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His racancy with his voluptuousness,
Cle. What, was he sad, or merry ? Full surfeits, and the dryness of his bones, Ale. Like to the time o'th' year, between Call on him for't: but to coufound such time,
the extremes That drums him from his sport, and speaks as Of hot and cold; he was nor sad or merry. As his own state and ours—'tis to be chid (loud Cle. ( well-divided disposition !--Note him, As we rate boys, who, being mature in know- | Note him, good Charmian, 'tis the man ; but
note him, Pawn' their experience to their present plea He was not sad, for he would shine on those And so rebel to judgement.
That make their looks by his; he was not
merry ; Antony,
Which seem'd to tell them, his remembrance lay Leare thy lascirious wassels. When thou once in Egypt with his joy: but between both : Wert beaten from Modena, where thou slew'st O heavenly mingle! - Be'st ihou sad or merry, Hirtius and Pausa, consuls, at thy heel The violence of either thee becomes ; Did famine follow;whom thou fought'stagainst, So does it no man else. Though daintily brought up, with patience The Vanity of human Wishes. more
| Pom. If the great gods be just, they shall Than savages could suffer : Thou didst drink The deeds of justest men.
(assist The stale of horses, and the gilded puddle ! Men. Know, worthy Pompey, Which beasts would cough at. Thy palate That what they do delay, they not deny. then did deign
| Pom. Whiles we are suitors to their throne, The roughest berry on the rudest hedge; The thing we sue for.
[decays Ya, like the stag, when snow the pasture | Men. We, ignorant of ourselves, sheets,
TAlps, | Beg often ourown harms, which the wise pow'rs The barks of trees thou browsed'st : on the Deny us for our good ; so find we profit, It is reported, thou didst eat strange flesh, By losing of our prayers. Which some did die to look on : and all this Pompey's Wish" for Antony's Captivity in (I wonnds thine honor that I speak it now)
Pleasure. Was borne so like a soldier, that thy cheek Pom. I know they are in Rome together, So much as lank'd not.
| Looking for Antony: but all the charms of love, Cleopatra on the absence of Antony.
Salt Cleopatra, soften thy wan lip! O Charmian,
sits he? | Let witchcraft join with beauty, lust with both! Where think'st thou he is now? stands he? or | Tie up the libertine in a field of feasts, Or does he walk? or is he on his horse?
Keep his brain fuming : Epicurean cooks O hapuv horse, to bear the weight of Antony! | Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite ; Do bravely, horse! for wot'st thou whom thou That sleep and feeding may prorogue his honor, mov'st?
Even till a Lethe'd dolness. The demi-Atlas of this earth, the arm
Antony's Soldiership. And burgonet of man. He's speaking now,
Pom. - Menas, I did not think, Or murmuring, “ Where's my serpent of old
| This amorous surfeiter would have don'd his For so he calls me: now I feed myself Nile?" For such a petty war: his soldiership (helm With most delicious poison : think on ine Is twice the other twain : but let us rear That am with Phoebus' amorous pinches black: / The higher our opinion, that our stirring And wrinkled deep in time! 'Broad-fronted Can from the lap of Egypt's widow pluck Cæsar,
The ne'er lust-weariel Antony When thou wast here above the ground, I was Antony's ingenuous Acknowledgement. A morsel for a monarch ; and great Pompey
Art. The article of my oathWould stand, and make his eyes grow in my
Cæs. To lend me arms and aid, when I rebrow;
quir'd them; There would he anchor his aspect, and die
The which you both denied. With looking on bis life.
Ant. Neglected, rather ;
And then, when poison'd hours had bound Messengers from Lovers grateful.
From my own knowledge. As nearly as I How much unlike art thou Mark Antony ! Yet, coining from him, that great medicine hath | I'll play the penitent to you: but mine honesty
may, With his tinct gilded thee.
Shall not make poor my greatness, nor niy pow'r Antony's Love and Dissipation. Work without it. Truth is, that l'ulvia, Ale. Good friend, quoth he,
To have me out of Egypt, made wars here; Say, "The firm Roman to great Egypt sends For which myself, the ignorant motive, do This treasure of an oyster; at whose foot, So far ask pardon, as belts mine honor To mend the petty present, I will piece To stoop in such a case. Her opulent throne with kingdoms : all the Lep. ''Tis nobly spoken.
Description of Cleopatra's Sailing down the Say thou, shall call her mistress.” So he nodded,
Cydnus. Aad soberly did mount an arm-gaunt steed, The barge she sat in, like a burdish'd throne, Who neigh'd so high, that what I would have Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold, Was beastly dumb'd by him.
[spoke Purple the sails, and so perfumed, that
The winds were love-sick with them: th' oars I laugh'd him into patience: and next morn, were silver:
[inade Ere the ninth hour, I drupk him to his bed ; Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and Then put my tires and niantles on him, whilst The water which they beat, to follow faster, I wore his sword Philippan. As amorous of their strokes. For her own Ambition, jealous of a too successful Friend. It beggar'd all description : she did lie [person,
O Silius! Silius ! In her pavilion (cloth of gold, of tissue),
I have done enough: a lower place, note well, O'er-picturing that Venus, where we see
May make too great an act: for learn this, The fancy out-work nature. On each side her
Silius, Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cu- Better to leave undone, than by our deed pids,
Acquire too high a fame, when him we serre's With divers-color'd fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool,
away. And what they undid, did.
Octavia's Entrance, what it should have been. Agr. O rare for Antony !
Why have you stolen upon us thus? You Eno. Her gentlewomen, like the Nereids,
come not So many mermaids, tended her i'th' eyes,
| Like Cæsar's sister: the wife of Antony And made their bends adornings. At the helm,
Should have an army for an usher, and A seeming mermaid steers; the silken tackle
The neighs of horses to tell of her approach, Swell with the touches of those Aow'r-soft
Long ere she did appear: the trees by th' way hands
Should have borne men; and expectation That yarely frame the office. From the barge
fainted, A strange invisible perfume hits the sense
Longing for what it had not: nay, the dust Of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast
Should have ascended to the roof of heaven Her people out upon her; and Antony,
| Rais'd by our populous troops. But you are Enthron'd i' th' market-place, did sit alone,
corne Whistling to th' air; which, but for vacancy,
A market-maid to Rome; and have prevented Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra 100,
The ostentation of our love, which, left upAnd made a gap in nature.
shown, Cleopatra's infinite Power in pleasing.
Is often left unlov'd; we should have met Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
you Her infinite variety: other women cloy
By sea and land; supplying ev'ry stage The appetites they feed; but she makes hungry,
With an augmented greeting. Where most she satisfies. For vilest things
Women are not
The ne'er-touch'd vestal.
[perjure Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Alexas.
Fortune forms our Judgement. Cleo. Give me soine music; music, moody
I see man's judgements are Of us that trade in love.
food A parcel of their fortunes; and things outward Omnes. The music, ho!
To draw the inward quality after them,
To suffer all alike.
Mine honesty and I begin to square,
The loyalty well held to fools does make dian.
Our faith mere folly: yet, he that can endure Cleo. As well a woman with an eunuch
| To follow with allegiance a fall'n lord, play,
Does conquer him that did his master conquer, As with a woman; come-you'll play with me,
| And carns a place i' the story. Mar. As well as I can, Madam.
Wisdom superior to Fortune. Cleo. And when good will is show'd, tho'
| Wisdom and fortune combating together,
If that the former dare but what it can,
No chance may shake il.
When we in our viciousness grow hard, Tawny-finn'd fishes ; my bended hook shall (O misery on't!) the wise gods seal our eyes pierce
In our own filth, drop our clear judgements, Their slimy jaws; and, as I draw them up,
make us I'll think them every one an Antony,
Adore our errors ; laugh at us; while we strut And say, Ah, ha! you are caught.
To our confusion. Char. 'Twas merry, when
Fury expels Fear. (rious You wager'd on your angling; when your. Now he'll outstare the lightning. To be fudiver
| Is to be frighted out of fear: and, in that mood, Did hang a salt-6sh on his hook, which be The dove will peck the estridge; and I see still With fervency drew up.
A diminution in our captain's brain Cleo. That time!-0 times !
Restores his heart: when valour preys on reason I laugh'd him out of patience ; and that night It eats the sword it fights with.
A Master taking Leave of his Servants. Is done unto thy hand; the last she spake Tend me to-night;
Was Antony ! most noble Antony ! May be, it is the period of your duty : Then in the midst a tearing groan did break Haply, you shall not see me more; or if, The name of Antony; it was divided A mangled shadow. Perchance to-morrow Between her heart and lips : she render'd life, You'll serve another master. I look on you Thy name so buried in her. As one that takes his leave. Mine honest
Cleopatra on the Death of Antony. friends,
It were for me I turn you not away; but, like a master,
To throw my sceptre at th' injurious gods; Married to your good service, stay till death : To tell them that this world did authers
To tell them, that this world did equal theirs, Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more,
Till they had stoľn our jewel. ‘All's but And the gods yield you for it.
nought; Early Rising the Way to Eminence.
Patience is sottish; and impatience does This morning, like the spirit of a youth
Become a dog that's mad: then is it sin, That means to be of note, begins betimes.
| To rush into the secret house of death, men? Antony to Cleopatra on his return with Victory | Ere death dare come to us? How do you, wo
0, thou day o'th' world, [all, What, what? good cheer! Why how now, Chain mine arm'd neck ; leap thou, attire and
Charmian? Through proof of harness to my heart, and there Monoble girls imAh women, women! Look, Ride on the pants triumphing.
Our lamp is spent, it's out :-Good sirs, take Louthed Life.
[what's noble, O sovereign mistress of true melancholy,
| We'll bury him: and then, what's brave, The poisonous damp of night dispunge upon Let's do it'after the high Roman fashion. That life, a very rebel to my will, [me; | And make death proud to take us. Coine away: May hang no longer on me.
This case of that huge spirit now is cold. Antony's Despondency. Oh sun, thy uprise shall I see no more :
Death. Fortune and Antony part here ; even here
My desolation does begin to make Do we shake hands. All come to this! The
A better life' : 'tis paltry to be Cæsar; hearts
Not being fortune, he's but fortune's knave, That spaniel'd me at heels, to whom I gave
A minister of her will; and it is great Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets
To do that thing that ends all other deeds; On blossoming Cæsar; and this pine is bark’d,
Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change; That over-topp'd them all.
Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung, Departing Greatness.
The beggar's nurse and Cæsar's. _The soul and body rive not more in parting Cleopatra's Dream, and Description of Antony. Than greatness going off.
Cleo. I dream'd, there was an emperor
Dol. If it might please you fin stuck A forked mountain, or blue promontory,
Cleo. His face was as the heavens; and thereWith trees upon 't, that nod unto the world, A sun and moon; which kept their course, And mock our eyes with air :-Thou hast seen The little O, the earth. [and lighted these signs;
Dol. Most sovereign creature
[arm They are black vesper's pageants.
Cleo. His legs bestrid the ocean : his rear'd Eros. Ay, my lord.
| Crested the world: his voice was propertied Ant. That which is now a horse, even with As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends ; a thought
But when he meant to quail and shake the orb, The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct, | He was as rattling thunder. For his bounty, As water is in water.
| There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas Eros. It does, my lord.
[tain is That grew the more by reaping; his delights Ant. My good knave, Eros, now thy cap- Were dolphin-like; they show'd his back above Even such a body : here I am Antony, | The element they liv'd in; in his livery Yet cannot hold 'this visible shape, my knave. | Walk'd crowns and crownets; realms and I made these wars for Egypt; and the queen, | As plates dropt from his pocket. (islands were Whose heart I thought I had, for she had mine;
Firm Resolution. Which, whilst it was mine, had annex'd unto't
How poor an instrument A million more, now lost; she, Eros, has
May do a noble deed! he brings me liberty. Pack d cards with Cæsar, and false play'd my | My resolution's plac'd, and I have nothing Unto an enemy's triumph.
.Lglory of woinan in me: now from head to foot Nay, weep not, gentle Eros; there is left us
I am marble constant: now the fleeting moon Ourselves to end ourselves,
No planet is of mine.
Cleopatra's Speech on applying the Asp. And that she has discharged. What thou Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have wouldst do,
| Immortal longings in me. Now no more
The juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip: | And call him noble, that was now your hate,
Aufidius's Hatred to Coriolanus.
- Nor sleep, nor sanctuary, The luck of Cæsar, which the gods give men | Being naked, sick ; nor fane nor Capitol. s excuse their atter wrath. husband, I come : The prayers of priests, nor times of sacrifice, Now to that name, my courage, prove my title! | Embarovements all of fury shall lift un I am fire, and air; ny other elements
Their rotten privilege and custom 'gainst I give to baser life. So, have you done?
My hate to Marcius. Where I find him, were it Come then, and take the last warmth of my lips: | Ai home, upon my brother's guard, even there, Farewell, kind Charımian; Iras, long farewell. | Against the hospitable canon. would I
Wash my fierce hand in his heart.
An imaginary Description of Coriolanus warThe stroke of death is as a lover's pinch,
ring. Which hurts, and is desired Dostihou lie still? Methinks I hear hither your husband's drum; If thus thou vanishest, thou tell'st the world !
See hiin pluck Aufidius down by the hair ; It is not worth leave-taking
As children from a bear, the Volsces shunning Char Dissolve, thick cloud, and rain; that I |
[thus, The gods themselves do weep. [may say,
Methinks I see him stamp thus,—and call Cleo This proves me base
“ Come on, ye cowards! ye were got in fear, If she first meet the curled Antony,
Though ye were born in Rome :" his bloody
brow He'll make demand of her; and spend that kiss
[goes Which is my heaven to have. Come, thou
With his maild hand then wiping, forth he mortal wretch,
Like to a harvest man, that's task'd to mow [To the asp, which she applies to her breast.]
Or all, or lose his hire.
[blood! With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate
Virge. His bloody brow! Oh, Jupiter, no Of life at once untie: poor venomous fool,
Vol. Away, you fool! it more becomes a man, Be angry and dispatch.' 0. couldst thou speak, I Than gilt his trophy : the breasts of Hecuba, That I might hear thee call great Cæsar ass,
When she did suckle Hector, looked not loveUnpolicy'd!
ГЫlood Chur. O, eastern star.
Than Hector's forehead, when it spit forth Cleo. Peace, peace !
At Grecian swords contending. Dost thou not see my baby at my breast,
Doing our Duty merits not Praise. That sucks the nurse asleep?
Pray now, no more : my mother, Char. O, break, 0, break! [gentle, Who has a charter to extol her blood,
Cleo. As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as When she does praise me, grieves me: I have O Antony! Nay, I will take thee 100:
[ducd [Applying another Asp. | As you have done ; that's what I can! inWhat should I stay
[Dies. As you have been ; that's for my country: Char. In this wide world? so, fare thee well. He that has but effected his good will, Now, boast, thee, death! in thy possession lies Hath overta'en mine act. . A lass unparallel'd.
All tongues speak of him; and the bleared $16. CORIOLANUS. SHAKSPEARE.
Are spectacled to see him. Your prattling nurse
Into a rapture lets her baby cry,
While she chats him : the kitchen malkin pins What would you have, you curs!
Her richest lockram 'bout her reechy neck, That like nor peace nor war? The one affrights
Clamb’ring the walls to eye him: stalls, bulks, you,
windows, The other makes you proud. He that trusts to Where he should find you lions, finds you with variable complexions; all agreeing
Are smother'd up, leads fill'd, and ridges hors' hares;
In earnestness to see him : seld-shown Aamens Where foxes, geese ; you are no surer, no,
Do press among the popular throngs, and putt Than is the coal of fire upon the ice,
To win a vulgar station : our veild dames Or hailstone in the sun. Your virtue is, [him,
Commit the war of white and damask, in To make him worthy, whose offence subdues
Their nicely-gawded cheeks, to the wanton spoil And curse that justice did it. Who deserves
Of Phæbus burning kisses : such a pother, greatness,
As if that whatsoever god, who leads him, Deserves your hate : and your affections are
| Were slily crept into his human powers, A sick man's appetite, who desires most that
| And gave him graceful postore. Which would increase his evil. He that de
Cominius' Speech in the Senate. Upon yonr favors, swims with fins of lead, I shall lack voice: the deeds of Coriolanus And hews down oaks with rushes. Hang ye,- Should not be utter'd feebly. It is held trust ye?
| That valor is the chiefest virtue, and With every minute you do change a mind; Most dignifies the haver: if it be,
The man I speak of cannot in the world Action is eloquence, and the eyes of the ignorant Be singly counterpois'd. At sixteen years, More learned than the ears), waving thy head, When Tarquin made a head for Rome, he Which often, thus, correcting thy stout heart, fought
Now humble, as the ripest mulberry, [them, Beyond the mark of others; our then dictator, That will not hold the handling ; or, say to Whom with all praise I point at, saw him fight, Thou art their soldier, and, being bred in broils, When with his Amazonian chin he drove Hast not the soft way, which, thou dost confess, The bristled lips before him: he bestrid Were fit for thee to use, as they to claim, An o'er-prest Roman, and i the consul's view In asking their good loves; but thou wilt frame Slew three opposers : Tarquin's self he met, Thyself, forsooth, hereafter theirs, so far And struck him on his knee; in that day's | As thou hast power and person. feats,
Coriolanus: his Abhorrence of Flattery. When he might act the woman in the scene,
Well, I must do't : He prov'd best man i' the field, and for his
Away, my disposition, and possess me meed Was brow-bound with the oak. His pupil-age
Some harlot's spirit! my throat of war be turn'd, Man-entered thus, he waxed like a sea;
Which quir'd with my drum, into a pipe, And in the brunt of seventeen battles since,
Small as an eunuch, or the virgin voice He lurch'd all swords o' the garland. For this
That babies lulls asleep! the smiles of knaves Before, and in Corioli, let me say, [last,
Tent in my cheeks; and school-boy's tears
I take up I cannot speak him home: he stopp'd the flyers;
The glasses of my sight! a beggar's tongue And, by his rare example, made ihe coward Turn terror into sport: As waves before
Make motion through my lips; and my arm'd
knees, A vessel under sail, so men obey'd, stamp)
| Who bow'd but in my stirrup, bend like his And fell below his stem : his sword (death's
That hath receiv'd an 'alms! I will not do'tWhere it did mark, it took; from face to foot
Lest I surcease to honor mine own truth,
And, by my body's action, teach my mind The mortal gate of the city, which he painted
| A most inherent baseness. With shunless destiny; aidless came off, His Mother's Resolution on his stubborn Pride. And with a sudden reinforcement struck
At thy choice, then : Corioli, like a planet. Now all's his :
To beg of thee, it is my more dishonor When by and by the din of war 'gan pierce Than thou of them. Come all to ruin : let His ready sense, then straight his doubled spirit Thy mother rather feel thy pride, than fear Requicken'd what in flesh was fatigate,
Thy dang'rous stoutness : for I mock at death And to the battle came he; where he did With as big heart as thou. Do as thou list. Run reeking o'er the lives of men, as if Thy valiantness was mine, thou suck'dst it 'Twere a perpetual spoil: and till we callid But own thy pride thyself. [from me ; Both field and city ours, he never stood
His Detestation of the Vulgar. To ease his breast with panting.
You common cry of curs ! whose breath I The Mischief of Anarchy.
hate, My soul aches,
As reek o'the rotten fens; whose loves I prize To know, when two authorities are up, As the dead carcases of unburied men, Neither supremne, how soon confusion
That do corrupt my air : I banish you; May enter 'twixt the gap of both, and take
And here remain with your uncertainty !
Let every feeble rumor shake your hearts !
Your enemies with nodding of their plumes
(vent; Making not reservation of yourselves,
That won you without blows.
Precepts against Ill-fortune.
You were us'd
tell me, In peace, what each of them by th' other loss, That, when the sea was calm, all boats alike That they combine not there !
Show'd mastership in floating. Fortune's The Method to gain popular Favor.
sed, crave Go to them, with this bonnet in thy hand; When most struck home, being gentle woundAnd thus far having stretch'd it (here be with A noble cunning. You were used to load me them),
[siness, With precepts that would make invincible Thy knee bussing the stones (for ia such bu- The heart that conn'd them.