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The brize* upon her, like a cow in Jude,
That I beheld: mine eyes
She once being loof'd t, The noble ruin of her magick, Antony, Claps on his sea-wing, and like a doting mallard, Leavivg the fight iv height, Aies after her: I never saw an action of such shame; Experience, manhood, honour, ve'er before Did violate so itself. Eno.
Alack, alack !
Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath, And sinks most lamentably. Had our generat Been what he knew himself, it had gone well: 0, he has given example for our flight, Most grossly, by his own, Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts? Why then, good
(Aside. Can. Towards Peloponnesus are they filed.
Scar. 'Tis easy to't; and there I will attend
To Caesar will I render
of yielding. Eno.
I'll yet follow The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason Sits in the wind against me.
• The gad-fly, that stings cattle. 1 Brought close to the wind.
Alexandria. A room in the palace.
Enter Antony, and Attendants. Ant. 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 Laden with gold ; take that, divide it; fly, And make your peace with Cæsar. Att.
Fly! not we. Ant. I have fled myself; and have instructed
cowards To run, and show their shoulders.-Friends, be gone; I have myself resolv'd upon a course, Which has no need of you; be gone : My treasure's in the harbour, take it.--0, I follow'd that I blush to look upon : My very hairs do mutiny; for the white Reprove the brown for rashness, and they them For fear and doting.- Friends, be gone: you shall. Have letters from me to some friends that will Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad, Nor make replies of loathness: take the hint Which my despair proclaims; let that be left Which leaves itself: to the sea-side straightway: I will possess you of that ship and treasure. Leave me, I pray, a little; 'pray you now :Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command, Therefore I pray you :-I'll see you by and by.
• Belated, benighted.
Enter Eros, and Cleopatra, (ed by Charmian and
Eros. Nay, gentle madam, to him:--Comfort him,
Ant. Yes, my lord, yes;-He*, at Philippi, kept
Cleo. Ah, stand by.
Iras. Go to him, madam, speak to him;
Cleo. Well then,-Sustain me:-0!
Eros. Most noble sir, arise; the queen approaches; Her head's declined, and death will seize her; but s Your comfort makes the rescue.
Ant. I have offended reputation ;
Sir, the queen.
O my lord, my lord!
Fought by his officers. # Divested of his faculties, Ś Unless.
Forgive my fearful sails ! I little thought,
Egypt, thou knew'st too well,
O, my pardon. Ant.
Now I must To the young man send humble treaties, dodge And palter in the shifts of lowness; who With half the bulk o'the world play'd as I pleasid, Making, and marring fortunes. You did know, How much you were my conqueror; and that My sword, made weak by my affection, would Obey it on all cause. Cleo.
O pardon, pardon. Ant. Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates All that is won and lost: Give me a kiss; Even this repays me.-We sent our schoolmaster, Is he come back ?- Love, I am full of lead :Some wine, within there, and our viands :-Fortune
knows, We scorn her most, when most she offers blows.
Cæsar's camp, in Egypt.
Enter Cæsar, Dolabella, Thyreus, and others.
Cæs. Let him appear that's come from Antony. Know you him? Dol.
Cesar, 'tis his schoolmastert:
• Values. t Euphronius, schoolmaster to Antony's children.
An argument that he is pluck'd, when hither
Enter Euphronius. Cas.
Approach, and speak. Eup. Such as I am, I come from Antony: I was of late as petty to his ends, As is the morn.dew on the myrtle leaf To his grand sea*. Cies.
Be it so; Declare thine office,
Eup. Fortune pursue thee!
Bring him through the bands.
[Exit Euphronius. To try thy eloquence, pow 'tis time : Despatch; Froni Antony win Cleopatra: promise,
[To Thyreus. And in our name, what she requires ; add more, From thinc invention, offers : women are not, In their best fortunes, strong; but want will perjure
. As is the dew to the sea. + Diadem, the crown.