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Ant.

That spaniel'd me at heels, to whom I gave Nay, weep not, gentle Eros; there is left us
Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets Ourselves to end ourselves.-0, thy vile lady!
On blossoming Cæsar; and this pine is bark'd,
That overtopp'd them all. Betray'd I am:

Enter Mardian. this false sont of Egypt ! this grave charm, She has robb'd me of my sword. Whose eye leck'd forth my wars, and call'd Mar.

No, Antony them home;

My mistress lov'd thee, and her fortunes mingled Whose bosom was my crownet, my chief end, With thine entirely. Like a right gipsy, hath, at fast and loose,

Hence, sancy eunuch ; peace; Beguil'd me to the very heart of loss, She hath betray'd me, and shall die the death. What, Eros, Eros!

Mar. Death of one person can be paid but once; Enter Cleopatra.

And that she has discharg'd: What thou

would'st do,
Ah, thou spell! Avannt.
Cleo. Why is my lord enrag'd against his love? Was Antony I most noble Antony !

Is done unto thy hand; the last she spake
Ant. Vanish ; or I shall give thee thy deserving, Then in the midst a tearing groan did break
And blemish Cesur's triumph. Let him take thee, The name of Antony ; it was divided
And hoist thee up to the shouting plebeians:

Between her heart and lips : she render'd life, Follow his chariot, like the greatest spot

Thy name so buried in her. Of all thy sex: most monster-like, be shown

Ant

Dead then ? For poor'st dininutives, for doits; and Ict

Mar.

Dead. Patient Octavia plough thy visage up With her preparel nails. (Exit Cleo.] 'Tis well And we must sleep :-That thou depart'st hence

Ant. Unarm, Eros; the long day's task is done thou'rt goue, If it be well to live! But better 'twere

safe, hon fell'st into my fury, for one death

Does pay thy labour richly; Go.-Off, pluck off;-

[Exit Mardian. Might have prevented many.--Eros, hol

The sevenfold shield of Ajax cannot keep The shirt of Nessus is upon me : Teach me,

The battery from my heart. 0, cleave my sides! Alcides, thou mine ancestor, thy rage: Let Ine loilge Lichas on the horns o' the moon; Crack thy frail case !--Apace, Eros, apace.

Heart, once be stronger than thy continent, And with those hands, that grasp'd the heaviest No more a soldier Bruised pieces, go;

club, Subiluciny worthiest self. The witch shall die ;

You have been nobly borne.-From me a while.-To the Roman boy she hath sold me, and I fall I will o'ertake thee, Cleopatra, and

[Exit Eros Under this plot: she dies for t.--Eros, ho! [Exit. Weep for my pardón. So it must be, for now SCENE XI. Alexandria.

All length is torture : -Since the torch is out, A Room in the Palace.

Lie down, and stray no further: Now all labonr

Mars what it does; yea, very force entangles Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Mardian. Itself with strength': 'Seal then, and all is done.

Cleo. Help me, my women ! O, he is more mad Eros I-I come,my queen Eros !-Stay for me: Than Telaman for his shield; the boar of Thessaly Where souls do couch on flowers, we'll hand in Was never so emboss'd.

hand, Char.

To the monument ;

And with our sprightly port make the ghosts gaze: There lock yourself, and send him word you are Dido and her Eneas shall want troops, de ud.

And all the haunt be ours.-Come, Eros, Eros ! The soul and body rive not more in parting,

Re-enter Eros.
Than greatness going off.
Cleo.

To the monument : Eros. What would my lord ?
Mardian, go tell him I have slain myself;

Ant.

Since Cleopatra died, Say, that the last I spoke was, Antony,

I have liv'd in such dishonour, that the gods And word it, pr'ythee, piteously : Hence,

Detest my baseness. I, that with my sword Mardian; and bring me how he takes my death.- Quarter'd the world, and o'er green Neptune's To the monument.

[Ereunt.

back

With ships made cities, condemn myself to lack SCENE XI. The same. Another Room.

The courage of a woman ; less noble mind
Enter Autony and Eros.

Than she, which, by her death, our Cæsar tells,

I am conqueror of myself. Thou art sworn. Eros Ant. Eros, thou yet behold'st me?

"That, when the exigent should come (which now Eros.

Ay, noble lord. Is come, indeed,) when I should see behind me Ant. Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish; The inevitable prosecution of A vapour, sometime, like a bear, or lion, Disgrace and horror, that, on my command, A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock,

Thou then would'st' kill me: do't; the time is A forked mountain, or blue promontory

come: With trees upon 'l, that nod unto the world, Thou strik'st not me, 'tis Cæsar thou defeat'st. And mock our eyes with air: Thou hast seen Put colour in thy cheek. these signs ;

Eros.

The gods withhold me ! They are black vesper's pageants.

Shall I do that, which all the Parthian darts, Eros.

Ay, my lord. Though enemy, lost aim, and could not ? Ant. That which is now a horse, even with a

Eros, thought,

Would'st thou be window'd in great Rome, and The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct, As water is in water.

Thy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending Eros. It does, my lora.

down Ant. My good knave, Eros, now thy captain is His corrigible neck, his face subdued Even such a body : here I am Antony ; To penetrative shame; whilst the wheel'd seat Yet cannot hold this visible shape, my knave. of fortunate Cæsar, drawn before him, branded I made these wars for Egypt; and the queen,- His baseness that ensu'd ? Whose heart, I thought, I had, for she had mine; Eros.

I would not see't. Which, whilst it was mine, had annex'd unto 'i Ant. Come the 1; for with a wound I must be A million more, now lost,-she, Eros, has

cur'd. Pack'd cards with Cæsar, and false play'd my Draw that thy honest sword, which thou hast worn Unto an enemy's triuinph.

[glory Most useful for thy country.

Ant.

see

fate

Eroe.

O, sir, pardon me. ''Tis the last service that I shall command you. Ant. When I did make thee free, swor'st thou i Guard. Wo, wo are we, sir, you may not not then

Jive to wear
To do this when I bade thee? Do it at once ; All your true followers out.
Or thy precedent services are all

Ali.

Most heavy day! But accidents unpurpos'd. Draw, and come. Ant. Nay, good my fellows, do not please sharp Eros. Turn from me then that noble countenance,

To grace it with your sorrows: bid that welcome Wherein the worship of the whole world lies. Which comes to punish us, and we punish it Ant. Lo thee.

[Turning from him. Seeming to bear it lightly.' Take me up: Eros. My sword is drawn.

I have led you oft ; carry me now, good friends, Ant.

Then let it do at once And have my thanks for all. The thing why thou hast drawn it.

{Exeunt, bearing Antony. Eros.

My dear master, SCENE XIII. The same. A Monument, My captain, and my emperor! let me say, Before I strike this bloody stroke, farewell.

Enter above, Cleopatra, Charmian, and Iras. Ant. "Tis said, man; and farewell.

Cleo. O Charmian, I will never go from hence. Eros. Farewell,great chief. Shall I strike now? Char. Be comforted, dear madam. Ant. Now, Eros. Cleo.

No, I will not; Eros. Why,there then:-(Falls on his Sword.] All strange and terrible events are welcome, Thas do I escape the sorrow

But comforts we despise ; our size of sorrow, Of Antony's death.

Dies. Proportiou'd to our cause, must be as great Ant. Thrice nobler than myself!

Enter Diomedes. Thou teachest me, O valiant Eros, what I should, and thou could'st not. My queen and As that which makes it.-How tow? is he dead 1 Eros

Dio. His death's upon him, but not dead. Have, by their brave instruction, got upon me Look out o' the other side your monument, A noblerress in record : But I will be

His guard have brought him thither. A bridegroom in my death, and run into 't

Enter Antony, borne by the Guard. As to a lover's bed. Come then ; and, Eros,

Cleo.

Ở thoa son, Thy inaster dies thy scholar: to do thus

[Falling on his Sword. Burn the great sphere thou mov'st in !-darkling I learn'd of thee. How ! not dead ? not dead 2

stand. The guard !-10!-0, despatch me.

The varying shore oth' world. O Antony, An Enter Dercetas and Guard.

tony, Antony!

Help, Charman; help, Iras, help: help, friends 1 Guard.

What's the noise ? Below, let's draw him hither. Ant. I have done my work ill, friends : U make Ant.

Peace : an end

Not Cæsar's valovr hath o'erthrown Antony, Of what I have begun.

But Antony's bath triumphed on itself. 2 Guard.

The star is fallen. Cleo. So it should be, that none but Antony i Guard. And time is at his period.

Should conquer Antony ; but wo, 'tis so! ALL

Alas, and wo! Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying; only Ant. Let him that loves me, strike me dead. I here importune death a while, until 1 Guard.

Not I. of many thousand kisses the poor last 2 Guard. Nor I.

I lay upon thy lips.3 Guard. Nor any one. (E. cunt Guard. Cleo.

I dare not, dear, Der. Thy death and fortunes bid thy followers (Dear my lord, pardon,) I dare not, fly.

I.cst I be taken : not the imperious show This sword but shown to Cesar, with this tidings, of the full-fortun'd Cæsar ever shall Shall enter me with him.

Be brooch'd with me ; if knife, drugs, serpents Enter Diomedes.

have Dio. Where's Antony ?

Eige, sting, or operation, I am safe :
Der.
There, Diomed, there.

Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes,
Dio.

Lives he? And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour Wilt thou not answer, man ? SExit Dercetas Demurring upon me.-But come, come, An: Ant. Art thon there, Diomed ? Draw thy sword,

tony,-and give me

Help me,my women,-We must draw thee up ;Sufficing strokes for death.

Assíst, good friends. Dio. Most absolute lord, Cleo. Here's sport, indeed I-how heavy weigłm

o, quick, or I am gone. My mistress Cleopatra sent me to thee. Ant. When did she send thee?

my lord ! Dio. Now, my lord.

Our strength is all gone into hea viness, Ant.

Where is she? That makes the weight : Had I great Juno's Dio. Lock'd in her monument. She had a power, prophesying fear

The strong-wing'd Mercury should fetch thee up, Of what hath come to pass : for when she saw

And set thee by Jove's side. Yet come a little. (Which never shall be found) you did suspect

Wishers were ever fools ;-0, come, corne,come; She had dispos'd with Cæsar, and that your rage

1 They drau Antony up. Would not be purg'd, she sent you word she was And welcome, welcome I die, where thou hast dead;

liv'd: But, fearing since how it might work, hath sent

Quicken with kissing; had my lips that power, Me to proclaim the truth; and I am come,

This would I wear them out.

All. . I dread, too late.

A heavy sight! Ant. Too late, good Diomed :-Call my guard, Give

me some wine, and let me speak a little

Ant. I am dying, Egypt, cying : I pr’ythee. Dio. What, ho: The emperor's guard! The That the false housewife Fortune break her

Cleo. No, let me speak; and let me rail so high, Come, your lord calls. [guard, what, ho !

wheel, Enter some of the Guard.

Provok'd by my offence. Ant. Dear me, good friends, where Cleopatra. Ant.

One word, sweet queen: of Cæsar seek your honour with your safety. -a

bides;

him,

Cleo. They do not go together.

Caes.

What is't thou say'st ? Ant.

Gentle, hear me: Der. I say, O Cæsar, Antony is dead. None about Cæsar trust, but Proculeius. Cæs. The breaking of so great a thing should Cleo. My resolution, and my hands, I'll trust; make None about Cæsar.

A greater crack : The round world should have Ant. The miserable change now at my end, Lions into civil streets,

[shook Lament nor sorrow at : but please your thoughts, And citizens to their dens: The death of Antony In feeding them with those my foriner fortunes Is not a single doom; in the name lay Wherein 1 liv'd, the greatest prince o' the world, A moiety of the world. The noblest : and do now not basely die,

Der.

He is dead, Cæsar ; Nor cowardly; put off my helmet to

Not by a publick minister of justice,
My countryman, a Roman, by a Roman Nor by a hir'd knife; but that self hand,
Valiantly vanquish'd. Now, my spirit is going; Which writ his honour in the acts it did,
I can no more.

| Dies Hath, with the courage which the heart did Cleo. Noblest of men, woo't die?

lend it, Hast thon no care of me? shall I abide

Splitted the heart.- This is his sword,
In this dul world, which in thy absence is I robb'd his wound of it; behold it stain'd
No better than a sty 1-0, sce, my women, With his most noble blood.
The crown o' the earth doth melt:--My lord l- Cas.

Look you sad, friends ? 0, wither'd is the garland of the war,

The gods rebuke me, but it is tidings
The soldier's pole is fallen ; young boys and girls, To wash the eyes of kings.
Are level now with men: the odds is gone, Agr.

And strange it is, And there is nothing left remarkable

That mature must compel us to lament
Beneath the visiting moon. [She faints. Our most persisted deeds.
Char.
O, quietness, lady! Mec.

His taints and honours fras. She is dead too, our sovereign.

Waged equal with him.
Char.
Lady,- Agr.

A rarer spirit never Irats.

Madam,- Did steer humanity: but you, gods, will give us Char. O madam, madam, madam!

Some faults to make us men. Cæsar is touch'd. Ires.

Royal Egypti Mec. When such a spacious mirror's set before Empress! Char. Peace, peace, Iras.

He nceds must see himself. Cleo. No more, but e'en a woman; and com

Cas.

O Antony ! manded

I have follow'd thee to this :-Dut we do lance By such poor passion as the maid that milks, Diseases in our bodies: I must perforce And does the meanest chares.--Il were for me Have shown to thee such a declining day To throw my sceptre at the injurions gods, Or look on thine ; we could not stall together To tell them, that this world did equal theirs, In the whole world : But yet let me lament, Till they had stolen our jewel. All's but naught; With tcars as sovereign as the blood of hearts, Patience is sottish; and impatience does That thou, my brother, my competitor Become a dog that's mad : Then is it sin, In top of all design, my mate in empire, To rush into the secret house of death,

Friend and companion in the front of war, Ere death dare come to us!-How do you, wO- The arın of mine own body, and the heart men ?

Where inine his thoughts did kindle,--that our What, what? good cheer! Why, how now, Char- stars, miau?

Unreconcileable, should divide My noh!e girls! Ah, women, women! look, Our equalness to this.--Hear me, good friends, Otir lamp is spent, it's l_Good sirs, fake But I will tell you at some meeter season; heart: To the Guard belov.

Enter a Messenger. We'll bury him : and then what's brave, what's nobie,

The business of this man looks out of him, Let's do it after the high Roman fashion, We'll hear him what he says.- Whence are you? And make death proud to take 119. Come, away: Mess. A poor Egyptian yet. The queen, niy This case of that huge spirit now is cold.

inistress,
Ab wonen, women I come, we have no friend Confin'd in all'she has, her monument,
But resolntion, and the briefest end. [Ercunt ; Of thy intents desires instruction ;
those above bearing off Antony's Body That she preparedly may frame herself

To the way she's forced to.
Cas.

Bid her have good heart,
ACT V.

She soon shall know of is, by some of ours,

How honourable and how kindly we SCENE I. Cæsar's Camp before Alexandria. Determine for ner : for Cæsar cannot live

To be ungentle. Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, Dolabella, Mecanas, Mess So the gods preserve thee! (Exit.

Gallus, Proculeius, and Others. Cas. Come hither, Proculeius ; Go, and say, Ces. Go to him, Dolabella, bid him yield; We purpose her no shame: give her what com. Being so frustrate, tell him, he mocks us by

forts The pauses that he makes.

The quality of her passion shall require ; Dol. Cæsar, I shall. (Erit. Lest, in her greatness, by some mortal stroke

She do defeat us : for her life in Rome Enter Dercetas, with the Sword of Antony. World be eternal in our triumph : Go, Cæs. Wherefore is that? and what art thou, And, with your speediest, bring us what she says, that dar'st

And how you find of her. Appear thus to us?

Pro.

Cæsar, I shall. (Exit Pro. Der.

I am call'd Dercetas; Cæs. Gallus, go you along.- Where's Dolabella, Mark Antony I serv'd: who best was worthy To second Proculeius ?

[Erit Gallus. Best to be serv'd : whilst he stood up, and spoke, Agr. Mec.

Dolabella 1 He was my master; and I wore my life,

Cæs. Let him alone, for I remember now To spend upon his haters: If thon please How he's employed; he shall in time be ready. To take me to thee, as I was to him

Go with me to my tent; where you shall see I'll be to Cæsar; If thou pleasest not,

How hardly I was drawn into this war; I yield thee up my life.

How calm and gentle I proceeded still

Cleo.

In all my writings: Go with me, and see Do Cæsar what he can. Know, sir, that I What I can show in this.

Ercunl. Will not wait pinion'd at your master's court;

Nor once be chastis'd with the sober eye
SCENE II.

of dull Octavia. Shall they hoist me up, Alexandria A Room in the Monument.

And show me to the shouting varletry

Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, and Iras.

Be gentle grave to me! rather on Nilus' mud Cleo. My desolation does begin to make Lay me stark naked, and let the water-flies A better life: 'Tis paltry to be Cæsar;

Blow me into abhorring! rather make Not being fortune, he's but fortune's knave, My country's high pyramides my gibbet, A minister of her will; And it is great

And hang me up in chains ! To do that thing that ends all other deeds; Pro.

You do extend Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change; These thoughts of horror further than you shall Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung; Find cause in Cæsar. The beggar's nurse and Caesar's.

Enter Dolabella. Enter, to the Gates of the Monument, Procu- Dol.

Proculeius, leius, Gallus, and Soldiers.

What thou hast done thy master Cæsar knows, Pro. Cæsar sends greeting to the queen of And he hath sent for thee: as for the queen, Egypt;

I'll take her to my guard. And bids thee study on what fair demands Pro.

So, Dolabella, Thou mean'st to have him grant thee.

It shall content me best : be gentle to her. Cleo. Within.)

What's thy name? To Cæsar I will speak what you shall please, Pro. My name is Proculeius.

[To Cleopatra. Cleo. [Within. )

Antony If you'll employ me to him. Did tell me of you, bade me trust you; but

Say, I would die I do not greatly care to be deceiv'd,

[Ercunt Proculeius and Soldiers. That have no use for trusting. If your master Dol. Most noble enpress, you have heard of met Would have a queen bis beggar, you must tell Cleo. I cannot tell. him,

Dol.

Assnredly, you know me. That majesty, to keep decorum, must

Cleo. No matter, sir, what I have heard, or No less beg than a kingdom: if he please

known. To give me conquer'd Egypt for my son, You laugh, when boys, or women, tell their He gives me so much of mine owu, as I

dreams; Will kneel to him with chanks.

Is't not your trick?
Pro.
Be of good cheer ; Dol.

I understand not, madam. You are fallen into a princely hand, fear nothing: Cleo. I dream'd there was an emperor AnMake your full reference freely to iny lord,

tony ; Who is so full of grace, that it flows over 0, such another sleep, that I might see On all that need : Let me report to him

Biit such another an! Your sweet dependancy; and you shall find Doz.

If it might please you,

A conqueror, that will pray in aid for kindness, Cleo. His face was as the heavens; and therein Where be for grace is kneelid to.

etick Cleo. [Within. 1

Pray you, tell him A sun, and moon; which kept their course, and I am his fortune's vassal, and I send him

lighted The greatness he has gol. I hourly learn The little O, the earth. A doctrine of obedience; and would gladly

Most sovereign creatnre, Look him i' the face.

Cleo. His legs bestrid .ne ocean: his rear'd arm Pro.

This I'll report, dear lady. Crested the world: his voice was propertied Have comfort; for, I know, your plight is pitied As all the tuned spheres, and thai to triends; Or him that cans'd it.

But when he meant to quail and shake the orb, Gal. You see how easily she may be surpris'd. He was as rattling thunder. For his bounty,

Here Proculeius, and two of the Gaard, There was no winter in't, an autumn was, ascend the Monument by a lander place! That grew the more by reaping: His delights against a window, and having descended, Were dolphin-like: they show'd his back above come behind Cleopatra. Some of the Guard The element they liv'd in: In his livery unbar and open the gates.

Walk'd crowns and crownets; realms and islands Guard her till Caesar comc.

were [ To Proculeius and the Guard. Exit Gallus. As plates dropp'd from his pocket. Tras. Royal queen!

Dol.

Cleopatra, Char. o Cleopatra ! thou art taken, queen! - Cleo. Think you, there was, or might be, such Cleo. Quick, quick, good hands.

[Drawing a dagger. As this I dream'd of? Pro. Hold, worthy lady, hold: Dol.

Gentle madam, no. [Scizes and disarms her. Cleo. Yog lie, up to the hearing of the gods. Do not yourself such wrong, who are in this But, if there be, or ever were one such, Reliev'd, but not betray'd.

It's past the size of dreaming: Nature wants stuff Cleo.

What, of death too, To vie strange forms with fancy; yet, to imagine That rids our dogs of languish ?

An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, Pro.

Cleopatra, Condemning shadows quite. Do not abnse my master's bounty, by

Dol.

Hear me, good madam: The undoing of yourself: let the world see Your loss is as yourself, great; and you bear it His nobleness well acted, which your death As answering to the weight : 'Would, I might Will never let come forth.

never Cleo.

Where art thou, death ? Pertake pursu'd success, but I do feel, Come hither, come ! come, come, and take a By the rebound of yours, a grief that shoots queen

My very heart at root. Worth many babes and beggars !

Cleo.

I thank you, sir, Pro.

0, temperance, lady! Know you, what Cæsar means do with me 7 Cleo. Sir, I will eat no meat, I'll not drink, sir, Dol. I am loath to tell you what I would you (If idle talk will once be necessary ;)

knew. I'll not sleep neither : This mortal house I'll ruin, Cleo. Nay, pray you, sir,

Dol.

a man

Dol.

Thongh he be honourable, That I some lady trifles have reserv'd Cleo. He'll lead me then in triumph ?

Immoment toys, things of such dignity Dol.

Madam, he will ; As we greet modern friends withal: and say, I know it.

Some nobler token I have kept apart Within Make way there,-Cæsar.

For Livia, and Octavia, lo induce
Enter Cæsar, Gallus, Procnleius, Mecænas, With one that I have bred? The gods ! it smites

Their mediation; must I be unfolded
Seleucus, and Attendants.

me Cas.

Which is the queen Beneath the fall I have. "Pr'ythee, go hence; of Egypt?

(70 Selencus. Dol 'Tis the emperor, madam.

Or I shall show the cinders of my spirits

(Cleopatra kneels. Through the ashes of my chance.-Wert thou a Cas.

Arise, man, Yon shall not kneel:

Thou would'st have mercy on me. I pray you, rise; rise, Egypt.

Cas.

Forbear, Seleucas. Cleo Sir, the gods

(Erit Selencus. Will have it thus; my master and my lord Cleo. Be it known that we, the greatest, are 1 must obey.

misthought Cas.

Take to you no hard thoughts: For thinks that others do; and, when we fall, The record of what injuries you did us,

We answer others' merits in our name,
Though written in our fiesh, we shall remember Are therefore to be pitied.
As things but done by chance.

Cas.

Cleopatra, Cleo.

Sole sir o' the world, Not what you have reserv'd, nor what acknowI cannot project mine own cause so well

ledg'd, To make it clear; but do confess, I have Put we i the roll of conquest : still be it yours, Been laden with like frailties, which before Bestow it at your pleasure ; and believe, Have often sham'd our sex.

Caesar's no merchant, to make prize with you Caes.

Cleopatra, know, of things that merchants sold. Therefore be We will extenuate, rather than enforce :

cheer'd; If you apply yourself to our intents

Make not your thoughts your prisons: no, dear (Which towards you are most gentle,) you shall queen; find

For we intended so to dispose you, as A benefit in this change; but if you seek Yourself shall give 11s counsel.' Feed, and sleep. To lay on me a cruelty, by taking

Our care and pity is so much upon you,. Antony's course, you shall bereave yourself That we remnain your friend ; and so adieu. of my good purposes, and put your children Cleo. My master, and my lord ! To that destruction which I'll guard them from, Cas.

Not so: Adieu. If thereon you rely. I'll take my leave.

(Exeunt Cæsar, and his Train. Cleo. And may, through all the world: 'lis Cleo. He words me, girls, he words me, that? yours: and we

should not Your 'scutcheons, and your signs of conquest, Be noble to myself : but hark thee, Charman. shall

( Whispers Charmian. Hang in what place you please. Here, my good Iras. Finish, good lady: the bright day is done, lord.

And we are for the dark. Cees. You shall advise me in all for Cleopatra. Cleo.

Hie thee again: Cleo. 'This is the brief of money, plate, and I have spoke already, and it is provided ; jewels,

Go, pnt it to the haste. I am possess'd of: 'tis exactly valued ;

Char.

Madam, I will.
Not petty things admitted.- Where's Seleucus ?
Sel. Here, madam.

Re-enter Dolabella.
Cleo. This is my treasurer; let him speak, my Dol. Where is the queen ?
lord,

Char.

Behold, sir. Erit Charmian. Upon his peril, that I have reserv'd

Cleo.

Dolabella? To my sell nothing. Speak the truth, Seleucus. Dol. Madam, as thereto sworn by your comSUL. Madam,

mand, I had rather seel my lips, to than, my peril, Which my love makes religion to obey, Speak that which is not.

I tell you this : Cæsar through Syria Cleo.

What have I kept back? Intends his journey; and, within three days, Sel. Enough to purchase what you have made you with your children will he send hefore : known

Make your best use of this: I have perform'd Cas. Nay, blush not, Cleopatra! I approve Your pleasure, and my promise. Your wisdoin in the deed.

Cleo.

Dolabella, Cleo.

See, Cæsar! O, behold I shall remain your debtor. How pomp is follow'd! mine will now be yours : Dol.

I your servant. And, should we shift estates, yours would be Adieu, good queen: I must attend on Cæsar. mine.

Cleo. Farewell, and thanks. (Exit Dol.) Now, The ingratitude of this Seleucus does

Iras, what think'st thou?
Even make me wild :-o slave, of no more trust Thou, an Egyptian puppet, shall be shown
Than love that's hir'd !-What, go'st thou back? In Rome, as well as I: mechaniek slaves
thou shall

With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers, shall Go back, I warrant thee; but I'll catch thine Uplift us to the view ; in their thick breaths, eyes,

Rank of gross diet, shall we be enclouded, Though they had wings: Slave, soul-less villain, And forc'd to drink their vapour. dog!

Iras.

The gods forbid ! O rearly base!

Cleo. Nay, 'lis most certain, Iras: Saucy lictors Cice.

Good queen, let ns entreat yon. Will catch at us, like strumpets; and scald
Cleo. O Cæsar, what a wounding shame is this: rhymers
That thoni, vouchsafing here to visit me, Ballad us out o'tune: the quick comedians
Doing the honour of thy lordliness

Extemporally will stage as, and present
To one so meek, that mine own servant should Our Alexandrian revels; Antony
Parcel the sum of my disgraces by

Shall be brought drunken forth, and I shall sca Addition of his envy! Say, good Cæsar, Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness

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