Antony and Cleopatra
Please see the bottom of this page for explanatory notes and resources.
|ACT III SCENE VIII||A plain near Actium.|
|[Enter OCTAVIUS CAESAR, and TAURUS, with his army, marching]|
|OCTAVIUS CAESAR||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||5|
|Upon this jump.|
Antony and Cleopatra, Act 3, Scene 9
Explanatory Notes for Act 3, Scene 8
From Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Ed. M. Eaton. Boston: Educational Publishing Company.
(Line numbers have been altered.)
5. Prescript. Instructions.
6. Jump. Risk, hazard.
How to cite the explanatory notes:Shakespeare, William. Antony and Cleopatra. Ed. M. Eaton. Boston: Educational Publishing Company, 1908.