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Trust not to rotten planks: Do you misdoubt
Well, well, away,
Can. Soldier, thou art: but his whole action grows
Sold. Sain : You keep by land ...* The legions and the horse whole, do you not?
Can. Marcus Octavius, Marcus Justeius, Publicola, and Cælius, are for sea:: But we keep whole by land. This speed of Cæsar's Carries beyond belief. . Sold. . . :: While he wa
While he was yet in R His power went out in such distractions, as . . Beguild all spies. Can.
Who's his lieutenant, hear you? Sold. They say, one Taurus. i Can.
Well I know the man.
Enter a Messenger. . Mess. The emperor calls for Canidius.
i out his whole action grows
conl ' . Not in the power on't:] i. e. His whole conduct in the war is not founded upon that which is his greatest strength, (namely, his land force,) but on the caprice of a woman, who wishes that he should fight by sea.
5 Carries beyond belief.] Perhaps this phrase is from archery, * ---- distractions,] Detachments, separate bodies.'
Can. With news the time's with labour; and
throes forth, Each minute, some.
A Plain near Actium.
Enter Cæsar, Taurus, Officers, and others. Cæs. Taurus, Taur. My lord.
Strike not by land; keep whole: Provoke not battle, till we have done at sea. Do not exceed the prescript of this scroll: Our fortune lies upon this jump. *
[Exeunt. Enter ANTONY and ENOBARBUS. Ant. Set we our squadrons on yon? side o'the hill, In eye of Cæsar's battle; from which place We may the number of the ships behold, And so proceed accordingly. [Exeunt. Enter CANIDIUS, marching with his Land Army one
Way over the Stage; and TAURUS, the Lieutenant of Cæsar, the other Way. After their going in, is heard the Noise of a Šea-Fight.
Alarum. Re-enter ENOBARBUS. Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can behold
no longer: The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
I and throes forth,] i. e. ennits as in parturition.
this jump.] i. e. hazard. 9 The Antoniad, &c.] Which Plutarch says, was the name of Cleopatra's ship.
With all their sixty, fly, and turn the rudder ;
Gods, and goddesses,
What's thy passion?
How appears the fight?
That I beheld: mine eyes
She once being loof'd,
? The greater cantle ) A piece or lump, or rather a corner. Cæsar, in this play, mentions the three-nook'd world. Of this triangular world every triumvir had a corner.
2 token'd ) Spotted. The death of those visited by the plague was certain, when particular eruptions appeared on the skin; and these were called God's tokens.
Yon ribald-rid nag-] i. e. Yon strumpet, who is come mon to every wanton fellow.
4 The brize upon her, ] The brize is the gad-fly. s o being loof'd,] To loof is to bring a ship close to the wind.
; he has given.cw himself, it had our general'
Experience;" manhood, honour, ne'er before
Enter CANIDIUS. Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath, And sinks most lamentably. Had our general Been what he knew himself, it had gone well: O, he has given example for our flight, Most grossly, by his own. · Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts? Why then, good night
'T Aside. Can. Towards Peloponnesus are they fled.
Scur. 'Tis easy to't; and there I will attend
To Cæsar will I render
I'll yet follow
3. SCENE IX.
. Enter ANTONY anul Attendants. . . Aint. Hark, the land bids me tread no more upon't, It is asham'd to bear me!- Friends, come hither, I am so lated in the world," that I Have lost my way for ever:-I have a ship
6 The wounded chance of Antony,] i. e, the broken fortunes of
so lated in the world,] Alluding to a benighted traveller,
Laden with gold; take that, divide it; fly,
Fly! not we..
cowards To run, and show their shoulders.-Friends, .be ..,
[Sits down. Enter Eros, and CLEOPATRA, led by CHARMIAN
& I have lost command,] i. e. I entreat you to leave me, because I have lost all power to command your absence. VOL. VII.