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SCENE III.—The same. Before the Palace.
Enter two Soldiers, to their guard. 1 SOLD. Brother, good night: to-morrow is the day.
2 SOLD. It will determine one way: fare you well. Heard you of nothing strange about the streets?
1 Sold. Nothing. What news? 2 SOLD.
Belike 't is but a rumour. Good night to you. 1 SOLD.
Well, sir, good night.
Enter two other Soldiers. 2 SOLD.
Soldiers, Have careful watch. 3 SOLD. And you. Good night, good night.
[The first and second go to their posts. 4 SOLD. Here we: [Taking their posts.] and if to-morrow Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope Our landmen will stand up. 3 SOLD).
'Tis a brave army, And full of purpose.
[Music of hautboys under the stage. 4 SOLD.
Peace! what noise? 1 SOLD.
List, list! 2 SOLD. Hark! 1 Sold. Music i' the air! 3 SOLD.
Under the earth! 4 SOLD.
It signs a well.
3 SOLD. No.
2 SOLD. "Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony lov'd,
Walk; let's see if other watchmen Do hear what we do.
[They advance to another post. 2 SOLD.
masters ? SOLDIERS. [Speaking together.]
How now? How now? do you hear this? 1 SOLD.
Ay; is 't not strange? 3 SOLD. Do you hear, masters ? do you hear?
1 SOLD. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter; Let's see how 't will give off.
SOLDIERS. [Speaking together.] Content: 't is strange. Ereunt.
SCENE IV.-The same.
A Room in the Palace.
Enter ANTONY and CLEOPATRA; CHARMIAN, IRAs, and others,
atlending. ANT. Eros! mine armour, Eros !
• It signs well,-) It is a good sign, an auspicious omen.
Sleep a little.
Enter EROS with armour.
Nay, I'll help too.
Ah, let be, let be! thou art
Cleo. Sooth, la, I'll help: thus it must be.a
Enter an Officer armed.
Good morrow to thee; welcome:
A thousand, sir,
Enter other Officers, and Soldiers.
'Tis well blown, lads :
[Kisses her. (*) Old text, thine ; corrected by Johnson. (+) First folio, Alex.
thus it must be.] This and the two preceding speeches stand thus in the old copies,
“Cleo. Nay, Ile helpe too, Anthony.
What's this for? Ah let be, let be, thou art
Sooth-law Ile helpe: Thus it must bee,” and were correctly arranged by Hanmer and Malone.
And worthy shameful check it were, to stand
[Exeunt ANTONY, Eros, Officers, and Soldiers. CHAR. Please you, retire to your chamber? CLEO.
SCENE V.-Antony's Camp near Alexandria. Trumpets sound. Enter ANTONY and Eros; an Officer meeting them.
OFF.* The gods make this a happy day to Antony !
Ant. Would thou and those thy scars had once prevail'd
Hadst thou done so,
Who's gone this morning ?
Vhat say'st thou ?
Sir, his chests and treasure
Is he gone?
SCENE VI.—Cæsar's Camp before Alexandria.
CÆs. Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight:
(*) First folio, Eros.
CÆs. The time of universal
is near : Prove this a prosperous day, the three-nook'd world Shall bear the olive freely.
Enter a Messenger.
Go, charge Agrippa
[Exeunt all crcept ENOBARBUS. Exo. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry on Affairs of Antony; there did persuade* Great Herod to incline himself to Cæsar, And leave his master Antony: for this pains, Cæsar hath hang'd him. Canidius, and the rest That fell away, have entertainment, but No honourable trust. I have done ill; Of which I do accuse myself so sorely, That I will joy no more.
Enter a Soldier of CÆSAR'S.
Eno. I give it you.
Mock not, Enobarbus.
[Erit. Eno. I am alone the villain of the earth, And feel I am so most. O, Antony, Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid My better service, when my turpitude Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart : If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean Shall outstrike thought: but thought) will do't, I feel. I fight against thee!-No: I will go seek Some ditch wher:in to die; the foul'st best fits My latter part of life.
SCENE VII.--Field of Battle between the Camps. Alarum. Drums and trumpets. Enter AGRIPPA and others. AGR. Retire! we have engag'd ourselves too far:
(*) First folio, dissuade. blowg-) Swells. u – thought-] “ Thought,” as Malone remarks, “ in this passage means melancholy.'
Cæsar himself has work, and our oppression
Alurum. Enter ANTONY, and SCARUS wounded.
Thou bleed’st apacc.
They do retire.
Let us score their backs,
I will reward thee
I'll halt after.
SCENE VIII.—Under the Walls of Alexandria.
Enter CLEOPATRA, attended.
- an .] The same play (if any were intended here) on I and ache occurs in • Much Ado About Nothing," Act III. Sc. 4.
our gests.--] Our exploits. So Theobald. The old copies have guests.