As You Like It

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Enter Celia and Rosaline.Enter Celia and Rosalind AYL I.iii.1.1
Why Cosen, why Rosaline: Cupid haue mercie,Why cousin, why Rosalind, Cupid have mercy,Cupid (n.)
[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
AYL I.iii.1
Not a word?not a word? AYL I.iii.2
Not one to throw at a dog.Not one to throw at a dog. AYL I.iii.3
No, thy words are too precious to be cast awayNo, thy words are too precious to be cast away AYL I.iii.4
vpon curs, throw some of them at me; come lame meeupon curs; throw some of them at me. Come, lame me AYL I.iii.5
with reasons.with reasons.reason (n.)
observation, remark, point
AYL I.iii.6
Then there were two Cosens laid vp, when theThen there were two cousins laid up, when the AYL I.iii.7
one should be lam'd with reasons, and the other madone should be lamed with reasons, and the other mad AYL I.iii.8
without any.without any. AYL I.iii.9
But is all this for your Father?But is all this for your father? AYL I.iii.10
No, some of it is for my childes Father: OhNo, some of it is for my child's father. – O, AYL I.iii.11
how full of briers is this working day full of briars is this working-day world!working-day (adj.)

old form: working day
workaday, everyday, humdrum
AYL I.iii.12
briar (n.)

old form: briers
thorn, prickly branch
They are but burs, Cosen, throwne vpon thee inThey are but burs, cousin, thrown upon thee inbur, burr (n.)
[prickly, clinging seedpod] thing difficult to shake off
AYL I.iii.13
holiday foolerie, if we walke not in the trodden pathsholiday foolery. If we walk not in the trodden paths, AYL I.iii.14
our very petty-coates will catch them.our very petticoats will catch them.petticoat (n.)

old form: petty-coates
long skirt
AYL I.iii.15
I could shake them off my coate, these burs areI could shake them off my coat; these burs are AYL I.iii.16
in my my heart. AYL I.iii.17
Hem them away.Hem them away.hem away (v.)
remove, clear away [with a cough or ‘hem’]
AYL I.iii.18
I would try if I could cry hem, and haueI would try, if I could cry ‘ hem ’ and have AYL I.iii.19
him.him. AYL I.iii.20
Come, come, wrastle with thy affections.Come, come, wrestle with thy affections. AYL I.iii.21
O they take the part of a better wrastler thenO, they take the part of a better wrestler than AYL I.iii.22
my selfe.myself. AYL I.iii.23
O, a good wish vpon you: you will trie in time inO, a good wish upon you; you will try in time, intry (v.)

old form: trie
contest, decide, fight out
AYL I.iii.24
dispight of a fall: but turning these iests out of seruice,despite of a fall. But turning these jests out of service,fall (n.)
wrestling bout
AYL I.iii.25
let vs talke in good earnest: Is it possible on such a sodaine,let us talk in good earnest: is it possible on such a sudden AYL I.iii.26
you should fall into so strong a liking with old Siryou should fall into so strong a liking with old Sir AYL I.iii.27
Roulands yongest sonne?Rowland's youngest son? AYL I.iii.28
The Duke my Father lou'd his Father deerelie.The Duke my father loved his father dearly. AYL I.iii.29
Doth it therefore ensue that you should loue hisDoth it therefore ensue that you should love hisensue (v.)
follow [especially, as a logical outcome]
AYL I.iii.30
Sonne deerelie? By this kinde of chase, I should hate him,son dearly? By this kind of chase, I should hate him,chase (n.)
pursuit, sequence, hunt
AYL I.iii.31
for my father hated his father deerely; yet I hate not for my father hated his father dearly; yet I hate notdearly (adv.)

old form: deerely
keenly, deeply, intensely
AYL I.iii.32
Orlando.Orlando. AYL I.iii.33
No faith, hate him not for my sake.No, faith, hate him not, for my sake. AYL I.iii.34
Why should I not? doth he not deserue well?Why should I not? Doth he not deserve well? AYL I.iii.35
Enter Duke with Lords.Enter Duke, with Lords AYL I.iii.36
Let me loue him for that, and do you loue himLet me love him for that, and do you love him AYL I.iii.36
Because I doe. Looke, here comes the Duke.because I do. – Look, here comes the Duke. AYL I.iii.37
With his eies full of anger.With his eyes full of anger. AYL I.iii.38
Duk. DUKE 
Mistris, dispatch you with your safest haste,Mistress, dispatch you with your safest hastedispatch, despatch (v.)
deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
AYL I.iii.39
And get you from our Court.And get you from our court. AYL I.iii.40.1
Me Vncle.Me, uncle? AYL I.iii.40.2
You Cosen,You, cousin. AYL I.iii.40.3
Within these ten daies if that thou beest foundWithin these ten days if that thou beest found AYL I.iii.41
So neere our publike Court as twentie miles,So near our public court as twenty miles, AYL I.iii.42
Thou diest for it.Thou diest for it. AYL I.iii.43.1
I doe beseech your GraceI do beseech your grace, AYL I.iii.43.2
Let me the knowledge of my fault beare with me:Let me the knowledge of my fault bear with me. AYL I.iii.44
If with my selfe I hold intelligence,If with myself I hold intelligenceintelligence (n.)
communication, discourse, conversation
AYL I.iii.45
Or haue acquaintance with mine owne desires,Or have acquaintance with mine own desires, AYL I.iii.46
If that I doe not dreame, or be not franticke,If that I do not dream or be not franticfrantic (adj.)

old form: franticke
mad, insane, frenzied, out of one's senses
AYL I.iii.47
(As I doe trust I am not) then deere Vncle,As I do trust I am not – then, dear uncle, AYL I.iii.48
Neuer so much as in a thought vnborne,Never so much as in a thought unborn AYL I.iii.49
Did I offend your highnesse.Did I offend your highness. AYL I.iii.50.1
Duk. DUKE 
Thus doe all Traitors,Thus do all traitors: AYL I.iii.50.2
If their purgation did consist in words,If their purgation did consist in words,purgation (n.)
purging, cleansing, clearing away
AYL I.iii.51
They are as innocent as grace it selfe;They are as innocent as grace itself. AYL I.iii.52
Let it suffice thee that I trust thee not.Let it suffice thee that I trust thee not. AYL I.iii.53
Yet your mistrust cannot make me a Traitor;Yet your mistrust cannot make me a traitor. AYL I.iii.54
Tell me whereon the likelihoods depends?Tell me whereon the likelihood depends. AYL I.iii.55
Duk. DUKE 
Thou art thy Fathers daughter, there's enough.Thou art thy father's daughter, there's enough. AYL I.iii.56
So was I when your highnes took his Dukdome,So was I when your highness took his dukedom, AYL I.iii.57
So was I when your highnesse banisht him;So was I when your highness banished him. AYL I.iii.58
Treason is not inherited my Lord,Treason is not inherited, my lord, AYL I.iii.59
Or if we did deriue it from our friends,Or, if we did derive it from our friends,friend (n.)
relative, relation, kinsman
AYL I.iii.60
derive (v.)

old form: deriue
inherit, fall heir to
What's that to me, my Father was no Traitor,What's that to me? My father was no traitor; AYL I.iii.61
Then good my Leige, mistake me not so much,Then, good my liege, mistake me not so muchliege (n.)
lord, sovereign
AYL I.iii.62
To thinke my pouertie is treacherous.To think my poverty is treacherous. AYL I.iii.63
Deere Soueraigne heare me speake.Dear sovereign, hear me speak. AYL I.iii.64
Duk. DUKE 
I Celia, we staid her for your sake,Ay, Celia, we stayed her for your sake,stay (v.)

old form: staid
keep, make to stay, allow to remain
AYL I.iii.65
Else had she with her Father rang'd along.Else had she with her father ranged along.range (v.)

old form: rang'd
wander freely, roam, rove
AYL I.iii.66
I did not then intreat to haue her stay,I did not then entreat to have her stay; AYL I.iii.67
It was your pleasure, and your owne remorse,It was your pleasure and your own remorse. AYL I.iii.68
I was too yong that time to value her,I was too young that time to value her, AYL I.iii.69
But now I know her: if she be a Traitor,But now I know her. If she be a traitor, AYL I.iii.70
Why so am I: we still haue slept together,Why so am I: we still have slept together,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
AYL I.iii.71
Rose at an instant, learn'd, plaid, eate together,Rose at an instant, learned, played, eat together, AYL I.iii.72
And wheresoere we went, like Iunos Swans,And wheresoe'er we went, like Juno's swansJuno (n.)
Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
AYL I.iii.73
Still we went coupled and inseperable.Still we went coupled and inseparable.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
AYL I.iii.74
Duk. DUKE 
She is too subtile for thee, and her smoothnes;She is too subtle for thee, and her smoothness, AYL I.iii.75
Her verie silence, and per patience,Her very silence, and her patience AYL I.iii.76
Speake to the people, and they pittie her:Speak to the people, and they pity her. AYL I.iii.77
Thou art a foole, she robs thee of thy name,Thou art a fool; she robs thee of thy name, AYL I.iii.78
And thou wilt show more bright, & seem more vertuousAnd thou wilt show more bright and seem more virtuousvirtuous (adj.)

old form: vertuous
showing fine qualities, praiseworthy
AYL I.iii.79
When she is gone: then open not thy lipsWhen she is gone. Then open not thy lips: AYL I.iii.80
Firme, and irreuocable is my doombe,Firm and irrevocable is my doomdoom (n.)

old form: doombe
judgement, sentence, decision
AYL I.iii.81
Which I haue past vpon her, she is banish'd.Which I have passed upon her; she is banished. AYL I.iii.82
Pronounce that sentence then on me my Leige,Pronounce that sentence then on me, my liege, AYL I.iii.83
I cannot liue out of her companie.I cannot live out of her company. AYL I.iii.84
Duk. DUKE 
You are a foole: you Neice prouide your selfe,You are a fool. – You, niece, provide yourself.provide (v.)

old form: prouide
get ready, equip [oneself]
AYL I.iii.85
If you out-stay the time, vpon mine honor,If you outstay the time, upon mine honour AYL I.iii.86
And in the greatnesse of my word you die.And in the greatness of my word, you die.greatness (n.)

old form: greatnesse
power, might, authority
AYL I.iii.87
Exit Duke, &c.Exit Duke, with Lords AYL I.iii.87
O my poore Rosaline, whether wilt thou goe?O my poor Rosalind, whither wilt thou go? AYL I.iii.88
Wilt thou change Fathers? I will giue thee mine:Wilt thou change fathers? I will give thee mine.change (v.)
exchange, trade
AYL I.iii.89
I charge thee be not thou more grieu'd then I am.I charge thee, be not thou more grieved than I am.charge (v.)
order, command, enjoin
AYL I.iii.90
I haue more cause.I have more cause. AYL I.iii.91.1
Thou hast not Cosen,Thou hast not, cousin. AYL I.iii.91.2
Prethee be cheerefull; know'st thou not the DukePrithee, be cheerful; knowest thou not the Duke AYL I.iii.92
Hath banish'd me his daughter?Hath banished me, his daughter? AYL I.iii.93.1
That he hath not.That he hath not. AYL I.iii.93.2
No, hath not? Rosaline lacks then the loueNo, hath not? Rosalind lacks then the love AYL I.iii.94
Which teacheth thee that thou and I am one,Which teacheth thee that thou and I am one. AYL I.iii.95
Shall we be sundred? shall we part sweete girle?Shall we be sundered? Shall we part, sweet girl?sunder (v.)

old form: sundred
separate, split up, part
AYL I.iii.96
No, let my Father seeke another heire:No, let my father seek another heir. AYL I.iii.97
Therefore deuise with me how we may flieTherefore devise with me how we may fly,fly (v.)

old form: flie
leave, run away [from], flee
AYL I.iii.98
Whether to goe, and what to beare with vs,Whither to go, and what to bear with us, AYL I.iii.99
And doe not seeke to take your change vpon you,And do not seek to take your change upon you,change (n.)
change of fortune, new circumstances
AYL I.iii.100
To beare your griefes your selfe, and leaue me out:To bear your griefs yourself and leave me out; AYL I.iii.101
For by this heauen, now at our sorrowes pale;For, by this heaven, now at our sorrows pale,pale (adj.)
wan, fearful, pale-hearted
AYL I.iii.102
Say what thou canst, Ile goe along with thee.Say what thou canst, I'll go along with thee. AYL I.iii.103
Why, whether shall we goe?Why, whither shall we go? AYL I.iii.104
To seeke my Vncle in the Forrest of Arden.To seek my uncle in the Forest of Arden.Arden, Forest of
forest formerly covering a large area from Warwickshire through the Midlands into Staffordshire
AYL I.iii.105
Alas, what danger will it be to vs,Alas, what danger will it be to us, AYL I.iii.106
(Maides as we are) to trauell forth so farre?Maids as we are, to travel forth so far? AYL I.iii.107
Beautie prouoketh theeues sooner then gold.Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.provoke (v.)

old form: prouoketh
incite, rouse, urge on
AYL I.iii.108
Ile put my selfe in poore and meane attire,I'll put myself in poor and mean attire AYL I.iii.109
And with a kinde of vmber smirch my face,And with a kind of umber smirch my face.smirch (v.)
smear, discolour, spread on
AYL I.iii.110
umber (n.)

old form: vmber
brown-coloured earth
The like doe you, so shall we passe along,The like do you; so shall we pass alonglike, the
the same
AYL I.iii.111
And neuer stir assailants.And never stir assailants. AYL I.iii.112.1
Were it not better,Were it not better, AYL I.iii.112.2
Because that I am more then common tall,Because that I am more than common tall,common (adj.)
average, usual, general, ordinary
AYL I.iii.113
That I did suite me all points like a man,That I did suit me all points like a man?points, all / at all
in every part, in all respects, completely
AYL I.iii.114
suit (v.)

old form: suite
dress, clothe, equip
A gallant curtelax vpon my thigh,A gallant curtle-axe upon my thigh,curtle-axe (n.)

old form: curtelax
cutlass, cutting sword
AYL I.iii.115
A bore-speare in my hand, and in my heartA boar-spear in my hand, and in my heart AYL I.iii.116
Lye there what hidden womans feare there will,Lie there what hidden woman's fear there will, AYL I.iii.117
Weele haue a swashing and a marshall outside,We'll have a swashing and a martial outside,outside (n.)
appearance, look, outward show
AYL I.iii.118
swashing (adj.)
swaggering, blustering, dashing
martial (adj.)

old form: marshall
warlike, valiant, brave
As manie other mannish cowards haue,As many other mannish cowards havemannish (adj.)
masculine, macho
AYL I.iii.119
That doe outface it with their semblances.That do outface it with their semblances.outface (v.)
present a bold front, maintain a defiant image
AYL I.iii.120
semblance (n.)
appearance, outward show
What shall I call thee when thou art a man?What shall I call thee when thou art a man? AYL I.iii.121
Ile haue no worse a name then Ioues owne Page,I'll have no worse a name than Jove's own page,Jove (n.)
[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
AYL I.iii.122
And therefore looke you call me Ganimed.And therefore look you call me ‘ Ganymede.’Ganymede (n.)
beautiful boy, son of a Trojan prince, taken by Jove to be cup-bearer to the gods
AYL I.iii.123
But what will you be call'd?But what will you be called? AYL I.iii.124
Something that hath a reference to my state:Something that hath a reference to my state: AYL I.iii.125
No longer Celia, but Aliena.No longer ‘ Celia,’ but ‘ Aliena.’ AYL I.iii.126
But Cosen, what if we assaid to stealeBut, cousin, what if we assayed to stealassay (v.)

old form: assaid
attempt, try, venture
AYL I.iii.127
The clownish Foole out of your Fathers Court:The clownish fool out of your father's court: AYL I.iii.128
Would he not be a comfort to our trauaile?Would he not be a comfort to our travel? AYL I.iii.129
Heele goe along ore the wide world with me,He'll go along o'er the wide world with me. AYL I.iii.130
Leaue me alone to woe him; Let's awayLeave me alone to woo him. Let's awaywoo (v.)

old form: woe
win over, persuade, coax
AYL I.iii.131
And get our Iewels and our wealth together,And get our jewels and our wealth together, AYL I.iii.132
Deuise the fittest time, and safest wayDevise the fittest time and safest way AYL I.iii.133
To hide vs from pursuite that will be madeTo hide us from pursuit that will be made AYL I.iii.134
After my flight: now goe in we contentAfter my flight. Now go we in contentcontent (n.)
pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
AYL I.iii.135
To libertie, and not to banishment. To liberty, and not to banishment. AYL I.iii.136
Exennt.Exeunt AYL I.iii.136
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