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Antony and Cleopatra: Act 4, Scene 9

Antony and Cleopatra
Act 4, Scene 9

Alexandria. Octavius Caesar’s camp.

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

Caesar’s Sentry

2 - 5
  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

6 - 7
  1.                                 This last day was
  2. A shrewd one to ’s.

Domitius Enobarbus

8
  1.                     O, bear me witness, night

Caesar’s Second Watchman

9
  1. What man is this?

Caesar’s First Watchman

10
  1.                   Stand close, and list him.

Domitius Enobarbus

11 - 14
  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

15
  1.                         Enobarbus?

Caesar’s Second Watchman

16 - 17
  1.            Peace!
  2. Hark further.

Domitius Enobarbus

18 - 29
  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

31
  1.                     Let’s speak to him.

Caesar’s Sentry

32 - 33
  1. Let’s hear him, for the things he speaks
  2. May concern Caesar.

Caesar’s Second Watchman

34
  1.                     Let’s do so. But he sleeps.

Caesar’s Sentry

35 - 36
  1. Swoonds rather, for so bad a prayer as his
  2. Was never yet for sleep.

Caesar’s First Watchman

37
  1.                          Go we to him.

Caesar’s Second Watchman

38
  1. Awake, sir, awake, speak to us.

Caesar’s First Watchman

39
  1.                                 Hear you, sir?

Caesar’s Sentry

40 - 45
  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

46
  1. Come on then, he may recover yet.
  1. Exeunt with the body.
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