Twelfth Night
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Enter Maria, and Clowne.Enter Maria and Feste the Clown TN I.v.1
Ma. MARIA 
Nay, either tell me where thou hast bin, or I willNay, either tell me where thou hast been, or I will TN I.v.1
not open my lippes so wide as a brissle may enter, in way of not open my lips so wide as a bristle may enter, in way of TN I.v.2
thy excuse: my Lady will hang thee for thy absence.thy excuse. My lady will hang thee for thy absence. TN I.v.3
Clo. FESTE 
Let her hang me: hee that is well hang'de in thisLet her hang me. He that is well hanged in this TN I.v.4
world, needs to feare no colours.world needs to fear no colours.colours, fear no
old form: feare, colours
fear no enemy, fear nothing
TN I.v.5
Ma. MARIA 
Make that good.Make that good.make goodjustify, vindicate, confirmTN I.v.6
Clo. FESTE 
He shall see none to feare.He shall see none to fear. TN I.v.7
Ma. MARIA 
A good lenton answer: I can tell thee where ytA good lenten answer! I can tell thee where thatlenten (adj.)
old form: lenton
dismal, meagre, scanty
TN I.v.8
saying was borne, of I feare no colours.saying was born, of ‘ I fear no colours.’ TN I.v.9
Clo. FESTE 
Where good mistris Mary?Where, good Mistress Mary? TN I.v.10
Ma. MARIA 
In the warrs, & that may you be bolde to say inIn the wars; and that may you be bold to say in TN I.v.11
your foolerie.your foolery. TN I.v.12
Clo. FESTE 
Well, God giue them wisedome that haue it: &Well, God give them wisdom that have it; and TN I.v.13
those that are fooles, let them vse their talents.those that are fools, let them use their talents. TN I.v.14
Ma. MARIA 
Yet you will be hang'd for being so long absent,Yet you will be hanged for being so long absent; TN I.v.15
or to be turn'd away: is not that as good as a hanging or to be turned away – is not that as good as a hangingturn away (v.)
old form: turn'd
send away, dismiss from service
TN I.v.16
to you?to you? TN I.v.17
Clo. FESTE 
Many a good hanging, preuents a bad marriage:Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage; TN I.v.18
and for turning away, let summer beare it out.and for turning away, let summer bear it out.bear out (v.)
old form: beare
endure, weather, cope [with]
TN I.v.19
Ma. MARIA 
You are resolute then?You are resolute, then? TN I.v.20
Clo. FESTE 
Not so neyther, but I am resolu'd on two pointsNot so neither, but I am resolved on two points.point (n.)(usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]TN I.v.21
Ma. MARIA 
That if one breake, the other will hold: or if bothThat if one break, the other will hold; or if both TN I.v.22
breake, your gaskins fall.break, your gaskins fall.gaskins (n.)loose-fitting trousers, wide breechesTN I.v.23
Clo. FESTE 
Apt in good faith, very apt: well go thy way, ifApt, in good faith, very apt. Well, go thy way, if TN I.v.24
sir Toby would leaue drinking, thou wert as witty a Sir Toby would leave drinking, thou wert as witty a TN I.v.25
piece of Eues flesh, as any in Illyria.piece of Eve's flesh as any in Illyria. TN I.v.26
Ma. MARIA 
Peace you rogue, no more o'that: here comes myPeace, you rogue, no more o' that. Here comes my TN I.v.27
Lady: make your excuse wisely, you were best.lady. Make your excuse wisely, you were best.best, thou wert / you wereyou are best advisedTN I.v.28
Exit TN I.v.28
Enter Lady Oliuia, with Maluolio.Enter Olivia with Malvolio and attendants TN I.v.29.1
Clo. FESTE 
Wit, and't be thy will, put me into good fooling:Wit, an't be thy will, put me into good fooling.wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityTN I.v.29
those wits that thinke they haue thee, doe very oft proueThose wits that think they have thee do very oft proveoft (adv.)oftenTN I.v.30
wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individual
fooles: and I that am sure I lacke thee, may passe for a wise fools; and I that am sure I lack thee may pass for a wise TN I.v.31
man. For what saies Quinapalus, Better a witty foole,man. For what says Quinapalus? ‘ Better a witty fool witty (adj.)intelligent, ingenious, sensibleTN I.v.32
Quinapalus (n.)[pron: kwi'napalus] imaginary name for a learned authority
then a foolish wit. God blesse thee Lady.than a foolish wit.’ God bless thee, lady!wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individualTN I.v.33
Ol. OLIVIA 
Take the foole away.Take the fool away. TN I.v.34
Clo. FESTE 
Do you not heare fellowes, take away the Ladie.Do you not hear, fellows? Take away the lady. TN I.v.35
Ol. OLIVIA 
Go too, y'are a dry foole: Ile no more of you: besides Go to, y' are a dry fool. I'll no more of you. Besides,dry (adj.)barren, arid, yielding no resultTN I.v.36
you grow dis-honest.you grow dishonest.dishonest (adj.)
old form: dis-honest
undutiful, unreliable, irresponsible
TN I.v.37
Clo. FESTE 
Two faults Madona, that drinke & good counsellTwo faults, madonna, that drink and good counsel TN I.v.38
wil amend: for giue the dry foole drink, then is the foolewill amend. For give the dry fool drink, then is the fool TN I.v.39
not dry: bid the dishonest man mend himself, if he not dry. Bid the dishonest man mend himself: if he TN I.v.40
mend, he is no longer dishonest; if hee cannot, let the mend, he is no longer dishonest; if he cannot, let the TN I.v.41
Botcher mend him: any thing that's mended, is but botcher mend him. Anything that's mended, is butbotcher (n.)mender of old clothes, tailor who does repairs, patcher-upTN I.v.42
patch'd: vertu that transgresses, is but patcht with patched: virtue that transgresses is but patched with TN I.v.43
sinne, and sin that amends, is but patcht with vertue. If sin; and sin that amends is but patched with virtue. Ifamend (v.)make better, ameliorate, lessen the evil ofTN I.v.44
that this simple Sillogisme will serue, so: if it will not, that this simple syllogism will serve, so; if it will not, TN I.v.45
what remedy? As there is no true Cuckold but calamity, what remedy? As there is no true cuckold but calamity,cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wifeTN I.v.46
so beauties a flower; The Lady bad take away the foole, so beauty's a flower. The lady bade take away the fool;bid (v.), past form bade
old form: bad
command, order, enjoin, tell
TN I.v.47
therefore I say againe, take her away.therefore I say again – take her away! TN I.v.48
Ol. OLIVIA 
Sir, I bad them take away you.Sir, I bade them take away you. TN I.v.49
Clo. FESTE 
Misprision in the highest degree. Lady, CucullusMisprision in the highest degree! Lady, cucullusmisprision (n.)mistake, error, misunderstanding, misconceptionTN I.v.50
non facit monachum: that's as much to say, as I weare notnon facit monachum; that's as much to say as I wear not TN I.v.51
motley in my braine: good Madona, giue mee leaue tomotley in my brain. Good madonna, give me leave tomotley (n.)distinctive dress of a foolTN I.v.52
madonna (n.)
old form: Madona
my lady, madam
proue you a foole.prove you a fool. TN I.v.53
Ol. OLIVIA 
Can you do it?Can you do it? TN I.v.54
Clo. FESTE 
Dexteriously, good Madona.Dexteriously, good madonna.dexteriously (adv.)with dexterity, adroitly, skilfullyTN I.v.55
Ol. OLIVIA 
Make your proofe.Make your proof. TN I.v.56
Clo. FESTE 
I must catechize you for it Madona, Good myI must catechize you for it, madonna. Good mycatechize (v.)question systematically, cross-examine, interrogateTN I.v.57
Mouse of vertue answer mee.mouse of virtue, answer me. TN I.v.58
Ol. OLIVIA 
Well sir, for want of other idlenesse, Ile bide yourWell, sir, for want of other idleness, I'll bide youridleness (n.)
old form: idlenesse
pastime, foolishness, silly diversion
TN I.v.59
want (n.)lack, shortage, dearth
bide (v.)face, await, undergo
proofe.proof. TN I.v.60
Clo. FESTE 
Good Madona, why mournst thou?Good madonna, why mourn'st thou? TN I.v.61
Ol. OLIVIA 
Good foole, for my brothers death.Good fool, for my brother's death. TN I.v.62
Clo. FESTE 
I thinke his soule is in hell, Madona.I think his soul is in hell, madonna. TN I.v.63
Ol. OLIVIA 
I know his soule is in heauen, foole.I know his soul is in heaven, fool. TN I.v.64
Clo. FESTE 
The more foole (Madona) to mourne for yourThe more fool, madonna, to mourn for your TN I.v.65
Brothers soule, being in heauen. Take away the Foole,brother's soul, being in heaven. Take away the fool, TN I.v.66
Gentlemen.gentlemen. TN I.v.67
Ol. OLIVIA 
What thinke you of this foole Maluolio, doth heWhat think you of this fool, Malvolio? Doth he TN I.v.68
not mend?not mend?mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put rightTN I.v.69
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Yes, and shall do, till the pangs of death shakeYes, and shall do, till the pangs of death shake TN I.v.70
him: Infirmity that decaies the wise, doth euer make thehim. Infirmity, that decays the wise, doth ever make the TN I.v.71
better foole.better fool. TN I.v.72
Clow. FESTE 
God send you sir, a speedie Infirmity, for the better God send you, sir, a speedy infirmity for the better TN I.v.73
increasing your folly: Sir Toby will be sworn that I am increasing your folly. Sir Toby will be sworn that I am TN I.v.74
no Fox, but he wil not passe his word for two pence that no fox, but he will not pass his word for twopence that TN I.v.75
you are no Foole.you are no fool. TN I.v.76
Ol. OLIVIA 
How say you to that Maluolio?How say you to that, Malvolio? TN I.v.77
Mal. MALVOLIO 
I maruell your Ladyship takes delight in such a I marvel your ladyship takes delight in such a TN I.v.78
barren rascall: I saw him put down the other day, with an barren rascal. I saw him put down the other day with anput down (v.)crush, defeat, put to silenceTN I.v.79
barren (adj.)stupid, empty-headed, dull
ordinary foole, that has no more braine then a stone. Looke ordinary fool that has no more brain than a stone. Look TN I.v.80
you now, he's out of his gard already: vnles you laugh you now, he's out of his guard already; unless you laugh TN I.v.81
and minister occasion to him, he is gag'd. I protest I and minister occasion to him, he is gagged. I protest Iminister (v.)provide, supply, giveTN I.v.82
occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunity
take these Wisemen, that crow so at these set kinde oftake these wise men, that crow so at these set kind ofset (adj.)carefully composed, deliberately expressedTN I.v.83
fooles, no better then the fooles Zanies.fools, no better than the fools' zanies.zany (n.)stooge, clown's assistant, mimicTN I.v.84
Ol. OLIVIA 
O you are sicke of selfe-loue Maluolio, and tasteO, you are sick of self-love, Malvolio, and taste TN I.v.85
with a distemper'd appetite. To be generous, guitlesse,with a distempered appetite. To be generous, guiltless,distempered (adj.)
old form: distemper'd
disordered, disturbed, diseased
TN I.v.86
and of free disposition, is to take those things for Bird-bolts, and of free disposition, is to take those things for bird-boltsfree (adj.)generous, magnanimousTN I.v.87
bird-bolt, burbolt (n.)short blunt-headed arrow for shooting birds
that you deeme Cannon bullets: There is no slander that you deem cannon bullets. There is no slander TN I.v.88
in an allow'd foole, though he do nothing but rayle; nor no in an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail; nor norail (v.)
old form: rayle
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
TN I.v.89
allowed (adj.)
old form: allow'd
licensed, authorized, permitted
rayling, in a knowne discreet man, though hee do nothing railing in a known discreet man, though he do nothingrailing (n.)
old form: rayling
abuse, insulting speech, vilification
TN I.v.90
but reproue.but reprove. TN I.v.91
Clo. FESTE 
Now Mercury indue thee with leasing, for thouNow Mercury endue thee with leasing, for thouindue, endue (v.)endow, furnish, provideTN I.v.92
leasing (n.)skill in lying, ability to lie
Mercury (n.)messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce
speak'st well of fooles.speak'st well of fools. TN I.v.93
Enter Maria.Enter Maria TN I.v.94
Mar. MARIA 
Madam, there is at the gate, a young Gentleman, Madam, there is at the gate a young gentleman TN I.v.94
much desires to speake with you.much desires to speak with you. TN I.v.95
Ol. OLIVIA 
From the Count Orsino, is it?From the Count Orsino, is it? TN I.v.96
Ma MARIA 
I know not (Madam) 'tis a faire young man, andI know not, madam. 'Tis a fair young man, and TN I.v.997
well attended.well attended.attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]TN I.v.98
Ol. OLIVIA 
Who of my people hold him in delay:Who of my people hold him in delay? TN I.v.99
Ma. MARIA 
Sir Toby Madam, your kinsman.Sir Toby, madam, your kinsman. TN I.v.100
Ol. OLIVIA 
Fetch him off I pray you, he speakes nothing butFetch him off, I pray you, he speaks nothing but TN I.v.101
madman: Fie on him. Go you Maluolio; If it be a suitmadman. Fie on him! Go you, Malvolio. If it be a suitsuit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petitionTN I.v.102
from the Count, I am sicke, or not at home. What youfrom the Count, I am sick or not at home – what you TN I.v.103
will, to dismisse it. will, to dismiss it. TN I.v.104
Exit Maluo.Exit Malvolio TN I.v.104
Now you see sir, how your fooling growes old, & people Now you see, sir, how your fooling grows old and peopleold (adj.)hackneyed, worn-out, staleTN I.v.105
dislike it.dislike it? TN I.v.106
Clo. FESTE 
Thou hast spoke for vs (Madona) as if thy eldestThou hast spoke for us, madonna, as if thy eldest TN I.v.107
sonne should be a foole: whose scull, Ioue cramme with braines, son should be a fool; whose skull Jove cram with brains,Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godTN I.v.108
for heere he comes. for – here he comes –  TN I.v.109
Enter Sir Toby.(Enter Sir Toby) TN I.v.110.1
One of thy kin has a most weake Pia-mater.one of thy kin has a most weak pia mater.pia mater (n.)[Latin] dutiful mother: membrane covering the brain; brainTN I.v.110
Ol. OLIVIA 
By mine honor halfe drunke. What is he at theBy mine honour, half drunk! What is he at the TN I.v.111
gate Cosin?gate, cousin? TN I.v.112
To. SIR TOBY 
A Gentleman.A gentleman. TN I.v.113
Ol. OLIVIA 
A Gentleman? What Gentleman?A gentleman! What gentleman? TN I.v.114
To. SIR TOBY 
'Tis a Gentleman heere. A plague o'these 'Tis a gentleman here – a plague o' these TN I.v.115
pickle herring: How now Sot.pickle-herring! (To Feste) How now, sot!sot (n.)blockhead, idiot, doltTN I.v.116
Clo. FESTE 
Good Sir Toby.Good Sir Toby! TN I.v.117
Ol. OLIVIA 
Cosin, Cosin, how haue you come so earely byCousin, cousin, how have you come so early by TN I.v.118
this Lethargie?this lethargy? TN I.v.119
To. SIR TOBY 
Letcherie, I defie Letchery: there's one at theLechery! I defy lechery! There's one at the TN I.v.120
gate.gate. TN I.v.121
Ol. OLIVIA 
I marry, what is he?Ay, marry, what is he?marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryTN I.v.122
To.SIR TOBY 
Let him be the diuell and he will, I care not: giueLet him be the devil an he will, I care not. Giveand, an (conj.)if, whetherTN I.v.123
me faith say I. Well, it's all one. me faith, say I. Well, it's all one.all is one; that's / it's all oneit makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matterTN I.v.124
ExitExit Sir Toby, followed by Maria TN I.v.124
Ol. OLIVIA 
What's a drunken man like, foole?What's a drunken man like, fool? TN I.v.125
Clo. FESTE 
Like a drown'd man, a foole, and a madde man: One Like a drowned man, a fool, and a madman. One TN I.v.126
draught aboue heate, makes him a foole, the second maddes draught above heat makes him a fool, the second madsheat (n.)
old form: heate
normal body temperature
TN I.v.127
him, and a third drownes him.him, and a third drowns him. TN I.v.128
Ol. OLIVIA 
Go thou and seeke the Crowner, and let him sitte o'Go thou and seek the crowner, and let him sit o'crowner (n.)coronerTN I.v.129
my Coz: for he's in the third degree of drinke: hee'smy coz, for he's in the third degree of drink – he'sdegree (n.)step, stage, rungTN I.v.130
drown'd: go looke after him.drowned. Go, look after him. TN I.v.131
Clo. FESTE 
He is but mad yet Madona, and the foole shall looke He is but mad yet, madonna, and the fool shall look TN I.v.132
to the madman.to the madman. TN I.v.133
Exit TN I.v.133
Enter Maluolio.Enter Malvolio TN I.v.134
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Madam, yond young fellow sweares hee willMadam, yond young fellow swears he will TN I.v.134
speake with you. I told him you were sicke, he takes onspeak with you. I told him you were sick; he takes on TN I.v.135
him to vnderstand so much, and therefore comes to him to understand so much, and therefore comes to TN I.v.136
speak with you. I told him you were asleepe, he seems to speak with you. I told him you were asleep; he seems to TN I.v.137
haue a fore knowledge of that too, and therefore comes have a foreknowledge of that too, and therefore comes TN I.v.138
to speake with you. What is to be said to him Ladie, hee'sto speak with you. What is to be said to him, lady? He's TN I.v.139
fortified against any deniall.fortified against any denial. TN I.v.140
Ol. OLIVIA 
Tell him, he shall not speake with me.Tell him, he shall not speak with me. TN I.v.141
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Ha's beene told so: and hee sayes hee'l stand atHe's been told so; and he says he'll stand at TN I.v.142
your doore like a Sheriffes post, and be the supporter to a your door like a sheriff's post and be the supporter to apost (n.)door-postTN I.v.143
bench, but hee'l speake with you.bench, but he'll speak with you. TN I.v.144
Ol. OLIVIA 
What kinde o'man is he?What kind o' man is he? TN I.v.145
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Why of mankinde.Why, of mankind. TN I.v.146
Ol. OLIVIA 
What manner of man?What manner of man? TN I.v.147
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Of verie ill manner: hee'l speake with you, willOf very ill manner; he'll speak with you, willill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableTN I.v.148
you, or no.you or no. TN I.v.149
Ol. OLIVIA 
Of what personage, and yeeres is he?Of what personage and years is he?personage (n.)appearance, demeanourTN I.v.150
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Not yet old enough for a man, nor yong Not yet old enough for a man, nor young TN I.v.151
enough for a boy: as a squash is before tis a pescod, or enough for a boy; as a squash is before 'tis a peascod, orpeascod (n.)
old form: pescod
pea-plant, pea-pod
TN I.v.152
squash (n.)unripe pea-pod
a Codling when tis almost an Apple: Tis with him in a codling when 'tis almost an apple. 'Tis with him incodling (n.)unripe apple, half-grown appleTN I.v.153
standing water, betweene boy and man. He is verie well-fauour'd,standing water between boy and man. He is very well-favoured,well-favoured (adj.)
old form: well-fauour'd
good-looking, attractive in appearance
TN I.v.154
standing (n.)not ebbing or flowing
and he speakes verie shrewishly: One would and he speaks very shrewishly. One wouldshrewishly (adv.)like a woman, shrilly, sharplyTN I.v.155
thinke his mothers milke were scarse out of him.think his mother's milk were scarce out of him. TN I.v.156
Ol. OLIVIA 
Let him approach: Call in my Gentlewoman.Let him approach. Call in my gentlewoman. TN I.v.157
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Gentlewoman, my Lady calles. Gentlewoman, my lady calls.gentlewoman (n.)[formally polite address] madamTN I.v.158
Exit. Exit TN I.v.158
Enter Maria.Enter Maria TN I.v.159
Ol. OLIVIA 
Giue me my vaile: come throw it ore my face,Give me my veil. Come, throw it o'er my face. TN I.v.159
Wee'l once more heare Orsinos Embassie.We'll once more hear Orsino's embassy.embassy (n.)
old form: Embassie
message [especially via an ambassador]
TN I.v.160
Enter Violenta.Enter Viola TN I.v.161
Vio. VIOLA 
The honorable Ladie of the house, which is she?The honourable lady of the house, which is she? TN I.v.161
Ol. OLIVIA 
Speake to me, I shall answer for her: your will.Speak to me, I shall answer for her. Your will? TN I.v.162
Vio. VIOLA 
Most radiant, exquisite, and vnmatchable beautie. Most radiant, exquisite, and unmatchable beauty –  TN I.v.163
I pray you tell me if this bee the Lady of the house, for I I pray you, tell me if this be the lady of the house, for I TN I.v.164
neuer saw her. I would bee loath to cast away my speech: never saw her. I would be loath to cast away my speech; TN I.v.165
for besides that it is excellently well pend, I hauefor besides that it is excellently well penned, I have TN I.v.166
taken great paines to con it. Good Beauties, let mee sustaine taken great pains to con it. Good beauties, let me sustaincon (v.)learn by heart, commit to memoryTN I.v.167
no scorne; I am very comptible, euen to the least sinister no scorn. I am very comptible, even to the least sinistersinister (adj.)malicious, adverse, impoliteTN I.v.168
comptible (adj.)sensitive, thin-skinned, impressionable
vsage.usage.usage (n.)
old form: vsage
treatment, handling, conduct
TN I.v.169
Ol. OLIVIA 
Whence came you sir?Whence came you, sir? TN I.v.170
Vio. VIOLA 
I can say little more then I haue studied, & thatI can say little more than I have studied, and thatstudy (v.)learn by heart, commit to memoryTN I.v.171
question's out of my part. Good gentle one, giue meequestion's out of my part. Good gentle one, give me TN I.v.172
modest assurance, if you be the Ladie of the house, that Imodest assurance if you be the lady of the house, that Imodest (adj.)moderate, reasonable, mild, limitedTN I.v.173
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
assurance (n.)confirmation, pledge, guarantee
may proceede in my speech.may proceed in my speech. TN I.v.174
Ol. OLIVIA 
Are you a Comedian?Are you a comedian?comedian (n.)actor, stage-playerTN I.v.175
Vio. VIOLA 
No my profound heart: and yet (by the verie phangs No, my profound heart; and yet, by the very fangs TN I.v.176
of malice, I sweare) I am not that I play. Are you the Ladie of malice, I swear I am not that I play. Are you the lady TN I.v.177
of the house?of the house? TN I.v.178
Ol. OLIVIA 
If I do not vsurpe my selfe, I am.If I do not usurp myself, I am.usurp (v.)
old form: vsurpe
supplant, oust, impersonate
TN I.v.179
Vio. VIOLA 
Most certaine, if you are she, you do vsurp your selfe: Most certain, if you are she, you do usurp yourself;usurp (v.)take wrongful possession of, misappropriateTN I.v.180
for what is yours to bestowe, is, not yours to reserue. for what is yours to bestow is not yours to reserve. TN I.v.181
But this is from my Commission: I will on with my But this is from my commission. I will on with mycommission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]TN I.v.182
speech in your praise, and then shew you the heart ofspeech in your praise, and then show you the heart of TN I.v.183
my message.my message. TN I.v.184
Ol. OLIVIA 
Come to what is important in't: I forgiue you the Come to what is important in't. I forgive you theforgive (v.)
old form: forgiue
excuse, let off
TN I.v.185
praise.praise. TN I.v.186
Vio. VIOLA 
Alas, I tooke great paines to studie it, and 'tis Poeticall.Alas, I took great pains to study it, and 'tis poetical. TN I.v.187
Ol. OLIVIA 
It is the more like to be feigned, I pray you keep it It is the more like to be feigned; I pray you, keep itlike (adv.)likely, probable / probablyTN I.v.188
in. I heard you were sawcy at my gates, & allowd yourin. I heard you were saucy at my gates, and allowed yoursaucy (adj.)
old form: sawcy
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
TN I.v.189
approach rather to wonder at you, then to heare you. Ifapproach rather to wonder at you than to hear you. Ifwonder (v.)stare in curiosity, look in fascinationTN I.v.190
you be not mad, be gone: if you haue reason, be breefe:you be not mad, be gone; if you have reason, be brief. TN I.v.191
'tis not that time of Moone with me, to make one in so'Tis not that time of moon with me, to make one in so TN I.v.192
skipping a dialogue.skipping a dialogue.skipping (adj.)frivolous, flighty, frolicsomeTN I.v.193
Ma. MARIA  
(showing Viola the way out) TN I.v.194
Will you hoyst sayle sir, Will you hoist sail, sir? TN I.v.194
here lies your way.Here lies your way. TN I.v.195
Vio. VIOLA 
No good swabber, I am to hull here a little longer. No, good swabber, I am to hull here a little longer.hull (v.)lie, float, drift [with sails furled]TN I.v.196
swabber (n.)deckhand, sailor who washes the deck
Some mollification for your Giant, sweete Ladie; tell me Some mollification for your giant, sweet lady! Tell memollification (n.)appeasement, placating, pacifyingTN I.v.197
your minde, I am a messenger.your mind; I am a messenger. TN I.v.198
Ol. OLIVIA 
Sure you haue some hiddeous matter to deliuer,Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver, TN I.v.199
when the curtesie of it is so fearefull. Speake your office.when the courtesy of it is so fearful. Speak your office.office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilityTN I.v.200
fearful (adj.)
old form: fearefull
causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)
old form: curtesie
salutation, first greeting, expression of courtesy
Vio.VIOLA 
It alone concernes your eare: I bring no ouerture of It alone concerns your ear. I bring no overture ofoverture (n.)
old form: ouerture
disclosure, revelation
TN I.v.201
warre, no taxation of homage; I hold the Olyffe in my hand: war, no taxation of homage. I hold the olive in my hand;olive (n.)
old form: Olyffe
olive-branch [symbol of peace]
TN I.v.202
homage (n.)act of homage, acknowledgement of allegiance
taxation (n.)demand for money, financial claim
my words are as full of peace, as matter.my words are as full of peace as matter.matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issueTN I.v.203
Ol. OLIVIA 
Yet you began rudely. What are you? What Yet you began rudely. What are you? What TN I.v.204
would you?would you? TN I.v.205
Vio. VIOLA 
The rudenesse that hath appear'd in mee, haue IThe rudeness that hath appeared in me have I TN I.v.206
learn'd from my entertainment. What I am, and what Ilearned from my entertainment. What I am and what Ientertainment (n.)treatment, hospitality, receptionTN I.v.207
would, are as secret as maiden-head: to your eares, Diuinity; would are as secret as maidenhead; to your ears divinity, TN I.v.208
to any others, prophanation.to any others profanation. TN I.v.209
Ol. OLIVIA 
Giue vs the place alone,Give us the place alone. TN I.v.210
Maria and attendants withdraw TN I.v.210
We will heare this diuinitie. Now sir, what is your text?We will hear this divinity. Now, sir, what is your text? TN I.v.211
Vio. VIOLA 
Most sweet Ladie.Most sweet lady –  TN I.v.212
Ol. OLIVIA 
A comfortable doctrine, and much may bee saide of A comfortable doctrine, and much may be said ofcomfortable (adj.)comforting, encouraging, reassuringTN I.v.213
it. Where lies your Text?it. Where lies your text? TN I.v.214
Vio. VIOLA 
In Orsinoes bosome.In Orsino's bosom.bosom (n.)
old form: bosome
heart, inner person
TN I.v.215
Ol. OLIVIA 
In his bosome? In what chapter of his bosome?In his bosom! In what chapter of his bosom? TN I.v.216
Vio. VIOLA 
To answer by the method, in the first of his hart.To answer by the method, in the first of his heart.method (n.)table of contents, summary arrangementTN I.v.217
Ol. OLIVIA 
O, I haue read it: it is heresie. Haue you no more to O, I have read it; it is heresy. Have you no more to TN I.v.218
say?say? TN I.v.219
Vio. VIOLA 
Good Madam, let me see your face.Good madam, let me see your face. TN I.v.220
Ol. OLIVIA 
Haue you any Commission from your Lord, to negotiate Have you any commission from your lord to negotiatecommission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]TN I.v.221
with my face: you are now out of your Text: but with my face? You are now out of your text; buttext (n.)theme, subject, topicTN I.v.222
we will draw the Curtain, and shew you the picture. Looke we will draw the curtain and show you the picture. Look TN I.v.223
you sir, such a one I was this present: Ist not wellyou, sir, such a one I was this present. Is't not wellpresent, thisjust now, recentlyTN I.v.224
done?done? TN I.v.225
Vio. VIOLA 
Excellently done, if God did all.Excellently done – if God did all. TN I.v.226
Ol. OLIVIA 
'Tis in graine sir, 'twill endure winde and weather.'Tis in grain, sir, 'twill endure wind and weather.grain, in
old form: graine
inherent, ingrained, indelible
TN I.v.227
Vio. VIOLA 
Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white,'Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and whiteblent (adj.)blended, mixed, applied [as of painting]TN I.v.228
Natures owne sweet, and cunning hand laid on:Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on.cunning (adj.)knowledgeable, skilful, cleverTN I.v.229
Lady, you are the cruell'st shee aliue,Lady, you are the cruellest she alive,she (n.)
old form: shee
lady, woman, girl
TN I.v.230
If you will leade these graces to the graue,If you will lead these graces to the grave, TN I.v.231
And leaue the world no copie.And leave the world no copy. TN I.v.232
Ol. OLIVIA 
O sir, I will not be so hard-hearted: I will giueO, sir, I will not be so hard-hearted. I will give TN I.v.233
out diuers scedules of my beautie. It shalbe Inuentoriedout divers schedules of my beauty. It shall be inventoried,schedule (n.)
old form: scedules
inventory, list, itemization
TN I.v.234
divers (adj.)
old form: diuers
different, various, several
and euery particle and vtensile labell'd to my will: and every particle and utensil labelled to my will.label (v.)
old form: labell'd
attach as a codicil, affix as a supplementary note
TN I.v.235
utensil (n.)
old form: vtensile
distinctive feature, functional organ
As, Item two lippes indifferent redde, Item two grey eyes,As, item: two lips, indifferent red; item: two grey eyes,indifferent (adv.)moderately, tolerably, reasonablyTN I.v.236
with lids to them: Item, one necke, one chin, & so forth.with lids to them; item: one neck, one chin, and so forth. TN I.v.237
Were you sent hither to praise me?Were you sent hither to praise me?praise (v.)appraise, assess, put a valuation onTN I.v.238
Vio. VIOLA 
I see you what you are, you are too proud:I see you what you are, you are too proud. TN I.v.239
But if you were the diuell, you are faire:But if you were the devil, you are fair. TN I.v.240
My Lord, and master loues you: O such loueMy lord and master loves you – O, such love TN I.v.241
Could be but recompenc'd, though you were crown'dCould be but recompensed, though you were crowned TN I.v.242
The non-pareil of beautie.The nonpareil of beauty!nonpareil (n.)
old form: non-pareil
person without equal, unique one, paragon
TN I.v.243.1
Ol. OLIVIA 
How does he loue me?How does he love me? TN I.v.243.2
Vio. VIOLA 
With adorations, fertill teares,With adorations, fertile tears,fertile (adj.)
old form: fertill
abundant, profuse, rich
TN I.v.244
With groanes that thunder loue, with sighes of fire.With groans that thunder love, with sighs of fire. TN I.v.245
Ol. OLIVIA 
Your Lord does know my mind, I cannot loue himYour lord does know my mind, I cannot love him. TN I.v.246
Yet I suppose him vertuous, know him noble,Yet I suppose him virtuous, know him noble, TN I.v.247
Of great estate, of fresh and stainlesse youth;Of great estate, of fresh and stainless youth,estate (n.)high rank, standing, statusTN I.v.248
In voyces well divulg'd, free, learn'd, and valiant,In voices well divulged, free, learned, and valiant,free (adj.)noble, honourable, worthyTN I.v.249
voice (n.)
old form: voyces
talk, rumour, opinion
divulge (v.)
old form: divulg'd
proclaim, reveal, make publicly known
And in dimension, and the shape of nature,And in dimension and the shape of natureshape (n.)appearance, aspect, visible formTN I.v.250
dimension (n.)bodily form, physical frame
A gracious person; But yet I cannot loue him:A gracious person. But yet I cannot love him.gracious (adj.)graceful, elegant, attractiveTN I.v.251
He might haue tooke his answer long ago.He might have took his answer long ago. TN I.v.252
Vio. VIOLA 
If I did loue you in my masters flame,If I did love you in my master's flame, TN I.v.253
With such a suffring, such a deadly life:With such a suffering, such a deadly life,deadly (adj.)deathly, death-likeTN I.v.254
In your deniall, I would finde no sence,In your denial I would find no sense; TN I.v.255
I would not vnderstand it.I would not understand it. TN I.v.256.1
Ol. OLIVIA 
Why, what would you?Why, what would you? TN I.v.256.2
Vio. VIOLA 
Make me a willow Cabine at your gate,Make me a willow cabin at your gate,cabin (n.)
old form: Cabine
small room, hut, shelter
TN I.v.257
willow (adj.)made of leaves from the willow tree [a symbol of the grief felt by a deserted or unrequited lover]
And call vpon my soule within the house,And call upon my soul within the house; TN I.v.258
Write loyall Cantons of contemned loue,Write loyal cantons of contemned lovecontemned (adj.)despised, rejected, spurnedTN I.v.259
canton (n.)song, ballad, verse
And sing them lowd euen in the dead of night:And sing them loud even in the dead of night; TN I.v.260
Hallow your name to the reuerberate hilles,Hallow your name to the reverberate hillsreverberate (adj.)
old form: reuerberate
reverberating, resounding, echoing
TN I.v.261
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.)shout, yell, cry out
And make the babling Gossip of the aire,And make the babbling gossip of the air TN I.v.262
Cry out Oliuia: O you should not restCry out ‘ Olivia!’ O, you should not rest TN I.v.263
Betweene the elements of ayre, and earth,Between the elements of air and earth, TN I.v.264
But you should pittie me.But you should pity me. TN I.v.2655.1
Ol. OLIVIA 
You might do much:You might do much. TN I.v.265.2
What is your Parentage?What is your parentage? TN I.v.266
Vio. VIOLA 
Aboue my fortunes, yet my state is well:Above my fortunes, yet my state is well.state (n.)status, rank, positionTN I.v.267
I am a Gentleman.I am a gentleman. TN I.v.268.1
Ol. OLIVIA 
Get you to your Lord:Get you to your lord. TN I.v.268.2
I cannot loue him: let him send no more,I cannot love him. Let him send no more –  TN I.v.269
Vnlesse (perchance) you come to me againe,Unless, perchance, you come to me againperchance (adv.)perhaps, maybeTN I.v.270
To tell me how he takes it: Fare you well:To tell me how he takes it. Fare you well.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]TN I.v.271
I thanke you for your paines: spend this for mee.I thank you for your pains. Spend this for me. TN I.v.272
Vio. VIOLA 
I am no feede poast, Lady; keepe your purse,I am no fee'd post, lady; keep your purse.post (n.)
old form: poast
express messenger, courier
TN I.v.273
fee'd (adj.)
old form: feede
paid by a fee, hired, bribed
My Master, not my selfe, lackes recompence.My master, not myself, lacks recompense. TN I.v.274
Loue make his heart of flint, that you shal loue,Love make his heart of flint, that you shall love, TN I.v.275
And let your feruour like my masters be,And let your fervour like my master's be TN I.v.276
Plac'd in contempt: Farwell fayre crueltie. Placed in contempt. Farewell, fair cruelty! TN I.v.277
ExitExit TN I.v.277
Ol. OLIVIA 
What is your Parentage?‘ What is your parentage?’ TN I.v.278
Aboue my fortunes, yet my state is well;‘ Above my fortunes, yet my state is well. TN I.v.279
I am a Gentleman. Ile be sworne thou art,I am a gentleman.’ I'll be sworn thou art. TN I.v.280
Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbes, actions, and spirit,Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions, and spirit TN I.v.281
Do giue thee fiue-fold blazon: not too fast: soft, soft,Do give thee fivefold blazon. Not too fast! soft, soft – soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietTN I.v.282
blazon (n.)armorial bearing, banner showing a coat-of-arms
Vnlesse the Master were the man. How now?Unless the master were the man. How now? TN I.v.283
Euen so quickly may one catch the plague?Even so quickly may one catch the plague? TN I.v.284
Me thinkes I feele this youths perfectionsMethinks I feel this youth's perfections,methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
TN I.v.285
With an inuisible, and subtle stealthWith an invisible and subtle stealth,subtle, subtile (adj.)crafty, cunning, wilyTN I.v.286
stealth (n.)stealing away, furtive journey, clandestine act
To creepe in at mine eyes. Well, let it be.To creep in at mine eyes. Well, let it be! TN I.v.287
What hoa, Maluolio.What ho, Malvolio! TN I.v.288
Enter Maluolio.Enter Malvolio TN I.v.289
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Heere Madam, at your seruice.Here, madam, at your service. TN I.v.289
Ol. OLIVIA 
Run after that same peeuish MessengerRun after that same peevish messenger,peevish (adj.)
old form: peeuish
silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
TN I.v.290
The Countes man: he left this Ring behinde himThe County's man. He left this ring behind him,county (n.)
old form: Countes
[title of rank] count
TN I.v.291
Would I, or not: tell him, Ile none of it.Would I or not. Tell him, I'll none of it. TN I.v.292
Desire him not to flatter with his Lord,Desire him not to flatter with his lord,flatter with / withal (v.)encourage, foster [false] hopeTN I.v.293
Nor hold him vp with hopes, I am not for him:Nor hold him up with hopes; I am not for him. TN I.v.294
If that the youth will come this way to morrow,If that the youth will come this way tomorrow, TN I.v.295
Ile giue him reasons for't: hie thee Maluolio.I'll give him reasons for't. Hie thee, Malvolio!hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speedTN I.v.296
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Madam, I will. Madam, I will. TN I.v.297
Exit.Exit TN I.v.297
Ol. OLIVIA 
I do I know not what, and feare to findeI do I know not what, and fear to find TN I.v.298
Mine eye too great a flatterer for my minde:Mine eye too great a flatterer for my mind. TN I.v.299
Fate, shew thy force, our selues we do not owe,Fate, show thy force; ourselves we do not owe.owe (v.)own, possess, haveTN I.v.300
What is decreed, must be: and be this so.What is decreed must be, and be this so. TN I.v.301
Finis, Actus primus.Exit TN I.v.301
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