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That I am ready to diftruft mine eyes,
Enter Olivia and Priest.
Oli. Blame not this haste of mine: if you mean well, Now go with me, and with this holy man, Into the chantry by; there before him, And underneath that consecrated roof, Plight me the full assurance of your faith ; That my moft jealous and too doubtful soul May live at peace:
He shall conceal it, Whiles you are willing it shall come to note; What time we will our celebration keep According to my birth. What do you say? Seb. I'll follow this good man, and go
with you; And having sworn truth, ever will be true. Oli. Then lead the way, good father; and heav'ns
so sine, That they may fairly note this act of mine !
A c T v. S CE N E I.
Enter Clown, and Fabian.
Fab. This is to give a dog, and in recompence desire my dog again,
Enter Duke, Viola, Curio, and Lords.
Duke. Belong you to the Lady Olivia, friends ?
Duke. I know thee well; how doft 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 conclufion to be asked, is, 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
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 fleih and blood obey it.
Duke. Well, I will be so much a sinner to be a double-dealer: there's another.
Clo. Primo, fecundo, tertio, is a good play; and the old saying is, the third pays for all : the triplex, Sir, is a good tripping measure; or the bells of St Bennet, Sir, may put you in mind, one, two, three. Duke. You can fool no more money out of me at this
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.
CI Marry, Sir, lullaby to your bounty till I come again. I go, Sir; but I would not have you to think, that my delire of having is the sin of covetousness; but,
as you say, Sir, let your bounty take a nap, and I will awake it anon.
S CE N E II.
Enter Antonio and Oficers.
Duke. That face of his I do remember well;
i Off. Orsino, this is that Antonio,
Vio. He did me kindness, Sir; drew on my side;
Duke. Notable pirate ! thou falt-water thief!
Ant. Orsino, noble Sir,
A witchcraft drew me hither :
Drew to defend him, when he was beset;
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.
SCENE III. Enter Olivia and attendants. Duke. Here comes the Countess; now heav'n walks
on earth. But for thee, fellow; fellow, thy words are madness. Three months this youth hath tended upon me; But more of that anon 1-Take him aside.
Oli. What would my Lord, but that he may not have,
Oli. If it be aught to the old tune, my Lord,
Duke. Still fo cruel ?
Duke. What, to perverseness? You uncivil Lady,
him. Duke. Why should I not, had I the heart to do ’t, Like to th’Egyptian thief *, at point of death
* The Egyptian thief was Thyamis. See the story in the Theagines and Chariclea of Heliodorus,
Kill what I love? (a favage jealousy,
the marble-breasted tyrant
[chief. To spight a raven's heart within a dove. [Duke going.
Vio. And I most jocund, apt, and willingly, To do you rest a thousand deaths would die. [following.
Oli. Where goes Cesario ?
Vio. After him I love,
Oli. Ay me, detested ! how am I beguild ?
Oli. Haft thou forgot thyself? Is it so long?
Oli. Alas, it is the baseness of thy fear,