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I grant him part; but then, in his Armenia,
He'll never yield to that.
Enter Octavia . Oct. Hail, Cæsar, 'and my lord! hail, most dear .
come not in
Good my lord,
Which soon he granted,
$ The ostent of our love,] for--ostentation,
Oct. Do not say so, my lord.
I have eyes upon him,
My lord, in Athens. . , Cues. No, my most wronged sister; Cleopatra Hath nodded him to her. He hath given his empire Up to a whore; who now are levying The kings o’the earth for war: He hath assembled Bocchus, the king of Lybia; Archelaus, Of Cappadocia; Philadelphos, king Of Paphlagonia; the Thracian king, Adallas: King Malchus of Arabia ; king of Pont; Herod of Jewry; Mithridates, king Of Comagene; Polemon and Amintas, The kings of Mede, and Lycaonia, with a More larger list of scepters. Oct.
Ah me, most wretched, That have my heart parted betwixt two friends, That do afflict each other! Cues.
In his abominations, turns you off;
Is it so, sir? ..
Enter CLEOPATRA and ENOBARBUŞ.
Cleo. Thou hast forspoke my being in these wars; And say’st, it is not fit.
W ell, is it, is it?
.. not we Be there in person? - Eno. [Aside.) Well, I could reply:If we should serve with horse and mares together, The horse were merely lost;' the mares would bear A soldier, and his horse. Cleo.
.: What is't you say? Eno. Your presence needs must puzzle Antony; Take from his heart, take from his brain, from his
- time, What should not then be spar’d. He is already Traduc'd for levity; and 'tis said in Rome,
i- potent regiment-] Regiment, is government, authority; he puts his power and his empire into the hands of a false woman.
8 forspoke my being ] To forspeak, is to contradict, la speak against, as forbid is to order negatively. 9- merely lost ;] i. e, entirely, absolutely lost.
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That Photinus an eunuch, and your maids,
Sink Rome; and their tongues rot,
* Nay, I have done: Here comes the emperor.
Enter Antony and CANIDIUS.
Is't not strange, Canidius,
Cleo. Celerity is never more admir'd,
A good rebuke,
By sea! What else?
For he dares us? to't.
Your ships are not well mann'd: Your mariners are muleteers, reapers, people Ingross'd by swift impress; in Cæsar's fleet Are those, that often have 'gainst Pompey fought : Their ships are yare; yours, heavy. No disgrace
And take in Toryne?] To take in is to gain by conquest. % For he dares us 1 i. e, because he dares us.
Shall fall you for refusing him at sea,
; By sea, by sea. i' .
I'll fight at sea.
Ant. Our overplus of shipping will we burn;
Enter a Messenger.
Mess. The news is true, my lord; he is descried; Cæsar has taken Toryne.
Ant. Can he be there in person? 'tis impossible; Strange, that his power should be.-Canidius, Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land, And our twelve thousand horse:-We'll to our ship;
Enter a Soldier. Away, my Thetis !4-How now, worthy soldier ? :
Sold. O noble emperor, do not fight by sea ; 3 Strange, that his power should be.] It is strange that his forces should be there. 4 m y Thetis ! ] Antony may address Cleopatra by the name of this sea-nymph, because she had just promised him assistance in his naval expedition; or perhaps in allusion to her voyage down the Cydnus, when she appeared like Thetis surrounded by the Nereids.