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She forges a letter, supposedly from Olivia, addressed to a secret beloved "M. O. A. I."; the letter instructs its anonymous addressee to wear yellow stockings and crossed garters, to act haughty, smile constantly, and refuse to explain himself in order to show that he returns Olivia's affections.
Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany Eve) is a Christian festival on the last night of the Twelve Days of Christmas, marking the coming of the Epiphany. Different traditions mark the date of Twelfth Night as either 5 January or 6 January, depending on whether the counting begins on Christmas Day or 26 December.
Act 1 Scene 3 Sir Toby Belch complains about his niece, Olivia, being in mourning, saying ‘I am sure care’s an enemy to life’. Maria, Olivia’s maid, tells him ‘my lady takes great exceptions to your ill hours’ and is annoyed by Sir Toby’s drinking and partying with ‘a foolish knight’ Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
The day that happens will be when the sun has stopped in its path and night has been chained up in a dungeon.’ ... Modern Twelfth Night Act 4 Scene 1;
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, William Shakespeare Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck.
Sir Toby Belch is related to Olivia and lives in her house. He spends a lot of his time drunk and Olivia has little respect for him. Sir Toby has invited his friend Sir Andrew to stay and encourages Sir Andrew to think that Olivia wants to marry him.