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Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast. in several parts of the Roman Empire.] PHILO. Attendant on Cleopatra Officers. an Ambassador from Antony to Caesar ALEXAS. friend to Caesar DOLABELLA. friend to Pompey TAURUS. Soldiers. [Enter DEMETRIUS and PHILO. [Flourish within. reneges all temper. and other Attendants SCENE: Dispersed. Lieutenant-General to Antony SILIUS. Messengers. attendant on Cleopatra A SOOTHSAYER A CLOWN CLEOPATRA. attendant on Cleopatra SELEUCUS. sister to Caesar and wife to Antony CHARMIAN. Lieutenant-General to Caesar CANIDIUS. friend to Caesar PROCULEIUS. now turn. ACT I. friend to Antony DEMETRIUS. friend to Pompey VARRIUS. friend to Caesar AGRIPPA. Nay. Queen of Egypt OCTAVIA. friend to Pompey MENECRATES. an Officer in Ventidius's army EUPHRONIUS. friend to Caesar THYREUS.] . friend to Antony PHILO. Alexandria. friend to Caesar MENAS. Attendant on Cleopatra IRAS. A Room in CLEOPATRA'S palace. friend to Antony MAECENAS. That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars. friend to Caesar GALLUS. attendant on Cleopatra MARDIAN. SCENE I. And is become the bellows and the fan To cool a gipsy's lust. but this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes. now bend. The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front: his captain's heart.6 DERCETAS. attendant on Cleopatra DIOMEDES.

Antony. therefore hear it. News. CLEOPATRA. Eunuchs fanning her.--As I am Egypt's queen. ANTONY. or who knows If the scarce-bearded Caesar have not sent His powerful mandate to you: 'Do this or this.--your dismission Is come from Caesar. and you shall see in him The triple pillar of the world transform'd Into a strumpet's fool: behold and see. There's beggary in the love that can be reckon'd. Take in that kingdom and enfranchise that. with their trains. -Where's Fulvia's process?--Caesar's I would say?--Both?-Call in the messengers. Grates me:--the sum. Then must thou needs find out new heaven. Thou blushest.] CLEOPATRA.--The messengers! ANTONY. [Enter an Attendant. Perform't. Perchance! Nay. Kingdoms are clay: our dungy earth alike . Nay. and most like:-You must not stay here longer. ANTONY. my love! CLEOPATRA. Antony: Fulvia perchance is angry.7 Look where they come: Take but good note. and that blood of thine Is Caesar's homager: else so thy cheek pays shame When shrill-tongu'd Fulvia scolds.' ANTONY. ANTONY. If it be love indeed. new earth. hear them. I'll set a bourn how far to be belov'd. [Enter ANTONY and CLEOPATRA. tell me how much. Let Rome in Tiber melt. and the wide arch Of the rang'd empire fall! Here is my space. from Rome. or else we damn thee.] ATTENDANT. my good lord. CLEOPATRA. Antony. How.

Another Room in CLEOPATRA'S palace. .8 Feeds beast as man: the nobleness of life Is to do thus [Embracing]. On pain of punishment. when such a mutual pair And such a twain can do't. but thine. Hear the ambassadors. sometimes when he is not Antony. He comes too short of that great property Which still should go with Antony. DEMETRIUS. for the love of Love and her soft hours. with their Train. whose every passion fully strives To make itself in thee fair and admir'd! No messenger. Come.] DEMETRIUS. I am full sorry That he approves the common liar. and not love her?-I'll seem the fool I am not. who Thus speaks of him at Rome: but I will hope Of better deeds to-morrow. the world to weet We stand up peerless. wrangling queen! Whom everything becomes. ANTONY. in which I bind. Sir. my queen. [Exeunt ANTONY and CLEOPATRA. Excellent falsehood! Why did he marry Fulvia. Rest you happy! [Exeunt.-Now. to laugh.] SCENE II. CLEOPATRA. To weep. Fie. But stirr'd by Cleopatra. Let's not confound the time with conference harsh: There's not a minute of our lives should stretch Without some pleasure now:--what sport to-night? CLEOPATRA. Antony Will be himself. and all alone To-night we'll wander through the streets and note The qualities of people. Last night you did desire it:--speak not to us.--to chide. ANTONY. Alexandria. Is Caesar with Antonius priz'd so slight? PHILO.

] CHARMIAN. Vex not his prescience. In nature's infinite book of secrecy A little I can read. give me good fortune.-SOOTHSAYER. CHARMIAN. which you say must charge his horns with garlands! ALEXAS. I make not. and a Soothsayer. you shall paint when you are old. sir. Soothsayer. . where's the soothsayer that you praised so to the queen? O that I knew this husband. ALEXAS. He means in flesh. CHARMIAN. foresee me one. almost most absolute Alexas.9 [Enter CHARMIAN. Show him your hand. Is this the man?--Is't you. IRAS. sir. Good. ALEXAS. [Enter ENOBARBUS. Bring in the banquet quickly. wine enough Cleopatra's health to drink. You shall be yet far fairer than you are. No. CHARMIAN. Pray. CHARMIAN. be attentive. that know things? SOOTHSAYER.] ENOBARBUS. Wrinkles forbid! ALEXAS. Your will? CHARMIAN. IRAS. Lord Alexas. most anything Alexas. SOOTHSAYER. sweet Alexas. then. but foresee. SOOTHSAYER.

There's a palm presages chastity. come. . CHARMIAN. CHARMIAN. Nay. and widow them all: let me have a child at fifty. excellent! I love long life better than figs. CHARMIAN. Out. ALEXAS. CHARMIAN. to-night. SOOTHSAYER. some excellent fortune! Let me be married to three kings in a forenoon.10 CHARMIAN. ALEXAS. You think none but your sheets are privy to your wishes. Good now. Nay. You shall be more beloving than beloved. hear him. a million. CHARMIAN. tell Iras hers. and most of our fortunes. I had rather heat my liver with drinking. O. to whom Herod of Jewry may do homage: find me to marry me with Octavius Caesar. and companion me with my mistress. Then belike my children shall have no names:--pr'ythee. CHARMIAN. You shall outlive the lady whom you serve. how many boys and wenches must I have? SOOTHSAYER. Mine. ENOBARBUS. IRAS. ALEXAS. shall be-drunk to bed. Hush! SOOTHSAYER. You have seen and prov'd a fairer former fortune Than that which is to approach. SOOTHSAYER. We'll know all our fortunes. fool! I forgive thee for a witch. if nothing else. If every of your wishes had a womb. And fertile every wish.

let him marry a woman that cannot go. Not he. good Isis. where would you choose it? IRAS. ALEXAS. if you were but an inch of fortune better than I. fiftyfold a cuckold! Good Isis. Dear goddess.] . the queen. Amen. Lo now. IRAS. hear that prayer of the people! for. I cannot scratch mine ear. you cannot soothsay. tell her but worky-day fortune. Not in my husband's nose.--Pr'ythee. IRAS. I beseech thee! And let her die too. I beseech thee! IRAS. till the worst of all follow him laughing to his grave. SOOTHSAYER.--come. Amen. [Enter CLEOPATRA. E'en as the o'erflowing Nilus presageth famine. Hush! Here comes Antony. so it is a deadly sorrow to behold a foul knave uncuckolded: therefore. Our worser thoughts heavens mend!--Alexas. SOOTHSAYER. sweet Isis. Nay. if it lay in their hands to make me a cuckold. Your fortunes are alike. CHARMIAN. I have said. Well. though thou deny me a matter of more weight. and fortune him accordingly! CHARMIAN. dear Isis. his fortune! his fortune!--O. hear me this prayer. they would make themselves whores but they'd do't! ENOBARBUS. you wild bedfellow. But how. and give him a worse! and let worse follow worse.11 CHARMIAN. Go. Am I not an inch of fortune better than she? CHARMIAN. IRAS. CHARMIAN. keep decorum. CHARMIAN. if an oily palm be not a fruitful prognostication. but how? give me particulars. as it is a heartbreaking to see a handsome man loose-wived.

We will not look upon him: go with us. madam. He was dispos'd to mirth. [Exeunt CLEOPATRA.] MESSENGER. ENOBARBUS.--Enobarbus. and the time's state Made friends of them. CLEOPATRA. at your service.. ANTONY.. and bring him hither.--My lord approaches.-ENOBARBUS. The nature of bad news infects the teller. ALEX. Madam? CLEOPATRA. MESSENGER. Ay: But soon that war had end. but on the sudden A Roman thought hath struck him. jointing their force 'gainst Caesar. Fulvia thy wife first came into the field. CLEOPATRA. Was he not here? CHARMIAN. Whose better issue in the war. drave them. . with a MESSENGER and Attendants. and Soothsayer. from Italy Upon the first encounter. No. what worst? MESSENGER. IRAS. ANTONY. Against my brother Lucius. CHAR.--Where's Alexas? ALEXAS. Saw you my lord? ENOBARBUS. Well. No. Here. Seek him. CLEOPATRA.12 CLEOPATRA.] [Enter ANTONY. lady.

-This is stiff news. When it concerns the fool or coward. then we bring forth weeds When our quick minds lie still. The man from Sicyon--is there such an one? SECOND ATTENDANT.-MESSENGER. thou wouldst say. the news! Speak there! FIRST ATTENDANT. MESSENGER. with his Parthian force. At your noble pleasure. mince not the general tongue: Name Cleopatra as she is call'd in Rome. though in his tale lie death. Extended Asia from Euphrates. I hear him as he flatter'd. O.--'Tis thus. Who tells me true.--On:-Things that are past are done with me. He stays upon your will. and our ills told us Is as our earing.] ANTONY.] What are you? . my lord! ANTONY.-ANTONY. MESSENGER. ANTONY.-[Enter another MESSENGER.--hath. From Sicyon. Speak to me home.13 ANTONY. Or lose myself in dotage.-These strong Egyptian fetters I must break. Labienus. [Exit. Fare thee well awhile. ho. His conquering banner shook from Syria To Lydia and to Ionia. Let him appear. and taunt my faults With such full licence as both truth and malice Have power to utter. Whilst. O. Antony. Rail thou in Fulvia's phrase.

sir? ANTONY. let women die: it were pity to cast them away for nothing. She is cunning past man's thought.] ANTONY. does become The opposite of itself: she's good. being gone.14 SECOND MESSENGER. dies instantly. ENOBARBUS.] There's a great spirit gone! Thus did I desire it: What our contempts doth often hurl from us. What's your pleasure. no: her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love: we cannot call her winds and . this bears. Forbear me. then we kill all our women: we see how mortal an unkindness is to them. My idleness doth hatch--ho. Enobarbus! [Re-enter ENOBARBUS. she hath such a celerity in dying. Where died she? SECOND MESSENGER. Under a compelling occasion. if they suffer our departure. ANTONY. We wish it ours again. By revolution lowering. I must with haste from hence. which commits some loving act upon her. Alack. with what else more serious Importeth thee to know. more than the ills I know. I have seen her die twenty times upon far poorer moment: I do think there is mettle in death. The hand could pluck her back that shov'd her on. I must from this enchanting queen break off: Ten thousand harms. ENOBARBUS.] ENOBARBUS. between them and a great cause they should be esteemed nothing. I must be gone. ANTONY. though. [Exit MESSENGER. sir. Why. ANTONY. ENOBARBUS. death's the word. the present pleasure. catching but the least noise of this. Fulvia thy wife is dead. In Sicyon: Her length of sickness. [Gives a letter. Cleopatra.

your old smock brings forth a new petticoat:--and. Do strongly speak to us. indeed. ENOBARBUS. If there were no more women but Fulvia. ENOBARBUS. For not alone The death of Fulvia. Why. ANTONY. then had you indeed a cut. which wholly depends on your abode. ENOBARBUS. ANTONY. it shows to man the tailors of the earth. she makes a shower of rain as well as Jove. The business she hath broached in the state Cannot endure my absence. I shall break The cause of our expedience to the queen. comforting therein that when old robes are worn out there are members to make new. sighs and tears. you had then left unseen a wonderful piece of work. Let our officers Have notice what we purpose. the tears live in an onion that should water this sorrow. sir. Would I had never seen her! ENOBARBUS. they are greater storms and tempests than almanacs can report: this cannot be cunning in her. When it pleaseth their deities to take the wife of a man from him. give the gods a thankful sacrifice. O sir. ENOBARBUS. and commands The empire of the sea. but the letters too Of many our contriving friends in Rome Petition us at home: Sextus Pompeius Hath given the dare to Caesar. Fulvia is dead. if it be. Fulvia is dead. ANTONY. ANTONY.15 waters. our slippery people. No more light answers. And the business you have broached here cannot be without you.-Whose love is never link'd to the deserver . especially that of Cleopatra's. And get her leave to part. which not to have been blest withal would have discredited your travel. with more urgent touches. Fulvia? ANTONY. and the case to be lamented: this grief is crown'd with consolation. Dead. Sir? ANTONY.

who's with him. Thou teachest like a fool. Say I am dancing. You do not hold the method to enforce The like from him. What should I do. See where he is. [Exit ALEXAS. Say. I wish. [Exeunt. I shall do't. if you did love him dearly. and return. In each thing give him way.16 Till his deserts are past. who. like the courser's hair. In time we hate that which we often fear. what he does:-I did not send you:--if you find him sad. report That I am sudden sick: quick. Higher than both in blood and life.--begin to throw Pompey the Great. CLEOPATRA. requires Our quick remove from hence. I do not? CHARMIAN. I did not see him since. . But here comes Antony. stands up For the main soldier: whose quality. CHARMIAN. Madam. ENOBARBUS. and ALEXAS. [Enter CLEOPATRA.--the way to lose him. Tempt him not so too far.] CHARMIAN. if in mirth. The sides o' the world may danger: much is breeding Which. IRAS. high in name and power. CLEOPATRA.] SCENE III. hath yet but life And not a serpent's poison. and all his dignities. Upon his son. forbear. Where is he? CHARMIAN. CHARMIAN. methinks.] CLEOPATRA. going on. CLEOPATRA. cross him in nothing. our pleasure To such whose place is under us. Alexandria. A Room in CLEOPATRA'S palace.

Pray you. O.-CLEOPATRA.-CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. pray you. The gods best know. the sides of nature Will not sustain it.] CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. ANTONY. I know by that same eye there's some good news. Now.17 [Enter ANTONY. I am sick and sullen.-CLEOPATRA. Help me away. . never was there queen So mightily betray'd! Yet at the first I saw the treasons planted. What says the married woman?--You may go. stand farther from me. dear Charmian. Which break themselves in swearing! ANTONY. Why should I think you can be mine and true. hers you are. ANTONY.-I have no power upon you. my dearest queen. Cleopatra. Would she had never given you leave to come! Let her not say 'tis I that keep you here. Though you in swearing shake the throned gods. What's the matter? CLEOPATRA.-CLEOPATRA. Most sweet queen. seek no colour for your going. Who have been false to Fulvia? Riotous madness. I shall fall.-CLEOPATRA. I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose. ANTONY. Nay. To be entangled with those mouth-made vows. It cannot be thus long.

CLEOPATRA. Is Fulvia's death. Equality of two domestic powers Breed scrupulous faction: the hated. And that which most with you should safe my going. lady! CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. and go: when you su'd staying. I would I had thy inches. or cease. O most false love! Where be the sacred vials thou shouldst fill With sorrowful water? Now I see. My more particular. ANTONY. best. It does from childishness:--can Fulvia die? ANTONY. thou shouldst know There were a heart in Egypt. at thy sovereign leisure. Though age from folly could not give me freedom. none our parts so poor But was a race of heaven: they are so still. Art turn'd the greatest liar. queen: The strong necessity of time commands Our services awhile. Quarrel no more. In Fulvia's death how mine receiv'd shall be. See when and where she died. . Bliss in our brows' bent. Or thou. Then was the time for words: no going then. Are newly grown to love: the condemn'd Pompey. read The garboils she awak'd. but my full heart Remains in use with you. Rich in his father's honour. And quietness. would purge By any desperate change.18 But bid farewell.-Eternity was in our lips and eyes. creeps apace Into the hearts of such as have not thriv'd Upon the present state. but be prepar'd to know The purposes I bear. Look here.at the last. grown to strength. whose numbers threaten. She's dead. I see. and. my queen. Our Italy Shines o'er with civil swords: Sextus Pompeius Makes his approaches to the port of Rome. Hear me. which are. CLEOPATRA. How now. ANTONY. grown sick of rest. the greatest soldier of the world.

Then bid adieu to me.-O. CLEOPATRA. So Fulvia told me.19 As you shall give theadvice. I should take you . by my sword.--but there's not it. CLEOPATRA. and say the tears Belong to Egypt: good now. Now. you and I have lov'd. And target. Sir. ANTONY. How this Herculean Roman does become The carriage of his chafe. which stands An honourable trial. And give true evidence to his love. making peace or war As thou affect'st. Sir.-But let it be: I am quickly ill and well. lady. forbear. Cut my lace. you and I must part. You'll heat my blood: no more. ANTONY. CLEOPATRA. And I am all forgotten. I'll leave you.--Still he mends. one word. Charmian. Charmian. But that your royalty Holds idleness your subject. But this is not the best:--look.--but that's not it. ANTONY. My precious queen. By the fire That quickens Nilus' slime. come. but this is meetly. CLEOPATRA.-CLEOPATRA. I pr'ythee. ANTONY. servant. Courteous lord. pr'ythee. So Antony loves. That you know well: something it is I would. turn aside and weep for her. play one scene Of excellent dissembling. ANTONY. I go from hence Thy soldier. You can do better yet. and let it look Like perfect honour. my oblivion is a very Antony.

Away! [Exeunt. when they do not Eye well to you: your honour calls you hence. drinks. You may see. residing here. To reel the streets at noon.] SCENE IV. From Alexandria This is the news:--he fishes. LEPIDUS. and wastes The lamps of night in revel: is not more manlike Than Cleopatra. It is not Caesar's natural vice to hate Our great competitor. That thou. or Vouchsaf'd to think he had partners: you shall find there A man who is the abstract of all faults That all men follow. Rome. and flies. Since my becomings kill me. hereditary Rather than purchas'd. nor the queen of Ptolemy More womanly than he: hardly gave audience. what he cannot change Than what he chooses. forgive me. An Apartment in CAESAR'S House. to sit And keep the turn of tippling with a slave.] CAESAR. Let's grant it is not Amiss to tumble on the bed of Ptolemy. and stand the buffet . Come. 'Tis sweating labour To bear such idleness so near the heart As Cleopatra this. LEPIDUS. CLEOPATRA. sir. hence fleeting. And all the gods go with you! upon your sword Sit laurel victory! and smooth success Be strew'd before your feet! ANTONY. More fiery by night's blackness. To give a kingdom for a mirth. Therefore be deaf to my unpitied folly. CAESAR. here remain with thee. [Enter OCTAVIUS CAESAR. I must not think there are Evils enow to darken all his goodness: His faults in him seem as the spots of heaven. and Attendants..20 For idleness itself. Our separation so abides. But. Let us go. And I. You are too indulgent. goes yet with me. and henceforth know. Lepidus.

[Enter a Messenger. Pawn their experience to their present pleasure. Thy biddings have been done.-As his composure must be rare indeed Whom these things cannot blemish. for Pompey's name strikes more Than could his war resisted. lackeying the varying tide. I bring thee word Menecrates and Menas. famous pirates. Most noble Caesar. MESSENGER. MESSENGER. which they ear and wound With keels of every kind: many hot inroads They make in Italy. and men's reports Give him much wrong'd.21 With knaves that smell of sweat: say this becomes him. Goes to and back. Pompey is strong at sea. I should have known no less: It hath been taught us from the primal state That he which is was wish'd until he were. When thou once . being mature in knowledge. Caesar. and every hour. To rot itself with motion. This common body.] LEPIDUS. who.--'tis to be chid As we rate boys. Make the sea serve them.--yet must Antony No way excuse his foils when we do bear So great weight in his lightness. Leave thy lascivious wassails. Like to a vagabond flag upon the stream. shalt thou have report How 'tis abroad. And the ebb'd man. CAESAR. and flush youth revolt: No vessel can peep forth but 'tis as soon Taken as seen. ne'er lov'd till ne'er worth love. Comes dear'd by being lack'd. and speaks as loud As his own state and ours. Here's more news. If he fill'd His vacancy with his voluptuousness. the borders maritime Lack blood to think on't. And so rebel to judgment. CAESAR. Antony. And it appears he is belov'd of those That only have fear'd Caesar: to the ports The discontents repair. Full surfeits and the dryness of his bones Call on him for't: but to confound such time That drums him from his sport.

Yea. IRAS. and to that end Assemble we immediate council: Pompey Thrives in our idleness. consuls. and the gilded puddle Which beasts would cough at: thy palate then did deign The roughest berry on the rudest hedge. Caesar. A Room in the Palace. CAESAR.22 Was beaten from Modena. Though daintily brought up.-Was borne so like a soldier that thy cheek So much as lank'd not. Till which encounter It is my business too. sir. CAESAR. sir. . with patience more Than savages could suffer: thou didst drink The stale of horses. CHARMIAN. To let me be partaker.] SCENE V.-It wounds thine honour that I speak it now. Which some did die to look on: and all this. I knew it for my bond. I shall be furnish'd to inform you rightly Both what by sea and land I can be able To front this present time. on the Alps It is reported thou didst eat strange flesh. Alexandria. 'Tis pity of him. LEPIDUS. To-morrow. Doubt not. Farewell. 'tis time we twain Did show ourselves i' thefield. Let his shames quickly Drive him to Rome. I shall beseech you. Farewell. at thy heel Did famine follow. LEPIDUS. whom thou fought'st against. [Exeunt. where thou slew'st Hirtius and Pansa. my lord: what you shall know meantime Of stirs abroad. [Enter CLEOPATRA. and MARDIAN. like the stag when snow the pasture sheets. The barks of trees thou browsed'st. CAESAR. LEPIDUS.] CLEOPATRA.

Madam? CLEOPATRA. Yes. What's your highness' pleasure? CLEOPATRA.23 Charmian. being unseminar'd. madam? CLEOPATRA. 'tis treason! CHARMIAN. Why. Indeed! MARDIAN. ha!-Give me to drink mandragora. 'tis well for thee That. O. Where think'st thou he is now? Stands he or sits he? . Not in deed. madam. gracious madam. CLEOPATRA. CHARMIAN. You think of him too much. I take no pleasure In aught an eunuch has. That I might sleep out this great gap of time My Antony is away. O Charmian. Thou. CLEOPATRA. not so. I trust. thy freer thoughts May not fly forth of Egypt. for I can do nothing But what indeed is honest to be done: Yet have I fierce affections. Hast thou affections? MARDIAN. Not now to hear thee sing. Madam. CLEOPATRA. CHARMIAN. eunuch Mardian! MARDIAN. and think What Venus did with Mars.-CHARMIAN. CLEOPATRA. Ha.

What. CLEOPATRA. he was nor sad nor merry.-This orient pearl: his speech sticks in my heart. shall call her mistress. Mine ear must pluck it thence. all the east. ALEXAS.] ALEXAS.-How goes it with my brave Mark Antony? ALEXAS.' So he nodded. How much unlike art thou Mark Antony! Yet. .' quoth he 'Say. the arm And burgonet of men. 'Good friend. Who neigh'd so high that what I would have spoke Was beastly dumb'd by him. coming from him.24 Or does he walk? or is he on his horse? O happy horse. Sovereign of Egypt. I will piece Her opulent throne with kingdoms. CLEOPATRA. horse! for wott'st thou whom thou mov'st? The demi-Atlas of this earth. Like to the time o' the year between the extremes Of hot and cold.--Now I feed myself With most delicious poison:--think on me. hail! CLEOPATRA. to bear the weight of Antony! Do bravely. was he sad or merry? ALEXAS. [Enter ALEXAS.--He's speaking now.--the last of many doubled kisses. And wrinkled deep in time? Broad-fronted Caesar. Say thou. When thou wast here above the ground I was A morsel for a monarch: and great Pompey Would stand and make his eyes grow in my brow. To mend the petty present. dear queen. Last thing he did. Or murmuring 'Where's my serpent of old Nile?' For so he calls me. He kiss'd. That am with Phoebus' amorous pinches black. that great medicine hath With his tinct gilded thee. There would he anchor his aspect and die With looking on his life. the firm Roman to great Egypt sends This treasure of an oyster. at whose foot. And soberly did mount an arm-girt steed.

but note him: He was not sad. away. By Isis.--for he would shine on those That make their looks by his. my good Alexas. Get me ink and paper: he shall have every day A several greeting.--Mett'st thou my posts? ALEXAS. madam. Be chok'd with such another emphasis! Say 'the brave Antony. My salad days. Who's born that day When I forget to send to Antony Shall die a beggar. I sing but after you. Why do you send so thick? CLEOPATRA. I will give thee bloody teeth If thou with Caesar paragon again My man of men.] ACT II. [Exeunt. Charmian. good Charmian. Note him. So does it no man else. Charmian. The violence of either thee becomes. he was not merry.25 CLEOPATRA. but between both: O heavenly mingle!--Be'st thou sad or merry.--Did I. Ay. When I was green in judgment:--cold in blood. Or I'll unpeople Egypt.-Welcome. CLEOPATRA. twenty several messengers. . O that brave Caesar! CLEOPATRA.--Ink and paper. 'tis the man. To say as I said then!--But come. Ever love Caesar so? CHARMIAN. The valiant Caesar! CLEOPATRA.-Which seem'd to tell them his remembrance lay In Egypt with his joy. O well-divided disposition!--Note him. CHARMIAN.' CHARMIAN. By your most gracious pardon.

Messina. but he neither loves Nor either cares for him. Epicurean cooks Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite. sir. POMPEY. Looking for Antony. MENECRATES. and MENAS. and my auguring hope Says it will come to the full. soften thy wan'd lip! Let witchcraft join with beauty. I shall do well. worthy Pompey. Whiles we are suitors to their throne. The people love me. MENAS. which the wise powers Deny us for our good. From Silvius. and the sea is mine. Know. Mark Antony In Egypt sits at dinner. A Room in POMPEY'S house. they shall assist The deeds of justest men. POMPEY. That sleep and feeding may prorogue his honour . MENECRATES. POMPEY. MENECRATES. Salt Cleopatra. Caesar and Lepidus Are in the field: a mighty strength they carry. lust with both! Tie up the libertine in a field of feasts. Of both is flatter'd. POMPEY. If the great gods be just. MENAS. That what they do delay they not deny. Beg often our own harms. decays The thing we sue for. so find we profit By losing of our prayers. We. My powers are crescent. [Enter POMPEY. But all the charms of love. Keep his brain fuming. and will make No wars without doors: Caesar gets money where He loses hearts: Lepidus flatters both. Where have you this? 'tis false.] POMPEY. He dreams: I know they are in Rome together. ignorant of ourselves.26 SCENE I.

that our stirring Can from the lap of Egypt's widow pluck The ne'er lust-wearied Antony. Good Enobarbus. to entreat your captain To soft and gentle speech. Not mov'd by Antony. 'Twere pregnant they should square between themselves. How lesser enmities may give way to greater. And shall become you well. A Room in the House of LEPIDUS. I cannot hope Caesar and Antony shall well greet together: His wife that's dead did trespasses to Caesar. POMPEY. This is most certain that I shall deliver:-Mark Antony is every hour in Rome Expected: since he went from Egypt 'tis A space for further travel. . Rome. POMPEY. Were't not that we stand up against them all. Be't as our gods will have't! It only stands Our lives upon to use our strongest hands. [Enter VARRIUS. Varrius! VARRIUS. and bind up The petty difference. Menas. [Enter ENOBARBUS and LEPIDUS.] How now. For they have entertained cause enough To draw their swords: but how the fear of us May cement their divisions. I think. Menas. we yet not know. Come.] LEPIDUS.--Menas.] SCENE II. [Exeunt. I could have given less matter A better ear. I know not. 'tis a worthy deed.27 Even till a Lethe'd dullness. I did not think This amorous surfeiter would have donn'd his helm For such a petty war. His brother warr'd upon him. MENAS. although. his soldiership Is twice the other twain: but let us rear The higher our opinion.

But small to greater matters must give way. Not if the small come first.-The rather for I earnestly beseech. I shall entreat him To answer like himself: if Caesar move him. Every time Serves for the matter that is then born in't. Noble friends. noble partners. ask Agrippa. we do commit Murder in healing wounds: then.-Touch you the sourest points with sweetest terms. What's amiss. stir no embers up. LEPIDUS. Were I the wearer of Antonius' beard. That which combin'd us was most great. LEPIDUS. . pray you. CAESAR. LEPIDUS. LEPIDUS. I would not shave't to-day. By Jupiter. Nor curstness grow to the matter. and AGRIPPA. May it be gently heard: when we debate Our trivial difference loud. [Enter ANTONY and VENTIDIUS. to Parthia. Here comes The noble Antony. Caesar.] ENOBARBUS. Maecenas.28 ENOBARBUS. and let not A leaner action rend us. ENOBARBUS. If we compose well here. Your speech is passion: But. And speak as loud as Mars. And yonder. [Enter CAESAR. MAECENAS. Hark. Ventidius. I do not know. 'Tis not a time For private stomaching. Let Antony look over Caesar's head.] ANTONY. ENOBARBUS.

I must be laugh'd at If. Sit. Sit. Welcome to Rome. ANTONY. CAESAR. if you there Did practise on my state.29 ANTONY. Nay. Thank you. 'Tis spoken well. ANTONY. I Should say myself offended. concern you not. ANTONY. you were the word of war. CAESAR. CAESAR. CAESAR. I should do thus. You may be pleas'd to catch at mine intent By what did here befall me. Your wife and brother Made wars upon me. Caesar. I learn you take things ill which are not so. ANTONY. sir. your being in Egypt Might be my question. . Or being. when to sound your name It not concern'd me. more laugh'd at that I should Once name you derogately. How intend you practis'd? CAESAR. and their contestation Was theme for you. or for nothing or a little. Were we before our armies. What was't to you? CAESAR. No more than my residing here at Rome Might be to you in Egypt: yet. and to fight. then. My being in Egypt. and with you Chiefly i' the world. ANTONY. ANTONY.

Did he not rather Discredit my authority with yours. that the men Might go to wars with the women. if we contend. I am certain on't. that I. ANTONY. ENOBARBUS. . It must not be with this. which with a snaffle You may pace easy. which was as much As to have ask'd him pardon. my brother never Did urge me in his act: I did inquire it. and did want Of what I was i' the morning: but next day I told him of myself. Having alike your cause? Of this my letters Before did satisfy you. CAESAR. I know you could not lack.--which not wanted Shrewdness of policy too. ANTONY. but You patch'd up your excuses. If you'll patch a quarrel As matter whole you have not to make it with. CAESAR. and with taunts Did gibe my missive out of audience. You praise yourself By laying defects of judgment to me. ANTONY. Not so. Caesar. I would you had her spirit in such another: The third o' theworld is yours. Your partner in the cause 'gainst which he fought. but not such a wife. not so. And have my learning from some true reports That drew their swords with you. Very necessity of this thought. Could not with graceful eyes attend those wars Which 'fronted mine own peace. Made out of her impatience. Sir. He fell upon me ere admitted: then Three kings I had newly feasted. As for my wife. her garboils. Let this fellow Be nothing of our strife. So much uncurbable.--I grieving grant Did you too much disquiet: for that you must But say I could not help it.30 You do mistake your business. And make the wars alike against my stomach. you Did pocket up my letters. Would we had all such wives. I wrote to you When rioting in Alexandria.

MAECENAS. when you hear no more words of Pompey. ENOBARBUS. Caesar. Soft. If it might please you to enforce no further The griefs between ye: to forget them quite Were to remember that the present need Speaks to atone you. You have broken The article of your oath.--But on. To have me out of Egypt. rather. The honour is sacred which he talks on now. ANTONY. . LEPIDUS. nor my power Work without it. you may. made wars here. The article of my oath. let him speak. Maecenas. that Fulvia. CAESAR. do So far ask pardon as befits mine honour To stoop in such a case. Or. Truth is. if you borrow one another's love for the instant. No.31 Out of our question wipe him. which you shall never Have tongue to charge me with. The which you both denied. Thou art a soldier only: speak no more. As nearly as I may. return it again: you shall have time to wrangle in when you have nothing else to do. ANTONY. Neglected. CAESAR. Caesar! ANTONY. Worthily spoken. And then when poison'd hours had bound me up From mine own knowledge. 'Tis noble spoken. Lepidus. Supposing that I lack'd it. For which myself. ENOBARBUS. I'll play the penitent to you: but mine honesty Shall not make poor my greatness. the ignorant motive. To lend me arms and aid when I requir'd them. LEPIDUS. LEPIDUS.

Draw after her. Would then be nothing: truths would be tales. Where now half tales be truths: her love to both Would each to other. Caesar. from edge to edge O' the world. Pardon what I have spoke. Give me leave. then. whose beauty claims No worse a husband than the best of men. Caesar: let me hear Agrippa further speak. For 'tis a studied. therefore speak no more. Speak. and all loves to both. Agrippa. Admir'd Octavia: great Mark Antony Is now a widower. I do not much dislike the matter. ANTONY. AGRIPPA. your reproof Were well deserv'd of rashness. not a present thought. Say not so. for't cannot be We shall remain in friendship. Go to. ENOBARBUS. CAESAR. Whose virtue and whose general graces speak That which none else can utter. ANTONY. By this marriage All little jealousies. your considerate stone! CAESAR. our conditions So differing in their acts. You wrong this presence. and to knit your hearts With an unslipping knot. And all great fears. Yet if I knew What hoop should hold us stanch. which now seem great. By duty ruminated. AGRIPPA. which now import their dangers. AGRIPPA. . I am not married. To hold you in perpetual amity. but The manner of his speech. Thou hast a sister by the mother's side.32 That truth should be silent I had almost forgot. take Antony Octavia to his wife. Agrippa: If Cleopatra heard you.-CAESAR. To make you brothers. I would pursue it.

and never Fly off our loves again! LEPIDUS. that so fairly shows. For he hath laid strange courtesies and great Of late upon me. Lest my remembrance suffer ill report. Time calls upon's: Of us must Pompey presently be sought. I must thank him only. amen! ANTONY. defy him. I did not think to draw my sword 'gainst Pompey. At heel of that. LEPIDUS. About the Mount Misenum. whom no brother Did ever love so dearly: let her live To join our kingdoms and our hearts. May I never To this good purpose. The power of Caesar. Not till he hears how Antony is touch'd With what is spoke already. Will Caesar speak? CAESAR. ANTONY. ANTONY. What power is in Agrippa.33 ANTONY. Or else he seeks out us. . Where lies he? CAESAR. There is my hand. If I would say 'Agrippa. A sister I bequeath you. ANTONY. be it so. Happily. Dream of impediment!--Let me have thy hand: Further this act of grace.' To make this good? CAESAR. and from this hour The heart of brothers govern in our loves And sway our great designs! CAESAR. and His power unto Octavia.

What is his strength By land? CAESAR. Agrippa!-AGRIPPA. We have cause to be glad that matters are so well digested. ENOBARBUS. You stay'd well by it in Egypt. Welcome from Egypt. And do invite you to my sister's view. ANTONY. Let us. sir. Eight wild boars roasted whole at a breakfast. Not lack your company. ENOBARBUS. So is the fame. Good Enobarbus! MAECENAS. Would we had spoke together! Haste we for it: Yet. despatch we The business we have talk'd of. MAECENAS. Half the heart of Caesar.] MAECENAS. ANTONY. sir. MAECENAS. but by sea He is an absolute master. Great and increasing. which worthily deserved noting. This was but as a fly by an eagle: we had much more monstrous matter of feast.34 ANTONY. worthy Maecenas!--my honourable friend. ANTONY. Whither straight I'll lead you. Noble Antony. Exeunt CAESAR. Lepidus. we did sleep day out of countenance. Is this true? ENOBARBUS. Ay. and but twelve persons there. and made the night light with drinking. . CAESAR. ere we put ourselves in arms. [Flourish. LEPIDUS. With most gladness. Not sickness should detain me. and LEPIDUS.

For her own person. AGRIPPA. Which she entreated: our courteous Antony. upon the river of Cydnus. . Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke. like smiling Cupids. and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them.--cloth-of-gold of tissue. When she first met Mark Antony she pursed up his heart. did sit alone. AGRIPPA. The city cast Her people out upon her. which. and made The water which they beat to follow faster. Upon her landing. The barge she sat in. It beggar'd all description: she did lie In her pavilion. ENOBARBUS. There she appeared indeed. Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold. And made their bends adornings: at the helm A seeming mermaid steers: the silken tackle Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands That yarely frame the office. the oars were silver. rare for Antony! ENOBARBUS. or my reporter devised well for her. like a burnish'd throne. whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool. With divers-colour'd fans. As amorous of their strokes. Her gentlewomen. AGRIPPA. ENOBARBUS. Enthron'd i' the market-place. Antony sent to her. I will tell you. And what they undid did.35 She's a most triumphant lady. and Antony. Rare Egyptian! ENOBARBUS. O. if report be square to her. Invited her to supper: she replied It should be better he became her guest. Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too. Purple the sails. And made a gap in nature. So many mermaids. Whistling to the air. like the Nereids. but for vacancy.-O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy out-work nature: on each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys. tended her i' the eyes. From the barge A strange invisible perfume hits the sense Of the adjacent wharfs.

but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies: for vilest things Become themselves in her. pays his heart For what his eyes eat only. ANTONY. And. AGRIPPA. A Room in CAESAR'S House. sir. can settle The heart of Antony. Royal wench! She made great Caesar lay his sword to bed: He ploughed her. [Exeunt. Humbly. . And. Being barber'd ten times o'er. [Enter CAESAR. ENOBARBUS. ENOBARBUS. MAECENAS. and she cropp'd. power breathe forth. wisdom. modesty. Rome. MAECENAS. Now Antony must leave her utterly. I thank you. The world and my great office will sometimes Divide me from your bosom. AGRIPPA. Octavia is A blessed lottery to him. And.] ANTONY. goes to the feast. nor custom stale Her infinite variety: other women cloy The appetites they feed.36 Whom ne'er the word of 'No' woman heard speak. breathless. OCTAVIA between them. he will not: Age cannot wither her. If beauty.-Good Enobarbus. That she did make defect perfection. Never. for his ordinary.] SCENE III. ENOBARBUS. I saw her once Hop forty paces through the public street. she spoke and panted. that the holy priests Bless her when she is riggish. and Attendants. make yourself my guest Whilst you abide here. Let us go. having lost her breath.

as being o'erpower'd: therefore Make space enough between you. Good night. Say to me. you do wish yourself in Egypt? SOOTHSAYER. your reason. . O Antony.] ANTONY. Therefore. have it not in my tongue. but near him thy angel Becomes a fear. is Noble. that thy spirit which keeps thee. Speak this no more. dear lady.--My Octavia. If you can. high. All which time Before the gods my knee shall bow my prayers To them for you. ANTONY. Now. unmatchable. ANTONY.-OCTAVIA.] [Enter SOOTHSAYER. SOOTHSAYER. Good night. sir. sirrah. Caesar's or mine? SOOTHSAYER.37 OCTAVIA. nor you Thither! ANTONY. Good night. CAESAR. but that to come Shall all be done by the rule. SOOTHSAYER. courageous. I see it in my motion. Where Caesar's is not. Good night. but yet Hie you to Egypt again. Read not my blemishes in the world's report: I have not kept my square. sir. Would I had never come from thence. Whose fortunes shall rise higher. stay not by his side: Thy demon. [Exeunt CAESAR and OCTAVIA. ANTONY. Caesar's.

] He shall to Parthia. We shall.] O.--Be it art or hap. [Enter VENTIDIUS. MAECENAS. he away. ANTONY. His cocks do win the battle still of mine. . I' the East my pleasure lies. A street. MAECENAS. You must to Parthia: your commission's ready. inhoop'd. thy spirit Is all afraid to govern thee near him. and AGRIPPA. and we'll follow.] SCENE IV. As I conceive the journey. he speeds. [Exeunt. Which will become you both. When it is all to nought. hasten Your generals after. I will to Egypt: And though I make this marriage for my peace. But. [Enter LEPIDUS. Follow me and receive it. Till I shall see you in your soldier's dress.38 To none but thee. farewell. If thou dost play with him at any game. AGRIPPA. at odds.-And in our sports my better cunning faints Under his chance: if we draw lots. and his quails ever Beat mine. come. Rome. Thou art sure to lose. be at the mount Before you. Trouble yourselves no further: pray you. LEPIDUS. Get thee gone: Say to Ventidius I would speak with him:-[Exit SOOTHSAYER. Ventidius. 'tis noble. He hath spoken true: the very dice obey him. Sir. Mark Antony Will e'en but kiss Octavia. Lepidus. and of that natural luck He beats thee 'gainst the odds: thy lustre thickens When he shines by: I say again.] LEPIDUS. no more but when to thee.

let's to billiards: Come. moody food Of us that trade in love. My arm is sore. Let it alone. though't come too short. The actor may plead pardon. I'll none now:-Give me mine angle. CHARMIAN. madam. The music. And when good will is show'd. ho! [Enter MARDIAN. ALEXAS. CLEOPATRA. Alexandria. good success! LEPIDUS. IRAS. [Enter CLEOPATRA. And say 'Ah ha! You're caught. You'll win two days upon me. [Exeunt.] CLEOPATRA. Charmian. and as I draw them up I'll think them every one an Antony. I will betray Tawny-finn'd fishes. A Room in the Palace.39 LEPIDUS. best play with Mardian. BOTH. my bended hook shall pierce Their slimy jaws. My music playing far off. As well as I can.--music.' CHARMIAN. and Attendants. My purposes do draw me much about. There.] CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. As well a woman with an eunuch play'd As with a woman. you'll play with me. Farewell. Your way is shorter.] SCENE V. Give me some music.--Come. Sir.--we'll to the river. ALL. 'Twas merry when . CHARMIAN. sir? MARDIAN.

] O! from Italy!-Ram thou thy fruitful tidings in mine ears. CLEOPATRA. I drunk him to his bed. mark. go to. hear me. If thou so yield him. sirrah. MESSENGER. madam. Not like a formal man. when your diver Did hang a salt fish on his hook. there is gold. But. and trembled kissing. Madam.--a hand that kings Have lipp'd. CLEOPATRA. villain. First. CLEOPATRA.-CLEOPATRA. thou kill'st thy mistress. That long time have been barren.40 You wager'd on your angling.--why so tart a favour To trumpet such good tidings! If not well. he's well. Antony's dead!-If thou say so. MESSENGER. MESSENGER. The gold I give thee will I melt and pour Down thy ill-uttering throat. I will. and that night I laugh'd him into patience: and next morn. and here My bluest veins to kiss. But well and free. MESSENGER. Ere the ninth hour. That time?--O times!-I laughed him out of patience. Then put my tires and mantles on him. Thou shouldst come like a fury crown'd with snakes. we use To say the dead are well: bring it to that. whilst I wore his sword Philippan. there's more gold. which he With fervency drew up. Well. But there's no goodness in thy face: if Antony Be free and healthful. madam. Why. Will't please you hear me? . Good madam. [Enter a MESSENGER.

madam! no. For the best turn i' the bed. I do not like 'but yet'.-CLEOPATRA. Madam. Caesar and he are greater friends than ever. Or friends with Caesar. MESSENGER. he's married to Octavia. MESSENGER. he's well. CLEOPATRA. thou say'st. And friends with Caesar. if thou say Antony lives. CLEOPATRA. Pour out the pack of matter to mine ear.41 CLEOPATRA. MESSENGER. Free. But yet. Th'art an honest man. For what good turn? MESSENGER. I have a mind to strike thee ere thou speak'st: Yet. friend. thou say'st. it does allay The good precedence. or not captive to him. MESSENGER. MESSENGER. . and hail Rich pearls upon thee. In state of health. CLEOPATRA. Charmian. The good and bad together: he's friends with Caesar. CLEOPATRA. Madam. free. fie upon 'but yet'! 'But yet' is as a gaoler to bring forth Some monstrous malefactor. CLEOPATRA. madam. I'll set thee in a shower of gold. I am pale. is well. I made no such report: He's bound unto Octavia. Pr'ythee. Well said. Make thee a fortune from me. and. MESSENGER.

CLEOPATRA. then I'll run. Gracious madam. CLEOPATRA. Nay. And make thy fortunes proud: the blow thou hadst Shall make thy peace for moving me to rage. Good madam. The most infectious pestilence upon thee! [Strikes him down. What say you?--Hence.] CHARMIAN.] Horrible villain! or I'll spurn thine eyes Like balls before me. MESSENGER. He's married. thou hast liv'd too long. patience. [Strikes him again. keep yourself within yourself: The man is innocent. Good madam. [Exit. a province I will give thee. Say 'tis not so. And I will boot thee with what gift beside Thy modesty can beg. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. Smarting in ling'ring pickle. madam. Rogue. I'll unhair thy head: [She hales him up and down.42 CLEOPATRA.] Thou shalt be whipp'd with wire and stew'd in brine. [Draws a dagger. I that do bring the news made not the match.] MESSENGER. MESSENGER.-What mean you. madam? I have made no fault.-- . Some innocents scape not the thunderbolt.] MESSENGER.

I will not hurt him. I will not bite him:--call! CHARMIAN. So half my Egypt were submerg'd. and made A cistern for scal'd snakes! Go.' MESSENGER. He's married. but let ill tidings tell Themselves when they be felt. O.] These hands do lack nobility. I have done my duty. [Re-enter CHARMIAN and Messenger. I crave your highness' pardon. CLEOPATRA. He is afear'd to come. I would thou didst. that they strike A meaner than myself. CLEOPATRA. Is he married? I cannot hate thee worser than I do If thou again say 'Yes. [Exit CHARMIAN. He is married? MESSENGER. madam? CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. The gods confound thee! dost thou hold there still! MESSENGER. . it is never good To bring bad news: give to a gracious message An host of tongues. to me Thou wouldst appear most ugly. Though it be honest. Should I lie. madam. get thee hence: Hadst thou Narcissus in thy face. CLEOPATRA.43 Melt Egypt into Nile! and kindly creatures Turn all to serpents!--Call the slave again:-Though I am mad. sir.] Come hither. since I myself Have given myself the cause. MESSENGER.

44 He is married? MESSENGER. Take no offence that I would not offend you: To punish me for what you make me do Seems much unequal: he's married to Octavia. CLEOPATRA. O, that his fault should make a knave of thee That art not what tho'rt sure of!--Get thee hence: The merchandise which thou hast brought from Rome Are all too dear for me: lie they upon thy hand, And be undone by 'em! [Exit Messenger.] CHARMIAN. Good your highness, patience. CLEOPATRA. In praising Antony I have disprais'd Caesar. CHARMIAN. Many times, madam. CLEOPATRA. I am paid for't now. Lead me from hence; I faint:--O Iras, Charmian!--'tis no matter.-Go to the fellow, good Alexas; bid him Report the feature of Octavia, her years, Her inclination; let him not leave out The colour of her hair:--bring me word quickly. [Exit ALEXAS.] Let him for ever go:--let him not, Charmian-Though he be painted one way like a Gorgon, T'other way he's a Mars.--[To MARDIAN] Bid you Alexas Bring me word how tall she is.--Pity me, Charmian, But do not speak to me.--Lead me to my chamber. [Exeunt.] SCENE VI. Near Misenum. [Flourish. Enter POMPEY and MENAS at one side, with drum and trumpet; at the other, CAESAR, ANTONY, LEPIDUS, ENOBARBUS, MAECENAS, with Soldiers marching.] POMPEY. Your hostages I have, so have you mine; And we shall talk before we fight.

45 CAESAR. Most meet That first we come to words; and therefore have we Our written purposes before us sent; Which, if thou hast consider'd, let us know If 'twill tie up thy discontented sword, And carry back to Sicily much tall youth That else must perish here. POMPEY. To you all three, The senators alone of this great world, Chief factors for the gods,--I do not know Wherefore my father should revengers want, Having a son and friends; since Julius Caesar, Who at Philippi the good Brutus ghosted, There saw you labouring for him. What was't That mov'd pale Cassius to conspire; and what Made the all-honour'd, honest Roman, Brutus, With the arm'd rest, courtiers of beauteous freedom, To drench the Capitol, but that they would Have one man but a man? And that is it Hath made me rig my navy; at whose burden The anger'd ocean foams; with which I meant To scourge the ingratitude that despiteful Rome Cast on my noble father. CAESAR. Take your time. ANTONY. Thou canst not fear us, Pompey, with thy sails; We'll speak with thee at sea: at land thou know'st How much we do o'er-count thee. POMPEY. At land, indeed, Thou dost o'er-count me of my father's house: But, since the cuckoo builds not for himself, Remain in't as thou mayst. LEPIDUS. Be pleas'd to tell us,-For this is from the present,--how you take The offers we have sent you. CAESAR. There's the point. ANTONY. Which do not be entreated to, but weigh What it is worth embrac'd.

46 CAESAR. And what may follow, To try a larger fortune. POMPEY. You have made me offer Of Sicily, Sardinia; and I must Rid all the sea of pirates; then to send Measures of wheat to Rome; this 'greed upon, To part with unhack'd edges and bear back Our targes undinted. CAESAR, ANTONY, and LEPIDUS. That's our offer. POMPEY. Know, then, I came before you here a man prepar'd To take this offer: but Mark Antony Put me to some impatience:--though I lose The praise of it by telling, you must know, When Caesar and your brother were at blows, Your mother came to Sicily, and did find Her welcome friendly. ANTONY. I have heard it, Pompey, And am well studied for a liberal thanks Which I do owe you. POMPEY. Let me have your hand: I did not think, sir, to have met you here. ANTONY. The beds i' the East are soft; and, thanks to you, That call'd me, timelier than my purpose, hither; For I have gained by it. CAESAR. Since I saw you last There is a change upon you. POMPEY. Well, I know not What counts harsh fortune casts upon my face; But in my bosom shall she never come To make my heart her vassal. LEPIDUS. Well met here.

POMPEY. ANTONY. And well am like to do.--Thus we are agreed: I crave our composition may be written. No more of that:--he did so. Well. I have heard that Julius Caesar Grew fat with feasting there. What. Antony. We'll feast each other ere we part. POMPEY. Pompey. take the lot: but. I know thee now: how far'st thou. No. POMPEY. ANTONY. I have fair meanings. ANTONY. POMPEY. and let's Draw lots who shall begin. sir. I hope so. I pray you? ENOBARBUS. POMPEY. POMPEY. Then so much have I heard. A certain queen to Caesar in a mattress. And I have heard Apollodorus carried. POMPEY. for I perceive Four feasts are toward. CAESAR. . And seal'd between us. soldier? ENOBARBUS. That's the next to do.-ENOBARBUS. Lepidus. first Or last. You have heard much. your fine Egyptian cookery Shall have the fame. That will I.47 POMPEY. And fair words to them.

I never lov'd you much. MENAS. MENAS. would ne'er have made this treaty. ENOBARBUS. I will praise any man that will praise me. I never hated thee: I have seen thee fight. ENOBARBUS. POMPEY. And you by land. sir.You and I have known. ANTONY. ENOBARBUS.] Thy father. When I have envied thy behaviour. POMPEY. Pompey. MENAS. ENOBARBUS. .48 Let me shake thy hand. Show's the way.] MENAS. Sir. sir. It nothing ill becomes thee. though it cannot be denied what I have done by land. something you can deny for your own safety: you have been a great thief by sea. And you by land. ENOBARBUS.-Aboard my galley I invite you all: Will you lead. MENAS. lords? CAESAR. and LEPIDUS.-. ENOBARBUS. You have done well by water. We have. but I ha' prais'd ye When you have well deserv'd ten times as much As I have said you did. Come. [Aside. I think. Enjoy thy plainness. [Exeunt all but ENOBARBUS and MENAS. At sea. Nor what I have done by water. Yes. sir.

MENAS. . No slander. sir. MENAS. For my part. But you shall find the band that seems to tie their friendship together will be the very strangler of their amity: Octavia is of a holy. here they might take two thieves kissing. Pray you. she was the wife of Caius Marcellus. MENAS. I think the policy of that purpose made more in the marriage than the love of the parties. they steal hearts.49 There I deny my land service. MENAS. I would not prophesy so. MENAS. If I were bound to divine of this unity. True. cold. sure he cannot weep it back again. But there is never a fair woman has a true face. Menas: if our eyes had authority. is he married to Cleopatra? ENOBARBUS. ENOBARBUS. MENAS. MENAS. I think so too. Then is Caesar and he for ever knit together. sir? ENOBARBUS. All men's faces are true. I am sorry it is turn'd to a drinking. ENOBARBUS. and still conversation. ENOBARBUS. But she is now the wife of Marcus Antonius. ENOBARBUS. ENOBARBUS. But give me your hand. MENAS. We look'd not for Mark Antony here: pray you. 'Tis true. Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune. ENOBARBUS. Caesar's sister is called Octavia. If he do. We came hither to fight with you. whatsome'er their hands are. sir. You have said.

that which is the strength of their amity shall prove the immediate author of their variance. I shall take it. MAECENAS. [Music. He will to his Egyptian dish again: then shall the sighs of Octavia blow the fire up in Caesar. Some o' their plants are ill-rooted already. Enter two or three SERVANTS with a banquet. POMPEY. and not to be seen to move in't.50 MENAS.] SCENE VII. which is Mark Antony. FIRST SERVANT. this it is to have a name in great men's fellowship: I had as lief have a reed that will do me no service as a partizan I could not heave. Who would not have his wife so? ENOBARBUS. with other Captains. On board POMPEY'S Galley. FIRST SERVANT. As they pinch one another by the disposition. are the holes where eyes should be. [A sennet sounded. Enter CAESAR. let's away. They have made him drink alms-drink. But it raises the greater war between him and his discretion. Lepidus is high-coloured. as I said before. [Exeunt. And thus it may be. FIRST SERVANT.] FIRST SERVANT. and.] . LEPIDUS. Come. MENAS. ENOBARBUS. SECOND SERVANT. ANTONY. the least wind i' the world will blow them down. Why. SECOND SERVANT. MENAS. To be called into a huge sphere. MENAS. will you aboard? I have a health for you. which pitifully disaster the cheeks. lying near Misenum. Not he that himself is not so. he cries out 'no more'. ENOBARBUS. man. SECOND SERVANT. sir. Come. Antony will use his affection where it is: he married but his occasion here. AGRIPPA. reconciles them to his entreaty and himself to the drink. sir: we have used our throats in Egypt. Here they'll be.

ANTONY. it transmigrates. POMPEY.] Thus do they. I have heard the Ptolemies' pyramises are very goodly things. [Aside to MENAS. Not till you have slept. Your serpent of Egypt is bred now of your mud by the operation of your sun: so is your crocodile. [Aside to POMPEY. LEPIDUS. POMPEY. MENAS. and the elements once out of it. And hear me speak a word. captain. I fear me you'll be in till then. [To CAESAR. You've strange serpents there. as it ebbs. the lowness. a word. Nay.] Pompey. . And shortly comes to harvest. sir: they take the flow o' the Nile By certain scales i' the pyramid. Sit --and some wine!--A health to Lepidus! LEPIDUS. LEPIDUS. the seedsman Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain. What manner o' thing is your crocodile? ANTONY.] Say in mine ear: what is't? MENAS.51 ANTONY. or the mean. if dearth Or foison follow: the higher Nilus swells The more it promises. [Aside to POMPEY. ANTONY. They are so.] Forsake thy seat. but I'll ne'er out. they know By the height. sir. Lepidus. [Aside to MENAS. It is shaped.] Forbear me till ano. and it is as broad as it hath breadth: it is just so high as it is. and moves with it own organs: it lives by that which nourisheth it. certainly. without contradiction I have heard that.n-This wine for Lepidus! LEPIDUS. I am not so well as I should be. Ay. LEPIDUS. like itself. I do beseech thee. ENOBARBUS. POMPEY.

for you sink. 'Tis so. 'Tis a strange serpent. LEPIDUS. ANTONY.--Where's this cup I call'd for? MENAS. ANTONY.] If for the sake of merit thou wilt hear me. What's else to say?-Be jolly. What colour is it of? ANTONY. Of its own colour too. Thou hast serv'd me with much faith. [Aside to MENAS. These quicksands. Keep off them.52 LEPIDUS. POMPEY.] I think thou'rt mad. What say'st thou? MENAS.] Go. sir. lords. POMPEY. Rise from thy stool. And the tears of it are wet. Wilt thou be lord of the whole world? That's twice. CAESAR. else he is a very epicure. hang! Tell me of that! away! Do as I bid you. Wilt thou be lord of all the world? POMPEY. I have ever held my cap off to thy fortunes. [Aside to MENAS. MENAS. Will this description satisfy him? ANTONY. With the health that Pompey gives him. Lepidus. [Aside to POMPEY. POMPEY.] The matter? MENAS. hang. . [Rises and walks aside.

and will not take when once 'tis offer'd. POMPEY. Shall never find it more. MENAS. I'll never follow thy pall'd fortunes more. How should that be? MENAS. I'll pledge it for him. if thou dar'st be. No. POMPEY. if thou wilt have't. ENOBARBUS. Bear him ashore. POMPEY. fall to their throats: All then is thine. Are in thy vessel: let me cut the cable. And though you think me poor. I should have found it afterwards well done. MENAS. .53 POMPEY. Show me which way. Desist. Menas! MENAS. But entertain it. Thou must know 'Tis not my profit that does lead mine honour: Mine honour it. And when we are put off. But must condemn it now. Ah.] For this. Thou art. this thou shouldst have done. And not have spoke on't! In me 'tis villainy: In thee't had been good service. POMPEY. Here's to thee. I am the man Will give thee all the world. [Aside. Who seeks. these competitors. These three world-sharers. I have kept me from the cup. the earthly Jove: Whate'er the ocean pales or sky inclips Is thine. Pompey. Repent that e'er thy tongue Hath so betray'd thine act: being done unknown. This health to Lepidus! ANTONY. and drink. Hast thou drunk well? MENAS. Pompey.

The third part.--Strike the vessels. welcome! POMPEY. MENAS. This is not yet an Alexandrian feast. [To ANTONY. man. Possess it. Be a child o' the time. my brave emperor! Shall we dance now the Egyptian Bacchanals And celebrate our drink? POMPEY. then. would it were all. [Pointing to the servant who carries off LEPIDUS.] Ha. . CAESAR. Menas. Fill till the cup be hid. see'st not? MENAS. ENOBARBUS. I'll make answer: But I had rather fast from all four days Than drink so much in one. It ripens towards it. It's monstrous labour when I wash my brain And it grows fouler. 'A bears the third part of the world. increase the reels.] MENAS. ho!-Here is to Caesar! CAESAR. Come. That it might go on wheels! ENOBARBUS. Drink thou. Why? ENOBARBUS. ENOBARBUS. POMPEY. There's a strong fellow.54 Enobarbus. ANTONY. is drunk. ANTONY. I could well forbear't.

let's part. till the world go round! CAESAR. Take heed you fall not. Come. Let me request you off: our graver business Frowns at this levity. good night. ANTONY. sir: give's your hand. what? we are friends. POMPEY. Good brother.] SONG.] Menas. and mine own tongue Splits what it speaks: the wild disguise hath almost Antick'd us all. down into the boat. O Antony. I'll not on shore. All take hands. good soldier. POMPEY. With thy grapes our hairs be crown'd: Cup us. Plumpy Bacchus with pink eyne! In thy fats our cares be drown'd. Cup us. Good night. You see we have burnt our cheeks: strong Enobarb Is weaker than the wine.--but. ANTONY. Come. ENOBARBUS. CAESAR. ANTONY. I'll try you on the shore. The holding every man shall bear as loud As his strong sides can volley. Come. And shall. ENOBARBUS. and Attendants. [Exeunt POMPEY. You have my father's house. till the world go round. let's all take hands. [Music plays. What would you more?--Pompey. ENOBARBUS places them hand in hand.-Make battery to our ears with the loud music:-The while I'll place you: then the boy shall sing. What needs more words. thou monarch of the vine. .-Good Antony.55 Let's ha't. Till that the conquering wine hath steep'd our sense In soft and delicate Lethe. your hand.--Gentle lords.

for learn this. art thou struck. . Now.-Better to leave undone. VENTIDIUS. For quick accumulation of renown. Officers and Soldiers. his lieutenant. Orodes. lost his favour. [Enter VENTIDIUS.--Bear the king's son's body Before our army. spur through Media. and now Pleas'd fortune does of Marcus Crassus' death Make me revenger. I have done enough: a lower place. Which he achiev'd by the minute. flutes! what!-Let Neptune hear we bid a loud farewell To these great fellows: sound and be hang'd.] ACT III. sound out! [A flourish of trumpets. SCENE I. and the shelters whither The routed fly: so thy grand captain Antony Shall set thee on triumphant chariots. No. [Exeunt.--There's my cap. come. darting Parthia. Hoo! says 'a. Noble Ventidius. One of my place in Syria. SILIUS. and Put garlands on thy head. O Silius. Pays this for Marcus Crassus. Hoo!--noble captain. A plain in Syria.-These drums!--these trumpets. Caesar and Antony have ever won More in their officer. Whilst yet with Parthian blood thy sword is warm The fugitive Parthians follow. with drums. May make too great an act. with SILIUS and other Romans.] ENOBARBUS.] VENTIDIUS. Silius. MENAS.--Thy Pacorus. in triumph. than by our deed Acquire too high a fame when him we serve's away. Silius. than person: Sossius. the dead body of PACORUS borne in front. and ambition. Mesopotamia. note well. Who does i' the wars more than his captain can Becomes his captain's captain. to my cabin.56 MENAS.

SILIUS.--On. meeting. Thou wilt write to Antony? VENTIDIUS. A very fine one: O. Ventidius.57 The soldier's virtue. that Without the which a soldier and his sword Grants scarce distinction. I could do more to do Antonius good.] AGRIPPA. are the brothers parted? ENOBARBUS. we have effected. with what haste The weight we must convey with's will permit. But 'twould offend him. Thou hast. Since Pompey's feast. how he loves Caesar! AGRIPPA. there. I'll humbly signify what in his name. he is gone. He purposeth to Athens: whither. Nay. An Ante-chamber in CAESAR'S house. They have despatch'd with Pompey. AGRIPPA. 'Tis a noble Lepidus. We shall appear before him. The other three are sealing. Octavia weeps To part from Rome: Caesar is sad. but how dearly he adores Mark Antony! ENOBARBUS. and Lepidus. with his banners. . What. Where is he now? VENTIDIUS. is troubled With the green sickness. and his well-paid ranks. [Enter AGRIPPA and ENOBARBUS. pass along! [Exeunt. How. SILIUS.] SCENE II. and in his offence Should my performance perish. ENOBARBUS. The ne'er-yet-beaten horse of Parthia We have jaded out o' the field. as Menas says. rather makes choice of loss Than gain which darkens him. Rome. That magical word of war.

No further. AGRIPPA. [Trumpets within. Good fortune.58 Caesar? Why he's the Jupiter of men. [Enter CAESAR. say 'Caesar'--go no further. Spake you of Caesar? How! the nonpareil! AGRIPPA.] ANTONY.] So. You take from me a great part of myself. Kneel down. ANTONY. prove such a wife As my thoughts make thee.--Adieu. and wonder. Would you praise Caesar. number--hoo!-His love to Antony. and farewell. ENOBARBUS. Indeed. Use me well in't. bards. Let not the piece of virtue which is set Betwixt us as the cement of our love. Both he loves. sir. for better might we Have lov'd without this mean if on both parts . and as my furthest band Shall pass on thy approof.-This is to horse. AGRIPPA. write. They are his shards. sing.--Sister. What's Antony? The god of Jupiter. ENOBARBUS. cast. But as for Caesar. O.--Most noble Antony. ENOBARBUS. poets. tongues. To keep it builded. noble Agrippa. and he their beetle. AGRIPPA. But he loves Caesar best. be the ram to batter The fortress of it. and OCTAVIA. kneel down. cannot Think. worthy soldier. Antony! O thou Arabian bird! ENOBARBUS. LEPIDUS. figures. AGRIPPA. he plied them both with excellent praises. speak. scribes.--yet he loves Antony: Hoo! hearts. CAESAR.

being a man. look well to my husband's house.--Be cheerful. [Aside to ENOBARBUS. And make the hearts of Romans serve your ends! We will here part. Octavia? OCTAVIA. fare thee well: The elements be kind to thee. the gods keep you. . Make me not offended In your distrust. And these the showers to bring it on. were he a horse. The April's in her eyes: it is love's spring. That stands upon the swell at the full of tide.] He were the worse for that. my dearest sister. My noble brother!-ANTONY. Sir. ANTONY. I have said. CAESAR. and-CAESAR. Farewell. Though you be therein curious. So is he. [Aside to AGRIPPA.--the swan's down feather. nor can Her heart inform her tongue. OCTAVIA. ENOBARBUS. Her tongue will not obey her heart. CAESAR. OCTAVIA. the least cause For what you seem to fear: so.59 This be not cherish'd. ENOBARBUS. You shall not find. and make Thy spirits all of comfort! Fare thee well. I'll tell you in your ear.] Will Caesar weep? AGRIPPA.] He has a cloud in's face. ANTONY. [Aside to AGRIPPA. And neither way inclines. What. ANTONY.

and he wept When at Philippi he found Brutus slain. And give you to the gods. Farewell.] Why. He cried almost to roaring. Farewell! [Trumpets sound within. When Antony found Julius Caesar dead. thus I let you go. he was troubled with a rheum. the time shall not Out-go my thinking on you. [Enter CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. come. I'll wrestle with you in my strength of love: Look. sir. Come. You shall hear from me still. CLEOPATRA. CHARMIAN. IRAS. [Aside to ENOBARBUS. CAESAR. indeed. Alexandria. and ALEXAS. [Aside to AGRIPPA.] CLEOPATRA. go to. ENOBARBUS. be happy! LEPIDUS. What willingly he did confound he wail'd: Believe't till I weep too. Adieu. sweet Octavia.] ANTONY. . Exeunt.60 AGRIPPA. CAESAR. here I have you.] That year. Half afear'd to come. Let all the number of the stars give light To thy fair way! CAESAR. Go to.] SCENE III. farewell! [Kisses OCTAVIA. Enobarbus. A Room in the Palace. No. Where is the fellow? ALEXAS.

CLEOPATRA. Ay. sir. Didst hear her speak? is she shrill-tongu'd or low? MESSENGER. CHARMIAN. CLEOPATRA. Most gracious majesty. madam. dread queen. in Rome I look'd her in the face. That Herod's head I'll have: but how? when Antony is gone. She is not. Charmian: dull of tongue and dwarfish!-What majesty is in her gait? Remember. Madam. CLEOPATRA. Good majesty. CLEOPATRA. Like her! O Isis! 'tis impossible. ALEXAS. That's not so good:--he cannot like her long. Didst thou behold Octavia? MESSENGER. CLEOPATRA. I heard her speak: she is low-voic'd.61 [Enter a Messenger. I think so.] Come hither. CLEOPATRA. Where? MESSENGER. Madam. Is she as tall as me? MESSENGER. Through whom I might command it?--Come thou near. MESSENGER. and saw her led Between her brother and Mark Antony. . Herod of Jewry dare not look upon you But when you are well pleas'd.-CLEOPATRA.

CLEOPATRA.-Her motion and her station are as one. She creeps. Is this certain? MESSENGER. . MESSENGER. He's very knowing. I pr'ythee. Widow!--Charmian. A statue than a breather. Excellent.62 If e'er thou look'dst on majesty. Madam. too. Three in Egypt Cannot make better note. Brown. MESSENGER. CLEOPATRA. Round even to faultiness. CLEOPATRA. CHARMIAN. Or I have no observance. CLEOPATRA. hark! MESSENGER. I do perceive't:--there's nothing in her yet:-The fellow has good judgment. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. She shows a body rather than a life. Bear'st thou her face in mind? is't long or round? MESSENGER. She was a widow. Guess at her years. madam: and her forehead As low as she would wish it. For the most part.-Her hair. they are foolish that are so. CHARMIAN. what colour? MESSENGER. And I do think she's thirty.

This creature's no such thing. Or did it from his teeth. and should know. madam. A proper man. madam. Hath he seen majesty? Isis else defend.] CHARMIAN. cold and sickly He vented them:most narrow measure lent me.63 CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. thou shalt bring him to me Where I will write. CHARMIAN. When the best hint was given him. CLEOPATRA. The man hath seen some majesty. [Exit Messenger. CHARMIAN. he not took't. Indeed. I find thee Most fit for business:--go make thee ready.-That were excusable. Nothing. And serving you so long! CLEOPATRA. by him. Athens. Nay.] SCENE IV. [Enter ANTONY and OCTAVIA. CHARMIAN. Our letters are prepar'd. There's gold for thee.] ANTONY. A Room in ANTONY'S House. Why. I have one thing more to ask him yet. [Exeunt. methinks. Thou must not take my former sharpness ill:-I will employ thee back again. made his will. nay. he is so: I repent me much That so I harried him. I warrant you. Octavia. All may be well enough. that and thousands more Of semblable import--but he hath wag'd New wars 'gainst Pompey. good Charmian: But 'tis no matter. not only that. and read it To public ear: Spoke scandy of me: when perforce he could not But pay me terms of honour. .

most weak. Another Room in ANTONY'S House. and that slain men Should solder up the rift. Thanks to my lord.] SCENE V. If this division chance. [Exeunt. bless my lord and husband!' Undo that prayer by crying out as loud 'O. Prays and destroys the prayer. Believe not all.64 OCTAVIA. [Enter ENOBARBUS and EROS. O my good lord. sir. I lose myself: better I were not yours Than yours so branchless. But. A more unhappy lady. When it appears to you where this begins. Let your best love draw to that point which seeks Best to preserve it: if I lose mine honour. Gentle Octavia. Your reconciler! Wars 'twixt you twain would be As if the world should cleave. . as you requested. There's strange news come. for our faults Can never be so equal that your love Can equally move with them. Provide your going. lady. I'll raise the preparation of a war Shall stain your brother: make your soonest haste. Praying for both parts: Sure the good gods will mock me presently When I shall pray 'O. The Jove of power make me. most weak. bless my brother!' Husband win.] ENOBARBUS. Stomach not all. ANTONY. Turn your displeasure that way. or if you must believe. meeting. Choose your own company. and command what cost Your heart has mind to. friend Eros! EROS. OCTAVIA. Athens. ne'er stood between. Yourself shall go between's: the meantime. ENOBARBUS. win brother. How now. So your desires are yours. no mid-way 'Twixt these extremes at all. ANTONY.

ENOBARBUS.65 What. My lord desires you presently: my news I might have told hereafter. More. till death enlarge his confine. world. Cleopatra and himself in chairs of gold Were publicly enthron'd: at the feet sat . 'Twill be naught. For Italy and Caesar. Domitius. Then. thou hast a pair of chaps.--Bring me to Antony. and MAECENAS. EROS. A Room in CAESAR'S House. accuses him of letters he had formerly wrote to Pompey. ENOBARBUS. man? EROS. he has done all this. sir. presently denied him rivality. Caesar and Lepidus have made wars upon Pompey. [Exeunt. on a tribunal silver'd. and spurns The rush that lies before him. In Alexandria. Caesar. cries 'Fool Lepidus!' And threats the throat of that his officer That murder'd Pompey. having made use of him in the wars 'gainst Pompey. seizes him: so the poor third is up. AGRIPPA. Where's Antony? EROS. ENOBARBUS. Here's the manner of't:-I' the market-place. Our great navy's rigg'd. EROS. And throw between them all the food thou hast. would not let him partake in the glory of the action: and not resting here. Rome. But let it be. They'll grind the one the other. [Enter CAESAR. Contemning Rome. no more. and more. upon his own appeal. Come.] SCENE VI.] CAESAR. This is old: what is the success? EROS. He's walking in the garden--thus. ENOBARBUS.

Parthia. having in Sicily Sextus Pompeius spoil'd. Absolute queen. being. Who. to Ptolemy he assign'd Syria. He gave to Alexander. that we detain All his revenue. And all the unlawful issue that their lust Since then hath made between them. CAESAR. and Armenia. and Phoenicia: she In the habiliments of the goddess Isis That day appear'd. Who does he accuse? CAESAR. Cilicia. MAECENAS. queasy with his insolence Already. And did deserve his change: for what I have conquer'd . CAESAR. Caesar: and that. Let Rome be thus Inform'd. will their good thoughts call from him. AGRIPPA. we had not rated him His part o' the isle: then does he say he lent me Some shipping. His sons he there proclaim'd the kings of kings: Great Media. and messenger gone. This in the public eye? CAESAR. As 'tis reported. unrestor'd: lastly. and. I have told him Lepidus was grown too cruel. and oft before gave audience.66 Caesarion. this should be answer'd. Cyprus. whom they call my father's son. The people knows it: and have now receiv'd His accusations. That he his high authority abus'd. 'Tis done already. he frets That Lepidus of the triumvirate Should be depos'd. made her Of lower Syria. MAECENAS. I' the common show-place. AGRIPPA. Unto her He gave the 'stablishment of Egypt. Lydia. where they exercise. Sir. so. AGRIPPA.

Hail. CAESAR. we should have met you By sea and land. MAECENAS. To come thus was I not constrain'd. He'll never yield to that. Mark Antony. Nor must not then be yielded to in this. in his Armenia And other of his conquer'd kingdoms. nor have you cause.] OCTAVIA. OCTAVIA. My lord. Good my lord. and my lord! hail. supplying every stage With an augmented greeting. Hearing that you prepar'd for war. That ever I should call thee castaway! OCTAVIA. the trees by the way Should have borne men. and have prevented The ostentation of our love. the dust Should have ascended to the roof of heaven. You have not call'd me so. CAESAR. Which soon he granted. which left unshown Is often left unlov'd. nay. OCTAVIA. Longing for what it had not. but then. Being an obstruct 'tween his lust and him. . and The neighs of horse to tell of her approach Long ere she did appear. my lord. [Enter OCTAVIA. Rais'd by your populous troops: but you are come A market-maid to Rome. I Demand the like. Do not say so. and expectation fainted. Why have you stol'n upon us thus? You come not Like Caesar's sister: the wife of Antony Should have an army for an usher.67 I grant him part. but did it On my free will. acquainted My grieved ear withal: whereon I begg'd His pardon for return. most dear Caesar! CAESAR. Caesar. CAESAR. with her train.

No. who now are levying The kings o' theearth for war: he hath assembled Bocchus. Best of comfort. He hath given his empire Up to a whore. CAESAR.68 CAESAR. Each heart in Rome does love and pity you: Only theadulterous Antony. the Thracian king. Till we perceiv'd both how you were wrong led And we in negligent danger. Welcome. My lord. make their ministers Of us and those that love you. And his affairs come to me on the wind. which drives O'er your content these strong necessities. most large In his abominations. MAECENAS. Ay me. Cheer your heart: Be you not troubled with the time. Welcome. King of Pont. dear madam. AGRIPPA. . That have my heart parted betwixt two friends. Welcome hither: Your letters did withhold our breaking forth. Mithridates. You are abus'd Beyond the mark of thought: and the high gods. with More larger list of sceptres. Cleopatra Hath nodded him to her. Polemon and Amyntas. most wretched. king Of Paphlagonia. Nothing more dear to me. Philadelphos. turns you off. And gives his potent regiment to a trull That noises it against us. The kings of Mede and Lycaonia. I have eyes upon him. That do afflict each other! CAESAR. Adallas. To do you justice. Welcome to Rome. in Athens. the king of Libya. my most wronged sister. Herod of Jewry. lady. king Of Comagene. But let determin'd things to destiny Hold unbewail'd their way. Where is he now? OCTAVIA. Archelaus Of Cappadocia. King Manchus of Arabia. And ever welcome to us. OCTAVIA.

Take from his heart. Sister. Sink Rome. Your presence needs must puzzle Antony.] CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. is it? CLEOPATRA. Most certain.] SCENE VII. He is already Traduc'd for levity: and 'tis said in Rome That Photinus an eunuch and your maids Manage this war. But why. [Enter CLEOPATRA and ENOBARBUS. And. and their tongues rot That speak against us! A charge we bear i' the war. take from his brain. What is't you say? ENOBARBUS. Is it so.69 OCTAVIA. What should not then be spar'd. as the president of my kingdom. [Aside. sir? CAESAR. Speak not against it. why? CLEOPATRA. is it. I will be even with thee. Thou hast forspoke my being in these wars. And say'st it is not fit. will Appear there for a man. . ENOBARBUS. I could reply:-If we should serve with horse and mares together The horse were merely lost. welcome: pray you Be ever known to patience: my dear'st sister! [Exeunt. why should not we Be there in person? ENOBARBUS. CLEOPATRA. ENOBARBUS. from's time.] Well. ANTONY'S Camp near the Promontory of Actium. If not denounc'd against us. why. Well. the mares would bear A soldier and his horse. doubt it not.

Where Caesar fought with Pompey. Canidius. people Ingross'd by swift impress. Which might have well becom'd the best of men To taunt at slackness. sweet? CLEOPATRA. A good rebuke. By sea! what else? CANIDIUS. ENOBARBUS. I have done. Ay. Is it not strange. Your ships are not well mann'd: Your mariners are muleteers. That from Tarentum and Brundusium He could so quickly cut the Ionian sea. And so should you. we Will fight with him by sea. and to wage this battle at Pharsalia.] ANTONY. ANTONY. Nay. Why will my lord do so? ANTONY. ENOBARBUS. Celerity is never more admir'd Than by the negligent. So hath my lord dar'd him to single fight. CLEOPATRA. Here comes the emperor. ANTONY. ENOBARBUS. Which serve not for his vantage. . CANIDIUS. in Caesar's fleet Are those that often have 'gainst Pompey fought: Their ships are yare. he shakes off. reapers.70 I will not stay behind. And take in Toryne?--You have heard on't. yours heavy: no disgrace Shall fall you for refusing him at sea. Being prepar'd for land. For that he dares us to't. [Enter ANTONY and CANIDIUS.--Canidius. But these offers.

leave unexecuted Your own renowned knowledge. [Enter a Messenger. And our twelve thousand horse. ENOBARBUS.--We'll to our ship: Away. ANTONY. ANTONY. Caesar has taken Toryne. .--Canidius. CLEOPATRA. quite forgo The way which promises assurance. my Thetis! [Enter a SOLDIER.71 By sea. O noble emperor.] How now. do not fight by sea. which doth most consist Of war-mark'd footmen. my lord: he is descried. But if we fail. Our overplus of shipping will we burn. Trust not to rotten planks: do you misdoubt This sword and these my wounds? Let the Egyptians And the Phoenicians go a-ducking: we Have us'd to conquer standing on the earth And fighting foot to foot. I have sixty sails. with the rest full-mann'd. ANTONY. Can he be there in person? 'tis impossible-Strange that his power should be. ANTONY. And. from the head of Actium Beat the approaching Caesar. Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land. worthy soldier? SOLDIER. Most worthy sir. and Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard From firm security.] Thy business? MESSENGER. Distract your army. We then can do't at land. you therein throw away The absolute soldiership you have by land. I'll fight at sea. The news is true. Caesar none better. by sea.

] SOLDIER. and throes forth Each minute some. Marcus Justeius. The Emperor calls Canidius. CANIDIUS. With news the time's with labour.72 Well. A plain near Actium. and Caelius are for sea: But we keep whole by land. Well I know the man. They say one Taurus. Officers.] MESSENGER.] SCENE VIII. [Exeunt ANTONY. Publicola. TAURUS.] CAESAR. CANIDIUS. SOLDIER. and ENOBARBUS. [Exeunt. Who's his lieutenant. CLEOPATRA. This speed of Caesar's Carries beyond belief. [Enter a Messenger. thou art: but his whole action grows Not in the power on't: so our leader's led. hear you? SOLDIER. Soldier. . and others. CANIDIUS. I think I am i' the right. While he was yet in Rome His power went out in such distractions as Beguil'd all spies. You keep by land The legions and the horse whole. do you not? CANIDIUS. And we are women's men. CANIDIUS. well:--away. [Enter CAESAR. By Hercules. Marcus Octavius. SOLDIER.

with his Army. All the whole synod of them! ENOBARBUS. keep whole.] ENOBARBUS. the Egyptian admiral. Another part of the Plain. provoke not battle Till we have done at sea. And so proceed accordingly. . Naught. the other way. fly and turn the rudder: To see't mine eyes are blasted. naught. What's thy passion? SCARUS. In eye of Caesar's battle. [Enter CANIDIUS. With all their sixty. and TAURUS.-TAURUS. all naught! I can behold no longer: The Antoniad. we have kiss'd away Kingdoms and provinces. the Lieutenant of CAESAR.] SCENE IX. The greater cantle of the world is lost With very ignorance.] SCENE X. Gods and goddesses. Do not exceed The prescript of this scroll: our fortune lies Upon this jump.73 Taurus. is heard the noise of a sea-fight. marching with his land Army one way.] SCARUS. [Enter ANTONY and ENOBARBUS. Strike not by land. [Enter SCARUS. Enter ENOBARBUS. [Exeunt. from which place We may the number of the ships behold. Another part of the Plain. After their going in. My lord? CAESAR. [Exeunt.] ANTONY.] [Alarum. Set we our squadrons on yon side o' the hill.

She once being loof'd. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath. six kings already . Both as the same. Where death is sure. Yon ribaudred nag of Egypt. How appears the fight? SCARUS.-Whom leprosy o'ertake!--i' the midst o' the fight. it had gone well: O. The noble ruin of her magic. Antony. ENOBARBUS.-Hoists sails and flies. CANIDIUS. honour. Experience. SCARUS. and there I will attend What further comes. ne'er before Did violate so itself. ENOBARBUS. On our side like the token'd pestilence. Alack. That I beheld: Mine eyes did sicken at the sight. Claps on his sea-wing. like a cow in June. And sinks most lamentably. like a doting mallard. manhood. Toward Peloponnesus are they fled. To Caesar will I render My legions and my horse. and could not Endure a further view. Had our general Been what he knew himself. Ay. When vantage like a pair of twins appear'd. flies after her: I never saw an action of such shame. then. he has given example for our flight Most grossly by his own! ENOBARBUS. Leaving the fight in height. SCARUS.74 ENOBARBUS. good night indeed. and. 'Tis easy to't. CANIDIUS. or rather ours the elder. alack! [Enter CANIDIUS. are you thereabouts? Why.] CANIDIUS.-The breese upon her.

Hark! the land bids me tread no more upon't. Alexandria. take it. for the white Reprove the brown for rashness. IRAS. be gone.] ANTONY. . ALL. ENOBARBUS. let that be left Which leaves itself: to the sea-side straightway: I will possess you of that ship and treasure.] EROS.--O. [Enter ANTONY and attendants. divide it. A Room in the Palace. [Sits down. Leave me. come hither: I am so lated in the world that I Have lost my way for ever:--I have a ship Laden with gold. be gone. gentle madam. look not sad.] [Enter CLEOPATRA. and they them For fear and doting. a little: pray you now:-Nay.-It is asham'd to bear me. Nor make replies of loathness: take the hint Which my despair proclaims. I pray. EROS following. for indeed I have lost command.--Friends. do so.--Friends. [Exeunt. ANTONY. My treasure's in the harbour. Fly! Not we. I have myself resolv'd upon a course Which has no need of you. Nay. I follow'd that I blush to look upon: My very hairs do mutiny. be gone: you shall Have letters from me to some friends that will Sweep your way for you. led by CHARMIAN and IRAS. I have fled myself. fly. And make your peace with Caesar.75 Show me the way of yielding. Therefore I pray you:--I'll see you by and by. Pray you. to him!--comfort him.] SCENE XI. and have instructed cowards To run and show their shoulders. though my reason Sits in the wind against me.--Friends. I'll yet follow The wounded chance of Antony. take that.

Go to him.--sustain me. and death will seize her. he alone Dealt on lieutenantry.--O! EROS. no. Let me sit down. sir? ANTONY. the queen! IRAS. Sir. fie! CHARMIAN.-EROS. my lord. fie. EROS. madam. stand by. sir. my lord. yes. EROS. Madam. arise. Madam. O good empress.76 Do. CLEOPATRA. Yes. . CLEOPATRA. O Juno! ANTONY. CHARMIAN. while I struck The lean and wrinkled Cassius. but Your comfort makes the rescue. See you here. Most noble sir. and no practice had In the brave squares of war: yet now--no matter.-ANTONY. No. Well then. and 'twas I That the mad Brutus ended.-IRAS. what else? CLEOPATRA. no.--he at Philippi kept His sword e'en like a dancer. fie. no. O. the queen approaches: Her head's declin'd. Do! why. Ah. most dear queen. no. The queen. speak to him: He is unqualitied with very shame.

I am full of lead. what I have left behind 'Stroy'd in dishonour. O my lord. O. And thou shouldst tow me after: o'er my spirit Thy full supremacy thou knew'st.--We sent our schoolmaster. Fall not a tear. pardon! ANTONY. would Obey it on all cause. within there. Now I must To the young man send humble treaties.77 ANTONY. You did know How much you were my conqueror. CLEOPATRA. Egypt. my lord. made weak by my affection. thou knew'st too well My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings. CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. the queen. EROS. I say. and our viands!--Fortune knows We scorn her most when most she offers blows. and that Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods Command me. ANTONY. [Exeunt. CLEOPATRA. Forgive my fearful sails! I little thought You would have follow'd. Pardon. Making and marring fortunes.] . my pardon! ANTONY. whither hast thou led me.-Some wine. O. I have offended reputation.-A most unnoble swerving. Egypt? See How I convey my shame out of thine eyes By looking back. Is he come back?--Love. Even this repays me. who With half the bulk o' the world play'd as I pleas'd. Sir. one of them rates All that is won and lost: give me a kiss. and that My sword. dodge And palter in the shifts of lowness.

I come from Antony: I was of late as petty to his ends As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf To his grand sea. Let him appear that's come from Antony. Next. EUPHRONIUS. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee. CAESAR. So to them both.78 SCENE XII.] CAESAR. Fortune pursue thee! CAESAR. so she From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend. [Enter CAESAR. He lessens his requests. when hither He sends so poor a pinion of his wing. Approach. For Antony. I have no ears to his request.] CAESAR. 'tis his schoolmaster: An argument that he is pluck'd. Caesar. Submits her to thy might. The queen Of audience nor desire shall fail. and to thee sues To let him breathe between the heavens and earth. . EUPHRONIUS. and Requires to live in Egypt: which not granted. THYREUS. Be't so: declare thine office. Such as I am.-Know you him? DOLABELLA. Which had superfluous kings for messengers Not many moons gone by. CAESAR. EUPHRONIUS. Cleopatra does confess thy greatness. Or take his life there: this if she perform. CAESAR'S camp in Egypt. [Enter EUPHRONIUS. and speak. Now hazarded to thy grace. with others. A private man in Athens: this for him. She shall not sue unheard. and of thee craves The circle of the Ptolemies for her heirs. DOLABELLA.

Antony only. [Exeunt. What shall we do. Pr'ythee. THYREUS. When half to half the world oppos'd. . CHARMIAN. Caesar. what she requires. And in our name. Make thine own edict for thy pains. [Enter CLEOPATRA.] To try thy eloquence. he being The mered question. A Room in the Palace. at such a point.] CLEOPATRA. I go. which we Will answer as a law. And what thou think'st his very action speaks In every power that moves.] SCENE XIII. that would make his will Lord of his reason. peace. now 'tis time. and die. to course your flying flags And leave his navy gazing. [Exit EUPHRONIUS. Enobarbus? ENOBARBUS.] [To THYREUS. From thine invention. I shall. Alexandria. From Antony win Cleopatra. whose several ranges Frighted each other? why should he follow? The itch of his affection should not then Have nick'd his captainship. CLEOPATRA. Thyreus. ENOBARBUS. Despatch. Observe how Antony becomes his flaw. add more. What though you fled From that great face of war. CAESAR. offers: women are not In their best fortunes strong. Think. and IRAS. but want will perjure The ne'er-touch'd vestal: try thy cunning. THYREUS. Is Antony or we in fault for this? ENOBARBUS.79 Bring him through the bands. Promise. CLEOPATRA. Caesar. 'twas a shame no less Than was his loss.

. CLEOPATRA. Ourselves alone.] ATTENDANT. ANTONY. sword against sword. [Exeunt ANTONY and EUPHRONIUS. with EUPHRONIUS. To suffer all alike. Ay. legions. The queen shall then have courtesy.-To the boy Caesar send this grizzled head. And answer me declin'd. like enough high-battled Caesar will Unstate his happiness. and be stag'd to the show Against a sworder.--I see men's judgments are A parcel of their fortunes.] ANTONY. Knowing all measures. That head.] EUPHRONIUS. To him again: tell him he wears the rose Of youth upon him. whose ministers would prevail Under the service of a child as soon As i' the command of Caesar: I dare him therefore To lay his gay comparisons apart. May be a coward's. And he will fill thy wishes to the brim With principalities. from which the world should note Something particular: his coins. A messenger from Caesar. He says so. thou hast subdu'd His judgment too. so she Will yield us up. the full Caesar will Answer his emptiness!--Caesar. Yes. Let her know't. my lord. ANTONY. and things outward Do draw the inward quality after them. Is that his answer? EUPHRONIUS. I'll write it: follow me. [Enter an Attendant. my lord? ANTONY.80 [Enter ANTONY. EUPHRONIUS. ships. That he should dream.

and that is Caesar's. no more ceremony?--See. And earns a place i' the story. Caesar's will? THYREUS.--Admit him. ENOBARBUS. thou most renown'd: Caesar entreats Not to consider in what case thou stand'st Further than he is Caesar. CLEOPATRA.-Thus then. Go on: right royal. [Exit Attendant. What. CLEOPATRA. [Enter THYREUS. but as you fear'd him. THYREUS.] Mine honesty and I begin to square. CLEOPATRA. sir. THYREUS. He knows that you embrace not Antony As you did love. my women!-Against the blown rose may they stop their nose That kneel'd unto the buds.81 CLEOPATRA. So. So. our master Will leap to be his friend: for us. THYREUS. If Caesar please.] CLEOPATRA. as Caesar has. sir. are they friends to Antony.] ENOBARBUS. The loyalty well held to fools does make Our faith mere folly:--yet he that can endure To follow with allegiance a fallen lord Does conquer him that did his master conquer. Hear it apart. [Aside. haply. . Or needs not us. O! THYREUS. you know Whose he is we are. He needs as many. None but friends: say boldly.

. ENOBARBUS. THYREUS. No chance may shake it. But conquer'd merely. CLEOPATRA. It much would please him That of his fortunes you should make a staff To lean upon: but it would warm his spirits To hear from me you had left Antony. I will ask Antony. for Thy dearest quit thee. And put yourself under his shroud. Give me grace to lay My duty on your hand. CLEOPATRA. Most kind messenger. My name is Thyreus. when he hath mus'd of taking kingdoms in. [Exit. Shall I say to Caesar What you require of him? for he partly begs To be desir'd to give. therefore. If that the former dare but what it can.--Sir. from his all-obeying breath I hear The doom of Egypt. who is The universal landlord. and knows What is most right: mine honour was not yielded. and there to kneel: Tell him.] To be sure of that. Not as deserv'd.] THYREUS. He is a god. as constrained blemishes. 'Tis your noblest course. he Does pity. Wisdom and fortune combating together. Say to great Caesar this:--in deputation I kiss his conquring hand: tell him I am prompt To lay my crown at's feet. Bestow'd his lips on that unworthy place.82 The scars upon your honour. What's your name? THYREUS. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. Your Caesar's father Oft. sir. thou art so leaky That we must leave thee to thy sinking. [Aside.

Favours. Moon and stars! Whip him. Mark Antony. fellows. when I cried 'Ho!' Like boys unto a muss. 'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp Than with an old one dying. you kite!--Now.] You will be whipp'd. . and worthiest To have command obey'd. gods and devils! Authority melts from me: of late. ANTONY.] You were half blasted ere I knew you. Tug him away: being whipp'd.83 As it rain'd kisses. by Jove that thunders!-What art thou. Till like a boy you see him cringe his face.--what's her name Since she was Cleopatra?--Whip him. fellow? THYREUS. [Re-enter ANTONY and ENOBARBUS.-ANTONY. Approach there. [Aside. THYMUS. ANTONY. Bring him again. should I find them So saucy with the hand of she here. kings would start forth And cry 'Your will?' Have you no ears? I am Antony yet.--This Jack of Caesar's shall Bear us an errand to him.] ANTONY. ENOBARBUS. One that but performs The bidding of the fullest man.] Take hence this Jack and whip him. [Enter Attendants.--Ah.--Were't twenty of the greatest tributaries That do acknowledge Caesar. ENOBARBUS. And whine aloud for mercy: take him hence.--Ha! Have I my pillow left unpress'd in Rome.-[Exeunt Attendants with THYREUS.

is't come to this? ANTONY.-O misery on't!--the wise gods seal our eyes.84 Forborne the getting of a lawful race. . And say 'God quit you!' be familiar with My playfellow. this kingly seal And plighter of high hearts!--O that I were Upon the hill of Basan. Good my lord. CLEOPATRA. laugh at's while we strut To our confusion. you were a fragment Of Cneius Pompey's. In our own filth drop our clear judgments: make us Adore our errors. I found you as a morsel cold upon Dead Caesar's trencher. to outroar The horned herd! for I have savage cause. O. To let a fellow that will take rewards. my lord. Though you can guess what temperance should be. Soundly. Cried he? and begg'd he pardon? FIRST ATTENDANT. to be abus'd By one that looks on feeders? CLEOPATRA. You have been a boggler ever:-But when we in our viciousness grow hard. ANTONY. nay. your hand. CLEOPATRA. Unregist'red in vulgar fame. And by a gem of women. [Re-enter Attendants with THYREUS. And to proclaim it civilly were like A halter'd neck which does the hangman thank For being yare about him. besides what hotter hours. you have Luxuriously pick'd out:--for I am sure. Wherefore is this? ANTONY.-ANTONY.] Is he whipp'd? FIRST ATTENDANT. You know not what it is.

Cold-hearted toward me? CLEOPATRA. would you mingle eyes With one that ties his points? CLEOPATRA. that were my former guides. my enfranched bondman. Have you done yet? ANTONY. or torture. tell him he has Hipparchus. Have empty left their orbs. and be thou sorry To follow Caesar in his triumph.85 He did ask favour.] CLEOPATRA. If he mislike My speech and what is done. be gone. Alack. From my cold heart let heaven engender hail. for he seems Proud and disdainful.--Get thee back to Caesar. our terrene moon Is now eclips'd. And at this time most easy 'tis to do't. and it portends alone The fall of Antony! CLEOPATRA. And poison it in the source. whip. Shake thou to look on't. let him repent Thou wast not made his daughter. and shot their fires Into the abysm of hell. if I be so. Not know me yet? ANTONY. dear. To flatter Caesar. harping on what I am. to quit me: urge it thou: Hence with thy stripes. When my good stars. ANTONY. If that thy father live. Not what he knew I was: he makes me angry. or hang. ANTONY. since Thou hast been whipp'd for following him: henceforth The white hand of a lady fever thee. I must stay his time. and the first stone Drop in my neck: as it determines. so Dissolve my life! The next Caesarion smite! . [Exit THYREUS. Ah. As he shall like. Tell him thy entertainment: look thou say He makes me angry with him. whom He may at pleasure.

my heart?--Dost thou hear. threat'ning most sea-like. And send to darkness all that stop me. Together with my brave Egyptians all. lady? If from the field I shall return once more To kiss these lips. and fleet. men did ransom lives Of me for jests. That's my brave lord! ANTONY. The next time I do fight I'll make death love me. Where hast thou been. where I will oppose his fate. I will be treble-sinew'd. ANTONY. By the discandying of this pelleted storm. hearted. CLEOPATRA. Caesar sits down in Alexandria. I am satisfied. for I will contend Even with his pestilent scythe. once more Let's mock the midnight bell. fill our bowls. CLEOPATRA. It is my birthday.--Come on. but since my lord Is Antony again I will be Cleopatra. There's sap in't yet. . Lie graveless. And fight maliciously: for when mine hours Were nice and lucky.--Come. Call all his noble captains to my lord.] ENOBARBUS. [Exeunt all but ENOBARBUS. We will yet do well. but now I'll set my teeth. ANTONY. I had thought t'have held it poor. my queen. by degrees. I will appear in blood: I and my sword will earn our chronicle: There's hope in't yet.86 Till. Let's have one other gaudy night: call to me All my sad captains. breath'd.--till the flies and gnats of Nile Have buried them for prey! ANTONY. Our force by land Hath nobly held: our sever'd navy to Have knit again. CLEOPATRA. the memory of my womb. Do so. we'll speak to them: and to-night I'll force The wine peep through their scars.

IRAS. He calls me boy.] ANTONY. Enough to fetch him in. and I see still A diminution in our captain's brain Restores his heart: when valour preys on reason. MAECENAS.] SCENE II. Domitius? ENOBARBUS. He will not fight with me. And they have earn'd the waste. and in that mood The dove will peck the estridge. Caesar must think When one so great begins to rage. CHARMIAN. ALEXAS. CAESAR. Alexandria. my messenger He hath whip'd with rods.87 Now he'll outstare the lightning. A Room in the Palace. ANTONY. meantime Laugh at his challenge. but now Make boot of his distraction:--never anger Made good guard for itself.--Within our files there are Of those that serv'd Mark Antony but late. and others.] CAESAR. MAECENAS. SCENE I. CAESAR'S Camp at Alexandria. [Exit. Give him no breath. To be furious Is to be frighted out of fear. Let our best heads Know that to-morrow the last of many battles We mean to fight. No. ENOBARBUS. I will seek Some way to leave him. Why should he not? . [Enter CAESAR reading a letter. dares me to personal combat. Poor Antony! [Exeunt. See it done: And feast the army. and chides as he had power To beat me out of Egypt. and others. we have store to do't. CLEOPATRA. It eats the sword it fights with. Caesar to Antony:--let the old ruffian know I have many other ways to die. AGRIPPA. he's hunted Even to falling.] ACT IV. [Enter ANTONY.

] 'Tis one of those odd tricks which sorrow shoots Out of the mind.-Thou.] Give me thy hand.--you have serv'd me well.--and thou.--so hast thou. He thinks.-Call forth my household servants: let's to-night Be bounteous at our meal.] What does he mean? ENOBARBUS. He is twenty men to one. that I might do you service So good as you have done. ANTONY.--and thou. soldier. Woo't thou fight well? ENOBARBUS. my good fellows. CLEOPATRA.-[Enter Servants. The gods forbid! ANTONY. [Aside to ENOBARBUS. And kings have been your fellows. come on. And thou art honest too. or I will live. I wish I could be made so many men. . [Aside to CLEOPATRA. Well said. I'll strike. Thou has been rightly honest. ANTONY. being twenty times of better fortune. By sea and land I'll fight.' ANTONY.] What means this? ENOBARBUS. SERVANT. And suffer'd my command. and make as much of me As when mine empire was your fellow too. wait on me to-night: Scant not my cups. To-morrow. CLEOPATRA. and cry 'Take all. Or bathe my dying honour in the blood Shall make it live again.88 ENOBARBUS. And all of you clapp'd up together in An Antony. [Aside to ENOBARBUS. Well.

] SCENE III. For I spake to you for your comfort. What mean you. A mangled shadow: perchance to-morrow You'll serve another master. Good night to you. Heard you of nothing strange about the streets? FIRST SOLDIER. I hope well of to-morrow. I ask no more. stay till death: Tend me to-night two hours. ANTONY. come. Ho.] To make his followers weep.] FIRST SOLDIER. Brother. Before the Palace. if I meant it thus! Grace grow where those drops fall! My hearty friends. And the gods yield you for't! ENOBARBUS. What news? SECOND SOLDIER. I look on you As one that takes his leave. Let's to supper. Alexandria. You take me in too dolorous a sense. an ass. May be it is the period of your duty: Haply you shall not see me more. [Enter two Soldiers to their guard. To give them this discomfort? Look.89 [Aside to CLEOPATRA. but. ho. SECOND SOLDIER. ANTONY. am onion-ey'd: for shame. like a master Married to your good service. sir. [Exeunt. Tend me to-night. they weep. And I. Nothing. It will determine one way: fare you well. I turn you not away. ho! Now the witch take me. or if. Mine honest friends.--did desire you To burn this night with torches: know. and will lead you Where rather I'll expect victorious life Than death and honour. And drown consideration. FIRST SOLDIER. my hearts. good night: to-morrow is the day. Transform us not to women. . Belike 'tis but a rumour.

THIRD SOLDIER. Hark! FIRST SOLDIER. [Music as of hautboys under the stage. Peace. No. And you. sir. I say! What should this mean? SECOND SOLDIER.] FOURTH SOLDIER.90 Well.] FOURTH SOLDIER. THIRD SOLDIER. have careful watch. does it not? THIRD SOLDIER. FOURTH SOLDIER. 'Tis a brave army. List. whom Antony lov'd. Now leaves him. It signs well. THIRD SOLDIER. [Enter two other Soldiers. 'Tis the god Hercules. what noise? FIRST SOLDIER. Peace. Music i' the air. good night. Good night.] and if to-morrow Our navy thrive. FIRST SOLDIER. . [The first two place themselves at their posts. good night. And full of purpose. Here we: [The third and fourth take their posts. list! SECOND SOLDIER. I have an absolute hope Our landmen will stand up. Soldiers.] SECOND SOLDIER. Under the earth.

SOLDIERS. Walk. How now. CHARMIAN.--Come.] Come. CLEOPATRA. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter. 'Tis strange. A Room in the Palace. Eros! CLEOPATRA. Let's see how it will give off.-If fortune be not ours to-day. Eros! [Enter EROS with armour. Nay. [They advance to another post.91 FIRST SOLDIER.] Content. No.] ANTONY. Sleep a little. [Exeunt. Ay. masters! SOLDIERS.--Eros! Come.] SECOND SOLDIER. and others attending.] SCENE IV. mine armour. Alexandria. masters? do you hear? FIRST SOLDIER. Eros! mine armour. IRAS. [Speaking together. ANTONY. my chuck. [Enter ANTONY and CLEOPATRA. let's see if other watchmen Do hear what we do. is't not strange? THIRD SOLDIER.] How now! How now! Do you hear this? FIRST SOLDIER. What's this for? . [Speaking together. put mine iron on. it is Because we brave her. Do you hear. good fellow. I'll help too.

Good morrow. Well. my good fellow? Go put on thy defences.--Seest thou. and my queen's a squire More tight at this than thou: despatch. general. Ah. We shall thrive now. ANTONY.] Good-morrow to thee. ANTONY. let be! Thou art The armourer of my heart.] [Enter other Officers and Soldiers.-Thou fumblest. 'Tis well blown.-[Enter an Officer. CLEOPATRA. this. False. let be. OFFICER. Flourish of trumpets within. He that unbuckles this. CLEOPATRA. rarely. [Shout.--O love. A thousand. Eros. lads: . armed. I'll help: thus it must be. Is not this buckled well? ANTONY. and knew'st The royal occupation! Thou shouldst see A workman in't. la. ALL. Early though't be. shall hear a storm. sir. general. welcome: Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike charge: To business that we love we rise betime.--Good morrow. this. Rarely. And at the port expect you. till we do please To daff't for our repose.92 ANTONY. sir. That thou couldst see my wars to-day.] SECOND OFFICER. false. have on their riveted trim. well. Sooth. The morn is fair. And go to't with delight. EROS. Briefly.

-So. on. Hadst thou done so. [Trumpets sound within. dame.-Fare thee well. ANTONY. And worthy shameful check it were. begins betimes. I'll bring you to't.] SOLDIER. or from Caesar's camp Say 'I am none of thine. Please you.--but now--Well. well said. ANTONY'S camp near Alexandria. What say'st thou? . He goes forth gallantly. Enter ANTONY and EROS. Officers and Soldiers. and the soldier That has this morning left thee. Antony. The kings that have revolted.] This is a soldier's kiss: rebukeable. That he and Caesar might Determine this great war in single fight! Then. to stand On more mechanic compliment. Adieu. so. give me that: this way.] CHARMIAN. a SOLDIER meeting them. CLEOPATRA. whate'er becomes of me: [Kisses her. would have still Follow'd thy heels. Follow me close. Lead me. retire to your chamber. Would thou and those thy scars had once prevail'd To make me fight at land! SOLDIER.93 This morning.--You that will fight. Who. like the spirit of a youth That means to be of note. EROS. Who's gone this morning? SOLDIER. [Exeunt. The gods make this a happy day to Antony! ANTONY. He shall not hear thee. One ever near thee. come. Call for Enobarbus.] SCENE V. [Exeunt ANTONY. I'll leave thee Now like a man of steel.' ANTONY.

and begin the fight: Our will is Antony be took alive. write to him-I will subscribe. [Enter a Messenger. CAESAR. AGRIPPA.] MESSENGER.] SCENE VI. I shall. Agrippa.--O.--gentle adieus and greetings. Is he gone? SOLDIER. with DOLABELLA and ENOBARBUS. ANTONY. Eros. Enter AGRIPPA. his chests and treasure He has not with him. Antony Is come into the field. ANTONY. The time of universal peace is near: Prove this a prosperous day. CAESAR. Alexandria. I charge thee. . send his treasure after. [Flourish.] CAESAR. the three-nook'd world Shall bear the olive freely. Detain no jot. Make it so known. He is with Caesar. do it.] CAESAR. EROS. [Exeunt. Go. Go forth. Go charge Agrippa Plant those that have revolted in the van. despatch. Caesar. Sir. [Exit. CAESAR'S camp. my fortunes have Corrupted honest men!--Eros. Say that I wish he never find more cause To change a master. Sir. Most certain.94 SOLDIER.

. a swifter mean Shall outstrike thought: but thought will do't. [Exit. have entertainment. but No honourable trust. how wouldst thou have paid My better service. [Enter a SOLDIER of CAESAR'S. Alexas did revolt.95 That Antony may seem to spend his fury Upon himself. I am alone the villain of the earth. when my turpitude Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart: If swift thought break it not. there did dissuade Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar And leave his master Antony: for this pains Casaer hath hang'd him. [Exeunt CAESAR and his Train.] SOLDIER. I must attend mine office. Enobarbus. Antony Hath after thee sent all thy treasure. ENOBARBUS. Or would have done't myself. O Antony.] ENOBARBUS. I give it you. with His bounty overplus: the messenger Came on my guard. Your emperor Continues still a Jove. [Exit. And feel I am so most. Thou mine of bounty. and at thy tent is now Unloading of his mules. Of which I do accuse myself so sorely That I will joy no more. Enobarbus. I fight against thee!--No: I will go seek Some ditch wherein to die.] ENOBARBUS. the foul'st best fits My latter part of life. SOLDIER. I tell you true: best you saf'd the bringer Out of the host. I feel. Canidius and the rest That fell away.] SCENE VII. I have done ill. Field of battle between the Camps. Mock not. and went to Jewry on Affairs of Antony.

SCARUS. ANTONY.] SCENE VIII. SCARUS. ANTONY. [Exeunt. sir. Enter ANTONY. Come thee on. SCARUS. and tenfold For thy good valour. this is fought indeed! Had we done so at first. But now 'tis made an H. as we take hares. Enter AGRIPPA and others. Let us score their backs And snatch 'em up. and our oppression Exceeds what we expected. They do retire. [Enter EROS. O my brave emperor. ANTONY. Under the Walls of Alexandria. [Exeunt.] [Alarum. we had driven them home With clouts about their heads. Drums and trumpets. I had a wound here that was like a T.96 [Alarum. We'll beat'em into bench-holes: I have yet Room for six scotches more. behind: 'Tis sport to maul a runner. . I'll halt after. and SCARUS wounded. They are beaten. and our advantage serves For a fair victory.] SCARUS. Thou bleed'st apace. I will reward thee Once for thy sprightly comfort. we have engag'd ourselves too far: Caesar himself has work.] EROS. Retire.] AGRIPPA. SCARUS.

Behold this man. and there Ride on the pants triumphing. We have beat him to his camp. CLEOPATRA. attire and all. Lord of lords! O infinite virtue. CLEOPATRA. but as't had been Each man's like mine. and have fought Not as you serv'd the cause. it was a king's. . attended. Run one before And let the queen know of our gests. your friends. I thank you all. O thou day o' the world. [Enter CLEOPATRA.--Trumpeters. we'll spill the blood That has to-day escap'd. were it carbuncled Like holy Phoebus' car. girl! though grey Do something mingle with our younger brown. Enter ANTONY. my warrior: he hath fought to-day As if a god. Commend unto his lips thy favouring hand. leap thou. Chain mine arm'd neck. Enter the city. What. in hate of mankind. com'st thou smiling from The world's great snare uncaught? ANTONY. we all would sup together.--Give me thy hand: Through Alexandria make a jolly march. For doughty-handed are you. yet ha' we A brain that nourishes our nerves. whilst they with joyful tears Wash the congealment from your wounds and kiss The honour'd gashes whole. Make her thanks bless thee. and can Get goal for goal of youth.--[To SCARUS. you have shown all Hectors. Tell them your feats. had Destroyed in such a shape. SCARUS and Forces. Bear our hack'd targets like the men that owe them: Had our great palace the capacity To camp this host.--To-morrow.97 [Alarum. And drink carouses to the next day's fate.] ANTONY. Which promises royal peril. Before the sun shall see us. friend. He has deserv'd it. Through proof of harness to my heart.] Give me thy hand. We have beat them to their beds. marching.-Kiss it. Mine nightingale.] To this great fairy I'll commend thy acts. An armour all of gold. ANTONY. I'll give thee. clip your wives.

night. O.98 With brazen din blast you the city's ear. Stand close and list him. This last day was A shrewd one to's. and they say we shall embattle By the second hour i' the morn. CAESAR'S camp. [Enter ENOBARBUS. being dried with grief. Peace! Hark further. The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me. will break to powder.] FIRST SOLDIER. When men revolted shall upon record Bear hateful memory. That life. [Exeunt. That heaven and earth may strike their sounds together. O thou blessed moon. Be witness to me.] ENOBARBUS. SECOND SOLDIER. a very rebel to my will. . O sovereign mistress of true melancholy. We must return to thecourt of guard: the night Is shiny. bear me witness. What man is this? SECOND SOLDIER. ENOBARBUS. If we be not reliev'd within this hour.-THIRD SOLDIER. poor Enobarbus did Before thy face repent!-FIRST SOLDIER. ENOBARBUS.] SCENE IX. Enobarbus! THIRD SOLDIER. Which. Make mingle with our rattling tabourines. [Sentinels at their Post. May hang no longer on me: throw my heart Against the flint and hardness of my fault. Applauding our approach.

99 And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony, Nobler than my revolt is infamous, Forgive me in thine own particular; But let the world rank me in register A master-leaver and a fugitive: O Antony! O Antony! [Dies.] SECOND SOLDIER. Let's speak to him. FIRST SOLDIER. Let's hear him, for the things he speaks May concern Caesar. THIRD SOLDIER. Let's do so. But he sleeps. FIRST SOLDIER. Swoons rather; for so bad a prayer as his Was never yet fore sleep. SECOND SOLDIER. Go we to him. THIRD SOLDIER. Awake, sir, awake; speak to us. SECOND SOLDIER. Hear you, sir? FIRST SOLDIER. The hand of death hath raught him. [Drums afar off.] Hark! the drums Do merrily wake the sleepers. Let us bear him To the court of guard; he is of note: our hour Is fully out. THIRD SOLDIER. Come on, then; He may recover yet. [Exeunt with the body.] SCENE X. Ground between the two Camps. [Enter ANTONY and SCARUS, with Forces, marching.]

100 ANTONY. Their preparation is to-day by sea; We please them not by land. SCARUS. For both, my lord. ANTONY. I would they'd fight i' the fire or i' the air; We'd fight there too. But this it is; our foot Upon the hills adjoining to the city Shall stay with us:--order for sea is given; They have put forth the haven:--forward now, Where their appointment we may best discover, And look on their endeavour. [Exeunt.] SCENE XI. Another part of the Ground. [Enter CAESAR with his Forces, marching.] CAESAR. But being charg'd, 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. [Exeunt.] SCENE XII. Another part of the Ground. [Enter ANTONY and SCARUS.] ANTONY. Yet they are not join'd: where yond pine does stand I shall discover all: I'll bring thee word Straight how 'tis like to go. [Exit.] SCARUS. Swallows have built In Cleopatra's sails their nests: the augurers Say they know not,--they cannot tell;--look grimly, And dare not speak their knowledge. Antony Is valiant and dejected; and, by starts, His fretted fortunes give him hope and fear Of what he has and has not. [Alarum afar off, as at a sea-fight.]

101 [Re-enter ANTONY.] ANTONY. All is lost; This foul Egyptian hath betrayed me: My fleet hath yielded to the foe; and yonder They cast their caps up, and carouse together Like friends long lost.--Triple-turn'd whore! 'tis thou Hast sold me to this novice; and my heart Makes only wars on thee.--Bid them all fly; For when I am reveng'd upon my charm, I have done all.--Bid them all fly; begone. [Exit SCARUS.] O sun, thy uprise shall I see no more: Fortune and Antony part here; even here Do we shake hands.--All come to this!--The hearts That spaniel'd me at heels, to whom I gave Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets On blossoming Caesar; and this pine is bark'd That overtopp'd them all. Betray'd I am: O this false soul of Egypt! this grave charm, Whose eye beck'd forth my wars and call'd them home; Whose bosom was my crownet, my chief end,-Like a right gypsy, hath, at fast and loose, Beguil'd me to the very heart of loss.-What, Eros, Eros! [Enter CLEOPATRA.] Ah, thou spell! Avaunt! CLEOPATRA. Why is my lord enrag'd against his love? ANTONY. Vanish, or I shall give thee thy deserving, And blemish Caesar's triumph. Let him take thee And hoist thee up to the shouting plebeians: Follow his chariot, like the greatest spot Of all thy sex; most monster-like, be shown For poor'st diminutives, for doits; and let Patient Octavia plough thy visage up With her prepared nails. [Exit CLEOPATRA.] 'Tis well thou'rt gone, If it be well to live; but better 'twere Thou fell'st into my fury, for one death Might have prevented many.--Eros, ho!--

And word it. The soul and body rive not more in parting Than greatness going off. To the monument!-Mardian. and send him word you are dead. CLEOPATRA. he is more mad Than Telamon for his shield. IRAS. Mardian. Help me. thou mine ancestor. . CHARMIAN. or blue promontory With trees upon't. and MARDIAN. Ay. a pendant rock.] SCENE XIV. Eros. noble lord. And with those hands that grasp'd the heaviest club Subdue my worthiest self. And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs.] SCENE XIII.] ANTONY. Alexandria. Another Room. To the monument! There lock yourself.102 The shirt of Nessus is upon me: teach me. and I fall Under this plot:--she dies for't. [Enter ANTONY and EROS. go tell him I have slain myself. that nod unto the world.--Eros. A Room in the Palace. thou yet behold'st me? EROS. ANTONY. Alcides. A tower'd citadel. Say that the last I spoke was 'Antony'.] CLEOPATRA. thy rage: Let me lodge Lichas on the horns o' the moon. A vapour sometime like a bear or lion. The witch shall die: To the young Roman boy she hath sold me.-To the monument! [Exeunt. the boar of Thessaly Was never so emboss'd. CHARMIAN. Alexandria. my women! O. ho! [Exit. [Enter CLEOPATRA. Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish. A forked mountain. piteously: hence. And bring me how he takes my death. pr'ythee.

ANTONY. even with a thought The rack dislimns. has Pack'd cards with Caesar. had annex'd unto't A million moe. Ay. Hence.-[Enter MARDIAN. And that she has discharg'd: what thou wouldst do Is done unto thy hand: the last she spake Was 'Antony! most noble Antony!' Then in the midst a tearing groan did break The name of Antony. Eros.--she. Thy name so buried in her.103 They are black vesper's pageants. It does. for she had mine. EROS. whilst it was mine. and false-play'd my glory Unto an enemy's triumph. MARDIAN. That which is now a horse. Death of one person can be paid but once. EROS. and the queen. saucy eunuch. ANTONY. Yet cannot hold this visible shape. My good knave Eros. Which. now thy captain is Even such a body: here I am Antony. now lost. thy vile lady! She has robb'd me of my sword. No. As water is in water.-Nay. and shall die the death. my lord. there is left us Ourselves to end ourselves. Dead then? .-Whose heart I thought I had. peace! She hath betray'd me. weep not. My mistress lov'd thee.] O. Antony. ANTONY. gentle Eros. ANTONY. it was divided Between her heart and lips: she render'd life. I made these wars for Egypt. and makes it indistinct. MARDIAN. my knave. my lord. and her fortunes mingled With thine entirely.

--That thou depart'st hence safe Does pay thy labour richly. Eros. Dead. I. on my command. And we must sleep. and Weep for my pardon. So it must be.--Bruised pieces. for now All length is torture.--Since the torch is out. the time is come: Thou strik'st not me. once be stronger than thy continent.--Come.-No more a soldier. the long day's task is done. my sides! Heart. O. And all the haunt be ours. 'tis Caesar thou defeat'st. very force entangles Itself with strength: seal then.] Off. go. and o'er green Neptune's back With ships made cities. . less noble mind Than she which by her death our Caesar tells 'I am conqueror of myself. my queen. apace. Thou then wouldst kill me: do't. Eros.] EROS.' Thou art sworn. Since Cleopatra died. cleave. and stray no further:--now all labour Mars what it does.--From me awhile. and all is done. pluck off.-The sevenfold shield of Ajax cannot keep The battery from my heart. I have liv'd in such dishonour that the gods Detest my baseness. Lie down. Eros. Eros. yea.--which now Is come indeed--when I should see behind me The inevitable prosecution of Disgrace and horror.] I will o'ertake thee. And with our sprightly port make the ghosts gaze: Dido and her Aeneas shall want troops. That.-[Exit EROS. [Exit MARDIAN. Cleopatra.-Eros!--I come. we'll hand in hand. condemn myself to lack The courage of a woman. Crack thy frail case!--Apace. Unarm. that with my sword Quarter'd the world. ANTONY. when the exigent should come.--Eros!--stay for me: Where souls do couch on flowers. that. go. You have been nobly borne.104 MARDIAN. Eros! [Re-enter EROS. What would my lord? ANTONY.

Eros. I would not see't. branded His baseness that ensued? EROS. lost aim and could not? ANTONY. ANTONY. sir. and come. My dear master. swor'st thou not then To do this when I bade thee? Do it at once. My sword is drawn. Wherein the worship of the whole world lies. his face subdu'd To penetrative shame. Draw. bending down His corrigible neck. Wouldst thou be window'd in great Rome and see Thy master thus with pleach'd arms. Lo thee! [Turning from him. O. whilst the wheel'd seat Of fortunate Caesar.105 Put colour in thy cheek. Draw that thy honest sword. ANTONY. The gods withhold me! Shall I do that which all the Parthian darts. Turn from me then that noble countenance. Or thy precedent services are all But accidents unpurpos'd. ANTONY. EROS. for with a wound I must be cur'd. pardon me! ANTONY. . then. Then let it do at once The thing why thou hast drawn it. EROS. Though enemy. My captain and my emperor. EROS. let me say. When I did make thee free. Come. EROS. drawn before him.] EROS. which thou hast worn Most useful for thy country.

Let him that loves me. Alas. great chief. SECOND GUARD. despatch me! [Enter DERCETAS and a guard. Eros.] FIRST GUARD. farewell.--and farewell. and woe! ANTONY.106 Before I strike this bloody stroke. friends: O. Thrice nobler than myself! Thou teachest me. The star is fallen. What's the noise? ANTONY.] I learn'd of thee. EROS. FIRST GUARD. what I should. [Dies. And time is at his period. EROS. Farewell. by their brave instruction. 'Tis said. Shall I strike now? ANTONY. O valiant Eros. My queen and Eros Have. Thy master dies thy scholar: to do thus [Falling on his sword. man. got upon me A nobleness in record: but I will be A bridegroom in my death. . then. there then [falls on his sword]!--thus do I escape the sorrow Of Antony's death. and run into't As to a lover's bed. ANTONY. Why. Come. and.] ANTONY. I have done my work ill. Now. Eros. strike me dead. and thou couldst not. ho!--O. make an end Of what I have begun. ALL. How? not dead? not dead?-The guard.

107 FIRST GUARD. Not I. SECOND GUARD. Nor I. THIRD GUARD. Nor any one. [Exeunt guard.] DERCETAS. Thy death and fortunes bid thy followers fly. This sword but shown to Caesar, with this tidings, Shall enter me with him. [Enter DIOMEDES.] DIOMEDES. Where's Antony? DERCETAS. There, Diomed, there. DIOMEDES. Lives he? Wilt thou not answer, man? [Exit DERCETAS.] ANTONY. Art thou there, Diomed? Draw thy sword and give me Sufficing strokes for death. DIOMEDES. Most absolute lord, My mistress Cleopatra sent me to thee. ANTONY. When did she send thee? DIOMEDES. Now, my lord. ANTONY. Where is she? DIOMEDES. Lock'd in her monument. She had a prophesying fear Of what hath come to pass: for when she saw,-Which never shall be found,--you did suspect She had dispos'd with Caesar, and that your rage

108 Would not be purg'd, she sent you word she was dead; But, fearing since how it might work, hath sent Me to proclaim the truth; and I am come, I dread, too late. ANTONY. Too late, good Diomed.--Call my guard, I pr'ythee. DIOMEDES. What, ho! the emperor's guard! The guard, what ho! Come, your lord calls! [Enter some of the Guard.] ANTONY. Bear me, good friends, where Cleopatra bides; 'Tis the last service that I shall command you. FIRST GUARD. Woe, woe are we, sir, you may not live to wear All your true followers out. ALL. Most heavy day! ANTONY. Nay, good my fellows, do not please sharp fate To grace it with your sorrows: bid that welcome Which comes to punish us, and we punish it, Seeming to bear it lightly. Take me up: I have led you oft: carry me now, good friends, And have my thanks for all. [Exeunt, bearing ANTONY.] SCENE XV. Alexandria. A monument. [Enter, above, CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN and IRAS.] CLEOPATRA. O Charmian, I will never go from hence! CHARMIAN. Be comforted, dear madam. CLEOPATRA. No, I will not: All strange and terrible events are welcome, But comforts we despise; our size of sorrow, Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great As that which makes it.--

109 [Enter, below, DIOMEDES.] How now! is he dead? DIOMEDES. His death's upon him, but not dead. Look out o' the other side your monument; His guard have brought him thither. [Enter, below, ANTONY, borne by the Guard.] CLEOPATRA. O sun, Burn the great sphere thou mov'st in!--darkling stand The varying shore o' theworld.--O Antony, Antony, Antony!--Help, Charmian; help, Iras, help,-Help, friends below;--let's draw him hither. ANTONY. Peace! Not Caesar's valour hath o'erthrown Antony, But Antony's hath triumph'd on itself. CLEOPATRA. So it should be, that none but Antony Should conquer Antony; but woe 'tis so! ANTONY. I am dying, Egypt, dying; only I here importune death awhile, until Of many thousand kisses the poor last I lay upon thy lips. CLEOPATRA. I dare not, dear,-Dear my lord, pardon,--I dare not, Lest I be taken: not the imperious show Of the full-fortun'd Caesar ever shall Be brooch'd with me; if knife, drugs, serpents, have Edge, sting, or operation, I am safe; Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour Demuring upon me.--But come, come, Antony,-Help me, my women,--we must draw thee up; Assist, good friends. ANTONY. O, quick, or I am gone. CLEOPATRA. Here's sport indeed!--How heavy weighs my lord! Our strength is all gone into heaviness;

ANTONY. Provok'd by my offence. let me speak.--O! CLEOPATRA. Not cowardly put off my helmet to My countryman. The noblest. No. ALL. hear me: None about Caesar trust but Proculeius. CLEOPATRA. sweet queen: Of Caesar seek your honour. dying: Give me some wine. with your safety.--O come. woo't die? Hast thou no care of me? shall I abide . the greatest prince o' the world. None about Caesar. a Roman by a Roman Valiantly vanquish'd.] And welcome. ANTONY. and let me rail so high That the false huswife Fortune break her wheel. I am dying. and do now not basely die. welcome! die where thou hast liv'd: Quicken with kissing: had my lips that power. A heavy sight! ANTONY. [They draw ANTONY up. Noblest of men. and let me speak a little. One word. Gentle. My resolution and my hands I'll trust. And set thee by Jove's side. Yet come a little. CLEOPATRA. The strong-wing'd Mercury should fetch thee up.-Wishers were ever fools. Now my spirit is going: I can no more. ANTONY. CLEOPATRA.110 That makes the weight: had I great Juno's power. Egypt. Thus would I wear them out. come. The miserable change now at my end Lament nor sorrow at: but please your thoughts In feeding them with those my former fortunes Wherein I liv'd. They do not go together.

how now. Peace. Lady!-IRAS. No more but e'en a woman. what's noble. Charmian! My noble girls!--Ah. take heart:-We'll bury him. Iras! CLEOPATRA. The soldier's pole is fallen: young boys and girls Are level now with men: the odds is gone. and commanded By such poor passion as the maid that milks And does the meanest chares. O. CHARMIAN. which in thy absence is No better than a sty?--O. All's but naught. Let's do it after the high Roman fashion.--It were for me To throw my sceptre at the injurious gods. [Faints. Come. Royal Egypt. our sovereign. wither'd is the garland of the war.] The crown o' the earth doth melt. Our lamp is spent. madam!-IRAS. And there is nothing left remarkable Beneath the visiting moon.--My lord!-O. peace. look. Patience is sottish. Madam!-CHARMIAN. women. and impatience does Become a dog that's mad: then is it sin To rush into the secret house of death Ere death dare come to us?--How do you. see. To tell them that this world did equal theirs Till they had stol'n our jewel. and then. madam. O madam.] CHARMIAN. And make death proud to take us.-CHARMIAN.111 In this dull world. women? What. quietness. my women. what! good cheer! Why. lady! IRAS. women. Empress. it's out!--Good sirs. She is dead too. what's brave. [Antony dies. away: .

and the briefest end. Dolabella. [Enter CAESAR.] CAESAR. O Caesar. And citizens to their dens. tell him he mocks The pauses that he makes. Being so frustrate.] [Enter DERCETAS with the sword of ANTONY. What is't thou say'st? DERCETAS. if thou pleasest not.] CAESAR. who best was worthy Best to be serv'd: whilst he stood up and spoke. Caesar. Mark Antony I serv'd. PROCULEIUS. I am call'd Dercetas. I say.112 This case of that huge spirit now is cold: Ah. Go to him. SCENE I. The breaking of so great a thing should make A greater crack: the round world Should have shook lions into civil streets. women!--Come. If thou please To take me to thee. we have no friend But resolution. Wherefore is that? And what art thou that dar'st Appear thus to us? DERCETAS. I yield thee up my life. . bid him yield. I shall. and Others.] ACT V. DOLABELLA. CAESAR. The death of Antony Is not a single doom. CAESAR'S Camp before Alexandria. women. [Exeunt. MAECENAS. those above bearing off ANTONY'S body. AGRIPPA. Antony is dead. CAESAR. He was my master. [Exit. in the name lay A moiety of the world. DOLABELLA. as I was to him I'll be to Caesar. and I wore my life To spend upon his haters. GALLUS.

O Antony! I have follow'd thee to this!--But we do lance Diseases in our bodies: I must perforce Have shown to thee such a declining day Or look on thine. Caesar is touch'd. Friend and companion in the front of war. my competitor In top of all design. But you. good friends. my mate in empire. The arm of mine own body. but that self hand Which writ his honour in the acts it did Hath. MAECENAS.-But I will tell you at some meeter season. Caesar. with the courage which the heart did lend it. Splitted the heart. He needs must see himself. A rarer spirit never Did steer humanity. gods. CAESAR. Nor by a hired knife. Not by a public minister of justice. I robb'd his wound of it. That thou. Look you sad.] . He is dead. MAECENAS. but it is tidings To wash the eyes of kings.113 DERCETAS. With tears as sovereign as the blood of hearts. AGRIPPA.--This is his sword. my brother. and the heart Where mine his thoughts did kindle. [Enter a Messenger.--that our stars.--Hear me. When such a spacious mirror's set before him. AGRIPPA. will give us Some faults to make us men. CAESAR. friends? The gods rebuke me. And strange it is That nature must compel us to lament Our most persisted deeds. we could not stall together In the whole world: but yet let me lament. behold it stain'd With his most noble blood. His taints and honours Weigh'd equal with him. should divide Our equalness to this. Unreconciliable.

Go and say We purpose her no shame: give her what comforts The quality of her passion shall require Lest.--Whence are you? MESSENGER. The queen. her monument. where you shall see How hardly I was drawn into this war. Proculeius. CAESAR. And how you find her. And with your speediest bring us what she says. Confin'd in all she has. for I remember now How he's employ'd. Of thy intents desires instruction. So the gods preserve thee! [Exit. Go with me to my tent.] CAESAR. in her greatness. Come hither. A poor Egyptian yet. my mistress.] CAESAR. MESSENGER. [Exit. Dolabella! CAESAR. That she preparedly may frame herself To the way she's forc'd to. to second Proculeius? ALL. by some of ours. How honourable and how kindly we Determine for her. I shall. . Gallus. he shall in time be ready. PROCULEIUS. We'll hear him what he says. by some mortal stroke She do defeat us.-[Exit GALLUS.114 The business of this man looks out of him. Bid her have good heart: She soon shall know of us. for her life in Rome Would be eternal in our triumph: go. go you along. for Caesar cannot learn To be ungentle. Caesar.] Where's Dolabella. Let him alone.

bade me trust you. must No less beg than a kingdom: if he please To give me conquer'd Egypt for my son.] PROCULEIUS. and you shall find .] CLEOPATRA. to the gates of the Monument. GALLUS. And bids thee study on what fair demands Thou mean'st to have him grant thee. [Exeunt. That have no use for trusting. Who is so full of grace that it flows over On all that need: let me report to him Your sweet dependency. 'Tis paltry to be Caesar. A minister of her will: and it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds. he's but Fortune's knave. and IRAS. Which shackles accidents and bolts up change. to keep decorum. What's thy name? PROCULEIUS. My desolation does begin to make A better life. CLEOPATRA. [Enter. The beggar's nurse and Caesar's. fear nothing: Make your full reference freely to my lord. If your master Would have a queen his beggar. and never palates more the dug. but I do not greatly care to be deceiv'd. CHARMIAN. A Room in the Monument. Antony Did tell me of you. My name is Proculeius. CLEOPATRA. you must tell him That majesty. You are fallen into a princely hand.115 How calm and gentle I proceeded still In all my writings: go with me. PROCULEIUS. Not being Fortune.] SCENE II. PROCULEIUS. Which sleeps. Alexandria. Caesar sends greetings to the queen of Egypt. [Enter CLEOPATRA. Be of good cheer. and Soldiers. He gives me so much of mine own as I Will kneel to him with thanks. and see What I can show in this.

quick. having ascended. That rids our dogs of languish? PROCULEIUS. and the Guear. Cleopatra. but not betray'd. Pray you. Have comfort. What. worthy lady. You see how easily she may be surpris'd: [Here PROCULEIUS and two of the Guard ascend the Monument by a ladder placed against a window.] [To PROCULEIUS. of death too. good hands. come behind CLEOPATRA. [Seizes and disarms her.] Guard her till Caesar come. and. CLEOPATRA.116 A conqueror that will pray in aid for kindness Where he for grace is kneel'd to. hold. Some of the Guard unbar and open the gates.] Do not yourself such wrong. Quick. [Exit. who are in this Reliev'd. Do not abuse my master's bounty by Theundoing of yourself: let the world see . Royal queen! CHARMIAN.] IRAS. O Cleopatra! thou art taken. [Drawing a dagger. I hourly learn A doctrine of obedience. tell him I am his fortune's vassal and I send him The greatness he has got. CLEOPATRA. dear lady. GALLUS. for I know your plight is pitied Of him that caus'd it.] PROCULEIUS. This I'll report. and would gladly Look him i' the face. Hold. queen! CLEOPATRA. PROCULEIUS.

Proculeius. Do Caesar what he can. that I Will not wait pinion'd at your master's court. Say I would die. [Enter DOLABELLA.] To Caesar I will speak what you shall please. And hang me up in chains! PROCULEIUS. lady! CLEOPATRA. and take a queen Worth many babes and beggars! PROCULEIUS. I'll take her to my guard. Shall they hoist me up. come. I'll not drink. and let the water-flies Blow me into abhorring! rather make My country's high pyramides my gibbet. Where art thou.-[To CLEOPATRA. Most noble empress. What thou hast done thy master Caesar knows. And he hath sent for thee: as for the queen. If you'll employ me to him. You do extend These thoughts of horror further than you shall Find cause in Caesar.117 His nobleness well acted. Know. CLEOPATRA. Dolabella. come! Come. you have heard of me? . [Exeunt PROCULEIUS and Soldiers.] DOLABELLA. Sir. death? Come hither. So. It shall content me best: be gentle to her. I'll not sleep neither: this mortal house I'll ruin. CLEOPATRA. If idle talk will once be accessary. temperance. sir. Nor once be chastis'd with the sober eye Of dull Octavia.] DOLABELLA. And show me to the shouting varletry Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt Be gentle grave unto me! rather on Nilus' mud Lay me stark-nak'd. I will eat no meat. O. which your death Will never let come forth. PROCULEIUS. sir.

I understand not. DOLABELLA. his rear'd arm Crested the world: his voice was propertied As all the tuned spheres. and lighted The little O. Most sovereign creature. His legs bestrid the ocean. You laugh when boys or women tell their dreams. He was as rattling thunder. they show'd his back above The element they liv'd in: in his livery Walk'd crowns and crownets. Is't not your trick? DOLABELLA. No matter. what I have heard or known. Think you there was or might be such a man As this I dream'd of? DOLABELLA. I cannot tell. realms and islands were As plates dropp'd from his pocket. But when he meant to quail and shake the orb. DOLABELLA. that I might see But such another man! DOLABELLA. and that to friends.-CLEOPATRA. the earth. no. Cleopatra. and therein stuck A sun and moon.118 CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. . Gentle madam. such another sleep. If it might please you. For his bounty. which kept their course.-CLEOPATRA. an autumn 'twas That grew the more by reaping: his delights Were dolphin-like. CLEOPATRA. I dream'd there was an Emperor Antony:-O. madam. sir. His face was as the heavens. Assuredly you know me.-CLEOPATRA. There was no winter in't. DOLABELLA.

Your loss is.] CAESAR. GALLUS. [CLEOPATRA kneels. he will. or ever were.] [Within. one such. Hear me. . It is the emperor. But if there be. I know it. great. Which is the queen of Egypt? DOLABELLA. By the rebound of yours. good madam. then. Madam.--Caesar! [Enter CAESAR. and Attendants. in triumph? DOLABELLA. [Flourish within. Condemning shadows quite. SELEUCUS. sir. DOLABELLA.119 CLEOPATRA. You lie. Nay. I thank you. sir.] CAESAR. He'll lead me. madam. a grief that smites My very heart at root. as yourself. CLEOPATRA. and you bear it As answering to the weight: would I might never O'ertake pursu'd success. pray you. MAECENAS.-CLEOPATRA. Though he be honourable.-DOLABELLA. I am loath to tell you what I would you knew. CLEOPATRA. Know you what Caesar means to do with me? DOLABELLA. PROCULEIUS. It's past the size of dreaming: nature wants stuff To vie strange forms with fancy: yet to imagine An Antony were nature's piece 'gainst fancy. but I do feel. up to the hearing of the gods.] Make way there.

Take to you no hard thoughts. my master and my lord I must obey. I cannot project mine own cause so well To make it clear: but do confess I have Been laden with like frailties which before Have often sham'd our sex. by taking Antony's course. CAESAR. plate. CAESAR. you shall bereave yourself Of my good purposes. rise.--Where's Seleucus? SELEUCUS.-Which towards you are most gentle. CLEOPATRA. the gods Will have it thus. I am possess'd of: 'tis exactly valued. CLEOPATRA. I'll take my leave. CAESAR. shall Hang in what place you please. Upon his peril. rise. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. Your scutcheons and your signs of conquest. and we. madam. CLEOPATRA. my lord. This is the brief of money. Sir. that I have reserv'd . You shall advise me in all for Cleopatra. Here. know We will extenuate rather than enforce: If you apply yourself to our intents. and jewels. If thereon you rely. Cleopatra. Though written in our flesh. Not petty things admitted. The record of what injuries you did us. but if you seek To lay on me a cruelty. through all the world: 'tis yours. we shall remember As things but done by chance. Egypt.120 Arise. my good lord. And may. Here. This is my treasurer: let him speak. and put your children To that destruction which I'll guard them from. Sole sir o' the world. you shall not kneel:-I pray you.--you shall find A benefit in this change.

goest thou back? thou shalt Go back. should we shift estates. Speak the truth.121 To myself nothing. what a wounding shame is this. CLEOPATRA. Cleopatra. CAESAR. I had rather seal my lips than to my peril Speak that which is not. Nay. Or I shall show the cinders of my spirits Through theashes of my chance.-That thou vouchsafing here to visit me. to induce Their mediation. See. Immoment toys. of no more trust Than love that's hir'd!--What. yours would be mine. that mine own servant should Parcel the sum of my disgraces by Addition of his envy! Say. Seleucus. Thou wouldst have mercy on me. behold. blush not. CLEOPATRA.] Pr'ythee go hence. How pomp is follow'd! Mine will now be yours. What have I kept back? SELEUCUS. Doing the honour of thy lordliness To one so meek. [To SELEUCUS. That I some lady trifles have reserv'd. let us entreat you.--Wert thou a man. The ingratitude of this Seleucus does Even make me wild: O slave. soulless villain. dog! O rarely base! CAESAR. . And. CAESAR.--must I be unfolded With one that I have bred? The gods! It smites me Beneath the fall I have. SELEUCUS. Madam. Enough to purchase what you have made known. CLEOPATRA. I approve Your wisdom in the deed. O Caesar. good Caesar. Caesar! O. slave. but I'll catch thine eyes Though they had wings. I warrant thee. things of such dignity As we greet modern friends withal. Some nobler token I have kept apart For Livia and Octavia. and say. Good queen.

He words me. Exeunt CAESAR and his Train. My master and my lord! CAESAR. [Re-enter DOLABELLA. and when we fall We answer others' merits in our name. the greatest. Cleopatra. Adieu. Madam. Seleucus. dear queen.] IRAS.] DOLABELLA. CAESAR. CLEOPATRA.] CLEOPATRA. Finish. Charmian! [Whispers CHARMIAN. Go put it to the haste. CHARMIAN. and it is provided. good lady.] CLEOPATRA. Make not your thoughts your prisons: no. And we are for the dark. [Flourish. the bright day is done. are misthought For things that others do. Bestow it at your pleasure. he words me. to make prize with you Of things that merchants sold. Therefore be cheer'd. and so. Are therefore to be pitied. Put we i' the roll of conquest: still be't yours. Not what you have reserv'd. I will. adieu. [Exit SELEUCUS. CLEOPATRA. girls. Feed and sleep: Our care and pity is so much upon you That we remain your friend. nor what acknowledg'd. that I should not Be noble to myself: but hark thee. Hie thee again: I have spoke already. For we intend so to dispose you as Yourself shall give us counsel. Be it known that we.122 Forbear. . and believe Caesar's no merchant. Not so.

and I shall see Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness I' the posture of a whore. Behold. IRAS. and present Our Alexandrian revels. in their thick breaths. [Exit. With greasy aprons. 'tis most certain. and hammers. Iras. Which my love makes religion to obey. shall be shown In Rome as well as I: mechanic slaves. Madam. what think'st thou? Thou. and within three days You with your children will he send before: Make your best use of this: I have perform'd Your pleasure and my promise. And forc'd to drink their vapour. CLEOPATRA. Dolabella. sir. shall we be enclouded.123 Where's the queen? CHARMIAN. Iras:--saucy lictors Will catch at us like strumpets.] Now. DOLABELLA. good queen. Antony Shall be brought drunken forth. and thanks. I tell you this: Caesar through Syria Intends his journey. rules.] CLEOPATRA. Farewell. as thereto sworn by your command. Nay. Dolabella! DOLABELLA. Rank of gross diet. I must attend on Caesar. . I your servant. shall Uplift us to the view. CLEOPATRA. I shall remain your debtor. [Exit DOLABELLA. an Egyptian puppet. Adieu. and scald rhymers Ballad us out o' tune: the quick comedians Extemporally will stage us. The gods forbid! CLEOPATRA.

like a queen.] GUARD. Let him come in. I'll give thee leave To play till doomsday. that's certain. that's the way To fool their preparation and to conquer Their most absurd intents.--Go fetch My best attires.] What poor an instrument May do a noble deed! he brings me liberty. we'll despatch indeed. [Re-enter Guard. Iras.] Wherefore's this noise? [Enter one of the Guard. I'll never see't. Nay. IRAS. [Exit IRAS. Charmian!-Show me. and I have nothing Of woman in me: now from head to foot I am marble-constant.124 IRAS. My resolution's plac'd. To meet Mark Antony:--sirrah. [Enter CHARMIAN. CLEOPATRA.] Now. Why. with Clown bringing a basket. for I am sure mine nails Are stronger than mine eyes. noble Charmian.--I am again for Cydnus. O the good gods! CLEOPATRA.] GUARD. go.-Now. A noise within. my women. . [Exit Guard. This is the man. CLEOPATRA. now the fleeting moon No planet is of mine.--Bring our crown and all. Here is a rural fellow That will not be denied your highness' presence: He brings you figs. And when thou hast done this chare.

CLEOPATRA.] Hast thou the pretty worm of Nilus there That kills and pains not? CLOWN. Will it eat me? CLOWN. look you. men and women too. Truly.] CLEOPATRA. CLOWN. ay. But I would not be the party that should desire you to touch him. but he that will believe all that they say shall never be saved by half that they do: but this is most falliable. for his biting is immortal. I have him. Avoid. for indeed there is no goodness in the worm. Look you. that the worm will do his kind. . CLEOPATRA. Get thee hence. CLOWN. Farewell. Take thou no care. and leave him.125 CLEOPATRA. for it is not worth the feeding. I wish you all joy of the worm. Very good. CLEOPATRA. Very many. farewell. You must think this. [Sets down the basket. CLOWN. Ay. what pain she felt. I pray you. farewell.--truly she makes a very good report o' the worm. Remember'st thou any that have died on't? CLOWN. CLEOPATRA. CLOWN. [Exit Guard. the worm is not to be trusted but in the keeping of wise people. those that do die of it do seldom or never recover. CLEOPATRA. the worm's an odd worm. I heard of one of them no longer than yesterday: a very honest woman. but something given to lie. it shall be heeded. as a woman should not do but in the way of honesty: how she died of the biting of it. Give it nothing.

Give me my robe. Farewell. He'll make demand of her. Dissolve. The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch. my other elements I give to baser life. [Exit. CLOWN. [Kisses them. and spend that kiss Which is my heaven to have.--Come. Yes. put on my crown.--Iras. thick cloud. Which hurts and is desir'd. with a robe. that I may say The gods themselves do weep! CLEOPATRA. Dost thou lie still? If thou vanishest. these same whoreson devils do the gods great harm in their women. I wish you joy o' the worm. yare. I have Immortal longings in me: now no more The juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip:-Yare. But truly. which she applies to her breast. forsooth. CLEOPATRA.--have you done? Come then. This proves me base: If she first meet the curled Antony. thou mortal wretch. I hear him mock The luck of Caesar. quick. and take the last warmth of my lips. for in every ten that they make the devils mar five.--So. if the devil dress her not. thou tell'st the world It is not worth leave-taking. long farewell. Well. &c. CHARMIAN. I come: Now to that name my courage prove my title! I am fire and air.126 You must not think I am so simple but I know the devil himself will not eat a woman: I know that a woman is a dish for the gods. kind Charmian. and rain.] CLEOPATRA. which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath. farewell. crown.] With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate Of life at once untie: poor venomous fool.--Methinks I hear Antony call. Husband. I see him rouse himself To praise my noble act. good Iras. IRAS falls and dies.] [Re-enter IRAS. [To an asp.] Have I the aspic in my lips? Dost fall? If thus thou and nature can so gently part. . get thee gone.

-[Falls on a bed and dies. as gentle:-O Antony! Nay. wake her not. O.] CHARMIAN.] O. I will take thee too:-[Applying another asp to her arm. That I might hear thee call great Caesar ass Unpolicied! CHARMIAN. break! O. [Enter the guard. despatch: I partly feel thee. Too slow a messenger.] FIRST GUARD. . O eastern star! CLEOPATRA. fare thee well. FIRST GUARD.-Now boast thee. break! CLEOPATRA. [Applies an asp. FIRST GUARD. Caesar hath sent. Peace. In this vile world?--So. as soft as air. I'll mend it and then play. And golden Phoebus never be beheld Of eyes again so royal! Your crown's awry.] What should I stay. come apace. in thy possession lies A lass unparallel'd. peace! Dost thou not see my baby at my breast That sucks the nurse asleep? CHARMIAN. Where's the queen? CHARMIAN.127 Be angry and despatch.-CHARMIAN. Speak softly. death.--Downy windows. close. rushing in. As sweet as balm. O couldst thou speak.

] [Re-enter DOLABELLA. CAESAR. Caesar. CAESAR. SECOND GUARD. call him. What work is here!--Charmian. soldier! [CHARMIAN dies. Who was last with them? FIRST GUARD. She levell'd at our purposes. a way for Caesar! [Re-enter CAESAR and his Train. This was his basket. Ah.] DOLABELLA. Took her own way. All dead. Bravest at the last. thy thoughts Touch their effects in this: thyself art coming To see perform'd the dreaded act which thou So sought'st to hinder. [Within. O sir. FIRST GUARD. .] DOLABELLA. DOLABELLA. There's Dolabella sent from Caesar. ho! all's not well: Caesar's beguil'd. A simple countryman that brought her figs.--The manner of their deaths? I do not see them bleed. DOLABELLA. How goes it here? SECOND GUARD. is this well done? CHARMIAN. That you did fear is done. and being royal. It is well done.] A way there.128 Approach. and fitting for a princess Descended of so many royal kings. Poison'd then. you are too sure an augurer.

--Come. she stood and spake: I found her trimming up the diadem On her dead mistress. Our army shall In solemn show attend this funeral. Most probable That so she died. FIRST GUARD. see High order in this great solemnity. Dolabella.-As she would catch another Antony In her strong toil of grace. and something blown: The like is on her arm. High events as these Strike those that make them. O noble weakness!-If they had swallow'd poison 'twould appear By external swelling: but she looks like sleep. CAESAR. such as the aspic leaves Upon the caves of Nile. for her physician tells me She hath pursu'd conclusions infinite Of easy ways to die. tremblingly she stood. This is an aspic's trail: and these fig-leaves Have slime upon them. and their story is No less in pity than his glory which Brought them to be lamented. And on the sudden dropp'd.net/ . This Charmian liv'd but now. DOLABELLA.129 FIRST GUARD. CAESAR. And bear her women from the monument:-She shall be buried by her Antony: No grave upon the earth shall clip in it A pair so famous. And then to Rome. [Exeunt. O Caesar. Take up her bed.] End of Project Gutenberg Etext of Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare PG has multiple editions of William Shakespeare's Complete Works from http://manybooks. Here on her breast There is a vent of blood.

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