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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!--

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

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

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

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

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

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;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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