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Antony and Cleopatra: Act 3, Scene 10

Antony and Cleopatra
Act 3, Scene 10

Another part of the plain near Actium.

  1. Canidius marcheth with his land army one way over the stage,
  2. and Taurus, the lieutenant of Caesar, the other way. After
  3. their going in, is heard the noise of a sea-fight.
  1. Alarum. Enter Enobarbus.

Domitius Enobarbus

5 - 8
  1. Naught, naught, all naught! I can behold no longer.
  2. Th’ Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
  3. With all their sixty, fly and turn the rudder.
  4. To see’t mine eyes are blasted.
  1. Enter Scarus.

Scarus

10 - 11
  1.                                 Gods and goddesses,
  2. All the whole synod of them!

Domitius Enobarbus

12
  1.                              What’s thy passion?

Scarus

13 - 15
  1. The greater cantle of the world is lost
  2. With very ignorance, we have kiss’d away
  3. Kingdoms and provinces.

Domitius Enobarbus

16
  1.                         How appears the fight?

Scarus

17 - 23
  1. On our side like the token’d pestilence,
  2. Where death is sure. Yon ribaudred nag of Egypt
  3. (Whom leprosy o’ertake!) i’ th’ midst o’ th’ fight,
  4. When vantage like a pair of twins appear’d,
  5. Both as the same, or rather ours the elder
  6. The breeze upon her, like a cow in June
  7. Hoists sails and flies.

Domitius Enobarbus

24 - 26
  1.                         That I beheld.
  2. Mine eyes did sicken at the sight and could not
  3. Endure a further view.

Scarus

27 - 33
  1.                        She once being loof’d,
  2. The noble ruin of her magic, Antony,
  3. Claps on his sea-wing, and (like a doting mallard),
  4. Leaving the fight in height, flies after her.
  5. I never saw an action of such shame;
  6. Experience, manhood, honor, ne’er before
  7. Did violate so itself.

Domitius Enobarbus

34
  1.                        Alack, alack!
  1. Enter Canidius.

Canidius

36 - 40
  1. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath,
  2. And sinks most lamentably. Had our general
  3. Been what he knew himself, it had gone well.
  4. O, he has given example for our flight,
  5. Most grossly, by his own!

Domitius Enobarbus

41 - 42
  1.                           Ay, are you thereabouts?
  2. Why then good night indeed.

Canidius

43
  1. Toward Peloponnesus are they fled.

Scarus

44 - 45
  1. ’Tis easy to’t, and there I will attend
  2. What further comes.

Canidius

46 - 48
  1.                     To Caesar will I render
  2. My legions and my horse: six kings already
  3. Show me the way of yielding.

Domitius Enobarbus

49 - 51
  1.                              I’ll yet follow
  2. The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason
  3. Sits in the wind against me.
  1. Exeunt severally.
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