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Enter DUKE SENIOR, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO, OLIVER, and CELIA
DUKE SENIOR, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO, OLIVER, and CELIA enter.


DUKE SENIOR
Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the boy
Can do all this that he hath promisèd?
DUKE SENIOR
Orlando, do you really believe that this boy can do everything he’s promised?


ORLANDO
I sometimes do believe and sometimes do not,
As those that fear they hope, and know they fear.
ORLANDO
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. I’m afraid of hoping, but I hope anyway.
Enter ROSALIND, SILVIUS, and PHOEBE
ROSALIND, SILVIUS, and PHOEBE enter.

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ROSALIND
(as Ganymede) Patience once more whiles our compact is urged.
(to DUKE SENIOR ) You say, if I bring in your Rosalind,
You will bestow her on Orlando here?
ROSALIND
(as Ganymede) Be patient for a bit longer while I go over the terms of our agreement. (to DUKE SENIOR ) You say that if I bring Rosalind here, you will give her to Orlando in marriage?

DUKE SENIOR
That would I, had I kingdoms to give with her.
DUKE SENIOR
Yes, even if I had whole kingdoms to give along with her.

ROSALIND
(to ORLANDO ) And you say you will have her when I bring her?
ROSALIND
(to ORLANDO ) And you promise to marry her, when I bring her here?

ORLANDO
That would I, were I of all kingdoms king.
ORLANDO
I will, even if I were king of all kingdoms.

ROSALIND
(to PHOEBE ) You say you’ll marry me if I be willing?
ROSALIND
(to PHOEBE ) And you say you’ll marry me, if I’m willing to marry you?

PHOEBE
That will I, should I die the hour after.
PHOEBE
Yes, even if I die an hour later.


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ROSALIND
But if you do refuse to marry me,
You’ll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd?
ROSALIND
But if you decide not to marry me, you’ll marry this faithful shepherd instead?

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