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water but in a sink-a-pace!. What dost thou And thou shalt live as freely as thy lord
mean? is it a world to bide virtues in? I did To call his fortunes thine.
think, by the excellent constitution of thy leg, it l'io. I'll do my best,

(strife : was form'd under the star of a galliard.

l'o woo your lady: (Exit Duke.] yet, a barrful Sir And. Ay, 'tis strong, and it does indifferent 5 / W ho-e'er 1 woo, myself would be his wite. [Ereunt. well in a flame-colour'd stock. Shall we set about some revels?

SCE NE V. Sir To. What shall we do else? were we not

Olivia's House. born under Taurus? Sir And. Taurus? that's sides and heart'.

Enter Maria and Clown.

10 Sir To. No, sir; it is legs and thighs. Let me

Mar. Nay, either tell me where thou hast been, see thee caper: ha! higher: ha, ha!-excellent!

or I will not open my lips so wide as a bristle may [Excunt.

enter in way of thy excuse: my lady will hang

thee for thy absence. SCENE IV.

Clo. Let her hang me: he, that is well hang'd

15 The Paluce.

in this world, needs fear no colours.

dur. Make that good. Enter Valentine, and Viola in man's attire. Clo. He shall see none to fear. Val. If the duke continue these favours towards

Mar. A good Lenten' answer; I can tell thee you, Cesario, you are like to be much advanc'd; 20 u bere that saying was born, of, I fear no colours. he hath known you but three days, and already Clo. Where, good mistress Mary? you are no stranger.

Mar. In the wars; and that may you be bold Vio. You either fear his humour, or my negli- to say in your foolery. gence, that you call in question the continuance 01

Clo. Well, God give them wisdom that have it; his love: Is he inconstant, sir, in his favours?'


and those that are fools, let them use their talents. Val. No, believe me.

Mar. Yet you will be hang’d, for being so long Enter Duke, Curio, and Attendants. absent, or be turn’d away; Is not that as good as l'io. I thank you. Here comes the count.

a hanging to you? Duke. Who saw Cesario, ho?

Clo. Marry, a good hanging prevents a bad

30 Vio. On your attendance, my lord; here.

marriage; and, for turning away, let summer

bear it out. Duke. Stand you a-while aloof.–Cesario, Thou know'st no less but all; I have unclasp'd

Mar. You are resolute then? To thee the book even of my secret soul:

Clo. Not so neither; but I am resolv'd on two Therefore, good youth, addressthy gait unto her; 35 points. Be not deny'd access, stand at her doors,

Mar. That, if one break, the other will hold; And tell them, there thy fixed foot shall grow,

or, if both break, your gaskins fall. 'Till thou have audience.

Clo. Apt, in good faith ; very apt! Well, go Vio. Sure, my noble lord,

thy way; if Sir Toby would leave drinking, thou If she be so abandon'd to her sorrow

wert as witty a piece of Eve's flesh as any in

As it is spoke, she never will admit me.
Duke. Be clamorous, and leap all civil bounds,

Mar. Peace, you rogue, no more of that; here Rather than make unprofited return. [then

comes my lady: make your excuse wisely, you Vio. Say, I do speak with her, my lord: What

were best.

[Erit. Duke. O, then, unfold the passion of my love, 45

Enter Olivia and Malcolio. Surprise her with discourse of my dear faith: Clo. Wit, an't be thy will, put me into good It shall become thee well to act my woes; fooling! Those wits, that think they have thee, do She will attend it better in thy youth,

very oft prove fools; and I, that am sure I lack Than in a nuncio of more grave aspect.

thee, may pass for a wise man: For what says Vio. I think not so, my lord.

50 Quinapalus Better a witty fool, tban a foolish Duke. Dear lad, believe it;

wit. God bless thee, lady! For they shall yet belye thy happy years,

Oli. Take the fool away. That say, thou art a man: Diana's lip

Clo. Do you not hear, fellow ? take away the Is not more smooth, and rubious; thy small pipe liady. Is as the maiden's organ, shrill, and sound, 55 Öli. Go to, you're a dry fool ; I'll no more of And all is semblative a woman's part.

you: besides, you grow dishonest. I know, thy constellation is right apt

Clo. Two faults, Madonna', that drink and good For this affair:-Some four, or five, attend him; counsel will amend: for give the dry fool drink, All, if you will: for I myself am best,

then is the fool not dry; bid the dishonest man When least in company :-Prosper well in this, 160 mend himself; if he mend, he is no longer dis

'That is, a cinque-pace; the name of a dance, the measures whereof are regulated by the number five. Stockings were in Shakspeare's time called stocks. 3 This alludes to the medical astrology, which refers the affections of particular parts of the body, to the predominance of particular constellations, *ire. a contest full of impediments. Meaning, a short and sparc one; alluding to the Connons in Lent. • The cant word for mistress, dame.

honest; 11




at the gate.

honest; if he cannot, let the botcher mend him :) Mar. I know not, madam ; 'tis a fair young man, Any thing that's mended, is but patch’d: virtue,

and well attended. that transgresses, is but patch'd with sin; and sin, Oli. Who of my people hold him in delay? that amends, is but patch'd with virtue: if thail Mar. Sir Toby, Madam, your

kinsman, this simple syllogism will serve, so; if it will not, 5 Oli. Fetch him off, I pray you: he speaks noWhat remedy? As there is no true cuckold but thing but madman ; Fie on him! Go you, Malcalamity, so beauty's a flower : the lady bade take volio : if it be a suit from the count, I am sick, or away the fool; therefore, I say again, take her not at home ; what you will to dismiss it. [Exit

Mulrolio.] Now you see, sir, how your fooling oli. Sir, I bade them take away you.

10 grows old, and people dislike it. Clo. Misprision, in the highest degree !- Lady, Clo. Thou hast spoken for us, Madonna, as if Cucullus non facit monachum ; that's as much as thy eldest son should be a fool; whose scull Jove to say, I wear not motley in my brain. Good Ma- cram with brains, for here comes one of thy kin has donna, give me leave to prove you a fool. a most weak pia mater! Oli. Can you do it?


Enter Sir Toby. Clo. Dexterously, good Madonna.

oli. By mine honour, half drunk.-What is he Oli. Make your proof.

at the gate, cousin ? Clo. I must catechise you for it, Madonna ; Sir To. A gentleman. Good my mouse of virtue, answer me.

Oli. A gentleman. What gentleman? Oli. Well, sir, for want of other idleness, I'1120 Sir To.'Tis a gentleman here--Aplague o'these bide your proof.

pickle-herrings !-How now, sot ? Clo. Good Madonna, why mourn'st thou? Clo. Good Sir Toby,Oli. Good fool, for my brother's death.

Oli. Cousin, cousin, how have you come se Clo. I think his soul is in hell, Madonna. early by this lethargy? Oli. I know his soul is in heaven, food. 25 Sir To. Lechery ! I defy lechery: There's on

Clo. The more fool you, Madonna, to mourn for your brother's soul being in heaven. Take Oli. Ay, marry; what is he? away the fool, gentlemen.

Sir To. Let him be the devil, an he will, I care Oli. What think you of this fool, Malvolio? not: give me faith, say 1. Well, it's all one. [Exit. doth he not mend?

30 Oli. What's a drunken man like, fool?. Mul. Yes; and shall do, 'till the pangs of death Clo. Like a drown'd man, a fool, anda madman:shake him: Infirmity, that decays the wise, dot!

one draught above heat makes him a fool; the seever make the better fool.

cond mads him; and a third drowns him. Clo. God send youi, sir, a speedy infirmity, for

Oli, Go thou and seek the coroner, and let him the better increasing your folly ! Sir Toby will 35 sit o' my coz; for he's in the third degree of drink, be sworn that I am no fox; but he will not pass

he's drown'd: go, look after him. his word for two-pence that you are no fool.

Clo. He is but mad yet, Madonna ; and the Oli. How say vou to that, Malvolio?

fool shall look to the madman. [Erit Clown. Mal. I marvel your ladyship takes delight in

Re-enter Malvolio. such a barren rascal; I saw him put down the 40 Mal. Madam, yond young fellow swears he will other day with an ordinary tool, that has no more

speak with you. I told him you were sick; he brain than a stone: Look you now, he's out of his

takes on him to understand so much, and thereguard already ; unless you laugh and minister oc- fore comes to speak with you: 1 told him you casion to him, he is gagg'd. I protest, I take these were asleep; he seems to have a fore-knowledge of wise men, that crow so at these set kind of fools, 45 that too, and therefore comes to speak with you. n better than the fools' zanies.

What is to be said to him, lady? he's fortitied Oli. O, you are sick of self-love, Malvolio, and against any denial. täste with a distemper'd appetite: to be generous,

Oli. Teil him, he shall not speak vith me. guiltless, and of free disposition, is to take those

Mal. He has been told so; and he says, he'll things forbird-bolts, that youdeem cannon-bullets: 50 stand at your door like a sheriti's post?, and be the There is no slander in an allow'd fool, though he do supporter to a bench, but he'll speak with you. nothing butrail; nor no railing in a known discreet

Oli. What kind of man is he? man, though he do nothing but reprove.

Mal. Why, of man hind. Clo. Now Mercury indue thee with leasing ',

Oli. What inanner of man? for thou speak'st well of fools !

55 Alal. Of very ill manner; he'll speak with you,

will you, or no. Enter Maria.

oli. Of what personage, and years, is he? Mar. Madam, there is at the gate a young gen

Mal. Not yet old enough for a man, nor young tlenian much desires to speak with you.

enough for a boy; as a squash is before 'tis a Oli. Froin the count Orsino, is it?

Golpeascod, or a codling when 'tis almost an apple : That is, lying. ? It was the custom of that officer to have large posts set up at his door, as an jadication of his office; the original of which was tbat the king's proclamations, and other public acts, might be atfixed thereon by of publication.


con it.

'tis with hime'en standing water, between boy and Vio. It alone concerns your ear. I bring ko
man. He is very well-favour'd, and he speaks overture of war, no taxation of homage; I hold
very shrewishly ; one would think, his mother's the olive in my hand : my words are as full of
muilk were scarce out of him.

peace as matter.
Oli. Let him approach: Callin my gentlewoman. 5 Oli. Yet you began rudely. What are you?
Mal. Gentlewoman, my lady calls. [Exit. what would you ?
Re-enter Maria.

Vio. Therudeness, that hath appear'din me, have
Oli. Give me my veil: come, throw it o'er my

I learn’d from my entertainment. What I am, We'll once more hear Orsino's embassy. [face;

and what I would, are as secret as maiden-head:

10 to your ears, divinity; to any others, prophanation. Enter Izola.

Oli. Give us the place alone: [Exit Maria.] Vio. The honourable lady of the house, which we will hear this divinity. Now, sir, what is your is she?

text? Oli. Speak to me, I shall answer for her; Your Vio. Most sweet lady, will ?

15 Oli. A comfortable doctrine, and much may be Vio. Most radiant, exquisite, and unmatchable said of it. Where lies your text? beauty,-I pray you, tell me, if this be the lady l'io. Iu Orsino's bosom. of the house, for I never saw her: I would be loth Oli. In his bosom? in what chapter of his bosom? to cast away my speech; for, besides that it is ex- Vio. To answer by the method, in the first of cellently well penn'd, I have taken great pains to 20 his heart.

Good beauties, let me sustain no scorn ; Oli. O, I have read it; it is heresy. Have you I am very compatible', even to the least sinister no more to say? usage.

Vio. Good madam, let me see your face. oli. Whence came you, sir?

Oli. Have you any commission from your lord to Vio. I can say little more than I have studied, 25 negotiate with my face? you are now out of your and that question's out of my part. Good gentle text: but we will draw the curtain, and shew you one, give me modest assurance, it you be tire lady the picture. Look you, sir, such a one I was this of the house, that I may proceed in my speech. present': Is't not well done? [Unteiling. Oli. Are you a comedian ?

Pio. Excellently done, if God did all. Vio. No, my profound heart: and yet, by the 30 Oli. 'Tis in grain, sir; 'twill endure wind and very fangs of malice, I swear, I am not that I play. weather.

(white Are you the lady of the house?

l'io. 'Tis beauty truly blent“, whose red and oli. If I do not usurp myself, I am.

Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on: Vio. Most certain, it you are she, you do usurp Lady, you are the cruell'st she alive, yourself; for what is yours to bestow, is not yours 35 If you will lead these graces to the grave, to reserve. But this is from my commission: I will and leave the world no copy: cn with my speech in your praise, and then shew Oli. O, sir, I will not be so hard-hearted; I will you the heart of my message.

give out diverse schedules of my beauty: It shall • Oli. Come to what is important in’t: I forgive, be inventoried; and every particle, and utensil, you the praise.

40 labell’d to my will; as, item, two lips indifferent Vio. Alas, I took great pains to study it, and red; item, two grey eyes, with lids to them; 'tis poetical.

itein, one neck, one chin, and so forth. Were Oli. It is the more like to be feign'd; I pray you sent hitherto 'praise' me? you, keep it in. I heard, you were saucy at my l'io. I see you what you are: you are too proud; gates, and allowed your approach, rather to wonder 45 But, if you were the devil, you are fair. at you than to hear you. If you be not inad, be My lord and master loves you : 0, such love gone; if you have reason, be brief: 'tis not that Could be but recompens'd, though you were time of the moon with me, to make one in so The non-pareil of beauty!

[crown'd skipping? a dialogue.

Oli. How does he love me?
Alar. Will you hoist sail, sir? here lies your 50 Vio. With adorations, with fertile tears,

With groans that thunder love, with sighs of fire. t'io. No, good swabber; I am to hull' here a Oli. Your lord does know my mind, I cannot little longir.-Some mollification for your giunt',

love him: sweet lady,

Yet I suppose him virtuous, know him noble, Oli. Tell me your mind.

55 Of great estate, of fresh and stainless youth; Vio. I am a messenger.

In voices well divulg’d, free, learn’d, and valiant; Oli. Sure, you have some hideous matter to de- And, in dimension, and the shape of nature, liver, when the courtesy of it is so fearful. Speak A gracious person: but yet I cannot love him;

He might liave took his answer long ago. ' That is, very submissive. 21. e. wild, frolick, mad. * To hull means to drive to and fro upon the water, without sails or rudder, * Meaning, her waiting-maid, who was so eager to prevent his delivering his message. • i. e. I am. i, e. blended, mixed. :i. e. to appraise or value me, 5



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· Vio. If I did love you in my master's flame, Oli. What is your parentage? With such a suttering, such a deadly life,

Above my fortunes, yet my state is zeell :In your denial I would find no sense,

I am a gentleman. -I'll be sworn thou art: I would not understand it.

Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs,actions, and spirit, Oli. Why, what would you?

5 Do give thee tive-fold blazon:-Not too fast ;Vio. Make me a willow cabin at your gate,

soft! soft! And call upon my soul within the house;

Unless the master were the man.-How now? Write loyal cantos of contemned love,

Even so quickly may one catch the plague?
And sing them loud even in the dead of night; Methinks' I feel this youth's perfections,
Haloo your name to the reverberate bills, 10 With an invisible and subtle stealth,
And make the babbling gossip of the air

To creep in at mine eyes. Well, let it be.
Cry out, Olivia ! O, you should not rrst

What, ho, Malvolio !-
Between the elements of air and earth,
But you should pity me.

Re-enter Malvolio.

{age ? oli. You might do much: What is your parent-15

Mfal. Here, madam, at your service. Vio. Above my fortunes, yet my state is well :

Oli. Run after that same peevish messenger, I am a gentleman.

The county's man; he left this ring behind him, Oli. Get you to your lord;

Would I, or not; tell him, I'll none of it. I cannot love him: let him send no more ;

Desire him not to latter with his lord, Unless, perchance, you come to me again, 20 Nor hold him up with hopes; I am not for him: To tell ine how he takes it. Fare you

well : If that the youth will come this way to-morrow, I thank you for your pains : spend this for me. I'll give him reasons for't. Ilye thee, Malvolio. Vio. I am no fee'd post, lady; keep your purse;

Mal. Madam, I will.

[Erit. My master, not myself, lacks recompence.

Oli. I do I know not what; and fear to find Love make his heart of tlint, that you shall love ; 25 Vine eyes too great a flatterer for my mind. And let your fervour, like my master's, be l'ate, shew thy torce: Ourselves we do not owe; Plac'd ini contempt! Farewell, fair cruelty. [Exit. What is decreed, must be ; and be this so! [Erit.

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Ant. Alas, the day!

Seb. A lady, sir, though it was said she much rem, Enter Antonio and Sebastian.

sembled me, was yet of many accounted beautiful: Ant. WILL you stay oo longer? nor will you 40 but, though I could not, with such estimable wonnot, that I go with you?

der’, over-tar believe that, yet thus far I will boli'Seb. By your patience, no: my stars shine dark- lly publish her, she bore a mind that enry could ly over me; the inalignancy of my fate might, not but call fair : she is urowu'd already, sir, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall crave with salt water, though I seem to drown herriof you your leave, that I may bear my evils alone: 45 inembrance again with more. It were a bad recompence for your love, to lay Ant. Pardon me, sir, your bad entertainment. any of them on you.

Seb. O good Antonio, forgive me your trouble. Ant. Let me yet know of you, whither you are Ant. If you will not murther me for my love, bound.

let me be your servant. Seb. No, in sooth, sir; my determinate voyage 50 Seb. If you will not undo what you have done, is mere extravagancy. But I perceive in you so that is, kill him whom you have recover'd, desire excellent a touch of modesty, that you will not it not. Fare you well at once: my bosom is full of extort from me what I ain willing to keep in; kindness; and I am yet so near the manners of therefore it charges me in manners the rather to my mother, that upon the least occasion more, express ' myselt: you must know of me ther, 55 mine eyes will tell tales of me. I am bound to Antonio, my name is Sebastian, which I called the count Orsino's court: farewel. [Erit. Rodorigo: my father was that Sebastian of Messa- Ant. The gentleness of all the gods go with line, whom I know you have heard of : he left I have many enemies in Orsino's court, (thee! behind him, myself, and a sister, both born in an Else would I very shortly see thee there: hour: if the heavens had been pleas'd, would we 60 But come what may, I do adore thee so, had so ended! But you, sir, alter'd that; for, some That danger should seem sport, and I will go. hour before you took me from t! : beach of the

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Sir And. Nay, hy my troth, I know not': but I Enter Viola and Malvolio, at several doors.

know to be up late, is to be up late.

Sir To. A faise conclusion; I hate it as an unMal. Were not you even now with the count

Gill'd can: to be up after midnight, and to go to ess Olivia? Vio. Even nov, sir ; on a moderate pace I have night, is to go to bed betimes. "Does not our life

5 bed then, is early ; so that, to go to bedaftermidsince arrived but hither.

consist of the four elements ? Mal. She returns this ring to you, sir;you might

Sir And. 'Faith, so they say ; but, I think, it have saved me my pains, to have taken it away rather consists of eating and drinking. yourself . She adds moreover, that you should put

10 Sir To. Thou art a scholar; let us therefore eat your lord into a desperate assurance she will none

and drink.-Marian, I say !-a stoop of wine! of him: And one thing more; that you be never so

Enter Clown. hardy to come again in his affairs, unless it be to

Sir And. Here comes the fool, i'faith. report your lord's taking of this. Receive it so.

Clo. How now, my hearts? Did you never see Vio. She took the ring of me, I'll none of it.

15 the picture of we three? Mal. Come, sir, you peevishly threw it to her;

Sir To. Welcome, ass. Now let's have a catch, and her will is, it should be so return’d: if it be

Sir And. By my troth, the fool has an excellent worth stooping for,, there it lies in your eye; if Dot, be it his that sincs it.

breast? I had rather than forty shillings 1 had

(Exit. Vio. I left no ring with her: What means this 20 tool has. "In sooth, thou wast in very gracious

such a leg, and so sweet a breath to sing, as the lady?

fooling last night, when thou spok'st of PigrogroFortune forbid, my outside have not charm'd her!

mitus, of the Vapians passing the equinoctial of She made good view of me; indeed so much,

Queubus : 'twas very good, 'faith. I sent thee sixThat, sure methought hereyes had lost her tongue',

pence for thy leman; llad'st it? For shedid speak in starts distractedly. |25| Clo. I did impeticoat thy gratuity; for MalvoShe loves me, sure: the cunning of her passion Tavites me in this churlish messenger.

lio's nose is no whip-stock: My lady has a white

hand, and the Myrmidons arenobottle-ale houses. None of my lord's ring! why, he sent her none.

Sir And. Excellent! Why, this is the best foolI am the man ;-It it be so, (as 'tis)

ing, when all is done. Now, a song. Poor lady, she were better love a dream.

301 Sir To. Come on; there is six-pence for you: Disguise, I see, thou art a wickedness,

let's have a song. Wherein the pregnant ? enemy does much.

Sir And. There's a testril of me too: if one How easy is it, for the proper false }

knight give aIn women's waxen hearts to set their forms * !

Clo. Would you have a love-song, or a song of Alas, our frailty is the cause, not we;

35 good life? For, such as we are made, if such we be.

Sir To. A love-song, a love-song.
How will this fadge"? My ma ter loves her dearly

Sir And. Ay, ay; I care not for good life.
And I, poor monster, fond as much on him;
And she, mistaken, seems to dote on me:

Clown sings.
What will become of this? As I am man,

O mistress mine, where are you roaming? My stale is desperate for my master's love;

0, stay and heur; your trut-love's coming, As I am woman, now alas the day!

That can sing both high and low: What thrittless siglas, shall poor

Olivia breathie? Trip no further, pretty sweeting ; O time, thou must untangle tiis, noul:

Journeys end in lovers' meeting, It is too hard a knot for me to untje.

Every wise man's son doth know.

Sir And. Excellent good, i'faith,

sir To. Good, good.
Olivia's House.

Clo. I'hat is love 'tis not hereafter;

Present mirth hath present laughter ;
Enter Sir Toby Anil Sir Andrero.

l'hut's to come, is still unsure :
Sir To. Approach, Sir Indrew: not to be a-bed In delay there lies no plenty ;
after midnight, is to be up betimes: and diluculu Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty
surgere, thou kimwist,

Youth's a stufzeill not endure. i That is, her tongue was talking of the duke, while her eyes were gazing on his messenger. Pregnant means durterous or ready. 3 Mr. Sieevens thus happily explains this obscure passage: “ Viola has been condemning those who disguise themselves, because Olivia had fallen in love with a specious appearance, How easy is it, she adds, for those who are at once proper (i. e. fair in their appearance) and false, (i. e. deceitful) to make an impression on the hearts of women !- The proper Julse is certainly a less elegant expression than the fair deceiver, but seems to mean the same thing: a proper man, was the ancient phrase for a handsome man.” . To set th: ir forms, means, to plant their images ; i. e. to make an impression on their casy minds. * Tofauge, is to suit, to fit.

• i. e. a (U). ' i. e. voice. i. e. ihy mistress. 'Meaning probably a joliy or merry song, agreeably to the bon vivant of the French, from which the phrase seems to be adopeed. 18 In some countiés sweet and iwanty is a phrase of endearment,




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