"Phebe Good shepherd ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Phebe. Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to love. Silvius. It is to be all made of sighs and tears. ... It is to be all made of faith and service. ... It is to be all made of fantasy, All made of passion, and all made of wishes, All adoration, duty, and observance, All humbleness, all patience, and impatience, All purity, all trial, all observance.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Phebe and Silvius, in As You Like It, act 5, sc. 2, l. 83-98. A definition of love by the infatuated Silvius; "fantasy" means imagination.

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