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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,TN I.i.2
The appetite may sicken, and so dye.The appetite may sicken, and so die.TN I.i.3
That straine agen, it had a dying fall:That strain again! It had a dying fall.TN I.i.4
O, it came ore my eare, like the sweet soundO, it came o'er my ear like the sweet soundTN 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,TN I.i.9
That notwithstanding thy capacitie,That, notwithstanding thy capacityTN 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,TN I.i.12
But falles into abatement, and low priceBut falls into abatement and low priceTN I.i.13
Euen in a minute; so full of shapes is fancie,Even in a minute. So full of shapes is fancyTN I.i.14
That it alone, is high fantasticall.That it alone is high fantastical.TN I.i.15
What Curio?What, Curio?TN I.i.17
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.TN I.i.21
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,TN I.i.23
Ere since pursue me. E'er since pursue me.TN I.i.24.1
How now what newes from her?How now! What news from her?TN I.i.24.2
O she that hath a heart of that fine frameO, she that hath a heart of that fine frameTN 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 shaftTN I.i.36
Hath kill'd the flocke of all affections elseHath killed the flock of all affections elseTN I.i.37
That liue in her. When Liuer, Braine, and Heart,That live in her; when liver, brain, and heart,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!TN I.i.40
Away before me, to sweet beds of Flowres,Away before me to sweet beds of flowers!TN I.i.41
Loue-thoughts lye rich, when canopy'd with bowres.Love thoughts lie rich when canopied with bowers.TN I.i.42
Who saw Cesario hoa?Who saw Cesario, ho?TN I.iv.10
Stand you a-while aloofe. Cesario,Stand you awhile aloof. (To Viola) Cesario,TN I.iv.12
Thou knowst no lesse, but all: I haue vnclasp'dThou knowest no less but all. I have unclaspedTN I.iv.13
To thee the booke euen of my secret soule.To thee the book even of my secret soul.TN I.iv.14
Therefore good youth, addresse thy gate vnto her,Therefore, good youth, address thy gait unto her.TN I.iv.15
Be not deni'de accesse, stand at her doores,Be not denied access; stand at her doors,TN I.iv.16
And tell them, there thy fixed foot shall growAnd tell them, there thy fixed foot shall growTN I.iv.17
Till thou haue audience.Till thou have audience.TN I.iv.18.1
Be clamorous, and leape all ciuill bounds,Be clamorous and leap all civil boundsTN I.iv.21
Rather then make vnprofited returne,Rather than make unprofited return.TN I.iv.22
O then, vnfold the passion of my loue,O, then unfold the passion of my love.TN I.iv.24
Surprize her with discourse of my deere faith;Surprise her with discourse of my dear faith.TN I.iv.25
It shall become thee well to act my woes:It shall become thee well to act my woes;TN I.iv.26
She will attend it better in thy youth,She will attend it better in thy youthTN I.iv.27
Then in a Nuntio's of more graue aspect.Than in a nuncio's of more grave aspect.TN I.iv.28
Deere Lad, beleeue it;Dear lad, believe it.TN I.iv.299.2
For they shall yet belye thy happy yeeres,For they shall yet belie thy happy yearsTN I.iv.30
That say thou art a man: Dianas lipThat say thou art a man. Diana's lipTN I.iv.31
Is not more smooth, and rubious: thy small pipeIs not more smooth and rubious. Thy small pipeTN I.iv.32
Is as the maidens organ, shrill, and sound,Is as the maiden's organ, shrill and sound,TN I.iv.33
And all is semblatiue a womans part.And all is semblative a woman's part.TN I.iv.34
I know thy constellation is right aptI know thy constellation is right aptTN I.iv.35
For this affayre: some foure or fiue attend him,For this affair. Some four or five attend him – TN I.iv.36
All if you will: for I my selfe am bestAll, if you will; for I myself am bestTN I.iv.37
When least in companie: prosper well in this,When least in company. Prosper well in this,TN I.iv.38
And thou shalt liue as freely as thy Lord,And thou shalt live as freely as thy lord,TN I.iv.39
To call his fortunes thine.To call his fortunes thine.TN I.iv.40.1
Giue me some Musick; Now good morow frends.Give me some music! Now, good morrow, friends!TN II.iv.1
Now good Cesario , but that peece of song,Now, good Cesario, but that piece of song,TN II.iv.2
That old and Anticke song we heard last night;That old and antique song we heard last night.TN II.iv.3
Me thought it did releeue my passion much,Methought it did relieve my passion much,TN II.iv.4
More then light ayres, and recollected termesMore than light airs and recollected termsTN II.iv.5
Of these most briske and giddy-paced times.Of these most brisk and giddy-paced times.TN II.iv.6
Come, but one verse.Come, but one verse.TN II.iv.7
Who was it?Who was it?TN II.iv.10
Seeke him out, and play the tune the while.Seek him out, and play the tune the while.TN II.iv.14
Come hither Boy, if euer thou shalt loueCome hither, boy. If ever thou shalt love,TN II.iv.15
In the sweet pangs of it, remember me:In the sweet pangs of it, remember me.TN II.iv.16
For such as I am, all true Louers are,For such as I am, all true lovers are:TN II.iv.17
Vnstaid and skittish in all motions else,Unstaid and skittish in all motions else,TN II.iv.18
Saue in the constant image of the creatureSave in the constant image of the creatureTN II.iv.19
That is belou'd. How dost thou like this tune?That is beloved. How dost thou like this tune?TN II.iv.20
Thou dost speake masterly,Thou dost speak masterly.TN II.iv.22.2
My life vpon't, yong though thou art, thine eyeMy life upon't, young though thou art, thine eyeTN II.iv.23
Hath staid vpon some fauour that it loues:Hath stayed upon some favour that it loves.TN II.iv.24
Hath it not boy?Hath it not, boy?TN II.iv.25.1
What kinde of woman ist?What kind of woman is't?TN II.iv.26.1
She is not worth thee then. What yeares ifaith?She is not worth thee, then. What years, i'faith?TN II.iv.27
Too old by heauen: Let still the woman takeToo old, by heaven. Let still the woman takeTN II.iv.29
An elder then her selfe, so weares she to him;An elder than herself; so wears she to him;TN II.iv.30
So swayes she leuell in her husbands heart:So sways she level in her husband's heart.TN II.iv.31
For boy, howeuer we do praise our selues,For, boy, however we do praise ourselves,TN II.iv.32
Our fancies are more giddie and vnfirme,Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm,TN II.iv.33
More longing, wauering, sooner lost and worne,More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn,TN II.iv.34
Then womens are.Than women's are.TN II.iv.35.1
Then let thy Loue be yonger then thy selfe,Then let thy love be younger than thyself,TN II.iv.36
Or thy affection cannot hold the bent:Or thy affection cannot hold the bent.TN II.iv.37
For women are as Roses, whose faire flowreFor women are as roses whose fair flower,TN II.iv.38
Being once displaid, doth fall that verie howre.Being once displayed, doth fall that very hour.TN II.iv.39
O fellow come, the song we had last night:O, fellow, come, the song we had last night.TN II.iv.42
Marke it Cesario, it is old and plaine;Mark it, Cesario; it is old and plain.TN II.iv.43
The Spinsters and the Knitters in the Sun,The spinsters, and the knitters in the sun,TN II.iv.44
And the free maides that weaue their thred with bones,And the free maids that weave their thread with bones,TN II.iv.45
Do vse to chaunt it: it is silly sooth,Do use to chant it. It is silly sooth,TN II.iv.46
And dallies with the innocence of loue,And dallies with the innocence of loveTN II.iv.47
Like the old age.Like the old age.TN II.iv.48
I prethee sing. Ay, prithee sing.TN II.iv.49.2
There's for thy paines.There's for thy pains.TN II.iv.66
Ile pay thy pleasure then.I'll pay thy pleasure, then.TN II.iv.68
Giue me now leaue, to leaue thee.Give me now leave, to leave thee.TN II.iv.71
Let all the rest giue place: Let all the rest give place.TN II.iv.78.1
Once more Cesario,Once more, Cesario,TN II.iv.78.2
Get thee to yond same soueraigne crueltie:Get thee to yond same sovereign cruelty.TN II.iv.79
Tell her my loue, more noble then the worldTell her my love, more noble than the world,TN II.iv.80
Prizes not quantitie of dirtie lands,Prizes not quantity of dirty lands.TN II.iv.81
The parts that fortune hath bestow'd vpon her:The parts that fortune hath bestowed upon herTN II.iv.82
Tell her I hold as giddily as Fortune:Tell her I hold as giddily as fortune.TN II.iv.83
But 'tis that miracle, and Queene of IemsBut 'tis that miracle and queen of gemsTN II.iv.84
That nature prankes her in, attracts my soule.That nature pranks her in, attracts my soul.TN II.iv.85
It cannot be so answer'd.It cannot be so answered.TN II.iv.87.1
There is no womans sidesThere is no woman's sidesTN II.iv.92
Can bide the beating of so strong a passion,Can bide the beating of so strong a passionTN II.iv.93
As loue doth giue my heart: no womans heartAs love doth give my heart; no woman's heartTN II.iv.94
So bigge, to hold so much, they lacke retention.So big to hold so much, they lack retention.TN II.iv.95
Alas, their loue may be call'd appetite,Alas, their love may be called appetite,TN II.iv.96
No motion of the Liuer, but the Pallat,No motion of the liver, but the palate,TN II.iv.97
That suffer surfet, cloyment, and reuolt,That suffer surfeit, cloyment, and revolt.TN II.iv.98
But mine is all as hungry as the Sea,But mine is all as hungry as the sea,TN II.iv.99
And can digest as much, make no compareAnd can digest as much. Make no compareTN II.iv.100
Betweene that loue a woman can beare me,Between that love a woman can bear meTN II.iv.101
And that I owe Oliuia.And that I owe Olivia.TN II.iv.102.1
What dost thou knowe?What dost thou know?TN II.iv.103
And what's her history?And what's her history?TN II.iv.108.2
But di'de thy sister of her loue my Boy?But died thy sister of her love, my boy?TN II.iv.118
I that's the Theame,Ay, that's the theme.TN II.iv.121.2
To her in haste: giue her this Iewell: say,To her in haste; give her this jewel; sayTN II.iv.122
My loue can giue no place, bide no denay. My love can give no place, bide no denay.TN II.iv.123
Belong you to the Lady Oliuia, friends?Belong you to the Lady Olivia, friends?TN V.i.7
I know thee well: how doest thou my goodI know thee well. How dost thou, my goodTN V.i.9
Fellow?fellow?TN V.i.10
Iust the contrary: the better for thy friends.Just the contrary: the better for thy friends.TN V.i.13
How can that be?How can that be?TN V.i.15
Why this is excellent.Why, this is excellent.TN V.i.23
Thou shalt not be the worse for me, there's gold.Thou shalt not be the worse for me: there's gold.TN V.i.26
O you giue me ill counsell.O, you give me ill counsel!TN V.i.29
Well, I will be so much a sinner to be a double dealer: Well, I will be so much a sinner to be a double-dealer;TN V.i.32
there's another.there's another.TN V.i.33
You can foole no more money out of mee at thisYou can fool no more money out of me at thisTN V.i.38
throw: if you will let your Lady know I am here to speakthrow. If you will let your lady know I am here to speakTN V.i.39
with her, and bring her along with you, it may awake mywith her, and bring her along with you, it may awake myTN V.i.40
bounty further.bounty further.TN V.i.41
That face of his I do remember well,That face of his I do remember well.TN V.i.48
yet when I saw it last, it was besmear'dYet when I saw it last, it was besmearedTN V.i.49
As blacke as Vulcan, in the smoake of warre:As black as Vulcan in the smoke of war.TN V.i.50
A bawbling Vessell was he Captaine of,A baubling vessel was he captain of,TN V.i.51
For shallow draught and bulke vnprizable,For shallow draught and bulk, unprizable;TN V.i.52
With which such scathfull grapple did he make,With which, such scatheful grapple did he makeTN V.i.53
With the most noble bottome of our Fleete,With the most noble bottom of our fleet,TN V.i.54
That very enuy, and the tongue of losseThat very envy and the tongue of lossTN V.i.55
Cride fame and honor on him: What's the matter?Cried fame and honour on him. What's the matter?TN V.i.56
Notable Pyrate, thou salt-water Theefe,Notable pirate, thou salt-water thief,TN V.i.66
What foolish boldnesse brought thee to their mercies,What foolish boldness brought thee to their merciesTN V.i.67
Whom thou in termes so bloudie, and so deereWhom thou, in terms so bloody and so dear,TN V.i.68
Hast made thine enemies?Hast made thine enemies?TN V.i.69
When came he to this Towne?When came he to this town?TN V.i.91
Heere comes the Countesse, now heauen walkes on earth:Here comes the Countess; now heaven walks on earth!TN V.i.95
But for thee fellow, fellow thy words are madnesse,But for thee, fellow – fellow, thy words are madness.TN V.i.96
Three monthes this youth hath tended vpon mee,Three months this youth hath tended upon me.TN V.i.97
But more of that anon. Take him aside.But more of that anon. Take him aside.TN V.i.98
Gracious Oliuia.Gracious Olivia – TN V.i.103
Still so cruell?Still so cruel?TN V.i.109.1
What to peruersenesse? you vnciuill LadieWhat, to perverseness? You uncivil lady,TN V.i.110
To whose ingrate, and vnauspicious AltarsTo whose ingrate and unauspicious altarsTN V.i.111
My soule the faithfull'st offrings haue breath'd outMy soul the faithfull'st offerings hath breathed outTN V.i.112
That ere deuotion tender'd. What shall I do?That e'er devotion tendered! What shall I do?TN V.i.113
Why should I not, (had I the heart to do it)Why should I not – had I the heart to do it – TN V.i.115
Like to th'Egyptian theefe, at point of deathLike to th' Egyptian thief at point of deathTN V.i.116
Kill what I loue: (a sauage iealousie,Kill what I love – a savage jealousyTN V.i.117
That sometime sauours nobly) but heare me this:That sometime savours nobly? But hear me this:TN V.i.118
Since you to non-regardance cast my faith,Since you to non-regardance cast my faith,TN V.i.119
And that I partly know the instrumentAnd that I partly know the instrumentTN V.i.120
That screwes me from my true place in your fauour:That screws me from my true place in your favour,TN V.i.121
Liue you the Marble-brested Tirant still.Live you the marble-breasted tyrant still.TN V.i.122
But this your Minion, whom I know you loue,But this your minion, whom I know you love,TN V.i.123
And whom, by heauen I sweare, I tender deerely,And whom, by heaven, I swear, I tender dearly,TN V.i.124
Him will I teare out of that cruell eye,Him will I tear out of that cruel eyeTN V.i.125
Where he sits crowned in his masters spight.Where he sits crowned in his master's spite.TN V.i.126
Come boy with me, my thoughts are ripe in mischiefe:Come, boy, with me, my thoughts are ripe in mischief.TN V.i.127
Ile sacrifice the Lambe that I do loue,I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do loveTN V.i.128
To spight a Rauens heart within a Doue.To spite a raven's heart within a dove.TN V.i.129
Come, away.Come, away!TN V.i.140.2
Husband?Husband?TN V.i.142.1
Her husband, sirrah?Her husband, sirrah?TN V.i.143.1
O thou dissembling Cub: what wilt thou beO thou dissembling cub! What wilt thou beTN V.i.162
When time hath sow'd a grizzle on thy case?When time hath sowed a grizzle on thy case?TN V.i.163
Or will not else thy craft so quickely grow,Or will not else thy craft so quickly growTN V.i.164
That thine owne trip shall be thine ouerthrow:That thine own trip shall be thine overthrow?TN V.i.165
Farewell, and take her, but direct thy feete,Farewell, and take her; but direct thy feetTN V.i.166
Where thou, and I (henceforth) may neuer meet.Where thou and I henceforth may never meet.TN V.i.167
My Gentleman Cesario?My gentleman, Cesario?TN V.i.180
How now Gentleman? how ist with you?How now, gentleman? How is't with you?TN V.i.192
One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons,One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!TN V.i.213
A naturall Perspectiue, that is, and is not.A natural perspective, that is and is not.TN V.i.214
Be not amaz'd, right noble is his blood:Be not amazed; right noble is his blood.TN V.i.261
If this be so, as yet the glasse seemes true,If this be so, as yet the glass seems true,TN V.i.262
I shall haue share in this most happy wracke,I shall have share in this most happy wrack.TN V.i.263
Boy, thou hast saide to me a thousand times,(To Viola) Boy, thou hast said to me a thousand timesTN V.i.264
Thou neuer should'st loue woman like to me.Thou never shouldst love woman like to me.TN V.i.265
Giue me thy hand,Give me thy hand,TN V.i.269.2
And let me see thee in thy womans weedes.And let me see thee in thy woman's weeds.TN V.i.270
This sauours not much of distraction.This savours not much of distraction.TN V.i.311
Madam, I am most apt t'embrace your offer:Madam, I am most apt t' embrace your offer.TN V.i.317
Your Master quits you: and for your seruice done him,(To Viola) Your master quits you; and for your service done himTN V.i.318
So much against the mettle of your sex,So much against the mettle of your sex,TN V.i.319
So farre beneath your soft and tender breeding,So far beneath your soft and tender breeding,TN V.i.320
And since you call'd me Master, for so long:And since you called me master for so long,TN V.i.321
Heere is my hand, you shall from this time beeHere is my hand; you shall from this time beTN V.i.322
Your Masters Mistris.Your master's mistress.TN V.i.323.1
Is this the Madman?Is this the madman?TN V.i.324.1
Pursue him, and entreate him to a peace:Pursue him and entreat him to a peace.TN V.i.377
He hath not told vs of the Captaine yet,He hath not told us of the Captain yet.TN V.i.378
When that is knowne, and golden time conuentsWhen that is known, and golden time convents,TN V.i.379
A solemne Combination shall be madeA solemn combination shall be madeTN V.i.380
Of our deere soules. Meane time sweet sister,Of our dear souls. Meantime, sweet sister,TN V.i.381
We will not part from hence. Cesario comeWe will not part from hence. Cesario, come;TN V.i.382
(For so you shall be while you are a man:)For so you shall be, while you are a man.TN V.i.383
But when in other habites you are seene,But when in other habits you are seen – TN V.i.384
Orsino's Mistris, and his fancies Queene. Orsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen!TN V.i.385