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WHAT YOU WILL.
SCENE I. An Apartment in the Duke's Palace.
Enter Duke, Curio, Lords; Musicians attending.
If musick be the food of love, play on;
Of what validity and pitch soever,] Validity is here used for value.
* That it alone is high-fantastical.] High-fantastical, means fantastical to the height.
Cur. Will you go hunt, my lord ?
What, Curio ?
The hart. Duke. Why, so I do, the noblest that I have: O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first, Methought, she purg'd the air of pestilence; That instant was I turn'd into a hart; And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds, E'er since pursue me.—How now? what news from
Duke. O, she, that hath a heart of that fine frame,
3 The element itself, till seven years heat,] Heat for heated. The air, till it shall have been warmed by seven revolutions of the sun, shall not, &c.
4 (Her sweet perfections,)] Liver, brain, and heart, are admitted in poetry as the residence of passions, judgment, and sentiments. These are what Shakspeare calls, her sweet perfections, though he has not very clearly expressed what he might design to have said. STEEVENS.
Enter Viola, Captain, and Sailors.
+ Illyria, lady.
sailors ? Cap. It is perchance, that you yourself were saved. Vio. O my poor brother ! and so, perchance, may
For saying so, there's gold :
Cap. Ay, madam, well; for I was bred and born,
Vio. Who governs here?
A noble duke, in nature,
What is his name?
+ " This is Illyria, lady." Malone.
And so is now,
0, that I served that lady:
That were hard to compass;
Vio. There is a fair behaviour in thee, captain ;
5 That will allow me -] To allow is to approve.
What else may hap, to time I will commit;
Cap. Be you his eunuch, and your mute I'll be ;
A Room in Olivia's House.
Enter Sir Toby BELCH, and MARIA. Sir To. What a plague means my niece, to take the death of her brother thus? I am sure, care's an enemy to life.
Mar. By my troth, sir Toby, you must come in earlier o’nights; your cousin, my lady, takes great exceptions to your ill hours.
Sir To. Why, let her except before excepted.
Mar. Ay, but you must confine yourself within the modest limits of order.
Sir To. Confine ? I'll confine myself no finer than I am: these clothes are good enough to drink in, and so be these boots too ; an they be not, let them hang themselves in their own straps.
Mar. That quaffing and drinking will undo you : I heard my lady talk of it yesterday; and of a foolish knight, that you brought in one night here, to be her
Sir To. Who? Sir Andrew Ague-cheek ?
Mar. Ay, but he'll have but a year in all these ducats; he's a very fool, and a prodigal.
as tall a man – ] Tall means stout, courageous.