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And am well studied for a liberal thanks,
Pom. Let me have your hand :
you, That call’d me, timelier than my purpose, hither; For I have gain’d by it.
Cæs. Since I saw you last,
Pom. Well, I know not
Lep. Well met here.
Pom. I hope so, Lepidus.—Thus we are agreed :
Cæs. That's the next to do.
Pom. We'll feast each other, ere we part; and let us Draw lots who shall begin.
Ant. That will I, Pompey.
Pom. No, Antony, take the lot: but, first,
Ant. You have heard much.
Pom. Then so much have I heard :-
Eno. No more of that :-He did so.
· Pom. What, I pray you ?
Pom. Let me shake thy hand;
Pom. Enjoy thy plainness,
Cæs. Ant. Lep. Show us the way, sir.
diers, and Attendants. Men. Thy father, Pompey, would ne'er have made this treaty.-[ Aside.]—You and I have known, sir.
Eno. At sea, I think.
Eno. I will praise any man that will praise me : though it cannot be denied what I have done by land.
Men. Nor what I have done by water.
Eno. Yes, something you can deny for your own safety : you have been a great thief by sea.
Men. And you by land.
Eno. There I deny my land service. But give me your hand, Menas: If our eyes had authority, here they might make two thieves kissing.
Men. All men's faces are true, whatso’er their hands are.
Eno. But there is never a fair woman has a true face.
Men. For my part, I am sorry it is turned to a drinking Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune.
Eno. If he do, sure, he cannot weep it back again. Men. You have said, sir. We looked not for Mark Antony here; Pray you, is he married to Cleopatra ?
Eno. Cæsar's sister is call’d Octavia.
Eno. If I were bound to divine of this unity, I would not prophecy so.
Men. I think, the policy of that purpose made more in the marriage, than the love of the parties.
Eno. I think so too. But you shall find, the band that seems to tie their friendship together, will be the very strangler of their amity: Octavia is of a holy, cold, and still conversation.
Men. Who would not have his wife so ?
Eno. Not he, that himself is not so; which is Mark Antony. He will to his Egyptian dish again: then shall the sighs of Octavia blow the fire up in Cæsar; and, as I said before, that which is the strength of their amity, shall prove the immediate author of their variance. Antony will use his affection where it is; he married but his occasion here.
Men. And thus it may be. Come, sir, will you aboard ? I have a health for you.
Eno. I shall take it, sir : we have used our throats in Egypt. Men. Come; let's away.
SCENE VII.-On board Pompey's Galley, lying near
Musick. Enter Two or Three Servants, with a Banquet.
ist Sero. Here they'll be, man : Some o' their plants are ill-rooted already, the least wind i’ the world will blow them down.
2d Sero. Lepidus is high-coloured.
2d Serv. As they pinch one another by the disposition, he cries out, no more ; reconciles them to his entreaty, and himself to the drink.
1st Serv. But it raises the greater war between him and his discretion.
2d Sero. Why, this it is to have a name in great men's fellowship: I had as lief have a reed that will do me no service, as a partizan I could not heave.
Ist Serv. To be called into a huge sphere, and not to be seen to move in't, are the holes where eyes should be, which pitifully disaster the cheeks.
A Sennet sounded. Enter CÆSAR, ANTONY, POMPEY,
LEPIDUS, AGRIPPA, MECÆNAS, ENOBARBUS, ME-
the flow o'the Nile
Lep. You have strange serpents there.
Lep. Your serpent of Egypt is bred now of your mud by the operation of your sun: so is your crocodile.
Ant. They are so.
Lep. I am not so well as I should be, but I'll ne'er out.
Eno. Not till you have slept; I fear me, you'll be in, till then.
Lep. Nay, certainly, I have heard, the Ptolemies' pyramises are very goodly things; without contradiction, I have heard that. Men. Pompey, a word.
[Aside. Pom. Say in mine ear: What is’t ? Men. Forsake thy seat, I do beseech thee, captain,
[ Aside. And hear me speak a word.
Pom. Forbear me till anon.This wine for Lepidus.