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Forgive my fearful sails! I little thought,
You would have follow'd.

Egypt, thou knew'st too well,
My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings,
And thou should'st tow me after: O'er my spirit
Thy full supremacy thou knew'st; and that
Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods
Command me.

O, my pardon. Ant.

Now I must To the young man send humble treaties, dodge And palter in the shifts of lowness; who With half the bulk o'the world play'd as I pleas'd, Making, and marring fortunes. You did know, How much you were my conqueror; and that My sword, made weak by my affection, would Obey it on all cause. Cleo.

O pardon, pardon. Ant. Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates All that is won and lost: Give me a kiss; Even this repays me.- We sent our schoolmaster, Is he come back ? - Love, I am full of lead :Some wine, within there, and our viands :--Fortune

knows, We scorn her most, when most she offers blows.



Cæsar's camp, in Egypt.

Enter Cæsar, Dolabella, Thyreus, and others.

Cæs. Let him appear that's come from Antony.Koow you him? Dol.

Cæsar, 'tis his schoolmastert:

• Values. 1 Euphronius, schoolmaster to Antony's children.

An argument that he is pluck'd, when hither
He sends so poor a pinion of his wing,
Which had superfluous kings for messengers,
Not many moons goue by.

Enter Euphronius. Cæs.

Approach, and speak. Eup. Such as I am, I come from Antony: I was of late as petty to his ends, As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf To his grand sea*. Cæs.

Be it so; Declare thine office,
Eup. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee, aud
Requires to live in Egypt; which not granted,
He lessens his requests; and to thee sues
To let him breathe between the heavens and earth,
A private man in Athens : This for him.
Next, Cleopatra does confess thy greatness;
Submits her to thy might ; and of thec craves
The circle t of the Ptolemies for her heirs,
Now hazarded to thy grace.

For Antony,
I have no ears to his request. The queen
Of audience, nor desire, shall fail; so she
From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend I,
Or take his life there : This if she perform,
She shall not sue unheard. So to them both.

Eup. Fortune pursue thee!

Bring him through the bands.

[Exit Euphronius: To try thy eloquence, pow 'tis time : Despatch; From Antony win Cleopatra: promise,

(To Thyreus. And in our name, what she requires ; add more, From thine invention, offers : women are not, In their best fortuves, strong; but want will perjure

• As is the dew to the sea. + Diadem, the crown.

1 Paramour,

The ne'er-touch'd vestal: Try thy cunning, Thyreus;
Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we
Will answer as a law.

Cæsar, I go..
Ces. Observe how Antony becomes his flaw* ;
And what thou think'st his very action speaks
In every power that moves.

Cæsar, I shall.



Alexandria. A room in the palace.

Enter Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Charmian, and Iras.
Cleo. What shall we do, Enobarbus?

Think, and die, Cleo. Js Antony, or we, in fault for this?

Eno. Antony only, that would make his will Lord of his reason. What although you fled From that great face of war, whose several ranges Frighted each other? why should he follow? The itch of his affection should not then Have nick'd his captainship; at such a point, When half to half the world oppos'd, he being The mered questiont: 'Twas a shame no less Than was his loss, to course your flying flags, And leave his navy gazing. Clco.

Pr’ythee, peace.

Enter Antony, with Euphronius.
Ant. Is this his answer?

Ay, my lord, Conforms himself to this breach of his fortune. + The only cause of the dispute.


The queen
Shall then have courtesy, so she will yield
Us up.

Eup. He says so.

Let her know it.
To the boy Cæsar send this grizzled head,
And he will fill thy wishes to the brim
With principalities,

That head, my lord ?
Ant. To him again; Tell him, he wears the rose
Of youth upon him; from wbich the world should note
Something particular: his coin, ships, legions,
May be a coward's; whose ministers would prevail
Under the service of a child, as soon
As i' the command of Cæsar: I dare him therefore
To lay his gay comparisons* apart,
And answer me declin'dt, sword against sword,
Ourselves alone : l'll write it; follow me.

(Exeunt Antony and Euphronius. · Eno. Yes, like enough, high-battled Cæsar will Unstate his happiness, and be stag'd to the show, Against a sworder. I see, men's judgements are A parcelt of their fortunes, and things outward Do draw the inward quality after them, To suffer all alike. That he should dream, Knowing all measures, the full Cæsar will Answer his emptiness Cæsar, thou hast subdu'd His judgement too.

Enter an Attendant. Att.

A messenger from Cæsar. Cleo. What, no more ceremony?-See, my wo.

men! Against the blown rose may they stop their nose, That kneel'd unto the buds.-Admit bim, sir.

• Circumstances of splendor.
+ In age and power.

Are of a piece with them.

Eno. Mine honesty, and I, begin to square*.

(Aside. The loyalty well lield to fools, does make Our faith mere folly :-Yet, he, that can endure To follow with allegiance a fallen lord, Does conquer him that did his master conquer, And earns a place i' the story.

Enter Thyreus.

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Cæsar's will ?
Thyr. Hear it apart.

None but friends; say boldly. Thyr. So, haplyt, are they friends to Antony.

Eno. He needs as many, sir, as Cæsar has;
Or needs not us. If Cæsar please, our master
Will leap to be his friend: For us, you know,
Whose he is, we are; and that's, Cæsar's.

Thus then, thou most renown'd; Cæsar entreats,
Not to cousider in what case thou stand'st,
Further than he is Cæsar,

Go on : Right royal. Thyr. He knows, that you embrace not Antony As you did love, but as you fear'd him. Cleo.

0! Thyr. The scars upon your honour, therefore, he Does pity, as constrained blemishes, Not as deserv'd.

He is a god, and knows
What is most right: Mine honour was not yielded,
But conquer'd merely.

To be sure of that,
I will ask Antony.-Sir, sir, thou'rt so leaky,
That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for
Thy dearest quit thee.

[Erit Enobarbus. Thyr.

Shall I say to Cæsar What you require of him? for he partly begs


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