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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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