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              <div id="container">

<section id="preamble">

<h1>Twelfth Night, or What You Will</h1>

<section id="dramatis-personae"><h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>

<ol class="persona-group">
  <li>ORSINO, Duke of Illyria. </li>
  <li>SEBASTIAN, brother to Viola.</li>
  <li>ANTONIO, a sea captain, friend to Sebastian.</li>
  <li>A Sea Captain, friend to Viola. </li>
</ol>

<ol class="persona-group" data-description="gentlemen attending on the Duke.">
  <li>VALENTINE</li>
  <li>CURIO</li>
</ol>

<ol class="persona-group">
  <li>SIR TOBY BELCH, uncle to Olivia.</li>
  <li>SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK</li>
  <li>MALVOLIO, steward to Olivia.</li>
</ol>

<ol class="persona-group" data-description="servants to Olivia.">
  <li>FABIAN</li>
  <li>FESTE, a Clown</li>
</ol>

<ol class="persona-group">
  <li>OLIVIA</li>
  <li>VIOLA</li>
  <li>MARIA, Olivia's woman.</li>
  <li>Lords, Priests, Sailors, Officers, Musicians, and other Attendants.</li>
</ol>

</section>

<div id="scene-description">SCENE  A city in Illyria, and the sea-coast near it.</div>

</section>

<section class="act">

<h2>ACT I</h2>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE I.  DUKE ORSINO’s palace.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter DUKE ORSINO, CURIO, and other Lords;
        Musicians attending</div>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>If music be the food of love, play on;</li>
  <li>Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,</li>
  <li>The appetite may sicken, and so die.</li>
  <li>That strain again! it had a dying fall:</li>
  <li class="number">O, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound,</li>
  <li>That breathes upon a bank of violets,</li>
  <li>Stealing and giving odour! Enough; no more:</li>
  <li>’Tis not so sweet now as it was before.</li>
  <li>O spirit of love! how quick and fresh art thou,</li>
  <li class="number">That, notwithstanding thy capacity</li>
  <li>Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,</li>
  <li>Of what validity and pitch soe’er,</li>
  <li>But falls into abatement and low price,</li>
  <li>Even in a minute: so full of shapes is fancy</li>
  <li class="number">That it alone is high fantastical.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="CURIO">
  <li>Will you go hunt, my lord?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>What, Curio?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="CURIO">
  <li>The hart.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Why, so I do, the noblest that I have:</li>
  <li class="number">O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first,</li>
  <li>Methought she purged the air of pestilence!</li>
  <li>That instant was I turn’d into a hart;</li>
  <li>And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,</li>
  <li>E’er since pursue me.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Enter VALENTINE</li>
  <li class="number">How now! what news from her?</li>
</ol>

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

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li class="number">O, she that hath a heart of that fine frame</li>
  <li>To pay this debt of love but to a brother,</li>
  <li>How will she love, when the rich golden shaft</li>
  <li>Hath kill’d the flock of all affections else</li>
  <li>That live in her; when liver, brain and heart,</li>
  <li class="number">These sovereign thrones, are all supplied, and fill’d</li>
  <li>Her sweet perfections with one self king!</li>
  <li>Away before me to sweet beds of flowers:</li>
  <li>Love-thoughts lie rich when canopied with bowers.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE II.  The sea-coast.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter VIOLA, a Captain, and Sailors</div>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>What country, friends, is this?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li>This is Illyria, lady.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>And what should I do in Illyria?</li>
  <li>My brother he is in Elysium.</li>
  <li class="number">Perchance he is not drown’d: what think you, sailors?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li>It is perchance that you yourself were saved.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>O my poor brother! and so perchance may he be.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li>True, madam: and, to comfort you with chance,</li>
  <li>Assure yourself, after our ship did split,</li>
  <li class="number">When you and those poor number saved with you</li>
  <li>Hung on our driving boat, I saw your brother,</li>
  <li>Most provident in peril, bind himself,</li>
  <li>Courage and hope both teaching him the practise,</li>
  <li>To a strong mast that lived upon the sea;</li>
  <li class="number">Where, like Arion on the dolphin’s back,</li>
  <li>I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves</li>
  <li>So long as I could see.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>For saying so, there’s gold:</li>
  <li>Mine own escape unfoldeth to my hope,</li>
  <li class="number">Whereto thy speech serves for authority,</li>
  <li>The like of him. Know’st thou this country?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li>Ay, madam, well; for I was bred and born</li>
  <li>Not three hours’ travel from this very place.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Who governs here?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li class="number">A noble duke, in nature as in name.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>What is the name?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li>Orsino.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Orsino! I have heard my father name him:</li>
  <li>He was a bachelor then.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li class="number">And so is now, or was so very late;</li>
  <li>For but a month ago I went from hence,</li>
  <li>And then ’twas fresh in murmur — as, you know,</li>
  <li>What great ones do the less will prattle of — </li>
  <li>That he did seek the love of fair Olivia.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">What’s she?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li>A virtuous maid, the daughter of a count</li>
  <li>That died some twelvemonth since, then leaving her</li>
  <li>In the protection of his son, her brother,</li>
  <li>Who shortly also died: for whose dear love,</li>
  <li class="number">They say, she hath abjured the company</li>
  <li>And sight of men.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>O that I served that lady</li>
  <li>And might not be delivered to the world,</li>
  <li>Till I had made mine own occasion mellow,</li>
  <li class="number">What my estate is!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li>That were hard to compass;</li>
  <li>Because she will admit no kind of suit,</li>
  <li>No, not the duke’s.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>There is a fair behavior in thee, captain;</li>
  <li class="number">And though that nature with a beauteous wall</li>
  <li>Doth oft close in pollution, yet of thee</li>
  <li>I will believe thou hast a mind that suits</li>
  <li>With this thy fair and outward character.</li>
  <li>I prithee, and I’ll pay thee bounteously,</li>
  <li class="number">Conceal me what I am, and be my aid</li>
  <li>For such disguise as haply shall become</li>
  <li>The form of my intent. I’ll serve this duke:</li>
  <li>Thou shall present me as an eunuch to him:</li>
  <li>It may be worth thy pains; for I can sing</li>
  <li class="number">And speak to him in many sorts of music</li>
  <li>That will allow me very worth his service.</li>
  <li>What else may hap to time I will commit;</li>
  <li>Only shape thou thy silence to my wit.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Captain">
  <li>Be you his eunuch, and your mute I’ll be:</li>
  <li class="number">When my tongue blabs, then let mine eyes not see.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I thank thee: lead me on.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE III.  OLIVIA’S house.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR TOBY BELCH and MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>What a plague means my niece, to take the death of</li>
  <li>her brother thus? I am sure care’s an enemy to life.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>By my troth, Sir Toby, you must come in earlier o’</li>
  <li>nights: your cousin, my lady, takes great</li>
  <li class="number">exceptions to your ill hours.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Why, let her except, before excepted.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Ay, but you must confine yourself within the modest</li>
  <li>limits of order.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Confine! I’ll confine myself no finer than I am:</li>
  <li class="number">these clothes are good enough to drink in; and so be</li>
  <li>these boots too: an they be not, let them hang</li>
  <li>themselves in their own straps.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>That quaffing and drinking will undo you: I heard</li>
  <li>my lady talk of it yesterday; and of a foolish</li>
  <li class="number">knight that you brought in one night here to be her wooer.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Who, Sir Andrew Aguecheek?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Ay, he.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>He’s as tall a man as any’s in Illyria.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>What’s that to the purpose?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Why, he has three thousand ducats a year.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Ay, but he’ll have but a year in all these ducats:</li>
  <li>he’s a very fool and a prodigal.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Fie, that you’ll say so! he plays o’ the</li>
  <li>viol-de-gamboys, and speaks three or four languages</li>
  <li class="number">word for word without book, and hath all the good</li>
  <li>gifts of nature.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>He hath indeed, almost natural: for besides that</li>
  <li>he’s a fool, he’s a great quarreller: and but that</li>
  <li>he hath the gift of a coward to allay the gust he</li>
  <li class="number">hath in quarrelling, ’tis thought among the prudent</li>
  <li>he would quickly have the gift of a grave.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>By this hand, they are scoundrels and subtractors</li>
  <li>that say so of him. Who are they?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>They that add, moreover, he’s drunk nightly in your company.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">With drinking healths to my niece: I’ll drink to</li>
  <li>her as long as there is a passage in my throat and</li>
  <li>drink in Illyria: he’s a coward and a coystrill</li>
  <li>that will not drink to my niece till his brains turn</li>
  <li>o’ the toe like a parish-top. What, wench!</li>
  <li class="number">Castiliano vulgo! for here comes Sir Andrew Agueface.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR ANDREW</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Sir Toby Belch! how now, Sir Toby Belch!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Sweet Sir Andrew!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Bless you, fair shrew.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>And you too, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Accost, Sir Andrew, accost.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>What’s that?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>My niece’s chambermaid.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Good Mistress Accost, I desire better acquaintance.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>My name is Mary, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Good Mistress Mary Accost — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>You mistake, knight; ’accost’ is front her, board</li>
  <li>her, woo her, assail her.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>By my troth, I would not undertake her in this</li>
  <li>company. Is that the meaning of ’accost’?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li class="number">Fare you well, gentlemen.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>An thou let part so, Sir Andrew, would thou mightst</li>
  <li>never draw sword again.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>An you part so, mistress, I would I might never</li>
  <li>draw sword again. Fair lady, do you think you have</li>
  <li class="number">fools in hand?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Sir, I have not you by the hand.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Marry, but you shall have; and here’s my hand.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Now, sir, ’thought is free:’ I pray you, bring</li>
  <li>your hand to the buttery-bar and let it drink.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Wherefore, sweet-heart? what’s your metaphor?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>It’s dry, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Why, I think so: I am not such an ass but I can</li>
  <li>keep my hand dry. But what’s your jest?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>A dry jest, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Are you full of them?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Ay, sir, I have them at my fingers’ ends: marry,</li>
  <li>now I let go your hand, I am barren.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>O knight thou lackest a cup of canary: when did I</li>
  <li>see thee so put down?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Never in your life, I think; unless you see canary</li>
  <li>put me down. Methinks sometimes I have no more wit</li>
  <li>than a Christian or an ordinary man has: but I am a</li>
  <li>great eater of beef and I believe that does harm to my wit.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>No question.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">An I thought that, I’ld forswear it. I’ll ride home</li>
  <li>to-morrow, Sir Toby.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Pourquoi, my dear knight?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>What is ’Pourquoi’? do or not do? I would I had</li>
  <li>bestowed that time in the tongues that I have in</li>
  <li class="number">fencing, dancing and bear-baiting: O, had I but</li>
  <li>followed the arts!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Then hadst thou had an excellent head of hair.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Why, would that have mended my hair?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Past question; for thou seest it will not curl by nature.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">But it becomes me well enough, does’t not?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Excellent; it hangs like flax on a distaff; and I</li>
  <li>hope to see a housewife take thee between her legs</li>
  <li>and spin it off.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Faith, I’ll home to-morrow, Sir Toby: your niece</li>
  <li class="number">will not be seen; or if she be, it’s four to one</li>
  <li>she’ll none of me: the count himself here hard by woos her.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>She’ll none o’ the count: she’ll not match above</li>
  <li>her degree, neither in estate, years, nor wit; I</li>
  <li>have heard her swear’t. Tut, there’s life in’t,</li>
  <li class="number">man.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>I’ll stay a month longer. I am a fellow o’ the</li>
  <li>strangest mind i’ the world; I delight in masques</li>
  <li>and revels sometimes altogether.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Art thou good at these kickshawses, knight?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">As any man in Illyria, whatsoever he be, under the</li>
  <li>degree of my betters; and yet I will not compare</li>
  <li>with an old man.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>What is thy excellence in a galliard, knight?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Faith, I can cut a caper.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">And I can cut the mutton to’t.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>And I think I have the back-trick simply as strong</li>
  <li>as any man in Illyria.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Wherefore are these things hid? wherefore have</li>
  <li>these gifts a curtain before ’em? are they like to</li>
  <li class="number">take dust, like Mistress Mall’s picture? why dost</li>
  <li>thou not go to church in a galliard and come home in</li>
  <li>a coranto? My very walk should be a jig; I would not</li>
  <li>so much as make water but in a sink-a-pace. What</li>
  <li>dost thou mean? Is it a world to hide virtues in?</li>
  <li class="number">I did think, by the excellent constitution of thy</li>
  <li>leg, it was formed under the star of a galliard.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Ay, ’tis strong, and it does indifferent well in a</li>
  <li>flame-coloured stock. Shall we set about some revels?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>What shall we do else? were we not born under Taurus?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Taurus! That’s sides and heart.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>No, sir; it is legs and thighs. Let me see the</li>
  <li>caper; ha! higher: ha, ha! excellent!</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE IV.  DUKE ORSINO’s palace.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter VALENTINE and VIOLA in man’s attire</div>

<ol data-speaker="VALENTINE">
  <li>If the duke continue these favours towards you,</li>
  <li>Cesario, you are like to be much advanced: he hath</li>
  <li>known you but three days, and already you are no stranger.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>You either fear his humour or my negligence, that</li>
  <li class="number">you call in question the continuance of his love:</li>
  <li>is he inconstant, sir, in his favours?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VALENTINE">
  <li>No, believe me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I thank you. Here comes the count.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter DUKE ORSINO, CURIO, and Attendants</div>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Who saw Cesario, ho?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">On your attendance, my lord; here.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Stand you a while aloof, Cesario,</li>
  <li>Thou know’st no less but all; I have unclasp’d</li>
  <li>To thee the book even of my secret soul:</li>
  <li>Therefore, good youth, address thy gait unto her;</li>
  <li class="number">Be not denied access, stand at her doors,</li>
  <li>And tell them, there thy fixed foot shall grow</li>
  <li>Till thou have audience.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Sure, my noble lord,</li>
  <li>If she be so abandon’d to her sorrow</li>
  <li class="number">As it is spoke, she never will admit me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Be clamorous and leap all civil bounds</li>
  <li>Rather than make unprofited return.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Say I do speak with her, my lord, what then?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>O, then unfold the passion of my love,</li>
  <li class="number">Surprise her with discourse of my dear faith:</li>
  <li>It shall become thee well to act my woes;</li>
  <li>She will attend it better in thy youth</li>
  <li>Than in a nuncio’s of more grave aspect.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I think not so, my lord.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li class="number">Dear lad, believe it;</li>
  <li>For they shall yet belie thy happy years,</li>
  <li>That say thou art a man: Diana’s lip</li>
  <li>Is not more smooth and rubious; thy small pipe</li>
  <li>Is as the maiden’s organ, shrill and sound,</li>
  <li class="number">And all is semblative a woman’s part.</li>
  <li>I know thy constellation is right apt</li>
  <li>For this affair. Some four or five attend him;</li>
  <li>All, if you will; for I myself am best</li>
  <li>When least in company. Prosper well in this,</li>
  <li class="number">And thou shalt live as freely as thy lord,</li>
  <li>To call his fortunes thine.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I’ll do my best</li>
  <li>To woo your lady:</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Aside</li>
  <li>yet, a barful strife!</li>
  <li class="number">Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE V.  OLIVIA’S house.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter MARIA and Clown</div>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Nay, either tell me where thou hast been, or I will</li>
  <li>not open my lips so wide as a bristle may enter in</li>
  <li>way of thy excuse: my lady will hang thee for thy absence.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Let her hang me: he that is well hanged in this</li>
  <li class="number">world needs to fear no colours.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Make that good.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>He shall see none to fear.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>A good lenten answer: I can tell thee where that</li>
  <li>saying was born, of ’I fear no colours.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Where, good Mistress Mary?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>In the wars; and that may you be bold to say in your foolery.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Well, God give them wisdom that have it; and those</li>
  <li>that are fools, let them use their talents.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Yet you will be hanged for being so long absent; or,</li>
  <li class="number">to be turned away, is not that as good as a hanging to you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage; and,</li>
  <li>for turning away, let summer bear it out.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>You are resolute, then?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Not so, neither; but I am resolved on two points.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li class="number">That if one break, the other will hold; or, if both</li>
  <li>break, your gaskins fall.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Apt, in good faith; very apt. Well, go thy way; if</li>
  <li>Sir Toby would leave drinking, thou wert as witty a</li>
  <li>piece of Eve’s flesh as any in Illyria.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li class="number">Peace, you rogue, no more o’ that. Here comes my</li>
  <li>lady: make your excuse wisely, you were best.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Wit, an’t be thy will, put me into good fooling!</li>
  <li>Those wits, that think they have thee, do very oft</li>
  <li>prove fools; and I, that am sure I lack thee, may</li>
  <li class="number">pass for a wise man: for what says Quinapalus?</li>
  <li>’Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.’</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Enter OLIVIA with MALVOLIO</li>
  <li>God bless thee, lady!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Take the fool away.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Do you not hear, fellows? Take away the lady.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Go to, you’re a dry fool; I’ll no more of you:</li>
  <li>besides, you grow dishonest.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Two faults, madonna, that drink and good counsel</li>
  <li>will amend: for give the dry fool drink, then is</li>
  <li>the fool not dry: bid the dishonest man mend</li>
  <li class="number">himself; if he mend, he is no longer dishonest; if</li>
  <li>he cannot, let the botcher mend him. Any thing</li>
  <li>that’s mended is but patched: virtue that</li>
  <li>transgresses is but patched with sin; and sin that</li>
  <li>amends is but patched with virtue. If that this</li>
  <li class="number">simple syllogism will serve, so; if it will not,</li>
  <li>what remedy? As there is no true cuckold but</li>
  <li>calamity, so beauty’s a flower. The lady bade take</li>
  <li>away the fool; therefore, I say again, take her away.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Sir, I bade them take away you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Misprision in the highest degree! Lady, cucullus non</li>
  <li>facit monachum; that’s as much to say as I wear not</li>
  <li>motley in my brain. Good madonna, give me leave to</li>
  <li>prove you a fool.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Can you do it?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Dexterously, good madonna.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Make your proof.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>I must catechise you for it, madonna: good my mouse</li>
  <li>of virtue, answer me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Well, sir, for want of other idleness, I’ll bide your proof.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Good madonna, why mournest thou?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Good fool, for my brother’s death.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>I think his soul is in hell, madonna.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>I know his soul is in heaven, fool.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>The more fool, madonna, to mourn for your brother’s</li>
  <li class="number">soul being in heaven. Take away the fool, gentlemen.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What think you of this fool, Malvolio? doth he not mend?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Yes, and shall do till the pangs of death shake him:</li>
  <li>infirmity, that decays the wise, doth ever make the</li>
  <li>better fool.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">God send you, sir, a speedy infirmity, for the</li>
  <li>better increasing your folly! Sir Toby will be</li>
  <li>sworn that I am no fox; but he will not pass his</li>
  <li>word for two pence that you are no fool.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>How say you to that, Malvolio?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">I marvel your ladyship takes delight in such a</li>
  <li>barren rascal: I saw him put down the other day</li>
  <li>with an ordinary fool that has no more brain</li>
  <li>than a stone. Look you now, he’s out of his guard</li>
  <li>already; unless you laugh and minister occasion to</li>
  <li class="number">him, he is gagged. I protest, I take these wise men,</li>
  <li>that crow so at these set kind of fools, no better</li>
  <li>than the fools’ zanies.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Oh, you are sick of self-love, Malvolio, and taste</li>
  <li>with a distempered appetite. To be generous,</li>
  <li class="number">guiltless and of free disposition, is to take those</li>
  <li>things for bird-bolts that you deem cannon-bullets:</li>
  <li>there is no slander in an allowed fool, though he do</li>
  <li>nothing but rail; nor no railing in a known discreet</li>
  <li>man, though he do nothing but reprove.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Now Mercury endue thee with leasing, for thou</li>
  <li>speakest well of fools!</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Madam, there is at the gate a young gentleman much</li>
  <li>desires to speak with you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>From the Count Orsino, is it?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li class="number">I know not, madam: ’tis a fair young man, and well attended.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Who of my people hold him in delay?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Sir Toby, madam, your kinsman.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Fetch him off, I pray you; he speaks nothing but</li>
  <li>madman: fie on him!</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Exit MARIA</li>
  <li class="number">Go you, Malvolio: if it be a suit from the count, I</li>
  <li>am sick, or not at home; what you will, to dismiss it.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Exit MALVOLIO</li>
  <li>Now you see, sir, how your fooling grows old, and</li>
  <li>people dislike it.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Thou hast spoke for us, madonna, as if thy eldest</li>
  <li class="number">son should be a fool; whose skull Jove cram with</li>
  <li>brains! for — here he comes — one of thy kin has a</li>
  <li>most weak pia mater.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR TOBY BELCH</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>By mine honour, half drunk. What is he at the gate, cousin?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>A gentleman.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">A gentleman! what gentleman?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>’Tis a gentle man here — a plague o’ these</li>
  <li>pickle-herring! How now, sot!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Good Sir Toby!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Cousin, cousin, how have you come so early by this lethargy?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Lechery! I defy lechery. There’s one at the gate.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Ay, marry, what is he?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Let him be the devil, an he will, I care not: give</li>
  <li>me faith, say I. Well, it’s all one.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What’s a drunken man like, fool?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Like a drowned man, a fool and a mad man: one</li>
  <li>draught above heat makes him a fool; the second mads</li>
  <li>him; and a third drowns him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Go thou and seek the crowner, and let him sit o’ my</li>
  <li>coz; for he’s in the third degree of drink, he’s</li>
  <li class="number">drowned: go, look after him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>He is but mad yet, madonna; and the fool shall look</li>
  <li>to the madman.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter MALVOLIO</div>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Madam, yond young fellow swears he will speak with</li>
  <li>you. I told him you were sick; he takes on him to</li>
  <li class="number">understand so much, and therefore comes to speak</li>
  <li>with you. I told him you were asleep; he seems to</li>
  <li>have a foreknowledge of that too, and therefore</li>
  <li>comes to speak with you. What is to be said to him,</li>
  <li>lady? he’s fortified against any denial.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Tell him he shall not speak with me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Has been told so; and he says, he’ll stand at your</li>
  <li>door like a sheriff’s post, and be the supporter to</li>
  <li>a bench, but he’ll speak with you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What kind o’ man is he?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">Why, of mankind.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What manner of man?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Of very ill manner; he’ll speak with you, will you or no.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Of what personage and years is he?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for</li>
  <li class="number">a boy; as a squash is before ’tis a peascod, or a</li>
  <li>cooling when ’tis almost an apple: ’tis with him</li>
  <li>in standing water, between boy and man. He is very</li>
  <li>well-favoured and he speaks very shrewishly; one</li>
  <li>would think his mother’s milk were scarce out of him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Let him approach: call in my gentlewoman.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Gentlewoman, my lady calls.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Give me my veil: come, throw it o’er my face.</li>
  <li>We’ll once more hear Orsino’s embassy.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter VIOLA, and Attendants</div>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>The honourable lady of the house, which is she?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Speak to me; I shall answer for her.</li>
  <li>Your will?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Most radiant, exquisite and unmatchable beauty — I</li>
  <li>pray you, tell me if this be the lady of the house,</li>
  <li>for I never saw her: I would be loath to cast away</li>
  <li class="number">my speech, for besides that it is excellently well</li>
  <li>penned, I have taken great pains to con it. Good</li>
  <li>beauties, let me sustain no scorn; I am very</li>
  <li>comptible, even to the least sinister usage.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Whence came you, sir?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">I can say little more than I have studied, and that</li>
  <li>question’s out of my part. Good gentle one, give me</li>
  <li>modest assurance if you be the lady of the house,</li>
  <li>that I may proceed in my speech.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Are you a comedian?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">No, my profound heart: and yet, by the very fangs</li>
  <li>of malice I swear, I am not that I play. Are you</li>
  <li>the lady of the house?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>If I do not usurp myself, I am.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Most certain, if you are she, you do usurp</li>
  <li class="number">yourself; for what is yours to bestow is not yours</li>
  <li>to reserve. But this is from my commission: I will</li>
  <li>on with my speech in your praise, and then show you</li>
  <li>the heart of my message.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Come to what is important in’t: I forgive you the praise.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">Alas, I took great pains to study it, and ’tis poetical.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>It is the more like to be feigned: I pray you,</li>
  <li>keep it in. I heard you were saucy at my gates,</li>
  <li>and allowed your approach rather to wonder at you</li>
  <li>than to hear you. If you be not mad, be gone; if</li>
  <li class="number">you have reason, be brief: ’tis not that time of</li>
  <li>moon with me to make one in so skipping a dialogue.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Will you hoist sail, sir? here lies your way.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>No, good swabber; I am to hull here a little</li>
  <li>longer. Some mollification for your giant, sweet</li>
  <li class="number">lady. Tell me your mind: I am a messenger.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver, when</li>
  <li>the courtesy of it is so fearful. Speak your office.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>It alone concerns your ear. I bring no overture of</li>
  <li>war, no taxation of homage: I hold the olive in my</li>
  <li class="number">hand; my words are as fun of peace as matter.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Yet you began rudely. What are you? what would you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>The rudeness that hath appeared in me have I</li>
  <li>learned from my entertainment. What I am, and what I</li>
  <li>would, are as secret as maidenhead; to your ears,</li>
  <li class="number">divinity, to any other’s, profanation.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Give us the place alone: we will hear this divinity.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Exeunt MARIA and Attendants</li>
  <li>Now, sir, what is your text?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Most sweet lady — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>A comfortable doctrine, and much may be said of it.</li>
  <li class="number">Where lies your text?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>In Orsino’s bosom.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>In his bosom! In what chapter of his bosom?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>To answer by the method, in the first of his heart.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>O, I have read it: it is heresy. Have you no more to say?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">Good madam, let me see your face.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Have you any commission from your lord to negotiate</li>
  <li>with my face? You are now out of your text: but</li>
  <li>we will draw the curtain and show you the picture.</li>
  <li>Look you, sir, such a one I was this present: is’t</li>
  <li class="number">not well done?</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Unveiling</div>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Excellently done, if God did all.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>’Tis in grain, sir; ’twill endure wind and weather.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>’Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white</li>
  <li>Nature’s own sweet and cunning hand laid on:</li>
  <li class="number">Lady, you are the cruell’st she alive,</li>
  <li>If you will lead these graces to the grave</li>
  <li>And leave the world no copy.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>O, sir, I will not be so hard-hearted; I will give</li>
  <li>out divers schedules of my beauty: it shall be</li>
  <li class="number">inventoried, and every particle and utensil</li>
  <li>labelled to my will: as, item, two lips,</li>
  <li>indifferent red; item, two grey eyes, with lids to</li>
  <li>them; item, one neck, one chin, and so forth. Were</li>
  <li>you sent hither to praise me?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">I see you what you are, you are too proud;</li>
  <li>But, if you were the devil, you are fair.</li>
  <li>My lord and master loves you: O, such love</li>
  <li>Could be but recompensed, though you were crown’d</li>
  <li>The nonpareil of beauty!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">How does he love me?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>With adorations, fertile tears,</li>
  <li>With groans that thunder love, with sighs of fire.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Your lord does know my mind; I cannot love him:</li>
  <li>Yet I suppose him virtuous, know him noble,</li>
  <li class="number">Of great estate, of fresh and stainless youth;</li>
  <li>In voices well divulged, free, learn’d and valiant;</li>
  <li>And in dimension and the shape of nature</li>
  <li>A gracious person: but yet I cannot love him;</li>
  <li>He might have took his answer long ago.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">If I did love you in my master’s flame,</li>
  <li>With such a suffering, such a deadly life,</li>
  <li>In your denial I would find no sense;</li>
  <li>I would not understand it.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Why, what would you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">Make me a willow cabin at your gate,</li>
  <li>And call upon my soul within the house;</li>
  <li>Write loyal cantons of contemned love</li>
  <li>And sing them loud even in the dead of night;</li>
  <li>Halloo your name to the reverberate hills</li>
  <li class="number">And make the babbling gossip of the air</li>
  <li>Cry out ’Olivia!’ O, You should not rest</li>
  <li>Between the elements of air and earth,</li>
  <li>But you should pity me!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>You might do much.</li>
  <li class="number">What is your parentage?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Above my fortunes, yet my state is well:</li>
  <li>I am a gentleman.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Get you to your lord;</li>
  <li>I cannot love him: let him send no more;</li>
  <li class="number">Unless, perchance, you come to me again,</li>
  <li>To tell me how he takes it. Fare you well:</li>
  <li>I thank you for your pains: spend this for me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I am no fee’d post, lady; keep your purse:</li>
  <li>My master, not myself, lacks recompense.</li>
  <li class="number">Love make his heart of flint that you shall love;</li>
  <li>And let your fervor, like my master’s, be</li>
  <li>Placed in contempt! Farewell, fair cruelty.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>’What is your parentage?’</li>
  <li>’Above my fortunes, yet my state is well:</li>
  <li class="number">I am a gentleman.’ I’ll be sworn thou art;</li>
  <li>Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions and spirit,</li>
  <li>Do give thee five-fold blazon: not too fast:</li>
  <li>soft, soft!</li>
  <li>Unless the master were the man. How now!</li>
  <li class="number">Even so quickly may one catch the plague?</li>
  <li>Methinks I feel this youth’s perfections</li>
  <li>With an invisible and subtle stealth</li>
  <li>To creep in at mine eyes. Well, let it be.</li>
  <li>What ho, Malvolio!</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter MALVOLIO</div>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">Here, madam, at your service.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Run after that same peevish messenger,</li>
  <li>The county’s man: he left this ring behind him,</li>
  <li>Would I or not: tell him I’ll none of it.</li>
  <li>Desire him not to flatter with his lord,</li>
  <li class="number">Nor hold him up with hopes; I am not for him:</li>
  <li>If that the youth will come this way to-morrow,</li>
  <li>I’ll give him reasons for’t: hie thee, Malvolio.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Madam, I will.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>I do I know not what, and fear to find</li>
  <li class="number">Mine eye too great a flatterer for my mind.</li>
  <li>Fate, show thy force: ourselves we do not owe;</li>
  <li>What is decreed must be, and be this so.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

</section>

</section>

<section class="act">

<h2>ACT II</h2>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE I.  The sea-coast.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter ANTONIO and SEBASTIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Will you stay no longer? nor will you not that I go with you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over</li>
  <li>me: the malignancy of my fate might perhaps</li>
  <li>distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your</li>
  <li class="number">leave that I may bear my evils alone: it were a bad</li>
  <li>recompense for your love, to lay any of them on you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Let me yet know of you whither you are bound.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>No, sooth, sir: my determinate voyage is mere</li>
  <li>extravagancy. But I perceive in you so excellent a</li>
  <li class="number">touch of modesty, that you will not extort from me</li>
  <li>what I am willing to keep in; therefore it charges</li>
  <li>me in manners the rather to express myself. You</li>
  <li>must know of me then, Antonio, my name is Sebastian,</li>
  <li>which I called Roderigo. My father was that</li>
  <li class="number">Sebastian of Messaline, whom I know you have heard</li>
  <li>of. He left behind him myself and a sister, both</li>
  <li>born in an hour: if the heavens had been pleased,</li>
  <li>would we had so ended! but you, sir, altered that;</li>
  <li>for some hour before you took me from the breach of</li>
  <li class="number">the sea was my sister drowned.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Alas the day!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>A lady, sir, though it was said she much resembled</li>
  <li>me, was yet of many accounted beautiful: but,</li>
  <li>though I could not with such estimable wonder</li>
  <li class="number">overfar believe that, yet thus far I will boldly</li>
  <li>publish her; she bore a mind that envy could not but</li>
  <li>call fair. She is drowned already, sir, with salt</li>
  <li>water, though I seem to drown her remembrance again with more.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Pardon me, sir, your bad entertainment.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li class="number">O good Antonio, forgive me your trouble.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>If you will not murder me for my love, let me be</li>
  <li>your servant.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>If you will not undo what you have done, that is,</li>
  <li>kill him whom you have recovered, desire it not.</li>
  <li class="number">Fare ye well at once: my bosom is full of kindness,</li>
  <li>and I am yet so near the manners of my mother, that</li>
  <li>upon the least occasion more mine eyes will tell</li>
  <li>tales of me. I am bound to the Count Orsino’s court: farewell.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>The gentleness of all the gods go with thee!</li>
  <li class="number">I have many enemies in Orsino’s court,</li>
  <li>Else would I very shortly see thee there.</li>
  <li>But, come what may, I do adore thee so,</li>
  <li>That danger shall seem sport, and I will go.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE II.  A street.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter VIOLA, MALVOLIO following</div>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Were not you even now with the Countess Olivia?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Even now, sir; on a moderate pace I have since</li>
  <li>arrived but hither.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>She returns this ring to you, sir: you might have</li>
  <li class="number">saved me my pains, to have taken it away yourself.</li>
  <li>She adds, moreover, that you should put your lord</li>
  <li>into a desperate assurance she will none of him:</li>
  <li>and one thing more, that you be never so hardy to</li>
  <li>come again in his affairs, unless it be to report</li>
  <li class="number">your lord’s taking of this. Receive it so.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>She took the ring of me: I’ll none of it.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Come, sir, you peevishly threw it to her; and her</li>
  <li>will is, it should be so returned: if it be worth</li>
  <li>stooping for, there it lies in your eye; if not, be</li>
  <li class="number">it his that finds it.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I left no ring with her: what means this lady?</li>
  <li>Fortune forbid my outside have not charm’d her!</li>
  <li>She made good view of me; indeed, so much,</li>
  <li>That sure methought her eyes had lost her tongue,</li>
  <li class="number">For she did speak in starts distractedly.</li>
  <li>She loves me, sure; the cunning of her passion</li>
  <li>Invites me in this churlish messenger.</li>
  <li>None of my lord’s ring! why, he sent her none.</li>
  <li>I am the man: if it be so, as ’tis,</li>
  <li class="number">Poor lady, she were better love a dream.</li>
  <li>Disguise, I see, thou art a wickedness,</li>
  <li>Wherein the pregnant enemy does much.</li>
  <li>How easy is it for the proper-false</li>
  <li>In women’s waxen hearts to set their forms!</li>
  <li class="number">Alas, our frailty is the cause, not we!</li>
  <li>For such as we are made of, such we be.</li>
  <li>How will this fadge? my master loves her dearly;</li>
  <li>And I, poor monster, fond as much on him;</li>
  <li>And she, mistaken, seems to dote on me.</li>
  <li class="number">What will become of this? As I am man,</li>
  <li>My state is desperate for my master’s love;</li>
  <li>As I am woman — now alas the day! — </li>
  <li>What thriftless sighs shall poor Olivia breathe!</li>
  <li>O time! thou must untangle this, not I;</li>
  <li class="number">It is too hard a knot for me to untie!</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE III.  OLIVIA’s house.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR TOBY BELCH and SIR ANDREW</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Approach, Sir Andrew: not to be abed after</li>
  <li>midnight is to be up betimes; and ’diluculo</li>
  <li>surgere,’ thou know’st — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Nay, my troth, I know not: but I know, to be up</li>
  <li class="number">late is to be up late.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>A false conclusion: I hate it as an unfilled can.</li>
  <li>To be up after midnight and to go to bed then, is</li>
  <li>early: so that to go to bed after midnight is to go</li>
  <li>to bed betimes. Does not our life consist of the</li>
  <li class="number">four elements?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Faith, so they say; but I think it rather consists</li>
  <li>of eating and drinking.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Thou’rt a scholar; let us therefore eat and drink.</li>
  <li>Marian, I say! a stoup of wine!</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter Clown</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Here comes the fool, i’ faith.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>How now, my hearts! did you never see the picture</li>
  <li>of ’we three’?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Welcome, ass. Now let’s have a catch.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast. I</li>
  <li class="number">had rather than forty shillings I had such a leg,</li>
  <li>and so sweet a breath to sing, as the fool has. In</li>
  <li>sooth, thou wast in very gracious fooling last</li>
  <li>night, when thou spokest of Pigrogromitus, of the</li>
  <li>Vapians passing the equinoctial of Queubus: ’twas</li>
  <li class="number">very good, i’ faith. I sent thee sixpence for thy</li>
  <li>leman: hadst it?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>I did impeticos thy gratillity; for Malvolio’s nose</li>
  <li>is no whipstock: my lady has a white hand, and the</li>
  <li>Myrmidons are no bottle-ale houses.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Excellent! why, this is the best fooling, when all</li>
  <li>is done. Now, a song.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Come on; there is sixpence for you: let’s have a song.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>There’s a testril of me too: if one knight give a — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Would you have a love-song, or a song of good life?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">A love-song, a love-song.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Ay, ay: I care not for good life.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Sings</span></li>
  <li>O mistress mine, where are you roaming?</li>
  <li>O, stay and hear; your true love’s coming,</li>
  <li class="number">That can sing both high and low:</li>
  <li>Trip no further, pretty sweeting;</li>
  <li>Journeys end in lovers meeting,</li>
  <li>Every wise man’s son doth know.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Excellent good, i’ faith.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Good, good.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Sings</span></li>
  <li>What is love? ’tis not hereafter;</li>
  <li>Present mirth hath present laughter;</li>
  <li>What’s to come is still unsure:</li>
  <li class="number">In delay there lies no plenty;</li>
  <li>Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty,</li>
  <li>Youth’s a stuff will not endure.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>A mellifluous voice, as I am true knight.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>A contagious breath.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Very sweet and contagious, i’ faith.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>To hear by the nose, it is dulcet in contagion.</li>
  <li>But shall we make the welkin dance indeed? shall we</li>
  <li>rouse the night-owl in a catch that will draw three</li>
  <li>souls out of one weaver? shall we do that?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">An you love me, let’s do’t: I am dog at a catch.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>By’r lady, sir, and some dogs will catch well.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Most certain. Let our catch be, ’Thou knave.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>’Hold thy peace, thou knave,’ knight? I shall be</li>
  <li>constrained in’t to call thee knave, knight.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">’Tis not the first time I have constrained one to</li>
  <li>call me knave. Begin, fool: it begins ’Hold thy peace.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>I shall never begin if I hold my peace.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Good, i’ faith. Come, begin.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Catch sung</div>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>What a caterwauling do you keep here! If my lady</li>
  <li class="number">have not called up her steward Malvolio and bid him</li>
  <li>turn you out of doors, never trust me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>My lady’s a Cataian, we are politicians, Malvolio’s</li>
  <li>a Peg-a-Ramsey, and ’Three merry men be we.’ Am not</li>
  <li>I consanguineous? am I not of her blood?</li>
  <li class="number">Tillyvally. Lady!</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Sings</li>
  <li>’There dwelt a man in Babylon, lady, lady!’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Beshrew me, the knight’s in admirable fooling.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Ay, he does well enough if he be disposed, and so do</li>
  <li>I too: he does it with a better grace, but I do it</li>
  <li class="number">more natural.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Sings</span>  ’O, the twelfth day of December,’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>For the love o’ God, peace!</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter MALVOLIO</div>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>My masters, are you mad? or what are you? Have ye</li>
  <li>no wit, manners, nor honesty, but to gabble like</li>
  <li class="number">tinkers at this time of night? Do ye make an</li>
  <li>alehouse of my lady’s house, that ye squeak out your</li>
  <li>coziers’ catches without any mitigation or remorse</li>
  <li>of voice? Is there no respect of place, persons, nor</li>
  <li>time in you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">We did keep time, sir, in our catches. Sneck up!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Sir Toby, I must be round with you. My lady bade me</li>
  <li>tell you, that, though she harbours you as her</li>
  <li>kinsman, she’s nothing allied to your disorders. If</li>
  <li>you can separate yourself and your misdemeanors, you</li>
  <li class="number">are welcome to the house; if not, an it would please</li>
  <li>you to take leave of her, she is very willing to bid</li>
  <li>you farewell.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>’Farewell, dear heart, since I must needs be gone.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Nay, good Sir Toby.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">’His eyes do show his days are almost done.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Is’t even so?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>’But I will never die.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Sir Toby, there you lie.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>This is much credit to you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">’Shall I bid him go?’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>’What an if you do?’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>’Shall I bid him go, and spare not?’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>’O no, no, no, no, you dare not.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Out o’ tune, sir: ye lie. Art any more than a</li>
  <li class="number">steward? Dost thou think, because thou art</li>
  <li>virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Yes, by Saint Anne, and ginger shall be hot i’ the</li>
  <li>mouth too.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Thou’rt i’ the right. Go, sir, rub your chain with</li>
  <li class="number">crumbs. A stoup of wine, Maria!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Mistress Mary, if you prized my lady’s favour at any</li>
  <li>thing more than contempt, you would not give means</li>
  <li>for this uncivil rule: she shall know of it, by this hand.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Go shake your ears.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">’Twere as good a deed as to drink when a man’s</li>
  <li>a-hungry, to challenge him the field, and then to</li>
  <li>break promise with him and make a fool of him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Do’t, knight: I’ll write thee a challenge: or I’ll</li>
  <li>deliver thy indignation to him by word of mouth.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li class="number">Sweet Sir Toby, be patient for tonight: since the</li>
  <li>youth of the count’s was today with thy lady, she is</li>
  <li>much out of quiet. For Monsieur Malvolio, let me</li>
  <li>alone with him: if I do not gull him into a</li>
  <li>nayword, and make him a common recreation, do not</li>
  <li class="number">think I have wit enough to lie straight in my bed:</li>
  <li>I know I can do it.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Possess us, possess us; tell us something of him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Marry, sir, sometimes he is a kind of puritan.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>O, if I thought that I’ld beat him like a dog!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">What, for being a puritan? thy exquisite reason,</li>
  <li>dear knight?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>I have no exquisite reason for’t, but I have reason</li>
  <li>good enough.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>The devil a puritan that he is, or any thing</li>
  <li class="number">constantly, but a time-pleaser; an affectioned ass,</li>
  <li>that cons state without book and utters it by great</li>
  <li>swarths: the best persuaded of himself, so</li>
  <li>crammed, as he thinks, with excellencies, that it is</li>
  <li>his grounds of faith that all that look on him love</li>
  <li class="number">him; and on that vice in him will my revenge find</li>
  <li>notable cause to work.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>What wilt thou do?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>I will drop in his way some obscure epistles of</li>
  <li>love; wherein, by the colour of his beard, the shape</li>
  <li class="number">of his leg, the manner of his gait, the expressure</li>
  <li>of his eye, forehead, and complexion, he shall find</li>
  <li>himself most feelingly personated. I can write very</li>
  <li>like my lady your niece: on a forgotten matter we</li>
  <li>can hardly make distinction of our hands.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Excellent! I smell a device.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>I have’t in my nose too.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>He shall think, by the letters that thou wilt drop,</li>
  <li>that they come from my niece, and that she’s in</li>
  <li>love with him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li class="number">My purpose is, indeed, a horse of that colour.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>And your horse now would make him an ass.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Ass, I doubt not.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>O, ’twill be admirable!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Sport royal, I warrant you: I know my physic will</li>
  <li class="number">work with him. I will plant you two, and let the</li>
  <li>fool make a third, where he shall find the letter:</li>
  <li>observe his construction of it. For this night, to</li>
  <li>bed, and dream on the event. Farewell.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Good night, Penthesilea.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Before me, she’s a good wench.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>She’s a beagle, true-bred, and one that adores me:</li>
  <li>what o’ that?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>I was adored once too.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Let’s to bed, knight. Thou hadst need send for</li>
  <li class="number">more money.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>If I cannot recover your niece, I am a foul way out.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Send for money, knight: if thou hast her not i’</li>
  <li>the end, call me cut.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>If I do not, never trust me, take it how you will.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Come, come, I’ll go burn some sack; ’tis too late</li>
  <li>to go to bed now: come, knight; come, knight.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE IV.  DUKE ORSINO’s palace.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter DUKE ORSINO, VIOLA, CURIO, and others</div>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Give me some music. Now, good morrow, friends.</li>
  <li>Now, good Cesario, but that piece of song,</li>
  <li>That old and antique song we heard last night:</li>
  <li>Methought it did relieve my passion much,</li>
  <li class="number">More than light airs and recollected terms</li>
  <li>Of these most brisk and giddy-paced times:</li>
  <li>Come, but one verse.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="CURIO">
  <li>He is not here, so please your lordship that should sing it.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Who was it?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="CURIO">
  <li class="number">Feste, the jester, my lord; a fool that the lady</li>
  <li>Olivia’s father took much delight in. He is about the house.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Seek him out, and play the tune the while.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Exit CURIO. Music plays</li>
  <li>Come hither, boy: if ever thou shalt love,</li>
  <li>In the sweet pangs of it remember me;</li>
  <li class="number">For such as I am all true lovers are,</li>
  <li>Unstaid and skittish in all motions else,</li>
  <li>Save in the constant image of the creature</li>
  <li>That is beloved. How dost thou like this tune?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>It gives a very echo to the seat</li>
  <li class="number">Where Love is throned.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Thou dost speak masterly:</li>
  <li>My life upon’t, young though thou art, thine eye</li>
  <li>Hath stay’d upon some favour that it loves:</li>
  <li>Hath it not, boy?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">A little, by your favour.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>What kind of woman is’t?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Of your complexion.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>She is not worth thee, then. What years, i’ faith?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>About your years, my lord.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li class="number">Too old by heaven: let still the woman take</li>
  <li>An elder than herself: so wears she to him,</li>
  <li>So sways she level in her husband’s heart:</li>
  <li>For, boy, however we do praise ourselves,</li>
  <li>Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm,</li>
  <li class="number">More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn,</li>
  <li>Than women’s are.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I think it well, my lord.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Then let thy love be younger than thyself,</li>
  <li>Or thy affection cannot hold the bent;</li>
  <li class="number">For women are as roses, whose fair flower</li>
  <li>Being once display’d, doth fall that very hour.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>And so they are: alas, that they are so;</li>
  <li>To die, even when they to perfection grow!</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter CURIO and Clown</div>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>O, fellow, come, the song we had last night.</li>
  <li class="number">Mark it, Cesario, it is old and plain;</li>
  <li>The spinsters and the knitters in the sun</li>
  <li>And the free maids that weave their thread with bones</li>
  <li>Do use to chant it: it is silly sooth,</li>
  <li>And dallies with the innocence of love,</li>
  <li class="number">Like the old age.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Are you ready, sir?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Ay; prithee, sing.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Music</li>
</ol>

<h4 class="scene-subhead">SONG.</h4>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Come away, come away, death,</li>
  <li>And in sad cypress let me be laid;</li>
  <li class="number">Fly away, fly away breath;</li>
  <li>I am slain by a fair cruel maid.</li>
  <li>My shroud of white, stuck all with yew,</li>
  <li>O, prepare it!</li>
  <li>My part of death, no one so true</li>
  <li class="number">Did share it.</li>
  <li>Not a flower, not a flower sweet</li>
  <li>On my black coffin let there be strown;</li>
  <li>Not a friend, not a friend greet</li>
  <li>My poor corpse, where my bones shall be thrown:</li>
  <li class="number">A thousand thousand sighs to save,</li>
  <li>Lay me, O, where</li>
  <li>Sad true lover never find my grave,</li>
  <li>To weep there!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>There’s for thy pains.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">No pains, sir: I take pleasure in singing, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>I’ll pay thy pleasure then.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Truly, sir, and pleasure will be paid, one time or another.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Give me now leave to leave thee.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Now, the melancholy god protect thee; and the</li>
  <li class="number">tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta, for</li>
  <li>thy mind is a very opal. I would have men of such</li>
  <li>constancy put to sea, that their business might be</li>
  <li>every thing and their intent every where; for that’s</li>
  <li>it that always makes a good voyage of nothing. Farewell.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li class="number">Let all the rest give place.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">CURIO and Attendants retire</li>
  <li>Once more, Cesario,</li>
  <li>Get thee to yond same sovereign cruelty:</li>
  <li>Tell her, my love, more noble than the world,</li>
  <li>Prizes not quantity of dirty lands;</li>
  <li class="number">The parts that fortune hath bestow’d upon her,</li>
  <li>Tell her, I hold as giddily as fortune;</li>
  <li>But ’tis that miracle and queen of gems</li>
  <li>That nature pranks her in attracts my soul.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>But if she cannot love you, sir?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li class="number">I cannot be so answer’d.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Sooth, but you must.</li>
  <li>Say that some lady, as perhaps there is,</li>
  <li>Hath for your love a great a pang of heart</li>
  <li>As you have for Olivia: you cannot love her;</li>
  <li class="number">You tell her so; must she not then be answer’d?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>There is no woman’s sides</li>
  <li>Can bide the beating of so strong a passion</li>
  <li>As love doth give my heart; no woman’s heart</li>
  <li>So big, to hold so much; they lack retention</li>
  <li class="number">Alas, their love may be call’d appetite,</li>
  <li>No motion of the liver, but the palate,</li>
  <li>That suffer surfeit, cloyment and revolt;</li>
  <li>But mine is all as hungry as the sea,</li>
  <li>And can digest as much: make no compare</li>
  <li class="number">Between that love a woman can bear me</li>
  <li>And that I owe Olivia.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Ay, but I know — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>What dost thou know?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Too well what love women to men may owe:</li>
  <li class="number">In faith, they are as true of heart as we.</li>
  <li>My father had a daughter loved a man,</li>
  <li>As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman,</li>
  <li>I should your lordship.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>And what’s her history?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">A blank, my lord. She never told her love,</li>
  <li>But let concealment, like a worm i’ the bud,</li>
  <li>Feed on her damask cheek: she pined in thought,</li>
  <li>And with a green and yellow melancholy</li>
  <li>She sat like patience on a monument,</li>
  <li class="number">Smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed?</li>
  <li>We men may say more, swear more: but indeed</li>
  <li>Our shows are more than will; for still we prove</li>
  <li>Much in our vows, but little in our love.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>But died thy sister of her love, my boy?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">I am all the daughters of my father’s house,</li>
  <li>And all the brothers too: and yet I know not.</li>
  <li>Sir, shall I to this lady?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Ay, that’s the theme.</li>
  <li>To her in haste; give her this jewel; say,</li>
  <li class="number">My love can give no place, bide no denay.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE V.  OLIVIA’s garden.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR TOBY BELCH, SIR ANDREW, and FABIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Come thy ways, Signior Fabian.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Nay, I’ll come: if I lose a scruple of this sport,</li>
  <li>let me be boiled to death with melancholy.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Wouldst thou not be glad to have the niggardly</li>
  <li class="number">rascally sheep-biter come by some notable shame?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>I would exult, man: you know, he brought me out o’</li>
  <li>favour with my lady about a bear-baiting here.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>To anger him we’ll have the bear again; and we will</li>
  <li>fool him black and blue: shall we not, Sir Andrew?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">An we do not, it is pity of our lives.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Here comes the little villain.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Enter MARIA</li>
  <li>How now, my metal of India!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Get ye all three into the box-tree: Malvolio’s</li>
  <li>coming down this walk: he has been yonder i’ the</li>
  <li class="number">sun practising behavior to his own shadow this half</li>
  <li>hour: observe him, for the love of mockery; for I</li>
  <li>know this letter will make a contemplative idiot of</li>
  <li>him. Close, in the name of jesting! Lie thou there,</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Throws down a letter</li>
  <li>for here comes the trout that must be caught with tickling.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter MALVOLIO</div>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">’Tis but fortune; all is fortune. Maria once told</li>
  <li>me she did affect me: and I have heard herself come</li>
  <li>thus near, that, should she fancy, it should be one</li>
  <li>of my complexion. Besides, she uses me with a more</li>
  <li>exalted respect than any one else that follows her.</li>
  <li class="number">What should I think on’t?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Here’s an overweening rogue!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>O, peace! Contemplation makes a rare turkey-cock</li>
  <li>of him: how he jets under his advanced plumes!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>’Slight, I could so beat the rogue!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Peace, I say.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>To be Count Malvolio!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Ah, rogue!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Pistol him, pistol him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Peace, peace!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">There is example for’t; the lady of the Strachy</li>
  <li>married the yeoman of the wardrobe.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Fie on him, Jezebel!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>O, peace! now he’s deeply in: look how</li>
  <li>imagination blows him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">Having been three months married to her, sitting in</li>
  <li>my state — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>O, for a stone-bow, to hit him in the eye!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Calling my officers about me, in my branched velvet</li>
  <li>gown; having come from a day-bed, where I have left</li>
  <li class="number">Olivia sleeping — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Fire and brimstone!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>O, peace, peace!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>And then to have the humour of state; and after a</li>
  <li>demure travel of regard, telling them I know my</li>
  <li class="number">place as I would they should do theirs, to for my</li>
  <li>kinsman Toby — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Bolts and shackles!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>O peace, peace, peace! now, now.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Seven of my people, with an obedient start, make</li>
  <li class="number">out for him: I frown the while; and perchance wind</li>
  <li>up watch, or play with my — some rich jewel. Toby</li>
  <li>approaches; courtesies there to me — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Shall this fellow live?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Though our silence be drawn from us with cars, yet peace.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">I extend my hand to him thus, quenching my familiar</li>
  <li>smile with an austere regard of control — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>And does not Toby take you a blow o’ the lips then?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Saying, ’Cousin Toby, my fortunes having cast me on</li>
  <li>your niece give me this prerogative of speech,’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">What, what?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’You must amend your drunkenness.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Out, scab!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Nay, patience, or we break the sinews of our plot.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’Besides, you waste the treasure of your time with</li>
  <li class="number">a foolish knight,’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>That’s me, I warrant you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’One Sir Andrew,’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>I knew ’twas I; for many do call me fool.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>What employment have we here?</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Taking up the letter</div>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">Now is the woodcock near the gin.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>O, peace! and the spirit of humour intimate reading</li>
  <li>aloud to him!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>By my life, this is my lady’s hand these be her</li>
  <li>very C’s, her U’s and her T’s and thus makes she her</li>
  <li class="number">great P’s. It is, in contempt of question, her hand.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Her C’s, her U’s and her T’s: why that?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Reads</span>  ’To the unknown beloved, this, and my good</li>
  <li>wishes:’ — her very phrases! By your leave, wax.</li>
  <li>Soft! and the impressure her Lucrece, with which she</li>
  <li class="number">uses to seal: ’tis my lady. To whom should this be?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>This wins him, liver and all.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Reads</span></li>
  <li>Jove knows I love: But who?</li>
  <li>Lips, do not move;</li>
  <li class="number">No man must know.</li>
  <li>’No man must know.’ What follows? the numbers</li>
  <li>altered! ’No man must know:’ if this should be</li>
  <li>thee, Malvolio?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Marry, hang thee, brock!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number"><span class="stage-direction">Reads</span></li>
  <li>I may command where I adore;</li>
  <li>But silence, like a Lucrece knife,</li>
  <li>With bloodless stroke my heart doth gore:</li>
  <li>M, O, A, I, doth sway my life.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">A fustian riddle!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Excellent wench, say I.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’M, O, A, I, doth sway my life.’ Nay, but first, let</li>
  <li>me see, let me see, let me see.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>What dish o’ poison has she dressed him!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">And with what wing the staniel cheques at it!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’I may command where I adore.’ Why, she may command</li>
  <li>me: I serve her; she is my lady. Why, this is</li>
  <li>evident to any formal capacity; there is no</li>
  <li>obstruction in this: and the end — what should</li>
  <li class="number">that alphabetical position portend? If I could make</li>
  <li>that resemble something in me — Softly! M, O, A,</li>
  <li>I — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>O, ay, make up that: he is now at a cold scent.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Sowter will cry upon’t for all this, though it be as</li>
  <li class="number">rank as a fox.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>M — Malvolio; M — why, that begins my name.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Did not I say he would work it out? the cur is</li>
  <li>excellent at faults.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>M — but then there is no consonancy in the sequel;</li>
  <li class="number">that suffers under probation A should follow but O does.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>And O shall end, I hope.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Ay, or I’ll cudgel him, and make him cry O!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>And then I comes behind.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Ay, an you had any eye behind you, you might see</li>
  <li class="number">more detraction at your heels than fortunes before</li>
  <li>you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>M, O, A, I; this simulation is not as the former: and</li>
  <li>yet, to crush this a little, it would bow to me, for</li>
  <li>every one of these letters are in my name. Soft!</li>
  <li class="number">here follows prose.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Reads</li>
  <li>’If this fall into thy hand, revolve. In my stars I</li>
  <li>am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some</li>
  <li>are born great, some achieve greatness, and some</li>
  <li>have greatness thrust upon ’em. Thy Fates open</li>
  <li class="number">their hands; let thy blood and spirit embrace them;</li>
  <li>and, to inure thyself to what thou art like to be,</li>
  <li>cast thy humble slough and appear fresh. Be</li>
  <li>opposite with a kinsman, surly with servants; let</li>
  <li>thy tongue tang arguments of state; put thyself into</li>
  <li class="number">the trick of singularity: she thus advises thee</li>
  <li>that sighs for thee. Remember who commended thy</li>
  <li>yellow stockings, and wished to see thee ever</li>
  <li>cross-gartered: I say, remember. Go to, thou art</li>
  <li>made, if thou desirest to be so; if not, let me see</li>
  <li class="number">thee a steward still, the fellow of servants, and</li>
  <li>not worthy to touch Fortune’s fingers. Farewell.</li>
  <li>She that would alter services with thee,</li>
  <li>THE FORTUNATE-UNHAPPY.’</li>
  <li>Daylight and champaign discovers not more: this is</li>
  <li class="number">open. I will be proud, I will read politic authors,</li>
  <li>I will baffle Sir Toby, I will wash off gross</li>
  <li>acquaintance, I will be point-devise the very man.</li>
  <li>I do not now fool myself, to let imagination jade</li>
  <li>me; for every reason excites to this, that my lady</li>
  <li class="number">loves me. She did commend my yellow stockings of</li>
  <li>late, she did praise my leg being cross-gartered;</li>
  <li>and in this she manifests herself to my love, and</li>
  <li>with a kind of injunction drives me to these habits</li>
  <li>of her liking. I thank my stars I am happy. I will</li>
  <li class="number">be strange, stout, in yellow stockings, and</li>
  <li>cross-gartered, even with the swiftness of putting</li>
  <li>on. Jove and my stars be praised! Here is yet a</li>
  <li>postscript.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Reads</li>
  <li>’Thou canst not choose but know who I am. If thou</li>
  <li class="number">entertainest my love, let it appear in thy smiling;</li>
  <li>thy smiles become thee well; therefore in my</li>
  <li>presence still smile, dear my sweet, I prithee.’</li>
  <li>Jove, I thank thee: I will smile; I will do</li>
  <li>everything that thou wilt have me.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">I will not give my part of this sport for a pension</li>
  <li>of thousands to be paid from the Sophy.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>I could marry this wench for this device.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>So could I too.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>And ask no other dowry with her but such another jest.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Nor I neither.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Here comes my noble gull-catcher.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Wilt thou set thy foot o’ my neck?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Or o’ mine either?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Shall I play my freedom at traytrip, and become thy</li>
  <li class="number">bond-slave?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>I’ faith, or I either?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Why, thou hast put him in such a dream, that when</li>
  <li>the image of it leaves him he must run mad.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Nay, but say true; does it work upon him?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Like aqua-vitae with a midwife.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>If you will then see the fruits of the sport, mark</li>
  <li>his first approach before my lady: he will come to</li>
  <li>her in yellow stockings, and ’tis a colour she</li>
  <li>abhors, and cross-gartered, a fashion she detests;</li>
  <li class="number">and he will smile upon her, which will now be so</li>
  <li>unsuitable to her disposition, being addicted to a</li>
  <li>melancholy as she is, that it cannot but turn him</li>
  <li>into a notable contempt. If you will see it, follow</li>
  <li>me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">To the gates of Tartar, thou most excellent devil of wit!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>I’ll make one too.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

</section>

<section class="act">

<h2>ACT III</h2>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE I.  OLIVIA’s garden.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter VIOLA, and Clown with a tabour</div>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Save thee, friend, and thy music: dost thou live by</li>
  <li>thy tabour?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>No, sir, I live by the church.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Art thou a churchman?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">No such matter, sir: I do live by the church; for</li>
  <li>I do live at my house, and my house doth stand by</li>
  <li>the church.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>So thou mayst say, the king lies by a beggar, if a</li>
  <li>beggar dwell near him; or, the church stands by thy</li>
  <li class="number">tabour, if thy tabour stand by the church.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>You have said, sir. To see this age! A sentence is</li>
  <li>but a cheveril glove to a good wit: how quickly the</li>
  <li>wrong side may be turned outward!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Nay, that’s certain; they that dally nicely with</li>
  <li class="number">words may quickly make them wanton.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>I would, therefore, my sister had had no name, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Why, man?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Why, sir, her name’s a word; and to dally with that</li>
  <li>word might make my sister wanton. But indeed words</li>
  <li class="number">are very rascals since bonds disgraced them.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Thy reason, man?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Troth, sir, I can yield you none without words; and</li>
  <li>words are grown so false, I am loath to prove</li>
  <li>reason with them.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">I warrant thou art a merry fellow and carest for nothing.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Not so, sir, I do care for something; but in my</li>
  <li>conscience, sir, I do not care for you: if that be</li>
  <li>to care for nothing, sir, I would it would make you invisible.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Art not thou the Lady Olivia’s fool?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">No, indeed, sir; the Lady Olivia has no folly: she</li>
  <li>will keep no fool, sir, till she be married; and</li>
  <li>fools are as like husbands as pilchards are to</li>
  <li>herrings; the husband’s the bigger: I am indeed not</li>
  <li>her fool, but her corrupter of words.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">I saw thee late at the Count Orsino’s.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun,</li>
  <li>it shines every where. I would be sorry, sir, but</li>
  <li>the fool should be as oft with your master as with</li>
  <li>my mistress: I think I saw your wisdom there.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">Nay, an thou pass upon me, I’ll no more with thee.</li>
  <li>Hold, there’s expenses for thee.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Now Jove, in his next commodity of hair, send thee a beard!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>By my troth, I’ll tell thee, I am almost sick for</li>
  <li>one;</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Aside</li>
  <li class="number">though I would not have it grow on my chin. Is thy</li>
  <li>lady within?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Would not a pair of these have bred, sir?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Yes, being kept together and put to use.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>I would play Lord Pandarus of Phrygia, sir, to bring</li>
  <li class="number">a Cressida to this Troilus.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I understand you, sir; ’tis well begged.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>The matter, I hope, is not great, sir, begging but</li>
  <li>a beggar: Cressida was a beggar. My lady is</li>
  <li>within, sir. I will construe to them whence you</li>
  <li class="number">come; who you are and what you would are out of my</li>
  <li>welkin, I might say ’element,’ but the word is over-worn.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>This fellow is wise enough to play the fool;</li>
  <li>And to do that well craves a kind of wit:</li>
  <li>He must observe their mood on whom he jests,</li>
  <li class="number">The quality of persons, and the time,</li>
  <li>And, like the haggard, cheque at every feather</li>
  <li>That comes before his eye. This is a practise</li>
  <li>As full of labour as a wise man’s art</li>
  <li>For folly that he wisely shows is fit;</li>
  <li class="number">But wise men, folly-fall’n, quite taint their wit.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR TOBY BELCH, and SIR ANDREW</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Save you, gentleman.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>And you, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Dieu vous garde, monsieur.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Et vous aussi; votre serviteur.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">I hope, sir, you are; and I am yours.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Will you encounter the house? my niece is desirous</li>
  <li>you should enter, if your trade be to her.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I am bound to your niece, sir; I mean, she is the</li>
  <li>list of my voyage.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Taste your legs, sir; put them to motion.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>My legs do better understand me, sir, than I</li>
  <li>understand what you mean by bidding me taste my legs.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>I mean, to go, sir, to enter.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I will answer you with gait and entrance. But we</li>
  <li class="number">are prevented.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Enter OLIVIA and MARIA</li>
  <li>Most excellent accomplished lady, the heavens rain</li>
  <li>odours on you!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>That youth’s a rare courtier: ’Rain odours;’ well.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>My matter hath no voice, to your own most pregnant</li>
  <li class="number">and vouchsafed ear.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>’Odours,’ ’pregnant’ and ’vouchsafed:’ I’ll get ’em</li>
  <li>all three all ready.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Let the garden door be shut, and leave me to my hearing.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Exeunt SIR TOBY BELCH, SIR ANDREW, and MARIA</li>
  <li>Give me your hand, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">My duty, madam, and most humble service.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What is your name?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Cesario is your servant’s name, fair princess.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>My servant, sir! ’Twas never merry world</li>
  <li>Since lowly feigning was call’d compliment:</li>
  <li class="number">You’re servant to the Count Orsino, youth.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>And he is yours, and his must needs be yours:</li>
  <li>Your servant’s servant is your servant, madam.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>For him, I think not on him: for his thoughts,</li>
  <li>Would they were blanks, rather than fill’d with me!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">Madam, I come to whet your gentle thoughts</li>
  <li>On his behalf.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>O, by your leave, I pray you,</li>
  <li>I bade you never speak again of him:</li>
  <li>But, would you undertake another suit,</li>
  <li class="number">I had rather hear you to solicit that</li>
  <li>Than music from the spheres.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Dear lady — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Give me leave, beseech you. I did send,</li>
  <li>After the last enchantment you did here,</li>
  <li class="number">A ring in chase of you: so did I abuse</li>
  <li>Myself, my servant and, I fear me, you:</li>
  <li>Under your hard construction must I sit,</li>
  <li>To force that on you, in a shameful cunning,</li>
  <li>Which you knew none of yours: what might you think?</li>
  <li class="number">Have you not set mine honour at the stake</li>
  <li>And baited it with all the unmuzzled thoughts</li>
  <li>That tyrannous heart can think? To one of your receiving</li>
  <li>Enough is shown: a cypress, not a bosom,</li>
  <li>Hideth my heart. So, let me hear you speak.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">I pity you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>That’s a degree to love.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>No, not a grize; for ’tis a vulgar proof,</li>
  <li>That very oft we pity enemies.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Why, then, methinks ’tis time to smile again.</li>
  <li class="number">O, world, how apt the poor are to be proud!</li>
  <li>If one should be a prey, how much the better</li>
  <li>To fall before the lion than the wolf!</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Clock strikes</li>
  <li>The clock upbraids me with the waste of time.</li>
  <li>Be not afraid, good youth, I will not have you:</li>
  <li class="number">And yet, when wit and youth is come to harvest,</li>
  <li>Your were is alike to reap a proper man:</li>
  <li>There lies your way, due west.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Then westward-ho! Grace and good disposition</li>
  <li>Attend your ladyship!</li>
  <li class="number">You’ll nothing, madam, to my lord by me?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Stay:</li>
  <li>I prithee, tell me what thou thinkest of me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>That you do think you are not what you are.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>If I think so, I think the same of you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">Then think you right: I am not what I am.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>I would you were as I would have you be!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Would it be better, madam, than I am?</li>
  <li>I wish it might, for now I am your fool.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful</li>
  <li class="number">In the contempt and anger of his lip!</li>
  <li>A murderous guilt shows not itself more soon</li>
  <li>Than love that would seem hid: love’s night is noon.</li>
  <li>Cesario, by the roses of the spring,</li>
  <li>By maidhood, honour, truth and every thing,</li>
  <li class="number">I love thee so, that, maugre all thy pride,</li>
  <li>Nor wit nor reason can my passion hide.</li>
  <li>Do not extort thy reasons from this clause,</li>
  <li>For that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause,</li>
  <li>But rather reason thus with reason fetter,</li>
  <li class="number">Love sought is good, but given unsought better.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>By innocence I swear, and by my youth</li>
  <li>I have one heart, one bosom and one truth,</li>
  <li>And that no woman has; nor never none</li>
  <li>Shall mistress be of it, save I alone.</li>
  <li class="number">And so adieu, good madam: never more</li>
  <li>Will I my master’s tears to you deplore.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Yet come again; for thou perhaps mayst move</li>
  <li>That heart, which now abhors, to like his love.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE II.  OLIVIA’s house.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR TOBY BELCH, SIR ANDREW, and FABIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>No, faith, I’ll not stay a jot longer.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Thy reason, dear venom, give thy reason.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>You must needs yield your reason, Sir Andrew.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Marry, I saw your niece do more favours to the</li>
  <li class="number">count’s serving-man than ever she bestowed upon me;</li>
  <li>I saw’t i’ the orchard.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Did she see thee the while, old boy? tell me that.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>As plain as I see you now.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>This was a great argument of love in her toward you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">’Slight, will you make an ass o’ me?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>I will prove it legitimate, sir, upon the oaths of</li>
  <li>judgment and reason.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>And they have been grand-jury-men since before Noah</li>
  <li>was a sailor.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">She did show favour to the youth in your sight only</li>
  <li>to exasperate you, to awake your dormouse valour, to</li>
  <li>put fire in your heart and brimstone in your liver.</li>
  <li>You should then have accosted her; and with some</li>
  <li>excellent jests, fire-new from the mint, you should</li>
  <li class="number">have banged the youth into dumbness. This was</li>
  <li>looked for at your hand, and this was balked: the</li>
  <li>double gilt of this opportunity you let time wash</li>
  <li>off, and you are now sailed into the north of my</li>
  <li>lady’s opinion; where you will hang like an icicle</li>
  <li class="number">on a Dutchman’s beard, unless you do redeem it by</li>
  <li>some laudable attempt either of valour or policy.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>An’t be any way, it must be with valour; for policy</li>
  <li>I hate: I had as lief be a Brownist as a</li>
  <li>politician.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Why, then, build me thy fortunes upon the basis of</li>
  <li>valour. Challenge me the count’s youth to fight</li>
  <li>with him; hurt him in eleven places: my niece shall</li>
  <li>take note of it; and assure thyself, there is no</li>
  <li>love-broker in the world can more prevail in man’s</li>
  <li class="number">commendation with woman than report of valour.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>There is no way but this, Sir Andrew.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Will either of you bear me a challenge to him?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Go, write it in a martial hand; be curst and brief;</li>
  <li>it is no matter how witty, so it be eloquent and fun</li>
  <li class="number">of invention: taunt him with the licence of ink:</li>
  <li>if thou thou’st him some thrice, it shall not be</li>
  <li>amiss; and as many lies as will lie in thy sheet of</li>
  <li>paper, although the sheet were big enough for the</li>
  <li>bed of Ware in England, set ’em down: go, about it.</li>
  <li class="number">Let there be gall enough in thy ink, though thou</li>
  <li>write with a goose-pen, no matter: about it.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Where shall I find you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>We’ll call thee at the cubiculo: go.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit SIR ANDREW</div>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>This is a dear manikin to you, Sir Toby.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">I have been dear to him, lad, some two thousand</li>
  <li>strong, or so.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>We shall have a rare letter from him: but you’ll</li>
  <li>not deliver’t?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Never trust me, then; and by all means stir on the</li>
  <li class="number">youth to an answer. I think oxen and wainropes</li>
  <li>cannot hale them together. For Andrew, if he were</li>
  <li>opened, and you find so much blood in his liver as</li>
  <li>will clog the foot of a flea, I’ll eat the rest of</li>
  <li>the anatomy.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">And his opposite, the youth, bears in his visage no</li>
  <li>great presage of cruelty.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Look, where the youngest wren of nine comes.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>If you desire the spleen, and will laugh yourself</li>
  <li>into stitches, follow me. Yond gull Malvolio is</li>
  <li class="number">turned heathen, a very renegado; for there is no</li>
  <li>Christian, that means to be saved by believing</li>
  <li>rightly, can ever believe such impossible passages</li>
  <li>of grossness. He’s in yellow stockings.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>And cross-gartered?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li class="number">Most villanously; like a pedant that keeps a school</li>
  <li>i’ the church. I have dogged him, like his</li>
  <li>murderer. He does obey every point of the letter</li>
  <li>that I dropped to betray him: he does smile his</li>
  <li>face into more lines than is in the new map with the</li>
  <li class="number">augmentation of the Indies: you have not seen such</li>
  <li>a thing as ’tis. I can hardly forbear hurling things</li>
  <li>at him. I know my lady will strike him: if she do,</li>
  <li>he’ll smile and take’t for a great favour.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Come, bring us, bring us where he is.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE III.  A street.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO</div>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>I would not by my will have troubled you;</li>
  <li>But, since you make your pleasure of your pains,</li>
  <li>I will no further chide you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>I could not stay behind you: my desire,</li>
  <li class="number">More sharp than filed steel, did spur me forth;</li>
  <li>And not all love to see you, though so much</li>
  <li>As might have drawn one to a longer voyage,</li>
  <li>But jealousy what might befall your travel,</li>
  <li>Being skilless in these parts; which to a stranger,</li>
  <li class="number">Unguided and unfriended, often prove</li>
  <li>Rough and unhospitable: my willing love,</li>
  <li>The rather by these arguments of fear,</li>
  <li>Set forth in your pursuit.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>My kind Antonio,</li>
  <li class="number">I can no other answer make but thanks,</li>
  <li>And thanks; and ever oft good turns</li>
  <li>Are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay:</li>
  <li>But, were my worth as is my conscience firm,</li>
  <li>You should find better dealing. What’s to do?</li>
  <li class="number">Shall we go see the reliques of this town?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>To-morrow, sir: best first go see your lodging.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>I am not weary, and ’tis long to night:</li>
  <li>I pray you, let us satisfy our eyes</li>
  <li>With the memorials and the things of fame</li>
  <li class="number">That do renown this city.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Would you’ld pardon me;</li>
  <li>I do not without danger walk these streets:</li>
  <li>Once, in a sea-fight, ’gainst the count his galleys</li>
  <li>I did some service; of such note indeed,</li>
  <li class="number">That were I ta’en here it would scarce be answer’d.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>Belike you slew great number of his people.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>The offence is not of such a bloody nature;</li>
  <li>Albeit the quality of the time and quarrel</li>
  <li>Might well have given us bloody argument.</li>
  <li class="number">It might have since been answer’d in repaying</li>
  <li>What we took from them; which, for traffic’s sake,</li>
  <li>Most of our city did: only myself stood out;</li>
  <li>For which, if I be lapsed in this place,</li>
  <li>I shall pay dear.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li class="number">Do not then walk too open.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>It doth not fit me. Hold, sir, here’s my purse.</li>
  <li>In the south suburbs, at the Elephant,</li>
  <li>Is best to lodge: I will bespeak our diet,</li>
  <li>Whiles you beguile the time and feed your knowledge</li>
  <li class="number">With viewing of the town: there shall you have me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>Why I your purse?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Haply your eye shall light upon some toy</li>
  <li>You have desire to purchase; and your store,</li>
  <li>I think, is not for idle markets, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li class="number">I’ll be your purse-bearer and leave you</li>
  <li>For an hour.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>To the Elephant.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>I do remember.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE IV.  OLIVIA’s garden.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter OLIVIA and MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>I have sent after him: he says he’ll come;</li>
  <li>How shall I feast him? what bestow of him?</li>
  <li>For youth is bought more oft than begg’d or borrow’d.</li>
  <li>I speak too loud.</li>
  <li class="number">Where is Malvolio? he is sad and civil,</li>
  <li>And suits well for a servant with my fortunes:</li>
  <li>Where is Malvolio?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>He’s coming, madam; but in very strange manner. He</li>
  <li>is, sure, possessed, madam.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Why, what’s the matter? does he rave?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>No. madam, he does nothing but smile: your</li>
  <li>ladyship were best to have some guard about you, if</li>
  <li>he come; for, sure, the man is tainted in’s wits.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Go call him hither.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Exit MARIA</li>
  <li class="number">I am as mad as he,</li>
  <li>If sad and merry madness equal be.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Re-enter MARIA, with MALVOLIO</li>
  <li>How now, Malvolio!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Sweet lady, ho, ho.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Smilest thou?</li>
  <li class="number">I sent for thee upon a sad occasion.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Sad, lady! I could be sad: this does make some</li>
  <li>obstruction in the blood, this cross-gartering; but</li>
  <li>what of that? if it please the eye of one, it is</li>
  <li>with me as the very true sonnet is, ’Please one, and</li>
  <li class="number">please all.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Why, how dost thou, man? what is the matter with thee?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Not black in my mind, though yellow in my legs. It</li>
  <li>did come to his hands, and commands shall be</li>
  <li>executed: I think we do know the sweet Roman hand.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Wilt thou go to bed, Malvolio?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>To bed! ay, sweet-heart, and I’ll come to thee.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>God comfort thee! Why dost thou smile so and kiss</li>
  <li>thy hand so oft?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>How do you, Malvolio?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">At your request! yes; nightingales answer daws.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Why appear you with this ridiculous boldness before my lady?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’Be not afraid of greatness:’ ’twas well writ.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What meanest thou by that, Malvolio?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’Some are born great,’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Ha!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’Some achieve greatness,’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What sayest thou?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’And some have greatness thrust upon them.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Heaven restore thee!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">’Remember who commended thy yellow stockings,’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Thy yellow stockings!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’And wished to see thee cross-gartered.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Cross-gartered!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’Go to thou art made, if thou desirest to be so;’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Am I made?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>’If not, let me see thee a servant still.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Why, this is very midsummer madness.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter Servant</div>

<ol data-speaker="Servant">
  <li>Madam, the young gentleman of the Count Orsino’s is</li>
  <li>returned: I could hardly entreat him back: he</li>
  <li class="number">attends your ladyship’s pleasure.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>I’ll come to him.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Exit Servant</li>
  <li>Good Maria, let this fellow be looked to. Where’s</li>
  <li>my cousin Toby? Let some of my people have a special</li>
  <li>care of him: I would not have him miscarry for the</li>
  <li class="number">half of my dowry.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt OLIVIA and MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>O, ho! do you come near me now? no worse man than</li>
  <li>Sir Toby to look to me! This concurs directly with</li>
  <li>the letter: she sends him on purpose, that I may</li>
  <li>appear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that</li>
  <li class="number">in the letter. ’Cast thy humble slough,’ says she;</li>
  <li>’be opposite with a kinsman, surly with servants;</li>
  <li>let thy tongue tang with arguments of state; put</li>
  <li>thyself into the trick of singularity;’ and</li>
  <li>consequently sets down the manner how; as, a sad</li>
  <li class="number">face, a reverend carriage, a slow tongue, in the</li>
  <li>habit of some sir of note, and so forth. I have</li>
  <li>limed her; but it is Jove’s doing, and Jove make me</li>
  <li>thankful! And when she went away now, ’Let this</li>
  <li>fellow be looked to:’ fellow! not Malvolio, nor</li>
  <li class="number">after my degree, but fellow. Why, every thing</li>
  <li>adheres together, that no dram of a scruple, no</li>
  <li>scruple of a scruple, no obstacle, no incredulous</li>
  <li>or unsafe circumstance — What can be said? Nothing</li>
  <li>that can be can come between me and the full</li>
  <li class="number">prospect of my hopes. Well, Jove, not I, is the</li>
  <li>doer of this, and he is to be thanked.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter MARIA, with SIR TOBY BELCH and FABIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Which way is he, in the name of sanctity? If all</li>
  <li>the devils of hell be drawn in little, and Legion</li>
  <li>himself possessed him, yet I’ll speak to him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">Here he is, here he is. How is’t with you, sir?</li>
  <li>how is’t with you, man?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Go off; I discard you: let me enjoy my private: go</li>
  <li>off.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Lo, how hollow the fiend speaks within him! did not</li>
  <li class="number">I tell you? Sir Toby, my lady prays you to have a</li>
  <li>care of him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Ah, ha! does she so?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Go to, go to; peace, peace; we must deal gently</li>
  <li>with him: let me alone. How do you, Malvolio? how</li>
  <li class="number">is’t with you? What, man! defy the devil:</li>
  <li>consider, he’s an enemy to mankind.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Do you know what you say?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>La you, an you speak ill of the devil, how he takes</li>
  <li>it at heart! Pray God, he be not bewitched!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">Carry his water to the wise woman.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Marry, and it shall be done to-morrow morning, if I</li>
  <li>live. My lady would not lose him for more than I’ll say.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>How now, mistress!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>O Lord!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Prithee, hold thy peace; this is not the way: do</li>
  <li>you not see you move him? let me alone with him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>No way but gentleness; gently, gently: the fiend is</li>
  <li>rough, and will not be roughly used.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Why, how now, my bawcock! how dost thou, chuck?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">Sir!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Ay, Biddy, come with me. What, man! ’tis not for</li>
  <li>gravity to play at cherry-pit with Satan: hang</li>
  <li>him, foul collier!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Get him to say his prayers, good Sir Toby, get him to pray.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">My prayers, minx!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>No, I warrant you, he will not hear of godliness.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Go, hang yourselves all! you are idle shallow</li>
  <li>things: I am not of your element: you shall know</li>
  <li>more hereafter.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Is’t possible?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>If this were played upon a stage now, I could</li>
  <li>condemn it as an improbable fiction.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>His very genius hath taken the infection of the device, man.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Nay, pursue him now, lest the device take air and taint.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">Why, we shall make him mad indeed.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>The house will be the quieter.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Come, we’ll have him in a dark room and bound. My</li>
  <li>niece is already in the belief that he’s mad: we</li>
  <li>may carry it thus, for our pleasure and his penance,</li>
  <li class="number">till our very pastime, tired out of breath, prompt</li>
  <li>us to have mercy on him: at which time we will</li>
  <li>bring the device to the bar and crown thee for a</li>
  <li>finder of madmen. But see, but see.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR ANDREW</div>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>More matter for a May morning.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Here’s the challenge, read it: warrant there’s</li>
  <li>vinegar and pepper in’t.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Is’t so saucy?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Ay, is’t, I warrant him: do but read.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Give me.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Reads</li>
  <li class="number">’Youth, whatsoever thou art, thou art but a scurvy fellow.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Good, and valiant.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Reads</span>  ’Wonder not, nor admire not in thy mind,</li>
  <li>why I do call thee so, for I will show thee no reason for’t.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>A good note; that keeps you from the blow of the law.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number"><span class="stage-direction">Reads</span>  ’Thou comest to the lady Olivia, and in my</li>
  <li>sight she uses thee kindly: but thou liest in thy</li>
  <li>throat; that is not the matter I challenge thee for.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Very brief, and to exceeding good sense — less.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Reads</span>  ’I will waylay thee going home; where if it</li>
  <li class="number">be thy chance to kill me,’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Good.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Reads</span>  ’Thou killest me like a rogue and a villain.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Still you keep o’ the windy side of the law: good.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Reads</span>  ’Fare thee well; and God have mercy upon</li>
  <li class="number">one of our souls! He may have mercy upon mine; but</li>
  <li>my hope is better, and so look to thyself. Thy</li>
  <li>friend, as thou usest him, and thy sworn enemy,</li>
  <li>ANDREW AGUECHEEK.</li>
  <li>If this letter move him not, his legs cannot:</li>
  <li class="number">I’ll give’t him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>You may have very fit occasion for’t: he is now in</li>
  <li>some commerce with my lady, and will by and by depart.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Go, Sir Andrew: scout me for him at the corner the</li>
  <li>orchard like a bum-baily: so soon as ever thou seest</li>
  <li class="number">him, draw; and, as thou drawest swear horrible; for</li>
  <li>it comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a</li>
  <li>swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood</li>
  <li>more approbation than ever proof itself would have</li>
  <li>earned him. Away!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Nay, let me alone for swearing.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Now will not I deliver his letter: for the behavior</li>
  <li>of the young gentleman gives him out to be of good</li>
  <li>capacity and breeding; his employment between his</li>
  <li>lord and my niece confirms no less: therefore this</li>
  <li class="number">letter, being so excellently ignorant, will breed no</li>
  <li>terror in the youth: he will find it comes from a</li>
  <li>clodpole. But, sir, I will deliver his challenge by</li>
  <li>word of mouth; set upon Aguecheek a notable report</li>
  <li>of valour; and drive the gentleman, as I know his</li>
  <li class="number">youth will aptly receive it, into a most hideous</li>
  <li>opinion of his rage, skill, fury and impetuosity.</li>
  <li>This will so fright them both that they will kill</li>
  <li>one another by the look, like cockatrices.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter OLIVIA, with VIOLA</div>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Here he comes with your niece: give them way till</li>
  <li class="number">he take leave, and presently after him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>I will meditate the while upon some horrid message</li>
  <li>for a challenge.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt SIR TOBY BELCH, FABIAN, and MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>I have said too much unto a heart of stone</li>
  <li>And laid mine honour too unchary out:</li>
  <li class="number">There’s something in me that reproves my fault;</li>
  <li>But such a headstrong potent fault it is,</li>
  <li>That it but mocks reproof.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>With the same ’havior that your passion bears</li>
  <li>Goes on my master’s grief.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Here, wear this jewel for me, ’tis my picture;</li>
  <li>Refuse it not; it hath no tongue to vex you;</li>
  <li>And I beseech you come again to-morrow.</li>
  <li>What shall you ask of me that I’ll deny,</li>
  <li>That honour saved may upon asking give?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">Nothing but this; your true love for my master.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>How with mine honour may I give him that</li>
  <li>Which I have given to you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I will acquit you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Well, come again to-morrow: fare thee well:</li>
  <li class="number">A fiend like thee might bear my soul to hell.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter SIR TOBY BELCH and FABIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Gentleman, God save thee.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>And you, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>That defence thou hast, betake thee to’t: of what</li>
  <li>nature the wrongs are thou hast done him, I know</li>
  <li class="number">not; but thy intercepter, full of despite, bloody as</li>
  <li>the hunter, attends thee at the orchard-end:</li>
  <li>dismount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for</li>
  <li>thy assailant is quick, skilful and deadly.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>You mistake, sir; I am sure no man hath any quarrel</li>
  <li class="number">to me: my remembrance is very free and clear from</li>
  <li>any image of offence done to any man.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>You’ll find it otherwise, I assure you: therefore,</li>
  <li>if you hold your life at any price, betake you to</li>
  <li>your guard; for your opposite hath in him what</li>
  <li class="number">youth, strength, skill and wrath can furnish man withal.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I pray you, sir, what is he?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>He is knight, dubbed with unhatched rapier and on</li>
  <li>carpet consideration; but he is a devil in private</li>
  <li>brawl: souls and bodies hath he divorced three; and</li>
  <li class="number">his incensement at this moment is so implacable,</li>
  <li>that satisfaction can be none but by pangs of death</li>
  <li>and sepulchre. Hob, nob, is his word; give’t or take’t.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I will return again into the house and desire some</li>
  <li>conduct of the lady. I am no fighter. I have heard</li>
  <li class="number">of some kind of men that put quarrels purposely on</li>
  <li>others, to taste their valour: belike this is a man</li>
  <li>of that quirk.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Sir, no; his indignation derives itself out of a</li>
  <li>very competent injury: therefore, get you on and</li>
  <li class="number">give him his desire. Back you shall not to the</li>
  <li>house, unless you undertake that with me which with</li>
  <li>as much safety you might answer him: therefore, on,</li>
  <li>or strip your sword stark naked; for meddle you</li>
  <li>must, that’s certain, or forswear to wear iron about you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">This is as uncivil as strange. I beseech you, do me</li>
  <li>this courteous office, as to know of the knight what</li>
  <li>my offence to him is: it is something of my</li>
  <li>negligence, nothing of my purpose.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>I will do so. Signior Fabian, stay you by this</li>
  <li class="number">gentleman till my return.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Pray you, sir, do you know of this matter?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>I know the knight is incensed against you, even to a</li>
  <li>mortal arbitrement; but nothing of the circumstance more.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I beseech you, what manner of man is he?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">Nothing of that wonderful promise, to read him by</li>
  <li>his form, as you are like to find him in the proof</li>
  <li>of his valour. He is, indeed, sir, the most skilful,</li>
  <li>bloody and fatal opposite that you could possibly</li>
  <li>have found in any part of Illyria. Will you walk</li>
  <li class="number">towards him? I will make your peace with him if I</li>
  <li>can.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I shall be much bound to you for’t: I am one that</li>
  <li>had rather go with sir priest than sir knight: I</li>
  <li>care not who knows so much of my mettle.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter SIR TOBY BELCH, with SIR ANDREW</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Why, man, he’s a very devil; I have not seen such a</li>
  <li>firago. I had a pass with him, rapier, scabbard and</li>
  <li>all, and he gives me the stuck in with such a mortal</li>
  <li>motion, that it is inevitable; and on the answer, he</li>
  <li>pays you as surely as your feet hit the ground they</li>
  <li class="number">step on. They say he has been fencer to the Sophy.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Pox on’t, I’ll not meddle with him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Ay, but he will not now be pacified: Fabian can</li>
  <li>scarce hold him yonder.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Plague on’t, an I thought he had been valiant and so</li>
  <li class="number">cunning in fence, I’ld have seen him damned ere I’ld</li>
  <li>have challenged him. Let him let the matter slip,</li>
  <li>and I’ll give him my horse, grey Capilet.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>I’ll make the motion: stand here, make a good show</li>
  <li>on’t: this shall end without the perdition of souls.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Aside</li>
  <li class="number">Marry, I’ll ride your horse as well as I ride you.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Re-enter FABIAN and VIOLA</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">To FABIAN</li>
  <li>I have his horse to take up the quarrel:</li>
  <li>I have persuaded him the youth’s a devil.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>He is as horribly conceited of him; and pants and</li>
  <li>looks pale, as if a bear were at his heels.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number"><stagedir>To VIOLA</stagedir>  There’s no remedy, sir; he will fight</li>
  <li>with you for’s oath sake: marry, he hath better</li>
  <li>bethought him of his quarrel, and he finds that now</li>
  <li>scarce to be worth talking of: therefore draw, for</li>
  <li>the supportance of his vow; he protests he will not hurt you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number"><span class="stage-direction">Aside</span>  Pray God defend me! A little thing would</li>
  <li>make me tell them how much I lack of a man.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Give ground, if you see him furious.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Come, Sir Andrew, there’s no remedy; the gentleman</li>
  <li>will, for his honour’s sake, have one bout with you;</li>
  <li class="number">he cannot by the duello avoid it: but he has</li>
  <li>promised me, as he is a gentleman and a soldier, he</li>
  <li>will not hurt you. Come on; to’t.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Pray God, he keep his oath!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I do assure you, ’tis against my will.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">They draw</div>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter ANTONIO</div>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li class="number">Put up your sword. If this young gentleman</li>
  <li>Have done offence, I take the fault on me:</li>
  <li>If you offend him, I for him defy you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>You, sir! why, what are you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>One, sir, that for his love dares yet do more</li>
  <li class="number">Than you have heard him brag to you he will.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Nay, if you be an undertaker, I am for you.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">They draw</div>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter Officers</div>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>O good Sir Toby, hold! here come the officers.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>I’ll be with you anon.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Pray, sir, put your sword up, if you please.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">Marry, will I, sir; and, for that I promised you,</li>
  <li>I’ll be as good as my word: he will bear you easily</li>
  <li>and reins well.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="First Officer">
  <li>This is the man; do thy office.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Second Officer">
  <li>Antonio, I arrest thee at the suit of Count Orsino.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li class="number">You do mistake me, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="First Officer">
  <li>No, sir, no jot; I know your favour well,</li>
  <li>Though now you have no sea-cap on your head.</li>
  <li>Take him away: he knows I know him well.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>I must obey.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">To VIOLA</li>
  <li class="number">This comes with seeking you:</li>
  <li>But there’s no remedy; I shall answer it.</li>
  <li>What will you do, now my necessity</li>
  <li>Makes me to ask you for my purse? It grieves me</li>
  <li>Much more for what I cannot do for you</li>
  <li class="number">Than what befalls myself. You stand amazed;</li>
  <li>But be of comfort.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Second Officer">
  <li>Come, sir, away.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>I must entreat of you some of that money.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>What money, sir?</li>
  <li class="number">For the fair kindness you have show’d me here,</li>
  <li>And, part, being prompted by your present trouble,</li>
  <li>Out of my lean and low ability</li>
  <li>I’ll lend you something: my having is not much;</li>
  <li>I’ll make division of my present with you:</li>
  <li class="number">Hold, there’s half my coffer.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Will you deny me now?</li>
  <li>Is’t possible that my deserts to you</li>
  <li>Can lack persuasion? Do not tempt my misery,</li>
  <li>Lest that it make me so unsound a man</li>
  <li class="number">As to upbraid you with those kindnesses</li>
  <li>That I have done for you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>I know of none;</li>
  <li>Nor know I you by voice or any feature:</li>
  <li>I hate ingratitude more in a man</li>
  <li class="number">Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,</li>
  <li>Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption</li>
  <li>Inhabits our frail blood.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>O heavens themselves!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Second Officer">
  <li>Come, sir, I pray you, go.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li class="number">Let me speak a little. This youth that you see here</li>
  <li>I snatch’d one half out of the jaws of death,</li>
  <li>Relieved him with such sanctity of love,</li>
  <li>And to his image, which methought did promise</li>
  <li>Most venerable worth, did I devotion.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="First Officer">
  <li class="number">What’s that to us? The time goes by: away!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>But O how vile an idol proves this god</li>
  <li>Thou hast, Sebastian, done good feature shame.</li>
  <li>In nature there’s no blemish but the mind;</li>
  <li>None can be call’d deform’d but the unkind:</li>
  <li class="number">Virtue is beauty, but the beauteous evil</li>
  <li>Are empty trunks o’erflourish’d by the devil.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="First Officer">
  <li>The man grows mad: away with him! Come, come, sir.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Lead me on.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit with Officers</div>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Methinks his words do from such passion fly,</li>
  <li class="number">That he believes himself: so do not I.</li>
  <li>Prove true, imagination, O, prove true,</li>
  <li>That I, dear brother, be now ta’en for you!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Come hither, knight; come hither, Fabian: we’ll</li>
  <li>whisper o’er a couplet or two of most sage saws.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">He named Sebastian: I my brother know</li>
  <li>Yet living in my glass; even such and so</li>
  <li>In favour was my brother, and he went</li>
  <li>Still in this fashion, colour, ornament,</li>
  <li>For him I imitate: O, if it prove,</li>
  <li class="number">Tempests are kind and salt waves fresh in love.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>A very dishonest paltry boy, and more a coward than</li>
  <li>a hare: his dishonesty appears in leaving his</li>
  <li>friend here in necessity and denying him; and for</li>
  <li>his cowardship, ask Fabian.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">A coward, a most devout coward, religious in it.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>’Slid, I’ll after him again and beat him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Do; cuff him soundly, but never draw thy sword.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>An I do not — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Come, let’s see the event.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">I dare lay any money ’twill be nothing yet.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

</section>

<section class="act">

<h2>ACT IV</h2>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE I.  Before OLIVIA’s house.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SEBASTIAN and Clown</div>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Will you make me believe that I am not sent for you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>Go to, go to, thou art a foolish fellow:</li>
  <li>Let me be clear of thee.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Well held out, i’ faith! No, I do not know you; nor</li>
  <li class="number">I am not sent to you by my lady, to bid you come</li>
  <li>speak with her; nor your name is not Master Cesario;</li>
  <li>nor this is not my nose neither. Nothing that is so is so.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>I prithee, vent thy folly somewhere else: Thou</li>
  <li>know’st not me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Vent my folly! he has heard that word of some</li>
  <li>great man and now applies it to a fool. Vent my</li>
  <li>folly! I am afraid this great lubber, the world,</li>
  <li>will prove a cockney. I prithee now, ungird thy</li>
  <li>strangeness and tell me what I shall vent to my</li>
  <li class="number">lady: shall I vent to her that thou art coming?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>I prithee, foolish Greek, depart from me: There’s</li>
  <li>money for thee: if you tarry longer, I shall give</li>
  <li>worse payment.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>By my troth, thou hast an open hand. These wise men</li>
  <li class="number">that give fools money get themselves a good</li>
  <li>report — after fourteen years’ purchase.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR ANDREW, SIR TOBY BELCH, and FABIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Now, sir, have I met you again? there’s for you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>Why, there’s for thee, and there, and there. Are all</li>
  <li>the people mad?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">Hold, sir, or I’ll throw your dagger o’er the house.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>This will I tell my lady straight: I would not be</li>
  <li>in some of your coats for two pence.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Come on, sir; hold.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>Nay, let him alone: I’ll go another way to work</li>
  <li class="number">with him; I’ll have an action of battery against</li>
  <li>him, if there be any law in Illyria: though I</li>
  <li>struck him first, yet it’s no matter for that.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>Let go thy hand.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Come, sir, I will not let you go. Come, my young</li>
  <li class="number">soldier, put up your iron: you are well fleshed; come on.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>I will be free from thee. What wouldst thou now? If</li>
  <li>thou darest tempt me further, draw thy sword.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>What, what? Nay, then I must have an ounce or two</li>
  <li>of this malapert blood from you.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter OLIVIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Hold, Toby; on thy life I charge thee, hold!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Madam!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Will it be ever thus? Ungracious wretch,</li>
  <li>Fit for the mountains and the barbarous caves,</li>
  <li>Where manners ne’er were preach’d! out of my sight!</li>
  <li class="number">Be not offended, dear Cesario.</li>
  <li>Rudesby, be gone!</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Exeunt SIR TOBY BELCH, SIR ANDREW, and FABIAN</li>
  <li>I prithee, gentle friend,</li>
  <li>Let thy fair wisdom, not thy passion, sway</li>
  <li>In this uncivil and thou unjust extent</li>
  <li class="number">Against thy peace. Go with me to my house,</li>
  <li>And hear thou there how many fruitless pranks</li>
  <li>This ruffian hath botch’d up, that thou thereby</li>
  <li>Mayst smile at this: thou shalt not choose but go:</li>
  <li>Do not deny. Beshrew his soul for me,</li>
  <li class="number">He started one poor heart of mine in thee.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>What relish is in this? how runs the stream?</li>
  <li>Or I am mad, or else this is a dream:</li>
  <li>Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep;</li>
  <li>If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Nay, come, I prithee; would thou’ldst be ruled by me!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>Madam, I will.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>O, say so, and so be!</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE II.  OLIVIA’s house.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter MARIA and Clown</div>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Nay, I prithee, put on this gown and this beard;</li>
  <li>make him believe thou art Sir Topas the curate: do</li>
  <li>it quickly; I’ll call Sir Toby the whilst.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Well, I’ll put it on, and I will dissemble myself</li>
  <li class="number">in’t; and I would I were the first that ever</li>
  <li>dissembled in such a gown. I am not tall enough to</li>
  <li>become the function well, nor lean enough to be</li>
  <li>thought a good student; but to be said an honest man</li>
  <li>and a good housekeeper goes as fairly as to say a</li>
  <li class="number">careful man and a great scholar. The competitors enter.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR TOBY BELCH and MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Jove bless thee, master Parson.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Bonos dies, Sir Toby: for, as the old hermit of</li>
  <li>Prague, that never saw pen and ink, very wittily</li>
  <li>said to a niece of King Gorboduc, ’That that is is;’</li>
  <li class="number">so I, being Master Parson, am Master Parson; for,</li>
  <li>what is ’that’ but ’that,’ and ’is’ but ’is’?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>To him, Sir Topas.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>What, ho, I say! peace in this prison!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>The knave counterfeits well; a good knave.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number"><span class="stage-direction">Within</span>  Who calls there?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Sir Topas the curate, who comes to visit Malvolio</li>
  <li>the lunatic.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Sir Topas, Sir Topas, good Sir Topas, go to my lady.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Out, hyperbolical fiend! how vexest thou this man!</li>
  <li class="number">talkest thou nothing but of ladies?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Well said, Master Parson.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Sir Topas, never was man thus wronged: good Sir</li>
  <li>Topas, do not think I am mad: they have laid me</li>
  <li>here in hideous darkness.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Fie, thou dishonest Satan! I call thee by the most</li>
  <li>modest terms; for I am one of those gentle ones</li>
  <li>that will use the devil himself with courtesy:</li>
  <li>sayest thou that house is dark?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>As hell, Sir Topas.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Why it hath bay windows transparent as barricadoes,</li>
  <li>and the clearstores toward the south north are as</li>
  <li>lustrous as ebony; and yet complainest thou of</li>
  <li>obstruction?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>I am not mad, Sir Topas: I say to you, this house is dark.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Madman, thou errest: I say, there is no darkness</li>
  <li>but ignorance; in which thou art more puzzled than</li>
  <li>the Egyptians in their fog.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>I say, this house is as dark as ignorance, though</li>
  <li>ignorance were as dark as hell; and I say, there</li>
  <li class="number">was never man thus abused. I am no more mad than you</li>
  <li>are: make the trial of it in any constant question.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>What is the opinion of Pythagoras concerning wild fowl?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>That the soul of our grandam might haply inhabit a bird.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>What thinkest thou of his opinion?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">I think nobly of the soul, and no way approve his opinion.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Fare thee well. Remain thou still in darkness:</li>
  <li>thou shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras ere I will</li>
  <li>allow of thy wits, and fear to kill a woodcock, lest</li>
  <li>thou dispossess the soul of thy grandam. Fare thee well.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">Sir Topas, Sir Topas!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>My most exquisite Sir Topas!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Nay, I am for all waters.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MARIA">
  <li>Thou mightst have done this without thy beard and</li>
  <li>gown: he sees thee not.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li class="number">To him in thine own voice, and bring me word how</li>
  <li>thou findest him: I would we were well rid of this</li>
  <li>knavery. If he may be conveniently delivered, I</li>
  <li>would he were, for I am now so far in offence with</li>
  <li>my niece that I cannot pursue with any safety this</li>
  <li class="number">sport to the upshot. Come by and by to my chamber.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt SIR TOBY BELCH and MARIA</div>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Singing</span></li>
  <li>’Hey, Robin, jolly Robin,</li>
  <li>Tell me how thy lady does.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Fool!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">’My lady is unkind, perdy.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Fool!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>’Alas, why is she so?’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Fool, I say!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>’She loves another’ — Who calls, ha?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">Good fool, as ever thou wilt deserve well at my</li>
  <li>hand, help me to a candle, and pen, ink and paper:</li>
  <li>as I am a gentleman, I will live to be thankful to</li>
  <li>thee for’t.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Master Malvolio?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">Ay, good fool.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Fool, there was never a man so notoriously abused: I</li>
  <li>am as well in my wits, fool, as thou art.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>But as well? then you are mad indeed, if you be no</li>
  <li class="number">better in your wits than a fool.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>They have here propertied me; keep me in darkness,</li>
  <li>send ministers to me, asses, and do all they can to</li>
  <li>face me out of my wits.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Advise you what you say; the minister is here.</li>
  <li class="number">Malvolio, Malvolio, thy wits the heavens restore!</li>
  <li>endeavour thyself to sleep, and leave thy vain</li>
  <li>bibble babble.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Sir Topas!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Maintain no words with him, good fellow. Who, I,</li>
  <li class="number">sir? not I, sir. God be wi’ you, good Sir Topas.</li>
  <li>Merry, amen. I will, sir, I will.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Fool, fool, fool, I say!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Alas, sir, be patient. What say you sir? I am</li>
  <li>shent for speaking to you.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">Good fool, help me to some light and some paper: I</li>
  <li>tell thee, I am as well in my wits as any man in Illyria.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Well-a-day that you were, sir</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>By this hand, I am. Good fool, some ink, paper and</li>
  <li>light; and convey what I will set down to my lady:</li>
  <li class="number">it shall advantage thee more than ever the bearing</li>
  <li>of letter did.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>I will help you to’t. But tell me true, are you</li>
  <li>not mad indeed? or do you but counterfeit?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Believe me, I am not; I tell thee true.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Nay, I’ll ne’er believe a madman till I see his</li>
  <li>brains. I will fetch you light and paper and ink.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Fool, I’ll requite it in the highest degree: I</li>
  <li>prithee, be gone.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Singing</span></li>
  <li class="number">I am gone, sir,</li>
  <li>And anon, sir,</li>
  <li>I’ll be with you again,</li>
  <li>In a trice,</li>
  <li>Like to the old Vice,</li>
  <li class="number">Your need to sustain;</li>
  <li>Who, with dagger of lath,</li>
  <li>In his rage and his wrath,</li>
  <li>Cries, ah, ha! to the devil:</li>
  <li>Like a mad lad,</li>
  <li class="number">Pare thy nails, dad;</li>
  <li>Adieu, good man devil.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

</section>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE III.  OLIVIA’s garden.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SEBASTIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>This is the air; that is the glorious sun;</li>
  <li>This pearl she gave me, I do feel’t and see’t;</li>
  <li>And though ’tis wonder that enwraps me thus,</li>
  <li>Yet ’tis not madness. Where’s Antonio, then?</li>
  <li class="number">I could not find him at the Elephant:</li>
  <li>Yet there he was; and there I found this credit,</li>
  <li>That he did range the town to seek me out.</li>
  <li>His counsel now might do me golden service;</li>
  <li>For though my soul disputes well with my sense,</li>
  <li class="number">That this may be some error, but no madness,</li>
  <li>Yet doth this accident and flood of fortune</li>
  <li>So far exceed all instance, all discourse,</li>
  <li>That I am ready to distrust mine eyes</li>
  <li>And wrangle with my reason that persuades me</li>
  <li class="number">To any other trust but that I am mad</li>
  <li>Or else the lady’s mad; yet, if ’twere so,</li>
  <li>She could not sway her house, command her followers,</li>
  <li>Take and give back affairs and their dispatch</li>
  <li>With such a smooth, discreet and stable bearing</li>
  <li class="number">As I perceive she does: there’s something in’t</li>
  <li>That is deceiveable. But here the lady comes.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter OLIVIA and Priest</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Blame not this haste of mine. If you mean well,</li>
  <li>Now go with me and with this holy man</li>
  <li>Into the chantry by: there, before him,</li>
  <li class="number">And underneath that consecrated roof,</li>
  <li>Plight me the full assurance of your faith;</li>
  <li>That my most jealous and too doubtful soul</li>
  <li>May live at peace. He shall conceal it</li>
  <li>Whiles you are willing it shall come to note,</li>
  <li class="number">What time we will our celebration keep</li>
  <li>According to my birth. What do you say?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>I’ll follow this good man, and go with you;</li>
  <li>And, having sworn truth, ever will be true.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Then lead the way, good father; and heavens so shine,</li>
  <li class="number">That they may fairly note this act of mine!</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt</div>

</section>

</section>

<section class="act">

<h2>ACT V</h2>

<section class="scene">

<h3>SCENE I.  Before OLIVIA’s house.</h3>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter Clown and FABIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Now, as thou lovest me, let me see his letter.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Good Master Fabian, grant me another request.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Any thing.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Do not desire to see this letter.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li class="number">This is, to give a dog, and in recompense desire my</li>
  <li>dog again.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter DUKE ORSINO, VIOLA, CURIO, and Lords</div>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Belong you to the Lady Olivia, friends?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Ay, sir; we are some of her trappings.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>I know thee well; how dost thou, my good fellow?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Truly, sir, the better for my foes and the worse</li>
  <li>for my friends.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Just the contrary; the better for thy friends.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>No, sir, the worse.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>How can that be?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Marry, sir, they praise me and make an ass of me;</li>
  <li>now my foes tell me plainly I am an ass: so that by</li>
  <li>my foes, sir I profit in the knowledge of myself,</li>
  <li>and by my friends, I am abused: so that,</li>
  <li>conclusions to be as kisses, if your four negatives</li>
  <li class="number">make your two affirmatives why then, the worse for</li>
  <li>my friends and the better for my foes.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Why, this is excellent.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>By my troth, sir, no; though it please you to be</li>
  <li>one of my friends.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li class="number">Thou shalt not be the worse for me: there’s gold.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>But that it would be double-dealing, sir, I would</li>
  <li>you could make it another.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>O, you give me ill counsel.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Put your grace in your pocket, sir, for this once,</li>
  <li class="number">and let your flesh and blood obey it.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Well, I will be so much a sinner, to be a</li>
  <li>double-dealer: there’s another.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Primo, secundo, tertio, is a good play; and the old</li>
  <li>saying is, the third pays for all: the triplex,</li>
  <li class="number">sir, is a good tripping measure; or the bells of</li>
  <li>Saint Bennet, sir, may put you in mind; one, two, three.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>You can fool no more money out of me at this throw:</li>
  <li>if you will let your lady know I am here to speak</li>
  <li>with her, and bring her along with you, it may awake</li>
  <li class="number">my bounty further.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Marry, sir, lullaby to your bounty till I come</li>
  <li>again. I go, sir; but I would not have you to think</li>
  <li>that my desire of having is the sin of covetousness:</li>
  <li>but, as you say, sir, let your bounty take a nap, I</li>
  <li class="number">will awake it anon.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Here comes the man, sir, that did rescue me.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter ANTONIO and Officers</div>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>That face of his I do remember well;</li>
  <li>Yet, when I saw it last, it was besmear’d</li>
  <li>As black as Vulcan in the smoke of war:</li>
  <li class="number">A bawbling vessel was he captain of,</li>
  <li>For shallow draught and bulk unprizable;</li>
  <li>With which such scathful grapple did he make</li>
  <li>With the most noble bottom of our fleet,</li>
  <li>That very envy and the tongue of loss</li>
  <li class="number">Cried fame and honour on him. What’s the matter?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="First Officer">
  <li>Orsino, this is that Antonio</li>
  <li>That took the Phoenix and her fraught from Candy;</li>
  <li>And this is he that did the Tiger board,</li>
  <li>When your young nephew Titus lost his leg:</li>
  <li class="number">Here in the streets, desperate of shame and state,</li>
  <li>In private brabble did we apprehend him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>He did me kindness, sir, drew on my side;</li>
  <li>But in conclusion put strange speech upon me:</li>
  <li>I know not what ’twas but distraction.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li class="number">Notable pirate! thou salt-water thief!</li>
  <li>What foolish boldness brought thee to their mercies,</li>
  <li>Whom thou, in terms so bloody and so dear,</li>
  <li>Hast made thine enemies?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Orsino, noble sir,</li>
  <li class="number">Be pleased that I shake off these names you give me:</li>
  <li>Antonio never yet was thief or pirate,</li>
  <li>Though I confess, on base and ground enough,</li>
  <li>Orsino’s enemy. A witchcraft drew me hither:</li>
  <li>That most ingrateful boy there by your side,</li>
  <li class="number">From the rude sea’s enraged and foamy mouth</li>
  <li>Did I redeem; a wreck past hope he was:</li>
  <li>His life I gave him and did thereto add</li>
  <li>My love, without retention or restraint,</li>
  <li>All his in dedication; for his sake</li>
  <li class="number">Did I expose myself, pure for his love,</li>
  <li>Into the danger of this adverse town;</li>
  <li>Drew to defend him when he was beset:</li>
  <li>Where being apprehended, his false cunning,</li>
  <li>Not meaning to partake with me in danger,</li>
  <li class="number">Taught him to face me out of his acquaintance,</li>
  <li>And grew a twenty years removed thing</li>
  <li>While one would wink; denied me mine own purse,</li>
  <li>Which I had recommended to his use</li>
  <li>Not half an hour before.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">How can this be?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>When came he to this town?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>To-day, my lord; and for three months before,</li>
  <li>No interim, not a minute’s vacancy,</li>
  <li>Both day and night did we keep company.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter OLIVIA and Attendants</div>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li class="number">Here comes the countess: now heaven walks on earth.</li>
  <li>But for thee, fellow; fellow, thy words are madness:</li>
  <li>Three months this youth hath tended upon me;</li>
  <li>But more of that anon. Take him aside.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What would my lord, but that he may not have,</li>
  <li class="number">Wherein Olivia may seem serviceable?</li>
  <li>Cesario, you do not keep promise with me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Madam!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Gracious Olivia — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What do you say, Cesario? Good my lord — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">My lord would speak; my duty hushes me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>If it be aught to the old tune, my lord,</li>
  <li>It is as fat and fulsome to mine ear</li>
  <li>As howling after music.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Still so cruel?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Still so constant, lord.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>What, to perverseness? you uncivil lady,</li>
  <li>To whose ingrate and unauspicious altars</li>
  <li>My soul the faithfull’st offerings hath breathed out</li>
  <li>That e’er devotion tender’d! What shall I do?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Even what it please my lord, that shall become him.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Why should I not, had I the heart to do it,</li>
  <li>Like to the Egyptian thief at point of death,</li>
  <li>Kill what I love? — a savage jealousy</li>
  <li>That sometimes savours nobly. But hear me this:</li>
  <li class="number">Since you to non-regardance cast my faith,</li>
  <li>And that I partly know the instrument</li>
  <li>That screws me from my true place in your favour,</li>
  <li>Live you the marble-breasted tyrant still;</li>
  <li>But this your minion, whom I know you love,</li>
  <li class="number">And whom, by heaven I swear, I tender dearly,</li>
  <li>Him will I tear out of that cruel eye,</li>
  <li>Where he sits crowned in his master’s spite.</li>
  <li>Come, boy, with me; my thoughts are ripe in mischief:</li>
  <li>I’ll sacrifice the lamb that I do love,</li>
  <li class="number">To spite a raven’s heart within a dove.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>And I, most jocund, apt and willingly,</li>
  <li>To do you rest, a thousand deaths would die.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Where goes Cesario?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>After him I love</li>
  <li class="number">More than I love these eyes, more than my life,</li>
  <li>More, by all mores, than e’er I shall love wife.</li>
  <li>If I do feign, you witnesses above</li>
  <li>Punish my life for tainting of my love!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Ay me, detested! how am I beguiled!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">Who does beguile you? who does do you wrong?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Hast thou forgot thyself? is it so long?</li>
  <li>Call forth the holy father.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Come, away!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Whither, my lord? Cesario, husband, stay.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li class="number">Husband!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Ay, husband: can he that deny?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Her husband, sirrah!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>No, my lord, not I.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Alas, it is the baseness of thy fear</li>
  <li class="number">That makes thee strangle thy propriety:</li>
  <li>Fear not, Cesario; take thy fortunes up;</li>
  <li>Be that thou know’st thou art, and then thou art</li>
  <li>As great as that thou fear’st.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Enter Priest</li>
  <li>O, welcome, father!</li>
  <li class="number">Father, I charge thee, by thy reverence,</li>
  <li>Here to unfold, though lately we intended</li>
  <li>To keep in darkness what occasion now</li>
  <li>Reveals before ’tis ripe, what thou dost know</li>
  <li>Hath newly pass’d between this youth and me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Priest">
  <li class="number">A contract of eternal bond of love,</li>
  <li>Confirm’d by mutual joinder of your hands,</li>
  <li>Attested by the holy close of lips,</li>
  <li>Strengthen’d by interchangement of your rings;</li>
  <li>And all the ceremony of this compact</li>
  <li class="number">Seal’d in my function, by my testimony:</li>
  <li>Since when, my watch hath told me, toward my grave</li>
  <li>I have travell’d but two hours.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>O thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be</li>
  <li>When time hath sow’d a grizzle on thy case?</li>
  <li class="number">Or will not else thy craft so quickly grow,</li>
  <li>That thine own trip shall be thine overthrow?</li>
  <li>Farewell, and take her; but direct thy feet</li>
  <li>Where thou and I henceforth may never meet.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>My lord, I do protest — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">O, do not swear!</li>
  <li>Hold little faith, though thou hast too much fear.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SIR ANDREW</div>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>For the love of God, a surgeon! Send one presently</li>
  <li>to Sir Toby.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>What’s the matter?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li class="number">He has broke my head across and has given Sir Toby</li>
  <li>a bloody coxcomb too: for the love of God, your</li>
  <li>help! I had rather than forty pound I were at home.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Who has done this, Sir Andrew?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>The count’s gentleman, one Cesario: we took him for</li>
  <li class="number">a coward, but he’s the very devil incardinate.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>My gentleman, Cesario?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>’Od’s lifelings, here he is! You broke my head for</li>
  <li>nothing; and that that I did, I was set on to do’t</li>
  <li>by Sir Toby.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">Why do you speak to me? I never hurt you:</li>
  <li>You drew your sword upon me without cause;</li>
  <li>But I bespoke you fair, and hurt you not.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>If a bloody coxcomb be a hurt, you have hurt me: I</li>
  <li>think you set nothing by a bloody coxcomb.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Enter SIR TOBY BELCH and Clown</li>
  <li class="number">Here comes Sir Toby halting; you shall hear more:</li>
  <li>but if he had not been in drink, he would have</li>
  <li>tickled you othergates than he did.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>How now, gentleman! how is’t with you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>That’s all one: has hurt me, and there’s the end</li>
  <li class="number">on’t. Sot, didst see Dick surgeon, sot?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>O, he’s drunk, Sir Toby, an hour agone; his eyes</li>
  <li>were set at eight i’ the morning.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Then he’s a rogue, and a passy measures panyn: I</li>
  <li>hate a drunken rogue.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Away with him! Who hath made this havoc with them?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR ANDREW">
  <li>I’ll help you, Sir Toby, because well be dressed together.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SIR TOBY BELCH">
  <li>Will you help? an ass-head and a coxcomb and a</li>
  <li>knave, a thin-faced knave, a gull!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Get him to bed, and let his hurt be look’d to.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt Clown, FABIAN, SIR TOBY BELCH, and SIR ANDREW</div>

<div class="stage-direction">Enter SEBASTIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li class="number">I am sorry, madam, I have hurt your kinsman:</li>
  <li>But, had it been the brother of my blood,</li>
  <li>I must have done no less with wit and safety.</li>
  <li>You throw a strange regard upon me, and by that</li>
  <li>I do perceive it hath offended you:</li>
  <li class="number">Pardon me, sweet one, even for the vows</li>
  <li>We made each other but so late ago.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons,</li>
  <li>A natural perspective, that is and is not!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>Antonio, O my dear Antonio!</li>
  <li class="number">How have the hours rack’d and tortured me,</li>
  <li>Since I have lost thee!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>Sebastian are you?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>Fear’st thou that, Antonio?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="ANTONIO">
  <li>How have you made division of yourself?</li>
  <li class="number">An apple, cleft in two, is not more twin</li>
  <li>Than these two creatures. Which is Sebastian?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Most wonderful!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>Do I stand there? I never had a brother;</li>
  <li>Nor can there be that deity in my nature,</li>
  <li class="number">Of here and every where. I had a sister,</li>
  <li>Whom the blind waves and surges have devour’d.</li>
  <li>Of charity, what kin are you to me?</li>
  <li>What countryman? what name? what parentage?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>Of Messaline: Sebastian was my father;</li>
  <li class="number">Such a Sebastian was my brother too,</li>
  <li>So went he suited to his watery tomb:</li>
  <li>If spirits can assume both form and suit</li>
  <li>You come to fright us.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>A spirit I am indeed;</li>
  <li class="number">But am in that dimension grossly clad</li>
  <li>Which from the womb I did participate.</li>
  <li>Were you a woman, as the rest goes even,</li>
  <li>I should my tears let fall upon your cheek,</li>
  <li>And say ’Thrice-welcome, drowned Viola!’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li class="number">My father had a mole upon his brow.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>And so had mine.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>And died that day when Viola from her birth</li>
  <li>Had number’d thirteen years.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li>O, that record is lively in my soul!</li>
  <li class="number">He finished indeed his mortal act</li>
  <li>That day that made my sister thirteen years.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>If nothing lets to make us happy both</li>
  <li>But this my masculine usurp’d attire,</li>
  <li>Do not embrace me till each circumstance</li>
  <li class="number">Of place, time, fortune, do cohere and jump</li>
  <li>That I am Viola: which to confirm,</li>
  <li>I’ll bring you to a captain in this town,</li>
  <li>Where lie my maiden weeds; by whose gentle help</li>
  <li>I was preserved to serve this noble count.</li>
  <li class="number">All the occurrence of my fortune since</li>
  <li>Hath been between this lady and this lord.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="SEBASTIAN">
  <li><stagedir>To OLIVIA</stagedir>  So comes it, lady, you have been mistook:</li>
  <li>But nature to her bias drew in that.</li>
  <li>You would have been contracted to a maid;</li>
  <li class="number">Nor are you therein, by my life, deceived,</li>
  <li>You are betroth’d both to a maid and man.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Be not amazed; right noble is his blood.</li>
  <li>If this be so, as yet the glass seems true,</li>
  <li>I shall have share in this most happy wreck.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">To VIOLA</li>
  <li class="number">Boy, thou hast said to me a thousand times</li>
  <li>Thou never shouldst love woman like to me.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>And all those sayings will I overswear;</li>
  <li>And those swearings keep as true in soul</li>
  <li>As doth that orbed continent the fire</li>
  <li class="number">That severs day from night.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Give me thy hand;</li>
  <li>And let me see thee in thy woman’s weeds.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="VIOLA">
  <li>The captain that did bring me first on shore</li>
  <li>Hath my maid’s garments: he upon some action</li>
  <li class="number">Is now in durance, at Malvolio’s suit,</li>
  <li>A gentleman, and follower of my lady’s.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>He shall enlarge him: fetch Malvolio hither:</li>
  <li>And yet, alas, now I remember me,</li>
  <li>They say, poor gentleman, he’s much distract.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Re-enter Clown with a letter, and FABIAN</li>
  <li class="number">A most extracting frenzy of mine own</li>
  <li>From my remembrance clearly banish’d his.</li>
  <li>How does he, sirrah?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Truly, madam, he holds Belzebub at the staves’s end as</li>
  <li>well as a man in his case may do: has here writ a</li>
  <li class="number">letter to you; I should have given’t you to-day</li>
  <li>morning, but as a madman’s epistles are no gospels,</li>
  <li>so it skills not much when they are delivered.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Open’t, and read it.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Look then to be well edified when the fool delivers</li>
  <li class="number">the madman.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Reads</li>
  <li>’By the Lord, madam,’ — </li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>How now! art thou mad?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>No, madam, I do but read madness: an your ladyship</li>
  <li>will have it as it ought to be, you must allow Vox.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">Prithee, read i’ thy right wits.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>So I do, madonna; but to read his right wits is to</li>
  <li>read thus: therefore perpend, my princess, and give ear.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Read it you, sirrah.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">To FABIAN</div>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Reads</span>  ’By the Lord, madam, you wrong me, and the</li>
  <li class="number">world shall know it: though you have put me into</li>
  <li>darkness and given your drunken cousin rule over</li>
  <li>me, yet have I the benefit of my senses as well as</li>
  <li>your ladyship. I have your own letter that induced</li>
  <li>me to the semblance I put on; with the which I doubt</li>
  <li class="number">not but to do myself much right, or you much shame.</li>
  <li>Think of me as you please. I leave my duty a little</li>
  <li>unthought of and speak out of my injury.</li>
  <li>THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO.’</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Did he write this?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li class="number">Ay, madam.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>This savours not much of distraction.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>See him deliver’d, Fabian; bring him hither.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">Exit FABIAN</li>
  <li>My lord so please you, these things further</li>
  <li>thought on,</li>
  <li class="number">To think me as well a sister as a wife,</li>
  <li>One day shall crown the alliance on’t, so please you,</li>
  <li>Here at my house and at my proper cost.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Madam, I am most apt to embrace your offer.</li>
  <li class="stage-direction">To VIOLA</li>
  <li>Your master quits you; and for your service done him,</li>
  <li class="number">So much against the mettle of your sex,</li>
  <li>So far beneath your soft and tender breeding,</li>
  <li>And since you call’d me master for so long,</li>
  <li>Here is my hand: you shall from this time be</li>
  <li>Your master’s mistress.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li class="number">A sister! you are she.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Re-enter FABIAN, with MALVOLIO</div>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Is this the madman?</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Ay, my lord, this same.</li>
  <li>How now, Malvolio!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Madam, you have done me wrong,</li>
  <li class="number">Notorious wrong.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Have I, Malvolio? no.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li>Lady, you have. Pray you, peruse that letter.</li>
  <li>You must not now deny it is your hand:</li>
  <li>Write from it, if you can, in hand or phrase;</li>
  <li class="number">Or say ’tis not your seal, nor your invention:</li>
  <li>You can say none of this: well, grant it then</li>
  <li>And tell me, in the modesty of honour,</li>
  <li>Why you have given me such clear lights of favour,</li>
  <li>Bade me come smiling and cross-garter’d to you,</li>
  <li class="number">To put on yellow stockings and to frown</li>
  <li>Upon Sir Toby and the lighter people;</li>
  <li>And, acting this in an obedient hope,</li>
  <li>Why have you suffer’d me to be imprison’d,</li>
  <li>Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest,</li>
  <li class="number">And made the most notorious geck and gull</li>
  <li>That e’er invention play’d on? tell me why.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing,</li>
  <li>Though, I confess, much like the character</li>
  <li>But out of question ’tis Maria’s hand.</li>
  <li class="number">And now I do bethink me, it was she</li>
  <li>First told me thou wast mad; then camest in smiling,</li>
  <li>And in such forms which here were presupposed</li>
  <li>Upon thee in the letter. Prithee, be content:</li>
  <li>This practise hath most shrewdly pass’d upon thee;</li>
  <li class="number">But when we know the grounds and authors of it,</li>
  <li>Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judge</li>
  <li>Of thine own cause.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="FABIAN">
  <li>Good madam, hear me speak,</li>
  <li>And let no quarrel nor no brawl to come</li>
  <li class="number">Taint the condition of this present hour,</li>
  <li>Which I have wonder’d at. In hope it shall not,</li>
  <li>Most freely I confess, myself and Toby</li>
  <li>Set this device against Malvolio here,</li>
  <li>Upon some stubborn and uncourteous parts</li>
  <li class="number">We had conceived against him: Maria writ</li>
  <li>The letter at Sir Toby’s great importance;</li>
  <li>In recompense whereof he hath married her.</li>
  <li>How with a sportful malice it was follow’d,</li>
  <li>May rather pluck on laughter than revenge;</li>
  <li class="number">If that the injuries be justly weigh’d</li>
  <li>That have on both sides pass’d.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>Alas, poor fool, how have they baffled thee!</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li>Why, ’some are born great, some achieve greatness,</li>
  <li>and some have greatness thrown upon them.’ I was</li>
  <li class="number">one, sir, in this interlude; one Sir Topas, sir; but</li>
  <li>that’s all one. ’By the Lord, fool, I am not mad.’</li>
  <li>But do you remember? ’Madam, why laugh you at such</li>
  <li>a barren rascal? an you smile not, he’s gagged:’</li>
  <li>and thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="MALVOLIO">
  <li class="number">I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

<ol data-speaker="OLIVIA">
  <li>He hath been most notoriously abused.</li>
</ol>

<ol data-speaker="DUKE ORSINO">
  <li>Pursue him and entreat him to a peace:</li>
  <li>He hath not told us of the captain yet:</li>
  <li>When that is known and golden time convents,</li>
  <li class="number">A solemn combination shall be made</li>
  <li>Of our dear souls. Meantime, sweet sister,</li>
  <li>We will not part from hence. Cesario, come;</li>
  <li>For so you shall be, while you are a man;</li>
  <li>But when in other habits you are seen,</li>
  <li class="number">Orsino’s mistress and his fancy’s queen.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exeunt all, except Clown</div>

<ol data-speaker="Clown">
  <li><span class="stage-direction">Sings</span></li>
  <li>When that I was and a little tiny boy,</li>
  <li>With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,</li>
  <li>A foolish thing was but a toy,</li>
  <li class="number">For the rain it raineth every day.</li>
  <li>But when I came to man’s estate,</li>
  <li>With hey, ho, &amp;c.</li>
  <li>’Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gate,</li>
  <li>For the rain, &amp;c.</li>
  <li class="number">But when I came, alas! to wive,</li>
  <li>With hey, ho, &amp;c.</li>
  <li>By swaggering could I never thrive,</li>
  <li>For the rain, &amp;c.</li>
  <li>But when I came unto my beds,</li>
  <li class="number">With hey, ho, &amp;c.</li>
  <li>With toss-pots still had drunken heads,</li>
  <li>For the rain, &amp;c.</li>
  <li>A great while ago the world begun,</li>
  <li>With hey, ho, &amp;c.</li>
  <li class="number">But that’s all one, our play is done,</li>
  <li>And we’ll strive to please you every day.</li>
</ol>

<div class="stage-direction">Exit</div>

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  ol[data-speaker]:before {
    font-size: 11px;
  }
}
            
          
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