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even with the swiftness of putting on.

Jove and my stars be praised ! Here is yet a postscript. [Reads] ‘Thou canst not choose but know who I

If thou entertainest my love, let it appear in 190 thy smiling ; thy smiles become thee well; therefore in my presence still smile, dear my sweet, I prithee.'

Jove, I thank thee: I will smile; I will do everything that thou wilt have me. [Exit

. Fab. I will not give my part of this sport for a pension of thousands to be paid from the Sophy.

Sir To. I could marry this wench for this device.

Sir And. So could I too.

Sir To. And ask no other dowry with her but such another jest.

Sir And. Nor I neither.
Fab. Here comes my noble gull-catcher.



Re-enter MARIA.
Sir To. Wilt thou set thy foot o' my

neck ? Sir And. Or o' mine either ?

Sir To. Shall I play my freedom at tray-trip, and become

Sir And. I' faith, or I either?

Sir To. Why, thou hast put him in such a dream, that when the image of it leaves him he must run mad.

Mar. Nay, but say true; does it work upon him ?

Sir To. Like aqua-vitæ with a midwife.
Mar. If you will then see the fruits of the

198. Sophy, Shah of Persia. 208. tray-trip, a game played with dice ; 'play,' stake.

sport, mark his first approach before my lady: he will come to her in yellow stockings, and 'tis a colour she abhors, and cross-gartered, a fashion 220 she detests; and he will smile upon her, which will now be so unsuitable to her disposition, being addicted to a melancholy as she is, that it cannot but turn him into a notable contempt. If you will see it, follow me.

Sir To. To the gates of Tartar, thou most excellent devil of wit !

Sir And. I'll make one too. (Éxeunt.



SCENE I. OLIVIA's garden.

Enter VIOLA, and Clown with a tabor.
Vio. Save thee, friend, and thy music: dost
thou live by thy tabor ?

Clo. No, sir, I live by the church.
Vio. Art thou a churchman?

Clo. No such matter, sir: I do live by the church; for I do live at my house, and my house doth stand by the church.

Vio. So thou mayst say, the king lies by a beggar, if a beggar dwell near him; or, the church stands by thy tabor, if thy tabor stand by the so church.

Clo. You have said, sir. To see this age ! A sentence is but a cheveril glove to a good wit :

2. tabor, small drum.

224. contempt, object of contempt.

226. Tartar, Tartarus, i.e. hell.

4. churchman, clergyman. 13. cheveril glove. kid glove,

how quickly the wrong side may be turned outward!

Vio. Nay, that's certain; they that dally nicely with words may quickly make them wanton.

Clo. I would, therefore, my sister had had no

name, sir.




Vio. Why, man?

Clo. Why, sir, her name 's a word; and to dally with that word might make my sister wanton. But indeed words are very rascals since bonds disgraced them.

Vio. Thy reason, man?

Clo. Troth, sir, I can yield you none without words; and words are grown so false, I am loath to prove reason with them.

Vio. I warrant thou art a merry fellow and carest for nothing

Clo. Not so, sir, I do care for something; but in my conscience, sir, I do not care for you : if that be to care for nothing, sir, I would it would make

you invisible.
Vio. Art not thou the Lady Olivia's fool ?

Clo. No, indeed, sir ; the Lady Olivia has no folly : she will keep no fool, sir, till she be married ; and fools are as like husbands as pilchards are to herrings; the husband's the bigger : I am indeed not her fool, but her corrupter of words.

Vio. I saw thee late at the Count Orsino's.

Clo. Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun, it shines


I would be sorry, sir, but the fool should be as oft with your master as with my mistress : I think I saw your wisdom there.




17. nicely, pedantically. sense, (1) confinement ; 24. bonds, used in a double

money bonds.

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Vio. Nay, an thou pass upon me, I'll no more with thee. Hold, there's expenses for thee.

Clo. Now Jove, in his next commodity of hair, 50 send thee a beard !

Vio. By my troth, I'll tell thee, I am almost sick for one; (Aside] though I would not have it grow on my chin. Is thy lady within ?

Clo. Would not a pair of these have bred, sir?
Vio. Yes, being kept together and put to



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Clo. I would play Lord Pandarus of Phrygia, sir, to bring a Cressida to this Troilus.

Vio. I understand you, sir; 'tis well begged

Clo. The matter, I hope, is not great, sir, begging but a beggar: Cressida was a beggar. My lady is within, sir. I will construe to them whence you come; who you are and what you would are out of my welkin, I might say 'element,' but the word is over-worn.

Vio. This fellow is wise enough to play the fool ;
And to do that well craves a kind of wit :
He must observe their mood on whom he jests,
The quality of persons, and the time,
And, like the haggard, check at every feather
That comes before his eye. This is a practice
As full of labour as a wise man's art :
For folly that he wisely shows is fit;
But wise men, folly-fall’n, quite taint their wit.


Enter Sir Toby, and SIR ANDREW.
Sir To. Save you, gentleman.
Vio. And you, sir.
Sir And. Dieu vous garde, monsieur.

Vio. Et vous aussi ; votre serviteur. 48. pass upon me, jest with me. 68. craves, requires. 50. commodity, parcel.

71. haggard, untrained hawk.


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Sir And. I hope, sir, you are; and I am 80 yours.

Sir To. Will you encounter the house? my niece is desirous you should enter, if your trade be to her.

Vio. I am bound to your niece, sir; I mean, she is the list of my voyage.

Sir To. Taste your legs, sir; put them to motion.

Vio. My legs do better understand me, sir, than I understand what you mean by bidding me taste my legs.

Sir To. I mean, to go, sir, to enter.

Vio. I will answer you with gait and entrance. But we are prevented. a ritecenas Tsch


Enter OLIVIA and MARIA. Most excellent accomplished lady, the heavens rain odours on you !

Sir And. That youth 's a rare courtier : 'Rain odours ;' well.

Vio. My matter hath no voice, lady, but to your own most pregnant and vouchsafed ear.

Sir And. 'Odours,''pregnant’and 'vouchsafed:' I'll get 'em all three all ready.

Oli. Let the garden door be shut, and leave me to my hearing. (Exeunt Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Maria.] Give me your hand, sir. Vio. My duty, madam, and most humble ser

vice. Oli. What is your name? Vio. Cesario is your servant's name, fair prin



87. Taste, try, test.

82. encounter, go towards.
83. trade, commission.
86. list, terminus.

93. gait, going

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