Age Range: 30s - Early, 30s - Late, 40s - Early, 40s - Late
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
AuthorName: William Shakespeare
Eras: 1601-1700, 1501-1600
PlayName: Twelfth Night
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
Lady, you have. Pray you, peruse that letter. You must not now deny it is your...View Full Monologue Text
Lady, you have. Pray you, peruse that letter.
You must not now deny it is your hand:
Write from it, if you can, in hand or phrase;
Or say 'tis not your seal, nor your invention:
You can say none of this: well, grant it then
And tell me, in the modesty of honour,
Why you have given me such clear lights of favour,
Bade me come smiling and cross-garter'd to you,
To put on yellow stockings and to frown
Upon Sir Toby and the lighter people;
And, acting this in an obedient hope,
Why have you suffer'd me to be imprison'd,
Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest,
And made the most notorious geck and gull
That e'er invention play'd on? tell me why.
Malvolio expresses his love for Malvolio and questions why Olivia teases him so much.