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Antony and Cleopatra: Act IV, Scene 9

Antony and Cleopatra
Act IV, Scene 9

Alexandria. Octavius Caesar’s camp.

  1. Enter Caesar’s Sentry and his Company. Enobarbus follows.

Caesar’s Sentry

1 - 4
  1. If we be not reliev’d within this hour,
  2. We must return to th’ court of guard. The night
  3. Is shiny, and they say we shall embattle
  4. By th’ second hour i’ th’ morn.

Caesar’s First Watchman

5 - 6
  1.                                 This last day was
  2. A shrewd one to ’s.

Domitius Enobarbus

7
  1.                     O, bear me witness, night

Caesar’s Second Watchman

8
  1. What man is this?

Caesar’s First Watchman

9
  1.                   Stand close, and list him.

Domitius Enobarbus

10 - 13
  1. Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon,
  2. When men revolted shall upon record
  3. Bear hateful memory: poor Enobarbus did
  4. Before thy face repent.

Caesar’s Sentry

14
  1.                         Enobarbus?

Caesar’s Second Watchman

15 - 16
  1.            Peace!
  2. Hark further.

Domitius Enobarbus

17 - 28
  1. O sovereign mistress of true melancholy,
  2. The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me,
  3. That life, a very rebel to my will,
  4. May hang no longer on me. Throw my heart
  5. Against the flint and hardness of my fault,
  6. Which being dried with grief will break to powder,
  7. And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony,
  8. Nobler than my revolt is infamous,
  9. Forgive me in thine own particular,
  10. But let the world rank me in register
  11. A master-leaver and a fugitive.
  12. O Antony! O Antony!
  1. Dies.

Caesar’s First Watchman

29
  1.                     Let’s speak to him.

Caesar’s Sentry

30 - 31
  1. Let’s hear him, for the things he speaks
  2. May concern Caesar.

Caesar’s Second Watchman

32
  1.                     Let’s do so. But he sleeps.

Caesar’s Sentry

33 - 34
  1. Swoonds rather, for so bad a prayer as his
  2. Was never yet for sleep.

Caesar’s First Watchman

35
  1.                          Go we to him.

Caesar’s Second Watchman

36
  1. Awake, sir, awake, speak to us.

Caesar’s First Watchman

37
  1.                                 Hear you, sir?

Caesar’s Sentry

38 - 42
  1. The hand of death hath raught him.
  2. Drums afar off.
  3.                                    Hark, the drums
  4. Demurely wake the sleepers. Let us bear him
  5. To th’ court of guard; he is of note. Our hour
  6. Is fully out.

Caesar’s Second Watchman

43
  1. Come on then, he may recover yet.
  1. Exeunt with the body.
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