using text() function in javascript escapes html

HI,
I have the following tag :
      <div id="title"> &lt;script&gt;alert(10)&lt;/script&gt;</div>

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when i do the following in my javascript :
text = $("#title").text().trim();
This gives me the output : <script>alert(10)</script>
It automatically escapes the Html characters.

I want to avoid this as this text variable may be used elsewhere which could lead to XSS. How can i avoid escaping this html and take the text inside the title as it is.

Thanks
Rohit BajajAsked:
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Ryan ChongCommented:
use .html() instead...

like:

text = $("#title").html().trim();
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