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And all the ceremony of this compact
Duke. O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be,
Vio. My lord, I do protest,-
0, do not swear: Hold little faith, though thou hast too much fear. Enter Sir ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK, with his Head broke.
Sir And. For the love of God, a surgeon; send one presently to Sir Toby.
Oli. What's the matter?
Sir And. He has broke my head across, and has given Sir Toby a bloody coxcomb too: for the love of God, your help: I had rather than forty pound, I were at home.
Oli. Who has done this, Sir Andrew?
Sir And. The count's gentleman, one Cesario: we took him for a coward, but he's the very devil incardinate.
Duke. My gentleman, Cesario?
Sir And. Od's lifelings, here he is :-You broke my head for nothing; and that that I did, I was set on to do't by Sir Toby.
Vio. Why do you speak to me? I never hurt you: You drew your sword upon me, without cause; But I bespake you fair, and hurt
Sir And. If a bloody coxcomb be a hurt, you have hurt me; I think, you set nothing by a bloody coxcomb.
Enter Sir Toby Belch, drunk, led by the Clown. Here comes Sir Toby halting, you shall bear more: but if he had not been in drink, he would have tickled you othergates than he did.
Duke. How now, gentleman? how is't with you?
Sir To. That's all one; lie has hurt me, and there's the end on't.-Sot, did'st see Dick surgeon, sot?
Clo. O he's drunk, Sir Toby, an hour agone; his eyes were set at eight i'the morning.
Sir To. Then he's a rogue. After a passy-measure, or a pavin, I hate a drunken rogue.
Oli. Away with him: Who hath made this havoc with them?
Sir And. I'll help you, Sir Toby, because we'll be dressed together.
Sir To. Will you help an ass-head, and a coxcomb, and a knave? a thin-faced knave, a gull? Oli. Get him to bed, and let his hurt be look'd to.
[Exeunt Clown, Sir Toby, and Sir Andrew.
Enter SEBASTIAN. Seb. I am sorry, madam, I have hurt your kinsman; But, had it been the brother of my blood, I must have done no less, with wit, and safety. You throw a strange regard upon me, and By that I do perceive it hath offended you; Pardon me, sweet one, even for the vows We made each other but so late ago.
Duke. One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons ; A natural perspective, that is, and is not.
Seb. Antonio, O my dear Antonio!
Ant. Sebastian are you?
Fear'st thou that, Antonio?
Oli. Most wonderful !
Seb. Do I stand there. I never had a brother :
What countryman? what name? what parentage?
Vio. Of Messaline: Sebastian was my father;
A spirit I am indeed;
Vio. My father had a mole upon bis brow.
Seb. O, that record is lively in my soul!
Vio. If nothing lets to make us happy both,
[To Olivia. But nature to her bias drew in that. You would have been contracted to a maid; Nor are you therein, by my life, deceiv’d; You are betroth'd both to a maid and man.
Duke. Be not amaz’d; right noble is his blood.If this be so, as yet the glass seems true, I shall have share in this most happy wreck: Boy, thou hast said to me a thousand times,
[To Viola. Thou never should'st love woman like to me.
Vio. And all those sayings will I over-swear;
Give me thy hand;
Vio. The captain, that did bring me first on shore, Hath maid's garments : he, upon some action, Is now in durance: at Malvolio's suit, A gentleman, and follower of my lady's.
Oli. He shall enlarge him :-Fetch Malvolio hither : And yet, alas, now I remember me, They say, poor gentleman, he's much distract.
Re-enter Clown, with a Letter. A most extracting phrensy of mine own From my remembrance clearly banish'd his. How does he, sirrah?
Clo. Truly, madam, he holds Belzebub at the stave's end, as well as a man in bis case may do: he has here writ a letter to you, I should have given it you to-day
I morning; but as a madman's epistles are no gospels, so it skills not much, when they are delivered.
Oli. Open it, and read it.
Clo. Look then to be well edified, when the fool delivers the madman By the Lord, madam,
Oli. How now! art thou mad ?
Clo. No, madam, I do but read madness: an your ladyship will have it as it ought to be, you must allow
Oli. Pr’ythee, read i'thy right wits.
Clo. So I do, madonna; but to read his right wits, is to read thus: therefore perpend, my princess, and give ear. Oli. Read it you, sirrah.
[To Fabian. Fab. [Reads.] By the Lord, madam, you wrong me, and the world shall know it: though you have put me into darkness, and given your drunken cousin rule over me, yet have I the benefit of my senses as well as your
ladyship. I have your own letter that induced me to the semblance I put on; with the which I doubt not but to do myself much right, or you much shame. Think of me as you please. I leave my duty a little unthought of, and speak out of my injury.
*The madly-used Malvolio, Oli. Did he write this? Clo. Ay, madam. Duke. This savours not much of distraction. Oli. See him deliver'd Fabian; bring him hither.
[Erit Fabian. My lord, so please you, these things further thought on, To think me as well a sister as a wife, One day shall crown the alliance on't, so please you, Here at my house, and at my proper cost.
Duke. Madam, I am most apt to embrace your offer.Your master quits you; [To Viola.] and, for your ser
vice done him,
A sister?-you are she.
Ay, my lord, this same:
Madam, you have done me wrong, Notorious wrong. Oli.
Have I, Malvolio? no. Mal. Lady, you have. Pray yon, peruse that letter : You must not now deny it is your hand, Write from it, if you can, in hand, or phrase; Or say,
'tis not your seal, nor your invention : You can say none of this: Well, grant it then, And tell me, in the modesty of honour, Why you have given me such clear lights of favour; Bade me come smiling, and cross-garter'd to you,