Nuncle, give me
an egg, and I’ll give thee two crowns.
What two crowns shall they be?
Fool, to Kent
Prithee tell him, so much the rent of his
land comes to.
Frateretto calls me and tells me Nero is an
angler in the lake of darkness.
Olivia, to Malvolio
Alas, poor fool, how have they baffled thee!
Why, “some are born great,
We are wise girls to mock our lovers so.
They are worse fools to purchase mocking so.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
A fool, a fool! I met a fool i’ th’ forest,
A motley fool. A miserable world!
How now, wit, whither wander you?
Mistress, you must come away to your
Let us sit and mock the good housewife Fortune
from her wheel, that her gifts may henceforth be
I have deceived even your very eyes. What your wisdoms could not discover, these shallow fools have brought to light.
Either thou art most ignorant by age,
Or thou wert born a fool.
—God bless thee, lady!
Take the Fool away.
Do you not hear,
Look then to be well edified when the fool delivers the madman.