Alexandria. Before CLEOPATRA's palace
Enter a company of soldiers
Brother, good night. To-morrow is the day.
It will determine one way. Fare you well.
Heard you of nothing strange about the streets?
Nothing. What news?
Belike 'tis but a rumour. Good night to you.
Well, sir, good night.
[They meet other soldiers]
Soldiers, have careful watch.
And you. Good night, good night.
[The two companies separate and place themselves in every corner of the stage]
Here we. And if to-morrow
Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope
Our landmen will stand up.
'Tis a brave army,
And full of purpose.
[Music of the hautboys is under the stage]
Peace, what noise?
Music i' th' air.
Under the earth.
It signs well, does it not?
Peace, I say!
What should this mean?
'Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony lov'd,
Now leaves him.
Walk; let's see if other watchmen
Do hear what we do.
How now, masters!
[Speaking together] How now!
How now! Do you hear this?
Ay; is't not strange?
Do you hear, masters? Do you hear?
Follow the noise so far as we have quarter;
Let's see how it will give off.