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But for thee, fellow, fellow, thy words are madness: Since when, my watch hath told me, toward my grave
I have travell’d but two hours.
Duke, 0, thon dissembling cub! what wilt thou be, Oli. What would my lord, but that he may not have, Wheu time hath sow'da grizzle on thy case? Wherein Olivia may seen serviceable?
Or will not else thy craft so quickly grow, Cesario, you do not keep promise with me.
That thine own trip shall be thine overthrow? Fio. Madamı?
Farewell, and take her; but direct thy feet, Drike. Gracious Olivia,
Where thou and I henceforth may never meet.
Cesario? ---Good my lord, - Vio. My lord, I do protest,-
Hold little faith, though thou hast too much fear.
Enter Sir AndREW AGUE-CHEEK, with his head broke. As bowlirz aiter music.
Sir And. For the love of God, a surgeon! send one Dule. Stillso cruel?
presently to Sir Toby. Oli, Still so constant, lord,
Oli. What's the matter? Duhe. What! to perverseness? you uncivil lady, Sir And. He has broke my head across, and has given To whose ingrate and mauspicious altars
sir Toby a bloody coxcomb too: for the love of God, My sonl!he faithfull'st offerings hath breath'd out, your help! I had rather than forty pound I were at That e'er devotion tender'd! What shall I do? home. Oli. Even what it please my lord, that shall become Oli. Who has done this, sir Andrew ? him.
Sir And. The count's gentleman, one Cesario : we Pule. Why should I not, had I the heart to do it, took him for a coward, but he's tłe very devil inLike to the Egyptian thief, at point of death,
cardinate. Kill what I love; a savage jealousy,
Duke. My gentleman, Cesario? That sometime savours nobly?-But hear me this : Sir And. Od's lifelings, here heis:-- You broke my Since you to pou-regardance cast my faith,
head for nothing; and that, that I did, I was set on to And that I partly know the instrument
do't by sir Toby. That screws me from my true place in your favour, Vio. Why do you speak to me? I never hurt you : Live you, the marble-breasted tyrant, still; You drew your sword upon me, without cause; But this your minjon, whom, I know, yon love, But I bespake you fair, and hurt you not. And whom, by heaven I swear, I tender dearly, Sir And. If a bloody coxcomb be a hurt, you have Him will I tear out ofthat cruel eye,
lurt me; I think, you set nothing by a bloody coxcomb. Where he sits crowned in his master's spite..
Enter Sir Toby Belcu, drunk, led by the Clown. Come, boy, with me; my thoughts are ripe in mischief: Iere comes sir Toby halting, you shall hear more: but I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love,
if he had not been in drink, he would have tickled you To spite a raven's heart within a dove. [Going othergates than he did.
Vio. And I, most jocund, apt, and willingly, Duke. How now, gentleman ? how is't with you?
Sir To. That's allone; he has hurt me and there's the
[Following, end on’t.-Sot, did'st see Dick surgeon, sot? Oli. Where çocs Cesario ?
Clo. O he's drunk, sir Toby, au hour agone; his eyes 120. After him I love,
were set at eighti'the morning. More than ilovethese eyes, more than my life, Sir To. Then he's a rogne. After a passy-measure, or More, by all mores, thane'er I shalllove wife: a pavin, i hate a drunken rogie. Ifido feigti, you witnesses above,
Oli. Away with him! Who hath made this havock Punish my lile, fortainting of my love!
with thein? Oli. Alime, detested ! how am I beguild!
Sir And. I'll help you, sir Toby, because we'll be l'iv. Who does begnile you? who docs do you dressed together. wrong?
Sir To. Will yon help an ass-head, and a coscomb, 01. Bastion forgot thyself? is it so long? and aknave? a thin-faced knave, a gall? Call forth the body father,
[Exit an åttendant, Oli. Get him to bed, and let his hurt belook'd to! Duke. Comeara !
[Exeunt Clown, Sir Toby, and Sir Andrew. O'. Whitbor, mi lord?-Cesario, husband, stay.
Enter SEBASTIAN, Duke. Hisband?
Seb. I am sorry, madam, I have hurt your kinsman; Oli. Ay, husband; can he that deny?
But, had it been the brother ofmy blood, Dube. Her husband, sirrah?
I must have done no less, with wit, and safety. T'io. No, my lord, notl.
You throw a strange regard upon me, and Oli. Alas, it is the baseness of thy fear,
By that I do perceive it hath offended you; 'That makrs thee strangle thy propriety:
Pardoa mc, sweet one, even for the vows
We made each other but solate ago.
A natural perspective, that is, and is not.
Sch. Antonio, O my dear Antouio! Jere to unfold (though lately we intended
Uow have the hours rach'd aud tortar'd me, To keep in darkness, what occasion now
Since I have lost thee. Reveals before 'tis ripe,) what thou dost know
Ant. Sebastian are you? Hath newly past between this youth and me.
Seb. Fear'st thou that, Antonio? Priest. A confractof eternal bond of love,
Ant. Ilow have you made division of yourself? – Confirm'd by mutual joinder of your hands,
Ar apple, cleft in two, is not more twin,
Thanthese two creatores. Whieh is Sebastian?
Seb. Doistand there? I ever had a brother:
Nor can there be that deity in my nature,
Whome the blind waves and surges have devour'd:- to read thus: therefore perpend, my princess, and
For charity, what kin are you to me? [To Viola. give ear!
[To Fabian. Vio. Of Messaline: Sebastian was my father; Fab. [reads.] By the Lord, madam, you wrong me, Such a Sebastian was my brother too,
and ihe world shall know it: though you have put me So went he suited to his watery tomb:
into darkness, and given your drunken cousin rule If spirits can assume both form and suit,
over me, yet have I the benefit of my senses as well, You come to fright us.
as your ladyship. I have your own letter that induSeb. A spirit I am, indeed;
ced me to the semblancel put on; with the which I But am in that dimension grossly clad,
doubt not but to do myself much right, or you much Which from the womb I did participate.
shame. Think of me as you please. I leave my duty Were you a woman, as the rest goes even,
a little unthought of, and speak out of my injury. I should my tears lct fall upon your cheek,
The madly-used Malyol10.
Oli. Did he write this?
Clo. Ay, madam.
Duke. This savours not much of distraction.
[Exit Fabian. Seb. O, that record is lively in my soul !
My lord, so please you, these things further thought on,
To think me as well a sister as a wife,
Duke. Madam, I am most apt to embrace your offer.-
Your master quits you, To Viola.] and, for your Of place, time, fortune, do cohere, and jump,
service done him,
So much against the mettle of your sex,
So far beneath your soft and tender breeding,
Here is my hand; you shall from this time be
Your master's mistress.
Oli. A sister?-you are she.
Re-enter Fabian, with MALVOLIO.
(To Olivia. Duke. Is this the madman?
Oli. Ay, my lord, the same:-
How now, Malvolio?
Mal. Madam, you have done me wrong,
Mal. Lady, you have. Pray you, peruse that letter:
You must not now deny it is your hand,
Or say, 'tis not your seal, nor your invention:
And tell me, in the modesty of honour,
Why you have given me such clear lights of favour;
Bade me come smiling, and cross-garter'd to you,
To put on yellow stockings, and to frown
Upon sir Tohy, and the lighter people?
's garments: he, upon some action, Why have you suffer'd me to be imprison'd;
Keptin a dark house, visited by the priest,
And made the most notorious geck, and gull,
Oli. Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing,
Though, I confess, much like the character:
But, out of question, 'tis Maria's hand.
And now I do bethink me, it was she
First told me, thou wast mad; then cam’st in smiling,
And in such forms which here were presuppos'd
Of thine own cause.
Fab. Good madam, hear me speak,
Taint the condition of this present hour,
Which I have wonder'd at. In hope, it shall not, Clo. No, madam, I do but read madness: an your Mostfreely I confess, myself, and Toby, ladyship will have it as it ought to be, you must al- Set this device against Malvolio here,
Upon some stubboru and uncourteous parts,
We had conceiv'd against him : Maria writ
The letter, at Sir Toby's great importance;
SONG, In recompense whereof he hath married her.
Clo. When that I was and a tiny little boy, Hoy with a sportful malice it was follow'd,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, May rather pluck on laughter, than revenge;
A foolish thing was but a toy; If that the injuries be justly weigh’d,
For the rain it raineth every day. That have on both sides past.
But when I came to man's estate, Oli. Alas, poor fool! how have they baffled thee!
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, Clo. Why, some are born great, some achieve great
'Gainst knave and thief men shut their gate, ness, and some have greatness thrown upon them.
For the rain itraineth every day. I was one, sir, in this interlude; one sir Topas, sir; but that's all one: - By the Lord, fool, I am not mad; But when I came, alas! tu wive, But do you remember? Madam, why laugh you at With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, such abarren rascal? an you smile not, he's gagg’d: By swaggering could I never thrive, And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
For the rain it rainetli every day.
But when I came unto my bed,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
With toss-pots still had drunken head,
For the rain it raineth every day.
A great while ago the world begun,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, We will not part from hence.-Cesario, come!
But that's all one, our play is done, For so you shall be, while you are a man;
And we'll strive to please you every day. But, when in other habits you are seen,
(Exit. Orsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen.
Persons of the dra m a. Vircestio, duke of Vienna.
Elbow, a simple constable. Ancelo, lord deputy in the duke's absence.
Froth, a foolish gentleman. Escalus, an ancient lord, joined with Angelo in the Clown, servant to Mrs Over-done. deputation.
Abhorson, an executioner. CLAUDIO, a young gentleman
Bernardine, a dissolute prisoner. Lucio, a fantastic.
ISABELLA, sister to Claudio. Two other like gentlemen.
MARIANA, betrothed to Angelo. Varuits, a genileman, servant to the duke. JULJET, beloved by Claudio. Provost.
Francisca, a nun. Thomas, } two friars.
Mistress Over-Dose, a bawd. PETER,
Lords, Gentlemen, Guards, Officers, and other AlA Justice.
tendants. SCENE,- Vienna.
A C Τ Ι.
What figure of us, think you, he will bear?
For you must know, we have with special soul SCENE I. – Anapartment in the Duke's palace. Elected him our absence to supply,
Enter Duke, EsCALUS, Lords, and Attendants. Lent him our terror, drest him with our love, Duke. Escalus, –
And given his deputation all the organs
of our own power. What think you ofit?
That, to the observer, doth thy history
Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee.
Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues 2 Gent. I never heard any soldier dislike it.
Lucio. I believe thee; for, I think, thou never wast
2 Gent. No? a dozen times at least. The smallest scruple of her excellence,
1 Gent. What? in metre? But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines
Lucio. In any proportion, or in any language. Herself the glory of a creditor,
1 Gent. I think, or in any religion. Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speech Lucio. Ay! why not? Grace is grace, despite of all To one, that cau my part in him advertise;
controversy: as for example, thou thyself art a wickHold therefore, Angelo;
ed villain, despite ofall grace. In our remove, bethon at fullourself!
1 Gent. Well, there went but a pair of sheers beMortality and mercy in Vienna Live in thy tongue and heart. Old Escalus,
Lucio. I grant; as there may between the lists and Though first in question, is thy secondary:
the velvet : thou art the list. Take thy commission!
1 Gent. And thou the velvet : thou art good velvet; Ang. Now, good my lord,
thou art a three-pil'd piece, I warrant thee: I had as Let there be some more test made of my metal, lief be a list of an English kersey, as be pil'd, as thou Before so noble and so great a figure
art pil'd, for a French velvet. Do I speak feelingly Be stamp'd upon it.
now? Duke. No more evasion!
Luciv. I think thou dost; and, indeed, with most Wehave with a leaven'd and prepared choice painful feeling of thy speech. I will, out of thine Proceeded to you; therefore take your honours ! own confession, learn to begin thy health ; but, whilst Our haste from hence is of so quick condition, I live, forget to drink after thee. That it prefers itself, and leaves unquestion'd 1 Gent. I think, I have done myself wrong; have not? Matters of needful value. Weshall write to you, 2 Gent. Yes, that thou hast; whether thou art taintAs time and our concernings shall impórtune,
ed or free. Howit goes with us; and do look to know
Lucio. Behold, behold, where madam Mitigation What doth befal you here; So, fare you well! comes! I have purchased as many diseases under her To the hopeful execution do I leave you
roof, as come toOf your commissions.
2 Gent. To what, I pray ? Ang. Yet, give leave, my lord,
1 Gent. Judge! That we may bring you something on the way.
2 Gent. To three thousand dollars a-year: Duke. My haste may not admit it;
1 Gent. Ay, and more. Nor need you, on mine honour, have to do
Lucio. A French crown more. With any scraple: your scope is as mine own: 1 Gent. Thou art always figuring diseases in me: but So to enforce, or qualify the laws,
thou art full of error; I am sound. As to your soul seems good. Give me your hand! Lucio. Nay, not as one would say, healthy; but so I'll privily away: I love the people,
sound, as things that are hollow: thy bones are hollow; But do not like to stage me to their eyes :
impiety has made a feast of thee. Though it do well, I do not relish well
Enter Bawd. Their loud applause, and aves vehement;
1 Gent. How now? Which of your hips has the most Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,
profound sciatica? That does affect it. Once more, fare you well! Bawd. Well, well; there's one yonder arrested, and Ang. The heavens give safety to your purposes ! carried to prison, was worth five thousand of you all. Escal. Lead forth, and bring you back in happiness! 1 Gent. Who's that, I pray thee? Duke. I thank you : fare you well. (Exit. Bawd. Marry, sir, that's Claudio, signior Claudio. Escal. I shall desire you, sir, to give me leave 1 Gent. Claudio to prison! 'tis not so. To have free speech with you; and it concerns me Bawd. Nay, but I know, 'tis so! I saw him arrested ; To look into the bottom of my place:
saw him carried away; and, which is more,
within A powers have; but of what strength and nature, these three days his head's to be ohopped off. I am not yet instructed.
Lucio. But, after all this fooling, I would not have it Ang. 'Tis so with me:- let us withdraw together, so. Art thou sure of this? And we may soon our satisfaction have
Bawd. I am too sure of it: and it is for getting madam Touching that point.
Julietta with child. Escal. I'll wait upon your honour. (Exeunt. Lucio. Believe me, this may be: he promised to SCENE II.- A sireet.
meet me two hours since; and he was ever precise in Enter Lucio and two Gentlemen.
promise-keeping. Lucio. If the duke, with the other dukes, come not 2 Gent. Besides, you know, it draws something near to composition with the king of Hungary, why, then to the speech we had to such a purpose. all the dukes fall upon the king.
1 Geni. But most of all, agreeing with the proclama1 Gent. Heaven grantus its peace, but not the king tion. of Hungary's!
Lucio. Away; let's go learn the truth of it! 2 Gent. Amen.
(Exeunt Lucio and Gentlemen. Lucio. Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pi- Bawd. Thus, what with the war, what with the sweat, Fate, that went to sea with the ten commandments, what with the gallows, and what with poverty, I am cubut scraped one out of the table.
stom-shrunk. How now? what's the news with you? 2 Gent, Thou shalt not steal ?
Enter Clown. Lucio. Ay, that he razed.
Clo. Yonder man is carried to prison. 1 Gent. Why, 'twas a commandment to command
Bawd. Well; what has he done? the captain and all the rest from their functions, they clo. A woman. put forth to steal. There's not a soldier of us all, that, Bawd. But what's his offence ? in the thanksgiving before meat, doth relish the peti- Clo. Groping for trouts in a peculiar river.
Bawd. What, is there a maid with child by him?
tion well, that prays for peace.
Clo. No; but there is a woman with maid by him. You And the new deputy now for the dake,
Or whether that the body public be
Who, newly in the seat, that it may know Bawd. And what shall become of those in the city? He can command, lets it straight feel the spur:
Clo. They shall stand for seed: they had gone down Whether the tyranny be in his place, too, but that a wise burgher put in for them.
Or in his eminence, that fills it up, Bawd. But shall all our houses of resort in the suburbs I staggerin :-- but this new governor be pulld down?
Awakes me all the enrolled penalties, Clo. To the ground, mistress.
Which have, like unscour'd armour, hung by the wall Bawd. Why, here's a change, indeed, in the com- So long, that nineteen zodiacs have gone round, monwealth! What shall become of me?
And none of them been worn; and, for a name, Clo. Come; fear not you: good counsellors lack no Now puts the drowsy and neglected act clients: though you change your place, you need not Freshly on me: – - 'tis surely, for a name, change your trade; I'll be your tapster still. Courage! Lucio. I warrant, it is: and thy head stands so tickle there will be pity taken on you: you, that have worn on thy shoulders, that a milk-maid, if she be in love,may your eyes almost out in the service, you will be consi- I sigh it off. Send after the duke, and appeal to him! dered.
Člaud. I have dove so, but he's not to be found. Bawd. What's to do here, Thomas Tapster? Let's I pr’ythee, Lucio, do me this kind service! withdraw !
This day my sister should the cloister enter,
Implore her, in my voice, that she make friends
To the strict deputy; bid herself assay him;
There is a prone and speechless dialect, Claud. Fellow, why dost thou show me thus to the Such as moves men ; beside, she hath prosperous art, world?
When she will play with reason and discourse, Bear me to prison, where I am committed !
And well she can persuade. Prov. I do it not in evil disposition,
Lucio. I pray, she may: as well for the encourageBut from lord Angelo by special charge.
ment of the like, which else would stand under grieClaud. Thus can the demi-god, Authority,
vous imposition, as for the enjoying of thy life, who I Make us pay down for our ofleuce by weight.- would be sorry should be thus foolishly lost at a game The words of heaven ;-on whom it will, it will; of tick-tack. I'll to her. On whom it will not, so; yet still 'tis just.
Claud. I thank you, good friend Lucio. Lucio, Why, how now, Claudio? whence comes this Lucio. Within two hours, – restraint?
Claud. Come, officer, away!
[Exeunt. Claud. From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty: As surfeit is the father of much fast,
SCENE IV. – A monastery. So every scope by the immoderate nise
Enter Duke and Friar Thomas. Turns to restraint: our natures do pursue
Duke. No, holy father; throw away that thought; (Like rats that ravin down their proper bane) Believe not, that the dribbling dart of love A thirsty evil; and, when we drink, we die.
Can pierce a complete bosom: why I desire thee
.Duke. My holy sir, none better knows, than you,
And held in idle price to haunt assemblies,
Where youth, and cost, and witless bravery keeps. Lucio. Lechery?
I have deliver'd to lord Angelo Claud. Call it so.
(A man of stricture, and firm abstinence,) Prov. Away, sir ; you must go.
My absolute power and place here in Vienna, Claud. One word, good friend:-Lucio, a word with And he supposes me travell’d to Poland; you!
(Takes him aside. For so I have strew'd it in the common ear, Lucio. A hundred, if they'll do you any good. -- And so it is receiv'd. Now, pious sir, Is lechery so look'd after?
You will demand of me, why I do this? Claud. Thus stands it with me:
upon a true con- Fri. Gladly, my lord. tract
Duke. We have strict statutes, and most biting laws, I got possession of Julietta's bed;
(The needful bits and curbs for head-strong steeds) You kuow the lady; she is fast my wife,
Which for these fourteen years we havelet sleep, Save that we do the denunciation Iack
Even like an o'er-grown lion in a cave, Of outward order: this we came not to,
That goes not out to prey. Now, as fond fathers Only for propagation of a dower
Having bound up the threat'ning twigs of birch, Remaining in the coffer other friends;
Only to stick it in their children's sight, From whom we thought it meet to hide our love, For terror, not to use; in timethe rod Tilltime had made them for us. But it chances, Becomes more mock'd, than fear'd: so our decrees, The stealth of our most mutual entertaiument, Dead to infliction, to themselves are dead; With character too gross, is writ on Juliet.
And liberty placks justice by the nose; Lucio. With child, perhaps?
The haby beats the nurse, and quite athwart Claud. Unhappily, even so.
Goes all decorum.