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

Alarum, Drummes and Trumpets.
Enter Agrippa.
Agrip Retire, we haue engag'd our selues too farre:
sar himselfe ha's worke, and our oppression
2625Exceeds what we expected.
Enter Anthony, and Scarrus wounded.
Scar. O my braue Emperor, this is fought indeed,
Had we done so at first, we had drouen them home
2630With clowtsabout their heads.
Far off.
Ant. Thou bleed'st apace.
Scar. I had a wound heere that was like a T,
But now 'tis made an H.
Ant. They do retyre.
2635Scar. Wee'l beat'em into Bench-holes, I haue yet
Roome for six scotches more.
Enter Eros.
Eros. They are beaten Sir, and our aduantage serues
For a faire victory.
2640Scar. Let vs score their backes,
And snatch 'em vp, as we take Hares behinde,
'Tis sport to maul a Runner.
Ant. I will reward thee
Once for thy sprightly comfort, and ten-fold
2645For thy good valour. Come thee on.
Scar. Ile halt after.