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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to As You Like It, 2.5.27-29: "when a man thanks me / heartily, methinks I have given him / a penny and he renders me the beggarly thanks"


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Act 2, Scene 5, lines 27-29.
when a man thanks me / heartily, methinks I have given him / a penny and he renders me the beggarly thanks: —Jaques continues his abuse of Amiens. Having said that he owes Amiens a "thank-you" for singing another stanza of the song, Jaques now says that when he himself receives a "thank-you" he always thinks it sounds like the excessive, hypocritical "thank-you" (and maybe "God-bless") of a beggar who has just been given a penny.