Twelfth Night
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Enter Viola and Clowne.Enter at different entrances Viola, and Feste playing TN III.i.1.1
his pipe and tabor TN III.i.1.2
Vio. VIOLA 
Saue thee Friend and thy Musick: dost thou liue by Save thee, friend, and thy music. Dost thou live by TN III.i.1
thy Tabor?thy tabor?tabor (n.)type of small drum, especially used in revellingTN III.i.2
Clo. FESTE 
No sir, I liue by the Church.No, sir, I live by the church. TN III.i.3
Vio. VIOLA 
Art thou a Churchman?Art thou a Churchman? TN III.i.4
Clo. FESTE 
No such matter sir, I do liue by the Church: For, I No such matter, sir; I do live by the church. For I TN III.i.5
do liue at my house, and my house dooth stand by thedo live at my house, and my house doth stand by the TN III.i.6
Church.church. TN III.i.7
Vio. VIOLA 
So thou maist say the Kings lyes by a begger, if aSo thou mayst say the king lies by a beggar, if alie (v.)
old form: lyes
sleep, go to bed
TN III.i.8
begger dwell neer him: or the Church stands by thy beggar dwell near him; or the Church stands by thystand by (v.)support, uphold, maintainTN III.i.9
Tabor, if thy Tabor stand by the Church.tabor, if thy tabor stand by the church. TN III.i.10
Clo. FESTE 
You haue said sir: To see this age: A sentence isYou have said, sir. To see this age! A sentence issay (v.)speak the truth, speak to the pointTN III.i.11
but a cheu'rill gloue to a good witte, how quickely thebut a cheveril glove to a good wit; how quickly thecheveril (adj.)
old form: cheu'rill
flexible, yielding, pliant
TN III.i.12
wit (n.)
old form: witte
lively person, sharp-minded individual
wrong side may be turn'd outward.wrong side may be turned outward! TN III.i.13
Vio. VIOLA 
Nay that's certaine: they that dally nicely withNay, that's certain. They that dally nicely withnicely (adv.)subtly, triflingly, fancifullyTN III.i.14
dally (v.)deal lightly, play about, tease
words, may quickely make them wanton.words may quickly make them wanton.wanton (adj.)equivocal, ambiguous, uncontrollableTN III.i.15
Clo. FESTE 
I would therefore my sister had had no name Sir.I would therefore my sister had had no name, sir. TN III.i.16
Vio. VIOLA 
Why man?Why, man? TN III.i.17
Clo. FESTE 
Why sir, her names a word, and to dallie with that Why, sir, her name's a word, and to dally with that TN III.i.18
word, might make my sister wanton: But indeede, words word might make my sister wanton. But indeed, wordswanton (adj.)sexually hot, passionate, sportiveTN III.i.19
are very Rascals, since bonds disgrac'd them.are very rascals, since bonds disgraced them.bond (n.)deed, contract, pledgeTN III.i.20
Vio. VIOLA 
Thy reason man?Thy reason, man? TN III.i.21
Clo. FESTE 
Troth sir, I can yeeld you none without wordes, and Troth, sir, I can yield you none without words, andtroth, good troth (n.)exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeedTN III.i.22
wordes are growne so false, I am loath to proue reason words are grown so false, I am loath to prove reasonfalse (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificialTN III.i.23
with them.with them. TN III.i.24
Vio. VIOLA 
I warrant thou art a merry fellow, and car'st forI warrant thou art a merry fellow, and car'st forwarrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmTN III.i.25
nothing.nothing. TN III.i.26
Clo. FESTE 
Not so sir, I do care for something: but in my concience Not so, sir. I do care for something; but in my conscience, TN III.i.27
sir, I do not care for you: if that be to care for sir, I do not care for you. If that be to care for TN III.i.28
nothing sir, I would it would make you inuisible.nothing, sir, I would it would make you invisible. TN III.i.29
Vio. VIOLA 
Art not thou the Lady Oliuia's foole?Art not thou the Lady Olivia's fool? TN III.i.30
Clo. FESTE 
No indeed sir, the Lady Oliuia has no folly, sheeNo indeed, sir, the Lady Olivia has no folly. She TN III.i.31
will keepe no foole sir, till she be married, and fooles are as will keep no fool, sir, till she be married, and fools are as TN III.i.32
like husbands, as Pilchers are to Herrings, the Husbands like husbands as pilchers are to herrings; the husband'spilcher (n.)pilchardTN III.i.33
the bigger, I am indeede not her foole, but hir corrupter the bigger. I am indeed not her fool, but her corrupter TN III.i.34
of words.of words. TN III.i.35
Vio. VIOLA 
I saw thee late at the Count Orsino's.I saw thee late at the Count Orsino's. TN III.i.36
Clo. FESTE 
Foolery sir, does walke about the Orbe like the Sun, it Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun, it TN III.i.37
shines euery where. I would be sorry sir, but the Foole shines everywhere. I would be sorry, sir, but the fool TN III.i.38
should be as oft with your Master, as with my Mistris: should be as oft with your master as with my mistress.oft (adv.)oftenTN III.i.39
I thinke I saw your wisedome there.I think I saw your wisdom there? TN III.i.40
Vio. VIOLA 
Nay, and thou passe vpon me, Ile no more withNay, an thou pass upon me, I'll no more withpass upon (v.)
old form: passe vpon
[unclear meaning] jest at; impose on; pass judgement upon
TN III.i.41
and, an (conj.)if, whether
thee. Hold there's expences for thee.thee. Hold, there's expenses for thee! TN III.i.42
She gives him a coin TN III.i.43.1
Clo. FESTE 
Now Ioue in his next commodity of hayre, sendNow Jove, in his next commodity of hair, sendJove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godTN III.i.43
commodity (n.)supply, quantity, stock, consignment
thee a beard.thee a beard! TN III.i.44
Vio. VIOLA 
By my troth Ile tell thee, I am almost sicke forBy my troth, I'll tell thee, I am almost sick forsick (adj.)
old form: sicke
longing, pining, avid
TN III.i.45
troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
one, though I would not haue it grow on my one – (aside) though I would not have it grow on my TN III.i.46
chinne. Is thy Lady within?chin. Is thy lady within? TN III.i.47
Clo FESTE 
Would not a paire of these haue bred sir?Would not a pair of these have bred, sir? TN III.i.48
Vio. VIOLA 
Yes being kept together, and put to vse.Yes, being kept together and put to use.use (n.)
old form: vse
profit, interest, premium
TN III.i.49
Clo. FESTE 
I would play Lord Pandarus of Phrygia sir, to I would play Lord Pandarus of Phrygia, sir, toPhrygia (n.)[pron: 'frijia] central plateau area of Asia Minor where Troy was situatedTN III.i.50
Pandarus (n.)[pron: 'pandarus] Trojan prince, killed by Diomedes; Cressida's uncle and go-between
bring a Cressida to this Troylus.bring a Cressida to this Troilus.Cressid, Cressidafickle daughter of Calchas, a priest of Troy; beloved by Troilus, a Trojan prince, she deserted him for Diomed; character in Troilus and CressidaTN III.i.51
Troilus (n.)[pron: 'troylus] youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; killed by Achilles; lover of Cressida
Vio. VIOLA 
I vnderstand you sir, tis well begg'd.I understand you, sir; 'tis well begged. TN III.i.52
She gives another coin TN III.i.53
Clo. FESTE 
The matter I hope is not great sir; begging, but aThe matter, I hope, is not great, sir, begging but a TN III.i.53
begger: Cressida was a begger. My Lady is within sir.beggar – Cressida was a beggar. My lady is within, sir. TN III.i.54
I will conster to them whence you come, who you are, I will conster to them whence you come. Who you areconster (v.)explain, inform, give an accountTN III.i.55
and what you would are out of my welkin, I might say and what you would are out of my welkin – I might saywelkin, out of one'sout of one's element, none of one's businessTN III.i.56
Element, but the word is ouer-worne. ‘ element,’ but the word is overworn. TN III.i.57
exitExit TN III.i.57
Vio. VIOLA 
This fellow is wise enough to play the foole,This fellow is wise enough to play the fool; TN III.i.58
And to do that well, craues a kinde of wit:And to do that well craves a kind of wit.wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityTN III.i.59
crave (v.)
old form: craues
need, demand, require
He must obserue their mood on whom he iests,He must observe their mood on whom he jests, TN III.i.60
The quality of persons, and the time:The quality of persons, and the time,quality (n.)nature, disposition, characterTN III.i.61
And like the Haggard, checke at euery FeatherAnd, like the haggard, check at every feathercheck at (v.)
old form: checke
[falconry] swerve to pounce on, turn towards, swoop at
TN III.i.62
haggard (n.)[falconry] wild hawk
That comes before his eye. This isa practice,That comes before his eye. This is a practicepractice (n.)occupation, profession, line of workTN III.i.63
As full of labour as a Wise-mans Art:As full of labour as a wise man's art.art (n.)knowledge, learning, scholarship, scienceTN III.i.64
For folly that he wisely shewes, is fit;For folly that he wisely shows is fit;fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriateTN III.i.65
But wisemens folly falne, quite taint their wit.But wise men, folly-fallen, quite taint their wit.wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityTN III.i.66
folly-fallen (adj.)
old form: folly falne
falling into folly, stooping to foolishness
taint (v.)impair, harm, injure
Enter Sir Toby and Andrew.Enter Sir Toby and Sir Andrew TN III.i.67
To. SIR TOBY 
Saue you Gentleman.Save you, gentleman! TN III.i.67
Vio. VIOLA 
And you sir.And you, sir! TN III.i.68
And. SIR ANDREW 
Dieu vou guard Monsieur.Dieu vous garde, monsieur!Dieu (n.)God [Click on this word for a link to a translation of the French in this scene.]TN III.i.69
Vio. VIOLA 
Et vouz ousie vostre seruiture.Et vous aussi; votre serviteur! TN III.i.70
An. SIR ANDREW 
I hope sir, you are, and I am yours.I hope, sir, you are, and I am yours. TN III.i.71
To. SIR TOBY 
Will you incounter the house, my Neece is Will you encounter the house? My niece isencounter (v.)
old form: incounter
approach, go to, move towards
TN III.i.72
desirous you should enter, if your trade be to her.desirous you should enter, if your trade be to her.trade (n.)business, dealingsTN III.i.73
Vio. VIOLA 
I am bound to your Neece sir, I meane she is theI am bound to your niece, sir. I mean, she is the TN III.i.74
list of my voyage.list of my voyage.list (n.)limit, objectiveTN III.i.75
To. SIR TOBY 
Taste your legges sir, put them to motion.Taste your legs, sir; put them to motion.taste (v.)try out, test, put to the proofTN III.i.76
Vio. VIOLA 
My legges do better vnderstand me sir, then I My legs do better under-stand me, sir, than Iunderstand (v.)
old form: vnderstand
stand under the force of [with pun on ‘comprehend’]
TN III.i.77
vnderstand what you meane by bidding me taste my legs.understand what you mean by bidding me taste my legs. TN III.i.78
To. SIR TOBY 
I meane to go sir, to enter.I mean to go, sir, to enter. TN III.i.79
Vio. VIOLA 
I will answer you with gate and entrance, I will answer you with gate and entrance. TN III.i.80
Enter Oliuia, and Gentlewoman.Enter Olivia and Maria TN III.i.81.1
but we are preuented. Most excellent But we are prevented. (To Olivia) Most excellent,prevent (v.)forestall, anticipateTN III.i.81
accomplish'd Lady, the heauens raine Odours on you.accomplished lady, the heavens rain odours on you! TN III.i.82
And. SIR ANDREW  
(aside) TN III.i.83.1
That youth's a rare Courtier, raine That youth's a rare courtier. ‘ Rainrare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellentTN III.i.83
odours, wel.odours ’! Well! TN III.i.84
Vio. VIOLA 
My matter hath no voice Lady, but to your owneMy matter hath no voice, lady, but to your ownmatter (n.)affair(s), business, real issueTN III.i.85
most pregnant and vouchsafed eare.most pregnant and vouchsafed ear.pregnant (adj.)well-disposed, ready, inclined, receptiveTN III.i.86
vouchsafed (adj.)well-bestowed, kindly granted
And. SIR ANDREW 
Odours, pregnant, and vouchsafed: ‘ Odours;’ ‘ pregnant;’ and ‘ vouchsafed.’ TN III.i.87
Ile get 'em all three already.I'll get 'em all three all ready. TN III.i.88
Ol. OLIVIA 
Let the Garden doore be shut, and leaue mee to my Let the garden door be shut and leave me to my TN III.i.89
hearing. hearing. TN III.i.90
Exeunt Sir Toby and Maria, Sir Andrew lingering before TN III.i.90.1
he, too, leaves TN III.i.90.2
Giue me your hand sir.Give me your hand, sir. TN III.i.91
Vio. VIOLA 
My dutie Madam, and most humble seruice.My duty, madam, and most humble service!duty (n.)
old form: dutie
reverence, due respect, proper attitude
TN III.i.92
Ol. OLIVIA 
What is your name?What is your name? TN III.i.93
Vio. VIOLA 
Cesario is your seruants name, faire Princesse.Cesario is your servant's name, fair princess.servant (n.)
old form: seruant
devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
TN III.i.94
Ol. OLIVIA 
My seruant sir? 'Twas neuer merry world,My servant, sir? 'Twas never merry worldworld (n.)times, life, state of affairsTN III.i.95
Since lowly feigning was call'd complement:Since lowly feigning was called compliment.lowly (adj.)humble, modest, submissiveTN III.i.96
feigning (n.)pretentiousness, posturing, courtly display
y'are seruant to the Count Orsino youth.Y'are servant to the Count Orsino, youth. TN III.i.97
Vio. VIOLA 
And he is yours, and his must needs be yours:And he is yours, and his must needs be yours. TN III.i.98
your seruants seruant, is your seruant Madam.Your servant's servant is your servant, madam. TN III.i.99
Ol. OLIVIA 
For him, I thinke not on him: for his thoughts,For him, I think not on him. For his thoughts, TN III.i.100
Would they were blankes, rather then fill'd with me.Would they were blanks rather than filled with me. TN III.i.101
Vio. VIOLA 
Madam, I come to whet your gentle thoughtsMadam, I come to whet your gentle thoughtsgentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindTN III.i.102
On his behalfe.On his behalf –  TN III.i.103.1
Ol. OLIVIA 
O by your leaue I pray you.O, by your leave, I pray you. TN III.i.103.2
I bad you neuer speake againe of him;I bade you never speak again of him.bid (v.), past form bade
old form: bad
command, order, enjoin, tell
TN III.i.104
But would you vndertake another suiteBut would you undertake another suit,suit (n.)
old form: suite
wooing, courtship
TN III.i.105
I had rather heare you, to solicit that,I had rather hear you to solicit thatsolicit (v.)urge, move, incite, prevail uponTN III.i.106
Then Musicke from the spheares.Than music from the spheres.sphere (n.)
old form: spheares
celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
TN III.i.107.1
Vio. VIOLA 
Deere Lady.Dear lady –  TN III.i.107.2
Ol. OLIVIA 
Giue me leaue, beseech you: I did send,Give me leave, beseech you. I did send, TN III.i.108
After the last enchantment you did heare,After the last enchantment you did here, TN III.i.109
A Ring in chace of you. So did I abuseA ring in chase of you. So did I abuseabuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrongTN III.i.110
My selfe, my seruant, and I feare me you:Myself, my servant, and, I fear me, you. TN III.i.111
Vnder your hard construction must I sit,Under your hard construction must I sit,hard (adj.)painful, harrowing, toughTN III.i.112
construction (n.)judgement, consideration, appraisal
To force that on you in a shamefull cunningTo force that on you in a shameful cunning TN III.i.113
Which you knew none of yours. What might you think?Which you knew none of yours. What might you think? TN III.i.114
Haue you not set mine Honor at the stake,Have you not set mine honour at the stake,stake, at the[bear-baiting] under attack; or [gambling]: at riskTN III.i.115
And baited it with all th'vnmuzled thoughtsAnd baited it with all th' unmuzzled thoughts TN III.i.116
That tyrannous heart can think? To one of your receiuingThat tyrannous heart can think? To one of your receivingreceiving (n.)
old form: receiuing
perception, awareness, discernment
TN III.i.117
Enough is shewne, a Cipresse, not a bosome,Enough is shown; a cypress, not a bosom,cypress (n.)
old form: Cipresse
type of lightweight fabric, gauze cloth, crape material [when black, used in mourning]
TN III.i.118
Hides my heart: so let me heare you speake.Hides my heart. So let me hear you speak. TN III.i.119
Vio. VIOLA 
I pittie you.I pity you. TN III.i.120.1
Ol. OLIVIA 
That's a degree to loue.That's a degree to love.degree (n.)step, stage, rungTN III.i.120.2
Vio. VIOLA 
No not a grize: for tis a vulgar proofeNo, not a grize; for 'tis a vulgar proofproof (n.)
old form: proofe
experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
TN III.i.121
grece, grise, grize (n.)step, degree, grade
vulgar (n.)familiar, ordinary, everyday
That verie oft we pitty enemies.That very oft we pity enemies.oft (adv.)oftenTN III.i.122
Ol. OLIVIA 
Why then me thinkes 'tis time to smile agen:Why, then, methinks 'tis time to smile again.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
TN III.i.123
O world, how apt the poore are to be proud?O world, how apt the poor are to be proud! TN III.i.124
If one should be a prey, how much the betterIf one should be a prey, how much the better TN III.i.125
To fall before the Lion, then the Wolfe?To fall before the lion than the wolf! TN III.i.126
Clocke strikes.Clock strikes TN III.i.127
The clocke vpbraides me with the waste of time:The clock upbraids me with the waste of time. TN III.i.127
Be not affraid good youth, I will not haue you,Be not afraid, good youth; I will not have you. TN III.i.128
And yet when wit and youth is come to haruest,And yet, when wit and youth is come to harvest,wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityTN III.i.129
your wife is like to reape a proper man:Your wife is like to reap a proper man.proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comelyTN III.i.130
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
There lies your way, due West.There lies your way, due west. TN III.i.131.1
Vio. VIOLA 
Then Westward hoe:Then westward ho! TN III.i.131.2
Grace and good disposition attend your Ladyship:Grace and good disposition attend your ladyship.disposition (n.)composure, state of mind, temperamentTN III.i.132
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
You'l nothing Madam to my Lord, by me:You'll nothing, madam, to my lord by me? TN III.i.133
Ol. OLIVIA 
Stay: Stay. TN III.i.134
I prethee tell me what thou thinkst of me?I prithee, tell me what thou think'st of me? TN III.i.135
Vio. VIOLA 
That you do thinke you are not what you are.That you do think you are not what you are. TN III.i.136
Ol. OLIVIA 
If I thinke so, I thinke the same of you.If I think so, I think the same of you. TN III.i.137
Vio. VIOLA 
Then thinke you right: I am not what I am.Then think you right; I am not what I am. TN III.i.138
Ol. OLIVIA 
I would you were, as I would haue you be.I would you were as I would have you be. TN III.i.139
Vio. VIOLA 
Would it be better Madam, then I am?Would it be better, madam, than I am? TN III.i.140
I wish it might, for now I am your foole.I wish it might, for now I am your fool. TN III.i.141
Ol. OLIVIA  
(aside) TN III.i.142
O what a deale of scorne, lookes beautifull?O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful TN III.i.142
In the contempt and anger of his lip,In the contempt and anger of his lip! TN III.i.143
A murdrous guilt shewes not it selfe more soone,A murderous guilt shows not itself more soon TN III.i.144
Then loue that would seeme hid: Loues night, is noone.Than love that would seem hid: love's night is noon. TN III.i.145
Cesario, by the Roses of the Spring,(To Viola) Cesario, by the roses of the spring, TN III.i.146
By maid-hood, honor, truth, and euery thing,By maidhood, honour, truth, and everything, TN III.i.147
I loue thee so, that maugre all thy pride,I love thee so that, maugre all thy pride,maugre (prep.)[pron: 'mawguh] in spite ofTN III.i.148
Nor wit, nor reason, can my passion hide:Nor wit nor reason can my passion hide.wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityTN III.i.149
Do not extort thy reasons from this clause,Do not extort thy reasons from this clause:extort (v.)extract with force, wring outTN III.i.150
clause (n.)premise, assertion, statement
For that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause:For that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause. TN III.i.151
But rather reason thus, with reason fetter;But rather reason thus with reason fetter:fetter (v.)restrain, overcome, suppressTN III.i.152
Loue sought, is good: but giuen vnsought, is better.Love sought, is good; but given unsought, is better. TN III.i.153
Vio. VIOLA 
By innocence I sweare, and by my youth,By innocence I swear, and by my youth, TN III.i.154
I haue one heart, one bosome, and one truth,I have one heart, one bosom, and one truth. TN III.i.155
And that no woman has, nor neuer noneAnd that no woman has, nor never none TN III.i.156
Shall mistris be of it, saue I alone.Shall mistress be of it, save I alone. TN III.i.157
And so adieu good Madam, neuer more,And so, adieu, good madam; never more TN III.i.158
Will I my Masters teares to you deplore.Will I my master's tears to you deplore.deplore (v.)tell with grief, express with lamentationTN III.i.159
Ol. OLIVIA 
Yet come againe: for thou perhaps mayst moueYet come again; for thou perhaps mayst move TN III.i.160
That heart which now abhorres, to like his loue. That heart, which now abhors, to like his love. TN III.i.161
ExeuntExeunt TN III.i.161
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