ACT 4, SCENE 6: Alexandria. OCTAVIUS CAESAR's camp.

[Flourish. Enter OCTAVIUS CAESAR, AGRIPPA, with
ENOBARBUS , and others]

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

AGRIPPA: Caesar, I shall.


OCTAVIUS CAESAR: The time of universal peace is near:                         [5]
Prove this a prosperous day, the three-nook'd world
Shall bear the olive freely.

[Enter a Messenger]

Messenger:                          Antony
Is come into the field.

OCTAVIUS CAESAR:           Go charge Agrippa
Plant those that have revolted in the van,
That Antony may seem to spend his fury                                            [10]
Upon himself.

[Exeunt all but ENOBARBUS ]

ENOBARBUS : Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry on
Affairs of Antony; there did persuade
Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar,
And leave his master Antony: for this pains                                      [15]
Caesar hath hang'd him. Canidius and the rest
That fell away have entertainment, but
No honourable trust. I have done ill;
Of which I do accuse myself so sorely,
That I will joy no more.                                                                            [20]

[Enter a Soldier of CAESAR's]

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.

ENOBARBUS:           I give it you.

Soldier: Mock not, Enobarbus.                                                                             [25]
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
Continues still a Jove.


ENOBARBUS : I am alone the villain of the earth,                                       [30]
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                                        [35]
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 foul'st best fits
My latter part of life.


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