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Era. Let us about it: it is admirable pleasures, I spurs, and away, like three German devils, three and fery honest knaveries.

Doctor Paustuses. (Exeunt_Page, Ford, and Evans. Host. They are gone but to meet the duke, villain: sirs. Page. Go, mistress Ford,

do not say, they be fled; Germans are honest men. Send quickly to Sir John, to know his mind.

(Erit Mrs. Ford.

Enter Sir Hucu Evans. I'll to the doctor; he hath my good will,

Eva. Where is mine host! And none but he, to marry with Nan Page.

Host. What is the matter, Sir? That Slender, though well landed, is an idiot ; Era. Have a care of your entertainments : there And he my husband best of all effects:

is a friend of mine come to town, tells me, there The doctor is well monied, and his friends

three cousin Germans, that has cozen'd all the hosts Potent at court: he, none but he, shall have her, of Readings, of Maidenhead, ot Colebrook, of horses i Though twenty thousand worthier come to crave her. and money. I tell you for good-will, look you : you

(Exit. are wise, and full of gibes and vlouting-stogs; and

'lis not convenient you should be cozen'd : fare you SCENE V.- Room in the Garter Inn. well.

(Exil. Enter Host and SIMPLE.

Enter Doctor Caius. Host. What wouldst thou have, boor? What, Caius. Vere is mine Ilost de Jarterre ? thick-skin? Speak, breathe, discuss; brief, short, Host. Here, masur doctor, in perplexity, and quick, snap.

doubtful dilemma. Sim. Marry, Sir, I come to speak with Sir John Caius. I cannot tell vat is dat: but it is tella Falstaff from master Slender.

me, dat you make grand preparation for a duke de Host. There's his chamber, his house, his castle, Jarmany : by my trot, dere is no duke, dat de coart his standing-bed, and truckle-bed ; 'tis painted about is know to cóme': I tell you for good vill : adici. with the story of the prodigal, fresh and new : go,

(Exit knock and call; he'll speak like an Anthropo- Host. Hue and cry,villian, go:---Assist me, knight; phaginian. unto thee; knock, I say.

I am undone :-Fly, run, hue and cry, villain! 1 an Sim. There is an old woman, a fat woman, sone undone !

[Ereunt Host and Bardolph. up into his chamber; I'll be so bold as to stay,Sir, till Fal. I would, all the world might be cozen'd ; for she come down: I come to speak with her, indeed. I have been cozen'd, and beaten loo. If it should

Host. Ha! a fat woman! the knight may be rob- come to the ear of the court, how I have been tralis bed : I'll call.-- Bully knight! Bully Sir Jolin! speak form'd, and how my transformation hath been from thy lungs military : Art thou there? It is thine washi'd and cudgeld, they would melt me out of host, thine Ephesian, calls.

my fat, drop by drop, and liquor fishermen's boots Fal. (Above.] How now, mine host?

with nie: I warrant, they would whip me with Host. Here's Bohemian Tartar tarries the their fine wits, till I were as crest-fallen as a dried coming down of thy fat woman : let her descend, pear. I never prosper'd since I foreswore myself a: bully, let her descend; my chambers are honour primero*. Well, if my wind were but long enough able: Fie! privacy ? fie!

io say my prayers, I would repent. Enter Falstaff.

Enter Mrs. QUICKLY. Fal. There was, mine host, an old fat woman even Now! Wlience come you? now with me : but she's gone.

Quick. From the two parties, forsooth. : Sim. Pray you, Sir, was't not the wise + woman of Fal. The devil take one party, and dam the Brentford ?

other, and so they shall be both' bestow'd ! I have Ful. Ay, marry was it, muscle-shell; What would suffer'd more for their sakes, more, than the vilyou with her ?

lainous inconstancy of man's disposition is able to Sim. My master, Sir, my master Slender, sent to bear. her, seeing her go through the streets, to know, Sir, Quick. And have not they suffer'd? Yes, I warwhether one Nym, Sir, that beguiled him of a chain, rant; speciously one of them; mistress Ford, goed had the chain or no.

heart, is beaten black and blue, that you cannot Fal. I spake with the old woman about it.

see a white spot about her. Sim. And what says she, I pray, Sir?

Fal. What tell'st thou me of black and blue 1 I Fal. Marry, she says, that the very same man, was beaten myself into all the colours of the rain. that beguiled master Slender of his chain, cozen's bow; and I was like to be apprehended for the witch him of it.

of Brentford ; but that my admirable dexterity of Sim. I would, I could have spoken with the wit, my counterfeiting the action of an old woman, woman herself ; I had other things to have spoken deliverd me, the knave constable had set me i' the with her too, from him.

stocks, i' the common stocks, for a witch. Fal. What are they? Let us know,

Quick. Sir, let me speak with you in your chamHost. Ay, come: quick.

ber: you shall hear liow things go ; and I warrani, Sim. I may not conceal them, Sır.

to your content. Here is a letter will say somewhat. Fal. Conceal them, or thou diest.

Good hearts, what ado here is to bring you together. Sim? Why, Sir, they were nothing but about mis. Sure, one of you does not serve heaven well, that tress Anne Page; to know, if it were my master's you are so cross'd. fortune to have her, or no.

Fal. Come up into my chamber. (Ereunt. Fal. 'Tis his fortune. Sim. What, Sir?

SCENE VI. - Another Room in the Gurter Inn. Pal. To have her,-or no: go; say, the woman

Enter FENTON and Host. told me so.

Host. Master Fenton, talk not to me: my mind is Sim. May I be so bold to say so, Sir?

lieavy, I will give over all.

(pose, Fal. Ay, Sir Tike; who more bold?

Fent. Yet hear me speak : assisl nie in niy por Sim. I thank your worship: I shall make my | And, as I am a gentleman, I'll give thee master glad with these tidings. (Exit Simple. A hundred pound in gold, more than your loss.

Ilost. Thou art clerkly 5, thou art clerkly, Sir Host. I will hear you, master Fenton; and I will, John: Was there a wise woman with thee?

at the least, keep your counsel. F Ay, that there was, mine host: one, tha Fent. From time to time I have acquainted you hath taught me more wit than ever I learn'd before With the dear love I bear to fair Anne Page ; in my life: and I paid nothing for it neither, but Who, mutually, hath answer'd my affection as paid for my learning.

(So far forth as berseliinight be her chooser,) Enter BARDOLrH.

Even to my wish: I have a letter from her

Of such contents as you will wonder al ;
Bard. Ont, alas, Sir! Cozenage! Meer cozenage! The mirthi whereof so larded with my inatter,

Host. Where be my horses ? Speak well of them, That neither, singly, can be manifested, varletto,

Without the show of both ;--wherein fat Falstaff Burd. Run away with the cozeners: for so soon Hath a great scene : the image of the jest. as I came beyond Eton, they threw me off, froni

(Sheuing the Letter. behind one of them, in á slough of mire; and set I'll shew you here at large. Hark, good mine host :

To-night at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and one • Cannibal. + Cunning woman, a fortune-teller. Scholar-like.

• A game at cards.

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nist my sweet Nan present the fairy queen; Shal. That's good too :-But what needs either The purpose why, is here. ; in which disguise, your mum, or her budget. The white will deciplier

hule other jests are something rank on loot, her well enough. It liath struck ten o'clock. Il er father hath commanded her to slip

Page. The night is dark; light and spirits will be. A vay with Slender, and with him at Éton : come it well. Heaven prosper our sport! No iran Hazinediately to marry: she hath consented : meaus evil but the devil, and we shall know him Now, Sir,

by his horns. Let's away ; follow me. (Eseunt. Il er mother even strong against that match, And firm for Doctor Caius, hath appointed

SCENE III.--The Street in Windsor. 1 hat he shall likewise shuile her away, While other sports are tasking of their minds,

Enter Mrs. Page, Mrs. FORD, and Dr. CAIUS. And at the deanery, where a priest attends,

Mrs. Page. Master doctor, my daughter is in green: Straight marry her: to this her mother's plot when you see your time, take her by the hand, Sle, seemingly obedient, likewise hath

away with her to the deanery, and despatch it quick, Made promise to the doctor :-Now, thus it rests : ly; go before into the park; we two must go together. Her rather means she shall be all in white :

Caius. I know vat I have to do; adieu. 2 nd in that habit, when Slender sees his time Mrs. Page. Fare you well, Sir. (Exit Caius.] My Tu take her by the hand, and bid her go,

husband will not rejoice so much at the abuse of She shall gn with him

:-Her mother hath intended, Falstaff, as he will chafe at the doctor's marrying my The better to denote her to the doctor,

daughter; but'tis no matter; better a little chiding, (For they must all be mask'd and vizarded,) than a great deal of heart-break. That, quaint+ in green, slie shall be loose enrobed, Mrs. Ford. Where is Nan now, and her troop of Vith ribbands pendant, flaring 'bout her head;

fairies? And the Welch devil, Hugh? And when the doctor spies his vantage ripe,

Mrs. Page. They are all, couch'd in a pit hard To pinch her by the hand, and, on that token, by Herne's oak, with obscured lights; which, at The maid hath given consent to go with him. the very instant of Falstaff's and our meeting, they') Host. Which means she to deceive? Father or will at once display to the vight. mother?

Mrs. Ford. That cannot choose but amaze him. Fent. Both, my good host, to go along with me: Mrs. Page. If he be not amazed, he will be mock'd; And here it rests,-that you'll procure the yicar if he be amazed, he will every way be mock'd. Tu stay for me at church, 'twixt twelve and one, Mrs, Ford. We'll betray him finely. And, in the lawful name of marrying,

Mrs. Page. Against such lewdsiers, and their To give our hearts united ceremony.

lechery, Host. Well, husband your device : I'll to the Those that betray them do no treachery. vicar;

Mrs. Ford. The hour draws on; to the nak, to Bring you the maid, you shall not lack a priest. the oak!

Exeunt. Fent. So shall I ever more be bound to thee; Besides, I'll make a present recompense. (Exeunt,

SCENE IV.--Windsor Park.

Enter Sir HUGH EVANS and Fairies.
ACT V.

Eva. Trib, trib, fairies; come ; and remember your
SCENE 1.-A Room in the Garter Inn.

parts ; be pold, I pray you; follow me into the pit:

and when I give the watch-'ords, do as I pid you ; Enter FALSTAFF and Mrs. QUICKLY. come, come ; trib, trib.

[Exeunt. Fal. Pr'ythee, vo more prattling:-90,-l'll hold : SCENE V. - Another part of the Park. This is the third time; I hope, good luck lies in odd numbers. Away, go; they say, there is divinity in Enter FALSTAFF disguised with a Buck's Head on. odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. Fal. The Windsor hell hatli struck twelve; the Away.

minute draws on : now, the hot-blooded gods assist Quick. I'll provide you a chain; and I'll do what 1

me !--Remember, Jove, thou' wast a bull for thy I can to get you a pair of horns.

Europa ; love set on thy horns.-0 powerful love! Fal. Away, I say; time wears: hold up your That, in some respects, makes a beast a man; in head, and mince.

[Erit Mrs. Quickly. some other, a man a beast.-You were also, Jupiter, Enter FORD.

a swan, for the love of Leda ; -0, omnipotent love!

How near the god drew to the complexion of a How now, master Brook? Master Brook, the matter

goose |--A fault done first in the form of a beast; will be known to-night, or never. Be you in the 0 Jové, a beastly fault; and then another fault, in park aboat midnighi, at Herne's oak, and you shall the semblance of a fowl; think on't, Jove: a toull See, wonders,

fault.-When gods have hot' backs, what shall poor Ford. Went you not to her yesterday, Sir, as you men do? For me, I ain here a Windsor stag; and told me you had appointed ?

the fattest, I think, i' the forest ; send nie a cool Fal. I went to her, master Brook, as you see, rut-line, Jove, or who can blame me to piss my like a poor old man: but I came from her, master Brook, like a poor old woman. That same knave,

tallow? Who conies here ? My doe? Ford, her husband, hath' the finest mad devil of

Enter Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page. jealousy in him, master Brook, that ever govern'd

Mrs. Ford. Sir John Art thou there, my deer ! Preuzy. I will tell you. He beat me grievously, in My male deer? the shape of a woman'; for in the shape of man,

Ful. My doe with the black scut?- Let the sky miaster Brook, I fear not Goliath with a weaver's

rain potatoes; let it thunder to the tune of Green beam ; because I know also, life is a shuttle. I am

Sleeves; hail kissing-comtits, and spoweringoes; let in haste; go along with me; I'll tell you all, master Brook. Since I pluck'd geese, played truant, and me here.

there come a tempest of provocation, I will shelter

[Embraring her. whipp'd top, I knew not what it was to be beater, Mrs. Ford. Mistress Page is come with me, sweete ut lately. Follow me : I'll tell you strange things heart. of this khave Ford ; on whom to night I will be re

Fal. Divide me like a bribe-buck, each a haunch: venged, and I will deliver his wife into your hand. I will keep my sides to myseli, any shoulders for -Follow; strange things in hand, master Brook !

the follow * of this walk, and my horns I bequeath follow.

(Exeunt.

your husbands. Ain la woodman? Ha! Speak I 3:

like Herne the hunter ?-Why, now is Cupid a SCENE II.-Windsor Park.

child of conscience; he makes restitylion. As I ain Enter Pace, SHALLOW, and SLENDER. a true spirit, welcome!

(Noise within. Page. Come, come; we'li couch i'the castle-ditch,

Mrs. Page. Alas! What noise ? till we see the light of our fairies.-Remember, son

Mrs. Ford. Heaven forgive our sins ?

Fal. What should this be?
Siender, my danghter.
Slen. Ay, torsooth; I have spoke with her, and

Mrs. Ford.
Mrs. Page.

Away, away. we have a nay-word , how to know one another.

(They run off. i come to lver in white, and cry, mum : she cries, llest the oil that is in me should set hell on fire ; he

Fat I think, the devil will not have me damn'd, buigel; and by that we know one another.

would never else cross ine thus. • in the setter.

+ Fantastically. : beep lo the time. Watch.word,

• Keeper of the forest.

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Enter Str Huor BSANS, Hko a Satyr ; Mrs. Quickly, Mrs. Anne Page. A noise of Aunting is made tota and PISTOL ; ANNE PACE, as the Fairy Queen,

in. All the fairies run auay. Falstuj pulls of attended by her brother and others, dressed like his Buck's Head und rises. fairies, with wuxen tapers on their heads.

Enter Page, FORD, Mrs. Pace, and Mrs. FORD. Quick. Pairies, black, grey, green, and white,

They lay hold on him. You moon-shine revellers, and shades of night,

Page. Nay, do not fly : I think, we have watch'd You orphan-heirs of fixed destiny,

you now: Attend your office, and your quality

Will none bat Herne the hunter serve your turn ! Crier Hobgoblin, make the fairy o-yes.

Mrs. Page. I pray you come ; hold up the jest no Pist. Elves, list your names; silence, you airy

higher toys.

Now, good Sir John, low like you Windsor wivest Cricket, to Windsor chimneys shalt thou leap :

See you these, husband? Do not these fair yokes Where fires thou find'st unraked, and hearths un

Become the forest better than the town! swept,

Ford. Now, Sir, who's a cuckold now ?–Master There pinch the maids as blue as bilberry ; Brook, Falstaff's a knave, a cuckoldly knave! Here Our radiant queen hates sluts, and sluttery. are his horns, master Brook: and, master Brook, he Fal. They are fairies ; le, that speaks to them, hath enjoy'd 'nothing of Pord's but his ouck-basket, shall die :

his cudgel, and twenty pounds of money; which I'll wink and couch : no inan their works must eye. (Lies down upon his face. rested for it, master Brook.

must be paid to master Brook; his horses are arEva. Where's Bede ?-Go you, and where you Mrs. Ford. Sir Jolin, we have had ill luck; we find a maid,

could never meet. I will never take you for my That, ere she sleep, has thrice her prayers said, love again, but I will always count you my deer. Raise up the organs of her fantasy,

Fal. I do begin to perceive, that I am inade an Sleop she as sound as careless intancy, But those as sleep, and think not on their sins,

Ford. Ay, and an ox too; both the proofs are Pinch them, arms, legs, backs, shoulders, sides, extant. and shins.

Fal. And these are not fairics ? I was three or Quick. About, about,

four times in the thought, they were not fairies; and Searcb Windsor castle, elves, within and out :

yet the guiltiness of my mind, the sudden surprise Strew good luck, ouphes, on every sacred room;

of my powers, drove the grossness of the foppery That it may stand till the perpetual doom,

into a received belief, in despite of the teeth of all In state as wholesome, as in state 'tis fit ;

rhyne and reason, that they were fairies. See now, Worthy the owner, and the owner it.

how wit may be made a Jack-a-lent, when 'tis upon The several chairs of order look you scour ill employment! With juice of balm, aud every precious flower : Eva. Sir John Palstaff, serve Got, and leave your Each fair instalment, coat, and several crest,

desires, and fairies will not pinse you. With loyal blazon, evermore be blest!

Ford. Well said, fairy Hugh. And nightly, meadow-fairies, look, you sing, Eva. And leave you your jealousies too, I pray Like to the Garter's compass, in a ring :

you. The expressure that it bears, green let it be,

Ford. I will never mistrust my wife again, till More fertile-fresh than all the field to see ; thou art able to wou her in good English. And, Honi soit qui mal y pense, write,

Fal. Have I laid my brain in the sun, and dried Iu emerald tufts, Aowers purple, blue, and white; it, that it wants matter to prevent so gross o'er. Like sapphire, and rich embroidery,

reaching as this? Am I ridden with a Welch goat Buckled below fair knighthood's bending knee : too 1 Shall I have a coxcomb of frize +? Tis time I Fairies use flowers for their charactery +.

were choked with a piece of toasted cheese. Away; disperse : but, till 'tis one o'clock,

Eva. Seese is not good to give pútter; your pelly Our dance of custom, round about the oak

is all putter. Of Herne the hunter, let us not forget.

Fal. Seese and putter ! Have I lived to stand at Eva. Pray you, lock hand in hand; yourselves the taunt of one that makes fritters of English in order set:

Tuis is enough to be the decay of lust and lateAnd twenty glow-worms shall our lanterns be,

walking, through the realm. To guide our measure round about the tree.

Mrs. Page. Why, Sir John, do you think, though But, stay; I smell a man of middle earth.

we would have thrust virtue out of our hearts by Fal. Heavens defend me from that Welch fairy! the head and shoulders, and have given ourselves Lest he transform me to a piece of cheese!

without scruple to hell, that ever the devil could Pist. Vile worm, thou wast o'erlooked even in have made you our delight! thy birth.

Ford. What a hodge-pudding? A bag of flax ? Quick. With trial-fire touch me his finger-end : Mrs.' Page. A puff'd man! If he be chaste, the fame will back descend,

Page. Oid, cold, wither'd, and of intolerable And turn him to no pain; but if he start,

entrails It is the flesh of a corrupted heart.

Ford. And one that is as slanderous as Satan? Pist. A trial, come.

Page. And as poor as Job ? Evd. Come, will this wood take fire ?

Ford. And as wicked as his wife? (They burn him with their tapers. Eva. And given to fornications, and to taverns, Fal. Oh, oh, ohl

and sack, and wine, and metheglins, and to drink Quick. Corrupt, corrupt, and tainted in desire!

ings, and swearings, and starings, pribbles and About him, fairies ; sing a scornful rhyme :

prabbles ? And, as you trip, still pinch him to your time. Eva. It is right ; indeed he is full of lecheries of me; I am dejected ; I am not able to answer the

Fal. Well, I am your theme ; you have the start and iniquity.

Welch fannel; ignorance itself is a pluinmet o'er Song.

me: use me as you will.

Ford. Marry, Sir, we'll bring you to Windsor, to Fie on rinful fantasy!

one master Brook, that you have cozen'd of money, Fie on lust and luxury !

to whom you should have been a pander : over Lust is but a bloody fire,

and above that you have suffer'd, I think, to repay Kindled with unchaste desire,

that money will be a biting affliction. Fed in heart ; whose flames aspire,

Mrs. Ford. Nay, husband, let that go to make As thoughts do blow them, higher and higher.

amends :
Pinch him fairies, mutually ;

Forgive that sum, and so we'll all be friends.
Pinch him for his villainy

Ford. Well here's my hand; all's forgiven at Pinch him, and burn him, and turn him about, last. 'Till candles, and star-light, and moonshine be out. Page. Yet be cheerful, knight : thou shalt eat a

posset to-night at my house : where I will desire During this song, the fairies pinch Falstaff. Doctor thee to laugh at my wife, that now laughs at thee :

Caius comes one way, and steals away a fairy in tell her, master Slender hath married her daugho green ; Slender another way, and takes off a fairy ter. in white ; and Fenton comes, and steals away

• Horns which Falstaff had. • Fellowship.

The letters,

! A foolscap of Welch materials.

Mrs. Page. Doctors doubt that: if Anne Page be Page. My heart misgivec une : here comes basier my daughter, she is, by this, doctor Caius' wife.

Fenton.
(Aside.

Enter FENTON and ANNE PAGE.
Enter SLENDER.

How nuw, master Fenton ?
Slen. Whoo, Ho! Ho! father Page !

Anne. Pardon, good father! Good my mother, Page. Son! How now? How now, son? Have you pardon! despatch'd ?

Page. Now, mistress? How chance you went not Slen. Despatch'd !-I'll make the best in Gloces- with master Slender? tershire know on't; would I were hang'd, la, else. Mrs. Page. Wby went you not with master doc. Page. Of what, son ?

tor, maid ? Slen. I came youder at Eton to marry mistress Fent. You do amaze • her; hear the truth of it. Aune Page, and she's a great lubberly boy: if it You would have married her most shamefully, had not been i' the church, I would have swinged Where there was no proportion held in love. him, or he should have swinged me. If I did not The truth is, she and I, long since contracted, think it had been Anne Page, would I might never | Are now so sure, that nothing can dissolve us. stir, and 'tis a post-master's boy.

The offence is holy, that she hath committed : Page. Upon iny life then you took the wrong. And this deceit loses the name of craft,

Slen. What need you tell me that? I think so, Of disobedience, or unduteous title ; when I took a boy for a girl : if I had been mar- Since therein she doth evitate+ and shun ried to him, for all he was in woman's apparel, 1 A thousand irreligious cursed hours, would not have had him.

Which forced marriage would have brought upon Puge. Why this is your own folly. Did not I tel!

her. you, how you should know my daughter by her Ford. Stand not amazed : here is no remedy :garments ?

In love, the heavens themselves do guide the state; Slin. I went to her in white, and cry'd mum, and Money buys lands, and wives are sold by fate. she cry'd budget, as Anne and I had appointed; Fal. I am glad, though you have ta'en a special and yet it was not Anne, but a post-master's Loy: stand to strike at me, that your arrow hath glanced.

Evit. Jeshu! Master Slender, cannot you sec but Page. Well, what remedy ? Fenton, heaven give marry boys?

thee joy! Puge. 0, I am vex'd at heart: What shall I do? What cannot be eschew'd, must be embraced.

Mrs. Puge. Goor George, be not angry:I knew Fal. When night-dogs run, all sorts of deer are of your purpose; turn'd my daughter into green;

chased. and, indeed, she is now with the doctor at the dean- Era. I will dance and eat plums at your wedding. ery, and there married,

Mrs. Page. Well, I will muse no further :- Master

Fenton,
Enter Caius.

Heaven give you many, many merry days!Caius. Vere is mistress Page? By gar I am cozen’d; Good husband, let us every one go home, I ha' married un garçon, a boy ; un paisan, And laugh this sport o'er by a country lire; by gar, a boy; it is not Anne Page; by gar, I am Sir John and all. cozeii'd.

Ford. Let it be so :—Sir John, Mrs. Page. Why, did you take her in green? To master Brook you yet shall hold your word ;

Caius. Ay, be gur, and 'tis a boy: be gar, I'll For he, to-night, shall lie with mistress Ford. raise all Windsor. (Erit Caius.

[Exeunt, Ford. This is strange: who hath got the right Anne

• Confound her by your questions.

1. Avoid.

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ACT I.

Away before me to sweet beds of flowers :

Luviollivuylus lie rich,when canopied with bowers.
SCENE I.-An Apartment in the Duke's Palace.

(Exeunt.
Enter DUKE, CURIO, LORDS; Musicians

SCEVE II.-The Sca-coast.
attending.
Duke. If music be the food of love, play on,

Enter VIOLA, Captain, and SAILORS.
Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting,

Vio. What country, friends, is this?
The appetite may sicken, and so die.-

('up. Illyria, lady.
That strain again :-It had a dying fall;

l'ió. And what should I do in Illyria? 0, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, My brother he is in Elysium).

(sailors? That breathes upon a bank of violets,

Perchance, he is not drown'd :--What think you,
Stealing, and giving odour.- Enough; no more ; Cap. It is perchance that you yourself were saied.
"Tis not so sweet now, as it was before.

Vio. O, my pour brother! And so, perchance, may
O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou :

he be.
That, notwithstanding thy capacity

Cap. True, madamand, to comfort you with
Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,

chance,
Of what validity and pitch soever,

Assure yourself, after our ship did split,
But falls into abatement and low price,

When you, and that poor number saved with you,
Even in a minute! So full of shapes is fancy, Hang on our driving boat, I saw your brother
That it alone is high fantastical t.

Most provident in peril, bind himself
Cur. Will you go hunt, my lord ?

(Courage and hope both teaching him the practice)
Duke. What, Curio?

To a strong mast, that lived upon the sea;
Cur. The hart.

Where, like Arion on the dolphin's back,
Dike. Why, so I do, the noblest that I have : I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves,
0, when mine eyes did see Olivja first,

So long as I could see.
Methought, she purged the air of pestilence; l'io. For saying so, there's gold;
That instant was I turn'd into a hart;

Minc own escape unfoldeth to my hope,
And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds, Whereto thy speech serves for authority,
B'er since pursue me.-How now? What news The like of him. Know'st thou this country?
from her ?

Cap. Ay, madam, well: for I was bred and born,

Not three hours travel from this very place.
Enter VALENTINE.

Vio. Who governs here?
Val. So please my lord, I might not be admitted, Cap. A noble duke in nature, as in his name.
But from her hand maid do return this answer; l'io. What is his name?
The element itself, till seven years heat i,

Cap. Orsino.
Shall not behold her face at ample view :

Vio. Orsino! I have heard my father name hiin:
But, like a cloistress, she will veiled walk,

He was a bachelor then.
And water once a day her chamber round

Cap. And so is now,
With eye-offending brine : all this, to season Or was so very late ; for but a month'
A brother's dead love, which she would keep fresh, Ago I went from hence; and then 'twas fresh
And lasting, in her sad remembrance.

In murmur, (as, you know, what great ones do,
Duke. O, she that hath a heart of that fine frame, The less will praitle of,) that he did seek
To pay this debt of love but to a brother,

The love of fair Olivia.
How will she love, when the rich golden shaft, Vio. What's she?
Hath kill'd the dock of all affections else

Cap. A virtuous maid, the daughter of a count
That live in her! When liver, brain, and heart, That died some twelve-month since; then leaving
These sovereign thrones, arc all supplied, and fill'd, In the protection of his son, her bivther,
(Her sweet perfections,) with one self king!- Who shortly also died; for whose dear love,

They say, she hath abjured the company
• Value. + Fantastical to the height. Heated. And sight of men.

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