As You Like It


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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Enter Duke Frederick, Lords, and Oliver


DUKE

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
argument (n.) 3 subject, point, theme, target

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
turn (v.) 5 return, come back

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
quit (v.) 3 acquit, absolve, clear

Of what we think against thee.


OLIVER

O that your highness knew my heart in this!

I never loved my brother in my life.


DUKE

More villain thou. – Well, push him out of doors,

And let my officers of such a nature
nature (n.) 7 function, capacity, role

Make an extent upon his house and lands.
extent (n.) 2 appropriation, seizure of property authorized by writ

Do this expediently, and turn him going.
expediently (adv.) expeditiously, promptly, speedily
turn (v.) 6 send, drive, dispatch

Exeunt

 
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