• Enter ANTONY, CLEOPATRA, ENOBARBUS, CHARMIAN, and IRAS, with others

    ANTONY

    He will not fight with me, Domitius?

    ENOBARBUS

                                                                            No.

    ANTONY

    Why should he not?

    ENOBARBUS

    He thinks, being twenty times of better fortune,
    He is twenty men to one.

    ANTONY

                                                     Tomorrow, soldier,
    5By sea and land I’ll fight. Or I will live
    Or bathe my dying honor in the blood
    Shall make it live again. Woo’t thou fight well?

    ENOBARBUS

    I’ll strike and cry, “Take all.”

    ANTONY

                                                              Well said. Come on!
    Call forth my household servants.
    Enter three or four SERVITORS
                                                                       Let’s tonight
    10Be bounteous at our meal.
    Greeting them one by one
                                                         Give me thy hand.
    Thou hast been rightly honest.—So hast thou,—
    Thou,—and thou,—and thou. You have served me well,
    And kings have been your fellows.

    CLEOPATRA

    (aside to ENOBARBUS ) What means this?

    ENOBARBUS

    15 (aside to CLEOPATRA ) ’Tis one of those odd tricks which sorrow shoots
    Out of the mind.
  • ANTONY, CLEOPATRA, ENOBARBUS, CHARMIAN, and IRAS enter, with attendants.

    ANTONY

    He won’t fight with me, Domitius?

    ENOBARBUS

    No.

    ANTONY

    Why won’t he?

    ENOBARBUS

    He thinks that since his fortune is twenty times better than yours, it would be like pitting twenty men against one.

    ANTONY

    Tomorrow, soldier, I’ll fight by sea and land. By the end I will either live, or else I’ll restore my honor by shedding my blood. Will you fight well?

    ENOBARBUS

    When I strike, I’ll cry, “All or nothing!”

    ANTONY

    Well put. Come on. Call out my household servants.
    Three or four SERVANTS enter.
    Tonight let’s have plenty to eat.
    He greets the SERVANTS one by one.
    Give me your hand; you’ve been truly honest—so have you and you—and you—you too.
    You have all served me well, and kings are your peers.

    CLEOPATRA

    (aside to ENOBARBUS ) What is this?

    ENOBARBUS

    (aside to CLEOPATRA ) It’s one of those nostalgic moods caused by sorrow.