Antony and Cleopatra


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Trumpets sound. Enter Antony and Eros, a Soldier

meeting them


SOLDIER

The gods make this a happy day to Antony!
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured


ANTONY

Would thou and those thy scars had once prevailed

To make me fight at land!


SOLDIER

                         Hadst thou done so,

The kings that have revolted, and the soldier
revolt (v.) change sides, alter allegiance, desert

That has this morning left thee, would have still

Followed thy heels.


ANTONY

                         Who's gone this morning?


SOLDIER

                                                         Who?

One ever near thee; call for Enobarbus,

He shall not hear thee, or from Caesar's camp

Say ‘ I am none of thine.’


ANTONY

                         What sayst thou?


SOLDIER

                                                         Sir,

He is with Caesar.


EROS

                         Sir, his chests and treasure

He has not with him.


ANTONY

                         Is he gone?


SOLDIER

                                                         Most certain.


ANTONY

Go, Eros, send his treasure after; do it.

Detain no jot, I charge thee. Write to him –

I will subscribe – gentle adieus and greetings.
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
subscribe (v.) 2 sign, endorse, support

Say that I wish he never find more cause

To change a master. O, my fortunes have

Corrupted honest men! Dispatch. Enobarbus!
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly

Exeunt

 
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