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Antony and Cleopatra

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ACT IV SCENE XI Another part of the same. 
[Enter OCTAVIUS CAESAR, and his Army]
OCTAVIUS CAESARBut being charged, we will be still by land,
Which, as I take't, we shall; for his best force
Is forth to man his galleys. To the vales,
And hold our best advantage.

Antony and Cleopatra, Act 4, Scene 12

Explanatory Notes for Act 4, Scene 11
From Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Ed. M. Eaton. Boston: Educational Publishing Company.
(Line numbers have been altered.)

1. Charged. That is, but for the fact that we may be, unless we are charged.

2. Shall. That is, shall be allowed to be.

3. Vales. Valleys.

4. Best advantage. And secure the best positions.

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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