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4 Sold. It signs well, does it not? 3 Sold. No.
1 Sold. Peace! I say. What should this mean?
2 Sold. 'Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony
lov'd, Now leaves him.
1 Sold. Walk; let's see if other watchmen
Do hear what we do. [They advance to another post.
2 Sold. How now, masters! Omnes. How now!
How now! do you hear this? [Speaking together. 1 Sold. Ay; is 't not strange?
3 Sold. Do you hear, masters? do you hear?
1 Sold. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter; Let's see how it will give off.
Omnes. Content: 'Tis strange.
The Same. A Room in the Palace.
Enter Antony and Cleopatra; Charmxan, and
Ant. Eros! mine armour, Eros!
Ant. No, my chuck, — Eros, come; mine armour,
Enter Eros, with armour.
Come, good fellow, put thine iron on: —
Cleo. Nay, I'll help too.
What's this for?
Ant. Ah, let be, let be! thou art
The armourer of my heart : —- false, false; this, this.
Cleo. Sooth, la! I'll help. Thus it must be.
Ant. Well, well;
We shall thrive now. —- Seest thou, my good fellow? Go, put on thy defences.
Eros. Briefly, sir.
Cleo. Is not this buckled well?
Ant. Rarely, rarely:
He that unbuckles this, till we do please
Enter an armed Soldier.
Good morrow to thee; welcome: Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike charge. To business that we love, we rise betime, And go to 't with delight.
Sold. A thousand, sir,
Early though 't be, have on their riveted trim,
[Shout. Trumpets flourish.
Enter Captains and Soldiers.
Captain. The morn is fair. — Good morrow, General.
All. Good morrow, General.
Ant. "Tis well blown, lads.
This morning, like the spirit of a youth
This is a soldier's kiss. Rebukable, [Kisses her.
And worthy shameful check it were, to stand
[Exeunt Antony, Eros, Officers, and Soldiers
Char. Please you, retire to your chamber.
Cleo. Lead me.
He goes forth gallantly. That he and Caesar might
Antony's Camp near Alexandria.
Trumpets sound. Enter Antony and Eros; a Soldier meeting them.
Sold. The gods make this a happy day to Antony!
Ant. Would thou, and those thy scars, had once prevail'd To make me fight at land!
Sold. Hadst thou done so
The kings that have revolted, and the soldier
Ant. Who's gone this morning?
One ever near thee: call for Enobarbus,
Ant. What say'st thou?
He is with Csesar.
Eros. Sir, his chests and treasure
He has not with him.
Ant. Is he gone?
Sold. Most certain.
Ant. Go, Eros, send his treasure after; do it: Detain no jot, I charge thee. Write to him (I will subscribe) gentle adieus and greetings: Say that I wish he never find more cause To change a master. •— 0, my fortunes have Corrupted honest men ! — Dispatch, Eros! [Exeunt.
Clesah's Camp before Alexandria.
Flourish. Enter Caesar, with Agbippa, Enobabbtjs, and Others.
Cces. Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight.
Agr. Caesar, I shall. [Exit Agbippa.
Cces. The time of universal peace is near: Prove this a prosp'rous day, the three-nook'd world Shall bear the olive freely.
Enter a Messenger.
Is come into the field.
Cces. Go, charge Agrippa.
Plant those that have revolted in the van,
Eno. Alexas did revolt, and went to Jewry on Affairs of Antony; there did dissuade
Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar,
Enter a Soldier of C^esak's.
Sold. Enobarbus, Antony
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
Eno. I give it you,
Sold. Mock not, Enobarbus. I tell you true: best you saf'd the bringer Out of the host; I must attend mine office, Or would have done 't myself. Your Emperor Continues still a Jove. [Exit Soldier.
Eno. I am alone the villain of the earth, And feel I am so most. 0 Antony! Thou mine of bounty, how would'st thou have paid My better service, when my turpitude Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my
heart: If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean Shall outstrike thought; but thought will do 't, I feel. 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.