Viola's Acknowledgement of Her Identity (5.1.247-56)

Folio (1623)



If nothing lets to make us happie both,
But this my masculine usurp'd attyre:
Do not embrace me, till each circumstance,
Of place, time, fortune, do co-here and jumpe
That I am Viola, which to confirme,
Ile bring you to a Captaine in this Towne,
Where lye my maiden weeds: by whose gentle helpe,
I was preserv'd to serve this Noble Count:
And all the occurrence of my fortune since
Hath beene betweene thisLady and this Lord.
	(p. 274)

Bell (1774) (and Inchbald 1808)



If nothing lets to make us happy both,
But this my masculine usurp'd attire;
Do not embrace me, till each circumstance,
Of place, time, fortune, do cohere and jump
That I am Viola:
		(p. 325)





Kemble (1815) (same in Oxberry [1821], Cumberland [1830] and Lacy [1855])

If nothing lets to make us happy both,
But this my masculine usurp'd attire,
Away with doubt: -- each other circumstance
Of place, time, fortune, doth cohere, and jump,
That I am Viola, --your sister Viola. [they embrace]
		(p. 69)





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