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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,

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name.

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.
Sir To. Ay, or I'll cudgel him, and make him cry, O.
Mal. And then I comes behind.

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

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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 And. So could I too.

Sir To. And ask no other dowry with her, but such another jest.

Enter Maria.

Sir And. Nor I neither.

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Fab. Here comes my noble gull-catcher.
Sir To. Wilt thou set thy foot o’my neck ?
Sir And. Or o'mine either?

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?
Sir To. Like aqua-vitæ with a midwife.

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.

[Exeunt.

A CT. III.

SCEN E I.

Olivia's Garden,

Enter Viola, and Clown.

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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:

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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

side
may

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

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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 ?
Vio. Yes, being kept together, and put to use.

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.

[Exit.
Vio. This fellow is wise enough to play the fool;
And, to do that well, craves a kind of wit :
He must observe their mood on whom he jefts,
The quality of the persons, and the time;

Not, like the haggard," check at every feather
That comes before his eye. This is a practice,
As full of labour as a wise man's art :
For folly, that he wisely shews, is fit;
But wise men, "folly fall’n, quite taint their wit.

Enter Sir Toby, and Sir Andrew.
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