As You Like It

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Enter Rosalind and Celia.Enter Rosalind and Celia AYL IV.iii.1
How say you now, is it not past two a clock?How say you now? Is it not past two o'clock?  AYL IV.iii.1
And heere much Orlando.And here much Orlando! AYL IV.iii.2
I warrant you, with pure loue, & troubled brain,I warrant you, with pure love and troubled brainwarrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
AYL IV.iii.3
He hath t'ane his bow and arrowes, and is gone forth / To he hath ta'en his bow and arrows, and is gone forth to AYL IV.iii.4
sleepe:sleep. AYL IV.iii.5
Enter Siluius.Enter Silvius AYL IV.iii.6
looke who comes heere.Look who comes here. AYL IV.iii.6
My errand is to you, faire youth,My errand is to you, fair youth: AYL IV.iii.7
My gentle Phebe, did bid me giue you this:My gentle Phebe bid me give you this.gentle (adj.)
courteous, friendly, kind
AYL IV.iii.8
He gives Rosalind a letter, which she reads AYL IV.iii.9
I know not the contents, but as I guesseI know not the contents, but as I guess AYL IV.iii.9
By the sterne brow, and waspish actionBy the stern brow and waspish actionbrow (n.)
AYL IV.iii.10
Which she did vse, as she was writing of it,Which she did use as she was writing of it, AYL IV.iii.11
It beares an angry tenure; pardon me,It bears an angry tenor. Pardon me,tenor, tenour (n.)

old form: tenure
substance, content, matter, drift
AYL IV.iii.12
I am but as a guiltlesse messenger.I am but as a guiltless messenger. AYL IV.iii.13
Patience her selfe would startle at this letter,Patience herself would startle at this letter, AYL IV.iii.14
And play the swaggerer, beare this, beare all:And play the swaggerer. Bear this, bear all.swaggerer (n.)
quarreller, blusterer, squabbler
AYL IV.iii.15
Shee saies I am not faire, that I lacke manners,She says I am not fair, that I lack manners, AYL IV.iii.16
She calls me proud, and that she could not loue meShe calls me proud, and that she could not love me AYL IV.iii.17
Were man as rare as Phenix: 'od's my will,Were man as rare as phoenix. 'Od's my will,'Od
[in emphatic expressions] shortened form of 'God'
AYL IV.iii.18
Her loue is not the Hare that I doe hunt,Her love is not the hare that I do hunt! AYL IV.iii.19
Why writes she so to me? well Shepheard, well,Why writes she so to me? Well, shepherd, well, AYL IV.iii.20
This is a Letter of your owne deuice.This is a letter of your own device.device (n.)

old form: deuice
planning, devising, invention
AYL IV.iii.21
No, I protest, I know not the contents,No, I protest, I know not the contents; AYL IV.iii.22
Phebe did write it.Phebe did write it. AYL IV.iii.23.1
Come, come, you are a foole,Come, come, you are a fool, AYL IV.iii.23.2
And turn'd into the extremity of loue.And turned into the extremity of love.turn (v.)

old form: turn'd
become, transform, change [into]
AYL IV.iii.24
I saw her hand, she has a leatherne hand,I saw her hand: she has a leathern hand,leathern (adj.)

old form: leatherne
AYL IV.iii.25
A freestone coloured hand: I verily did thinkeA freestone-coloured hand; I verily did thinkfreestone (n.)
greyish-yellow, browny-yellow [as of limestone or sandstone]
AYL IV.iii.26
verily (adv.)
in truth, truly, indeed
That her old gloues were on, but twas her hands:That her old gloves were on, but 'twas her hands; AYL IV.iii.27
She has a huswiues hand, but that's no matter:She has a housewife's hand – but that's no matter. AYL IV.iii.28
I say she neuer did inuent this letter,I say she never did invent this letter;invent (v.)

old form: inuent
create, compose, write creatively
AYL IV.iii.29
This is a mans inuention, and his hand.This is a man's invention, and his hand. AYL IV.iii.30
Sure it is hers.Sure, it is hers. AYL IV.iii.31
Why, tis a boysterous and a cruell stile,Why, 'tis a boisterous and a cruel style,boisterous (adj.)

old form: boysterous
violent, fierce, savage
AYL IV.iii.32
A stile for challengers: why, she defies me,A style for challengers. Why, she defies me, AYL IV.iii.33
Like Turke to Christian: womens gentle braineLike Turk to Christian; women's gentle braingentle (adj.)
refined, discriminating, sophisticated
AYL IV.iii.34
Could not drop forth such giant rude inuention,Could not drop forth such giant rude invention,invention (n.)

old form: inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
AYL IV.iii.35
rude (adj.)
violent, harsh, unkind
Such Ethiop words, blacker in their effectSuch Ethiop words, blacker in their effecteffect (n.)
drift, tenor, import
AYL IV.iii.36
Ethiop, Ethiope (adj./n.)
Ethiopian, African, person with a dark countenance
Then in their countenance: will you heare the letter?Than in their countenance. Will you hear the letter?countenance (n.)
appearance, aspect, look
AYL IV.iii.37
So please you, for I neuer heard it yet:So please you, for I never heard it yet; AYL IV.iii.38
Yet heard too much of Phebes crueltie.Yet heard too much of Phebe's cruelty. AYL IV.iii.39
She Phebes me: marke how the tyrant writes.She Phebes me; mark how the tyrant writes:mark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
AYL IV.iii.40
Read. Art thou god, to Shepherd turn'd?Art thou god to shepherd turned, AYL IV.iii.41
That a maidens heart hath burn'd.That a maiden's heart hath burned? AYL IV.iii.42
Can a woman raile thus?Can a woman rail thus?rail (v.)

old form: raile
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
AYL IV.iii.43
Call you this railing?Call you this railing?railing (n.)
abuse, insulting speech, vilification
AYL IV.iii.44
Read. Why, thy godhead laid a part,Why, thy godhead laid apart,lay apart (v.)

old form: laid a part
set aside, put away
AYL IV.iii.45
War'st thou with a womans heart?Warrest thou with a woman's heart? AYL IV.iii.46
Did you euer heare such railing?Did you ever hear such railing? AYL IV.iii.47
Whiles the eye of man did wooe me,Whiles the eye of man did woo me, AYL IV.iii.48
That could do no vengeance to me.That could do no vengeance to me.vengeance (n.)
harm, mischief, damage
AYL IV.iii.49
Meaning me a beast.Meaning me a beast. AYL IV.iii.50
If the scorne of your bright eineIf the scorn of your bright eyneeyne (n.)

old form: eine
[archaism] eyes
AYL IV.iii.51
Haue power to raise such loue in mine,Have power to raise such love in mine, AYL IV.iii.52
Alacke, in me, what strange effectAlack, in me what strange effect AYL IV.iii.53
Would they worke in milde aspect?Would they work in mild aspect?aspect (n.)
[astrology] influential phase, direction of alignment
AYL IV.iii.54
Whiles you chid me, I did loue,Whiles you chid me, I did love,chide (v.), past form chid
scold, rebuke, reprove
AYL IV.iii.55
How then might your praiers moue?How then might your prayers move? AYL IV.iii.56
He that brings this loue to thee,He that brings this love to thee AYL IV.iii.57
Little knowes this Loue in me:Little knows this love in me; AYL IV.iii.58
And by him seale vp thy minde,And by him seal up thy mind,seal up (v.)

old form: seale vp
make up, decide
AYL IV.iii.59
Whether that thy youth and kindeWhether that thy youth and kindkind (n.)

old form: kinde
nature, reality, character, disposition
AYL IV.iii.60
Will the faithfull offer takeWill the faithful offer take AYL IV.iii.61
Of me, and all that I can make,Of me and all that I can make,make (v.)
do, perform, carry out
AYL IV.iii.62
Or else by him my loue denie,Or else by him my love deny, AYL IV.iii.63
And then Ile studie how to die.And then I'll study how to die. AYL IV.iii.64
Call you this chiding?Call you this chiding?chiding (n.)
telling-off, scolding, rebuke
AYL IV.iii.65
Alas poore Shepheard.Alas, poor shepherd! AYL IV.iii.66
Doe you pitty him? No, he deserues no pitty:Do you pity him? No, he deserves no pity. –  AYL IV.iii.67
wilt thou loue such a woman? what to make thee anWilt thou love such a woman? What, to make thee an AYL IV.iii.68
instrument, and play false straines vpon thee? not to beinstrument and play false strains upon thee? Not to befalse (adj.)
[of an instrument or voice] out of tune, discordant
AYL IV.iii.69
endur'd. Well, goe your way to her; (for I see Loue hathendured! Well, go your way to her – for I see love hath AYL IV.iii.70
made thee a tame snake) and say this to her; That if made thee a tame snake – and say this to her: that if AYL IV.iii.71
she loue me, I charge her to loue thee: if she will not,she love me, I charge her to love thee; if she will not, AYL IV.iii.72
I will neuer haue her, vnlesse thou intreat for her: ifI will never have her, unless thou entreat for her. Ifentreat, intreat (v.)
negotiate, intervene, parley
AYL IV.iii.73
you bee a true louer hence, and not a word; for hereyou be a true lover, hence, and not a word, for here AYL IV.iii.74
comes more company. comes more company. AYL IV.iii.75
Exit. Sil.Exit Silvius AYL IV.iii.75
Enter Oliuer.Enter Oliver AYL IV.iii.76.1
Good morrow, faire ones: pray you, (if you know)Good morrow, fair ones. Pray you, if you know,morrow (n.)
AYL IV.iii.76
Where in the Purlews of this Forrest, stands Where in the purlieus of this forest standspurlieu (n.)

old form: Purlews
edge, fringe, border [of forest land]
AYL IV.iii.77
A sheep-coat, fenc'd about with Oliue-trees.A sheepcote fenced about with olive trees?sheepcote (n.)

old form: sheep-coat
building where sheep shelter
AYL IV.iii.78
West of this place, down in the neighbor bottomWest of this place, down in the neighbour bottom,neighbour (adj.)

old form: neighbor
neighbouring, nearby, adjacent
AYL IV.iii.79
bottom (n.)
valley, hollow, dell
The ranke of Oziers, by the murmuring streameThe rank of osiers by the murmuring streamosier (n.)

old form: Oziers
AYL IV.iii.80
rank (n.)

old form: ranke
row, line, series
Left on your right hand, brings you to the place:Left on your right hand brings you to the place.leave (v.)
pass by, go past
AYL IV.iii.81
But at this howre, the house doth keepe it selfe,But at this hour the house doth keep itself,keep (v.)

old form: keepe
look after, watch over, maintain
AYL IV.iii.82
There's none within.There's none within. AYL IV.iii.83
If that an eye may profit by a tongue,If that an eye may profit by a tongue, AYL IV.iii.84
Then should I know you by description,Then should I know you by description. AYL IV.iii.85
Such garments, and such yeeres: the boy is faire,Such garments and such years: ‘The boy is fair, AYL IV.iii.86
Of femall fauour, and bestowes himselfeOf female favour, and bestows himselffavour (n.)

old form: fauour
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
AYL IV.iii.87
bestow (v.)

old form: bestowes
carry, bear, acquit, conduct
Like a ripe sister: the woman lowLike a ripe sister; the woman lowripe (adj.)
mature, sophisticated, refined
AYL IV.iii.88
low (adj.)
short, small
And browner then her brother: are not youAnd browner than her brother'. Are not you AYL IV.iii.89
The owner of the house I did enquire for?The owner of the house I did inquire for? AYL IV.iii.90
It is no boast, being ask'd, to say we are.It is no boast, being asked, to say we are. AYL IV.iii.91
Orlando doth commend him to you both,Orlando doth commend him to you both,commend (v.)
convey greetings, present kind regards
AYL IV.iii.92
And to that youth hee calls his Rosalind,And to that youth he calls his ‘ Rosalind ’ AYL IV.iii.93
He sends this bloudy napkin; are you he?He sends this bloody napkin. Are you he?napkin (n.)
AYL IV.iii.94
I am: what must we vnderstand by this?I am. What must we understand by this? AYL IV.iii.95
Some of my shame, if you will know of meSome of my shame, if you will know of me AYL IV.iii.96
What man I am, and how, and why, and whereWhat man I am, and how, and why, and where AYL IV.iii.97
This handkercher was stain'd.This handkercher was stained.handkercher (n.)
AYL IV.iii.98.1
I pray you tell it.I pray you, tell it. AYL IV.iii.98.2
When last the yong Orlando parted from you,When last the young Orlando parted from you, AYL IV.iii.99
He left a promise to returne againeHe left a promise to return again AYL IV.iii.100
Within an houre, and pacing through the Forrest,Within an hour; and pacing through the forest, AYL IV.iii.101
Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancie,Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy,fancy (n.)

old form: fancie
love, amorousness, infatuation
AYL IV.iii.102
Loe what befell: he threw his eye aside,Lo, what befell! He threw his eye aside, AYL IV.iii.103
And marke what obiect did present it selfeAnd mark what object did present itself!mark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
AYL IV.iii.104
Vnder an old Oake, whose bows were moss'd with ageUnder an oak, whose boughs were mossed with age AYL IV.iii.105
And high top, bald with drie antiquitie:And high top bald with dry antiquity, AYL IV.iii.106
A wretched ragged man, ore-growne with haireA wretched ragged man, o'ergrown with hair, AYL IV.iii.107
Lay sleeping on his back; about his neckeLay sleeping on his back. About his neck AYL IV.iii.108
A greene and guilded snake had wreath'd it selfe,A green and gilded snake had wreathed itself, AYL IV.iii.109
Who with her head, nimble in threats approach'dWho with her head nimble in threats approached AYL IV.iii.110
The opening of his mouth: but sodainlyThe opening of his mouth; but suddenly, AYL IV.iii.111
Seeing Orlando, it vnlink'd it selfe,Seeing Orlando, it unlinked itself AYL IV.iii.112
And with indented glides, did slip awayAnd with indented glides did slip awayindented (adj.)
sinuous, zigzag, undulating
AYL IV.iii.113
Into a bush, vnder which bushes shadeInto a bush: under which bush's shade AYL IV.iii.114
A Lyonnesse, with vdders all drawne drie,A lioness, with udders all drawn dry, AYL IV.iii.115
Lay cowching head on ground, with catlike watchLay couching, head on ground, with catlike watchcouch (v.)

old form: cowching
conceal, hide, lie hidden
AYL IV.iii.116
When that the sleeping man should stirre; for 'tisWhen that the sleeping man should stir; for 'tiswhen that (conj.)
for the time when
AYL IV.iii.117
The royall disposition of that beastThe royal disposition of that beastroyal (adj.)

old form: royall
like a king, majestic
AYL IV.iii.118
disposition (n.)
inclination, mood, frame of mind
To prey on nothing, that doth seeme as dead:To prey on nothing that doth seem as dead. AYL IV.iii.119
This seene, Orlando did approach the man,This seen, Orlando did approach the man, AYL IV.iii.120
And found it was his brother, his elder brother.And found it was his brother, his elder brother. AYL IV.iii.121
O I haue heard him speake of that same brother,O, I have heard him speak of that same brother, AYL IV.iii.122
And he did render him the most vnnaturallAnd he did render him the most unnaturalrender (v.)
describe, represent, depict [as]
AYL IV.iii.123
That liu'd amongst men.That lived amongst men. AYL IV.iii.124.1
And well he might so doe,And well he might so do, AYL IV.iii.124.2
For well I know he was vnnaturall.For well I know he was unnatural. AYL IV.iii.125
But to Orlando: did he leaue him thereBut to Orlando: did he leave him there, AYL IV.iii.126
Food to the suck'd and hungry Lyonnesse?Food to the sucked and hungry lioness?sucked (adj.)

old form: suck'd
drained, empty, wanting
AYL IV.iii.127
Twice did he turne his backe, and purpos'd so:Twice did he turn his back and purposed so.purpose (v.)

old form: purpos'd
decide, resolve, determine
AYL IV.iii.128
purpose (v.)

old form: purpos'd
intend, plan
But kindnesse, nobler euer then reuenge,But kindness, nobler ever than revenge,kindness (n.)

old form: kindnesse
feeling of kinship
AYL IV.iii.129
And Nature stronger then his iust occasion,And nature, stronger than his just occasion,occasion (n.)
circumstance, opportunity
AYL IV.iii.130
just (adj.)

old form: iust
justifiable, legitimate
Made him giue battell to the Lyonnesse:Made him give battle to the lioness, AYL IV.iii.131
Who quickly fell before him, in which hurtlingWho quickly fell before him; in which hurtlinghurtling (n.)
tumult, violent conflict
AYL IV.iii.132
From miserable slumber I awaked.From miserable slumber I awaked. AYL IV.iii.133
Are you his brother?Are you his brother? AYL IV.iii.134.1
Was't you he rescu'd?Was't you he rescued? AYL IV.iii.134.2
Was't you that did so oft contriue to kill him?Was't you that did so oft contrive to kill him?oft (adv.)
AYL IV.iii.135
contrive (v.)

old form: contriue
scheme, plot, conspire
'Twas I: but 'tis not I: I doe not shame'Twas I, but 'tis not I: I do not shameshame (v.)
be ashamed, be embarrassed
AYL IV.iii.136
To tell you what I was, since my conuersionTo tell you what I was, since my conversionconversion (n.)

old form: conuersion
change for the better, character transformation
AYL IV.iii.137
So sweetly tastes, being the thing I am.So sweetly tastes, being the thing I am. AYL IV.iii.138
But for the bloody napkin?But, for the bloody napkin? AYL IV.iii.139.1
By and by:By and and by (adv.)
shortly, soon, before long
AYL IV.iii.139.2
When from the first to last betwixt vs two,When from the first to last betwixt us two AYL IV.iii.140
Teares our recountments had most kindely bath'd,Tears our recountments had most kindly bathed,recountment (n.)
account, narrative, relating [of what has happened]
AYL IV.iii.141
As how I came into that Desert place.As how I came into that desert place – desert (adj.)
desolate, lonely, isolated
AYL IV.iii.142
I briefe, he led me to the gentle Duke,I' brief, he led me to the gentle Duke,gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
AYL IV.iii.143
Who gaue me fresh aray, and entertainment,Who gave me fresh array and entertainment,entertainment (n.)
hospitality, provision for needs
AYL IV.iii.144
array (n.)

old form: aray
attire, clothes, clothing, dress
Committing me vnto my brothers loue,Committing me unto my brother's love, AYL IV.iii.145
Who led me instantly vnto his Caue,Who led me instantly unto his cave, AYL IV.iii.146
There stript himselfe, and heere vpon his armeThere stripped himself, and here upon his arm AYL IV.iii.147
The Lyonnesse had torne some flesh away,The lioness had torn some flesh away, AYL IV.iii.148
Which all this while had bled; and now he fainted,Which all this while had bled; and now he fainted, AYL IV.iii.149
And cride in fainting vpon Rosalinde.And cried, in fainting, upon Rosalind. AYL IV.iii.150
Briefe, I recouer'd him, bound vp his wound,Brief, I recovered him, bound up his wound,recover (v.)

old form: recouer'd
revive, restore to health
AYL IV.iii.151
brief (adv.)

old form: Briefe
in short, briefly, in sum
And after some small space, being strong at heart,And after some small space, being strong at heart,space (n.)
space of time, while
AYL IV.iii.152
He sent me hither, stranger as I amHe sent me hither, stranger as I am, AYL IV.iii.153
To tell this story, that you might excuseTo tell this story, that you might excuse AYL IV.iii.154
His broken promise, and to giue this napkinHis broken promise, and to give this napkin, AYL IV.iii.155
Died in this bloud, vnto the Shepheard youth,Dyed in this blood, unto the shepherd youth AYL IV.iii.156
That he in sport doth call his Rosalind.That he in sport doth call his ‘ Rosalind.’sport (n.)
recreation, amusement, entertainment
AYL IV.iii.157
Rosalind faints AYL IV.iii.158
Why how now Ganimed, sweet Ganimed.Why, how now, Ganymede, sweet Ganymede! AYL IV.iii.158
Many will swoon when they do look on bloud.Many will swoon when they do look on blood. AYL IV.iii.159
There is more in it; Cosen Ganimed.There is more in it. – Cousin Ganymede! AYL IV.iii.160
Looke, he recouers.Look, he recovers. AYL IV.iii.161
I would I were at home.I would I were at home. AYL IV.iii.162.1
Wee'll lead you thither:We'll lead you thither. –  AYL IV.iii.162.2
I pray you will you take him by the arme.I pray you, will you take him by the arm? AYL IV.iii.163
Be of good cheere youth: you a man? / You lackeBe of good cheer, youth! You a man? You lack AYL IV.iii.164
a mans heart.a man's heart. AYL IV.iii.165
I doe so, I confesse it: Ah, sirra, a body wouldI do so, I confess it. Ah, sirrah, a body wouldsirrah (n.)
sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
AYL IV.iii.166
body (n.)
anyone, anybody, one
thinke this was well counterfeited, I pray youthink this was well counterfeited. I pray you, tell yourcounterfeit (v.)
pretend, feign, make believe
AYL IV.iii.167
tell your brother how well I counterfeited: how well I counterfeited. Heigh-ho! AYL IV.iii.168
This was not counterfeit, there is too great testimonyThis was not counterfeit, there is too great testimonycounterfeit (adj.)
pretended, feigned, sham
AYL IV.iii.169
in your complexion, that it was a passion of your complexion that it was a passion of earnest.earnest, of
genuine, real, serious
AYL IV.iii.170
Counterfeit, I assure you.Counterfeit, I assure you. AYL IV.iii.171
Well then, take a good heart, and counterfeit toWell then, take a good heart, and counterfeit to AYL IV.iii.172
be a a man. AYL IV.iii.173
So I doe: but yfaith, I should haue beene aSo I do; but, i'faith, I should have been a AYL IV.iii.174
woman by right.woman by right. AYL IV.iii.175
Come, you looke paler and paler: pray you drawCome, you look paler and paler. Pray you, draw AYL IV.iii.176
homewards: good sir, goe with vs.homewards. – Good sir, go with us. AYL IV.iii.177
That will I: for I must beare answere backeThat will I: for I must bear answer back AYL IV.iii.178
How you excuse my brother, Rosalind.How you excuse my brother, Rosalind. AYL IV.iii.179
I shall deuise something: but I pray youI shall devise something. But I pray you AYL IV.iii.180
commend my counterfeiting to him: will you goe?commend my counterfeiting to him. Will you go?commend (v.)
show well, set off to advantage
AYL IV.iii.181
counterfeiting (n.)
pretending, feigning, acting
Exeunt.Exeunt AYL IV.iii.181
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