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Act IV. Scene III. Oli. — Kindness, nobler ever than revenge, And nature, stronger than his just occasion, Made him give battle to the lioness.
As You Like Jt.
FROM THE TEXT OF
MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.
Duke, living in erile.
Sons of Sir Rowland de Bois.
Servants to Oliver,
Rosalind, daughter to the banished Duke.
Lords belonging to the two Dukes; Pages, Foresters,
and other Attendants,
The Scene lies, first, near Oliver's house; afterwards, partly
in the Usurper's court, and partly in the forest of Arden.
AS YOU LIKE IT.
AN ORCHARD, NEAR OLIVIA'S HOUSE.
Enter Orlando and Adam. Orl. As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me: By will, but a poor thousand crowns; and, as thou say’st, charged my brother, on his blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaks goldenly of his profit: for my part, he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak more properly, stays me here at home unkept: For call you that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horses are bred better; for, besides that they are fair with their feeding, they are taught their manage, and to that end riders dearly hired: but I, his brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the which his animals on his dunghills are as much bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that he so plentifully gives me, the something that nature gaye me, his countenance seems to take from me: he lets me feed with his hinds, bars me the place of a brother, and, as much as in