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Ourselves alone: I'll write it; follow me. Tell him, from his all-obeying* breath I hear
(Exeunt ANTONY and EUPARONIUS. The doom of Egypt. Eno. Yes, like enough, high-battled Cesar Thyr. 'Tis your noblest course. will
[show, Wisdom and fortune combating together, Unstate his happiness, and be stag'd to the If that the former dare but what it can, Against a sworder.--I see, men's judgements No chance may shake it. Give me gracet to (ward My duty on your hand.
[lay A parcel* of their fortunes; and things out- Cleo. Your Cesar's father
10, Do draw the inward quality after them, Oft, when he hath mus'd of taking kingdoms To suffer all alike. That he should dream, Bestow'd his lips on that unworthy place, Knowing all measures, the full Cesar will As it rain'd kisses. Answer his emptiness!–Cesar, thou hast subHis judgement too.
Re-enter ANTONY and ENOBARBUS.
Ant. Favours, hy Jove that thunders! Enter an ATTENDANT.
What art thou, fellow? Att. A messenger from Cesar.
Thyr. One, that but performis Cleo. What, no more ceremony?-See, my The bidding of the fullestş man, and worthiest women!
[nose, To have command obey'd. Against the blown rose may they stop their
Eno. You will be whipp'd. That kneelid unto the buds.-Admit him, Sir. Ant. Approach, there :-Ay, you kite!-Now Eno. Mine honesty, and I, begin to square.
gods and devils!
Aside. Authority melts from me: Of late, when I The loyalty, well held to fools, does inake
[forth, Our faith nere folly:-Yet, he, that can endure Like boys unto a muss,ll kings would start To follow with allegiance a fallen lord,
And cry, Your 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, f and Enter THYREUS.
whip him. Cleo. Cesar's will?
Eno. "Tis better playing with a lion's whelp, Thyr. Hear it apart.
Than with an old one dying. Cleo. None but friends; say boldly.
Ant. Moon and stars!
[butaries Thyr. So, haply,t are they friends to Antony. Whip him :-Were't twenty of the greatest tri
Eno. He needs as many, Sir, as Cesar has; That do acknowledge Cesar, should I find Or needs not us. If Cesar please, our master
them Will leap to be his friend: For us, you know, So saucy with the hand of she here, (What's Whose he is, we are; and that's Cesar's.
(lows, Thyr. So,
Since she was Cleopatra?) Whip, him, fel. Thus then, thou most renown'd; Cesar en: Till, like a boy, you see him cringe his face, Not to consider in what case thou stand'st,
And wbine aloud for mercy: Take him hence. Further than he is Cesar.
Thyr. Mark Antony, Cleo. Go on: Right royal.
Ant. Tug him away: being whipp'd, Thyr. He knows, that you embrace not An- Bring him again :- This Jack of Cesar's shall tony
Bear us an errand to him.As you did love, but as you fear'd him.
[Exeunt ATTEND. rith THYREUS. Cieo. 0!
You were hali blasted ere I knew you :-Ha! Thyr. The scars upon your honour, there Have I my pillow left unpress'd in Rome, fore, he
Forborne the getting of a lawful race, Does pity, as constrained blemishes,
And by a gem of women, to be abus'd Not as deserv'd.
By one that looks on feeders ?** Cleo. He is a god, and knows [yielded,
Cleo. Good my lord, -
Ant. You have been a boggler ever-
(O misery on't!) the wise gods seeltt our eyes; I will ask Antony.-Sir, Šir, thou’rt so leaky; In our own filth drop our clear judgements; That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for
make us Thy dearest quit thee, [Exit ENOBARBUS. Adore our errors; laugh at us, while we strut Thyr. Shall I say to Cesar
To our confusion. What you require of him? for he partly begs
Cleo. (), is it come to this? To be desir’d to give. It much would please Dead Cesar's trencher: nay, you were a frag.
Ant. I found you as a morsel, cold upon him, That of his fortunes you should make a staff
[hours, To lean upon: but it would warm his spirits,
Of Cneius Pompey's; besides what botter To hear from me you had left Antony,
Unregister'd in vulgar fame, you have And put yourself under bis shroud,
Luxuriously ti pick'd out:-For I am sure, The universal landlord.
Though you can guess what temperance should Cleo. What's your name?
You know not what it is.
[be, Thyr. My name is Thyreus.
Cleo. Wherefore is this? Cleo. Most kind messenger,
Ant. To let a fellow that will take rewards, Say to great Cesar this, In disputations
And say, God quit you! be familiar with I kiss his conqu’ring hand: tell him, I am My play fellow, your hand; this kingly seal, prompt
And plighter of high hearts !-0, that I were To lay my crown at his feet, and there to Upon the hill of Basan, to outroar kneel:
* Obeyed. + Grant me the favour.
Most complete and perfect. * Are of a piece with them. + Quarrel. Perhaps. i A term of contempt.
tt Clac up Supposed to be an error for dipulation, i.e. by proxy.
Conquering. | Scramble.
The horned herd! for I have savage cause; All my sad captains, fill our bowls; once more And to proclaim it civilly, were like
Let's mock the midnight bell. A halter'd neck, which does the hangman Cleo. It is my birth-day : thank
I had thought, to have held it poor; but, since For being yare* about him.-Is he whipp'd?
Is Antony again, I will be Cleopatra. Re-enter ATTENDANTS, with THYREUS. Ant. We'll yet do well.
Cleo. Call all his noble captains to my lord. 1 Att. Soundly, my lord.
Ant. Do so, we'll speak to them; and toAnt. Cry'd he? and begg'd he pardon?
night I'll force 1 Att. He did ask favour.
The wine peep through their scars.—Come on, Ant. If that thy father live, let him repent Thou wast not made his daughter; and be thou There's sap in't yet. The next time I do fight,
my queen; To follow Cesar in his triumph, since (sorry I'll make death love me; for I will contend Thou hast been whipp'd for following bim : Even with his pestilent scythe. henceforth,
[Ereunt ANTONY, CLEOPATRA, and The wbite hand of a lady fever thee,
Attendants. Shake thou to look on't.-Get thee back to
Eno. Now he'll out-stare the lightning. To Cesar,
be furious, Tell him thy entertainment: Look, thou say,
Is, to be frighted out of fear: and in that mood, He makes me angry with him : for he seems Proud and disdainful; harping on what I am; A diminntion in our captain's brain
The dove will peck the estridge ;* and I see
(still, Not what he knew I was : He makes me Restores his heart: Wben valour preys on angry;
reason, And at this time most easy 'tis to do't ;
It cats the sword it fights with. I will seek When my good stars, that were my former Some way to leave him.
(Exit. guides, Have empty left their orbs, and shot their fires
SCENE 1.-Cesar's Camp at Alexandria. He may at pleasure whip, or hang, or torture, Enter Cesar, reading a Letter; AGRIPPA, MEAs he shall like, to quitt me: Urge it thou :
CENAS, and others. Hence, with thy stripes, begone.
[E.rit THYREUS. Ces. He calls me boy; and chides, as he had Cleo. Have you done yet?
power Ant. Alack, our terrenet moon
To beat me out of Egypt: my messenger Is now eclips'd; and it portends alone He hath whipp'd with rods; dares me to perThe fall of Antony !
sunal combat, Cleo. I must stay his time.
Cesar to Antony: Let the old ruffian know, Ant. To flatter Cesar, would you mingle eyes I have many other ways to die; mean time, With one that ties his points?
Laugh at bis challenge. Cleo. Not know me yet?
Mec. Cesar must think, Ant. Cold-hearted toward me?
When one so great begins to rage, he's hunted Cleo. Ab, dear, if I be so,
Even to falling. Give him no breath, but now From my cold heart let heaven engender hail, Make boott of his distraction: Never anger And poison it in the source; and the first stone Made good guard for itself. Drop in my neck; as it determines, ß so
Ces. Let our best heads Dissolve my life! The next Cesarion || smite ! Know, that to-morrow the last of many battles Till, by degrees, the memory of my womb, We mean to fight:-Within our files there are Together with my brave Egyptians all, Of those that serv'd Mark Antony but late, By the discandying of this pelleted storm, Enough to fetch him in. See it be dune; Lie graveless; till the flies and gnats of Nile And least the army: we have store to do't, Have buried them for prey !
And they have earn'd the waste. Poor An. Ant. I am satisfied.
[Exeunt. Cesar sits down in Alexandria ; where I will oppose his fate. Our force by land SCENE II.-Alexundria.--A Room in the Hath nobly held ; our sever'd navy too
Puluce. Have knit again, and feet, ** threat'ning most sealike.
Enter ANTONY, CLEOPATRA, ENOBARBUS, Where bast thou been, my heart ?–Dost thou CHARMIAN, IRAS, Alexas, and others.
hear, lady? If from the field I shall return once more
Ant. He will not fight with me, Domitius? To kiss these lips, I will appear in blood;
Eno, No. I and my sword will earn our chronicle;
Ant. Why should he not? There is hope in it yet.
Eno. He thinks, being twenty times of betCleo. That's my brave lord !
ter fortune, Ant. I will be treble-sinew'd, hearted, He is twenty men to one. breath'd,
Ant. To-morrow, soldier, And fight maliciously: for when mine hours
By sea and land I'll fight: or I will live, Were niceft and lucky, men did ransom lives
Or bathe my dying honour in the blood Of me for jests ; but now, I'll set my teeth,
Shall make it live again. Woo't thou fight
well ? And send to darkness all that stop me.-Come, Let's have one other gaudyt1 night: call to me
Eno. I'll strike; and cry, Take all.
Ant. Well said ; come on.• Realy, handy. + Requite.
Call forth my household servants; let's to-night
| Earthly Dissolves. || Her son by Julius Cesar. Melting. ** Float. tt Trifling. 11 Fcasting.
+ Take advantage.
3 Sold. 'Tis a brave army, Be bounteous at our meal.—Give me thy hand, And full of purpose. Thou hast been rightly honest;so hast thou;
[Music of Hautboys under the Stage. And thou,-and thou,--and thou :-you have
4 Sold. Peace, what noise? sérv'd me well,
1 Sold. List, list!
2 Sold. Hark! And kings have been your fellows. Cleo. What means this?
1 Sold. Music i'the air. Eno. 'Tis one of those odd tricks, which
3 Sold. Under the earth. sorrow shoots
4 Sold. It sigas* well, Out of the mind.
Does't not? Ant. And thou art honest too.
3 Sold. No. I wish, I could be made so many men;
1 Sold. Peace, I say. What should this And all of you clapp'd up together in.
mean? An Antony ; that I might do you service,
2 Sold. 'Tis the god Hercules, whom AnSo good as you have done.
tony loy'd, Serv. The gods forbid!
Now leaves him. Ant. Well, my good fellows, wait on me to
I Sold. Walk ; let's see if other watchmen night:
Do hear what we do. Scant not my cups; and make as much of me,
[They adrance to another Post. As when mine empire was your fellow too,
2 Sold. How now, masters ? And suffer'd my command.
Sold. How now? Cleo. What does he mean?
How now ? do you hear this? Eno. To make his followers weep.
[Several speaking together. Ant. Tend me to-night;
1 Sold. Ay; Is't not strange? May be, it is the period of your duty :
3 Sold. Do you hear, masters? do you
hear? Haply,* you shall not see me more ; or if,
1 Sold. Follow the noise so far as we have A mangled shadow: perchance, to-morrow You'll serve another master. I look on you,
quarter; As one that takes his leave. Mine honest Let's see how't will give off. friends,
Sold. [Several speaking.) Content: Tis I turn you not away ; but, like a master
(Ereunt. Married to your good service, stay till death:
SCENE IV.-The same.- A Room in the Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more,
Enter ANTONY, and CLEOPATRA; CHARMIAN, To give them this discomfort ? Look, they
and others, attending. And I, an ass, am onion-ey'd ; for shame, Ant. Eros! mine armour, Eros ! Transform us not to women.
Cleo. Sleep a little. Ant. Ho, ho, ho !!
Ant. No, my chuck.-Eros, come; mine arNow the witch take me, if I meant it thus ! Grace grow where those drops fall! My hearty friends,
Enter Eros, with Armour. You take me in too dolorons a sense :
Come, my good fellow, put thine iron on :-
Cleo. Nay, I'll help too.
Ant. Ah, let be, let be! thou art [this. Than death and honour. Let's to supper; | The armourer of my heart:-False, false; this, come,
Cleo. Sooth, la, I'll help: Thus it must be. And drown consideration. (Exeunt. Ant. Well, well;
We shall thrive now.-See'st thou, my good SCENE III.-The same. Before the Palace.
Go, put on thy defences.
Eros. Briefly,+ Sir.
Cleo. Is not this buckled well ? 1 Sold. Brother, good night : to-morrow is He that unbuckles this, till we do please
Ant. Rarely, rarely: the day. 2 Sold. It will determine one way: fare you Thou fumblest, Eros; and my queen's a squire
To doff'tt for our repose, shall hear a storm.well. Heard you of nothing strange about the streets? More tights at this, than thou: Despatch.-0
(knew'st 1 Sold. Nothing: What news?
That thou could'st see my wars to-day, and 2 Sold. Belike, 'tis but a rumour : Good night to you.
The royal occupation ! thou should'st see 1 Sold. Well, Sir, good night.
Enter an Officer, armed.
A workman in't.-Good morrow to thee; wel2 Sold. Soldiers,
(charge: Have careful watch.
Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike 3 Sold. And you: Good night, good night.
To business that we love, we rise betime, (The first two place themselves at their posts. And go to it with delight. 4'Sold. Here we: [They tuke their Posts.] Early though it be, have on their riveted trim,
1 Of. A thousand, Sir, and if to-morrow Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope
And at the port expect you. Our landmen will stand up.
[Shout.' Trumpets. Flourish, Bodes. + Shortly:
I Put ott * Perhaps. + Reward.
1 Stop Handy
|| Riveted dress, armour.
mour, Eros !
Enter other OFFICERS, and SOLDIERS. | That Antony may seem to spend his fury 2 Off. The morn is fair.-Good morrow, ge
Upon himself. [Exeunt CESAR and his Train. neral.
Eno. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry, Al. Good morrow, general.
On affairs of Antony; there did persuade Ant. 'Tis well blown, lads.
Great Herod to incline himself to Cesar, This morning, like the spirit of a youth
And leave his master Antony : for this pains, That means to be of note, begins betimes.
Cesar hath hang'd him. Canidius, and the rest So, so; come, give me that this way; well That fell away, have entertainment,
No honourable trust. I have done ill;
Enter a SOLDIER of Cesar's.
Sold. Enobarbus, Antony Follow me close; I'll bring you to't.-Adieu.
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
His bounty overplus: The messenger
Unloading of his mules.
Eno. I give it you. He goes forth gallantly. That he and Cesar
Sold. Mock me uot, Enobarbus, Determine this great war in single fight!
I tell you true: Best that you saf'd the bringer Then, Antony,—But now,-Wei,on. (Exeunt. Out of the host; I must attend mine office,
Or would have done't myself. Your emperor
Continues still a Jove. [Exit SOLDIER. SCENE V.-ANTONY'S Camp near Alexandria.
Eno. I am alone the villain of the earth, Trumpets sound.--Enter ANTONY and Eros; a
And feel I am so most. O Antony,
Thou mine of bounty, how would'st thou have Sold. The gods make this a happy day to Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows*
My better service, when my turpitude [paid Antony ! Ant. 'Would, thou and those thy scars had If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
my heart: once prevail'd
Shall outstrike thought: but thought will do't, To make me fight at land!
I feel. Sold. Had'st thou done so, The kings that have revolted, and the soldier Some ditch, wherein to die; the foul'st best
I fight against thee!-No: I will go seek That has this morning left thee, would have
fits Follow'd thy heels. [still My latter part of life.
(Exit. Ant. Who's gone this morning?
SCENE VII.-Field of Battle between the He shall not hear thee; or from Cesar's camp
Camps. Say, I am none of thine.
Alarum.-Drums and Trumpets.-Enter AGRIP Ant. What say'st thou?
PA, and others.
Agr. Retire, we have engag'd ourselves too Eros. Sir, his chests and treasure
Cesar himself has work, and our oppression He has not with him. Ant. Is he gone?
Exceeds what we expected. [Exeunt. Sold. Most certain. Ant. Go, Eros, send his treasure after; do Alarum.--Enter ANTONY, and Scarus wounded. it;
Scar. O my brave emperor, this is fought in. Detain no jot, I charge thee: write to him
deed! (I will subscribe) gentle adieus, and greetings: Had we done so at first, we had driven them Say, that I wish' he never find more cause With clouts about their heads.
[home To change a master.-0, my fortunes have Ant. Thou bleed'st apace. Corrupted honest men :--Eros, despatch. Scar. I had a wound here that was like a T,
(Exeunt. But now 'tis made an H.
Ant. They do retire. SCENE VI.-CESAR's Camp before Alex
Scar. We'll beat 'em into bench-holes; I andria.
have yet Flourish. Enter Cesar with AGRIPPA, Eno
Room for six scotchest more.
Eros. They are beaten, Sir; and our advanMake it so known.
tage serves Agr. Cesar, I shall. [Exit AGRIPPA. For a fair victory.
Ces. The time of universal peace is near: Scar. Let us score their backs, Prove this a prosperous day, the three-nook'd And snatch 'em up, as we take hares, behind; Shall bear the olive freely.
[world 'Tis sport to maul a runner.
Ant. I will reward thee
Once for thy spritely comfort, and ten-fold Mess. Antony
For thy good valour. Come thee on. is come into the field.
Scar. I'll halt after.
'[Exeunt. Ces. Go, charge Agrippa Plant those that have revolted in the van,
SCENE VIII._Under the walls of Alexandria. 2 Sold. Stand close, and list to him.
Eno, Be witness to me, I thou blessed moon, Alarum. Enter ANTONY, marching ; SCARUS, When men revolted shall upon record and Forces.
Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did Ant. We have beat him to his camp; Run Before thy face repentone before,
1 Sold. Enobarbus! And let the queen'know of our guests.--To
3 Sold. Peace;
Hark further. morrow, Before the sun shall see us, we'll spill the blood Eno. sovereign mistress of true melan. That has to-day escap'd. I thank you all;
(me; For doughty*-handed are you; and have the poisonous damp of night disponge* upon fought
That life, a very rebel to my will, Not as you serv'd the cause, but as it had been May hang no longer on me: Throw my heart Each man's like mine; you have shown all Against the flint and hardness of my fault; Hectors.
Which, being dried with grief, will break to Enter the city, clipt your wives, your friends, powder, Tell them your feats ; whilst they with joyful And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony, tears
Nobler than my revolt is infamous,
[To Scarus. A master-leaver, and a fugitive :
[Dies. Enter CLEOPATRA, attended.
2 Sold. Let's speak
1 Sold. Let's hear him, for the things he
3 Sold. Let's do so. But he sleeps. Chain mine arm'd neck; leap thou, attire and 1 Sold. Swoons rather; for so bad a prayer Through proof of harnessý to my heart, and Ride on the pants triumphing. (there was never yet for sleeping. Cleo. Lord of lords !
2 Sold. Go we to him. O infinite virtue! com’st thou smiling from 3 Sold. Awake, awake, Sir; speak to us. The world's great snare uncaught?
2 Sold. Hear you, Sir. Ant. My nightingale,
1 Sold. The hand of death hath raught+ him. We have beat them to their beds. What, girl?
Hark, the drums [Drums afar off. though grey
Demurelyt wake the sleepers. Let us bear Do something mingle with our brown; yet
him have we A brain that nourishes our nerves, and can
To the court of guard; he is of note: our hour
Is fully out. Get gaol for gaol of youth. Behold this man; 3 Sold. Come on then; Commend unto his lips thy favouring hand;- He may recover yet. (Ereunt with the Body. Kiss it, my warrior :-He hath fought to-day, As if a god, ip hate of mankind, had
SCENE X.-Between the two Camps. Destroy'd in such a shape. Cleo. I'll give thee, friend,
Enter ANTONY and Scarus, with Forces, An armour all of gold; it was a king's.
marching Ant. He has deserv'd it, were it carbuncled
Ant. Their preparation is to-day by sea; Like holy Phoebus' car.-Give me thy hand;
We please them not by land. Through Alexandria make a jolly march; Scar. For both, my lord. Bear our back'd targets like the men that owe
Ant. I would, they'd fight i'the fire, or in Had our great palace the capacity [them :11
the air; To camp this host, we all would sup together; We'd fight there too. But this it is; Our foot And drink carouses to the next day's fate,
Upon the hills adjoining to the city, Which promises royal peril.--Trumpeters,
Shall stay with us: order for sea is given; With brazen din blast you the city's ear;
They have put forth the haven: Further on, Make mingle with our rattling tabourines;
Where their appointment we may best disThat heaven and earth may strike their sounds
And look on their endeavour. [Exeunt. Applauding our approach.
Enter Cesar, with his Forces, marching. SCENE IX.-Cesar's Cump.
Ces. But|| being charg'd, we will be still by SENTINELs on their post. Enter ENOBARBUS.
land, 1 Sold. If we be not reliev'd within this hour, Is forth to man his gallies. To the vales,
Which, as I take't, we shall; for his best force We must return to the court of guard : The And hold our best advantage. [Ereunt.
night Is shiny; and, they say, we shall emuattle
Re-enter ANTONY and SCARUS. By the second' hour i'the morn.
Ant. Yet they're not join'd: Where yonder 2 Sold. This last day was
pine does stand, A shrewd one to us.
1 shall discover all: I'll bring thee word Eno. O, bear me witness, night,3 Sold. What man is this?
Straight, bow 'tis like to go. (Erit.
Scar. Swallows have built
+ Embrace. Beauty united with power, was the popular character. istic of fairies.
Armour of proof. ll As beccmes the brave warriors that own them.
* Discharge, as a sponge when squeezed discbarges the moisture it had imbibed. + Reached.
1 Small drums.
1 Solemnly. Discover their numbers, and sec their motions.