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I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious; with more offences at my beck, than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. 36-iii. 1.


Malvolio's coming down this walk; he has been yonder i' the sun, practising behaviour to his own shadow, this half hour: observe him, for the love of mockery. 4-ii. 5.


When he once attains the utmost round,

He then unto the ladder turns his back,

Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend.


29-ii. 1.

I have a reasonable good ear in music: let us have the tongs and the bones.


He made confession of you;

And gave you such a masterly report,
For art and exercise in your defence,

And for your rapier most especial,

That he cried out, 't would be a sight indeed,
If one could match you.

7-iv. 1.

36-iv. 7.

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You are disputing of your generals.

One would have ling'ring wars, with little cost;
Another would fly swift, but wanteth wings;
A third man thinks, without expense at all,
By guileful fair words, peace may be obtain'd.


Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes,
Misprising what they look on; and her wit
Values itself so highly, that to her
All matter else seems weak.

21-i. 1.

6-iii. 1.


Such a house broke!

So noble a master fallen! All gone! and not
One friend to take his fortune by the arm,
And go along with him!


27-iv. 2.

Since the first sword was drawn about this question,
If we have lost so many tenths of ours:

To guard a thing not ours; not worth to us,
Had it our name, the value of one ten;
What merit's in that reason, which denies
The yielding of her up?


26-ii. 2.

Thou art so fat-witted with drinking of old sack, and unbuttoning thee after supper, and sleeping upon benches after noon, that thou hast forgotten to demand that truly which thou would'st truly know. 18-i. 1.


By my hopes,-
I do not think a braver gentleman,
More active-valiant, or more valiant-young,
More daring, or more bold, is now alive,
To grace this latter age with noble deeds.


For, having such a blessing in his lady,

He finds the joys of heaven here on earth;
And, if on earth he do not mean it, it

18-v. 1.

Is reason he should never come to heaven. 9—iii. 5.


For she is wise, if I can judge of her;
And fair she is, if that mine eyes be true;
And true she is, as she hath prov'd herself;
And therefore, like herself, wise, fair, and true,
Shall she be placed.

9-ii. 6.


If ladies be but young, and fair,

They have the gift to know it; and in his brain,—
Which is as dry as the remainder bisket

After a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd
With observation, the which he vents

In mangled forms.


10-ii. 7.

He has been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

O, they have lived long in the alms-basket of words. 8-v. 1.


Let those, that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them: for there be of them that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. 36-iii. 2.

This life

Is nobler, than attending for a check;
Richer than doing nothing for a babe;
Prouder, than rustling in unpaid-for silk.
Haply, this life is best,

If quiet life be best? sweeter to you,
That have a sharper known; well corresponding
With your stiff age.

O good old man; how well in thee appears
The constant service of the antique world,
When service sweat for duty, not for meed!
Thou art not for the fashion of these times.

31-iii. 3.

10-ii. 3.


So we'll live,

And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh
At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues
Talk of court news; and we 'll talk with them too,-
Who loses, and who wins; who 's in, who 's out.

34-v. 3.


In that beastly fury

He has been known to commit outrages,
And cherish factions: "T is inferr'd to us,

His days are foul.


27-iii. 5

Thy deeds, thy plainness, and thy late exploits,
Have made thee fear'd, and honour'd, of the people :-
Join we together, for the public good;

In what we can, to bridle, and suppress
The pride of


22-i. 1.

He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age; doing, in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion: he hath better bettered expectation. 6-i. 1.


I am known to be a humorous patrician, and one that loves a cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying Tyber in 't.


28-ii. 1.

Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive
Against thy mother aught; leave her to heaven.


36-i. 5.

You have sent innumerable substance,

(By what means got, I leave to your own conscience,) To furnish Rome, and to prepare the ways You have for dignities.

25-iii. 2.


I am so full of businesses, I cannot answer thee

acutely: so farewell.

11-i. 1.



I am one

So weary with disasters, tugg'd with fortune,
That I would set my life on any chance,
To mend it, or be rid on 't.


15-iii. 1.

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come;
And let my liver rather heat with wine,

Than my heart cool with mortifying groans. 9—i. 1.
An you love me, let's do 't: I am dog at a catch.
By'r lady, sir, and some dogs will catch well.


4—ii. 3.

The devil a Puritan that he is, or any thing constantly but a time pleaser; an affection'd ass, that cons state without book, and utters it by great swarths; the best persuaded of himself, so crammed, as he thinks, with excellencies, that it is his ground of faith, that all, that look on him, love him.


4—ii. 3.

Now beshrew my father's ambition! he was thinking of civil wars when he got me; therefore was I created with a stubborn outside, with an aspect of iron, that, when I come to woo ladies, I fright them.


Pride, haughtiness, opinion, and disdain :
The least of which, haunting a nobleman,

20-v. 2.

Loseth men's hearts; and leaves behind a stain
Upon the beauty of all parts besides,

Beguiling them of commendation.

18-iii. 1.


Well said,

Your colt's tooth is not cast yet.

25-i. 3.

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