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
distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your
leave, that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad
recompense for your love to lay any of them on you.
Let me yet know of you whither you are bound.
No, sooth, sir; my determinate voyage is mere
extravagancy. But I perceive in you so excellent a touch
of 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 drowned.
Alas the day!
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
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 your servant.
If you will not undo what you have done –
that is, kill him whom you have recovered – desire it not.
Fare ye 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.
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!