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Eno. O sovereign mistress of true melancholy Scar.
I'll halt after. (Exeunt. The poisonons damps of night disponge upon me; SCENE VIII. Under the Wails of Alexandria. That life, a very rebel to my will
May hang no longer on me: Throw my heart Alarum. Enter ANTONY, marching; SCARUS,
Against the flint and hardness of my fault; and Forces.
Which, being dried with grief, will break to Ant. We have beat him to his camp; Run powder, one before,
(morrow, And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony,
(Dies. Each mau's like mine; you have shown all 2 Sold.
[kiss 3 Sold.
Let's do so. But he sleeps. Wash the congealment from your wounds, and 1 Sold. Swoons rather; for so bad a prayer as The honour'd gashes whole.-- Give me thy hand; was never yet for sleeping.
(his [To SCARUS. 2 Sold.
Go we to him.
3 Sold. Awake, awake, sir; speak to us. To this great fairy l'll commend thy acts, 2 Sold.
Hear you, sir? Make her thanks bless thee.-0 thou day o'the 1 Sold. The hand of death hath raught him. world,
Hark, the drums [Drumsafar off. Chain mine arm'd neck: leap thou, attire and all, Demurely wake the sleepers. Let us bear hin Through proof of harness to my heart, and there To the court of guard; he is of note : our hour Ride on the pants triumphing.
Is fully out. Cleo.
Lord of lords ! 3 Sold. Come on then; O infinite virtue! com'st thou smiling from He may recover yet, (Ereunt with the Body. The world's great snare uncaught?
SCENE X. Between the two Camps. Ant.
My nightingale, We have beat them to their beds. What, girl? Enter Antony and SCARUS, with Forces, marching. though gray
[yet have we Ant. Their preparation is to-day by sea; Do something mingle with our younger brown: We please them not by land. A brain that nourishes our nerves, and can Scar.
For both, my lord. Get goal for goal of youth. Behold this man; Ant. I would they'd fight i' the fire, or in the Commend unto his lips thy favouring hand ;
air; Kiss it, my warrior :He hath fought to-day, We'd fight there too. But this it is; Our foot As if a god, in hate of mankind, had
Upon the hills adjoining to the city, Destroy'd in such a shape.
Shall stay with us: order for sea is given; Cleo.
I'll give thee, friend, They have put forth the haven: Let's seek a spot, An armour all of gold : it was a king's. Where their appointment we may best discover, Ant. He has deserv'd it; were it carbuncled And look on their endeavour.
[Exeunt. Like holy Phoebus' car.-Give me thy hand; Enter Cxsar, and his Forces, marching. Through Alexandria make a jolly march;
Cees. But being charg d, we will be still by Bear our hack'd targets like the men that owe
land, Had our great palace the capacity [them: Which, as'I tak't, we shall; for his best force To camp this host, we all would sup together: Is forth to man his galleys. To the vales, And drink carouses to the next day's fate, And hold our best advantage. [Exeunt, Which promises royal peril.- Trumpeters, With brazen din blast you the city's ear;
Re-enter ANTONY and SCARUS, Make mingle with our rattling tabourines;
Ant. Yet they're not join'd: Where yonder That heaven and earth may strike their sounds
pine does stand, together,
I shall discover all : I'll bring thee word Applauding our approach. (E.xeunt. Straight, how 'tis like to go.
Swallows have built SCENE IX. Cæser's Comp.
In Cleopatra's sails their nests: the augurers Sentinels on their post. Enter ENOBARBUS. Say, they know not,--they cannot tell;-look 1 Sold. If we be not reliev'd within this hour,
grimly, We must return to the court of guard: The night and dare not speak their knowledge. Antony Is shiny; and, they say, we shall em battle
Is valiant, and dejected: and, by starts, By the second hour i' the morn.
His fretted fortunes give him hope, and fear, 2 Sou.
This last day was Of what he has, and has not. A shrewd one to us.
Alarum afar of, as at a Sca-Fight. Re-enter Eno. O, bear me witness, night,
ANTONY. 3 Sou. What man is this?
All is lost; 2 Sol.
Stand close, and list him. This foul Egyptian hath betrayed me: Eno. Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon, My fleet hath yielded to the foe: and yonder When men revolted shall upon record
They cast their caps up, and carouse together Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did Like friends long lost.-Triple-turn'd whore ! Before thy face repent
'tis thou 1 Sold. Enobarbus!
Hast sold me to this novice; and my heart 3 Sold.
Peace : Makes only wars on thee.-Bid them all tly;
For when I am reveng'd upon my charm, Ant. That which is now a horse, even with I have done all :-Bid them all fly, begone.
Exit SCARUs. The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct, O sun, thy uprise shall I see no more:
As water is in water. Fortune and Autony part here; even here Eros.
It does, my lord. Do we shake hands.-All come to this? --The Ant. My good knave, Eros, now thy captain is hearts
Even such a body: here I am Antony; That spaniel'd me at heels, to whom I gave Yet cannot hold this visible shape, my knave. Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets I made these wars for Egypt; and the queenOn blossoming Cæsar; and this pine is bark'd, Whose heart, I thought, I had, for she had mine; That overtopp'd them all. Betray'd I am: Which, whilst it was mine, had annex'd unto 't O this false soul of Egypt! this grave charm, A million more, now lost,-she, Eros, has Whose eye beck'd forth my wars, and call's Pack'd cards with Cæsar, and false play'd my thern home;
Unto an enemy's triumph.
(glory Whose bosom was my crownet, my chief end, Nay, weep not, gentle Eros; there is left us Like a right gipsy, hath, at fast and loose, Ourselves to end ourselves.-0, thy vile lady! Beguil'd me to the very heart of loss,
She has robb’d me of my sword.
No, Antony; Ah, thou spell! Avannt. My mistress lov'd thee, and her fortunes mingled Cleo. Why is my lord enrag'd against his love? With thine entirely. Ant. Vanish; or I shall give thee thy deserving, Ant.
Hence, sancy eunuch ; peace; And blemish Cæsar's triumph. Let him take She hath betray'd me, and shall die the death. thee,
Mar. Death of one person can be paid but once; And hoist thee up to the shouting plebeians: And that she has discharg'd: What thou would'st Follow his chariot, like the greatest spot Is done unto thy hand: the last she spake [do, Of all thy sex: most monster-like, be shown Was Antony! most noble Antony ! For poor'st diminutives, for doits; and let Then in the midst a tearing groan did break Patient Octavia plough thy visage up. The name of Antony; it was divided With her prepared nails. (Exit Cleo.) 'Tis well Between her heart and lips: she render'd life, thou'rt gone,
Thy name so buried in her, If it be well to live: but better 'twere
Dead then ? Thou fellist into my fury, for one death
Dead. Might have prevented many:-Eros, ho! Ant. Eros, unarm; the long day's task is done, The shirt of Nessus is upon me: Teach me, And we must sleep:—That thou depart'st hence Alcides, thou mine ancestor, thy rage:
safe, Let me lodge Lichas on the horns o' the moon; Does pay thy labour richly; G0.-Off, pluck And with those hands, that grasp'd the heaviest
[Ecit MARDIAN. club,
The sevenfold shield of Ajax cannot keep Subdue my worthiest self. The witch shall die; The battery from my heart. O, cleave my sides! To the Roman boy she hath sold me, and I fall Heart, once be stronger than thy continent, Under this plot: she dies for t.-Eros, ho! Crack thy frail case - Apace, Eros, apace.-[Erit. No more a soldier:- Bruised pieces, go:
From me 2 SCENE XI. Alexandria. A Room in the Palace. You have been nobly borue.
while.-Enter CLEOPATRA,CHARMIAN,Iras,and MARDIAN.
I will d'ertake thee, Cleopatra, and Cleo. Help me, my women! 0, he is more mad Weep for my pardon, So it must be, for now Than Telaion for his shield; the boar of Thes- All length is torture : Since the torch is ont, Was never so emboss'd.
(saly Lie down, and stray no further: Now all labour Char.
To the monument; Mars what it does; yea, very force entangles There lock yourself, and send him word you are Itself with strength: Seal then, and all is done.dead.
Eros !--I come, my queen :--Eros !-Stay for The soul and body rive not more in parting,
[hand, Than greatness going off.
Where souls do conch on flowers, we'll haud in Cleo.
To the monument :And with our sprightly port make the ghosts Mardian, go tell him I have slain myself; Dido and her Aneas shall want troops, igaze: Say, that the last, I spoke was, Antony, And all the haunt be ours.-Come, Eros, Eros ! And word it, prøythee, piteously: Hence,
Eros. What would my lord ?
Since Cleopatra died, SCENE XII. The same. Another Room.
I have liv'd in such dishonour, that the gods Enter ANTONY and Eros.
Detest my baseness. I, that with my sword Ant. Eros, thou yet behold'st me?
Quarter'd the world, and o'er green Neptune's Eros.
Ay, noble lord, back Ant. Sometime, we see a cloud that's dra- With ships made cities, condemn myself to lack gonish;
The courage of a woman; less noble mind A vapour, sometime like a bear, or lion, Than she, which, by her death, our Cæsar tells, A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock,
I am conqueror of myself. Thou art sworn, Eros, A forked mountain, or blue proniontory That, when the exigent should come (which now With trees upon 't, that nod unto the world, Is come, indeed), when I should see behind me And mock our eyes with air: Thou hast seen The inevitable prosecution of these signis;
Disgrace and horror, that, on my command, They are black vesper's pageants.
Thou then would'st kill me: do't; the time is Eros.
Ay, my lord.
Thou strik'st not me, 'tis Cæsar thou defeat'st: Dio.
Most absolute lord, Put colour in thy cheek.
My mistress Cleopatra sent me to thee. Eros.
The gods withhold me! Ant. When did she send thee? Shall I do that, which all the Parthian darts, Dio.
Now, my lord. Though enemy, lost aim, and could not ?
Where is she? Ant.
Eros, Dio. Lock'd in her monument. She had a Would'st thou be window'd in great Rome, and prophesying fear see
[down of what hath come to pass : for when she saw Thy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending (Which never shall be found) you did suspect His corrigible neck, his face subilued
She had dispos’d with Cæsar, and that your rage To penetrative shame; whilst the wheel'd seat Would not be purg'd, she sent you word she was Of fortunate Cæsar, drawn before him, branded dead; His baseness that ensu'd ?
But, fearing since how it might work, hath sent Eros.
I would not see't. Me to proclaim the truth ; and I am come, Ant. Come then; for with a wound I must be I dread, too late..
(I prythee. car'd. (worn Ant. Too late, good Diomed :
-Call my guard, Draw that thy honest sword, which thou hast Dio. What, ho! the emperors' guard! The Most useful for thy country.
guard, what, ho! Eros.
0, sir, pardon me. Come, your lord calls. Ant. When I did make thee free, swor'st thou
Enter some of the Guard.
[bides; not then
Ant. Bear me, good friends, where Cleopatra To do this when I bade thee? Do it at once; 'Tis the last service that I shall command you. Or thy precedent services are all
1 Guard. Woe, woe are we, sir, you may not But accidents unpurpos d. Draw, and come.
live to wear Eros. Turn from me then that noble counte- All your true followers out. nance,
Most heavy day! Wherein the worship of the whole world lies, Ant. Nay, good my fellows, do not please sharp Ani. Lo thee.
[Turning from him. fate Eros, My sword is drawn.
To grace it with your sorrows: bid that welcome dat,
Then let it do at once Which comes to punish us, and we punish it The thing why thou hast drawn it.
Seeming to bear it lightly. Take me up: Eros.
My dear master, I have led you oft; carry me now, good friends, My captain, and my emperor! let me say, And have my thanks for all. Before I strike this bloody stroke, farewell.
[Exeunt, bearing ANTONY, Ant. 'Tis said, man; and farewell.
SCENE XIII. The same. A Monument, Eros. Farewell, greatchief. Shall I strike now? Art.
Now, Eros. Enter above, CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, and IRIS. Eros. Why, there then :-(Falls on his Sword.
Cleo. O Charmian, I will never go from hence. Thus do I escape the sorrow
Char. Be comforted, dear madam.
No, I will not; Ant.
Thrice nobler than myself! All strange and terrible events are welcome, Shou teachest me, 0 valiant Eros, what (Eros But comforts we despise ; our size of sorrow, I should, and thou could'st not. My queen and Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great Have, by their brave instruction, got upon me
Enter DIOMEDES. A nobleness in record : But I will be
As that which makes it,How now? is he dead? A bridegroom in my death, and run into't Din. His death's upon him, but not dead. As to a lover's bed. Come then; and, Eros,
Look ont o' the other side your monument, Thy master dics thy scholar: to do thus His guard have brought him thither.
[Falling on his Sword. Enter ANTONY, borne by the Guard. I learn'd of thee. How! not yet dead? not Cleo.
O thou sun, The guard !--ho!-0, despatch me, [dead?- Burn the great sphere thou movistin !-darkling Enter DERCETAS and Guard.
Itony, Antony ! 1 Guard.
What's the noise ?
The varying shore o' th' world. ( Antony. AnAnt. I have done my work ill, friends; 0 make Help, Charmian; help, Iras, help: help, friends Of what I have begun.
Tan end Below, let's draw him hither.
Ant. 2 Guard.
Peace: 1 Guard. And time is at his period.
Not Cæsar's valour hath o'erthrown Antony, AU.
Alas, and woe!
But Antony's hath triumphed on itself. Ant. Let him that loves me, strike me dead.
Cleo. So it should be, that none but Antony 1 Guard
Should conquer Antony; but woe, 'tis so! 2 Guard. Nor I.
Ant I am dying, Egypt, dying; only 3 Guard. Nor any one. [Exeunt Guard.
I here importune death a while, until Der. Thy death and fortunes bid thy followers
Of many thousand kisses the poor last fly.
I lay upon my lips.
Cleo. This sword but shown to Cæsar, with this
I dare not, dear Shall enter me with him.
(Dear my lord, pardon), I dare not,
Lest I be taken: pot the imperious show
Of the full-fortun'd Cæsar ever shall
Be brooch'd with me; if knife, drugs, serpents, There, Diomed, there. Edge, sting, or operation, I am safe: (have Dio.
Lives he? Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes, Wilt thou not answer, man? (Exit DERCETAS. And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour Ant. Art thon there, Diomed ? Draw thy Demuring upon me.--Rutcome, come. Alle sword and give me
[up :Sufficing strokes for death,
Help me, my women,-we must draw thee
Assist, good friends.
But resolution, and the briefest end. 0, quick, or I am gone. (Exeunt; those above bearing of Antony's Cleo. Here's sport, indeed!-How heavy
Body. weighs my lord'! Our strength is all gone into heaviness, That makes the weight: Had I great Juno's power,
SCENE I. Cæsar's Camp before Alexandria. The strong-wing'd Mercury should fetch theeup, And set thee by Jove's side. Yet come a little. Enter CÆSAR, AGRIPPA, DOLABELLA, MECENAS, Wishes were ever fools;-(), come, come, GALLUS, PROCULEIUS, and Others. come ;
[Thry driw ANTONY up. Cæs. Go to him, Dolabella, bid him yield; And welcome, welcome! die, where thou hast Being so frustrate, tell him, he mocks us by liv'd :
The pauses that he makes, Quicken with kissing: had my lips that power, Dol.
Cæsar, I shall. (Exit. Thus would I wear them out.
Enter DERCETAS, with the Sword of ANTONY. All.
A heavy sight! Cæs. Wherefore is that ? and what art thou, Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying;
Appear thus to us?
(that dar'st Give me some wine, and let me speak a little. Der.
I am call'd Dercetas; Cleo. No, let me speak; and let me rail so high, Mark Antony I serv'd: who best was worthy That the false housewife Fortune break her Best to be servd: whilst he stood up, and spoke, Provok'd by my offence.
(wheel, He was my master; and I wore my life, Ant.
One word, sweet queen: To spend lipon his haters: If thou please OfCæsar seek your honour with your safety.-0! To take me to thee, as I was to him Cles. They do not go together.
I'll be to Cæsar; if thou pleasest not, Ant.
Gentle, hear me: I yield thee up my life. None about Cæsar trust, but Proculeius.
What is't thou say'st? Cieo. My resolution, and my hands, I'll trust; Der. I say, 0 Cæsar, Antony is dead. None about Cæsar.
Cæs. The breaking of so great a thing should Ant. The miserable change now at my end,
make Lament nor sorrow at: but please your thoughts, A greater crack: The round world should have In feeding them with those my former fortunes Lions into civil strerts,
(shook Wherein I liv'd, the greatest prince o' the world, | And citizens to their dens:- The death of Antony The noblest: and do now not basely die, Is not a single doom; in the name lay Nor cowardly ; put off my helmet to
A moiety of the world. My countryman, a Roman, by a Roman
He is dead, Cæsar; Váliantly vanquish'd. Now, my spirit is going; Not by a publick minister of justice, I can no more.
(Dics. Nor by a hir'd knife; but that self hand, Cleo.
Noblest of men, woo't die ? Which writ his honour in the acts it did, Hast thou no care of me? shall I abide Hath, with the courage which the heart did In this dull world, which in thy absence is Splitted the heart.- This is his sword, (lend it, No better than a sty?--0, see, my women, I robb'd his wound of it: behold it stain'd The crown o' the earth doth melt :- My lord !- With his most noble blood. 0, wither'd is the garland of the war,
Look yon sad, friends ? The soldier's pole is fallen; young boys and girls The gods rebuke me, but it is tidings Are level now with men: the odds is gone, To wash the eyes of kings. And there is nothing left remarkable
And strange it is, Beneath the visiting moon. She faints. That nature must compel us to lament Char.
() quietness, lady! Our most persisted deeds. Iras. She is dead too, our sovereign.
His taints and honours Char.
Waged equal with him.
A rarer spirit never Char. O madam, madam, madam!
Did steer humanity: but you, gods, will give us Iras.
Royal Egypt! Some faults to make us men. Cæsar is touch'd. Empress!
Mec. When such a spacious mirror's set before Char. Peace, peace, Iras. (manded He needs must see himself.
[him, Cleo. No more, but e'en a woman; and com
Till they had stolen our jewel. All's but naught; In the whole world : But yet let me lament,
In top of all design, my mate in empire, Ere death dare come to us ?- How do you, Friend and companion in the front of war, women?
(mian? The arm of mine own body, and the heart What, what? good cheer! Why, liow now,Char- Where mine his thoughts did kindle,-that our My noble girls !--Ah, women, women! look, Cnreconcilable, should divide
(stars, Our lamp is spent, it's out :-Good sirs, take Our equalness to this.--Hear me, good friends, heart:
[To the Guard belono. But I will tell you at some meeter season; We'll bury him: and then what's brave, what's
Enter a Messenger. Let's do it after the high Roman fashion, (noble, The business of this man looks out of him, And make death proud to take us. Comne,away: We'll hear him what he says.- Whence are you? This case of that huge spirit now is cold. Moes. A poor Egyptian yet. The queen, my Ah women, women i come; we have no friend mistress,
(onfin'd in all she has, her monuments,
Gal. You see how easily she may be surprised Of thy intents desires instruction;
[Here PROCULEIUS, and two of the Guard, That she preparedly may frame herself
ascend the Monument by a ladder placed To the way she's forced to.
against a Winclow, and having descended, Cæs.
Bid her have good heart; come behind CLEOPATRA, Some of the Guard She soon shall know of us, by some of ours,
unbar and open the Gates. How honourable, and how kindly we
Guard her till Cesar come. Determine for her: for Cæsar cannot live [ To Proct Lepus and the Guard. Exit GALLUS. To be ungentle.
Iras. Royal queen! Mess. So the gods preserve thee! (Erit. Char. 0 Cleopatra ! thou art taken, queen!
Cæs. Come hither, Proculeius; Go, and say, Cleo. Quick, quick, good hands. We purpose her no shame: give her what com
[Drawing a Dagger. The quality of her passion shall require; (forts Pro.
Hold, worthy lady, hold : Lest, in her greatness, by some mortal stroke
(Siezes and disarms her. She do defeat us: for her life in Rome
Do not yourself such wrong, who are in this Would be eternal in our triumph: Go, Reliev'd, but not betray'd. And,with your specdiest, bring us what she says,
What, of death too, And how you find of her.
That rids our dogs of languish ?
[Exit Gallus. The undoing of yourself: let the world see Dolabella!
His nobleness well acted, which your death Cos. Let him alone, for I remember now Will never let conie forth. How he's employed; he shall in time be ready. Cleo.
Where art thou, death? Go with me to my tent; where you shall see Come hither, come! come, come, and take a How hardly I was drawn into this war; Worth many babes and beggars ! (queen How calm and gentle I proceeded still
O, temperance, lady! In all my writings: Go with me, and see Cleo. Sir, I will eat no meat, l'll not drink, sir What I can show in this,
[Exeunt. (If idle talk will once be necessary); SCENE II.
I'll not sleep neither: This mortal house I'll ruin,
Do Cæsar what he can. Know, sir, that I Alexandria. A Room in the Monument.
Will not wait pinion'd at your master's court ; Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, and Iras. Nor once be chastis'd with the sober eye Cleo. My desolation does begin to make Of dull Octavia. Shall they hoist me up, A better life : 'Tis paltry to be Cæsar;
And show me to the shouting varletry Not being fortune, he's but fortune's knave, Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt A minister of her will; and it is great Be gentle grave to me! rather on Nilus' mud To do that thing that ends all other deeds; Lay me stark naked, and let the water-flies Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change; Blow me into abhorring! rather make Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung; My country's high pyramides my gibbet, The beggar's nurse and Cæsar's.
And hang me up in chains ! Enter, to the Gates of the Monument, PROCULEIUS, Pro.
You do extend Gallus, and Soldiers.
These thoughts of horror further than you shall Pro. Cæsar sends greeting to the queen of Find cause in Cæsar. Egypt;
Enter DOLABELLA. And bids thee study on what fair demands Dol.
Proculeius, Thou mean'st to have him grant thee.
What thou hast done thy master Cesar knows, Cleo. [Within.)
What's thy name? And he hath sent for thee: as for the queen, Pro. My name is Proculeius.
I'll take her to my guard.
To Cæsar I will speak what you shall please, That have no use for trusting. If your master
(70 CLEOPATRA. Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell If you'll employ me to him. That majesty, to keep decorum, must [him, Cleo.
Say, I would die. No less beg than a kingdom: if he please
(Exeunt PROCULEIUS and Soldiers. To give me conquer'd Egypt for my son,
Dol. Most noble empress, you have heard of He gives me so much of mine own, as I
Cleo. I cannot tell.
(me ? Will kneel to him with thanks,
Assuredly, you know me. Pro.
Be of good cheer; Cleo. No matter, sir, what I have heard, or You are fallen into a princely hand, fear pothing: known, Make your full reference freely to my lord, You laugh, when boys, or women, tell their Who is so full of grace, that it flows over Is't not your trick ?
[dreams; On all that need: Let me report to him
I understand not, madam. Your sweet dependency; and you shall find Cleo. I dream'd there was an emperor AnA conqueror, that will pray in aid for kindness, 0, sach another sleep, that I might see [tony ;Where he for grace is kneed to.
But such another man! Cieo. [Within.)
Pray you, tell him
If it might please you, I am his fortuno's vassal, and I send him Cleo. His face was as the heavens; and therein The greatness he has got. I hourly learn
stuck A doctrine of obedience; and would gladly A sun, and moon; which kept their course, and Look him i' the face.
The little O, the earth.
(lighted Pro. This l'l report, dear lady. Dol.
Most sovereign creature, Have comfort; for, I know, your plight is pitied Cleo. IIis legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd arma Of him that caus'd it..
Crested the world : bis voice was propertied