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And thou art honest too.
The gods forbid !
Cleo. [Aside to Eno.] What does he mean?
Tend me to-night;
What mean you, sir,
Ho, ho, ho !3
I look on you
"Scant not.] Spare not. See Extracts from Plutarch, 44.
? The gods yield you for it.] The gods reward you for it. The expression was usually abridged, or corrupted. Thus, in Hamlet, iv. 5, Ophelia says, 'God 'ield you !' in Macbeth, i. 6, we have “You shall bid God-eyld us for your pains;' and in As you Like It, iii. 3, God 'ild you for your last company.'
3 Ho!] This exclamation is meant to forbid the weeping.
Now the witch take me if I meant it thus !
SCENE III.—The same. Before the Palace.
Enter two Soldiers, to their guard. First Sold. Brother, good night: to-morrow is the day. Second Sold. It will determine one way : fare you
you of nothing strange about the streets ? First Sold. Nothing. What news ? Second Sold.
Belike 't is but a rumour. Good night to you.
First Sold. Well, sir, good night.
Enter two other Soldiers.
[The first and second go to their posts. Fourth Sold. Here we: [Taking their posts.] and if
to-morrow Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope Our landmen will stand up.
i Grace grow, 8c.]
ompare K. Richard II. iii. 4,
'T is a brave army, And full of purpose.
[Music of hautboys under the stage. Fourth Sold.
Peace! what noise ? First Sold.
List, list! Second Sold. Hark ! First Sold.
Music i' the air ! Third Sold.
Under the earth ! Fourth Sold.
It signs well, Does 't not?
Third Sold. No.
First Sold. Walk; let's see if other watchmen Do hear what we do.
[They advance to another post. Second Sold.
masters ? Soldiers. [Speaking together.]
How now? How now
- ? do
hear this? First Sold.
Ay; is 't not strange ? Third Sold. Do you hear, masters ? do you
hear ? First Sold. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter ; Let's see how 't will give off. Soldiers. [Speaking together.] Content: 't is strange.
* It signs well.] It is a favourable omen.
SCENE IV.-The same.
A Room in the Palace.
Enter ANTONY and CLEOPATRA; CHARMIAN, IRAS,
and others, attending. Ant. Eros!. mine armour, Eros ! Cleo.
Sleep a little.
Enter EROS with armour.
Nay, I'll help too.
Ah, let be, let be! thou art
Cleo. Sooth, la, I'll help; thus it must be.
Well, well :
Rarely, rarely ;
· False, false.] You mistake.
? The royal occupation.] Occupation means mechanical trade or craft.
Enter an Officer armed.
Good morrow to thee; welcome :
A thousand, sir,
[Shout and flourish of trumpets without.
Enter other Officers, and Soldiers. Second Off. The morn is fair.—Good morrow, general. All. Good morrow, general. Ant.
'Tis well blown,' lads : This morning, like the spirit of a youth That means to be of note, begins betimes.So, so; come, give me that; this way; well said. Fare thee well, dame, whate'er becomes of me: This is a soldier's kiss : rebukeable,
[Kisses her. And worthy shameful check2 it were, to stand On more mechanic compliment;3 I'll leave thee Now, like a man of steel.—You that will fight 4 Follow me close ; I'll bring you to 't.-Adieu.
Exeunt ANTONY, Eros, Officers, and Soldiers. Char. Please you, retire to your chamber ?
1 Well blown.] Well displayed.