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Act IV. Scene III. Oli. — Kindness, nobler ever than revenge, And nature, stronger than his just occasion, Made him give battle to the lioness.

As You Like Jt.

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COMEDY,

BY

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

ACCURATELY PRINTED

FROM THE TEXT OF

MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Duke, living in erile.
Frederick, brother to the duke, and usurper of his

dominions.
Amiens, Lords attending upon the Duke in his
Jaques, S

banishment.
Le Beau, a courtier attending upon Frederick:
Charles, his wrestler.
Oliver,
Jaques,

Sons of Sir Rowland de Bois.
Orlando,
Adam,

Servants to Oliver,
Dennis,
Touchstone, a clown.
Sir Oliver Mar-text, a vicar.
Corin,
Silvius,
William, a country fellow, in love with Audrey.
A person representing Hymen.

Rosalind, daughter to the banished Duke.
Celia, daughter to Frederick,
Phebe, a shepherdess.
Audrey, a country wench.

Lords belonging to the two Dukes; Pages, Foresters,

and other Attendants,

The Scene lies, first, near Oliver's house; afterwards, partly

in the Usurper's court, and partly in the forest of Arden.

AS YOU LIKE IT.

ACT 1.

SCENE I.

AN ORCHARD, NEAR OLIVIA'S HOUSE.

Enter Orlando and Adam. Orl. As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me: By will, but a poor thousand crowns; and, as thou say’st, charged my brother, on his blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaks goldenly of his profit: for my part, he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak more properly, stays me here at home unkept: For call you that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horses are bred better; for, besides that they are fair with their feeding, they are taught their manage, and to that end riders dearly hired: but I, his brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the which his animals on his dunghills are as much bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that he so plentifully gives me, the something that nature gaye me, his countenance seems to take from me: he lets me feed with his hinds, bars me the place of a brother, and, as much as in

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