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SCENE I.-The Street before Olivia's House.
Enter CLOWN and FABIAN, R.
Fab. Now, as thou lovest me, let me see his letter.
Fab. That is, to give a dog, and, in recompense, desire my dog again. The Duke Orsino
[Exit, R Enter DUKE, VIOLA, and two Gentlemen, L. Duke. Belong you to the lady Olivia, friend? I know thee wel. : how dost thou, my good fellow?
Clo. Truly, sir, the better for my foes, and the worse for my friends.
Duke. Just the contrary; the better for thy friends.
Clo. Marry, sir, they praise me, and make an ass of me; now my foes tell me plainly I am an ass ; so that by my foes, sir, I profit in the knowledge of myself ; and by my friends I am abused : so that if your four negatives make your two affirmatives, why then the worse for my friends and the better for my foes ?
Duke. Why, this is excellent.
Clo. By my troth, sir, no; though it please you to be one of my friends.
Duke. Thou shalt not be the worse for me ; there's gold.
Clo. But that it would be double-dealing, sir, I would you could make it another.
Duke. O, you give me ill counsel.
Clo. Put your grace in your pocket, sir, for this once, and let your flesh and blood obey it.
Duke. Well, I will be so much a sinner to be a double dealer; there's another.
Clo. Primo, secundo,-Tertio, is a good play; anu the old saying is, the third pays for all.
Duke. You can fool no more money out of me at this throw: if you will let your lady know I am here to speak with her, and bring her along with you, it may awake my bounty further.
Clo. Marry, sir, lullaby to your bounty till I come again : as you say, sir, let your bounty take a nap, I will wake it anon.
[Exit, R. D. Enter ANTONio and the two Officers, R. Vio. Here comes the man, sir, that did rescue me.
Duke. That face of his I do remember well; Yet, when I saw it last, it was besmear'd As black as Vulcan, the smoke of war: A bawbling vessel was he captain of, For shallow draught, and bulk, unprizable ; With which such scathful grapple did he make With the most noble bottom of our fleet, That very envy, and the tongue of loss, Cried fame and honour on him.-What's the matter ?
1st Off. This, please you, sir, is that Antonio,
Vio. He did me kindness, sir; drew on my side;
Duke. Notable pirate! thou salt-water thief!
Ant. Orsino, noble sir, Be pleased that I shake off these names you give me ; Antonio never yet was thief, or pirate, Though, I confess, on base and ground enough, Orsino's enemy. A witchcraft drew me hither: That most ungrateful boy, there, by your side, From the rude sea's enraged and foamy mouth Did I redeem; a wreck past hope he was: His life I gave him, and for his sake, too, Did I expose myself Into the danger of this adverse town. Drew to defend him, when he was beset;
Where being apprehended, his false cunning,
to face me out of his acquaintance,
Vio. How can this be?
Ant. To-day, my lord ; and for three months before No interim, not a minute's vacancy, . Both day and night did we keep company, Duke. Here comes the Countess ; now heaven walks
on earth. But for thee, fellow, fellow, thy words are madness : But more of that anon.-Take him aside.
[ANTONIO and Officers retire a little.
Duke. Still so cruel ?
hin.. Duke. Why should I not, had I the heart to do it, Like to the Egyptian thief, at point of death, Kill what I love? But hear me this : Live you, the marble-breasted tyrant, still : But this your minion, whom, I see, you love, And whom, by Heaven, I swear, I tender dearly, Him will I tear out of that cruel eye, Where he sits crowned, in his master's spite.
Come, boy, with me; my thoughts are ripe in mischief: l'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love, To spite a raven's heart within a dove.
[Exeunt Duke and Gentlemen, R.
Vio. After him I love,
Oli. Ah, me, forsaken! how am I beguiled!
Oli. Hast thou forgot thyself? Is it so long?
[Exeunt two Servants, R, D.
Enter DUKE, R.
Oli. Fear not, Cesario, take thy fortunes up;
Enter FRIAR and two Servants, R. D.
Friar. A contract of eternal bond of love,
Duke. O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be
Vio. My, lord, I do protest,
Oli. O, do not swear ; Hold little faith, though thou hast too much fear.
[OLIVIA sends away the FRIAR, R. Enter SiR ANDREW, L., crying with his head broke.
Sir And. 0, 0,-for the love of heaven, a surgeon! send one presently to Sir Toby.
Oli. What's the inatter?
Sir And. He has broke my head across, and has given Sir Toby a bloody coxcomb, too: for the love of heaven, your help: I had rather than forty pound, I were at home.
Oli. Who has done this, Sir Andrew ?
Sir And. The duke's gentleman, one Cesario : we took him for a coward, but he's the very devil incardinate.
Duke. My gentleman, Cesario?
Sir And. Od's lifelings, here he is :—you broke my head for nothing ; and that that I did, I was set on to do't by Sir Toby.
Vio. Why do you speak to me? I never hurt you: You drew your sword upon me, without cause ; But I bespake you fair, and hurt you not.
Sir And. If a bloody coxcomb be a hurt, you have hurt me; I think you set nothing by a bloody coxcomb.
Sir To. [Without, L.] Holla, Sir Andrew,-where are you?
Sir And. Here comes Sir Toby, halting-you shall hear more: but if he had not been in drink, he would bave tickled your Toby for you. Enter Sir Toby, drunk, with his forehead bleeding,
led by the Clown, L. Duke. How now, gentleman ? how is't with you?
Sir To. That's all one; he has hurt me, and there's the end on't.-Sot, did'st see Dick surgeon, sot?
Clo. O, he's drunk, Sir Toby, an hour agone.
Sir To. Then he's a rogue, a drunken rogue--and I hate a drunken rogue.
Enter Sebastian, behind, L. Oli. Away with him: who hath made this havock with them?