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Sir To. Out o'time? Sir, ye lie. -- Art any more than a stevard ? Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale ?
Clo. Yes, by Saint Anne; and ginger' shall be hot i'the mouth too.
Sir To'. Thou'rt i'the right. - Go, Sir, rub your chain with crums: A stoop of wine, Maria!
Mal. Mistress 'Mary, if you prizd my lady's favour at any thing more thin contempt, your would not give means for this incivil rule; she shall know of it, by this hand.
[Exit. Mar. Go shake your ears.
Sir And. "Twere as good a deed, as to drink when a man's a hungry, to challenge him to the field; and then to break promise with him, and make a fool of him.
Sir To. Do't, Kuright; I'll write thee fa challenge:
or I'll deliver thy indignation to him by word of mouth.
Mar. Sweet Sir Toby, be patient for to-night; since the youth of the Count's was to-day with my lady, she is much out of quiet. For Monsieur Malvolio, let me alone with him : if I do not gull him into a 11ay-word, and make him a common recreation, do not think I have wit enough to lie ,straight in my bed : I know, I can do it. Sir To. Possess us, possess us;
tell us something of him.
Mar. Marry, Sir, sometimes he is a kind of Puritan.
Sir And. O, if I thought that, I'd beat him like a dog
Sir To. What, for being a Puritan ? thy exqui. site reason, dear Kuight?
Sir And. I have no exquisite reason for't, but I have reason good enough. Mar. The devil a Puritan that he is,
or any thing constantly but a time-pleaser; an affection'd
that cons state without book, and utters it by great swarth's : the best persuaded of himself, so cramm'd, as he thinks, with excellencies, that it is his ground of faith, that all, that look on him, love him; and on that vice in him will my revenge find notable cause to work.
Sir To. What wilt thou do?
Mar. I will drop in his way some obscure epistles of love; wherein, by the colour of his beard, the shape of his leg, the manner of his gaii, the expressure of liis eye, forehead, and complexion, he shall find himself most feelingly personated : I can write very like my lady, your nieсе; a forgotten matter we can hardly make distinction of our hands.
Sir To. Excellent! I smell a device.'
Sir To. He shall think, by the letters that thoil wilt drop, that they come from my
niece, and that she is in love with him. Mar My purpose is, indeed, a horse of that colour.
Sir And. And your horse now would make him an ass.
Mar. Ass, I doubt not.
Mar. Sport royal, I warrant you: I know, my physick will work wiih him.
I will plant youl two, and let the fool make a third, where he shall find the letier: observe his construction of it. For this night, to bed, and dream on the event. Farewel.
(Exit. Sir To. Good night, Penthesilea.
Sir And. Before 'me, she's a good wench. Sir To. She's a beagle, true-bed, and one that adores me; What o'that?
Sir And. I was adored once too.
Sir To. Let's to bed, Knight. Thou hadst need send for more money.,
Sir And. If I cannot recover your niece, I am a foul way out.
Sir To. Send for money, Knight; if thou hast her not i'the end, call me Cut.
Sir And. If I do not, never trust me, take it how you will.
Sir To. Come, come; I'll go burn some sack, 'lis too late to go to bed now: come, Knight; come, Knight.
S CE N E IV.
Cur. He is not here, so please your Lordship, that should sing it.
Duke. Who was it?
Cur. Feste, the jester, my Lord; a fool, that the bady Olivia's father took much delight in: he is about the house.
Duke. Scek him out, and play the tune the while.
[Exit CURIO. Musick,
Come hither, boy; If ever thou shalt love,
Vio. It gives a very echo to the seat
Duke. Thou dost speak masterly:
Vio. A little, by your favour.
Duke. She is noth worth thee them. What years, i'faith?
Vio. About your years, my Lord.
Duke. Too old, by heaven; Let still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears slie to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, Than women's are.
Vio. I think it well, my Lord.
Duke. Then let thy love le younger than thyself, Or tly affection camot hold the bent: For women are as roses; whose fair flower, Being once display'd, doth fall that very hour.
Vio. And so they are: alas, that they are so; To die, even when they to perfection grow!
Pe-enter CURIO, and CLOWN. Duke, O fellow, come, the song we had last
Mark it, Cesario ; it is old, and plain :
Cio. Are you ready, Sir ?
[Musick $ 0 N G. CLO. Come aivay,
come away, death, And in sad cypress let me be laid;
Fly away, jly away, breath:
an slain by a fair cruel inaid.
0, prepare it;
Did share it.
Not a friend, not a friend greet
Lay me, 0 where
To weep there.
Clo. Truly, Sir, and pleasure will be paid, oue time or another.
Duke. Give me now leave to leave thee.