Antony and Cleopatra
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Enter a Company of Soldiours.Enter a company of Soldiers AC IV.iii.1
1.Sol. FIRST SOLDIER 
Brother, goodnight: to morrow is the day.Brother, good night. Tomorrow is the day. AC IV.iii.1
2.Sol. SECOND SOLDIER 
It will determine one way: Fare you well.It will determine one way. Fare you well.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]AC IV.iii.2
determine (v.)be decided, be concluded, make an end
Heard you of nothing strange about the streets.Heard you of nothing strange about the streets? AC IV.iii.3
1 FIRST SOLDIER 
Nothing: what newes?Nothing. What news? AC IV.iii.4
2 SECOND SOLDIER 
Belike 'tis but a Rumour, good nightBelike 'tis but a rumour. Good nightbelike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seemsAC IV.iii.5
to you.to you. AC IV.iii.6
1 FIRST SOLDIER 
Well sir, good night.Well, sir, good night. AC IV.iii.7
They meete other Soldiers.They meet other Soldiers AC IV.iii.8
2 SECOND SOLDIER 
Souldiers, haue carefull Watch.Soldiers, have careful watch. AC IV.iii.8
1 THIRD SOLDIER 
And you: Goodnight, goodnight.And you. Good night, good night. AC IV.iii.9
They place themselues in euery corner of the Stage.They place themselves in every corner of the stage AC IV.iii.10.1
2 SECOND SOLDIER 
Heere we: and if to morrowHere we. An if tomorrowan if (conj.)ifAC IV.iii.10
Our Nauie thriue, I haue an absolute hopeOur navy thrive, I have an absolute hope AC IV.iii.11
Our Landmen will stand vp.Our landmen will stand up.landman (n.)fighter on land [as opposed to sea]AC IV.iii.12.1
1 FIRST SOLDIER 
'Tis a braue Army,'Tis a brave army,brave (adj.)
old form: braue
fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
AC IV.iii.12.2
and full of purpose.And full of purpose. AC IV.iii.13.1
Musicke of the Hoboyes is vnder the Stage.Music of hautboys under the stagehautboy (n.)
old form: Hoboyes
type of musical instrument; oboe
AC IV.iii.13
2 SECOND SOLDIER 
Peace, what noise?Peace! What noise?noise (n.)musical sounds, melodious noisesAC IV.iii.13.2
1 FIRST SOLDIER 
List list.List, list! AC IV.iii.13.3
2 SECOND SOLDIER 
Hearke.Hark! AC IV.iii.14.1
1 FIRST SOLDIER 
Musicke i'th'Ayre.Music i'th' air. AC IV.iii.14.2
3 THIRD SOLDIER 
Vnder the earth.Under the earth. AC IV.iii.14.3
4 FOURTH SOLDIER 
It signes well, do's it not?It signs well, does it not?sign (v.)
old form: signes
augur, bode, signify
AC IV.iii.15.1
3 THIRD SOLDIER 
No.No. AC IV.iii.15.2
1 FIRST SOLDIER 
Peace I say:Peace, I say! AC IV.iii.15.3
What should this meane?What should this mean? AC IV.iii.16
2 SECOND SOLDIER 
'Tis the God Hercules, whom Anthony loued,'Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony loved,Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievementsAC IV.iii.17
Now leaues him.Now leaves him. AC IV.iii.18.1
1 FIRST SOLDIER 
Walke, let's see if other WatchmenWalk; let's see if other watchmen AC IV.iii.18.2
Do heare what we do?Do hear what we do. AC IV.iii.19
2 SECOND SOLDIER 
How now Maisters? How now, masters? AC IV.iii.20
Omnes. ALL  
Speak together.(speaking together) AC IV.iii.21
How now? how now? do youHow now? How now? Do you AC IV.iii.21
heare this?hear this? AC IV.iii.22
1 FIRST SOLDIER 
I, is't not strange?Ay. Is't not strange? AC IV.iii.23
3 THIRD SOLDIER 
Do you heare Masters? Do you heare?Do you hear, masters? Do you hear? AC IV.iii.24
1 FIRST SOLDIER 
Follow the noyse so farre as we haue quarter.Follow the noise so far as we have quarter.quarter (n.)period of watchAC IV.iii.25
Let's see how it will giue off.Let's see how it will give off.give off (v.)
old form: giue
cease, leave the area
AC IV.iii.26
Omnes. ALL 
Content: 'Tis strange. Content. 'Tis strange.content (adj.)agreeable, willing, readyAC IV.iii.27
Exeunt.Exeunt AC IV.iii.27
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