Twelfth Night
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Enter Orsino Duke of Illyria, Curio, and otherMusic. Enter Orsino Duke of Illyria, Curio, and otherIllyria (n.)E seaboard of the Adriatic and its hinterland (Dalmatia); in modern CroatiaTN I.i.1.1
Lords.lords TN I.i.1.2
Duke.ORSINO 
IF Musicke be the food of Loue, play on,!If music be the food of love, play on, TN I.i.1
Giue me excesse of it: that surfetting,Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,surfeit (v.)
old form: surfetting
feed to excess, overindulge, glut
TN I.i.2
The appetite may sicken, and so dye.The appetite may sicken, and so die.appetite (n.)desire, longing, inclination, fancyTN I.i.3
That straine agen, it had a dying fall:That strain again! It had a dying fall.dying (adj.)fading, dying awayTN I.i.4
fall (n.)cadence, lowering of tune
O, it came ore my eare, like the sweet soundO, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound TN I.i.5
That breathes vpon a banke of Violets;That breathes upon a bank of violets, TN I.i.6
Stealing, and giuing Odour. Enough, no more,Stealing and giving odour. Enough, no more! TN I.i.7
'Tis not so sweet now, as it was before.'Tis not so sweet now as it was before. TN I.i.8
O spirit of Loue, how quicke and fresh art thou,O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou,quick (adj.)
old form: quicke
sharp, keen, alert
TN I.i.9
fresh (adj.)ready, eager, hungry
That notwithstanding thy capacitie,That, notwithstanding thy capacity TN I.i.10
Receiueth as the Sea. Nought enters there,Receiveth as the sea, naught enters there, TN I.i.11
Of what validity, and pitch so ere,Of what validity and pitch soe'er,pitch (n.)height, elevation, high aspirationTN I.i.12
validity (n.)value, worth, estimation
But falles into abatement, and low priceBut falls into abatement and low priceabatement (n.)lessening, decrease, diminutionTN I.i.13
Euen in a minute; so full of shapes is fancie,Even in a minute. So full of shapes is fancyfancy (n.)
old form: fancie
love, amorousness, infatuation
TN I.i.14
That it alone, is high fantasticall.That it alone is high fantastical.high (adv.)fully, altogetherTN I.i.15
fantastical (adj.)
old form: fantasticall
fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
Cu. CURIO 
Will you go hunt my Lord?Will you go hunt, my lord? TN I.i.16
Du. ORSINO 
What Curio?What, Curio? TN I.i.17
Cu. CURIO 
The Hart.The hart. TN I.i.18
Du. ORSINO 
Why so I do, the Noblest that I haue:Why, so I do, the noblest that I have. TN I.i.19
O when mine eyes did see Oliuia first,O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first, TN I.i.20
Me thought she purg'd the ayre of pestilence;Methought she purged the air of pestilence.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thought
it seems / seemed to me
TN I.i.21
purge (v.)
old form: purg'd
cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
That instant was I turn'd into a Hart,That instant was I turned into a hart, TN I.i.22
And my desires like fell and cruell hounds,And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,fell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savageTN I.i.23
Ere since pursue me. E'er since pursue me. TN I.i.24.1
Enter Valentine.Enter Valentine TN I.i.24
How now what newes from her?How now! What news from her? TN I.i.24.2
VALENTINE 
So please my Lord, I might not be admitted,So please my lord, I might not be admitted, TN I.i.25
But from her handmaid do returne this answer:But from her handmaid do return this answer: TN I.i.26
The Element it selfe, till seuen yeares heate,The element itself, till seven years' heat,element (n.)air, sky, heavensTN I.i.27
Shall not behold her face at ample view:Shall not behold her face at ample view, TN I.i.28
But like a Cloystresse she will vailed walke,But like a cloistress she will veiled walk,cloistress (n.)
old form: Cloystresse
cloistered nun, member of an enclosed order
TN I.i.29
And water once a day her Chamber roundAnd water once a day her chamber round TN I.i.30
With eye-offending brine: all this to seasonWith eye-offending brine; all this to seasonbrine (n.)salt water [i.e. tears]TN I.i.31
eye-offending (adj.)which hurts the eyes
season (v.)preserve, keep
A brothers dead loue, which she would keepe freshA brother's dead love, which she would keep fresh TN I.i.32
And lasting, in her sad remembrance.And lasting, in her sad remembrance.sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomyTN I.i.33
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
Du. ORSINO 
O she that hath a heart of that fine frameO, she that hath a heart of that fine frameframe (n.)framework, structure, constructionTN I.i.34
To pay this debt of loue but to a brother,To pay this debt of love but to a brother –  TN I.i.35
How will she loue, when the rich golden shaftHow will she love, when the rich golden shaftshaft (n.)[long and slender] arrowTN I.i.36
Hath kill'd the flocke of all affections elseHath killed the flock of all affections elseaffection (n.)emotion, feelingTN I.i.37
That liue in her. When Liuer, Braine, and Heart,That live in her; when liver, brain, and heart,liver (n.)
old form: Liuer
part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
TN I.i.38
These soueraigne thrones, are all supply'd and fill'dThese sovereign thrones, are all supplied and filled –  TN I.i.39
Her sweete perfections with one selfe king:Her sweet perfections – with one self king!self, one
old form: selfe
a sole, one and the same, a single
TN I.i.40
Away before me, to sweet beds of Flowres,Away before me to sweet beds of flowers!sweet (adj.)perfumed, scented, fragrantTN I.i.41
Loue-thoughts lye rich, when canopy'd with bowres.Love thoughts lie rich when canopied with bowers.canopy (v.)
old form: canopy'd
curtain, veil, cover [as if by a canopy]
TN I.i.42
ExeuntExeunt TN I.i.42
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