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Cæsar's camp before Alexandria.
Flourish. Enter Cæsar with Agrippa, Enobarbus,
Cæs. Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight:
Enter a Messenger.
Go, charge Agrippa
Eno. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry,
Enter a Soldier of Cæsar's.
Eno. I give it you.
Mock me not, Enobarbus.
[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.
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.
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.
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,
I will reward thee
I'll halt after.
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
Not as you serv'd the cause, but as it had been
Lord of lords !
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:
† 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
gether, Applauding our approach.
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.