Antony and Cleopatra

by: William Shakespeare

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Enter LEPIDUS, MECAENAS, and AGRIPPA
LEPIDUS, MAECENAS, and AGRIPPA enter.

LEPIDUS

Trouble yourselves no further. Pray you, hasten
Your generals after.

LEPIDUS

Don’t spend any more time here. Go tell your generals to hurry their preparations.

AGRIPPA

                                       Sir, Mark Antony
Will e’en but kiss Octavia, and we’ll follow.

AGRIPPA

Sir, we’ll follow as soon as Mark Antony kisses Octavia good-bye.

LEPIDUS

Till I shall see you in your soldiers’ dress,
5Which will become you both, farewell.

LEPIDUS

Good-bye then, until the time I see you dressed in your battle gear, which will suit you both very well.

MAECENAS

                                                                             We shall,
As I conceive the journey, be at the Mount
Before you, Lepidus.

MAECENAS

According to my reckoning, we’ll get to Mt. Misena before you, Lepidus.

LEPIDUS

                                          Your way is shorter.
My purposes do draw me much about.
You’ll win two days upon me.

LEPIDUS

You’re taking a shorter route. My plans take me a roundabout way. You’ll get there two days before me.

MAECENAS, AGRIPPA

                                                         Sir, good success.

BOTH

Good luck, sir.

LEPIDUS

10Farewell.

LEPIDUS

Farewell.
Exeunt
They exit.