, domestic, worker
AYL I.i.17
the place of a brother, and as much as in him lies, minesthe place of a brother, and, as much as in him lies, minesmine (v.)undermine, sap, subvertAYL I.i.18
place (n.)precedence, proper place
my gentility with my education. This is it Adam thatmy gentility with my education. This is it, Adam, thatgentility (n.)nobility, good birthAYL I.i.19
grieues me, and the spirit of my Father, which I thinke isgrieves me, and the spirit of my father, which I think is AYL I.i.20
within mee, begins to mutinie against this seruitude. I willwithin me, begins to mutiny against this servitude. I will AYL I.i.21
no longer endure it, though yet I know no wise remedyno longer endure it, though yet I know no wise remedy AYL I.i.22
how to auoid it.how to avoid it. AYL I.i.23
Enter Oliuer.Enter Oliver AYL I.i.24
Adam. ADAM 
Yonder comes my Master, your brother.Yonder comes my master, your brother.yonder (adv.)thereAYL I.i.24
Orlan. ORLANDO 
Goe a-part Adam, and thou shalt heare how heGo apart, Adam, and thou shalt hear how he AYL I.i.25
will shake me vp.will shake me up.shake up (v.)
old form: vp
abuse violently, scold, lambaste
AYL I.i.26
Adam stands aside AYL I.i.27
Oli. OLIVER 
Now Sir, what make you heere?Now, sir, what make you here?make (v.)do, have to doAYL I.i.27
Orl. ORLANDO 
Nothing: I am not taught to make any thing.Nothing: I am not taught to make anything. AYL I.i.28
Oli. OLIVER 
What mar you then sir?What mar you then, sir?mar (v.)ruin, harm, injure, damageAYL I.i.29
Orl. ORLANDO 
Marry sir, I am helping you to mar that whichMarry, sir, I am helping you to mar that whichmarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryAYL I.i.30
God made, a poore vnworthy brother of yours withGod made, a poor unworthy brother of yours, with AYL I.i.31
idlenesse.idleness. AYL I.i.32
Oliuer. OLIVER 
Marry sir be better employed, and be naught aMarry, sir, be better employed, and be naught anaught, nought (n.)nothingAYL I.i.33
while.while. AYL I.i.34
Orlan. ORLANDO 
Shall I keepe your hogs, and eat huskes with them?Shall I keep your hogs and eat husks with them? AYL I.i.35
what prodigall portion haue I spent, that I should comeWhat prodigal portion have I spent, that I should comeprodigal (adj.)
old form: prodigall
wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
AYL I.i.36
to such penury?to such penury? AYL I.i.37
Oli. OLIVER 
Know you where you are sir?Know you where your are, sir? AYL I.i.38
Orl. ORLANDO 
O sir, very well: heere in your Orchard.O, sir, very well: here in your orchard.orchard (n.)gardenAYL I.i.39
Oli. OLIVER 
Know you before whom sir?Know you before whom, sir? AYL I.i.40
Orl. ORLANDO 
I, better then him I am before knowes mee: IAy, better than him I am before knows me: I AYL I.i.41
know you are my eldest brother, and in the gentleknow you are my eldest brother, and in the gentlegentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleAYL I.i.42
condition of bloud you should so know me: the courtesiecondition of blood you should so know me. The courtesycourtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)
old form: courtesie
usage, custom, convention
AYL I.i.43
blood (n.)blood relationship, kinship
of nations allowes you my better, in that you are the firstof nations allows you my better, in that you are the first AYL I.i.44
borne, but the same tradition takes not away my bloud,born, but the same tradition takes not away my blood,blood (n.)
old form: bloud
blood relationship, kinship
AYL I.i.45
were there twenty brothers betwixt vs: I haue as muchwere there twenty brothers betwixt us: I have as muchbetwixt (prep.)betweenAYL I.i.46
of my father in mee, as you, albeit I confesse your commingof my father in me as you, albeit I confess your coming AYL I.i.47
before me is neerer to his reuerence.before me is nearer to his reverence.reverence (n.)
old form: reuerence
profound respect, esteem
AYL I.i.48
Oli. OLIVER  
(threatening him) AYL I.i.49
What Boy. What, boy! AYL I.i.49
Orl. ORLANDO  
(seizing him by the throat) AYL I.i.50
Come, come elder Come, come, elder AYL I.i.50
brother, you are too yong in this.brother, you are too young in this.young (adj.)
old form: yong
immature, inexperienced, raw
AYL I.i.51
Oli. OLIVER 
Wilt thou lay hands on me villaine?Wilt thou lay hands on me, villain? AYL I.i.52
Orl. ORLANDO 
I am no villaine: I am the yongest sonne of SirI am no villain: I am the youngest son of Sirvillain (n.)
old form: villaine
serf, servant, bondman
AYL I.i.53
Rowland de Boys, he was my father, and he is thrice aRowland de Boys; he was my father, and he is thrice athrice (adj.)three timesAYL I.i.54
villaine that saies such a father begot villaines: wert thouvillain that says such a father begot villains. Wert thoubeget (v.), past form begotgive birth to, father, conceiveAYL I.i.55
not my brother, I would not take this hand from thynot my brother, I would not take this hand from thy AYL I.i.56
throat, till this other had puld out thy tongue for sayingthroat till this other had pulled out thy tongue for saying AYL I.i.57
so, thou hast raild on thy selfe.so; thou hast railed on thyself.rail (v.)
old form: raild
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
AYL I.i.58
Adam. ADAM  
(coming forward) AYL I.i.59
Sweet Masters bee patient, for Sweet masters, be patient; for AYL I.i.59
your Fathers remembrance, be at accord.your father's remembrance, be at accord.remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollectionAYL I.i.60
accord (n.)harmony, agreement
Oli. OLIVER 
Let me goe I say.Let me go, I say. AYL I.i.61
Orl. ORLANDO 
I will not till I please: you shall heare mee: myI will not till I please: you shall hear me. My AYL I.i.62
father charg'd you in his will to giue me good education:father charged you in his will to give me good education: AYL I.i.63
you haue train'd me like a pezant, obscuring and hidingyou have trained me like a peasant, obscuring and hiding AYL I.i.64
from me all gentleman-like qualities: the spirit of myfrom me all gentleman-like qualities. The spirit of myquality (n.)accomplishment, capacity, abilityAYL I.i.65
father growes strong in mee, and I will no longer endure it:father grows strong in me, and I will no longer endure it. AYL I.i.66
therefore allow me such exercises as may become aTherefore allow me such exercises as may become aexercise (n.)habitual activity, usual occupation, employmentAYL I.i.67
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
gentleman, or giue mee the poore allottery my father leftgentleman, or give me the poor allottery my father leftallottery (n.)share, portion, allocationAYL I.i.68
me by testament, with that I will goe buy my fortunes.me by testament; with that I will go buy my fortunes.testament (n.)will, last will and testamentAYL I.i.69
Oli. OLIVER 
And what wilt thou do? beg when that is spent?And what wilt thou do, beg when that is spent? AYL I.i.70
Well sir, get you in. I will not long be troubled withWell, sir, get you in. I will not long be troubled with AYL I.i.71
you: you shall haue some part of your will, I pray youyou: you shall have some part of your will. I pray you, AYL I.i.72
leaue me.leave me. AYL I.i.73
Orl. ORLANDO 
I will no further offend you, then becomes meeI will no further offend you than becomes mebecome (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate toAYL I.i.74
for my good.for my good. AYL I.i.75
Oli. OLIVER 
Get you with him, you olde dogge.Get you with him, you old dog. AYL I.i.76
Adam. ADAM 
Is old dogge my reward: most true, I haue lost myIs ‘ old dog ’ my reward? Most true, I have lost my AYL I.i.77
teeth in your seruice: God be with my olde master, heteeth in your service. God be with my old master! He AYL I.i.78
would not haue spoke such a word. would not have spoke such a word. AYL I.i.79
Ex. Orl. Ad.Exeunt Orlando and Adam AYL I.i.79
Oli. OLIVER 
Is it euen so, begin you to grow vpon me? I willIs it even so? Begin you to grow upon me? I willeven, e'en (adv.)
old form: euen
just, exactly
AYL I.i.80
grow upon (v.)
old form: vpon
take liberties with, trouble; also: grow up [too fast]
physicke your ranckenesse, and yet giue no thousand crownesphysic your rankness, and yet give no thousand crownsphysic (v.)
old form: physicke
cure, correct, dose with medicine
AYL I.i.81
rankness (n.)
old form: ranckenesse
excessive growth, rebelliousness
neyther: holla Dennis.neither. Holla, Dennis! AYL I.i.82
Enter Dennis.Enter Dennis AYL I.i.83
Den. DENNIS 
Calls your worship?Calls your worship? AYL I.i.83
Oli. OLIVER 
Was not Charles the Dukes Wrastler heere toWas not Charles, the Duke's wrestler, here to AYL I.i.84
speake with me?speak with me? AYL I.i.85
Den. DENNIS 
So please you, he is heere at the doore, andSo please you, he is here at the door, and AYL I.i.86
importunes accesse to you.importunes access to you.importune (v.)beg [for], ask persistently [for]AYL I.i.87
Oli. OLIVER 
Call him in:Call him in. AYL I.i.88
Exit Dennis AYL I.i.88
'twill be a good way: and to morrow the wrastling is.'Twill be a good way – and tomorrow the wrestling is. AYL I.i.89
Enter Charles.Enter Charles AYL I.i.90.1
Cha. CHARLES 
Good morrow to your worship.Good morrow to your worship.morrow (n.)morningAYL I.i.90
Oli. OLIVER 
Good Mounsier Charles: what's the new newes atGood Monsieur Charles, what's the new news at AYL I.i.91
the new Court?the new court? AYL I.i.92
Charles. CHARLES 
There's no newes at the Court Sir, but the oldeThere's no news at the court, sir, but the old AYL I.i.93
newes: that is, the old Duke is banished by his yongernews: that is, the old Duke is banished by his younger AYL I.i.94
brother the new Duke, and three or foure louing Lordsbrother the new Duke, and three or four loving lords AYL I.i.95
haue put themselues into voluntary exile with him,have put themselves into voluntary exile with him, AYL I.i.96
whose lands and reuenues enrich the new Duke, thereforewhose lands and revenues enrich the new Duke; thereforerevenue (n.)
old form: reuenues
income, yield, profit
AYL I.i.97
he giues them good leaue to wander.he gives them good leave to wander. AYL I.i.98
Oli. OLIVER 
Can you tell if Rosalind the Dukes daughter beeCan you tell if Rosalind, the Duke's daughter, be AYL I.i.99
banished with her Father?banished with her father? AYL I.i.100
Cha. CHARLES 
O no; for the Dukes daughter her Cosen soO, no; for the Duke's daughter, her cousin, so AYL I.i.101
loues her, being euer from their Cradles bred together,loves her, being ever from their cradles bred together, AYL I.i.102
that hee would haue followed her exile, or haue died tothat she would have followed her exile, or have died to AYL I.i.103
stay behind her; she is at the Court, and no lesse belouedstay behind her; she is at the court, and no less beloved AYL I.i.104
of her Vncle, then his owne daughter, and neuer two Ladiesof her uncle than his own daughter, and never two ladies AYL I.i.105
loued as they doe.loved as they do. AYL I.i.106
Oli. OLIVER 
Where will the old Duke liue?Where will the old Duke live? AYL I.i.107
Cha. CHARLES 
They say hee is already in the Forrest of Arden,They say he is already in the Forest of Arden,Arden, Forest offorest formerly covering a large area from Warwickshire through the Midlands into StaffordshireAYL I.i.108
and a many merry men with him; and there they liueand a many merry men with him; and there they live AYL I.i.109
like the old Robin Hood of England: they say manylike the old Robin Hood of England: they say many AYL I.i.110
yong Gentlemen flocke to him euery day, and fleet theyoung gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet thefleet (v.)idle away, while awayAYL I.i.111
time carelesly as they did in the golden world.time carelessly as they did in the golden world.carelessly (adv.)
old form: carelesly
in a carefree way, without concern
AYL I.i.112
Oli. OLIVER 
What, you wrastle to morrow before the newWhat, you wrestle tomorrow before the new AYL I.i.113
Duke.Duke? AYL I.i.114
Cha. CHARLES 
Marry doe I sir: and I came to acquaint youMarry do I, sir; and I came to acquaint youmarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryAYL I.i.115
with a matter: I am giuen sir secretly to vnderstand,with a matter. I am given, sir, secretly to understand AYL I.i.116
that your yonger brother Orlando hath a dispositionthat your younger brother, Orlando, hath a disposition AYL I.i.117
to come in disguis'd against mee to try a fall: to morrow to come in disguised against me to try a fall. Tomorrow,try (v.)contest, decide, fight outAYL I.i.118
fall (n.)wrestling bout
sir I wrastle for my credit, and hee that escapes mesir, I wrestle for my credit, and he that escapes mecredit (n.)reputation, name, standing, honourAYL I.i.119
without some broken limbe, shall acquit him well: yourwithout some broken limb shall acquit him well. Youracquit (v.)play one's part, discharge one's responsibilityAYL I.i.120
brother is but young and tender, and for your loue Ibrother is but young and tender, and for your love Itender (adj.)immature, undeveloped, inexperiencedAYL I.i.121
would bee loth to foyle him, as I must for my owne honourwould be loath to foil him, as I must for my own honourfoil (v.)
old form: foyle
defeat, overcome; throw [in wrestling]
AYL I.i.122
if hee come in: therefore out of my loue to you, I cameif he come in. Therefore, out of my love to you, I came AYL I.i.123
hither to acquaint you withall, that either you might hither to acquaint you withal, that either you might AYL I.i.124
stay him from his intendment, or brooke such disgracestay him from his intendment, or brook such disgraceintendment (n.)intent, intention, purposeAYL I.i.125
stay (v.)dissuade, stop, prevent
brook (v.)
old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
well as he shall runne into, in that it is a thing of his owne well as he shall run into, in that it is a thing of his own AYL I.i.126
search, and altogether against my will.search, and altogether against my will. AYL I.i.127
Oli. OLIVER 
Charles, I thanke thee for thy loue to me, whichCharles, I thank thee for thy love to me, which AYL I.i.128
thou shalt finde I will most kindly requite: I had my selfethou shalt find I will most kindly requite. I had myselfrequite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompenseAYL I.i.129
notice of my Brothers purpose heerein, and haue bynotice of my brother's purpose herein, and have bypurpose (n.)intention, aim, planAYL I.i.130
vnder-hand meanes laboured to disswade him from it;underhand means laboured to dissuade him from it;underhand (adj.)
old form: vnder-hand
secret, unobtrusive, inconspicuous
AYL I.i.131
but he is resolute. Ile tell thee Charles, it is the stubbornest but he is resolute. I'll tell thee, Charles, it is the stubbornest AYL I.i.132
yong fellow of France, full of ambition, anyoung fellow of France, full of ambition, an AYL I.i.133
enuious emulator of euery mans good parts, a secret &envious emulator of every man's good parts, a secret andenvious (adj.)
old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
AYL I.i.134
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
emulator (n.)disparager, denigrator, belittler
villanous contriuer against mee his naturall brother:villanous contriver against me his natural brother.natural (adj.)
old form: naturall
related by blood
AYL I.i.135
therefore vse thy discretion, I had as liefe thou didst Therefore use thy discretion; I had as lief thou didstlief, had as
old form: liefe
should like just as much
AYL I.i.136
discretion (n.)prudence, sound judgement, good sense
breake his necke as his finger. And thou wert best lookebreak his neck as his finger. And thou wert best look AYL I.i.137
to't; for if thou dost him any slight disgrace, or if heeto't; for if thou dost him any slight disgrace, or if he AYL I.i.138
doe not mightilie grace himselfe on thee, hee will practisedo not mightily grace himself on thee, he will practisepractise (v.)plot, scheme, conspireAYL I.i.139
grace (v.)gain honour, get credit
against thee by poyson, entrap thee by some treacherousagainst thee by poison, entrap thee by some treacherous AYL I.i.140
deuise, and neuer leaue thee till he hath tane thy lifedevice, and never leave thee till he hath ta'en thy lifedevice (n.)
old form: deuise
plot, stratagem, trick
AYL I.i.141
by some indirect meanes or other: for I assure thee,by some indirect means or other: for, I assure thee –  AYL I.i.142
(and almost with teares I speake it) there is not one soand almost with tears I speak it – there is not one so AYL I.i.143
young, and so villanous this day liuing. I speake butyoung and so villainous this day living. I speak but AYL I.i.144
brotherly of him, but should I anathomize him to thee,brotherly of him, but should I anatomize him to theeanatomize, annothanize (v.)
old form: anathomize
dissect, reveal, lay open
AYL I.i.145
as hee is, I must blush, and weepe, and thou must lookeas he is, I must blush and weep, and thou must look AYL I.i.146
pale and wonder.pale and wonder. AYL I.i.147
Cha. CHARLES 
I am heartily glad I came hither to you: if heeI am heartily glad I came hither to you. If he AYL I.i.148
come to morrow, Ile giue him his payment: if euer hee goecome tomorrow, I'll give him his payment: if ever he go AYL I.i.149
alone againe, Ile neuer wrastle for prize more: and soalone again, I'll never wrestle for prize more. And so AYL I.i.150
God keepe your worship. God keep your worship! AYL I.i.151
Exit.Exit AYL I.i.151
OLIVER 
Farewell good Charles. Now will I stirre thisFarewell, good Charles. Now will I stir this AYL I.i.152
Gamester: I hope I shall see an end of him; for my soulegamester. I hope I shall see an end of him, for my soul – gamester (n.)athlete [contemptuous], fun-loverAYL I.i.153
(yet I know not why) hates nothing more then he: yetyet I know not why – hates nothing more than he. Yet AYL I.i.154
hee's gentle, neuer school'd, and yet learned, full ofhe's gentle, never schooled and yet learned, full ofgentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindAYL I.i.155
noble deuise, of all sorts enchantingly beloued, andnoble device, of all sorts enchantingly beloved, andenchantingly (adv.)as if put under a spellAYL I.i.156
sort (n.)class, level, social rank
device (n.)
old form: deuise
resourcefulness, aspiration, cast of mind
indeed so much in the heart of the world, and especiallyindeed so much in the heart of the world, and especially AYL I.i.157
of my owne people, who best know him, that I amof my own people, who best know him, that I am AYL I.i.158
altogether misprised: but it shall not be so long, thisaltogether misprized. But it shall not be so long; thismisprize (v.)
old form: misprised
despise, undervalue, scorn
AYL I.i.159
wrastler shall cleare all: nothing remaines, but that Iwrestler shall clear all. Nothing remains but that Iclear all
old form: cleare
solve all problems
AYL I.i.160
kindle the boy thither, which now Ile goe about. kindle the boy thither, which now I'll go about.kindle (v.)stir up, incite, provokeAYL I.i.161
Exit.Exit AYL I.i.161
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