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As You Like It

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 3 Scene 2
No Fear Act 3 Scene 2 Page 12

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JAQUES

Rosalind is your love’s name?

JAQUES

Your love’s name is Rosalind?

ORLANDO

Yes, just.

ORLANDO

Yes, that’s it.

JAQUES

I do not like her name.

JAQUES

I don’t like her name.

ORLANDO

There was no thought of pleasing you when she was christened.

ORLANDO

They weren’t looking to please you when they christened her.

JAQUES

What stature is she of?

JAQUES

How tall is she?

ORLANDO

Just as high as my heart.

ORLANDO

Just as tall as my heart.

JAQUES

You are full of pretty answers. Have you not been acquainted with goldsmiths' wives and conned them out of rings?

JAQUES

You’re sure full of smooth answers. Are you friendly with goldsmiths' wives, and memorized your little speeches off of their

rings?

Gold rings were of ten inscribed with lines from trite love poems.

rings?

ORLANDO

Not so. But I answer you right painted cloth, from whence you have studied your questions.

ORLANDO

No, but I can answer you just like those

painted cloths

Painted cloths were sometimes hung in place of tapestries and featured trite, moralistic sayings.

painted cloths
, where I suppose you memorized all your questions.

JAQUES

You have a nimble wit. I think ’twas made of Atalanta’s heels. Will you sit down with me? And we two will rail against our mistress the world and all our misery.

JAQUES

You have a quick wit; I think it must be made out of

Atalanta’s

The mythical Atalanta was a very fast runner.

Atalanta’s
heels. Why don’t you sit down with me? The two of us can complain about our mistress—the world—and all our miseries.

ORLANDO

I will chide no breather in the world but myself, against whom I know most faults.

ORLANDO

I won’t blame anyone in this world but myself, whose faults I’m most familiar with.

JAQUES

The worst fault you have is to be in love.

JAQUES

Your worst fault is being in love.

ORLANDO

'Tis a fault I will not change for your best virtue. I am weary of you.

ORLANDO

Well, it’s a fault I wouldn’t trade for your best virtue. I’m tired of you.