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Antony and Cleopatra - Act 4, scene 9
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Act 4, scene 9
Enobarbus dies expressing his remorse for turning his back on Antony.Enter a Sentry and his company. Enobarbus follows.
2690 If we be not relieved within this hour,
2691 We must return to th’ court of guard. The night
2692 Is shiny, and they say we shall embattle
2693 By th’ second hour i’ th’ morn.
p. 207FIRST WATCH 2694 5This last day was a shrewd one to ’s.
ENOBARBUS 2695 O, bear me witness, night—
SECOND WATCH 2696 What man is this?
FIRST WATCH 2697 Stand close, and list him.
2698 Be witness to me, O thou blessèd moon,
2699 10 When men revolted shall upon record
2700 Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did
2701 Before thy face repent.
SENTRY 2702 Enobarbus?
SECOND WATCH 2703 Peace! Hark further.
2704 15 O sovereign mistress of true melancholy,
2705 The poisonous damp of night dispunge upon me,
2706 That life, a very rebel to my will,
2707 May hang no longer on me. Throw my heart
2708 Against the flint and hardness of my fault,
2709 20 Which, being dried with grief, will break to powder
2710 And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony,
2711 Nobler than my revolt is infamous,
2712 Forgive me in thine own particular,
2713 But let the world rank me in register
2714 25 A master-leaver and a fugitive.
2715 O Antony! O Antony!⌜He dies.⌝
FIRST WATCH 2716 Let’s speak to him.
SENTRY 2717 Let’s hear him, for the things he speaks may
2718 concern Caesar.
SECOND WATCH 2719 30Let’s do so. But he sleeps.
2720 Swoons rather, for so bad a prayer as his
2721 Was never yet for sleep.
FIRST WATCH 2722 Go we to him.
SECOND WATCH 2723 Awake, sir, awake! Speak to us.
FIRST WATCH 2724 35Hear you, sir?
2725 The hand of death hath raught him.Drums afar off.
p. 2092726 Hark, the drums
2727 Demurely wake the sleepers. Let us bear him
2728 To th’ court of guard; he is of note. Our hour
2729 40 Is fully out.
SECOND WATCH 2730 Come on then. He may recover yet.
They exit, ⌜carrying Enobarbus’ body.⌝