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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

ORSINO, Duke of Illyria.
Appears, Act I. sc. 1; sc. 4. Act II. sc. 4.

Act V. sc. 1.

SEBASTIAN, A young gentleman, brother to Viola.
Appears, Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3. Act IV. sc. 1; sc. 3.

Act V. sc. 1.

ANTONIO, a sea-captain, friend to Sebastian.
Appears, Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3; sc. 4. Act V. sc. 1.

A Sea-Captain, friend to Viola.

Appears, Act I. sc. 2.

VALENTINE, a gentleman attending on the Duke.

Appears, Act I. sc. 1; sc. 4.

CURIO, a gentleman attending on the Duke.
Appears, Act I. sc. 1; sc. 4. Act II. sc. 4.

SIR TOBY BELCH, uncle to Olivia.
Appears, Act I. sc. 3; sc. 5. Act II. sc. 3; sc. 5.
Act III. sc. 1; sc. 2; sc. 4. Act IV. sc. 1; sc. 2. Act V. sc. 1.

SIR ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK. Appears, Act I. sc. 3. Act II. sc. 3; sc. 5. Act III. sc. 1; sc. 2; sc. 4.

Act IV. sc. 1. Act V. sc. 1.

MALVOLIO, steward to Olivia. Appears, Act I. sc. 5. Act II. sc. 2; sc. 3; sc. 5.

Act IV. sc. 2. Act V. sc. 1.

Act III. sc. 4.

FABIAN, servant to Olivia.
Appears, Act II. sc. 5. Act III. sc. 2; sc. 4. Act IV. sc. 1.

Act V. sc. 1.

Clown, servant to Olivia.
Appears, Act I. sc. 5. Act II. sc. 3; sc. 4. Act III. sc. 1.

Act IV. sc. 1; sc. 2. Act V. sc. 1.

OLIVIA, a rich Countess. Appears, Act I. sc. 5. Act III. sc. 1; sc. 4.

Act. V. sc. 1.

Act IV. sc. 1; sc. 3.

VIOLA, in love with the Duke.
Appears, Act I. sc. 2; sc. 4; sc. 5. Act II. sc. 2; sc. 4.

Act III. sc. l; sc. 4. Act V. sc. 1.

MARIA, Olivia's woman.
Appears, Act I. sc. 3; sc. 5. Act II. sc. 3; sc. 5.

Act III. sc. 1; sc. 2; sc. 4. Act IV. sc. 2.

Lords, Priests, Sailors, Officers, Musicians, and other attendants.

SCENE, A CITY IN ILLYRIA; AND THE SEA-COAST NEAR IT.

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This Comedy was first printed in the folio edition of 1623. The text is divided into acts and scenes; and the order of these has been undisturbed in the modern editions. With the exception of a few manifest typographical errors, the original copy is remarkably correct.

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TWELFTH NIGHT;

OR,

WHAT YOU WILL.

ACT I.

SCENE I.-An Apartment in the Duke's Palace.

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

COR. Will you go hunt, my lord ?
DUKE.

What, Curio?
CUR.

The hart. DUKE. Why, so I do, the noblest that I have: O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first, (Methought she purg'd the air of pestilence) That instant was I turn'd into a hart;

And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,
E’er since pursue me.—How now? what news from her?

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

DUKE. O, she that hath a heart of that fine frame,
To pay this debt of love but to a brother,
How will she love, when the rich golden shaft
Hath kill'd the flock of all affections else
That live in her! when liver, brain, and heart,
Those sovereign thrones, are all supplied, and fillid,
(Her sweet perfections) with one self king !
Away before me to sweet beds of flowers;
Love-thoughts lie rich, when canopied with bowers. [Ereunt.

SCENE II.-The Sea-coast.

Enter VIOLA, Captain, and Sailors,
VIo. What country, friends, is this?
Cap.

This is Illyria, lady.
VIo. And what should I do in Illyria ?
My brother he is in Elysium.
Perchapce he is not drown'd:—What think you, sailors ?

CAP. It is perchance that you yourself were sav'd.
V1o. O my poor brother! and so, perchance, may he be.

CAP. True, madam; and, to comfort you with chance,
Assure yourself, after our ship did split,
When you, and those poor number sav'd with you,
Hung on our driving boat, I saw your brother,
Most provident in peril, bind himself
(Courage and hope both teaching him the practice)
To a strong mast, that livd upon

the sea;

Where, like Arion on the dolphin's back,
I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves,
So long as I could see.
Vio.

For saying so, there's gold:
Mine own escape unfoldeth to my hope,
Whereto thy speech serves for authority,
The like of him. Know'st thou this country?

CAP. Ay, madam, well; for I was bred and born, Not three hours' travel from this very place.

VIo. Who governs here?
CAP. A noble duke, in nature as in name.
VIO. What is his name?
Cap. Orsino.

Vio. Orsino! I have heard my father name him;
He was a bachelor, then.
CAP. And so is now, or was so very

late:
For but a month ago I went from hence;
And then 't was fresh in murmur, (as, you know,
What great opes do, the less will prattle of)
That he did seek the love of fair Olivia.

Vro. What's she?

Cap. A virtuous maid, the daughter of a count
That died some twelvemonth since; then leaving her
In the protection of his son, her brother,
Who shortly also died: for whose dear love,
They say, she hath abjur'd the sight
And company of men.
Vio.

O, that I serv'd that lady:
And might not be deliver'd to the world,
Till I had made mine own occasion mellow
What my estate is.
CAP.

That were hard to compass;
Because she will admit no kind of suit,
No, not the duke's.

V10. There is a fair behaviour in thee, captain;
And though that nature with a beauteous wall
Doth oft close in pollution, yet of thee
I will believe thou hast a mind that suits
With this thy fair and outward character.
I prithee, and I'll pay thee bounteously,

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