Speeches (Lines) for Le Beau in "As You Like It"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 2
  • Fair Princess, you have lost much good sport.
  • Fair Princess, you have lost much good sport.
  • Celia. All the better; we shall be the more marketable. Bon jour,
    Monsieur Le Beau. What's the news?

    Le Beau. Fair Princess, you have lost much good sport.

2 I / 2
  • What colour, madam? How shall I answer you?
  • What colour, madam? How shall I answer you?
  • Celia. Sport! of what colour?

    Le Beau. What colour, madam? How shall I answer you?

3 I / 2
  • You amaze me, ladies. I would have told you of good
    wrestling, which you hav...
  • You amaze me, ladies. I would have told you of good
    wrestling, which you have lost the sight of.
  • Rosalind. Thou losest thy old smell.

    Le Beau. You amaze me, ladies. I would have told you of good
    wrestling, which you have lost the sight of.

4 I / 2
  • I will tell you the beginning, and, if it please your
    ladyships, you may see...
  • I will tell you the beginning, and, if it please your
    ladyships, you may see the end; for the best is yet to do; and
    here, where you are, they are coming to perform it.
  • Rosalind. Yet tell us the manner of the wrestling.

    Le Beau. I will tell you the beginning, and, if it please your
    ladyships, you may see the end; for the best is yet to do; and
    here, where you are, they are coming to perform it.

5 I / 2
  • There comes an old man and his three sons-
  • There comes an old man and his three sons-
  • Celia. Well, the beginning, that is dead and buried.

    Le Beau. There comes an old man and his three sons-

6 I / 2
  • Three proper young men, of excellent growth and presence.
  • Three proper young men, of excellent growth and presence.
  • Celia. I could match this beginning with an old tale.

    Le Beau. Three proper young men, of excellent growth and presence.

7 I / 2
  • The eldest of the three wrestled with Charles, the Duke's
    wrestler; which Ch...
  • The eldest of the three wrestled with Charles, the Duke's
    wrestler; which Charles in a moment threw him, and broke three of
    his ribs, that there is little hope of life in him. So he serv'd
    the second, and so the third. Yonder they lie; the poor old man,
    their father, making such pitiful dole over them that all the
    beholders take his part with weeping.
  • Rosalind. With bills on their necks: 'Be it known unto all men by
    these presents'-

    Le Beau. The eldest of the three wrestled with Charles, the Duke's
    wrestler; which Charles in a moment threw him, and broke three of
    his ribs, that there is little hope of life in him. So he serv'd
    the second, and so the third. Yonder they lie; the poor old man,
    their father, making such pitiful dole over them that all the
    beholders take his part with weeping.

8 I / 2
  • Why, this that I speak of.
  • Why, this that I speak of.
  • Touchstone. But what is the sport, monsieur, that the ladies have
    lost?

    Le Beau. Why, this that I speak of.

9 I / 2
  • You must, if you stay here; for here is the place
    appointed for the wrestlin...
  • You must, if you stay here; for here is the place
    appointed for the wrestling, and they are ready to perform it.
  • Rosalind. But is there any else longs to see this broken music in
    his sides? Is there yet another dotes upon rib-breaking? Shall we
    see this wrestling, cousin?

    Le Beau. You must, if you stay here; for here is the place
    appointed for the wrestling, and they are ready to perform it.

10 I / 2
  • Even he, madam.
  • Even he, madam.
  • Rosalind. Is yonder the man?

    Le Beau. Even he, madam.

11 I / 2
  • Monsieur the Challenger, the Princess calls for you.
  • Monsieur the Challenger, the Princess calls for you.
  • Frederick. Do so; I'll not be by.
    [DUKE FREDERICK goes apart]

    Le Beau. Monsieur the Challenger, the Princess calls for you.

12 I / 2
  • He cannot speak, my lord.
  • He cannot speak, my lord.
  • Frederick. How dost thou, Charles?

    Le Beau. He cannot speak, my lord.

13 I / 2
  • Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you
    To leave this place. Albeit you hav...
  • Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you
    To leave this place. Albeit you have deserv'd
    High commendation, true applause, and love,
    Yet such is now the Duke's condition
    That he misconstrues all that you have done.
    The Duke is humorous; what he is, indeed,
    More suits you to conceive than I to speak of.
  • Orlando. What passion hangs these weights upon my tongue?
    I cannot speak to her, yet she urg'd conference.
    O poor Orlando, thou art overthrown!
    Or Charles or something weaker masters thee.

    Le Beau. Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you
    To leave this place. Albeit you have deserv'd
    High commendation, true applause, and love,
    Yet such is now the Duke's condition
    That he misconstrues all that you have done.
    The Duke is humorous; what he is, indeed,
    More suits you to conceive than I to speak of.

14 I / 2
  • Neither his daughter, if we judge by manners;
    But yet, indeed, the smaller i...
  • Neither his daughter, if we judge by manners;
    But yet, indeed, the smaller is his daughter;
    The other is daughter to the banish'd Duke,
    And here detain'd by her usurping uncle,
    To keep his daughter company; whose loves
    Are dearer than the natural bond of sisters.
    But I can tell you that of late this Duke
    Hath ta'en displeasure 'gainst his gentle niece,
    Grounded upon no other argument
    But that the people praise her for her virtues
    And pity her for her good father's sake;
    And, on my life, his malice 'gainst the lady
    Will suddenly break forth. Sir, fare you well.
    Hereafter, in a better world than this,
    I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.
  • Orlando. I thank you, sir; and pray you tell me this:
    Which of the two was daughter of the Duke
    That here was at the wrestling?

    Le Beau. Neither his daughter, if we judge by manners;
    But yet, indeed, the smaller is his daughter;
    The other is daughter to the banish'd Duke,
    And here detain'd by her usurping uncle,
    To keep his daughter company; whose loves
    Are dearer than the natural bond of sisters.
    But I can tell you that of late this Duke
    Hath ta'en displeasure 'gainst his gentle niece,
    Grounded upon no other argument
    But that the people praise her for her virtues
    And pity her for her good father's sake;
    And, on my life, his malice 'gainst the lady
    Will suddenly break forth. Sir, fare you well.
    Hereafter, in a better world than this,
    I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.

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