Roger Warren and Stanley Wells (eds), The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Editor’s Notepg 1693.4
Enter Olivia and MariaEditor’s Note1
olivia (aside) I have sent after him, he says he'll come.
Editor’s Note3For youth is bought more oft than begged or borrowed.
Critical Apparatus4I speak too loud.
Editor’s Note5 (To Maria) Where's Malvolio? He is sad and civil,
6And suits well for a servant with my fortunes.
7Where is Malvolio?Critical Apparatus8
maria He's coming, madam, but in very strange manner.
Editor’s Note9He is sure possessed, madam.10
olivia Why, what's the matter, does he rave?11Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus14
olivia Go call him hither.As Maria goes to call him, enter Malvolio, cross-gartered and wearing yellow stockings
I am as mad as he,pg 170
15If sad and merry madness equal be.
16How now, Malvolio!Editor’s Note17
malvolio Sweet lady, ho, ho!Editor’s Note18
olivia Smil'st thou? I sent for thee upon a sad occasion.Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus19
malvolio Sad, lady? I could be sad. This does make some Link 20obstruction in the blood, this cross-gartering, but what Editor’s Note21of that? If it please the eye of one, it is with me as the Editor’s Note22very true sonnet is, 'Please one, and please all'.Editor’s Note24Editor’s Note27
olivia Wilt thou go to bed, Malvolio?Editor’s Note28Critical ApparatusHe kisses his hand
malvolio 'To bed? Ay, sweetheart, and I'll come to 29thee.'30
olivia God comfort thee. Why dost thou smile so, and Editor’s Note31kiss thy hand so oft?32
maria How do you, Malvolio?35
maria Why appear you with this ridiculous boldness 36before my lady?37
malvolio 'Be not afraid of greatness'—'twas well writ.38
olivia What mean'st thou by that, Malvolio?39
malvolio 'Some are born great'—40
malvolio 'Some achieve greatness'—42
olivia What sayst thou?43
malvolio 'And some have greatness thrust upon them.'44
olivia Heaven restore thee.45
malvolio 'Remember who commended thy yellow 46stockings'—pg 17247
olivia 'Thy yellow stockings'?48
malvolio 'And wished to see thee cross-gartered.'49
malvolio 'Go to, thou art made, if thou desir'st to be so.'51
olivia Am I made?52Critical ApparatusEnter a Servant
malvolio 'If not, let me see thee a servant still.'54
servant Madam, the young gentleman of the Count Editor’s Note55Orsino's is returned. I could hardly entreat him back. 56He attends your ladyship's pleasure.Critical Apparatus57
olivia I'll come to him. Exit Servant 58Good Maria, let this fellow be looked to. Where's my Link 59cousin Toby? Let some of my people have a special care Editor’s Note60of him, I would not have him miscarry for the half of my Critical Apparatus61dowry. Exeunt Olivia and Maria, severallyEditor’s Note Link 62Critical ApparatusEnter Sir Toby, Fabian, and Maria
malvolio O ho, do you come near me now? No worse Link 63man than Sir Toby to look to me. This concurs directly 64with the letter, she sends him on purpose, that I may Editor’s Note65appear stubborn to him, for she incites me to that in the 66letter. 'Cast thy humble slough', says she, 'be opposite 67with a kinsman, surly with servants, let thy tongue Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus68tang arguments of state, put thyself into the trick of sin Editor’s Note69gularity', and consequently sets down the manner how, pg 173Editor’s Note70as a sad face, a reverend carriage, a slow tongue, in the Editor’s Note Link 71habit of some sir of note, and so forth. I have limed her, Editor’s Note72but it is Jove's doing, and Jove make me thankful. And Editor’s Note73when she went away now, 'let this Fellow be looked to'. Editor’s Note74Fellow!—not 'Malvolio', nor after my degree, but 'fel-Editor’s Note75low'. Why, everything adheres together that no dram of Editor’s Note Link 76a scruple, no scruple of a scruple, no obstacle, no incre- Link 77dulous or unsafe circumstance—what can be said?— Link 78nothing that can be can come between me and the full 79prospect of my hopes. Well, Jove, not I, is the doer of 80this, and he is to be thanked.81pg 17484
fabian Here he is, here he is. (To Malvolio) How is't with Critical Apparatus85you, sir? How is't with you, man?Editor’s Note Link 88
maria Lo, how hollow the fiend speaks within him. Did 89not I tell you? Sir Toby, my lady prays you to have a 90care of him.91
malvolio Aha, does she so?92
sir toby Go to, go to. Peace, peace, we must deal gently Editor’s Note93with him. Let me alone. How do you, Malvolio? How is't 94with you? What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an 95enemy to mankind.Editor’s Note96
malvolio Do you know what you say?Editor’s Note Link 97
maria La you, an you speak ill of the devil, how he takes 98it at heart. Pray God he be not bewitched.Editor’s Note99
fabian Carry his water to th' wise woman.Editor’s Note100
maria Marry, and it shall be done tomorrow morning, if 101I live. My lady would not lose him for more than I'll say.102
malvolio How now, mistress?103
maria O Lord!104
sir toby Prithee hold thy peace, this is not the way. Do Editor’s Note105you not see you move him? Let me alone with him.106110
malvolio Sir!Editor’s Note111
sir toby Ay, biddy, come with me. What man, 'tis not for pg 175Editor’s Note112gravity to play at cherry-pit with Satan. Hang him, foul 113collier.114
maria Get him to say his prayers, good Sir Toby, get him to 115pray.Editor’s Note116
malvolio My prayers, minx?Editor’s Note117
maria No, I warrant you, he will not hear of godliness.Editor’s Note118
malvolio Go hang yourselves all. You are idle shallow Editor’s Note119things, I am not of your element. You shall know more 120hereafter. Exit121
sir toby Is't possible?Editor’s Note Link 122
fabian If this were played upon a stage now, I could con Link 123demn it as an improbable fiction.Editor’s Note124
sir toby His very genius hath taken the infection of the 125device, man.128
fabian Why, we shall make him mad indeed.129
maria The house will be the quieter.Editor’s Note130Critical ApparatusEnter Sir Andrew with a paper
sir toby Come, we'll have him in a dark room and bound. 131My niece is already in the belief that he's mad. We may Editor’s Note Link 132carry it thus for our pleasure and his penance till our 133very pastime, tired out of breath, prompt us to have Editor’s Note134mercy on him, at which time we will bring the device to pg 176Editor’s Note Link 135the bar and crown thee for a finder of madmen. But see, 136but see.Link 138
sir andrew Here's the challenge, read it. I warrant Link 139there's vinegar and pepper in't.Editor’s Note140
fabian Is't so saucy?Editor’s Note141
sir andrew Ay—is't? I warrant him. Do but read.142
sir toby Give me.145
fabian Good, and valiant.Editor’s Note146
sir toby 'Wonder not, nor admire not in thy mind why I 147do call thee so, for I will show thee no reason for't.'150
sir toby 'Thou com'st to the Lady Olivia, and in my sight Editor’s Note151she uses thee kindly; but thou liest in thy throat, that is 152not the matter I challenge thee for.'Link 155157
fabian Good.pg 177158
sir toby 'Thou kill'st me like a rogue and a villain.'160
sir toby 'Fare thee well, and God have mercy upon one of Editor’s Note161our souls. He may have mercy upon mine, but my hope 162is better, and so look to thyself.
Editor’s Note163Thy friend as thou usest him, and thy sworn enemy,
Critical Apparatus165If this letter move him not, his legs cannot. I'll give't 166him.Critical Apparatus167Editor’s Note Link 170
sir toby Go, Sir Andrew. Scout me for him at the corner Editor’s Note171of the orchard like a bum-baily. So soon as ever thou Editor’s Note172seest him, draw, and as thou draw'st, swear horrible, 173for it comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a swagEditor’s Note Link 174gering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood more Editor’s Note175approbation than ever proof itself would have earned 176him. Away.Link 177
sir andrew Nay, let me alone for swearing. ExitLink 178Critical ApparatusEnter Olivia, and Viola as Cesario
sir toby Now will not I deliver his letter, for the beha-Editor’s Note179viour of the young gentleman gives him out to be of 180good capacity and breeding. His employment between 181his lord and my niece confirms no less. Therefore this 182letter, being so excellently ignorant, will breed no terror Editor’s Note Link 183in the youth. He will find it comes from a clodpoll. But 184sir, I will deliver his challenge by word of mouth, set 185upon Aguecheek a notable report of valour, and drive pg 178Editor’s Note Link 186the gentleman—as I know his youth will aptly receive 187it—into a most hideous opinion of his rage, skill, fury, 188and impetuosity. This will so fright them both that they Editor’s Note189will kill one another by the look, like cockatrices.Editor’s Note190
fabian Here he comes with your niece. Give them way Editor’s Note191till he take leave, and presently after him.Editor’s Note Link 192Critical ApparatusExeunt Sir Toby, Fabian, and Maria
sir toby I will meditate the while upon some horrid mess193age for a challenge.Editor’s Note194
olivia I have said too much unto a heart of stone,
Editor’s Note195And laid mine honour too unchary out.
196There's something in me that reproves my fault,
197But such a headstrong potent fault it is
198That it but mocks reproof.Editor’s Note199
viola With the same 'haviour that your passion bears
Critical Apparatus200Goes on my master's griefs.Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus Link 201
olivia (giving a jewel) Here, wear this jewel for me, 'tis my picture—
202Refuse it not, it hath no tongue to vex you—
203And I beseech you come again tomorrow.
204What shall you ask of me that I'll deny,pg 179
Editor’s Note205That honour saved, may upon asking give?206
viola Nothing but this: your true love for my master.207
olivia How with mine honour may I give him that
Editor’s Note208Which I have given to you?
viola I will acquit you.209Critical ApparatusEnter Sir Toby and Fabian
olivia Well, come again tomorrow. Fare thee well,
Critical Apparatus210A fiend like thee might bear my soul to hell. ExitEditor’s Note211
sir toby Gentleman, God save thee.212
viola And you, sir.Editor’s Note Link 213
sir toby That defence thou hast, betake thee to't. Of what 214nature the wrongs are thou hast done him, I know not, Editor’s Note Link 215but thy intercepter, full of despite, bloody as the hunter, Editor’s Note216attends thee at the orchard end. Dismount thy tuck, be Editor’s Note Link 217yare in thy preparation, for thy assailant is quick, skil-218ful, and deadly.pg 180Critical Apparatus219
viola You mistake, sir, I am sure no man hath any quar-Editor’s Note220rel to me. My remembrance is very free and clear from any image of offence done to 221any man.222
sir toby You'll find it otherwise, I assure you. Therefore, Editor’s Note223if you hold your life at any price, betake you to your Editor’s Note224guard, for your opposite hath in him what youth, Editor’s Note Link 225strength, skill, and wrath can furnish man withal.226
viola I pray you, sir, what is he?Editor’s Note Link 227
sir toby He is knight, dubbed with unhatched rapier and Editor’s Note Link 228on carpet consideration, but he is a devil in private 229brawl. Souls and bodies hath he divorced three, and Editor’s Note Link 230his incensement at this moment is so implacable that 231satisfaction can be none but by pangs of death and Editor’s Note Link 232sepulchre. 'Hob nob' is his word, give't or take't.Editor’s Note233
viola I will return again into the house and desire some 234conduct of the lady. I am no fighter. I have heard of 235some kind of men that put quarrels purposely on others, Editor’s Note Link 236to taste their valour. Belike this is a man of that quirk.pg 181 Link 237
sir toby Sir, no. His indignation derives itself out of a very Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus238competent injury, therefore get you on, and give him 239his desire. Back you shall not to the house, unless you Editor’s Note240undertake that with me which with as much safety you Link 241might answer him. Therefore on, or strip your sword Editor’s Note Link 242stark naked, for meddle you must, that's certain, or for- Link 243swear to wear iron about you.244
viola This is as uncivil as strange. I beseech you do me Editor’s Note245this courteous office, as to know of the knight what my 246offence to him is. It is something of my negligence, 247nothing of my purpose.248Exit
sir toby I will do so. Signor Fabian, stay you by this Critical Apparatus249gentleman till my return.250
viola Pray you, sir, do you know of this matter?251
fabian I know the knight is incensed against you even to Editor’s Note252a mortal arbitrement, but nothing of the circumstance 253more.254
viola I beseech you, what manner of man is he?Editor’s Note255
fabian Nothing of that wonderful promise to read him by 256his form as you are like to find him in the proof of his 257valour. He is indeed, sir, the most skilful, bloody, and 258fatal opposite that you could possibly have found in any Editor’s Note Link 259part of Illyria. Will you walk towards him, I will make 260your peace with him if I can.pg 182 261
viola I shall be much bound to you for't. I am one that Editor’s Note Link 262had rather go with Sir Priest than Sir Knight—I care Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus Link 263not who knows so much of my mettle. ⌈Exeunt⌉Critical ApparatusEnter Sir Toby and Sir AndrewLink 264
sir toby Why, man, he's a very devil, I have not seen Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus Link 265such a virago. I had a pass with him, rapier, scabbard, Editor’s Note Link 266and all, and he gives me the stuck-in with such a mortal Editor’s Note Link 267motion that it is inevitable; and on the answer, he pays Link 268you as surely as your feet hits the ground they step on. Editor’s Note Link 269They say he has been fencer to the Sophy.270
sir andrew Pox on't, I'll not meddle with him.Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus Link 271
sir toby Ay, but he will not now be pacified, Fabian can 272scarce hold him yonder.273
sir andrew Plague on't, an I thought he had been va-Editor’s Note274liant and so cunning in fence I'd have seen him damned pg 183275ere I'd have challenged him. Let him let the matter slip Editor’s Note Link 276and I'll give him my horse, grey Capilet.Editor’s Note277
sir toby I'll make the motion. Stand here, make a good Editor’s Note278show on't, this shall end without the perdition of souls. Editor’s Note279(Aside) Marry, I'll ride your horse as well as I ride you.Critical ApparatusEnter Fabian, and Viola as Cesario
Editor’s Note280⌈Aside to Fabian⌉ I have his horse to take up the quarrel, 281I have persuaded him the youth's a devil.Editor’s Note282
fabian (aside to Sir Toby) He is as horribly conceited of 283him, and pants and looks pale as if a bear were at his 284heels.285
sir toby (to Viola) There's no remedy, sir, he will fight Editor’s Note286with you for's oath' sake. Marry, he hath better be-Editor’s Note287thought him of his quarrel, and he finds that now scarce Link 288to be worth talking of. Therefore draw for the support-289ance of his vow, he protests he will not hurt you.Editor’s Note290
viola (aside) Pray God defend me. A little thing would 291make me tell them how much I lack of a man.Editor’s Note292
fabian (to Sir Andrew) Give ground if you see him furi-293ous.294
sir toby Come Sir Andrew, there's no remedy, the gentle-295man will for his honour's sake have one bout with you, Editor’s Note296he cannot by the duello avoid it, but he has promised pg 184 Link 297me, as he is a gentleman and a soldier, he will not hurt 298you. Come on, to't.299
sir andrew Pray God he keep his oath.Enter AntonioEditor’s Note300
viola (aside to Sir Andrew) I do assure you 'tis against my will.Critical ApparatusSir Andrew and Viola draw their swordsEditor’s NoteCritical Apparatus301
antonio (drawing his sword, to Sir Andrew) Put up your sword. If this young gentleman
Link 302Have done offence, I take the fault on me.
303If you offend him, I for him defy you.304
sir toby You, sir? Why, what are you?Editor’s Note305
antonio One, sir, that for his love dares yet do more
306Than you have heard him brag to you he will.Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus Link 307
sir toby (drawing his sword) Nay, if you be an under-308taker, I am for you.Editor’s NoteEnter OfficersEditor’s Note309
fabian O good Sir Toby, hold. Here come the officers.310
sir toby (to Antonio) I'll be with you anon.Link 311
viola (to Sir Andrew) Pray, sir, put your sword up if you 312please.Editor’s Note Link 313 pg 185 Critical ApparatusSir Andrew and Viola sheathe their swords316
first officer This is the man, do thy office.317
second officer Antonio, I arrest thee at the suit of 318Count Orsino.319
antonio You do mistake me, sir.Editor’s Note320
first officer No sir, no jot. I know your favour well,
Link 321Though now you have no seacap on your head.
322 (To Second Officer) Take him away, he knows I know him well.Link 323
antonio I must obey. (To Viola) This comes with seeking you.
Editor’s Note324But there's no remedy, I shall answer it.
325What will you do now my necessity
326Makes me to ask you for my purse? It grieves me
327Much more for what I cannot do for you
Editor’s Note328Than what befalls myself. You stand amazed,
Link 329But be of comfort.
second officer Come, sir, away.330
antonio (to Viola) I must entreat of you some of that money.331
viola What money, sir?
332For the fair kindness you have showed me here,
Editor’s Note333And part being prompted by your present trouble,
Link 334Out of my lean and low ability
335I'll lend you something. My having is not much.
antonio Will you deny me now?pg 186
Editor’s Note338Is't possible that my deserts to you
Editor’s Note340Lest that it make me so unsound a man
341As to upbraid you with those kindnesses
342That I have done for you.
viola I know of none,
343Nor know I you by voice, or any feature.
344I hate ingratitude more in a man
345Than lying, vainness, babbling drunkenness,
Link 346Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption
347Inhabits our frail blood.348
antonio O heavens themselves!349
second officer Come sir, I pray you go.350
antonio Let me speak a little. This youth that you see here
Editor’s Note353And to his image, which methought did promise
Editor’s Note354Most venerable worth, did I devotion.Link 355
first officer What's that to us? The time goes by, away.356
antonio But O, how vile an idol proves this god!
Editor’s Note357Thou hast, Sebastian, done good feature shame.
Editor’s Note358In nature there's no blemish but the mind.
Editor’s Note359None can be called deformed but the unkind.pg 187
Editor’s Note361Are empty trunks o'er-flourished by the devil.Critical Apparatus362
first officer The man grows mad, away with him. Come, come, sir.Critical Apparatus363
antonio Lead me on.Exit with Officers364
viola (aside) Methinks his words do from such passion fly
Editor’s Note365That he believes himself. So do not I.
366Prove true, imagination, O prove true,
367That I, dear brother, be now ta'en for you!368 Critical ApparatusThey stand asideEditor’s Note370
viola He named Sebastian. I my brother know
371Yet living in my glass. Even such and so
Editor’s Note372In favour was my brother, and he went
373Still in this fashion, colour, ornament,
Link 374For him I imitate. O if it prove,ExitEditor’s Note376
sir toby (to Sir Andrew) A very dishonest, paltry boy, and Editor’s Note377more a coward than a hare. His dishonesty appears in 378leaving his friend here in necessity, and denying him; Link 379and for his cowardship, ask Fabian.Link 380
fabian A coward, a most devout coward, religious in it.Editor’s Note381
sir andrew 'Slid, I'll after him again, and beat him.pg 188 382
sir toby Do, cuff him soundly, but never draw thy 383sword.Critical Apparatus384
sir andrew An I do not— ExitEditor’s Note385
fabian Come, let's see the event.