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Measure for Measure

ActIV. Scene II.

THE

PLAYS

OF

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE,

ACCURATELY PRINTED FROM

THE TEXT OF MR. STEEVEN'S

LAST EDITION,

WITH

A SELECTION

OF

THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTES,

VOLUME II.

CONTAINING

TWELFTH-NIGHT: OR WHAT YOU WILL,
MEASURE FOR MEASURE,

LEIPSICK:

PRINTED FON GERHARD FLEISCHER TIIE YOUNGER.

18 04.

SOLX

TWELFTH-NIGHT:

OR,

WHAT YOU WILL.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

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Orsino, Duke of Illyria.
Sebastian, a young gentleman, brother to Viola.
Antonio, a sea-captain, friend to Sebastian.
A sea-captain, friend to Viola.
Valentine,
Curio,

Gentlemen attending on the Duke.
Sir Toby Belch, uncle to Olivia.
Sir Andrew Ague cheek.
Malyolio, steward to Olivia.
Fabian,
Clown,

servants to Olivia. Olivia, a rich Countess, Viola, in love with the Duke. Maria, Olivia's woman. Lords, Priests, Sailors, Officers, Musicians, and

other Attendients. SCENE,

a city in Illyria; and the sea.coast

near it.

VOL. II.

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An apartment in the Duke's palace.
Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords ; Musicians attending.
Duke. If musick be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again ; it had a dying fall:
0, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south,
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour. Enough ; no more;
'Tis not so sweet now, as it was before.
O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou !
That, notwithstanding thy 'capacity
Receiveth as the sea, nought enters thcre,
of what validity and pitch soever,
But falls into abatement and low price,
Even in a minute! so full of shapes is fancy,
That it alone is high-fantastical.

Cur. Will you go hunt, my Lord ?
Duke. What, Curio ?
Cur. The hart.

Duke. Why, so I do, the noblest that I have:
O, when inine eyes did see Olivia first,
Methought, she purg'd the air of pestilence;
That instant was I turu'd into a hart;
And my desires, like fell aud cruel hounds,
E’er since pursue me.

How now? What news from her?

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