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Where he sits crowned in his master's spite. Sir And. Od's lifelings, here he is :-You broke Come boy, with me; my thoughts are ripe in mis-my head for nothing; and that that I did, I was chief:

set on to do't by sir Toby. I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love,

V'io. Why do you speak to me? I never hurt you; To spite a raven's heart within a dove. (Gring. You drew your sword upon me, without cause;

Vio. And I, most jocund, apt, and willingly, But I bespake you fair, and hurt you not. To do you rest, a thousand deaths would die. Sir And. Il a bloody coxcomb be a hurt, you

(Following. have hurt me; I think, you set nothing by a bloody Oli. Where goes Cesario ?

coxcomb. l'io.

After him I love, More than I love these eyes, more than my life,

Enler Sir Toby Beleh, drunk, led by the Clown. More, by all mores, than e'ér I shall love wife:

Here comes sir Toby halting, you shall hear more: I do leign, you witnesses above,

but if he had not been in drink, he would have Punish my life, for tainting of my love! tickled you othergates than he did. Oli. Ah, me, detested! how am I beguil'd !

Duke. How now, gentleman? how is't with you? Vio. Who dces beguile you? who does do you Sir To. That's all one; he has hurt me, and

wrong? 0'i: Hast thou forgot thyself? Is it so long?, there's the end on't.—Sot, did’st see Dick surgeon, Call forth the holy father. [Exit an Attendant.

Clo. O he's drunk, sir Toby, an hour agone; Duke,

Como away.

his eyes were set at eight i' the morning. [ To Viola.

Sir To. Then he's a rogue. After a passy-mea. 0'i, Whither, my lord ?-Cesario, husband, stay. sure, or a pavin, I hate a drunken rogue, Drike. Husband ?

Oli. Away with him : who hath made this havoc O'i. Av, husband; Can he that deny ? with them? Duke. Her husband, sirrah? Vio

No, my lord, not I. be dressed together.

Sir And. I'll help you, sir Toby, because we'll Oli. Alas, it is the baseness of thy fear,

Sir To. Will you help, an ass-head, and a cox. That makes thee strangle thy propriety :: comb, and a knave? a thin-laced knave, a gull ? Fear not, Cesario, take thy fortunes up;

Oli. Get him to bed, and let his hurt be look'd lo. B that thou know'st thou art, and then thou art

[Exeunt Clown, Sir Toby, and Sir Andrew. As great as that thou fearst.-0, welcome, father! Re-enter Attendant and Priest.

Enter Sebastian. Father, I charge thee, by thy reverence,

Seb. I am sorry, madam, I liave hurt your kins. Here to unfold (though lately we intended

man; To keep in darkness, what occasion now

But, had it been the brother of 'my blood, Reveals before 'lis ripe,) what thou dost know, I must have done r.o less, with wit, and safety. Hath newly past between this youth an! me. You throw a strange regard upon me, and

Priest. A contract of eternal bond ot love, By that I do perceive it hath offended you;
Conärmed by mutual joinder of your hands, Pardon me, sweet one, even for the vows
Allested by the holy close of lips,

We made each other but so late ago.
Sirengthend by interchangement of your rings;
And all the ceremony of this compact

Duke. One face, one voice, one habit, and two Seal'd in my function, by my testimony:

persons ?

A natural perspective, that is, and is not. Since when, my wateh hath told me, toward my Seb. Antonio, O my dear Antonio ! grave,

How have the hours rack'd and tortur'd me, I have travelled but two hours.

Since I have lost thee. Duke. O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be,

Ant. Sebastian are you? When time hath sew'd a grizzle on thy case ?2 Seb.

Fear'st thou that, Antonio? Or will not else thy craft so quickly grow,

Ant. How have you made division of yourself? That thine own trip shall be thine overthrow ?

An apple, cleft in two, is not more twin Farewell, and take her ; but direct thy feet, Than these two creatures. Which is Sebastian? Where 1hou and I henceforth may never meet. Oli. Most wonderful! Vio. My lord, I do protest,

Seb. Do I stand there? I never had a brother:

0, do not swear : Nor can there be that deity in my nature, Hold little faith, though thou hast too much fear. or here and every where. I had a sister, Enter Sir Andrew Ague-cheek, with his head Whom the blind waves and surges have devour'd:brol.z.

Of charity, what kin are you to me? [To Viola.

What countryman? what name? what parentage ? Sir And. For the love of God, a surgeon; senų Vio. Or Messaline: Sebastian was my father ; ono presently to sir Toby.

Such a Scbastian was my brother too, O';. What's the matter?

So went he suited to his watery tomb: Sir And. He has broke my head across, and has If spirits can assume both form and suit, given sir Toby a bloody coxcomb too: fr the love you come to fright us. of God, your help: I had rather than forty pound, Seb.

A spirit I am indeed; I were at home.

But am in that dimension grossly clad,
O'i. Who has done this, sir Andrew ?

Which from the womb I did participate.
Sir And. The count's gentleman, one Cesario: Were you a woman, as the rest goes even,
We took him for a coward, but he's the very devil I should my tears let fall upon your cheek,
incardinate.

And say-Thrice welcome, drowned Viola !
Duke. My gentleman, Cesario?

Vio. My father had a mole upon his brow.

Seb. And so had mine. (1) Disown thy property.

(2) Skin. (3) Otherways. (4) Serious dancers.

(5) Out of charity tell me.

O'i.

How now,

Vio. And died that day when Viola from her birth/with the which I doubt not but to do myself much Had number'd thirteen years.

right, or you much shame. Think of me as you Seb, 0, that record is lively in my soul! please. I leave my duty a little unthought of, and He finished, indeed, his mortal act,

speak out of my injury. That day that made my sister thirteen years,

The madly-used Malvolio, Vio, If nothing lets to make us happy both,

Oli. Did he write this? But this my masculine usurp'd attire,

Clo. Ay, madam. Do not embrace me, till each circumstance

Duke. This savours not much of distraction. Of place, time, fortune, do cohere, and jump, Oli. See him deliver'd, Fabian; bring him hither. That I am Viola: which to confirm,

[Erit Fabian, I'll bring you to a captain in this town,

My lord, so please you, these things further thought Where lie my maiden weeds ; by whose gentle help,

on, I was presery'd, to serve this noble count: To think me as well a sister as a wise, All the occurrence of my fortune since

One day shall crown the alliance on't, so please you, Hath been between this lady, and this lord, Here at my house, and at my proper cost. Seb, So comes it, lady, you have been mistook: Duke. Madam, I am most apt to embrace your

(To Olivia.

offer, But nature to her bias drew in that,

Your master quits you; [To Viola,) and, for your You would have been contracted to a maid ;

service done him, Nor are you therein, by my life, deceiv'd; So much against the mettle of your sex, You are betroth'd both to a maid and man. So far beneath your soft and tender breeding,

Duke, Be not amaz'd; right noble is his blood. And since you callid me master for so long,
If this be so, as yet the glass seems true, Here is my hand; you shall from this time be
I shall have share in this most happy wreck : Your master's mistress,
Boy, thou hast said to me a thousand times, Qli,

A sister ?—you are she, (To Viola. Thou never should'st love woman like to me.

Re-enter Fabian, with Malvolio.
Vio. And all those sayings will I over-swear;
And all those swearings keep as true in soul, Duke, Is this the madman ?
As doth that orbed continent the fire

Oli.

Ay, my lord, this same: That severs day from night,

Malvolio ? Duke,

Give me thy hand; Mol. Madam, you have done me wrong. And let me see thee in thy woman's weeds,

Notorious wrong. Vio. The captain, that did bring me first on shore, Oli,

Have I, Malvolio ? no. Hath my maid's garments : he, upon some action, Mal, Lady, you have. Pray you, peruse that Is now in durance; at Malvolio's suit,

letter: A gentleman, and follower of my lady's, You must not now deny it is your hand, Odi. He shall enlarge him :-Fetch Malvolio Write from it, if you can, in hand, or phrase ; hither :

Or say, 'tis not your seal, nor your invention: And yet, alas, now I remember me,

You can say none of this : Well, grant it then, They say, poor gentleman, he's much distracta And tell me, in the modesty of honour,

Why you have given me such clear lights of favour? Roenter Clom, with a letter,

Bade me come smiling, and cross-garter'd to you,

To put on yellow stockings, and to frown A most extracting frency of mine own

Upon sir Toby, and the lighter people : From my remembrance clearly banish'd his. And, acting this in an obedient hope, How does he, sirruh ?

Why have you sufler'd me to be imprison'd, Clo Truly, madam, be holds Belzebub at the Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest, stave's end, as well as a man in his case may do: And made the most notorious geck, and gull, he has here writ a letter to you; I should have That e'er invention play'd on ? tell me why. given it to you to-day morning; but as a madman's Oli. Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing, epistles are no gospels, so it skills not much, when Though, I confess, much like the character: they are delivered.

But, out of question, 'tis Maria's hand. Oli. Open it, and read it,

And now I do bethink me, it was she Clo. Look then to be well edified, when the fool First told me, thou wast mad; then cain'st in smiling, delivers the madman:-By the Lord, madam, - And in such forms which here were presuppos'd Oli, How now! art thou mad ?

Upon thee in the letter. Pr’ythee be content: Clo, No, madam, I do but read madness: an This practice hath most shrewdly pass'd upon thee; your ladyship will have it as it ought to be, you But, when we know the grounds and authors of it, must allow vox."

Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judge Oli, Prythee, read i' thy right wits.

or thine own cause. Clo, So I do, madonna ; but to read his right Fab,

Good madam, hear me speak; wits, is to read thus: therefore perpend," my prin- And let no quarrel, nor no brawl to come, cess, and give ear.

Taint the condition of this present hour, Qli. Read it you, sirrah,

(To Fabian. Which I have wonder'd at. In hope it shalt not, Fab. (reads.) By the Lord, madam, you wrong Most freely I confess, myself, and Toby, me, and the world shall know it: though you have Set this device against Malvolio here, pui me into darkness, and given your drunken Upon some stubborn and uncourteous parts cousin ride over me, yet have I the benefit of my We had conceiv'd against him: Maria writ senses as well as your ladyship. I have your own The letter, at sir Toby's great importance ;' ļetter that induced me to the semblance I put on; In recompence whereof, he hath married her,

How with a sportful malice it was follow'd, (1) Hinders. (2) Voice. (3) Attend. 14) Frame and constitution. (5) Inferior.

(6) Fool. (7) Importunacy,

May rather pluck on laughter than revenge ; But when I came to man's estate,
Ir that the injuries be justly weigh’d,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
That have on both sides past.

'Gainst knave and thief men shut their gate, Oli. Alas, poor fool! how have they baffled' thee! For the rain it raineth every day. Clo. Why, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon

But when I came, alas ! to vive, them. I was one, sir, in this interlude; one sir To.

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, pas, sir; but that's all one :---By the Lord, fool, I

By swaggering could I never thrive, am not mad ;-But do you remember? Madam,

For the rain it raineth every day. uku laugh you at such a barren rascal ? an you But when I came unto my bed, smile nol, he's gagg'd: And thus the whirligig of With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, time brings in his revenges.

With toss-pots still had drunken head, Mal. Pill be revenged on the whole pack of you.

For the rain it raineth every day.

[Exit. Oli. He hath been most notoriously abus'd. A great while ago the world begun, Duke. Pursue him, and entreat him to peace :

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, He hath not told us of the captain yet;

But that's all one, our play is done, When that is known, and golden time convents,

And we'll strive to please you every day, A solemn combination shall be made

Exit. of our dear souls-Meantime, sweet sister, We will not part from hence. --Cesario, come For so you shall be, while you are a man;

This play is in the graver part elegant and easy, But, when in other habits you are seen, and in some of the lighter scenes exquisitely humoOrsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen. [Exeunt. rous. Ague-cheek is drawn with great propriety,

but his character is, in a great measure, that of SONG.

natural fatuity, and is therefore not the proper prey

of a satirist. The soliloquy of Malvolio is truly Clo. When that I was and a little tiny boy, comic; he is betrayed to ridicule merely by his

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, pride. The marriage of Olivia, and the succeed4 foolish thing was but a toy,

ing perplexity, though well enough contrived to For the rain it raineth every day. divert on the stage, wants credibility, and fails to

produce the proper instruction required in the dra (!) Cheated, (2) Shall serve. ma, as it exhibits no just picture of life.

JOHNSON

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MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Vincentio, duke of Vienna.

Clown, servant to Mrs. Over-done.
Angelo, lord deputy in the duke's absence. Abhorson, an erecutioner,
Escalus, an ancient lori, joined with Angelo in Bernardine, a dissolute prisoner.

the deputation. Claudio, a yoning gentleman.

Isabella, sister to Claudio. Lucio, a fantastic.

Mariana, betrothed to Angelo.
Two other like gentlemen.

Juliet, beloved by Claudio.
Varrius, a gentleman, servant to the duke. Francisca, a nun.
Prorosi.

Mistress Over-done, a bawd.
Peter,

Lords, gentlemen, guards, officers, and other at A Justice.

tendants. Elbow, a simple constable. Froth, a foolish gentleman.

Scene, Vienna.

Thoinas

, } two friars.

ACT I.

Thysels upon thy virtues, them on thec.

Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do; SCENE I.--An apartment in the Duke's palace. Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues Enter Duke, Escalus, Lords, and allendants. Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike

As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd, Duke.

But to tine issues :5 nor nature never lends

The smallest scruple of her excellence, ESCALUS,

But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines Escal. My lord.

Herself the glory of a creditor,
Duke, Ol' government the properties to unfold, Both thanks and use. But I'do bend my speecb
Would seem in me to affect speech and discourse; To one that can my part in him advertise ;
Since I am put to know that your own science, Hold therefore, Angelo;
Exceeds, in that, the lists' of all advice

In our remove, be thou at full oursell;
Nly strength can give you : then no more remains Mortality and mercy in Vienna
But that to your sufficiency, as your worth is able, Live in thy tongue and heart: Old Escalus,
And let them work. The nature of our people, Though first in question, is thy secondary :
Our city's institutions, and the terms

Take thy commission.
For common justice, you are as pregnant? in,

Ang.

Now, good my lord, As art and practice hath enriched any

Let there be some more test made of my metal, That we remember: there is our commission, Before so noble and so great a figure From which we would not have you warp.--Call Be stamp'd upon it. hither,

Duke.

No more evasion : I say, bid come before us Angelo.

We have with a leaven'd and prepared choice

(Exil an attendant. Proceeded to you; therefore take your honours. What figure of us think you he will bear? Our haste froin hence is of so quick condition, For you must know, we have with special soul That it prefers itself, and leaves unquestion'd Elected him our absence to supply;

Matters of needful value. We shall write to you, Lent him our terror, drest him with our love; As time and our concernings shall importune, And given his deputation all the organs

How it goes with us; and do look to know
Of our own power: what think you of it? What doth befall you here. So, fare you well:
Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth

To the hopeful execution do I leave you
To undergo such ample grace and honour, Ol' your commissions.
It is lord Angelo.

Ang.

Yet, give leave, my lord,

That we may bring you something on the
Enter Angelo.

way.

Duke. My haste may not admit it;
Duke.
Look, where he comes.

Nor need you, on miine honour, have to do
Ang. Always obedient to your grace's will,

With any scruple: your scope is as mine own; I come to know your pleasure.

So to enforce, or qualify the laws, Duke.

Angelo,

As to your soul seems good. Give me your hand; There is a kind of character in thy life,

I'll privily a way: I love the people, Thal, to the observer, doth thy history

But do not like to stage me to their eyes : Fully unfold: thyself and thy belongings:

Though it do well, I do not relish well Are not thine own so proper, 4 as to waste

Their loud applause, and aveså vehement; (1) Bounds. (2) Full of. (3) Endowments.

(5) For high purposes. (6) Interest. (4) So much thy own property.

(7) Extent of power. 78) Hailings.

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