As You Like It

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 4 Scene 1

page Act 4 Scene 1 Page 6

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ROSALIND

Ay, and twenty such.

ROSALIND

Sure, and twenty others just like you.

ORLANDO

What sayest thou?

ORLANDO

What’s that?

ROSALIND

Are you not good?

ROSALIND

Well, aren’t you a good man?

ORLANDO

I hope so.

ORLANDO

I hope so.

ROSALIND

105Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?— Come, sister, you shall be the priest and marry us.—Give me your hand, Orlando.—What do you say, sister?

ROSALIND

And can a person ever have too much of a good thing?—Come on, sister, you can be the priest and marry us.—Give me your hand, Orlando.—What do you say, sister?

ORLANDO

Pray thee, marry us.

ORLANDO

Please, marry us.

CELIA

I cannot say the words.

CELIA

ROSALIND

110You must begin “Will you, Orlando—”

ROSALIND

You just have to say, “Do you, Orlando—”

CELIA

Go to.—Will you, Orlando, have to wife this Rosalind?

CELIA

Oh, stop it.—Do you, Orlando, take Rosalind to be your lawfully wedded wife?

ORLANDO

I will.

ORLANDO

I do.

ROSALIND

Ay, but when?

ROSALIND

Okay, but when?

ORLANDO

Why, now, as fast as she can marry us.

ORLANDO

Right now; as fast as she can say the vows.

ROSALIND

115Then you must say “I take thee, Rosalind, for wife.”

ROSALIND

Then you have to say, “I take you, Rosalind, to be my lawfully wedded wife.”

ORLANDO

I take thee, Rosalind, for wife.

ORLANDO

I take you, Rosalind, to be my lawfully wedded wife.