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Once more, Cesario,
Get thee to yon' same sovereign cruelty :
Tell her, my love, more noble than the world,
Prizes not quantity of dirty lands;
The parts that fortune hath bestow'd upon her,
Tell her, I hold as giddily as fortune;
But 'tis that miracle, and queen of gems,
That nature pranks? her in, attracts my soul.

Vio. But, if she cannot love you, sir?
Duke. I cannot be so answerd.
Vio.

Sooth, but you must.
Say, that some lady, as, perhaps, there is,
Hath for your love as great a pang of heart
As you have for Olivia : you cannot love her ;
You tell her so; Must she not then be answer'd ?

Duke. There is no woman's sides,
Can bide the beating of so strong a passion
As love doth give my heart: no woman's heart
So big, to hold so much; they lack retention.
Alas, their love may be call'd appetite,-
No motion of the liver, but the palate,
That suffer surfeit, cloyment, and revolt;
But mine is all as hungry as the sea,
And can digest as much: make no compare
Between that love a woman can bear me,
And that I owe Olivia.
Vio.

Ay, but I know,-
Duke. What dost thou know?
Vio. Too well what love women to men may

owe: In faith, they are as true of heart as we. My father had a daughter lov'd a man, As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman, I should your lordship. · Duke.

And what's her history?

? That nature pranks her in,] i. e. adorns.

Vio. A blank, my lord : She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i'the bud, Feed on her damask cheek: she pin'd in thought; And, with a green and yellow melancholy, She sat like patience on a monument, Smiling at grief. Was not this love, indeed ? We men may say more, swear more: but, indeed, Our shows are more than will; for still we prove Much in our vows, but little in our love.

Duke. But died thy sister of her love, my boy?

Vio. I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too ;—and yet I know not :Sir, shall I to this lady? . Duke.

Ay, that's the theme. To her in haste; give her this jewel; say, My love can give no place, bide no denay:3

[Exeunt.

SCENE V.

Olivia's Garden.

Enter Sir Toby Belch, Sir ANDREW AGUE-CHEEK,

and FABIAN.

Sir To. Come thy ways, signior Fabian.

Fab. Nay, I'll come; if I lose a scruple of this sport, let me be boiled to death with melancholy.

Sir To. Would'st thou not be glad to have the niggardly rascally sheep-biter come by some notable shame?

Fab. I would exult, man: you know, he brought me out of favour with my lady, about a bear-baiting here.

Sir To. To anger him, we'll have the bear again ;

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and we will fool him black and blue :~Shall we not, sir Andrew? Sir And. An we do not, it is pity of our lives.

Enter Maria. Sir To. Here comes the little villain :- How now, my nettle of India ?4

Mar. Get ye all three into the box-tree: Malvolio's coming down this walk; he has been yonder i'the sun, practising behaviour to his own shadow, this half hour: observe him, for the love of mockery; for, I know, this letter will make a contemplative ideot of him. Close, in the name of jesting! [The men hide themselves.] Lie thou there; [throues down a letter.] for here comes the trout that must be caught with tickling. Erit MARIA.

Enter Malvolio. Mal. 'Tis but fortune; all is fortune. Maria once told me, she did affect me: and I have heard herself come thus near, that, should she fancy, it should be one of my complexion. Besides, she uses me with a more exalted respect, than any one else that follows her. What should I think on't ?

Sir To. Here's an over-weening rogue !

Fab. O, peace! Contemplation makes a rare turkey-cock of him; how he jets under his advanced plumes !

Sir And. 'Slight, I could so beat the rogue:-
Sir To. Peace, I say.
Mal. To be count Malvolio ;-
Sir To. Ah, rogue!

4- nettle of India?] The nettle of India is the plant that produces what is called cow-itch, a substance only used for the purpose of tormenting, by its itching quality. s h ow he jets — ] To jet is to strut.

Sir And. Pistol him, pistol him.

Sir To. Peace, peace!

Mal. There is example for’t; the lady of the strachyo married the yeoman of the wardrobe.

Sir And. Fie on him, Jezebel !

Fab. O, peace! now he's deeply in; look, how imagination blows him.

Mal. Having been three months married to her, sitting in my state,

Sir To. Ö, for a stone-bow, to hit him in the eye!

Mal. Calling my officers about me, in my branched velvet gown; having come from a daybed, where I left Olivia sleeping.

Sir To. Fire and brimstone !

Fab. O, peace, peace. Mal. And then to have the humour of state : and after a demure travel of regard,-telling them, I know my place, as I would they should do theirs, to ask for my kinsman Toby:

Sir To. Bolts and shackles !
Fab. O, peace, peace, peace! now, now.

Mal. Seven of my people, with an obedient start, make out for him: I frown the while; and, perchance, wind up my watch, or play with some rich jewel. Toby approaches ; court'sies there to me:

Sir To. Shall this fellow live?

Fab. Though our silence be drawn from us with cars, yet peace.

Mal. I extend my hand to him thus, quenching

6-- the lady of the strachy -] No probable meaning has been discovered for this word by the commentators.

1- my state, –] A state, in ancient language, signifies a chair with a canopy over it. 8 come from a day-bed, ) i. e. a couch. . .

- Though our silence be drawn from us with cars,] i.e. though it is the greatest pain to us to keep silence.

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my familiar smile with an austere regard of con. trol:

Sir To. And does not Toby take you a blow o'the lips then ?

Mal. Saying, Cousin Toby, my fortunes having cast me on your niece, give me this prerogative of speech :

Sir To. What, what?
Mal. You must amend your drunkenness.
Sir To. Out, scab!

Fab. Nay, patience, or we break the sinews of our plot.

Mal. Besides, you waste the treasure of your time with a foolish knight ;

Sir And. That's me, I warrant you, :
Mal. One Sir Andrew;

Sir And. I knew, 'twas I; for many do call me fool. Mal. What employment have we here?

[Taking up the letter, Fab. Now is the woodcock near the gin.

Sir To. O, peace! and the spirit of humours in: timate reading aloud to him!

Mal. By my life, this is my lady's hand: these be her very C's, her U's, and her T's; and thus makes she her great P's. It is, in contempt of question, her hand.

Sir And. Her C's, her U's, and her T's: Why that?

Mal. [reads) To the unknown beloved, this, and my good wishes: her very phrases !-By your leave, wax.-Soft!-and the impressure her Lucrece, with which she uses to seal : 'tis my lady : To whom should this be?

Fab. This wins him, liver and all,

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