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May make too great an act: For learn this, Silius; The fortress of it: for better might we
Better leave undone, than by our deed acquiru Have lov'd without this mean, if on both parts
Too high a fame, when him we serve's away.

This be not cherish d.
Cæsar, and Antony, have ever won


Make me not offended More in their officer, than person : Sossius,

In your distrust. One of my place in Syria, his lieutenant,

Cæs. I have said. For quick aceumulation of renown,


You shall not find, Which he achiev'd by the minute, lost his favour. Though you be therein curious, the least cause Who does i'the wars more than his captain can, For what you seem to fear: So, the gods keep yoy, Becomes his captain's captain : and ambition, And make the hearts of Romans serve your ends! The soldier's virtue, rather makes choice of loss, We will here part. Than gain, which darkens him.

Car. Farewell, my dearest sister, fare thee well ; I could do more to do Antonius good,

The elements be kind to thee, and make But 'twould offend him ; and in his offence

Thy spirits all of coinfort! fare thee well. Should my performance perish.

Oct. My noble brother!Su.

Thou hast, Ventidius, Ant. The April's in her eyes : It is love's spring, That without which a soldier, and his sword,

And these the showers to bring it on :-Be cheerful Grants scarce distinction. Thou wilt write to Antony? Oct. Sir, look well to my husband's house; andVen. I'll humbly signify what in his name,


What, That magical word of war, we have effected ;

Octavia ? How, with his banners, and his well-paid rapks,

Oct. I'll tell you in your ear. The ne'er-yet-beaten hors: of Parthia

Ant. Her tongue will not obey her heart, nor can We have jaded out o'the field.

Her heart inform her tongue: the swan's down feather, Sil.

Where is be now? 'That stands upon the swell at full of tide, Ven. He purposeth to Athens : whither with what And neither way inclines. haste


Will Cæsar weep? [Aside to Agr.
The weight we must convey with us will permit, Agr. He has a cloud in's face.
We shall appear before him.-On, there; pass along. Eno, He were the worse for that, were he a horse :

[Exeunt. So is he, being a man.

Why, Enojarbus ?
SCENE II.-Rome. An Ante-Chamber in Cæsar's

When Antony found Julius Cæsar dead, House. Enter Agrippa, and Enobarbus, meeting.

He cried almost to roaring: and he wept, Agr. What, are the brothers parted ?

When at Philippi he found Brutus slain.
Eno. They have despatch'd with Pompey, he is gone ; Eno. That year, indeed, he was troubled with a
The other three are sealing. Octavia weeps

To part from Rome; Cæsar is sad ; and Lepidus, What willingly he did confound, he waild;
Since Pompey's feast, as Menas says, is troubled Belicve it, till I weep 100.
With the green sickness.


No, sweet Octavia, Agr.

'Tis a noble Lepidus. You shall hear from me still; the line shall not Eno. A very fine one: 0, how he loves Cæsar! Out-go my thinking on you. Agr. Nay, but how dearly he adores Mark Antony ! Ant.

Come, sir, come ;
Eno. Caesar? Why, he's the Jupiter of men. I'll wrestle with you in my strength of love:
Agr. What's Antony ? the god of Jupiter.

Look, here I have you ; thus I let you go,
Eno. Spake you of Cæsar? How? the nonpareil ! And give you to the gods.
Agr. O Antony! O thou Arabian birl!


Adieu ; be happy! Eno. Would you praise Cæsar, say,-Cæsar;-go no Lep. Let all the number of the stars give light further.

To thy fair way! Agr. Indeed, he plied them both with excellent


Farewell, farewell! [Kisses Oct. praises.


Farewell! Eno. But he loves Caesar best :-Yet he loves Auto

[Trumpets sound. Exeunt, ny :

SCENE III.-Alerandria. A Room in the Palacc. Ho! hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards, poets, can

Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Alexas. not Think, speak, east, write, sing, number, ho, his love

Cleo. Where is the fellow?

Half a feard to come.
To Antony. But as for Cæsar,
Kneel down, kneel down, and wonder.

Cleo. Go to, go to :-Come hither, sir. Agr.

Both he loves.

Enter a Messenger. Eno. They are his shards, and he their beetle. Som Alex.

Good majesty, [Trumpets. ll Herod of Jewry dare not look upon you, This is to horse.-Adieu, noble Agrippa.

But when you are well pleas'd. Agr. Good fortune, worthy soldier; and farewell,

That Herod's head Enter Cæsar, Antony, Lepidus, and Octavia. 1'1l bave: But how? when Antony is gone Ant. No further, sir.

Through whom I might commandit.-Come thou near. Cæs. You take from me a great part of myself; Mes. Most gracious majesty, Use me well in it.-Sister, prove such a wife


Didst thou behold As my thougbts make thee, and as my furthest band Octavia? Shall pass on thy approof.-Most noble Antony,

Ay, dread queen. Let not the piece of virtue, which is set


Where? Betwixt us, as the cement of our love,


Madam, in Rome To keep it builded, be the ram, to batter

I look’d her in the face; and saw her led



Between her brother and Mark Antony.

Stomach not all. A more unhappy lady,
Cleo. Is she as tall as me?

If this division chance, ne'er stood between,

She is not, madam. Praying for both parts:
Cleo. Didst hear her speak? Is she shrill-tongu'd, or And the good gods will moek me presentis,

When I shall pray, 0, bless my lord and husband!
Mes. Madam, I heard her speak; she is low-voic'd. Undo that prayer, by crying out as loud,
Cleo. That's not so good :-he cannot like her long. O, bless my brother! Husband win, win brother,
Char. Like her? O Isis ! 'tis impossible.

Prays, and destroys the prayer; no midway
Cleo. I think so, Charmian. Dull of tongue, and

'Twixt these extremes at all.


Gentle Octavia, What majesty is in her gait? Remember,

Let your best love draw to that point, which seeks If e'er thou look'st on majesty.

Best to preserve it: If I lose mine honour,

She creeps ;

I lose myself: better I were not yours, Her motion and her station are as one :

Than yours so branchless. But, as you requested, She shows a body rather than a life;

Yourself shall go between us : The mean time, lady, A statue, than a breather.

I'll raise the preparation of a war
Is this certain ?

Shall stain your brother; Make your soonest haste;
Mes. Or I have no observance.

So your desires are yours.

Three in Egypt

Thanks to my lord. Cannot make better note.

The Jove of power make me most weak, most weak Cleo.

He's very knowing, Your reconciler! Wars 'twixt you twain would be I do perceive't :- There's nothing in her yet: As if the world should cleave, and that slain men The fellow has good judgement.

Should solder up the rift. Char.


Ant. When it appears to you where this begins Cleo. Guess at her years, I prythee.

Tum your displeasure that way; for our faults Mes.

Madarn, Can never be so equal, that your love She was a widow.

Can equally move with them. Provide your gving; Cleo.

Widow ?-Charmian, hærk. Choose your own company, and command what cost Mes. And I do think, she's thirty.

Your beart has mind to.

(E.neutt. Cleo. Bear'st thou her face in mind? Is it long, or round?

SCENE V.-The same. Another Room in the same Mes. Round even to faultiness.

Enter Enobarbus and Eros, meeting, Cleo.

For the most part toe,
They are foolish that are so.-Her hair, what colour? Eno. How now,

friend Eros?
Mes. Brown, madam: And her forehead is as low Eros. There's strange news come, sir.
As she would wish it.

Eno. What, man?
There is gold for thee.

Eros. Cæsar and Lepidus. have made wars upon Thou must not take my former sharpness ill :

Pompey. I will employ thee back again ; I find thee

Eno. This is old; What is the success? Most fit for business : Go, make thee ready ;

Eros. Cæsar, having made use of him in the wars Our letters are prepard,

[Exit Mes. gainst Pompey, presently denied hm rivality; would Char. A proper man.

not let him partake in the glory of the action: and Cleo. Indeed, he is so: I repent me much,

not resting here, accuses him of letters he had formers That so I harried him. Why, methinks, by him, ly wrote to Pompey; upon his own appeal, seizes him: This creature's no such thing.

So the poor third is up, till death enlarge his confine. Char.

O, nothing, madam. Eno. Then, world, thou bast a pair of claps, no more; Cleo. The man hath seen some majesty, and should And throw between them all the food thou bast, know.

They'll grind the one the other. Where's Antony? Char. Hath he seen majesty? Isis else defend, Eros. He's walking in the garden-thus; and spustis And serving you so long !

The rush that lies before him: cries, Foel, Lepidus! Cleo. I have one thing more to ask him yet, good And threats the throat of that his officer, Charmian :

That murder'd Pompey. But 'tis no master ; thou shalt bring him to me


Our great navy's riggede Where I will write: All may be well enough.

Eros. For Italy, and Cæsar. More, Domitius; Char. I warrant you, madam.

[Exeunt. || My lord desires you presently: my news

I might have told hereafter. 'SCENE IV.-Athens. A Room in Antony's House. Eno.

Twill be naught:
Enter Antony and Octavia.

But let it be.-Bring me to Antony.
Ant. Nay, nay, Octavia, not only that,-

Eros. That were excusable, that, and thousands more

[Eacunt. Of semblable import,-but he hath wag‘d


4 Room in Casar's House, New wars 'gainst Pompey; made his will, and read it To public ear;

Enter Csesar, Agrippa, and Mecænas. Spoke scantly of me: when perforce he could not Cæs. Contemning Rome, he has done all this: And But pay me terms of honour, cold and sickly

He vented them; most narrow measure lent me : In Alexandria, -here's the manner of it,-
en the best hint was given him, he not took't, I'the market-place, on a tribunal silver'd,
it from bis teeth.

Cleopatra and himself in chairs of gold
From all,
O my good lori,

Were publicly enthron'd: at the feet, sat
Eno. Ha, m; or, if you must believe,

Cæsarion, whom they call my father's son;

Come, sir.

And all the unlawful issue, that their lust

Where is be now? Since then hath made between them. Unto her


My lord, in Athens. He gave the 'stablishment of Egypt; made ber Cæs. No, my most wronged sister; Cleopatra Of Lower Syria, Cyprus, Lydia,

Hath nodded him to her. He hath given his empire Absolute queen

Up to a whore; who now are levying Mec. This in the public eye ?

The kings o'the earth for war: He hath assembled Cæs. I'the common show-place, where they exercise. | Bocchus, the king of Lybia ; Archelaus, His sons he there proclaim'd, The kings of kings: of Cappadocia ; Philadelphos, king Great Media, Parthia, and Armenia,

Of Paphlagonia ; the Thracian king, Adallas ; He gave to Alexander ; to Ptolemy he assign'd

King Malchus of Arabia ; king of Pont; Syria, Cilicia, and Phænicia : She

Herod of Jewry; Mithridates, king In the habikiinents of the goddess Isis

or Comagene ; Polemon and Amintas, That day appeard; and oft before gave audience,

The kings of Mede, and Lycaonia, with a
As 'tis reported, so.

More larger list of sceptres.
Let Rome be thus


Ah me, most wretched, Inform'd.

That have my heart parted betwixt two friends, Agr. Who, queasy with his insolence

That do afflict each other! Already, will their good thoughts call from him.


Welcome hither: Cæs. The people know it ; and have now receip'd Your letters did withhold our breaking forth ; His accusations.

Till we perceiv'd, both how you were wrong led, Agr. Whom does he accuse ?

And we in negligent danger. Cheer your heart: Cæs. Cæsar: and that, having in Sicily

Be you not troubled with the time, which drives Sextus Pompeius spoild, we had not rated bim

O'er your content these strong necessities; His part oʻthe isle: then does he say,

he lent me But let determin'd things to destiny Some shipping unrestord: lastly, he frets,

Hold unbewail'd their way. Welcome to Rome: That Lepidus of the uiumvirate

Nothing more dear to me. You are abus'd Should be depos'd ; and, being, that we detain Beyond the mark of thought: and the high gods, All his revenue.

To do you justice, make them ministers Agr. Sir, this should be answer d.

Of us, and those that love you. Best of comfort; Cæs. 'Tis done already, and the messenger gone. And ever welcome to us. I have told him, Lepidus was grown too cruel;


Welcome, lady.
That he his high authority abus'd,

Mec. Welcome, dear madam.
And did deserve his change; for what I have conquer'd, | Each heart in Rome does love and pity you:
I pramt him part; but then, in his Armenia,

Only the adulterous Antony, most large
And other of his conquer'd kingdoms, I

In his abominations, turus you off ;
Demand the like.

And gives his potent regiment to a trull,
He'll never yield to that.

That noises it against us.
Cæs. Nor must not then be yielded to in this.


Is it
Enter Octavia.

Cæs. Most certain. Sister, welcome : Pray you,

Be ever known to patience: My dearest sister! Oct. Hail, Casar, and my lord! fail, most dear

[Excunt. Cesar! Cæs. That ever I should call tbee, cast-away!

SCENE VII.-Antony's Camp, near the Promontory Oct. You have not calld me so, nor have you cause.

of Actium. Enter Cleopatra and Enobarbus. Cæs. Why have you stol’n upon us thus? You come Cleo. I will be even with thee, doubt it not.

Eno. But why, why, why? Like Cæsar's sister: The wife of Antony

Cleo. Thou hast forspoke my being in these wars ; Should have an army for an usher, and

And say'st, it is not fits The neighs of horse to tell of her approach,


Well, is it? is it? Long ere she did appear; the trees by the way

Cleo. Is't not? Denounce against us, why should not Should have borne men; and expectation fainted, Longing for what it had not : nay, the dust

Be there in person? Should have ascended to the roof of heaven,

Eno. [Aside.] Well, I could reply:Rais'd by your populous troops : But you are come If we should serve with horse and mares together, A market-maid to Rome; and have prevented The horse were merely lost; the mares would bear The ostent of our love, which, left unshown

A soldier, and his horse. i is often left unlov'd: we should have met you


What is't you say? By sea, and land; supplying every stage

Eno. Your presence needs must puzzle Antony; With an augmented greeting.

Take from his heart, take from his brain, from his Oct. Good my lord,

time, To coine thus was I not constrain'd, but did it What should not then be spar'd. He is already On my free will. My lord, Mark Antony,

Traduc'd for levity; and 'tis said in Rome, Hearing that you prepar'd for war, acquainted That Photinus an eunuch, and your maids, My grieved ear withal; whereon, I begg'd

Manage this war. His pardon for return.


Sink Rome; and their tongues rot, Which soon he granted, That speak against us! A charge we bear i’the war, Being an obstruct 'tween his lust and him.

And, as the president of any kingdom, will Oct. Do not say so, my lord.

Appear there for a man. Speak not against it; Cas.

I have eyes upon him, || I will not stay behind. And his affairs come to me on the wind.


Nay, I have done :

so, sir?




Eno, Ay, are you thereabouts? Why then, good night

Here comes the emperor.

Carries beyond belief,
Enter Antony and Canidius.


While he was yet in Home Is't not strange, Canidius,

His power went out in such distractions, as That fiom Tareritum, and Brundusium,

Beguild all spies.

Can. He could so quickly cut the Ionian sea,

Who's his lieutenant, hear you? And take in Toryne? - You bave heard on't, sweet?

Sol. They say, one Taurus.

Can. Clen. Celerity is never more admir'd,

Well I know the man. Than by the negligent.

Enter a Messenger.
A good rebuke,

Mes. The emperor calls for Canidins.
Which might have well becomd the best of men, Can. With news the time's with labour, and thres
To tannt at slackness.-Canidius, we

forth, Will fight with him by sea.

Each minute some.

[Exeunt. Cleo.

By sea! what else? Can. Why will my lord do so ?

SCENE VIII.-A Plain near Activon. Enter Caesar
For be dares us tot.

Taurus, Officers, and others.
Eno. So hath my lord dar'd him to single fight. Cirs. Taurus,-
Can. Ay, and to wage this battle at Pharsalia,


My lord. Where Cæsar fought with Pompey : But these offers, Cæs.

Strike not by land; keep whole :
Which serve not for his vantage, he shakes off ; Provoke not battle, till we bare done at sea.
And so should you.

Do not exceed the prescript of this seroll:
Your ships are not well-mann'd: Our fortune lies upon this jump.

[E.zeun. Your mariners are muleteers, reapers, people

Enter Antony and Enobarbus. Ingross'd by swift impress : In Cæsar's fleet

Ant. Set we our squadrons on yon' side o'the bill, Are those, that often have 'gainst Pompey fought ; Their ships are yare; yours, heavy. No disgrace

In eye of Cæsar's battle; from which place

We may the number of the ships behold, Shall fall you for refusing him at sea,

And so proceed accordingly.

[E.retent. Being prepar'd for land. Ant. By sea, liy sea.

Enier Cavidius, marching with his land army one way Eno. Most worthy sir, yon therein throw away

over the stage: and Taurus, the lieutenant of Cæsar, The absojute soldiership you have by land;

the other wrty. After their going in, iz beard the Distract your army, which doth most consist

noise of a Secifigh. Alarum. Re-enter Enolarbus. of warmark'd foutmen ; leave unexecuted

Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can behold no Your own renownext knowlerige' ; quite foregro

longer : The way which promises assurance; and

The Autoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard, With all their sixty, fly, and turn the rudder ;
Fronı firm security:

To se't, miue eyes are blasted.
I'H figlit at sea.

Enter Ścarus.
Cico. I have sixty sails, Cesar none better.


Gods, and goddesses Art. Our overplus of shipping will we burn ;

All the whole synod of them! And, with the rest full-mann'd, from the head of Ac


What's thy passion? tium

Scar. The greater cantle of the world is lost
Beat the approaching Cæsar. But if we fail,

With very igrorance; we have kiss'd away
Enter a Messenger.

Kinguioms and provinces.
We then can do't at land. Thy business?


How appears the fight? Mes. The news is true, my lord; he is descriel;

Scar. On our side like the token'd pestilence, Cæsar has taken Toryne.

Where death is sure. Yon' ribald-id nag of Egypt Ant. Can he be there in person? 'tis impossible;

Whom leprosy o'ertake ! i'the midst of the fight Surange, that his power should be.-Canidius,

When vantage like a pair of twins appear d, Oar nineteen legions thou shalt hold lay land.

Both as the same, or rather ours the elder,
And our twelve thousand horse :-We'll to our ship:

The brize upon her, like a cow in June,
Enter a Soldier.

Hoists sails, and flies.

That I bcheld: mine eyes Away, my Thetis !-How now, worthy soldier ?

Did sicken at the sight on't, and could not Sol. O noble emperor, do not fight by sea;

Endure a further view. Trust not to rotten planks: Do you misloubt


She once being loofd, This sword, and these iny wounds? Let the Egyptians, The noble ruin of her magic, Antony, And the Phænicians, go a ducking; we

Claps on his sen-wing, and like a doating mallard, Have us'd to conquer, standing on the earth,

Leaving the fight in height, flies after her:
And fighting fout to foot.

I never saw an action of such shanie;
Well, well, awny.

Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before
[Exeunt Antony, Cleopatra, and Enobarbus.

Did violate so itself. Sol. By Hercules, I think, I am i'the right.

Can. Soldier, thou art: but his whole action glows

Enter Canidius.
Not in the power on't: So our leader's led,
And we are wonien's men.

Cam. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath,

You keep by land And sinks most lamentably. Had our general
The legions and the horse whole, do you not? Beco what he knew himself, it had
Con. Marcus Octavius, Marcus Justeius,

0, he has given example for our flight, Publicola, and Cælius, are for sea :

Most grossly, by lus own. But we keep whole by land. This speed of Cæsar's

Alach, alack!



be gone;

you; be


[Aside. How I convey my shame out of thine eyes Can. Towards Peloponnesus are they fled. By looking back on what I have left behind

Scar. "Tis easy to't; and there I will attend 'Stroy'd in dishonour. What further comes.


O my Jord, my lord! Can.

To Cæsar will I render Forgive my fearful sails! I little thought, My legions, and my horse ; six kings already

You would have follow'd. Show me the way of yielding.


Egypt, thou knew'st too well, Eng.

I'll yet follow

My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings, The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason And thou shouldst tow me after : O'er my spirit Sits in the wind against me.

[Excunt. || Thy full supremacy thou knew'st; and that

Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods
SCENE 1X.- Aieranria. A Room in the Palace. Command me.
Enter Antony and Attendants.

Cleo. O, my pardon.

Ant. Ant. Harts, the land bids me tread no more upon't,

Now I must It is asham'd to bear me !- Friends, come hither ;

To the young man send humble treaties, dodge I am so lated in the world, that I

And palter in the shifis of lowness; who Have lost my way for ever: I have a ship

With bálf the bulk o'the world play'd as I pleas'd, Laden with gold; take that, divide it; fiy,

Making, and marring fortunes. You did know, And make your peace with Cæsar.

How much you were my conqueror; and that Att.

Fly! not we.

My sword, made weak by my affection, would . Ant. I have fled myself; and have instructed coir- || Obey it on all cause.


D pardon, pardon. ards To run, and show their shoulders.-Frien

Ant. Fall not a tear, I say ; one of them rates I have myself resolvd upon a course,

All that is won and lost : Give me a kiss ; Which has no need of

Even this repays me.-We sent our schoolmaster,

gone : My treasure's in the harbour, take it.-0,

Is he come back?-Love, I am full of lead I follow'd that I blush to look upon:

Some wine, within there, and our viands :--Fortune

knows, My very hairs do mutiny; for the white Reprove the brown for rashness, and they them

We scorn her most, when most she offers blows. For fear and deating.–Friends, be gone ; you shall

[Exeunt. Have letters from me to some friends, that will

SCENE X.-Cæsar's Camp, in Egypt. Enter Cæsar, Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad,

Dolabella, Thyreus, and others. Nor make replies of loathness: take the hint

Cæs. Let him appear that's come from Which my despair proclaims; let that be left

Know you him? Which leaves itself: To the sea-side straightway:


Cæsar, 'tis his schoolmaster: I will possess you of that ship and treasure.

An argument that pluck'd, when hither Leave me, I pray, a little: 'pray you now :

He sends so poor a pinion of his wing, Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command,

Which had superfluous kings for messengers, Therefore I pray you :-I'll see you by and by.

Not many moons gone by. [Sits down.

Enter Euphronius. Enter Eros, and Cleopatra led by Charmian and Iras.


Approach, and speak Eros. Nay, gentle madam, to him :-Comfort him. Eup. Such as I am, I come from Antony: Iras. Do, most dear queen.

I was of late as petty to his ends, Char. Do! why, what else?

As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf Cleo. Let me sit down. O Suno!

To his grand sea. Ant. No, no, no, no, no.


Be it so; Declare thipe office. Eros. See you here, sir?

Eup. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee, and Ant. O fye, fye, fye.

Requires to live in Egypt: which not granted, Char. Madam,

He lessens his requests ; and to thee sues Iras. Madam ; O good empress!

To let him breathe between the beavens and earth, Eros. Sir, sir,

A private man in Athens : This for him.
Ant. Yes, my lord, yes ;-He, at Philippi, kept Next, Cleopatra does confess tly greatness;
His sword even like a dancer; while I struck Submits her to thy might; and of thee craves
The lean and wrinkled Cassius ; and 'twas I,

The cirele of the Ptolemies for her heirs,
That the mad Brutus ended: he alone

Now hazarded to thy grace. Dealt on lieutenantry, and no practice had


For Antony, In the brave squares of war: Yet now-No matter. I have no ears to his request. The queen Cleo. Ah, stand by

or audience, nor desire, shall fail; so she Eros. The queen, my lord, the queen.

From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend, Iras. Go to him, madamn, speak to him;

Or take his life there : This if she perforin, He is unqualitied with very shame.

She shall not sue unheard. So to them both. Cleo. Well then, -Sustain me:-0!

Eup. Fortune pursue thee! Eros. Most noble sir, arise; the queen approaches;


Bring him through the bands Her head's deelin'd, and death will seize her; but

[Exit Euphronius. Your confort makes the reseues

To try thy eloquente, now 'tis time: Despatch ; Ant. I have offended reputation ;

[To Thyreus. A most unnoble swerving.

From Antony win Cleopatra: promise,
Sir, the queen.

And in our name, what she requires; add more, Ant. O, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See,

From thine intention, offers : women are not,


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