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Antony and Cleopatra

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Act III, Scene 8

A plain near Actium.


[Enter OCTAVIUS CAESAR, and TAURUS, with his army, marching]

  • Octavius. Taurus!
  • Taurus. My lord? 2045
  • Octavius. Strike not by land; keep whole: provoke not battle,
    Till we have done at sea. Do not exceed
    The prescript of this scroll: our fortune lies
    Upon this jump.