Antony and Cleopatra


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Act I
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Enter Caesar, Agrippa, and Maecenas, with their

army, Caesar reading a letter


CAESAR

He calls me boy, and chides as he had power
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove See Topics: Frequency count

To beat me out of Egypt. My messenger

He hath whipped with rods; dares me to personal combat,

Caesar to Antony. Let the old ruffian know

I have many other ways to die; meantime

Laugh at his challenge.


MAECENAS

                         Caesar must think,

When one so great begins to rage, he's hunted

Even to falling. Give him no breath, but now

Make boot of his distraction. Never anger
boot (n.) 1 good, advantage, profit
distraction (n.) 1 perturbation, agitation, frenzied state

Made good guard for itself.
head (n.) 3 commander, officer, captain


CAESAR

                         Let our best heads

Know that tomorrow the last of many battles

We mean to fight. Within our files there are,
file (n.) 1 rank of soldiers, formation

Of those that served Mark Antony but late,

Enough to fetch him in. See it done,
fetch in (v.) 1 surround, close in upon, capture

And feast the army; we have store to do't,

And they have earned the waste. Poor Antony!
waste (n.) 5 lavish spending, extra expenditure

Exeunt

 
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