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That I might hear thee call great Cæsar, ass
Char. O eastern star !
Cleo. Peace, peace !
Char. O, break! O, break!
Cleo. As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as gentle,O Antony !-Nay, I will take thee too :
[Applying another asp to her arin. What should I stay
[Falls on a bed, and dies. Char. In this wild world ?-So, fare thee well. Now boast thee, death! in thy possession lies A lass unparallel'd.—Downy windows, close ; 7 And golden Phoebus never be beheld Of eyes again so royal ! Your crown's awry ; I'll amend it, and then play.
Enter the Guard, rushing in. 1 Guard. Where is the queen! Char. Speak softly, wake her not. 1 Guard. Cæsar hath sent
Char. Too slow a messsenger. [Applies the asp. -O, come; apace, despatch : I partly feel thee. 1Guard. Approach,ho! All's not well: Cæsar's beguild. 2Guard. There's Dolabella sent from Cæsar;- call him. 1Guard. What work is here !-Charmian, is this well
[Dies. Enter DOLABELLA. Dol. How goes it here! 2 Guard. All dead.
Dol. Cæsar, thy thoughts
To see perform'd the dreaded act, which thou
Enter CÆSAR, and Attendants.
Cæs. Bravest at the last :
17) Charmian, in saying this, must be conceived to close Cleopatra's eyes ; one of the first ceremonies performed towards a dead body. RITSON.
Took her own way.--The manner of their deaths ?
Dol. Who was last with them ?
1Guard. A simple countryman, that brought her figs; This was his basket.
Cæs. Poison'd then.
1 Guard. O Cæsar,
Cæs. O noble weakness !
Dol. Here, on her breast,
1Guard. This is an aspick's train; and these fig-leaves Have slime upon them, such as the aspick leaves Upon the caves of Nile.
Ces. Most probable,
END OF VOL. VI.
MUNROE & FRANCIS'