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  • Title: Anthony and Cleopatra (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: Randall Martin
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-433-2

    Copyright Randall Martin. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    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.