Twelfth Night, [3.1.117-122]. Olivia. “What might you think?/ Have you not set mine honor at the stake/ and baited it with all th’unmuzzled thoughts/ That tyrannous heart can think? To one of your receiving/ Enough is shown; a cypress, not a bosom,/ Hides my heart. So, let me hear you speak.”

Riverside notes that the ‘cypress’ named here is not the tree but ‘a thin, gauzelike, black material.’ The tree has been mentioned in the play already at [2.4.52].


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