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32 ever the devil could have made you our de-i Mrs. Page. Good George, be not angry: I light?

knew of your purpose ; turned my daughter Ford. What, a hodge-pudding? a bag of flax? | into green ; and, indeed, she is now with the Mrs. Page. A puffed man?

doctor at the deanery, and there married. Page. Old, cold, withered, and of intolerable entrails?

Enter Caius. Ford. And one that is aş slanderous as Satan?

| Caius. Vere is mistress Page? By gar, I am Page. And as poor as Job ? Ford. And as wicked as his wife?

cozened; I ha' married un garcon, a boy; un Eva. And given to fornications, and to ta

paisan, by gar, a boy; it is not Anne Page : by

gar, I am cozened. verns, and sack, and wine, and metheglins, and to drinkings, and swearings, and starings,

Mrs. Page. Why, did you take her in

green ? pribbles and prabbles ? Fal. Well, I am your theme: you have the

Caius. Ay, be gar, and 'tis a boy: be gar, I'll raise all Windsor.

(Exit Caius. start of me; I am dejected; I am not able to

About | Ford. This is strange: Who hath got the answer the Welsh flannel; ignorance itself is

right Anne ? a pluminet o'er me: use me as you will. Ford. Marry, Sir, we'll bring you to Windsor,

| Page. My heart misgives me: Here comes

master Fenton. to one master Brook, that you have cozened of money, to whom you should have been a pan

Enter Fenton und Anne Page. der: over and above that you have suffered, I think to repay that money will be a biting | How now, master Fenton ? affliction.

| Anne. Pardon, good father! good my mother, Mrs. Ford. Nay, husband, let that go to

pardon! make amends :

Page. Now, mistress ? how chance you went Forgive that sum, and so we'll all be friends. not with master Slender ? Ford. Well, here's my hand; all's forglven Mrs. Page. Why went you not with master at last.

doctor, maid ? Page. Yet be cheerful, knight: thou shalt eat

Fent. You do amaze her: Hear the truth a posset to-night at my house ; where I will

of it. desire thee to laugh at my wife, that now laughs

You would have married her most shamefully, at thee: Tell her, master Slender hath married

Where there was no proportion held in love. her daughter.

The truth is, She and I, long since contracted, Mrs. Page. Doctors doubt that: If Anne Are now so sure, that nothing can dissolve us. Page be my daughter, she is, by this, doctor

The offence is holy, that she hath committed : Caius' wife.


And this deceit loses the name of craft,

Of disobedience, or ünduteous title ;

Since therein she doth evitatet and shun
Slen. Whoo, ho! ho! father Page.

A thousand irreligious cursed hours, Page. Son ! how now? how now, son ? have Which forced marriage would have brought you despatched ?

upon her. Slen. "Despatched-I'll make the best in | Ford. Stand not amaz'd: here is no remeGloucestershire know on't; would I were

dy :hanged, la, else.

In love, the heavens themselves do guide the Page. Of what, son ?

state; Slen. I came yonder at Eton to marry mis- Money buys lands, and wives are sold by fate. tress Anne Page, and she's a great lubberly Fal. I am glad, though you have ta'en a boy: If it had not been i’ the church, I would special stand to strike at me, that your arrow have swinged him, or he should have swinged hath glanced. me. If I did not think it had been Anne Page. Well, what remedy? Fenton, heaven Page, would I might never stir, and 'tis a

give thee joy! post-master's boy.

What cannot be eschew'd, must be embrac'd. Page. Upon my life then you took the wrong. Fal. When night-dogs run, all sorts of deer Slen. What need you tell me that? I think

are chas'd. so, when I took a boy for a girl: If I had Eva. I will dance and eat plums at your been married to him, for all he was in woman's wedding. apparel, I would not have had him.

| Mrs. Page. Well, I will muse no further :* Page. Why, this is your own folly: Did not - Master Fenton, I tell you, how you should know my daughter Heaven give you many, many merry days! by her garments ?

Good husband, let us every one go home, Slen. I went to her in white, and cried mum, And laugh this sport o'er by a country fire; and she cried budget, as Anne and I had ap- Sir John and all." pointed; and yet it was not Anne, but a post | Ford. Let it be so :-Sir John, master's boy."

To master Brook you yet shall hold your word : Era. Jeshu ! Master Slender, cannot you see For he, to-night, shall lie with Mrs. Ford. but marry boys ? Page. O, I am vexed at heart: What shall I

(Ereunt. do ?

* Confound her by your questions.

+ Avoid






ORSINO, Duke of Illyria.

FABIAN, ) Servants to Olivia.
SEBASTIAN, a Young Gentleman, Brother to Clown,') Se

OLIVIA, a rich Countess.
ANTONIO, a Sea-captain, Friend to Sebastian. V10

Sebastian. Viola, in love with the Duke.
A Sea-captain, Friend to Viola.

MARIA, Olivia's woman.
VALENTINE, Gentlemen attending on the

Lords, Priests, Sailors, Officers, Musicians, Sir Toby BELCH, Uncle of Olivia.

and other Attendants. Sir ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK.

SCENE, a City in Illyria ; and the Sea-coast MALVOLIO, Steward to Olivia.

near it.

APK BELOW, Unclouker attending on


But, like a cloistress, she will veiled walk,

And water once a day her chamber round SCENE I.-An Apartment in the Duke's

With eye-offending brine: all this, to season Palace.

A brother's dead love, which she would keep Enter DUKE, CURIO, LORDS; Musicians And lasting, in her sad remembrance. [fresh, attending.

Duke. 0, she, that hath a heart of that fine

frame, Duke. If music be the food of love, play on, To pay this debt of love but to a brother, Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting,

How will she love, when the rich golden shalt, The appetite may sicken, and so die.

Hath kill'd the flock of all affections else That strain again ;-it had a dying fall : | That live in her ! when liver, brain, and heart, 0, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, These sovereign thrones, are all supplied, and That breathes upon a bank of violets,

fillid, Stealing, and giving odour.-Enough; no (Her sweet perfections,) with one self king!more;

Away before me to sweet beds of flowers; "Tis not so sweet now, as it was before. Love-thoughts lie rich, when canopied with O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou!


(Exeunt. That notwithstanding thy capacity Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,

SCENE II.-The Sea Coast.
Of what validity and pitch soever,

Enter Viola, CAPTAIN, and Sailors.
But falls into abatement and low price,
Even in a minute! so full of shapes is fancy,

Vio. What country, friends, is this?
That it alone is high-fantastical.f.

Cap. Illyria, lady. Cur. Will you go hunt, my lord ?

Vio. And what should I do in Illyria ? Duke. What, Curio ?

My brother he is in Elysium. Cur. The hart.

Perchance, he is not drown'd: What think Duke. Why, so I do, the noblest that I have:

you, sailors ? 0, when mine eyes did see Olivia first,

Cap. It is perchance, that you yourself were Methought, she purg'd the air of pestilence;

saved. That instant was I turn'd into a hart;

Vio. O my poor brother! and so, perchance, And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,

may he be. Eer since pursue me.-How now ? what news

Cap. True, madam: and, to comfort you with from her ?


Assure yourself, after our ship did split,

When you, and that poor number saved with Val. So please my lord, I might not be ad

you, mitted,

Hung on our driving boat, I saw your brother, But from ber handmaid do return this answer: Most provident in peril, bind himself The element itself, till seven years heat, (Courage and hope both teaching him the Shall not behold her face at ample view;


To a strong mast, that lived upon the sea, • Value Fantastical to the height. Heated. | Where, like Arion on the dolphin's back,


I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves, 1 you: I heard my lady talk of it yesterday; and So long as I could see.

of a foolish knight, that you brought in one Vio. For saying so, there's gold:

| night here, to be her wooer. Mine own escape unfoldeth to my hope,

Sir To. Who? Sir Andrew Ague-cheek? Whereto thy speech serves for authority,

Mar. Ay, he. The like of him. Know'st thou this country ? | Sir To. He's as tall* a man as any's in Illyria. Cap. Ay, Madam, well; for I was bred and Mar. What's that to the purpose ? born,

Sir To. Why, he has three thousand ducats Not three hours' travel from this very place. a year. Vio. Who governs here?

Mar. Aye, but he'll have but a year in all Cap. A noble duke, in nature,

these ducats; he's a very fool, and a prodigal. As in his name.

Sir To. Fye, that you'll say so! he plays o' Vio. What is his name?

the viol-de-gambo, and speaks three or four Cap. Orsino.

languages word for word without book, and Vio. Orsino ! I have heard my father name hath all the good gifts of nature. He was a bachelor then.


Mar. He hath, indeed, -almost natural : for, Cap. And so is now,

besides that he's a fool, he's a great quarreller; Or was so very late : for but a month

and, but that he hath the gift of a coward to Ago I went from hence; and then 'twas fresh allay the gust he hath in quarrelling, 'tis thought In murmur;(as, you know, what great ones do, among the prudent, he would quickly have the The less will prattle of,) that he did seek gift of a grave. The love of fair Olivia.'

Sir To. By this hand, they are scoundrels, Vio. What's she?

and substractors, that say so of him. Who are Cap. A virtuous maid, the daughter of a they? count

[ing her Mar. They that add moreover, he's drunk That died some twelvemonth since; then leav nightly in your company. In the protection of his son, her brother,

Sir To. With drinking healths to my niece ; Who shortly also died : for whose dear love, I'll drink to her, as long as there is a passage They say, she hath abjur'd the company in my throat, and drink in Illyria : He's a And sight of men.

coward and a coystril,t that will not drink to Vio. O, that I served that lady:

my niece, till his brains turn o' the toe like a And might not be delivered to the world, parish-top. What, wench? Castiliano vulgo; Till I had made mine own occasion mellow, for here comes Sir Andrew Ague-face. What my estate is. Cap. 'I'hat were hard to compass;

Enter Sir ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK. Because she will admit no kind of suit,

Sir And. Sir Toby, Belch! how now, Sir Toby No, not the duke's.

Belch? Vio. There is a fair behaviour in thee, cap Sir To. Sweet Sir Andrew ! : tain;

Sir And. Bless you, fair shrew. And though that nature with a beauteous wall

Mar. And you too, Sir. Doth oft close in pollution, yet of thee

Sir To. Accost, Sir Andrew, accost. I will believe, thou hast a mind that suits

Sir And. What's that? With this thy fair and outward character,

Sir To, My niece's chamber-maid. I pray thee, and I'll pay thee bounteously, Sir And. Good mistress Accost, I desire bet Conceal me what I am, and be my aid

ter acquaintance. For such disguise as, haply, shall become

Mar. My name is Mary, Sir.
The form of my intent. l'il serve this duke ; Sir And. Good mistress Mary Accost,
Thou shalt present me as an eunuch to him,

1. Sir To. You mistake, knight: accost, is, front
It may be worth thy pains; for I can sing, | her, board her, woo her, assail her.
And speak to him in many sorts of music, Sir And. By my troth, I would not undertake
That will allow me very worth his service.

her in this company. Is that the meaning of What else may hap, to time I will commit;

accost? Only shape thou thy silence to my wit. Cap. Be you his eunuch, and your mute I'll |

| Mar. Fare you well, gentlemen.

Sir To. An thou let part so, Sir Andrew, (see !

'would you might'st never draw sword again. When my tongue blabs, then let mine eyes not Sir And. An you part so, mistress, I would

Vio. I thank thee : Lead me on. [Exeunt. I might never draw sword again. Fair lady, SCENE III.-A Room in Olivia's House. do you think you have fools in hand ?

| Mar. Sir, I have not you by the hand. Enter Sir TOBY Belch, and Maria.

Sir And. Marry, but you shall have; and Sir To. What a plague means my niece, to here's my hand. take the death of her brother thus? I am sure, | Mar. Now, Sir, thought is free: I pray you, care's an enemy to life.

bring your hand to the buttery-bar, and let it Mar. By troth, Sir Toby, you must come in

drink. earlier o’nights; your cousin, my lady, takes Sir And. Wherefore sweet heart? what's great exceptions to your ill hours.

your metaphor ? Sir To.

her except before e

efore excepted. Mar. It's dry. Sir. Mar. Ay, but you must confine yourself Sir And. Why, I think so; I am not such a.) within the modest limits of order.

ass, but I can keep my hand dry. But what's Sir To. Confine? I'll confine myself no finer your jest ? than I am: these clothes are good enough to Mar. A dry jest, Sir. drink in, and so be these boots too; an they Sir And. Are you full of them? be not, let them hang themselves in their own Mar. Ay, Sir; I have them at my fingers' straps.

ends : marry, now I let go your hand, I am Mar. That quaffing and drinking will undo barren.

(Exit MARIA. * Approve.

+ Keystril, a bastard hawk.

* Stout

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Sir To. O knight, thou lack'st a cup of ca- | wards you, Cesario, you are like to be much nary: When did I see thee so put down ? advanced; he hath known you but three days,

Sir And. Never in your life, I think; unless and already you are no stranger. you see canary put me down: Methinks, some- Vio. You either fear his humour, or my times I have no more wit than a Christian, or negligence, that you call in question the conan ordinary man has : but I am a great eater tinuance of his love: Is he inconstant, Sir, in of beef, and, I believe, that does harm to my his favours ? wit.

Val. No, believe me.
Sir To. No question.
Sir And. An I thought that, I'd forswear it.

Enter DUKE, CURio, and Attendants.
I'll ride home to-morrow, Sir Toby.

Vio. I thank you. Here comes the count. Sir To. Pourquoy, my dear knight?

Duke. Who saw Cesario, ho? Sir And. What is pourquoy? do or not do? I || Vio. On your attendance, my lord; here. would I had bestowed that time in the tongues,

Duke. Stand you awhile aloof.Cesario, that I have in fencing, dancing, and bear_baita Thou know'st no less but all; I have unclasp'd ing: 0, had I but followed the arts !

To thee the book even of my secret soul: Sir To. Then hadst thou had an excellent Therefore, good youth, address thy gait* unto bead of hair.

her; Sir And, Why, would that have mended my

Be not denied access, stand at her doors, hair?

And tell them, there thy fixed foot shall grow, Sir To. Past question ; for thou seest, it will Till thou have audience. not curl by nature.

Vio. Sure, my noble lord, Sir And. But it becomes me well enough. | If she be so abandon’d to her sorrow does't not?

As it is spoke, she never will admit me. Sir To. Excellent; it hang's like flax on al Duke. Be clamorous, and leap all civil distaff; and I hope to see a housewife take

bounds, thee between her legs, and spin it off.

Rather than make unprofited return. Sir And, 'Faith, I'll home to-morrow, Sir

Vio. Say, I do speak with her, my lord; Toby: your niece will not be seen; or, if she

What then ? be, it's four to one she'll none of me: the count

Duke. O, then unfold the passion of my love, himself, here hard by, wooes her.

Surprise her with discourse of my dear faith : Sir To. She'll none o' the count; she'll not It shall become thee well to act my woes; match above her degree, neither in estate,

S o brdo n aithar'in estate | She will attend it better in thy youth, years, nor wit; I have heard her swear it! | Than in a nuncio of more grave aspect. Tut, there's life in't, man.

Vio. I think not so, my lord. Sir And. I'll stay a month longer. I am a

Duke. Dear lad, believe it; fellow oʻthe strangest mind i the world; il For they shall yet belie thy happy years delight in masques and revels sometimes alto

That say, thou art a man: Diana's lip gether.

Is not more smooth, and rubious; thy small Sir To. Art thou good at these kick-shaws,

pipe knight?

Is as the maiden's organ, shrill, and sound, Sir And. As any man in Ullyria. whatsoever And all is semblative a woman's part. he be, under the degree of my betters; and vet II know, thy constellation is right apt I will not compare with an old man.

For this affair:-Some four, or five, attend him; Sir To. What is thy excellence in a galliard,

All, if you will; for I myself am best, knight?

When least in company Prosper well in this, Sir And. 'Faith, I can cut a caper.

And thou shalt live as freely as thy lord, Sir To. And I can cut the mutton to't.

To call his fortunes thine. Sir And. And, I think, I have the back-trick,

Vio. I'll do my best, simply as strong as any man in Illyria.

To woo your lady: yet, [Aside.) a barfult strife! Sir To. Wherefore are these things hid ? |

Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wile. wherefore have these gifts a curtain before

(Exeunt. them? are they like to take dust, like mistress SCENE V.-A Room in OLIVIA's House. Mall's picture? why dost thou not go to church

Enter Maria, and Clown. in a galliard, and come home in a coranto? My very walk should be a jig; I would not so

Mar. Nay, either tell me where thou hast much as make water, but in a sink-a-pace.* been, or I will not open my lips, so wide as a What dost thou mean? is it a world to hide

| bristle may enter, in way of thy excuse: my virtues in? I did think, by the excellent con

| lady will hang thee for thy absence. stitution of thy leg, it was forined under the

Clo. Let her hang me: he, that is well hanged star of a galliard.

in this world, needs to fear no colours. Sir And. Ay, 'tis strong, and it does indiffe

Mar. Make that good. rent well in a flame-coloured stock.t Shall we

Clo. He shall see none to fear. set about some revels?

Mur. A good lentent answer: I can tell thee Sir To. What shall we do else? were we not where that saying was born, of, I fear no coborn under Taurus?

lours, Sir And. Taurus ? that's sides and heart.

Clo. Where, good mistress Mary? Sir To. No, Sir; it is legs and thighs. Let

Mar. In the wars; and that may you be bold me see thee caper: ha! higher: ha, ha!-ex. to say in your foolery. cellent!

il Clo. Well, God give them wisdom, that have [Exeunt.

" it; and those that are fools, let them use their SCENE IV.-A Room in the Duke's Palace.

| talents.

Mar. Yet you will be hanged, for being so Enter VALENTINE, and Viola in man's attire.

IOLA in man's attire. | long absent : or, to be turned away; is not that Val. If the duke continue these favours to- | as good as a hanging to you?

* Go thy way . Cinquc sace, the name of a dance. Stocking. + Full of impediments.

Short and spare.

Clo. Many a good hanging prevents & bad more brain than a stone. Look you now, he's marriage; and, for turning away, let summer out of his guard already; unless you laugh and bear it out.

minister occasion to him, he is gagged, 1 proMar. You are resolute then ?

test, I take these wise men, that crow so at Clo. Not so neither; but I am resolved on these set kind of fools, no better than the fools' two points.

zanies.* Mar. That, if one break,* the other will hold; Oli. (), you are sick of self-love, Malvolio, or, if both break, your gaskins fall.

and taste with a distempered appetite. To be Clo. Apt, in good faith; very apt! Well, go generous, guiltless, and of free disposition, is thy way; if Sir Toby would leave drinking, to take those things for bird-bolts,t that you thou wert as witty a piece of Eve's flesh as any deem cannon-bullets : There is no slander in in Illyria.

an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail ; Mar. Peace, you rogue, no more o' that; | nor no railing in a known discreet man, though here comes my lady: make your excuse wisely, he do nothing but reprove. you were best.

(Exit. | Clo. Now Mercury endue thee with leasing,

for thou speakest well of fools ! Enter Olivia, und MALVOLIO. Clo. Wit, and't be thy will, put me into good

Re-enter Maria. fooling! Those wits, that think they have thee, Mar. Madam, there is at the gate a young do very oft prove fools; and I, that am sure f gentleman, much desires to speak with you. Tack thee, may pass for a wise man : For what! Oli. From the count Orsino, is it? says Quinapalus? Better a witty fool, than a Mar. I know not, madam ; 'tis a fair young foolish wit. God bless thee, lady!

man, and well attended. Oli. Take the fool away.

oli. Who of my people hold him in delay ? Clo. Do you not hear, fellows ? Take away Mar, Sir Toby, madam, your kinsman, the lady.

Oli, Fetch him off, I pray you; he speaks Oli. Go to, you're a dry fool ; I'll no more of nothing but madman: Fye on him! (Erit you : besides, you grow dishonest.

MARIA.) Go you, Malvolio; if it be a suit from Clo. Two faults, madonna,t that drink and the count, I am sick, or not at home; what you good counsel will amend : for give the dry fool will, to dismiss it. (Exit MALVOLIO.] Now drink, then is the fool not dry; bid the dishon- you see, Sir, how your fooling grows old, and est man mend himself; if he mend, he is no people dislike it. longer dishonest; if he cannot, let the botcher Clo. Thou hast spoke for us, madonna, as if

d him : Any thing, that's mended, is but thy eldest son should be a fool : whose skull patched : virtue, that transgresses, is but pat-Jove cram with brains, for here he comes, one ched with sin; and sin, that amends, is but of thy kin, has a most weak pia mater. patched with virtue : If that this simple syllo

Enter Sir Toby BELCH. gism will serve, so; if it will not, What remedy? As there is no true cuckold but calamity, . Oli. By mine honour, half drunk.--What is so beauty's a flower :-the lady bade take away he at the gate, cousin ? the fool; therefore, I say again, take her away.

Sir To. A gentleman. Oli. Sir, I bade them take away you.

Oli. A gentleman ? What gentleman ? Clo, Misprision in the highest degree!-Lady,

Sir To. "Tis a gentleman here-A plague o' Cucullus non facit monachum ; that's as much as

facit monachim that as much as I these pickle-herrings !-How now, sot? to say, I wear not motely in my brain. Good | Clo. Good Sir Toby,— madonna, give me leave to prove you a fool.

Oli. Cousin, cousin, how have you come so Oli. Can you do it?

early by this lethargy? Clo. Dexterously, good madonna.

Sir To. Lechery ! I defy lechery: There's one Oli. Make your proof.

at the gate. Clo. I must catechize you for it, madonna; Oli. Ay, marry; what is he? Good my mouse of virtue, answer me.

Sir To. Let him be the devil, an he will, I Oli. Well, Sir, for want of other idleness,

care not: give me faith, say I.' Well, it's all I'll 'bide your proof.

(Exit. Clo. Good madonna, why mourn'st thou ?

Oli. What's a drunken man like, fool ? Oli, Good fool, for my brother's death.

Clo. Like a drown'd man, a fool, and a madClo. I think, his soul is in hell, madonna. | man: one draught above heat makes him a Oli. I know his soul is in heaven, fool. fool; the second mads him; and a third drowns Clo. The more fool you, madonna, to mourn

him. for your brother's soul being in heaven.--Take

Oli. Go thou and seek the coroner, and let away the fool, gentlemen...

him sit o' my coz; for he's in the third degree Oli. What think you of this fool, Malvolio ? of drink, he's drown'd: go look after him., doth he not mend ?

Clo. He is but mad yet, madonna ; and the Mal. Yes; and shall do, till the pangs of fool shall look to the madman. [Exit CLOWN. death shake him : Infirmity, that decays the wise, doth ever make the better fool.

Re-enter. MALVOLIO. Clo, God send you, Sir, a speedy infirmity, Mul. Madam, yond young fellow swears he for the better increasing your folly Sir Toby | will speak with you. I told him you were sick ; will be sworn, that I am no fox; but he will he takes on him to unders

| he takes on him to understand so much, and not pass his word for two-pence that you are

therefore comes to speak with you: I told him no fool.

you were asleep; he seems to have a fore-knowOli. How say you to that, Malvolio ? ledge of that too, and therefore comes to speak Mal. 1 marvel your ladyship takes delight in with you. What is to be said to him, lady? such a barren rascal ; I saw him put down the he's fortified against any denial. other day with an ordinary fool, that has no

Oli. Tell him, he shall not speak with me, * Points were hooks which fastened the hose or brecches.

* Fools' baubles. Short arrows.

Lying | Italian, mistress, dame,

| The cover of the brain.

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