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I hope to see a housewife take thee between her legs, and fpin it off.
Sir And. 'Faith, I'll home to-morrow, fir Toby: your niece will not be seen; or, if she be, it's four to one she'll none of me: the count himself, here hard by, wooes her.
Sir To. She'll none o'the count; she'll not march above her degree, neither in estate, years, nor wit ; I have heard her swear it. Tut, there's life in't, man.
Sir And. I'll stay a month longer. I am a fellow o'the strangest mind i’the world; I delight in masques and revels sometimes altogether.
Sir To. Art thou good at these kick-shaws, knight?
Sir And. As any man in Illyria, whatsoever he be, under the degree of my betters ; and yet I will not * compare with an old man.
Sir To, What is thy excellence ? in a galliard, knight?
Sir And. And, I think, I have the back-trick, simply as strong as any man in Illyria.
Sir To. Wherefore are these things hid? wherefore have these gifts a curtain before them ? are they like to take dust, like ' mistress Mall's picture? why dost thou not go to church in a galliard, and come home in a coranto? my very walk should be a jig; I would not so much as make water but in a ? sink-a-pace. What doft thou mean? is it a world to hide virtues in? I did think, by the excellent constitution of thy leg, it was form'd under the star of a galliard.
* compare with an old man.)-rank myself among the old folks put myself in competition with the men of old time.
v mistress Mall's picture?]-Mary Fritb’s, a famous importor of those days, who passed for an Hermaphrodite.
2 fink-a-pace. )--cinque-pace; a dance regulated by the number five. VOL. II.
Sir And. Ay, 'tis strong, and it does indifferent well in a · flame-colour'd • stock. Shall we set about some revels ?
Sir To. What shall we do else? were we not born under Taurus ?
Sir And. Taurus ? that's sides and heart.
Sir To. No, sir; it is legs and thighs. Let me see thee caper : ha! higher : ha, ha!--excellent ! (Exeunt.
S CE N E IV.
The Palace. Enter Valentine, and Viola in man's attire. Val. If the duke continue these favours towards you, Cesario, you are like to be much advanc'd; he hath known you but three days, and already you are no stranger.
Vio. You either fear his humour, or my negligence, that you call in question the continuance of his love : Is he inconstant, sir, in his favours ? Val. No, believe me.
Enter Duke, Curio, and Attendants.
Duke. Who saw Cesario? ho!
Duke. Stand you a-while aloof.-Cesario,
* stock.]— stocking.
sides and heart. ] -alluding to the figure of a man in the almanack. c gait]— steps.
Vio. Sure, my noble lord,
Duke. Be clamarous, and leap all civil bounds,
Vio. Say, I do speak with her, my lord ; What then?
Duke. O, then, unfold the passion of my love,
Vio. I think not so, my lord.
Duke. Dear lad, believe it ;
Vie. l'll do my best.
S CE NE V.
Enter Maria and Clown. Mar. Nay, either tell me where thou hast been, or I
a semblative)-fitted to sustain a woman's part, then performed by boys. · e barrful ftrife!]-a severe talk, full of obstacles.
will not open my lips, so wide as a bristle may enter, in way of thy excuse: my lady will hang thee for thy absence.
Clo. Let her hang me: he that is well hang'd in this world, needs fear no colours.
Mar. Make that good.
Mar. A good ' lenten answer: I can tell thee where that saying was born, of, I fear no colours.
Clo. Where, good mistress Mary? Mar. In the wars; and that may you be bold to say in your foolery.
Clo. Well, God give them wisdom, that have it ; and those that are fools, let them use their talents. · Mar. Yet you will be hang’d, for being so long abfent, or be turn'd away; Is not that as good as a hanging to you?
Clo. Marry, a good hanging prevents & a bad marriage ; and, for turning away, let “summer bear it out.
Mar. You are resolute then ?
Mar. That, if one break, the other will hold; or, if both break, your i gaskins fall.
Clo. Apt, in good faith, very apt! Well, go thy way; if fir Toby would leave drinking, thou wert as witty a piece of * Eve's flesh as any in Illyria.
Mar. Peace, you rogue, no more o'that; here comes my lady: make your excuse wisely, you were best. [Exit.
flenten)-short. 8 a bad marriage ; ]-with the criminal.
« Their points being broken,
Henry IV, Pt. I. Act II, Sc. 4. Fal. and Poins. * Eve's fleb).- A wife for him.
Enter Olivia, and Malvolio. Clo. Wit, and't be thy will, put me into good fooling! Those wits, that think they have thee, do very oft prove fools,; and I, that am sure I lack thee, may pass for a wise man : For. what says Quinapalus? Better a wito than a foolish wit. God bless thee, lady!
Oli. Take the fool away.
Oli. Go to, you're a 'dry fool; I'll no more of you : besides, you grow m dishonest.
Clo. Two faulis, Madonna, that drink and good coun. sel will amend: for give the dry fool drink, then is the fool not dry; bid the dishonest man mend himself; if he mend, he is no longer dishonest; if he cannot, let the botcher mend him : Any thing, that's mended, is but patch’d: virtue, that transgresses, is but patch'd with sin; and sin, that amends, is but patch'd with virtue : If that this fimple lyllogilm will serve, lo; if it will not, What remedy? as there is no true "cuckold but calamity, so beauty's a flower :-—the lady bade take away the fool; therefore, I say again, take her away.
Oli. Sir, I bade them take away you.
Clo. Misprision in the highest degree!-Lady, Cucullus non facit monachum ; that's as much as to say, I wear nog motley in my brain. Good Madonna, give me leave to prove you a fool.
Oli. Can you do it?
Clo. I must catechize you for it, Madonna ; Good my mouse of virtue, answer me.
dry)-barren. m difloneft.)-indecent, lewd.
cuckold but calamity, so beauty's a flower :]-school, counsellor; alluding to his threatened discharge, and aimning a covert Stroke at his lady. li 3