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Alarum. Drums and trumpets. Enter AGRIPPA and others
A call to battle is sounded. Drums and trumpets sound. AGRIPPA and other soldiers of Caesars enter.

AGRIPPA

Retire! We have engaged ourselves too far.
Caesar himself has work, and our oppression
Exceeds what we expected.

AGRIPPA

Retreat! Weve advanced too far. Caesar himself is in trouble and there are more adversaries than we expected.
Exeunt They exit.
Alarums. Enter ANTONY , and SCARUS , wounded
A battle call. ANTONY enters with SCARUS , who is wounded.

SCARUS

O my brave Emperor, this is fought indeed!
Had we done so at first, we had droven them home
With clouts about their heads.

SCARUS

Oh, my brave Emperor, this is what I call a fight! If wed fought like this before, wed have driven them home with bandaged heads.

ANTONY

Thou bleedst apace.

ANTONY

Youre bleeding a lot.

SCARUS

I had a wound here that was like a T,
But now tis made an H.

SCARUS

I had a scar here that looked like a T; now its an H.
Sound retreat far off
Distant trumpets sound the retreat.

ANTONY

They do retire.

ANTONY

Theyre retreating.

SCARUS

Well beat em into bench-holes. I have yet
10 Room for six scotches more.

SCARUS

Well chase em into their latrines. I still have room for six more wounds.
Enter EROS
EROS enters.

EROS

They are beaten, sir, and our advantage serves
For a fair victory.

EROS

Theyre retreating, sir, and our superiority indicates a clear victory.

SCARUS

Let us score their backs
And snatch em up, as we take hares, behind!
Tis sport to maul a runner.

SCARUS

Lets slash their backs and grab em like we do rabbits, from behind. Its fair game to mark a coward.

ANTONY

I will reward thee
15 Once for thy sprightly comfort and tenfold
For thy good valor. Come thee on.

ANTONY

Ill reward you once for your cheerfulness and ten times for your courage. Come on.

SCARUS

Ill halt after.

SCARUS

Ill limp after you.
Exeunt They exit.

Original Text

Modern Text

Alarum. Drums and trumpets. Enter AGRIPPA and others
A call to battle is sounded. Drums and trumpets sound. AGRIPPA and other soldiers of Caesars enter.

AGRIPPA

Retire! We have engaged ourselves too far.
Caesar himself has work, and our oppression
Exceeds what we expected.

AGRIPPA

Retreat! Weve advanced too far. Caesar himself is in trouble and there are more adversaries than we expected.
Exeunt They exit.
Alarums. Enter ANTONY , and SCARUS , wounded
A battle call. ANTONY enters with SCARUS , who is wounded.

SCARUS

O my brave Emperor, this is fought indeed!
Had we done so at first, we had droven them home
With clouts about their heads.

SCARUS

Oh, my brave Emperor, this is what I call a fight! If wed fought like this before, wed have driven them home with bandaged heads.

ANTONY

Thou bleedst apace.

ANTONY

Youre bleeding a lot.

SCARUS

I had a wound here that was like a T,
But now tis made an H.

SCARUS

I had a scar here that looked like a T; now its an H.
Sound retreat far off
Distant trumpets sound the retreat.

ANTONY

They do retire.

ANTONY

Theyre retreating.

SCARUS

Well beat em into bench-holes. I have yet
10 Room for six scotches more.

SCARUS

Well chase em into their latrines. I still have room for six more wounds.
Enter EROS
EROS enters.

EROS

They are beaten, sir, and our advantage serves
For a fair victory.

EROS

Theyre retreating, sir, and our superiority indicates a clear victory.

SCARUS

Let us score their backs
And snatch em up, as we take hares, behind!
Tis sport to maul a runner.

SCARUS

Lets slash their backs and grab em like we do rabbits, from behind. Its fair game to mark a coward.

ANTONY

I will reward thee
15 Once for thy sprightly comfort and tenfold
For thy good valor. Come thee on.

ANTONY

Ill reward you once for your cheerfulness and ten times for your courage. Come on.

SCARUS

Ill halt after.

SCARUS

Ill limp after you.
Exeunt They exit.