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Enter CANIDIUS. Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath, And sinks most lamentably. Had our general Been what he knew himself, it had gone well: O! he has given example for our flight', Most grossly, by his own. Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts? Why then, good
Can. Towards Peloponnesus are they fled.
Scar. 'Tis easy to't; and there I will attend
To Cæsar will I render
I'll yet follow
Alexandria. A Room in the Palace.
Enter Antony, and Attendants. Ant. Hark! the land bids me tread no more upon't; It is asham'd to bear me.-Friends, come hither, I am so lated in the world, that I Have lost my way for ever.--I have a ship Laden with gold; take that, divide it; fly, And make your peace with Cæsar. Att.
Fly! not we.
10! ne has given example for our flight,] &c., an error corrected by the folio, 1632.
The folio, 1623, “O! his has,” ? — let that be left] The folios, “let them be left,” which might be right, if we read, “ Which leave themselves,” in the next line.
Ant. I have fled myself, and have instructed
cowards To run, and show their shoulders.-Friends, be gone; I have myself resolv'd upon a course, Which has no need of you; be gone: My treasure's in the harbour, take it.-0! I follow'd that I blush to look upon: My very hairs do mutiny; for the white Reprove the brown for rashness, and they them For fear and doting.–Friends, be gone: you shall Have letters from me to some friends, that will Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad, Nor make replies of lothness: take the hint Which my despair proclaims; let that be left? Which leaves itself: to the sea side straightway: I will possess you of that ship and treasure. Leave me, I pray, a little; ’pray you now :Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command, Therefore, I pray you. I'll see you by and by.
Enter Eros, and CLEOPATRA, led by CHARMIAN, and
3 — and IRAs.] In the folios, “and Eros.” Eros, however, enters at the same time.
Ant. Yes, my lord, yes.—He, at Philippi, kept
Cleo. Ah! stand by.
Iras. Go to him, madam, speak to him:
Cleo. Well then,-sustain me:-0!
Eros. Most noble sir, arise; the queen approaches : Her head's declin'd, and death will seize her; but Your comfort makes the rescue.
Ant. I have offended reputation;
Sir, the queen.
O my lord, my lord !
Egypt, thou knew'st too well,
0, my pardon! Ant.
Now I must To the young man send humble treaties, dodge And palter in the shifts of lowness, who
4 Dealt on lieutenantry,] The context seems to show that “ dealt on lieutenantry " here means, fought by proxy, as Steevens supposed.
3 - should'st tow me after :) The folio, “ should'st stow me after."
With half the bulk o' the world play'd as I pleas’d,
knows, We scorn her most when most she offers blows.
Enter CÆSAR, DOLABELLA, THYREUS, and others.
Cæsar, 'tis his schoolmaster :
Enter EUPHRONIUS 6.
Approach, and speak.
6 Enter Euphronius.] Only called " Ambassador” in the old copies. Euphronius was the instructor of the children of Antony by Cleopatra. The previous stage-direction includes the name of Agrippa, but he does not appear to have been on the stage.
As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf
Be it so. Declare thine office.
Eup. Fortune pursue thee!
Bring him through the bands.
[Exit EUPHRONIUS. To try thy eloquence, now 'tis time; despatch. From Antony win Cleopatra : promise, [To THYREUS.
From thine invention, offers. Women are not
Cæsar, I go.
Cæsar, I shall. [Exeunt.
i Try thy cunning, THYREUS ;] Called Thidžas, and in the prefixes.