ACT IV - SCENE IV. The same. A room in the palace.
1 Eros! mine armour, Eros!
2 Sleep a little.
3 No, my chuck. Eros, come; mine armour, Eros! Enter EROS with armour 4 Come good fellow, put mine iron on: 5 If fortune be not ours to-day, it is 6 Because we brave her: come.
7 Nay, I'll help too. 8 What's this for?
9 Ah, let be, let be! thou art 10 The armourer of my heart: false, false; this, this.
11 Sooth, la, I'll help: thus it must be.
12 Well, well; 13 We shall thrive now. Seest thou, my good fellow? 14 Go put on thy defences.
15 Briefly, sir.
16 Is not this buckled well?
17 Rarely, rarely: 18 He that unbuckles this, till we do please 19 To daff't for our repose, shall hear a storm. 20 Thou fumblest, Eros; and my queen's a squire 21 More tight at this than thou: dispatch. O love, 22 That thou couldst see my wars to-day, and knew'st 23 The royal occupation! thou shouldst see 24 A workman in't. Enter an armed Soldier 25 Good morrow to thee; welcome: 26 Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike charge: 27 To business that we love we rise betime, 28 And go to't with delight.
29 A thousand, sir, 30 Early though't be, have on their riveted trim, 31 And at the port expect you.
Shout. Trumpets flourish
Enter Captains and Soldiers
32 The morn is fair. Good morrow, general.
33 Good morrow, general.
34 'Tis well blown, lads: 35 This morning, like the spirit of a youth 36 That means to be of note, begins betimes. 37 So, so; come, give me that: this way; well said. 38 Fare thee well, dame, whate'er becomes of me: 39 This is a soldier's kiss: rebukeable Kisses her 40 And worthy shameful cheque it were, to stand 41 On more mechanic compliment; I'll leave thee 42 Now, like a man of steel. You that will fight, 43 Follow me close; I'll bring you to't. Adieu.
Exeunt MARK ANTONY, EROS, Captains, and Soldiers
44 Please you, retire to your chamber.
45 Lead me. 46 He goes forth gallantly. That he and Caesar might 47 Determine this great war in single fight! 48 Then Antony,--but now--Well, on.