Twelfth Night


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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Enter Antonio and Sebastian


ANTONIO

Will you stay no longer? Nor will you not that

I go with you?


SEBASTIAN

By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly
darkly (adv.) 2 frowningly, ominously; gloomily

over me. The malignancy of my fate might perhaps
malignancy (n.) evil influence, inauspicious character

distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your
distemper (v.) disorder, derange, disturb, confuse

leave, that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request See Topics: Frequency count
evil (n.) 1 affliction, misfortune, hardship

recompense for your love to lay any of them on you.


ANTONIO

Let me yet know of you whither you are bound.


SEBASTIAN

No, sooth, sir; my determinate voyage is mere
determinate (adj.) 1 determined upon, intended, proposed
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter See Topics: Frequency count

extravagancy. But I perceive in you so excellent a touch
extravagancy (n.) wandering, drifting, roving about

of modesty, that you will not extort from me what I am
modesty (n.) 2 propriety, protocol, seemly behaviour

willing to keep in; therefore it charges me in manners
charge (v.) 4 oblige, constrain, compel

the rather to express myself. You must know of me
express (v.) show, reveal, display

then, Antonio, my name is Sebastian which I called

Roderigo. 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
hour, in an at the same time

heavens had been pleased, would we had so ended! But

you, sir, altered that, for some hour before you took me

from the breach of the sea was my sister drowned.
breach (n.) 4 surf, breaking waves


ANTONIO

Alas the day!


SEBASTIAN

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 over-far
estimable (adj.) appreciative, full of regard
over-far (adv.) too far, to too great an extent

believe that, yet thus far I will boldly publish her: she
publish (v.) 2 speak openly of, talk about

bore a mind that envy could not but call fair. She is
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity

drowned already, sir, with salt water, though I seem to

drown her remembrance again with more.
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection See Topics: Frequency count


ANTONIO

Pardon me, sir, your bad entertainment.
entertainment (n.) 1 treatment, hospitality, reception


SEBASTIAN

O good Antonio, forgive me your trouble.


ANTONIO

If you will not murder me for my love, let me

be your servant.


SEBASTIAN

If you will not undo what you have done –

that is, kill him whom you have recovered – desire it not.
desire (v.) 1 request, wish, ask [for]
recover (v.) 1 revive, restore to health

Fare ye well at once; my bosom is full of kindness, and I
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
kindness (n.) 3 friendship, affection, good will

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.

Exit


ANTONIO

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!
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment See Topics: Frequency count

Exit

 
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