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If 'twill tie up thy discontented sword,
Pom. To you all three,
The senators alone of this great world,
Cces. Take your time.
Ant. Thou canst not fear us, Pompey, with thy sails; We'll speak with thee at sea: at land, thou know'st How much we do o'er-count thee.
Pom. At land, indeed,
Thou dost o'er-count me of my father's house:
Lep. Be pleas'd to tell us
(For this is from the present,) how you take
Cces. There's the point.
Ant. Which do not be entreated to, but weigh What it is worth embrac'd.
Cces. And what may follow,
To try a larger fortune.
Pom. Yon have made me offer
Of Sicily, Sardinia; and I must
Ant.^ That's our offer.
Pom. Know then
I came before you here, a man prepar'd
Ant. I have heard it, Pompey;
And am well studied for a liberal thanks,
Pom. Let me have your hand.
I did not think, sir, to have met you here.
Ant. The beds i' th' East' are soft; and thanks to you, That cali'd me timelier than my purpose hither, For I have gain'd by 't.
Cces. Since I saw you last,
There is a change upon you.
Pom. Well, I know not
What counts harsh Fortune casts upon my face,
Lep. WTell met here.
Pom. I hope so, Lepidus. — Thus we are agreed. I crave our composition may be written, And seal'd between us.
Ccbs. That's the next to do.
Pom. We'll feast each other ere we part; and let 's Draw lots who shall begin.
Ant. That will I, Pompey.
Pom. No, Antony, take the lot; but, first Or last, your fine Egyptian cookery Shall have the fame. I have heard that Julius Csesar Grew fat with feasting there.
Ant. You have heard much.
Pom. I have fair meanings, sir.
Ant. And fair words to them.
Pom. Then so much have I heard: And I have heard, Apollodorus carried —
Eno. No more of that:—he did so.
Pom. What, I pray you?
Eno. A certain queen to Caesar in a mattress.
Pom. I know thee now: how far'st thou, soldier?
And well am like to do; for, I perceive,
Pom. Let me shake thy hand:
I never hated thee. I have seen thee fight,
I never lov'd you much; but I ha' prais'd you,
Pom. Enjoy thy plainness,
It nothing ill becomes thee. —
Ant. I Shew us the way, sir.
\_Exeunt Pompey, C^esak, Antony, Lepidus, Soldiers and Attendants.
Men. \_Aside.~\ Thy father, Pompey, would ne'er have made this treaty.— [To Eno.] You and I have known, sir.
Eno. At sea, I think.
Men, We have, sir.
Eno. You have done well by water.
Men. And you by land.
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 take two thieves kissing.
Men. All men's faces are true, whatsoe'er their hands are.
Eno. But there is never a fair woman has a true face.
Men. No slander; they steal hearts.
Eno. We came hither to fight with you.
Men. For my part, I am sorry it is turn'd to a drinking. Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune.
Eno. If he do, sure, he cannot weep 't back again.
Men. Y'ave said, sir. We look'd not for Mark Antony here: pray you, is he married to Cleopatra?
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Eno. Caesar's sister is call'd Octavia.
Men. True, sir; she was the wife of Caius Marcellus.
Eno. But she is now the wife of Marcus Anton ius.
Men. Tray you, sir?
Eno. 'Tis true.
Men. Then is Caesar and he for ever knit together.
Eno. If I were bound to divine of this unity, I would not prophesy 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 shaH the sighs of Octavia blow the fire up in Caesar ; 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. [Exeunt.