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Twelfth Night: Act III, Scene 3

Twelfth Night
Act III, Scene 3

Illyria. A street.

  1. Enter Sebastian and Antonio.

Sebastian

1 - 3
  1. I would not by my will have troubled you,
  2. But since you make your pleasure of your pains,
  3. I will no further chide you.

Antonio

4 - 13
  1. I could not stay behind you. My desire
  2. (More sharp than filed steel) did spur me forth,
  3. And not all love to see you (though so much
  4. As might have drawn one to a longer voyage)
  5. But jealousy what might befall your travel,
  6. Being skilless in these parts; which to a stranger,
  7. Unguided and unfriended, often prove
  8. Rough and unhospitable. My willing love,
  9. The rather by these arguments of fear,
  10. Set forth in your pursuit.

Sebastian

14 - 20
  1.                            My kind Antonio,
  2. I can no other answer make but thanks,
  3. And thanks; and ever oft good turns
  4. Are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay;
  5. But were my worth as is my conscience firm,
  6. You should find better dealing. What’s to do?
  7. Shall we go see the reliques of this town?

Antonio

21
  1. Tomorrow, sir; best first go see your lodging.

Sebastian

22 - 25
  1. I am not weary, and ’tis long to night;
  2. I pray you let us satisfy our eyes
  3. With the memorials and the things of fame
  4. That do renown this city.

Antonio

26 - 30
  1.                           Would you’ld pardon me.
  2. I do not without danger walk these streets.
  3. Once in a sea-fight ’gainst the Count his galleys
  4. I did some service, of such note indeed,
  5. That were I ta’en here, it would scarce be answer’d.

Sebastian

31
  1. Belike you slew great number of his people?

Antonio

32 - 39
  1. Th’ offense is not of such a bloody nature,
  2. Albeit the quality of the time and quarrel
  3. Might well have given us bloody argument.
  4. It might have since been answer’d in repaying
  5. What we took from them, which for traffic’s sake
  6. Most of our city did. Only myself stood out,
  7. For which if I be lapsed in this place
  8. I shall pay dear.

Sebastian

40
  1.                   Do not then walk too open.

Antonio

41 - 45
  1. It doth not fit me. Hold, sir, here’s my purse.
  2. In the south suburbs at the Elephant
  3. Is best to lodge. I will bespeak our diet,
  4. Whiles you beguile the time, and feed your knowledge
  5. With viewing of the town. There shall you have me.

Sebastian

46
  1. Why I your purse?

Antonio

47 - 49
  1. Haply your eye shall light upon some toy
  2. You have desire to purchase; and your store
  3. I think is not for idle markets, sir.

Sebastian

50 - 51
  1. I’ll be your purse-bearer, and leave you
  2. For an hour.

Antonio

52
  1. To th’ Elephant.

Sebastian

53
  1.                  I do remember.
  1. Exeunt.
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