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Sir To. I will meditate the while upon some horrid message for a challenge.
[Exeunt SIR TOBY, FABIAN, and MARIA. Oli, I have said too much unto a heart of stone, Aud laid mine honour too unchary out; There's something in me, that reproves my fault; But such a headstrong potent fault it is, That it but mocks reproof. Vio. With the same 'haviour that your passion
bears, Go on my master's griefs.
Oli. Here, wear this jewel for me, 'tis my picture; Refuse it not, it hath no tongue to vex you: And, I beseech you, come again to - morrow. What shall you ask of me, that I'll deny; That honour, say'd, may upon asking give?
Vio. Nothing but this, your true love for my
Oli. How with mine honour may I give him
that Which I have given to you?
Vio. I will acquit you.
Qli. Well, come again to-morrow: Fare thee well; A fiend, like thee, might bear my soul to hell.
[Exit. Re-enter SIR TOBY BELCA, and FABIAN. Sir To. Gentleman, God save thee. Vio. And you,
Sir. Sir To. That defence thou hast, betake thee to't: of what nature the wrongs are, thou hast done him, I know not; but thy intercepter, full of despight, bloody as the hunter, attends thee at the orchard end: dismount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for thy assailant is quick, skilful, and deadly.
Vio. You mistake, Sir; I am sure, no man hath any quarrel to me; my remembrance is and clear from any image of offenee done to any man.
Sir To. You'll find it otherwise, I assure you : therefore, if you hold your life at any price, betake you to your guard; for your opposite hath in him what youth; strength; skill, and wrath, can furnish men withal.
Vio. I pray you, Sir, what is he?. Sir To. He is knight, dubled with umhack'd ra: pier, and on carpet consideration ; but he is a devil in private brawl: souls and bodies hath he divorced thee; and his incensement at this moment is so implacable, that satifaction can be none but by pangs of death and sepulchre: hob, nob, is his word; give't, or take't.
Vio. I will return again into the house, and desire some conduct of the lady. I am no fighter. I have heard of some kind of men , quarrels purposely on others, to taste their valour : belike, this is a man of that quirk.
Sir To. Sir, no; his indignation derives itself ont of a very competent injury; therefore, get you on, and give him his desire. Back you shall not to the house, unless you undertake that with me, which with as much safety you might answer him: therefore, on, or strip yourself stark naked; for meddle you must, that's certain, or fotswear to wear iron about you.
Vio. This is as uncivil, as strange. I beseech you, do me this courteous office, as to know of the knight what my offence to him is; it is something of my negligence, nothing of my purpose.
Sir To. I will do so. Signior Fabian, stay yon by this,gentleman till my return. [Exit SIR TOBY.
Vio. Pray yon, Sir, do you know of this matter?
Fab. I know, the knight is incensed against you, even to a mortal arbitrement; but nothing of the circumstance more.
Vio. I beseech you, what manner of man is he?
Fab. Nothing of that wonderful promise, to read him by his form , as you are like to find him in the proof of his valour. He is, indeed, Sir, the most skilful, bloody, and fatal opposite that you could possibly have found in any part of Illyria : Will you walk towards him ? I will make your peace with him, if I can.
Vio. I shall be much bound to you fort: I am one, that had rather go with sir priest, than sir knight: I care not who knows so much of my metale,
Re. - enter SIR TOBY, with SIR ANDREW.
Sir To. Why, man, he's a very devil; 'I have not seen such a virago. I had a pass with him, rapier, scabbard, and all, and he gives me the stuck.in, with such a mortal motion, that it is inevitable; and on the auswer, he pays yoil as surely as your fect hit the ground they step on : They say, he has been fencer to the Sophy.
Sir And. Pox on't, I'll nos meddle with him. Sir To. Ay, but he will not now be pacified: Fabian can "scarce hold him yonder.
Sir And. Plagne on't; an I thought he had been valiant, and so cunning in fence, I'd have seen him đamu'd ere I'd have challeng'd him. Let him. let the matter slir, and I'll give him my horse, grey Capilet.
Sir To. I'll make the motion; Stand here, make a good show on't; this shall end without the per.
dition of souls : Marry, I'll ride your horse as well as I ride you.
[Aside. Re-enter TABIAN and Viola. i have his horse [to Fae.] to take up the quarrel; I have persuaded him, the youth's a devil.
Tab. He is as horribly conceited of him; and pants, and looks pale,
as if a bear were at his heels.
· Sir To. There's no remedy,. Sir; he will fight with you for his oath sake; marry, he hath bel, ter bethought him of his quarrel, and he finds that now scarce to be worth talking of: therefore draw, for the supportance of his vow; he protests, he will not hurt you.
Vio. Pray God defend me! A little thing would make me tell them how much I lack of a man.
[Aside. Fab. Give ground, if you see him furious.
Sir To. Come, Sir Andrew, there's no remedy; the gentleman will for his honour's sake, have ove bout: with you: he cannot by the duello avoid it: but he has promis'd me, as he is a gentleman and a soldier, he will not hurt you. Come oni to't. Sir And. Pray God, he keep his oath! (draws.
Enter ANTONIO. Vio. I do assure you, 'tis against my will. [draws, Ant. ' Put up your sword ;
If this young
gentleman Have done offence, I take the fault on me; If you offend him, I for him defy yon. (drawing.
Sir To. You, Sir ? why, what are you?
Ant, One, Sir, that for his love ılares yet do more Than you have heard him rag
you he will.
Sir. To. Nay, if you be an undertaker, I am for you.
Enter two Officers.; Fab. O good Sir Toby, hold; here come the officers.
Sir To. I'll be with you anon. [To ANTONIO. Vio. Pray, Sir, put your sword up if you please.
[To SIR ANDREW. Sir And. Marry, will I, Sir; and, for that I promis'd you, I'll be as good as my word: He will bear you easily, and reins well.
i Off. This is the man; do thy office.
2 Off. Antonio, I arrest thee at the suit Of Count Orsino.
Ant. You do mistake me, Sir.
i Off. No, Sir, no jor; I know your favour well, Though now you have no sea - cap on your head. Take him away; he knows, I know him well. Ant. I must obey. This comes with secking
you; But there's no remedy; I shall answer it. What will you do? Now my necessity Makes me to ask you for my purse: It grieves me Much more, for what I cannot do for you, Than what befalls myself. You stand amaz'd; But be of comfort.
2 of. Come, Sir, away. Ani. I`must entreat of you some of that money.
Vio. What money, Sir ? For the fair kindness you have show'd me here, 'And, part, being prompted by your present trouble, Out of my lean and low ability I'll lend you something: my having is not much; I'll make division of my present with you: Hoid, there is half my coffer.