As You Like It

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 5 Scene 4
No Fear Act 5 Scene 4 Page 6

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Good duke, receive thy daughter.
Hymen from heaven brought her,
Yea, brought her hither,
105That thou mightst join her hand with his
Whose heart within his bosom is.
Good duke, come receive your daughter.
Hymen brought her from heaven
Yes, brought her here.

ROSALIND

(to DUKE SENIOR ) To you I give myself, for I am yours.
(to ORLANDO ) To you I give myself, for I am yours.

ROSALIND

(to DUKE SENIOR ) I give myself to you, for I am yours.(to ORLANDO ) I give myself to you, for I am yours.

DUKE SENIOR

If there be truth in sight, you are my daughter.

DUKE SENIOR

If my eyes don’t deceive me, you are my daughter.

ORLANDO

110If there be truth in sight, you are my Rosalind.

ORLANDO

If my eyes don’t deceive me, you are my Rosalind.

PHOEBE

If sight and shape be true,
Why then, my love adieu.

PHOEBE

If my eyes aren’t deceiving me, goodbye, love.

ROSALIND

(to DUKE SENIOR ) I’ll have no father, if you be not he.
(to ORLANDO ) I’ll have no husband, if you be not he,
115 (to PHOEBE ) Nor ne'er wed woman, if you be not she.

ROSALIND

(to DUKE SENIOR ) If you won’t be my father, I won’t have any.
(to ORLANDO ) If you won’t be my husband, I won’t have any.
(to PHOEBE ) If you won’t be my wife, I won’t have any.

HYMEN

Peace, ho! I bar confusion.
'Tis I must make conclusion
Of these most strange events.
Here’s eight that must take hands
120To join in Hymen’s bands,
If truth holds true contents.
(to ORLANDO and ROSALIND) You and you no cross shall part.
(to OLIVER and CELIA ) You and you are heart in heart.
(to PHOEBE ) You to his love must accord
125Or have a woman to your lord.
(to TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY ) You and you are sure together
As the winter to foul weather.
(to all) Whiles a wedlock hymn we sing,
Feed yourselves with questioning,
130That reason wonder may diminish
How thus we met, and these things finish.

HYMEN

Quiet! Stop chattering until I’ve made everything clear. There are eight people here that I will join in marriage, if the truth you see before you pleases you. (to ORLANDO and ROSALIND ) No hardship can part you. (to OLIVER and CELIA ) Your hearts are together. (to PHOEBE ) You must consent to having Silvius as your husband, unless you’d rather be married to a woman. (to TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY ) You are bound to each other as closely as winter is to bad weather. (to all the married couples) While we sing a wedding hymn, satisfy your curiosity with questioning. Your surprise will fade, and you’ll learn how all this came to be.