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Sir To. O, ay! make up that: he is now at a cold scent.
Fab. "Sowter will cry upon't, for all this, though it be as rank as a fox,
Mal. M,-Malvolio; ---M-why, that begins my
Fab. Did not I say, he would work it out? the cur is excellent at faults.
Mal. M,—But then there is no confonancy in the sea quel ; that "suffers under probation : A should follow, but o does
Fab. * And O shall end, I hope.
Fab. Ay, an you had an eye behind you, you might see more detraction at your heels, than fortunes before you. .
Mal. M. O. A. I.--This Y similation is not as the former :—and yet, to crush this a little, it would bow to me, for every one of these letters is in my name. Soft; here follows prose. -If this fall into thy band, revolve. In my stars I em above thee; but be not afraid of greatness : Some are born great, some atchieve greatness, and some have greatwefs thrust upon them. Thy fates open their hands ; let thy blood and spirit embrace them. And, to inure thyself to what thou art like to be, cast thy humble Nough, and appear fresh. Be opposite with a kinsman, Jurly with servants : 2 let thy tongue tang arguments of state ; put thyself into the trick of fingularity: She thus advises thee, that highs for thee. Remember who commended tby yellow stockings ; and wish'd to
u Sowier will cry upon't, for all this, though it be as rank as a fox.) - This base hound will open upon the quest, though it be as rank as a fox, and to be followed by any other dog without a cry. though it be not as rank.
w fuffers under probation :)-fails in the trial. * And Oshall end, a halter-a sigh of disappointment. y fimilation]- likeness, resemblance-fimulation.
2 let thy tongue tang arguments of fate; ]-ring with-ler thy discourse be chiefly confin'd to political topicks. VOL. II. LI
fee thee ever a cross-garter'd: I say, remember. Go to; tbou art made, if thou desirest to be fo; if not, let me see thee a steward still, the fellow of fervants, and not worthy to touch fortune's fingers. Farewel. She, that would alter services with thee, The fortunate-unbappy. Day-light and champian discovers not more: this is open. I will be proud, I will read politic authors, I will baffle fir Toby, I will wash off gross acquaintance, I will be point-de-vice, the very man. I do not now fool myself to let imagination jade me ; for every reason excites to this, that my lady loves me. She did commend my yellow stockings of lace, The did praise my leg being cross-garter'd ; and in this the manifests herself to my love, and, with a kind of injunction, drives me to these habits of her liking. I thank my stars, I am happy. I will be strange, ftout, in yellow stockings, and cross-garter'd, even with the swiftness of putting on. Jove, and my stars be praised !-Here is yet a postscript. Thou canst not chuse but know wbo I am. If thou entertainest my love, let it appear in thy smiling ; tby Smiles. become thee well : therefore in my presence ftill smile, dear my sweet, I pr’ythee.-Jove, I thank thee. I will (mile; I will do every thing that thou wilt have me. [Exit.
Fab. I will not give my part of this sport for a pension of thousands to be paid from the Sophy.
Sir To. I could marry this wench for this device;
Sir To. And ask no other dowry with her, but such another jest.
Sir And. Nor I neither.
cross-garter'd:]-like a puritan-garters were formerly very rich, and worn below the knee.
fortunate-unhappy.)-fortunate in her possessions, bút unbappy in her love. point-de-vice,)-exactly, to a tittle.
Fab. Here comes my noble gull-catcher.
Sir To. Shall I play my freedom at d tray-trip, and become thy bond-Nave?
Sir And. I'faith, or I either?
Sir To. Why, thou hast put him in such a dream, that, when the image of it leaves him, he must run mad.
Mar. Nay, but say true, does it work upon him?
Mar. If you will then see the fruits of the sport, mark his first approach before my lady: he will come to her in yellow stockings, and 'tis a colour she abhors; and crossgarter'd, a fashion she detests; and he will smile upon her, which will now be so unsuitable to her disposition, being addicted to a melancholy as she is, that it cannot but turn him into a notable contempt: if you will see it, follow me.
Sir To. To the gates of Tartar, thou most excellent devil of wit ! Sir And. I'll make one too.
A CT. III.
SCEN E I.
Enter Viola, and Clown.
Vio. Save thee, friend, and thy musick: Dost thou live by thy tabor ? Clo. No, sir, I live by the church. Vio. Art thou a churchman? Clo. No such matter, fir; * I do live by the church:
tray-trip, ]-draughts. i live]-get thy livelihood.
• aqua-vita]-brandy, ftrong waters.
8 and yet I do. LI 2
for I do live at my house, and my house doth stand by the church.
Vio. So thou may'st say, the king lies by a beggar, if a beggar dwell near him; or, the church stands by thy tabor, if thy tabor stand by the church.
Clo. You have said, sir.—To see this age!-A sentence is but acheveril glove to a good wit; How quickly the wrong
be turned outward ! Vio. Nay, that's certain ; they, that dally nicely with words, may quickly make them wanton.
Clo. I would therefore, my sister had had no name, sir. Vio. Why, man?
Clo. Why, sir, her name's a word; and to dally with that word, might make my sister wanton : But, indeed, words are very rascals, since bonds disgrac'd them.
Vio. Thy reason, man?
Clo. Troth, sir, I can yield you none without words ; and words are grown so false, I am loth to prove reason with them.
Vio. I warrant, thou art a merry fellow, and careft for nothing.
Clo. Not so, sir, 1 do care for something: but in my conscience, sir, I do not care for you ; if that be to care for nothing, sir, I would it would make you invisible.
Vio. Art not thou the lady Olivia's fool ?
Clo. No, indeed, fir; the lady Olivia has no folly : she will keep no fool, sir, 'till she be married; and fools are as like husbands, as pilchards are to herrings, the husband's the bigger : I am, indeed, not her fool, but her corrupter of words.
Vio. I saw thee late at the count Orfino's.
Clo. Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb, like the sun; it shines every where. I would be sorry, fir, but the
fool should be as oft with your master, as with my
mir. tress: I think, I saw your wisdom there.
Vio. Nay, an thou' pass upon me, I'll no more with thee. Hold, there's k expences for thee.
Clo. Now Jove, in his next commodity of hair, send thee a beard !
Vio. By my troth, I'll tell thee; I am almost sick for one; though I would not have it grow on my chin. Is thy lady within ?
Clo. Would not a pair of these have bred, fir ?
Clo. I would play lord Pandarus of Phrygia, fir, to bring a Cressida to this Troilus.
Vio. I understand you, fir; 'ris well begg'd.
Clo. The matter, I hope, is not great, sir, begging but a beggar; Cressida was a beggar. My lady is within, sir. I will conster to them whence you come ; who you are, and what you would, is out of my welkin: I might say, element; but the word is over-worn.
Not, like the haggard," check at every feather
Enter Sir Toby, and Sir Andrew.
pass upon me, ]-cüt thy jokes.
mcheck]—seize all game that comes in his way. folly fall'n, quite taint their wit.] --detected in folly, lose the credit of their wit-wise men's folly firewn, quite taints, &c.