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Antony and Cleopatra Scenes


Scene 5

Alexandria. Mark Antony’s camp.

(Antony; Eros; Scarus)


Antony learns that Enobarbus has deserted him. He sends Enobarbus’s possessions after him. (25 lines)

Trumpets sound. Enter Antony and Eros, Scarus meeting them.

SCAR.

The gods make this a happy day to Antony!

ANT.

Would thou and those thy scars had once prevail’d

To make me fight at land!

SCAR.

Hadst thou done so,

The kings that have revolted, and the soldier

That has this morning left thee, would have still

Followed thy heels.

ANT.

Who’s gone this morning?

SCAR.

Who?

One ever near thee. Call for Enobarbus,

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

Say “I am none of thine.”

ANT.

What sayest thou?

SCAR.

Sir,

He is with Caesar.

EROS.

Sir, his chests and treasure

He has not with him.

ANT.

Is he gone?

SCAR.

Most certain.

ANT.

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

Detain no jot, I charge thee. Write to him

(I will subscribe) gentle adieus and greetings;

Say that I wish he never find more cause

To change a master. O, my fortunes have

Corrupted honest men! Dispatch. Enobarbus!

Exeunt.

 

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