Twelfth Night: Act 1, Scene 4

Enter VALENTINE and VIOLA in man's attire

      VALENTINE   
1.4.1      If the duke continue these favours towards   
      you, Cesario, you are like to be much advanced;   advanced promoted
      he hath known you but three days, and already   
      you are no stranger.   
   
      VIOLA   
1.4.5      You either fear his humour or my negligence,   humour changeableness | negligence neglect of duty
      that you call in question the continuance of his   
      love. Is he inconstant, sir, in his favours?   
   
      VALENTINE   
      No, believe me.   
   
      VIOLA   
      I thank you. Here comes the count.   
   
Enter DUKE ORSINO, CURIO, and Attendants
   
      DUKE ORSINO   
1.4.10      Who saw Cesario, ho?   
   
      VIOLA   
      On your attendance, my lord; here.   On your attendance ready to attend on you
   
      DUKE ORSINO   
      Stand you a while aloof. Cesario,   you i.e.,everyone except Viola / Cesario | aloof out of
      Thou know'st no less but all; I have unclasp'd   earshot
      To thee the book even of my secret soul:   
1.4.15      Therefore, good youth, address thy gait unto her;     address thy gait direct your steps; go
      Be not denied access, stand at her doors,   
      And tell them, there thy fixed foot shall grow   them Olivia's servants | fixed immovable | grow take root
      Till thou have audience.   audience a hearing (for Orsino's tale of love)
   
      VIOLA   
                                Sure, my noble lord,   
      If she be so abandon'd to her sorrow   
1.4.20      As it is spoke, she never will admit me.   
   
      DUKE ORSINO   
      Be clamorous and leap all civil bounds   civil bounds limits of civility
      Rather than make unprofited return.   make unprofited return i.e., come back empty-handed
   
      VIOLA   
      Say I do speak with her, my lord, what then?   
   
      DUKE ORSINO   
      O, then unfold the passion of my love,   
1.4.25      Surprise her with discourse of my dear faith:   surprise overpower | dear faith heartfelt love
      It shall become thee well to act my woes;   become thee well look well in you
      She will attend it better in thy youth   attend it pay attention to it
      Than in a nuncio's of more grave aspect.   nuncio's messenger's
   
      VIOLA   
      I think not so, my lord.   
   
      DUKE ORSINO   
                                   Dear lad, believe it;   
1.4.30      For they shall yet belie thy happy years,   yet as yet >>>
      That say thou art a man: Diana's lip   Diana Virgin goddess.
      Is not more smooth and rubious; thy small pipe   rubious ruby-red | pipe throat, voice
      Is as the maiden's organ, shrill and sound,   shrill and sound high and clear
      And all is semblative a woman's part.   semblative like | part role, demeanor  >>>
1.4.35      I know thy constellation is right apt   constellation nature (as determined by the stars)
      For this affair. Some four or five attend him;   
      All, if you will; for I myself am best   
      When least in company. Prosper well in this,   
      And thou shalt live as freely as thy lord,   
1.4.40      To call his fortunes thine.   
   
      VIOLA   
                                      I'll do my best   
      To woo your lady. [Aside.] Yet, a barful strife!   barful strife inner conflict  >>>
1.4.42      Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife.   
     
     Exeunt