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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!--

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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