Apt, in good faith; very apt. Well, go thy way; if
Sir Toby would leave drinking, thou wert as witty a
Eve's flesh as any in Illyria.
Peace, you rogue, no more o' that. Here comes my
lady: make your excuse wisely, you were best.
Wit, an't be thy will, put me into good fooling!
Those wits, that think they have thee, do very oft
fools; and I, that am sure I lack thee, may
pass for a wise man: for what says Quinapalus?
'Better a witty
fool, than a foolish wit.'
Enter OLIVIA with MALVOLIO
God bless thee, lady!
Take the fool away.
Do you not hear, fellows? Take away the lady.
Go to, you're a dry fool; I'll no more of you:
besides, you grow dishonest.
Two faults, madonna, that drink and good counsel
will amend: for give the dry fool drink, then is
not dry: bid the dishonest man mend
himself; if he mend, he is no longer dishonest; if
he cannot, let the
botcher mend him. Any thing
that's mended is but patched: virtue that
transgresses is but patched with
sin; and sin that
amends is but patched with virtue. If that this
simple syllogism will serve, so; if it will not,
remedy? As there is no true cuckold but
calamity, so beauty's a flower. The lady bade take
fool; therefore, I say again, take her away.
Sir, I bade them take away you.
Misprision in the highest degree! Lady, cucullus non
facit monachum; that's as much to say as I wear
motley in my brain. Good madonna, give me leave to
prove you a fool.
Can you do it?
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