As You Want it
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ACT IIВ SCENE IВ The Forest of Arden. В
[ Enter DUKE SENIOR, AMIENS, and two or three Lords, just like foresters ] FIGHT IT OUT SENIORNow, my co-mates and brothers in exile,
Hath not old custom made this life more sweet
Than that of painted pomp? Aren't these hardwoods
More clear of peril than the envious courtroom?
Here truly feel we however the penalty of Adam,
The seasons' big difference, as the icy fang
And churlish chiding of the winter's wind,
Which, mainly because it bites and blows after my body,
Actually till I actually shrink with cold, We smile and say
'This is no flattery: these are counsellors10
That feelingly persuade me what I are. '
Lovely are the uses of difficulty,
Which, such as the toad, unattractive and venomous,
Wears but a treasured jewel in the head;
Which our existence exempt from general public haunt
Locates tongues in trees, books in the jogging brooks,
Sermons in stones and good in every thing.
I would not swap it.
AMIENSHappy can be your style,
That can translate the obduracy, pigheadedness of fortune20
Into therefore quiet and so sweet a method.
DUKE SENIORCome, shall all of us go and kill all of us venison?
Yet it irks me the poor dappled fools,
Being indigenous burghers with this desert city,
Should in their own confines with forked heads
Have their round haunches gored.
Initial LordIndeed, my own lord,
The melancholy Jaques grieves at that,
And, in this kind, assures you do even more usurp
Than doth your brother that hath banish'd you. 30
To-day my own Lord of Amiens and myself
Did steal at the rear of him as he lay along
Under an oak whose antique main peeps away
Upon the brook that brawls along this wooden:
To the which place a poor sequester'd stag,
That through the hunter's goal had ta'en a hurt,
Did arrive to languish, and indeed, my lord,
The wretched animal heaved forth such groans
That their very own discharge did stretch his leathern coating
Almost to bursting, and the big rounded tears
Coursed one another down his blameless nose
In piteous chase; and thus the hairy fool40
Much proclaimed of the despair Jaques,
Stood on the extremest verge from the swift brook,
Augmenting this with tears.
DUKE SENIORBut what said Jaques?
Do he not moralize this kind of spectacle?
1st LordO, certainly, into a 1, 000 similes.
1st, for his weeping in to the needless stream;
'Poor deer, ' quoth he, 'thou makest a testament
While worldlings do, giving thy sum of more
To that particular which experienced too much: ' then, being there only,
Left and abandon'd of his purple velvet friends, 55
''Tis right: ' quoth he; 'thus misery doth part
The flux of company: ' anon a careless kuchenherd,
Full of the pasture, jumps along simply by him
Rather than stays to greet him; 'Ay' quoth Jaques,
'Sweep on, you fat and greasy people;
'Tis only the fashion: wherefore do you look
Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there? '
Thus most invectively he pierceth through
The body of the country, city, court docket,
Yea, along with this each of our life, execration that we60
Are simple usurpers, tyrants and precisely worse,
To fright the animals and also to kill these people up
Within their assign'd and native dwelling-place.
DUKE SENIORAnd did you leave him in this careful consideration?
Second LordWe did, my personal lord, weeping and commenting
Upon the sobbing deer.
DUKE SENIORShow me the spot:
I love to handle him during these sullen meets,
For then he's full of matter.
First LordI'll bring you to him straight.
Next: As you may Like It, Action 2, Field 2
Explanatory paperwork for Action 2, Picture 1
From As You Like It. Ed. Samuel Thurber, Jr. and Louise Wetherbee. Boston: Allyn and Cash, 1922. (Line numbers have been altered. )
The Forest of Arden is before all of us, " a golden world" in which we find the father of Rosalind and his faithful enthusiasts, " short lived the time carelessly. " His philosophy of life is really worth studying and possibly following.
Line installment payments on your old customized: long extended habit. The Duke suggests here the length of his exile and his content material.