Twelfth Night: Act 2, Scene 1


2.1.1      Will you stay no longer? nor will you   
      not that I go with you?   
      By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly   By your patience i.e., By your leave, Excuse me, etc.
      over me. The malignancy of my fate might perhaps   malignancy evil influence of the stars; also, infectious
2.1.5      distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you   disease | distemper infect
      your leave that I may bear my evils alone: it were a   
      bad recompense for your love, to lay any of them   recompense repayment
      on you.   
      Let me yet know of you whither you are   
2.1.10      bound.   
      No, sooth, sir, my determinate voyage is mere   sooth truly | determinate voyage travel plan
      extravagancy. But I perceive in you so excellent a   mere extravagancy really just aimless wandering
      touch of modesty, that you will not extort from me   touch of modesty feeling for the feelings of others
      what I am willing to keep in; therefore it charges   what I am willing to keep in what I want to keep
2.1.15      me in manners the rather to express myself. You   to myself | it charges me in manners good manners
      must know of me then, Antonio, my name is   require me to >>>
      Sebastian, which I called Roderigo. My father was   
      that Sebastian of Messaline, whom I know you have   Messaline (We don't know what place Shakespeare
      heard of. He left behind him myself and a sister, both     had in mind.)
2.1.20      born in an hour. If the heavens had been pleased,   in an hour within the same hour (He's Viola's twin.)
      would we had so ended! But you, sir, altered that;   would we had so ended! (He wishes he could have
      for some hour before you took me from the breach   died with his sister.)
      of the sea was my sister drowned.   the breach of the sea the breakers, the high surf
      Alas the day!   
2.1.25      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   with such estimable wonder because of my amazed
      overfar believe that, yet thus far I will boldly   estimate (of Viola's beauty) | overfar too much
      publish her; she bore a mind that envy could not   publish her say to all the world about her
2.1.30      but call fair. She is drowned already, sir, with salt   envy could not but even Envy itself would have to
      water, though I seem to drown her remembrance   
      again with more.   more i.e., salt water, Sebastian's tears
      Pardon me, sir, your bad entertainment.   your bad entertainment the poor hospitality that
    I have given you
      O good Antonio, forgive me your trouble.   forgive me your trouble i.e., I'm sorry to have put
    you to so much trouble.
2.1.35      If you will not murder me for my love, let me   my love my love of you (Antonio loves Sebastian
      be your servant.   so well that he will just die if he isn't allowed to be
    Sebastian's servant.) >>>
      If you will not undo what you have done, that is,   
      kill him whom you have recovered, desire it not.   recovered rescued. (It's not clear why it would kill
      Fare ye well at once; my bosom is full of kindness,   Sebastian to let Antonio be his servant.)
2.1.40      and I am yet so near the manners of my mother,    kindness natural feeling (i.e., his grief for his sister's
      that upon the least occasion more mine eyes will   death) | manners of my mother my mother's way of
      tell tales of me. I am bound to the Count Orsino's   reacting | least occasion slightest provocation
      court. Farewell.   mine eyes will tell tales of me i.e., I will cry, showing
    how womanish I am.
      Exit SEBASTIAN     
      The gentleness of all the gods go with thee!   
2.1.45      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,   
2.1.48      That danger shall seem sport, and I will go.