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Bene. Come, come, we are friends :-let's have a dance ere we are married, that we may lighten our own hearts, and our wives' heels.

Leon. We'll have dancing afterwards.

Bene. First, o' my word; therefore, play music.Prince, thou art sad; get thee a wife, get thee a wife; there is no staff more reverend than one tipped with horn.

Enter a Messenger. Mess. My lord, your brother John is ta’en in

Aight, And brought with armed men back to Messina.

Bene. Think not on him till to-morrow; I'll devise thee brave punishments for him.-Strike up, pipers.

[Dance. Exeunt.

TWELFTH

NIGHT;

OR,

WHAT YOU WILL.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

ORSINO, Duke of Illyria.
SEBASTIAN, brother to Viola.
ANTONIO, a Sea Captain, friend to Sebastian.
A Sea Captain, friend to Viola.
VALENTINE,

Lords attending on the Duke.
Curio,
Sir Toby BELCI, uncle to the Lady Olivian
Sir ANDREW AGUECHEEK.
MALVOLIO, steward to Olivia.
FABIAN,

servants to Olivia. Clown,

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OLIVIA, a rich Countess.
VIOLA, in love with the Duke.
MARIA, Olivia's woman.

Lords, Priests, Sailors, Officers, Musicians, and

other Attendants.

SCENE,-A CITY in ILLYRIA, and the SEA-COAST

near it.

TWELFTH NIGHT;

OR,

WHAT YOU WILL.

ACT I.

SCENE I.–An Apartment in the Duke's

Palace.

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Enter DUKE, Curro, and other Lords: Musicians

attending.

Duke.
F music be the food of love, play on;

Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.-
That strain again !it hath a dying

fall :
Oh, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour !- Enough; no more;
'Tis not so sweet now, as it was before.
O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou !
That notwithstanding thy capacity
Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,
Of what validity and pitch soever,
But falls into abatement and low price,

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