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Antony and Cleopatra: Act IV, Scene 7

Antony and Cleopatra
Act IV, Scene 7

Field of battle between the camps.

  1. Alarum. Drums and Trumpets. Enter Agrippa and others.

Agrippa

1 - 3
  1. Retire, we have engag’d ourselves too far.
  2. Caesar himself has work, and our oppression
  3. Exceeds what we expected.
  1. Exeunt.
  1. Alarums. Enter Antony, and Scarus wounded.

Scarus

4 - 6
  1. O my brave Emperor, this is fought indeed!
  2. Had we done so at first, we had droven them home
  3. With clouts about their heads.

Mark Antony

7
  1.                                Thou bleed’st apace.

Scarus

8 - 9
  1. I had a wound here that was like a T,
  2. But now ’tis made an H.
  1. Sound retreat far off.

Mark Antony

10
  1.                         They do retire.

Scarus

11 - 12
  1. We’ll beat ’em into bench-holes. I have yet
  2. Room for six scotches more.
  1. Enter Eros.

Eros

13 - 14
  1. They are beaten, sir, and our advantage serves
  2. For a fair victory.

Scarus

15 - 17
  1.                     Let us score their backs,
  2. And snatch ’em up, as we take hares, behind:
  3. ’Tis sport to maul a runner.

Mark Antony

18 - 20
  1.                              I will reward thee
  2. Once for thy sprightly comfort, and tenfold
  3. For thy good valor. Come thee on.

Scarus

21
  1.                                   I’ll halt after.
  1. Exeunt.
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