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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. O, that record is lively in my soul! please. I leave my duly 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 bither. That I am Viola: which to confirm,

[Exit 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 preserv'd, to serve this noble count: To think me as well a sister as a wife, 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 call'd 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,

Oli.

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 madınan?
As doth that orbed continent the fire

Oli,

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

How now, Malvolio ?
Duke,
Give me thy hand ; Mal.

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, Oli. 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 distract. And tell me, in the modesty of honour,

Why you have given me such clear lights of favour; Re-enter Clown, with a letter.

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

To put on yellow stockings, and to frown A most extracting frenzy 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, sirrah?

Why have you suffer'd me to be imprison'd, Clo. Truly, madam, he 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 cam’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. Prythee 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 vor.?

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

Of 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, Oli. 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, put me into darkness, and given your drunken Upon some stubborn and uncourteous parts cousin rule 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 ;' letter 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. (4) Frame and constitution. (5) Inferior.

(6) Fool. (7) Importunacy.

May rather pluck on laughter than revenge;

But when I came to man's estate, If that the injuries be justly weigh’d,

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

'Gainst knave and thich men shut their gate, Oli. Alas, poor sool! how have they baffled' thee! For the rain it raineih every day. Clo. Why, some are born great, some achieve

But when I came, alas ! to wive, greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon them. Iwas 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, 1 By swaggering could I never thrive, am not med ;-But do you remember? Madam,

For the rain it raineth every day. why laugh you at such a barren rascal ? an you But when I came unto my bed, Sinile noi, 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. I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you. For the rain it raineth every day.

(Eril. 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;

Bul 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

(Exil. or 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 scencs exquisitely humo. Orsino'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 marriaye of Olivia, and the succeedA foolish thing was but a toy,

ing perplexity, though well enough contrived to For the rain it raineth erery day. divert on the stage, wants credibility, and fails 10

produce the proper instruction required in the dra (1) Cheated. (2) Shall serve. lina, as it exhibits no just picture of life.

JOHNSON.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Vincentio, duke of Vienna,

Clown, serrant to Mrs. Over-done.
Angelo, lord deputy in the duke's absence. Abhorson, an executioner.
Escalus, an ancient lord, joined with Angelo in Barnardine, a dissolule prisoner.

the depulation. Claudio, a young gentleman.

Isabella, sister to Claudio. Lucio, a fantastic.

Mariana, betrothed to Angelo,
Two other like gentlemen.

Juliet, belored by Claudio.
Varrius, a gentleman, servant to the duke. Francisca, inun.
Provost.

Mistress Over-done, a bawd.
two friars.

Lords, gentlemen, guards, officers, and other atA Justice.

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

Scene, Vienna.

Thomas

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ACT I.

Thyself 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 attendants.

Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike

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

But to fine issues :s nor nature never lends Escalus,

The smallest scruple of her excellence,

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

Herself the glory of a creditor,
Duke. Of government the properties to unfold, Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speech
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 ourself;
My 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 coinmission.
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

(Exit an attendani. Proceeded to you; therefore take your honours. What figure of us think you he will bear? Our haste from hence is of so quick condition, For you must know, we have with special soul That it prefers itsell, 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 vith 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, Of your commissions.
It is lord Angelo.

Ang.

Yet, gire leave, my lord, Enter Angelo.

That we may bring you something on the way.

Duke. My haste inay not admit it; Duke.

Look, where he comes. Nor need you, on mine 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, Drike.

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

I'll privily away: I love the people, That, to the observer, doth thy history

But do not like to stage me to their eyes ; Fully unfold: thyself and thy belongings3

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

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

(5) For high purposes,

(6) Interest. So much thy own property.

7) Extent of power. (8) Hailings,

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