Ces. Farewell, Farewell! (Kisses OCTAVIA. Cleo. The man hath seen some majesty, and Ant. Farewell! [Trumpets sound. Exeunt.

should know. SCENE III.-- Alexandria.- A Room in the

Char. Hath be seen majesty ? Isis else de.
And serving you so long!


Cleo. I have one thing more to ask him yet, En.er CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAs, and

good CharmianALEXAS,

But 'tis no matter ; thou shalt bring him to me Cleo. Where is the fellow?

Where I will write: All may be well enough. Aler. Halt aseard to come.

Char. I warrant you, madam. (Exeunt. Cleo. Go to, go to :-Come hither, Sir.

SCENE IV.-Athens.-A Room in ANTONY'S Enter a MESSENGER.

House. Aler. Good majesty,

Enter ANTONY and OCTAVIA. Herod of Jewry dare not look upon you, Ant. Nay, nay, Octavia, not only that,But when you are well pleas'd.

That were excusable, that, and thousands more Cleo. That Herod's head I'll have: But how? when Antony is gone

Of semblable import, *_but he bath wag'd

New wars'gainst Pompey; made his will, and Through whom I might command it.-Come

read it
thou near.
To public ear:

[not+ Mess. Most gracious majesty,

Spoke scantly of me: when perforce he could Cleo. Didst thou behold Octavia ?

But pay me terms of honour, cold and sickly Mess. Ay, dread queen.

He vented them ; most narrow measure lent

(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.
Mess. She is not, madam.

A more unhappy lady, 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, 0, bless my lord and husvoic'd.

band! Cleo. That's not so good :-he cannot like her Undo that prayer, by crying out as loud,

long. Char. Like her? ( Isis! tis impossible.

0, bless my brother! Husband win, win bro

ther, Cleo. I think so, Charmian : Duil 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, If e'er thou look'st on majesty.

(seeks Mess. She creeps;

Let your best love draw tu that point, which 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 lite;

Than yours so branchless. But, as you reA statue, than a breather.


(lady, 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: Cleo. Bear'st thou her face in mind ? is it can never be so equal, that your love

Turn your displeasure that way ; for our faults long, or round?

Can equally move with them. Provide your Mess. Round even to faultiness.

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 io.

.[Exeunt. Mess. Brown, madam : And her forehead is

SCENE V.--The sume.-- Another Room in the As she would wish it.

same. Cleo. There is gold for thee.

Enter ENOBARBUS and Eros, meeting.
Thou must not take my former sharpness ill:-

Eno. How now, friend Eros ?
I will employ thee back again; I find thee
Most fit for business : Go, make thee ready;

Eros. There's strange news come, Sir.
Our letters are prepar'd.

Eno. What, man?

(Exit MESSENGER. Char. A proper man.

Eros. Cesar and Lepidus have made wars Cleo. Indeed, he is so: I repent me much,

upon Pompey. That so I harry'dt him. Why, methinks, by

Eno. This is old; What is the success ?I This creature's no such thing.

[him, * Similar tendency. + Could not help. | Published Char. O, nothing, madam.

Indistinct, through his teeth. || Resent. 1. Disgrace.

** Cement, close. * Standing, † Pulled, lugged. tt Opening

*+ What follows

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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'd, rivality ;t 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,t seizes him: Mec. He'll never yield to that. So the poor third is up, till death enlarge his Ces. Nor must not then be yielded to in this. confine. Enu. Then, world, thou hast a pair of chaps,

Enter OCTAVIA. no more;

[hast, Oct. Hail, Cesar, and my lord! hail, in.. And throw between them all the food thou

dear Cesar! They'll grind the one the other. Where's An. Ces. Thatever I should call thee, cast.a! 41! tony?

Oct. You have not call'd ine so, uor bune Eros. He's walking in the garden-thus;

you canse. and spurns

(dus! Ces. Why have you stol’n upon us thus? Vad '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 pavy'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 **!; tius;

Should have borne nien; and expectation faini My 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 heaven. But let it be.- Bring me to Antony.

Rais'd by your populous troops : But yuit die Eros. Come, Sir.


A market-maid to Rome; and have presented SCENE VI.-Rome.-4 Room in Cesar's The ostent* of our love, which, left unsins, House.

Is often left unlov'd: we should have theijwid

By sea, and land; supplying every stage
Enter CESAR, AGRIPPA, and Mecænas.

With an augmented greeting.
C'es. Contemning Rome, he has done all this: Oct. Good my lord,
And more;

To come thus was I not constrain d, but it in Alexandria,-here's the manner of it,- On my free-will. My lord, Mark Antons l'the market place, on a tribunal silver'd, Hearing that you prepar'd for war, acquainted Cleopatra and hiinself in chairs of gold My grieved ear withal; whereon, I begs a 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 hina.
Since then bath 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

Ces. No, my most wronged sister: Cleofizira exercise.

[kings: Hath nodded him to her.' He hath given his His sons he there proclaim'd, The kings of

empire Great Media, Parthia, and Armenia,

l'p to a whore ; who now are levying, tied He gave to Alexander; to Ptolemy he assign'd| The kings o'the earth for war: He bath anseraSyria, Cilicia, and Phænicia: She

Bocchus, the king of Lybia; Archelaus,
In the habiliments of the goddess Isis [ence of Cappadocia; Philadelphos, king
That day appeard; and oit before gave audi- of Paphlagonia; the Thracian king, Surias:
As 'tis reported, so.

King Malchus of Arabia; king of Pont;
Mec. Let Rome be thus

Herod of Jewry; Mithridates, king Inform'd.

Of Comagene; Polemon and Amintas, Ag". Who, queasy with his insolence

The kings of Mede, and Lycaonia, with a
Already, will their good thoughts call from More larger list of sceptres.

Oct. Ah me, most wretched,
Ces. The people know it; and have now re. That have my heart parted betwixt two frientis,
His accusations.

(ceiv'd 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 insti:: Sextus Pompeius spoild, we had not ratedl Till we perceiv’d, both how you were mors him


led, His part o'the isle: then does he say, he lent And we in negligent danger. Cheer your heari: Some shipping unrestor’d: lastly, he frets,

Be you not troubled with the time, which aims
That Lepidus of the triumvirate

O'er your content these strong necessides,
Should be depos'd; and, being, that we detain But let determin’d tnings to destiny
All his revenue.

Hold unbewail'd their way. Welcome to lure:
Agr. Sir, this should be answer'd.

Nothing more dear to me. Yon are abisin Ces. "Tís done already, and the messenger Beyond the mark of thouglat: and the Linda

I have told him, Lepidus was grown too cruel ; To do you justice, make them ministers
Tbat he his high authority abus’d,

Of us, and those that love you. Best of 110-
And ever welcome to us.

.t. e. Lapidus. + Equal rank. 1 Accusation,
| Sick dingusted.

* Shon, token.

+ Oustru.stk.

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 nis abominations, turns you off;

Their ships are yare it yours, heavy.ş No disAnd gives his potent regiment* to a trull,t Shall fall you for refusing him at sea, That noises: 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 soldiersbip you have by land;

[Excunt. Distract your army, which doth most consis

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.
Vino. But why, why, why?

Cleo. I have sixty sails,|| Cesar none better.

Ant. Our overplus of shipping will we burn; Cleo. Thou hast forespokes my being in these and, with the rest full-mannd, 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? Eno. (Aside.) Well, I could reply :

Mess. The news is true, my lord; he is des.

(cried; If we should serve with horse and mares to Cesar has taken Toryne. gether,


Ant. Can he be there in person ? 'tis imposThe horse were merely|| lost;


the mares would A soldier, and his horse.

Strange, that his power should be. I-Canidius, Cieo. 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 sol. 'Traduc'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; Vanage 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

Egyptians, war,

And the Phoenicians, go a ducking; we And, as the president of my kingdom, will Have used to conquer, standing on the earth, ppear 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 CANIDICS.

Can. Soldier, thou art: but his whole action Ant. Is't not strange, Canidius,

grows Thai 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 Justeius, Than by the negligent.

Publicola, and Cælius, are for sea : (Cesar's Ant. A good rebuke,


But we keep whole by land. This speed of Which might have well becom'd the best of

Carriestt bevond belief. to taunt at slackness.-Canidius, we

Sold. While he was yei in Rome, ias Will fight with him by ser.

His power:: went out in such distractions, Cleo. By sea! 4t else?

Beguil'd all spies. Cun. Why will my lord do so?

Can. Who's his lieutenant, hear you? .4nt. For** he dares us to't.

Sold. They say, one Taurus. Eno. So hath my lord dar'd him to single

Can. Well I know the man. fight.

Enter a MESSENGER. Cun. Ay, and to wage this battle at Pharsalia,


Miss. The emperor calls for Canidius. Where Cesar fought with Pompey: But these

Con. 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. Incumbered.

11 Ships. Government. + Harlot. 1 Threatens.

Strange that his forces should be there. Yorbid. || Absolutely. 1 Take, subduc.

* Cleopatra,

It Goes, 1: Forcee. * Because.

Detachiments, separate bodies, H0 Agoninen


be gone;

SCENE VIII.- A plain near Actium. Can. To Cesar will I render

My legions, and my horse ; six kings already Enter Cesar, Taurus, Officers, and others. Show me the way of yielding. Ces. Taurus,

Eno. I'll yet follow Taur. My lord.

The wounded chance of Antony, though my Ces. Strike not by land; keep whole: Provoke not battle, till we have done at sea.

Sits in the wind against me. [Exeunt. Do not exceed the prescript of this scroll: Our fortune lies upon this jump.* [Exeunt.

SCENE IX.-Alexundria.- A Rorm in the


Ant. Set we our squadrons on yon' side o'the

Ant. Hark, the land bids me tread no more hill


[ther, 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; fly,

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 ExOBARBUS. Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can be. I have myself 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, fly, and turn the rudder; My very bairs 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 rasimess, and they then 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 cantle of the world is lost Nor make replies of loathness: take the hint With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away

Which my despair proclaims; let that be left Kingdoms and provinces.

Which leaves itself: to the sea side straightEno. How appears the fight? Scar. On our side like the token'd|| pestilence, I will possess you of that ship and treasure.

way: Where death is sure. Yon' ribald-rid nagy of Leave me, 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 twins appear'd,

[Sits down. Both as the same, or rather ours the elder, * The brizeit 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.

tort him. Scar. She once being loof'd, #1

Trus. Do, most dear queen. The noble ruin of her magic, Antony, [lard,

Chur. 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 ; () 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 1, Been what he knew himself, it had gone well: That the mad Brutus ended: he alone O, he has given example for our flight,

Dealt on lieutenantry, and no practice had Most grossly, by his own. 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.

Eros. The queen, my lord, the queen. (an. Towards Pelopennesus are they tled. Scar. "Tis easy to't; and there I will attend He is unqualitieds with very shame,

Iras. Go to him, madam, speak to him; What further comes.

Cleo. Well then, -Sustain me:-0!

Eros. Most noble Sir, arise ; the queen ap+ Sight. # Name of Cleopatra's ship. Il Spotted.

proaches ; Lewd, comrnon strumpet.

** Better. 4+ The gad-fly that stings cattle,

* Bclated, benighted. + Cesar. 11 Brought close in the wind,

I Fought by his officers, Divested of his faculties

* Hazard.


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 it she perform, A most unnoble swerving.

She shall not sue unheard. So to them both.
Eros. Sir, the queen.

Eup. Fortune pursue thee!
Ant. 0, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? Ces. Bring him through the bands,

[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 Tyreus. Cleo. () my lord, my lord !

And in our name, what she requires ; add Forgive my learful 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

Thy full supremacy thon 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.

(Excunt. pleas'd, Making, and marring fortunes. You did know, SCENE XI.-Alexandria.- A Room in the How much you were my conqueror; and that

My sword, made weak by my affection, would
Obey it on all cause.

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 fed 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, We scorn her most, when most she offers The itch of his affection should not then

Frighted each other? why should he follow? blows.

[Ereunt. Have nick'd his captainship; at such a point, SCENE X.-CESAR's Cump, in Egypt.

When half to halt the world oppos'd, he being

The mered question :I '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 ::

An argument that he is pluck’d, when hither

Ant. Is this his answer ?
He sends so poor a pinion of his wing,
Which had superfluous kings for messengers,

Eup. Ay, my lord.

Ant. The queen Not many moons gone by.

Shall then have courtesy, so she will yield Enter EUPHRONICS.

Eup. He says so.
Ces. Approach, and speak.

Ant. Let her know it.
Eup. Such as I am, I come from Antony:
I was of late as petty to his ends,

To the boy Cesar send this grizled head,
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 thine 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 minisiers would A private man in Athens : This for him.

prevail Next, Cleopatra does confess thy greatness;

Under the service of a child, as soon Submits her to thy might; and of thee craves

As i'the command of Cesar: I dare him there. The circlell of the Ptolemies for her heirs,

To lay his gay comparisonsg apart, (tore Now hazarded to thy grace.

And answer me declin'd;ll 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 fortrine. * Exphronius, schoolmaster to Antony's children.

The only cause of the dispute. ( As is the dew to the sea. Diadem, the crown.

Circumstances of splendour. I In age and pret.

Us up.


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