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| (I will subscribe) gentle adieus, and greetings : VE IV.-The same.--A Room in the Palace. Say, that I wish he never find more cause ANTONY, and CLEOPATRA; CHARMIAN, and Corrupted honest men :--Eros, despatch. (Ereut.

To change a master.-0, my fortunes have others, attending. Eros ! mine armour, Eros!

SCENE VI.-Casar's Camp before Alexandria. Sleep a little. No, my chuck.-Eros, come; mine armour,

Flourish.-Enter CÆSAR with AGRIPPA, ENOBAREros!

BUS, and others.

Cæs. Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight: Enter EROS, with Armour.

Our will is, Antony be took alive;

Make it so known. my good fellow, put thine iron on :ane be not ours to-day, it is

Agr. Cæsar, I shall.

(Exit Agrippa. ce we brave her.-Come.

Cas. The time of universal peace is near: Nay, I'll help too.

Prove this a prosperous day, the three-nook'd world 5 this for?

Shall bear the olive freely.
Ah, let be, let be! thou art

Bourer of my heart :-False, false ; this, this.
Sooth, la, I'll help : thus it must be.

Mess. Antony
Well, well;

Is come into the field, ali thrive now.-See'st thou, my good fellow

Cas. Go, charge Agrippa t on my defences.

Plant those that have revolted in the van, - Briefly., Sir.

That Antony may seem to spend his fury Is not this buckled well?

Upon himself. (Exeunt Cæsar and his Tratn. Rarely, rarely :

'Enn. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry, t unbuckles this, till we do please

On affairs of Antony; there did persuade [+ for our repose, shall hear a storm.

Great Herod to incline himself to Cæsar, amblest, Eros; and my queen's a squire

And leave his master Antony: for this paino, iglit i at this, than thou: despatch.-0 love, / Cæsar hath hang d him. Canidius, and the rest vou couldst see my wars to-day, and knew'st That fell away, have entertainment, but yal occupation! thou shouldst see

No honourable trust. I have done ill;

Of which I do accuse myself to sorely, Enter an Officer, armed.

That I will joy no more. aman in't.-Good morrow to thee; welcome :

Enter a SOLDIER of Casar's. Dok'st like him that knows a warlike charge :

Sold. Enobarbus, Antony mess that we love, we rise betime,

Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with to it with delight. E. A thousand, Sir,

His bounty overplus: the messenger though it be, have on their riveted trim ,

Came on my guard; and at thy tent is now,

Unloading of his mules. the port expect you.

Eno. I give it you. [Shout.--Trumpets--Flourish.

Sold. Mock me not, Enobarbus, Enter other OFFICERS, and SOLDIERS.

I tell you true : best ihat you safed the bringer

Out of the host; I must attend mine office, 9. The morn is fair.-Good morrow, general. Or would have done't myself. Your emperor Good morrow, general.

Continues still a Jove.

[Erit, Soldier. 'Tis well blown, lads.

Eno. I am alone the villain of the earth, Eorning, like the spirit of a youth

And feel I am so most. O Antony, beans to be of note, begins betimes.

Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid ; come, give me that this way; well said. My better service, when my turpitude Free well, dame, whate'er becomes of me : Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows. my a soldier's kiss : rebukable, [Kisses her.

heart: Forthy shameful check it were, to stand If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean -re mechanic compliment; I'll leave thee Shall outstrike thought: but thought will do't, I Like a man of steel.-You, that will fight,

feel. #me close ; I'll bring you to't.-Adieu. I fight against thee !-No : I will go seek

Exeunt Antony, Eros, Officers, and Soldiers. Some ditch, wherein to die; the foul'st best fits -. Please you, retire to your chamber? My latter part of life.

[Erit. - Lead me : es forth gallantly. That he and Cæsar might SCENE VII.-Field of Battle between the Camps. mine this great war in single fight! Antony,But now,-Well, on. (Exeunt.

Alarum.-Drums and Trumpets.- Enter AGRIPPA,

and others. ENE V.-Antony's Camp near Alexandria. Agr. Retire, we have engaged ourselves too far:

Cæsar himself has work, and our oppression npets sound.- Enter ANTONY and Eros; a

Exceeds what we expected.
SOLDIER meeting them.

(Exeunt. . The gods make this a happy day to Antony !

Alarum.-Enter ANTONY and SCARUS, wounded, 'Would, thou and those thy scars had once Scar. O my brave emperor, this is fought inprevail'd

deed! ke me fight at land !

Had we done so at first, we had driven them home . Hadst thou done so,

With clouts about their heads. ings that have revolted, and the soldier

Ant. Thou bleed'st apace. as this morning left thee, would have still Scar. I had a wound here that was like a T, v'd thy heels.

But now 'tis made an H. Who's gone this morning!

Ant. They do retire. E. Who?

Scar. We'll beat 'em into bench-holes ; I have yet ver near thee: call for Enobarbus,

Room for six scotches + more. all not hear thee; or from Cæsar's camp

Enter Eros.
I am none of thine.
What say'st thou?

Eros. They are beaten, Sir; and our advantage *. Sir, with Cæsar.

For a fair victory. $. Sir, his chests and treasure

Scar. Let us score their backs, s not with him.

And snatch 'em up, as we take hares, behind; -. Is he gone ?

'Tis sport to maul a runner. 1. Most certain.

Ant. I will reward thee
E. Go, Eros, send his treasure after ; do it; Once for thy spritely comfort, and ten-fold
n no jot, I charge thee: write to him

For thy good valour. Come thee on.
Scar. I'll halt after,

(Ereunt. hortly. + Put it off.

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SCENB FHI. Under the Walls of Alexandria. Forgive me in thine own particular,

But let the world rank me in register
Alurum.- Enter ANTONY, marching ; $CARDS, and

A master-leaver, and a fugitive ;
O Antony ! 0 Antony!

(Dies Ant. We have beat him to his camp; run one 2 Sold. Let's speak before,

To him. And let the queen know of our guests.-To-morrow, I Sold. Let's hear him, for the things he speak. Before the sun shall see us, we'll spill the blood May concern Cæsar. That has to-day escaped. I thank you all;

3 Sold. Let's do so. But he sleeps. For doughty*-handed are you ; and have fought 1 Sold. Swoons rather; for so bad a prayer as his Not as you served the cause, but as it had been Was never yet for sleeping. Each man's like mine; you have shewn all Hectors. 2 Sold. Go we to him. Enter the city, clipt your wives, your friends, 3 Sold. Awake, awake, Sir ; speak to us. Tell them your feats; whilst they with joyfui tears 2 Sold. Hear you, Sir? Wash the congealment from your wounds, and 1 Sold. The hand of death hath raught him. kiss

Hark, the drums

(Drums afar off. The honour'd gashes whole.-Give me thy hand; Demurely + wake the sleepers. Let us bear bin

[To Scarus. To the court of guard ; he is of note : our hour

Is fully out.
Enter CLEOPATRA, attended.

3 sold. Come on then ; To this great fairy I'll commend thy acts,

He may recover yet. (Exeunt with the Body. Make her thanks bless thee.-0 thou day g' the world,

SCENE X.-Between the tuo Camps. Chain mine arm'd neck; leap thou, attire and all, Enter ANTONY and Scarus, with Forces, marching Through proof of harness ý to my heart, and there Ride on the pants triumphing.

Ant. Their preparation is to-day by sea; Cleo. Lord of lords !

We please them not by land. () infinite virtuel comest thou smiling from

Scar. For both, my lord. The world's great snare uncaught?

ent. I would, they'd fight i'the fire, or in the air ; Ant. My nightingale,

We'd fight there too. But this it is ; our foot We have beat them to their beds. What, girl? Upon the hills adjoining to the city, though grey

Shall stay with us : order for sea is given ; Do something mingle with our brown; yet have we They have pat forth the haven : further on, A brain that nourishes our nerves, and can

Where their appointment we may best discover, Get goal for goal of youth. Behold this man ;

And look on their endeavour 1.

(Exeunt. Commend unto his lips thy favouring hand ;Kiss it, my warrior :- He hath fought to-day,

Enter CÆSAR, and his Forces, marching. As if a god, in hate of mankind, bad

Cas. Butý being charged, we will be still by Destroy'd in such a shape.

land, Cleo. I'll give thee, friend,

Which, as I'take't, we shall;

for his best force An armour all of gold; it was a king's.

Is forth to man his galleys. To the vales, Ant. He has deserved it, were it carbuncled And hold our best advantage.

(Exeunt. Like holy Phæbus' car. Give me thy hand ; Through Alexandria make a jolly march;

Re-enter ANTONY and SCARUS. Bear our hack'd targets like the men that owe Ant. Yet they're not join'd: where yonder pine them :

does stand, Had our great palace the capacity

I shall discover all : I'll bring thee word To camp this host, we all wonld sup together; Straight, how 'tis like to go.

(Erit. And drink carouses to the next day's fate,

Scar. Swallows have built Which promises royal peril.- Trumpeters,

In Cleopatra's sails their nests : the angurers With brazen din blast you the city's ear;

Say, they know not,-they cannot tell ; look grimly, Make mingle with our rattling tabourines; And dare not speak their knowledge. Antony That heaven and earth may strike their 'sounds Is valiant, and dejected ; and, by starts, together,

His fretted fortunes give him hope, and fear, Applauding our approach.

(Exeunt. Of what he has, and has not. SCENE IX.-Casar's Camp.

Alarum afar off, as at a Sea-Fight.
SENTINELS on their Post.Enter ENOBARBUS.

Re-enter AntonY.
Sold. If we be not relieved within this hour, Ant. All is lost;
We must return to the court of guard : the nigh: This foul Egyptian hath betrayed me:
}s shiny; and, they say, we shall embattle My fleet hath yielded to the foe; and yonder
By the second hour i' the morn.

They cast their caps up, and carouse together 2 Sold. This last day was

Like friends long lost.–Triple-turn'd whore!; 'Lio A shrewd one to us.

thou Eno. 0, bear me witness, night.

Hast sold me to this novice; and my heart 3 Sold. What man is this?

Makes only wars on thee.-Bid theni all fly; 2 Sold. Stand close, and list to him.

For when I am revenged upon my charm,
Eno. Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon I have done all :-Bid them all fiy, begone.
When inen revolted shall upon record
Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did

O sun, thy uprise shall I see no inore ;
Before thy face repent

Fortune and Antony part here : even here | Sold. Enobarbus !

Do we shake hands. - All come to this? The hearts 3 Sold. Peace ;

That spaniel'd me at heels, to whom I gave Hark further.

Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets Eno. O sovereign mistress of true melancholy, On blossoming Cæsar; and this pine is bark'd The poisonous damp of night disponge** upon me; that overtopp'd them all. Betray'd I am: That life, a very rebel to my will,

O this false soul of Egypt; this grave charms May hang no longer on me; throw my heart Whose eye beck.deo forth my wars, and call's then Against the oint and hardness of my fault; Which, being dried with grief, will break to powder, whose boson'was my crownet tt, my chief end,And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony,

Like a right gipsy, hath, at fast and loose ti, Nobler than my revolt is infamous,

• Reached.

Solemnly. • Brave,

• Embrace.

Discover their numbers, and see their motions. * Beauty united with power, was the popular

6 Without characteristic of fairies.

Cleopatra first belonged to Julius Cæsar, then Armionr of proof.

to Antony, and now, as Antony supposes, to Oc. As becomes the brave warriors that own them. tavius. Small drums.

• Wasilie motion for. ** Discharge, as a sponge when sucezed, dischanges the inoisture it had imbibed.

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Deadly piece of witchcraft.

+ Finish.

Begailed me to the very heart of loss.

And that it What, Eros, Eros!

Is done unto indischarged: what thou wouldst do, Enter CLEOPATRA.

Was, Antony! mond; the last she spake

Then in the midst a mble Antony !
Ah, thou spell! Avaunt.

The name of Antony; it groan did break
Cles. Why is my lord enraged against his love! Between her heart and lips.divided
Ant. Vanish; or I shall give thee thy deserving, Thy name so buried in her.

le render'd life, And blemish Cæsar's triumph. Let him take thee, Ant. Dead then! And hoist thee up to the shouting plebeians:

Mar. Dead. Follow his chariot, like the greatest spot

Aut. Eros, unarm; the long day's task is tone, or all thy sex ; most monster-like, be shewn And we must sleep:--That thou depart'st huice For poor'st diminutives, to dolts ; and let

sare, Patient Octavia plough thy visage up

Does pay thy labour richly; go.-Off, pluck off;With her prepared nails.' (Exit cieo.) 'Tis well

(Erit Mardian. thou'rt gone,

The seven-fold shield of Ajax cannot keep If it be well to live : but better 'twere

The battery from my heart. O, cleave, my sides ! Thou sell'st into my fury, for one death

Heart, once be stronger than thy continent, Might have prevented many-Eros, hol

Crack thy frail case ! - Apace, Eros, apace.The shirt of Nessus is upon ine : teach me,

No more a soldier :- Bruised pieces, go ; Alcides t, thou mine ancestor, thy rage :

You have been nobly burne. -Prom me awhile.. Let me lodge Lachast on the horns o' the moon ;

(Exit Eros. And with those hands, that grasp'd the heaviest I will o'ertake thee, Cleopatra, and club,

Weep for my pardon. So it must be, for now Subdue my worthiest self. The witch shall die; All length is torture :-Since the torch is out, To the Roman boy she hath sold me, and I fall Lie down, and stray no further: now all labour Under this plot : she dies fur't.-Eros, ho ! (Exit. Marrs what it does; yea, very force entangles

Itself with strength : seal then t, and all is done.SCENE XI.-Alexandria.-A Room in the Palace. Eros !-I come, my queen :- Eros !-Stay for me : Later CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAS, and MARDIAN.

Where souls do couch on Powers, we'll hand in

hand, Cleo. Help ine, my women ! O, he is more mad And with our sprightly port make the ghosts gace : Than Telamon ý for his shield; the boar of Thessaly Dido and her Äueas shall want troops, Was never so emboss'd .

And all the haunt be ours.--Come, Eros, Eros! Char. To the monument ; There lock yourself, and send him word you are

Re-enter Eros. dead.

Eros. What would my lord ? The sonl and body rive not more in parting Ant. Since Cleopatra died, Than greatness going off.

I have lived in such dishonour, that the gods Cleo. To the monument:

Detest my baseness. I, that with my sword Mardian, go tell him I have slain myself;

Quarter'd the world, and o'er green Neptune's Say, that the last I spoke was, Antony,

back And word it, pr'ythee, piteously : Hence,

With ships made cities, condemn myself, to lack Mardian; and bring me how he takes my death. The courage of a woman; less noble mind To the monument.

(Ereunt. Than she, which, by her death, our Cæsar tells,

I am conqueror of myself. Thou art sworn, Eros, SCENE XII. The same.--Another Room. That, when the exigent should come (which now

Is come, indeed), when I should see behind me Enter ANTONY and Exos.

The inevitable prosecution of Ant. Eros, thou yet behold'st me ?

Disgrace and horror, that, on my command, Eros. Ay, noble lord.

Thou then woaldst kill me: do't; the time is Ant. Sometime, we see a cloud that's dragonish;

come: A vapoar, sometime, like a bear, or lion,

Thou strikest not me, 'tis Cæsar thon defeatst. A tower'á citadel, á pendant rock,

Put colour in thy cheek. A forked mountain, or blue promontory

Eros. The gods withhold me! With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, Shall I do that, which all the Parthian darts, And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these Though enemy, lost aim, and could not signs ;

Ant. Eros, They are black vesper's pageants.

Wouldst thou be window'd in great Rone, and Eros. Ay, my lord. Ant. That, which is now a horse, even with a Thy master thus with pleachd i arms, bending thought,

down The rack ** dislimns; and makes it indistinct, His corrigible g neck, his face subdued As water is in water.

To penetrative | shame ; whilst the whcel'd sent Eros. It does, my lord.

Of fortunate Cæsar, drawn before him, branded Ant. My good knave H, Eros, now thy captain is His baseness that ensued T! Even such a body : here I am Antony ;

Eros. I would not see't. Yet cannot hold this visible shape, my kuare. Ant. Come then; for with a wound I must be I made these wars for Egypt ; and the queen,

cured. Whose heart, I thought, I had, for she had mine ; | Draw that thy honest sword, which thou hast worn Which, whilst it was mine, had annex'd uto't Most useful for thy country, A million more, now lost,-she, Eros, has

Eros. 0, Sir, pardon me. Pack'd cards with Cæsar, and false play'd my glory Ant. When I did make thee free, sworest thoa Unto an enemy's triumph.

not then Nay, weep noi, gentle Eros; there is left us To do this when I bade thee? Do it at once; Ourselves to end ourselves.-0, thy vile lady! Or thy precedent services are all Enter MARDIAN.

But accidents unpurposed. Draw, and come.

Eros. Turn from me then that noble countenance, Sbe nas robb'd me of my sword.

Wherein the worship •• of the whole world lies. Mar. No, Antony;

Ant. Lo thee.

[Turning from him. My mistress loved thee, and her fortunes mingled Eros. My sword is drawn. With thine entirely.

Ant. Then let it do at once
Ant. Hence, saucy eunuch; peace ;

The thing why thou hast drawn it.
She hath betray'd me, and shall die the death. Eros. My dear master,
Mar. Death of one person can be paid but once ; | My captain, and my emperor! Let me say,

Before I strike this bloody stroke, farewell.
• For the smallest piece of money, to clowns. Ant. 'Tis said, man ;--and farewell.
+ Hercules.

Eros. Farewell, great chief. Shall I strike now 1 # The boy that brought the poisoned shirt to Hercules.

• i.e. The thing that contains thee. Ajax Telamon for the shield of Achilles.

+ Sealing compleats a contract. Folded. Foaming at the month.

Split. Corrected. | Penctrating. S Pollowed, ** The tieeting clouds.

+ Servant. i. Dignity.


Ant. Now, Bros.

Enter DIOMEDES. Eros. Why, there then :-(Fadis on his sword.

As that which makes it.-How now? Is he dead 3 Thus do I escape the sorrow Of Antony's death.

(Dies. Dio. His death's upon him, but not dead.

Look out o' the other side your monument,
Ant. Thrice nobler than myself!
Thon teachest me, o valiant Eros, what

His guard have brought himn thither.
I should, and won couldst not. My queen and

Enter ANTONY, borne by the Guard.

Cleo. O thou son,
Have, by their brave instruction, got upon me

Burn the great sphere thou movest in !-Darkling A nobleness in record : but I will be

i stand
A bridegroom in my death, and run into't
As to a lover's bed. Come then; and, Eros, The varying shore o' the world !-0 Antony !
Thy master dies thy scholar; to do thus

Antony, Antony !-Charmian, help; help, Iras; (Fulling on his Sword. Help, friends below ; let's draw him hither.

Ant. Peace :
I learn'd of thee. How! not yet dead ? pot dead ?
The guard -ho!-0, despatch me.

Not Cæsar's valour hath o'erthrown Antony,

But Antony's hath triumph'd on itself.

Cleo. So it should be, that none but Antony 1 Guard. What's the noise !

Should conquer Antony ; but woe 'tis so! Ant. I have done my work ill, friends; 0, make

Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying; only an end

I here importune death a while, until Of what I have begun.

Of many thousand kisses the poor last 2 Guard. The star is fallen.

I lay upon thy lips.1 Guard. And time is at his period.

Cleo. I dare not, dear, All. Alas, and woe!

(Dear my lord, pardon), I dare not, Ant. Let him that loves me, strike me dead.

Lest I be taken : not the imperious show 1 Guard. Not I.

of the full-fortuned Cæsar ever shall 2 Guard. Nor I.

Be brooch'd + with me; if knife, drugs, serpents, 3 Guard. Nor any one.

(Exeunt Guard.

have Der. Thy death and fortunes bid thy followers Edge, sting, or operation, I am safe fiy.

Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes, This sword but shewn to Cæsar, with this tidings,

And still conclusion , sball acquire no honour Shall enter me with him.

Demuring upon me.- But come, come, Antony,

Help me, my women,-we must draw thee upEnter DIOMEDES.

Assist, good friends. Dio. Where's Antony?

Ant. 0, quick, or I am gone. Der. There, Diomed, there.

Cleo. Here's sport, indeed !-How heavy weighs Dio. Lives he?

my lord 1 Wilt thou not answer, man! (Erit Dercetas.

Our strength is all gone into heaviness, Ant. Art thou there, Diomed ? Draw thy sword, That makes the weight: had I great Juno's power, and give me

The strong-wing'd Mercury should fetch thee up, Sufficing strokes for death.

And set thee by Jove's side. Yet come a little, Dio. Most ahsolute lord,

Wishers were ever fools ;-0, come, come, come ; My mistress Cleopatra sent me to thee.

(They draw Antony up. Ant. When did she send thee

And welcome, welcome! Die, where thou hast lived: Dio. Now, my lord.

Quicken 6 with kissing; had my lips that power, Ant. Where is she?

Thus would I wear them out. Dio. Lock'd in her monument. She had a pro

All. A heavy sight! phecying fear

Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying: Of what hath come to pass : for when she saw

Give me some wine, and let me speak a little. (Which never shall be found), you did suspect

Cleo. No, let me speak; and let me rail so high, She bad disposed with Cæsar, and that your

That the false housewife Fortune break her wheel,

Provoked by my offence. rage Wonld not be purged, she sent you word she was

Ant. One word, sweet queen: dead;

Of Cæsar seek your honour, with your safety.-0! But, fearing since how it might work, hath sent

Cleo. They do not go together. Me to proclaim the truth; and I am come,

Ant. Genile, hear me: I dread, too late.

None about Cæsar trust, but Proculeius. Ant. Too late, good Diomed :-Call my guard, I

Cleo. My resolution, and my hands, I'll trust;

None about Cæsar. Dio. What hoi the emperor's guard! The guard, Lament nor sorrow at: but please yoаr thoughts,

Ant. The miserable change now at my end, what, ho! Come, your lord calls.

In feeding them with those my former fortunes

Wherein I lived, the greatest prince o' the world, Enter some of the GUARD.

The noblest : and do now not basely die. Ant. Bear me, good friends, where Cleopatra | My countryman, a Roman, by a Roman

Nor cowardly ; put off my helmet to bides ; 'Tis the last service that I shall command you.

Valiantly vanquish'd. Now, my spirit is going; i Guard. Woe are we, Sir, you may not live to I can no more.


Cleo. Noblest of men, woo't die All your true followers out.

Hast thou no care of me? Shall I abide AU. Most heavy day!

In this dull world, which in thy absence is Ant. Nay, good my fellows, do not please sharp No better than a stye?--0, see, my women, fate

The crown o' the earth doth melt :- My lord ! To grace it with your sorrows : bid that welcome

0, wither'd is the garland of the war, Which comes to punish us, and we punish it

The soldier's pole is fallen: young boys, and girls, Seeming to bear it lightly. Take me up:

Are level now with men: the odds is gone, I have led vog oft ; carry me now, good friends,

And there is nothing left remarkable And have my thanks for all.

Beneath the visiting moou.

(She faints (Ereunt, bearing Antony.

Char. 0, quietness, lady!

Iras. She is dead too, our sovereign. SCENE XIII.-The same.--A Monument. Char. Lady,

Iras, Madam, Enter abore, CHROPATRA, CILARMIAN, and IRAS.

(har. O madam, madam, madam! Cleo. O Charmian, I will never go from hence. Iras. Royal Egypt ! Chur. Pe comforted, dear madai.

Empress! Cleo. No, I will not:

Char. Peace, peace, Iras. All strange and terrible events are welcome,

Cleo. No more, but e'en a woman; and comBut cornforts we despise ; our size of sorrow,

manded Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great

• Without light.

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By sach poor passion as the maid that milks,
And does the meanest chares.-It were for me Our eqnalness, should divide
To throw my scepter at the injurious gods;

But I will iell yous.- Hear me, good friends,To tell them, that this world did equal theirs,

some meeter season; Till they had stolen our jewel. Ali's but naught;

Enter a Patience is sotush; and impatience does

The business of this man Become a dog that's mad: then is it sin,

We'll hear him what he says out of him, To rush into the secret house of death, Ere death dare come to us !-How do you, women? Confined in all she has, her montime.my mistress,

Mess. A poor Egyptian yet. Theghence are you? What, what? Good cheer! Why, how now, Char. Of thy intents desires instruction; miant

That she preparedly may frame herself
My noble girls !-Ah, women, women! look, To the way she's forced to.
Oar lampis spent, it's out;-Good Sirs, take heart:-- (es. Bid her have good heart;

(To the Guard below. She soon shall know of us, by some of ours,
We'll bury bim: and then, what's brave, what's no- How honourable and low kindly

Determine for her: for Cæsar cannot live Let's do it after the high Roman fashion,

To be ungentle. And make death proud to take ns. Come, away :

Mess. So the gods preserve thee!

(Erit. This case of that huge spirit now is cold.

Cas. Come hither, Proculeius; go, and say, Ab, wonnen, women! come; we have no friend We purpose lier no shame: give her what comforts Bot resolution, and the briefest end.

The quality of her passion shall require ; [Exeunt; those above bearing off Antony's Body. Lest, in her greatness, by some mortal stroke

She do defeat us: for her life in Rome

Would be eternal in our triumph: go,

And, with your speediest, bring us what she says, SCENE I.-Casar's Camp before Alexandria. And how you find of her. Enter CÆSAR, AGRIPPA, DOLABELLA, MRCANAS,

Pro. Cæsar, I shall.

(Erit Proculeius.

Cas. Gallus, go you along.-Where's Dolabella, GALLUS, PROCULEIUS, and others.

To second Proculeius?

[Exit Gallus. Ces. Go to him, Dolabella, bid him yield;

Agr. Mec. Dolabella!
Being so frustrate t, tell him, he mocks us by Cas. Let him alone, for I remember now
The pauses that he makes i.

How he's employed; he shall in time be ready. Dol. Cæsar, I shall.

(Erit Dolabella. Go with me to my tent; where you shall see Enter DERCETAS, with the Sword of ANTONY.

How hardly I was drawn into this war;

How calm and gentle I proceeded still Ces. Wherefore is that? And what art thon, that In all my writings: go with me, and see darest

What I can shew in this.

(Exeunt. Appear thus to us ? Der. I am call's Dercetas;

SCENE 11.-Alexandria.-A Room in the MonuMark Antony I served, who best was worthy

ment. Best to be served : whilst he stood up, and spoke, He was my master; and I wore my life,

Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, and Iras. To spend upon his haters : it thou please

Cleo. My desolation does begin to make To take me to thee, as I was to him

A better life : 'lis paltry to be Cæsar; I'll be to Cæsar; if thou pleasest not,

Not being fortune, he's but fortune's knave I yield thee up my life.

A minister of her will; and it is great Cas. What is't thou say'st?

To do that thing that ends all other deeds ; Der. I say, O Cæsar, Antony is dead.

Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change; Cas. The breaking of so great a thing should make Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung, A greater crack : the round woclu should have the beggar's nurse and Cæsar's.

shook Lions into civil streets,

Enter, to the Gates of the Monument, PROCULEIUS, And citizens to their dens :-The death of Antony

GALLUS, and Soldiers. Is not a single doom ; in the naine lay

Pro. Cæsar sends greeting to the queen of Egypt; A moiety of the world.

And bids thee study on what fair demands Der. He is dead, Cæsar ;

Thou mean'st to have him grant thee. Not by a public minister of justice,

Cleo. (Within.) What's thy name? Nor by a hired knife; but that sell hand,

Pro. My name is Proculeius.
Which writ his honour in the acts it did,

Cleo. [Within.) Antony
Hath, with the courage which the heart did lend it, Did tell me of you, bade me trust you ; but
Splitted the heart.--This is his sword,

I do not greatly care to be deceived,
I rubb'd his wound of it; behold it stain'd

That have no use for trusting. If your master With his most noble blood.

Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell him, Cas. Look you sad, friends!

That majesty, to keep decorum, must The gods rebuke me, but it is a tidings

No less beg than a kingdom: if he please To wash the eyes of kings.

To give me conquer'd Egypt for my son, Agr. And strange it is,

He gives me so much of mine own, as I. That nature must compel us to lament

Will kneel to him with thanks. Our most persisted deeds.

Pro. Be of good cheer; Mec. His taints and honours

You are fallen into a princely hand, fear nothing: Waged equal with him.

Make your full reference freely to my lord,
Agr. A rarer spirit never

Who is so full of grace, that it flows over
Did steer humanity : but you, gods, will give us On all that need : let nie report to him
Some faults to make us men. Cæsar is touch'd. Your sweet dependancy; and you shall find

Mec. When such a spacious mirror'sset before him, A conqueror, that will pray in aid .or kindness,
He needs must see himseli.

Where he for grace is kneel'd to.
Cæs. O Antony !

Cleo. [Within.) Pray you, tell him
I have follow'd thee to this;-Bat we do lance I am his fortune's vassal, and I send him
Diseases in our bodies: I must perforce

The greatness he has got. I hourly learn
Have shewn to thee such a declining day,

A doctrine of obedience; and would gladly
Or look on thine; we could not stall together Look him i' the face.
In the whole world: but yet let me lament,

Pro. This I'll report, dear lady,
With tears as sovereign as the blood of hearts, Have comfort; for, I know, your plight is pitied
That thou, my brother, my competitor

of him that caused it. In top of all design, my mate in empire,

Gal. You see how easily she may be surprized ; Friend and companion in the front of war,

(Here Proculeius, and two of the Guard, ascend 'The arm of mine own body, and the heart

the Monument by a Ladder placed against a Where mine his thoughts did kindle,-that our

Window, and having descended, come behind stars,

Cleopatra. Some of the Guard unbar and • Task-work.

open the Gates.

+ Frustrated. He trifles with us.

• Servant,

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