Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 2 Scene 5
No Fear Act 2 Scene 5 Page 10

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MARIA

Nay, but say true, does it work upon him?

MARIA

Did it really work?

SIR TOBY BELCH

180Like aqua vitae with a midwife.

SIR TOBY BELCH

Like medicine for a sick man.

MARIA

If you will then see the fruits of the sport, mark his first approach before my lady. He will come to her in yellow stockings, and ’tis a color she abhors, and cross-gartered, a fashion she detests. And he will smile upon her, which will now be so unsuitable to her disposition, being addicted to a melancholy as she is, that it cannot but turn him into a notable contempt. If you will see it, follow me.

MARIA

If you want to really have some fun, watch him next time he’s near Lady Olivia. He’ll show up in yellow stockings—she hates yellow—and with laces crisscrossing up his legs—she hates that style of dress—and he’ll smile, which will go completely against her mood, since she’s addicted to sadness now. She’ll definitely get upset with him. If you want to watch, follow me.

SIR TOBY BELCH

To the gates of Tartar, thou most excellent devil of wit!

SIR TOBY BELCH

I’d follow you to the gates of Hell, you sneaky little devil!

SIR ANDREW

I’ll make one too.

SIR ANDREW

I’ll come too.
Exeunt
They all exit.