Antony and Cleopatra

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 5 Scene 1

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PROCULEIUS

                                                 Caesar, I shall.

PROCULEIUS

I will, Caesar.
Exit PROCULEIUS
PROCULEIUS exits.

CAESAR

Gallus, go you along.

CAESAR

Gallus, you go with him.
Exit GALLUS
GALLUS exits.
                                          Where’s Dolabella,
70To second Proculeius?
Where’s Dolabella? He’s supposed to support Proculeius.

ALL

                                            Dolabella!

ALL

Dolabella!

CAESAR

Let him alone, for I remember now
How he’s employed. He shall in time be ready.
Go with me to my tent, where you shall see
How hardly I was drawn into this war,
75How calm and gentle I proceeded still
In all my writings. Go with me and see
What I can show in this.

CAESAR

Never mind. I remember he’s already occupied. He’ll be done in time. Come with me. In my tent I’ll show you how unwillingly I was drawn into this war. You’ll see how calm and gentle my letters to Antony always were. Come and see the proof.
Exeunt
They exit.