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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)

    Trumpets sound. Enter Anthony, and Eros.
    Eros. The Gods make this a happy day to Anthony.
    Ant. Would thou, & those thy scars had once preuaild
    2555To make me fight at Land.
    Eros. Had''st thou done so,
    The Kings that haue reuolted, and the Soldier
    That has this morning left thee, would haue still
    Followed thy heeles.
    2560Ant. Whose gone this morning?
    Eros. Who? one euer neere thee, call for Enobarbus,
    He shall not heare thee, or from sars Campe,
    Say I am none of thine.
    Ant. What sayest thou?
    2565Sold. Sir he is with sar.
    Eros. Sir, his Chests and Treasure he has not with him.
    Ant. Is he gone?
    Sol. Most certaine.
    Ant. Go Eros, send his Treasure after, do it,
    2570Detaine no iot I charge thee: write to him,
    (I will subscribe) gentle adieu's, and greetings;
    Say, that I wish he neuer finde more cause
    To change a Master. Oh my Fortunes haue
    Corrupted honest men. Dispatch Enobarbus.