William Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV, Scene Xiii. Alexandria. Cleopatra's palace.

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Scene Xiii. Alexandria. Cleopatra's palace.

Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Mardian


Help me, my women! O, he is more mad
Than Telamon for his shield; the boar of Thessaly
Was never so emboss'd.


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


To the 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 monument!


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