Act II, Scene 1
The sea coast.
- Enter Antonio and Sebastian.
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- Will you stay no longer? Nor will you not that I go with
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- By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over me. The
- malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemper yours;
- therefore I shall crave of you your leave, that I may bear
- my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love, to
- lay any of them on you.
- Let me yet know of you whither you are bound.
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- No, sooth, sir; my determinate voyage is mere extravagancy.
- But I perceive in you so excellent a touch of modesty, that
- you will not extort from me what I am willing to keep in;
- therefore it charges me in manners the rather to express
- myself. You must know of me then, Antonio, my name is
- Sebastian, which I call’d Rodorigo; my father was that
- Sebastian of Messaline, whom I know you have heard of. He
- left behind him myself and a sister, both born in an hour.
- If the heavens had been pleas’d, would we had so ended! But
- you, sir, alter’d that, for some hour before you took me
- from the breach of the sea was my sister drown’d.
- Alas the day!
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- A lady, sir, though it was said she much resembled me, was
- yet of many accounted beautiful; but though I could not with
- such estimable wonder overfar believe that, yet thus far I
- will boldly publish her: she bore a mind that envy could not
- but call fair. She is drown’d already, sir, with salt water,
- though I seem to drown her remembrance again with more.
- Pardon me, sir, your bad entertainment.
- O good Antonio, forgive me your trouble.
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- If you will not murder me for my love, let me be your
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- If you will not undo what you have done, that is, kill him
- whom you have recover’d, desire it not. Fare ye well at
- once; my bosom is full of kindness, and I am yet so near the
- manners of my mother, that upon the least occasion more mine
- eyes will tell tales of me. I am bound to the Count Orsino’s
- court. Farewell.
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- The gentleness of all the gods go with thee!
- I have many enemies in Orsino’s court,
- Else would I very shortly see thee there.
- But come what may, I do adore thee so
- That danger shall seem sport, and I will go.