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yourselves into stitches follow me: yon' gull Mal- Ant. To the Elephant.-voho is turned heathen, a very renegado; for there Seb.

I do remember. is no Christian, that means to be saved by believing

(Exeunt. rightly, can ever believe such impossible passages SCENE IV. Olivia's Garden. Enter OLIVIA of grassness. He's in yellow stockings,

and MARIA. Sir To. And cross-gartered? Ma. Most villanously; like a pedant that keeps

Oli. I have sent after him: He says he'll come: a school i'the church.-I have dogged him, like his How shall I feast him ? what bestow on him? murderer: He does obey every point of the letter For youth is bought more oft, than begg'd, or bor

row'd. that I dropped to betray him. He does smile his face into more lincs, than are in the new map, with I speak too loud. the augmentation of the Indies:1 you

have not seen

Where is Malvolio ?-he is sad, and civil, such a thing as 'tis; I can hardly forbear hurling And suits well for a servant with my fortunes ;things at him. I know, my lady will strike him; if Where is Malvolio ? she do, he'll smile, and take't for a great favour.

Mar. He's coming, madam; but in very strange Sir To. Come, bring us, bring us where he is. manner. He is sure possessed, madam.

(Exeunt. Oli. Why, what's the matter? does he rave?

Mar. No, madam, he does nothing but smile : SCENE III. A Street. Enter ANTONIO and

your ladyship were best to have some guard about SEBASTIAN.

you, if he come ; for, sure, the man is tainted in

his wits. Seb. I would not, by my will, have troubled you; But, since you make your pleasure of your pains,

Oli. Go call him hither.-I'm as mad as he, I will no further chide you.

If sad and merry madness equal be,
Ant. I could not stay behind you; my desire,

More sharp than filed steel, did spur me forth;
And not all love to see you (though so much

How now, Malvolio!
As might have drawn one to a longer voyage),

Mar. Sweet lady, ho, ho. [Smiles fantastically.

Oli. Smil'st thou?
But jealousy what might befall your travel,
Being skilless in these parts : which, to a stranger,

I sent for thee upon a sad occasion.
Unguded and unfriended, often prove

Mal. Sad, lady? I could be sad: This does make Rough and unhospitable : My willing love,

some obstruction in the blood, this cross-gartering: The rather by these arguments of fear,

But what of that, if it please the eye of one, it is Set forth in your pursuit.

with me as the very true sonnet is : Please one, and Seb. My kind Antonio,

please all. I can no other answer make, but, thanks,

Oli. Why, how dost thou, man? what is the

matter with thee? And thanks, and ever thanks: Often good turns Are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay:

Mal. Not black in my mind, though yellow in But, were my worth, as is my conscience, firm,

my legs : It did come to his hands, and commands

shall be executed. You should find better dealing. What's to do?

I think, we do know the sweet

Roman hand. Shall we go see the reliques of this town?

Oli. Wilt thou go to bed, Malvolio ? Ant. To-morrow, sir; best, first, go see your lodging.

Mal. To bed ? ay, sweet-heart; and I'll come

to thee, Seb. I am not weary, and 'tis long to night; I pray you, let us satisfy our eyes

Oli. God comfort thee! Why dost thou smile so, With the memorials, and the things of fame,

and kiss thy hand so oft ? That do renown this city:

Mar. How do you, Malvolio ?
Would you'd pardon me;

Mal. At your request? Yes; Nightingales an

swer daws. I do not without danger walk these streets : Once, in a sea-fight, 'gainst the Count his galleys,

Mar. Why appear you with this ridiculous boldI did some service ; of such note, indeed,

ness before my lady?

Mal. Be not afraid of greatness : -'Twas well That, were I ta'en here, it would scarce be answer'd.

writ. Sch. Belike, you slew great number of his people. Ant. The offence is not of such a bloody nature;

Oli. What meanest thou by that, Malvolio?

Mal. Some are born great,Albeit the quality of the time, and quarrel,

Oli, Ha?
Might well have given us bloody argument.

Mal. Some achieve greatness, –
It might have since been answer'd in repaying
What we took from them; which, for trattic's sake,

Oli. What say'st thou?
Most of our city did: only myself stood out:

Mal. And some have greatness thrust upon them.

Oli. Heaven restore thee!
For which, if I be lapseds in this place,
I shall pay dear.

Mal. Remember, who commended thy yellow stock-
Do not then walk too open.

Oli. Thy yellow stockings? Ant. It doth not fit me. Hold, sir, here's my

Mal. And wished to see ihee cross-gartered. purse : In the south suburbs, at the Elephant,

Oli, Cross-gartered ? Is best to lodge; I will bespeak our diet,

Mal. Go to : thou art made, if thou desirest to be Whiles you beguile the time, and feed your know

Oli, Am I made ? ledge, With viewing of the town; there shall you have me.

Mal. If not, let me see thee a servant still. Seb. Why I your purse ?

Oli. Why, this is very midsummer madness. Ant. Haply, your eye shall light upon some toy

Enter Servant. You have desire to purchase; and your store, Ser. Madam, the young gentleman of the count I think, is not for idle markets, sir.

Orsino's is returned; I could hardly entreat him Seb.'l'll be your purse-bearer, and leave you for back: he attends your ladyship's pleasure. An hour.

3 Lapsed, for lapsing or transgressing. See note on

Hamlet, Act ii. Sc. 4. last hatched birds are usually the smallest of the brood.

he is sad and civil. That is serious and The boy who played Maria's part was probably of di- grave, or solemn. Thus in Romeo and Juliet :mir,otive size.

Come, ciril night, | Alluding to a Map engraved for the English trans- Thou sober-suited matron, all in black.. lation of Linschoten's Voyage, published in 1598. This 5 Grave. nap ia multilineal in the extreme, and is the first in 6 " 'Tis midsummer moon with you' was a proverbial which the Enarrrn Islands are included.

phrase signifying you are mad. It was an ancient opi. 2 Wealth, or fortune.

nion that hor weather affected the brain.


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Oli, I'll come to him. [Erit Servant.) Good Fab. If this were played upon a stage now, I Maria, let this fellow be looked to. Where's

my could condemn it as an improbable fiction. consin Toby? Let some of my people have a spe- Sir To. His very genius hath taken the infection cial care of bim; I would not have him miscarry of the device, man. for the half of my dowry.

Mar. Nay, pursue him now ; lest the device take [Exeunt Olivia and MARIA. air, and taint. Mul. Oh, ho! do you come near me now? no Fab. Why, we shall make him mad, indeed. worsc man than Sir Toby to look to me? This con- Mar. The house will be the quieter. curs directly with the letter: she sends him on pur- Sir To. Come, we'll have him in a dark room, pose, that I may appear stubborn to him; for she and bound. My niece is already in the belief that incites me to that in the letter. Cast thy humble he is mad; we may carry it thus, for our pleasure, slough, says she ; be opposite wi'h a kinsman, surly and his penance, till our very pastime, tired out of with servants,-lét thy tongue tang with arguments breath, prompt us to have mercy on him: at which of state,-put thyself into the trick of singularity ;-time, we will bring the device to the bar, and crown and, consequently, sets down the manner how; as, thee for a finder of madmen. But sec, but see. a sad face, a reverend carriage, a slow tongue, in the habit of some sir of note, and so forth. I have

Enter SiR ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK. limed her;' but it is Jove's doing, and Jove make Fab. More matter for a May morning." me thankful! And, when she went away now, Let Sir And. Here's the challenge, read it; I warthis fellow be looked to: Fellow !? not Malvolió, nor rant there's vinegar and pepper in't. after my degree, but fellow. Why every thing ad

Fab. Is't so saucy ? heres together; that no dram of a scruple, no scru- Sir And. Ay is it, I warrant him; do but read. ple of a scruple, no obstacle, no incredulous or un- Sir To. Give me. [Reads.) Youth, whatsoeve safe circumstance,-What can be said ? Nothing thou art, thou art but a scurvy fellow. that can be, can come between me and the full pros- Fub. Good, and valiant. pect of my hopes. Well, Jove, not I, is the doer Sir To. Wonder not, nor admire not in thy mind, of this, and he is to be thanked.

why I do call thee 80, for I will show thee no reason

for't. Re-enter Maria, with SIR TOBY Belch and

Fab. A good note: that keeps you from the blow Fabian.

of the law. Sir To. Which way is he, in the name of sanc

Sir To. Thou comest to the lady Olivia, and in tity? If all the devils in hell be drawn in little, and my sight she uses thee kindly : but thou licet in thy Légion himself possessed him, yet I'll speak to him. thront, that is not the matter I challenge thee for. Fab. Here he is, here he is :-How is't with you,

Fab. Very brief, and exceeding good sense-less. sir ? how is't with you, man?

Sir To. I will way-lay thee going home; where f Mal. Go off: I discard you ; let me enjoy my it be thy chance to kill me,private ; go off.

Fab. Good. Mar. Lo, how hollow the fiend speaks within

Sir To. Thou killest me like a rogue and a villan, him ! did not I tell you ?-Sir Toby, my lady prays

Fab. Still you keep o'the windy side of the law: you to have a care of him.

Good. Mal. Ah, ha! does she so ?

Sir To. Fare thee well : And God have mercy upon Sir To. Go to, go to; peace, peace, we must one of our souls ! He may have mercy upon mine; deal gently with him ; let me alone. How do you, but my hope is better, and so look to thyself. Thy Malvolio ? how is’t with you? What man! defy the friend, as thou usest him, and thy suorn cheny.— devil ; consider, he's an enemy to mankind.

ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK. Mál. Do you know what you say?

Sir To. If this letter move him not, his logs canMar. La you, an you speak ill of the devil, how not: I'll give't him. he takes it at heart! Pray God, he be not bewitched ! Mar. You may have very fit occasion for't; he Fab. Carry his water to the wise woman.

is now in some commerce with my lady, and will by Mar. Marry, and it shall be done to-morrow and by depart. morning, if I live. My lady would not lose him for Sir To. Go, Sir Andrew; scout me for him at more than I'll say.

the corner of the orchard, like a bum-bailiff': so Mal. How now, mistress ?

soon as ever thou seest him, draw; and, as thou Mar. O lord !

drawest, swear horrible ;8 for it comes to pass oít, Sir To. Pr’ythee, hold thy peace ; this is not the that a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent, way: Do you not see, you move him; let me alone sharply twanged off, gives manhood more approbawith him.

tion than ever proof itself would have earned him. Fab. No way but gentleness; gently, gently; the Away. fiend is rough, and will not be roughly used.

Sir And. Nay, let me alone for swearing. (Exit. Sir To. Why, how now, my bawcock ? how

Sir To. Now will I not deliver his letter: for the dost thou, chuck ?

behaviour of the young gentleman gives him out to Mal. Sir?

be of good capacity and breeding; his employment Sir To. Ay, biddy, come with me. What, man! between his lord and my niece confirms no less; 'tis not for gravity to play at cherry-pit* with Satan : therefore this letter, being so excellently ignorant, Hang him, foul collier !

will breed no terror in the youth, he will find it Mar. Get him to say his prayers; good Sir To- comes from a clodpole. But, sir, I will deliver his by, get him to pray.

challenge by word of mouth; set upon Ague-cheek Mal . My prayers, minx ?

a notable report of valour; and drive the gentleman Mar. No, I warrant you, he will not hear of god-|(as I know his youth will aptly receive it) into a liness.

most hideous opinion of his rage, skill, fury, and Mal. Go, hang yourselves all! you are idle shal- impetuosity. This will so fright them beth, that low things : I am not of your element; you shall they will kill one another by the look, like cockaknow more hereafter. Sir To. Is't possible ?

devil is called collier for his blackness. Hence the pro1 Caught her as a bird with birdlime.

verb 'Like will to like, as the devil with the collier. 2 Malvolio takes the word in its old favourable sense 6 The reason for putting him in a dark room was to of companion.

make him believe he was mad, a mall house acers ror3 See Winter's Tale, Act i. Sc. 5.

merly to have been called a dark horse. 4 A play among boys.

7 It was usual on the First of May to exhibit metrical 5 Collier was in Shakspeare's time a term of the interludes of the comic kind, as well as other sports, highest reproach. The coal vendere were in bad re- such as the Morris Dance. pute, not only from the blackness of their appearance, 8 Adjectives are often used by Shakspeare and his but that many of them were also great cheats. The cotemporaries adverbially.

(Exit. trices.

tion, for thy assailant is quick," skilful, and Learning tion of souls : Marry, I'll ride your horse as well as

I ride .

Enter Olivia and VIOLA.

Sir To. I will do so. Signior Fabian, stay you Fah. Here he comes with your niece: give them by this gentleman till my return. [Erit Sir 'Toby. way, till he take leave, and presently after him.

Vio. Pray you, sir, do you know of this matter? Si To. I will meditate the while upon some hor

Fab. I know the knight is incensed against you, rid message or a challenge.

even to a morial arbitrement;' but nothing of the [Eseunt Sir Toby, Fabian, and Maria. circumstance more. on. I have said 100 much unto a heart of stone,

Vio. I beseech you, what manner of man is he? And laid mine honour too unchary: out:

Fab. Nothing of that wonderful promise, to read There's something in me, that reproves my fault;

him by his form, as you are like to tind him in the But such a headstrong potent fault it is,

proof of his valour. He is, indeed, sir, the most That it but mocks reproof.

skilful, bloody, and fatal opposite that you could Vis. With the same 'haviour that your passion possi

have found in any part of Illyria: Will

you walk towards him? I will make your peace bears, Go on my master's griefs.

with him, if I can.

Vio. I shall be much bound to you for't: I am Ol. Here, wear this jewell for me, 'tis my picture;

one, that would rather go with sir priest, than sir Refuse it not, it hath no tongue to vex you:

knight: I care not who knows so much of my metAnd, I beseech you, come again to-morrow,


[Exeunt. What shal you ask of me that I'll deny,

Re-enter Sir Toby, with Sir ANDREW. That, honour sav'd, may upon asking give ?

Sir To. Why, man, he's a very devil ;19 I havo Vio. Nothing but this, your true love for my not seen such a firago, I had a pass with him, master.

rapier, scabbard, and all, and he gives me the stuck Ol. How with mine honour may I give him that in, 12 with such a mortal motion, that it is inevitable; Which I bave given to you?

and on the answer, he pays youls as surely as your I will acquit you.

feet hit the ground they step on: They say, he has Oli. Well, come again to-morrow: Fare thee been fencer to the Sophy. well;

Sir And. Pox on't, I'll not meddle with him. A fend, like thee, might bear my soul to hell. [Erit. Si ?). Ay, but he will not now be pacified; Re-enter SIR TOBY Belch and FABIAN.

Fabian cen scarce hold him yonder.

Sir And. Plague on't: an I thought he had been Sir To. Gentleman, God save thee.

valiant and so cunning in fence, I'd have seen him Vio. And you, sir.

damned ere I'd have challenged him. Let him let Sir To. That defence thou hast, betake thee to't: the matter slip, and I'll give him my horse, grey of what nature the wrongs are thou hast done him, Capilet. I know not; but thy intercepter, full of despighi, Sir To. I'll make the motion : stand here, make bloody as the hunter, attends thee at the orchard a good show on't; this shall end without the perdi, “ in thy

[-Aside. Vio. You mistake, sir; I am sure no man hath

Re-enter FABIAN and Viola. any quarrel to me; my remembrance is very free and clear from any image of offence done to any man. I have his horse [to Fab.) to take up the quarrel ;

Sir To. You'll find it otherwise, I assure you : I have persuaded him, the youth's a devil. therefore, if you hold your life at any price, betake Fab. He is as horribly conceited' 4 of him; and you to your guard; for your opposite hath in him pants, and looks pale, as if a bear were at his heels. *sat youth, strength, skill, and wrath, can furnish Sir To. There's no remedy, sir; he will fight man withal.

with you for his oath's sake: marry, he hath better Vio pray you, sir, what is he?

bethought him of his quarrel, and he finds that now Sir To. He is knight, dubbed with unhatched ra- scarce to be worth talking of: therefore draw, for pier, and on carpet consideration;s but he is a devil the supportance of his vow; he protests, he will not n private brawl: souls and bodies hath he divorced hurt you. thee; and his incensement at this moment is so Vio. Pray God defend me! A little thing would implacable, that satisfaction can be none but by make me tell them how much I lack of a man. pns of death and sepulchre: hob, nob, is his

[Aside. wird; give't, or take't.

Fab. Give ground, if you see him furious. Vis. I will return again into the house, and de- Sir To. Come, Sir Andrew, there's no remedy ; sire some conduct of the lady. I am no fighter. I the gentleman will, for his honour's sako, have one tave heard of some kind of men, that put quarrels bout with you; he cannot by the duellors avoid it; izposely on others, to taste their valour : belike, but he has promised me, as he is a gentleman and a tais is a man of that quirk."

soldier, he will not hurt


Come on : to't. Sir To. Sir, no; his indignation derives itself out Sir And. Pray God, he keep his oath! [Draws. of a very competent injury; therefore, get you on,

Enter ANTONTO. and give him his desire. Back you shall not to the Vio. I do assure you, 'tis against my will. house, unless you undertake that with me, which

[Draws. with as much safety you might answer him: there- Ant. Put up your sword ;-If this young gentlefire on, or strip your sword stark naked; for meddo you must, that's certain, or forswear to wear iron Have done offence, I take the fault on me ;


you offend him, I for him defy you. (Drawing. Vio. This is as uncivil as strange. I beseech you, Sir To. You, sir? why, what are you? da me this courteous office, as to know of the knight Ant. One sir, that for his love dares yet do more what my offence to him is; it is something of my Than you have heard him brag to you he will. Begligence, nothing of my purpose.

nabban, not to have. So, in Holinshed's description of 1 Uncautiously.

Ireland, 'The citizens in their rage shot habbe or nabbe. 2 Juurd anciently signified any precious ornament of


wout you.

8 Decision. 9 Adversary. Interfluity.

10 Shakepeare may have caught a hint for this scene 3 Rapier. 4 Ready, nimble.

from the behaviour of Sir John Dow and Sir A. La Foolo 5 i. e. he is a carpel-knighi not dubbed in the field, in Jonson's Silent Woman, which was printed ir 1609. Si on wome peaceable occasion ; unhatch'd was proba. 11 Firago, for virago. The meaning appears to be, I liy timed in the sense of unhack'd. But perhaps we have never seen the most furious woman so obstrepe. **** read an hatch'd rapier, i. e. a rapier the hill of rous and violent as be is. wich was enriched with silver or gold.

12 A corruption of stoccata, an Italian term in fencing A corruption most probably of hab or nab: have 13 i. e. hits you. have nne, liit or miss at a venture. Quasi, hare, or 11 He has a horrid conception of him. azt, i. e. have not, from the Saxon halban, to lave;? 15 Laws of duel,

7 Sort.

for you.


Sir To. Nay, if you be an undertaker,' I am Vio. He nam'd Sebastian ; I my brother know

[Draws. Yet living in my glass;s even such, and so, Enter Two Officers.

In favour was my brother; and he went Fab. O good Sir Toby, hold; here come the offi- For him I imitate; o, if it prove,

Still in this fashion, colour, ornament, Sir. To. I'll be with you anon.

[To Antonio. Tempests are kind, and salt waves fresh in love! Vio. Pray, sir, put up your sword, if you please.

(Exit. Sir To. A very dishonest paltry boy, and more a

[T. SIR ANDREW. coward than a hare: his dishonesty appears, in Sir And. Marry, will I, sir ;—and for that I promised you, I'll be as good as my word: He will leaving his friend here in necessity, and denying

him; and for his cowardice, ask Fabian. bear you easily; and reins well. 1 Off. This is the man; do thy office.

Fab. A coward, a most devout coward, religious

in it, 2 Off. Antonio, I arrest thee at the suit

Sir And. 'Slid, I'll after him again, and beat him. Of count Orsino. Ant. You do mistake me, sir.

Sir To. Do, cuff him soundly, but never draw 1 Off. No, sir, no jot; I know your favour well.

thy sword.

Sir And. An I do not. Though now you have no sea-cap on your head.


Fab. Come, let's see the event.
Take him away; he knows, I know him well.
Ant. I must obey.-This comes with seeking you;

Sir To. I dare lay any money, 'twill be nothing But there's no remedy ; I shall answer it.


(Eseuni. What will you do? Now my necessity

ACT IV.-SCENE I. The Street before Olivia's Makes me to ask you for my purse: It grieves me House. Enter SEBASTIAN and Clown. Much more, for what I cannot do for you, Than what hefalls myself. You stand amaz’d;

Clo. Will you make mo believe that I am not But be of comfort.

sent for you? 2 Of: Come, sir, away.

Seb. Go to, go to, thou art a foolish fellow;

Let me be clear of thee.
Ant. I must entreat of you some of that money.
Vio. What money, sir?

Clo. Well held out, i'faith! No, I do not know For the fair kindness you have show'd me here,

you; nor am I not sent to you by my lady, to bid And, part, being prompted by your present trouble, you come speak with her; nor your name is not Out of my lean and low ability

master Cesario; nor this is not my nose neither.I'll lend you something: my having is not much ; Nothing, that is so, is so. I'll make division of my present with you ;

Seb. I pr’ythee, vent thy folly somewhere else;

Thou know'st not me.
Hold, there is half my coffer.
Will you deny me now?

Clo. Vent my folly! He has heard that word of Is't possible, that my deserts to you

some great man, and now applies it to a fool. Vent Can lack persuasion? Do not tempt my misery,

my folly! I am afraid this great lubber, the world, Lest that it make me so unsound a man,

will prove a cockney.-I proythee now, ungird thy As to upbraid you with those kindnesses strangeness, and tell me what I shall' vent to my That I have done for

lady; Shall I vent to her, that thou art coming ? you. Vio. I know of none;

Seb. I pr’ythee, foolish Greek, depart from me; Nor know I you by voice, or any feature :

There's money for thee ; if you tarry longer. I hate ingratitude more in a man,

I shall give worse payment. Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,

Clo. By my troth, thou hast an open hand:Or any taint of vice, whose strong corruption

These wise men that give fools money, get them, Inhabits our frail blood.

selves a good report after fourteen years' purchase." Ant. O heavens themselves !

Enter SIR ANDREW, Sir Toby, and FABIAN. 2 Off, Come, sir, I pray you go.. Ant. Let me speak a little. This youth that you Sir And. Now, sir, have I met you again ? there's see here,

[Striking SEBASTIAN. I snatch'd one half out of the jaws of death;

Seb. Why, there's for thee, and there, and there : Reliev'd him with such sanctity of love,

Are all the people mad! [Beating SIR ANDREW. And to his image, which, methought did promise Sir To. Hold, sir, or I'll throw your dagger o'er Most venerable worth, did I devotion.

the house. i Of. What's that to us? The time goes by ; Clo. This will I tell my lady straight; I would away.

not be in some of your coats for two-pence. Ant. But, o, how vile an idol proves this god !

(Eru Clown. Thou hast, Sebastian, done good feature shame.- Sir To. Come on, sir ; hold. In nature there's no blemish, but the mind

[Holding SEBASTIAN. None can be call'd deform’d, but the unkind : Sir And. Nay, let him alone; I'll go another way Virtue is beauty ; but the beauteous-evil

to work with him; I'll have an action of battery Are empty trunks, o'erflourished by the devil. against him, if there be any law in Illyria : though

1 Off The inan grows mad; away with him. I struck him first, yet its no matter for that. Come, come, sir.

Seb. Let go thy hand. Ant. Lead me on. (Exeunt Officers with Ant. Sir To. Come, sir, I will not let you go. Come,

Vio. Methinks, his words do from such passion fly, my young soldier, put up your iron : you are well That he believes himself; so do not I.*

fleshed; come on. Prove true, imagination, 0, prove true,

Seb. "I will be free

from thee. What wouldst That I, dear brother, bé now ta'en for you!

thou now? Sir To. Come hither, knight; come hither, Fa- If thou dar’st tempt me further, draw thy sword. bian; we'll whisper o'er a couplet or two of most

Draure. sage saws.

Sir To. What, what! Nay, then I must have an

ounce or two of this malapert blood from you. 1 i. e. one who takes up or undertakes the quarrel of

(Draus, another. 2 i. e. fortune, possessiong:

6 A merry Greck, or a foolish Greek were ancient 3 Trunks, being then part of the furniture of apart. proverbial expressions applied to boon companions, good ments, were ornamented with scroll.work or flourished fellows, as they were called who spent their time in devices.

riotous mirth. Whether the Latin pergrecari, of the 4 i. e. I do not yet believe myself, when from this ac. same import, furnished the phrase or not, it was in use cident, I gather hópe of my brother's life.

in France and Italy as well as in England. 6 His resemblance survives in the reflection of my 7 i. e. at a very extravagant price, twelve years' purown figure.

chase being then the curent price of estales.

for you.


Enter Olivia.

Clo. Sir Topas tho curate, who come to visit

Malvolio the hunatic. Ok. Hold, Toby; on thy life, I charge thee, hold.

Mal. Sir Topas, Sir Topas, good Sir Topas, go Sir To. Madam! Oli. Will it be ever thus? Ungracious wretch,

to my lady. Fit for the mountains and the bartarous caves,

Cio. Out, hyperbolical fiend! how vexest thou

this man? talkest thou nothing but of ladies! Where manners ne'er were preach'd! out of my Sir To. Well said, master parson.,

Mal. Sir Topas, never was man thus wronged : Be not offended, dear Cesario ? Rudesby,' be gone ?-I pr’ythee, gentle friend,

good Sir Topas, do not think I am mad : they have

laid me here in hideous darkness. (Eseunt Sir Toby, SIR ANDREW, and FABIAN.

Clo. Fye, thou dishonest Sathan! I call thee by Let thy fair wisdom, not thy passion, sway the most modest terms; for I am one of those gentle In this uncivil and unjust extent?

ones, that will use the devil himself with courtesy : Against thy peace. Go with me to my house;

Say'st thou, that house is dark ? And hear thou there how many fruitless pranks Mal. As hell, Sir Topas. This ruffian hath botch'd up, that thou thereby May'st smile at this : thou shalt not choose but go; barricadoes, and the clear stories?? towards the south

Clo. Why, it hath bay-windowsli transparent as Do not deny : Beshrew his soul for me,

north are as lustrous as ebony; and yet complainest He started one poor heart of mine in thee.

thou of obstruction? Seb. What relish is in this ?6 how runs the stream?

Mal. I am not mad, Sir Topas : I say to you, Or I am mad, or else this is a dream :-

this house is dark. Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep;

Clo. Madman, thou errest: I say, there is no If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep! Ol. Nay, come, I pr’ythee : 'Would thou’dst be puzzled than the Egyptians in their fog.

darkness, but ignorance ; in which thou art more rul'd by me!

Mal. I


this house is as dark as ignorance, Seb. Madam, I will.

though ignorance were as dark as hell ; and I say, Oli. O, say so, and so be!

there was never man thus abused: I am no moro

[Exeunt. mad than you are ; make the trial of it in any con SCENE II. A Room in Olivia's House. Enter

stant question.)3 MARIA and Clown.

Clo. What is the opinion of Pythagoras concern

ing wild-fowl ? Mo. Nay, I pr'ythee, put on this gown, and this

Mal. That the soul of our grandam might haply beard; make him believe, thou art Sir Topas the inhabit a bird. curate; do it quickly: I'll call Sir Toby the whilst.

Clo. What thinkest thou of his opinion? (Exit MARIA.

Mal. I think nobly of the soul, and no way apCl. Well, I'll put it on, and I will dissemble” prove his opinion. myself in't, and I would I were the first that ever

Clo. Fare thee well: Remain thou still in darkdissembled in such a gown. I am not talle enough noss; thou shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras, ero to become the function well; nor lean enough to be I will allow of thy wits; and fear to kill a woodthought a good student: but to be said, an honest cock,14 lest thou dispossess the soul of thy grandam. man, and a good housekeeper, goes as fairly as to Fare thee well. say, a careful man, and a great scholar. The com

Mal. Sir Topas, Sir Topas,petitors enter.

Sir To. My most exquisite Sir Topas !

Clo. Nay, I am for all waters.'5 Enter Sin TOBY BELCH and MARIA.

Mar. Thou might'st have done this without thy

beard and gown ; he sees thee not. Si To. Jove bless thee, master parson.

Sir To. To him in thine own voice, and bring me Cl. Bonos dies, Sir Toby: for as the old hermit word how thou findest him; I would, we were well of Prague, that never saw pen and ink, very wittily rid of this knavery. If he may be conveniently de said to a niece of king Gorboduc, Thai, that is, is: livered, I would he were ; for I am now so far in 80 I, being master parson, am master parson: For offence with my niece, that I cannot pursue with what is that, but that? and is, but is? 10

any safety this sport to the upshot. Come by and Sir To. To him, Sir Topas.

by to my chamber. (Ereunt Sir Toby and MARIA, Clo. What, hoa, I say;--Peace in this prison ! Clo. Hey Robin, jolly Robin, 16 Sir To. The knave counterfeits well: a good

Tell me how thy lady does. [Singing. kpave. Mal. (in an inner chamber.] Who calls there? first folio reads clear stores, the second folio clear

stones, which was followed by all subsequent editors.

The emendation and explanation are Mr. Blakeway's. 1 Rude fellow. 2 Violence.

Randle Holme, however, in his Academy of Armory; 4 III betide.

says that 'clear story windows are such windows that 5 An equivoque is here intended between hart and have no transum or cross-piece in the middle to break heart; they were formerly written alike.

the same into two lights.' 6 i.e. how does this taste? what judgment am I to 13 Regular conversation. make of it?

14 The clown mentions a woodcock because it was 7 i.e. disguise. Shakspeare has here used a Latin. proverbial as a foolish bird, and therefore a proper an. ism. Disaimulo, to dissemble, to cloak, lo hide, says cestor for a man out of his wits. Hutton's Dictionary, 1593. And Ovid, speaking of 15 A proverbial phrase not yet satisfactorily explain. Achilles

ed. The meaning, however, appears to be “I can turn "Veste virum longa dissimulatus erat.' my hand to any thing, or assume any character.' Flo9 The modern editors have changed this to fat with rio in his translation of Montaigne, speaking of Aris. out any apparent reason.

totle, says " he hath an oar in every water, and med. 9 Confederates.

dleth with all things.' And in his Second Frules, there 10 A humorous banter upon the language of the is an expression more resembling the import of that in ecbools.

. I am a knight for all saddles.' Nash in 11 Bay rindous were large projecting windows, pro his Lenten Stufle, 1599, has almost the language of the bably so called because they occupied a whole bay or clown.—He is first broken to the sea in the Herring. space between two cross beams in a building. Minshew man's skiffe or cock-boate, where having learned to says a bay-window, so called " because it is builded in brooke all waters, and drink as he can out of a tarrie manner of a bay or road for ships, i. e. round.'

% Made up.

can.' Mason's conjecture, that the allusion is to the 12 Clear stories, in Gothic Architecture, denote the water hue or colour of precious stones, is surely inadtom of windows running along the upper part of a lofty missible. hall or of a church, over the arches of the nave: q.d. 16 This ballad may be found in Percy's Reliques of 4 clear story, a story without joists, rafters, or flooring. Ancient Poetry, Vol. j. p. 194, ed. 1794. Dr. Not has Over each side of the nave is a row of clere story also printed it among the poems of Sir Thomas Wiau Windows.'--Ormerod's Hist.of Cheshire, i. 450. The I the elder, p. 188.

the text.

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