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Antony and Cleopatra - Act 4, scene 3
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Act 4, scene 3
Antony’s soldiers standing guard hear music indicating that the god Hercules is leaving Antony.Enter a company of Soldiers.
2470 Brother, goodnight. Tomorrow is the day.
2471 It will determine one way. Fare you well.
2472 Heard you of nothing strange about the streets?
FIRST SOLDIER 2473 Nothing. What news?
2474 5 Belike ’tis but a rumor. Goodnight to you.
FIRST SOLDIER 2475 Well, sir, goodnight.
They meet other Soldiers ⌜who are entering.⌝
SECOND SOLDIER 2476 Soldiers, have careful watch.
⌜THIRD⌝ SOLDIER 2477 And you. Goodnight, goodnight.
They place themselves in every corner of the stage.
SECOND SOLDIER 2478 Here we; and if tomorrow
2479 10 Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope
2480 Our landmen will stand up.
FIRST SOLDIER 2481 ’Tis a brave army, and full of purpose.
Music of the hautboys is under the stage.
SECOND SOLDIER 2482 Peace. What noise?
FIRST SOLDIER 2483 List, list!
SECOND SOLDIER 2484 15Hark!
FIRST SOLDIER 2485 Music i’ th’ air.
THIRD SOLDIER 2486 Under the earth.
FOURTH SOLDIER 2487 It signs well, does it not?
THIRD SOLDIER 2488 No.
FIRST SOLDIER 2489 20Peace, I say. What should this mean?
2490 ’Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony loved,
2491 Now leaves him.
p. 191FIRST SOLDIER 2492 Walk. Let’s see if other watchmen
2493 Do hear what we do.
SECOND SOLDIER 2494 25How now, masters?Speak together.
ALL 2495 How now? How now? Do you hear this?
FIRST SOLDIER 2496 Ay. Is ’t not strange?
THIRD SOLDIER 2497 Do you hear, masters? Do you hear?
2498 Follow the noise so far as we have quarter.
2499 30 Let’s see how it will give off.
ALL 2500 Content. ’Tis strange.