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to the count's serving man, than ever she bestowed Ant. I could not stay behind you ; my desire, upon me; I saw't i'the orchard.

More sharp than filed steel, did spur me forth; Sir To. Did she see thee the while, old boy ? tell And not all love to see you (thongh so much, me that.

As might have drawn one to a longer voyage), Sir And. As plain as I see you now.

But jealousy what might befall your travel,
Fab. This was a great argument of love in her to- Being skilless in these parts; which to a stranger,

Unguided, and unfriended, often prove.
Sir And. 'Slight! will you make an ass o'me! Rough and un hospitable: my willing love,
Fab. I will prove it legitimate, sir, upon the caths The rather by these arguments of fear,
of judgment and reason.

Set forth in your pursuit.
Sir To. And they have been grand jurymen, since Seb.

My kind Antonio, before Noah was a sailor.

I can no other answer make, but thanks, Fab. She did show favour to the youth in your And thanks, and ever thanks : Often good turns sight, only to exasperate you, to awake your dor- Are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay : mouse vatour, to pat fire in your heart, and brimstone But, were my worth, as is my conscience, firm, in your liver: You should then have accosted her ; You should find better dealing. What's to do? and with some excellent jest, fire new from the mint, Shall we go see the reliques of this town? you should have banged the youth into dambness. Ant. To-morrow, sir; best, first go see your lodgThis was looked for at your hand, and this was Seb. I am not weary, and 'tis long to night; baulked: the double gilt of this opportunity you let I pray you, let us satisfy our eyes time wash off, and you are now sailed into the north With the memorials, and the things of fame, of my lady's opinion; where you will hang like an That do renown this city. iciele on a Datchman's beard, unless you do redeem Ant.

'Would, you'd pardon me; it by some laadable attempt, either of valour, or po- I do not without danger walk these streets : licy.

Once, in a sea-fight, 'gainst the count his gallies, Šir And. And't be any way, it must be with ya- I did some service of such note, indeed, lour; for policy I hate; I had as lief be a Brownist, That, were 1 ta'en here, it would scarce be answer'a. as a politician.

Seb. Belike, you slew great number of his people. Sir To. Why then, build me thy fortunes upon the Ant. The offence is not of such a bloody nature; basis of valour. Challenge me the count's youth to Albeit the quality of the time, and quarrel fight with him; hurt him in eleven places, my niece Might well have given us bloody argument. shall take note of it; and assure thyself, there is no It might have since been answer'd in repaying love-broker in the world can more prevail in man's What we took from them; which, for traflic's sake, commendation with woman, than report of valour, Most of our city did: only myself stood oat :

Fab. There is no way but this, sir Andrew. For which, if I be lapsed in this place,

Sir And. Will either of you bear me a challenge I shall pay dear. to him!


Do not then walk' too open. Sir To. Go, write it in a martial hand : be curst Ant. It doth not fit me. Hold, sir, here's my purse; and brief; it is no matter bow witty, so it be elo- In the south suburbs, at the Elephant, quent, and full of invention : taunt him with the li- Is best to lodge: I will bespeak our diet, [ledge cence of ink: if thou thou'st him some thrice, it Wbiles yon begaile the time, and feed your knowshall not be amiss; and as many lies as will lie in With viewing of the town : there shall you have me. thy sheet of paper, although the sheet were big enough Seb. Why I your purse ! for the bed of Ware in England, set 'em down : go, Ant. Haply, yoor eye shall light apon some toy about it. Let there be gall enough in thy ink. You have desire to purchase ; and your store, though thou write with a goose-pen, no matter : I think, is not for id e markets, sir. About it.

Seb. I'll be your purse-bearer, and leave you for Sir And. Where shall I find you?

An hour. Sir To. We'll call thee at the cubiculo : Go.

Ant. To the Elephant. (Exit Sir Andrew. Seb.

I do remember. Pab. This is a dear manakin to you, sir Toby.

(Exeunt. Sir To. I have been dear to him, lad; some two

SCENE IV. Olivia's Garden. thonsand strong, or so. Fab. We shall have a rare letter from him ; but

Enter Olivia and Maria. you'll not deliver it. Sir To. Never trust me then ; and by all means How shall I feast hin' what bestow on him!

Oli. I have sent after him : He says, he'll conne; stir on the youth to an answer. I think, oxen and

For youth is bought more oft, than begy'd, or borwain-ropes cannot hale them together. For Andrew, if he were opened, and you find so much blood in his where is Malvolio ?--he is sad, and civil,

I speak too loud.

[row'd. liver as will clog the foot of a flea, l'll eat the rest And suits well for a seryant with my fortunes ; of the anatomy.

Where is Malvolio ? Fab. And his opposite, the youth, bears in his visage


He's coming, madam; no great presage of cruelty.

But in strange manner. He is su e possess'd.
Enter Maria.

Oli. Why, what's the matter! does he rave? Sir To. Look, where the youngest wren of nine


No, madam,

He does nothing but smile : your ladyship comes. Mar. If you desire the spleen, and will laugh your

Were best have guard about you, if he come; selves into stitches, follow me : yon' gull Malvolio is For, sure, the man is tainted in his wits. turned heathen, a very renegado; for there is no

Oli. Go call him hither. I'm as mad as he, Christian, that means to be saved by believing If sad and merry madness equal be. rightly, can ever believe such impossible passages of

Enter Malvolio. grossness. He's in yellow stockings.

How now, Malvolio? Sir To. And cross-gartered?

Mal. Sweet lady, ho, ho. [Smiles fantastically. Mar. Most villanously : like a pedant that keeps a Oli. Smil'st thon? school i'the church.- have dogged him, like his I sent for thee upon a sad occasion. murderer : he does obey every point of the letter that Mal. Sad, lady! I could be sad : this does make I dropped to betray him. He does smile his face into

some obstruction in the blood, this cross-gartering: more lines, than are in the new map, with the ang- but what of that, if it please the eye of one, it is with mentation of the Indies: you have not seen such a

me as the very true sonnet is : Please one, and please thing as 'lis ; I can hardly forbear hurling things at all. him. I know, my lady will strike him ; if she do, Oli. Why, how dost thou, man ! what is the mat. he'll smile, and take't for a great favour.

ter with thee? Sir To. Come, bring us, bring us where he is.

Mal. Not black in my mind, though yellow in my

[Exeunt. legs: It did come to his hands, and commands shall SCENE III. A Street.

be executed. I think, we do know the sweet Roman

hand. Enter Antonio and Sebastian.

Oli. Wilt thou go to bed, Malvolio ? Seb. I would not, by my will, have troubled you ; Mal. To bed! ay, sweetheart; and l'il come to thee. But, since you make your pleasure of your pains, Oli, God comfort thee! why dost thou smile so, I will no further chide you.

and kiss thy hand so oft!


Mar. How do you, Malvolio?

Mar. Get him to say his prayers ; good sir Toby, Mal. At your request ? Yes ; Nightingales answer get him to pray. daws.

Mal. My prayers, mins ! Mar. Why appear you with this ridiculous bold- Mar. No, I warrant you, he will not hear of godliness before my lady?

Mal, Be not afraid of greatness 'Twas well writ. Mai, Go, hang yourselves all ! you are idle shallow Oli. What meanest thou by that, Malvolio! things : I am not of your element ; you shall know Mal. Some are born great,

more hereafter.

(Exit. oli. Ha?

Sir To. Is't possible? Mal. Some achieve greatness,

Fab. If this were played upon a stage now, I could Oli. What say'st thou ?

condemn it as an improbable fiction. Mal. And some have greatness thrust upon them. Sir To. His very genius hath taken the infection of Oli. Heaven restore thee!

the device, man. Mal. Remember who commended thy yellow stock- Mar. Nay, pursue him now ; lest the device take ings ;

air, and taint. Oli. Thy yellow stockings?

Fab. Why, we shall make him mad, indeed. Mal. And rish'd to see thee cross-gartered i

Mar. The house will be the quieter. Oli. Cross-gartered ?

Sir To. Come, we'll have him in a dark room, and Mal. Go to ;-thou art made if thou desirest to be bound. My niece is already in the belief that he is 80

mad; we may carry it thus for our pleasure, and his Oli. Am I made ?

penance, till our very pastime, tired out of breath, Mal. If not, let me see thee a servant still, prompt us to have mercy on him : at which time, Oli. Why, this is very midsummer madness. we will bring the device to the bar, and crown thee

for a finder of madmen. But see, but see. Enter Servant.

Enter Sir Andrew Ague-cheek. Ser. Madam, the young gentleman of the count Orsino's is returned ; I could hardly entreat him back :

Fah. More matter for a May morning. he attends your ladyship's pleasure.

Sir And. Here's the challenge, read it; I warrant, Oli. I'll come to him. [ Exit Servant.] Good Ma

there's vinegar and pepper in't. ria, let this fellow be looked to. Where's my cousin

Fab. Is't so saucy? Toby? Let some of my people have a special care

Sir And. Ay, is it, I warrant him: do but read. of him: I would not have him miscarry for the half art, thou art but a scurry fellow.

Sir To. Give me. [Reads] Youth, whatsoever thou of my dowry. (Exeunt Olivia and Maria,

Fab. Good, and valiant. Mal. Oh, ho! do you come near me now? no worse man than sir Toby to look to me! This concurs why I do call thee so, for I will show thee no reason

Sir To. Woniter not, nor admire not in thy mind, directly with the letter : she sends him on purpose, me to that in the letter. Cast the humble slough, says of the law. that I may appear stubborn to him ; for she incites fort

Fab. A good note: that keeps you from the blow she; be opposite with a kinsman, surly with servants, - let thy tongue tang with arguments of state,-put sight she uses thee kinelly; but thou liest in thy throat,

Sir To. Thou comest to the lady Olivia, and in my thyself into the trick of singularity and, consequently, sets down the manner how'; as, a sad face, that is not the matter I challenge thee for. a reverend carriage, a slow tongue, in the habit of

Fab. Very brief, and exceeding good sense-less. some sir of note, and so forth. I have limed her: it be thy chance to kill me,

Sir To. I will way-lay thee going home; where if but it is Jove's doing, and Jove make me thankful!

Fab. Good And, when she went away now, Let this fellow be

Sir To. Thou killest me like a rogue and a villain. looked to: Fellow ! not Malvolio, not after my degree, but fellow. Why, thing adheres toge- Good. her; that no dramof seruple, noseruple of a sortir

Fab. Still you speak o'the windy side of the law.

Sir To. Fare thee well; And God have mercy upon ple, no obstacle, no incredulous or unsafe cireamstance,-What can be said ? Nothing, that can be, my hope is better, and so look to thyself! Thy friend,

one of our souls ! He may hare mercy upon mine ; but can come between me and the full prospect of my hopes. Well, Jove, not I, is the doer of this, and

as thou usest him, and thy sworn enemy,

Andrero Ague-cheek. he is to be thanked.

Sir To. If this letter move him not, his legs canRe-enter Maria, with Sir Toby Belch and Fabian. not: I'll give't him. Sir To. Which wav is he, in the name of sanctity? now in some commerce with my lady, and will by

Mar. You may have very fit occasion for't; he is If all the devils in hell be drawn in little, and Le- and by depart. gion himself possessed him, yet l'll speak to him. Fab. Here he is, here he is :-How is't with you, corner of the orchard, like a burn-bailiff: so soon as

Sir To. Go, sir Andrew ; scout me for him at the sir ? how is't with you, man? Mal. Go off ; I discard you ; let me enjoy my pri- swear horrib'e ; for it comes to pass oft, that a terri

ever thou seest him, draw; and, as thou drawest, vate ; go off.

Mar. Lo, how bollow the fiend speaks within him: ble oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twanged did not I tell you ---Sir Toby, my lady prays you to itseli would have earned him. Away.

off, gives manhood more approbation than ever proof have a care of him. Mal. Ah, la ! does she so?

Sir And. Nay, let me alone for swearing. (Erit. Sir To. Go to, go to; peace, peace, we must deal behaviour of the young gentleman gives him out to be

Sir To. Now will not I deliver his letter : for the gently with him; let me alone. How do you, Malvolio? how is't with you? What, man! defy the devil:

of good capacity and breeding; his employment beconsider, he's an enemy to mankind.

tween his lord and my niece confirms no less; thereMal. Do you know is hat you say !

fore this letter, being so excelleutly ignorant, will Mar. La you, an you speak ill of the devil ; how breed no terror in the youth, he will tind it comes he takes it at heart ! pray God, he be not bewitched from a clodpole. But, sir, I will deliver his challenge Fab. Carry his water to the wise woman.

by word of mouth; set upon Ague-cheek a notable Mar. Marry, and it shall be done to-morrow morn his youth will aptly receive it), into a most hideous

report of valour; and drive the gentleman (as, I know, ing, if I live. My lady would not lose him for more opinion of his rage, skill, fury, and impetuosity. This than I'll say. Mal. How now, mistress?

will so fright them both, that they will kill one anMar. 0 lord !

other by the look, like cockatrices. Sir To. Pr'ythee, hold thy peace; this is not the

Enter Olivia and Viola. way: Do you not see, you move him ? let me alone Fab. Here he comes with your niece : give them

way, till he take leave, and presently after him. Fab. No way but gentleness ; gently, gently : the Sir To. I will meditate the while upon some horfiend is rough, and will not be roughly used. rid message for a challenge. Sir To. Why, how now, my bawcock ? how dost

[Exeunt Sir Toby, Fabian, and Maria. thou, chack?

Oli. I have said too much unto a heart of stone, Mal. Sir?

And laid mine honour too unchary out: Sir To. Ay, Biddy, come with me. What, man! There's something in me, that reproves my fault; 'tis not for gravity to play at cherry-pit with Satan : But such a headstrong potent fault it is, Hang him, foul collier!

That it but mocks reproof.

with him.

Vio. With the same 'haviour that your passion

Re-enter Fabian and Viola. Go on my master's griefs.

(bears, I have his horse (To Fab.) to take up the quarrel ; Oli. Here, wear this jewel for me, 'tis my picture ; I have persuaded him, the youth's a devil. Refuse it not, it hath no tongue to vex you:

Fab. He is as horribly conceited of him; and pants, And, I beseech you, come again to-morrow. What shall you ask of me, that I'll deny ;

and looks pale, as if a bear were at his heels. That honour, sav'd, may upon asking give?

Sir To. There's no remedy, sir; he will fight with

you for his oath sake : marry, he had better bethought Vio. Nothing but this, your true love for my master. Oli. How with mine honour may I give bim that him of his.quarrel, and he linds that now scarce to be Which I have given to you !

worth talking of therefore, draw for the supportVio.

I will acquit you !

ance of his vow, he protests he will not hurt you., Oli. Well, come again to-morrow : Fare thee well;

Vio. Pray God defend me! A little thing would A fiend, like thee, might bear my soul to hell. [Exit: make me tell them

how much I lack of a man. [ Aside.

Fab. Give ground, if you see him furious.
Re-enter Sir Toby Belch and Fabian.

Sir To. Come, sir Andrew, there's no remedy; the Sir To. Gentleman, God save thee.

gentleman will, for his honour's sake, have one bout Vio. And you, sir.

with you: he cannot by the duello avoid it; but he Sir To. That defence thou hast, betake thee to't: has promised me, as he is a gentleman and a soldier, of what nature the wrongs are thou hast done him, he will not hurt you. Come on ; to't. know not; but thy intercepter, full of despite, bloody Sir And. Pray God, he keep his oath ! [Draus. as the hunter, attends thee at the orchard end : dis

Enter Antonio. mount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for thy Vio. I do assure you, 'tis against my will. [Draws. assailant is quick, skilful, and deadly.

Ant. Put up your sword ; --If this young gentleman Vio. You mistake, sir; I am sure, no man hath Have done offence, I take the fault on me; any quarrel to me; my remembrance is very free and if you offend him, I for him defy you. [ Drawing clear from any image of offence done any man. Sir To. You, sir ? why, what are you?

Sir To. You'll find it otherwise, I assure you : Ant. One, sir, that for his love dares yet do more, therefore, if you hold your life at any price, betake Than you have heard him brag to you he will. you to your guard; for your opposite bath in him

Sir To. Nay, if you be an undertaker, I am for you. what youth, strength, skill, and wrath, can furnish

[Draros. man withal.

Enter two Officers. Vio. I pray you, sir, what is he?

Fab. O good sir Toby, hold; here come the officers. Sir To. He is knight, dubbed with unhacked ra- Sir To. I'll be with you anon. [To Antonio. pier, and on carpet consideration ; bat he is a devil in private brawl: soals and bodies hath he divorced

Vio. Pray, sir, put up your sword, if you please.

[To Sir Andrew. three; and his incensement at this moment is so implacable, that satisfaction can be done but by pangs mised you, I'll be as good as my word : He will bear

Sir And. Marry, will 1, sir!--and, for that I proof death and sepulchre : hob noh, is his word ; give't, you easily, and reins well. or take't. Vio. I will return again into the house, and desire

1 Off. This is the man; do thy office. some conduct of the lady. I am no fighter. I have of count Orsino

2 Off. Antonio, I arrest thee at the suit heard of some kind of men, that put quarrels par


You do mistake me, sir. posely on others, to taste their valour : belike, this is a man of that quirk.

1 Off No, sir, no jot; I know your favour well, Sir To. Sir, no; his indignation derives itself out Take him away; he knows, I know him well.

Though now you have no sea-cap on your head. of a very competent injury, therefore, get you on,

Ant. I must obey.--This comes with seeking you; and give him his desire. Back you shall not to the house, unless you undertake that with me, which What will you do? Now my necessity

But there's no remedy; I shall answer it. with 'as mach safety you might answer him; there- Makes me to ask you for my purse: li grieves me fore, on, or strip your sword stark naked; for med- Much more, for what I cannot do for you, dle you must, thai's certain, or forswear to wear iron Than what befalls myself. You stand amaz'd; about you..

But be of comfort. Vio. This is as uncivil as strange. I beseech you,

2 off. Come, sir, away. do me this courteous office, as to know of the knight

Ant. I must entreat of you some of that money. what my offence to him is; it is something of my

Vio. What money, sir? uegligence, nothing of my purpose.

For the fair kindness you have show'd me here, Sir To. I will do so. signior Fabian, stay you by And, part, being prompted by your present trouble, this gentleman till my return.

(Exit. Out of my lean and low ability Vio. Pray you, sir, do you know of this matter? Fab. I know the knight is incensed against you, I'll make division of my present with you :

I'll lead you something: my having is not much ; even to a mortal arbitrement; but notbing of the cir- Hold, there is half my coffer. cumstance more.


Will you deny me now! Vio. I beseech you, what manner of man is he? Fab. Nothing of that wonderful promise, to read Can lack persuasion? Do not tenpt my misery,

Is't possible, that my deserts to you him by his form, as you are like to find him in the Lest that it make me so unsound a man, proof of bis valour. He is, indeed, sir, the most skil. As to upbraid you with those kindnesses ful, bloody, and fatal opposite that you could possibly That I have done for you. bave found in any part of Illyria : will you walk to


I know of none; wards him ? I will make your peace with him, if I can. Nor know I you by voice or any feature :

Vio. I shall be much bound to you for't. I am one, I hate ingratitude more in a man, that would rather

go with sir priest, than sir knight: Than lying, vainness, babbliog, drankenness, I care not who kuows so much of my mettle. (Exeunt.

Or any taiat of vice, whose strong corruption
Re-enter Sir Toby, with Sir Andrew. Inhabits our frail blood.
Sir To. Why, man, he's a very devil; I have not Ant.

O heavens themselves! seen such a virago. I had a pass with him, rapier, 2 off. Come, sir, I pray you, go. (see here, scabbard, and all, and he gives me the stuck-in, with Ant. Let me speak a little. This youth that you such a mortal motion, that it is inevitable; and on I snatch'd one half out of the jaws of death; the answer, he pays you as surely as your feet hit the Relier'd him with such sanctity of love, ground they step on: they say he has been fencer to And to his image, which, methought, did promise the Sophy:

Most venerable worth, did I devotion. Sir And, Pox on't, I'll not meddle with him. 1 of: What's that to us! The time goes by; away.

Sir To. Ay, but he will not now be pacitied : Fa- Ant. But, o, how vile, an idol proves this god !-bian cay scarce hold him yonder.

Thou hast, Sebastian, done good feature shame. Sir And. Plague on't; an I thought he had been In nature there's no blemish, but the mind; valiant, and so cunning ence, I'd have seen hi None can be call'd deform'd, but the unkind : damned ere I'd have challenged him. Let him let the Virtue is beauty; but the beauteous-evil matter slip, and I'll give him my horse, gray Capilet. Are empty trunks, o'erflourish'd by the devil.

Sir 10. I'll make the motion : stand here, make a 1 of The man grows mad ; away with him. good show on't ; this shall end without the perdition Come, come, sir. of souls : marry, I'll ride your horse as well as I ride Ant. Lead me on. [Exeunt Officers, with Antonio. you.

[Aside. Vio. Methinks, his words do from such passion fly,

That he believes himself; so do not I.

Do not deny: beshrew his soul for me, Prove true, imagination, 0, prove true,

He started one poor heart of mine in thee. That I, dear brother, be now ta'en for you!

Seb. What relish is in this ? how runs the stream ? Sir To. Come hither, knight; come hither, Fabian; Or I am mad, or else this is a dream : we'll whisper o'er a couplet or two of most sage saws. Let fancy stil my sense in Lethe steep;

Vio. He pam'd Sebastian; I my brother know If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep! (hy me! Yet living in my glass ; even such and so,

Oli. Nay, come, I pr'ythee: would thou'dst be rul'd In favoar was my brother; and he went

Scb. Madam, I will Still in this fashion, colour, ornament,


O, say so, and so be! For him I imitate : o, if it prove,

(Exeunt. Tempests are kind, ard salt waves fresh in love![Erit.

SCENE II. A Room in Olivia's House. Sir To. A very dishonest paltry boy, and inore a coward than a hare: his dishonesty appears, in leav

Enter Maria and Clown. ing his friend bere in necessity, and denying bim; beard; make him believe thou art Sir Topas the cu

Mar. Nay, I pr'ythee, put on this gown and this and for his cowardship, ask Fabian.

Fab. A coward,a most devout coward, religious in it. rate; do it qnickly : I'll call Sir Toby the whilst. Sir And. 'Slid, I'll after him again, and beat him.

(Erit. Sir 10. Do, cur him soundly, but never draw thy sell in t; and I would I were the first that ever

Clo. Well, I'll put it on, and I will dissemble mysword. Sir And. An I do not,

(Exit. dissembled in such a gown. I am not fat enough to Fab. Come, let's see the event.

become the function well; nor lean enough to be Sir To. I dare lay any money, 'twill be nothing yet. thought a good student; but be said, an honest

[Exeunt. man, and a good housekeeper, goes as fairly, as to say,

a careful man, and a great scholar. The competitors

enter. ACT IV.

Enter Sir Toby Belch and Maria. SCENE I. The Street before Olivia's House.

Sir To. Jove bless thee, nfaster parson.

Clo. Bonos dies, Sir Toby: for as the old hermit of Enter Sebastian and Clourn.

Pragne, that never saw pen and ink, very wittily said Clo. Will you make me believe, that I am not sent to a niece of king Gorbodue, That, that is, is : so I, for you!

being master parson, am master person ; for what is Seb. Go to, go to, thou art a foolish fellow; that, but that? and is, but is? Let me be clear of thee.

Sir To. To him, Sir Topas. Clo. Well held out, i'faith! No, I do not know Clo. What, hoa, I say, --Peace in this prison ! you; nor I am not sent to you by my lady, to bid you

Sir To. The knave counterfeits well; a good knave. come speak with her; nor your name is not master Mal. [In an inner Chamber] Who calls there? Cesario; nor this is not my pose neither,--Nothing,

Clo. Sir Topas, the curate, who comes to visit Malthat is so, is so.

volio the lanatic. Seb. I pr'ythee, vent thy folly somewhere else ; Mal Sir Topas, Sir Topas, good Sir Topas, go to Thou know'st not me.

my lady. Clo. Vent my folly! he has heard that word of some Clo. Out, hyperbolical fiend! how vexest thou this great man, and now applies it to a fool. Vent my folly! man? talkest thou nothing but of ladies ? I am afraid this great lubber, the world, will prove a

Sir To. Well said, master parson. cockney.I pr’ythee now, ungird thy strangeness,

Mal. Sir Topas, bever was man thus wronged ! and tell me what I shall vent to my lady: shall i good Sir Topas, do not think I am mad; they have vent to her that thon art coming!

laid me here in hideons darkness. Seb. I pr'ythee, foolish Greek, depart from me; Clo. Fie, thou dishonest Sathan! I call thee by the 'There's money for thee; if you tarry longer,

most modest terms ; for I am one of those gentle ones, I shall give worse payment.

that will use the devil himself with courtesy: say'st Clo. By my troth, thou hast an open haud :-These thou, that house is dark ! wise men, that give fools money, get themselves a Mal. As hell, Sir Topas. good report after fourteen years' purchase.

Clo. Why, it bath bay-windows, transparent as bar

ricaroes, and the clear stones towards the south-north Enter Sir Andrew, Sir Toby, and Fabian. Sir And. Now, sir, have I met you again! there's

are as lustrous as ebony; and yet complaiuest thou of

obstruction ? for you.

[Striking Sebastian. seb. Why, there's for thee, and there, and there : house is dark.

Mal. I am not mad, Sir Topas; I say to you, this Are all the people mad ! [ Beating Sir Andreo. Sir To. Hold, sir, or I'll throw your dagger o'er ness, but ignorance; in which thou art more pazzled,

Clo Madman, thou errest: I say, there is no darkthe house. Clo. This will I tell my lady straight: I would not

than the Egyptians in their fog.

Mal. I say, this house is as dark as ignorance, though be in some of your coats for two-pence. [Erit.

Sir To. Come on, sir; bold. [Holding Sebastian. ignorance were as dark as hell ; and I say, there was Sir And, Nay, let him alone, I'll go another way

never man thus abused : Iam no more inad than you to work with him ; I'll have an action of battery

are ; make the trial of it in any constant question. . against him, if there be any law in Illyria : though I ing wild-fowl?

Cl. What is the opinion of Pythagoras, concernstruck him first, yet it's no matter for that.

Mal. That the soul of our grandam might haply Seb. Let go thy, hand.

inhabit a bird. Sir To. Come, sir, I will not let you go. Come, my young soldier, put up your iron': you are well

Clo. What thinkest thou of his opinion !

Mal. I think nobly of the soul, and no way approve fleshed ; come on. Seb. I will be free from thee. What wouldst thou now!

his opinion.

Clo. Fare thee well: remain thou still in darkness : If thou dar'st tempt me further, draw thy sworil.

thou shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras, ere I will

[ Drancs. Sir To. What, what? Nay, then I must have an

allow of thy wits; and fear to kill a woodcock, lest ounce or two of this malapert blood from you. [ Draws.

thou dispossess the scul of thy grandam. Fare thee

Enter Olivia.

Mal. Sir Topas, Sir Topas,-
Oli. Hold, Toby ; on thy lite, Icharge thee, hold. Sir To. My most exquisite Sir Topas !
Sir To. Madaan!

Clo. Nay, I am for all waters.
Oli. Will it be ever thus ? Ungracious wretch, Mar. Thou might'st Love done this without thy
Fit for the mountains, and the barbarous caves, beard, and gown; he sees thee not.
Where wanners pe'er were preach'd ! out of my sight!

Sir To. To him in thine own voice, and bring me Be not offended, dear Cesario :

word how thou findest him: I would we were well Rudesby, be gone! I pr'ythee, gentle friend, rid of this kvavery. If he may be conveniently de

(Exeunt Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Fabian. livered, I would be were ; for I am now so far in Let thy fair wisdom, not thy passion, sway

otience with my niece, that I cannot pursue with any In this uncivil and unjust extent

safety this sport to the apshot. Come by and by to Against thy peace. Go with me to my house ;

my chamber. [Exeunt Sir Toby and Maria. And hear thou there how many fruitless pranks Clo. Hey, Robin, jolly Robin, This ruflian hath botch'd up, that thou thereby

Tell me how thy lady does. [Singing May'st smile at this : thou shalt not choose, but go;

Mal, Fool,

Clo. My lady is unkind, perdy.

What time we will our celebration keep Mal. Fool,

According to my birth.-What do you say? Clo. Alas, why is she so?

Seb. I'll follow this good man, and go with you; Mcl. Pool, I say ;

And, having sworn truth, ever will be true. Clo. She loves another-Who calls, ba?

Oli. Then lead the way, good father :----And heaMal. Good fool, as ever thou wilt deserve well at

vens so shine, my hand, help me to a candle, and pen, ink, and that they may fairly note this act of mine! (Exeunt. paper; as I ain a gentleman, I will live to be thankful to thee for't. Clo. Master Malvolio !

Mal. Ay, good fool.
Clo. Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?

SCENE I. The Street before Olivia's House, Mal. Fool, there was never man so notoriously

Enter Cloon and Fabian. abused : I am as well in my wits, fool, as thou art. Fab. Now, as thou lovest me, let me see his letter.

Clo. But as well ? then you are mad, indeed, if you Clo. Good master Fabian, grant me another request. be no better in your wits than a fool.

Fab. Any thing: Mal. They have here propertied me; keep me in Clo. Do not desire to see this letter. darkness, send ministers to me, asses, and do all they Fab. That is, to give a dog, and, in recompense, can to face me out of my wits.

desire my dog again. Clo. Advise you what you say; the minister is here,

Enter Duke, Viola, and Attendants. -- Malvolio, Malvolio, thy wits the heavens restore ! endeavour thyself to sleep, and leave thy vain bibble

Duke. Belong you to the lady Olivia, friends ? babble.

Clo. Ay, sir; we are some of her trappings. Mal. Sir Topas,

Duke. I know thee well; How dost thou, my good

fellow? Clo. Maintain no words with him, good fellow.Who, 1, sir ? not I, sir. God b'wi'you, good Sir To

Clo. Truly, sir, the better for my fues, and the

worse for my friends. pas.--- Marry, amen.--I will, sir, I will, Mal. Fool, fool, fool, I say,

Duke. Just the contrary; the better for thy friends.

Cio. No, sir, the worse. Clo. Alas, sir, be patient. What say you, sir? I am shent for speaking to you.

Duke. How can that be! Mal. Good fool, help me to some light, and some of me; now my foes tell me plainly I am an ass : so

Clo. Marry, sir, they praise me, and make an ass paper; I tell thee, I ain as well in my wits, as any that by my foes, sir, I profit in the knowledge of myman in Illyria.

selt: and by my friends I am abused Clo. Well-a-day,

so that, conthat you were, sir ! Mai. By this hand, I am: good fool, some ink, clusions to he as kisses, if your four negatives make paper, and light, and convey what I will set down to

your two affirmatives, why, then the worse for my my lady; it shall advantage thee more than ever the friends, and the better for iny foes.

Duke. Why, this is excellent. bearing of letter did. Clo. I will help you to't. But tell me true, are be one of my friends.

Clo. By my troth, sir, no; though it please you to you not mad, indeed ? or do you but counterfeit? Mal. Believe me, I am not; I tell thee true.

Duke. Thou shalt not be the worse for me : there's Clo. Nay, I'll ne'er believe a madman, till I see his gold

Clo. But that it would be double-dealing, sir, 1 brains. I will fetch you light, and paper, and ink.

Mal. Fool, I'll requite it in the highest degree : I would you could make it another. pr’ythee, be gone.

Duke. O, you give me ill counsel.

Clo. Put your grace in your pocket, sir, for this Clo. I am gone, sir, And anon, sir,

once, and let your flesh and blood obey it.

Duke. Well, I will be so mach a sinner to be a r'u be with you again,

double dealer; there's another.
In a trice;
Like to the old vice,

Clo. Primo, secundo, tertio, is a good play; and
You need to sustaint;

the old saying is, the third pays for all the triplex,

sir, is a good tripping measure; or the bells of St. Who with dagger of lath,

Bennet, sir, may put you in mind ; One, two, three. In his rage and his wrath,

Duke. You can fool no more money out of me at Cries, ah, ha! to the devil:

this throw: if you will let your lady know, I ain bere Like a mai lad,

to speak with her, and bring her along with you, it Pare thy nails, dad,

may awake my bounty further. Adieu, goodman drivel. (Exit.

Cl. Marry, sir, Hallaby to your bounty, till I come SCENE III. Olivia's Garden.

again. I go, sir; but I would not have you to think,

that my desire of having is the sin of covetousness : Enter Sebastian. but, as you say, sir, let your bounty take a nap, I will

[Erit. Seb. This is the air ; that is the glorious sun;

awake it anon This pearl she gave me, I do feel't, and see't:

Enter Antonio and Officers. And though 'tis wonder that enwraps me thus, Vio. Here comes the man, sir, that did rescue me. Yet 'tis not madness. Where's Autonio then i Duke. That face of his I do remember well; I could not find him at the Elephant :

Yet, when I saw it last, it was besmear'd Yet there he was and there I found this credit, As black as Vulcan, in the smoke of war; That he did range the town to seek me out.

A bawbling vessel was he captain of, His coansel now might do me golden service: For shallow draught, and bulk, unprizable : For though my soul disputes well with my sense. With which such scathful grapple did he make That this may be some error, but no madness, With the most noble bottom of our fleet, Yet doth this accident and flood of fortune

That very envy, and the tongue loss, So far exceed all instance, all discourse,

Cry'd fame and honour on him. What's the matter! That I am ready to distrust mine eyes,

i off. Orsino, this is that. Antonio, And wrangle with my reason, that persuades me That took the Phænix, and her fraught, from Candy; To any other trust, but that I ain mad,

And this is he, that did the Tiger huard, Or else the lady's mad; yet if 'twere so,

When your young pephew Titas lost his leg: She could not sway her house, command her followers, Here in the streets, desperate of shame, and state, Take, and give back, affairs, and their despatch, In private brabble did we apprehend him. With such sinooth, discreet, and stable bearing, Vio. He did me kindness, sir; drew on my side ; As, I perceive, she does; there's something in't, But, in conclusion, put strange speech upon me, That is deceivable. But here comes the lady. I know not what 'twas, but distraction. Enter Olivia and a Priest,

Duke. Notable pirate! thou salt-water thief! Oli. Blame not this haste of mine: if you mean well, What foolish boldness brought thee to their mercies, Now go with me, and with this holy man,

Whom thou, in terms so bloody, and so dear, Into the chantry by : there, before him,

Hast made thine enemies! And underneath that consecrated roof,


Orsino, noble sir, Plight me the fall assurance of your faith;

Be pleas'd that I shake off these names you give me; That my most jealons and too doubtful soul

Antonio never yet was thief, or pirate, May live at peace : he shall conceal it,

Though I confess, on base and ground enough, Whiles you are willing it sball come to wote ; Orsino's enemy. A witchcraft drew me hither :

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