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Antony and Cleopatra

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Act IV, Scene 5

Alexandria. MARK ANTONY’s camp.


[Trumpets sound. Enter MARK ANTONY and EROS; a] [p]Soldier meeting them]

  • Soldier. The gods make this a happy day to Antony!
  • Antony. Would thou and those thy scars had once prevail'd
    To make me fight at land!
  • Soldier. Hadst thou done so,
    The kings that have revolted, and the soldier 2680
    That has this morning left thee, would have still
    Follow'd thy heels.
  • Antony. Who's gone this morning?
  • Soldier. Who!
    One ever near thee: call for Enobarbus, 2685
    He shall not hear thee; or from Caesar's camp
    Say 'I am none of thine.'
  • Soldier. Sir,
    He is with Caesar. 2690
  • Eros. Sir, his chests and treasure
    He has not with him.
  • Antony. Go, Eros, send his treasure after; do it; 2695
    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. O, my fortunes have
    Corrupted honest men! Dispatch.—Enobarbus! 2700