Wherefore are these things hid? Wherefore have these gifts a curtain before 'em? Are they like to take dust, like Mistress Mall’s picture? Why dost thou not go to church in a galliard and come home in acoranto? My very walk should be a jig. I would not so much as make water but in a sink-a-pace. What dost thou mean? Is it a world to hide virtues in? I did think, by the excellent constitution of thy leg, it was formed under the star of a galliard.
Ay, ’tis strong, and it does indifferent well in a dun colored stock. Shall we set about some revels?
Dear lad, believe it.For they shall yet belie thy happy yearsThat say thou art a man. Diana’s lipIs not more smooth and rubious. Thy small pipeIs as the maiden’s organ, shrill and sound,And all is semblative a woman’s part.I know thy constellation is right apt For this affair. Prosper well in this, And thou shalt live as freely as thy lord,To call his fortunes thine.
O, then unfold the passion of my love,Surprise her with discourse of my dear faith:It shall become thee well to act my woes;She will attend it better in thy youthThan in a nuncio’s of more grave aspect.
Cesario,Thou know’st no less but all. I have unclasped To thee the book even of my secret soul. Therefore, good youth, address thy gait unto her;Be not denied access, stand at her doors, And tell them there thy fixed foot shall grow Till thou have audience.
I’ll do my best To woo your lady—(aside) Yet, a barful strife—Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife.
Say I do speak with her, my lord, what then?
Sure, my noble lord,If she be so abandoned to her sorrowAs it is spoke, she never will admit me.
I think not so, my lord.
'Tis but fortune, all is fortune. Maria once told me she did affect me, and I have heard herself come thusnear, that, should she fancy, it should be one of my complexion. Besides, she uses me with a more exalted respect than anyone else that follows her.What should I think on ’t?
To be Count Malvolio!
Sir Toby has just convinced Sir Andrew to stay in Illyria. Sir Toby tells Sir Andrew that he has good Illyrian dancing skills, how shapely his legs are and Sir Andrew he believes him. This proves that Sir Andrew is foolish and gullible as he quickly and effortlessly believes that he is a "talented" person with extraordinary skills which help him to woo Olivia.
In this scene, we come to know of Viola's love for Count Orsino. Viola is deeply in love with Orsino due to his charm, wealth and graciousness. However, Viola remains loyal to Count Orsino even despite her love for him. She (as Cesario) continues to visit Olivia and persuade her to love Orsino. Another part of Viola's personality comes forward, she is witty and charming which is why she manages to get so close to Orsino in just a couple of days and he sends her on an important mission of convincing Olivia of his love through her (Cesario).
Malvolio has dreams of becoming "Count" Malvolio even before he reads Maria's forged letter. He is pursuing dreams of marrying Olivia and claims to have known about an instance in the past where Maria tells him that Olivia has feelings for him. He is characterised as a serious person who does not entertain jokes (he seems to find almost everything someone says as silly of frivolous) throughout the play and this is the scene where Malvolio undergoes his first transformation, from serious to self-delusional.