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Antony and Cleopatra: Act 4, Scene 2

Antony and Cleopatra
Act 4, Scene 2

Alexandria. Cleopatra’s palace.

  1. Enter Antony, Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Charmian, Iras, Alexas,
  2. with others.

Mark Antony

3
  1. He will not fight with me, Domitius?

Domitius Enobarbus

4
  1.                                      No.

Mark Antony

5
  1. Why should he not?

Domitius Enobarbus

6 - 7
  1. He thinks, being twenty times of better fortune,
  2. He is twenty men to one.

Mark Antony

8 - 11
  1.                          Tomorrow, soldier,
  2. By sea and land I’ll fight; or I will live,
  3. Or bathe my dying honor in the blood
  4. Shall make it live again. Woo’t thou fight well?

Domitius Enobarbus

12
  1. I’ll strike, and cry, Take all!”

Mark Antony

13 - 20
  1.                                   Well said, come on.
  2. Call forth my household servants, let’s tonight
  3. Be bounteous at our meal.
  4. Enter three or four Attendants.
  5.                           Give me thy hand,
  6. Thou hast been rightly honestso hast thou
  7. Thouand thouand thou. You have serv’d me well,
  8. And kings have been your fellows.

Cleopatra

21 - 22
  1. Aside to Enobarbus.
  2.                                   What means this?

Domitius Enobarbus

23 - 25
  1. Aside to Cleopatra.
  2. ’Tis one of those odd tricks which sorrow shoots
  3. Out of the mind.

Mark Antony

26 - 30
  1.                  And thou art honest too.
  2. I wish I could be made so many men,
  3. And all of you clapp’d up together in
  4. An Antony, that I might do you service
  5. So good as you have done.

All Antony’s Attendants

31
  1.                           The gods forbid!

Mark Antony

32 - 35
  1. Well, my good fellows, wait on me tonight.
  2. Scant not my cups, and make as much of me
  3. As when mine empire was your fellow too,
  4. And suffer’d my command.

Cleopatra

36 - 37
  1. Aside to Enobarbus.
  2.                          What does he mean?

Domitius Enobarbus

38 - 39
  1. Aside to Cleopatra.
  2. To make his followers weep.

Mark Antony

40 - 49
  1.                             Tend me tonight;
  2. May be it is the period of your duty;
  3. Haply you shall not see me more, or if,
  4. A mangled shadow. Perchance tomorrow
  5. You’ll serve another master. I look on you
  6. As one that takes his leave. Mine honest friends,
  7. I turn you not away, but like a master
  8. Married to your good service, stay till death.
  9. Tend me tonight two hours, I ask no more,
  10. And the gods yield you for’t!

Domitius Enobarbus

50 - 53
  1.                               What mean you, sir,
  2. To give them this discomfort? Look, they weep,
  3. And I, an ass, am onion-ey’d. For shame,
  4. Transform us not to women.

Mark Antony

54 - 63
  1.                            Ho, ho, ho!
  2. Now the witch take me, if I meant it thus!
  3. Grace grow where those drops fall, my hearty friends!
  4. You take me in too dolorous a sense,
  5. For I spake to you for your comfort, did desire you
  6. To burn this night with torches. Know, my hearts,
  7. I hope well of tomorrow, and will lead you
  8. Where rather I’ll expect victorious life
  9. Than death and honor. Let’s to supper, come,
  10. And drown consideration.
  1. Exeunt.
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