Twelfth Night

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 2 Scene 1

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SEBASTIAN

20A 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 drowned already, sir, with salt water, though I seem to drown her remembrance again with more.

SEBASTIAN

Although many people said she looked like me, she was considered beautiful. And though I can’t believe everything people said about her beauty, I’ll be so bold as to say she had a beautiful mind. Even those who were jealous of her would have to admit that. She’s been drowned in salty sea water, and now my salty tears are about to drown her memory all over again.

ANTONIO

Pardon me, sir, your bad entertainment.

ANTONIO

I’m sorry I wasn’t a better host for you, sir.

SEBASTIAN

O good Antonio, forgive me your trouble.

SEBASTIAN

Oh, Antonio, I’m sorry I caused you so much trouble.

ANTONIO

If you will not murder me for my love, let me be your servant.

ANTONIO

I care about you a lot. Please let me be your servant so I can be with you. You’ll be killing me if you don’t.

SEBASTIAN

If you will not undo what you have done—that is, kill him whom you have recovered—desire it not. Fare you 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.

SEBASTIAN

If you don’t want to break my heart, then say goodbye to me right now. I like you very much. I’m really about to cry, just like my mother would do. I’m going to Count Orsino’s court. Goodbye.
Exit
SEBASTIAN exits.

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.
40But, come what may, I do adore thee so
That danger shall seem sport, and I will go.

ANTONIO

I wish you all the best. If I didn’t have so many enemies in Orsino’s court, I’d go join you there. But who cares. I’m so crazy about you that danger doesn’t bother me. I’ll go anyway.
Exit
ANTONIO exits.