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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!--

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

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

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

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

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

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;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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