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Ces. Farewell, Farewell! Kisses OCTAVIA. Cleo. The man hath seen some majesty, and Ant. Farewell! [Trumpeus sound. Exeunt.
should know. SCENE III.-Alexandria.-A Room in the
Char. Hath he seen majesty ? Isis else deAnd serving you so long!
Cleo. I have one thing more to ask him yet, Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAs, and
good Charmian :ALEXAS.
But 'tis no matter; thou shalt bring him to me Cleo. Wbere is the fellow?
Where I will write: All may be well enough. Alex. Half aseard to come.
Char. I warrant you, madam. [Exeunt. Cleo. Go to, go to :-Come hitber, Sir.
SCENE IV.-Athens.—Room in ANTONY'S Enter a MESSENGER.
Enter ANTONY and OCTAVIA.
Ant. Nay, nay, Octavia, not only that,
That were excusable, that, and thousands more Cleo. That Herod's head
Of semblable import, but he bath wag'd
[nott Mess. Most gracious majesty,
Spoke scantly of me: when perforce he could Cleo. Didst thou behold
But pay me terms of honour, cold and sickly Octavia ?
He ventedt them; most narrow measure lent Mess. Ay, dread queen.
(took't, Cleo. Where?
When the best hint was given him, he not Mess. Madam, in Rome.
Or did it from his teeth.§ I look'd her in the face; and saw her led Oct. O my good lord, Between her brother and Mark Antony.
Believe not all; or, if you must believe, Cleo. Is she as tall as me?
Stomach|| not all. A more unhappy lady, Mess. She is not, madam. Cleo. Didst hear her speak? Is she shrill. Praying for both parts:
If this division chance, ne'er stood between, tongu'd, or low?
And the good gods will mock me presently, Mess. Madam, I heard her speak; she is low- When I shall pray, o, bless my lord and hus. voic'd.
band! Cleo. That's not so good :-he cannot like her Undo that prayer, by crying out as loud, long.
0, bless my brother! Husband win, win bro. Char. Like her? O Isis ! 'tis impossible.
ther, Cleo. I think so, Charmian : Dull of tongue, Prays, and destroys the prayer; no midway and dwarfish!
'Twixt these extremes at all. What majesty is in her gait? Remember, Ant. Gentle Octavia,
(seeks If e'er thou look'st on majesty.
Let your best love draw tu that point, which Mess. She creeps; Her motion and her station are as one;
Best to preserve it: If I lose mine honour,
I lose myself: better I were not yours, She shows a body rather than a life;
Than yours so branchless. But, as you reA statue, than a breather. Cleo. Is this certain ?
Yourself shall go between us : The mean time, Mess. Or I have no observance.
I'll raise the preparation of a war Char. Three in Egypt
Shall stain your brother; Make your soonest Cannot make better note.
So your desires are yours.
(haste; Cleo. He's very knowing,
Oct. Thanks to my lord. I do perceiv't:-There's nothing in her yet :- The Jove of power make me most weak, most The fellow has good judgement.
(be Char. Excellent.
Your reconciler! Wars 'twixt you twain would Cleo. Guess at her years, I pr’ythee.
As if the world should cleave, and that slain Mess. Madam,
Should solder** up the rift.tt
[men She was a widow.
Ant. When it appears to you where this beCleo. Widow ?-Charmian, hark.
gins, Mess. And I do think, she's thirty,
your displeasure that way; for our faults long, or round ? Me88. Round even to faultiness.
Can equally move with them. Provide your going;
cost Cleo. For the most part too, [colour! Choose your own company, and command what They are foolish that are so.--Her hair, what Your heart has mind to.
[Exeunt. Mess. Brown, madam: And her forehead is
SCENE V.-The sume.-Another Room in the As she would wish it. Cleo. There is gold for thee.
Enter ENOBARBUS and Eros, meeting. Thou must not take my former sharpness ill: I will employ thee back again; I find thee
Eno. How now, friend Eros ? Most fit for business : Go, make thee ready;
Eros. There's strange news come,
Sir. Our letters are prepar'd. [Exit MesseNGER.
Eno. What, man? Chur. A proper man.
Eros. Cesar and Lepidus have made wars Cleo. Indeed, he is so: I repent me much,
upon Pompey. That so I barry'dt him. Why, methinks, by
Eno. This is old; What is the success?t1 This creature's no such thing.
[him, Similar tendency. Could not help. Published. Char. O, nothing, madam.
(Indistinct, through his teeth. || Resent.
* Cement, close.
1 What follows ?
you can; 2.
Eros. Cesar, having made use of him in the And did deserve his change; for what I have wars 'gainst Pompey, presently denied him
conquer? rivality it would not let him partake in the I grant him part but then, in his Armenia, glory of the action: and not resting here, ac- And other of his conquer'd kingdoms, I cuses him of letters he had formerly wrote to Demand the like. Pompey; upon his own appeal, seizes him: Mec. He'll never yield to that. So the poor third is up, till death enlarge bis Ces. Nor must not then be yielded to in this. oonfine. Eno. Then, world, thou hast a pair of chaps,
Eater OCTAVIA. no more ;
(hast, Oct. Hail, Cesar, and my lord! hail, inost And throw between them all the food thou
dear Cesar! They'll grind the one the other. Where's An. Ces. That ever I should call thee, cast-away! tony?
Oct. You have not call'd me so, nor have Eros. He's walking in the garden-thus;
(dus! Ces. Why have you stol’n upon us thus? You The rush that lies before him; cries, Fool, Lepi
come not And threats the throat of that his officer, Like Cesar's sister: The wife of Antony That murder'd Pompey.
Should have an army for an usher, and Eno. Our great navy's rigged.
The neighs of horse to tell of her approach, Eros. For Italy, and Cesar. More, Domi- Long ere she did appear; the trees by the way, tius;
Should have borne men; and expectation faintMy lord desires you presently: my news
ed, I might have told hereafter.
Longing for what it had not: nay, the dust Eno. "Twill be naught:
Should have ascended to the roof of beaven, But let it be.—Bring me to Antony.
Rais'd by your populous troops: But you are Eros. Come, Sir.
A market-maid to Rome; and have prevented SCENE VI.-- Rome.-- A Room in Cesar's The ostent* of our love, which, left unshown, House.
Is often left unlov'd: we should have met you
By sea, and land; supplying every stage
With an augmented greeting.
Oct. Good my lord,
To come thus was I pot constrain'd, but did it In Alexandria,-here's the manner of it,- On my free-will. My lord, Mark Antony I'the market place, on a tribunal silver'd,
Hearing that you prepar'd for war, acquainted Cleopatra and himself in chairs of gold My grieved ear withal ; whereon, I begg'd Were publicly enthron'd: at the feet, sat
His pardon for return. Cæsarion whom they call my father's son;
Ces. Which soon he granted, And all the unlawful issue, that their lust
Being an obstructt 'tween his lust and him. Since then hath made between them. Unto her Oct. Do not say so, my lord. He gave the 'stablishment of Egypt; made her
Ces. I have eyes upon him, Of lower Syria, Cyprus, Lydia,
And his affairs come to me on the wind. Absolute queen.
Where is he now? Mec. This in the public eye?
Oct. My lord, in Athens. Ces. I'the common show-place, where they Hath nodded him to her. He bath given his
Ces. No, my most wronged sister; Cleopatra exercise.
[kings: His sons he there proclaim'd, The kings of
empire Great Media, Parthia, and Armenia,
Up to a whore ; who now are levying. [bled He gave to Alexander; to Ptolemy he assign’a The kings o'the earth for war: He hath assemSyria, Cilicia, and Phoenicia : She
Bocchus, the king of Lybia; Archelaus, In the habiliments of the goddess Isis [ence of Cappadocia; Philadelphos, king That day appear'd; and oft before gave audi- of Paphlagonia; the Thracian king, Adallas: As 'tis reported, so.
King Malchus of Arabia; king of Pont; Mec. Let Rome be thus
Herod of Jewry; Mithridates, king
Of Comagene; Polemon and Amintas,
Oct. Ah me, most wretched,
(ceiv'a That do afflict each other! Agr. Whom does he accuse?
Ces. Welcome hither: Cés. Cesar: and that, having in Sicily
Your letters did withhold our breaking forth; Sextus Pompeius spoil'd, we had not rated|| Till we perceivd, both how you were wrong him
led, His part o'the isle: then does he say, he fent And we in negligent danger. Cheer your heart: Some shipping unrestor’d: 'lastly, he frets,
Be you not troubled with the time, which drives That Lepidus of the triumvirate
O'er your content these strong necessities;
Hold unbewail'd their way. Welcome to Rome: Agr. Sir, this should be answer'd.
Nothing more dear to me. You are abus'd Ces. 'Tis done already, and the messenger Beyond the mark of thought: and the high gone.
Of us, and those that love you. Best of com-
[fort; * i.e. Lepidus. + Equal rank.. I Accusation. | Sick, disgustede
Agr. Welcome, lady,
Your mariners are muleteers,* reapers, people Mec. Welcome, dear madam.
Ingross'd by swist impress;t in Cesar's fleei Each heart in Rome does love and pity you: Are those, that often have 'gainst Pompey Only the adulterous Antony, most large
[grace In his abominations, turns you off;
Their ships are yare ;t yours, heavy.ş No disAnd gives his potent regiment* to a trull,t Shall fall you for refusing him at sea, That poisest it against us.
Being prepar'd for land. Oct. Is it so, Sir ?
Ant. By sea, by sea. Ces. Most certain. Sister, welcome: Pray Eno. Most worthy Sir, you therein throw you,
away Be ever known to patience: My dearest sister! The absolute soldiership you have by land;
[Exeunt. Distract your army, which doth mosi consist
Of war-mark'd footmen; leave unexecuted SCENE VII.--ANTONY's Camp, near the
Your own renowned knowledge; quite forego Promontory of Actium.
The way which promises assurance; and
Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard, Enter CLEOPATRA and ENODARBUS. From firm security.
Ant. I'll fight at sea. Cleo. I will be even with thee, doubt it not.
Cleo. I have sixty sails,|| Cesar none better. Eno. But why, why, why?
Ant. Our overplus of shipping will we burn; Cleo. Thou hast forespokeộ my being io these And, with the rest full-mann'd, from the head wars;
of Actium And say'st, it is not fit.
Beat the approaching Cesar. But if we fail, Eno. Well, is it, is it? Cleo. Is't not? Denounce against us, why
Enter a MessENGER. should not we Be there in person?
We then can do't at land.-Thy business?
Mess. The news is true, my lord; he is desEno. (Aside.) Well, I could reply :If we should serve with horse and mares to
Cesar has taken Toryne.
(cried ; gether,
Ant. Can he be there in person ? 'tis imposThe horse were merelyll lost; the mares would
sible; A soldier, and his horse.
Strange, that his power should be. -Canidius, Cleo. What is't you say?
Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land, Eno. Your presence needs must puzzle An- And our twelve thousand horse :-We'll to tony;
our ship; Take from his heart, take from his brain, from
Enter a SOLDIER. his time,
[ready What should not then be spar'd. He is al-Away, my Thetis !**-How now, worthy solTraduc'd for levity; and 'tis said in Rome,
dier? That Photinus a eunuch, and your maids,
Sold. O noble emperor, do not fight by sea; Manage this war.
Trust not to rotten planks: Do you misdoubt Cleo. Sink Rome; and their tongues rot. The sword, and these my wounds ? Let the That speak against us! A charge we bear i'the
And the Phoenicians, go a ducking; we And, as the president of my kingdom, will Have used to conquer, standing on the earth, Appear there for a man. Speak not against it; And fighting foot to foot. I will not stay behind.
Ant. Well, well, away. Eno. Nay, I have done:
[Erennt ANTONY, CLEOPATRA, and Here comes the emperor.
Sold. By Hercules, I think, I am i'the right. Enter ANTONY and CANIDIUS.
Can, Soldier, thou art: but his whole action Ant. Is't not strange, Canidius,
grows That from Tarentum, and Brundusium,
Not in the power on't: So our leader's led,
And we are women's men. He could so quickly cut the Ionian sea, And take in Toryne?– You have heard on't, The legions and the horse whole, do you not?
Sold. You keep by land sweet? Cleo. Celerity is never more admir'd,
Can. Marcus Octavius, Marcus Justejus, Than by the negligent.
Publicola, and Cælius, are for sea : (Cesar's Ant. A good rebuke,
[men, Carriest+ beyond belief.
But we keep whole by land. This speed of Which might have well becom'd the best of To taunt at slackness.-Canidius, we
Sold. While he was yet in Rome, [as Will fight with him by sea.
His powertt went out in such distractions, is Cleo. By sea! What else?
Beguil'd all spies. Can. Why will my lord do so? ?
Can. Who's his lieutenant, hear you? Ant. For** he dares us to't.
Sold. They say, 'one Taurus.
Can. Well I know the man. Eno. So hath my lord dar'd him to single fight.
Enter a Messenger. Can. Ay, and to wage this battle at Pharsalia,
Mess. The emperor calls for Canidius. Where Cesar fought with Pompey: But these
Can. With news the time's with labour; and Which serves not for his vantage, he shakes off;
throes|||| forth, And so should you.
Each minute, some.
[Exeunt. Eno. Your ships are not well mann'd:
* Mule drivers. + Pressed in haste. Ready,
Strange that his forces should be there.
++ Gocs, it Forces. ** Because.
Detachmerits, separate bodies. || || Agonizes.
SCENE VIII.- A plain near Actium. Can. To Cesar will I render
My legions, and my horse; six kings already
Show me the way of yielding.
Eno. I'll yet follow
The wounded chance of Antony, though my
Sits in the wind against me. [Exeunt. Do not exceed the prescript of this scroll: Our furtune lies upon this jump.* [Exeunt.
SCENE IX.--Alexundria.-A Room in the
Enter ANTONY and ATTENDANTS.
Ant. Hark, the land bids me tread no more hill In eyet of Cesar's battle; from which place
It is asham’d to bear me!-Friends, come hiWe may the number of the ships behold,
I am so lated* in the world, that I And so proceed accordingly. (Exeunt. Have lost my way for ever :-I have a ship Enter Canidius, marching with his Land Army Laden with gold; take that, divide it; fiy,
one Way orer the Stage; and Taurus, the And make your peace with Cesar. Lieutenant of Cesar, the other Way. After
Att. Fly! not we. their going in, is heard the Noise of a Sea
Ant. I have fled myself; and have instructed Fight.
To run, and show their shoulders.-Friends, Alarum. Re-enter ENOBARBUS.
be gone; Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can be- have myselt resolv'd upon a course, hold no longer:
Which has no need of you; be gone: The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
My treasure's in the harbour, take it.-0, With all their sixty, tly, and turn the rudder ; My very hairs do mutiny; for the white
I follow'd that I blush to look upon : To see't, mine eyes are blasted.
Reprove the brown for rashness, and they them Enter SCARUS.
For fear and doting.–Friends, be gone; you
shall Scar. Gods, and goddesses,
Have letters from me to some friends, that will All the whole synod of them! Eno. What's thy passion ?
Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not
sad, Scar. The greater cantleg of the world is lost | Nor make replies of loathness: take the hint With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away Kingdoms and provinces.
Which my despair proclaims; let that be left
Which leaves itself: to the sea side straight. Eno. How appears the fight?
way: Scar. On our side like the token'd|| pestilence, I will possess you of that ship and treasure. Where death is sure. Yon' ribald-rid nagl of Leave me, I pray, a little: 'pray you now: Egypt,
(fight,-- Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command, Whom leprosy o’ertake! i'the midst o’the Therefore I'pray you :-I'll see you by and by. When vantage like a pair of (wins appear'd,
[Sits down. Both as the same, or rather ours the elder, **The brizett upon her, like a cow in June, Enter Eros, and CLEOPATRA, led by CHARMIAN Hoists sails, and flies.
and IRAs. Eno. That I beheld: mine eyes Did sicken at the sight on't, and could not
Eros. Nay, gentle madam, to him :-ComEndure a further view,
fort him. Scar. She once being loof'd,+1
Iras. Do, most dear queen. The noble ruin of her magic, Antony, [lard,
Char. Do! Why, what else? Claps on his sea-wing, and like a doting mal
Cleo. Let me sit down. O Juno! Leaving the fight in height, flies after her:
Ant. No, no, no, no, no. I never saw an action of such shame;
Eros. See you here, Sir? Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before
Ant. O fie, fie, fie. Did violate so itself.
Char. Madam,Eno. Alack, alack!
Iras. Madam ; O good empress!
Eros. Sir, Sir,-
Ant. Yes, my lord, yes ;-Hent at Philippi, Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath, His sword even like a dancer; while I struck
kept And sinks most lamentably. Had our general The lean and wrinkled Cassius; and 'twas I, Been what he knew himself, it had gone well: That the mad Brutus ended: he alone 0, he has given example for our flight, Most grossly, by bis own.
Dealt on lieutenantry,t and no practice bad Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts? Why then, In the brave squares of war: Yet now-No
matter. good night Indeed.
Cleo. Ah, stand by.
[Aside. Can. Towards Pelopennesus are they fled.
Eros. The queen, my lord, the queen. Scar. 'Tis easy to't; and there I will attend
Iras. Go to him, madam, speak to him ; What further comes.
He is unqualitiedß with very shame.
Cleo. Well then, -Sustain me:-0!
Eros. Most poble Sir, arise ; the queen ap+ Sight. 1 Name of Cleopatra's ship. Corner. Il Spotted.
proaches; Lewd, common strumpet.
** Better ++ The gad-fly that stings cattle,
* Belated, benighted. + Cesar. 11 Brought close to the wind,
I Fiught by bus vilicers. Dreed of his faculties.
Her head's declin'd, and death will seize her; ; Of audience, nor desire, shall fail ; so she Your comfort makes the rescue. [but* From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend,* Ant. I have offended reputation;
Or take his life there: This if she perform, A most unnoble swerving.
She shall not sue unheard. So to them both. Eros. Sir, the queen.
Eup. Fortune pursue thee!
[Exit EUPHRONIUS. How I convey my shame out of thine eyes To try thy eloquence, now 'tis time: Despatch; By looking back on what I have left behind From Antony win Cleopatra: promise, 'Stroy'd in dishonour.
[To THYREUS. Cleo. () my lord, my lord !
And in our name, what she requires; add Forgive my fearful sails! I little thought,
more, You would have follow'd.
From thine invention, offers : women are not, Ant. Egypt, thou knew'st too well,
In their best fortunes, strong; but want will My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings, perjure And thou should'st tow me after: O'er my The ne'er-touch'd vestal: Try thy cunning, spirit
Thyreus; Thy full supremacy thou knew'st; and that Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods Will answer as a law. Command me.
Thyr. Cesar, I go. Cleo. O, my pardon.
Ces. Observe how Antony becomes his Ant. Now I must
flaw;t To the young man send humble treaties, dodge And what thou think’st his very action speaks And palter in the shifts of lowness; who In every power that moves. With half the bulk o'the world play'd as I Thyr. Cesar, I shall.
[Exeunt. pleas'd, Making, and marring fortunes. You did know, SCENE XI.- Alexandria.-A Room in the How much you were my conqueror; and that
Enter CLEOPATRA, ENOBARBUS, CHARMIAN, Cleo. O pardon, pardon.
and IRAs. Ant. Fall not a tear, I say; one of them Cleo. What shall we do, Enobarbus? ratest
Eno. Think, and die. All that is won and lost : Give me a kiss;
Cleo. Is Antony, or we, in fault for this? Even this repays me.- We sent our school
Eno. Antony only, that would make his will master,
Lord of his reason. What although you fled Is he come back?-Love, I am full of lead :
From that great face of war, whose several Some wine, within there, and our viands :
ranges Fortune knows,
Frighted each other? why should he follow? We scorn her most, when most she offers The itch of his affection should not then blows.
(Exeunt. Have nick'd his captainship; at such a point, SCENE X.-CESAR's Cump, in Egypt.
When half to half the world oppos’d, he being
The mered question : 'Twas a shame no less Enter CESAR, DOLABELLA, THYREUS, and Than was his loss, to course your flying flags, others.
And leave his navy gazing. Ces. Let him appear that's come from An- Cleo. Pr'ythee, peace. Know you him?
(tony.Dol. Cesar, 'tis his schoolmaster ::
Enter ANTONY, with EUPHRONIUS.
Ant. Is this his answer?
Eup. Ay, my lord.
Ant. The queen Not many moons gone by.
Shall then have courtesy, so she will yield Enter EUPHRONIUS.
Eup. He says so. Ces. Approach, and speak.
Ant. Let her know it.Eup. Such as I am, I come from Antony:
To the boy Cesar send this grizled head, I was of.late as petty to his ends, As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf
And he will fill thy wishes to the brim To his grand sea.
With principalities. Ces. Be it so; Declare thive office.
Cleo. That head, my lord ? Eup. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee,
Ant. To him again; Tell him, he wears the and Requires to live in Egypt: which not granted, of youth upon him; from which the world
should note He lessens his requests; and to thee sues To let him breathe between the heavens and Something particular: his coin, ships, legions, earth,
May be a coward's; whose ministers would
prevail A private man in Athens : This for him. Next, Cleopatra does confess thy greatness;
Under the service of a child, as soon
As i'the command of Cesar: I dare him there. Submits her to thy might; and of thee craves
[fore The circlell of the Ptolemies for her heirs,
To lay his gay comparisonsý apart,
And answer Now hazarded to thy grace.
me declin'dill sword against Ces. For Antony,
sword, I have no ears to his request. The queen
* Paramour. * Unless. + Values.
# Conforms himself to this breach of his fortune. | Euphronius, schoolmaster to Antony's children.
i The oniy cause of the dispute. As is the dew to the sca. || Diadem, the crown.
Circumstances of splendour. || In age and power.