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Eros.

0, sir, pardon me. 1 Guard. Woe are we, sir, you may notlive to wear Ant. When I did make thee free, swor'st thou All your true followers out. not then

All

Most heavy day, To do this when I bade thee? Do it at once ;

Ant. Nay, good my fellows, do not please sharp Or thy precedent services are all

fate But accidents anpurpos d. Draw, and come. To grace it with your sorrows: bid that welcome

Eros. Turn from me then that noble countenance, Which comes to punish us, and we panish it Wherein the worship of the whole world lies. Seeming to bear it lightly. Take me up: Ant. Lo thee.

(Turning from him.) I have led you oft: carry me now, good friends, Eros. My sword is drawn.

And have my thanks for all.
Ant.

Then let
do at once

[Exeunt, bearing Antoey. The thing why thou hast drawn it.

Scene XIII.-The same. A Monument. Eros.

My dear master,

Enter above, CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, and IRAS. My captain, and my emperor! let me say, Before I strike this bloody stroke, farewell.

Cleo. O Charmian, I will never go from hence. Ant. 'Tis said, man ;--and farewell.

Char. Be comforted, dear madam.
Cleo.

No, I will not :
Eros. Farewell, great chief. Shall I strike now?
Ant.

Now, Eros. All strange and terrible events are welcome, Eros. Why, there then :- (Falls on his sword.) But comforts we despise; our size of sorrow, Thus do I escape the sorrow

Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great Of Antony's death.

(Dies.)

Enter DIOMEDES. Ant.

Thrice nobler than myself! As that which makes it.-How now? is he dead? Thou teachest me, o valiant Eros, what

Dio. His death's upon him, but not dead. I should, and thou could'st not. My queen and Eros

Look out o'the other side your monument,
Have, by their brave instruction, got upon me

His guard have brought him thither.
A nobleness in record : But I will be
A bridegroom in my death, and run into't

Enter ANTONY, borne by the Guard.
As to a lover's bed. Come then ; and, Eros,

Cleo.

0 thoa son, Thy master dies thy scholar; to do thus

Burn the great sphere thou mov'st in-darkling (Falling on his sword.)

stand I learn'd of thee. How! not yet dead? not dead? The varying shore o'the world !_0 Antony! The guard !--ho!–0, despatch ine.

Antony, Antony !-Charmian, help; help, Iras;

Help, friends below: let's draw him hither.
Enter DERCETAS and Guard.

Ant.

Peace: 1 Guard.

What's the noise ?

Not Cæsar's valour bath o'erthrown Antony, Ant. I have done my work ill, friends; 0, make

But Antony's hath triumphed on itself. an end Of what I have begun.

Cleo. So it should be, ihat none but Antony 2 Guard. The star is fallen.

Should conquer Antony; bat woe 'tis so! 1 Guard. And time is at his period.

Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying; oply

I here importune death a while, until All

Alas, and woe! Ant. Let him, that loves me, strike me dead.

Of many thousand kisses the poor last 1 Guard.

Not I.

I lay upon thy lips.-
Cleo.

I dare not, dear,
2 Guard. Nor I,
3 Guard. Nor any one.

(Dear my lord, pardon) I dare not,

[Exeunt Guard. Der. Thy death and fortunes bid thy followers fly. or the full-fortun’d Cæsar ever shall

Lest I be taken: not

the imperious shew This sword but shewn to Cæsar, with this tidings, Be brooch'd with me; if knife, drugs, serpents, bare Shall enter me with him.

Edge, sting, or operation, I am safe:
Enter DIOMEDES,

Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes,
Dio. Where's Antony ?

And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour
Der.
There, Diomed, there.

Demuring upon me.-But come, come, Antony,Dio.

Lives he? Help me, my women,-we must draw thee up;Wilt thou pot answer, man? [Exit Dercetas. Assist, good friends. Ant. Art thou there, Diomed ? Draw thy sword, Ant.

0, quick, or I am gone. and give me

Cleo. Here's sport, indeed !-How heavy weighs Sufficing strokes for death. Dio. Most absolute lord,

Our strength is all gone into heaviness, My mistress Cleopatra sent me to thee.

That makes the weight! Had I great Juno's power, Ant. When did she send thee ?

The strong-wing’a Mercury should fetch thee op, Dio. Now, my lord.

And set thee by Jove's side. Yet come a little, Ant.

Where is she? | Wishers were ever fools ;-0, come, come, come Dio. Lock'd in her monument. She had a pro

(They draw Antony wr; phesying fear

And welcome, welcome! die, where thou hast lis's: Of what hath come to pass: for when she saw Quicken with kissing; had my lips that power, (Which never sball be found,) you did suspect Thus would I wear them out. She had dispos'd with Cæsar, and that your rage All.

A heavy sight! Would not be purg'd, she sent you word she was Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying : dead;

Give me some wine, and let me speak a little. But, fearing since how it might work, hath sent

Cleo. No, let me speak; and let me rail so high, Me to proclaim the truth; and I am come,

That the false housewife Fortune break her wheel, I dread, too late.

Provok'd hy my offence. Ant. Too late, good Diomed:--Call my guard, Ant.

One word, sweet queen: I pr'ythee.

[guard, what, bo! of Cæsar seek your honour with your safety.-0! Dio. What, ho! the emperor's guard! The Cleo. They do not go together. Come, your lord calls.

Ant.

Gentle, hear me: Enter some of the Guard.

None about Cæsar trust, but Proculeins. Ant. Bear me, good friends, where Cleopatra Cleo. My resolution, and my hands, I'll trust;

None about Cæsar. 'Tis the last service that I shall command vou. Ant. The miserable change now at my end,

my lord!

bides;

Lament nor sorrow at: but please your thoughts, Not by a public minister of justice,
In feeding them with those my former fortunes Nor by a hired knife; but ihat self hand
Wherein I liv'd, the greatest prince o'the world, Which writ his honour in the acts it did,
The noblest: and do now not basely die,

Hath, with the courage which the heart did lend it,
Nor cowardly; put off my helmet to

Splitted the heart.- This is his sword,
My countryman, a Roman, by a Roman

I robb'd his wound of it; behold it stain'd
Valiantly vanquish’d. Now, my spirit is going; With his most noble blood.
I can no more.

(Dies.) Cæs.

Look you sad, friends!
Cleo.

Noblest of men, woo't die? The gods rebuke me, but it is a tidings
Hast thon no care of me? shall I abide

To wash the eyes of kings.
In this dull world, which in thy absence is

Agr.

And strange it is,
No better than a sty?-0, see, my women, That nature must compel us to lament
The crown o'the earth doth melt:-My lord! - Our most persisted deeds.
0, wither'd is the garland of the war,

Mec.

His taints and honours
The soldier's pole is fallen ; young boys, and girls, Waged equal with him.
Are level now with men; the odds is gone,

Agr.

A rarer spirit never And there is nothing left remarkable

Did steer humanity: but you, gods, will give us Beneath the visiting moon.

(She faints.) Some faults to make us men. Cæsar is touch'd. Char.

0, quietness, lady! Mec. When such a spacious mirror's set before Iras. She is dead too, our sovereign.

He needs must see himself,

[him, Char.

Lady,--
Cees,

O Antony!
Iras.

Madam, I have follow'd thee to this ;-But we do lance
Char. O madam, madam, madam!

Diseases in our bodies : I must perforce
Iras.

Royal Egypt! Have shewn to thee such a declining day,
Empress!

Or look on thine; we could not stall together
Char. Peace, peace, Iras.

[manded In the whole world : But yet let me lament,
Cleo. No more, but e'en a woman; and com With tears as sovereign as the blood of hearts,
By such poor passiou as the maid that milks, That thou, my brother, my competitor
And does the meanest chares.-It were for me In top of all design, my mate in empire,
To throw my sceptre at the iujurious gods ; Friend and companion in the front of war,
To tell them, that this world did equal theirs, The arm of mine own body, and the heart
Till they had stolen our jewel. All's but naught; Where mine his thoughts did kindle,—that our
Patience is sottish; and impatience does

Unreconcileable, should divide

(stars, Become a dog that's mad: Then is it sin,

Our equalness to this.-Hear me, good friends,-
To rush into the secret house of death,

But I will tell you at some meeter season;
Ere death dare come to us?-How do you, women?

Enter a Messenger.
What, what? good cheer! Why, bow now, Char- The basiness of this man looks out of him,
mian

We'll hear him what he says.-Whence are you?
My noble girls !-Ah, women, women! look, Mess. A poor Egyptian yet. The queen my
Our lamp is spent, it's out :-Good sirs, take Confin'd in all she has, her monument, (mistress,
heart:

(To the Guard below.) of thy intents desires instruction;
We'll bary him: and then, what's brave, what's That she preparedly may frame berself
noble,

To the way she's forced to.
Let's do it after the high Roman fashion,

Cæs.

Bid her have good heart;
And make death proud to take us. Come, away: She soon shall know of as, by some of ours,
This case of that huge spirit now is cold.

How honourable and how kindly we
Ah, women, women! come; we have no friend Determine for her: for Cæsar cannot live
But resolution, and the briefest end.

To be ungentle.
[Exeunt; ihose above bearing off Antony's body. Mess. So the gods preserve thee! [Exit.

Ces. Come hither, Proculeius; Go, and say, ACT V.

We purpose her no shame: give her what com-
SCENE I.–Cesar's Camp before Alexandria. The quality of her passion shall require; [forts
Enter CÆSAR, AGRIPPA, DOLABELLA, MECENAS, Lest, in her greatness, by some mortal stroke
GALLUS, PROCULEIUS, and others.

She do defeat us : for her life in Rome
Cæs. Go to him, Dolabella, bid him yield; Would be eternal in our triumpb : Go,
Being so frustrate, tell him, he mocks us by And, with your speediest, bring us what she says,
The pauses that he makes.

And how you find of her.
Dol.
Cæsar, I shall. [Exit Dolabella. Pro.

Cæsar, I shall. [Exit Proculeius.
Enter Derceras, with the sword of Antony.

Cæs. Gallus, go you along.- Where's Dolabella, To second Proculeius?

[Exit Gallus. Cæs. Wherefore is that? and what art thou, that

Agr. & Mec.

Dolabella!
Appear thus to us?

[dar'st Cæs. Let him alone, for I remember now
Der.
I am call'd Dercetas;

How he's employed; he shall in time be ready.
Mark Antony I serv’d, who best was worthy Go with me to my tent; where you shall see
Best to be serv'd: wbilst he stood up, and spoke, How hardly I was drawn into this war;
He was my master; and I wore my life,

How calm and gentle I proceeded still
To spend upon bis haters: If thou please

In all my writings : Go with me, and see
To take me to thee, as I was to him

What I can shew in tbis.

[Exeunt. I'll be to Cæsar; if thou pleasest not,

SCENE II.-Alexandria. A Room in the Monument.
1 yield thee up my life.
Cas.
What is't tbou say'st ?

Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, and IRAS.
Der. I say, O Cæsar, Antony is dead.

Cleo. My desolation does begin to make
Cæs. The breaking of so great a thing should make a better life : 'Tis paltry to be Cæsar;
A greater crack: The round world should have shook Not being fortune, he's but fortune's knave,
Lions into civil streets,

A minister of ber will; And it is great
And citizens to their dens : The death of Antony To do that thing that ends all other deeds;
Is not a single doom; in the name lay

Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change ;
A moiety of the world.

Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung, Der.

He is dead, Cæsar; The beggar's nurse and Cæsar's,

1

[lighted

Enter, to the gates of the Monument, PROCULEIUS, , What thou hast done thy master Cæsar knors, Gallus, and Soldiers.

And he hath sent for thee : as for the queen, Pro. Cæsar sends greeting to the queen of Egypt; I'll take her to my guard. And bids thee study on what fair demands

Pro.

So, Dolabella, Thou mean'st to have him grant thee.

It shall content me best: be gentle to her.Cleo. (Within.)

What's thy name? To Cæsar I will speak what you shall please, Pro. My name is Proculeius.

(To Cleopatra.) Cleo. (Within.)

Antony

If you'll employ me to him. Did tell me of you, bade me trust you; but

Cleo.

Say, I would die. I do not greatly care to be deceiv'd,

[Exeunt Proculeius and Soldiers. That have po use for trusting. If your master Dol. Most nobie empress, you have heard of me! Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell him Cleo. I cannot tell. That majesty, to keep decorum, must

Dol.

Assaredly, you know me. No less beg than a kingdom : if he please

Cleo. No matter, sir, what I have heard or knowo. To give me conquer'd Egypt for my son,

You laugh, when boys, or women, tell their dreams; He gives me so much of mine own, as I

Is't not your trick? Will kneel to him with thanks.

Dol. I understand not, madam. Pro.

Be of good cheer; Cleo. I dream'd, there was an emperor Antony;You are fallen into a princely hand, fear nothing: 0, such another sleep, that I might see Make your full reverence freely to my lord, But such another man! Who is so full of grace, that it flows over

Dol.

If it might please you, On all that need : Let me report to him

Cleo. His face was as the heavens, and therein Your sweet dependency; and you shall find

stuck A conqueror, that will pray in aid for kindness, A san, and moon; which kept their course, and Where he for grace is kneel'd to.

The little 0, the earth.
Cleo. (Within.)
Pray you, tell him Dol.

Most sovereign creature, I am his fortune's vassal, and I send him

Cleo. His legs bestrid the ocean: bis rear'd arm The greatness he has got. I hourly learn Crested the world: his voice was propertied A doctrine of obedience ; and would gladly As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends, Look him i' the face.

Bat wben he meant to quail and shake the orb, Pro.

This I'll report, dear lady. He was a rattling thunder. For his bounty, Have comfort; for I know your plight is pitied There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas, Of him that cans'd it.

That grew the more by reaping: His delights Gal. You see how easily she may be surpris’d; Were dolphin-like; they shew'd his back above (Here Proculeius, and two of the Guard, ascend The element they liv'd in: In his livery

the Monument by a ladder placed against a Walk'd crowns, and crownets ; realms andislands eindow, and having descended, come behind As plates dropp'd from bis pocket.

(were Cleopatra. Some of the Guard unbar and Dol.

Cleopatra, open the gates.)

Cleo. Think you, there was, or might be, such a Guard her till Cæsar come.

As this I dream'd of? (To Proculeius and the Guard. Exit Gallus. Dol.

Gentle madam, no. Iras. Royal queen!

Cleo. You lie, up to the hearing of the gods. Char. 0 Cleopatra! thou art taken, queen! But, if there be, or ever were one such, Cleo. Quick, quick, good hands.

It's past the size of dreaming: Nature wants staf

(Drawing a dagger.) To vie strange forms with fancy; yet, to imagine Pro.

Hold, worthy lady, hold? An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy,

(Seizes and disarms her.) | Condemning shadows quite. Do not yourself such wrong, who are in this

Dol.

Hear me, good madam: Reliev'd, but not betray'd.

Your loss is as yourself, great ; and you bear it Cleo.

What, of death too, As answering to the weight:' 'Would I might That rids our dogs of langaisla ?

O'ertake pursu'd success, but I do feel,

never Pro.

Cleopatra, By the rebound of yours, a grief that shoots Do not abuse my master's boanty by

My very heart at root. The undoing of yourself: let

Cleo.

I thank you, sir. His vobleness well acted, which your death Know you, what Cæsar means to do with me! Will never let come forth.

Dol." I am loath to tell you what I would you Cleo.

Where art thou, death? Cleo. Nay, pray you, sir, Come hither, come! come, come, and take a queen Dol.

Though he be honourable, Worth many babes and beggars !

Cleo. He'll lead me then in triumph ? Pro.

0, temperance, lady! Dol. Cleo. Sir, I will eat no meat, I'll not drink, sír; I know it. If idle talk will once be necessary,

Within. Make way there.-Cæsar. I'll not sleep neither: This mortal house I'll ruin, Enter CÆSAR, Gallus, Proculeius, MECENAS, Do Cæsar what he can. Know, sir, that I Will not wait pinion'd at your master's court;

SELEUCUS, and Attendants. Nor once be chastis'd with the sober eye

Ces.

Which is the queen Of dull Octavia. Shall they hoist me up,

Of Egypt ? And shew me to the shooting varletry

'Tis the emperor, madam. Of censuring Romo? Rather a ditch in Egypt Be gentle grave to me! rather on Nilas' mud

Ces.

Arise,
Lay me stark naked, and let the water-flies You shall not kneel :-
Blow me into abhorring! rather make

I pray you, rise, rise, Egypt.
My country's high pyramides my gibbet,

Cleo.

Sir, the gods And hang me up in chains !

Will have it thus; my master and my lord Pro.

You do extend I must obey.
These thoughts of horror further than you shall Cæs. Take to you no hard thoughts :
Find cause in Cæsar.

The record of what injuries you did us,
Enter DOLABELLA.

Though written in our flesh, we shall remember
Dol.
Proculeius,

As things but done by chance.

(man

world see

[knew.

Madam, he will;

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(Cleopatra kneels.)

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Cleo.

Sole sir o'the world, | Make not your thoughts your prisons : no, dear I cannot project mine own cause so well

queen;
To make it clear; but do confess, I have

For we intend so to dispose you, as
Been laden with like frailties, which before Yourself shall give us counsel. Feed, and sleep :
Have often sbam'd our sex.

Our care and pity is so much upon you,
Cæs.

Cleopatra, know, That we remain your friend; And so adieu.
We will extenuate rather than enforce:

Cleo. My master, and my lord!
If you apply yourself to our intents,

Cæs.

Not so: Adieu. (Which towards you are most gentle,) you shall find

[Exeunt Cæsar and his train. A benefit in this change; but if you seek

Cleo. He words me, girls, he words me, that I To lay on me a cruelty, by taking

should not Antony's course, you shall bereave yourself Be noble to myself: but hark thee, Charmian. of my good purposes, and put your children

(Whispers Charmian.) To that destruction which I'll guard them from, Iras. Finish, good lady; the bright day is done, If thereon you rely. I'll take my leave.

And we are for the dark.
Cleo. And may, through all the world: 'tis yours; Cleo.

Hie thee again:

[shall I have spoke already, and it is provided ;
Your 'scatcheons, and your signs of conquest, Go, put it to the haste.
Hang in what place you please. Here, my good Char.

Madam, I will.
lord.
Cæs. You shall advise me in all for Cleopatra.

Re-enter DOLABELLA.
Cleo. This is the brief of money, plate, and jewels,

Dol. Where is the queen?
I am possess'd of: 'tis exactly valued

Char.

Behold, sir. (Exil Char. Not petty things admitted. Where's Seleucas? Cleo.

Dolabella? Sel. Here, madam.

[lord, Dol. Madam, as thereto sworn by your command,
Cleo. This is my treasurer ; let him speak, my Which my love makes religion to obey,
Upon his peril, that I have reserv'd

I tell you this : Cæsar through Syria
To myself nothing. Speak the truth, Seleucus. Intends bis journey; and, within three days,
Sel. Madam,

You with your children will be send before:
I had rather seel my lips, than, to my peril, Make your best use of this : I have perform'd
Speak that which is not.

Your pleasure, and my promise.
Cleo.
What have I kept back? Cleo.

Dolabella,
Sel. Enough to purchase what you bave made I shall remain your debtor.
known.

Dol.

I
your

servant. Cæs. Nay, blash pot, Cleopatra; I approve Adieu, good queen; I must attend on Cæsar. Your wisdom in the deed.

Cleo. Farewell, and thanks. (Exil Dol.] Now,
Cleo.
See, Cæsar! O, behold,

Iras, what think'st thou?
How pomp is follow'a! mine will now be yours; Thon, an Egyptian puppet, shalt be shewn
And, should we shift estates, your's would be mine. In Rome, as well as I: mechanic slaves,
The ingratitude of this Seleucus does

With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers, shall
Even make me wild :-0 slave, of no more trust Uplift us to the view; in their thick breaths,
Than love that's bir’d!-What, goest thou back ? Rank of gross diet, shall we be enclouded,
thou shalt

And forc'd to drink their vapour.
Go back, I warrant thee; but I'll catch thine eyes, Iras.

The gods forbid !
Though they had wings: Slave, soul-less villain, Cleo. Nay, 'tis most certain, Iras : Saucy lictors
O rarely base!

[dog! Will catch at us, like strumpets; and scald rhymers Ces. Good queen, let us entreat you. Ballad us out o' tune: the quick comedians Cleo. O Cæsar, what a wounding shame is this ; Extemporally will stage us,

and
That thou, vouchsafing here to visit me,

Our Alexandrian revels ; Antony
Doing the honoar of thy lordliness

Shall be brought drunken forth, and I shall see
To one so meek, that mine own servant should Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness
Parcel the sum of my disgraces by

I'the posture of a whore.
Addition of his envy! Say, good Cæsar,

Iras.

O the good gods!
That I some lady's trifles have reserv'd,

Cleo. Nay, that is certain.
Immoment toys, things of such dignity

Iras. I'll never see it; for, I am sure, my nails
As we greet modern friends withal; and say, Are stronger than mine eyes.
Some nobler token I have kept apart

Cleo.

Why, that's the way
For Livia and Octavia, to induce

To fool their preparation, and to conquer.
Their mediation; must I be unfolded [me Their most absurd intents. Now Charmian?-
With one that I have bred? The gods! it smites
Beneath the fall I bave. Pr'ythee, go hence;

Enter CHARMIAN.

(To Seleucus.) Shew me, my women, like a queen ;-Go fetch Or I shall shew the cinders of my spirits

My best attires ;-I am again for Cydnus, Through the ashes of my chance : -Wert thou a To meet Mark Antony :-Sirrah, Iras, go.-man,

Now, noble Charmian, we'll despatch indeed :
Thou would'st have mercy on me.

And, when thou hast done this chare, I'll give thee
Cas.
Forbear, Seleucus.

leave

[Exit Seleucus. To play till dooms-day.-Bring our crown and all. Cleo. Be it known, that we, the greatest, are mis- Wherefore's this noise ? [Exit Tras. A noise within.

thought
For things that others do; and, when we fall,

Enter one of the Guard.
We answer others' merits in our name,

Guard.

Here is a rural fellow,
Are therefore to be pitied.

That will not be denied your highness' presence;
Cas.
Cleopatra,

He brings you figs.
Not what you have reserv’d, nor what acknowledg'd, C'leo. Let him come in. How poor an instrument
Put we i' the roll of conquest: still be it yours,

[Exit Guard. Bestow it at your pleasure; and believe,

May do a noble deed! he brings me liberty.
Cæsar's po merchant, to make prize with you My resolution's plac'd, and I have nothing
Of things that merchants sold. Therefore be cheer'd; I of woman in me: Now from head to foot

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I am marble-constant: now the fleeting moon Cleo.

Peace, peace! No planet is of mine.

Dost thou not see my baby at my breast,

That sucks the nurse asleep? Re-enter Guard, with a Clown bringing a basket.

Char.

0, break ! O, break! Guard. This is the man.

Cleo. As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as gentle,Cleo. Avoid, and leave him. [Exit Guard. 0 Antony !-Nay, I will take thee too :Hast thou the pretty worm of Nilus there,

(Applying another asp to her ars.) That kills and pains not?

What should I say (Palls on a bed and dies.) Clown. Truly I have him: but I would not be Char. In this wild world ?-So, fare thee wellthe party that should desire you to touch bim, for Now boast thee, death! in thy possession lies his biting is immortal; those, that do die of it, do A lass unparallel'd.-Downy windows, close ; seldom or never recover.

And golden Phæbus never be beheld Cleo. Remember'st tbou any that have died on't? Of eyes again so royal! Your crown's awry; Clown. Very many, men and women too. I heard I'll mend it, and then play. of one of them no longer than yesterday: a very honest woman, but something given to lie; as a

Enter the Guard, rushing in. woman should not do, but in the way of honesty:

1 Guard. Wbere is the queen! how she died of the biting of it, what pain she felt,

Char.

Speak softly, wake her not. – Truly, she makes a very good report o' the worm:

1 Guard. Cæsar bath sentBut he that will believe all that they say, shall never Char.

Too slow a messenger. be saved by half that they do: But this is most fal

(Applies the asp.) Jible, the worm's an odd worm.

0, come ; apace, despatch: I partly feel thee. Cleo. Get thee hence ; farewell.

i Guard. Approach, ho! All's not well : Cæsar's Clown. I wish you all joy o' the worm.

beguil'd.

[call him. Cleo. Farewell. (Clown sets down the basket.)

2 Guard. There's Dolabella sent from Cæsar ;Clown. You must think this, look you, that the

1 Guard. What work is here !-Charmian, is this worm will do his kind.

well done? Cleo. Ay, ay; farewell.

Char. It is well done, and fitting for a princess, Clown. Look you, the worm is not to be trusted, Descended of so many royal kings. bat in the keeping of wise people ; for, indeed, Ah, soldier!

(Dies.) there is no goodness in the worm.

Enter DOLABELLA,
Cleo. Take thou no care; it shall be heeded. Dol. How goes it here?
Clown. Very good : give it nothing, I pray you,

2 Guard.

All dead. for it is not worth the feeding.

Dol.

Cæsar, thy thoughts Cleo. Will it eat me?

Touch their effects in this: Thyself art coming Clown. You must not think I am so simple, but To see perform’d the dreaded act, which thou I know the devil himself will not eat a woman:-I So sought'st to binder. know, that a woman is a dish for the gods, if the devil Within.

A way there, way for Cæsar! dress her not. But, truly, these same whoreson

Enter CÆSAR and Attendants, devils do the gods great harm in their women; for Dol. O, sir, you are too sure an augurer ; in every ten that they make, the devils mar five. That, you did fear, is done. Cleo. Well, get thee gone; farewell.

Cæs.

Bravest at the last : Clown. Yes, forsooth; I wish you joy of the She levell’d at our purposes, and, being royal,

(Exit. Took her own way.-The manner of their deaths ?

I do not see them bleed.
Re-enter IRAS, with a robe, crown, &c.

Dol.

Who was last with them? Cleo. Give me my robe, put on my crown;

I have 1 Guard. A simple countryman, that brougbt ber Immortal longings in me: Now no more

This was his basket.

[6gs; The juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip : Cæs.

Poison'd then. Yare, yare, good Iras ; quick.-Metbinks, I hear 1 Guard.

O Cæsar, Antony call; I see him rouse himself

This Charmian lived but now; she stood, and spake : To praise my noble act; I hear bim mock

I found her trimming up the diadem The luck of Cæsar, which the gods give men On her dead mistress; tremblingly she stood, To excuse their after wrath : Husband, I come : And on the sudden dropp'd. Now to that name my courage prove my title !

Cæs.

O noble weakness! I am fire, and air; my other elements

If they had swallow'd poison, 'twould appear I give to baser life.--So,-have you done? By external swelling: but she looks like sleep, Come then, and take the last warmth of my lips. As she would catch another Antony Farewell, kind Charmian ;-Iras, long farewell. In her strong toil of grace. (Kisses them. Iras falls and dies.) Dol.

Here, on her breast, Have I the aspick in my lips? Dost fall?

There is a vent of blood, and something blown: If thou and nature can so gently part,

The like is op her arın.

(leaves The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch,

1 Guard. This is an aspick's trail: and these fig. Which hurts, and is desir'd. Dost thou lie still? Have slime upon them, such as the aspick leaves If thus thou vanishest, thou tell’st the world Upon the caves of Nile. It is not worth leave-taking.

[say, Cæs.

Most probable, Char. Dissolve, thick cloud, and rain; that I may That so she died; for her physician tells me, The gods themselves do weep!

She hath pursu'd conclusions infinite Cleo.

This proves me base : Of easy ways to die.-Take up her bed ;
If she first meet the curled Antony,

And bear her women from the monament:-
He'll make demand of her: and spend that kiss, She shall be buried by her Antony:
Which is my heaven to have. Come, mortal wretch, No grave upon the earth shall clip in it

(To ihe asp, which she applies to her breast.) A pair so famous. High events as these With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate Strike those that make them: and their story is Of life at once untie : poor venomous fool,

No less in pity, than bis glory, which
Be angry, and despatch. O, could'st thou speak! | Brought them to be lamented. Our army shall
That I might hear thee call great Cæsar, ass In solemn shew, attend this fuperal;
Unpolicied!

And then to Rome.-Come, Dolabella, see
Char.
O eastern star!

High order in this great solemnity. [Exeunt.

worm.

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