ACT IV SCENE V

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Antony and Cleopatra

 

ACT IV SCENE V Alexandria. Mark Antony’s camp.
[ Trumpets sound. Enter MARK ANTONY and EROS; a Soldier meeting them ]
Soldier The gods make this a happy day to Antony!
MARK 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 5
That has this morning left thee, would have still
Follow’d thy heels.
MARK ANTONY Who’s gone this morning?
Soldier Who!
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 ANTONY What say’st thou?
Soldier Sir,
He is with Caesar. 15
EROS Sir, his chests and treasure
He has not with him.
MARK ANTONY Is he gone?
Soldier Most certain.
MARK ANTONY Go, 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
[Exeunt]

Antony and Cleopatra, Act 4, Scene 6
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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.)
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22. Subscribe. Sign the letter.

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

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