As You Like It (Paperback)
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As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion, -bequeathed me by will but poor athousand crowns, and, as thou say'st, charged my brother, on his blessing, to breed mewell: and there begins my sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaksgoldenly of his profit: for my part, he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak moreproperly, stays me here at home unkept: for call you that keeping for a gentleman of mybirth that differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horses are bred better; for, besides thatthey are fair with their feeding, they are taught their manage, and to that end riders dearlyhired; but I, his brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the which his animals onhis dunghills are as much bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that he so plentifully givesme, the something that nature gave me, his countenance seems to take from me: he lets mefeed with his hinds, bars me the place of a brother, and as much as in him lies, mines mygentility with my education. This is it, Adam, that grieves me; and the spirit of my father, which I think is within me, begins to mutiny against this servitude; I will no longer endureit, though yet I know no wise remedy how to avoid i.