« AnteriorContinuar »
In their best fortunes, strong; but want will perjure
Enter Thyreus. The ne'er-touch'd vestal. Try thy cunning, Thyreus;
Cæsar's will? Make thine own ediet for thy pains, which we
Thyr. Hear it apart. Will answer as a law.
None but friends ; say boldly.' Thyr. Caesar, I go.
Thyr. So, haply, are they friends to Antony. Cæs. Observe how Antony becomes his flaw;
Eno. He needs as many, sir, as Cæsar has; And what thou think'st his very action speaks
Or nerds not is. 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.
Thyr. So.SCENE XI.-Alexandria. A Room in the Palacc.
Thus then, thou most renown'd; Cesar entreats, Enter Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Charmian, and Iras.
Not to consider in what case thou stand'st,
Further than he is Cæsar.
Go on : Right royal. Cleo. Is Antony, or we, in fault for this?
Thyr. He knows that you embrace not Antony Eno, Autony only, that would make his will As you did love, but as you feard him. Lord of his reason. What although you fed
0! From that great face of war, whose several ranges Thyr. The scars upon your honour, therefore, he Frighted each other? why should he follow ?
Does pity, as constrained blemishes, The itch of his affection should not then
Not as desery'd. Have nick'd his captainship; at such a point,
Cleo. He is a god, and knows When half to half the world oppos’d, he being What is most right: Mine honour was not yielded, The mered question: 'Twas a shame no less
But conquer'd merely. Than was his loss, to course your flying flags,
To be sure of that, (Aside. And leave his navy gazing.
I will ask Antony.-Sir, sir, thou’rt so leaky,
That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for
(Exit Edo. Enter Antony, with Euphronius.
Shall I say to Cæsar
What you require of him? For he partly begs
To be desir'd to give. It much would please bim, Ant.
That of his fortunes you should make a staff Shall then have courtesy, so she will yield
To lean upon :
But it would warm his spirits,
To hear from me you had left Antony,
And put yourself under his shrowd,
The universal landlord. And he will fill thy wisbes to the brim
What's your name?
Thyr. My name is Thyreus.
Most kind messenger, Ant. To him agnin; Tell him, he wears the rose Say to great Cesar this, In disputation of youth upon him; from which, the world should note I kiss his conquering hand: tell him, I am prompt Something particular: his coin, ships, legions,
To lay my crown at his feet, and there to kneel : May be a coward's; whose ministers would prevail Tell him, from his all-obeying breath I hear Under the service of a child, as soon
The doom of Egypt. As i’the command of Cæsar: I dare him therefore Thyr.
'Tis your noblest course. To lay his gay comparisons apart,
Wisdom and fortune combating together, And answer me declind, sword against sword, If that the former dare but what it can, Ourselves alone: I'll write it; follow me.
No chance niay shake it. Give me grace to lay [Exeunt Antony and Euphronius. | My duty on your band. | Eno. Yes, like enough, high-battled Cæsar will
Your Cæsar's father Unstate his happiness, and be stay'd to the show Oft, when he hath musid of taking kingdoms in, Against a sworder.--I see, men's judgements are Bestow'd his lips on that unworthy place, A parcel of their fortunes ; and things outward As it raind kisses. Do draw the inward quality after them, To suffer all alike. That be should dream,
Re-enter Antony and Enobarbus. Knowing all measures, the full Cæsar will
Ant. Favours, by Jove that thunders! Answer his emptiness !-Cæsar, thou hast subdued
What art thou, fellow ? His judgement too.
One, that but performs
The bidding of the fullest man, and worthiest
To have command obey'd.
You will be whipp'd. Cleo. W bat, no more ceremony !-Sce, my women!
Ant. Approach, there :- Ay, you kite!-Now gods - Against the blown rose may they stop
and devils ! thir
nose, That kneelid unto the buds.-Admit him, sir. Authority melts from me: Of late, when I cried, kee! Eno. Mine honesty, and I, begin to square. [Aside.
Like boys unto a moss, kings would start forth, The loyalty, well beld to fools, does make
Your will? Have you no ears ? I am Oir faith mere folly :-Yet, he, that can endure
Enter Attendants. To follow with allegiance a fallen lord,
Antony yet. Take hence this Jack, and whip him. Does conquer him that did his master conquer, Eno. "Tis better playing with a liou's whelp, And ea'ns a place i'the story.
Than with an old ove dying.
I must stay his time. Whip him :-Were't twenty of the greatest tributaries Ant. To flatter Cæsar, would you mingle eyes That do acknowledge Cæsar, should I find them With one that ties his points ? So saucy with the hand of she here, (What's her name, Cleo.
Not know me yet? Since she was Cleopatra ?)-Whip him, fellows, Ant. Cold-hearted toward me? Till, like a boy, you see him cringe his face,
Ah, dear, if I be so, And whine aloud for mercy: Take him hence. From my cold heart let heaven engender hail, Thyr. Mark Antony,
And poison it in the source ; and the first stone Ant.
Tug him away: being whipp’d, Drop in my neck: as it determines, so Bring him again :- This Jack of Cæsar's shall Dissolve my life! The next Cæsarion smite! Bear us an errand to him.
Till, by degrees, the memory of my womb, [Exeunt Attendo with Thyrens. | Together with my brave Egyptians all, You were half blasted ere I knew you :-Ha! By the discandying of this pelleted storm, Have I my pillow left unpress'd in Rome,
Lie graveless ; till the flies and gnats of Nile Forborne the getting of a lawful race,
Have buried them for prey ! And by a gem of women, to be abus'd
I am satisfied: By one that looks on feeders?
Cæsar sits down in Alexandria ; where Cleo
Good my lord, - I will oppose his fate. Our force by land Ant. You have been a boggler ever :
Hath nobly held; our sever'd navy too But when we in our viciousness grow hard,
Have knit again, and fleet, threatning most sea-like. (O misery on't!) the wise gods seel our eyes ;
Where hast thou been, my heart?-Dost thou hear, In our own filth drop our clear judgements; make us
lady? Adore our errors ; laugh at us, while we strut
If from the field I shall return once more To our confusion.
To kiss these lips, I will appear in blood; Cleo. 0, is it come to this?
I and my sword will earn'our 'chroniele; Ant. I found you as a morsel, cold, upan
There is hope in it yet. Dead Cæsar's trencher : nay, you were a fragment
That's my brave lord ! of Cneius Pompey's; besides what hotter hours,
Ant. I will be treble-sinewid, hearted, brenth'd, Unregister'd in vulgar fame, you have
And fight maliciously: for when mine hours Luxuriously pick‘d out:-For, I am sure,
Were nice and lucky, men did ransome lives Though you can guess what temperance should be
Of me for jests; but now, I'll set my teeth,
And send to darkness all that stop me.-Come,
Let's have one other gaudy night: call to me
All my sad captains, fill our bowls ; once more And say, God quit you! be familiar with
Let's mock the midnight bell. My play fellow, your hand ; this kingly real,
It is my birth-day : And plighter of high hearts !-0, that I were I had thought, to have held it poor; but, since my lord Upon the hill of Basan, to outroar
Is Antony again, I will be Cleopatra. The horned herd I for I have tavage cause ;
Ant. We'll yet do well. And to proclaim it civilly, were like
Cleo. Call all his noble captains to my lord. A halter'd neck, which does the hangman thank Ant. Do so, we'll speak to them; and to-night I'll For being yare about him.-Is he whipp'd ?
The wine peep through their scars.--Come on, my Reenter Attendants with Thyreus.
queen; 1 Atl. Soundly, my lord.
There's sup in't yet. The next time I do fight, Ant.
Cried he? and begg'd he pardon? I'll make death love me ; for I will contend 1 Att. He did ask favour.
Even with his pestilent scythe. Ant. If that thy father live, let him repent
[Exeunt Ant. Cleo. and Attenda Thou wast not made his daughter: and be thou sorry
Eno. Now he'll out-stare the lightning. To be fu
rious, To follow Cæsar in bis triumph, since Thou hast been whópp'd for following him: henceforth, Is
, to be frighted out of fear; and in that mood, The white hand of a lady fever thee,
The dove will peck the estridge; and I seo still, Shake thon to look on't.-Get thee back to Cæsar,
A diminution in our captain's brain Tell bim thy entertainment: Look, thou say,
Restores his heart. When valour preys on reason, He makes me angry with him: for he seems
It eats the sword it fights with. I will seek
[Erit. Proud and disdainful ; harping on what I am;
Some way to leave him.
SCENE 1.-Casar's Camp at Alexandria. Enter
Cesar, reading a letter; Agrippa, Mecænas, and
otlucrs. He may at pleasure whip, or hang, or torture, As he shall like, to quit ine: Urge it thou :
(rsar. Hence, with thy stripes, begone. [Exit Thyreus. HE calls me boy; and chides, as he had power Cleo.
Have you done yet? To beat me out of Egypt: my messenger Ant. Alack, our terrene moon
He hath whipp'd with rols; dares me to personal Is now eclips d; and it portends alone
combat, The fall of Antony !
Cesar to Antony: Let the old ruffian know,
I have many other ways to die; mean time,
Caesar must think,
Let our best heads
[Exeunt. SCENE 11.- Alexandria. A Room in the Palace.
Enter Autony, Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Charmian,
Eno. He thinks, being twenty times of better fortune,
Eno. I'll strike; and cry, Take all.
Well said ; come on.Call forth my household servants; let's tonight,
Enter Servants. Be bounteous at our meal.-Give me thy hand, Thou hast been rightly honest ;-so last thou :And thou ;-and thou, and thou :-you have servd
me well, And kings bave been your fellows. Cleo.
What means this? Eno. [Aside.] 'Tis one of those odd tricks, which
sorrow shoots Out of the mind. Ant.
And thou art honest too.
The gods forbid !
What does he mean?
Tend me to-night;
I look on you,
What mean you, sir,
Ho, ho, ho!
You take me in too dolorous a sense :
[Exeunt SCENE III.-The same. Before the Palace. Enter
two Soldiers to their Guard. '1 Sold. Brother, good-night : tomorrow is the day.
2 Sold. It will determine one way: fare you well. Heard you of nothing strange about the streets ?
| Sold. Nothing: What news? 2 Soid.
Belike, 'tis but a rumour: Good night to you. 1 Sold.
Well, sir, good night.
Enter tro other Soldiers, 2 Sold. Have careful watch. 3 Sold.
And you : Good might, good night [The first two place themselves at their posts. 4 Sold. Here we: [They take their posts.] and if ton
morrow Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope Our landmen will stand up. 3 Soidl.
'Tis a brave army, And full of purpose,
[Music y hautboys under the stage 4 Sold.
Peace, what noise ?
Under the tarth.
It signs well Does't not?
3 Sold No.
Peace, I say. What should this mean? 2 Sold. 'Tis the goddlercules, whom Antony lord Now leaves him. 1 Sold.
Walk ; let's see if other watermen Do hear what we do. [They advance to another part 2 Sold.
How now, masters ?
How Dow? Huw now? do you hear this?
[Several speaking tegar. 1 Sold.
Ay; is't not strange? 3 Sold. Do you hear, masters ? do you hear?
1 Sold. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter ; Let's see how 'twill give off. Sold. (Several speaking.! Content: 'Tis strange
[E.reunt. SCENE IV. The same. A Room in the Palace. Es
ter Antony and Cleopatra : Charmian, and etherin
Enier Eros, with Armour.
Nay, I'll help too.
Ab, let be, let be! thou art
Cleo, Sooth, la, l'll help: Thus it must be
Sleep a lule
We shall thrive now.-Seest thou, my good fellow? SCENE V1.-Cæsar's Camp before Alexandrit. Flour. Go, put on thy defences.
ish. Enter Cæsar, with Agrippa, Epobarbus, and Eros. Briefly, sir.
others. Cleo. Is not this buckled well?
Cæs. Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight: Rarely, rarely:
Our will is, Antony be took alive; He that unbuckles this, till we do please
Make it so known. To doff't for our repose, shall hear a storm.
Cesar, I shall. (Exit Agri Thou fumblest, Eros; and my queen's a squire
Cæs. The time of universal peace is near :
Prove this a prosperous day, the thrue-nook'd world
Shall bear the olive freely,
Enter a Messenger.
Antony A workman in't Good-morrow to thee; welcome:
Is come into the field. 'Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike charge :
Go, charge Agrippa
Plant those that have revolted in the van,
That Antony may seem to spend his fury
Upon himself. [Pavunt Cæsar and his train. And at the port expect yoll.
Eno. Alexas did revolt ; and went to Jewry,
On affairs of Antony; there did persuade
Great Herod to incline himself to Cæsar,
And leave his master Antony : for this pains, 2 0ff. The morn is fair.-Good-morrow, general. Caesar hath hang'd him. Canidius, and the rest All. Good-morrow, general.
That fell away, have entertainment, but Ant.
'Tis well blown, lads. No honourable trust. I have done ill; This morning, like the spirit of a youth
Of which I do accuse myself so sorely, That means to be of note, begins betimes.
That I will joy no more. So, so; Come, give me that: this way; well said.
Enter a Soldier of Cæsar’s. Fare thee well, dame, whate'er becomes of me:
Enobarbus, Antony This is a soldier's kiss ; rebukable,
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with And worthy shameful check it were, to stand
His bounty overplus: The messenger On more mechanic compliment; I'll leave thee
Came on my guard ; and at thy tent is now, Now, like a man of steel.--You, that will fight,
Unloading of his mules. Follow me close ; I'll bring you to't.--Adieu.
I give it you.
Sold. Mock me not, Enobarbus.
I tell you true: Best that you saf'd the bringer
Out of the host; I must attend mine office,
Or would have done't myself. Your emperor
E110. I am alone the villain of the earth,
And feel I am so most. O Antony, SCENE V.-Antony's Camp near Alexandria. Trumpets sound. Enter Antony and Eros ; a Soldier
Thou mine of bounty, how would'st thou have paid
My better service, when my turpitude meeting them.
Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart : Sold. The gods make this a happy day to Antony; If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean Ant. 'Would, thou and those thy scars had once pre Shall out-strike thought; but thought will do't, I feel. vaila
I fight against thee !-No: I will go seek To make me fight at land !
Some ditch, wherein to die; the foul'st best fits Sold. Hadst thou done so, My latter part of life.
[Exit. The kings that have revolted, and the soldier That has this morning left thee, would bave still SCENE FII.-Field of Battle between the Camps. Follow'd thy heels.
Alarum. Drums and Trumpets. Enter Agrippa, Ant. Who's gone this morning ?
and others. Sold.
Agr. Retire, we have engag'd ourselves too far: One ever near thee: Call for Enobarbus,
Cæsar himself has work, and our oppression He shall not hear thee; or from Cæsar's camp Exceeris what we expected.
[Exeunt. Say, I am none of thine. Ant. What say'st thou ?
Alarum. Enter Antony, and Scarus wounded. Sold.
Scar. O my brave emperor, this is fought indeed! He is with Czesar.
Had we done so at first, we bad driven them home Sir, his chests and treasure
With clouts about their heads. He has not with him.
Thou bleed'st apace. Ant. Is be gone?
Scar. I had a wound here that was like a T, Sold.
But now 'tis made an H. Ant. Go, Eros, send his treasure after ; do it ;
They do retire. Detain no jot, I charge thee: Write to him
Scar. We'll beat 'em into benclrholes: I have yet (I will subscribe) gentle adieus, and greetings:
Room for six scotches more. Say, that I wish he never find more cause
Enter Eros. To change a master.-0, my fortunes have
Eros. They are beaten, sir; and our advantage serves Corrupted bonest med :-Eros, despatch. [Excunt. For a fair victory.
Eng. Be witness to ne, o thou blessed moon,
Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did
Enobarbus! For thy good valour. Come thee on.
3 Sold. Peace; Scar. I'll halt after. (Exeunt. || Hark further.
Eno. O sovereign mistress of true melancholy, SCENE VIII-Under the Walls of Alexandria. A.
The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me; Larum. Enter Antony, marching ; Scarus, and
That life, a very rebel to my will, Forces.
May lang no longer on me : Throw my heart Ant. We have beat him to his camp; Run one be Against the flint and hardness of my fault; fore,
Whicht, being dried with grief, will break to powder,
Forgive me in thine own particular;
Let's speak Tell them your feats; whilst they with joyful tears To him. Was the congealment from your wounds, and kiss I Sold. Let's hear him, for the things be peaks The bomour'd gashes whole.--Give me thy hand; May concern Cæsar.
[To Scarus 3 Sold.
Let's do so. But le skeeps Enter Cleopatra, attended.
1 Sold. Swoons racher; for so bad a prayer as bis To this great fairy I'll commend thy acts,
Was never yet for sleeping. Make ber thanks bless thee.- thou day o'tlre world, 2 Sold.
Go we to him Chain mine arm'd neck; leap thou, mtire and all, 3 Sold. Awake, awake, sir ; speak to us. Through proof of barness to my heart, and there 2 Sold.
Hear you, sir? Ride on the pants triumphing.
1 Sold. The hand of death bath raught him. Hart, Clean Lord of lonts !
[Drumus afot of O infinite virtue! com'st thou smiling from
Demurely wake the sleepers: Let us bear him The world's great snare uncaught?
To the court of guard; he is of note: our bour Ant.
My nightingale, Is fully out. We bare beat them to their beds. What, girl? though 3 Sold. Come on then ; pey
He may recover yet.
(Exeunt with the body, Do something mingle with our brown; yet have we A hain that nourishes our nerves, and can
SCENE X.-Between the two Camps. Enter Antony Ger goal for goal of yonth. Behold this man ;
and Scarus, with Forces, marching. Comead onto his lips thy favouring hand ;
Ant. Their preparation is today by sea; Kiss it, my warrior :-He hath fought today,
We please them not by land. As if a god, in late of mankind, had
For both, my lor. Destsug'd in such a shape.
Ant. I would, they'd fight i'the fire, or in the air; Clen
I'll give thee, friend, We'd fight there too. But this it is; Our foot An anaour all of gold; it was a king's
Upon the hills adjoining to the city
They have put forth the haven: Further on,
Where their appointment we may best discover, Bear per hack'd targets like the men that owe them: And look on their endeavour.
[Estuut Had our great palace the capacity
Enter Cæsar, and his forces, marking. To camp this host, we all woull sup together; And drink carouses to the next day's fate,
Cæs. But being charg'd, we will be still by land, Which promises royal perik-Trumpeters,
Which, as I take't, we shall; for his best force With bazen din blast you the city's ear;
Is forth to man kis galleys. To the vales,
[Ezen Make mingle with our rattling taborines;
And hold our best advantage. That heaven and earth may strike their sounds to
Re-enter Antony and Searus. greber,
Ant. Yet they're not join'd: Where yonder pise Applauding our approach.
I shall discover all: I'll bring thee word
Swallows have built 1 Sold. If we be not reliev'd within this hour, In Cleopatra's sails their nests: the angurers Ve snust return to the court of guard : The night Say, they know not,--they cannot tell ;-look grimly, Is slainy; and, they say, we shall embattle
And dare not speak their knowledge. Antany By the second hour i’the morn.
Is valiant, and dejected; and, by starts, 2 Sold.
This last day was
His fretted fortunes give him hope, and fear, A shrewd one to us.
of what he has, and has not. Eno. O, bear me witness, night,
(Alarum afar off, as at a reafiga. 3 Sold. Wat man is this?
Reenter Antony, 2 Sald, Stand close, and list to him.
AU is lost;