Twelfth Night


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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Enter Sebastian and Antonio


SEBASTIAN

I would not by my will have troubled you.

But since you make your pleasure of your pains,

I will no further chide you.
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove See Topics: Frequency count


ANTONIO

I could not stay behind you. My desire,

More sharp than filed steel, did spur me forth,

And not all love to see you – though so much

As might have drawn one to a longer voyage –

But jealousy what might befall your travel,
jealousy (n.) 3 concern, anxiety, solicitude

Being skill-less in these parts; which to a stranger,
skill-less, skilless (adj.) ignorant, unaware, unacquainted [with]

Unguided and unfriended, often prove

Rough and unhospitable. My willing love,

The rather by these arguments of fear,

Set forth in your pursuit.


SEBASTIAN

                         My kind Antonio,

I can no other answer make but thanks,

And thanks. And ever oft good turns
oft (adv.) often See Topics: Frequency count

Are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay.
uncurrent (adj.) 1 unacceptable, not legally current, worthless

But were my worth, as is my conscience, firm,
conscience (n.) 3 sense of indebtedness, feeling of obligation
worth (n.) 2 means, resources, wherewithal

You should find better dealing. What's to do?

Shall we go see the reliques of this town?
reliques (n.) antiquities, ancient ruins, old places


ANTONIO

Tomorrow, sir; best first go see your lodging.


SEBASTIAN

I am not weary, and 'tis long to night.

I pray you, let us satisfy our eyes

With the memorials and the things of fame

That do renown this city.
renown (v.) bring renown to, make famous


ANTONIO

Would you'd pardon me.

I do not without danger walk these streets.

Once in a seafight 'gainst the Count his galleys

I did some service – of such note indeed

That, were I ta'en here, it would scarce be answered.
answer (v.) 3 satisfy, discharge, requite
scarce (adv.) 2 with difficulty, hardly possible


SEBASTIAN

Belike you slew great number of his people?
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems See Topics: Frequency count


ANTONIO

Th' offence is not of such a bloody nature,

Albeit the quality of the time and quarrel
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character

Might well have given us bloody argument.
bloody (adj.) 2 able to cause bloodshed

It might have since been answered in repaying

What we took from them, which, for traffic's sake,
traffic (n.) 1 trade, commerce, business, merchandise

Most of our city did. Only myself stood out.

For which, if I be lapsed in this place,
lapse (v.) 2 apprehend, seize, detain

I shall pay dear.
open (adv.) out in the open, in public


SEBASTIAN

                         Do not then walk too open.


ANTONIO

It doth not fit me. Hold, sir, here's my purse.
fit (v.) 1 suit, befit, be suitable [for]

In the south suburbs, at the Elephant,

Is best to lodge. I will bespeak our diet
diet (n.) 1 board, daily need

Whiles you beguile the time, and feed your knowledge
beguile (v.) 4 charm away, while away, pass pleasantly

With viewing of the town. There shall you have me.


SEBASTIAN

Why I your purse?


ANTONIO

Haply your eye shall light upon some toy
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck See Topics: Frequency count
toy (n.) 3 trinket, trifle, trivial ornament

You have desire to purchase; and your store,
store (n.) 3 available money, resources, means

I think, is not for idle markets, sir.
idle (adj.) 5 trifling, unimportant, trivial
market (n.) 1 purchase, spending opportunity, outlay


SEBASTIAN

I'll be your purse-bearer, and leave you for

An hour.


ANTONIO

                         To th' Elephant.


SEBASTIAN

                                                         I do remember.

Exeunt seperately

 
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