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Twelfth Night - Act 3, scene 3
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Act 3, scene 3
Antonio, having followed Sebastian, explains the incident in his past that keeps him from safely venturing into the streets of Orsino’s city. Giving his money to Sebastian, Antonio sets off to their inn while Sebastian goes off to see the sights.Enter Sebastian and Antonio.
1494 I would not by my will have troubled you,
1495 But, since you make your pleasure of your pains,
1496 I will no further chide you.
1497 I could not stay behind you. My desire,
1498 5 More sharp than filèd steel, did spur me forth;
1499 And not all love to see you, though so much
1500 As might have drawn one to a longer voyage,
1501 But jealousy what might befall your travel,
1502 Being skill-less in these parts, which to a stranger,
1503 10 Unguided and unfriended, often prove
1504 Rough and unhospitable. My willing love,
1505 The rather by these arguments of fear,
1506 Set forth in your pursuit.
p. 109SEBASTIAN 1507 My kind Antonio,
1508 15 I can no other answer make but thanks,
1509 And thanks, and ever ⌜thanks; and⌝ oft good turns
1510 Are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay.
1511 But were my worth, as is my conscience, firm,
1512 You should find better dealing. What’s to do?
1513 20 Shall we go see the relics of this town?
1514 Tomorrow, sir. Best first go see your lodging.
1515 I am not weary, and ’tis long to night.
1516 I pray you, let us satisfy our eyes
1517 With the memorials and the things of fame
1518 25 That do renown this city.
ANTONIO 1519 Would you’d pardon me.
1520 I do not without danger walk these streets.
1521 Once in a sea fight ’gainst the Count his galleys
1522 I did some service, of such note indeed
1523 30 That were I ta’en here it would scarce be answered.
1524 Belike you slew great number of his people?
1525 Th’ offense is not of such a bloody nature,
1526 Albeit the quality of the time and quarrel
1527 Might well have given us bloody argument.
1528 35 It might have since been answered in repaying
1529 What we took from them, which, for traffic’s sake,
1530 Most of our city did. Only myself stood out,
1531 For which, if I be lapsèd in this place,
1532 I shall pay dear.
SEBASTIAN 1533 40 Do not then walk too open.
1534 It doth not fit me. Hold, sir, here’s my purse.
⌜Giving him money.⌝
1535 In the south suburbs, at the Elephant,
1536 Is best to lodge. I will bespeak our diet
p. 1111537 Whiles you beguile the time and feed your
1538 45 knowledge
1539 With viewing of the town. There shall you have me.
SEBASTIAN 1540 Why I your purse?
1541 Haply your eye shall light upon some toy
1542 You have desire to purchase, and your store,
1543 50 I think, is not for idle markets, sir.
1544 I’ll be your purse-bearer and leave you
1545 For an hour.
ANTONIO 1546 To th’ Elephant.
SEBASTIAN 1547 I do remember.
They exit ⌜in different directions.⌝