Antony and Cleopatra
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Enter Cleopatra, and Enobarbus.Enter Cleopatra and Enobarbus AC III.vii.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I will be euen with thee, doubt it not.I will be even with thee, doubt it not. AC III.vii.1
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
But why, why, why?But why, why, why? AC III.vii.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Thou hast forespoke my being in these warres,Thou hast forspoke my being in these wars,forspeak (v.), past form forspoke
old form: forespoke
oppose, speak against, object to
AC III.vii.3
And say'st it it not fit.And sayst it is not fit. AC III.vii.4.1
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Well: is it, is it.Well, is it, is it? AC III.vii.4.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
If not, denounc'd against vs, why should not weIs't not denounced against us? Why should not wedenounce (v.)
old form: denounc'd
declare, proclaim, announce
AC III.vii.5
be there in person.Be there in person? AC III.vii.6.1
Enob. ENOBARBUS  
(aside) AC III.vii.6
Well, I could reply:Well, I could reply: AC III.vii.6.2
if wee should serue with / Horse and Mares together,If we should serve with horse and mares together, AC III.vii.7
the Horse were meerly lost: the Mares would beareThe horse were merely lost; the mares would bearmerely (adv.)
old form: meerly
completely, totally, entirely
AC III.vii.8
a Soldiour and his Horse.A soldier and his horse. AC III.vii.9.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
What is't you say?What is't you say? AC III.vii.9.2
Enob. ENOBARBUS 
Your presence needs must puzle Anthony,Your presence needs must puzzle Antony,puzzle (v.)
old form: puzle
complicate things for, be an embarrassment for
AC III.vii.10
Take from his heart, take from his Braine, from's time,Take from his heart, take from his brain, from's time, AC III.vii.11
What should not then be spar'd. He is alreadyWhat should not then be spared. He is already AC III.vii.12
Traduc'd for Leuity, and 'tis said in Rome,Traduced for levity; and 'tis said in Rometraduce (v.)
old form: Traduc'd
defame, slander, calumniate, dishonour
AC III.vii.13
That Photinus an Eunuch, and your MaidesThat Photinus, an eunuch, and your maids AC III.vii.14
Mannage this warre.Manage this war. AC III.vii.15.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Sinke Rome, and their tongues rotSink Rome, and their tongues rotsink (v.)
old form: Sinke
be ruined, give up, perish
AC III.vii.15.2
That speake against vs. A Charge we beare i'th'Warre,That speak against us! A charge we bear i'th' war,charge (n.)expense, cost, outlayAC III.vii.16
And as the president of my Kingdome willAnd as the president of my kingdom will AC III.vii.17
Appeare there for a man. Speake not against it,Appear there for a man. Speak not against it; AC III.vii.18
I will not stay behinde.I will not stay behind. AC III.vii.19.1
Enter Anthony and Camidias.Enter Antony and Canidius AC III.vii.19
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Nay I haue done,Nay, I have done. AC III.vii.19.2
here comes the Emperor.Here comes the Emperor. AC III.vii.20.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Is it not strange Camidius,Is it not strange, Canidius, AC III.vii.20.2
That from Tarrentum, and Brandusium,That from Tarentum and Brundisium AC III.vii.21
He could so quickly cut the Ionian Sea,He could so quickly cut the Ionian sea AC III.vii.22
And take in Troine. You haue heard on't (Sweet?)And take in Toryne? – You have heard on't, sweet?take in (v.)conquer, subdue, overcomeAC III.vii.23
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Celerity is neuer more admir'd,Celerity is never more admired AC III.vii.24
Then by the negligent.Than by the negligent. AC III.vii.25.1
Ant. ANTONY 
A good rebuke,A good rebuke, AC III.vii.25.2
Which might haue well becom'd the best of menWhich might have well becomed the best of men AC III.vii.26
To taunt at slacknesse. Camidius, weeTo taunt at slackness. Canidius, we AC III.vii.27
Will fight with him by Sea.Will fight with him by sea. AC III.vii.28.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
By Sea, what else?By sea; what else? AC III.vii.28.2
Cam. CANIDIUS 
Why will my Lord, do so?Why will my lord do so? AC III.vii.29.1
Ant. ANTONY 
For that he dares vs too't.For that he dares us to't. AC III.vii.29.2
Enob. ENOBARBUS 
So hath my Lord, dar'd him to single fight.So hath my lord dared him to single fight. AC III.vii.30
Cam. CANIDIUS 
I, and to wage this Battell at Pharsalia,Ay, and to wage this battle at Pharsalia, AC III.vii.31
Where Casar fought with Pompey. But these offersWhere Caesar fought with Pompey. But these offers, AC III.vii.32
Which serue not for his vantage, he shakes off,Which serve not for his vantage, be shakes off;vantage (n.)advantage, benefit, advancement, profitAC III.vii.33
And so should you.And so should you. AC III.vii.34.1
Enob. ENOBARBUS 
Your Shippes are not well mann'd,Your ships are not well manned. AC III.vii.34.2
Your Marriners are Militers, Reapers, peopleYour mariners are muleters, reapers, peoplemuleter, muleteer (n.)
old form: Militers
mule-driver
AC III.vii.35
Ingrost by swift Impresse. In Casars Fleete,Engrossed by swift impress. In Caesar's fleetengross (v.)
old form: Ingrost
get together, collect, gather, seize
AC III.vii.36
impress (n.)
old form: Impresse
conscription, enforced service
Are those, that often haue 'gainst Pompey fought,Are those that often have 'gainst Pompey fought; AC III.vii.37
Their shippes are yare, yours heauy: no disgraceTheir ships are yare; yours, heavy. No disgraceyare (adj.)[nautical] manageable, easy to manouevre, ready for seaAC III.vii.38
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauy
slow-moving, sluggish, laggard
Shall fall you for refusing him at Sea,Shall fall you for refusing him at sea,fall (v.)befall, fall on, come toAC III.vii.39
Being prepar'd for Land.Being prepared for land. AC III.vii.40.1
Ant. ANTONY 
By Sea, by Sea.By sea, by sea. AC III.vii.40.2
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Most worthy Sir, you therein throw awayMost worthy sir, you therein throw away AC III.vii.41
The absolute Soldiership you haue by Land,The absolute soldiership you have by land,absolute (adj.)perfect, complete, incomparableAC III.vii.42
Distract your Armie, which doth most consistDistract your army, which doth most consistdistract (v.)divide, separate, draw apartAC III.vii.43
Of Warre-markt-footmen, leaue vnexecutedOf war-marked footmen, leave unexecutedfootman (n.)foot-soldier, infantrymanAC III.vii.44
unexecuted (adj.)
old form: vnexecuted
unused, idle, out of action
Your owne renowned knowledge, quite forgoeYour own renowned knowledge, quite forego AC III.vii.45
The way which promises assurance, andThe way which promises assurance, and AC III.vii.46
Giue vp your selfe meerly to chance and hazard,Give up yourself merely to chance and hazardmerely (adv.)
old form: meerly
completely, totally, entirely
AC III.vii.47
hazard (n.)risk, peril, danger
From firme Securitie.From firm security. AC III.vii.48.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Ile fight at Sea.I'll fight at sea. AC III.vii.48.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I haue sixty Sailes, Caesar none better.I have sixty sails, Caesar none better. AC III.vii.49
Ant.ANTONY 
Our ouer-plus of shipping will we burne,Our overplus of shipping will we burn,overplus (n.)
old form: ouer-plus
surplus, excess, superfluity
AC III.vii.50
And with the rest full mann'd, from th'head of ActionAnd with the rest full-manned, from th' head of Actiumhead (n.)headland, cape, promontoryAC III.vii.51
Beate th'approaching Casar. But if we faile,Beat th' approaching Caesar. But if we fail, AC III.vii.52
We then can doo't at Land. We then can do't at land. AC III.vii.53.1
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger AC III.vii.53
Thy Businesse?Thy business? AC III.vii.53.2
Mes. MESSENGER 
The Newes is true, my Lord, he is descried,The news is true, my lord; he is descried.descry (v.)catch sight of, make out, espy, discoverAC III.vii.54
Casar ha's taken Toryne.Caesar has taken Toryne. AC III.vii.55
Ant, ANTONY 
Can he be there in person? 'Tis impossibleCan he be there in person? 'Tis impossible; AC III.vii.56
Strange, that his power should be. Camidius,Strange that his power should be. Canidius,power (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyAC III.vii.57
Our nineteene Legions thou shalt hold by Land,Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land AC III.vii.58
And our twelue thousand Horse. Wee'l to our Ship,And our twelve thousand horse. We'll to our ship. AC III.vii.59
Away my Thetis.Away, my Thetis!Thetis (n.)[pron: 'theetis] sea-nymph married to Peleus, destined to bear a son (Achilles) greater than his fatherAC III.vii.60.1
Enter a Soldiour.Enter a Soldier AC III.vii.60
How now worthy Souldier?How now, worthy soldier? AC III.vii.60.2
Soul. SOLDIER 
Oh Noble Emperor, do not fight by Sea,O noble emperor, do not fight by sea. AC III.vii.61
Trust not to rotten plankes: Do you misdoubtTrust not to rotten planks. Do you misdoubtmisdoubt (v.)disbelieve, doubt the reality [of]AC III.vii.62
This Sword, and these my Wounds; let th'EgyptiansThis sword and these my wounds? Let th' Egyptians AC III.vii.63
And the Phonicians go a ducking: weeAnd the Phoenicians go a-ducking; we AC III.vii.64
Haue vs'd to conquer standing on the earth,Have used to conquer standing on the earthuse (v.)
old form: vs'd
be accustomed, make a habit [of]
AC III.vii.65
And fighting foot to foot.And fighting foot to foot. AC III.vii.66.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Well, well, away. Well, well; away! AC III.vii.66.2
exit Ant. Cleo. & Enob.Exeunt Antony, Cleopatra, and Enobarbus AC III.vii.66
Soul. SOLDIER 
By Hercules I thinke I am i'th' right.By Hercules, I think I am i'th' right.Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievementsAC III.vii.67
Cam. CANIDIUS 
Souldier thou art: but his whole action growesSoldier, thou art; but his whole action growsaction (n.)campaign, military action, strategyAC III.vii.68
Not in the power on't: so our Leaders leade,Not in the power on't. So our leader's led,power (n.)force, strength, mightAC III.vii.69
And we are Womens men.And we are women's men. AC III.vii.70.1
Soul. SOLDIER 
You keepe by LandYou keep by land AC III.vii.70.2
the Legions and the Horse whole, do you not?The legions and the horse whole, do you not? AC III.vii.71
Ven. CANIDIUS 
Marcus Octauius, Marcus Iusteus,Marcus Octavius, Marcus Justeius, AC III.vii.72
Publicola, and Celius, are for Sea:Publicola, and Caelius are for sea; AC III.vii.73
But we keepe whole by Land. This speede of CasarsBut we keep whole by land. This speed of Caesar's AC III.vii.74
Carries beyond beleefe.Carries beyond belief.carry (v.)move on, take forwardAC III.vii.75.1
Soul. SOLDIER 
While he was yet in Rome,While he was yet in Rome, AC III.vii.75.2
His power went out in such distractions, / AsHis power went out in such distractions asdistraction (n.)division, small detachmentAC III.vii.76
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
beguilde all Spies.Beguiled all spies.beguile (v.)
old form: beguilde
cheat, deceive, trick
AC III.vii.77.1
Cam. CANIDIUS 
Who's his Lieutenant, heare you?Who's his lieutenant, hear you? AC III.vii.77.2
Soul. SOLDIER 
They say, one Towrus.They say one Taurus. AC III.vii.78.1
Cam.CANIDIUS 
Well, I know the man.Well I know the man. AC III.vii.78.2
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger AC III.vii.79
Mes. MESSENGER 
The Emperor cals Camidius.The Emperor calls Canidius. AC III.vii.79
Cam. CANIDIUS 
With Newes the times with Labour, / And throwes forthWith news the time's with labour and throes forththroe forth (v.)
old form: throwes
give painful birth to
AC III.vii.80
each minute, some. Each minute some. AC III.vii.81
exeuntExeunt AC III.vii.81
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