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Antony and Cleopatra

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ACT III SCENE VIII A plain near Actium. 
[Enter OCTAVIUS CAESAR, and TAURUS, with his army, marching]
TAURUSMy lord?
OCTAVIUS CAESARStrike not by land; keep whole: provoke not battle,
Till we have done at sea. Do not exceed
The prescript of this scroll: our fortune lies5
Upon this jump.

Antony and Cleopatra, Act 3, Scene 9

Explanatory Notes for Act 3, Scene 8
From Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Ed. M. Eaton. Boston: Educational Publishing Company.
(Line numbers have been altered.)

5. Prescript. Instructions.

6. Jump. Risk, hazard.

How to cite the explanatory notes:

Shakespeare, William. Antony and Cleopatra. Ed. M. Eaton. Boston: Educational Publishing Company, 1908. Shakespeare Online. 20 Feb. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < >.


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