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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!--

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

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

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

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

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

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;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLOWN. The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch. my other elements I give to baser life. thou mortal wretch. if the devil dress her not. IRAS falls and dies. [Exit. farewell. forsooth. I hear him mock The luck of Caesar. for in every ten that they make the devils mar five.--Iras. long farewell.] [Re-enter IRAS. quick.126 You must not think I am so simple but I know the devil himself will not eat a woman: I know that a woman is a dish for the gods. CHARMIAN. with a robe. Yes. get thee gone. Give me my robe. crown. thick cloud.--Come. put on my crown. these same whoreson devils do the gods great harm in their women. and take the last warmth of my lips. Well. and spend that kiss Which is my heaven to have. I wish you joy o' the worm. yare. &c. and rain. kind Charmian.--have you done? Come then. thou tell'st the world It is not worth leave-taking.--Methinks I hear Antony call. I see him rouse himself To praise my noble act. . Husband. Farewell. Dost thou lie still? If thou vanishest. But truly. CLEOPATRA. Dissolve.] With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate Of life at once untie: poor venomous fool.] CLEOPATRA. He'll make demand of her. This proves me base: If she first meet the curled Antony.] Have I the aspic in my lips? Dost fall? If thus thou and nature can so gently part.--So. which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath. Which hurts and is desir'd. good Iras. [To an asp. [Kisses them. which she applies to her breast. that I may say The gods themselves do weep! CLEOPATRA. I have Immortal longings in me: now no more The juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip:-Yare. I come: Now to that name my courage prove my title! I am fire and air.

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

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

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

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