As You Like It

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 5 Scene 4
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PHOEBE

So is the bargain.

PHOEBE

That’s the deal.

ROSALIND

(to SILVIUS ) You say that you’ll have Phoebe if she will?

ROSALIND

(to SILVIUS ) And you agree to marry Phoebe, if she is willing?

SILVIUS

Though to have her and death were both one thing.

SILVIUS

Even if marrying her meant I died.

ROSALIND

I have promised to make all this matter even.
20Keep you your word, O duke, to give your daughter,
—You yours, Orlando, to receive his daughter.
—Keep your word, Phoebe, that you’ll marry me
Or else, refusing me, to wed this shepherd.
—Keep your word, Silvius, that you’ll marry her
25If she refuse me. And from hence I go
To make these doubts all even.

ROSALIND

I’ve promised to make everything right. Duke Senior, keep your promise to give away your daughter. Orlando, keep your promise to marry his daughter. Phoebe, keep your promise to marry me, and to marry this shepherd if you choose to refuse me. Silvius, keep your promise to marry Phoebe if she refuses me. I’ll leave now, to set all these things right.
Exeunt ROSALIND and CELIA
ROSALIND and CELIA exit.

DUKE SENIOR

I do remember in this shepherd boy
Some lively touches of my daughter’s favor.

DUKE SENIOR

This shepherd boy reminds me quite vividly of my daughter.

ORLANDO

My lord, the first time that I ever saw him
30Methought he was a brother to your daughter.
But, my good lord, this boy is forest-born
And hath been tutored in the rudiments
Of many desperate studies by his uncle,
Whom he reports to be a great magician
35Obscurèd in the circle of this forest.

ORLANDO

My lord, when I first saw him I thought he was your daughter’s brother. But, my lord, this boy was born in the forest and has been schooled not in the usual subjects but only in magic. His uncle, who the boy says is a great magician and lives concealed within the boundaries of this forest, taught him.
Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY
TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY enter.