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As You Like It

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Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY
TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY enter.

TOUCHSTONE
We shall find a time, Audrey. Patience, gentle Audrey.
TOUCHSTONE
We’ll get married at some point, Audrey. Be patient.

AUDREY
Faith, the priest was good enough, for all the old gentleman’s saying.
AUDREY
Really, the priest was good enough, no matter what that old guy said.

TOUCHSTONE
A most wicked Sir Oliver, Audrey, a most vile Martext. But, Audrey, there is a youth here in the forest lays claim to you.
TOUCHSTONE
No, he was wicked and vile. But Audrey, there’s a boy in the forest who claims you’re his girl.

AUDREY
Ay, I know who ’tis. He hath no interest in me in the world.
AUDREY
Yes, I know who you’re talking about, but he has no claim on me.
Enter WILLIAM
WILLIAM enters.
Here comes the man you mean.
Here comes the man himself.

TOUCHSTONE
It is meat and drink to me to see a clown. By my troth, we that have good wits have much to answer for. We shall be flouting. We cannot hold.
TOUCHSTONE
It warms my heart to encounter such a country bumpkin. Truly, we witty men can’t hold our tongues. We have to mess with the likes of him, we just can’t help it.

WILLIAM
Good ev'n, Audrey.
WILLIAM
Good evening, Audrey.

AUDREY
God gi' good ev'n, William.
AUDREY
Good evening, William.

WILLIAM
And good ev'n to you, sir.
WILLIAM
And good evening to you, sir.

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TOUCHSTONE
Good ev'n, gentle friend. Cover thy head, cover thy head.
Nay, prithee, be covered. How old are you, friend?
TOUCHSTONE
Good evening to you, good friend. No, no, put your hat back on, put it back on. No, please, keep your head covered. How old are you, friend?

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