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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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