Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition
Editor’s NoteEnter a Sentry and his company; Enobarbus follows1
sentry If we be not relieved within this hour
Editor’s Note2We must return to th' court of guard. The night
Editor’s Note3Is shiny, and they say we shall embattle
4By th' second hour i'th' morn.
first watch This last day was
Editor’s Note5A shrewd one to's.
enobarbus O bear me witness, night—Editor’s Note6
second watch What man is this?
first watch Stand close, and list him.7
enobarbus Be witness to me, O, thou blessèd moon,
8When men revolted shall upon record
9Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did
10Before thy face repent.
second watch Peace; hark further.11
enobarbus O, sovereign mistress of true melancholy,
Editor’s Note12The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me,
13That life, a very rebel to my will,
14May hang no longer on me. Throw my heart
15Against the flint and hardness of my fault,
16Which, being dried with grief, will break to powder,
pg 2636Editor’s Note17And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony,
18Nobler than my revolt is infamous,
Editor’s Note19Forgive me in thine own particular,
20But let the world rank me in register
Editor’s Note21A master-leaver and a fugitive.
Editor’s Note22O, Antony! O, Antony![He dies]23
first watch Let's speak to him.24
sentry Let's hear him, for the things he speaks
25May concern Caesar.
second watch Let's do so. But he sleeps.26
sentry Swoons, rather, for so bad a prayer as his
27Was never yet for sleep.
first watch Go we to him.28
second watch Awake, sir, awake; speak to us.
first watch Hear you, sir?Editor’s Note29
sentry The hand of death hath raught him.Drums afar off
Hark, the drums
Editor’s Note30Demurely wake the sleepers. Let us bear him
31To th' court of guard; he is of note. Our hour
Editor’s Note32Is fully out.33
second watch Come on, then. He may recover yet.Exeunt [with the body]