Twelfth Night
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Enter Antonio & Sebastian.Enter Antonio and Sebastian TN II.i.1
Ant. ANTONIO 
Will you stay no longer: nor will you not thatWill you stay no longer? Nor will you not that TN II.i.1
I go with you.I go with you? TN II.i.2
Seb. SEBASTIAN 
By your patience, no: my starres shine darkelyBy your patience, no. My stars shine darklydarkly (adv.)
old form: darkely
frowningly, ominously; gloomily
TN II.i.3
ouer me; the malignancie of my fate, might perhaps over me. The malignancy of my fate might perhapsmalignancy (n.)
old form: malignancie
evil influence, inauspicious character
TN II.i.4
distemper yours; therefore I shall craue of you your distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you yourcrave (v.)beg, entreat, requestTN II.i.5
distemper (v.)disorder, derange, disturb, confuse
leaue, that I may beare my euils alone. It were a bad leave, that I may bear my evils alone. It were a badevil (n.)
old form: euils
affliction, misfortune, hardship
TN II.i.6
recompence for your loue, to lay any of them on you.recompense for your love to lay any of them on you. TN II.i.7
An. ANTONIO 
Let me yet know of you, whither you are bound.Let me yet know of you whither you are bound. TN II.i.8
Seb. SEBASTIAN 
No sooth sir: my determinate voyage is meereNo, sooth, sir; my determinate voyage is meremere (adj.)
old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
TN II.i.9
sooth (adv.)truly
determinate (adj.)determined upon, intended, proposed
extrauagancie. But I perceiue in you so excellent a touchextravagancy. But I perceive in you so excellent a touchextravagancy (n.)
old form: extrauagancie
wandering, drifting, roving about
TN II.i.10
of modestie, that you will not extort from me, what I amof modesty, that you will not extort from me what I ammodesty (n.)
old form: modestie
propriety, protocol, seemly behaviour
TN II.i.11
willing to keepe in: therefore it charges me in manners,willing to keep in; therefore it charges me in mannerscharge (v.)oblige, constrain, compelTN II.i.12
the rather to expresse my selfe: you must know of meethe rather to express myself. You must know of meexpress (v.)
old form: expresse
show, reveal, display
TN II.i.13
then Antonio, my name is Sebastian (which I call'd then, Antonio, my name is Sebastian which I called TN II.i.14
Rodorigo) my father was that Sebastian of Messaline, Roderigo. My father was that Sebastian of MessalineMessaline (n.)[pron: 'mesaleen] probably Marseilles, S FranceTN II.i.15
whom I know you haue heard of. He left behinde him, whom I know you have heard of. He left behind him TN II.i.16
my selfe, and a sister, both borne in an houre: if the myself and a sister, both born in an hour – if thehour, in an
old form: houre
at the same time
TN II.i.17
Heanens had beene pleas'd, would we had so ended. But heavens had been pleased, would we had so ended! But TN II.i.18
you sir, alter'd that, for some houre before you tooke me you, sir, altered that, for some hour before you took me TN II.i.19
from the breach of the sea, was my sister drown'd.from the breach of the sea was my sister drowned.breach (n.)surf, breaking wavesTN II.i.20
Ant. ANTONIO 
Alas the day.Alas the day! TN II.i.21
Seb. SEBASTIAN 
A Lady sir, though it was said shee much resembled A lady, sir, though it was said she much resembled TN II.i.22
me, was yet of many accounted beautiful: but me, was yet of many accounted beautiful. But TN II.i.23
thogh I could not with such estimable wonder ouer-farre though I could not with such estimable wonder over-farestimable (adj.)appreciative, full of regardTN II.i.24
over-far (adv.)
old form: ouer-farre
too far, to too great an extent
beleeue that, yet thus farre I will boldly publish her, sheebelieve that, yet thus far I will boldly publish her: shepublish (v.)speak openly of, talk aboutTN II.i.25
bore a minde that enuy could not but call faire: Shee isbore a mind that envy could not but call fair. She isenvy (n.)
old form: enuy
malice, ill-will, enmity
TN II.i.26
drown'd already sir with salt water, though I seeme todrowned already, sir, with salt water, though I seem to TN II.i.27
drowne her remembrance againe with more.drown her remembrance again with more.remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollectionTN II.i.28
Ant. ANTONIO 
Pardon me sir, your bad entertainment.Pardon me, sir, your bad entertainment.entertainment (n.)treatment, hospitality, receptionTN II.i.29
Seb. SEBASTIAN 
O good Antonio, forgiue me your trouble.O good Antonio, forgive me your trouble. TN II.i.30
Ant. ANTONIO 
If you will not murther me for my loue, let meeIf you will not murder me for my love, let me TN II.i.31
be your seruant.be your servant. TN II.i.32
Seb. SEBASTIAN 
If you will not vndo what you haue done, If you will not undo what you have done –  TN II.i.33
that is kill him, whom you haue recouer'd, desire it not. that is, kill him whom you have recovered – desire it not.recover (v.)
old form: recouer'd
revive, restore to health
TN II.i.34
desire (v.)request, wish, ask [for]
Fare ye well at once, my bosome is full of kindnesse, and IFare ye well at once; my bosom is full of kindness, and Ikindness (n.)
old form: kindnesse
friendship, affection, good will
TN II.i.35
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
bosom (n.)
old form: bosome
heart, inner person
am yet so neere the manners of my mother, that vpon theam yet so near the manners of my mother that, upon the TN II.i.36
least occasion more, mine eyes will tell tales of me: I amleast occasion more, mine eyes will tell tales of me. I am TN II.i.37
bound to the Count Orsino's Court, farewell. bound to the Count Orsino's court. Farewell. TN II.i.38
ExitExit TN II.i.38
Ant. ANTONIO 
The gentlenesse of all the gods go with thee:The gentleness of all the gods go with thee! TN II.i.39
I haue many enemies in Orsino's Court,I have many enemies in Orsino's court, TN II.i.40
Else would I very shortly see thee there:Else would I very shortly see thee there –  TN II.i.41
But come what may, I do adore thee so,But come what may, I do adore thee so TN II.i.42
That danger shall seeme sport, and I will go. That danger shall seem sport, and I will go!sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentTN II.i.43
Exit.Exit TN II.i.43
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