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Act II. Scene VI.

Scene VI.—Another Part of the Forest.

Enter ORLANDO and ADAM.

Adam. Dear master, I can go no further:
O! I die for food. Here lie I down, and measure
out my grave. Farewell, kind master.
Orl. Why, how now, Adam! no greater heart
in thee? Live a little; comfort a little; cheer
thyself a little. If this uncouth forest yield any-
thing savage, I will either be food for it, or bring
it for food to thee. Thy conceit is nearer death
than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable,
hold death awhile at the arm's end, I will here
be with thee presently, and if I bring thee not
something to cat, I will give thee leave to die;
but if thou diest before I come, thou art a
mocker of my labour. Well said! thou lookest
cheerly, and I'll be with thee quickly. Yet thou
liest in the bleak air: come I will bear thee to
some shelter, and thou shalt not die for lack of
a dinner, if there live anything in this desert.
Cheerly, good Adam. [Exeunt.
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