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CELIA
Cry “holla” to thy tongue, I prithee. It curvets unseasonably. He was furnished like a hunter.
CELIA
Cry, “whoa!” to your tongue, please. It’s leaping about like a frisky horse. He was dressed like a hunter.

ROSALIND
Oh, ominous! He comes to kill my heart.
ROSALIND
Oh, that’s ominous! He has come to kill my heart.

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CELIA
I would sing my song without a burden. Thou bring’st me out of tune.
CELIA
I’d like to sing my song solo. You’re making me go off-key.

ROSALIND
Do you not know I am a woman? When I think, I must speak. Sweet, say on.
ROSALIND
Don’t you know that I’m a woman? Whatever I think, I have to say. Sweetheart, go on.

CELIA
You bring me out. Soft, comes he not here?
CELIA
You’ve made me lose the tune. Quiet! Isn’t that him heading this way?
Enter ORLANDO and JAQUES
ORLANDO and JAQUES enter.

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ROSALIND
'Tis he. Slink by, and note him.
ROSALIND
That’s him. Let’s slink off, and watch him from a hiding place.

JAQUES
I thank you for your company, but, good faith, I had as lief have been myself alone.
JAQUES
Thanks for your company but, really, I would have preferred being alone.

ORLANDO
And so had I, but yet, for fashion sake, I thank you too for your society.
ORLANDO
Me too, but still, for the sake of good manners, I’ll say thanks for your company.

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JAQUES
God be wi' you. Let’s meet as little as we can.
JAQUES
Goodbye. Let’s meet as little as we can.

ORLANDO
I do desire we may be better strangers.
ORLANDO
I also hope that we can be better strangers.

JAQUES
I pray you mar no more trees with writing love songs in their barks.
JAQUES
Please don’t ruin any more trees by carving love poems on their barks.

ORLANDO
I pray you mar no more of my verses with reading them ill- favoredly.
ORLANDO
Please don’t ruin any more of my poems by reading them so badly.

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