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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Randall Martin
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Anthony and Cleopatra (Folio 1, 1623)


Enter a Company of Soldiours.
1.Sol. Brother, goodnight: to morrow is the day.
2.Sol. It will determine one way: Fare you well.
2470Heard you of nothing strange about the streets.
1 Nothing: what newes?
2 Belike 'tis but a Rumour, good night to you.
1 Well sir, good night.
They meete other Soldiers.
24752 Souldiers, haue carefull Watch.
1 And you: Goodnight, goodnight.
They place themselues in euery corner of the Stage.
2 Heere we: and if to morrow
Our Nauie thriue, I haue an absolute hope
2480Our Landmen will stand vp.
1 'Tis a braue Army, and full of purpose.
Musicke of the Hoboyes is vnder the Stage.
2 Peace, what noise?
1 List list.
24852 Hearke.
1 Musicke i'th'Ayre.
3 Vnder the earth.
4 It signes well, do's it not?
3 No.
24901 Peace I say: What should this meane?
2 'Tis the God Hercules, whom Anthony loued,
Now leaues him.
1 Walke, let's see if other Watchmen
Do heare what we do?
24952 How now Maisters?
Speak together.
Omnes. How now? how now? do you heare this?
1 I, is't not strange?
3 Do you heare Masters? Do you heare?
1 Follow the noyse so farre as we haue quarter.
2500Let's see how it will giue off.
Omnes. Content: 'Tis strange.
Exeunt.