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attendant on Cleopatra A SOOTHSAYER A CLOWN CLEOPATRA. Nay. friend to Caesar GALLUS. friend to Caesar PROCULEIUS. The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front: his captain's heart. friend to Antony DEMETRIUS. friend to Pompey VARRIUS. friend to Antony PHILO. attendant on Cleopatra MARDIAN. Attendant on Cleopatra Officers.6 DERCETAS. reneges all temper. an Officer in Ventidius's army EUPHRONIUS. Soldiers.] . now bend.] PHILO. friend to Pompey MENECRATES. friend to Caesar AGRIPPA. Lieutenant-General to Antony SILIUS. sister to Caesar and wife to Antony CHARMIAN. Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast. And is become the bellows and the fan To cool a gipsy's lust. attendant on Cleopatra DIOMEDES. in several parts of the Roman Empire. friend to Pompey TAURUS. Messengers. and other Attendants SCENE: Dispersed. friend to Antony MAECENAS. friend to Caesar DOLABELLA. but this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes. SCENE I. That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars. attendant on Cleopatra SELEUCUS. [Flourish within. friend to Caesar THYREUS. an Ambassador from Antony to Caesar ALEXAS. A Room in CLEOPATRA'S palace. Attendant on Cleopatra IRAS. now turn. ACT I. Alexandria. Queen of Egypt OCTAVIA. Lieutenant-General to Caesar CANIDIUS. [Enter DEMETRIUS and PHILO. friend to Caesar MENAS.
--As I am Egypt's queen. and most like:-You must not stay here longer. Antony. Perform't.--your dismission Is come from Caesar. ANTONY. I'll set a bourn how far to be belov'd. Eunuchs fanning her. Nay.--The messengers! ANTONY. Take in that kingdom and enfranchise that. Antony. with their trains.' ANTONY.7 Look where they come: Take but good note. Antony: Fulvia perchance is angry. Let Rome in Tiber melt. and that blood of thine Is Caesar's homager: else so thy cheek pays shame When shrill-tongu'd Fulvia scolds. Grates me:--the sum. new earth. If it be love indeed. my love! CLEOPATRA. from Rome. ANTONY. [Enter an Attendant. and you shall see in him The triple pillar of the world transform'd Into a strumpet's fool: behold and see. [Enter ANTONY and CLEOPATRA. hear them. Perchance! Nay. and the wide arch Of the rang'd empire fall! Here is my space. ANTONY. Then must thou needs find out new heaven.] ATTENDANT. or else we damn thee. or who knows If the scarce-bearded Caesar have not sent His powerful mandate to you: 'Do this or this. -Where's Fulvia's process?--Caesar's I would say?--Both?-Call in the messengers. my good lord. therefore hear it. CLEOPATRA. There's beggary in the love that can be reckon'd. Kingdoms are clay: our dungy earth alike . tell me how much. How.] CLEOPATRA. Thou blushest. CLEOPATRA. News.
Antony Will be himself. when such a mutual pair And such a twain can do't.-Now.--to chide.] SCENE II. wrangling queen! Whom everything becomes. To weep. Excellent falsehood! Why did he marry Fulvia. CLEOPATRA. Sir. Last night you did desire it:--speak not to us. On pain of punishment. the world to weet We stand up peerless. I am full sorry That he approves the common liar. ANTONY. but thine. Let's not confound the time with conference harsh: There's not a minute of our lives should stretch Without some pleasure now:--what sport to-night? CLEOPATRA. and all alone To-night we'll wander through the streets and note The qualities of people. with their Train. Hear the ambassadors. and not love her?-I'll seem the fool I am not. in which I bind.] DEMETRIUS. ANTONY. Alexandria. Is Caesar with Antonius priz'd so slight? PHILO. my queen. whose every passion fully strives To make itself in thee fair and admir'd! No messenger. for the love of Love and her soft hours. Come. Another Room in CLEOPATRA'S palace. who Thus speaks of him at Rome: but I will hope Of better deeds to-morrow. [Exeunt ANTONY and CLEOPATRA. Fie. DEMETRIUS. sometimes when he is not Antony. .8 Feeds beast as man: the nobleness of life Is to do thus [Embracing]. He comes too short of that great property Which still should go with Antony. Rest you happy! [Exeunt. But stirr'd by Cleopatra. to laugh.
Pray. sir. IRAS.9 [Enter CHARMIAN. CHARMIAN. No. CHARMIAN. You shall be yet far fairer than you are. Good. you shall paint when you are old. Lord Alexas. then. Your will? CHARMIAN. almost most absolute Alexas. Soothsayer. ALEXAS. sir. Show him your hand. Wrinkles forbid! ALEXAS.] CHARMIAN. . that know things? SOOTHSAYER. which you say must charge his horns with garlands! ALEXAS. CHARMIAN. SOOTHSAYER.] ENOBARBUS. He means in flesh. I make not. sweet Alexas. [Enter ENOBARBUS. Vex not his prescience. give me good fortune. most anything Alexas. foresee me one. SOOTHSAYER. and a Soothsayer. Bring in the banquet quickly. IRAS. ALEXAS. where's the soothsayer that you praised so to the queen? O that I knew this husband. Is this the man?--Is't you. CHARMIAN. but foresee.-SOOTHSAYER. be attentive. In nature's infinite book of secrecy A little I can read. wine enough Cleopatra's health to drink.
CHARMIAN. and most of our fortunes. If every of your wishes had a womb. ALEXAS. ALEXAS. You think none but your sheets are privy to your wishes. ALEXAS. CHARMIAN. how many boys and wenches must I have? SOOTHSAYER. and widow them all: let me have a child at fifty. to whom Herod of Jewry may do homage: find me to marry me with Octavius Caesar. if nothing else. You have seen and prov'd a fairer former fortune Than that which is to approach. SOOTHSAYER. CHARMIAN. Out. fool! I forgive thee for a witch. O. and companion me with my mistress. You shall be more beloving than beloved. Then belike my children shall have no names:--pr'ythee. I had rather heat my liver with drinking. some excellent fortune! Let me be married to three kings in a forenoon. CHARMIAN. ENOBARBUS. to-night. . SOOTHSAYER. IRAS. There's a palm presages chastity. come. tell Iras hers. Mine. hear him. Nay. You shall outlive the lady whom you serve. excellent! I love long life better than figs. Nay. CHARMIAN. We'll know all our fortunes.10 CHARMIAN. CHARMIAN. shall be-drunk to bed. a million. Good now. Hush! SOOTHSAYER. And fertile every wish.
as it is a heartbreaking to see a handsome man loose-wived. I beseech thee! And let her die too. till the worst of all follow him laughing to his grave. I cannot scratch mine ear. ALEXAS. and fortune him accordingly! CHARMIAN. E'en as the o'erflowing Nilus presageth famine. I have said. Our worser thoughts heavens mend!--Alexas. Am I not an inch of fortune better than she? CHARMIAN. But how. let him marry a woman that cannot go. tell her but worky-day fortune.] . hear that prayer of the people! for. keep decorum. if you were but an inch of fortune better than I. if it lay in their hands to make me a cuckold. dear Isis. [Enter CLEOPATRA. SOOTHSAYER. SOOTHSAYER. Not he. IRAS. his fortune! his fortune!--O. fiftyfold a cuckold! Good Isis. you wild bedfellow. Hush! Here comes Antony. Go. the queen. they would make themselves whores but they'd do't! ENOBARBUS. I beseech thee! IRAS. CHARMIAN. Amen. CHARMIAN. CHARMIAN. Dear goddess. Your fortunes are alike.--Pr'ythee. Lo now. you cannot soothsay. sweet Isis. but how? give me particulars. where would you choose it? IRAS. Amen. Not in my husband's nose. IRAS. so it is a deadly sorrow to behold a foul knave uncuckolded: therefore. hear me this prayer. Nay. if an oily palm be not a fruitful prognostication. Well.--come.11 CHARMIAN. and give him a worse! and let worse follow worse. IRAS. good Isis. though thou deny me a matter of more weight.
at your service. and bring him hither. Whose better issue in the war. He was dispos'd to mirth. jointing their force 'gainst Caesar.. ANTONY.-ENOBARBUS. madam. and Soothsayer.12 CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. Saw you my lord? ENOBARBUS. Seek him. Was he not here? CHARMIAN. Well. [Exeunt CLEOPATRA. We will not look upon him: go with us. Madam? CLEOPATRA. IRAS.--My lord approaches. ANTONY. No. CHAR.] [Enter ANTONY. The nature of bad news infects the teller.] MESSENGER. CLEOPATRA. lady. No. .--Where's Alexas? ALEXAS. Here.. MESSENGER. but on the sudden A Roman thought hath struck him. ENOBARBUS. what worst? MESSENGER. Fulvia thy wife first came into the field. and the time's state Made friends of them. Against my brother Lucius. drave them. CLEOPATRA.--Enobarbus. Ay: But soon that war had end. with a MESSENGER and Attendants. from Italy Upon the first encounter. ALEX.
His conquering banner shook from Syria To Lydia and to Ionia.13 ANTONY. Rail thou in Fulvia's phrase. Let him appear.-These strong Egyptian fetters I must break. Fare thee well awhile. though in his tale lie death.-ANTONY. Who tells me true. When it concerns the fool or coward.--hath. then we bring forth weeds When our quick minds lie still. Extended Asia from Euphrates. with his Parthian force. Or lose myself in dotage.-MESSENGER. O.-[Enter another MESSENGER. Speak to me home. The man from Sicyon--is there such an one? SECOND ATTENDANT. Labienus. the news! Speak there! FIRST ATTENDANT. From Sicyon. MESSENGER.--'Tis thus.] What are you? . Whilst. ho. He stays upon your will. Antony. MESSENGER. thou wouldst say. O. mince not the general tongue: Name Cleopatra as she is call'd in Rome. my lord! ANTONY. [Exit. At your noble pleasure.] ANTONY.-This is stiff news. and our ills told us Is as our earing. and taunt my faults With such full licence as both truth and malice Have power to utter. ANTONY.--On:-Things that are past are done with me. I hear him as he flatter'd.
Why. being gone. Enobarbus! [Re-enter ENOBARBUS. I must with haste from hence. no: her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love: we cannot call her winds and . ENOBARBUS. between them and a great cause they should be esteemed nothing. more than the ills I know. I must from this enchanting queen break off: Ten thousand harms. By revolution lowering. We wish it ours again. sir? ANTONY. if they suffer our departure. death's the word.14 SECOND MESSENGER. with what else more serious Importeth thee to know. let women die: it were pity to cast them away for nothing. In Sicyon: Her length of sickness.] ANTONY. which commits some loving act upon her. ENOBARBUS. this bears. She is cunning past man's thought. Under a compelling occasion. Forbear me. ANTONY. ANTONY. Alack. does become The opposite of itself: she's good. [Exit MESSENGER.] ENOBARBUS. What's your pleasure. I have seen her die twenty times upon far poorer moment: I do think there is mettle in death. then we kill all our women: we see how mortal an unkindness is to them. Cleopatra. ANTONY. catching but the least noise of this. I must be gone. the present pleasure.] There's a great spirit gone! Thus did I desire it: What our contempts doth often hurl from us. My idleness doth hatch--ho. though. The hand could pluck her back that shov'd her on. she hath such a celerity in dying. Fulvia thy wife is dead. dies instantly. Where died she? SECOND MESSENGER. [Gives a letter. sir. ENOBARBUS.
they are greater storms and tempests than almanacs can report: this cannot be cunning in her. No more light answers. ANTONY. which not to have been blest withal would have discredited your travel. our slippery people. ANTONY. if it be. the tears live in an onion that should water this sorrow. ENOBARBUS. For not alone The death of Fulvia. Dead. but the letters too Of many our contriving friends in Rome Petition us at home: Sextus Pompeius Hath given the dare to Caesar. indeed. ENOBARBUS. And the business you have broached here cannot be without you. Fulvia is dead. ENOBARBUS. The business she hath broached in the state Cannot endure my absence. If there were no more women but Fulvia. she makes a shower of rain as well as Jove. sighs and tears. ANTONY. And get her leave to part. your old smock brings forth a new petticoat:--and.-Whose love is never link'd to the deserver . it shows to man the tailors of the earth. Do strongly speak to us. sir. give the gods a thankful sacrifice. then had you indeed a cut. with more urgent touches. ANTONY. and commands The empire of the sea. Why. Fulvia? ANTONY. which wholly depends on your abode. ENOBARBUS. and the case to be lamented: this grief is crown'd with consolation.15 waters. Fulvia is dead. When it pleaseth their deities to take the wife of a man from him. especially that of Cleopatra's. O sir. Sir? ANTONY. I shall break The cause of our expedience to the queen. Let our officers Have notice what we purpose. Would I had never seen her! ENOBARBUS. you had then left unseen a wonderful piece of work. comforting therein that when old robes are worn out there are members to make new.
I wish. . Tempt him not so too far. cross him in nothing. what he does:-I did not send you:--if you find him sad. A Room in CLEOPATRA'S palace. What should I do. Upon his son. if you did love him dearly. [Enter CLEOPATRA. stands up For the main soldier: whose quality. and all his dignities. Higher than both in blood and life. who's with him. forbear. Alexandria.--begin to throw Pompey the Great. Where is he? CHARMIAN. if in mirth. I shall do't. Say I am dancing.16 Till his deserts are past. But here comes Antony. methinks. ENOBARBUS.] CLEOPATRA. going on. our pleasure To such whose place is under us. report That I am sudden sick: quick. In time we hate that which we often fear. CHARMIAN. In each thing give him way. and return. high in name and power. requires Our quick remove from hence. who. CLEOPATRA. Thou teachest like a fool.] SCENE III. [Exit ALEXAS.] CHARMIAN. IRAS. I did not see him since. See where he is. Say. I do not? CHARMIAN. You do not hold the method to enforce The like from him. like the courser's hair.--the way to lose him. The sides o' the world may danger: much is breeding Which. Madam. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. hath yet but life And not a serpent's poison. and ALEXAS. [Exeunt. CHARMIAN.
-CLEOPATRA.-I have no power upon you. The gods best know. Though you in swearing shake the throned gods. seek no colour for your going.-CLEOPATRA. I know by that same eye there's some good news. ANTONY. never was there queen So mightily betray'd! Yet at the first I saw the treasons planted.17 [Enter ANTONY. dear Charmian. the sides of nature Will not sustain it. I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose.-CLEOPATRA. Why should I think you can be mine and true. I am sick and sullen. .-CLEOPATRA. What's the matter? CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. To be entangled with those mouth-made vows. ANTONY. ANTONY. What says the married woman?--You may go. Who have been false to Fulvia? Riotous madness.] CLEOPATRA. Would she had never given you leave to come! Let her not say 'tis I that keep you here. ANTONY. I shall fall. O. Help me away. stand farther from me.-CLEOPATRA. Now. Nay. Pray you. It cannot be thus long. hers you are. Which break themselves in swearing! ANTONY. Cleopatra. Most sweet queen. pray you. my dearest queen.
And quietness. lady! CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. My more particular. and. would purge By any desperate change. Hear me. O most false love! Where be the sacred vials thou shouldst fill With sorrowful water? Now I see.-Eternity was in our lips and eyes. ANTONY. I would I had thy inches. Bliss in our brows' bent. queen: The strong necessity of time commands Our services awhile. at thy sovereign leisure. but my full heart Remains in use with you.at the last. thou shouldst know There were a heart in Egypt. or cease. Rich in his father's honour. Look here. In Fulvia's death how mine receiv'd shall be. grown sick of rest. Quarrel no more. Then was the time for words: no going then. . CLEOPATRA. read The garboils she awak'd. ANTONY. See when and where she died. Equality of two domestic powers Breed scrupulous faction: the hated. creeps apace Into the hearts of such as have not thriv'd Upon the present state. whose numbers threaten. She's dead. grown to strength. CLEOPATRA. best. And that which most with you should safe my going. Our Italy Shines o'er with civil swords: Sextus Pompeius Makes his approaches to the port of Rome. Art turn'd the greatest liar. which are. Is Fulvia's death. Are newly grown to love: the condemn'd Pompey. It does from childishness:--can Fulvia die? ANTONY.18 But bid farewell. and go: when you su'd staying. Though age from folly could not give me freedom. Or thou. I see. the greatest soldier of the world. How now. my queen. but be prepar'd to know The purposes I bear. none our parts so poor But was a race of heaven: they are so still.
and say the tears Belong to Egypt: good now. But this is not the best:--look. Charmian. come. you and I have lov'd. I pr'ythee.19 As you shall give theadvice.-But let it be: I am quickly ill and well. CLEOPATRA. Courteous lord. CLEOPATRA. making peace or war As thou affect'st. CLEOPATRA.--but there's not it. turn aside and weep for her. ANTONY. You can do better yet. By the fire That quickens Nilus' slime. ANTONY. And target.--Still he mends. I go from hence Thy soldier. How this Herculean Roman does become The carriage of his chafe. That you know well: something it is I would. one word. You'll heat my blood: no more. And I am all forgotten. Sir. My precious queen. And give true evidence to his love. Now. ANTONY. my oblivion is a very Antony. CLEOPATRA. but this is meetly. which stands An honourable trial. play one scene Of excellent dissembling.-O.--but that's not it. you and I must part.-CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. by my sword. Charmian. pr'ythee. I'll leave you. But that your royalty Holds idleness your subject. Cut my lace. I should take you . So Antony loves. forbear. Sir. lady. ANTONY. and let it look Like perfect honour. servant. Then bid adieu to me. So Fulvia told me.
You are too indulgent. CAESAR. Our separation so abides. Away! [Exeunt. Since my becomings kill me. CLEOPATRA. And I. LEPIDUS. goes yet with me. hereditary Rather than purchas'd. [Enter OCTAVIUS CAESAR.. and Attendants. And all the gods go with you! upon your sword Sit laurel victory! and smooth success Be strew'd before your feet! ANTONY. and flies. Lepidus. To reel the streets at noon. and wastes The lamps of night in revel: is not more manlike Than Cleopatra. Therefore be deaf to my unpitied folly. nor the queen of Ptolemy More womanly than he: hardly gave audience. forgive me. sir.20 For idleness itself. hence fleeting. From Alexandria This is the news:--he fishes. 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. what he cannot change Than what he chooses. LEPIDUS. when they do not Eye well to you: your honour calls you hence. That thou. and henceforth know. and stand the buffet . Let us go.] SCENE IV. 'Tis sweating labour To bear such idleness so near the heart As Cleopatra this. Come. An Apartment in CAESAR'S House. residing here. More fiery by night's blackness. here remain with thee. drinks. I must not think there are Evils enow to darken all his goodness: His faults in him seem as the spots of heaven. It is not Caesar's natural vice to hate Our great competitor. to sit And keep the turn of tippling with a slave. To give a kingdom for a mirth. Let's grant it is not Amiss to tumble on the bed of Ptolemy. You may see. But.] CAESAR. Rome.
ne'er lov'd till ne'er worth love. MESSENGER. And so rebel to judgment. When thou once . the borders maritime Lack blood to think on't. Goes to and back. Comes dear'd by being lack'd. famous pirates.--yet must Antony No way excuse his foils when we do bear So great weight in his lightness. I should have known no less: It hath been taught us from the primal state That he which is was wish'd until he were.] LEPIDUS. CAESAR. and men's reports Give him much wrong'd. Antony. who. Make the sea serve them. and flush youth revolt: No vessel can peep forth but 'tis as soon Taken as seen. and speaks as loud As his own state and ours. Caesar. Like to a vagabond flag upon the stream. Most noble Caesar. And the ebb'd man. MESSENGER. [Enter a Messenger. Here's more news. lackeying the varying tide. This common body.--'tis to be chid As we rate boys. I bring thee word Menecrates and Menas. Pompey is strong at sea. If he fill'd His vacancy with his voluptuousness. CAESAR.-As his composure must be rare indeed Whom these things cannot blemish. and every hour.21 With knaves that smell of sweat: say this becomes him. shalt thou have report How 'tis abroad. Pawn their experience to their present pleasure. which they ear and wound With keels of every kind: many hot inroads They make in Italy. Leave thy lascivious wassails. for Pompey's name strikes more Than could his war resisted. To rot itself with motion. being mature in knowledge. Full surfeits and the dryness of his bones Call on him for't: but to confound such time That drums him from his sport. Thy biddings have been done. And it appears he is belov'd of those That only have fear'd Caesar: to the ports The discontents repair.
at thy heel Did famine follow. Farewell.-Was borne so like a soldier that thy cheek So much as lank'd not. and the gilded puddle Which beasts would cough at: thy palate then did deign The roughest berry on the rudest hedge. The barks of trees thou browsed'st. [Exeunt. Yea. LEPIDUS. I shall beseech you. . CAESAR.] SCENE V. CHARMIAN. whom thou fought'st against. Let his shames quickly Drive him to Rome. 'tis time we twain Did show ourselves i' thefield. LEPIDUS. IRAS. and to that end Assemble we immediate council: Pompey Thrives in our idleness. I shall be furnish'd to inform you rightly Both what by sea and land I can be able To front this present time. where thou slew'st Hirtius and Pansa.22 Was beaten from Modena.-It wounds thine honour that I speak it now. To-morrow. sir. and MARDIAN. Caesar. sir. Alexandria. Doubt not. A Room in the Palace. I knew it for my bond. my lord: what you shall know meantime Of stirs abroad. CAESAR. with patience more Than savages could suffer: thou didst drink The stale of horses. 'Tis pity of him. [Enter CLEOPATRA.] CLEOPATRA. To let me be partaker. consuls. on the Alps It is reported thou didst eat strange flesh. CAESAR. LEPIDUS. like the stag when snow the pasture sheets. Till which encounter It is my business too. Farewell. Which some did die to look on: and all this. Though daintily brought up.
You think of him too much. and think What Venus did with Mars. thy freer thoughts May not fly forth of Egypt. That I might sleep out this great gap of time My Antony is away. Not in deed. Why. Not now to hear thee sing. madam? CLEOPATRA.-CHARMIAN. Madam? CLEOPATRA. O. ha!-Give me to drink mandragora. being unseminar'd. Madam. Hast thou affections? MARDIAN. Thou. Ha. CLEOPATRA. What's your highness' pleasure? CLEOPATRA. Yes. not so. O Charmian.23 Charmian. CLEOPATRA. gracious madam. for I can do nothing But what indeed is honest to be done: Yet have I fierce affections. 'tis well for thee That. Where think'st thou he is now? Stands he or sits he? . 'tis treason! CHARMIAN. CLEOPATRA. CHARMIAN. I take no pleasure In aught an eunuch has. Indeed! MARDIAN. eunuch Mardian! MARDIAN. CHARMIAN. I trust. CLEOPATRA. madam.
] ALEXAS.--He's speaking now. to bear the weight of Antony! Do bravely. How much unlike art thou Mark Antony! Yet.' quoth he 'Say. CLEOPATRA. 'Good friend. Or murmuring 'Where's my serpent of old Nile?' For so he calls me. Sovereign of Egypt. he was nor sad nor merry. He kiss'd. that great medicine hath With his tinct gilded thee. Like to the time o' the year between the extremes Of hot and cold.--the last of many doubled kisses.-How goes it with my brave Mark Antony? ALEXAS.-This orient pearl: his speech sticks in my heart. Who neigh'd so high that what I would have spoke Was beastly dumb'd by him. That am with Phoebus' amorous pinches black. coming from him. CLEOPATRA. And wrinkled deep in time? Broad-fronted Caesar. at whose foot.--Now I feed myself With most delicious poison:--think on me. To mend the petty present. When thou wast here above the ground I was A morsel for a monarch: and great Pompey Would stand and make his eyes grow in my brow. shall call her mistress. Mine ear must pluck it thence. horse! for wott'st thou whom thou mov'st? The demi-Atlas of this earth. Say thou. all the east. the firm Roman to great Egypt sends This treasure of an oyster. the arm And burgonet of men. hail! CLEOPATRA. ALEXAS. was he sad or merry? ALEXAS.24 Or does he walk? or is he on his horse? O happy horse. dear queen. And soberly did mount an arm-girt steed. [Enter ALEXAS. . There would he anchor his aspect and die With looking on his life. What. I will piece Her opulent throne with kingdoms. Last thing he did.' So he nodded.
I sing but after you. The valiant Caesar! CLEOPATRA. My salad days. The violence of either thee becomes. he was not merry.--Did I. my good Alexas. Or I'll unpeople Egypt. good Charmian. Ay. . Ever love Caesar so? CHARMIAN. To say as I said then!--But come.' CHARMIAN. twenty several messengers. Charmian. Who's born that day When I forget to send to Antony Shall die a beggar. Get me ink and paper: he shall have every day A several greeting. but between both: O heavenly mingle!--Be'st thou sad or merry.--Mett'st thou my posts? ALEXAS. CHARMIAN. By Isis. away.--for he would shine on those That make their looks by his. Note him. [Exeunt.] ACT II.-Welcome. O that brave Caesar! CLEOPATRA.--Ink and paper. Charmian. When I was green in judgment:--cold in blood. I will give thee bloody teeth If thou with Caesar paragon again My man of men. O well-divided disposition!--Note him. 'tis the man.-Which seem'd to tell them his remembrance lay In Egypt with his joy. CLEOPATRA. By your most gracious pardon. Why do you send so thick? CLEOPATRA.25 CLEOPATRA. So does it no man else. madam. Be chok'd with such another emphasis! Say 'the brave Antony. but note him: He was not sad.
Keep his brain fuming. From Silvius. worthy Pompey. My powers are crescent. Whiles we are suitors to their throne. MENECRATES. and will make No wars without doors: Caesar gets money where He loses hearts: Lepidus flatters both. He dreams: I know they are in Rome together. That what they do delay they not deny. Salt Cleopatra. I shall do well. they shall assist The deeds of justest men. That sleep and feeding may prorogue his honour . [Enter POMPEY.26 SCENE I. If the great gods be just.] POMPEY. POMPEY. Looking for Antony. Where have you this? 'tis false. MENAS. sir. MENECRATES. which the wise powers Deny us for our good. ignorant of ourselves. Mark Antony In Egypt sits at dinner. decays The thing we sue for. lust with both! Tie up the libertine in a field of feasts. But all the charms of love. so find we profit By losing of our prayers. Epicurean cooks Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite. and my auguring hope Says it will come to the full. POMPEY. Caesar and Lepidus Are in the field: a mighty strength they carry. We. Know. MENAS. POMPEY. Of both is flatter'd. and MENAS. soften thy wan'd lip! Let witchcraft join with beauty. The people love me. Beg often our own harms. but he neither loves Nor either cares for him. and the sea is mine. A Room in POMPEY'S house. MENECRATES. Messina. POMPEY.
Menas. that our stirring Can from the lap of Egypt's widow pluck The ne'er lust-wearied Antony. MENAS. to entreat your captain To soft and gentle speech. Be't as our gods will have't! It only stands Our lives upon to use our strongest hands. And shall become you well. Menas. we yet not know.] SCENE II. Varrius! VARRIUS. and bind up The petty difference. I think.] LEPIDUS. For they have entertained cause enough To draw their swords: but how the fear of us May cement their divisions. His brother warr'd upon him. How lesser enmities may give way to greater. This is most certain that I shall deliver:-Mark Antony is every hour in Rome Expected: since he went from Egypt 'tis A space for further travel.27 Even till a Lethe'd dullness. Rome. I did not think This amorous surfeiter would have donn'd his helm For such a petty war.] How now. I know not. I cannot hope Caesar and Antony shall well greet together: His wife that's dead did trespasses to Caesar. his soldiership Is twice the other twain: but let us rear The higher our opinion. 'Twere pregnant they should square between themselves. A Room in the House of LEPIDUS. 'tis a worthy deed. although. POMPEY. Not mov'd by Antony.--Menas. . [Enter ENOBARBUS and LEPIDUS. Were't not that we stand up against them all. [Exeunt. [Enter VARRIUS. POMPEY. Come. I could have given less matter A better ear. Good Enobarbus.
Hark.-The rather for I earnestly beseech. we do commit Murder in healing wounds: then. ENOBARBUS. Every time Serves for the matter that is then born in't. But small to greater matters must give way. I shall entreat him To answer like himself: if Caesar move him.] ANTONY. MAECENAS. CAESAR. noble partners. LEPIDUS. [Enter ANTONY and VENTIDIUS. ask Agrippa. Were I the wearer of Antonius' beard. pray you. 'Tis not a time For private stomaching. LEPIDUS.] ENOBARBUS. By Jupiter. to Parthia. What's amiss. [Enter CAESAR. May it be gently heard: when we debate Our trivial difference loud. Ventidius. And yonder. Here comes The noble Antony. stir no embers up. I do not know. If we compose well here. . Caesar. ENOBARBUS. And speak as loud as Mars. Not if the small come first. Your speech is passion: But. Maecenas. I would not shave't to-day. LEPIDUS. That which combin'd us was most great. LEPIDUS. Noble friends. Let Antony look over Caesar's head. Nor curstness grow to the matter.28 ENOBARBUS. and let not A leaner action rend us.-Touch you the sourest points with sweetest terms. and AGRIPPA.
ANTONY. Welcome to Rome. Or being.29 ANTONY. CAESAR. and to fight. What was't to you? CAESAR. Were we before our armies. concern you not. You may be pleas'd to catch at mine intent By what did here befall me. CAESAR. Thank you. I Should say myself offended. when to sound your name It not concern'd me. your being in Egypt Might be my question. How intend you practis'd? CAESAR. . ANTONY. My being in Egypt. 'Tis spoken well. Sit. ANTONY. if you there Did practise on my state. I learn you take things ill which are not so. CAESAR. Nay. Your wife and brother Made wars upon me. I must be laugh'd at If. ANTONY. sir. you were the word of war. I should do thus. then. No more than my residing here at Rome Might be to you in Egypt: yet. ANTONY. ANTONY. or for nothing or a little. more laugh'd at that I should Once name you derogately. Caesar. CAESAR. Sit. and their contestation Was theme for you. and with you Chiefly i' the world.
Made out of her impatience. CAESAR. You praise yourself By laying defects of judgment to me. As for my wife. which was as much As to have ask'd him pardon. And have my learning from some true reports That drew their swords with you. And make the wars alike against my stomach. ANTONY. Let this fellow Be nothing of our strife.--which not wanted Shrewdness of policy too. Sir. her garboils. Would we had all such wives.30 You do mistake your business. that I. Did he not rather Discredit my authority with yours. It must not be with this. and with taunts Did gibe my missive out of audience. If you'll patch a quarrel As matter whole you have not to make it with.--I grieving grant Did you too much disquiet: for that you must But say I could not help it. I am certain on't. Caesar. which with a snaffle You may pace easy. if we contend. my brother never Did urge me in his act: I did inquire it. Not so. ANTONY. you Did pocket up my letters. but not such a wife. Very necessity of this thought. So much uncurbable. I wrote to you When rioting in Alexandria. I know you could not lack. Your partner in the cause 'gainst which he fought. He fell upon me ere admitted: then Three kings I had newly feasted. but You patch'd up your excuses. and did want Of what I was i' the morning: but next day I told him of myself. . not so. that the men Might go to wars with the women. I would you had her spirit in such another: The third o' theworld is yours. ENOBARBUS. CAESAR. Having alike your cause? Of this my letters Before did satisfy you. ANTONY. Could not with graceful eyes attend those wars Which 'fronted mine own peace.
ANTONY. You have broken The article of your oath. LEPIDUS. Neglected. Or. LEPIDUS. Soft. ANTONY. ENOBARBUS. ENOBARBUS. Truth is. . Supposing that I lack'd it. you may. 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. No. do So far ask pardon as befits mine honour To stoop in such a case. CAESAR. when you hear no more words of Pompey. if you borrow one another's love for the instant.31 Out of our question wipe him. nor my power Work without it. Maecenas. The which you both denied. MAECENAS. Caesar. And then when poison'd hours had bound me up From mine own knowledge. made wars here. Lepidus. As nearly as I may. Thou art a soldier only: speak no more. The article of my oath. return it again: you shall have time to wrangle in when you have nothing else to do. CAESAR. the ignorant motive. rather. Caesar! ANTONY. Worthily spoken. 'Tis noble spoken. To have me out of Egypt. I'll play the penitent to you: but mine honesty Shall not make poor my greatness. let him speak. LEPIDUS. which you shall never Have tongue to charge me with. To lend me arms and aid when I requir'd them. that Fulvia. The honour is sacred which he talks on now. For which myself.--But on.
for't cannot be We shall remain in friendship. Caesar: let me hear Agrippa further speak. By duty ruminated. I do not much dislike the matter. And all great fears. therefore speak no more. Caesar. ANTONY. Whose virtue and whose general graces speak That which none else can utter. Say not so. from edge to edge O' the world. I am not married. Agrippa: If Cleopatra heard you. Agrippa. not a present thought. For 'tis a studied. which now import their dangers. . Pardon what I have spoke. AGRIPPA. To hold you in perpetual amity.32 That truth should be silent I had almost forgot. I would pursue it. but The manner of his speech. Admir'd Octavia: great Mark Antony Is now a widower. your reproof Were well deserv'd of rashness. To make you brothers. By this marriage All little jealousies. Draw after her.-CAESAR. Where now half tales be truths: her love to both Would each to other. Would then be nothing: truths would be tales. Give me leave. AGRIPPA. and to knit your hearts With an unslipping knot. which now seem great. ENOBARBUS. Go to. whose beauty claims No worse a husband than the best of men. You wrong this presence. AGRIPPA. your considerate stone! CAESAR. CAESAR. and all loves to both. then. Yet if I knew What hoop should hold us stanch. ANTONY. Thou hast a sister by the mother's side. our conditions So differing in their acts. take Antony Octavia to his wife. Speak.
ANTONY. About the Mount Misenum. Time calls upon's: Of us must Pompey presently be sought. and His power unto Octavia. whom no brother Did ever love so dearly: let her live To join our kingdoms and our hearts. I must thank him only. Happily. For he hath laid strange courtesies and great Of late upon me. Will Caesar speak? CAESAR. At heel of that. What power is in Agrippa. The power of Caesar. . LEPIDUS. If I would say 'Agrippa. defy him. A sister I bequeath you. Lest my remembrance suffer ill report. be it so. May I never To this good purpose. amen! ANTONY.33 ANTONY. Not till he hears how Antony is touch'd With what is spoke already. Where lies he? CAESAR. There is my hand.' To make this good? CAESAR. and never Fly off our loves again! LEPIDUS. Or else he seeks out us. and from this hour The heart of brothers govern in our loves And sway our great designs! CAESAR. that so fairly shows. I did not think to draw my sword 'gainst Pompey. Dream of impediment!--Let me have thy hand: Further this act of grace. ANTONY. ANTONY.
MAECENAS. You stay'd well by it in Egypt. Welcome from Egypt. We have cause to be glad that matters are so well digested. Noble Antony. sir. So is the fame. Ay. What is his strength By land? CAESAR. and made the night light with drinking. we did sleep day out of countenance. Not lack your company. Agrippa!-AGRIPPA. sir. ere we put ourselves in arms. This was but as a fly by an eagle: we had much more monstrous matter of feast. Let us. And do invite you to my sister's view. despatch we The business we have talk'd of. Exeunt CAESAR. and LEPIDUS. worthy Maecenas!--my honourable friend. Would we had spoke together! Haste we for it: Yet. LEPIDUS. Is this true? ENOBARBUS. ANTONY. but by sea He is an absolute master. ENOBARBUS. ANTONY. Good Enobarbus! MAECENAS. Lepidus. With most gladness. MAECENAS. Whither straight I'll lead you. CAESAR. Half the heart of Caesar. which worthily deserved noting. . ANTONY. ENOBARBUS. Great and increasing.34 ANTONY. [Flourish. and but twelve persons there. Eight wild boars roasted whole at a breakfast.] MAECENAS. Not sickness should detain me.
like a burnish'd throne. I will tell you. like smiling Cupids. Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold. if report be square to her. For her own person. and Antony. Her gentlewomen. rare for Antony! ENOBARBUS. Whistling to the air. Enthron'd i' the market-place. And made their bends adornings: at the helm A seeming mermaid steers: the silken tackle Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands That yarely frame the office.-O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy out-work nature: on each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys. O. . When she first met Mark Antony she pursed up his heart. ENOBARBUS. As amorous of their strokes. and made The water which they beat to follow faster. Rare Egyptian! ENOBARBUS. did sit alone. From the barge A strange invisible perfume hits the sense Of the adjacent wharfs. Which she entreated: our courteous Antony. And made a gap in nature. The barge she sat in. AGRIPPA. AGRIPPA. the oars were silver. like the Nereids. AGRIPPA. but for vacancy. tended her i' the eyes. The city cast Her people out upon her. There she appeared indeed. upon the river of Cydnus.--cloth-of-gold of tissue. or my reporter devised well for her. ENOBARBUS. Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too. whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool. Purple the sails. Antony sent to her. which. It beggar'd all description: she did lie In her pavilion. Invited her to supper: she replied It should be better he became her guest. Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke. So many mermaids. and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them. With divers-colour'd fans.35 She's a most triumphant lady. And what they undid did. Upon her landing.
-Good Enobarbus. And.] SCENE III. [Enter CAESAR. Being barber'd ten times o'er. The world and my great office will sometimes Divide me from your bosom. And. but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies: for vilest things Become themselves in her. Never. nor custom stale Her infinite variety: other women cloy The appetites they feed. ENOBARBUS. OCTAVIA between them. and she cropp'd. ENOBARBUS. sir. Now Antony must leave her utterly. MAECENAS. Humbly. Octavia is A blessed lottery to him. goes to the feast. wisdom. [Exeunt. power breathe forth. Rome. and Attendants. Let us go. modesty. I saw her once Hop forty paces through the public street. . she spoke and panted. I thank you. breathless. he will not: Age cannot wither her. ENOBARBUS. for his ordinary. A Room in CAESAR'S House.] ANTONY. AGRIPPA. MAECENAS. pays his heart For what his eyes eat only. ANTONY. that the holy priests Bless her when she is riggish. And. make yourself my guest Whilst you abide here. AGRIPPA. That she did make defect perfection. can settle The heart of Antony. having lost her breath.36 Whom ne'er the word of 'No' woman heard speak. Royal wench! She made great Caesar lay his sword to bed: He ploughed her. If beauty.
Where Caesar's is not.-OCTAVIA. . sir. Caesar's. Therefore. but yet Hie you to Egypt again. Caesar's or mine? SOOTHSAYER. Now. ANTONY. Whose fortunes shall rise higher. you do wish yourself in Egypt? SOOTHSAYER. Would I had never come from thence. that thy spirit which keeps thee. unmatchable. high. is Noble. ANTONY. dear lady. have it not in my tongue. If you can.] [Enter SOOTHSAYER. Read not my blemishes in the world's report: I have not kept my square. sirrah. ANTONY. your reason. but that to come Shall all be done by the rule.--My Octavia. sir.37 OCTAVIA. SOOTHSAYER. [Exeunt CAESAR and OCTAVIA. Good night. Good night. but near him thy angel Becomes a fear. Good night. SOOTHSAYER.] ANTONY. Speak this no more. O Antony. nor you Thither! ANTONY. Say to me. stay not by his side: Thy demon. All which time Before the gods my knee shall bow my prayers To them for you. Good night. courageous. I see it in my motion. CAESAR. as being o'erpower'd: therefore Make space enough between you.
] He shall to Parthia. hasten Your generals after. and we'll follow. If thou dost play with him at any game. As I conceive the journey. Trouble yourselves no further: pray you. Mark Antony Will e'en but kiss Octavia. But. no more but when to thee. Ventidius. ANTONY. . [Enter VENTIDIUS. and of that natural luck He beats thee 'gainst the odds: thy lustre thickens When he shines by: I say again.38 To none but thee. Follow me and receive it. come. and AGRIPPA.] SCENE IV. he away. You must to Parthia: your commission's ready. inhoop'd. MAECENAS.] O. farewell.--Be it art or hap. A street. at odds. AGRIPPA. [Exeunt. Thou art sure to lose. He hath spoken true: the very dice obey him. Get thee gone: Say to Ventidius I would speak with him:-[Exit SOOTHSAYER. MAECENAS. be at the mount Before you. Till I shall see you in your soldier's dress.-And in our sports my better cunning faints Under his chance: if we draw lots. LEPIDUS. Sir. Lepidus. 'tis noble. he speeds. His cocks do win the battle still of mine. I' the East my pleasure lies.] LEPIDUS. [Enter LEPIDUS. Which will become you both. and his quails ever Beat mine. We shall. When it is all to nought. thy spirit Is all afraid to govern thee near him. I will to Egypt: And though I make this marriage for my peace. Rome.
'Twas merry when . Let it alone. As well as I can. And when good will is show'd. good success! LEPIDUS. My music playing far off. Your way is shorter. madam. My purposes do draw me much about. Give me some music. and Attendants. I'll none now:-Give me mine angle. A Room in the Palace. you'll play with me.--Come. ho! [Enter MARDIAN. though't come too short. CHARMIAN. The music.] CLEOPATRA.--we'll to the river. My arm is sore.39 LEPIDUS. You'll win two days upon me.] SCENE V.' CHARMIAN. Farewell. Alexandria.--music. [Exeunt. CHARMIAN. moody food Of us that trade in love. [Enter CLEOPATRA. ALL. ALEXAS. and as I draw them up I'll think them every one an Antony. my bended hook shall pierce Their slimy jaws. let's to billiards: Come. BOTH. IRAS. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. There.] CLEOPATRA. I will betray Tawny-finn'd fishes. And say 'Ah ha! You're caught. As well a woman with an eunuch play'd As with a woman. best play with Mardian. Charmian. sir? MARDIAN. The actor may plead pardon. Sir.
whilst I wore his sword Philippan. Well.-CLEOPATRA. Then put my tires and mantles on him. But. But there's no goodness in thy face: if Antony Be free and healthful. Why. he's well. there's more gold. when your diver Did hang a salt fish on his hook. CLEOPATRA.--why so tart a favour To trumpet such good tidings! If not well. and that night I laugh'd him into patience: and next morn. MESSENGER.40 You wager'd on your angling. Madam. and trembled kissing. I will. hear me. and here My bluest veins to kiss. First. Good madam. there is gold. CLEOPATRA. I drunk him to his bed. CLEOPATRA. villain. mark. madam. That long time have been barren. go to. madam. Thou shouldst come like a fury crown'd with snakes.] O! from Italy!-Ram thou thy fruitful tidings in mine ears. sirrah. MESSENGER. we use To say the dead are well: bring it to that. But well and free. Antony's dead!-If thou say so.--a hand that kings Have lipp'd. [Enter a MESSENGER. Ere the ninth hour. If thou so yield him. MESSENGER. The gold I give thee will I melt and pour Down thy ill-uttering throat. thou kill'st thy mistress. Not like a formal man. which he With fervency drew up. MESSENGER. Will't please you hear me? . That time?--O times!-I laughed him out of patience.
-CLEOPATRA. . Charmian. MESSENGER. The good and bad together: he's friends with Caesar. madam! no. I have a mind to strike thee ere thou speak'st: Yet. Madam. thou say'st. CLEOPATRA. Or friends with Caesar. it does allay The good precedence. Madam. MESSENGER. I am pale. he's well. CLEOPATRA. For the best turn i' the bed. Well said. CLEOPATRA. Pr'ythee. and hail Rich pearls upon thee. I do not like 'but yet'. Free. he's married to Octavia. free. and. MESSENGER. And friends with Caesar. Th'art an honest man. For what good turn? MESSENGER. Pour out the pack of matter to mine ear. if thou say Antony lives. is well. MESSENGER. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. MESSENGER. fie upon 'but yet'! 'But yet' is as a gaoler to bring forth Some monstrous malefactor.41 CLEOPATRA. In state of health. madam. But yet. I made no such report: He's bound unto Octavia. MESSENGER. thou say'st. Make thee a fortune from me. friend. or not captive to him. I'll set thee in a shower of gold. Caesar and he are greater friends than ever.
thou hast liv'd too long. The most infectious pestilence upon thee! [Strikes him down. I that do bring the news made not the match. Smarting in ling'ring pickle.] CHARMIAN. madam. a province I will give thee.] MESSENGER. Gracious madam. I'll unhair thy head: [She hales him up and down. [Draws a dagger.] MESSENGER. keep yourself within yourself: The man is innocent. patience. madam? I have made no fault. Good madam.-- . And I will boot thee with what gift beside Thy modesty can beg. He's married. And make thy fortunes proud: the blow thou hadst Shall make thy peace for moving me to rage.] Horrible villain! or I'll spurn thine eyes Like balls before me. Some innocents scape not the thunderbolt.] Thou shalt be whipp'd with wire and stew'd in brine. CLEOPATRA. What say you?--Hence. [Strikes him again.-What mean you. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. [Exit. Good madam. MESSENGER. CLEOPATRA. MESSENGER.42 CLEOPATRA. then I'll run. Say 'tis not so. Rogue. Nay.
CLEOPATRA. Should I lie. madam. madam? CLEOPATRA. He is afear'd to come. I will not bite him:--call! CHARMIAN.] Come hither. Though it be honest. I would thou didst.43 Melt Egypt into Nile! and kindly creatures Turn all to serpents!--Call the slave again:-Though I am mad. that they strike A meaner than myself. to me Thou wouldst appear most ugly. CLEOPATRA. The gods confound thee! dost thou hold there still! MESSENGER. it is never good To bring bad news: give to a gracious message An host of tongues.] These hands do lack nobility. get thee hence: Hadst thou Narcissus in thy face. . CLEOPATRA. but let ill tidings tell Themselves when they be felt. O. MESSENGER. since I myself Have given myself the cause. So half my Egypt were submerg'd. sir. Is he married? I cannot hate thee worser than I do If thou again say 'Yes. [Exit CHARMIAN. He's married. [Re-enter CHARMIAN and Messenger. and made A cistern for scal'd snakes! Go. I crave your highness' pardon. He is married? MESSENGER. I have done my duty. CLEOPATRA. I will not hurt him.' MESSENGER.
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.
sir. No. and let's Draw lots who shall begin. You have heard much. Lepidus. Pompey. And fair words to them. your fine Egyptian cookery Shall have the fame. I have fair meanings.-ENOBARBUS. POMPEY. I have heard that Julius Caesar Grew fat with feasting there. I know thee now: how far'st thou. I pray you? ENOBARBUS. What. ANTONY. And well am like to do. POMPEY. POMPEY. . take the lot: but. Well. POMPEY. That's the next to do. soldier? ENOBARBUS. for I perceive Four feasts are toward. No more of that:--he did so. I hope so. That will I. CAESAR. POMPEY.47 POMPEY. Antony. POMPEY. A certain queen to Caesar in a mattress. Then so much have I heard. And I have heard Apollodorus carried. POMPEY.--Thus we are agreed: I crave our composition may be written. first Or last. And seal'd between us. ANTONY. ANTONY. We'll feast each other ere we part.
When I have envied thy behaviour.48 Let me shake thy hand. And you by land. Show's the way. You have done well by water.You and I have known. POMPEY.] MENAS. At sea. something you can deny for your own safety: you have been a great thief by sea. lords? CAESAR. MENAS.] Thy father. MENAS. though it cannot be denied what I have done by land. ENOBARBUS. I will praise any man that will praise me. [Exeunt all but ENOBARBUS and MENAS. sir.-. would ne'er have made this treaty. Come. MENAS. Yes. Sir. We have. and LEPIDUS. It nothing ill becomes thee. ENOBARBUS. And you by land. I think. Nor what I have done by water. I never hated thee: I have seen thee fight. ANTONY. [Aside. ENOBARBUS.-Aboard my galley I invite you all: Will you lead. ENOBARBUS. sir. ENOBARBUS. Enjoy thy plainness. sir. . POMPEY. Pompey. but I ha' prais'd ye When you have well deserv'd ten times as much As I have said you did. ENOBARBUS. MENAS. I never lov'd you much.
sir? ENOBARBUS. sure he cannot weep it back again. MENAS. No slander. MENAS. If I were bound to divine of this unity. For my part. Then is Caesar and he for ever knit together. We look'd not for Mark Antony here: pray you. Pray you. But give me your hand. MENAS. But there is never a fair woman has a true face. MENAS. You have said. MENAS. ENOBARBUS. I think the policy of that purpose made more in the marriage than the love of the parties. here they might take two thieves kissing. ENOBARBUS. cold. MENAS. I think so too. But you shall find the band that seems to tie their friendship together will be the very strangler of their amity: Octavia is of a holy. But she is now the wife of Marcus Antonius. and still conversation. True. Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune. she was the wife of Caius Marcellus. ENOBARBUS. MENAS. We came hither to fight with you. MENAS. whatsome'er their hands are. ENOBARBUS. ENOBARBUS. they steal hearts. is he married to Cleopatra? ENOBARBUS. sir. .49 There I deny my land service. I would not prophesy so. If he do. 'Tis true. I am sorry it is turn'd to a drinking. Caesar's sister is called Octavia. sir. ENOBARBUS. Menas: if our eyes had authority. All men's faces are true.
] . I shall take it.] FIRST SERVANT. Antony will use his affection where it is: he married but his occasion here. [A sennet sounded. as I said before. AGRIPPA. ANTONY. SECOND SERVANT. Some o' their plants are ill-rooted already. And thus it may be. [Exeunt. [Music. Enter CAESAR. man. Come. that which is the strength of their amity shall prove the immediate author of their variance. Come. ENOBARBUS. FIRST SERVANT. sir. let's away. Lepidus is high-coloured. Here they'll be. and. SECOND SERVANT. FIRST SERVANT.] SCENE VII. which pitifully disaster the cheeks. Enter two or three SERVANTS with a banquet. They have made him drink alms-drink. Why. which is Mark Antony. 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. MENAS. ENOBARBUS. are the holes where eyes should be. LEPIDUS. reconciles them to his entreaty and himself to the drink. To be called into a huge sphere. POMPEY. sir: we have used our throats in Egypt. FIRST SERVANT. will you aboard? I have a health for you. Not he that himself is not so. MENAS. As they pinch one another by the disposition. the least wind i' the world will blow them down. Who would not have his wife so? ENOBARBUS.50 MENAS. lying near Misenum. with other Captains. MAECENAS. He will to his Egyptian dish again: then shall the sighs of Octavia blow the fire up in Caesar. On board POMPEY'S Galley. and not to be seen to move in't. MENAS. SECOND SERVANT. But it raises the greater war between him and his discretion. he cries out 'no more'.
And hear me speak a word. I do beseech thee. POMPEY.n-This wine for Lepidus! LEPIDUS.51 ANTONY. POMPEY. ENOBARBUS.] Forsake thy seat. and the elements once out of it. without contradiction I have heard that. Not till you have slept. a word. . And shortly comes to harvest. Your serpent of Egypt is bred now of your mud by the operation of your sun: so is your crocodile.] Say in mine ear: what is't? MENAS. sir. [Aside to MENAS. LEPIDUS. I am not so well as I should be. they know By the height. as it ebbs. LEPIDUS. Nay. [Aside to MENAS. LEPIDUS. and it is as broad as it hath breadth: it is just so high as it is. or the mean.] Pompey. certainly. it transmigrates. ANTONY. the seedsman Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain. [To CAESAR. What manner o' thing is your crocodile? ANTONY. if dearth Or foison follow: the higher Nilus swells The more it promises.] Thus do they. but I'll ne'er out. sir: they take the flow o' the Nile By certain scales i' the pyramid.] Forbear me till ano. Ay. I have heard the Ptolemies' pyramises are very goodly things. Lepidus. POMPEY. You've strange serpents there. ANTONY. the lowness. and moves with it own organs: it lives by that which nourisheth it. They are so. I fear me you'll be in till then. captain. [Aside to POMPEY. It is shaped. MENAS. like itself. [Aside to POMPEY. Sit --and some wine!--A health to Lepidus! LEPIDUS.
What colour is it of? ANTONY. for you sink. And the tears of it are wet.52 LEPIDUS. What's else to say?-Be jolly. 'Tis so. ANTONY. Wilt thou be lord of all the world? POMPEY. lords. else he is a very epicure. POMPEY. Thou hast serv'd me with much faith. [Aside to MENAS. These quicksands. LEPIDUS. Of its own colour too. 'Tis a strange serpent. sir. Lepidus. Will this description satisfy him? ANTONY. MENAS. [Aside to MENAS. hang. POMPEY. .] If for the sake of merit thou wilt hear me.] The matter? MENAS. [Aside to POMPEY. hang! Tell me of that! away! Do as I bid you.] I think thou'rt mad. Wilt thou be lord of the whole world? That's twice. What say'st thou? MENAS. POMPEY. ANTONY. I have ever held my cap off to thy fortunes.] Go.--Where's this cup I call'd for? MENAS. Rise from thy stool. CAESAR. Keep off them. With the health that Pompey gives him. [Rises and walks aside.
And not have spoke on't! In me 'tis villainy: In thee't had been good service. if thou dar'st be. I should have found it afterwards well done. and will not take when once 'tis offer'd. And when we are put off. And though you think me poor. MENAS. fall to their throats: All then is thine. Thou art. Shall never find it more. these competitors. Bear him ashore. Repent that e'er thy tongue Hath so betray'd thine act: being done unknown. this thou shouldst have done. Show me which way. I'll pledge it for him. [Aside. No. But entertain it. These three world-sharers. Desist. if thou wilt have't. ENOBARBUS. Who seeks. How should that be? MENAS. I have kept me from the cup. Ah. But must condemn it now. Pompey. I'll never follow thy pall'd fortunes more. I am the man Will give thee all the world. POMPEY. MENAS. POMPEY. Hast thou drunk well? MENAS. . POMPEY. Are in thy vessel: let me cut the cable.53 POMPEY. Menas! MENAS. POMPEY. the earthly Jove: Whate'er the ocean pales or sky inclips Is thine. Thou must know 'Tis not my profit that does lead mine honour: Mine honour it.] For this. Pompey. and drink. This health to Lepidus! ANTONY. Here's to thee.
This is not yet an Alexandrian feast. then. It ripens towards it. Why? ENOBARBUS.54 Enobarbus. ENOBARBUS. CAESAR. Come. I could well forbear't. It's monstrous labour when I wash my brain And it grows fouler. increase the reels.--Strike the vessels. welcome! POMPEY. Be a child o' the time. Menas. [To ANTONY. Fill till the cup be hid. The third part. Drink thou.] MENAS. ANTONY. is drunk. ENOBARBUS. man. There's a strong fellow. see'st not? MENAS.] Ha. That it might go on wheels! ENOBARBUS. ANTONY. Possess it. my brave emperor! Shall we dance now the Egyptian Bacchanals And celebrate our drink? POMPEY. 'A bears the third part of the world. would it were all. ho!-Here is to Caesar! CAESAR. . MENAS. I'll make answer: But I had rather fast from all four days Than drink so much in one. POMPEY. [Pointing to the servant who carries off LEPIDUS.
I'll not on shore. You have my father's house. ENOBARBUS. and Attendants. Let me request you off: our graver business Frowns at this levity. good night. And shall. Come. what? we are friends. down into the boat. till the world go round! CAESAR. You see we have burnt our cheeks: strong Enobarb Is weaker than the wine. sir: give's your hand.] Menas. CAESAR. Plumpy Bacchus with pink eyne! In thy fats our cares be drown'd.--Gentle lords. your hand.-Make battery to our ears with the loud music:-The while I'll place you: then the boy shall sing. What needs more words. and mine own tongue Splits what it speaks: the wild disguise hath almost Antick'd us all. ENOBARBUS places them hand in hand. ANTONY. [Exeunt POMPEY. With thy grapes our hairs be crown'd: Cup us. Come. ANTONY. [Music plays. Come. till the world go round. Good night. Till that the conquering wine hath steep'd our sense In soft and delicate Lethe. let's part. good soldier. thou monarch of the vine. What would you more?--Pompey. Take heed you fall not.-Good Antony. Cup us. . POMPEY. ANTONY. let's all take hands. I'll try you on the shore. The holding every man shall bear as loud As his strong sides can volley.--but. POMPEY. Good brother. All take hands. ENOBARBUS.] SONG. O Antony.55 Let's ha't.
lost his favour. Which he achiev'd by the minute. Hoo! says 'a. to my cabin.56 MENAS. Silius. note well. spur through Media.] ENOBARBUS. For quick accumulation of renown. and ambition. A plain in Syria.--Thy Pacorus. than by our deed Acquire too high a fame when him we serve's away. SCENE I. One of my place in Syria. Silius. I have done enough: a lower place. Whilst yet with Parthian blood thy sword is warm The fugitive Parthians follow. Orodes. No. Pays this for Marcus Crassus. May make too great an act. Noble Ventidius. Now. VENTIDIUS.] VENTIDIUS. in triumph.-Better to leave undone. [Enter VENTIDIUS.-These drums!--these trumpets. his lieutenant. sound out! [A flourish of trumpets.--There's my cap. with drums.--Bear the king's son's body Before our army. Who does i' the wars more than his captain can Becomes his captain's captain. Hoo!--noble captain. flutes! what!-Let Neptune hear we bid a loud farewell To these great fellows: sound and be hang'd. SILIUS. O Silius. Caesar and Antony have ever won More in their officer. for learn this. with SILIUS and other Romans. . Officers and Soldiers. [Exeunt. than person: Sossius. the dead body of PACORUS borne in front. and the shelters whither The routed fly: so thy grand captain Antony Shall set thee on triumphant chariots. MENAS. come. and now Pleas'd fortune does of Marcus Crassus' death Make me revenger. darting Parthia. and Put garlands on thy head.] ACT III. Mesopotamia. art thou struck.
That magical word of war. he is gone. Thou wilt write to Antony? VENTIDIUS. Octavia weeps To part from Rome: Caesar is sad.57 The soldier's virtue. there. I could do more to do Antonius good. Nay. SILIUS. Ventidius. But 'twould offend him. 'Tis a noble Lepidus. [Enter AGRIPPA and ENOBARBUS. how he loves Caesar! AGRIPPA. with his banners. What. A very fine one: O. and his well-paid ranks. How. AGRIPPA. we have effected. Rome. that Without the which a soldier and his sword Grants scarce distinction. and Lepidus.--On. meeting. They have despatch'd with Pompey.] SCENE II. Where is he now? VENTIDIUS. He purposeth to Athens: whither. is troubled With the green sickness.] AGRIPPA. as Menas says. and in his offence Should my performance perish. An Ante-chamber in CAESAR'S house. The ne'er-yet-beaten horse of Parthia We have jaded out o' the field. ENOBARBUS. but how dearly he adores Mark Antony! ENOBARBUS. with what haste The weight we must convey with's will permit. SILIUS. . We shall appear before him. rather makes choice of loss Than gain which darkens him. I'll humbly signify what in his name. Since Pompey's feast. are the brothers parted? ENOBARBUS. The other three are sealing. Thou hast. pass along! [Exeunt.
Use me well in't. [Enter CAESAR. number--hoo!-His love to Antony. tongues.] So.58 Caesar? Why he's the Jupiter of men. kneel down. poets. prove such a wife As my thoughts make thee. cannot Think. CAESAR.--Sister. AGRIPPA. write. scribes. You take from me a great part of myself. and as my furthest band Shall pass on thy approof. Kneel down. for better might we Have lov'd without this mean if on both parts . Both he loves. LEPIDUS. But as for Caesar. Would you praise Caesar. Indeed. ENOBARBUS. speak. worthy soldier. he plied them both with excellent praises.-This is to horse. AGRIPPA. and OCTAVIA. sing. O. figures. be the ram to batter The fortress of it. To keep it builded.--Adieu. ANTONY. and he their beetle. Antony! O thou Arabian bird! ENOBARBUS. sir. say 'Caesar'--go no further. AGRIPPA. Good fortune. cast.--yet he loves Antony: Hoo! hearts. and farewell. They are his shards. and wonder.--Most noble Antony. ENOBARBUS. ENOBARBUS. noble Agrippa. Spake you of Caesar? How! the nonpareil! AGRIPPA. What's Antony? The god of Jupiter. Let not the piece of virtue which is set Betwixt us as the cement of our love. AGRIPPA.] ANTONY. But he loves Caesar best. [Trumpets within. No further. bards.
So is he. OCTAVIA. being a man. Though you be therein curious. Octavia? OCTAVIA. look well to my husband's house. And neither way inclines. [Aside to AGRIPPA. ENOBARBUS. and-CAESAR. Make me not offended In your distrust. the least cause For what you seem to fear: so.] He has a cloud in's face. fare thee well: The elements be kind to thee. nor can Her heart inform her tongue.59 This be not cherish'd. ANTONY. Her tongue will not obey her heart. Farewell. CAESAR.] He were the worse for that. . The April's in her eyes: it is love's spring. My noble brother!-ANTONY.] Will Caesar weep? AGRIPPA. the gods keep you. CAESAR. You shall not find. What. ANTONY. ENOBARBUS. [Aside to ENOBARBUS. ANTONY. were he a horse. and make Thy spirits all of comfort! Fare thee well.--the swan's down feather. And these the showers to bring it on. I'll tell you in your ear. [Aside to AGRIPPA. That stands upon the swell at the full of tide.--Be cheerful. my dearest sister. And make the hearts of Romans serve your ends! We will here part. OCTAVIA. I have said. Sir.
farewell! [Kisses OCTAVIA.] CLEOPATRA.] ANTONY. CLEOPATRA. the time shall not Out-go my thinking on you. CHARMIAN. and he wept When at Philippi he found Brutus slain. [Aside to AGRIPPA. When Antony found Julius Caesar dead. IRAS. he was troubled with a rheum. Come. Enobarbus. here I have you. sir. I'll wrestle with you in my strength of love: Look. come. Exeunt. be happy! LEPIDUS.] SCENE III. thus I let you go. indeed. CAESAR. A Room in the Palace. ENOBARBUS. [Aside to ENOBARBUS. go to. CAESAR. Farewell! [Trumpets sound within. What willingly he did confound he wail'd: Believe't till I weep too. Where is the fellow? ALEXAS. sweet Octavia. You shall hear from me still. Alexandria. Farewell. Go to. .] That year. ANTONY. And give you to the gods. Let all the number of the stars give light To thy fair way! CAESAR.] Why. No. Adieu.60 AGRIPPA. Half afear'd to come. [Enter CLEOPATRA. He cried almost to roaring. and ALEXAS.
Didst thou behold Octavia? MESSENGER. I think so. ALEXAS. CLEOPATRA. and saw her led Between her brother and Mark Antony. dread queen. That Herod's head I'll have: but how? when Antony is gone. Madam. sir. Where? MESSENGER. CLEOPATRA. madam. .-CLEOPATRA. Madam. Most gracious majesty. I heard her speak: she is low-voic'd. in Rome I look'd her in the face. Charmian: dull of tongue and dwarfish!-What majesty is in her gait? Remember. Like her! O Isis! 'tis impossible.61 [Enter a Messenger. She is not. Herod of Jewry dare not look upon you But when you are well pleas'd. Is she as tall as me? MESSENGER. CLEOPATRA. CHARMIAN. Good majesty.] Come hither. Through whom I might command it?--Come thou near. That's not so good:--he cannot like her long. CLEOPATRA. Ay. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. Didst hear her speak? is she shrill-tongu'd or low? MESSENGER. MESSENGER.
Guess at her years. madam: and her forehead As low as she would wish it. Brown. Or I have no observance. Three in Egypt Cannot make better note. Round even to faultiness. A statue than a breather. CLEOPATRA.-Her hair. Bear'st thou her face in mind? is't long or round? MESSENGER. And I do think she's thirty. Widow!--Charmian. MESSENGER. Excellent. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. Is this certain? MESSENGER. too.-Her motion and her station are as one. CLEOPATRA. She creeps. For the most part. CHARMIAN. CLEOPATRA. She shows a body rather than a life. hark! MESSENGER. what colour? MESSENGER. . She was a widow. they are foolish that are so. CHARMIAN. MESSENGER. Madam.62 If e'er thou look'dst on majesty. I pr'ythee. CLEOPATRA. He's very knowing. I do perceive't:--there's nothing in her yet:-The fellow has good judgment.
Thou must not take my former sharpness ill:-I will employ thee back again. Our letters are prepar'd. madam. A Room in ANTONY'S House. he is so: I repent me much That so I harried him. The man hath seen some majesty. nay. he not took't. All may be well enough. A proper man. Hath he seen majesty? Isis else defend. [Enter ANTONY and OCTAVIA. CLEOPATRA. There's gold for thee. cold and sickly He vented them:most narrow measure lent me. Or did it from his teeth. by him. [Exeunt.] ANTONY. Why. CHARMIAN. Nothing. good Charmian: But 'tis no matter. When the best hint was given him. CHARMIAN. methinks.63 CLEOPATRA. thou shalt bring him to me Where I will write. Nay. made his will. This creature's no such thing. I find thee Most fit for business:--go make thee ready. And serving you so long! CLEOPATRA.] SCENE IV. Athens. that and thousands more Of semblable import--but he hath wag'd New wars 'gainst Pompey. [Exit Messenger. Indeed. and read it To public ear: Spoke scandy of me: when perforce he could not But pay me terms of honour. Octavia. not only that. madam. CLEOPATRA. I warrant you. . CHARMIAN. and should know.] CHARMIAN. I have one thing more to ask him yet.-That were excusable.
ANTONY. Stomach not all.] ENOBARBUS. Your reconciler! Wars 'twixt you twain would be As if the world should cleave. So your desires are yours. Turn your displeasure that way. O my good lord. sir. ENOBARBUS. . [Exeunt. friend Eros! EROS. Thanks to my lord. The Jove of power make me.64 OCTAVIA. most weak. Gentle Octavia. There's strange news come. [Enter ENOBARBUS and EROS. and command what cost Your heart has mind to. Prays and destroys the prayer. I lose myself: better I were not yours Than yours so branchless. Yourself shall go between's: the meantime. Let your best love draw to that point which seeks Best to preserve it: if I lose mine honour. OCTAVIA. win brother. When it appears to you where this begins. But. Another Room in ANTONY'S House.] SCENE V. ne'er stood between. or if you must believe. I'll raise the preparation of a war Shall stain your brother: make your soonest haste. Choose your own company. lady. How now. bless my lord and husband!' Undo that prayer by crying out as loud 'O. Praying for both parts: Sure the good gods will mock me presently When I shall pray 'O. bless my brother!' Husband win. no mid-way 'Twixt these extremes at all. Believe not all. as you requested. and that slain men Should solder up the rift. ANTONY. for our faults Can never be so equal that your love Can equally move with them. Provide your going. A more unhappy lady. most weak. Athens. meeting. If this division chance.
This is old: what is the success? EROS. Cleopatra and himself in chairs of gold Were publicly enthron'd: at the feet sat . thou hast a pair of chaps. Caesar and Lepidus have made wars upon Pompey. But let it be. Caesar. upon his own appeal. would not let him partake in the glory of the action: and not resting here. EROS. EROS. world. having made use of him in the wars 'gainst Pompey.] SCENE VI. Where's Antony? EROS. and spurns The rush that lies before him. ENOBARBUS. [Exeunt. In Alexandria. They'll grind the one the other. And throw between them all the food thou hast. Rome. Then. no more. on a tribunal silver'd. and more. he has done all this. 'Twill be naught.65 What. He's walking in the garden--thus. Contemning Rome.--Bring me to Antony. More. ENOBARBUS.] CAESAR. sir. accuses him of letters he had formerly wrote to Pompey. man? EROS. For Italy and Caesar. A Room in CAESAR'S House. My lord desires you presently: my news I might have told hereafter. seizes him: so the poor third is up. Here's the manner of't:-I' the market-place. [Enter CAESAR. till death enlarge his confine. ENOBARBUS. cries 'Fool Lepidus!' And threats the throat of that his officer That murder'd Pompey. and MAECENAS. Our great navy's rigg'd. Come. Domitius. presently denied him rivality. ENOBARBUS. AGRIPPA.
Lydia. AGRIPPA. That he his high authority abus'd. AGRIPPA. made her Of lower Syria. and oft before gave audience. having in Sicily Sextus Pompeius spoil'd. and Phoenicia: she In the habiliments of the goddess Isis That day appear'd. will their good thoughts call from him. CAESAR. Unto her He gave the 'stablishment of Egypt. Who. The people knows it: and have now receiv'd His accusations. MAECENAS. He gave to Alexander. Absolute queen. and Armenia. CAESAR. 'Tis done already. and. and messenger gone. so. Cilicia. he frets That Lepidus of the triumvirate Should be depos'd. I' the common show-place. MAECENAS. And all the unlawful issue that their lust Since then hath made between them. this should be answer'd. unrestor'd: lastly.66 Caesarion. This in the public eye? CAESAR. queasy with his insolence Already. that we detain All his revenue. And did deserve his change: for what I have conquer'd . to Ptolemy he assign'd Syria. Let Rome be thus Inform'd. Caesar: and that. I have told him Lepidus was grown too cruel. Parthia. Who does he accuse? CAESAR. His sons he there proclaim'd the kings of kings: Great Media. being. we had not rated him His part o' the isle: then does he say he lent me Some shipping. Sir. whom they call my father's son. Cyprus. AGRIPPA. where they exercise. As 'tis reported.
Which soon he granted. we should have met you By sea and land. the trees by the way Should have borne men. my lord. and have prevented The ostentation of our love. and expectation fainted. but did it On my free will. Hearing that you prepar'd for war. 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. Rais'd by your populous troops: but you are come A market-maid to Rome. Longing for what it had not. To come thus was I not constrain'd. . OCTAVIA. CAESAR. Mark Antony. My lord. the dust Should have ascended to the roof of heaven. nor have you cause. Do not say so. but then. in his Armenia And other of his conquer'd kingdoms. supplying every stage With an augmented greeting. That ever I should call thee castaway! OCTAVIA. CAESAR. Being an obstruct 'tween his lust and him. You have not call'd me so. Good my lord. MAECENAS. Hail.] OCTAVIA. Nor must not then be yielded to in this. most dear Caesar! CAESAR. acquainted My grieved ear withal: whereon I begg'd His pardon for return. CAESAR. I Demand the like. He'll never yield to that.67 I grant him part. [Enter OCTAVIA. and The neighs of horse to tell of her approach Long ere she did appear. OCTAVIA. with her train. and my lord! hail. nay. Caesar. which left unshown Is often left unlov'd.
Philadelphos. Archelaus Of Cappadocia.68 CAESAR. most wretched. make their ministers Of us and those that love you. Welcome to Rome. Best of comfort. CAESAR. the king of Libya. The kings of Mede and Lycaonia. OCTAVIA. Welcome hither: Your letters did withhold our breaking forth. And ever welcome to us. Welcome. King Manchus of Arabia. king Of Comagene. dear madam. But let determin'd things to destiny Hold unbewail'd their way. who now are levying The kings o' theearth for war: he hath assembled Bocchus. He hath given his empire Up to a whore. Ay me. You are abus'd Beyond the mark of thought: and the high gods. No. Mithridates. Herod of Jewry. I have eyes upon him. Each heart in Rome does love and pity you: Only theadulterous Antony. Nothing more dear to me. King of Pont. in Athens. And gives his potent regiment to a trull That noises it against us. king Of Paphlagonia. which drives O'er your content these strong necessities. Welcome. lady. My lord. turns you off. with More larger list of sceptres. . To do you justice. Adallas. most large In his abominations. Where is he now? OCTAVIA. That do afflict each other! CAESAR. the Thracian king. Cleopatra Hath nodded him to her. And his affairs come to me on the wind. Polemon and Amyntas. my most wronged sister. AGRIPPA. That have my heart parted betwixt two friends. Cheer your heart: Be you not troubled with the time. Till we perceiv'd both how you were wrong led And we in negligent danger. MAECENAS.
I could reply:-If we should serve with horse and mares together The horse were merely lost. will Appear there for a man. ENOBARBUS. why? CLEOPATRA. What should not then be spar'd. Well. and their tongues rot That speak against us! A charge we bear i' the war. Sink Rome. as the president of my kingdom. CLEOPATRA. I will be even with thee. doubt it not. is it. Speak not against it.] CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA.] SCENE VII. ANTONY'S Camp near the Promontory of Actium. What is't you say? ENOBARBUS. He is already Traduc'd for levity: and 'tis said in Rome That Photinus an eunuch and your maids Manage this war. why should not we Be there in person? ENOBARBUS.69 OCTAVIA.] Well. And. And say'st it is not fit. the mares would bear A soldier and his horse. Most certain. Take from his heart. why. ENOBARBUS. . Is it so. If not denounc'd against us. sir? CAESAR. from's time. Sister. Your presence needs must puzzle Antony. welcome: pray you Be ever known to patience: my dear'st sister! [Exeunt. [Enter CLEOPATRA and ENOBARBUS. But why. take from his brain. [Aside. Thou hast forspoke my being in these wars. is it? CLEOPATRA.
By sea! what else? CANIDIUS. in Caesar's fleet Are those that often have 'gainst Pompey fought: Their ships are yare. Where Caesar fought with Pompey. [Enter ANTONY and CANIDIUS. For that he dares us to't. Your ships are not well mann'd: Your mariners are muleteers. ENOBARBUS. Nay. Ay. we Will fight with him by sea. And take in Toryne?--You have heard on't. Canidius.] ANTONY. and to wage this battle at Pharsalia. ENOBARBUS. reapers. yours heavy: no disgrace Shall fall you for refusing him at sea. CANIDIUS. . he shakes off. Here comes the emperor. So hath my lord dar'd him to single fight. sweet? CLEOPATRA. Which serve not for his vantage. Is it not strange. ANTONY. I have done. But these offers. CLEOPATRA.--Canidius.70 I will not stay behind. Being prepar'd for land. ENOBARBUS. And so should you. That from Tarentum and Brundusium He could so quickly cut the Ionian sea. Celerity is never more admir'd Than by the negligent. ANTONY. A good rebuke. Which might have well becom'd the best of men To taunt at slackness. people Ingross'd by swift impress. Why will my lord do so? ANTONY.
with the rest full-mann'd. do not fight by sea. Caesar has taken Toryne. And. [Enter a Messenger. 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.71 By sea.] How now. Distract your army. O noble emperor. ANTONY. And our twelve thousand horse. which doth most consist Of war-mark'd footmen. . The news is true. my Thetis! [Enter a SOLDIER. Can he be there in person? 'tis impossible-Strange that his power should be. quite forgo The way which promises assurance. ENOBARBUS.] Thy business? MESSENGER. from the head of Actium Beat the approaching Caesar. worthy soldier? SOLDIER. leave unexecuted Your own renowned knowledge.--Canidius. Caesar none better. by sea. ANTONY. my lord: he is descried. Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land. you therein throw away The absolute soldiership you have by land.--We'll to our ship: Away. ANTONY. I have sixty sails. But if we fail. Most worthy sir. ANTONY. We then can do't at land. CLEOPATRA. and Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard From firm security. Our overplus of shipping will we burn. I'll fight at sea.
do you not? CANIDIUS. TAURUS. SOLDIER. CANIDIUS.] CAESAR. Who's his lieutenant. Publicola. They say one Taurus. and ENOBARBUS. I think I am i' the right.] SCENE VIII. CANIDIUS. With news the time's with labour. and Caelius are for sea: But we keep whole by land. and throes forth Each minute some. [Enter a Messenger. hear you? SOLDIER. SOLDIER. . This speed of Caesar's Carries beyond belief. thou art: but his whole action grows Not in the power on't: so our leader's led. [Enter CAESAR. Well I know the man. CANIDIUS. [Exeunt ANTONY. Officers. You keep by land The legions and the horse whole. well:--away. And we are women's men. Marcus Justeius. A plain near Actium. and others. By Hercules. Marcus Octavius. Soldier.] SOLDIER. CANIDIUS. While he was yet in Rome His power went out in such distractions as Beguil'd all spies.] MESSENGER.72 Well. The Emperor calls Canidius. CLEOPATRA. [Exeunt.
What's thy passion? SCARUS. Do not exceed The prescript of this scroll: our fortune lies Upon this jump. Gods and goddesses.] ENOBARBUS. My lord? CAESAR. Enter ENOBARBUS. the Lieutenant of CAESAR. The greater cantle of the world is lost With very ignorance. [Exeunt. [Exeunt. fly and turn the rudder: To see't mine eyes are blasted. All the whole synod of them! ENOBARBUS. And so proceed accordingly. In eye of Caesar's battle. [Enter CANIDIUS.73 Taurus. Naught. Another part of the Plain. Set we our squadrons on yon side o' the hill. Strike not by land.] SCENE IX. the other way. With all their sixty. [Enter ANTONY and ENOBARBUS. After their going in. . from which place We may the number of the ships behold.] ANTONY.] SCARUS. keep whole. marching with his land Army one way. the Egyptian admiral. naught. [Enter SCARUS. Another part of the Plain. all naught! I can behold no longer: The Antoniad. and TAURUS. we have kiss'd away Kingdoms and provinces.-TAURUS. provoke not battle Till we have done at sea.] [Alarum. is heard the noise of a sea-fight. with his Army.] SCENE X.
The noble ruin of her magic. That I beheld: Mine eyes did sicken at the sight. And sinks most lamentably. On our side like the token'd pestilence. are you thereabouts? Why. like a cow in June.-Hoists sails and flies. SCARUS. To Caesar will I render My legions and my horse. and there I will attend What further comes. good night indeed. manhood. How appears the fight? SCARUS. honour. She once being loof'd. Both as the same. ne'er before Did violate so itself.74 ENOBARBUS. CANIDIUS. alack! [Enter CANIDIUS. SCARUS. and. When vantage like a pair of twins appear'd.-Whom leprosy o'ertake!--i' the midst o' the fight. it had gone well: O. or rather ours the elder. Alack. Ay. Antony.] CANIDIUS. Leaving the fight in height. like a doting mallard. Experience.-The breese upon her. ENOBARBUS. Where death is sure. Toward Peloponnesus are they fled. Had our general Been what he knew himself. and could not Endure a further view. six kings already . flies after her: I never saw an action of such shame. 'Tis easy to't. ENOBARBUS. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath. CANIDIUS. he has given example for our flight Most grossly by his own! ENOBARBUS. Claps on his sea-wing. Yon ribaudred nag of Egypt. then.
A Room in the Palace. I pray.75 Show me the way of yielding. Pray you. I'll yet follow The wounded chance of Antony.] EROS. and they them For fear and doting. Nay. Therefore I pray you:--I'll see you by and by. let that be left Which leaves itself: to the sea-side straightway: I will possess you of that ship and treasure. fly. Alexandria. do so. Hark! the land bids me tread no more upon't. Fly! Not we. gentle madam.--Friends. I have myself resolv'd upon a course Which has no need of you. ANTONY. for indeed I have lost command. be gone. My treasure's in the harbour. I follow'd that I blush to look upon: My very hairs do mutiny.] ANTONY. ALL. to him!--comfort him. .--Friends.-It is asham'd to bear me.--O.] SCENE XI.] [Enter CLEOPATRA. Leave me. be gone. for the white Reprove the brown for rashness. take that.--Friends. though my reason Sits in the wind against me. ENOBARBUS. I have fled myself. EROS following. and have instructed cowards To run and show their shoulders. divide it. [Exeunt. be gone: you shall Have letters from me to some friends that will Sweep your way for you. led by CHARMIAN and IRAS. take it. [Enter ANTONY and attendants. come hither: I am so lated in the world that I Have lost my way for ever:--I have a ship Laden with gold. Nor make replies of loathness: take the hint Which my despair proclaims. And make your peace with Caesar. a little: pray you now:-Nay. look not sad. [Sits down. IRAS.
sir. what else? CLEOPATRA. stand by. speak to him: He is unqualitied with very shame. no. No. but Your comfort makes the rescue. . Let me sit down. See you here. fie! CHARMIAN. O. the queen! IRAS.-ANTONY. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. O good empress. arise. my lord. most dear queen. O Juno! ANTONY.76 Do. Do! why. EROS. Madam. EROS.--sustain me. Most noble sir. no. The queen. no.-IRAS. my lord. Well then. he alone Dealt on lieutenantry. yes. and death will seize her.-EROS. Go to him. no. fie. the queen approaches: Her head's declin'd. sir? ANTONY. CHARMIAN. madam. Yes. Ah.--O! EROS. Sir. Madam. while I struck The lean and wrinkled Cassius. fie. and no practice had In the brave squares of war: yet now--no matter. and 'twas I That the mad Brutus ended.--he at Philippi kept His sword e'en like a dancer.
Egypt? See How I convey my shame out of thine eyes By looking back. ANTONY. my lord. Forgive my fearful sails! I little thought You would have follow'd. who With half the bulk o' the world play'd as I pleas'd. EROS. O. made weak by my affection.77 ANTONY. the queen. one of them rates All that is won and lost: give me a kiss. Is he come back?--Love. ANTONY. within there. CLEOPATRA. Even this repays me. and our viands!--Fortune knows We scorn her most when most she offers blows. O my lord. Egypt. I am full of lead. CLEOPATRA. And thou shouldst tow me after: o'er my spirit Thy full supremacy thou knew'st. O. Making and marring fortunes. my pardon! ANTONY.] .--We sent our schoolmaster. You did know How much you were my conqueror. thou knew'st too well My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings. I have offended reputation.-A most unnoble swerving. and that My sword. Pardon. CLEOPATRA. what I have left behind 'Stroy'd in dishonour. [Exeunt. would Obey it on all cause. I say. Now I must To the young man send humble treaties. whither hast thou led me. and that Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods Command me.-Some wine. Fall not a tear. dodge And palter in the shifts of lowness. pardon! ANTONY. Sir.
A private man in Athens: this for him. CAESAR. The queen Of audience nor desire shall fail.78 SCENE XII. when hither He sends so poor a pinion of his wing. and speak. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee. Or take his life there: this if she perform. Next. I have no ears to his request. Submits her to thy might. .] CAESAR. 'tis his schoolmaster: An argument that he is pluck'd. CAESAR'S camp in Egypt. Cleopatra does confess thy greatness. For Antony. Which had superfluous kings for messengers Not many moons gone by. Approach. so she From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend. DOLABELLA. and to thee sues To let him breathe between the heavens and earth. He lessens his requests. I come from Antony: I was of late as petty to his ends As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf To his grand sea. and Requires to live in Egypt: which not granted. She shall not sue unheard. Let him appear that's come from Antony. CAESAR. [Enter EUPHRONIUS. EUPHRONIUS. Fortune pursue thee! CAESAR. Be't so: declare thine office. Now hazarded to thy grace. Such as I am. Caesar.] CAESAR.-Know you him? DOLABELLA. [Enter CAESAR. EUPHRONIUS. THYREUS. and of thee craves The circle of the Ptolemies for her heirs. EUPHRONIUS. So to them both. with others.
Make thine own edict for thy pains.] SCENE XIII. What shall we do. and IRAS. [Exit EUPHRONIUS. CAESAR. And what thou think'st his very action speaks In every power that moves. CHARMIAN. ENOBARBUS. Caesar. Promise. And in our name. CLEOPATRA. From Antony win Cleopatra. what she requires. Antony only. Observe how Antony becomes his flaw. Think. I shall.] [To THYREUS.] To try thy eloquence. . and die. that would make his will Lord of his reason. but want will perjure The ne'er-touch'd vestal: try thy cunning. whose several ranges Frighted each other? why should he follow? The itch of his affection should not then Have nick'd his captainship. CLEOPATRA. peace. THYREUS. Alexandria. A Room in the Palace. offers: women are not In their best fortunes strong. From thine invention. Is Antony or we in fault for this? ENOBARBUS. I go. Thyreus. Enobarbus? ENOBARBUS. THYREUS. at such a point. now 'tis time. 'twas a shame no less Than was his loss. to course your flying flags And leave his navy gazing. add more. Caesar.79 Bring him through the bands. [Exeunt. [Enter CLEOPATRA. Pr'ythee.] CLEOPATRA. he being The mered question. Despatch. What though you fled From that great face of war. When half to half the world oppos'd. which we Will answer as a law.
Yes. That he should dream. Ourselves alone. ANTONY. ships. thou hast subdu'd His judgment too.] EUPHRONIUS. EUPHRONIUS. May be a coward's. the full Caesar will Answer his emptiness!--Caesar. I'll write it: follow me. legions. And answer me declin'd. . 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. ANTONY. and be stag'd to the show Against a sworder. [Exeunt ANTONY and EUPHRONIUS. so she Will yield us up. and things outward Do draw the inward quality after them.--I see men's judgments are A parcel of their fortunes. [Enter an Attendant. sword against sword.] ATTENDANT. Knowing all measures. from which the world should note Something particular: his coins. Ay. CLEOPATRA. like enough high-battled Caesar will Unstate his happiness. my lord? ANTONY. Let her know't.-To the boy Caesar send this grizzled head. The queen shall then have courtesy. To him again: tell him he wears the rose Of youth upon him. To suffer all alike.80 [Enter ANTONY. Is that his answer? EUPHRONIUS. That head. And he will fill thy wishes to the brim With principalities. A messenger from Caesar. with EUPHRONIUS. He says so. my lord.] ANTONY.
[Enter THYREUS. THYREUS. THYREUS. None but friends: say boldly. Caesar's will? THYREUS. but as you fear'd him. Go on: right royal. CLEOPATRA. He needs as many.--Admit him. ENOBARBUS. 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. CLEOPATRA. are they friends to Antony. Or needs not us. sir. sir. haply. What. [Aside. Hear it apart. no more ceremony?--See. So. [Exit Attendant. O! THYREUS.] Mine honesty and I begin to square.81 CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. He knows that you embrace not Antony As you did love. And earns a place i' the story.] ENOBARBUS. and that is Caesar's. our master Will leap to be his friend: for us. .-Thus then. thou most renown'd: Caesar entreats Not to consider in what case thou stand'st Further than he is Caesar. THYREUS.] CLEOPATRA. If Caesar please. So. as Caesar has. my women!-Against the blown rose may they stop their nose That kneel'd unto the buds.
THYREUS.] To be sure of that. therefore. [Aside. from his all-obeying breath I hear The doom of Egypt.--Sir. I will ask Antony. and knows What is most right: mine honour was not yielded.] THYREUS. It much would please him That of his fortunes you should make a staff To lean upon: but it would warm his spirits To hear from me you had left Antony. ENOBARBUS. thou art so leaky That we must leave thee to thy sinking. for Thy dearest quit thee. who is The universal landlord. 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. Most kind messenger. And put yourself under his shroud. CLEOPATRA. . CLEOPATRA. 'Tis your noblest course. Your Caesar's father Oft. sir. [Exit. Give me grace to lay My duty on your hand. when he hath mus'd of taking kingdoms in. Wisdom and fortune combating together. No chance may shake it. and there to kneel: Tell him. He is a god. If that the former dare but what it can. CLEOPATRA. My name is Thyreus. What's your name? THYREUS. as constrained blemishes. he Does pity. Not as deserv'd. CLEOPATRA. Shall I say to Caesar What you require of him? for he partly begs To be desir'd to give. But conquer'd merely. Bestow'd his lips on that unworthy place.
One that but performs The bidding of the fullest man.--This Jack of Caesar's shall Bear us an errand to him. Mark Antony. ANTONY. Bring him again.--Ha! Have I my pillow left unpress'd in Rome. . [Enter Attendants. 'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp Than with an old one dying. by Jove that thunders!-What art thou. ANTONY. [Re-enter ANTONY and ENOBARBUS.--Were't twenty of the greatest tributaries That do acknowledge Caesar. Till like a boy you see him cringe his face. Moon and stars! Whip him. And whine aloud for mercy: take him hence.-[Exeunt Attendants with THYREUS. you kite!--Now.-ANTONY. kings would start forth And cry 'Your will?' Have you no ears? I am Antony yet. ENOBARBUS. fellows. ENOBARBUS.--what's her name Since she was Cleopatra?--Whip him.--Ah. Tug him away: being whipp'd. fellow? THYREUS.] You will be whipp'd. should I find them So saucy with the hand of she here. gods and devils! Authority melts from me: of late. when I cried 'Ho!' Like boys unto a muss. Approach there. Favours.83 As it rain'd kisses. [Aside. and worthiest To have command obey'd. THYMUS.] You were half blasted ere I knew you.] ANTONY.] Take hence this Jack and whip him.
[Re-enter Attendants with THYREUS. Wherefore is this? ANTONY. you were a fragment Of Cneius Pompey's.-O misery on't!--the wise gods seal our eyes. Unregist'red in vulgar fame. this kingly seal And plighter of high hearts!--O that I were Upon the hill of Basan.] Is he whipp'd? FIRST ATTENDANT. to be abus'd By one that looks on feeders? CLEOPATRA. In our own filth drop our clear judgments: make us Adore our errors. ANTONY. And say 'God quit you!' be familiar with My playfellow. Cried he? and begg'd he pardon? FIRST ATTENDANT. Soundly. CLEOPATRA. And by a gem of women. O. Good my lord. is't come to this? ANTONY.-ANTONY. To let a fellow that will take rewards. my lord. nay. Though you can guess what temperance should be. . laugh at's while we strut To our confusion. to outroar The horned herd! for I have savage cause. you have Luxuriously pick'd out:--for I am sure. your hand. And to proclaim it civilly were like A halter'd neck which does the hangman thank For being yare about him. You have been a boggler ever:-But when we in our viciousness grow hard. besides what hotter hours. I found you as a morsel cold upon Dead Caesar's trencher.84 Forborne the getting of a lawful race. You know not what it is. CLEOPATRA.
our terrene moon Is now eclips'd. Cold-hearted toward me? CLEOPATRA. Not know me yet? ANTONY. since Thou hast been whipp'd for following him: henceforth The white hand of a lady fever thee. Alack. [Exit THYREUS. tell him he has Hipparchus. And at this time most easy 'tis to do't. would you mingle eyes With one that ties his points? CLEOPATRA. and shot their fires Into the abysm of hell. let him repent Thou wast not made his daughter. for he seems Proud and disdainful. If that thy father live. dear. When my good stars. my enfranched bondman. and it portends alone The fall of Antony! CLEOPATRA. From my cold heart let heaven engender hail. Ah. or torture.85 He did ask favour. And poison it in the source. and the first stone Drop in my neck: as it determines. so Dissolve my life! The next Caesarion smite! . To flatter Caesar. whip. Shake thou to look on't. ANTONY. If he mislike My speech and what is done. or hang. and be thou sorry To follow Caesar in his triumph. Have you done yet? ANTONY. whom He may at pleasure. harping on what I am. Not what he knew I was: he makes me angry. Have empty left their orbs. I must stay his time. Tell him thy entertainment: look thou say He makes me angry with him. that were my former guides. be gone.--Get thee back to Caesar. ANTONY.] CLEOPATRA. As he shall like. to quit me: urge it thou: Hence with thy stripes. if I be so.
the memory of my womb. Caesar sits down in Alexandria. That's my brave lord! ANTONY. breath'd. I had thought t'have held it poor. I will appear in blood: I and my sword will earn our chronicle: There's hope in't yet. CLEOPATRA. Our force by land Hath nobly held: our sever'd navy to Have knit again. men did ransom lives Of me for jests. We will yet do well. [Exeunt all but ENOBARBUS. Together with my brave Egyptians all. my heart?--Dost thou hear. lady? If from the field I shall return once more To kiss these lips. Lie graveless. once more Let's mock the midnight bell. ANTONY. by degrees.86 Till. my queen. we'll speak to them: and to-night I'll force The wine peep through their scars. It is my birthday. By the discandying of this pelleted storm. CLEOPATRA.--till the flies and gnats of Nile Have buried them for prey! ANTONY. The next time I do fight I'll make death love me. but now I'll set my teeth. . hearted. Call all his noble captains to my lord. fill our bowls. And fight maliciously: for when mine hours Were nice and lucky. but since my lord Is Antony again I will be Cleopatra. where I will oppose his fate. and fleet. threat'ning most sea-like.--Come on.] ENOBARBUS. for I will contend Even with his pestilent scythe. I will be treble-sinew'd. ANTONY. Do so. And send to darkness all that stop me. There's sap in't yet. Where hast thou been. I am satisfied. Let's have one other gaudy night: call to me All my sad captains. CLEOPATRA.--Come.
He will not fight with me. He calls me boy. See it done: And feast the army. CAESAR'S Camp at Alexandria.] ACT IV. IRAS. AGRIPPA.] CAESAR. MAECENAS. ALEXAS.] SCENE II. my messenger He hath whip'd with rods. and others.--Within our files there are Of those that serv'd Mark Antony but late. he's hunted Even to falling. Enough to fetch him in. Alexandria. meantime Laugh at his challenge. and in that mood The dove will peck the estridge. CAESAR.] ANTONY. and others. we have store to do't. And they have earn'd the waste. and I see still A diminution in our captain's brain Restores his heart: when valour preys on reason. Why should he not? . SCENE I. No. MAECENAS. [Enter ANTONY. ANTONY. It eats the sword it fights with. but now Make boot of his distraction:--never anger Made good guard for itself. Let our best heads Know that to-morrow the last of many battles We mean to fight. [Enter CAESAR reading a letter. Poor Antony! [Exeunt. and chides as he had power To beat me out of Egypt. [Exit. A Room in the Palace. Give him no breath. Domitius? ENOBARBUS. ENOBARBUS. I will seek Some way to leave him. Caesar to Antony:--let the old ruffian know I have many other ways to die. CHARMIAN. CLEOPATRA. dares me to personal combat. Caesar must think When one so great begins to rage.87 Now he'll outstare the lightning. To be furious Is to be frighted out of fear.
--so hast thou. He is twenty men to one. And thou art honest too.] What means this? ENOBARBUS. The gods forbid! ANTONY. Woo't thou fight well? ENOBARBUS. wait on me to-night: Scant not my cups. And all of you clapp'd up together in An Antony. that I might do you service So good as you have done. being twenty times of better fortune. Well said. .88 ENOBARBUS.] What does he mean? ENOBARBUS. CLEOPATRA.-Call forth my household servants: let's to-night Be bounteous at our meal. I wish I could be made so many men.-Thou. [Aside to CLEOPATRA. And kings have been your fellows. He thinks. and cry 'Take all. my good fellows.--you have serv'd me well. come on.--and thou. Thou has been rightly honest.] 'Tis one of those odd tricks which sorrow shoots Out of the mind. And suffer'd my command. soldier. or I will live.-[Enter Servants.--and thou.] Give me thy hand. SERVANT.' ANTONY. To-morrow. CLEOPATRA. By sea and land I'll fight. and make as much of me As when mine empire was your fellow too. I'll strike. ANTONY. Or bathe my dying honour in the blood Shall make it live again. [Aside to ENOBARBUS. Well. ANTONY. [Aside to ENOBARBUS.
I turn you not away. What mean you. You take me in too dolorous a sense. To give them this discomfort? Look.89 [Aside to CLEOPATRA. they weep. And I. I ask no more. am onion-ey'd: for shame. ANTONY. Heard you of nothing strange about the streets? FIRST SOLDIER. ho.--did desire you To burn this night with torches: know. Brother. I look on you As one that takes his leave. Before the Palace. For I spake to you for your comfort. ho! Now the witch take me. I hope well of to-morrow. and will lead you Where rather I'll expect victorious life Than death and honour. And the gods yield you for't! ENOBARBUS.] To make his followers weep. an ass. good night: to-morrow is the day.] SCENE III. if I meant it thus! Grace grow where those drops fall! My hearty friends. Mine honest friends. Nothing. Alexandria. Belike 'tis but a rumour. Transform us not to women. my hearts. sir. What news? SECOND SOLDIER.] FIRST SOLDIER. And drown consideration. stay till death: Tend me to-night two hours. Good night to you. but. It will determine one way: fare you well. like a master Married to your good service. FIRST SOLDIER. come. May be it is the period of your duty: Haply you shall not see me more. Tend me to-night. SECOND SOLDIER. Let's to supper. or if. . ANTONY. [Exeunt. Ho. A mangled shadow: perchance to-morrow You'll serve another master. [Enter two Soldiers to their guard.
FIRST SOLDIER. list! SECOND SOLDIER. what noise? FIRST SOLDIER. whom Antony lov'd. No. [The first two place themselves at their posts. good night. [Music as of hautboys under the stage. I have an absolute hope Our landmen will stand up.] and if to-morrow Our navy thrive. Here we: [The third and fourth take their posts. Hark! FIRST SOLDIER. THIRD SOLDIER.] FOURTH SOLDIER. 'Tis a brave army. And full of purpose.] FOURTH SOLDIER. THIRD SOLDIER. Now leaves him. List. Peace. And you. Music i' the air. I say! What should this mean? SECOND SOLDIER. sir. 'Tis the god Hercules. Good night. . Peace. FOURTH SOLDIER. [Enter two other Soldiers. does it not? THIRD SOLDIER.] SECOND SOLDIER. have careful watch. good night. THIRD SOLDIER. Soldiers. It signs well.90 Well. Under the earth.
How now. Eros! [Enter EROS with armour. 'Tis strange. [Exeunt.] ANTONY. let's see if other watchmen Do hear what we do.] Content. Eros! mine armour. Let's see how it will give off. masters? do you hear? FIRST SOLDIER. is't not strange? THIRD SOLDIER. IRAS. it is Because we brave her. Walk. Sleep a little. put mine iron on. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter. SOLDIERS.] SECOND SOLDIER. No. Ay. good fellow. and others attending.--Come.91 FIRST SOLDIER.] Come. [Speaking together. my chuck.-If fortune be not ours to-day.] SCENE IV. mine armour. Nay. I'll help too. [Speaking together. A Room in the Palace. CHARMIAN. [Enter ANTONY and CLEOPATRA.--Eros! Come. Do you hear. Eros! CLEOPATRA. Alexandria. ANTONY. masters! SOLDIERS. What's this for? . CLEOPATRA.] How now! How now! Do you hear this? FIRST SOLDIER. [They advance to another post.
lads: . Briefly. this. sir.--O love.92 ANTONY. la. And at the port expect you. Early though't be. Well.-[Enter an Officer. this. have on their riveted trim. False. Good morrow. general.--Good morrow. ALL. general. OFFICER. CLEOPATRA. That thou couldst see my wars to-day. armed. Is not this buckled well? ANTONY. rarely. Ah. my good fellow? Go put on thy defences. And go to't with delight. false. till we do please To daff't for our repose. let be. Sooth.] Good-morrow to thee. welcome: Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike charge: To business that we love we rise betime.-Thou fumblest. and my queen's a squire More tight at this than thou: despatch.--Seest thou. I'll help: thus it must be. Eros. well. He that unbuckles this. Flourish of trumpets within. A thousand. EROS. 'Tis well blown. CLEOPATRA. ANTONY. [Shout. Rarely. shall hear a storm. The morn is fair.] SECOND OFFICER.] [Enter other Officers and Soldiers. let be! Thou art The armourer of my heart. sir. We shall thrive now. ANTONY. and knew'st The royal occupation! Thou shouldst see A workman in't.
Who's gone this morning? SOLDIER.-Fare thee well. so. on. I'll leave thee Now like a man of steel. What say'st thou? . Antony. Would thou and those thy scars had once prevail'd To make me fight at land! SOLDIER. Hadst thou done so.] This is a soldier's kiss: rebukeable. like the spirit of a youth That means to be of note. EROS. retire to your chamber. CLEOPATRA. ANTONY'S camp near Alexandria.] CHARMIAN.-So.--but now--Well. Who.' ANTONY. Enter ANTONY and EROS. begins betimes. He goes forth gallantly. ANTONY. Please you.93 This morning. [Exeunt. One ever near thee. That he and Caesar might Determine this great war in single fight! Then. give me that: this way. dame. and the soldier That has this morning left thee. or from Caesar's camp Say 'I am none of thine.--You that will fight. Follow me close. Officers and Soldiers. The gods make this a happy day to Antony! ANTONY. Call for Enobarbus. come. Adieu. He shall not hear thee. [Exeunt ANTONY. The kings that have revolted. whate'er becomes of me: [Kisses her. [Trumpets sound within. a SOLDIER meeting them.] SCENE V. And worthy shameful check it were. well said. Lead me. would have still Follow'd thy heels. I'll bring you to't. to stand On more mechanic compliment.] SOLDIER.
CAESAR'S camp. despatch. [Enter a Messenger. The time of universal peace is near: Prove this a prosperous day. Enter AGRIPPA. write to him-I will subscribe. Detain no jot. [Exit. ANTONY. Alexandria.] MESSENGER. ANTONY. Most certain. Go charge Agrippa Plant those that have revolted in the van. Sir.--O. Make it so known. CAESAR.94 SOLDIER. Eros. Go. Say that I wish he never find more cause To change a master. my fortunes have Corrupted honest men!--Eros. AGRIPPA. Sir. [Exeunt. do it. He is with Caesar. I charge thee. his chests and treasure He has not with him. CAESAR. Antony Is come into the field. Is he gone? SOLDIER. I shall. Agrippa. the three-nook'd world Shall bear the olive freely. Caesar. with DOLABELLA and ENOBARBUS. Go forth.] CAESAR. EROS.] CAESAR.] SCENE VI. and begin the fight: Our will is Antony be took alive. send his treasure after. . [Flourish.--gentle adieus and greetings.
I give it you. . Alexas did revolt. And feel I am so most. Canidius and the rest That fell away. O Antony. I am alone the villain of the earth.] SOLDIER.] SCENE VII. Mock not. the foul'st best fits My latter part of life. with His bounty overplus: the messenger Came on my guard. a swifter mean Shall outstrike thought: but thought will do't. how wouldst thou have paid My better service. I must attend mine office.] ENOBARBUS. Thou mine of bounty. I have done ill. [Enter a SOLDIER of CAESAR'S. Field of battle between the Camps. ENOBARBUS. but No honourable trust.] ENOBARBUS. Or would have done't myself. I tell you true: best you saf'd the bringer Out of the host. have entertainment. I fight against thee!--No: I will go seek Some ditch wherein to die. and went to Jewry on Affairs of Antony. [Exeunt CAESAR and his Train. Antony Hath after thee sent all thy treasure. [Exit. I feel. and at thy tent is now Unloading of his mules. [Exit. SOLDIER. there did dissuade Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar And leave his master Antony: for this pains Casaer hath hang'd him.95 That Antony may seem to spend his fury Upon himself. Of which I do accuse myself so sorely That I will joy no more. Your emperor Continues still a Jove. Enobarbus. Enobarbus. when my turpitude Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart: If swift thought break it not.
as we take hares. They are beaten. But now 'tis made an H. O my brave emperor. Under the Walls of Alexandria. . Retire.96 [Alarum. ANTONY. SCARUS. we had driven them home With clouts about their heads.] AGRIPPA. SCARUS. Thou bleed'st apace. Enter ANTONY.] [Alarum. Drums and trumpets. behind: 'Tis sport to maul a runner. [Enter EROS. ANTONY. I will reward thee Once for thy sprightly comfort. we have engag'd ourselves too far: Caesar himself has work. sir. Let us score their backs And snatch 'em up.] SCARUS. and our oppression Exceeds what we expected. They do retire. Enter AGRIPPA and others. I'll halt after. [Exeunt. and SCARUS wounded.] SCENE VIII. SCARUS. and our advantage serves For a fair victory. ANTONY. SCARUS. and tenfold For thy good valour. I had a wound here that was like a T.] EROS. Come thee on. [Exeunt. We'll beat'em into bench-holes: I have yet Room for six scotches more. this is fought indeed! Had we done so at first.
He has deserv'd it.--Give me thy hand: Through Alexandria make a jolly march. Chain mine arm'd neck. CLEOPATRA. We have beat them to their beds. in hate of mankind. we all would sup together. and there Ride on the pants triumphing. your friends. Enter ANTONY. it was a king's.] Give me thy hand. marching. I thank you all. girl! though grey Do something mingle with our younger brown. Which promises royal peril.--To-morrow. CLEOPATRA. yet ha' we A brain that nourishes our nerves. attire and all. Bear our hack'd targets like the men that owe them: Had our great palace the capacity To camp this host. and have fought Not as you serv'd the cause.-Kiss it. my warrior: he hath fought to-day As if a god. An armour all of gold. Commend unto his lips thy favouring hand. Behold this man.] To this great fairy I'll commend thy acts. We have beat him to his camp. Tell them your feats. I'll give thee.--Trumpeters. clip your wives. [Enter CLEOPATRA. and can Get goal for goal of youth. you have shown all Hectors. leap thou.97 [Alarum. Enter the city. Make her thanks bless thee. but as't had been Each man's like mine. Lord of lords! O infinite virtue. friend.--[To SCARUS. Mine nightingale. SCARUS and Forces. Run one before And let the queen know of our gests. we'll spill the blood That has to-day escap'd. ANTONY. Through proof of harness to my heart. Before the sun shall see us. com'st thou smiling from The world's great snare uncaught? ANTONY. had Destroyed in such a shape. O thou day o' the world. were it carbuncled Like holy Phoebus' car. What. . For doughty-handed are you.] ANTONY. whilst they with joyful tears Wash the congealment from your wounds and kiss The honour'd gashes whole. attended. And drink carouses to the next day's fate.
We must return to thecourt of guard: the night Is shiny.98 With brazen din blast you the city's ear. Applauding our approach. a very rebel to my will. This last day was A shrewd one to's. poor Enobarbus did Before thy face repent!-FIRST SOLDIER. Enobarbus! THIRD SOLDIER. May hang no longer on me: throw my heart Against the flint and hardness of my fault. and they say we shall embattle By the second hour i' the morn. . ENOBARBUS. Stand close and list him. O thou blessed moon. CAESAR'S camp. Be witness to me. That life. Make mingle with our rattling tabourines. The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me. [Exeunt. O. [Enter ENOBARBUS. bear me witness. night. Which. Peace! Hark further. being dried with grief.] FIRST SOLDIER. When men revolted shall upon record Bear hateful memory. [Sentinels at their Post. That heaven and earth may strike their sounds together. ENOBARBUS. What man is this? SECOND SOLDIER. SECOND SOLDIER.] SCENE IX. O sovereign mistress of true melancholy.-THIRD SOLDIER.] ENOBARBUS. will break to powder. If we be not reliev'd within this hour.
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!--
Ay. and send him word you are dead. ANTONY. noble lord.--Eros. thy rage: Let me lodge Lichas on the horns o' the moon. piteously: hence. And word it. or blue promontory With trees upon't. A forked mountain. And with those hands that grasp'd the heaviest club Subdue my worthiest self. my women! O. go tell him I have slain myself. . CHARMIAN.] SCENE XIV. To the monument!-Mardian. Alexandria. Alcides.102 The shirt of Nessus is upon me: teach me. [Enter ANTONY and EROS. IRAS.] ANTONY. And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs. that nod unto the world. CHARMIAN. The witch shall die: To the young Roman boy she hath sold me. A vapour sometime like a bear or lion. Help me. To the monument! There lock yourself. and MARDIAN. Alexandria. Mardian. a pendant rock.-To the monument! [Exeunt. the boar of Thessaly Was never so emboss'd. The soul and body rive not more in parting Than greatness going off. Say that the last I spoke was 'Antony'.] SCENE XIII. pr'ythee. CLEOPATRA. thou yet behold'st me? EROS.] CLEOPATRA. And bring me how he takes my death. thou mine ancestor. Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish. he is more mad Than Telamon for his shield. A Room in the Palace. ho! [Exit. A tower'd citadel. [Enter CLEOPATRA. Eros. Another Room. and I fall Under this plot:--she dies for't.
now lost. and her fortunes mingled With thine entirely. my lord. has Pack'd cards with Caesar. even with a thought The rack dislimns. ANTONY. had annex'd unto't A million moe. Eros. my knave. Ay. ANTONY. My good knave Eros. Which. and false-play'd my glory Unto an enemy's triumph. gentle Eros. Yet cannot hold this visible shape. That which is now a horse.-Whose heart I thought I had. No. and makes it indistinct. MARDIAN.] O. It does. Thy name so buried in her. I made these wars for Egypt. Death of one person can be paid but once. and the queen. My mistress lov'd thee. weep not. and shall die the death. Dead then? . my lord. EROS. EROS.103 They are black vesper's pageants. Antony. whilst it was mine. As water is in water. it was divided Between her heart and lips: she render'd life. thy vile lady! She has robb'd me of my sword. peace! She hath betray'd me. there is left us Ourselves to end ourselves. now thy captain is Even such a body: here I am Antony.-[Enter MARDIAN. saucy eunuch.--she. for she had mine. 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. MARDIAN. Hence. ANTONY.-Nay. ANTONY.
And with our sprightly port make the ghosts gaze: Dido and her Aeneas shall want troops. ANTONY. Eros.] EROS. my sides! Heart. Unarm. Eros. my queen. . You have been nobly borne. and all is done. I have liv'd in such dishonour that the gods Detest my baseness. for now All length is torture. pluck off. when the exigent should come.--which now Is come indeed--when I should see behind me The inevitable prosecution of Disgrace and horror.-No more a soldier. and stray no further:--now all labour Mars what it does.' Thou art sworn. on my command. Lie down. Cleopatra. Thou then wouldst kill me: do't. the long day's task is done.] Off. once be stronger than thy continent. I. very force entangles Itself with strength: seal then. O. condemn myself to lack The courage of a woman. cleave.-Eros!--I come.104 MARDIAN.--That thou depart'st hence safe Does pay thy labour richly.--From me awhile. What would my lord? ANTONY. go. Eros! [Re-enter EROS. go. that with my sword Quarter'd the world. That. that. we'll hand in hand. apace.-[Exit EROS. And all the haunt be ours. [Exit MARDIAN.--Eros!--stay for me: Where souls do couch on flowers. the time is come: Thou strik'st not me. and o'er green Neptune's back With ships made cities. yea. and Weep for my pardon. Eros. Crack thy frail case!--Apace. 'tis Caesar thou defeat'st.-The sevenfold shield of Ajax cannot keep The battery from my heart. Eros.--Come.--Since the torch is out.] I will o'ertake thee. And we must sleep. Since Cleopatra died. Dead.--Bruised pieces. less noble mind Than she which by her death our Caesar tells 'I am conqueror of myself. So it must be.
Or thy precedent services are all But accidents unpurpos'd. ANTONY. Wouldst thou be window'd in great Rome and see Thy master thus with pleach'd arms. Wherein the worship of the whole world lies. EROS. The gods withhold me! Shall I do that which all the Parthian darts. Though enemy. whilst the wheel'd seat Of fortunate Caesar. Lo thee! [Turning from him. then. My dear master. I would not see't. Turn from me then that noble countenance. bending down His corrigible neck.105 Put colour in thy cheek. Draw. When I did make thee free. swor'st thou not then To do this when I bade thee? Do it at once.] EROS. O. EROS. his face subdu'd To penetrative shame. Draw that thy honest sword. EROS. Come. ANTONY. for with a wound I must be cur'd. which thou hast worn Most useful for thy country. sir. My sword is drawn. ANTONY. pardon me! ANTONY. branded His baseness that ensued? EROS. My captain and my emperor. Then let it do at once The thing why thou hast drawn it. EROS. let me say. lost aim and could not? ANTONY. Eros. drawn before him. . and come.
Thrice nobler than myself! Thou teachest me. Alas. EROS. And time is at his period. My queen and Eros Have. O valiant Eros. . What's the noise? ANTONY. ANTONY. Why. Now.] I learn'd of thee. SECOND GUARD. strike me dead. and. Shall I strike now? ANTONY. and thou couldst not. great chief. despatch me! [Enter DERCETAS and a guard. [Dies. got upon me A nobleness in record: but I will be A bridegroom in my death. what I should. there then [falls on his sword]!--thus do I escape the sorrow Of Antony's death. FIRST GUARD. and woe! ANTONY. man. Eros.--and farewell. I have done my work ill. 'Tis said. ho!--O. How? not dead? not dead?-The guard. ALL. farewell.] ANTONY. by their brave instruction. Thy master dies thy scholar: to do thus [Falling on his sword. Eros. friends: O. EROS. The star is fallen. Come.] FIRST GUARD. and run into't As to a lover's bed. make an end Of what I have begun. Farewell. then.106 Before I strike this bloody stroke. Let him that loves me.
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 set thee by Jove's side. Gentle. a Roman by a Roman Valiantly vanquish'd.--O come. None about Caesar. woo't die? Hast thou no care of me? shall I abide . The noblest. Noblest of men. welcome! die where thou hast liv'd: Quicken with kissing: had my lips that power.-Wishers were ever fools. the greatest prince o' the world. come. Not cowardly put off my helmet to My countryman.--O! CLEOPATRA. Now my spirit is going: I can no more. dying: Give me some wine. I am dying.110 That makes the weight: had I great Juno's power. ANTONY. No.] And welcome. A heavy sight! ANTONY. CLEOPATRA. My resolution and my hands I'll trust. Yet come a little. ANTONY. One word. ALL. 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. sweet queen: Of Caesar seek your honour. and let me rail so high That the false huswife Fortune break her wheel. Thus would I wear them out. ANTONY. [They draw ANTONY up. let me speak. CLEOPATRA. The strong-wing'd Mercury should fetch thee up. with your safety. They do not go together. hear me: None about Caesar trust but Proculeius. CLEOPATRA. and do now not basely die. and let me speak a little.
And there is nothing left remarkable Beneath the visiting moon. women. and then. it's out!--Good sirs.--My lord!-O. 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. And make death proud to take us. Come. what! good cheer! Why. Lady!-IRAS. how now. Let's do it after the high Roman fashion. Iras! CLEOPATRA. To tell them that this world did equal theirs Till they had stol'n our jewel. women? What. Charmian! My noble girls!--Ah. Royal Egypt.--It were for me To throw my sceptre at the injurious gods. Patience is sottish. All's but naught. Peace.-CHARMIAN. No more but e'en a woman. Madam!-CHARMIAN. what's brave. O madam. which in thy absence is No better than a sty?--O. lady! IRAS. madam!-IRAS. see.111 In this dull world.] CHARMIAN. quietness. away: . The soldier's pole is fallen: young boys and girls Are level now with men: the odds is gone. She is dead too.] The crown o' the earth doth melt. [Antony dies. [Faints. my women. women. look. peace. CHARMIAN. Empress. O. our sovereign. Our lamp is spent. what's noble. and commanded By such poor passion as the maid that milks And does the meanest chares. madam. wither'd is the garland of the war. take heart:-We'll bury him.
I am call'd Dercetas. Antony is dead. Mark Antony I serv'd. and I wore my life To spend upon his haters. I say. and the briefest end.] CAESAR. O Caesar. I yield thee up my life. The breaking of so great a thing should make A greater crack: the round world Should have shook lions into civil streets. The death of Antony Is not a single doom. tell him he mocks The pauses that he makes. Go to him.] ACT V. in the name lay A moiety of the world. Caesar. [Enter CAESAR. . GALLUS. as I was to him I'll be to Caesar. women. women!--Come. If thou please To take me to thee. those above bearing off ANTONY'S body.] [Enter DERCETAS with the sword of ANTONY. SCENE I. He was my master. MAECENAS.] CAESAR. DOLABELLA.112 This case of that huge spirit now is cold: Ah. Being so frustrate. [Exeunt. we have no friend But resolution. Dolabella. DOLABELLA. What is't thou say'st? DERCETAS. AGRIPPA. I shall. and Others. Wherefore is that? And what art thou that dar'st Appear thus to us? DERCETAS. And citizens to their dens. [Exit. bid him yield. if thou pleasest not. CAESAR. CAESAR. PROCULEIUS. CAESAR'S Camp before Alexandria. who best was worthy Best to be serv'd: whilst he stood up and spoke.
Look you sad. behold it stain'd With his most noble blood. A rarer spirit never Did steer humanity. my competitor In top of all design. but it is tidings To wash the eyes of kings. With tears as sovereign as the blood of hearts. we could not stall together In the whole world: but yet let me lament. He needs must see himself. Not by a public minister of justice. MAECENAS. my brother. [Enter a Messenger. The arm of mine own body. AGRIPPA. my mate in empire. When such a spacious mirror's set before him.--This is his sword. I robb'd his wound of it. And strange it is That nature must compel us to lament Our most persisted deeds. Splitted the heart. Friend and companion in the front of war. But you. Unreconciliable.] . His taints and honours Weigh'd equal with him. Caesar.--that our stars. should divide Our equalness to this.--Hear me. with the courage which the heart did lend it. but that self hand Which writ his honour in the acts it did Hath. MAECENAS.113 DERCETAS. AGRIPPA. CAESAR. will give us Some faults to make us men. friends? The gods rebuke me. Nor by a hired knife. CAESAR.-But I will tell you at some meeter season. 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. That thou. good friends. He is dead. gods. Caesar is touch'd. and the heart Where mine his thoughts did kindle.
Gallus. by some mortal stroke She do defeat us. go you along. [Exit. in her greatness. PROCULEIUS. to second Proculeius? ALL. A poor Egyptian yet. So the gods preserve thee! [Exit. Go and say We purpose her no shame: give her what comforts The quality of her passion shall require Lest.114 The business of this man looks out of him. MESSENGER.-[Exit GALLUS. I shall. Of thy intents desires instruction.] CAESAR. Bid her have good heart: She soon shall know of us. he shall in time be ready. Dolabella! CAESAR. Go with me to my tent. CAESAR. Confin'd in all she has. The queen. my mistress. for her life in Rome Would be eternal in our triumph: go. by some of ours.--Whence are you? MESSENGER. for Caesar cannot learn To be ungentle. Let him alone. . her monument.] CAESAR. Proculeius. Caesar.] Where's Dolabella. for I remember now How he's employ'd. We'll hear him what he says. That she preparedly may frame herself To the way she's forc'd to. And how you find her. Come hither. And with your speediest bring us what she says. where you shall see How hardly I was drawn into this war. How honourable and how kindly we Determine for her.
And bids thee study on what fair demands Thou mean'st to have him grant thee. to the gates of the Monument. must No less beg than a kingdom: if he please To give me conquer'd Egypt for my son.115 How calm and gentle I proceeded still In all my writings: go with me. bade me trust you. he's but Fortune's knave. fear nothing: Make your full reference freely to my lord. and see What I can show in this. you must tell him That majesty. and Soldiers. Not being Fortune. to keep decorum. My name is Proculeius.] CLEOPATRA. My desolation does begin to make A better life. The beggar's nurse and Caesar's. Which sleeps. PROCULEIUS. Which shackles accidents and bolts up change. If your master Would have a queen his beggar. [Exeunt. Antony Did tell me of you. CHARMIAN. Who is so full of grace that it flows over On all that need: let me report to him Your sweet dependency. and you shall find . Be of good cheer. [Enter CLEOPATRA.] PROCULEIUS. [Enter. and IRAS. You are fallen into a princely hand. Caesar sends greetings to the queen of Egypt. CLEOPATRA. PROCULEIUS. A Room in the Monument. That have no use for trusting. Alexandria. CLEOPATRA. 'Tis paltry to be Caesar. and never palates more the dug. A minister of her will: and it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds.] SCENE II. GALLUS. He gives me so much of mine own as I Will kneel to him with thanks. What's thy name? PROCULEIUS. but I do not greatly care to be deceiv'd.
dear lady. hold. CLEOPATRA.] IRAS. worthy lady. This I'll report. but not betray'd. GALLUS. having ascended. Some of the Guard unbar and open the gates. O Cleopatra! thou art taken. What. quick.116 A conqueror that will pray in aid for kindness Where he for grace is kneel'd to. Royal queen! CHARMIAN. queen! CLEOPATRA.] [To PROCULEIUS. for I know your plight is pitied Of him that caus'd it. CLEOPATRA. come behind CLEOPATRA. and would gladly Look him i' the face. Cleopatra.] Guard her till Caesar come. 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. Do not abuse my master's bounty by Theundoing of yourself: let the world see .] Do not yourself such wrong. Pray you. I hourly learn A doctrine of obedience. who are in this Reliev'd. tell him I am his fortune's vassal and I send him The greatness he has got. Quick. [Seizes and disarms her. PROCULEIUS. Hold. That rids our dogs of languish? PROCULEIUS. [Exit. and.] PROCULEIUS. Have comfort. good hands. [Drawing a dagger. of death too. and the Guear.
You do extend These thoughts of horror further than you shall Find cause in Caesar. [Exeunt PROCULEIUS and Soldiers. Say I would die. Dolabella.] To Caesar I will speak what you shall please. come. lady! CLEOPATRA. Sir. and let the water-flies Blow me into abhorring! rather make My country's high pyramides my gibbet. Proculeius.-[To CLEOPATRA. So. that I Will not wait pinion'd at your master's court. sir. [Enter DOLABELLA. Nor once be chastis'd with the sober eye Of dull Octavia. And hang me up in chains! PROCULEIUS. CLEOPATRA. If idle talk will once be accessary. If you'll employ me to him. Most noble empress. you have heard of me? . I'll not sleep neither: this mortal house I'll ruin. come! Come. Where art thou. And he hath sent for thee: as for the queen. Do Caesar what he can.] DOLABELLA. CLEOPATRA. O. It shall content me best: be gentle to her. I will eat no meat.] DOLABELLA.117 His nobleness well acted. PROCULEIUS. temperance. Know. I'll take her to my guard. death? Come hither. I'll not drink. sir. Shall they hoist me up. and take a queen Worth many babes and beggars! PROCULEIUS. which your death Will never let come forth. What thou hast done thy master Caesar knows. 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.
CLEOPATRA. Most sovereign creature. There was no winter in't. His legs bestrid the ocean.118 CLEOPATRA. Think you there was or might be such a man As this I dream'd of? DOLABELLA. Assuredly you know me. I understand not. DOLABELLA. that I might see But such another man! DOLABELLA.-CLEOPATRA. madam. such another sleep. the earth. . But when he meant to quail and shake the orb. I cannot tell. which kept their course. an autumn 'twas That grew the more by reaping: his delights Were dolphin-like.-CLEOPATRA. No matter. Is't not your trick? DOLABELLA. Gentle madam. and that to friends. no. and lighted The little O. realms and islands were As plates dropp'd from his pocket. You laugh when boys or women tell their dreams. they show'd his back above The element they liv'd in: in his livery Walk'd crowns and crownets. For his bounty.-CLEOPATRA. and therein stuck A sun and moon. sir. DOLABELLA. CLEOPATRA. his rear'd arm Crested the world: his voice was propertied As all the tuned spheres. His face was as the heavens. DOLABELLA. If it might please you. Cleopatra. what I have heard or known. He was as rattling thunder. I dream'd there was an Emperor Antony:-O.
DOLABELLA.--Caesar! [Enter CAESAR.] CAESAR. .-CLEOPATRA. It is the emperor. Which is the queen of Egypt? DOLABELLA.] Make way there. or ever were. he will. pray you. Hear me. good madam. I know it. Condemning shadows quite. a grief that smites My very heart at root. He'll lead me. [Flourish within. one such. as yourself. CLEOPATRA. Your loss is. but I do feel. I thank you. Nay.119 CLEOPATRA.] CAESAR. great. madam. PROCULEIUS. and you bear it As answering to the weight: would I might never O'ertake pursu'd success. But if there be. Know you what Caesar means to do with me? DOLABELLA. up to the hearing of the gods. Madam. then.] [Within. CLEOPATRA. I am loath to tell you what I would you knew.-DOLABELLA. By the rebound of yours. Though he be honourable. MAECENAS. sir. SELEUCUS. 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. sir. [CLEOPATRA kneels. in triumph? DOLABELLA. GALLUS. and Attendants.
you shall bereave yourself Of my good purposes. CLEOPATRA. And may.-Which towards you are most gentle. you shall not kneel:-I pray you. shall Hang in what place you please. my master and my lord I must obey. CLEOPATRA. Sir. I am possess'd of: 'tis exactly valued. but if you seek To lay on me a cruelty. This is the brief of money. through all the world: 'tis yours. that I have reserv'd .--you shall find A benefit in this change. Though written in our flesh. Your scutcheons and your signs of conquest. Not petty things admitted. and jewels. and we. I cannot project mine own cause so well To make it clear: but do confess I have Been laden with like frailties which before Have often sham'd our sex. my lord. madam. Sole sir o' the world. CAESAR. my good lord. rise. plate. If thereon you rely. Upon his peril. CAESAR. by taking Antony's course.120 Arise. Here. rise. This is my treasurer: let him speak. we shall remember As things but done by chance. CAESAR. I'll take my leave. CLEOPATRA. know We will extenuate rather than enforce: If you apply yourself to our intents. You shall advise me in all for Cleopatra. Egypt. The record of what injuries you did us. CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. the gods Will have it thus. Here. Take to you no hard thoughts.--Where's Seleucus? SELEUCUS. Cleopatra. and put your children To that destruction which I'll guard them from.
Seleucus. Good queen. should we shift estates. [To SELEUCUS. slave. That I some lady trifles have reserv'd. I approve Your wisdom in the deed. to induce Their mediation. Madam. Thou wouldst have mercy on me. SELEUCUS. CAESAR. behold. blush not. Caesar! O.--must I be unfolded With one that I have bred? The gods! It smites me Beneath the fall I have.121 To myself nothing.] Pr'ythee go hence. and say. Immoment toys. Speak the truth. .--Wert thou a man. dog! O rarely base! CAESAR. yours would be mine. What have I kept back? SELEUCUS. Doing the honour of thy lordliness To one so meek. The ingratitude of this Seleucus does Even make me wild: O slave. let us entreat you. See. what a wounding shame is this. CLEOPATRA. Nay. How pomp is follow'd! Mine will now be yours. CLEOPATRA. I had rather seal my lips than to my peril Speak that which is not. things of such dignity As we greet modern friends withal. Cleopatra. I warrant thee.-That thou vouchsafing here to visit me. And. CLEOPATRA. CAESAR. Or I shall show the cinders of my spirits Through theashes of my chance. goest thou back? thou shalt Go back. soulless villain. Some nobler token I have kept apart For Livia and Octavia. O Caesar. of no more trust Than love that's hir'd!--What. 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. good Caesar. but I'll catch thine eyes Though they had wings.
I will. Not what you have reserv'd. Madam. and it is provided. the bright day is done.] CLEOPATRA. CLEOPATRA. he words me. Charmian! [Whispers CHARMIAN. Exeunt CAESAR and his Train. Hie thee again: I have spoke already. Adieu. [Re-enter DOLABELLA. CHARMIAN. Not so. Finish. good lady. CAESAR.] CLEOPATRA. For we intend so to dispose you as Yourself shall give us counsel. Make not your thoughts your prisons: no. girls. nor what acknowledg'd. adieu. Cleopatra. Bestow it at your pleasure. He words me. CLEOPATRA. . Seleucus. Therefore be cheer'd. And we are for the dark.] DOLABELLA. and when we fall We answer others' merits in our name.] IRAS. [Flourish. to make prize with you Of things that merchants sold. My master and my lord! CAESAR. [Exit SELEUCUS. the greatest. Go put it to the haste.122 Forbear. Put we i' the roll of conquest: still be't yours. dear queen. are misthought For things that others do. Are therefore to be pitied. and so. Feed and sleep: Our care and pity is so much upon you That we remain your friend. and believe Caesar's no merchant. Be it known that we. that I should not Be noble to myself: but hark thee.
I must attend on Caesar. and thanks. I shall remain your debtor. CLEOPATRA. sir. in their thick breaths. And forc'd to drink their vapour.] CLEOPATRA. good queen. Dolabella. [Exit. and scald rhymers Ballad us out o' tune: the quick comedians Extemporally will stage us. what think'st thou? Thou. CLEOPATRA. DOLABELLA. Which my love makes religion to obey. 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. Iras. Farewell. shall Uplift us to the view. Rank of gross diet. Iras:--saucy lictors Will catch at us like strumpets. IRAS. I your servant. [Exit DOLABELLA. With greasy aprons. Madam. I tell you this: Caesar through Syria Intends his journey. Nay. and I shall see Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness I' the posture of a whore. an Egyptian puppet. and hammers. rules. as thereto sworn by your command.] Now. Adieu. 'tis most certain.123 Where's the queen? CHARMIAN. and present Our Alexandrian revels. shall we be enclouded. . The gods forbid! CLEOPATRA. Antony Shall be brought drunken forth. Dolabella! DOLABELLA. Behold. shall be shown In Rome as well as I: mechanic slaves.
A noise within. [Re-enter Guard. that's certain.] GUARD. we'll despatch indeed.] Wherefore's this noise? [Enter one of the Guard.-Now.--Go fetch My best attires. CLEOPATRA. noble Charmian. I'll give thee leave To play till doomsday. To meet Mark Antony:--sirrah.--Bring our crown and all. IRAS. my women. Nay.] GUARD. Iras. with Clown bringing a basket. [Enter CHARMIAN. I'll never see't. now the fleeting moon No planet is of mine. Charmian!-Show me. And when thou hast done this chare. My resolution's plac'd. like a queen.124 IRAS. Why. This is the man. Let him come in. [Exit IRAS.--I am again for Cydnus.] What poor an instrument May do a noble deed! he brings me liberty. and I have nothing Of woman in me: now from head to foot I am marble-constant. [Exit Guard. O the good gods! CLEOPATRA. that's the way To fool their preparation and to conquer Their most absurd intents. Here is a rural fellow That will not be denied your highness' presence: He brings you figs.] Now. CLEOPATRA. . for I am sure mine nails Are stronger than mine eyes. go.
Take thou no care. Truly. CLEOPATRA. . I have him. Give it nothing. for it is not worth the feeding. the worm's an odd worm. it shall be heeded. ay. CLEOPATRA. and leave him. Avoid.] CLEOPATRA. But I would not be the party that should desire you to touch him. CLOWN. Ay. I wish you all joy of the worm. that the worm will do his kind. Remember'st thou any that have died on't? CLOWN. I pray you. I heard of one of them no longer than yesterday: a very honest woman. the worm is not to be trusted but in the keeping of wise people. Farewell. [Exit Guard.--truly she makes a very good report o' the worm. for his biting is immortal. men and women too. You must think this. CLEOPATRA. Get thee hence. as a woman should not do but in the way of honesty: how she died of the biting of it. CLOWN. look you. those that do die of it do seldom or never recover. Will it eat me? CLOWN. CLOWN. CLEOPATRA. what pain she felt. CLOWN. Very many.125 CLEOPATRA. [Sets down the basket. Very good. for indeed there is no goodness in the worm. but he that will believe all that they say shall never be saved by half that they do: but this is most falliable. CLEOPATRA. but something given to lie. Look you.] Hast thou the pretty worm of Nilus there That kills and pains not? CLOWN. farewell. farewell.
forsooth. CHARMIAN. Give me my robe. my other elements I give to baser life. good Iras. get thee gone. put on my crown. Well. yare. Farewell. [Kisses them. CLOWN. long farewell. crown. kind Charmian. quick. . [To an asp. But truly.] [Re-enter IRAS.--So. thick cloud. these same whoreson devils do the gods great harm in their women. which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath.--Come. for in every ten that they make the devils mar five.--have you done? Come then. and spend that kiss Which is my heaven to have.] CLEOPATRA. I come: Now to that name my courage prove my title! I am fire and air.] With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate Of life at once untie: poor venomous fool. Dost thou lie still? If thou vanishest. He'll make demand of her. Yes. thou mortal wretch. I see him rouse himself To praise my noble act.--Methinks I hear Antony call. and take the last warmth of my lips. &c. I have Immortal longings in me: now no more The juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip:-Yare. CLEOPATRA. that I may say The gods themselves do weep! CLEOPATRA.] Have I the aspic in my lips? Dost fall? If thus thou and nature can so gently part.--Iras. The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch. and rain. if the devil dress her not. IRAS falls and dies. [Exit. with a robe. Dissolve.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. I wish you joy o' the worm. Which hurts and is desir'd. This proves me base: If she first meet the curled Antony. Husband. I hear him mock The luck of Caesar. farewell. which she applies to her breast. thou tell'st the world It is not worth leave-taking.
And golden Phoebus never be beheld Of eyes again so royal! Your crown's awry. O. That I might hear thee call great Caesar ass Unpolicied! CHARMIAN. Peace. Caesar hath sent. O eastern star! CLEOPATRA. break! O. Too slow a messenger.] O. in thy possession lies A lass unparallel'd. . I'll mend it and then play.-[Falls on a bed and dies.127 Be angry and despatch. FIRST GUARD. fare thee well. close. as gentle:-O Antony! Nay. In this vile world?--So. wake her not.-CHARMIAN. death. despatch: I partly feel thee. I will take thee too:-[Applying another asp to her arm. break! CLEOPATRA. peace! Dost thou not see my baby at my breast That sucks the nurse asleep? CHARMIAN.--Downy windows. as soft as air.] CHARMIAN.] What should I stay. Speak softly. FIRST GUARD. Where's the queen? CHARMIAN. [Applies an asp. As sweet as balm. [Enter the guard.-Now boast thee.] FIRST GUARD. O couldst thou speak. come apace. rushing in.
Poison'd then. and fitting for a princess Descended of so many royal kings. How goes it here? SECOND GUARD. DOLABELLA. She levell'd at our purposes. A simple countryman that brought her figs. Caesar. and being royal. Took her own way. It is well done. Bravest at the last. thy thoughts Touch their effects in this: thyself art coming To see perform'd the dreaded act which thou So sought'st to hinder. All dead. Ah. CAESAR. There's Dolabella sent from Caesar. Who was last with them? FIRST GUARD.] [Re-enter DOLABELLA.128 Approach. FIRST GUARD. . This was his basket. you are too sure an augurer.] DOLABELLA.] DOLABELLA. call him. is this well done? CHARMIAN. O sir. soldier! [CHARMIAN dies. CAESAR. ho! all's not well: Caesar's beguil'd. a way for Caesar! [Re-enter CAESAR and his Train. SECOND GUARD. What work is here!--Charmian. DOLABELLA.--The manner of their deaths? I do not see them bleed.] A way there. [Within. That you did fear is done.
Here on her breast There is a vent of blood. see High order in this great solemnity. 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 something blown: The like is on her arm. This Charmian liv'd but now. Take up her bed. And then to Rome. tremblingly she stood.--Come. Our army shall In solemn show attend this funeral.-As she would catch another Antony In her strong toil of grace. This is an aspic's trail: and these fig-leaves Have slime upon them. O Caesar. O noble weakness!-If they had swallow'd poison 'twould appear By external swelling: but she looks like sleep. for her physician tells me She hath pursu'd conclusions infinite Of easy ways to die.net/ . Dolabella. CAESAR.129 FIRST GUARD. DOLABELLA. Most probable That so she died. FIRST GUARD. High events as these Strike those that make them. CAESAR. and their story is No less in pity than his glory which Brought them to be lamented.] End of Project Gutenberg Etext of Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare PG has multiple editions of William Shakespeare's Complete Works from http://manybooks. such as the aspic leaves Upon the caves of Nile. she stood and spake: I found her trimming up the diadem On her dead mistress. And on the sudden dropp'd. [Exeunt.