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y friends of Antony.
friends of Cæsar.
ants on Cleopatra. ,
Charmian, Lattendants on Cleopatra.
officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attend.
ants. Scene, dispersed; in several parts of the Roman
SCENE I. Alexandria. A room in Cleopatra's
Enter Demetrius and Philo.
Philo. NAY, but this dotage of our general's, O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front: his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper; And is become the bellows, and the fan, To cool a gipsy's lust. Look where they come!
Flourish. Enter Antony and Cleopatra, with their
trains ; Eunuchs fanning her. Take but good dote, and you shall see in him
The triple pillar of the world transform'd
Cleo. If it be love indeed, tell me how much.
Enter an Attendant.
Att. News, my good lord, from Rome.
Gratest me :-The sum..
How, my love! Cleo. Perchance,-nay, and most like, You must not stay here longer, your dismission Is come from Cæsar; therefore hear it, Antony. Where's Fulvia's process g? Cæsar's, I would say?
Both ?Call in the messengers.-As I am Egypt's queen, Thou blushest, Antony; and that blood of thine Is Cæsar's homager: else so thy cheek pays shame, When shrill-tongu'd Fulvia scolds.The messengers.
Ant. Let Rome in Tyber melt! and the wide arch of the rang'd empire fall! Here is my space; Kingdoms are clay: our dungy earth alike Feeds beast as man: the nobleness of life Is, to do thus; when such a mutual pair,
[Embracing. And such a twain can do't, in which, I bind
# Bound or limit.
On pain of punishment, the world to weet*,
Excellent falshood !
But stirr'd by Cleopatra,
Cleo. Hear the ambassadors.
Fye, wrangling queeu !
(Exeunt Ant. and Cleop. with their train. Dem. Is Cæsar with Antonius priz'd so slight?
Phi. Sir, sometimes, when he is not Antony,
I'm full sorry,