Malvolio Asserting the Accuracy of His Perceptions:

Bell (1774)


Oh, ho, do you come near me, now? no worse man than Sir Toby to look to me! this concurs directly with the letter. Cast thy humble slough, says she; be opposite with a kinsman, surly with servants, let thy tongue tang with arguments of state, put thyself into the trick of singularity; and consequently, sets down the matter how; as a sad face, a reverend carriage, a slow tongue, in the habit of some Sir of note, and so forth. I have lim'd her but it is Jove's doing, and Jove make me thankful! and when she went away, now, let this fellow be look'd to: fellow! not Malvolio, nor after my degree, but fellow. Why, every thing adheres together. Well! Jove, not I, is the doer of this, and he is to be thanked(V, p. 338).









Oxberry (1821)


Oh, ho! do you come near me now? no worse man than Sir Toby to look to me? She sends him on purpose, that I may appear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in the letter. --I have limed(1) her. -- And, when she went away now, let this fellow be look'd to: -- Fellow!(2) not Malvolio, nor after my degree, but fellow. Why every thing adheres together. -- Well, Jove, not I, is the doer of this, and he is to be thanked.
(1) As a bird with bird-lime
(2) Fellow, originally signified companion. Malvolio takes it in the favorable sense.












Cumberland(1830)


Oh, ho! do you come near me now? no worse man than Sir Toby to look to me? She sends him on purpose, that I may appear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in the letter. --I have limed her. -- And when she went away now, 'let this fellow be look'd to:' -- Fellow! not Malvolio, nor after my degree, but fellow. Why, every thing adheres together. -- Well, Jove, not I, is the doer of this, and he is to be thanked(p. 46).
















Inchbald 1808


Oh, oh! do you come near me now? no worse man than Sir Toby to look to me! This concurs directly with the letter: she sends him on purpose that I may appear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in the letter. --Cast thy humble slough, says she; be opposite with a kinsman -- surly with servants, let thy tongue tang with arguments of state -- put thyself into the trick of singularity; -- and; consequently sets down the matter how; as, a sad face, a reverend carriage, a slow tongue, in the habit of some sir of note, and so forth. I have limed her; but it is Jove's doing, and, Jove, make me thankful!(p. 50)











Select Theatre, Kemble 1815--same as 1811


Oh, ho! do you come near me now? no worse man than sir Toby to look to me? She sends him on purpose, that I may appear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in the letter. --I have lim'd her. -- And, when she went away now, Let this fellow be look'd to: -- Fellow! not Malvolio, nor after my degree, but fellow. Why every thing adheres together. -- Well, Jove, not I, is the doer of this, and he is to be thanked(pp. 46-47).
















Lacy (1855) (same verbal text as Folio)


Oh, ho! do you come near me now? no worse man than Sir Toby to look to me? This concurs directly with the letter: she sends him on purpose, that I may appear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in the letter. --"Cast thy humble slough," says she, -- "be opposite with a kinsman -- surly with servants, let thy tongue tang with arguments of state, -- put thyself lf lf into the trick of singularity;" -- and consequently sets down the matter how; as, a sad face, a reverend carriage, a slow tongue, in the habit of some sir of note and so forth. I have limed her: but it's Jove's doing, and Jove make me thankful. -- And, when she went away now, "let this fellow be look'd to:" -- Fellow! not Malvolio, nor after my degree, but fellow. Why, every thing adheres together--that no drachm of a scruple, no scruple of a scruple, no obstacle, no incredulous or unsafe circumstance--What can be said? Nothing that can be, can come between me and the full prospect of my hopes.-- Well! Jove, not I, is the doer of this, and he is to be thanked(p. 42).

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