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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 2 Scene 5
No Fear Act 2 Scene 5 Page 3

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MALVOLIO

There is example for ’t. The lady of the Strachy married the yeoman of the wardrobe.

MALVOLIO

After all, it wouldn’t be the first time that kind of thing has happened. Lady Strachy married her wardrobe manager.

SIR ANDREW

(aside) Fie on him, Jezebel!

SIR ANDREW

(whispering) Damn him, the arrogant fool!

FABIAN

(aside) O, peace! Now he’s deeply in. Look how imagination blows him.

FABIAN

(whispering) Shh! We’ve got him right where we want him. He’s on a big ego trip.

MALVOLIO

Having been three months married to her, sitting in my state—

MALVOLIO

Just think of me, having been married to her for three months, sitting around majestically—

SIR TOBY BELCH

(aside) Oh, for a stone-bow, to hit him in the eye!

SIR TOBY BELCH

(whispering) If only I had a slingshot so I could hit him in the eye!

MALVOLIO

Calling my officers about me, in my branched velvet gown, having come from a daybed, where I have left Olivia sleeping—

MALVOLIO

Calling my servants together, wearing an embroidered robe, having just come from a couch where I’ve left Olivia sleeping—

SIR TOBY BELCH

45(aside) Fire and brimstone!

SIR TOBY BELCH

(whispering) That does it!

FABIAN

(aside) O, peace, peace!

FABIAN

(whispering) Oh, be quiet, be quiet!

MALVOLIO

And then to have the humor of state, and after a demure travel of regard, telling them I know my place as I would they should do theirs, to ask for my kinsman Toby—

MALVOLIO

Then I’d put on a lofty and exalted expression. I’d look around the room calmly, then tell them that I know my place, and I’d like them to know theirs. Then I’d tell them to go find my cousin Toby—

SIR TOBY BELCH

50(aside) Bolts and shackles!

SIR TOBY BELCH

(whispering) That really does it!

FABIAN

(aside) O peace, peace, peace! Now, now.

FABIAN

(whispering) Oh, quiet, quiet! Please, please.