"Rosalind, one might conclude, was an attractive girl"
'Rosalind' by Robert Walker Macbeth (1888)
Public Domain'Rosalind' by Robert Walker Macbeth (1888) - Credit: Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910)

Rosalind is the name of the heroine in Shakespeare's romantic comedy As You Like It who has a flair for witty repartee.

During the course of the play, she disguises herself as a young man and takes the name, Ganymede. This allows her to challenge Orlando (who is in love with her) as to whether his appearance is really that of a love-sick suitor:

'Then, your hose should be ungartered, your bonnet unbanded, your sleeve unbuttoned, your shoe untied, and everything about you demonstrating a careless desolation'.