In the final portion of this monologue, the “f” reaches toward an imagined future and bodily contact Orsino desires, to not satisfication: “unprofitably” he seeks union with the “phantom of unfelt delights”—“unfelt” as if the touch had reached out from the future and then eluded him, fading like the “f” sound moving instead to the end of “half” and “self,” both incomplete and internal, as the promise of union and reproduction fades with Orsino’s fantasy.

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