As You Like It

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New Words - As You Like It

Dating of Play

Henry Neville arrived back from France on August 2, 1600. "On August 4, 1600... As You Like It... was noted on the flyleaf of Liber C of the Stationer's Company." (Folger Library)

References to Cannons

And then the lover,

Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad

Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,

Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,

Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,

Seeking the bubble reputation

Even in the cannon's mouth. 2.7