William Shakespeare quote about contempt from As You Like It - I do desire we may be better strangers.
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I do desire we may be better strangers.
 William Shakespeare, As You Like It (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source As You Like It
Topic contempt strangers
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1598 and 1599
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1523/1523-h/1523-h.htm

Context

“I thank you for your company; but, good faith, I had as lief have been myself alone. ORLANDO And so had I; but yet, for fashion's sake, I thank you too for your society. JAQUES God buy you: let's meet as little as we can. ORLANDO I do desire we may be better strangers. JAQUES I pray you, mar no more trees with writing love songs in their barks. ORLANDO I pray you, mar no more of my verses with reading them ill-favouredly. JAQUES Rosalind is your love's name? ORLANDO Yes, just.” source

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