As You Like It: Act 5, Scene 1

           Enter TOUCHSTONE and AUDREY.

  1   We shall find a time, Audrey; patience, gentle
  2   Audrey.

  3   Faith, the priest was good enough, for all the
  4   old gentleman's saying.

  5   A most wicked Sir Oliver, Audrey, a most vile
  6   Martext. But, Audrey, there is a youth here in
  7   the forest lays claim to you.

  8   Ay, I know who 'tis; he hath no interest in me
  9   in the world: here comes the man you mean.

           Enter WILLIAM.

 10   It is meat and drink to me to see a clown: by my
 11   troth, we that have good wits have much to
 12   answer for; we shall be flouting; we cannot hold.

 13   Good ev'n, Audrey.

 14   God ye good ev'n, William.

 15   And good ev'n to you, sir.

 16   Good ev'n, gentle friend. Cover thy head, cover
 17   thy head; nay, prithee, be covered. How old are
 18   you, friend?

 19   Five and twenty, sir.

 20   A ripe age. Is thy name William?

 21   William, sir.

 22   A fair name. Wast born i' the forest here?

 23   Ay, sir, I thank God.

 24   'Thank God;' a good answer. Art rich?

 25   Faith, sir, so so.

 26   'So so' is good, very good, very excellent
 27   good; and yet it is not; it is but so so. Art
 28   thou wise?

 29   Ay, sir, I have a pretty wit.

 30   Why, thou sayest well. I do now remember a saying,
 31   'The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man
 32   knows himself to be a fool.' The heathen
 33   philosopher, when he had a desire to eat a grape,
 34   would open his lips when he put it into his mouth;
 35   meaning thereby that grapes were made to eat and
 36   lips to open. You do love this maid?

 37   I do, sir.

 38   Give me your hand. Art thou learned?

 39   No, sir.

 40   Then learn this of me: to have, is to have; for it
 41   is a figure in rhetoric that drink, being poured out
 42   of a cup into a glass, by filling the one doth empty
 43   the other; for all your writers do consent that ipse
 44   is he: now, you are not ipse, for I am he.

 45   Which he, sir?

 46   He, sir, that must marry this woman. Therefore, you
 47   clown, abandon—which is in the vulgar leave—the
 48   society—which in the boorish is company—of this
 49   female—which in the common is woman; which
 50   together is, abandon the society of this female, or,
 51   clown, thou perishest; or, to thy better understanding,
 52   diest; or, to wit I kill thee, make thee away, translate
 53   thy life into death, thy liberty into bondage: I will
 54   deal in poison with thee, or in bastinado, or in steel;
 55   I will bandy with thee in faction; I will o'errun thee
 56   with policy; I will kill thee a hundred and fifty ways:
 57   therefore tremble and depart.

 58   Do, good William.

 59   God rest you merry, sir.

           Exit [William].

           Enter CORIN.

 60   Our master and mistress seeks you; come,
 61   away, away!

 62   Trip, Audrey! trip, Audrey! I attend, I attend.