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Antony and Cleopatra: Act 4, Scene 1

Antony and Cleopatra
Act 4, Scene 1

Scene 1

Before Alexandria. Octavius Caesar’s camp.

  1. Enter Caesar, Agrippa, and Maecenas, with his army; Caesar
  2. reading a letter.

Caesar

3 - 8
  1. He calls me boy, and chides as he had power
  2. To beat me out of Egypt. My messenger
  3. He hath whipt with rods, dares me to personal combat,
  4. Caesar to Antony. Let the old ruffian know
  5. I have many other ways to die; mean time
  6. Laugh at his challenge.

Maecenas

9 - 13
  1.                         Caesar must think,
  2. When one so great begins to rage, he’s hunted
  3. Even to falling. Give him no breath, but now
  4. Make boot of his distraction: never anger
  5. Made good guard for itself.

Caesar

14 - 20
  1.                             Let our best heads
  2. Know that tomorrow the last of many battles
  3. We mean to fight. Within our files there are,
  4. Of those that serv’d Mark Antony but late,
  5. Enough to fetch him in. See it done,
  6. And feast the army; we have store to do’t,
  7. And they have earn’d the waste. Poor Antony!
  1. Exeunt.
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