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As You Like It

As You Like It Translation Act 3, Scene 1

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Not see him since? Sir, sir, that cannot be. But were I not the better part made mercy, I should not seek an absent argument Of my revenge, thou present. But look to it: Find out thy brother, wheresoe'er he is. Seek him with candle. Bring him, dead or living, Within this twelvemonth or turn thou no more To seek a living in our territory. Thy lands and all things that thou dost call thine Worth seizure, do we seize into our hands Till thou canst quit thee by thy brother’s mouth Of what we think against thee.


You haven't seen him since? Sir, sir, that cannot be true. If I weren't so merciful, I would forget about your absent brother and take my revenge on you in his place. But do this: find your brother, wherever he is. Seek him without resting. Bring him to me, dead or alive, within the next year, or else you can give up ever living in my territory again. Until you find your brother—and he gives some testimony to defend you from my accusations—I am seizing all your lands and possessions of any value.


Oh, that your Highness knew my heart in this:I never loved my brother in my life.


Oh, I wish that your Highness knew my true feelings about this. I have never loved my brother in my life.


More villain thou.— Well, push him out of doors And let my officers of such a nature Make an extent upon his house and lands. Do this expediently, and turn him going.


Then you are even more of a villain. 

[To the LORDS] Well, throw him out. And have my officers make an inventory of his house and lands, and take possession of them. Do this immediately, and get him going.


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About the Translator: Matt Cosby
Matt Cosby graduated from Amherst College in 2011, and currently works as a writer and editor for LitCharts. He is from Florida but now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he also makes art, plays the piano, and goes to dog parks.