Election Day is November 3rd! Make sure your voice is heard

As You Like It

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 3 Scene 2
No Fear Act 3 Scene 2 Page 9

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ROSALIND

Good my complexion, dost thou think though I am caparisoned like a man, I have a doublet and hose in my disposition? One inch of delay more is a South Sea of discovery. I prithee, tell me who is it quickly, and speak apace. I would thou couldst stammer, that thou might’st pour this concealed man out of thy mouth as wine comes out of a narrow-mouthed bottle—either too much at once, or none at all. I prithee take the cork out of thy mouth, that I may drink thy tidings.

ROSALIND

Good grief, do you think that just because I’m dressed like a man, I have a man’s patience? Every second you delay is as long and dull as a journey to South Seas. I’m begging you, tell me who it is quickly, and speak fast. I wish you could just stammer this hidden man out of your mouth like wine out of a narrow-necked bottle: either too much at once or none at all. I’m begging you, take the cork out of your mouth so I can drink the news.

CELIA

So you may put a man in your belly.

CELIA

So you want to put a man in your belly.

ROSALIND

Is he of God’s making? What manner of man? Is his head worth a hat or his chin worth a beard?

ROSALIND

Did God make him? I mean, what sort of man is he? Is he enough of a man to wear a hat and grow a beard ?

CELIA

Nay, he hath but a little beard.

CELIA

No, he has only a little beard.

ROSALIND

190Why, God will send more, if the man will be thankful. Let me stay the growth of his beard, if thou delay me not the knowledge of his chin.

ROSALIND

Well, eventually God will send him some more hair, if he thanks Him. I’ll wait till his beard grows in, if you’ll just hurry up and tell me what chin that beard is on.

CELIA

It is young Orlando, that tripped up the wrestler’s heels and your heart both in an instant.

CELIA

It’s Orlando, who triumphed over both the wrestler and you in the same instant.

ROSALIND

195Nay, but the devil take mocking. Speak sad brow and true maid.

ROSALIND

Damn you for mocking me. Speak seriously and honestly.

CELIA

I' faith, coz, ’tis he.

CELIA

Really, cousin, it’s him.

ROSALIND

Orlando?

ROSALIND

Orlando?

CELIA

Orlando.

CELIA

Orlando.