Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 1
  • : 2
Age Ranges
  • Adult
  • Mature Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
Illyria, sixteenth-century
Act/Scene
Act 1 Scene 3

Scene Context

At the beginning of the scene, Maria is gently admonishing Sir Toby for his late

Scene Text

SIR TOBY.

What a plague means my niece, to take the death of her brother thus? I am sure care's an enemy to

life.

MARIA.

By my troth, Sir Toby, you must come in earlier o' nights; your cousin, my lady, takes great

exceptions to your ill hours.

SIR TOBY.

Why, let her except, before excepted.

MARIA.

Ay, but you must confine yourself within the modest limits of order.

SIR TOBY.

Confine? I'll confine myself no finer than I am: these clothes are good enough to drink in, and so be

these boots too; an they be not, let them hang themselves in their own straps.

MARIA.

That quaffing and drinking will undo you: I heard my lady talk of it yesterday; and of a foolish

knight that you brought in one night here to be her wooer.

SIR TOBY.

Who? Sir Andrew Ague-cheek?

MARIA.

Ay, he.

SIR TOBY.

He's