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Bear orr hack'd targets like the men that owe Enter CESAR with his Forces, marching. them :
Ces. But being charg'd, we will be still by Had our great palace the capacity
land, To camp this host, we all would sup together,
Which, as I take't, we shall; for his best force And drink carouses to the next day's fate,
Is forth to man his gallies. To tbe vales,
Re-enter ANTONY and SCARUS. That heaven and earth may strike their sounds Ant. Yet they're not join'd: Where younder together,
pine does stand, Applanding our approach.
(Exeunt. I shall discover all; P'll bring thee word
Straight how 'uis like to go.
Scar. Swallows have built SENTINELS on their post. Enter ENOBABBUS. In Cleopatra's sails their nests : the angurers
Say, they know kot,-they cannot tell ;-look 1 Sold, If we be not reliev'd within this hour,
grimly, We must return to the court of guard it The And dare not speak their knowledge. Antony night
Is valiant and dejected ; and, by starts, Is shiny; and, they say, we shall embattle
His fretted fortunes give him hope and fear, By the second hour i'the moru.
Of what he has and has not. 2 Sold. This last day was A sbrewd one to us.
Alarum afar off, as at a Sea Fight. Eno. O bear me witness, night! 3 Sold. What man is this?
Ant. All is lost!
My fleet have yielded to the foe ; and yonder Before thy face repent !
They cast their caps up, and carouse together 1 Sold. Enobarbus !
Like friends long lost.–Triple-turn'd whore !
'tis thou 3 Sold. Peace; Hark further.
Hast sold me to this novice; and my heart
Eno: O sovereign mistress of trae melancholy, Makes only wars on thee.-Bid them all fly :
(Exit Scards. Against the flint and hardness of my fault ;
O sun, thy uprise shall I see no more : Which, being dried with grief, will break to Fortune and Antouy part bere; even here powder,
Do we shake hands.-All come to this ?- The
hearts And finisb all foul thoughts. O Antony, Nobler than my revolt is infamous,
That spauiel'd me at heels, to whom I gave Forgive me in thine owu particular;
Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets But let the world rank me in register
On blossoming Cesar; and this piue is bark'd, A master-leaver, and a fugitive :
That overtopp'd them all. Betray'd I am: O Antony! 0 Antony !
O this false soul of Egypt ! this grave charm, t 2 Sold. Let's speak
Whose eye beck'd I forth my wars, and callid
them lioine ; To bim. Sold. Let's hear him, for the things he speaks Like a right gipsy, hath, at fast and loose, s
Whose bosom was my crownet, my chief end, May concera Cesar. 3 Sold. Let's do so. But he sleeps.
Beguil'd me to the very heart of loss.I Sold. Swoons rather; for so bad a prayer
Wbat, Eros, Eros ! as his
Enter CLEOPATRA. Was never yet for sleeping. 2 Sold. Go we to him.
Ab! thou spell! Avaunt. 3 Sold. Awake, awake, Sir; speak to us. Cleo. Why is my lord enrag'd against his 2 Sold. Hear you, Sir.
love? i Sold. The band of death hath raugot ģ him. Ant. Vanish ; or I shall give thee thy desery. Hark, the drums
(Drums afur off. And blemish Cesar's triumph. Let him take thee, Demurely wake the sleepers. Let us bear him And hoist thee up to the shouting plebeians : To the court of guard; he is of note : our hour Follow his chariot, like the greatest spot Is fully out.
of all thy sex; most monster-like, be shown 3 Sold. Come on then ;
For poor'st diminutives, to dolts : || and let He may recover yet.
Patient Octavia plough thy visage up (Ereunt with the Body. With her prepared nails. (Erit CLEO.) 'Tis well
thou'rt gone. SOENE X.-Between the two Camps. If it be well to live : But better 'twere
Thou fell'st into my fury, for one death Enter ANTONY and SCARUS, with Forces
Might have prevented many.--Eros, bo! marching.
The shirt of Nessus is upon me : Teach me, Ant. Their preparation is to-day by sea;
Alcides, thou mine ancestor, thy rage : We please them not by land.
Let me lodge Lichas ** on the horns o'the inoon ; Scar. For both, my lord.
And with those hands, that grasp'd the heaviest Ant. I woulu, they'd fight i'the fire, or in the
Subdue my worthiest self. Tbe witch shall die ; We'd fight there too. But this it is : Our foot To the Roman boy she hath sold me, and I fall Upon the hills adjoining to the city,
Under this plot: she dies for’ı.- Eros, bo! Shall stay with us ; order for sea is given ;
(Exit. They bave put forth the haven : Further on, Where their appointment we inay best discover, Cleopatra first belonged to Jaliut Cesar, then to Aud look on their endeavour. [Exeunt. Antony, and now, as Antous supposes, te Augustus.
+ This majestic beauty.
A cheating game, at present named pricking at the • As becomes the warriors that own them. + The belt. ( For the smallest piece of money to clowus. guard-room. * Pour out, as a sponge when Hercules.
* The bos that brought the squeezed, The encicut preterite tense of reach. I poisoned shirt to Hercules.
Pack'd cards with Cesar and false play'd my His baseness that ensued i
Nay, weep not, gentle Eros; there is left us
Ourselves to end ourselves. -Oh! thy vile lady!
Ant. Eros, unarm : the long day's task is
Does pay thy labour richly ; Go.-Off, pluck
The battery from my heart. O cleave, my sides!
leben, in hunting, is when the animal foams at the
js hest ferce
RUS, bere poende
these signs ;
Eros. Ay, my lord.
As water is in water.
73 SCENE X1,- Alexandria.-A Room in the Heart, once be stronger than thy continent, Palace.
Crack thy frail case ! -Apace, Eros, apace.--.
No more a soldier :-Bruised pieces, gor:
Weep for my pardon. So it must be, for now Than Telamon for his shield; the boar of All length is torture :-Since the torch is out, Was never so emboss'd +
(Thessaly Lie down, and stray no further : Now all labour Char. To the monument;
Mars what it does ; yea, very force entangles There lock yourself, and send him word you are itself with strength : Seal then, t and all is dead.
done. The soul and body rive t not more in parting, Eros II come, my queen :-Eros !-Stay for me : Than greatness going off.
Where souls do couch on flowers, we'll hand in Cleo. To the inonument :
hand, Mardian, go tell him I have slain myself;
And with our sprightly port make the ghosts gaze :
Dido and her Æneas shall want troops,
And all the haunt be ours.-Come, Éros, Eros !
Eros. What would my lord ?
Ant. Since Cleopatra died,
I have liv'd in such dishonour, that the gods
Detest my baseness. I, that with my sword Eros. Ay, noble lord.
Quarter'd the world, and o'er green Neptune's
The courage of a woman ; less noble mind
Than she, which, by her death,
our Cesar tells, A forked mountain, or blue promontory
I am conquerer of myself. Thou art sworu, With trees upon't, that nod unto the world,
(now And inock our eyes with air : Thou hast seen is come indeed) when I should see behind me
That, when the exigent should come, (which They are black vesper's pageants.
The inevitable prosecution of
Disgrace and borror, that, on my command,
Thou then would'st kill me: do't; the time is
Thou strik'st not me, 'tis Cesar thou defeat'st.
Eros. The gods withhold me !
Shall I do that, which all the Parthian darts,
(see I made these wars for Egypt; and the queen,
Would'st thou be window'd in great Rome, and Whose bean, I thought, I had, for she had
Thy master thus with pleach'di arms, bending
His corrigible $ neck, his face subdued
of fortunate Cesar, drawn before him, branded [glory Eros. I would not see't.
Ant. Come then ; for with a wound 1 must be
Draw that thy honest sword, which thou bast worn
Eros. O Sir! pardon me.
Ant. When I did make thee free, swor'st thou
To do this when I bade thee? Do it at once ;
Or thy precedent services are all
Bat accidents unpurpos’d. Draw and come.
Eros. Turn from me then that noble counte. And that she has discharg'd : What thou would'st wherein the torship of the whole world lies.
Ant. Lo thee.
[Turning from him. Eros. My sword is drawn.
Ant. Then let it do at once
Eros. My dear master,
Ant. 'Tis said, man ;--and farewell.
Eros. Why, there then
She has robb'd me of my sword.
Mar. No, Antony;
Thy name so buried in her.
Ant. Dead then
Shall I strike
I should, and thou could'st not. My queen and All strange and terrible events are welcome, Eros
But coniforts we despise ; our size of sorrow, Have, by their brave instruction, got upon me Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great A nobleness in record : but I will be A bridegroom in my death, and run into't
Enter DIOMEDES. As to a lover's bed. Come then; and, Eros, As that which makes it.-How now? is he dead Thy master dies thy scholar: to do thus
Dio. His death's upon him, but not dead. (Falling on his Sword. Look out o'the other side your monument, I learn'd of thee. How ! not yet dead ! not His guard hath brought him thither.
dead The guard !-ho !--Oh I despatch me.
Enter ANTONY, borne by the GCARD.
Cleo. O thon sun,
Burn the great spliere thou mov'st in-dark. 1 Guard. What's the noise !
lingo stand Ant. I have doue my work ill, friends; Ob! The varying shore o'the world !-O Antony! make an end
Antony, Antony !---Charmian, belp; help, Iras : of what I have begun.
Help, friends below ; let's draw him hither. 2 Guard. The star is fallen.
Ant. Peace : í Guard. And time is at his period. Not Cesar's valour hath o'erthrown Antony, All. Alas, and woe!
But Antony's hath triumphed on itself. Ant. Let him that loves me, strike me dead. Cleo. So it should be, that none but Antony 1 Guard, Not I.
Should conquer Antony : but woe 'uis so ! 2 Guard. Nor I.
Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying ; only 3 Guard. Nor any one. (Ereunt GUARD. I here impórtune death a while, until Der. Thy death and fortunes bid thy followers of many ihousand kisses the poor last fly.
I lay upon thy lips.-
(Dear my lord, pardon,) I dare not,
Lest I be taken : not the imperious show
of the full-fortun'd Cesar ever shall Dio. Where's Antony?
Be brooch'd + with me : if kuile, drugs, ser. Der. There, Diomed, there.
pents, have Dio. Lives he ?
Edge, sting, or operation, I am safe : Wilt thou not answer, man? (Erit DERCETAS. Your wie Octavia, with her modest eyes, Ant. Art thou there, Diomed! Draw thy And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour sword, and give me
Demuring upon me.-But comne, come, An. Sufficing strokes for death.
tony, Dio. Most absolute lord,
Help me, my women, we must draw thee up: My mistress Cleopatra sent me to thee.
Assist, good friends. Ant. When did she send thee
Ant. O quick, or I am gone. Dio. Now, my lord.
Cleo. Here's sport, indeed !-How heavy weighs Ant. Where is she ?
my lord ! Dio. Lock'd in her monument. She had a Our strength is all gone into heaviness, prophesying fear
That makes the weight: Had I great Juno's of what hath come pass : for when she saw
power, (Which never should be found,) you did suspect the strong-wing’d Mercury should fetch thee up, She had dispos'do with Cesar, and that your And set thee by Jove's side. Yet come a rage
little, Would not be purg'd, she sent you word she was Wishers were ever fools ;-0 come, come, come; dead ;
[They draw ANTONY up. But, fearing since how it might work, hath sent And welcome, welcome ! die where thou hast Me to proclain the truth; and I am come,
liv'd : I dread, too late.
Quicken with kissing; had my lips that power, Ant. Too late, good Diomed :-Call my guard, Thus would I wear them out. I pr’ythee.
All. A heavy sight! Dio. What, ho! the emperor's guard! The Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying : guard, what ho !
Give me some wine, and let me speak a little. Come, your lord calls.
Cleo. No, let ine speak; and let me rail so
high, Enter some of the GUARD.
That the false housewife Fortune break ber Ant. Bear me, good friends, where Cleopatra Provok'd by my offence.
Ant. One word, sweet queen : 'Tis the last service that I shall command you. of Cesar seek your honour, with your safe. I Guard. Woe are we, Sir, you may not live
ty.-0! to wear
Cleo. 'They do not go together, All your true followers out.
Ant. Gentle, hear me : All. Most beavy day!
None about Cesar trust, but Proculeius. Ant. Nay, good my fellows, do not please Cleo. My resolution, and my hands, I'll trust; sharp fate
None about Cesar. To grace it with your sorrows : bid that welcome Ant. The miserable change now at my end, Which comes to punish us, and we punish it Lament nor sorrow at : but please your thoughts, Seeming to bear it lightly. Take me up : In feeding them with those my former fortunes I have led you oft ; carry me now, good friends, wherein i liv'd, the greatest prince o'the world, And have my thanks for all.
The noblest; and do now not basely dic, [Exeunt, bearing ANTONY. Nor cowardly; put off my beloret to
My countryman; a Roman, by a Roman, SCENE XIII.-The same.--A Monument. Valiantly vanquisb'd. Now, my spirit is going;
I can no more. Enter above, CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, and
[Dies. Cleo. Noblest of men, woo't die? IRAS.
Hast thou no care of me I shall I abide Cleo, o Charmian, I will never go from hence. In this dull world, which in thy absevce is Char. Be comforted, dear inadam.
No better than a stve 1-0 see, my women, Cleo. No, I will not:
The crown o'the earth doth welt :-My lordla • Made terms with
• Without light.
Act I. Lre welcome ze of To, be a great
P; bon, la
Ces. The breaking of so great a thing should How calın and gentle I proceeded still
75 Oh! wither'd is the garland of the war, Hath, with the courage which the heart did The soldier's pole is fallen ; young boys, and
Splitted the heart. This is his sword,
With his most noble blood.
The gods rebuke me, but it is a tidings
To wash the eyes of kings.
Agr. And strange it is,
That nature must compel us to lament
Our most persisted deeds.
Mec. His taints and honours
Waged equal with him.
Agr. A rarer spirit never 0 Antal
Cleo. No more, but e'en a woman; and com Did steer humanity : but you, gods, will give us manded
Some faults to make us men. Cesar is touch'd.
Diseases in our bodies : I must perforce 'tis o !
Become a dog that's mad : Then, is it sin,
Have shown to thee such a declining day,
Or look on thine ; we could not stall together Ere death dare come to us ---How do you, In the whole world : But yet let me lament, wumen 1
With tears as sovereign as the blood of hearts,
In top of all design, my mate in empire,
Where inine his thoughts did kindle, -that (To the GUARD belore.
Our equalness to this.—Hear me, good friends,-
Rut I will tell you at some meeter season ;
Enter a MESSENGER.
The business of this man looks out of him,
We'll hear him what he says.-Whence are you?
of thy intents desires instruction :
That she preparedly may frame herself
To the way she's forced to.
Ces. Bid her have good heart;
How honourable and how kindly we
Deterinine for her : for Cesar cannot live
Mess. So the gods preserve thee ! (Erit.
Ces. Come hither, Proculeius : Go, and say, We purpose her no shame : give her what com
The quality of her passion shall require ;
(Exit DOLABELLA. Lest, in her greatness, by soune mortal stroke Eater DERCETAS, with the sword of Antony. Would be eternal in our triumph : Go:
She do defeat us ; for her life in Rome,
And how you find of her.
(Exit PROCULEIUS. Best to be serv'd : whilst he stood up and spoke,
Ces. Gallas, go you aloug.-Where's Dola
bella, To spend upon his haters: If thou please
To second Proculeius ?
[Exit Gallus. Agr. Mec. Dolabella!
Ces. Let him alone, for I remember now
How hardly I was drawn into this war ;
The pauses that he makes.
Dol. Cesar, I shall.
Der. I am callid Dercetas :
Der. He is dead, Cesar;
SCENE II.-Alexandria.--A Room in the
Cleo. My desolation does begin to make
The soldier's object of admiration.
+ Task-work. With Antony's bloody sword.
A minister of her will ; And it is great Blow me iuto abhorring ! rather make
These thonghts of horror further than you shall Enter, to the Gates of the Monument, PROCU.
Fiad cause iu Cesar.
What thou hast done thy master Cesar knows, And bids thee study on what fair demands And he hath sent for thee : as for the queen, Thou mean'st to have bim grant thee.
I'll take her to my guard. Cleo. (Within.) What's thy name ?
Pro. So, Dolabella, Pro. My name is Proculeius.
It shall content me best : be gentle to her.Cleo. [Within.) Antony
To Cesar I will speak what you shall please. Did tell me of you, bade me trust you ; but
(TO CLEOPATRA. I do not greatly care to be deceiv'd,
If you'll employ me to him. That have no use for trusting. If your master Cleo. Say, I would die. Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell him, (Ereunt PROCULEIUS, and Soldiers. That majesty, to keep decorum, must
Dol. Most noble empress, you have heard of No less beg than a kingdom : if he please
me ? To give me conquer'd Egypt for my son,
Cleo. I cannot tell. he gives me so much of mine owu, as i
Dol. Assuredly, you know me. Will kneel to him with thanks.
Cleo. No matter, Sir, what I have heard, or Pro. Be of good cheer :
known. You are fallen into a princely band ; fear no-You laugh, when boys, or women, tell thels thing;
dreams; Make your full reference freely to my lord, Is't not your trick 1 Who is so full of grace, that it flows over
Dol. I understand not, madamn. On all that need : Let me report to him
Cleo. dream'd, there was an emperor ArYour sweet dependancy; and you shall find
tony ;A conqueror, that will pray in aid for kindness, Oh! such another sleep, that I might see Where he for grace is kneelid to.
But such another man! Cleo. (Within.) Pray you, tell him
Dol. If it might please you,I am his fortune's vassal, and I send bim
Cleo. His face was as the heavens ; and therein The greatness he has got. • I hourly learn
stuck A doctrine of obedience, and would gladly A sun and moon ; whicb kept their course, and Look him i'the face.
lighted Pro. This l'll report, dear lady.
The little o, the earth. Have comfort: for I kuow your plight is pitied Dol. Most sovereign creature, or him that caus'd it.
Cleo. His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd Gal. Yon see how easily she may be sur.
arm priz'd ;
Crested the world : his voice was propertied (Here PROCULEIUS, and two of the Guard, As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends ;
ascend the Monument by a Ladder placed But wben he meant to quail and shake the against a Window', and having descended,
orb, come behind CLEOPATRA. Some of the He was as ratling thunder. For his bounty,
Guard unbar and open the Gates. There was no winter in't; an autumu 'twas, Guard her till Cesar come.
That grew the more by reaping : His delights (To PROCULEIUS und the Guard. Exit. Were dolphin-like; they show'd his back above GALLUS.
The element they liv'd in : In his livery Iras. Royal queen !
Walk'd erowns and crownets ; realms and Islands Char. 0 Cleopatra ! thou art taken, qaeen ! Cleo. Quick, quick, good hands.
As plates + dropp'd from his pocket. (Drawing a Dagger. Dol. Cleopatra, Pro. Hold, worthy lady, hold :
Cleo. Think you there was, or might be, such (Seizes and disarms her. Do not yourself such wrong, who are in this As this I dream'd of Reliev'd, but not betray'd.
Dol. Gentle madam, no. Cleo. What, of death too
Cleo You lie, up to the hearing of the gods. That rids our dogs of languish ?
But, if there bé, or ever were one such, Pro. Cleopatra,
It's past the size of dreaming : Nature wants Do not abuse my master's bounty, by
(gine The undoing of yourself : let the world see To vie strange forms with fancy ; yet, to imaHis nobleness well acted, which your death An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, Will never let come forth.
Condeinning shadows quite. Cleo. Where art thou, death?
Dol. Hear me, good madam : Come hither, come ! come, come, and take a queen Your loss is as yourself, great; and you bear it Worth many babes and beggars !
As answering to the weight: 'Would I might Pro. O temperance, lady!
never Cleo. Sir, I will eat no meat, i'll not drink, O'ertake pursu'd success, but I do feel, If idle talk will once be necessary, (Sir; By the rebound of yours, a grief that shoots I'll not sleep neitlier : This mortal house I'll My very beart at root. ruin,
Cleo. I thank you, Sir. Do Cesar what he can. Know, Sir, that I Know you what Cesar means to do with me Will not wait pinion's + at your master's court; Dol. I ain loath to tell you what I would you Nor once be chastis'd with the sober eye
knew. of dull Octavia. Sha tbey hoist me up,
C'leo. Nay, pray you, Sir,-
Dol. Though he be honourable,--
Within. Make way there,- Cesar. • The crown which he has won.
la bonds. • Rabble.
+ Silver money.