AYLI Quiz                                         

English 305

Dr. Fike


Identify the speaker of each of the following quotations.  Write a few sentences in response to question 10.


1.  Sweet are the uses of adversity,                                       

Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,

Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;

And this our life, exempt from public haunt,

Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,

Sermons in stones, and good in everything.


2.  Invest me in my motley; give me leave                           

To speak my mind, and I will through and through

Cleanse the foul body of th’ infected world,

If they will patiently receive my medicine.


3.                                 All the world’s a stage,                     

And all the men and women merely players.

They have their exits and their entrances,

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages.


4.  …men are April when they woo, December when they wed.  Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.


5.  Twice did he turn his back and purposed so;                  

But kindness, nobler even than revenge,

And nature, stronger than his just occasion,

Made him give battle to the lioness,

Who quickly fell before him; in which hurtling

From miserable slumber I awaked.


6.  She is too subtle for thee; and her smoothness,              

Her very silence, and her patience

Speak to the people, and they pity her.

Thou art a fool.  She robs thee of thy name,

And thou wilt show more bright and seem more virtuous

When she is gone.  Then open not thy lips.

Firm and irrevocable is my doom

Which I have passed upon her; she is banished.


7.  He lets me feed with his hinds, bars me the place of a brother, and as much as in him lies, mines my gentility 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 endure it.                                                                                             


8.  Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty,                   

For in my youth I never did apply

Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood,

Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo

The means of weakness and debility;

Therefore my age is as a lusty winter,

Frosty but kindly.


9.  Leander, he would have lived many a fair year though Hero had turned nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and being taken with the cramp was drowned; and the foolish chroniclers of that age found it was—Hero of Sestos.  But these are all lies.  Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.


10.  Why are Orlando and Rosalind exiled?