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Chiefly i' the world : more laugh'd at, that I should Once name you derogately, when to sound your
name It not concern'd me. Ant.
My being in Egypt, Cæsar, What was't to you?
Cæs. No more than my residing here at Rome
How intend you, practis'd?
You praise yourself
Not so, not so;
• Use bad arts or stratagems.
I would you had her spirit in such another:
Eno. 'Would we had all such wives, tbat the men might go to wars with the women!
Ant. So much uncurable, her garboils t, Cæsar,
I wrote to you,
You have broken
Soft, Cæsar, Ant. No, Lepidus, let him speak; The honour's sacred which he talks on now, Supposing that I lack'd it : But on, Cæsar; The article of my oath, Cæs. To lend me arms, and aid, when I requir'd
them; The which you both denied, Ant.
Neglected, rather; And then, when poison's hours had bound me up From mine own knowledge. As nearly as I may, I'll play the penitent to you: but mine honesty
Shall not make poor my greatness, por my power
'Tis nobly spoken. Mæc. If it might please you, lo enforce no fur.
Worthily spoke, Mæcenas. Eno. Or, if you borrow one another's love for the instant, you may, when you hear no more words of Pompey, return it again: you shall have time to wrangle in, when you have nothing else to do.
Ant. Thou art a soldier only; speak no more.
Eno. That truth should be silent, I had almost forgot. Ant. You wrong this presence, therefore speak no
more. Eno. Go to then ; your considerate stone. Cæs. I do not much dislike the matter, but The manver of his speech: for it cannot be, We shall remain in friendship, our conditions So differing in their acts. Yet, if I knew What hoop should hold us staunch &, from edge to
edge O'the world I would pursue it. Agr.
Give me leave, Cæsar, Cæs. Speak, Agrippa.
Agr. Thou hast a sister by the mother's side,
Say not so, Agrippa ;
Ant. I am not married, Cæsar: let me hear
Agr. To hold you in perpetual amity,
Will Cæsar speak?
What power is in Agrippa,
The power of Cæsar, and
May I never
There is my hand.
Ant. I did not think to draw my sword 'gainst
Time calls upon us :
And where lies he?
What's his strength By land?
Cæs. Great, and increasing: but by sea
So is the fame.
With most gladness; And do invite you to my sister's view, Whither straight I will lead you. Ant.
Let us, Lepidus, Not lack your company. Lep.
Noble Antony, Not sickness should detain me. (Flourish. Ereunt Cæsar, Antony, an
Mec. Welcome from Egypt, sir.
Eno. Half the heart of Cæsar, worthy Mæcenas ! -my honourable friend, Agrippa!
-my hoed Enobarbus!.
that matters are
Mæc: We have cause to be glad, that matters are so well digested. You staid well by it in Egypt.
Eno. Ay, sir; we did sleep day out of countenance, and made the night light with drinking.
Mec. Eight wild boars roasted wliole at a breakfast, and but twelve persons there; Is this true?
Eno. This was but as a fly by an eagle: we had much more monstrous matter of feast, which worthily deserved noting.