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Antony and Cleopatra: Act 4, Scene 7

Antony and Cleopatra
Act 4, Scene 7

Field of battle between the camps.

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

Agrippa

2 - 4
  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

7 - 9
  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

10
  1.                                Thou bleed’st apace.

Scarus

11 - 12
  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

14
  1.                         They do retire.

Scarus

15 - 16
  1. We’ll beat ’em into bench-holes. I have yet
  2. Room for six scotches more.
  1. Enter Eros.

Eros

18 - 19
  1. They are beaten, sir, and our advantage serves
  2. For a fair victory.

Scarus

20 - 22
  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

23 - 25
  1.                              I will reward thee
  2. Once for thy sprightly comfort, and tenfold
  3. For thy good valor. Come thee on.

Scarus

26
  1.                                   I’ll halt after.
  1. Exeunt.
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