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Of bere and everywhere. I had a sister

"Oli. How now. art tuou mad ? Whom the blind waves and surges have devour'd:-) Clo. No, madamn, I do but read madness : an Of charity, what kin are you to me? [To Viola. your ladyship will have it as it ought to be, you What countryman? what name? what parentage? must allow vor.

Vio. Of Mesialine : Sebastián was my father; Oli. Pr'ythee, read i'thy right wits. Such a Sebastian was my bro her too,

Clo. So I do, madonna; but to read his right So went he suited to his watery tomb :

wits, is to read thus : therefore perpend, my prin. If spirits can assume both form and suit

cess, and give ear. You come to fright us.

Oli. Read it you, sirrah.

[To FABIAN. Seb.

A spirit I am, indeed : Fab. [Reads.] By the Lord, madam, you wrong But am in that dimension grossly clad,

me, and the world shull know it : though you have put Which from the womb 1 did participa'e.

me into darkness, and given your drunken cousin rule Were you a woman, as the rest goes even, over me, yet have I the benefit of my senses as well as I should my tears let fall upon your cheek, your ladyship. I have your own letter that induced And say - Thrice welcome, drowned Viola! me to the semblance I put on ; with the which I doubt

Vio. My father had a mole upon his brow. not but to do myself much right, or you much shane. Seb. And so had mine.

Think of me as you please. I leave my duty a litt's Vio. And died that day when Viola from her birth unthought of, and speak out of my injury. Had number'd thirteen years.

The madly-used Malvolio. Seb. O, that record is lively in my soul !

Oli. Did be write this? He finished, indeed, bis mortal act,

Clo. Ay, madam. That day that made my sister thirteen years.

Duke. This suvours not much of distraction. Viv. If nothing lets to make us happy both Oli. See him delivered, Fabian; bring him hither But this my masculine usurp'd attire,

[Erit Fab'AN. Do not embrace me, till each circumstance My lord, so please you, these things further thought Of place, time, fortune, do cohere, and jump,

on, That I am Viola : which to confirm,

To think me as well a sister as a wife, I'll bring you to a captain in this town,

One day shall crown the alliance on't, so please Where lie my maiden weeds; by whose gentle help

you, I was presero'd, to serve this noble count; Here at my house, and at my proper cost. All the occurrence of my fortune since

Duke. Nadam, I am most apt to embrace your Hath been between this lady and this lord.

offer.-Seb. So comes it, lady, you have been mistook : Your master quils you (To Viola); and, for your

[To Olivia.

service done him, But nature to her bias drew in that.

So much against the mettle of your sex, You would have been contracted to a maid ; So far ieneath your soft and tender breeding, Nor are you therein, by my life, deceiv'd, And since you call'd me master for so long, You are betroth'd both to a maid and ran. Hero is my land; you shall from this time be

Duke. Be not amaz'd; right noble is his blood.- Your master's nistress. If this be so, as yet the glass se ms true,


A sister?-you are she. I shall bave share in this most happy wreck :

Rc-enter FABIAN, with MALVOLIO. Boy, thou hast said to me a thousand times,

[To Viola. Duke. Is this the madman ! Thou never should'st love woman like to me.


Ay, my lord, this same : Vio. And all those sayings will I over-swear;

Malvolio? And all those swearings keep as true in soul,

Mal. Madam, you have done me wrong, As dotb that orbed continent the fire

Nolorious wrong. That severs day from night.


Have I, Malvolio? no. Duke.

Give me thy hand; Mal. Lady, you have. Pray you, peruse that And let me see thee in thy woman's weeds.

letter: Vio. The captain, that did bring me first on shore, You must not now deny it is your hand, Hath my maid's garments: he upon some action, Write from it, if you can, in hand, or phrase ; Is now in durance; at Malvolio's suit,

Or say, 'tis not your seal, nor your invention : A gentleman, and follower of my lady's.

You can say none of this: Well, grant it then, Oli. He shall enlarge bim :-Fetch Malvolio And tell me, in the modesty of honour, bither:

Why you have given me such clear lights of favour; And yet, alas, now I remember me,

Bade me come smiling, and cross garter'd to you. They say, poor gentleman, he's much distract. To put on yellow stockings, and to frown

Upon Sir Toby, and the lighter people :
Re-enter Clown, with a letter.

And, acting this in an obedient hope,
A most extracting frenzy of mine own

Why have you suffer'd me to be imprison'd, From my remembrance clearly banish'd his.- Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest, How does he, sirrah ?

And made the most notorious geck, and gull, Clo. Truly, madam, he holds Belzebub at the That e'er invention play'd on ? tell me why. stave's end, as well as a man in his case may do: Oli. Alus, Malvolio, ihis is not my writing, be has here writ a letter to you, I should have Though I confess, mnch like the character: given it you to-day morning ; but as a madman's But, out of question, 'tis Maria's hand. epistles are no gospels, so it skills not much, when And now I do bethink me, it was she they are delivered.

First told me thou wast mad; then cam'st in Ol. Open it, and read it.

smiling, Clo. Look then to be well edified, when the fool And in such forms which bere were presuppos’d delivers the madman --By the Lord, madam, -- C'pon thee in the letter. Pr'ythee, be content:

How now,

Töis practice hath most shrewdly pass'd upon thee: A solemn combination shall be made
But, when we know the grounds and autbors of it, Of our dear souls-Mean time, sweet sister,
I hou shalt be borb the piaintiff and the judge We will not part from hence.-Cesario, come;
Of thine own cause.

For so you shall be, while you are a man;

Good madam, hear me speak; But, wben in other habits you are seen,
And let no quarrel, nor no brawl to come, Orsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen. [Ereunt
laint the condition of this present hour,
Which I bare wonder'd at. In hope it shall not,

Most free.v I confess, myself. ad loby,
Set this device against Malvolio here,

Clo. When that I was a little tiny boy.
Upon some stubb mn and uncourteous parts

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, We had conceiv'd against bim: Maria writ

A foolish thing was but a toy,
The letter, at Sir Toby's great importance ;

For the rain it raineth every day.
In recompense whereof, he bath married her.
How with a sportful malice it was follow'd,

But when I came to man's estate,
May rather pluck on laughter than revenge ;

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, If that the injuries be justly weigb’d,

'Gainst knave and thief men shut their gate, That have on both sides past.

For the rain it raineth every day. Oli. Alas, pour fool! bow save they baffled thee!

But when I came, alas! to wive, Clo. Wby, some are born great, some achieve greut.

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, ness, and some hare greatness thrown upon them. I

By, swaggering could I never thrive, was one, sir, in this interlude; one Sir Topas, sir; but that's all one :-By the Lord, fool,

*For the rain it raineth every day.

i mad;—But do you remember? Madam, why langh But when I came unto my bed, you at such a barren rascal? an you smile not, he's

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, gagg’d: And thus the whirligig of time brings in

With toss-pots still had drunken head, his revenges.

For the rain it raineth every day. Mal. I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you.

(Erit. A great while ago the world begun, Oli. He hath been most notoriously abus'd.

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, Duke. Pursue bim, and entreat him to a peace

But that's all one, our play is done, He bath not told us of the captain get;

Ard we'li strive to please you every day. When that is kno'rn and golden time conreols,


am not


Tuomas;} two friars.


What figure of us think you he will bear? Vicentio, Duke of Vienna.

For you must know, we have with special soul

Elected bin our absence to supply; Axaelo, lord deputy in the Duke's absence. Escalus, an ancient lord, joined with Angelo in the Lent him car terror, drest him with our love ;

And given his deputation all the organs deputation. CLAUDIO, a young gentleman.

Of our own power: What think you of it? Lucio, a fantastic.

Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth Two other like gentlemen.

To uudergo such ample grace and bonour,

It is lord Angelo.
VaRrius, u gentleman, servant to the Duke.


Look, where he comes.

Ang. Always obedient to your grace's will, A Justice.

I come to know your pleasure. Elbow, a simple constable.


Angelo, Froth, a foolish gentleman.

There is a kind of character in thy life, Clown, servant to Mrs. Orer-dono.

That. to the observer, doth thy history Abhorson, an executioner.

Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings BARNARDINE, a dissolute prisoner.

Are not thine own so proper, as to waste ISABELLA, sister to Claudio.


Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee. MARIANA, betrothed to Angelo.

Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do; Juliet, beloved by Claudio.

Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues Francisca, a nun.

Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike Mistr68s OVER-DONE, a bawd.

As if we bad them not. Spirits are not finely Lords, Gentlemen, Guards, Oficers, and other But to fine issues ::nor nature never lends

touch'd, Attendants.

The smallest scruple of her excellence,

But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines
SCENE,- Vienna.

Herself the glory of a creditor,
Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speech
To one that can my part iu bin advertise;
Hold, therefore, Angelo;

In our remove, be thou at full ourself:

Mortality and mercy in Vienna
Live in thy tongue and heart: Old Escalus,

Though first in question, is thy secondary :
SCENE I.-An Apartment in the Duke's Palace. Take ihy commission.


Now, good my lord, Enter Duke, Escalus, Lords, and Attendants.

Let there be some more test made of my metal, Duke. Escalus,

Before so noble and so great a figure Escul. My lord.

Be stamp'd upon it. Duke. Of government the properties to unfold, Duke.

No more evasion : Would seem in me to affect speech and discourse; We have with a leaven'd and prepared choice Since I am put to know, that your own science Proceeded to you; therefore take your honours. Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice

Our haste from bence is of so quick condition, My strength can give you : Then no more remains That it prefers itself, and leaves unquestion'd But that to your sufficiency, as your worth is able, Matters of needful value. We shall write to you And let them work. The nature of our people As time and our concernings shall impó, tune, Our city's institutions, and the terms

How it goes with us; and do look to know For common justice, you are as pregnant in, What doth befall you here. So, fare you

well : As art and practice haih enricbed any

To the hopeful execution do I leave you
That we remember : There is our commission, Of your commissions.
From wbich we would not have you warp.-Call Ang.

Yet, give leave, my lord, bither,

That we may bring you something on the way. I say, bid come before us Angelo.

Duke. My ba-te may not admi, it;
(Erit un Attendaut. I Nor need you, on mine honour, hare to do


you all.

With any scruple: your scope is us wine owo: comes! I have purchased as many diseases under S.) to enforce, or qualify the laws

her roof, as come to As to your soul seems good. Give me your hand; 2 Gent. To what, I pray? I'll privily away: I love the people,

1 Gent. Judge. But do not like to stage me to their eyes :

2 Gent. To three thousand dollars a year. Though it do well, I do not relish well

i Gent. Ay, and more. Their loud applause, and aves vehement:

Lucio. A French crown more. Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,

1 Gent. Thou art always figuring diseases in That does affect it. Once more, fare you well. me : but thou art full of error; I am sound.

Ang. The beavens give safety to your purposes ! Lucio. Nay, not as one would say, healthy; but Escal. Lead forth, and bring you back in bappi. so sound, as things that are hollow : thy bones are

hollow : impiety has made a feast of thee.
Duke. I thank you: Fare you well. [Erit.
Escal. I sball desire you, sir, to give me leave

Enter Band.
To have free speech with you; and it concerns me
To look into the bottom of my place :

1 Gent. How now? Which of your lips has the A power I have; but of what strength and nature most profound sciatica? I am not yet instructed.

Bawd. Well, well; there's one yonder arrested, Ang. 'Tis so with me :- Let us withdraw toge

and carried to prison, was worth five thousand of ther, And we may soon our satisfaction have

1 Gent. Who's that, I pray thee? Touching that point.

Bawd. Marry, sir, that's Claudio, Signior Claudio Escal. I'll wait. upon your honour.

1 Gent. Claudio to prison ! 'tis not so. [Ereunt.

Bawd. Nay, but I know, 'tis so : I saw him ar

rested ; saw him carried away; and, which is more, SCENE II.-A Street.

within these three days his head's to be chopped

off. Enter Lucio and two Gentlemen.

Lucio. But, after all this fooling, I would not Lucio. If the duke, with the other dukes, come

have it so: Art thou sure of this? Dot to composition with the king of Hungary, wby, Madam Julie tta with child.

Bawd. I am too sure of it: and it is for getting then all the dukes fall upon the king. 1 Gent. Heaven grant us its peace, but not the

Lucio. Believe me, this may be : he promised to king of Hungary's!

meet me two hours since ; and he was ever precise 2 Gent. Amen.

in promise-keeping. Lucio. Tliou concludest like the sanctimonious

2 Gent Besides, you know, it draws something pirate, hat went to sea with the len command near to the speech we had to such a purpose. ments, but scraped one out of the table.

1 Gent. But most of all, agreeing with the pro

clamation. 2 Gent. Thou shalt not steal ? Lucio. Ay, that he razed.

Lucio. Away ; let's go learn the truth of it. 1 Gent. Why, 'twas a commandment to command

(Exeunt Lucio and Gentlemen. the captain and all the rest from their functions ;

Bawd. Thus, wbat with the war, what with the they put forth to steal: There's not a soldier of us sweat, what with the gallows, and what with poall, that, in the tranksgiving before meat, doth verty, I am custom-shrunk. Slow now ? what's the relish the petition well that prays for peace.

news with you? 2 Gent. I never beard any soldier dislike it.

Enter Clown.
Lucio. I believe thee; for, I think, thou never
Fast where grace was said.

Clo. Yonder man is carried to prison. 2 Gent. No? a dozen times at least.

Buwd. Well; what has he dong ? 1 Gent. Wbat? in metre?

Clo. A woman. Lucio. In any proportion, or in any language. Buwd. But what's his offence ? 1 Gent. I think, or in any religion.

Clo. Groping for trouts in a peculiar river. Lucio. Ay! why not? Grace is grace, despite of Bawd. What, is there a maid with child by him? all controversy: Ás for example; Thou thyself art Clo. No; but there's a woman with maid by him? a wicked villain, despite of all grace.

You have not heard of the proclamation, have you? 1 Gent. Well, there went but a pair of sheers Baud. What proclamation, man? between us.

Clo. All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must Lucio. I grant; as there may between the lists be pluck'd down. and the relset: Thou art the list.

Bawd. And what shall become of those in the 1 Gent. And thou the velvet: thou art good velocity? vet; thou art a three-pil'd piece, I warrant thee: I Clo. They shall stand for seed: they had gone bad as lief be a list of an English kersy, as be pila, down too, but that a wise burgher put in for them as thou art pil'd, for a French velvet." Do I speak Baud. But shall all our houses of resort in the feelingly now?

suburbs be pull'd down? Lucio. I think thou dost; and, indeed, with most Clo. To the ground, mistress. painful feeling of thy speech: I will, out of thine Bawd. Why, here's a change, indeed, in the own confession, learn to begin thy bealth ; but commonwealth! What shall become of me? #bilst I live, forget to drink after thee.

Clo. Come ; fear not you : good counsellors lack 1 Gent. I think, I have done myself wrong; no clients : though you change your place, you need hare I not?

not change your trade; I'll be your tapster still. 2 Gent. Yes, that thou hast; whether thou art Courage; there will be pity taken on you. you that tainted, or free.

have worn your eyes almost out in the service, you Lucio. Behold, bebold, where Sadam Mitigation will be considered.


Baud. What s to do bere, Thomas Tapster ? Let's Lucio. I warrant, it is : and thy head stavds so withdraw.

tickle on thy shoulders, that a milk-maid, if she be Clo. Here comes Signior Claudio, led by the in love, may sigh it off. Send after the duke, ana provost to prison : and there's Madam Juliet. appeal to him.

[Ereunt. Claud. I have done so, but he's not to be found.

I pr’ytbee, Lucio, do me this hind service ;
SCENE III.-The same.

This day my sister should the cloi-ter enter,

And there receive her approbation :
Enter Provost, Claudio, Juliet, and Officers; Acquaint her with the danger of my state ;
Lucio and two Gentlemen.

Implore her in my voice, that she make friends Claud. Fellow, why dost thou show me thus to To the strict deputy ; bid herself assay him; the world?

I have great hope in that: for in her youtli
Bear me to prison, where I am committed. There is a prone and speechless dialect,
Pro. I do it not in evil disposition,

Such as moves men · beside, she hath prosperous But from Lord Angelo by special charge.

Claud. Thus can the demi-god, Authority, When she will play with reason and discourse, Make us pay down for our offence by weight.- And well she can persuade. The words of Heaven ;-on whom it will, it will ; Lucio. I pray, she may: as well for the encouOn whom it will not, so; yet still 'tis just. ragement of the like, wbich else would stand under

Lucio. Why, how now, Claudio ? whence comes grievous imposition; as for the enjoying of thy life, this restraint ?

who I would be sorry should be thus foolishly lost Claud. From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty : at a game of tick-tack. I'll to her. As surfeit is the father of much fast,

Claud. I thank you, good friend Lucio. So every scope by the immoderate use,

Lucio. Within two hours, Turns to restraint: Our natures do pursue,

Claud. Come, officer, away.

[Erett. (Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,) A thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die.

SCENE IV-A Monastery.
Lucio. If I could speak so wisely under an arrest,
I would send for certain of my creditors: And yet,

Enter Duke and Friar THOMAS. to say the truth, I had as lief have the foppery of freedom, as the morality of imprisonment.-- What's Duke. No; hnly father; throw away that thought; thy offence, Claudio ?

Believe not that the dribbling dart of love Claud. What, but to speak of would offend again. Can pierce a complete bosom : why I desire thee Lacio. What is it? murder?

To give me secret harbour, hath a purpose Claud. No.

More grave and wrinkled than the aims and ends Lucio, Lechery?

Of burning youth. Claud. Call it so.


May your grace speak of it? Prov. Away, sir; you must go.

Duke. My holy sir, none better knows than you Claud. One word, good friend.-Lucio, a word How I have ever lov'd the life removed ;

[Takes him aside. And held in idle price to haunt assemblies, Lucio. A hundred, if they'll do you any good.- Where youth, and cost, and witless bravery keeps. Is lechery so look'd after ?

I have deliver'd to Lord Angelo Claud.' Thus stands it with me :-Upon a true (A man of stricture, and firm abstinence,) contráct,

My absoluto power and place here in Vienna, I got possession of Julietta's bed;

And he supposes me travellid to Poland; You know the lady; sbe is fast my wife,

For so I have strew'd it in the common ear, Save that we do the denunciation lack

And so it is receiv'd: Now', pious sir, of outward order : this we came not to,

You will demand of me, wby I do this ? Only for propagation of a dower

Fri. Gladly, my lord. Remaining in the coffer of her friends;

Duke. We have strict statutes, and most biting From whom we thought it meet to hide our love,

laws, Till time had made them for us. But it chances, (The needful bits and curbs for headstrong steeds,) The stealth of our most mutual entertainment, Which for these fourteen years we have let sleep; With character too gross, is writ on Juliet. Even like an o'er-grown lion in a cave, Lucio. With child, perhaps ?

That goes not out to prey: Now, as fond fathers Claud. Unhappily, even so.

Having bound up the threat'ning (wigs of birch, And the new deputy now for the duke,

Only to stick it in their children's sight, Whether it be the fault and glimpse of newness ; For terror, not to use; in time the rod Or whether that the body public be

Becomes more mock'd, than fear'd : so our decrees A horse whereon the governor doth ride,

Dead to infliction, to themselves are dead;
Who, newly in the seat, that it may know

And liberty plucks justice by the nose ;
He can command, lets it straight feel the spur: The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart.
Whether the tyranny be in his place,

Goes all decorum.
Or in his eminence that fills it up,


It rested in your grace I stagger in :-But this new governor

To unloose this tied-up justice, when you pleas'd Awakes me all the enroll'd penalties,

And it in you more dreadful would have seem'd, Which have, like unscour'd armour, bung by the Than in Lord Angelo. wall


I do fear, too dreadful : So long, that nineteen zodiacs have gone round, Sith 'twas my fault to give the people scopo, And none of them heen worn; and, for a name, 'T'would be my tyranny to strike and gall ther. Now puts the drowsy and neglected act

For wha' I bid them do: For we bid this be done Freshly on me :-'tis surely for a name.

When evil deeds have their permissive pass,

with you.

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