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ORSINO, duke of Illyria.
SEBASTIAN, a young gentleman, brother to Viola.
ANTONIO, a sea captain, friend to Sebastian.
A Sea Captain, friend to Viola.

gentlemen attending on the duke.
Sir Toby Belch, uncle of Olivia.
MALVOLIO, steward to Olivia.

servants to Olivia. Clown,

OLIVIA, a rich countess.
VIOLA, in love with the duke.
Maria, Olivia's woman.

Lords, Priests, Sailors, Officers, Musicians, and other


SCENE, a City in Illyria; and the Sea-coast near it.

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Enter Duke, Curio, Lords; Musicians attending.

Duke. If 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 had a dying fall:

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O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south,
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
Receiveih as the sea, nought enters there,
Of what validity and pitch soever,
But falls into abatement and low price,
Even in a minute ! so full of shapes is fancy,
That it alone is high-fantastical.

Cur. Will you go hunt, my lord ?
Duke. What, Curio?
Cur. The hart.

Duke. Why, so I do, the noblest that I have:
0, when mine eyes did see Olivia first,
Methought, she purg'd the air of pestilence;
That instant was I turn'd into a hart;
And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,
E'er since pursue me.—How now? what news from her!

Enter VALENTINE. Val. So please my lord, I might not be admitted, But from her handmaid do return ihis answer: The element itself, till seven years heat, Shall not behold her face at ample view; But, like a cloistress, she will veiled walk, And water once a day her chamber round With eye-offending brine: all this to season A brother's dead love, which she would keep fresh, And lasting, in her sad remembrance.

Duke. O, she, that hath a heart of that fine frame,

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