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Antony and Cleopatra
Shakescleare Translation

Antony and Cleopatra Translation Act 4, Scene 13

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Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAS, and MARDIAN

CLEOPATRA

Help me, my women! Oh, he’s more madThan Telamon for his shield. The boar of ThessalyWas never so embossed.

CLEOPATRA

Help me, my women! Oh, he's more angrier than Ajax when he was denied Achilles' shield. The boar of Thessaly never foamed at the mouth with more rage.

CHARMIAN

To th’ monument! There lock yourself and send him word you are dead. The soul and body rive not more in parting Than greatness going off.

CHARMIAN

Go to your tomb! Lock yourself inside and send him a message that you are dead. When a great man loses his greatness, he falls lower than anyone—his greatness goes farther from him than the soul goes from the body in death.

CLEOPATRA

To th’ monument!— Mardian, go tell him I have slain myself. Say that the last I spoke was “Antony,” And word it, prithee, piteously. Hence, Mardian, And bring me how he takes my death. [To the others] To th’ monument!

CLEOPATRA

To the tomb!

[To MARDIAN] Mardian, go tell him I have killed myself. Tell him the last word I spoke was "Antony," and please, fill your voice with pity when you say it. Get going, Mardian, and tell me how he reacts to the news of my death. 

[To the others] To the tomb!

Exeunt