Twelfth Night

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 5 Scene 1

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OLIVIA

Away with him! Who hath made this havoc with them?

OLIVIA

Take him away! Who did this to him?

SIR ANDREW

I’ll help you, Sir Toby, because we’ll be dressed together.

SIR ANDREW

I’ll help you, Sir Toby. They’ll treat our wounds together.

SIR TOBY BELCH

Will you help?—An ass-head, and a coxcomb, and a knave, a thin-faced knave, a gull!

SIR TOBY BELCH

Will you help me?—What an ass and a fool, a gullible no-good idiot!

OLIVIA

200Get him to bed, and let his hurt be looked to.

OLIVIA

Get him to bed and make sure his wounds are treated.
Exeunt FOOL, FABIAN, SIR TOBY BELCH, and SIR ANDREW
The FOOL, FABIAN, SIR TOBY BELCH, and SIR ANDREW exit.
Enter SEBASTIAN
SEBASTIAN enters.

SEBASTIAN

I am sorry, madam, I have hurt your kinsman,
But, had it been the brother of my blood,
I must have done no less with wit and safety.
You throw a strange regard upon me, and by that
205I do perceive it hath offended you.
Pardon me, sweet one, even for the vows
We made each other but so late ago.

SEBASTIAN

I’m sorry, madam. I wounded your relative. But I would’ve been forced to do the same thing to my brother, since my safety was at stake. You’re looking at me strangely, so I guess you’re offended. But please forgive me, darling, for the sake of the vows we made to each other so recently.

ORSINO

One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!
A natural perspective, that is and is not!

ORSINO

One face, one voice, one way of dressing, but two people! It’s like an optical illusion. It is and isn’t the same person!

SEBASTIAN

210Antonio, O my dear Antonio!
How have the hours racked and tortured me
Since I have lost thee!

SEBASTIAN

Antonio, oh my dear Antonio! I’ve been so tortured since I lost track of you!

ANTONIO

Sebastian are you?

ANTONIO

Are you Sebastian?

SEBASTIAN

Fear’st thou that, Antonio?

SEBASTIAN

Do you have any doubts, Antonio?