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are greater storms and tempests than almanacs ran What says the married woman - You may go; report: this cannot be cunning in her; if it be, she 'Would she had never given you leave to come! makes a shower of rain as well as Jove.
Let her not say, 'tis I that keep you here, Ant. 'Would I had never seen her!
I have no power upon you ; hers you are. Eno. 0, Sir, you had then left unseen a wonder. Ant. The gods best know,sul piece of work ; which not to have been blessed Cleo. 0, never was there queen withal, would have discredited your travel. So mightily belray'd ! Yet, at the first, Ant. Fulvia is dead.
I saw the treasons planted. Eno. Sir
Ant. Cleopatra, Ant. Fulvia is dead.
Cleo. Why should I think, you can be mine, and Eno. Falviai
true, Ant. Dead.
Though you in swearing shake the throned gods, Eno. Why, Sir, give the gods a thankful sacri. Who have been false to Fulvia ? Riotous madness, fice. When it pleaseth their deities to take the To be entangled with those mouth-made vows, wife of a man from him, it shews to man the tai. Which break themselves in swearing! lors of the earth; comforting therein, that when Ant. Most sweet queen, old robes are worn out, there are members to make Cleo. Nay, pray you, seek no colour for your new. If there were no more women but Pulvia,
going. then had you indeed a cut, and the case to be la. But bid farewell, and go : when you sued staying, mented; this grief is crown'd with consolation ; Then was the time for words: no going then; your old smock brings forth a peticoat :- And, in- Eternity was in our lips, and eyes ; deed, the tears live in an onion, that should water Bliss in our brows' bent ; none our parts so poor, this sorrow.
But was a race of heaven : they are so still, Ant. The business she hath broach'd in the state, Or thou, the greatest soldier of the world, Cannot endure my absence.
Art turn'd the greatest liar, Eno. And the business you have broach'd here Ant. How now, lady ! cannot be without you; especially that of Cleopa- Cleo. I would, I had thy inches; thou shouldst tra's, which wholly depends on your abode.
Ant. Hear me, queen:
Our services a while; hut my full heart
Shines o'er with civil swords : Sextus Pompeius or many our contriving friends in Rome
Makes his approaches to the port i of Rome : Petition us at home : Sextus Pompeius
Equality of two domestic powers Hath given the dare to Cæsar, and commands Breeds 'scrupulous faction: the hated, grown to The empire of the sea : our slippery people
strength, (Whose love is never link'd to the deserver, Are newly grown to love : the condemn'a Pompey, Till his deserts are pas!), begin to throw
Rich in his father's honour, creeps apace Pompey the great, and all his dignities,
Into the hearts of such as have not thrived Upon his son; who, high in name and power, Upon the present state, whose numbers threaten; Higher than both in blood and life, stands up And quietness, grown sick of rest, wouid purge For the main soldier: whose quality, going on, By any desperate change : my more particular, The sides o' the world may danger: much is And that which most with you should safe g ny breeding,
going, Which, like the courser's hair, hath yet but life, Is Fulvia's death. And not a serpent's poison. Say, our pleasure, Cleo, Though age from folly could not give me To such whose place is under us, requires
freedom, Our quick remove from hence.
It does from childishness :-Can Fulvia diel! Eno. I shall do't.
(Exeunt. Ant. She's dead, my queen :
Look bere, and, at thy sovereign leisure, read SCENE III.
The garboils she awaked ; at the last, best: Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAS, and ALEXAS.
See, when, and where she died.
Cleo. O most false love! Cleo. Where is he?
Where be the sacred vials thou shouldst fill Char. I did not see him since.
With sorrowful water? Now I see, I see, Cleo. See where be is, who's with him, what he In Fulvia's death, how mine received shall be. does :
Ant. Quarrel no more, but be prepared to know I did not send yong ;-If you find him sad, The purposes 1 bear; which are, or cease, Say, I am dancing; if in mirth, report
As you shall give the advice : Now, by the fire That I am sudden sick : quick, and return. That quickens Nilus' slime, I go from hence,
(Exit Aleras. Thy soldier, servant; making peace, or war, Char. Madam, methinks, if you did love А. hou affect'st. dearly,
Cleo. Cut my lace, Charmian, come ; You do not hold the method to enforce
But let it be.-I ain quickly ill, and well: The like from him.
So Antony loves. Cleo. What should I do, I do not?
Ant. My precious queen, forbear; Char. In each thing give him way, cross him in And give true evidence to his love, which stands nothing.
an honourable trial. Cleo. Thou teachest like a fool; the way to lose Cleo. So Fulvia told me. him.
I pr’ythee, turn aside, and weep for her; Char. Tempt him not so too far: I wish, forbear; Then bid adieu to me, and say, the tears In ume we hate that which we often fear.
Belong to Egypt ++: Good now, play one scene Enter ANTONY.
Of excellent dissembling; and let it look
Like perfect honour. But here comes Antony.
Ant. You'll heat my blood; no more. Cleo. I am sick, and sullen.
Cleo. You can do better yet; but this is meetly. Ant. I am sorry to give breathing to my pur- Ant. Now, by my sword,pose,
Cleo. And target, --still he mends; Cleo. Help me away, dear Charmian, I shall But this is not the best: look, pr’ythee, Charmian,
How this Herculean Roman does become
The carriage of his chafe: 1.
• The arch of our eye-brows. C'leo. Pray yon, stand further from me.
+ Smack or favour. Ant. What's the matter?
Render my going not dangerous. Cleo. I know, by that same eye, there's some I Can Fulvia be dead? good news.
The commotion she occasioned.
•• Mud ot the river Nile. • Expedition. + Leave. + Horse's. ** To me, the qucen of Egypt. Look as if I did not send you.
ren you leave to st! at keep you bers, -Q; ters yeu are
nk, you can be mine,&
Falsia! Rotoes maar se mouth-made von in swearing!
: when you seed for rds: no going thes;and eres ; i none our parts 93 en: they are sol, ner of the world,
y inches; los share
me commands I my full beart
Or, creeps apie share not thrised
Ant. Mi leave you, lady.
Mess. Cæsar, I bring thee word,
Menecrates and Menas, famous pirates,
With keels of every kind : many hot inroads 0, my oblivion is a very Antony,
They make in Italy ; the borders maritime
Lack blood + to think on't, and flush I youth revolt;
No vessel can peep forth, but 'lis as soon
Than could his war resisted.
Leave thy lascivious wassels. When thou once shake the throned as To bear such idleness so near the heart As Cleopatra this. But, Sir, forgive me ;
Wast beaten from Modena, where thou slew'st
Though daintily brought up, with patience more
Than savages could suffer: thou didst drink seek no colour for And all the gods go with you! Upon your sword Sit laurel'd victory! and smooth success
The stale || of horses, and the gilded puddle ! Be strew'd before your feet!
Which beasts would cough at: thy palale then did Ant. Let us go. Come ;
The roughest berry on the rudest hedge;
(Ereunt. It is reported, thou didst eat strange fiesli,
Which some did die to look on : and all this
Was borne so like a soldier, that ihy cheek
Lep. It is pity of him.
Cas. Let his shames quickly
Drive him to Rome : 'tis time we twain
Did shew ourselves i' the field ; and, to that end,
Assemble we immediate council : Pompey
Thrives in our idleness. Ords: Sextus Pesures The lamps of night in revel: is not more manlike
Lep. To-morrow, Cæsar,
I shall be furnish'd to inform the port of RoteThan Cleopatra ; nor the queen Ptolemy More womanly than he: hardly gave audience, or
Both what by sea and land I can be able,
you rightly find there
To 'front this present time. a: the hated, or Touchsafed to think he had partners : you shall
Cas. Till which encounter,
It is my business too. Farewell. : the condem'd PE A man, who is the abstract of all faults
That all men follow,
Lep. Farewell, my lord: what you shall know
of stirs abroau, I shall beseech you, Sir, huise numbers than Erils enough to darken all his goodness :
To let me be partaker. More fiery by night's black ness; bereditary, k of rest, wais r. His faults, in him, seem as the spots of heaven,
Cas. Doubt not, Sir; th you sbocld belt Rather than purchased t; what he cannot change, I knew it for my boud. Than what he chooses.
(Exeunt. Ces You are too indulgent: let us grant, it is not Amiss w tumble on the bed of Ptolemy;
SCENE V.-Alexandria.- A Room in the Palace.
Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAs, and Mardian.
Cleo. Ha, ha l-
Give me to drink mandragora te
Cleo. That I might sleep out this great gap of
Char. You think of him
Too much. but be prepared e His vacancy with his voluptuousness,
Call on him fort : but, to confound such time, Cleo. O, treason !
Cleo. Thou, eunuch! Mardian !
In aught an eunuch has : 'tis well for thee,
That, being unseminar'd it, thy freer thoughts
May not fly forth of Egypt. Hast thou affections ?
Cleo. Indeed ?
Mar. Not in deed, madam: for I can do nothing
But what in deed is honest to be done :
Yet have I fierce affections, and think,
What Venus did with Mars.
Cleo. O Charmian.
Where think'st thou he is now ? Stands he, or sits
And burgonet gý of men.-He's speaking now,
Or murmuring, Where's my serpent of old Nile?
• Plough. + Turn pale. 1 Ruddy.
Feastings : in the old copy it is vaissailes, i. e. • Oblivious memory. + Associate or partner. vassals.
Urine. 1 Procured by his own fault.
Levity. Stagnant, slimy water. Visit him. & Consume. Discontented. ** My bonnden duty. + A sleepy potion. it Endeared hy being nijssed.
$5 A helmet.
: my more part
folly could not pa -Can Fulva di reen:
*; at the lasi, bet e died.
$thou shouldste ow I see, I:ce,
ch are, or cease, ice: Nov, by the e., I go trou besni ing peace, or Fu, mian, come :dy ill, and well: , forbear;
huis love, which und
weep for her; 1.595, the lears now, play we se and let it look
d; no more.
Te mends; uk, prrther, Charts an does become 1.
Por so he calls me ; now I feed myself
Men. Cæsar and Lepidus With most delicious poison :-Think on me, Are in the field; a mighty strength they carry. That am with Phæbus' amorous pinches black, Pom. Where have you this ? 'tis false. And wrinkled deep in time ! Broad-fronted Cæsar, Men. From Silvius, Sir. When thou wast here above the ground, I was Pom. He dreams; I know they are in Rome to A morsel for a monarch : and great Pompey
gether, Would stand, and make his eyes grow in ny brow; Looking for Antony: Bat all charms of love, There would he anchor his aspect, and die
Salt Cleopatra, soften thy waned . lip! With looking on his life.
Let witchcraft join with beauty, lust with both! Enter ALEXAS.
Tie up the libertine in a field of feasts,
Keep his brain fuming ; Epicurean cooks, Alex. Sovereign of Egypt, hail !
Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite; Cleo. How much unlike art thou Mark Antony !
That'sleep and feeding may prorogue his honour, $£ Yet, coming from him, that great medicine hath
Even tillt a Lethe'd dulness.-How now, Varrius! With his tinct gilded thee.How goes it with my brave Mark Antony
Enter VARRIUS. Aler. Last thing be did, dear queen,
Var. This is most certain that I shall deliver: He kiss'd,-the last of many doubled kisses,
Mark Antony is every hour in Rome This orient pearl ;-his speech sticks in my heart.
Expected ; since he went from Egypt, 'tis Cleo. Mine ear must pluck it thence.
A space for further travel. Alex. Good friend, quoth he,
Pom. I could have given less matter Say, the firm Roman to great Egypt sends
A better ear.-Menas, I did not think, This treasure of an oyster ; at whose foot
This amorous surfeiter would have don'd+ lais To mend the petty present, I will piece
helms Her opulent throne with kingdoms; all the east, Say thou, shall call her mistress. So he nodded,
For such a petty war: his soldiership
Is twice the other twain : but let us rear
The higher our opinion, that our stirring
The ne'er lust-wearied Antony.
Men. I cannot hope, Aler. Like to the time o' the year between the Cæsar and Antony shall well greet together :
extremes or hot and cold; he was nor sad, nor merry.
His wife, that's dead, did trespasses to Cæsar;
His brother warr'd upon him; although, I think, Cleo. O well-divided disposition |--Note him,
Not moved by Antony. Note him, good Charmian, 'tis the inan; but note Pom. I know not, Menas, him :
How lesser enmities may give way to greater. He was not sad ; for he would shine on those That make their looks by his: he was not merry ;
Were't not that we stand up against them all, Which seem'd to tell them, his remembrance lay
'Twere pregnant they should square between
themselves; In Egypt with his joy : but between both : O heavenly mingle Be'st thou sad, or merry,
For they have entertained cause enough
To draw their swords: but how the fear of us
May cement their divisions, and bind up
The petty difference, we yet not know. Why do you send so thick
Be it as our gods will have it! It only stands Cleo. Who's born that day
Our lives upon, to use our strongest hands. When I forget to send to Antony,
(Ereunt. ** Shall die a beggar.-Ink and paper, Charmian.- SCENE 11.-Rome.-A Room in the flouse of Le Welcome, my good Alexas.-Did I, Charmian, Ever love Cæsar so
pidus. Char. O that brave Cæsar!
Enter ENOBAREUS and LEPIDUS. Cleo. Be choked with such another emphasis ! Lep. Good Enobarbus, 'tis a worthy deed, Say, the brave Antony.
Aud shall become you well, to entreat your cap Char. The valiant Cæsar!
tain Cld. By Isis, I will give thee bloody teeth, To soft and gentle speech. If thou with Cæsar paragon again
Eno. I shall entreat him
To angwer like himself: if Cæsar move him,
Let Antony look over Cæsar's head,
And speak' as loud as Mars. By Jupiter,
Were I the wearer of Antonius' beard,
Lep. 'Tis not a time
Eno. Every time
(Exeunt. Serves for the matter that is then born in it. ACT II.
Lep. But small to greater matters must give way.
Eno, Not if the small come first. SCENE I.-Messina.- A Room in Pompey's House.
Lep. Your speech is passion :
But, pray you, stir no embers up. Here comes Enter POMPEY, MENECRATES, and MENAS. The noble Antony. Pom. If the great gods be just, they shall assist The deeds of justest men.
Enter Antony and VENTIDIUS.
Eno. And yonder, Cæsar.
Enter Cæsar, MECÆNAS, and AGRIPPA.
Ant. If we compose ? well here, to Parthia : Mene. We, ignorant of ourselves,
Hark yon, Ventidius. Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers
Cas. I do not know, Deny us for our good ; so find we profit
Mecænas; ask Agrippa. By losing of our prayers.
Lep. Noule friends, Pom. I shall do well:
That which combined us was most great, and let The people love me, and the sea is mine;
not My power's a crescent, and my auguring hope
A leaner action rend us.
What's amiss, Says, it will come to the full. Mark Antony
May it be gently heard: when we debate In Egypt sits al dinner, and will make
Our trivial difference loud, we do commit No wars without doors : Cæsar gets money, where Murder in healing wounds! then, noble partners, He loses hearts : Lepidus flatters both,
(The rather, for I earnestly beseech),
• Declined, faded.
Agree. • Furious.
+ To. $ Helmet.
foach you the sourest points with sweetest terins, Cæs. To lend me arms, and aid, when I required * Nor curstness grow to the matter.
them; Ant. Tis spoken well:
The which you both denied. Were we before our armies, and to fight,
Art. Neglected, rather ; I should do thus.
And then, when poison's hours had bound me up Ces. Welcome to Rome.
From mine own knowledge. As nearly as I may, Art. Thank you.
l'll play the penitent to you: but mine honesty Cas. Sit.
Shall not make poor my greatness, nor my power Ant. Sit, Sir!
Work without it: Truth is, that Fulvia, Ces. Nay,
To have me out of Egypt, made wars here ; Then
For which myself, the ignorant motive, do Ant. I learn, you take things 111, which are not so far ask pardon, as befits mine honour 80;
To stoop in such a case. Or, being, concern you not.
Lép. 'Tis nobly spoken. Cas. I must be laugh'd at,
Mæc. If it might please you, to enforce no fur.
Lep. Worthily spoke, Mecænas.
Eno. Or, if you borrow one another's love for Ant. My being in Egypt, Cæsar,
the instant, you may, when you hear no more What was't to you?
words of Pompey, return it again: you shall have
Eno. That truth should be silent, I had almost
forgot. Cas. You may be pleased to catch at mine intent, Ant. You wrong this presence, therefore speak By what did here befal me. Your wife, and bro ther,
Eno. Go to then ; your considerate stone. Made wars upon me ; and their contestation
Cas. I do not much dislike the matter, but Was theme for you, you were the word of war. The manner of his speech: for it cannot be, Ant. You do mistake your business; my brother We shall remain in friendship, our conditions i never
So differing in their acts. Yet, if I knew Did urge me in this act: I did inquire it;
What hoop should hold us slaanch ý, from edge to And have my learning from some true reports $,
edge That drew their swords with you. Did he pot
O' the world I would pursue it. rather
Agr. Give me leave, Cæsar,
Ces. Speak, Agrippa.
If Cleopatra heard you, your reproof
Were well deserved of rashness. By laying defects of judgment to me ; but
Ant. I am not married, Cæsar: let me hear You patch'd up your excuses.
Agrippa further speak.
Agr. To hold you in perpetual amity,
With an unslipping knot, take Antony
Whose virtue, and whose general graces, speak
That which none else can utter. By this marriage,
gers, You may pace easy, but not such a wife.
Would then be nothing : truths would be but Eno. Would we had all such wives, that the
tales, men might go to wars with the women!
Where now half tales be truths : ber love to both,
Ant. Will Cæsar speak?
Cæs. Not till he hears how Antony is touch'd When rioting in Alexandria ; you
With what is spoke already. Did pocket up my letters, and with taunts
Ant. What power is in Agrippa, Did gibe my missive tt out of audience.
If I would say, Agrippa, be it so, Ant. Sir,
To make this good ?
Ces. The power of Cæsar, and
told him of myself; which was as much To this good purpose, that so fairly shews,
Further this act of grace; and, from this hour, Out of our questioni i wipe him.
The heart of brothers govern in our loves, Ces. You have broken
And sway our great designs! The article of your oath ; which you shall never Cæs. There is my hand. Have tongue to charge me with.
A sister I bequeath you, whom no brother Lep. Soft, Cæsar.
Did ever love so dearly: let her live Ant. No, Lepidus, let him speak;
To join our kingdoms, and our hearts; and never The honour's sacred which he talks on now,
Fly off our loves again! Supposing that I lack'd it: but on, Cæsar ;
Lep. Happily, amen! The article of my oath,
Ant. I did not think to draw my sword 'gainst
Pompey; • Let not ill-humour be added.
For he hath laid strange courtesies, and great + Use bad arts or stratagems.
Of late upon me: I must thank him only, # Subject of conversation. 6 Reporters. Opposed. Bridle. Commotions. • Grievances.
+ Reconcile, # Messenger. # Conversation. Dispositions.
As for my
Lest my remembrance suffer ill report;
That she did make defect, perfection, At heel of that, dety him.
And, breathless, power breathe forth. Lep. Time calls upon us :
Mec. Now Antony must leave her utterly. Oi us must Pompey presently be sought,
Ero. Never ; he will not ; Or else he seeks out us.
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Ant. And where lies he?
Her infinite variety : other women Ces. About the mount Misenum.
Cloy th' appetites they feed; but she makes hungry Ant. What's his strength
Where most she satisfies. For vilest things By land 1
Become themselves in her ; that the holy priests Cæs. Great, and increasing: but by sea
Bless her, when she is riggish.. He is an absolute master.
-Mec. It' beauty, wisdoni, modesty, can settle Ant. So is the faine.
The heart of Antony, Octavia is
Good Enobarbus, make yourself my guest,
Whilst you abide here.
Eno. Humbly, Sir, I thank you.
SCENE III.-The same.--A Room in Casar's House
Enter CÆSAR, ANTONY, OCTAVIA between then; AL Not sickness should detain me.
tendants, and a SooTHSAYER. (Flourish.- Exeunt Casar, Antony, and Lepidus. Ant. The world, and my great office, will some Mec. Welcome from Egypt, Sir.
times Eno. Half the heart of Cæsar, worthy Mecænas! Divide me from your bosom. -My honourable friend, Agrippa !
Octa. All which time Agr. Good Enobarbus!
Before the gods my knee shall bow my prayers Mec. We have cause to be glad, that matters are
To them for you. so well digested. You staid well by it in Egypt. Ant. Good night, $ir.-My Octavia,
Eno. Ay, Sir; we did sleep day out of counte- Read not my blemishes in the world's report: nance, and made the night light with drinking. I have not kept my square ; but that to come
Mec. Eight wild boars roasted whole at a break. Shall all be done by the rule. Good night, deat fast, and but twelve persons there ; Is this true ?
lady: Eno. This was but as a fly by an eagle: we had Octa. Good night, Sir. inuch more monstrous malier of feast, which wor. Cæs. Good night. (Exeunt Casar and Octarid, thily deserved noting.
Ant. Now, sirrahi you do wish yourself in Egypt Mec. She's a most triumphant lady, if report be Sooth. Would I had never come from thence, nuk square to her ..
you Eno. When she first met Mark Antony, she Thither? pursed up his heart, upon the river of Cydnus. Ant. If yon can, your reason
Agr. There she appear'd indeed; or my reporter Sooth. I see't in devised well for her.
My motion, have it not in my tongue : but yet Eno. I will tell you:
Hie you again to Egypt. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Ant. Say to me, Barn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Whose fortunes shall rise higher, Cæsar's, or mine ? Purple the sails, and so perfumed, that
Sooth. Cæsar's. The winds were love-sick with them: the oars were Therefore, 0 Antony, stay not by his side : silver;
Thy dæmon, that's thy spirit which keeps thet, is Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made Noble, courageous, high, unmatchable, The water, which they beat, to follow faster, Where Cæsar is not; but near him, thy angel As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, Becomes a Fear, as being o'erpowerd; therefore It beggar'd all description : she did lie
Make space enough between you. In her pavilion (cloth of gold, of tissue),
Ant. Speak this no more. O'er-picturing that Venus, where we see
Sooth. To none but thee; no more, but when ** The fancy out-work nature: on each side her,
thee. Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, If thou dost play with him at any game, With diverse-colourd fans, whose wind did seem Thou art sure to lose; and, of that natural lack, To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, He beats thee 'gainst the odds; thy lustre thickerit And what they undid, did t.
When he shines by : I say again, thy spirit
Is all afraid to govern thee near him;
Ant. Get thee gone: -
And, in our sports, my better cunning faints of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast
Under his chance! if we draw lots, he speeds: Her people out upon her; and Antony,
His cocks do win the battle still of mine, Enthroned in the inarket-place, did sit alone, When it is all to nought; and his quailst ever Whistling to the air; which, but for vacancy, Beat mine, inhoop'a , at odds. I will to Egyp? Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too,
And though I make this marriage for ipy peace', And made a gap in nature. Agr. Rare Egyptian!
Enter VENTIDIUS. Eno. Upon her landing, Antony sent to her, l' the east my pleasure lies:-0, come, Ventidius Invited her to sapper: she replied,
You must to Parthia ; your commission's ready It should be betler, he became her guest;
Follow me, and receive it.
SCENE IV --The same.-A Street,
Enter LEPIDUS, MECÆNAS, and AcRiPPA, For what his eyes eat only:
Lep. Trouble yourselves no further : pray for Agr. Royal wench !
hasten She made great Cæsar lay his sword to bed ; Your generals after. He plough'd her, and she cropp'd.
Agr. Sir, Mark Antony Eno. I saw her once
Will e'en but kiss Octavia, and we'll follow. Hop forly puces through the public street:
Lep. Till I shall see you in your soldier's dresh And having lost her breath, she spoke, and panted, which will become you both, farewell. • Suits with her merits.
. Wanton. + Added to the warmth they were intended to The ancients used to match quails as we mais diminish.
Readily perform. cocks.
Allotment Ø Inclosed.