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Make it so known. .. Agr.
Cæsar, I shall. [Exit AGRIPPA. Cæs. The time of universal peace is near: Prove this a prosperous day, the three-nook'd world Shall bear the olive freely.
Enter a Messenger.
Cæs. . ' Go, charge Agrippa Plant those that have revolted in the van, That Antony may seem to spend his fury Upon himself. Exeunt CÆSAR and his Train.
Eno. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry, On affairs of Antony; there did persuade . Great Herod to incline himself to Cæsar, And leave his master Antony: for this pains, Cæsar hath hang'd him. Canidius, and the rest That fell away, have entertainment, but No honourable trust. I have done ill; Of which I do accuse myself so sorely, That I will joy no more.
...... Enter a Soldier of Cæsar's.
. Enobarbus, Antony
Eno. I give it you.
Mock me not, Enobarbus.
[Exit Soldier. Eno. I am alone the Villain of the earth,
And feel I am so most. O Antony,
SCENE VII. Field of Battle between the Camps. Alarum. Drums and Trumpets. Enter AGRIPPA,
and Others. . * Agr. Retire, we have engag'd ourselves too far: Cæsar himself has work, and our oppression 2 Exceeds what we expected.
[Exeunt. Alarum. Enter ANTONY and Scarus, wounded.
Scar. O my brave emperor, this is fought indeed ! Had we done so at first, we had driven them home With clouts about their heads. Ant.
Thou bleed'st apace.
& And feel I am so most.] i. e. I am pre-eminently the first, the greatest villain of the earth. To stand alone, is still used in that sense, where any one towers above his competitors. And feel I am so most, must signify, I feel or know it myself, more than any other person can or does feel it. REED. ' 9 T his blows my heart:) This generosity, (says Enobarbus,) swells my heart, so that it will quickly break, if thought break it not, a swifter mean.
but thought will do't, I feel.] Thought, in this passage, as in many others, signifies melancholy.
2 and our oppression>]i. e. the force by which we are oppressed or overpowered.
Scar. I had a wound here that was like a T,
They do retire.
Enter Eros. Eros. They are beaten, sir; and our advantage
serves For a fair victory. Scar.
Let us score their backs,
I will reward thee
I'll halt after. [Exeunt,
Alarum. Enter ANTONY, marching; Scarus, and
Ant. We have beat him to his camp; Run one
before, . And let the queen know of our guests.-To-morrow, Before the sun shall see us, we'll spill the blood That has to-day escap'd. I thank you all; For doughty-handed are you; and have fought Not as you sery'd the cause, but as it had been Each man's like mine; you have shown all Hectors, Enter the city, clip your wives, 3. your friends,
--- clip your wifes,] To clip is to embrace,
Tell them your feats; whilst they with joyful tears
... [To SCARUS.
Enter Cleopatra, attended.
Lord of lords!
I'll give thee, frien
Ant. He has deserv'd it, were it carbuncled Like holy Phæbus' car.-Give me thy hand;
.. 4 To this great fairy-) Mr. Upton has well observed, that fairy, which Dr. Warburton and Sir T. Hanmer explain by In- . chantress, comprises the idea of power and beauty. Johnson. S p roof of harness-] i. e. armour of proof. Harnois, Fr. Arnese, Ital.
6 The world's great snare ) i. e. the war.
? Get goal for goal of youth.] At all plays of barriers, the boundary is called a goal; to win a goal, is to be a superior in a contest of activity.
Through Alexandria make a jolly march;
gether, Applauding our approach.
1 SCENE IX.
1 Sold. If we be not reliev'd within this hour,
This last day was
O, bear me witness, night,
Stand close, and list to him. Eno. Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon, When men reyolted shall upon récord
Bear our hack'd targets like the men that owe them:i. e. hack'd as much as the men to whom they belong; or perhaps, Bear our hack'd targets with spirit and exultation, such as becomes the brave warriors that own them. · 9 tabourines;] A tabourin was a small drum. It is often mentioned in our ancient romances.
in the court of guard:] i. e. the guard-room, the place where the guard musters. The same expression occurs again in Othello,