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SCENEII.

CELIA:Ipraythee,Rosalind,sweetmycoz,bemerry.
ROSALIND:DearCelia,IshowmoremirththanIammistressof;
andwouldyouyetIweremerrier?Unlessyoucould
teachmetoforgetabanishedfather,youmustnot
learnmehowtorememberanyextraordinarypleasure.
CELIA:HereinIseethoulovestmenotwiththefullweight
thatIlovethee.Ifmyuncle,thybanishedfather,
hadbanishedthyuncle,thedukemyfather,sothou
hadstbeenstillwithme,Icouldhavetaughtmy
lovetotakethyfatherformine:sowouldstthou,
ifthetruthofthylovetomeweresorighteously
temperedasmineistothee.
ROSALIND:Well,Iwillforgettheconditionofmyestate,to
rejoiceinyours.
CELIA:YouknowmyfatherhathnochildbutI,nornoneis
liketohave:and,truly,whenhedies,thoushalt
behisheir,forwhathehathtakenawayfromthy
fatherperforce,Iwillrendertheeagainin
affection;byminehonour,Iwill;andwhenIbreak
thatoath,letmeturnmonster:therefore,my
sweetRose,mydearRose,bemerry.
ROSALIND:FromhenceforthIwill,coz,anddevisesports.Let
mesee;whatthinkyouoffallinginlove?
CELIA:Marry,Iprithee,do,tomakesportwithal:but
lovenomaningoodearnest;nornofurtherinsport

neitherthanwithsafetyofapureblushthoumayst
inhonourcomeoffagain.
ROSALIND:Whatshallbeoursport,then?
CELIA:LetussitandmockthegoodhousewifeFortunefrom
herwheel,thathergiftsmayhenceforthbebestowedequally.
ROSALIND:Iwouldwecoulddoso,forherbenefitsare
mightilymisplaced,andthebountifulblindwoman
dothmostmistakeinhergiftstowomen.
CELIA:'Tistrue;forthosethatshemakesfairshescarce
makeshonest,andthosethatshemakeshonestshe
makesveryillfavouredly.
ROSALIND:Nay,nowthougoestfromFortune'sofficeto
Nature's:Fortunereignsingiftsoftheworld,
notinthelineamentsofNature.
CELIA:No?whenNaturehathmadeafaircreature,mayshe
notbyFortunefallintothefire?ThoughNature
hathgivenuswittofloutatFortune,hathnot
Fortunesentinthisfooltocutofftheargument?
ROSALIND:Indeed,thereisFortunetoohardforNature,when
FortunemakesNature'snaturalthecutteroffof
Nature'swit.
CELIA:PeradventurethisisnotFortune'sworkneither,but
Nature's;whoperceivethournaturalwitstoodull
toreasonofsuchgoddessesandhathsentthis

naturalforourwhetstone;foralwaysthedulnessof
thefoolisthewhetstoneofthewits.Hownow,
wit!whitherwanderyou?