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Clown's song upon record; and a treatise might be written upon its wisdom. It is the history of a life, from the condition of “a little tiny boy," through “man's estate," to decaying age when I came unto my bed;" and the conclusion is, that what is true of the individual is true of the species, and what was of yesterday was of generations long passed away--for

“ A great while ago the world begun." Steevens says this “nonsensical ditty” is utterly unconnected with the subject of the comedy. We think he is mistaken.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

ORSINO, Duke of Illyria. Appears, Act I. sc. l; sc. 4. Act II. sc. 4. Act V. sc. 1.

SEBASTIAN, a young gentleman, brother to Viola. Appears, Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3. Act IV. sc. 1; sc. 3.

Act V. sc. 1.

ANTONIO, a sea-captain, friend to Sebastian. Appears, Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3 ; sc. 4. Act V. sc. 1.

A Sea-Captain, friend to Viola.

Appears, Act I. sc. 2.
VALENTINE, a gentleman attending on the Duke.

Appears, Act I. sc. I; sc. 4.
Curio, a gentleman attending on the Duke.

Appears, Act I. sc. 1 ; sc. 4. Act II. sc. 4.

Sir Toby Belch, uncle to Olivia. Appears, Act I. sc. 3; sc. 5. Act II. sc. 3; sc. 5. Act III.

sc, 1; sc. 2; sc. 4. Act IV. sc. 1 ; sc. 2, Act V. sc. l.

SIR ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK. Appears, Act I. sc. 3. Act II. sc. 3; sc. 5. Act III. sc. l;

sc. 2; sc. 4. Act IV. sc. 1. Act V. sc. l.

Malvolio, steward to Olivia. Appears, Act I. sc. 5. Act II. sc. 2; sc. 3; sc. 5. Act III sc. 4.

Act IV. sc. 2. Act V. sc. 1.

Fabian, servant to Olivia. Appears, Act II. sc. 5. Act III. sc. 2; sc. 4.

Act V. sc. 1.

Act IV. sc. 1.

Clown, servant to Olivia. Appears, Act I. sc. 5. Act II. sc. 3 ; sc. 4. Act III. sc. l.

Act IV. sc. 1; sc. 2. Act V. sc. 1.

Olivia, a rich Countess.
Appears, Act I. sc. 5. Act III. sc. 1 ; sc. 4. Act IV. sc. 1

Act V. sc. 1.

; sc. 3.

Viola, in love with the Duke.
Appears, Act I. sc. 2; sc. 4; sc. 5. Act II. sc. 2; sc. 4.

Act III. sc. 1; sc. 4. Act V. sc. 1.

MARIA, Olivia's woman. Appears, Act I. sc. 3; sc. 5. Act II. sc. 3; sc. 5. Act III.

sc. 1; sc. 2; sc. 4. Act IV. sc. 2.

Lords, Priests, Sailors, Officers, Musicians, and

other attendants.

SCENE,-A CITY IN ILLYRIA; AND THE SEA-COAST

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ACT I.

SCENE I.-An Apartment in the Duke's Palace.
Enter Duke, Curio, Lords; Musicians attending.

Duke. If music 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 sound a
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing, and giving odour.-Enough; no more;
'T is not so sweet now as it was before.
O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou !

a Like the sweet sound. To those who are familiar with the well-known text,

“O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south," the restoration of the word sound, which is the reading of all the early editions, will at first appear strange and startling. But Shakspere has nowhere made the south an odour-breathing wind; his other representations are directly contrary. In 'As You Like It,' Rosalind says,

“ You foolish shepherd, wherefore do you follow her

Like fuggy south, puffing with wind and rain ?” In Romeo and Juliet' we have the “ dew-dropping south ;" in Cymbeline,” “The south-fog rot him.”

That, notwithstanding thy capacity
Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,
Of what validity and pitch soe'er,
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 : 0, when mine eyes did see Olivia first, (Methought she purg'd the air of pestilence,) That instant was I turn'd into a hart; And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds, E’er since pursue me.-How now? what news from her!

Enter VALENTINE.
Val. So please my lord, I might not be admitted,
But from her handmaid do return this answer :
The element itself, till seven years heat, a
Shall not behold her face at ample view;
But, like a cloistress, she will veiled walk,
And water once a day her chamber round
With eye-offending brine: all this, to season
A brother's dead love, which she would keep fresh
And lasting, in her sad remembrance.

Duke. O, she that hath a heart of that fine frame.
To pay this debt of love but to a brother,
How will she love, when the rich golden shaft
Hath kill'd the flock of all affections else
That live in her! when liver, brain, and heart,
Those sovereign thrones, are all supplied, and fillid,
(Her sweet perfections,) with one self king !
Away before me to sweet beds of flowers ;
Love-thoughts lie rich, when canopied with bowers.

[Exeunt. a Heat-heated.

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