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

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

sometimes when he is not Antony. CLEOPATRA. Hear the ambassadors. Antony Will be himself.8 Feeds beast as man: the nobleness of life Is to do thus [Embracing]. wrangling queen! Whom everything becomes. my queen. when such a mutual pair And such a twain can do't. Fie. Alexandria.] SCENE II. Last night you did desire it:--speak not to us. I am full sorry That he approves the common liar. . and not love her?-I'll seem the fool I am not. whose every passion fully strives To make itself in thee fair and admir'd! No messenger.--to chide. ANTONY. who Thus speaks of him at Rome: but I will hope Of better deeds to-morrow. Come.] DEMETRIUS. But stirr'd by Cleopatra. He comes too short of that great property Which still should go with Antony. Is Caesar with Antonius priz'd so slight? PHILO. 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. and all alone To-night we'll wander through the streets and note The qualities of people. the world to weet We stand up peerless. Another Room in CLEOPATRA'S palace. To weep. in which I bind. DEMETRIUS. but thine. with their Train. Sir.-Now. to laugh. [Exeunt ANTONY and CLEOPATRA. Excellent falsehood! Why did he marry Fulvia. Rest you happy! [Exeunt. for the love of Love and her soft hours. ANTONY. On pain of punishment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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;

Not cowardly put off my helmet to My countryman. One word. with your safety. I am dying. ALL. Provok'd by my offence. Noblest of men.] And welcome. They do not go together. ANTONY. A heavy sight! ANTONY. Now my spirit is going: I can no more.110 That makes the weight: had I great Juno's power. Egypt.-Wishers were ever fools.--O! CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. sweet queen: Of Caesar seek your honour. Gentle. dying: Give me some wine. CLEOPATRA. a Roman by a Roman Valiantly vanquish'd. None about Caesar. No. and let me rail so high That the false huswife Fortune break her wheel. CLEOPATRA. welcome! die where thou hast liv'd: Quicken with kissing: had my lips that power. the greatest prince o' the world. And set thee by Jove's side. hear me: None about Caesar trust but Proculeius. ANTONY. Yet come a little. 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. My resolution and my hands I'll trust. let me speak. [They draw ANTONY up. and do now not basely die. Thus would I wear them out. woo't die? Hast thou no care of me? shall I abide . and let me speak a little.--O come. The noblest. come. The strong-wing'd Mercury should fetch thee up. CLEOPATRA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the greatest. . And we are for the dark. Are therefore to be pitied.] CLEOPATRA. Madam. Therefore be cheer'd. CHARMIAN.] CLEOPATRA. Charmian! [Whispers CHARMIAN. he words me. good lady. the bright day is done.122 Forbear. dear queen. CLEOPATRA. My master and my lord! CAESAR. Go put it to the haste. Put we i' the roll of conquest: still be't yours. [Exit SELEUCUS. I will. adieu. Be it known that we. Hie thee again: I have spoke already.] DOLABELLA. Exeunt CAESAR and his Train. Adieu. CAESAR. Finish. He words me. 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. Bestow it at your pleasure. to make prize with you Of things that merchants sold. and so. Cleopatra. For we intend so to dispose you as Yourself shall give us counsel. and it is provided. and when we fall We answer others' merits in our name.] IRAS. Not so. [Flourish. and believe Caesar's no merchant. [Re-enter DOLABELLA. Make not your thoughts your prisons: no. are misthought For things that others do. Not what you have reserv'd. girls. Seleucus. CLEOPATRA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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