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name, sir.

stands by thy tabor, if thy tabor stand by the That comes before his eye. This is a practice, church.

As full of labour as a wise man's art: Clo. You have said, sir.—To see this age !-A For folly, that he wisely shews, is fit: sentence is but a cheveril glove' to a good wit ; But wise men's folly fall'n, quite taints their wit'. How quickly the wrong side may be turned out- 5

Enter Sir Toby and Sir Andreu. ward! Vio. Nay, that's certain ; they that dally nicely

Sir And. Save you, gentleman.

Vio. And yoll, sir. with words, may quickly make them wanton. Clo. I would therefore, my sister bad had no

Sir To. Dicu rous garde, monsieur.

Vio. Et tous aussi; cotre sertiteur.

101 V'io. Whiy, man?

Sir To. I hope, sir, you are; and I am yours.Cl. Why, sir, her name's a word; and to

Will you encounter the house? Myniece is desirous dally with that word, might make my sister wan

you should enter, if your trade be to her. ton: But, indeed, words are very rascals, since

Vio. I am bound to your niece, sir; I mean,

she is the list of my voyage. bonds disgrac'd them.

15 Vio. Thy reason, man?

Sir To. Taste your legs, sir, put them to motion. Clo. Troth, sir, I can yield you none without

Vio. My legs do better understand wie, sir, than words; and words are grown so false, I am loth to

I understand what you mean by bidding me taste

my legs. prove reason with them. vio. I warrant, thou art a merry fellow, and|20| l'in. I will answer you with gait and entrance:

Sir To. I mean to go, sir, to enter. carest for nothing. Clo. Not so, sir. I do care for something

But we are prevented. but in my conscience, sir, I do not care for you ;

Enter Oliria and Maria. if that be to care for nothing, sir, I would it Most excellent accomplish'd lady, the heavens rain would make you invisible.

25 odours on you! l'io. Art not thou the lady Olivia's fool ?

Sir And. That youth's a rare courtier! Ruix Clo. No, indeed, sir; the lady Olivia has no lodours ! well. folly: she will keep no fool, sir, 'till she be mar- Vio. My matter hath no voice, lady, but to your ried; and fools are as like husbands, as pilchards own most pregnant' and vouchsafed ear. are to herrings, the husband's the bigger: I am,130 Sir And. Odours, pregnant, and touchsafed:indeed, not her fool, but her corrupter of words. I'll get 'em all three ready. f'io. I saw thee late at the count Orsino's.

Oli. Let the garden-door be shut, and leave me Clo. Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb, like

to my hearing the sun ; it shines every where. I would be sorry [Ereuni Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Maria.

but the fool should be as oft with your master, 35 Give me your hand, sir. as with my mistress: I think, I saw your wisdom Vio. My duty, madam, and most humble service. there.

Oli. What is your name? Vio. Nay, an thou pass upon me, I'll no more Vio. Cesario is your servant's name, fair princess. with thee. Hold, there's expences for thee. Oli. My servant, sir! 'Twas never merry world,

Clo. Now Jove, in his next commodity of hair, 40 Since lowly feigning was called compliment: send thee a beard !

You are servant to the count Orsino, youth. Vio. By my troth, I'll tell thee; I am almost Vio. And he is yours, and his must needs be yours; sick for one ; though I would not have it grow Your servant's servant is your servant, madam. on my chin. Is thy lady within?

Oli. For him, I think not on him: for his Clo. Would not a pair of these have bred, sir? 45 thoughts, l'io. Yes, being kept together, and put to use. 'Would they were blanks, rather than fill'd with me!

Clo. I would play lord Pandarus of Phrygia, sir, Vin. Madam Icome to whet your gentle thoughts to bring a Cressida to this Troilus.

On his behalf:-
Vio. I understand you, sir; 'tis well begg'd. Oli. O, by your leave, I pray you;

Clo. The matter, I hope, is not great, sir, beg- 50 I bade you never speak again of him:
ging buta beggar; Cressida was a beggar. My lady But, would you undertake another suit,
is within, sir, I will conster to them whence you I had rather hear you to solicit that,
come; who you are, and what you would, is out Than musick from the spheres.
of my welkin: I might say, element; but the V19. Dear lady,-
word is over-worn.

[Erit. 55 Oli. Give me leave, I beseech you: I did send, Viv. This fellow is wise enough to play the fool; After the last enchantment, (vou did hear) And to do that well, craves a kind of wit : A ring in chase of you ; so did I abuse lle must observe their mode on whom he jests, Myself, my servant, and, I fear me, you: The quality of the persons, and the time; Under your hard construction must I sit, And, like the haggard, check at every feather 601 To force that on you, in a shameful cunning,

" That is, a glove made of kid leather; from cherreuu. 2 The haggard is the wild heal,

j. e. “ But wise men's folly, when it is once fallen into extravagance, overpowers their discretion." 4 i. e. the bound, the limit of my voyage. $ i. e. ready.



you think?

Vio. I pity you.

Which you knew none of yours: What might Fab. You must needs yield your reason, sir

Andrew. Have you not set mine honour at the stake,

Sir And. Marry, I saw your niece do more faAnd baited it with all the unmuzzled thoughts vours to the count's serving. man, than ever she That tyrannous heart can think? To one of your 5 bestowed upon me; I saw't i'the orchard. receiving

Sir To. Did she see thee the while, olu boy; tell Enough is shewn; a cyprus’, not a bosom, line that? Hides my poor heart: so let me hear you speak. Sir And. As plain as I see you now.

Fub. This was a great arguinent of love in her oli. That's a degree to love.

10 towards you. Vio. No, not a grice'; for’tis a vulgar proof, Sir And. 'Slight! will you make an ass o' me ? That very oft we pity enemies.

Fab. I will prove it legitimate, sir, upon the Oli. Whythen, methinks, 'tis time to smileagain: oaths of judgment and reason. O world, how apt the poor are to be proud !

Sir . And they have been grand jury-men, If one should be a prey, how much the better 15 since before Noah was a sailor. To fall before the lion than the wolf?

Fab. She did shew favour to the youth in your

[Clock strikes. sight, only to exasperate you, to awaken your dorThe clock upbraids me with the waste of time.- mouse valour, to put tire in your heart, and brimBe not afraid, good youth, I will not have you: stone in your liver: You should then have acAnd yet, when wit and youth is come to harvest, 20 costed her ; and with some excellent jests, fireYour wife is like to reap a proper man :

new from the mint, you should have bang'd the There lies your way, due west.

vouth into dumbness. This was look'd for at vour Vio. Then westward-hoe:

hand, and this was baulk’d: the double-gilt of Grace, and good disposition, attend your ladyship! this opportunity you let time wash oft, and you You'll nothing, madam, to my lord by me 25 are now sail'd into the north of my lady's opinion; Oli. Stay:

where you will hang like an icicle on a DutchI prythee, tell me, what thou think'st of me. man's beard, unless you do redeem it by some Vio. That you do think, you are not what you are.

laudable attempt, either of valour, or policy. Oli. If I think so, I think the same of you.

Sir And. An 't be any way, it must be with Vio. Then think you right; I am not what I am.30 valour ; for policy I hate: I had as lief be a Oli. I would, you were as I would have you be! Brownist', as a politician. Vio. Would it be better, madam, than I am,

Sir To: Why then, build me thy fortunes upon I wish it might ; for now I am your fool. the basis of valour. Challenge me the count's

Oli. O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful youth to tight with lim; hurt him in eleven places; In the contempt and anger of his lip!

35 my niece shall take note of it; and assure thyself, A murd'rous guilt shews not itself more soon

there is no love-broker in the world can more preThan love that would seemn hid: love's night is

vail in mau's commendation with woman, than Cesario, by the roses of the spring, [noon.

report of valour. By maidhood, honour, truth, and every thing, Fab. There is no way but this, sir Andrew. I love thee so, that, maugre all thy pride,

40 Sir And. Wiil either of you bear me a challenge Nor wit, nor reason, can my passion hide.

to him? Do not extort thy reasons from this clause,

Sir To. Go, write it in a martial hands; be For, that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause: curst and brief: it is no matter how witty, so it But, rather, reason thus with reason fetter: be eloquent and full of invention : taunt hiin with Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. 45 the licence of ink: if thou thou'st him some thrice, Vio. By innocence I swear, and by my youth,

it shall not be amiss; and as many lies as will lie I have one heart, one bosom, and one truth, in thy sheet of paper, although the sle't were And that no woman has; nor never none big enough for the bed of Ware in England, set Shall mistress be of it, save I alone.

fein down, go about it. Let there be gall enough And so adieu, good madam; never more 50 in thy ink; though thou write with a goose-pen, Will I my master's tears to you deplore. [move no matter: About it. Oli. Yet come again ; for thou, perhaps, may'st

Sir And. Where shall I find you? That heart, which now abhors, to like his love. Sir To. We'll call at the Cubiculo: Go. [Excunt

[Erit Sir Andrew. 55 Fub. This is a dear manakin to you, sir Toby. SCENE II.

Sir To. I have been dear to hini, lad; some two An Apartment in Olivia's House.

thousand strong, or so.

Fub. We shall have a rare letter from him: but Enter Sir Toby, Sir Andrew and Fabian.

you'll not deliver 't? Sir And. No, 'faith, I'll not stay a jot longer. 601 Sir To. Never trust me then; and by all means SirTo. Thy reason, dear venom, give thy reason. Istir on the youth to an answer. I think, oxen and

'i. e. to one of your ready apprehension. · A cyprus is a transparent stuff. 'ise. a step. * The Brownists were so named from Mr. Robert Brown", a famous separatist in queen Elizabeth's reign. i. e. a husty, careless, hand. i. e. be pert or petulant.


drew, if he were open'd, and you find somethil | Seb. Belike, you slew great number of his blood in his liver as will clog the foot of a flea, Ant. The ottence is not of such a bloody nature; I'll eat the rest of the anatomy.

Albeit the quality of the time, and quarrel, Fab. And his opposite, the youth, bears in his 5 Might well have given us bloody argument. visage no great presage of cruelty.

It miglit have since been answer'd in repaying
Enter Maria.

What we took from them ; which, for trafiick's Sir Tu. Look, where the youngest wren of nine Most of our city did: only myself stood out:[sake, comes'.

For which, if i'be lapsed in this place, Mar. If you desire the spleen, and will laugh 10 I shall pay

dear. yourselves into stitches, follow me: yon' gull Mal- Seb. Do not then walk too open. [purse: volio is turned heathen, a very renegado; for there

Aut. It cloth not fit me. Hold, sir, here's my is no christian, that means to be sav'd by believing in the south suburbs, at the Elephant, rightly, can ever believe such impossible passages Is best to lodge: I will bespeak our diet, of grossness. He's in yellow stockings. 15 Whiles you beguile your time, and feed your Šir To. And cross-garter'd?


(me. Alar. Most villainously; like a pedant that keeps With viewing of the town; there shall you have a school i’ the church.--I have dogg’d him, like his Seb. Why I your purse? mfurtherer: lle does obey every point of the letter Ant. Ilaply, your eye shall light upon some toy that I droppi to betray hin. 'He does smile bi-20 You have desire to purchase ; and your store, face into more lines, thian is in the new map, with I think, is not for idle markets, sir. the augmentation of the Indies: you have not seen Scb. l'll be your purse-bearer, and leave you for such a thing as 'tis ; I can hardly forbear hurling An hour. things at him. I know, my lady will strike him; Ant. To the Elephant. if she do, he'll smile, and take 't for a great favour. 25 Scb. I do remember.

[Ereunt. Sir To. Come, bring us, bring us where he is.


Oliviu's House.
The Street.

Enter Olivia and Maria.
Enter An'onio and Sebastian. 130 Oli. I have sent after him: He says he'll come;
Seb. I would not, by my will, have troubled you; Hlow shall I feast bim? what bestow on him?
But, since you make your pleasure of your pains, For youth is bought more oft, than begg'd or
I will no further chide
I speak too loud.

{borrow'd. Ant. I could not stay behind you: my desire, Where is Malvolio -he is sad and civil, More sharp than tiled steel, diu spur me forth; 135. Ind suits well for a servant with my fortunes ;And not all love to see you, (though so much, Where is Malvolio?

(manner. As might have drawn one to a longer voyage) Jlar. He's coming, madam; but in very strange But jealousy what might befal your travel, Ne is, sure', possest, madam. Being skill-less in these parts; which to a stranger, Oli. Why, what's the matter? does he rave? Unguided, and unfriended, often prove

llar. No, madam.

[best Rough and unhospitable: My willing love, llie does noibing but smile: your ladyship were The rather by these arguments of fear,

To have some guard about you, if he come, Set forth in your pursuit.

For, sure, the man is tainted in his wits. Seb. My kind Äntvnio,

Oli. Go call him hither. -- l'am as mad as he, I can no other answer make, but thanks,

Enter Malcolio. And thanks, and ever: Oft good turns

If sad and merry madness equal be. Are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay:

Ilow now, Valvolio? But, were my worth, as is my conscience, firm, Ilal. Sweet lady, ho, ho. [Smiles fantastically. You should find better dealing. What's to do: oli. Smil'st thou? Shall we go see the reliques of this town? 50|1 sent for thee upon a sad occasion. Ant. To-morrow, sir; best first go see your Mal. Sad, lady? I could be sad : This does lodging

make some obstruction in the blood, this crossSeb. I am not weary, and 'tis long to night; gartering : But what of that ? if it please the exe I pray you, let us satisfy our eyes

of one, it is with me as the very true sonnet is; With the memorials, and the things of fame, 55 Pluase one', (inil please all. That do renown this city.

Oli. Wby, how dost thou, man? what is the Ant. 'Would, you'd pardon me;

matter with thee? I do not without danger walk these streets :

Mal. Not black in my mind, though yellow in Once, in a sea-tight, 'gainst the duke his gallies, my legs: It did come to lmnds, and commands

Dol ball be executed. I think, we do know the That were I ta' en here, it would searce be answer'd.)"\sweet homan

hand. Warburton coinments on this passage thus: “The women's parts were then acted by boys, some. times so low in stature, that there was occasion to obviate the inpropriety by such kind of oblique apologies.". The wren lays generally nine or ten eggs, the last laid of which produces the least bird.


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Oli. Wilt thou go to bed, Malvolio? I my hopes. Well, Jove, not I, is the doer of this,

Mal. To bed? ay, sweetheart ; and I'll come and he is to be thanked. to thee.

Re-enter Maria, with Sir Toby and Fabian. oli. God comfort thee! Why dost thou smile Sir To. Which way is he, in the name of sanctity? So, and kiss thy hand so oft ?

5 If all the devils in hell be drawn in little, and LeMar. How do you, Malvolio?

gion himself possest him, yet I will speak to him. Mal. At your request? Yes; Nightingales an- Fub. Here he is, here he is: How is't with h you, swer daws.

sir? how is't with you, man? Mar. Why appear you with this ridiculous Mal. Go oif; discard you; let me enjoy my boldness before my lady?

10 private: go off. Mal. “ Be not afraid of greatness :"_'Twas Mar. Lo, how hollow the fiend speaks within well writ.

him! did not ( tell you ?-- " Toby, my lady Oli. What meanest thou by that, Malvolio? prays you to have a care of him. Mal. Some are born great,”

Mal. Ah, ah! does she so? Oli. Ha?

15 Sir To. Go to, go to; peace, peace, we must Mal. “Some atchieve greatness,”

deal gently with him ; let ine alone. How do Oli. What say'st thou ?

you, Malvolio? how is't with you? What, man! Mal. “ And some have greatness thrust upon dery the devil: consider, he's an enemy to man. “ them.”

kind. Oli. Heaven restore thee!

20 Mal. Do you know what you say? Mal. "Remember who commended thy yellow Mar. La you! an you speak ill of the devil, " stockings;"

how he takes it at heart! Pray God, he be not beOli. Thy yellow stockings ?

witch'd ! Mal. And wished to see thee cross-garter'd.” Fab. Carry his water to the wise woman. Oli. Cross-garter'd?

25 Mur. Marry, and it shall be done to-morrow Mal. Go to: thou art made, if thou desirest morning, if I live. My lady would not lose hin “ to be so;"—

for more than I'll say. Oli. Am I made ?

Mal. How now, mistress? Mal. “ If not, let me see thee a servant still.” Mar. O lord ! Oli. Why, this is very midsummer madness !. 30 SirTo. Pr’ythee, hold thy peace, this is not the Enter a Servant.

way: Do you not see, you more him? let me Ser. Madam, the young gentleman of the count Jalone with him. Orsino's is returned; I could hardly entreat him Fub. No way but gentleness ; gently, gently : back: he attends your ladyship’s pleasure, the fiend is rough, and will not be roughly us’d.

Oli. I'll come to him. "Good Maria, let this 35 Sir To. Why, how now, my bawcock? how fellow be look'd to. Where's my cousin Toby? filost thoni, chuck ? Let some of my people have a special care of him

Mal. Sir? I would not have him miscarry for the half of my Sir To. Ay, biddy, come with me. What, man! dowry:

[Erit. 'tis not for gravity to play at cherry-pit * with SaMal. Oh, oh! do you come near me now? no 40tan: Hang hin, foul collier?! worse man than Sir Toby to look to me? This Mar. Get him to say his prayers : good sir concurs directly with the letter: she sends him on Toby, get him to pray. purpose, that I may appear stubborn to him ; for Mlal. My prayers, minx ? she incites me to that in the letter.

“ Cast thy

Mar. No, I warrant you, he will not hear of “ humble slough,” says she ;—“be opposite with a 45 godliness. « kins.nan,—surly with servant»,-let thy tongue Mal. Go, hang yourselves all! you are idle shal“tang with arguments of state, -put thyself into low things: I am not of your element; you shall “the trick of singularity;"—and, consequently,

know more hereafter.

[Exit. sets down the manner how ; as, a sad face, a re

Sir To. Is't possible? verend carriage, a slow tongue, in the habit of 50 Fab. If this were play'd upon a stage now, I some Sir of note, and so forth. I have liu'd her; could condemn it as an improbable fiction. but it is Jove's doing, and Jove make me thankfu!! Sir To. His very genius has taken the infecAnd, when she went away now, Let this fellow be tion of the device, man. look'd to: Fellow?! Not Malvolio, nor after my Mur. Nay, pursue hiin now; lest the device degree, but fellow. Why, every thing adheres to- 55 take air, and taint. gether ; that no dram of a scruple, no scruple of a Fab. Why, we shall make him mad indeed. scruple, no obstacle, no incredulous or unsafe cir- Mar. The house will be the quieter. cumstance,-What can be said ? Nothing, that can Sir To. Come, we'll bave him in a dark room, be, can come between me and the full prospect of ind bound. My niece is already in the belief that

* Alluding to a received opinion, that extreme heat frequently affects the brain or senses. ?j. e. entangled her. Fellow here means companion.

Mr. Steevens savo, that cherry-pit means pitching cherry-stones into a little hole. 5 This is used as a terin vf reproach ; the Devil, in our author's time, being vulgarly called collier from his blackness. Y ?



well ;

he is mad; we may carry it thus, for our pleasure, deliver his challenge by word of mouth ; set upon and his penance, till our very pastime, tired out of Ague-cheek a notable report of valour; and drive breath, prompts us to have mercy on him: at the gentleman (as, I know, his youth will aptly which time, we will bring the device to the bar, receive it) into a most hideous opinion of his rage, and crown thee for a finder of madmen : But sec, 5skill, fury, and impetuosity... This will so fright but see.

them both, that they will kill one another by the Enter Sir Andreu.

look, like cockatrices. Fab. More matter for a May morning'.

Enter Ol via and Viola. Sir And. Here's the challenge, read it; I war

Fub. Here he comes with your niece: give them rant there's vinegar and pepper


10 way, 'till he take leave, and presently after him. Fab. Is’t so saucy?

Sir To. I will meditate the while upon some Sir And. Is't? I warrant him: do but read. horrid message for a challenge. (Ereunt. Sir To. Give me.

[Sir Toby reads. Oli. I have said too much unto a heart of stone, “ Youth, whatsoever thou art, thou art but a And laid mine honour too unchary out: scurvy fellow.”

15 There's something in me that reproves my fault; Fab. Good, and valiant.

But such a headstrong potent fault it is, Sir To. “ Wonder not, nor adınire not in thy That it but mocks reproof.

[bears, “ mind, why I do call thee so, for I will shew Vio. With the same 'haviour that your passion “ thee no reason for't.”

Góes on my master's grief.

(ture; Fab. A good note: that keeps you from the 20 Oli. Here, wear this jewel for me, 'tis my picblow of the law.

Retuse it not, it hath no tongue to vex you: Sir To. “ Thou com'st to the lady Olivia, and And, I beseech you, come again to-morrow. “ in my sight she uses thee kindly: but thouliest What shall you ask of me, that I'll deny ; “in thy throat, that is not the matter I challenge That honour, sav'd, may upon asking give? " thee for."

231 Vio. Nothing but this, your true love for my Fab. Very brief, and exceeding good sense-less.

master. Sir To. “ I will way-lay thee going hone:

Oli. How with mine honour may I give him “ where if it be thy chance to kill me,”

Which I have given to you?

(that Fab. Good.

Pio. I will acquit you. Sir To. Thou kill'st me like a rogue and a 30 Oli. Well, coine again to-morrow': Fare thee * villain." .

Fab. Still you keep o'the windy side of the law : A fiend, like thee,might bear my soul to hell.[Erit. Good.

Re-enter Sir Toby, and Fabian. Sir To.“ Fare thee well; and God have mercy

Sir To. Gentleman. God save thee. upon one of our souls ! He may have mercy 35 Vio. And you, sir. upon mine ; but

my hope is better, and so look Sir To. That defence thou hast, betakethee to't: " to thyself. Thy friend, as thou usest him, and of what nature the wrongs are thou hast done him,

thy sworn enemy, ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK."- I know not ; but thy intercepter, full of despight,

Sir To. If this letter move him not, his legs bloody as the hunter, attends thee at the orchard cannot: I'll give't him.

40 end : dismount thy tuck, be yare * in thy prepaMar. You may have very fit occasion for’t; he ration, forthy assailant is quick, skilful, and deadly: is now in some commerce with my lady, and willl Vio. You inistake, sir; I am sure, no man hath by and by depart.

any quarrel to me; my remembrance is very Sir To. Go, sir Andrew; scout me for him at free and clear from any image of offence done to the corner of the orchard, like a bum-bailiil: so 43 any man. soon as ever thou see'st him, draw; and, as thou Sir To. You'll find it otherwise, I assure you : draw'st, swear horribly: for it comes to pass olt, therefore, if you hold your life at any price, bethat a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent take you to your guard; for your opposite bath sharply tw.ng'd off, gives manhool more appro- in him what youth, strength, skill, and wrath, cap Bation than ever proof itself would have earn'ch 50 furnish man withal. hi:n. Away.

fio ! pray you, sir, what is he? Sir And. Nay, let me alone for swearing. [Erit. Sir To. He is knight, dubb'd with unhack'd ra

Sir To. Now will not I deliver his letter : fort pier, and on carpet consideration ? ; but he is a the beliaviour of the young gentleman gives him devil in private brawl: souls and bodies hath he out to be of good capacity and breeding ; hi-55 divorc'd three; and his incinsement at this moemployment between his lord and my niece con- ment is so implacable, that satisfaction can be firms no less ; therefore this letter, being so excel- none but by pangs of death and sepulchre; hob, lently ignorant, will breed noterrorin the youth, he nob 6, is his word; give't or take't. will find it comes from a clodpole. But, sir, I will vio. I will return again into the house, and de

· Alluding to the interludes of the comic bind, performed on that morning. -?j. e. hasty * That is, he is n't a knight banneret, dubbed in the field of battle, but on carpet consideration, on some peaceable occasion, when knights receive their dignity kneeling on a carpet. 4 A corruption from hap ne hap; as would ne would, will nc will, that is, let it happen or not; and signifies, at randoin, at the mercy of chance.



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