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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!--

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

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

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

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

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

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;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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