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Twelfth Night

Act I, Scene 2

 

The sea-coast.
 
[Enter VIOLA, a Captain, and Sailors ]
 
VIOLA
             ,          ,           ,
      What coun|try (friends)| is this?
 
CAPTAIN
                                            3  3    ,  2   ,    2->
                                        This is Illyr|ia, la||dy.
 
VIOLA
            ,           ,    ,         ,   ,
      And what | should I | do in | Illy|ria?
          ,        ,     ,     ,   ,
      My bro|ther he is in | Ely|sium,
            ,       2    ,       ,              ,          ,
      Perchance | he is not | drowned: what | think you | sailors?
 
CAPTAIN
          ,         ,           ,          ,           ,
      It is | perchance | that you | yourself | were saved.
 
VIOLA
      ,        ,   ,               ,        ,          ,
      O my | poor bro/ther, and | so per|chance may | he be.  ????
 
CAPTAIN
        ,     ,         2    ,        ,            ,
      True | madam:| and to com|fort you | with chance,
          ,          ,     ,            ,          ,
      Assure | yourself,| after | our ship | did split,
            ,                  ,   ,        ,       ,
10    When you,| and those / poor num|ber saved | with you
        ,            ,         ,       ,          ,        ->
      Hung on | our dri|ving boat,| I saw | your bro||ther,
        ,     ,   2          ,        ,         ,
      Most | provident | in per|il, bind | himself
         ,    2        ,    ,    ,                    ,
      (Courage and | hope both teach//ing him the | practise)
                ,     ,           ,       ,         ,
      To a / strong mast | that lived | upon | the sea;
        T     T  T   2   ,        ,           ,
      Where like A|rion on | the dol|phin's back,
         ,          ,        ,           ,          ,
      I saw | him hold | acquain|tance with | the waves
           ,      3 3       ,
      So long | as I could see.
 
VIOLA
                                     ,       ,             ,
                                For say|ing so,| there's^gold:
            ,        ,       ,        ,        ,
      Mine own | escape | unfol|deth to | my hope,
            ,          ,        ,             ,    ,
20    Whereto | thy speech | serves for | author|ity,
            ,        ,       ,                 ,
      The like | of him.| Knowst thou | this coun|try?
 
CAPTAIN
      <- ,      ,        ,         ,         ,          ,
        Aye || madam | well; for | I was | bred and | born
      <-         T     T     T        ,          ,      ,
        Not || three hours' tra|vel from | this ve|ry place.
 
VIOLA
           ,         ,
      Who gov|erns here?
 
CAPTAIN
                           ,       ,        ,      ->
                        A no|ble duke,| in na||ture
       ,        ,
      as | in name.
 
VIOLA
                         ,         ,
                   What is | the name?
 
CAPTAIN
                                          ,    2->
                                       Orsi||no.
 
VIOLA
         ,     ,          ,         ,        ,         ->
      Orsi|no: I | have heard | my fa|ther name || him:
       ,    ,       ,          ,    oo
30    He | was a | bache|lor then.|
 
CAPTAIN
           ,       ,        ,        ,      ,
      And so | is now,| or was | so ve|ry late;
           ,        ,       ,       ,           ,
      For but | a month | ago | I went | from hence,
            ,            ,         ,        ,         ,
      And then | 'twas fresh | in mur|mur (as | you know
             ,           ,         ,           ,       ,
      What great | ones^do,| the less | will prat|tle of)
            ,         ,          ,         ,      ,   3 3->
      That he | did seek | the love | of fair | Oli||via.
 
VIOLA
              ,
      What's she?
 
CAPTAIN
                    ,    2     ,         ,       3  3    ,
                 A vir|tuous maid,| the dau|ghter of a count
             ,            ,           ,           ,        ,
      That died | some twelve|month since,| then lea|ving her
       ,    2     ,         ,        ,          ,
      In the pro|tection | of his | son, her | brother,
            ,       ,      ,          ,            ,
40    Who short|ly al|so died:| for whose | dear love
             ,          ,        ,          ,     ,
      (They say)| she hath | abjured | the com|pany
            ,         ,
      And sight | of men.
 
VIOLA
                          ,     2       ,           ,
                          O that I | served that | lady
            ,      ,          ,        ,         ,
      And might | not be | deli|vered to | the world
        ,   2        ,         ,      ,        ,
      Till I had | made mine^|own oc|casion | mellow
        ,    2     ,
      What my es|tate is.
 
CAPTAIN
                            ,           ,        ,
                          That were | hard to | compass;
          ,      ,      2    T   T   T         ,
      Because | she will ad|mit no kind | of suit,
          ,           ,
      No not | the duke's. (pickup)
 
VIOLA
        ,            ,       ,     2     ,     ,
50    There is | a fair | beha|vior in thee,| captain;
            ,            ,         ,        ,    2     ,
      And though | that na|ture, with | a beau|teous wall
            ,      ,            ,        ,         ,
      Doth^oft | close in | pollu|tion, yet | of thee
          ,        ,            ,        ,           ,
      I will | believe | thou hast | a mind | that suits
             ,          ,         ,         ,     ,
      With this | thy fair | and out|ward char|acter.
         ,         ,          ,           ,    2   ,
      I pri|thee (and | I'll pay | thee boun|teously,
           ,         ,       ,        ,       ,
      Conceal | me what | I am,| and be | my aid
            ,         ,         ,       ,         ,
      For such | disguise | as hap|ly shall | become
            ,        ,       ,           ,            ,
      The form | of my | intent.| I'll serve | this duke:
        ,       2      ,        ,      ,        ,
      Thou shall pre|sent me | as a | eunuch | to him:
          ,         ,           ,         ,         ,
60    It may | be worth | thy pains;| for I | can sing
            ,         ,     ,   2      ,         ,
      And speak | to him | in many | sorts of | music
        ,      2    ,        ,       ,          ,
      That will al|low me | very | worth his | service.
             ,         ,         ,        ,        ,
      What else | may hap | to time | I will | commit;
               ,     ,         ,        ,       ,
      Only / shape thou | thy si|lence to | my wit.
 
CAPTAIN.
          ,         ,               ,    ,      ,
      Be you | his eu|nuch, and / your mute | I'll be:
                   ,     ,           ,           ,         ,
      When my / tongue blabs,| then let | mine^eyes | not see.
 
VIOLA
          ,             ,        ,
      I thank | thee: lead | me on.  (picked up)

[Exeunt]

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