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The comedy of as you like it

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Pages: 74

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Publisher: Date:8/5/2009 - General Books LLC

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt from book: ACT III. Scene I. A Room in the Palace. Enter Duke Fbedebick, Lords, and Olivee. Duke Frederick. Not see him since? Sir, sir, that cannot be: But were I not the better part made mercy, I should not seek an absent argument Of my revenge, thou present. But look to it: Find out thy brother, wheresoe'er he is: Seek him with candle: bring him dead or living Within this twelvemonth, or turn thou no more To seek a living in our territory. Thy lands and all things that thou dost call thine Worth seizure do we seize into our hands, Till thou canst quit thee by thy brother's mouth Of what we think against thee. Oliver. O that your highness knew my heart in this! I never lov'd my brother in my life. Duke Frederick. More villain thou.—Well, push him out of doors: And let my officers of such a nature Make an extent upon his house and lands: Do this expediently, and turn him going. [Exewnt. Scene II. The Forest. Enter Oblando, with a paper. Orlando. Hang there, my verse, in witness of my love: And thou, thrice-crowned queen of night, survey With thy chaste eye, from thy pale sphere above, Thy huntress' name that my full life doth sway. O Rosalind! these trees shall be my books, And in their barks my thoughts I '11 character, That every eye which in this forest looks Shall see thy virtue witness'd every where. Bun, run, Orlando: carve on every tree The fair, the chaste, and unexpressive she. [Exit. Enter Cobin and Touchstone. Corin. And how like you this shepherd's life, Master Touchstone! Toucfotone. Truly, shepherd, in respect of itself, it is a good life: but in respect that it is a shepherd's life, it is naught. In respect that it is solitary, I like it very well: but in respect that it is private, it is a very vile life. Now, in respect it is in ...  


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