Antony and Cleopatra
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Enter a Centerie, and his Company, Enobarbus Enter a Sentry and his company, the watch. Enobarbus AC IV.ix.1.1
followes.follows AC IV.ix.1.2
Cent. SENTRY 
If we be not releeu'd within this houre,If we be not relieved within this hour, AC IV.ix.1
We must returne to'th'Court of Guard: the nightWe must return to th' court of guard. The nightcourt of guard (n.)guard-house, guard-roomAC IV.ix.2
Is shiny, and they say, we shall embattaileIs shiny, and they say we shall embattleembattle (v.)
old form: embattaile
deploy, draw up, marshal
AC IV.ix.3
shiny (adj.)moonlit, bright
By'th'second houre i'th'Morne.By th' second hour i'th' morn.morn (n.)
old form: Morne
morning, dawn
AC IV.ix.4.1
1. Watch. FIRST WATCH 
This last day wasThis last day was AC IV.ix.4.2
a shrew'd one too's.A shrewd one to's.shrewd (adj.)
old form: shrew'd
harsh, hard, severe
AC IV.ix.5.1
Enob. ENOBARBUS 
Oh beare me witnesse night.O, bear me witness, night –  AC IV.ix.5.2
2 SECOND WATCH 
What man is this?What man is this? AC IV.ix.6.1
1 FIRST WATCH 
Stand close, and list him.Stand close, and list him. AC IV.ix.6.2
Enob.ENOBARBUS 
Be witnesse to me (O thou blessed Moone)Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon, AC IV.ix.7
When men reuolted shall vpon RecordWhen men revolted shall upon recordrevolted (adj.)
old form: reuolted
rebellious, insurgent, insubordinate
AC IV.ix.8
Beare hatefull memory: poore Enobarbus didBear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did AC IV.ix.9
Before thy face repent.Before thy face repent! AC IV.ix.10.1
Cent. SENTRY 
Enobarbus?Enobarbus? AC IV.ix.10.2
2 SECOND WATCH 
Peace:Peace; AC IV.ix.10.3
Hearke further.Hark further. AC IV.ix.11
Enob. ENOBARBUS 
Oh Soueraigne Mistris of true Melancholly,O sovereign mistress of true melancholy, AC IV.ix.12
The poysonous dampe of night dispunge vpon me,The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me,damp (n.)
old form: dampe
fog, mist, vapour
AC IV.ix.13
disponge, dispunge (v.)pour out [as from a sponge], rain down, discharge
That Life, a very Rebell to my will,That life, a very rebel to my will, AC IV.ix.14
May hang no longer on me. Throw my heartMay hang no longer on me. Throw my heart AC IV.ix.15
Against the flint and hardnesse of my fault,Against the flint and hardness of my fault,flint (n.)type of hard stone, flintstoneAC IV.ix.16
Which being dried with greefe, will breake to powder,Which, being dried with grief, will break to powder, AC IV.ix.17
And finish all foule thoughts. Oh Anthony,And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony, AC IV.ix.18
Nobler then my reuolt is Infamous,Nobler than my revolt is infamous,revolt (n.)
old form: reuolt
betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
AC IV.ix.19
Forgiue me in thine owne particular,Forgive me in thine own particular,particular (n.)individual person, selfAC IV.ix.20
But let the world ranke me in RegisterBut let the world rank me in registerregister (n.)record, catalogue, inventoryAC IV.ix.21
rank (v.)
old form: ranke
place, class, put down
A Master leauer, and a fugitiue:A master-leaver and a fugitive. AC IV.ix.22
He dies AC IV.ix.23
Oh Anthony! Oh Anthony!O Antony! O Antony! He dies AC IV.ix.23.1
1 FIRST WATCH 
Let's speake to him.Let's speak to him. AC IV.ix.23.2
Cent. SENTRY 
Let's heare him, for the things he speakesLet's hear him, for the things he speaks AC IV.ix.24
May concerne Casar.May concern Caesar. AC IV.ix.25.1
2 SECOND WATCH 
Let's do so, but he sleepes.Let's do so. But he sleeps. AC IV.ix.25.2
Cent. SENTRY 
Swoonds rather, for so bad a Prayer as hisSwoons rather, for so bad a prayer as hisswoond (v.)variant spelling of ‘swoon’ or ‘swound’AC IV.ix.26
swoon (v.)faint
Was neuer yet for sleepe.Was never yet for sleep. AC IV.ix.27.1
1 FIRST WATCH 
Go we to him.Go we to him. AC IV.ix.27.2
2 SECOND WATCH 
Awake sir, awake, speake to vs.Awake, sir, awake; speak to us. AC IV.ix.28.1
1 FIRST WATCH 
Heare you sir?Hear you, sir? AC IV.ix.28.2
Cent. SENTRY 
The hand of death hath raught him.The hand of death hath raught him. AC IV.ix.29.1
Drummes afarre off.Drums afar offreach (v.), past form raught
old form: raught
carry off, snatch away, take hold of
AC IV.ix.29
Hearke the DrummesHark! The drums AC IV.ix.29.2
demurely wake the sleepers: / Let vs beare himDemurely wake the sleepers. Let us bear himdemurely (adv.)gently, in a subdued way; or: solemnlyAC IV.ix.30
to'th'Court of Guard: he is of note: / Our houreTo th' court of guard; he is of note. Our hourcourt of guard (n.)guard-house, guard-roomAC IV.ix.31
is fully out.Is fully out.out (adv.)at an end, finishedAC IV.ix.32
2 SECOND WATCH 
Come on then, he may recouer yet. Come on then; he may recover yet. AC IV.ix.33
exeuntExeunt with the body AC IV.ix.33
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