As You Like It

Act I
Act II
Act IV
Act V
Enter Orlando and Adam


Dear master, I can go no further. O, I die for food.

Here lie I down and measure out my grave. Farewell,

kind master.


Why, how now, Adam, no greater heart in thee?

Live a little, comfort a little, cheer thyself a little. If
comfort (v.) 4 take comfort, take heart, console oneself

this uncouth forest yield anything savage, I will either
savage (adj.) 1 fierce, ferocious, wild
uncouth (adj.) unfamiliar, strange, unknown

be food for it or bring it for food to thee. Thy conceit is
conceit (n.) 1 imagination, fancy, wit

nearer death than thy powers. (Raising him) For my sake

be comfortable; hold death a while at the arm's end. I
comfortable (adj.) 1 cheerful, cheery, light-hearted

will here be with thee presently, and if I bring thee not
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long

something to eat, I will give thee leave to die; but if

thou diest before I come, thou art a mocker of my

labour. Well said! Thou lookest cheerly, and I'll be with
cheerly (adv.) 1 cheerfully, brightly, animatedly
said, well well done

thee quickly. Yet thou liest in the bleak air. Come, I

will bear thee to some shelter, and thou shalt not die

for lack of a dinner, if there live anything in this desert.

Cheerly, good Adam!


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