• Enter DUKE SENIOR, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO, OLIVER, and CELIA

    DUKE SENIOR

    Dost thou believe, Orlando, that the boy
    Can do all this that he hath promisèd?

    ORLANDO

    I sometimes do believe and sometimes do not,
    As those that fear they hope, and know they fear.
    Enter ROSALIND, SILVIUS, and PHOEBE

    ROSALIND

    5 (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?

    DUKE SENIOR

    That would I, had I kingdoms to give with her.

    ROSALIND

    (to ORLANDO ) And you say you will have her when I bring her?

    ORLANDO

    That would I, were I of all kingdoms king.

    ROSALIND

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

    PHOEBE

    That will I, should I die the hour after.

    ROSALIND

    But if you do refuse to marry me,
    15You’ll give yourself to this most faithful shepherd?
  • DUKE SENIOR, AMIENS, JAQUES, ORLANDO, OLIVER, and CELIA enter.

    DUKE SENIOR

    Orlando, do you really believe that this boy can do everything he’s promised?

    ORLANDO

    Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. I’m afraid of hoping, but I hope anyway.
    ROSALIND, SILVIUS, and PHOEBE enter.

    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

    Yes, even if I had whole kingdoms to give along with her.

    ROSALIND

    (to ORLANDO ) And you promise to marry her, when I bring her here?

    ORLANDO

    I will, even if I were king of all kingdoms.

    ROSALIND

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

    PHOEBE

    Yes, even if I die an hour later.

    ROSALIND

    But if you decide not to marry me, you’ll marry this faithful shepherd instead?