Antony and Cleopatra


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Act I
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Act III
Act IV
Act V
Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Mardian


CLEOPATRA

Help me, my women! O, he's more mad

Than Telamon for his shield; the boar of Thessaly

Was never so embossed.
embossed (adj.) 1 driven to such extremes, made mad with exhaustion


CHARMIAN

                         To th' monument!

There lock yourself, and send him word you are dead.

The soul and body rive not more in parting
rive (v.) 1 split, rend, cleave

Than greatness going off.
go off (v.) die, pass away, depart


CLEOPATRA

                         To th' monument!

Mardian, go tell him I have slain myself;

Say that the last I spoke was ‘ Antony,’

And word it, prithee, piteously. Hence, Mardian,
word (v.) 1 speak, utter, say

And bring me how he takes my death to the monument!
bring (v.) 6 inform, report, tell

Exeunt

 
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