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Mal. That the soul of our grandam might SCENE JI, A Room in Olivia's House.

haply inhabit a bird. Enter MARIA and Clown.

Cio. What thinkest thou of his opinion? Mar. Nay, I pr’ythee, put on this gown, Mut. I think nobly of the soul, and no way and this beard; make him believe, thou art approve his opinion. sir Topas the curate; do it quickly: I'll call Clo. Fare thee well: Remain thou still in sir Toby the whilet.

[Exit MARIA. darkness: thou shalt hold the opinion of PyClo. Well, I'll put it on, and I will dissem-thagoras, ere I will allow of thy wits; and fear ble* myself in't; and I would I were the first to kill a woodcock, lest thou dispossess the that ever dissembled in such a gown. I am soul of thy grandam. Fare thee well. not fat enough to become the function well;

Mal. Sir

Topas, sir Topas,-nor lean enough to be thought a good student: Sir To. My most exquisite sir Topas ! but to be said, an honest man, and a good Clo. Nay, I am for all waters ll. housekeeper, goes as t'airly, as to say, a careful

Mar. Thou might'st have done this without man, and a great scholar. The competitors ttby beard and gown; he sees thee not.

Sir To. To hiin in thine own voice, and Enter Sir TOBY BELch and MARIA.

bring me word how thou findest him: I Sir To. Jove bless thee, master parson. would we were well rid of this knavery. If

Clo. Bonos dies, sir Toby: for, as the old he may be conveniently delivered, I would he hermit of Prague, that never saw pen and ink, were; for I am now so far in offence with my very wittily said to a niece of king Gorboduc, niece, that I cannot pursue with any safety Thút, that is, is: so I, being master parson, this sport to the upshot. Come by and by to am master parson; For what is that, but that? my chamber. [Exeunt Sir Toby und MARIA. and is, but is?

Clo. Hey Robin, jolly Robin, Sir To. To him, sir Topas.

Till me how thy ludy does. (Singing. Clo. What, hoa, I say,- Peace in this prison ! Mal. Fool,

Sir 70. The knave counterfeits well; a good Clo. My lady is unkind, perdy. knave.

Mal. Fool, Mal. (in an inner chamber.] Who calls

Clo. Alas, why is she so? there?

Mal. Fool, I say;--, Clo. Sir Topas, the curate, who comes to Clo. She loves another-Who calls, ha? 1 visit Malvolio the lunatic.

Mul. Good fool, as ever thou wilt deserve Mal. Sir Topas, sir Topas, good sir Topas, well at my hand, I.elp me to a candle, and go to my lady.

pen, ink, and paper; as I am a gentleman, I Clo. Out, hyperbolical fiend ! how vexest will livo to be thankful to thee for’t. thou this man? talkest thou nothing but of Cho. Master Malvolio! Jadies?

Mal. Ay, good fool. Sir To. Well said, master pareon.

Clo. Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five Mal. Sir Topas, never was man thus wrong wits 1 ? ed: good sir Topas, do not think I am mad; Mal. Fool, there was never man so notothey have laid me here in hideous darkness. riously abused: I am as well in my wits, fool,

člo. Fie, thou-dishonest Sathan! I call thee as thou art. by the most modest terms; for I am one of Clo. But as well? then you are mad indeed, those gentle ones, that will use the devil him if you be no better in yonr wits than a fool. self with courtesy: Say'st thou, that house is Mal. They have here propertied me**; keep dark?

me in darkness, send ministers to me, asses, Mal. As hell, sir Topas.

and do all they can to facť me out of my wits. Clo. Why, it hath bay windows transpa- Clo. Advise you what you say; the minister rent as barricadoes, and the clear stones too is here.-- Malvolio, Malvolio, thy wits the heawards the south-north are as lustrous as ebony; vens restore! endeavour thyself to sleep, and and yet complainest thou of obstruction? leave thy vain bibble babble.

Mal. I am not mad, sir Topas; I say to Mul. Sir Topas, —yon, this house is dark.

Clo. Maintain no words with him, good fel. cío. Madman, thou errest: I say, there is no lów.-Who, I, sir ? not I, sir. God b'wi'yon, darkness, but ignorance; in which thou art good sir Topas.- Marry, amen.-I will, sir, more puzzled, than the Egyptians in their fog. will.

Mal. I say, this honse is as dark as igno- Mal. Fool, fool, fool, I say.rance, though ignorance were as dark as hell; Clo. Alas, sir, be patient. What say you, and I say, there was never man thus abused : sir? I am shent't for speaking to you. I am no more mad than you are; make the Mal. Good fool, help me to some light, and trial of it in any constant question 5. scme paper; I tell thee, I am as well in my

Clo. What is the opinion of Pythagoras con wits as any man in Illyria. cerning wild-fuwl?

Clo. Well-a-day,—that you were, sir! Disguise. + Confederates. # Bow-windows. Regular conversation. Any other gem, as a Topaz.


6. Taken possession of. # Scolded, reprimanded.

Paper, and ink.

Hal. By this hand, I am: Good fool, some His counsel now might do me golden service Ink, paper, and light, and convey what I will For thongh my soul disputes well with iny ket down to iny lady; it shall advantage thee

senie, more than ever the bearing of letter did. That this may be some error, but no madness,

Clo. I will help you to't. But tell me true, Yet doth this accident and flood of fortune are you pot mad indeed? or do you but coun. So far exceed all instance, ali discourse, terfeit !

That Lim ready to distrust mine eyes, [me Mul. Believe me, I am not; I tell thee true. Ind wrangle with my reason, thai persuades

Clo. Nay, I'll ne'er believe a madman, till l'o any other ting, but that I am maci,
I see his brains. I will fetch you light, and Or else the lady' had; yet, if 'twere so,

She could not sway her house, command her Mel. Fool, I'll requite it in the highest de- followers!, gree: I pr'y thee, be gone.

Take, and give back, affairs, and their despatch, Clo. I am gone, sir,

With such a smooth, discreet, and stable bearAnd anon, sir,

ing, I'll be with you again,

As, I perceive, she does: there's something in't, In autrice;

That is deceivable. But here comes the lady. Like to the old vice*,

Enter OLIVIA and a Priest. Your need to sustain;

Oli. Blame not this haste of mine: If you Who with dagger of lath,

mean well, In his rage and his wrath,

Now go with me, and with this holy man, Cries, ah, ha! to the devil:

Into the chantry by: there, before him, Like a mad lad,

Aud underneath that consecrated roof,
Pare thy nails, dad.

Pliylit ine the full assutauce of your faith;
Adieu, goodman drivel. [Exit. That my most jealous and too doubtful sout

Nay live at peace: He shall conceal it,
SCENE II. Olivia's Garden, Whiles** you are willing it shall come to note;

What time we will our celebration keep

According to my birth.-- What do you say? Seb. This is the air; that is the glorious sun; Seb. l'll follow this good inan, and go

with This pearl she gave me, I do feel't and see's: you; And thongh'tis wonder that enwraps me thus, And, having sworn truth, ever will be true. Yet'tis pot madness. Where's Antonio then? oli. Then lead the way, good father; I could not find him at the Elephant:

And heaveus 30 shine, Yet there he was; and there I found this creditt, That they may fairly note this act of mine! That he did range the town to seek me out.




Clo. No, sir, the worse.

Duke. How can that be? The Street before Olivia's House.

Clo. Marry, sir, they praise me, and make Enter Clown and FABIAN.

an ass of me; now my toes tell me plainly I

am an ass : so that by my toes, sir, I protit in Fab. Now, as thou lovest me, let me see the knowledge of myself; and by my friends his letter.

I am abused : so that, conclusions to be as Clo. Good master Fabian, grant me another kisses, if your tour negatives make your two request.

atlirmatives, why, then the worse for my Fab. Any thing

friends, and the better for my foes. Clo. Do not desire to see this letter.

Duke. Why, this is excellent. Fab. That is, to give a dog, and, in recom- Clo. By my troth, sir, no; though it please pense, desire my clog again.

you to be one of my friends. Enter DOKE, VIOLA, and Attendants. Duke. '1 hou shalt not be the worse for me; Duke. Belong you to the lady Olivia,friends? there's gold. Clo. Ay,sir; we are some of her trappings. ('lo. But that it would be double-dealing,

Duke. I know thee well; How dost thou, sir, I would you could make it another. my good fellow?

Duke. 0, you give me ill counsel. Clo. Truly, sir, the better for my foes, and Clo. Put your grace in your pocket, sir, for the worse for my friends.

this once, and let your flesh and blood obey it. Duke. Just the contrary; the better for thy Duke Well, I will be so much a sinner to friends.

be a double dealer; there's another.

• A buffoon character in the old plays, and father of the modern harlequin. Account. I Reason. Belief. Il Servants. Little chapel.

*. Until,

cue me.

Clo. Primo, secundo, tertiv, is a good Ant. Today, my lord; and for three months play; and the old saying is, the third pays (No interim, not a minute's vacancy), (before, for all: the triplex, sir, is a good tripping Both day and night did we keer company. measure; or the bells of St. Bennet, sir, may Enter OLIVIA and Attendants. put you in mind; One, two, three.

Duke. Here comes the countess; now heaven Duke. You can fool no more money out walks on earth.

(madness : of me at this throw: if you will let your But for thee, fellow, fellow, thy words are lady know, I am here to speak with her, and Three months this youth hath

tended upon me; bring her along with you, it may awake my But more of that anon.Take him aside. bounty further.

Oli. What would my lord,but that he may not Clo: Marry, sir, lullaby to your bounty, till Wherein Olivia may seem serviceable!--[have, I come again. I go, sir; but I would not Cesario, you do not keep promise with me. have you to think, that my desire of having Vio. Madam? is the sin of covetousness: but, as you say, Duke. Gracious Olivia, [my lord, Bir, let your bounty take a nap, I will awake Oli. What do you say, Cesario? Good it anon.

[Erit Clown. Vio.My lord would speak,myduty hushes me. Enter ANTONIO and Officers.

Oli. If it be aught to the old tune, my lord, Vio. Here comes the man, sir, that did res. It is as fat I and fulcome to mine ear,

As howling after musick. Duke. That face of his I do remember well; Duke.

Still so cruel ? Yet, when I saw it last, it was besmear'd Oli. Still so constant, lord.

flady, As black as Vulcan, in the smoke of war : Duke. What ! to perverseness? you uncivil A bawbling vessel was he captain of,

To whose ingrate and unauspicious altars [out, For shallow draught, and bulk, unprizable; My soul the faithfull’ot offerings hath breath'd With which such scathful* grapple did heinake That e'er devotion tender'd! What shall I do? With the most noble bottom of our fleet, Oli. Even what it please my lord, that shall That very envy, and the tongue or loss,

become him.

(do it Cry'd fame and honour on him --What's the Duhe. Why should I not, had I the heart to

i of. Orsino, this is that Antonio, [matter? Like to the Egyptian thief, at point of death, That took the Phenix, and her franght 1, from Kill what I love; a savage jealousy, (this : And this is he, that did the Tiger board, Candy; That sometime savours nobly?-But hear me When your young nephew Titus lost his leg: Since you to non regardance cast my faith, Here in the streets, desperate of shame, and And that I partiy know the instrument (favour, In private brabbledid we apprehend him.[state, That screws me from my true place in your Vio. He did me kindness, sir; drew on my Live you, the marble-breasted tyrant, still; side ;

[me, But this your minion, whom, I know, you love, But, in conclusion, put strange speech upon And whom,by heaven, I swear, I tender dearly, I know not what 'twas, but distraction. Him will I tear out of that cruel eye,

Duke. Notable pirate! thou salt-water thief! Where he sits crowned in his master's spite.What foolish boldness brought thee to their Come, boy, with me; my thoughts are ripe in mercies,

I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love, (mischief: Whom thou, in terms so bloody, and so dear, To spite a raven's heart within a dove. (Going. Hast made thine enemies?

Viv. And I, most jocund, apt, and willingly, Ant.

Orsino, noble sir, To do you rest, a thousand deaths would die. Be pleas'd that I shake off these names you

(Following: Antonio never yet was thief,or pirate, [give me; Oli. Where gocs Cesario? Though, I confess, on base and ground enough, Vio

After him I love, Orsino's enemy. A witchcraft drew me hither: More than I love these eyes, more than my life, That most ingrateful boy there, by your side, More, by all inores, than e'er I shall love wife : From the rude sea's enrag'u and foamy mouth If I do feign, you witnesses above, Did I redeem; a wreck past hope he was : Punish my life, for tainting of my love! His life I gave him, and did thereto add Oli. Ah me, detested ! how am I beguild! My love, without retention, or restraint, l'io. Who does begnile you? who does do All his in dedication : for his sake,

you wrong? Did I expose myself, pure for his love,

Oli. Hast thou forgot thyself! Is it so long! Into the danger of this adverse town; Call forth the hoiy father. (Exit an Attendant. Drew to defend him, when he was beset; Duke.

Come away. (To VIOLA. Where being apprehended, his false cunning, Oli. Whither, my lord ?--Cesario, husband, (Not meaning io part. ke with me in danger,) Duke. Husband ?

[stay Taught him to face me out of his acquaintance, Oli. Ay, bushand; Can he that deny? And grew a twenty-years-removed thing, Duke. Her husband, sirrah ? While one would wink; denied me nine own Vio

No, my lord, not I, Which I had recommended to his use (purse, Oli. Alas, it is the baseness of thy fear, Not half an hour before.

That makes thee strangle thy proprietyg: Vio.

How can this be? Fear not, Cesario, take thy fortunes up; Duke. When came he to this town? Be that thou know'st thou art, and then thou art

Mischievous. + Freight. Dull, gross. Ø Disown thy property.

As great as that thou fear'st.-0, welcome, Sir And. I'll help you, sir Toby, because father!

we'll be dressed together. Re-enter Attendant and Priest.

Sir To. Will you help an ass-head, and a cox. Father, I charge thee, by thy reverence, comb, and a knave? a thin-faced knave, a goll? Here to unfold (though lately we intended Oli. Get him to bed, and let bis hurt be To keep in darkness, what occasion now Jook'd to. Reveals before 'tis ripe,) what thou dost know, (Exeunt Clown, Sir Toby, and Sir ANDREW. Hath newly past between this youth and me.

Enter SEBASTIAN. Priest. A contract of eternal bond of love, Seb. I am sorry, madam, I have hurt your Confirm'd by mutual joinder of your hands,

kinsman; Attested by the holy close of lips, [rings; But, had it been the brother of my blood, Strengthen'd by interchangement of your I must have done no less, with wil, and safety. And all the ceremony of this compact You throw a strange regard upon me, and Seal'd in my function, by my testimony: By that I do perceive it hath offended you ; Since when, my watch hath told nie, toward Pardon me, sweet one, even for the vows I gave traveli'd but two hours. (nıy grave, We made each other but so late ago. [persons; Duke. O, thou dissembling cab! what wilt Duke. One face,one voice, one habit, and two tboa be,

A natural perspective, that is, and is not. When time hath sow'd a grizzle on thy case* ? Seb. Anionio, O my dear Antonio ! Or will not else thy craft so quickly grow,

How bave the hours rack'd and tortur'd me, That thine own trip shall be thine overthrow? Since I have lost thee. Farewell, and take her; bnt direct thy feet, Ant. Sebastian are you? Where thou and I henceforth may never meet. Seb.

Fear'st thou that, Antonio ? Vio. My lord, I do protest,-,

Ant. How have you made division of your. Oli.

0, do not swear; An apple, cleft in two, is not more twin (self?Hold little faith, though thou hast too much fear. Than these two creatures. Which is Sebastian?

Oli, Most wonderful! Enter Sir ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK, with his

[brother : Seb. Do I stand there? I never had a head broke. Sir And. For the love of God, a surgeon; Of here and every where. I had a sister,

Nor can there be that deity in my nature, send one presently to sir Toby. Oli, What's the matter?

Whom the blind waves and surges have

devour'd: Sir And. He has broke my head across, Ofcharity 3,whatkin are you to me ?[TOV10LA. and has given sir Toby a bloody coxcomb What countryman? what name? what pa. 100: for the love of God, your help: I had

rentage? rather than forty pound, I were at home.

Vio. Of Messaline: Sebastian was my father; Oli. Who has done this, sir Andrew ? Sir And. The count's gentleman, one Ce. So went he suited to his watery tomb:

Such a Sebastian was my brother too, sario: we took him for a coward, but he's If spirits en assume both form and suit the very devil incardinate.

You come to fright us. Duke. My gentleman, Cesario !


A spirit I am, indeed ;
Sir And. 'od's lifelings, here he is :-Yon But am in that dimension grossly clad,
broke my head for nothing; and that that I which from the womb I did participate.
did, I was set on to do't by sir Toby. [you: Were you a woman, as the rest goes even,
Pio. Why do you speak to me? I never hurt I should my tears let fall upon your cheek,
Yoa drew your sword u pon me, without cause; And say, i'hrice welcome, drowned Viola!
Bat I bespake you fair, and hurt you not.
Sir And. If a bloody coxcomb be a hurt,

Vio. My father had a mole upon his brow.
Seb. And so had mine.

[birth you have hurt me; I think, you set nothing by a bloody corcomb.

Vio. Aud died that day when Viola from her

Had number'd thirteen years. Enter Sir TOBY BELCH, drunk, led by the Seb. O, that record is lively in my soul! Clown.

He finished, indeed, his mortal act, Here comes sir Toby halting, you shall hear That day that made my sister thirteen years. more: butif he had not been in drink, he would Vio. If nothing lets || to make us happy both, have tickled you othergatest than he did. But this my masculinc usorp'd attire,

Duke. How now, gentleman? how is't with Do not embrace me, till each circumstance you !

Of place, time, fortune,do cohere, and jump, Sir To. That's all one; he has hurt me, That I am Viola : which to confirm, and there's the end on't. Sot, did'st see Dick I'll bring you to a captain in this town, (help surgeon, sot?

Where lie my maiden weeds; by whose gentle Clo. O he's drunk, sir Toby, an hour agone; I was preserv'd, to serve this noble count: his eyes were set at eight i'the morning. All the occurrence of my fortune since Sir To. Then he's a rogue. After a pasay- Hath been between this lady, and this lord. measure, or a pavin t, I hate a dranken rogue. Seb. So comes it, lady, you have been Oli. Away with him : Who hath made this mistook :

[TO OLIYA. barock with them?

But nature to her bias drew in that.
+ Otherways. Serions dances. Out of charity tell me. | Hinders.

• Skin.

You would have been contracted to a maid ; One day shall crown the alliance on't, Nor are you therein, by my life, deceiv'd,

please you, You are berroth'd both to a maid and man. Here at my honse, and at my proper cost.

Duke. Be not amaz'd; right noble is his Duke. Madam, I am most apt to embra If this be so,as yet the giass seems true,[blood.

your offer.- [yonr service done bi I shall have share in this most happy wreck : Your master quits you; [TO VIOLA.] and, i Boy, thou hast said to me a thousand times, So much against the mettle I of your sex,

(To Viola. So far beneath your soft and tender breedin Thon never should'st love woman like to me. And since you call'd me master for so long,

Vio. And allthose sayings will I over-swear; Here is my hand; you shall from this time And all those swearinys keep as true in soul, Your master's mistress. As doth that orbed continent the fire


A sister ?-you are sh That severs day from night.

Ri-enter FABIAN, with MALVOLIO. Duke.

Give me thy hand; Duke. Is this the madman? And let me see thee in thy woman's weeds. Oli.

Ay, my lord, this same Vio. The captain, that did bring me first on How now, Malvolio? shore,

[action, Mul. Madam, you have done me wron Hath my maid's garments: he, upon some

Notorious wrong. Is now in durance; at Malvolio's suit,


Have I, Malvolio? no. A gentleman, and follower of my lady's. Mul. Lady, you have. Pray you, peruse tha

Oli. He shall enlarge bim :---Fetch Malvolio You must not now deny it is your hand, [letter And yet, alas, now I remember me, [hither :- Write from it, if you can, in hand, or phrase They say, poor gentleman, he's much distract. Or say, 'tis not your seal, nor your invention :

Re-enter Clown, with a litter. You can say none of this: Well, grant it then A most extracting frenzy of mine own And tell me, in the modesty of honour, (favour From my reinenbrance clearly banish'd his.- Why you have given me such clear lights o How does he, sirrah?

Bade me come smiling, and cross-garter'd to Clo. Truly, madam, he holds Belzebub at To put on yellow stockings, and to frown (you the stave's end, as well as a man in his case "pön sir Toby, and the lighterý people; may do: he has here writ a letter to you, I And, acting this in an obedient hope, should have given it you to-day morning; Why have you suffer'd me to be imprison'd, but as a inadman's epistles are no gospels, so it Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest, skills not much, when they are delivered. And made the most notorious geck, and gull Oli. Open it, and read it.

That e'er invention play'd on? tell me why. (lo. Look then to be well edified, when the Oli. Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing, fool delivers the madman :- By the lord, Though, I confess, much like the character: madam,

But, out of question, 'tis Maria's hand. Oli. How now! art thou mad?

And now I do bethiuk me, it was she (smiling Clo. No, madam, I do but read madness : First told me, thou wast mad; then cani'st i an your ladyship will have it as it ought to And in such forms which here were pre be, you must allow 10.1*.

suppos'd Oli. Pr’ythee, read i'thy right wits. l'pon thee in the letter. Pr'ythee, be content

Clo. So I do, madonna; but to read his This practice hath most shrewdly pass'd upg right wits, is to read thus: therefore perpendt,


[ofi my princess, and give ear.

But, when we know the grounds and antho oli. Read it you, sirrah. {T. FABIAN. Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judg

Fab. (reads.] By the Lord, madam, you of thine own cause. wrong me, and the world shall know it: Fab. Good madam, hear me speal though you hare put me into darkness, And let no qnarrel, nor no brawl to come, and given your drunken cousin rule over Taint the condition of this present hour, in me, yet have I the benefit of my senses us Which I have wonder'd at. In hope it stid uell as your ladyship. I hare your own Most freely I confess, myself, and I'oby, letter that induced me to the semblance Set this device against Malvolio here, I put on; with the which I doubt not but l'pon some stubborn and uncourteous parts to do myself much right, or you much shame. We had conceiv'd against himn: Maria writ Think of me as you please. I leave my The letter, at sir Toby's great importance duty a litt, e unthorght of, and speak out In recompense whereof, he hath married he of my injury. The mudly-used Malvolio. How with a sportful inalice it was follow'd Oli. Did he write this?

May rather pluck on laughter than revenge Clo. Ay, madam.

If that the injuries be justly weigh’d, Duke. This savours not much of distraction. That have on both sides past.

[ther Oli. See him deliver’d, Fabian; bring him Oli. Alas, poor fool! how have they battled! hither.

[Exit Fabian. Clo. Why, Some are born great, sor My lord, so please you, these things further achieve greatness, and some have greutne To think me as well a sister as a wife,[thought on, throun upon them. I was one, sir, in the • Voice. + Attend. | Frame and constitution. Inferior. | Fool. Importonacy.

++ Cheated.

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