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Antony and Cleopatra


ACT IV SCENE VAlexandria. Mark Antony’s camp.
[ Trumpets sound. Enter MARK ANTONY and EROS; a Soldier meeting them ]
SoldierThe gods make this a happy day to Antony!
MARK ANTONYWould thou and those thy scars had once prevail’d
To make me fight at land!
SoldierHadst thou done so,
The kings that have revolted, and the soldier5
That has this morning left thee, would have still
Follow’d thy heels.
MARK ANTONYWho’s gone this morning?
One ever near thee: call for Enobarbus,10
He shall not hear thee; or from Caesar’s camp
Say ‘I am none of thine.’
MARK ANTONYWhat say’st thou?
He is with Caesar.15
EROSSir, his chests and treasure
He has not with him.
MARK ANTONYIs he gone?
SoldierMost certain.
MARK ANTONYGo, Eros, send his treasure after; do it;20
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!25

Antony and Cleopatra, Act 4, Scene 6

Explanatory Notes for Act 4, Scene 5
From Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Ed. M. Eaton. Boston: Educational Publishing Company.
(Line numbers have been altered.)

22. Subscribe. Sign the letter.

25. Enobarbus. That he of all men should desert me.


How to cite the explanatory notes:Shakespeare, William. Antony and Cleopatra. Ed. M. Eaton. Boston: Educational Publishing Company, 1908.