Antony and Cleopatra


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Act I
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Act V
Flourish. Enter Agrippa and Caesar, with Enobarbus,

and Dolabella


CAESAR

Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight.

Our will is Antony be took alive;

Make it so known.


AGRIPPA

Caesar, I shall.

Exit


CAESAR

The time of universal peace is near.

Prove this a prosperous day, the three-nooked world
three-nooked (adj.) three-cornered

Shall bear the olive freely.

Enter a Messenger
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 8 bring forth, produce, yield


MESSENGER

                         Antony

Is come into the field.
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat See Topics: Frequency count


CAESAR

                         Go charge Agrippa

Plant those that have revolted in the vant,
revolt (v.) change sides, alter allegiance, desert
vant (n.) van, front line

That Antony may seem to spend his fury

Upon himself.

Exeunt all but Enobarbus


ENOBARBUS

Alexas did revolt and went to Jewry on

Affairs of Antony; there did dissuade
dissuade (v.) persuade, give advice

Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar

And leave his master Antony. For this pains

Caesar hath hanged him. Canidius and the rest

That fell away have entertainment, but
entertainment (n.) 7 payroll, service, employment

No honourable trust. I have done ill,
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably See Topics: Frequency count

Of which I do accuse myself so sorely

That I will joy no more.

Enter a Soldier of Caesar's
joy (v.) 1 feel joy, be happy, rejoice


SOLDIER

                         Enobarbus, Antony

Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with

His bounty overplus. The messenger
bounty (n.) 2 special gift, present
overplus (adj.) additional , extra, further

Came on my guard, and at thy tent is now
guard (n.) 3 period of watch

Unloading of his mules.


ENOBARBUS

                         I give it you.


SOLDIER

Mock not, Enobarbus.

I tell you true. Best you safed the bringer
safe (v.) 2 conduct safely, give safe-conduct to

Out of the host. I must attend mine office
attend (v.) 8 see to, look after, apply oneself to
host (n.) 1 army, armed multitude
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility See Topics: Frequency count

Or would have done't myself. Your emperor

Continues still a Jove.

Exit


ENOBARBUS

I am alone the villain of the earth,
alone (adv.) only, solely, uniquely

And feel I am so most. O Antony,

Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid
mine (n.) 1 source of supply, abundant store

My better service, when my turpitude

Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart.
blow (v.) 3 swell to bursting, break, shatter

If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
thought (n.) 2 melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry

Shall outstrike thought; but thought will do't, I feel.
outstrike (v.) surpass in striking, deal a swifter blow than

I fight against thee? No, I will go seek

Some ditch wherein to die; the foul'st best fits

My latter part of life.

Exit

 
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