Act 2 - Scene 1
Enter ANTONIO and SEBASTIAN
Will you stay no longer? nor will you not that I go with you?
By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over
me: the malignancy of my fate might perhaps
yours; therefore I shall crave of you your
leave that I may bear my evils alone: it were a bad
for your love, to lay any of them on you.
No, sooth, sir: my determinate voyage is mere
extravagancy. But I perceive in you so excellent a
modesty, that you will not extort from me
what I am willing to keep in; therefore it charges
me in manners
the rather to express myself. You
must know of me 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 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
Alas the day!
A lady, sir, though it was said she much resembled
me, was yet of many accounted beautiful: but,
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.
Pardon me, sir, your bad entertainment.
O good Antonio, forgive me your trouble.
If you will not murder me for my love, let me be
If you will not undo what you have done, that is,
kill him whom you have recovered, desire it not.
well at once: my bosom is full of kindness,
and I am yet so near the manners of my mother, that
least occasion more mine eyes will tell
tales of me. I am bound to the Count Orsino's court: farewell.
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