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Flourish. Enter AGRIPPA , and CAESAR , with ENOBARBUS and DOLABELLA
Trumpet fanfare. AGRIPPA and CAESAR enter with ENOBARBUS and DOLABELLA .

CAESAR

Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight.
Our will is Antony be took alive.
Make it so known.

CAESAR

Agrippa, go start the battle. We want Antony taken alive. Make sure everyone knows that.

AGRIPPA

Caesar, I shall.

AGRIPPA

I will, Caesar.
Exit He exits.

CAESAR

5 The time of universal peace is near.
Prove this a prosprous day, the three-nooked world
Shall bear the olive freely.

CAESAR

An era of universal peace is about to start. If this battle goes well for us, there will be peace in all

three corners of the world

Africa, Asia, and Europe, which were all under Roman rule

three corners of the world
.
Enter a MESSENGER
A MESSENGER enters.

MESSENGER

Antony
Is come into the field.

MESSENGER

Antony has come onto the battlefield.

CAESAR

Go charge Agrippa
Plant those that have revolted in the vant,
10 That Antony may seem to spend his fury
Upon himself.

CAESAR

Go order Agrippa to put the men who deserted Antonys army at the front. That way Antony will feel like hes fighting his own men.
Exeunt all but ENOBARBUS Everyone exits except ENOBARBUS

ENOBARBUS

Alexas did revolt and went to Jewry on
Affairs of Antony, there did dissuade
Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar
15 And leave his master Antony. For this pains
Caesar hath hanged him. Canidius and the rest
That fell away have entertainment but
No honorable trust. I have done ill,
Of which I do accuse myself so sorely
20 That I will joy no more.

ENOBARBUS

Alexas deserted. He went to Judea as if on Antonys business, but he persuaded Herod to support Caesar instead. Caesar hanged him for this service. Canidius and the others that left Antony are given hospitality here but no positions of trust. Ive done a bad thing, for which I will blame myself so much that Ill never be happy again.
Enter a SOLDIER of Caesars
A SOLDIER of Caesars enters.

SOLDIER

Enobarbus, Antony
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
His bounty overplus. The messenger
Came on my guard, and at thy tent is now
Unloading of his mules.

SOLDIER

Enobarbus, Antony has sent you all your treasure, with generous gifts besides. The messenger arrived on my watch and is unloading his mules at your tent.

ENOBARBUS

25 I give it you.

ENOBARBUS

Its yours.

SOLDIER

Mock not, Enobarbus.
I tell you true. Best you safed the bringer
Out of the host. I must attend mine office,
Or would have done t myself. Your Emperor
30 Continues still a Jove.

SOLDIER

Dont joke about this, Enobarbus. Im telling you the truth. Youd better bring the messenger safely through the lines so he can return. Id do it myself, but I cant leave my post. Your Emperor is still a king among gods.
Exit He exits.

ENOBARBUS

I am alone the villain of the earth,
And feel I am so most. O Antony,
Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid
My better service, when my turpitude
Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart.
If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
Shall outstrike thought, but thought will do t, I feel.
I fight against thee? No, I will go seek
Some ditch wherein to die. The foulst best fits
40 My latter part of life.

ENOBARBUS

I am the worst person alive, and I know it the best. Oh, Antony, you extravagantly generous man, how would you have rewarded me for serving you faithfully when you reward my badness with all of this gold! My heart feels like its about to explode. If grief doesnt kill me, Ill find a quicker way to kill myselfeven though I think grief will do the job just as well. I, fight against you, Antony? No, Ill go find some ditch to die in. The foulest fate would be most appropriate for me now in this latest phase of my life.
Exit He exits.
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Original Text

Modern Text

Flourish. Enter AGRIPPA , and CAESAR , with ENOBARBUS and DOLABELLA
Trumpet fanfare. AGRIPPA and CAESAR enter with ENOBARBUS and DOLABELLA .

CAESAR

Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight.
Our will is Antony be took alive.
Make it so known.

CAESAR

Agrippa, go start the battle. We want Antony taken alive. Make sure everyone knows that.

AGRIPPA

Caesar, I shall.

AGRIPPA

I will, Caesar.
Exit He exits.

CAESAR

5 The time of universal peace is near.
Prove this a prosprous day, the three-nooked world
Shall bear the olive freely.

CAESAR

An era of universal peace is about to start. If this battle goes well for us, there will be peace in all

three corners of the world

Africa, Asia, and Europe, which were all under Roman rule

three corners of the world
.
Enter a MESSENGER
A MESSENGER enters.

MESSENGER

Antony
Is come into the field.

MESSENGER

Antony has come onto the battlefield.

CAESAR

Go charge Agrippa
Plant those that have revolted in the vant,
10 That Antony may seem to spend his fury
Upon himself.

CAESAR

Go order Agrippa to put the men who deserted Antonys army at the front. That way Antony will feel like hes fighting his own men.
Exeunt all but ENOBARBUS Everyone exits except ENOBARBUS

ENOBARBUS

Alexas did revolt and went to Jewry on
Affairs of Antony, there did dissuade
Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar
15 And leave his master Antony. For this pains
Caesar hath hanged him. Canidius and the rest
That fell away have entertainment but
No honorable trust. I have done ill,
Of which I do accuse myself so sorely
20 That I will joy no more.

ENOBARBUS

Alexas deserted. He went to Judea as if on Antonys business, but he persuaded Herod to support Caesar instead. Caesar hanged him for this service. Canidius and the others that left Antony are given hospitality here but no positions of trust. Ive done a bad thing, for which I will blame myself so much that Ill never be happy again.
Enter a SOLDIER of Caesars
A SOLDIER of Caesars enters.

SOLDIER

Enobarbus, Antony
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
His bounty overplus. The messenger
Came on my guard, and at thy tent is now
Unloading of his mules.

SOLDIER

Enobarbus, Antony has sent you all your treasure, with generous gifts besides. The messenger arrived on my watch and is unloading his mules at your tent.

ENOBARBUS

25 I give it you.

ENOBARBUS

Its yours.

SOLDIER

Mock not, Enobarbus.
I tell you true. Best you safed the bringer
Out of the host. I must attend mine office,
Or would have done t myself. Your Emperor
30 Continues still a Jove.

SOLDIER

Dont joke about this, Enobarbus. Im telling you the truth. Youd better bring the messenger safely through the lines so he can return. Id do it myself, but I cant leave my post. Your Emperor is still a king among gods.
Exit He exits.

ENOBARBUS

I am alone the villain of the earth,
And feel I am so most. O Antony,
Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid
My better service, when my turpitude
Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart.
If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
Shall outstrike thought, but thought will do t, I feel.
I fight against thee? No, I will go seek
Some ditch wherein to die. The foulst best fits
40 My latter part of life.

ENOBARBUS

I am the worst person alive, and I know it the best. Oh, Antony, you extravagantly generous man, how would you have rewarded me for serving you faithfully when you reward my badness with all of this gold! My heart feels like its about to explode. If grief doesnt kill me, Ill find a quicker way to kill myselfeven though I think grief will do the job just as well. I, fight against you, Antony? No, Ill go find some ditch to die in. The foulest fate would be most appropriate for me now in this latest phase of my life.
Exit He exits.