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(I will subscribe) gentle adieus, aud greetings :
Say, that I wish he never find more cause
To change a master.-0, my fortunes have
Corrupted honest men :-Eros, despatch.

(Exeunt.

SCENE VI.

Cæsar's camp before Alexandria.

Flourish. Enter Cæsar with Agrippa, Enobarbus,

and others.

Cæs. Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight:
Our will is, Antony be took alive ;
Make it so known.
Agr. Cæsar, I shall.

[Erit 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.
Moss.

Autony
Is come into the field.
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.
Sold.

Enobarbus, Antony
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
His bounty overplus : The messenger
Came on my guard; and at thy tent is now,
Unloading of his mules.

Eno. I give it you.
Sold.

Mock me not, Enobarbus.
I tell you true: Best that you saf'd the bringer
Out of the host; I must attend mine office,
Or would have done't myself. Your emperor
Continues still a Jove.

[Erit Soldier. Eno. I am alone the villain of the earth, And feel I am so most. O Antony, Thou mine of bounty, how would'st thou have paid My better service, when my turpitude Thou dost so crowo with gold! This blows* my

heart: If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean Shall outstrike thought: but thought will do't, I feel, I fight against thee!-No: I will go seek Some ditch, wherein to die; the foul'st best fits My latter part of life.

[Erit.

SCENE VII.

Field of buttle 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 Exceeds what we expected.

(Exeunt.

• Swells.

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. Scar. I had a wound here that was like a T, But now 'tis made an H. Ant.

They do retire. Scar. We'll beat 'em into bench-holes; I have yet Room for six scotches* more.

Enter Eros. Eros. They are beaten, sir; and our advantage

serves For a fair victory. Scar.

Let us score their backs,
And snatch 'em up, as we take hareş, belind;
'Tis sport to maul a runner.
Ant.

I will reward thee
Once for thy spritely comfort, and ten-fold
For thy good valour. Come thee on.
Scar.

I'll halt after.

[Exeunt.

SCENE VIII.

Under the walls of Alexandria.

Alarum. Enter Antony, marching ; Scarus, and

forces. Ant. We have beat him to his camp; Run one

before, And let the queen know of ourguests.-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 t-handed are you; and have fought

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Not as you serv'd the cause, but as it had been
Each man's like mine; you have shown all Hectors.
Enter the city, clip* your wives, your friends,
Tell them your feats; whilst they with joyful tears
Wash the congealment from your wounds, and kiss
The bonour'd gashes whole.-Give me thy hand;

[To Scarus.
Enter Cleopatra, attended.
To this great fairy + I'll commend thy acts,
Make her thanks bless thee.-0 thou day o'the

world,
Chain mine arm'd neck ; leap thou, attire and all,
Through proof of harness I to my heart, and there
Ride on the pants triumphing.
Cleo.

Lord of lords !
O infinite virtue! com'st thou smiling from
The world's great snare uncaught?
Ant.

My nightingale, We have beat them to their beds. What, girl ?

though grey Do something mingle with our brown; yet have we A brain that nourishes our nerves, and can Get goal for goal of youth. Behold this man; Commend unto his lips thy favouring haud ;Kiss it, my warrior :-He hath fought to-day, As if a god, in' hate of mankind, had Destroy'd in such a shape. Cleo.

I'll give thee, friend, An armour all of gold; it was a king's.

Ant. He has deserv'd it, were it carbuncled Like holy Phæbus' car.-Give me thy hand; Through Alexandria make a jolly march; Bear our hack'd targets like the men that owe themộ:

# Embrace.

† Beauty united with power, was the popular characteristick of fairies. | Armour of proof.

As becomes the brave warriors that own them.

Had our great palace the capacity
To camp this host, we all would sup together;
And drink carouses to the next day's fate,
Which promises royal peril.-Trumpeters,
With brazen din blast you the city's ear;
Make mingle with our rattling tabourines* ;
That heaven and earth may strike their sounds to-

gether, Applauding our approach.

[Exeunt.

SCENE IX.

Cæsar's camp.

Sentinels on their post. Enter Enobarbus. 1 Sold. If we be not reliev'd within this hour, We must return to the court of guard : The night Is shiny; and, they say, we shall embattle By the second hour i' the morn. 2 Sold.

This last day was A shrewd one to us, Eno.

O, bear me witness, night, 3 Sold. What man is this? 2 Sold.

Stand close, and list to him. Eno. Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon, When men revolted shall upon record Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did Before thy face repent!1 Sold.

Enobarbus! 3 Sold.

Peace; Hark further.

Eno. O sovereign mistress of true melancholy, The poisonous damp of night disponget upon me;

# Small drums. + Discharge, as a sponge when squeezed discharges the moisture it had imbibed.

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