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Clo. By my troth, sir, no; though it please you to be one of my friends.
Duke. Thou shalt not be the worse for me; there's gold.
Clo. But that it would be double-dealing, sir, I would you could make it another. .
Duke. O, you give me ill counsel.
Clo. Put your grace in your pocket, sir, for this 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.
Clo. Primo, secundo, tertio, is a good play; and the old saying is, the third pays for all : the tripler, sir, is a good tripping measure; or the bells of St. Bennet, sir, may put you in mind; One, two, three.
Duke. You can fool no more money out of me at this throw: if you will let your lady know, I am here to speak with her, and bring her along with you, it may awake my bounty further.
Clo. Marry, sir, lullaby to your bounty, till I come again. I go, sir; but I would not have you to think, that my desire of having is the sin of covetousness : but, as you say, sir, let your bounty take a nap, I will awake it anon. (Exit Clown.
Enter ANTONIO and Officers.
scathful -] i. e. mischievous, destructive.
With the most noble bottom of our fleet,
matter? i Off. Orsino, this is that Antonio, That took the Phenix, and her fraught, from
Candy; And this is he, that did the Tiger board, When your young nephew Titus lost his leg : Here in the streets, desperate of shame, and state, In private brabble did we apprehend him.
Vio. He did me kindness, sir; drew on my side ; But, in conclusion, put strange speech upon me, I know not what 'twas, but distraction,
Duke. Notable pirate! thou salt-water thief! What foolish boldness brought thee to their mercies, Whom thou, in terms so bloody, and so dear, Hast made thine enemies? Ant.
Orsino, noble sir, Be pleas'd that I shake off these names you give me; Antonio never yet was thief, or pirate, Though, I confess, on base and ground enough, Orsino's enemy. A witchcraft drew me hither: That most ingrateful boy there, by your side, From the rude sea's enrag'd and foamy mouth Did I redeem; a wreck past hope he was : His life I gave him, and did thereto add My love, without retention, or restraint, All his in dedication : for his sake, Did I expose myself, pure for his love, Into the danger of this adverse town; Drew to defend him, when he was beset; Where being apprehended, his false cunning, (Not meaning to partake with me in danger,) Taught him to face me out of his acquaintance, And grew a twenty-years-removed thing, While one would wink; denied me mine own purse,
Which I had recommended to his use
How can this be?
before, (No interim, not a minute’s vacancy,) Both day and night did we keep company.
Enter Olivia and Attendants. Duke. Here comes the countess; now heaven
walks on earth. But for thee, fellow, fellow, thy words are madness: Three months this youth hath tended upon me; But more of that anon. Take him aside. Oli. What would my lord, but that he may not
lord, Vio. My lord would speak, my duty hushes me.
Oli. If it be aught to the old tune, my lord,
Still so cruel ?
Duke. What! to perverseness ? you uncivil lady, To whose ingrate and unauspicious altars My soul the faithfull'st offerings hath breath'd out, That e'er devotion tender'd! What shall I do?
i- as fat and fulsome ----) Fat means dull. VOL. II.
Oli. Even what it please my lord, that shall be
come him. Duke. Why should I not, had I the heart to
do it, Like to the Egyptian thief, at point of death, Kill what I love; a savage jealousy, That sometime sávours nobly ?-But hear me this: Since you to non-regardance cast my faith, And that I partly know the instrument That screws me from my true place in your favour, Live you, the marble-breasted tyrant, still ; But this your minion, whom, I know, you love, And whom, by heaven I swear, I tender dearly, Him will I tear out of that cruel eye, Where he sits crowned in his master's spite. Come boy, with me; my thoughts are ripe in mise
chief: I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love, . To spite a raven's heart within a dove. [Going.
Vio. And I, most jocund, apt, and willingly, To do you rest, a thousand deaths would die..
Following. · Oli. Where goes Cesario? Vio
After him I love,
Oli. Ah me, detested ! how am I beguild !
Come away. [To VIOLA. Oli. Whither, my lord ? Cesario, husband, stay. & Like to the Egyptian thief, &c.] This Egyptian thief was Thyamis, recorded in Heliodorus' Æthiopics.
Duke. Husband ?
Ay, husband ; Can he that deny ?
No, my lord, not I. Oli. Alas, it is the baseness of thy fear, That makes thee strangle thy propriety :: Fear not, Cesario, take thy fortunes up ; Be that thou know'st thou art, and then thou art As great as that thou fear'st.-0, welcome, father!
Re-enter Attendant and Priest.
Father, I charge thee, by thy reverence,
Priest. A contract of eternal bond of love,
grave, I have travelled but two hours. Duke. O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt
- strangle thy propriety: [Suppress, or disown thy property.
- interchangement of your rings ;] In our ancient marriage ceremony, the man received as well as gave a ring.. case?] Case is a word used contemptuously for skin.