Twelfth Night: Act 4, Scene 3



    
      Enter SEBASTIAN   
    
      SEBASTIAN   
4.3.1      This is the air; that is the glorious sun;   
      This pearl she gave me, I do feel't and see't;   
      And though 'tis wonder that enwraps me thus,   
      Yet 'tis not madness. Where's Antonio, then?   
4.3.5      I could not find him at the Elephant,   
      Yet there he was; and there I found this credit,   was had been | I found this credit I learned that they
      That he did range the town to seek me out.   believed this (i.e., what follows about Antonio)
      His counsel now might do me golden service;   counsel advice, insight
      For though my soul disputes well with my sense,   my soul disputes well with my sense my reason
4.3.10      That this may be some error, but no madness,   makes the same strong argument as my senses
      Yet doth this accident and flood of fortune   accident and flood of fortune unexpected and
      So far exceed all instance, all discourse,   overwhelming good luck | instance precedent
      That I am ready to distrust mine eyes   discourse reason
      And wrangle with my reason that persuades me   
4.3.15      To any other trust but that I am mad,   trust belief, conviction
      Or else the lady's mad; yet, if 'twere so,   
      She could not sway her house, command her followers,    sway her house manage her household
      Take and give back affairs and their dispatch   followers servants | Take . . . dispatch >>>
      With such a smooth, discreet and stable bearing   bearing manner, demeanor
4.3.20      As I perceive she does. There's something in't   in't i.e., in the whole situation
      That is deceiveable. But here the lady comes.   deceiveable deceiving, delusive
    
      Enter OLIVIA and Priest     
    
      OLIVIA   
      Blame not this haste of mine. If you mean well,   
      Now go with me and with this holy man   
      Into the chantry by; there, before him,   chantry by nearby chapel >>>
4.3.25      And underneath that consecrated roof,   
      Plight me the full assurance of your faith,   Plight me pledge to me
      That my most jealous and too doubtful soul   jealous anxious
      May live at peace. He shall conceal it   He i.e., the priest | it i.e., their betrothal
      Whiles you are willing it shall come to note,   Whiles . . . note until you are willing that it should
4.3.30      What time we will our celebration keep   be made public | What time at which time
      According to my birth. What do you say?   we will our celebration keep we will have our
    wedding ceremony | According to my birth (She was
      SEBASTIAN   born the daughter of a count. It's going to be a fancy
      I'll follow this good man, and go with you;   wedding.)
      And, having sworn truth, ever will be true.   
    
      OLIVIA   
      Then lead the way, good father; and heavens so shine,   
4.3.35      That they may fairly note this act of mine!   fairly note recognize and bless (Perhaps Olivia is
    worried about the secrecy of the betrothal.)
      Exeunt