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Cas. That ever I should call thee, cast away! SCENE VII.-Antony's camp, near the promonOct. You have not call'd me so, nor have you tory of Actium. Enter Cleopatra and Enocause.
barbus. Cæs. Why have you stoln upon us thus ? You Cleo. I will be even with thee, doubt it not. come not
Eno. But why, why, why? Like Cæsar's sister : The wife of Antony
Cleo. Thou hast forspoke my being in these Should have an army for an usher, and
wars; The neighs of horse to tell of her approach,
And say'st, it is not fit. Long ere she did appear; the trees by the way,
Well, is it, is it? Should have borne men; and expectation fainted,
Cleo. Is't not ? Denounce against us, why should Longing for what it had not: nay, the dust
not we Should have ascended to the roof of heaven,
Be there in person ? Rais'd by your populous troops : But you are come Eno. (Aside.) Well, I could reply:A markel-maid to Rome; and have prevented If we should serve with horse and mares together, The ostent' of our love, which, left unshown,
The horse were merely lost; the mares would bear Is often les unlor'd: we should have met you
A soldier, and his horse. By sea, and land ; supplying every stage
What is't you say? With an augmented greeting.
Eno. Your presence needs must puzzle Antony; Oct.
Good my lord,
Take from his heart, take from his brain, from his To come thus was I not constrain'd, but did it
time, On my free will. My lord, Mark Antony,
What should not then be spar'd. He is already Hearing that you prepar'd for war, acquainted
Traduc'd for levity; and 'Lis said in Rome, My griev'd ear withal; whereon, I begg'd
That Photinus an eunuch, and your maids, His pardon for return.
Which soon he granted, Cæs.
Manage this war.
Cleo. Sink Rome; and their tongues rot, Being an obstruct' 'tween his lust and him. Oci. Do not say so, my lord.
That speak against us! A charge we bear i'the war,
And, as the president of my kingdom, will Cas.
I have eyes upon him,
Appear there for a man. Speak not against it ; And his affairs come to me on the wind.
I will not stay behind. Where is lie now?
Nay, I have done :
Here comes the emperor.
Enter Antony and Canidius.
Is't not strange, Canidius, The kings o'the earth for war; He hath assembled That from Tarentum, and Brundusium, Bocchus, the king of Libya; Archelaus,
He could so quickly cut the lonian sea, or Cappadocia; Philadelphos, king
And take in Toryne ?-You have heard on't, sweet? Or Paphlagonia; the Thracian king, Adallas: Cleo. Celerity is never more admir'd, King Malchus of Arabia ; king of Pont;
Than by the negligent. Herod of Jewry; Mithridates, king
...A good rebuke, or Comagene ; Polemon and Amintas,
Which might have well becom'd the best of men, The kings of Mede, and Lycaonia, with a
To taunt at slackness.-Canidius, we
Will fight with him by sea.
By sea! What else ?
For he dares us to't. Cas.
Welcome hither : Eno. So hath my lord dar'd him to single fight. Your letters did withhold our breaking forth; Can. Ay, and to wage this battle at Pharsalia, Till we perceiv'd, both how you were wrong led, Where Cæsar fought with Pompey: But these offers And we in negligent danger. Cheer your heart: Which serves not for his vantage, he shakes off; Be you not troubled with the time, which drives And so should you. O'er your content these strong necessities;
Your ships are not well mann'd: But let determin'd things to destiny
Your mariners are muleteers," reapers, people Hold unbewail'd their way. Welcome to Rome: Ingross'd by swift impress ;' in Cæsar's licet Nothing inore dear to me. You are abus'd Are those, ihat often have 'gainst Pompey fought : Beyond the mark of thought: and the high gods, Their ships are yare; '2 yours, heavy, 13 No disgrace To do you justice, make them ministers
Shall fall you for refusing him at sea, or us, and those that love you. Best of comfort; Being prepar'd for land. And ever welcome to us.
By sea, by sea.
Eno. Most worthy sir, you therein throw away Nec, Welcome, dear madam.
The absolute soldiership rou have by land: Each heart in Rome does love and pity you: Distract your army, which doth nost consist Only the adulterous Antony, most large
Of war-mark'd fool-men ; leave unexecuted In his abominations, turns you off;
Your own renowned knowledge ; quite forego And gives his potent regiment to a trull,"
The wav which promises assurance ; and That noises it against us.
Give up yoursell merely to chance and hazard, Oct.
is it so, sir ?
From firm security. Cæs. Most certain. Sister, welcome: Pray you, Anl.
P'll fight at sea. Be ever known to patience: My dearest sister!
Cleo. I have sixty sails, * Cæsar none better,
[Ereunt. Ant. Our overplus of shipping will we burn; (1) Show, token. (e) Onstruction.
(8) Take, subdue. (9) Because. (3) Government. (4) Harlot. (5) Threatens. (10) Mule-drivers. (11) Pressed in haste. (6) Forbid.
(7) Absolutely. 1 (12) Ready. (13) Incumbered. (14) Ships.
think, I am and Enobarbus I Eno sails, and fies:
And, with the rest full mann'd, from the head of Alarum. Re-enter Enobarbus.
Actiuin Beat the approaching Cæsar. But if we fail, Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can behold
no longer : Enter a Messenger.
The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
With all their sixty, fly, and turn their rudder ; We then can do't at land.-Thy business ?
| To see't, mine eyes are blasted. Mess. The news is true, my lord; he is descried; Cæsar has taken Toryne.
Enter Scarus. Ant. Can he be there in person ? 'lis impossible; Scor
Gods, and goddesses, Strange, that his power should be.'-Canidius,
All the whole synod of them! Our vineteen legions thou shall nolù by land,
What's thy passion? And our twelve thousand horse:-We'll to our ship;l
Pil Scar. The greater canlle10 of the world is lost
| With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away
Kingdoms and provinces. Away, my Thetis!!-How now, worthy soldier ?
How appears the fight? Soli. O noble emperor, do not fight by sea; Scar. On our side like the token'd" pestilence, Trust not to rotten planks : Do you misdoubt
Where death is sure. You' ribald-rid nag ta of Egypt, This sword, and these my wounds ? Let the Egyp-, Whom leprosy o'ertake! i'the midst o'the fight,tians,
When vantage like a pair of twins appear'd, And the Phænicians, go a ducking; we
Both as the same, or rather ours the elder,
That I beheld: mine eyes (Ereunt Antony, Cleopatra, and Enobarbus. Did sicken at the sight on't, and could not Sold. By Hercules, I think, I am i'the right.
Endure a further view. Can. Soldier, thou art : but his whole action
She once being loord,' grows
The noble ruin of her magic, Antony, Not in the power on't: So our leader's led,
Claps on his sea-wing, and like a duting mallard, And we are women's men.
Leaving the fight in height, flies after her:
I never saw an action of such shame;
Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before
While he was yet in Rome, His power went out in such distractions, as
| Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath, Beguil'd all spies.
And sinks most lamentably. Had our general Who's his lieutenant, hear you ?
Been what he knew himself, it had gone well : Sold. They say, one Taurus.
0, he has given example for our flight, Can.
Well I know the man.
Most grossly, by his own.
Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts? Why then, good Enter a Messenger.
1. Aside Mess. The emperor calls for Canidius.
Can. Towards Peloponnesus are they fed. Can. With news the tine's with labour ; and! Scar. 'Tis easy to't; and there I will aliend throes“ forth,
What further comes. Each minute, some.
[Exeunt. | Can.
To Cæsar will I render
My legions, and my horse ; six kings already Cæsar, Taurus, Officers, and others.
The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason
Strike not by land; keep whole : SCENE 18 _Alexandria. Provoke not battle, till we have done at sea.
A room in the place Do not exceed the prescript of this scroll :
ace. Enter Antony and Altendants. Our fortune lies upon this jump.'
(Exeunt. An!. Hark, the land bids me tread no more upons Enter Antony and Enobarbus.
It is asham'd' to bear me!-Friends, come hither,
I am so lated is in the world, that I
And make your peace with Cæsar. .
Fly! not wein
Ant. I have fled myself; and have instructed Enter Canidius, marching with his land army one
cowards toay over the stage; and Taurus, the lieutenant To run, and show their shoulders.-Friends, of Cæsar, the other way. After their going in,
gone; és heard the noise of a sea-fight.
I have myself 'resolv'd upon a course, (1) Strange that his forces should be there. (10) Corner. (11) Spotted. (2) Cleopatra. (3) Goes.
(12) Lewd, common strumpet. (13) Be (4) Forces. (5) Detachments, separate bodies. (14) The gad-dy, that stings cattle. (6) Agonizes. (7) Hazard. (8) Sight. (15) Brought close to the wind. (9) Name of Cleopatra's ship.
I (16) Belated, benighted.
Be can. They say
in near Actium.
Enter Show me the way of yielding till vet Follow
Which has no need of you; be gone :
| Obey it on all cause. My treasure's in the harbour, take ils-0, | Cleo.
O pardon, pardon. *t bo!!
u pall not a tear, I say; one of them rates'.
tune knows, Nor make replies of loathness i take the hint We scorn her most, when most she offers blows. Which my despair proclaims; let that be left
(Exeunt. Which leaves itself: to the sea-side straightway: I will possess you of that ship and treasure.
SCENE X.-Cæsar's camp, in Egypt. Enler Leave me, I pray, a little; 'pray you now :-
Cæsar, Dolabella, Thyreus, and others. Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command, Cæs. Let him appear that's come from Antony.-Therefore I pray you :-I'll see you by and by Know you him ?
(Sits down. Dol. Cæsar, 'tis his schoolmaster :".
An argument that he is pluck'd, when hither. Enter Eros, and Cleopatra, led by Charmian and A
na He sends so poor a pinion of his wing, Iras.
Which had superfluous kings for messengers, Eros. Nay, gentle madam, to him:--Comfort him. Not many moons gone by.
1 s . Iras. Do, most dear queen. Char. Do? Why, what else ?
Enter Euphronius. Cleo. Let me sit down. O Juno!
• Approach, and speak. Ant. No, no, no, no, no.
Eup. Such as I am, I come from Antony: ; Eros. See you here, sir?
I was of late as petty to his ends, Ant. O fie, fie, fie.
As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf Char. Madam,
To his grand sea." Iras. Madam; O good empress
Cæs. Be it so; Declare thine office. Eros. Sir, sir,
Eup. Lord of his fortune, he salutes thee, and Ant. Yes, my lord, yes ;-He,' at Philippi, kept Requires to live in Egypt: which not granted, His sword even like a dancer; while I struck He lessens his requests; and to thee sues The lean and wrinkled Cassius; and 'twas I, To let him breathe between the heavens and earth, That the mad Brutus ended : he alone
A private man in Athens : This for him, Dealt on lieutenantry, and no practice had
Next, Cleopatra does confess thy greatness;. In the brave squares of war: Yet now-No matter. Submits her to thy might; and of thee craves Cleo. Ah, stand by
The circle of the Ptolemies for her heirs, it Eros. The queen, my lord, the queen.
Now hazarded to thy grace. Iras. Go to him, madam, speak to him;
For Antony, He is unqualitied' with very shame.
I have no ears to his request. The queen Cleo. Well then, -Sustain me:-0!
or audience, nor desire, shall fail; so she Eros. Most noble sir, arise; the queen ap-|From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend,' ., proaches;
Or take his life there. This if she perform, Her head's declined, and death will seize her ; but she shall not sue unbeard. So to them both. Your comfort makes the rescue.
Eup. Fortune pursue thee! Ant. I have offended reputation ;
Bring him through the bands. A most unnoble swerving.
[Exil Euphronius. Eros. ©Sir, the queen.
To try thy eloquence, now 'tis time : Despatch; Ant. 0, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See, From Antony, win Cleopatra : promise, How I convey my shame out of thine eyes,
(To Thyreus. By looking back on what I have left behind, And in our name, what she requires ; add more, stroy'd in dishonour.
From thine invention, offers : women are not, O my lord, my lord ! In their best fortunes, strong: but want will perjure Forgive my fearful sails! I little thought,
The ne'er-touch'd vestal: Try thy cunning, ThyYou would have follow'd.
Egypt, thou knew'st too well, Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings, Will answer as a law. And thou should'st tow me afier: O'er my spirit | Thyr.
Cæsar, I go. Thy full supremacy thou knew'st; and that
Cæs. Observe how Antony becomes his flaw;to! Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods And what thou think'st his very action speaks Command me.
In every power that moves. Cleo. 0, my pardon.
Cæsar, I shall. (Exe. Anl.
Now I must To the young man send humble treaties, dodge SCENE XI.-Alexandria. A room in the pal. And palter in the shifts of lowness; who
ace. Enter Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Charmian, With half the bulk oʻthe world play'd as I pleas'd, and Iras. Making, and marring fortunes." You did know, Cleo. What shall we do, Enobarbus ? How much you were my conqueror; and that Eno.
Think, and die My sword, made weak by my affection, would Cleo. Is Antony, or we, in fault for this ? in
Eno. Antony only, that would make his will (1) Cæsar. (2) Fought by his officers, (3) Divested of his laculties. (4) Unless. (7) As is the dew to the sea. (5) Values.
(8) Diadem, the crown. ,. (9) Paramour, 6) Eupluronius, schoolmaster to Antony's chill (10) Conforms himself to this breach of his for
w du'il VOL. II.
Lord of his reason. What although you fled 1 Thyr.
0.From that great face of war, whose several ranges Thus then, thou most renown'd; Cæsar entreats, Frighted each other? why should he follow ? Not to consider in what case thou sland'st, The itch of his affection should not then . Further than he is Cæsar. Have nick'd his captainship; at such a point,
Go on : Right royal. When half to hall the world oppos'd, he being Thyr. He knows, that you embrace not Antony The niered question :' 'Twas a shame no less s' As you did love, but as you fear'd him. Than was his loss, to course your flying flags,
O! And leave his navy gazing.
Thyr. The scars upon your honour, therefore, he Cleo.
Pr'ythee, peace. Does pily, as constrained blemishes,
Not as deserv’d.
He is a god, and knows Ant. Is this his answer ?
What is most right: Mine honour was not yielded, Ay, my lord. But conquer'd merely. Ant.
The queen Eno.
"To be sure of that, Aside. Shall then have courtesy, so she will yield . I will ask Antony.-Sir, sir, thou’rt so leaky,
That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for Eup. He says so.
[Exil Enobarbus. Ani. :' Let her know it.
Shall I say to Cæsar To the boy Cæsar send this grizzled head, What you require of him ? for he partly begs And he will fill thy wishes to the brim
To be desir'd to give. It much would please him, With principalities.'
That of his fortunes you should make a staf That head, my lord ?
To lean upon : but it would warm his spirits, Ant. To him again ; Tell him, he wears the rose To hear from me you had len Antony, of youth upon him; from which the world should And put yoursell under his shrowd, note
The universal landlord. Something particular; his coin, ships, legions, Cleo.
" What's your name? May be a coward's; whose ministers would pre- Thyr. My name is Thyreus. a vail
Ingre Most kind messenger, Under the service of a child, as soon
Say to great Cæsar this, In disputation As i'the command of Cæsar: I dare him therefore I kiss his conquering hand: tell him, I am prompt To lay his gay comparisons' apart,
To lay my crown at his feel, and there to kneel: And answer me declin'd," sword against sword, Tell him, from his all-obeying breath I hear Ourselves alone : I'll write it; follow me. The doom of Egypi. (Exeunt Antony and Euphronius. Thyr.
"Tis your noblest course. Eno. Yes, like enough, high-battled Cæsar will Wisdom and fortune combating together, Unstate his happiness, and be stag'd to the show, if that the former dare but what it can, Against a sworder.-Í see, men's judgments are No chance may shake it. Give me grace to lay A parcel of their fortunes; and things outward My duty on your hand. Do draw the inward quality after them,
Your Cæsar's father
Re-enter Antony and Enobarbus.
| Ant. Favours, by Jove that thunders !Al.
A messenger from Cæsar, What art thou, fellow ? Cleo. What, no more ceremony?-See, my Thyr.
One, that but performs women !
The bidding of the fullest" man, and worthiest Against the blown rose may they stop their nose, To have command obey'd. That kneelid unto the buds.-Admit him, sir.
You will be whipp'd. Eno. Mine honesty, and I, begin to square. Ant. Approach, there :-Ay, you kite !--Now
gods and devils! The loyalty well held to fools, does make Authority melts from me: Of late, when I cry'd, ho, Our faith mere folly :-Yet, hé, that can endure Like boys unto a muss,"? kings would start forth, To follow with allegiance a fallen lord,
And cry, Youer will ? Have you no ears ? I am Does conquer him that did his master conquer,
Enter Attendants. And earns a place i'the story.
Antony yet. Take hence this Jack, 13 and whip him. Enler Thyreus.
Eno. "Tis better playing with a lion's whelp,
Cæsar's will? Than with an old one dying. Thyr. Hear it apart.
Moon and stars! Cleo.
None but friends; say boldly. Whip him :- Were't twenty of the greatest tribuThyr. So, haply, are they friends to Antony.
taries Eno. He needs as many, sir, as Cæsar has; That do acknowledge Cæsar, should I find them Or needs not us. If Caesar please, our master
So saucy with the hand of she here (What's her Will leap to be his friend: For us, you know,
name, Whose he is, we are ; and that's, Cæsar's. Since she was Cleopatra ?)-Whip him, fellows, (1) The only cause of the dispute.
(7) Supposed to be an error for depilation, i. e. (2) Circumstances of splendor.
ini by proxy. (s) In age and power.
(8) Obeyed. (9) Grant me the favour. A Are of a piece with them. (5) Quarrel. (10) Conquering. (11) Most complete and perfect
ri (12) Scramble (13) A term of contempla
Till, like a boy, you see him cringe his facc, Ant. Cold-hearted toward me?
Ah, dear, if I be bo, Thyr, Mark Antony,
From iny cold heart let hcaven engender hail,
Tug him away: being whipp'd, And poison it in the source; and the first stone
Dissolve my life! The next Cæsarion smite !
By the discandying of this pelleted storm,
Lie graveless ; 'til the dies and gnats of Nile And by a gem of women, to be abus'd
Have buried them for prey! By one that looks on feeders?'
I am satisfied. Cleo.
Good my lord, Cæsar sits down in Alexandria ; where! Int. You have been a boggler ever :
I will oppose his fate. Our force by land Rut when we in our viciousness grow hard, Hath nobly held; our sever'd navy too (O misery on't!) the wise gods seel? our eyes; Ilave knit again, and feet, so threái'ning most seaIn our own filth drop our clear judgments; make us
like, Adore our errors; laugh at us, while we strut Where hast ihou been, my heart?-Dost thou hear, To our confusion.
lady ? O, is it come to this? If from the field I shall return once more Anl. I found you as a morsel, cold upon To kiss these lips, I will appear in blood;. . . Dead Cæsar's trencher: nay, you were a fragment I and my sword will earn our chronicle ; of Cneius Pompey's; besides what hotter hours, 'There is hope in it yet. Cnregister'd in vulgar fame, you have . . Cleo.
That's my brave lord ! ,,? Luxuriously pick'd out :-For I am sure,
Ant. I will be treble-sinew'd, hearted, breathid, Though you can guess what temperance should be, And fight maliciously : for when mine hours: You know not what it is.
Were nicell and lucky, men did ranson lives Wherefore is this? Of me for jests; but now, I'll set my teeth, Ant. To let a fellow that will take rewards, And send to darkness all that stop me.-Come, And say, God quit you ! be familiar with
Let's have one other gaudy"? night: call to me My playfellow, your hand; this kingly seal, All my sad captains, fill our bowls; once more And plighter of high hearts !-0, that I were Let's mock the midnight bell. . Upon the hill of Basan, to outroar
It is my birth-day: The horned herd! for I have savage cause; I had thought, to have held it poor; but, since my And to proclaim it civilly, were like
Ant. We'll yet do well.
Cleo. Call all his noble captains to my lord. "
Ant. Do so, we'll speak to them; and to-nighal 1 Att. Soundly, my lord.
I'll force Ant. Cry'd he ? and begg'd he pardon? The wine pcep through their scars.--Come on, my 1 Att. He did ask favour. '.
queen; Ant. If that thy father live, let him repent There's sap in't yet. The next time I do fight, Thou wast not made his daughter; and be thou sorry I'll make death love me; for I will contend To follow Cæsar in his triumph, since
Even with his pestilent scythe. l Is A Thou hast been whipp'd for following him : hence
[Ereunt Antony, Cleopatra, and Attend. forth,
Eno. Now he'll out-stare the lightning. To be The white hand of a lady sever thee,
furious, Shake thou to look on't. --Get, thee back to Cæsar, Is, to be frighted out of fear: and in that mood, Tell him thy entertainment: Look, thou say, The dove will peck the estridge ;') and I see still, He makes me angry with him : for he seems A dimination in our captain's brain ! Proud and disdainful; harping on what I am; Restores his heart: When valour preys on reason, Not what he knew I was: He makes me angry; It eats the sword it fights with. I will seek And at this time most easy 'tis to do't; "
Some way to leave him.
SCENE I.-Cæsar's camp al Alexandria. EnAs he shall like, to quit me: Urge it thou:
ter Cæsar, reading a lelier; Agrippa, Mæcenas, Hence, with thý stripes, begone. (Exit Thyreus,
and others. Cleo. Have you done yet? Ant.
Alack, our terrene moon | Cæs. He calls me boy; and chides, as he had Is now eclips'd; and it portends alone
power The fall of Antony!
To beat me out of Egypt: my messenger Cleo.
I must stay his time. He hath whipp'd with rods; dares me to personal Ant. To flatter Cæsar, would you mingle eyes
combat, With one that ties his points ?
Cæsar to Antony: Let the old ruffian know, Cleo.
Not know me yet? I have many other ways to die ; mean time,
Laugh at his challenge. (1) Servants, (2) Close up. (3) Wantónly. (4) Ready, handy. (5) Requite.' (6) Earthly. | (9) Melting (10) Float. (11) Trilling, (7) Dissolves. (8) Her son by Julius Cæsar. T 12) Feasting. (13) Ostrich.