Twelfth Night
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Enter Maria and Clowne.Enter Maria and Feste TN IV.ii.1
Mar. MARIA 
Nay, I prethee put on this gown, & this beard,Nay, I prithee, put on this gown and this beard; TN IV.ii.1
make him beleeue thou art sir Topas the Curate, doe itmake him believe thou art Sir Topas the curate. Do itcurate (n.)parish priest, parsonTN IV.ii.2
quickly. Ile call sir Toby the whilst.quickly. I'll call Sir Toby the whilst. TN IV.ii.3
Exit TN IV.ii.3
Clo. FESTE 
Well, Ile put it on, and I will dissemble my selfe in't, Well, I'll put it on and I will dissemble myself in't,dissemble (v.)disguise, cloak, give a deceptive appearance toTN IV.ii.4
and I would I were the first that euer dissembled in in such and I would I were the first that ever dissembled in such TN IV.ii.5
a gowne. I am not tall enough to become the function a gown. I am not tall enough to become the functionbecome (v.)put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance toTN IV.ii.6
function (n.)office, occupation, calling
well, nor leane enough to bee thought a good Studient: but well, nor lean enough to be thought a good student. But TN IV.ii.7
to be said an honest man and a good hous-keeper goes as to be said an honest man and a good housekeeper goes assay (v.)proclaim, announce, declareTN IV.ii.8
housekeeper, house-keeper (n.)
old form: houskeeper
householder, hospitable person
fairely, as to say, a carefull man, & a great scholler. The fairly as to say a careful man and a great scholar. Thecareful (adj.)
old form: carefull
painstaking, serious-minded, attentive
TN IV.ii.9
Competitors enter.competitors enter.competitor (n.)partner, associate, colleagueTN IV.ii.10
Enter Toby.Enter Sir Toby and Maria TN IV.ii.11.1
To. SIR TOBY 
Ioue blesse thee M. Parson.Jove bless thee, Master Parson!Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godTN IV.ii.11
Clo. FESTE 
Bonos dies sir Toby: for as the old hermit of Bonos dies, Sir Toby; for as the old hermit of TN IV.ii.12
Prage that neuer saw pen and inke, very wittily sayd to Prague that never saw pen and ink very wittily said to TN IV.ii.13
a Neece of King Gorbodacke, that that is, is: so I being a niece of King Gorboduc: that that is, is. So I, beingGorboduc (n.)[pron: 'gawrboduhk] legendary King of BritainTN IV.ii.14
M. Parson, am M. Parson; for what is that, but Master Parson, am Master Parson; for what is ‘ that ’ but TN IV.ii.15
that? and is, but is?‘ that ’? And ‘ is ’ but ‘ is ’? TN IV.ii.16
To. SIR TOBY 
To him sir Topas.To him, Sir Topas. TN IV.ii.17
Clow. FESTE 
What hoa, I say, Peace in this prison.What ho, I say! Peace in this prison! TN IV.ii.18
To. SIR TOBY 
The knaue counterfets well: a good knaue.The knave counterfeits well; a good knave.counterfeit (v.)
old form: counterfets
pretend, feign, make believe
TN IV.ii.19
knave (n.)
old form: knaue
boy, lad, fellow
Maluolio MALVOLIO  
within. (within) TN IV.ii.20
Who cals there?Who calls there? TN IV.ii.20
Clo. FESTE 
Sir Topas the Curate, who comes to visit Maluolio Sir Topas the curate, who comes to visit Malvolio TN IV.ii.21
the Lunaticke.the lunatic. TN IV.ii.22
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Sir Topas, sir Topas, good sir Topas goe to Sir Topas, Sir Topas, good Sir Topas, go to TN IV.ii.23
my Ladie.my lady –  TN IV.ii.24
Clo. FESTE 
Out hyperbolicall fiend, how vexest thou this man? Out, hyperbolical fiend, how vexest thou this man!hyperbolical (adj.)
old form: hyperbolicall
outrageous, immoderate, intemperate
TN IV.ii.25
Talkest thou nothing but of Ladies?Talkest thou nothing but of ladies? TN IV.ii.26
Tob. SIR TOBY 
Well said M. Parson.Well said, Master Parson. TN IV.ii.27
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Sir Topas, neuer was man thus wronged, Sir Topas, never was man thus wronged. TN IV.ii.28
good sir Topas do not thinke I am mad: they haue layde Good Sir Topas, do not think I am mad. They have laid TN IV.ii.29
mee heere in hideous darknesse.me here in hideous darkness –  TN IV.ii.30
Clo. FESTE 
Fye, thou dishonest sathan: I call thee by the most Fie, thou dishonest Satan! I call thee by the mostSatan (n.)in Christian tradition, the DevilTN IV.ii.31
modest termes, for I am one of those gentle ones, that will modest terms, for I am one of those gentle ones that willgentle (adj.)refined, discriminating, sophisticatedTN IV.ii.32
vse the diuell himselfe with curtesie: sayst thou that use the devil himself with courtesy. Sayest thou that  TN IV.ii.33
house is darke?house is dark? TN IV.ii.34
Mal. MALVOLIO 
As hell sir Topas.As hell, Sir Topas. TN IV.ii.35
Clo. FESTE 
Why it hath bay Windowes transparant as baricadoes, Why, it hath bay windows transparent as barricadoes,barricado (n.)
old form: baricadoes
barricade, rampart, barrier
TN IV.ii.36
and the cleere stores toward the South north, and the clerestories toward the south – northclerestory, clearstory (n.)
old form: cleere stores
upper window [designed for letting in light]
TN IV.ii.37
are as lustrous as Ebony: and yet complainest thou of are as lustrous as ebony. And yet complainest thou of TN IV.ii.38
obstruction?obstruction! TN IV.ii.39
Mal. MALVOLIO 
I am not mad sir Topas, I say to you this I am not mad, Sir Topas. I say to you, this TN IV.ii.40
house is darke.house is dark. TN IV.ii.41
Clo. FESTE 
Madman thou errest: I say there is no darknesse but Madman, thou errest. I say there is no darkness but TN IV.ii.42
ignorance, in which thou art more puzel'd then theignorance, in which thou art more puzzled than thepuzzle (v.)bewilder, perplex, baffleTN IV.ii.43
Agyptians in their fogge.Egyptians in their fog. TN IV.ii.44
Mal. MALVOLIO 
I say this house is as darke as Ignorance, I say this house is as dark as ignorance, TN IV.ii.45
thogh Ignorance were as darke as hell; and I say there though ignorance were as dark as hell. And I say there TN IV.ii.46
was neuer man thus abus'd, I am no more madde then you was never man thus abused. I am no more mad than youabuse (v.)
old form: abus'd
misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
TN IV.ii.47
are, make the triall of it in any constant question.are – make the trial of it in any constant question.constant (adj.)settled, resolved, decidedTN IV.ii.48
Clo. FESTE 
What is the opinion of Pythagoras concerningWhat is the opinion of Pythagoras concerningPythagoras (n.)[pron: piy'thagoras] Greek philosopher and mathematician, 6th-c BCTN IV.ii.49
Wilde-fowle?wildfowl? TN IV.ii.50
Mal. MALVOLIO 
That the soule of our grandam, might happilyThat the soul of our grandam might haplyhaply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luckTN IV.ii.51
inhabite a bird.inhabit a bird. TN IV.ii.52
Clo. FESTE 
What thinkst thou of his opinion?What thinkest thou of his opinion? TN IV.ii.53
Mal. MALVOLIO 
I thinke nobly of the soule, and no way aproueI think nobly of the soul, and no way approve TN IV.ii.54
his opinion.his opinion. TN IV.ii.55
Clo. FESTE 
Fare thee well: remaine thou still in darkenesse, thou Fare thee well; remain thou still in darkness. Thoustill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyTN IV.ii.56
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
shalt hold th'opinion of Pythagoras, ere I will allow of shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras ere I will allow ofallow (v.)acknowledge, grant, admitTN IV.ii.57
thy wits, and feare to kill a Woodcocke, lest thou dis-possesse thy wits, and fear to kill a woodcock lest thou dispossesswits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)TN IV.ii.58
the soule of thy grandam. Fare thee well.the soul of thy grandam. Fare thee well. TN IV.ii.59
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Sir Topas, sir Topas.Sir Topas, Sir Topas! TN IV.ii.60
Tob. SIR TOBY 
My most exquisite sir Topas.My most exquisite Sir Topas! TN IV.ii.61
Clo. FESTE 
Nay I am for all waters.Nay, I am for all waters.water (n.)lustre, sheen, qualityTN IV.ii.62
Mar. MARIA 
Thou mightst haue done this without thy berdThou mightst have done this without thy beard TN IV.ii.63
and gowne, he sees thee not.and gown; he sees thee not. TN IV.ii.64
To. SIR TOBY 
To him in thine owne voyce, and bring me wordTo him in thine own voice, and bring me word TN IV.ii.65
how thou findst him: I would we were well ridde of thishow thou findest him. I would we were well rid of this TN IV.ii.66
knauery. If he may bee conueniently deliuer'd, I wouldknavery. If he may be conveniently delivered, I woulddeliver (v.)
old form: deliuer'd
free, release, liberate
TN IV.ii.67
knavery (n.)
old form: knauery
roguish trick, rouguery, trickery
he were, for I am now so farre in offence with my Niece,he were, for I am now so far in offence with my niece TN IV.ii.68
that I cannot pursue with any safety this sport the vppeshot. that I cannot pursue with any safety this sport the upshot.sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentTN IV.ii.69
upshot (n.)
old form: vppeshot
remaining stroke, final shot [as in archery, determining the result]
Come by and by to my Chamber. Come by and by to my chamber. TN IV.ii.70
ExitExeunt Sir Toby and Maria TN IV.ii.70
Clo.FESTE  
(sings) TN IV.ii.71
Hey Robin, iolly Robin, Hey Robin, jolly Robin! TN IV.ii.71
tell me how thy Lady does.Tell me how thy lady does –  TN IV.ii.72
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Foole.Fool! TN IV.ii.73
Clo.FESTE  
(sings) TN IV.ii.74.1
My Lady is vnkind, perdie.My lady is unkind, perdy.perdie, perdy (int.)[French 'par Dieu'] by GodTN IV.ii.74
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Foole.Fool! TN IV.ii.75
Clo.FESTE  
(sings) TN IV.ii.76
Alas why is she so?Alas, why is she so? TN IV.ii.76
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Foole, I say.Fool, I say! TN IV.ii.77
Clo. FESTE  
(sings) TN IV.ii.78
She loues another. She loves another –  TN IV.ii.78
Who calles, ha?Who calls, ha? TN IV.ii.79
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Good foole, as euer thou wilt deserue well atGood fool, as ever thou wilt deserve well at TN IV.ii.80
my hand, helpe me to a Candle, and pen, inke, and paper:my hand, help me to a candle, and pen, ink, and paper. TN IV.ii.81
as I am a Gentleman, I will liue to bee thankefull to theeAs I am a gentleman, I will live to be thankful to thee TN IV.ii.82
for't.for't. TN IV.ii.83
Clo. FESTE 
M. Maluolio?Master Malvolio? TN IV.ii.84
Mal. MALVOLIO 
I good Foole.Ay, good fool. TN IV.ii.85
Clo. FESTE 
Alas sir, how fell you besides your fiue witts?Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)TN IV.ii.86
Mall. MALVOLIO 
Foole, there was neuer man so notoriouslie Fool, there was never man so notoriously TN IV.ii.87
abus'd: I am as well in my wits (foole) as thou art.abused. I am as well in my wits, fool, as thou art. TN IV.ii.88
Clo. FESTE 
But as well: then you are mad indeede, if you beBut as well? Then you are mad indeed, if you be TN IV.ii.89
no better in your wits then a foole.no better in your wits than a fool. TN IV.ii.90
Mal. MALVOLIO 
They haue heere propertied me: keepe mee inThey have here propertied me; keep me inproperty (v.)make a property of, treat as an object, exploitTN IV.ii.91
darkenesse, send Ministers to me, Asses, and doe all theydarkness, send ministers to me – asses! – and do all they TN IV.ii.92
can to face me out of my wits.can to face me out of my wits.face (v.)bully, intimidate, turnTN IV.ii.93
Clo. FESTE 
Aduise you what you say: the Minister is heere.Advise you what you say. The minister is here.advise, avise (v.)
old form: Aduise
consider, take thought, reflect
TN IV.ii.94
Maluolio, Maluolio, thy wittes the (In priest's voice) Malvolio, Malvolio, thy wits the TN IV.ii.95
heauens restore: endeauour thy selfe to sleepe, and leaue heavens restore! Endeavour thyself to sleep and leave TN IV.ii.96
thy vaine bibble babble.thy vain bibble-babble.bibble-babble (n.)
old form: bibble babble
chatter, gabble, empty talk
TN IV.ii.97
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Sir Topas.Sir Topas! TN IV.ii.98
Clo. FESTE 
Maintaine no words with him good fellow.Maintain no words with him, good fellow. (In own TN IV.ii.99
Who I sir, not I sir. God buy you good sir voice) Who, I, sir? Not I, sir. God buy you, good Sir TN IV.ii.100
 
Topas: Marry Amen.Topas! (In priest's voice) Marry, amen! (In own voice)marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryTN IV.ii.101
I will sir, I will.I will, sir, I will. TN IV.ii.102
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Foole, foole, foole I say.Fool! Fool! Fool, I say! TN IV.ii.103
Clo. FESTE 
Alas sir be patient. What say you sir, I am shentAlas, sir, be patient. What say you sir? I am shentshent (v.)[from earlier verb ‘shend’] blamed, rebuked, reproachedTN IV.ii.104
for speaking to you.for speaking to you. TN IV.ii.105
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Good foole, helpe me to some light, and someGood fool, help me to some light and some TN IV.ii.106
paper, I tell thee I am as well in my wittes, as any man inpaper. I tell thee, I am as well in my wits as any man in TN IV.ii.107
Illyria.Illyria. TN IV.ii.108
Clo. FESTE 
Well-a-day, that you were sir.Well-a-day, that you were, sir!well-a-day (int.)exclamation of grief, sorrow, upset, etcTN IV.ii.109
Mal. MALVOLIO 
By this hand I am: good foole, some inke, By this hand, I am! Good fool, some ink, TN IV.ii.110
paper, and light: and conuey what I will set downe to mypaper, and light; and convey what I will set down to my TN IV.ii.111
Lady: it shall aduantage thee more, then euer the bearing lady. It shall advantage thee more than ever the bearing TN IV.ii.112
of Letter did.of letter did. TN IV.ii.113
Clo. FESTE 
I will help you too't. But tel me true, are you notI will help you to't. But tell me true, are you not TN IV.ii.114
mad indeed, or do you but counterfeit.mad indeed, or do you but counterfeit?counterfeit (v.)
old form: counterfeit
pretend, feign, make believe
TN IV.ii.115
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Beleeue me I am not, I tell thee true.Believe me, I am not. I tell thee true. TN IV.ii.116
Clo. FESTE 
Nay, Ile nere beleeue a madman till I see his Nay, I'll ne'er believe a madman till I see his TN IV.ii.117
brains / I will fetch you light, and paper, and inke.brains. I will fetch you light, and paper, and ink. TN IV.ii.118
Mal. MALVOLIO 
Foole, Ile requite it in the highest degree: I Fool, I'll requite it in the highest degree. Irequite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompenseTN IV.ii.119
prethee be goue.prithee, be gone. TN IV.ii.120
Clo. FESTE  
(sings) TN IV.ii.121
I am gone sir, and anon sir,I am gone, sir, and anon, sir,anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyTN IV.ii.122
Ile be with you againe:I'll be with you again. TN IV.ii.123
In a trice, like to the old vice,In a trice, like to the old Vice,trice (n.)brief period, moment, instantTN IV.ii.124
vice (n.)(usually capitalized) buffoon, stage jester; a character representing vice in morality plays
your neede to sustaine.Your need to sustain. TN IV.ii.125
Who with dagger of lath, in his rage and his wrath,Who with dagger of lath, in his rage and his wrath,lath (n.)thin woodTN IV.ii.126
cries ah ha, to the diuell:Cries ‘ Ah ha!’ to the devil; TN IV.ii.127
Like a mad lad, paire thy nayles dad,Like a mad lad – ‘ Pare thy nails, dad? TN IV.ii.128
Adieu good man diuell. Adieu, goodman devil!’goodman (adj.)[title for a person under the rank of gentleman] mister, masterTN IV.ii.129
ExitExit TN IV.ii.129
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