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In Cleopatra's sails their nest: the augurers | Than Telamon for his shield; the boar of Say, they know not,--they cannot tell ;-look was never so emboss'd.f
Char. To the monument; And dare not speak their knowledge. Antony There lock yoursell, and send him word you Is valiant, and dejected ; and, by starts,
are dead. His fretted fortunes give him hope, and fear, The soul and body rivef not more in parting, Of what he has, and has not.
Than greatness going off.
Cleo. To the monument :
Mardian, go tell him I have slain myself; Re-enter ANTONY.
Say, that the last I spoke was, Antony, Ant. All is lost;
And word it, pr’ythee, piteously: Hence, This foul Egyptian hath betrayed me : Mardian; and bring me how he takes my My fleet have yielded to the foe, and yonder
death. They cast their caps up, and carouse together To the monument.
[Exeunt. Like friends long lost.–Triple-turn’d whore ! 'tis thou
SCENE XII.--The same.-- Another Room. Hast sold me to this novice; and my heart
Enter Antony and Eros.
Ant. Eros, thou yet behold'st me?
Eros. Ay, noble lord.
Ant. Sometime, we see a cloud that's draO sun, thy uprise shall I see no more:
gonish; Fortune and Antony part here; even berei
A vapour, sometime, like a bear, or lion, Do we shake hands.-All come to this ?-The
A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock,
A forked mountain, or blue promontory hearts That spaniel'd me at heels, to whom I gave
With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, Their wishes, do diseandy, melt their sweets
And mock our eyes with air: Thou hast seen On blossoming Cesar; and this pine is bark'd,
on these signs; That overtopp'd them all. Betray'd I am:
They are black vesper's pageants. O this false soul of Egypt! this grave charm,
Eros. Ay, my lord. Whose eye beck'dt forth my wars, and call'd
Ant. That, which is now a horse, even with them home;
a thought, Whose bosom was my crownet, my chief end,
The racks dislimns; and makes it indistinct,
As water is in water.
Eros. It does, my lord.
Ant. My good knave,|| Eros, now thy captain
Even such a body: here I am Antony ; [in Enter CLEOPATRA.
Yet cannot hold this visible shape, my knave. Ah, thou spell! Avaunt.
I made these wars for Egypt; and the queen, Cleo. Why is my lord enrag'd against his Whose heart, I thought, I had, for she had love?
mine; Ant. Vanish; or I shall give thee thy de Which, whilst it was mine, had annex'd unto't serving,
thee, A million more, now lost,-she, Eros, bas And blemish Cesar's triumph. Let him take Pack'd cards with Cesar, and false play'd my And hoist thee up to the shouting plebeians: Unto an enemy's triumph
[glory Follow his chariot, like the greatest spot Nay, weep not, gentle Eros; there is left us Of all thy sex; most monster-like, be shown Ourselves to end ourselves.-0, thy vile lady! For poor'st diminutives, to dolts; and let
Mar. No, Antony;
My mistress lovd'thee, and her fortunes Thou fell'st into my fury, for one death With thine entirely.
[mingled Might have prevented many.--Eros, ho !
Ant. Hence, saucy eunuch; peace; The shirt of Nessus is upon me: Teach me, She hath betray'd me, and shall die the death. Alcides, ** thou mine ancestor, thy rage: Mar. Death of one person can be paid but Let me lodge Lichastt on the horns o'the moon;
once; And with those hands, that grasp'd the heaviest And that she has discharg'd: What thou club,
would'st do, Subdue my worthiest self. The witch shall die; Is done unto thy hand; the last she spake To the Roman boy she hath sold me, and I fall | Was, Antony ! most noble Antony ! Under this plot: she dies for't.-Eros, ho! Then in the midst a tearing groan did break
09[Exit. The name of Antony; it was divided SCENE XI.-Alexandria.- A Room in the
Between her heart and lips: she render'd life, Palace.
Thy name so buried in her
Ant. Dead then? Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAs, and Mur. Dead. MARDIAN.
Ant. Eros, unarm; the long day's task is Cleo. Help me, my women! 0, he is more
And we must sleep:- That thou depart'st * Cleopatra first belonged to Julius Cesar, then to An
hence safe, tony, and now, as Antony supposes, to Augustus, Does pay thy labour richly; Go.-Off, pluck + Deadly piece of witchcraft.
[Exit MARDIAN. * Was the motion for
The seven-fold shield of Ajax cannot keep | A cheating game, at present named pricking at the belt. | For the smallest piece of money to clowns.
* Ajax Telamon for the shield of Achilles. ** Hercules.
+ Foaming at the mouth,
1 Split, tt The boy that brought the poisoned shirt to Hercules. The fleeting clouds,
The battery from my heart. O, cleave, my Ant. 'Tis said, man; -and farewell. sides!
Eros. Farewell, great chief. Shall I strike Heart, once be stronger than thy continent,
now? Crack'thy frail case ! - Apace, Eros, apace.- 1 Ant. Now, Eros. No more a soldier:-Bruised pieces, go; Eros. Why, there then :-(Falls on kis Szerd. You have been nobly borne.--From me a · Thus do I escape the sorrow while.(Exit Eros. Of Antony's death.
[Dies. I will o'ertake thee, Cleopatra, and
Ant. Thrice nobler than myself! Weep for my pardon. So it must be, for now Thou teachest me, O valiant Eros, what All length is torture :-Since the torch is out, I should, and thou could'st not. My queen Lie down, and stray no further: Now all labour
and Eros Mars what it does; yea, very force entangles Have, by their brave instruction, got upon me Itself with strength: Seal then,t and all is A nobleness in record: but I will be done,
[me: A bridegroom in my death. and run into't Eros !-I come, my queen :-Eros !-Stay for As to a lover's bed. Come tben; and, Eros, Where souls do couch on flowers, we'll hand | Thy master dies thy scholar; to do thus in hand, [gaze:..
[Falling on his Sword. And with our sprightly port make the ghosts I learn'd of thee. How! not yet dead? Dot Dido and her Æneas shall want troops,
dead? And all the haunt be ours.—Come, Eros, Eros! The guard !-ho!-0, despatch me. Re-enter Eros.
Enter DERCETAS and GUARD. Eros. What would my lord ?
I Guard. Wbat's the noise ? Ant. Since Cleopatra died,
Ant. I have done my work ill, friends; 0, I have liv'd in such dishonour, that the gods
make an end Detest my baseness. I, that with my sword
Of what I have begun. Quarter'd the world, and o'er green Neptune's
2 Guard. The star is fallen. back
1 Guard. And time is at his period. With ships made cities, condemn myself, to All. Alas, and woe! The courage of a woman; less noble mind'
Ant. Let him that loves me, strike me dead. Than she, which, by her death, our Cesar tells,
1 Guard. Not I. I am conqueror of myself. Thou art sworn,
2 Guard. Nor I. Eros,
3 Guurd. Nor any one. (Ereunt GUARD. That, when the exigent should come, (which
Der. Thy death and fortunes bid thy folIs come, indeed,) when I should see behind
(ings, The inevitable prosecution of
This sword but shown to Cesar, with this tid. Disgrace and horror, that, on my command,
Shall enter me with him.
Der. There, Diomed, there.
Dio. Lives he? Shall I do that, which all the Parthian darts, I Wilt thou not answer, man? (Erit DERCETAS. Though enemy, lost aim, and could not?
Ant. Art thou there, Diomed? Draw thy Ant. Eros,
sword, and give me Would'st thou be window'd in great Rome, and Sufficing strokes for death. Thy master thus with pleach'dt arms, bending Dio. Most absolute lord, down.
My mistress Cleopatra sent me to thee.
Ant. When did she send thee?
Dio. Lock'd in her monument. She had a Eros. I would not see't.
prophesying fear Ant. Come then; for with a wound I must Of what hath come pass : for when she saw be cur'd.
[worp (Which never shall be found,) you did suspect Draw that thy honest sword, which thou hast She had dispos'do with Cesar, and that your Most useful for thy country.
rage Eros. (), Sir, pardon me.
Would not be purg'd, she sent you word she Ant. When I did make thee free, swor'st
(sent not then
But, fearing since how it might work, hath To do this when I bade thee? Do it at once; | Me to proclaim the truth; and I am come, Or thy precedent services are all
I dread, too late. But accidents unpurpos'd. Draw, and come. Ant. Too late, good Diomed :-Call my Eros. Turn from me then that noble countenance,
Dio. What ho! the emperor's guard! The Wherein the worship** of the whole world lies.
guard, what, ho!" Ant. Lo thee.
[Turning from him. Come, your lord calls. Eros. My sword is drawn Ant. Then let it do at once
Enter some of the GUARD. The thing why thou hast drawn it.
Ant. Bear me, good friends, where Cleopa Eros. My dear master,
tra bides; My captain, and my emperor! let me say, 'Tis the last service that I shall command you. Before I strike this bloody stroke, farewell. 1 Guard. Woe are we, Sir, you may not live
to wear * 1. e. The thing that contains thee. + Sealing com. | All your true followers out. pletes a contract.
Corrected. 1 Penetrating 1 Followed. ** Dignity.
AU. Most heavy day!
That the false housewife Fortune break her Ant. Nay, good my fellows, do not please Provok’d by my offence.
(wheel, sharp fate (come Ant. One word, sweet queen :
[O! To grace it with your sorrows: bid that wel. Of Cesar seek your honour, with your safety. Which comes to punish us, and we punish it Cleo. They do not go together. Seeming to bear it lightly. Take me up: Ant. Gentle, hear me : I have led you oft ; carry me now, good friends, None about Cesar trust, but Proculeius. And have my thanks for all.
Cleo. My resolution, and my hands, I'll trust; [Exeunt bearing ANTONY. | None about Cesar. SCENE XIII.—The sume.- A Monument.
Ant. The miserable change now at my end,
Lament nor surrow at: but please your Enter above, CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, and IRAs.
thoughts, Cleo. () Charmian, I will never go from
In feeding them with those my former fortunes hence.
Wherein I liv'd, the greatest prince o'che Char. Be comforted, dear madam.
world, Cleo. No, I will not:
The noblest: and do now not basely die,
Valiantly vanquish'd. Now, my spirit is going;
Cleo. Noblest of men, woo't die?
In this dull world, which in thy absence is Look out o'the other side your monument. No better than a stye?-0, see, my women, His guard hath brought him thither.
The crown o'the earth doth melt :-My lord !
0, wither'd is the garland of the war, Enter ANTONY, borne by the GUARD. The soldier's pole is fallen ; young boys, and Cleo. O thou sun,
girls, Burn the great sphere thou mov’st in !-dark- Are level now with men : the odds is gone, ling* stand
| And there is nothing left remarkable The varying shore o'the world !-O Antony ! Beneath the visiting moon. (She faints. Antony, Antony !-Charmian, help; help, Iras;
Char. (), quietness, lady!
Iras, Madam,But Antony's hath triumphed on itself.
Char. O madam, madam, madam!
Iras. Royal Egypt!
Char. Peace, peace, Iras.
Cleo. No more, but e'en a woman; Of many thousand kisses the poor last
maoded I lay upon thy lips.
By such poor passion as the maid that milks, Cleo. I dare not, dear
And does the meanest chares.*--It were for me (Dear my lord, pardon,) I dare not,
To throw my sceptre at the injurious gods; Lest I be taken : not the imperious show
To tell them, that this world did equal theirs, Of the full-fortun'd Cesar ever shall
Till they had stolen our jewel." All's but Be brooch'dt with me; if knife, drugs, ser
naught; pents, have
Patience is sottish ; and impatience does Edge, sting, or operation, I am safe :
Become a dog that's mad: Then is it sin, Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes, To rush into the secret house of death, And still conclusion,t shall acquire no honour Ere death dare come to us ?-How do you, Demuring upon me.-But come, come, An
women ? tony,
, (up; What, what? good cheer! Why, how now Help me, my women,-We must draw thee
Charmian? Assist, good friends.
My noble girls !-Ah, women, women! look, Ant. O, quick, or I am gone.
Our lamp is spent, it's out:-Good Sirs, take Cleo. Here's sport, indeed !-How heavy
[To the GUARD below. weighs my lord !
We'll bury him: and then, what's brave, what's Our strength is all gone into heaviness,
noble, That makes the weight: Had I great Juno's
Let's do it after the high Roman fashion, power,..
fup, And make death proud to take us. Conie, The strong-wing'd Mercury should fetch thee
away: And set thee by Jove's side. Yetcome a little,- This case of that huge spirit now is cold. Wishers were ever fools ;-1), come, come, Ah, women, women! come; we have no friend
come; [They draw ANTONY up. But resolution, and the briefest end. And welcome, welcome! die where thou hast
[Exeunt : those above bearing off ANTONY'S liv'd :
SCENE I.–Cesar's Cump before Alexandria. Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying: Give me some wine, and let me Speak a little. Enter CESAR, AGRIPPA, DOLABELLA, MECACleo. No, let me speak; and let me rail so I NAS, GALLUS, PROCULEIUS, and others. high,
Ces. Go to him, Dolabella, bid him yield; * Without light.
+ Ornamented. 1 Sedate determination. | Revive.
Being so frustrate, * tell him, he mocks us by That she preparedly may frame herself
To the way she's forced to.
| She soon shall know of us, by some of oars, Enter DERCETAS, with the Sword of ANTONY. How honourable and bow kindly we
Determine for her: for Cesar cannot live Ces. Wherefore is that? and what art thou,
To be ungentle. that dar'st
Mess. So the gods preserve thee! (Eril. Appear thus to us?
Ces. Come bither, Proculeius ; Go, and say, Der. I am call'd Dercetas;
We purpose her no 'shame: give her what conMark Antony I serv'd, who best was worthy
forts Best to be serv'd: whilst he stood up and spoke, The quality of her passion shall require; He was my master; and I wore my life,
Lest, in her greatness, by some mortal stroke To spend upon his haters: If thou please
She do defeat us: for her life in Rome To take me to thee, as I was to him
Would be eternal in our triumph : Go, I'll be to Cesar; if thou pleasest not,
And, with your speediest, bring us what she I yield thee up my life.
And how you find of her.
[says, Ces. What is't thou say'st ?
| Pro, Cesar, I shall. [Erit PROCULEICS Der. I say, () Cesar, Antony is dead. Ces. The breaking of so great a thing should
Ces. Gallus, go you along.- Where's Dola
To second Proculeius?
[Erit GALLES. A greater crack: The round world should
Agr, Mec, Dolabella! have shook
Ces. Let him alone, for I remember now Lions into civil streets,
tony | How he's employed; he shall in time be ready. And citizens to their dens:- The death of Ann Go with
| Go with me to my tent; where you shall see Is not a single doom ; in the name lay
| How hardly I was drawn into this war; A moiety of the world.
How calm and gentle I proceeded still · Der. He is dead, Cesar;
In all my writings: Go with me, and see Not by a public minister of justice, Nor by a hired knife; but that self hand,
What I can show in this.
(Exeunt. Which writ his honour in the acts it did,
SCENE II.-Alexandria.- A Room in the Hath, with the courage which the heart did
Monument. lend it, Splitted the heart.-This is his sword,
Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, and IRAS, I robb'd his wound of it; behold it stain'd Cleo. My desolation does begin to make With his most noble blood.
A better life: "Tis paltry to be Cesar; Ces. Look you, sad friends?
Not being fortune, he's but fortune's kpave," The gods rebuke me, but it is a tidings
A minister of her will; And it is great To wash the eyes of kings.
To do that thing that ends all other deeds; Agr. And strange it is,
Which shackles accidents, and bolts upchange; That nature must compel us to lament
Which sleeps, and never palates more the Our most persisted deeds,
The beggar's nurse and Cesar's. (dung, Mec. His taints and honours Waged equal with him.
Enter, to the Gates of the Monument, PROCUAgr. A rarer spirit never
LEIUS, GALLOS, and Soldiers. Did steer humanity: but you, gods, will give Pro. Cesar sends greeting to the queen of Some faults to make us men. Cesar is touch'd.
Egypt; Mec. When such a spacious mirror's set be- And bids thee study on what fair demands fore him,
Thou mean'st to have him grant thee. He needs must see himself.
Cleo. Within.) What's thy name? Ces. O Antony!
Pro. My name is Proculeius. I have follow'd thee to this;-But we do lance | Cleo. [Within. Antony Diseases in our bodies: I must perforce Did tell me of you, bade me trust you; but Have shown to thee such a declining day, I do not greatly care to be deceiv'd, Or look on thine; we could not stall together That have no use for trusting. If your master In the whole world : But yet let me lament, Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell With tears as sovereign as the blood of hearts, | That majesty, to keep decorum, must [him, That thou, my brother, my competitor
No less beg than a kingdom: if he please In top of all design, my mate in empire, To give me conquer'd Egypt for my son, Friend and companion in the front of war,
ives me so mu
mine own, as I The arm of mine own body, and the heart Will kneel to him with thanks. Where mine hist thoughts did kindle,-that Pro. Be of good cheer;
[thing: our stars,
You are fallen into a princely hand, fear noUnreconcileable, should divide [friends, Make your full reference freely to my lord, Our equalness to this.-Hear me, good Who is so full of grace, that it flows over But I will tell you at some meeter season; On all that need: Let me report to him Enter a MESSENGER.
| Your sweet dependancy; and you shall find
A conqueror, that will pray in aid for kindThe business of this man looks out of him, Where he for grace is kneel'd to. [ness, We'll hear him what he says. Whence are Cleo. (Within.] Pray you, tell him you?
I am his fortune's vassal, and I send him Mess. A poor Egyptian yet. The queen my The greatness he bas got. I hourly leam mistress,
A doctrine of obedience; and would gladly Copfin'd in all she has, her monument,
Look him i'the face. Of thy intents desires instruction;
Pro. This I'll report, dear lady.
Have comfort; for, I know, your plight is piti-10, such another sleep, that I might see
'Ted Bút such another man!
Cleo. His face was as the heavens; and (Here Proculeius, and two of the Guard, . therein stuck uscend the Monument hy a Ladder placed A sun and moon; which kept their course, against a Window, and having descended,
Dol. Most sovereign creature,
Cleo. His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd [To PROCUleius and the Guard. Erit
Crested the world : his voice was propertied Iras. Royal queen!
As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends; Char. O Cleopatra! thou art taken, queen! But when he meant to quails and shake the Cleo. Quick, quick, good hands.
orb, [Drawing a Dagger. He was as ratling thunder. For his bounty, Pro. Hold, worthy lady, bold:
There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas, (Seizes and disarms her. That grew the more by reaping: His delights Do not yourself such wrong, who are in this Were dolphin-like; they show'd his back Reliev'd, but not betray'd.
above Cleo. What, of death too
The element they liv'd in: In his livery That rids our dogs of languish?
Walk'd crowns, and crownets; realms and Pro. Cleopatra,
islands were Do not abuse my master's bounty, by
As platest dropp'd from his pocket.
such a man
Cleo. You lie, up to the hearing of the gods. Pro. O, temperance, lady!
But, if there be, or ever were one such, Cleo. Sir, I will eat no meat, I'll not drink, It's past the size of dreaming: Nature wants If idle talk will once be necessary, (Sir;
[gine 111 not sleep neither: This mortal house I'll To vie strange forms with fancy; yet, to ima.
An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, Do Cesar what he can. Know, Sir, that I Condemning shadows quite. Will not wait pinion'd* at your master's Dol. Hear me, good madam: court;
Your loss is as yourself, great; and you bear Nor once be chastis'd with the sober eye As answering to the weight: 'Would I might Of dull Octavia. Shall they hoist me up,
never And show me to the shouting varletryt
O'ertake pursu'd success, but I do feel, Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt | By the rebound of yours, a grief that shoots Be gentle grave to me! rather on Nilus' mud | My very heart at root. Lay me stark naked, and let the water-flies 1. Cleo. I thank you, Sir. Blow me into abhorring! rather make
Know you what Cesar means to do with me? My country's high pyramids my gibbet,
Dol. I am loath to tell you what I would you And hang me up in chains!
knew. Pro. You do extend
Cleo. Nay, pray you, Sir,These thoughts of horror further than you shall Dol. Though he be honourable, Find eause in Cesar.
Cleo. He'll lead me then in triumph?
Dol. Madam, he will;
I know it.
Within. Make way there,-Cesar. What thou hast done thy master Cesar knows, Enter Cesar, Gallus, PROCULEIUS, MECÆNAS, And he hath sent for thee: as for the queen,
SELEUCUS, and Attendants. I'll take her to my guard.
Ces. Which is the queen Pro. So, Dolabella,
Of Egypt? It shall content me best: be gentle to her.
Dol. 'Tis the emperor, madam. To Cesar I will speak what you shall please.
(CLEOPATRA kneels. CLEOPATRA If you'll employ me to him,
You shall not kneel : Cleo. Say, I would die.
I pray you, rise, rise, Egypt. [Exeunt PROCULEIUS, and Soldiers.
Cleo. Sir, the gods Dol. Most noble empress, you have heard of
Will have it thus'; my master and my lord
I must obey. Çleo. I cannot tell.
Ces. Take to you no hard thoughts: Dol. Assuredly, you know me. Cleo. No matter, Şir, what I have heard, or Though written in our flesh, we shall remem
The record of what injuries you did us, known.
Loreams ;| As things but done by chance. You langh, when boys, or women, tell their
[ber Is't not your trick?
Cleo. Sole Sir o'the world, Dol. I understand pot, madam.
| I cannot projecti mine owo canse so well Cleo. I dream'd, there was an emperor An
To make it clear; but do confess, I have
Been laden with like frailties, which before tony ;
Have often sham'd our sex,
Shape or form.