Speeches (Lines) for William
in "As You Like It"

Total: 11

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1

V,1,2201

Touchstone. It is meat and drink to me to see a clown. By my troth,
we that have good wits have much to answer for: we shall be
flouting; we cannot hold.

William. Good ev'n, Audrey.


2

V,1,2203

Audrey. God ye good ev'n, William.

William. And good ev'n to you, sir.


3

V,1,2206

Touchstone. Good ev'n, gentle friend. Cover thy head, cover thy
head; nay, prithee be cover'd. How old are you, friend?

William. Five and twenty, sir.


4

V,1,2208

Touchstone. A ripe age. Is thy name William?

William. William, sir.


5

V,1,2210

Touchstone. A fair name. Wast born i' th' forest here?

William. Ay, sir, I thank God.


6

V,1,2213

Touchstone. 'Thank God.' A good answer.
Art rich?

William. Faith, sir, so so.


7

V,1,2216

Touchstone. 'So so' is good, very good, very excellent good; and
yet it is not; it is but so so. Art thou wise?

William. Ay, sir, I have a pretty wit.


8

V,1,2223

Touchstone. Why, thou say'st well. I do now remember a saying: 'The
fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be
a fool.' The heathen philosopher, when he had a desire to eat a
grape, would open his lips when he put it into his mouth; meaning
thereby that grapes were made to eat and lips to open. You do
love this maid?

William. I do, sir.


9

V,1,2225

Touchstone. Give me your hand. Art thou learned?

William. No, sir.


10

V,1,2231

Touchstone. Then learn this of me: to have is to have; for it is a
figure in rhetoric that drink, being pour'd out of cup into a
glass, by filling the one doth empty the other; for all your
writers do consent that ipse is he; now, you are not ipse, for I
am he.

William. Which he, sir?


11

V,1,2243

Audrey. Do, good William.

William. God rest you merry, sir. Exit


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