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Ant. Let me yet know of you, whither you are bound.

Seb. No, 'sooth, sir; my determinate voyage is mere extravagancy.

But I percieve in you so excellent a touch of modesty, that you will not extort from me what I am willing to keep in; therefore it charges me in manners the rather to express myself. You must know of me then, Antonio, my name is Sabastian, which I called Roderigo; my father was that Sebastian of Messaline, whom I know you have heard of: he left behind him, myself and a sister, both born in an hour. If the heavens had been pleased, 'would we had so ended! but you, sir, altered that; for, some hour before you took me from the breach of the sea, was my sister drowned.

Ant. Alas the day !

Seb. A lady, sir, though it was said she much resembled me, was yet of many accounted beautiful: but, though I could not, with such estimable wonder, over-far believe that, yet thus far I will boldly publish her,-she bore a mind that envy could not but call fair : she is drowned already, sir, with salt water, though I seem to drown her remembrance again with more.

Ant. Pardon me, sir, your bad entertainment. Seb. O good Antonio, forgive me your trouble.

Ant. If you will not murder me for my love, let me be your servant.

Seb. If you will not undo what you have done, that is, kill him whom you have recovered, desire it not.

Fare ye well at once: my bosom is full of kindness; and I am yet so near the manners of my mother, that upon the least occasion more, mine eyes will tell tales of me. I am bound to the count O:sino's court : farewell. [Exit.

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Ant. The gentleness of all the gods go with

thee!
I have many enemies in Orsino's court,
Else would I very shortly see thee there :
But come what may, I do adore thee so,
That danger shall seem sport, and I will go.

[Exit.

SCENE II.-A Street,

Enter Viola ; Malvolio following. Mal. Were not you even now with the countess Olivia ?

Vio. Even now, sir; on a moderate pace I have since arrived but hither.

Mal. She returns this ring to you, sir; you might have saved me my pains, to have taken it away yourself. She adds, moreover,

that

you should put your lord into a desperate assurance she will none of him : and one thing more, that you be never so hardy to come again in his affairs, uniess it be to report your lord's taking of this. Receive it so.

Vio. She took the ring of me;—I'll none of it.

Mal. Come, sir, you peevishly threw it to her; and her will is, it should be so returned : if it be worth stooping for, there it lies in your eye ; if not, be it his that finds it.

[Exit. Vio. I left no ring with her : what means this

lady? Fortune forbid, my outside have not charm’d her! She made good view of me; indeed, so much, That, sure, methought, her eyes had lost her

tongue, For she did speak in starts distractedly.

She loves me, sure; the cunning of her passion
Invites me in this churlish messenger.
None of my lord's ring! why, he sent her none.
I am the man !—If it be so (as 'tis),
Poor lady, she were better love a dream.
Disguise, I see thou art a wickedness,
Wherein the pregnant enemy doeso much.
How easy is it for the proper-false
In women's waxen hearts to set their forms !
Alas! our frailty is the cause, not we;
For, such as we are made of, such we be.
How will this fadge? My master loves her dearly;
And I, poor monster, fond as much on him;
And she, mistaken, seems to dote on me :
What will become of this?
My state is desperate for my master's love;
As I am woman, now,—alas the day! -
What thriftless sighs shall poor Olivia breathe!
O time, thou must untangle this, not I;
It is too hard a knot for me t'untie. [Exit.

As I am man,

SCENE III.-A Room in Olivia's House.

Enter Sir Toby Belch and Sir AndrEW AGUECIIEEK.

Sir To. Approach, sir Andrew: not to be abed after midnight, is to be up betimes; and diluculo surgere, thou knowest,

Sir And. Nay, by my troth, I know not: but I know, to be up late is to be up late.

Sir To. A false conclusion; I hate it as an unfilled can: to be up after midnight, and to go to bed then, is early; so that, to go to bed after midnight, is to go to bed betimes. Does not our life consist of the four elements ?

Sir And. 'Faith, so they say; but, I think, it rather consists of eating and drinking.

Sir To. Thou’rt a scholar; let us therefore eat and drink.—Marian, I say !

-a stoop of wine ! Sir And. Here comes the fool, i'faith.

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Enter Clown.

Clo. How now, my hearts ? Did you never see the picture of We three?

Sir To. Welcome, ass. Now let's have a catch.

Sir And. By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast. I had rather than forty shillings I had such a leg, and so sweet a breath to sing, as the fool has. In sooth, thou wast in very gracious fooling last night, when thou spokest of Pigrogromitus, of the Vapians passing the equinoctial of Queubus ; 'twas very good, i'faith. I sent thee sixpence for thy leman : hadst it?

Clo. I did impeticos thy gratillity; for Malvolio's nose is no whipstock: my lady has a white hand, and the Myrmidons are no bottle-ale houses.

Sir And. Excellent; why, this is the best fooling, when all is done. Now, a song.

Sir To. Come on; there is sixpence for you: let's have a song.

Sir And. There's a testril of me too: if one knight give a

Clo. Would you have a love-song, or a song of good life?

Sir To. A love-song, a love-song.
Sir And. Ay, ay; I care not for good life.

SONG.

Clo. O mistress mine, where are you roaming?

O stay and hear; your true love's coming,

That can sing both high and low:
Trip no further, pretty sweeting;
Journeys end in lovers' meeting,

Every wise man's son doth know.

Sir And. Excellent good, i'faith!
Sir To. Good, good.

Clo. What is love? 'tis not hereafter;

Present mirth hath present laughter;

What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty ;.
Then come kiss me, sweet-and-twenty.

Youth's a stuff will not endure.

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Sir And. A mellifluous voice, as I am true knight.

Sir To. A contagious breath.
Sir And. Very sweet and contagious, i' faith.

Sir To. To hear by the nose, it is dulcet in contagion. But shall we make the welkin dance indeed ? Shall we rouse the night-owl in a catch that will draw three souls out of one weaver ? shall we do that?

Sir And. An you love me, let's do't: I am dog at a catch.

Clo. By’r lady, sir, and some dogs will catch well.

Sir And. Most certain : let our catch be Thou knave.

Celo. Hold thy peace, thou knave, knight? I shall be constrained in't to call thee knave, knight.

Sir And. 'Tis not the first time I have constrained one to call me knave. Begin, fool; it begins, Hold thy peace.

Clo. I shall never begin, if I hold my peace.
Sir And. Good, i'faith! Come, begin.

[They sing a catch

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