Antony and Cleopatra
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Enter Casar, Agrippa, & Mecenas with his Enter Caesar, Agrippa, and Maecenas, with their AC IV.i.1.1
Army, Casar reading a Letter.army, Caesar reading a letter AC IV.i.1.2
Cas. CAESAR 
He calles me Boy, and chides as he had powerHe calls me boy, and chides as he had powerchide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveAC IV.i.1
To beate me out of Egypt. My MessengerTo beat me out of Egypt. My messenger AC IV.i.2
He hath whipt with Rods, dares me to personal Combat.He hath whipped with rods; dares me to personal combat, AC IV.i.3
Casar to Anthony: let the old Russian know,Caesar to Antony. Let the old ruffian know AC IV.i.4
I haue many other wayes to dye: meane timeI have many other ways to die; meantime AC IV.i.5
Laugh at his Challenge.Laugh at his challenge. AC IV.i.6.1
Mece. MAECENAS 
Casar must thinke,Caesar must think, AC IV.i.6.2
When one so great begins to rage, hee's huntedWhen one so great begins to rage, he's hunted AC IV.i.7
Euen to falling. Giue him no breath, but nowEven to falling. Give him no breath, but now AC IV.i.8
Make boote of his distraction: Neuer angerMake boot of his distraction. Never angerboot (n.)
old form: boote
good, advantage, profit
AC IV.i.9
distraction (n.)perturbation, agitation, frenzied state
Made good guard for it selfe.Made good guard for itself.head (n.)commander, officer, captainAC IV.i.10.1
Cas. CAESAR 
Let our best headsLet our best heads AC IV.i.10.2
know, / That to morrow, the last of many BattailesKnow that tomorrow the last of many battles AC IV.i.11
We meane to fight. Within our Files there are,We mean to fight. Within our files there are,file (n.)rank of soldiers, formationAC IV.i.12
Of those that seru'd Marke Anthony but late,Of those that served Mark Antony but late, AC IV.i.13
Enough to fetch him in. See it done,Enough to fetch him in. See it done,fetch in (v.)surround, close in upon, captureAC IV.i.14
And Feast the Army, we haue store to doo't,And feast the army; we have store to do't, AC IV.i.15
And they haue earn'd the waste. Poore Anthony. And they have earned the waste. Poor Antony!waste (n.)lavish spending, extra expenditureAC IV.i.16
ExeuntExeunt AC IV.i.16
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