into a desperate assurance, she will none of him. And one
thing more, that you be neuer so hardie to come againe
in his affaires, vnlesse it bee to report your Lords taking
of this: receiue it so.
She tooke the Ring of me, Ile none of it.
Come sir, you peeuishly threw it to her: and
her will is, it should be so return'd: If it bee worth stoo
ping for, there it lies, in your eye: if not, bee it his that
Exit.Vio.I left no Ring with her: what meanes this Lady?Fortune forbid my out‑side haue not charm'd her:
She made good view of me, indeed so much,That me thought her eyes had lost her tongue,For she did speake in starts distractedly.She loues me sure, the cunning of her passionInuites me in this churlish messenger:
None of my Lords Ring? Why he sent her none;I am the man, if it be so, as tis,Poore Lady, she were better loue a dreame:Disguise, I see thou art a wickednesse,Wherein the pregnant enemie does much.
How easie is it, for the proper falseIn womens waxen hearts to set their formes:Alas, O frailtie is the cause, not wee,For such as we are made, if such we bee:How will this fadge? My master loues her deerely,
And I (poore monster) fond asmuch on him:And she (mistaken) seemes to dote on me:What will become of this? As I am man,My state is desperate for my maisters loue:As I am woman (now alas the day)
What thriftlesse sighes shall poore
O time, thou must vntangle this, not I,It is too hard a knot for me t'vnty.
[Act 2, Scene 3]
Enter Sir Toby, and Sir Andrew.To.
Andrew: not to bee a bedde after
midnight, is to be vp betimes, and
Deliculo surgere, thou
Nay by my troth I know not: but I know, to
be vp late, is to be vp late.
A false conclusion: I hate it as an vnfill'd Canne.
To be vp after midnight, and to go to bed then is early:
so that to go to bed after midnight, is to goe to bed be
times. Does not our liues consist of the foure Ele
Faith so they say, but I thinke it rather consists
of eating and drinking.
Th'art a scholler; let vs therefore eate and drinke
Marian I say, a stoope of wine.
Heere comes the foole yfaith.
How now my harts: Did you neuer see the Pic
ture of we three?
Welcome asse, now let's haue a catch.
By my troth the foole has an excellent breast. I
had rather then forty shillings I had such a legge, and so
sweet a breath to sing, as the foole has. Insooth thou wast
in very gracious fooling last night, when thou spok'st of
Pigrogromitus, of the
Vapians pasing the Equinoctial of
Queubus: 'twas very good yfaith: I sent thee sixe pence
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<stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Antonio & Sebastian.</stage>
<p n="589">Will you stay no longer: nor will you not that
<lb n="590"/>I go with you.</p>
<p n="591">By your patience, no: my starres shine darkely
<lb n="592"/>ouer me; the malignancie of my fate, might perhaps di
<lb n="593"/>temper yours; therefore I shall craue of you your leaue,
<lb n="594"/>that I may beare my euils alone. It were a bad recom
<lb n="595"/>pence for your loue, to lay any of them on you.</p>
<p n="596">Let me yet know of you, whither you are bound.</p>
<p n="597">No sooth sir: my determinate voyage is meere
<lb n="598"/>extrauagancie. But I perceiue in you so excellent a touch
<lb n="599"/>of modestie, that you will not extort from me, what I am
<lb n="600"/>willing to keepe in: therefore it charges me in manners,
<lb n="601"/>the rather to expresse my selfe: you must know of mee
<lb n="602"/>then<hi rend="italic">Antonio</hi>, my name is<hi rend="italic">Sebastian</hi>(which I call'd<hi rend="italic">Rodo
<lb n="603"/>rigo</hi>) my father was that<hi rend="italic">Sebastian</hi>of<hi rend="italic">Messaline</hi>, whom I
<lb n="604"/>know you haue heard of. He left behinde him, my selfe,
<lb n="605"/>and a sister, both borne in an houre: if the Heauens had
<lb n="606"/>beene pleas'd, would we had so ended. But you sir, al
<lb n="607"/>tered that, for some houre before you tooke me from the
<lb n="608"/>breach of the sea, was my sister drown'd.</p>
<p n="609">Alas the day.</p>
<p n="610">A Lady sir, though it<gap extent="1"
resp="#ES"/>was said shee much resem
<lb n="611"/>bled me, was yet of many accounted beautiful: but thogh
<lb n="612"/>I could not with such estimable wonder ouer‑farre be
<lb n="613"/>leeue that, yet thus farre I will boldly publish her, shee
<lb n="614"/>bore a minde that enuy could not but call faire: Shee is
<lb n="615"/>drown'd already sir with salt water, though I seeme to
<lb n="616"/>drowne her remembrance againe with more.</p>
<p n="617">Pardon me sir, your bad entertainment.</p>
<p n="618">O good<hi rend="italic">Antonio</hi>, forgiue me your trouble.</p>
<p n="619">If you will not murther me for my loue, let m<gap extent="1"
<lb n="620"/>be your seruant.</p>
<p n="621">If you will not vndo what you haue done, that is
<lb n="622"/>kill him, whom you haue recouer'd, desire it not. Fare
<lb n="623"/>ye well at once, my bosome is full of kindnesse, and I
<lb n="624"/>am yet so neere the manners of my mother, that vpon the
<lb n="625"/>least occasion more, mine eyes will tell tales of me: I am
<lb n="626"/>bound to the Count Orsino's Court, farewell.</p>
<stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit</stage>
<l n="627">The gentlenesse of all the gods go with thee:</l>
<l n="628">I haue many enemies in Orsino's Court,</l>
<l n="629">Else would I very shortly see thee there:</l>
<l n="630">But come what may, I do adore thee so,</l>
<l n="631">That danger shall seeme sport, and I will go.</l>
<stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit.</stage>