Twelfth Night: Act 3, Scene 4

    
      Enter OLIVIA and MARIA     
    
      OLIVIA [aside]  
3.4.1      I have sent after him— he says he'll come;   him i.e., "Cesario" | he says he'll come i.e., if he
      How shall I feast him? what bestow of him?   says he'll come | bestow of give to
      For youth is bought more oft than begg'd or borrow'd.   youth is bought >>>
      I speak too loud.—   
    
 [To Maria]  
    
3.4.5      Where is Malvolio? he is sad and civil,   sad and civil serious and decorous
      And suits well for a servant with my fortunes.   suits well . . . my fortunes >>>
      Where is Malvolio?   
    
      MARIA   
      He's coming, madam; but in very strange manner.   
      He is, sure, possessed, madam.   possessed possessed by an evil spirit, crazy
    
      OLIVIA   
3.4.10      Why, what's the matter? does he rave?   rave talk nonsense (like a madman)
    
      MARIA   
      No, madam, he does nothing but smile. Your   
      ladyship were best to have some guard about you,   
      if he come; for, sure, the man is tainted in's wits.   tainted diseased | in's in his
    
      OLIVIA   
      Go call him hither.   
    
      Exit MARIA     
    
                               I am as mad as he,   
3.4.15      If sad and merry madness equal be.   
    
      Re-enter MARIA, with MALVOLIO     
    
      How now, Malvolio!   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      Sweet lady, ho, ho.   
    
      OLIVIA   
      Smilest thou?   
      I sent for thee upon a sad occasion.   sad serious (But Malvolio takes "sad" to mean
    "unhappy" or "painful.")
      MALVOLIO   
3.4.20      Sad, lady! I could be sad. This does make some ob-   
      struction in the blood, this cross-gartering; but what   
      of that? if it please the eye of one, it is with me as   
      the very true sonnet is, "Please one, and please all."   sonnet poem, song >>>
    
      OLIVIA   
      Why, how dost thou, man? what is the matter with   
3.4.25      thee?   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      Not black in my mind, though yellow in my legs. It   black . . . yellow >>>
      did come to his hands, and commands shall be   
      executed. I think we do know the sweet Roman hand.   Roman hand Italian style of handwriting (It was
    coming into style at that time.)
      OLIVIA   
      Wilt thou go to bed, Malvolio?   to bed (Olvia means that he should lie down and
    rest to alleviate whatever strange afflication he has.)
      MALVOLIO   
3.4.30      To bed! ay, sweet-heart, and I'll come to   To bed! (Malvolio thinks he's just gotten lucky.)
      thee.   
    
      OLIVIA   
      God comfort thee! Why dost thou smile so and kiss   
      thy hand so oft?   kiss thy hand (Malvolio is kissing his hand to
    Olivia.)
      MARIA   
      How do you, Malvolio?   
    
      MALVOLIO   
3.4.35      At your request! Yes, nightingales answer   At your request! i.e., Am I likely to answer your
      daws.   question?—I think not. | daws crows, i.e., Maria,
    and others like her. (He's being "surly with
      MARIA   servants," as the letter said he should.)
      Why appear you with this ridiculous boldness   
      before my lady?   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      "Be not afraid of greatness"; 'twas well writ.   
    
      OLIVIA   
3.4.40      What meanest thou by that, Malvolio?   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      "Some are born great"—   
    
      OLIVIA   
      Ha?   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      "Some achieve greatness"—   
    
      OLIVIA   
      What sayest thou?   
    
      MALVOLIO   
3.4.45      "And some have greatness thrust upon them."   
    
      OLIVIA   
      Heaven restore thee!   restore thee return you to sanity
    
      MALVOLIO   
      "Remember who commended thy yellow   
      stockings"—   
    
      OLIVIA   
      Thy yellow stockings!   
    
      MALVOLIO   
3.4.50      "And wished to see thee cross-gartered."   
    
      OLIVIA   
      Cross-gartered!   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      "Go to thou art made, if thou desirest to be   
      so"—   
    
      OLIVIA   
      Am I made?   
    
      MALVOLIO   
3.4.55      "If not, let me see thee a servant still."   
    
      OLIVIA   
      Why, this is very midsummer madness.   midsummer madness inexplicable madness (The
    midsummer moon was thought to cause sudden
      Enter Servant   attacks of insanity.)
    
      Servant   
      Madam, the young gentleman of the Count   young gentleman i.e., "Cesario"
      Orsino's is returned. I could hardly entreat him   I could hardly entreat him back I could hardly
      back. He attends your ladyship's pleasure.   persuade him to come back | attends awaits
    
      OLIVIA   
3.4.60      I'll come to him. [Exit Servant] Good Maria, let this  
      fellow be looked to. Where's my cousin Toby? Let   fellow i.e., Malvolio ("Fellow" is a nice word for a
      some of my people have a special care of him. I would   servant, but Malvolio later takes it to mean
      not have him miscarry for the half of my dowry.   "companion.") | miscarry come to harm
    
      Exeunt OLIVIA and MARIA     
    
      MALVOLIO   
      O, ho! do you come near me now? no worse man than   do you come near me now? do you (Olivia) begin
3.4.65      Sir Toby to look to me! This concurs directly with the   to understand me now?
      letter: she sends him on purpose, that I may appear   
      stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in the letter.   stubborn rude
      "Cast thy humble slough," says she; "be opposite with   
      a kinsman, surly with servants; let thy tongue tang   
3.4.70      with arguments of state; put thyself into the trick of   
      singularity"; and consequently sets down the manner   consequently after that | sets down writes out
      how; as, a sad face, a reverend carriage, a slow   the manner how the way to do it | sad serious
      tongue, in the habit of some sir of note, and so forth.   reverend carriage dignified way of walking
      I have limed her; but it is Jove's doing, and Jove   habit of some sir of note clothes of a distinguished
3.4.75      make me thankful! And when she went away now,   gentleman | limed caught (Birdlime, a sticky paste,
      "Let this fellow be looked to"; "fellow"! not   was used to catch birds.)
      "Malvolio," nor after my degree, but "fellow." Why,   after my degree according to my position (steward)
      every thing adheres together, that no dram of a   adheres together fits | dram one-eighth of a fluid
      scruple, no scruple of a scruple, no obstacle, no   ounce | scruple one-third of a dram, and doubt
3.4.80      incredulous or unsafe circumstance— What can be   incredulous incredible | unsafe uncertain
      said? Nothing that can be can come between me and   
      the full prospect of my hopes. Well, Jove, not I, is   full prospect of my hopes everything that I have
      the doer of this, and he is to be thanked.   looked forward to
    
      Re-enter MARIA, with SIR TOBY BELCH and FABIAN     
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Which way is he, in the name of sanctity? If all   in the name of sanctity i.e., by all that's holy
3.4.85      the devils of hell be drawn in little, and Legion   drawn in little crammed into a small space,
      himself possessed him, yet I'll speak to him.   i.e., Malvolio's heart | Legion >>>
    
      FABIAN   
      Here he is, here he is. How is't with you, sir?   
      How is't with you, man?   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      Go off; I discard you. Let me enjoy my private. Go   discard you cast you off | private privacy
3.4.90      off.   
    
      MARIA   
      Lo, how hollow the fiend speaks within him! did   hollow resoundingly
      not I tell you? Sir Toby, my lady prays you to   prays earnestly requests
      have a care of him.   have a care of take care of, keep safe
    
      MALVOLIO   
      Ah, ha! does she so?   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.95      Go to, go to; peace, peace, we must deal gently   Go to i.e., let's get to work >>> | peace quiet
      with him. Let me alone. How do you, Malvolio?   Let me alone leave him to me
      How is't with you? What, man, defy the devil!   defy renounce
      Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      Do you know what you say?   
    
      MARIA   
3.4.100      La you, an you speak ill of the devil, how he   La you i.e., Did you hear that! | an if
      takes it at heart! Pray God, he be not bewitched!   takes it at heart resents it (Maria's satirical point is
    that Malvolio, possessed by the devil, doesn't like
      FABIAN   to hear ill spoken of his master.)
      Carry his water to the wise woman.   water urine | wise woman white witch (who can
    make a diagnosis and provide a charm to cure
      MARIA   the patient)
      Marry, and it shall be done to-morrow morning,   
      if I live. My lady would not lose him for more   
3.4.105      than I'll say.   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      How now, mistress?   
    
      MARIA   
      O Lord!   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Prithee, hold thy peace; this is not the way: do   
      you not see you move him? Let me alone with him.   move agitate
    
      FABIAN   
3.4.110      No way but gentleness; gently, gently. The fiend is   
      rough, and will not be roughly used.   rough violent | used treated
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Why, how now, my bawcock! how dost thou,   bawcock fine fellow (From the French beau coq,
      chuck?   literally, "handsome rooster.") | chuck i.e., chick
    ("Chuck" is a term of affection, but of course Sir
      MALVOLIO   Toby is not really being affectionate.)
      Sir!   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.115      Ay, Biddy, come with me. What, man! 'tis not for   Biddy (A childish word for "chicken.")
      gravity to play at cherry-pit with Satan. Hang   gravity i.e., a serious man | cherry-pit a child's
      him, foul collier!   game in which cherry-pits were thrown into a hole
    foul collier filthy coal miner (Devils were pictured
      MARIA   as coal-black.)
      Get him to say his prayers, good Sir Toby, get him   
      to pray.   
    
      MALVOLIO   
3.4.120      My prayers, minx!   minx shrew, mischievous woman
    
      MARIA   
      No, I warrant you, he will not hear of   warrant you promise you, assure you
      godliness.   
    
      MALVOLIO   
      Go, hang yourselves all! You are idle shallow   idle foolish, worthless
      things. I am not of your element. You shall know   element kind (They live in a lower element—place
3.4.125      more hereafter.   in the universe—than he does.)
    You shall know more hereafter i.e., You'll hear
      Exit MALVOLIO   from me later. (He's vowing revenge.)
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Is't possible?   
    
      FABIAN   
      If this were played upon a stage now, I could   
      condemn it as an improbable fiction.   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      His very genius hath taken the infection of the   genius soul (Literally, guiding spirit.)
3.4.130      device, man.   device trick, plot
    
      MARIA   
      Nay, pursue him now, lest the device take air   take air and taint (Literally, "be exposed to the air
      and taint.   and rot." Metaphorically, "become known and
    be ruined.")
      FABIAN   
      Why, we shall make him mad indeed.   
    
      MARIA   
      The house will be the quieter.   quieter calmer (with Malvolio out of the house)
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.135      Come, we'll have him in a dark room and bound.   have him get him put into
      My niece is already in the belief that he's mad. We   a dark room and bound (Standard treatment for
      may carry it thus, for our pleasure and his penance,   the insane.) | carry it thus keep the plot going
      till our very pastime, tired out of breath, prompt   out of breath (Maybe from laughing so hard.)
      us to have mercy on him; at which time we will   
3.4.140      bring the device to the bar and crown thee for a   the bar i.e., the bar of judgment | thee i.e., Maria
      finder of madmen. But see, but see.   finder one who, like a judge, makes a finding
    (Maria knows a madman when she sees one.)
      Enter SIR ANDREW     
    
      FABIAN   
      More matter for a May morning.   More . . . morning i.e., Here's someone else we can
    have a lot of fun with
      SIR ANDREW   
      Here's the challenge, read it. I warrant there's   warrant promise
      vinegar and pepper in't.   
    
      FABIAN   
3.4.145      Is't so saucy?   saucy heavily spiced and insulting
    
      SIR ANDREW   
      Ay, is't, I warrant him. Do but read.   I warrant him I promise him (Sir Andrew is sure his
    letter will have a devastating effect on Cesario.)
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Give me. [Reads] "Youth, whatsoever   
      thou art, thou art but a scurvy fellow."   
    
      FABIAN   
      Good, and valiant.   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH [Reads]   
3.4.150      "Wonder not, nor admire not in thy mind,   admire marvel
      why I do call thee so, for I will show thee   
      no reason for't."   
    
      FABIAN   
      A good note, that keeps you from the blow   note awareness (Sir Andrew has noted that if he
      of the law.   writes anything specific he could be charged with
    slander.)
      SIR TOBY BELCH [Reads]   
3.4.155      "Thou comest to the lady Olivia, and in my   
      sight she uses thee kindly. But thou liest in thy   thou liest in thy throat (A modern equivalent is
      throat, that is not the matter I challenge thee for."   "You lie like a rug.")
    
      FABIAN   
      Very brief, and to exceeding good sense—less.   —less (Probably an aside to Maria.)
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH [Reads]   
      "I will waylay thee going home; where if it   waylay intercept, ambush
3.4.160      be thy chance to kill me"—   if it be thy chance to if you should happen to
    
      FABIAN   
      Good.   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH [Reads]   
      "Thou killest me like a rogue and a   
      villain."   
    
      FABIAN   
      Still you keep o' the windy side of the law:   o' on | windy windward, i.e., safe
3.4.165      good.   good (How smart of Sir Andrew to make sure that if
    he is killed, he can't be charged with the crime!)
      SIR TOBY BELCH [Reads]   
      "Fare thee well; and God have mercy upon   God have mercy upon one of our souls! >>>
      one of our souls! He may have mercy upon mine,   
      but my hope is better, and so look to thyself. Thy   Thy friend, as thou usest him your friend, to the
      friend, as thou usest him, and thy sworn enemy,   extent that you treat him as a friend (Sir Andrew
3.4.170                     ANDREW AGUECHEEK."   wants to make it perfectly clear that this is all
      If this letter move him not, his legs cannot.   Cesario's fault.) | move him stir him up (Then Sir
      I'll give't him.   Toby uses the other sense of "move" to make a joke.)
    
      MARIA   
      You may have very fit occasion for't: he is now   fit occasion convenient opportunity
      in some commerce with my lady, and will by and   in some commerce doing some business
3.4.175      by depart.   by and by pretty soon
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Go, Sir Andrew: scout me for him at the corner of the   scout me for him keep watch for him (The "me"
      orchard like a bum-baily. So soon as ever thou seest   adds the sense of "I've got a good idea.")
      him, draw; and, as thou drawest swear horrible; for   bum-baily sherrif's official who arrested debtors
      it comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a   (Like the modern repo man, they were sneaky.)
3.4.180      swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives   gives . . . him gives a greater reputation for manly
      manhood more approbation than ever proof itself   courage than actually doing something courageous
      would have earned him. Away!   
    
      SIR ANDREW   
      Nay, let me alone for swearing.   let me alone for i.e., I'm really good at
    
      Exit SIR ANDREW     
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Now will not I deliver his letter; for the behavior   
3.4.185      of the young gentleman gives him out to be of good   gives him out to be shows him to be
      capacity and breeding; his employment between his   capacity intelligence | breeding education
      lord and my niece confirms no less. Therefore this   
      letter, being so excellently ignorant, will breed no   breed arouse
      terror in the youth: he will find it comes from a   find see, detect that
3.4.190      clodpole. But, sir, I will deliver his challenge by   clodpole knucklehead
      word of mouth; set upon Aguecheek a notable report   set . . . valour i.e., say that Aguecheek has a great
      of valour; and drive the gentleman, as I know his   reputation for valour
      youth will aptly receive it, into a most hideous   his youth will aptly receive it i.e., his inexperience
      opinion of his rage, skill, fury and impetuosity.   will make him believe (that Sir Andrew is valorous)
3.4.195      This will so fright them both that they will kill   
      one another by the look, like cockatrices.   cockatrices basilisks, able to kill by their glance
    
      Re-enter OLIVIA, with VIOLA     
    
      FABIAN   
      Here he comes with your niece. Give them way till   Give them way stay out of their way
      he take leave, and presently after him.   presently after him immediately (after Olivia is
    gone) intercept him
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      I will meditate the while upon some horrid message   
3.4.200      for a challenge.   
    
      Exeunt SIR TOBY BELCH, FABIAN, and MARIA     
    
      OLIVIA   
      I have said too much unto a heart of stone   
      And laid mine honour too unchary on't:   laid gambled | unchary carelessly
      There's something in me that reproves my fault;   reproves reprimands
      But such a headstrong potent fault it is,   potent powerful
3.4.205      That it but mocks reproof.   but only
    
      VIOLA   
      With the same havior that your passion bears   havior behavior | With . . . grief i.e., As your passion
      Goes on my master's grief.   compels you to express your love for me, so Orsino
    suffers because his passion compels him to express
      OLIVIA   his love for you.
      Here, wear this jewel for me, 'tis my picture.   jewel anything made by a jeweler (in this case, a
      Refuse it not; it hath no tongue to vex you;   locket or brooch containing Olivia's picture)
3.4.210      And I beseech you come again to-morrow.   
      What shall you ask of me that I'll deny,   
      That honour, saved, may upon asking give?   That honour, saved, may upon asking give that
    honour, sure that it is safe, may give when asked
      VIOLA   
      Nothing but this—your true love for my master.   
    
      OLIVIA   
      How with mine honour may I give him that   
3.4.215      Which I have given to you?   
    
      VIOLA   
                                     I will acquit you.   acquit you release you (from any obligation to me)
    
      OLIVIA   
      Well, come again to-morrow. Fare thee well.   
      A fiend like thee might bear my soul to hell.   like thee that looks like you | might very easily
    could
      Exit OLIVIA     
    
      Re-enter SIR TOBY BELCH and FABIAN     
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Gentleman, God save thee.   
    
      VIOLA   
      And you, sir.   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.220      That defence thou hast, betake thee to't. Of what   That defence thou hast whatever skill in fencing
      nature the wrongs are thou hast done him, I know   you have
      not; but thy intercepter, full of despite, bloody as   thy intercepter he who is waiting to ambush you
      the hunter, attends thee at the orchard-end:   despite contempt, malice | attends thee waits for you
      dismount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for   dismount thy tuck draw your rapier | yare quick
3.4.225      thy assailant is quick, skilful and deadly.   
    
      VIOLA   
      You mistake, sir; I am sure no man hath any quarrel   quarrel to me reason to quarrel with me
      to me. My remembrance is very free and clear from   remembrance memory
      any image of offence done to any man.   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      You'll find it otherwise, I assure you: therefore,   
3.4.230      if you hold your life at any price, betake you to   price value
      your guard; for your opposite hath in him what   opposite adversary
      youth, strength, skill and wrath can furnish man   
      withal.   withal with
    
      VIOLA   
      I pray you, sir, what is he?   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.235      He is knight, dubbed with unhatched rapier and on   unhatched unhacked i.e., never used in battle
      carpet consideration, but he is a devil in private   on carpet consideration i.e., for civilian services,
      brawl. Souls and bodies hath he divorced three; and   or for having the right friends in high places
      his incensement at this moment is so implacable,   incensement anger
      that satisfaction can be none but by pangs of death   
3.4.240      and sepulchre. Hob, nob, is his word; give't or take't.   sepulchre burial vault | Hob, nob, is his word His
    motto is "have it, have it not" (He doesn't care
      VIOLA   whether he kills or is killed.)
      I will return again into the house and desire some   desire ask for
      conduct of the lady. I am no fighter. I have heard   conduct protective escort
      of some kind of men that put quarrels purposely on   
      others, to taste their valour: belike this is a man   taste test
3.4.245      of that quirk.   quirk temperament ("Cesario" is hoping that if he
    shows himself to be a coward, his enemy will then
      SIR TOBY BELCH   let him alone.)
      Sir, no; his indignation derives itself out of a   
      very competent injury; therefore, get you on and   competent injury sufficient injury or insult
      give him his desire. Back you shall not to the   get you on go ahead
      house, unless you undertake that with me which with   that i.e., a duel
3.4.250      as much safety you might answer him; therefore, on,   
      or strip your sword stark naked; for meddle you   strip your sword stark naked draw your sword
      must, that's certain, or forswear to wear iron about you.   meddle get involved (in a fight) | wear iron carry
    a sword
      VIOLA   
      This is as uncivil as strange. I beseech you, do me   
      this courteous office, as to know of the knight what   to know of find out from
3.4.255      my offence to him is: it is something of my   
      negligence, nothing of my purpose.   purpose intention
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      I will do so. Signior Fabian, stay you by this   
      gentleman till my return.   
    
      Exit SIR TOBY BELCH     
    
      VIOLA   
      Pray you, sir, do you know of this matter?   
    
      FABIAN   
3.4.260      I know the knight is incensed against you, even   even to a mortal arbitrement to the point that
      to a mortal arbitrement, but nothing of the   nothing can settle it but a fight to the death
      circumstance more.   
    
      VIOLA   
      I beseech you, what manner of man is he?   
    
      FABIAN   
      Nothing of that wonderful promise, to read him by   Nothing . . . valour i.e., He doesn't look like much,
3.4.265      his form, as you are like to find him in the proof of   but you'll find that he's fearsome when he fights.
      his valour. He is, indeed, sir, the most skilful, bloody   
      and fatal opposite that you could possibly have   opposite adversary
      found in any part of Illyria. Will you walk towards   
      him? I will make your peace with him if I can.   
    
      VIOLA   
3.4.270      I shall be much bound to you for't: I am one that   much bound very grateful
      had rather go with sir priest than sir knight. I   sir priest (Priests were often called "sir.")
      care not who knows so much of my mettle.   mettle courage, or lack of it
    
      Exeunt VIOLA and FABIAN     
    
      Re-enter SIR TOBY BELCH, with SIR ANDREW     
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Why, man, he's a very devil; I have not seen such   
      a firago. I had a pass with him, rapier, scabbard   firago virago >>> | pass . . . scabbard practice bout
3.4.275      and all, and he gives me the stuck in with such a   stuck in thrust (from the Italian, stoccado)
      mortal motion, that it is inevitable; and on the   it i.e., his opponent's death
      answer, he pays you as surely as your feet hit the   answer counterattack | pays you repays, makes
      ground they step on. They say he has been fencer   you pay
      to the Sophy.   Sophy Shah of Persia
    
      SIR ANDREW   
3.4.280      Pox on't, I'll not meddle with him.   not meddle with him not have anything to do
    with him
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Ay, but he will not now be pacified. Fabian can   
      scarce hold him yonder.   
    
      SIR ANDREW   
      Plague on't, an I thought he had been valiant   an I thought he had been if I had thought he was
      and so cunning in fence, I'ld have seen him   I'ld have I would have
3.4.285      damned ere I'ld have challenged him. Let him   
      let the matter slip, and I'll give him my horse,   
      grey Capilet.   Capilet The name means "little nag."
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      I'll make the motion. Stand here, make a good   motion offer | make a good show on't i.e., put on
      show on't; this shall end without the perdition   a brave face | perdition of souls loss of life
3.4.290      of souls. [Aside] Marry, I'll ride your horse as   
      well as I ride you.   
    
      Re-enter FABIAN and VIOLA     
    
      [To Fabian] I have his horse to take up the   take up settle
      quarrel. I have persuaded him the youth's a devil.   
    
      FABIAN   
      He is as horribly conceited of him; and pants and   He . . . him He has the same kind of wild ideas
3.4.295      looks pale, as if a bear were at his heels.   about him
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      [To Viola] There's no remedy, sir; he will fight   
      with you for's oath sake. Marry, he hath better   for's oath sake for the sake of his vow (to fight)
      bethought him of his quarrel, and he finds that   he . . . quarrel i.e., he has reconsidered the grounds
      now scarce to be worth talking of; therefore draw,    for his challenge
3.4.300      for the supportance of his vow; he protests he will   supportance upholding | protests promises
      not hurt you.   
    
      VIOLA   
      [Aside] Pray God defend me! A little thing would   
      make me tell them how much I lack of a man.   
    
      FABIAN   
      Give ground, if you see him furious.   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.305      Come, Sir Andrew, there's no remedy; the gentleman   
      will, for his honour's sake, have one bout with you;   
      he cannot by the duello avoid it: but he has   duello duelling code of honor
      promised me, as he is a gentleman and a soldier, he   
      will not hurt you. Come on; to't.   
    
      SIR ANDREW   
3.4.310      Pray God, he keep his oath!   
    
      VIOLA   
      I do assure you, 'tis against my will.   
    
      They draw     
    
      Enter ANTONIO     
    
      ANTONIO   
      Put up your sword. If this young gentleman   
      Have done offence, I take the fault on me;   
      If you offend him, I for him defy you.   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.315      You, sir! why, what are you?   
    
      ANTONIO   
      One, sir, that for his love dares yet do more   his love i.e., love of Sebastian
      Than you have heard him brag to you he will.   do more . . . he will i.e., I'll do my talking with my
    sword.
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Nay, if you be an undertaker, I am for you.   undertaker one who takes on a task for another
    
      They draw     
    
      Enter Officers     
    
      FABIAN   
      O good Sir Toby, hold! here come the officers.   
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.320      [To Antonio] I'll be with you anon.   I'll be with you anon I'll join you right away (Sir
    Toby is promising to continue the fight as soon as
      VIOLA [To Sir Andrew]   the officers are gone.)
      Pray, sir, put your sword up, if you please.   
    
      SIR ANDREW   
      Marry, will I, sir; and, for that I promised you,   
      I'll be as good as my word. He will bear you   He i.e., Sir Andrew's horse, grey Capilet
      easily and reins well.   
    
      First Officer   
3.4.325      This is the man; do thy office.   office duty
    
      Second Officer   
      Antonio, I arrest thee at the suit of Count   suit request, lawsuit
      Orsino.   
    
      ANTONIO   
      You do mistake me, sir.   You do mistake me i.e., you've got the wrong person
    
      First Officer   
      No, sir, no jot; I know your favour well,   favour face
3.4.330      Though now you have no sea-cap on your head.   
      Take him away, he knows I know him well.   
    
      ANTONIO   
      I must obey. [To Viola] This comes with seeking you;   
      But there's no remedy; I shall answer it.   answer it defend myself against the charges or pay
      What will you do, now my necessity   the penalty
3.4.335      Makes me to ask you for my purse? It grieves me   
      Much more for what I cannot do for you   
      Than what befalls myself. You stand amazed;   
      But be of comfort.   But be of comfort i.e., Don't worry about me. (But
    he still needs his money back.)
      Second Officer   
      Come, sir, away.   
    
      ANTONIO   
3.4.340      I must entreat of you some of that money.   
    
      VIOLA   
      What money, sir?   
      For the fair kindness you have show'd me here,   
      And, part, being prompted by your present trouble,   part in part
      Out of my lean and low ability   ability means, ability to lend money
3.4.345      I'll lend you something. My having is not much;   My having what I have
      I'll make division of my present with you.   present what I have right now
      Hold, there's half my coffer.   coffer money I have (Literally, strong box.)
    
      ANTONIO   
                                         Will you deny me now?   
      Is't possible that my deserts to you   deserts to you i.e., what I have done for you
      Can lack persuasion? Do not tempt my misery,   lack persuasion fail to persuade you (to help me)
3.4.350      Lest that it make me so unsound a man   unsound weak, unhealthy >>>
      As to upbraid you with those kindnesses   
      That I have done for you.   
    
      VIOLA   
                                     I know of none;   
      Nor know I you by voice or any feature:   
      I hate ingratitude more in a man   
3.4.355      Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,   vainness vanity
      Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption   
      Inhabits our frail blood.   
    
      ANTONIO   
                                     O heavens themselves!   
    
      Second Officer   
      Come, sir, I pray you, go.   
    
      ANTONIO   
      Let me speak a little. This youth that you see here   
3.4.360      I snatch'd one half out of the jaws of death,   I . . . death I snatched him from the jaws of death,
      Reliev'd him with such sanctity of love,   which had half swallowed him | Reliev'd him gave
      And to his image, which methought did promise   him help | such so much (as in "I like that sooo
      Most venerable worth, did I devotion.   much!") | his image what he appeared to be
    venerable worth worth deserving of veneration
      First Officer   
      What's that to us? The time goes by; away!   
    
      ANTONIO   
3.4.365      But O how vild an idol proves this god!   vild vile
      Thou hast, Sebastian, done good feature shame.   done good feature shame destroyed the moral
      In nature there's no blemish but the mind;   reputation of good looks
      None can be call'd deform'd but the unkind.   unkind unnatural (The unnatural deformity of
      Virtue is beauty, but the beauteous evil   "Sebastian" is ingratitude.)
3.4.370      Are empty trunks o'erflourish'd by the devil.   the beauteous evil those who are beautiful but evil
    trunks o'erflourish'd (1) trunks covered with
      First Officer   elaborate carvings; (2) bodies with beautiful
      The man grows mad, away with him! Come, come, sir.   outward appearances
    
      ANTONIO   
      Lead me on.   
    
      Exit ANTONIO with Officers     
    
      VIOLA   
      Methinks his words do from such passion fly,   
      That he believes himself; so do not I.   so do not I i.e, I can't believe that I'm beginning
3.4.375      Prove true, imagination, O, prove true,   to believe that my brother is alive
      That I, dear brother, be now ta'en for you!   ta'en mistaken
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Come hither, knight; come hither, Fabian: we'll   
      whisper o'er a couplet or two of most sage saws.   sage saws wise sayings
    
      VIOLA   
      He named Sebastian. I my brother know   I . . . glass Every time I look in the mirror, I see my
3.4.380      Yet living in my glass; even such and so   brother.
      In favour was my brother, and he went   favour facial appearance
      Still in this fashion, colour, ornament,   he . . . ornament he always wore exactly the same
      For him I imitate. O, if it prove,   kind of clothes I'm wearing now | prove prove true
      Tempests are kind and salt waves fresh in love.   
    
      Exit VIOLA     
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.385      A very dishonest paltry boy, and more a coward   dishonest dishonorable
      than a hare. His dishonesty appears in leaving his   more a coward than a hare more cowardly than
      friend here in necessity and denying him; and for   a rabbit | his friend i.e., Antonio
      his cowardship, ask Fabian.   denying him pretending not to know him
    
      FABIAN   
      A coward, a most devout coward, religious in   
3.4.390      it.   
    
      SIR ANDREW   
      'Slid, I'll after him again and beat him.   'Slid by God's eyelid (A silly oath from a silly man.)
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
      Do; cuff him soundly, but never draw thy   
      sword.   
    
      SIR ANDREW   
      An I do not—   An if ("An I do not" is the first part of the vow of
    revenge that Sir mutters as he leaves to pursue
      FABIAN   "Cesario.")
3.4.395      Come, let's see the event.   event result, outcome
    
      SIR TOBY BELCH   
3.4.396      I dare lay any money 'twill be nothing yet.   'twill be nothing yet it still won't be anything
    
      Exeunt