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Clo. Good master Fabian, grant me another re-/I know not what 'twas, but distraction. quest.

Duke. Notable pirate! thou salt-water thief! Fab. Any thing.

What foolish boldness brought thee to their mercies, Clo. Do not desire to see this letter.

Whom thou, in terms so bloody, and so dear, Fab. That is, to give a dog, and, in recompense, Hast made thine enemies ? desire my dog again.

Ant.

Orsino, noble sir,

Be pleas'd that I shake off these names you give me, Enter Duke, Viola, and attendants. Antonio never yet was thief, or pirate,

Though, I confess, on base and ground enough, Duke. Belong you to the lady Olivia, friends ? Clo. Ay, sir; we are some of her trappings.

Orsino's enemy. A witchcraft drew me hither: Duke. I know thee well; How dost thou, my From the rude sea's enrag'd and foamy mouth

That most ungrateful boy there, by your side, good fellow? Clo. Truly, sir, the better for my foes, and the His life I gave hiin, and did thereto add

Did I redeem; a wreck past hope he was : worse for my friends. Duke. Just the contrary; the better for thy All his in dedication: for his sake,

My love, without retention, or restraint, friends. Clo. No, sir, the worse.

Did I expose myself, pure for his love,

Into the danger of this adverse town;
Dike. How can that be?
Clo. Marry, sir, they praise me, and make an ass Where being apprehended, his false cunning

Drew to defend him, when he was beset;. of me; now my foes tell me plainly I am an ass: so (Not meaning to partake with me in danger,) that by my foes, sir, ! profit in the knowledge of Taught him to face me out of his acquaintance, myself'; and by my friends I am abused : so that, And grew a twenty-years-removed thing, conclusions to be as kisses, if your four negatives While one would wink; denied me mine own make your two affirmatives, why, then the worse

purse, for my friends, and the better for my foes.

Which I had recommended to his use Duke. Why, this is excellent,

Not half an hour before. Clo. By my troth, sir, no; though it please you

Vio

How can this be ? to be one of my friends.

Duke. When came he to this town? Duke. Thou shalt not be the worse for mc; there's gola.

Ant. To-day, my lord ; and for three months

before
Clo. But that it would be double-dealing, sir, 1 (No interim, not a minute's vacancy,)
would you could make it another.

Both day and night did we keep company.
Duke. 0, you give me ill counsel.
Clo. Put your grace in your pocket, sir, for this

Enter Olivia and attendants. once, and let your flesh and blood obey it.

Duke. Well, I will be so much a sinner to be a double-dealer; there's another.

Duke. Here comes the countess; now heaven Clo. Primo, secundo, tertio, is a good play; and But for thee, fellow, fellow, thy words are madness:

walks on earth. the old saying is, the third pays for all: the tripler, sir, is a good tripping measure; or the bells of St. Three months this youth hath tended upon me;

- Take him aside. Bennet, sir, may put you in mind; One, two, three. But more of that anon.-Duke. You can fool no more money out of me

Oli. What would my lord, but that he may not at this throw: if you will let your lady know, I am wherein Olivia may seem serviceable ?

have, here to speak with her, and bring her along with

Cesario, you do not keep promise with me. you, it may awake my bounty further.

Vio. Madam? Clo. Marry, sir, lullaby to your bounty, till I

Duke. Gracious Olivia,– come again. I go, sir ; but I would not have you to think, that my desire of having is the sin of co

Oli. What do you say, Cesario ?-Good my

lord, vetousness: but, as you say, sir, let your bounty take a nap, I will awake it anon. [Exit Clown.

Vio. My lord would speak, my duty hushes me

Oli. If it be aught to the old tune, my lord, Enter Antonio and Officers.

It is as fat and fulsome to mine car,

As howling after music.
Vio. Here comes the man, sir, that did rescue me. Dike.

Still so cruel ?
Duke. That face of his I do remember well; Oli. Still so constant, lord.
Yet, when I saw it last, it was besmear'd

Duke. What! to perverseness? you uncivil lady,
As black as Vulcan, in the smoke of war: To whose ingrate and unauspicious altars
A bawbling vessel was he captain of,

My soul the faithfull’st offerings hath breath'd out, For shallow draught, and bulk, unprizable:

That e'er devotion tender'd! What shall I do? With which such scathful' grapple did he make Oli. Even what it please my lord, that shall beWith the most noble bottom of our fleet,

come him. That very envy, and the tongue of loss,

Duke. Why should I not, had I the heart to do it, Cry'd fame and honour on him.-What's the matter? Like to the Egyptian thief, at point of death, I off. Orsino, this is that Antonio,

Kill what I love; a savage jealousy, That took the Phænis, and her fraught,from That sometime savours nobly?—But hear me this. Candy;

Since you to non-regardance cast my faith, And this is he, that did the Tiger board,

And that I partly know the instrument When your young nephew Titus lost his leg: That screws me from my true place in your favour, Here in the streets, desperate of shame, and state, Live you, the marble-breasted tyrant, still; In private brabble did we apprehend him. But this your minion, whom, I know, you love,

Vio. He did me kindness, sir; drew on my side; And whom, by heaven, I swear, I tender dearly, But, in conclusion, put strange speech upon me, Him will I'tear out of that cruel eye, (1) Mischievous. (2) Freight.

(3) Dull, gross.

Where he sits crowned in his master's spite. Sir And. Od's lifelings, here he is :-You broke Come boy, with me; my thoughts are ripe in mis- my head for nothing; and that that I did, I was chief:

set on to do't by sir Toby. I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love,

Vio. Why do you speak to me? I never hurt you: To spite a raven's heart within a dove. [Going. You drew your sword upon me, without cause;

l'io. And I, most jocund, apt, and willingly, But I bespake you fair, and hurt you not. To do you rest, a thousand deaths would die. Sir And. If a bloody coxcomb be a hurt, you

(Following. have hurt me; I think, you set nothing by a bloody Oli. Where goes Cesario ?

coxcomb. Vio

After him I love, More than I love these eyes, more than my life,

Enter Sir Toby Belch, drunk, led by the Clown More, by all mores, than e'er I shall love wife :

Here comes sir Toby halling, you shall hear more: lil do feign, you witnesses above,

but if he had not been in drink, he would have Punish my life, for tainting of my love! tickled you othergates: than he did. Oli. Ah, me, detested! how am I beguild!

Duke. How now, gentleman? how is't with you? Vio. Who does beguile you? who does do you Sir To. That's all one; he has hurt me, and wrong?

there's the end on't.-Sot, did'st see Dick surgeon, Oli. Hast thou forgot thyself? Is it so long ?- sot? Call forth the holy father. [Exit an Altendant.

Clo. O he's drunk, sir Toby, an hour agone; Duke.

Come away.

his eyes were set at eight i' the morning. (To Viola.

Sir To. Then he's a rogue. After a passy-mea. Oli. Whither, my lord ?—Cesario, husband, stay, sure, or a pavin, I hate a drunken rogue. Dike. Husband ?

Oli. Away with him: who hath made this havoc Oli. Ay, husband; Can he that deny ? with them? Duke. Her husband, sirrah? Vio.

No, my lord, not I. be dressed together.

Sir And. I'll help you, sir Toby, because we'll Oli. Alas, it is the baseness of thy fear, Sir To. Will you help, an ass-head, and a coxThat makes thee strangle thy propriety :: comb, and a knave? a thin-faced knave, a gull ? Fear not, Cesario, take thy fortunes up;

Oli. Get him to bed, and let his hurt be look'd to. Be that thou know'st thou art, and then thou art (Exeunt Clown, Sir Toby, and Sir Andrew. As great as that thou fear'st.–0, welcome, father! Re-enter Attendant and Priest.

Enter Sebastian. Father, I charge thee, by thy reverence,

Seb. I am sorry, madam, I have hurt your kins llere to unfold (though lately we intended

man; To keep in darkness, what occasion now But, had it been the brother of my blood, Reveals before 'tis ripe,) what thou dost know, I must have done no less, with wit, and safety. Hath newly past between this youth and me.

You throw a strange regard upon me, and Priest. A contract of eternal bond of love, By that I do perceive it hath offended you; Confirmed by mutual joinder of your hands, Pardon me, sweet one, even for the vows Attested by the holy close of lips,

We made each other but so late ago. Strengthen'd by interchangement of your rings ; Duke. One face, one voice, one habit, and two And all the ceremony of this compact

persons ? Seal'd in my function, by my testimony: A natural perspective, that is, and is not. Since when, my watch hatħ told me, toward my

Seb. Antonio, O my dear Antonio ! grave,

How have the hours rack'd and tortur'd me, I have travelled but two hours.

Since I have lost thee. Duke. O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be, Ant. Sebastian are you? When time hath sew'd a grizzle on thy case ?? Seb.

Fear'st thou that, Antonio? Or will not else thy craft so quickly grow,

Ant. How have you made division of yourself? That thine own trip shall be thine overthrow ?

An apple, cleft in two, is not more twin Farewell, and take her ; but direct thy feet, Than these two creatures. Which is Sebastian? Where thou and I henceforth may never meet. Oli. Most wonderful! Vio. My lord, I do protest,

Seb. Do I stand there? I never had a brother : Oli,

0, do not swear : Nor can there be that deity in my nature, Hold little faith, though thou hast too much fear. or here and every where. I had a sister, Enter Sir Andrew Ague-cheek, with his head Whom the blind waves and surges have devour'd:broke.

Of charity,' what kin are you to me? [To Viola.

What countryman? what name? what parentage, Sir And. For the love of God, a surgeon; send. Vio. Or Messaline: Sebastian was my father ; one presently to sir Toby.

Such a Sebastian was my brother too, Oli. What's the matter?

So went he suited to his watery tomb : Sir And. He has broke my head across, and has If spirits can assume both form and suit, given șir Toby a bloody coxcomb too: for the love you come to fright us. of God, your help: I had rather than forly pound, Seb.

A spirit I am indeed; I were at home.

But am in that dimension grossly clad, Oli. Who has done this, sir Andrew ?

Which from the womb I did participate. Sir And. The count's gentleman, one Cesario: Were you a woman, as the rest goes even, we took him for a coward, but he's the very devil I should my tears let fall upon your cheek, incardinate.

And say-Thrice welcome, drowned Viola! Duke. My gentleman, Cesario ?

Vio. My father had a mole upon his brow.

Seb. And so had mine.

(2) Skin. Otherways (4) Serious dancers.

(5) Out of charity tell me.

(3) Dibermay property

Vio. And died that day when Viola from her birth with the which I doubt not but to do myself much Had number'd thirteen years.

right, or you much shame. Think of me as you Seb. O, that record is lively in my soul! please. Pleave my duty a little unthought of, and He finished, indeed, his mortal act,

speak out of my injury. That day that made my sister thirteen years.

The madly-used Malvolio. Vio. If nothing letsi to make us happy both, Oli. Did he write this? But this my masculine usurp'd attire,

Clo. Ay, madam. Do not embrace me, till each circumstance

Duke. This savours not much of distraction. Of place, time, fortune, do cohere, and jump, Oli. See him deliver'd, Fabian; bring him hither. That I am Viola: which to confirm,

(Erit Fabian. I'll bring you to a captain in this town,

My lord, so please you, these things further though: Where lie my maiden weeds; by whose gentle help,

on, I was preserv'd, to serve this noble count: To think me as well a sister as a wise, All the occurrence of my fortune since

One day shall crown the alliance on't, so please you, Hath been between this lady, and this lord. Here at my house, and at my proper cost. Seb. So comes it, lady, you have been mistook: Duke. Madam, I am most apt to embrace your

(To Olivia.

offer.But nature to her bias drew in that.

Your master quits you ; [To Viola.) and, for your You would have been contracted to a maid;

service done him, Nor are you therein, by my life, deceiv'd;

So much against the mettle“ of your sex, You are betroth'd both to a maid and man. So far beneath your soft and tender breeding,

Duke. Be not amaz'd; right noble is his blood. And since you call'd me master for so long, If this be so, as yet the glass seems true,

Here is my hand; you shall from this time be I shall have share in this most happy wreck : Your master's mistress. Boy, thou hast said to me a thousand times,

Oli.

A sister ?-you are she.

(To Viola. Thou never should'st love woman like to me.

Re-enter Fabian, with Malvolio.
Vio. And all those sayings will I over-swear;
And all those swearings keep as true in soul, Duke. Is this the madman ?
As doth that orbed continent the fire

Oli,

Ay, my lord, this same: That severs day from night.

How now, Malvolio ? Duke.

Give me thy hand; Mal. Madam, you have done me wrong, And let me see thee in thy woman's weeds.

Notorious wrong. Vio. The captain, that did bring me first on shore, Oli,

Have I, Malvolio ? no. Hath my maid's garments: he, upon some action, Mal. Lady, you have. Pray you, peruse that Is now in durance; at Malvolio's suit,

letter: A gentleman, and follower of my lady's. You must not now deny it is your hand, Oli. He shall enlarge him :-Fetch Malvolio Write from it, if you can, in hand, or phrase ; hither :

Or say, 'tis not your seal, nor your invention: And yet, alas, now I remember me,

You can say none of this : Well, grant it then, They say, poor gentleman, he's much distract. And tell me, in the modesty of honour,

Why you have given me such clear lights of favour; Re-enter Clown, with a letter. Bade me come smiling, and cross-garter'd to you,

To put on yellow stockings, and to frown A most extracting frenzy of mine own

Upon sir Toby, and the lighterpeople: From my remembrance clearly banish'd his. And, acting this in an obedient hope, How does he, sirrah?

Why have you suffer'd me to be imprison'd, Clo. Truly, madam, he holds Belzebub at the Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest, stave's end, as well as a man in his case may do: And made the most notorious geck, and gull, he has here writ a letter to you; I should have that e'er invention play'd on ? tell me why. given it to you to-day morning, but as a madman's Oli. Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing, epistles are no gospels, so it skills not much, when Though, I confess, much like the character: they are delivered.

But, out of question, 'tis Maria's band. Oli. Open it, and read it.

And now I do bethink me, it was she Clo. Look then to be well edified, when the fool First told me, thou wast mad; then cam'st in smiling, delivers the madman:- By the Lord, madam, And in such forms which here were presuppos'd Oli. How now! art thou mad?

Upon thee in the letter. Pr’ythee be content: Clo must allow vor."

Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judge Oli. Prythee, read i' thy right wits.

orthine own cause. Clo. SoʻI do, madonna; but to read his right Fab.

Good madam, hear me speak; wits, is to read thus: therefore perpend, my prin- And let no quarrel, nor no brawl to come, cess, and give ear.

Taint the condition of this present hour, Oli, Read it sirrah.

[To Fabian. Which I have wonder'd at. In hope it shalt not, Fab. (reads. By the Lord, madam, you wrong Most freely I confess, mysell, and Toby, me,

and the world shall know it : though you have Set this device against Malvolio here, put me into darkness, and given your drunken Upon some stubborn and uncourteous parts cousin rule over me, yet have I the benefit of my We had conceiv'd against him: Maria writ senses as well as your ladyship. I have your own The letter, at sir Toby's great importance;' letter that induced me to the semblance I put on; In recompence whereof

, he hath married her.

How with a sportsul malice it was follow'd, (1) Hinders. (2) Voice. (3) Attend. 14) Frame and constitution. (5) Inferior.

(6) Fool. 17) Importunacy.

yout" iadyship will have it as it ought to be, you But

, when we know the grounds and authors

of it

,

you,

May rather pluck on laughter than revenge ;

But when I came to man's estate, If that the injuries be justly weigh’d,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, That have on both sides past.

'Gainst knave and thicf men shut their gate, Oli. Alas, poor fool! how have they baffled' thee! For the rain il raineih erery day. Clo. Why, some are born great, some achieve

But when I came, alas ! to wive,
Teatness, and some have greatness thrown upon
Them. I was one, sir, in this interlude; one sir To-

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, pas, sir ; but that's all one :—By the Lord, fool, I

By swaggering could I never thrive,

For the rain it raineth every day. un not mad ;-But do you remember? Madam, why laugh you at such a barren rascal ? an you But when I came unto my bed, smile not, he's gagg'd: And thus the whirligig of With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, time brings in his revenges.

With toss-pots still had drunken head, Mal. I'll be revenged ou the whole pack of you. For the rain it raineth every day.

(Exit. Oli. He hath been most notoriously abus'd. A great while ago the world begun, Dike. Pursue him, and entreat him to peace:

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, He hath not told us of the captain yet;

But that's all one, our play is done, When that is known, and golden time convents,

And we'll strive to please you every day, A solemn combination shall be made

(Eril. Of our dear souls-Meantime, sweet sister, We will not part from hence.-Cesario, come ;For so you shall be, while you are a man;

This play is in the graver part elegant and easy But, when in other habits you are seen,

and in some of the lighter scenes exquisitely humoOrsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen. (Exeunt. rous. Ague-cheek is drawn with great propriety,

but his character is, in a great measure, that of SONG.

natural fatuity, and is therefore not the proper prey

of a satirist. The soliloquy of Malvolio is truly Clo. When that I was and a little tiny boy, comic; he is betrayed to ridicule merely by his

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, pride. The marriage of Olivia, and the succeedA foolish thing was but a toy,

ing perplexity, though well enough contrived to For the rain it raineth every day. divert on the stage, wants credibility, and faile 10

produce the proper instruction required in the dra (1) Cheated. (2) Shall serve. ma, as it exhibits no just picture of life.

JOHNSON

MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Vincentio, duke of Vienna.

Clown, servant to Mrs. Over-done.
Angelo, lord deputy in the duke's absence. Abhorson, an executioner.
Escalus, an ancient lord, joined with Angelo in Barnardine, a dissolute prisoner.

'the deputation. Claudio, a young gentleman.

Isabella, sister to Claudio. Lucio, a fantastic.

Mariana, betrothed to Angelo.
Two other like gentlemen.

Juliet, beloved by Claudio.
Varrius, a gentleman, servant to the duke. Francisca, a nun.
Provost.

Mistress Over-done, a barod.

Lords, gentlemen, guards, officers, and other ai. A Justice,

tendants. Elbow, a simple constable. Froth, a foolish gentleman.

Scene, Vienna.

Thomas

, } two friars.

ACT I.

Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee,

Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do ; SCENE I.-- An apartment in the Duke's palace. Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues Enter Duke, Escalus, Lords, and allendants. Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike

As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd, Duke.

But to fine issues :s nor nature never lends ESCALUS,

The smallest scruple of her excellence,

But, like a thristy goddess, she determines Escal. My lord.

Herself the glory of a creditor,
Duke. Of government the properties to unfold, Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speech
Would seem in me to affect speech and discourse ; To one that can my part in him advertise ;
Since I am put to know that your own science, Hold therefore, Angelo;
Exceeds, in that, the lists' of all advice

In our remove, be thou at full ourself;
My strength can give you: then no more remains Mortality and mercy in Vienna
But that to your sufficiency, as your worth is able, Live in thy tongue and heart: Old Escalus,
And let them work. The nature of our people, Though first in question, is thy secondary •
Our city's institutions, and the terms

Take thy commission.
For common justice, you are as pregnant? in, Ang.

Now, good my lord, As art and practice hath enriched any

Let there be some more test made of my metal, That we remember: there is our commission, Before so noble and so great a ligure From which we would not have you warp.-Call Be stamp'd upon it. hither,

Duke.

No more evasion : I say, bid come before us Angelo..

We have with a leaven'd and prepared choice

[Erit an attendant. Proceeded to you; therefore take your honours. What figure of us think you he will bear? Our haste from hence is of so quick condition, For you must know, we have with special soul That it prefers itsell, and leaves unquestion'd Elected him our absence to supply;

Matters of needful value. We shall write to you, Lent him our terror, drest him with our love; As time and our concernings shall importune, And given bis deputation all the organs

How it goes with us; and do look to know
Of our own power: what think you of it? What doth befall you here. So, fare you well :
Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth

To the hopeful execution do I leave you
To undergo such ample grace and honour, Of your commissions.
It is lord Angelo.

Ang.

Yet, give leave, my lord, Enter Angelo.

That we may bring you something on the way.

Dike. My haste may not admit it; Duke.

Look, where he comes. Nor need you, on mine honour, have to do Ang. Always obedient to your grace's will,

With any scrúple: your scope* is as mine own; I come to know your pleasure.

So to enforce, or qualify the laws, Duke.

Angelo,

As to your soul seems good. Give me your hand; There is a kind of character in thy life,

I'll privily a way: I love the people, That, to the observer, doth thy history

But do not like to stage me to their eyes : Fully unsold: thyself and thy belongings:

Though it do well, I do not relish well
Are not thine own so proper, 4 as to waste

Their loud applause, and avese vehement;
Bounds. (2) Full of. (3) Endowments.

(5) For high purposes. (6) Interest. So much thy own property.

17) Extent of power 18) Hailings.

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