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Agr. Indeed, he plied them both with excellent
praises, Eno. But he loves Cæsar best; - Yet he loves
Antony : Ho! hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards, poets, cannot Think, speak, cast, write, sing, number, ho, his love To Antony. But as for Cæsar, Kneel down, kneel down, and wonder. Agr.
Both he loves. Eno. They are his shards, and he their beetle. So,
[Trumpets. This is to horse-Adieu, noble Agrippa. Agr. Good fortune, worthy soldier ; and farewell. Enter CÆSAR, ANTONY, LEPIDUS, and Octavia. Ant. No further, sir.
Cæs. You take from me a great part of myself;
Make me not offended
I have said.
You shall not find,
Cæs. Farewell, my dearest sister, fare thee well.
Octa. My noble brother!
Ant. The April 's in her eyes : It is love's spring, And these the showers to bring it on.—Be cheerful.
Octa. Sir, look well to my husband's house; and
Octa. I 'll tell you in your ear.
Ant. Her tongue will not obey her heart, nor can
Eno. Will Cæsar weep? [Aside to AGRIPPA.
He has a cloud in 's face.
Why, Enobarbus ?
No, sweet Octavia,
Come, sir, come;
Adieu ; be happy!
a Steevens says that “ a horse is said to have a cloud in his face when he has a black or dark-coloured spot in his forehead between his eyes."
Cæs. Farewell, farewell! [Kisses Octavia. Ant.
[Trumpets sound. Exeunt. SCENE III.-Alexandria. A Room in the Palace. Enter Cleopatra, CHARMAN, Iras, and Alexas. Clco. Where is the fellow ? Alex.
Half afеard to come. Cleo. Go to, go to :—Come hither, sir.
Enter a Messenger. Alex.
Good majesty, Herod of Jewry dare not look upon you, But when you are well pleas’d. Cleo.
That Herod's head
Mess. Most gracious majesty,
Didst thou behold
Mcss. Ay, dread queen.
Madam, in Rome I look'd her in the face; and saw her led Between her brother and Mark Antony.
Cleo. Is she as tall as me? Mess.
She is not, madam, Cleo. Didst hear her speak? Is she shrill-tongud,
or low? Mess. Madam, I heard her speak; she is low-voic'd. Cleo. That's not so good :-he cannot like her long. Char. Like her? O Isis! it is impossible. Cleo. I think so, Charmian : Dull of tongue, and
dwarfish! What majesty is in her gait? Remember, If e'er thou look’dst on majesty.
She creeps :
Is this certain ?
Three in Egyrt
He's very knowing,
Widow ?- Charmian, hark.
round? Mess. Round even to faultiness. Cleo. For the most part too, they are foolish that are
Mess. Brown, madam : And her forehead
There 's gold for thee.
(Exit Messenger. Char.
A proper man. Cleo. Indeed, he is so : I repent me much That so I harried b him. Why, methinks, by him, This creature 's no such thing. a Station is the act of standing, as motion is the act of moving.
6 Harried. To harry is to rex, to torrent, to annoy; the same as harass.
Nothing, madam. Cleo. The man hath seen some majesty, and should
Char. I warrant you, madam.
SCENE IV.–Athens. A Room in Antony's House.
Enter Antony and OCTAVIA. Ant. Nay, nay, Octavia, not only that, That were excusable, that, and thousands more Of semblable import,—but he hath wag'd New wars 'gainst Pompey; made his will, and read it To public ear: Spoke scantly of me: when perforce he could not But pay me terms of honour, cold and sickly He vented them ; most narrow measure lent me, When the best hint was given him : he not look'd, Or did it from his teeth.a Octa.
O my good lord, Believe not all; or, if you must believe, Stomach not all. A more unhappy lady, If this division chance, ne'er stood between, Praying for both parts : The good gods will mock me presently, When I shall pray, “ O, bless my lord and husband !" Undo that prayer, by crying out as loud, “O, bless my brother!" Husband win, win brother,
& He looked not upon the people as one who is addressing them with sincerity-he spoke from his teeth, and not with the full utterance of the heart.