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SCENE VIII. A Plain near Actium. Have lost my way for ever :- I have a ship
Laden with gold take that, divide it; fly,
And make your peace with Cæsar.
Fly! not we.
Ant. I have fled myself; and have instructed
Strike not by land : keep whole; cowards
Which has no need of you; be gone:
My treasure's in the harbour, take it. -0,
[Ereunt. For fear and doting.-Friends, be gone ; you shall Enter Canidius, marching with his Land Army Sweep your way for you. 'Pray you, look not sad,
Have letters from me to suine friends, that will one way over the Stage; and Taurus, the Lieu. Nor make replies of loathness : take the hint tenant of Cæsar, the other way. After their Which my despair proclaims: let that be left going in, is heard the noise of a Sea-fight.
Which leaves itself to the seaside straightwayı Alarum. Re-enter Enobarbus
I will possess you of that ship and treasure. Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can behula Nay, do so ; for, indeed, I have lost command,
Leave me, I pray, a little : 'pray you now : no longer;
Therefore I pray you ;—I'll see you by and by. The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
[Sits doun. With all their sixty, fly, and turn the rudder; To seet, mine eyes are blasted.
Enter Eros, and Cleopatra, led by Charmian Enter Scarus.
Iras. Do, most dear queen.
Cleo. Let me sit down. 0 Juno !
Ant. No, no, no, no, no.
How appears the fight?! Eros. See you here, sir?
Ant. O fie, fie, fie.
O good empress!
Char. Madam, 3
Whom leprosy o'ertake! i' the inidst o'the fight,-
Eros. Sir, sir,-
Ant. Yes, my lord, yes ;--He, at Philippi, kepe The brize upon her, like a cow in June,
His sword e'en like a dancer: while I struck Hoists sails, and fies.
The lean and wrinkled Cassins: and 'twas I,
That the mad Brutus ended : he alone Mine eyes did sicken at the sight, and could not Dealt on lieutenantry, and no practice had Endure a further view.
In the brave squares of war; Yet now-No
matter. The noble roin of her magick, Antony,
Cleo. Ah, stand by. Claps on his sea-wing, and like a douing mallard,
Eros. The queen, my lord, the queen.
Iras. Go to him, madam, speak to him;
He is unqualitied with very shame.
Cleo. Well then, -Sustain me: -Oh!
Eros. Most noble sir, arise ; the queen apDid violate so itself. Eno. Alack, alack!
Her head's declín'd, and death will seize ber; but Enter Canidius.
Your comfort makes the rescue. Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath,
Ant. I have offended reputation : And sinks most lamentably. Had our general
A most unnoble swerving.
Eros. 1 Been what he knew himself, it had gone well :
Sir, the queen. - 0, he has given example for our flight,
Ant. 0, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See, Sun Most grossly, by his own.
How I convey my shame out of thine eyes Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts ? Why then, By looking back on what I have left behind good night
Stroyed in dishonour. - Indeed.
O my lord, my lord ! Can. Towards Peloponnesus are they fled.
Forgive my fearful sails ! I little thought,
You would have follow'd.
Ant. What further comes.
Egypt, thon knews't too well, Can. To Cæsar will I render
My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings, My legions, and my horse ; six kings already
And thou should'st tow me after; O'er my spirit Show me the way of yielding.
Thy full supremacy thou knew'st; and that Eno.
I'll yet follow Thy beck night from the bidding of the gods The wounded chance of Antony, though my
O, my pardon.
Ant. Bits in the wind against me. (Exeunt.
Now I must
And palter in the shifts of lowness; who
With half the bulk o'the world play'd as I pleas'd
Making and marring fortunes. You did know, Enter Antony and Attendants.
How much you were my conqueror; and that Ant. Hark, the land bids me tread no more My sword, made weak by my affection, would apon't,
Obey it on all cause. It is asham'd to bear me!-Friends, come hither. Cleo.
pardon, pardon. am so lated in the world, that I
Ant. Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates
All that is won and lost : Give me a kiss; Ant. The queen shall then have courtesy, so she
Let her know it. -
To the boy Cæsar send this grizzled head,
(Exeunt. With principalities.
That head, my lord 7
Ant. To him again; Tell him, he wears the rosa Enter Cæsar, Dolabella, Thyreus, and others, of youth upon him; from which the world sbculd
note Cæs. Let him appear that's come from Antony.- Something particular: his coin, ships, legions, Know you him?
May be a coward's; whose ministers would pre Dol.
Cæsar, 'tis his schoolmaster: vail
As i' the command of Cæsar: I dare him therefore
And answer me declin'd; sword against sword, Enter Euphronius.
Ourselves alone ; I'll write it; follow me..
[Eceunt Antony and Euphronis. Ces. Approach, and speak.
Eno. Yes, like enough, high-battled Cæsar will Eup. Such as I am, I come from Antony:
Uustate his happiness, and be stag'd to the show, I was of late as petty to his ends,
Against a sworder.-I see, men's judgments are As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf
A parcel of their fortunes, and things outward To his grand sea. Caes.
Be it so ; Declare thine office. Do draw the inward quality after them, Eup. Lord of his fortuves he salutes thee, and To suffer all alike. That he should dream,
Knowing all measures, the full Cesar will Requires to live in Egypt : which not granted,
Answer his emptiness I-Cæsar thou hast subdu'd
Enter an Attendant.
A messenger from Cæsar. Submits her to thy might; and of thee craves Cleo. What, no more ceremony ?-See, my The circle of the Ptolemies for her heirs,
women Now hazarded to thy grace.
Against the blown rose may they stop their nose, Cæs.
That kneelid unto the buds.-Admit him, sir. I have no ears to his request. The queen Eno. Mine honesty, and I begin to square of audience, nor desire, shall fail: so she
[ Aside From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend, The loyalty, well held to fools, does make Or take his life there : This if she perform, Our faith inere folly :-Yet he, that can endere She shall not sue unheard. So to them both. To follow with allegiance a fallen lord, Eup. Fortune pursue thee!
Does conquer him that did his master conquer Cæs.
Bring him through the bands. And earns a place i' the story
Cleo. From Antony win Cleopatra : promise,
Cæsar's will [ To Thyreus.
Thyr. Hear it apart.
Cleo. And in our name, what she requires; add more,
None but friends; say bolaly. From thine invention, offers : women are not,
Thyr. So, haply, are they friends to Antony În their best fortune,strong: but want will perjure or needs not us. If Cæsar please, our master The ne'er-touch'd vestal : Try thy cunuing, will leap to be his friend: For us, you know,
Whose he is, we are; and that's Cæsar's
Thus then, thou most renown'd; Cæsar entreats,
Not to consider in what case thou stand'st,
Further than he is Cæsar.
Cleo. In every power that moves.
Go on : Right royal
As you did love, but as you fear'd him.
Thyr. The scars upon your honour, therefore, be
Does pity, as constrained blemishes,
He is a god, and knows
What is most right: Mine honour was not yielded Cleo. What shall we do, Enobarbus ? Eno.
Think, and die. But conquer'd merely.
Eno. Cleo. Is Antony, or we, in fault for this?
To be sure of that. (Asics Eno. Antony only, that would make his will
I will ask Antony.-Sir, sir, thou'rt so leaky, I.ord of his reason. What though you fled
That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for From that great face of war, whose several ranges Thy dearest quit thee. Erii Epohartas Freighted each other? why should he follow?
Shall I say to Cesar, The itch of his affection should not then
What you require of him ? for he partly begs Have nick'd his captainship; at such a point,
To be desir'd to give. It much would please When half to half the world oppos'd, he being
That of his fortuves you should make a staff The mered question : 'Twas a shame no less
To lean upon : but it would warm his spirits, Than was his loss, to course your flying flags,
To hear from me you had left Antony, And leave his navy gazing.
And put yourself ander his shroud, Cleo.
The universal landlord.
What's your name?
Thyr. My name is Thyreus. Ant. Is this his answer?
Most kind menengd Eup.
Ay, my lord. Say to great Cæsar this in dispatation,
Cleo. 'Have you dones, elegone. (Exit Thyreus.
I kiss his conqu’ring hand: tell him I am prompt 1 Att. He did ask favour.
'Tis your noblest course, To follow Cæsar in his triumph, since Wisdom and fortune combating together, Thou hast been whipp'd für following him : If that the former dare but what it can
henceforth, No chance inay shake it. Give me grace to lay The white hand of a lady fever thea, My duty on your hand.
Shake thou to look on't. Get the back to Cæsar Cleo.
Your Cæsar's father Tell him thy entertainment: Look, thou say, Ott, when he hath mus'd of taking kingdoms in, He makes me angry with him: for he seems Bestow'd his lips on that unworthy place, Proud and disdainful ; harping on what I am ; As it rain'd kisses.
Not what he knew I was: He makes me angry; Re-enter Antony and Enobarbus. And at this time most easy 'tin to do't; Ant. Favours, by Jove that thunders !-Have empty left their orbs, and shot their fires
When my good stars, that were my former guides, What art thou, fellow ? Thyr. One, that but performs My speech, and what is done tell him, he has
Into the abysm of hell. If he mislike The bidding of the fullest inan, and worthiest
Hipparchus, my enfranchis'd bondman, whom To have command obey'd.
He may at pleasure whip, or hang, or torture, Eno. Anh Approach, there :-Ay, you kite ;-Now Hence, with thy stripes,
You will be whipp’d. As he shall like, to quit me: Urge it thou: gods and devils ! Authority melts from me: Of late, when I cried,
Alack, our terrene moon ho! Like boys unto a muss, kings would start forth, The fall of 'Antony !
Is now eclips'd; and it puriends alone And cry, Your will? flave you no ears ? I am
I minst stay his time.
Ant. To flatter Cæsar wonld you iningle eyes Antony yet. Take hence this Jack, and whip him. With one that ties his points ?
Cleo. Eno. "Tis better playing with a lion's whelp,
Not know me yet? Than with an old oue dying.
Ant. Cold-hearted toward me?
Moon and stars !
Ah, dear, if I be so, Whip him :-Were't (wenty of the greatest tri. From my cold heart let heaven engender hail, butaries
And poison it in the source; and the first stone That do acknowledge Cesar, should I find them Drop in my neck : as it determines, so So saucy with the hand of she here (What's her Dissolve my life! The next Cæsarion smite!
Till, by degrees, the memory of my womb, name, Sitice she was Cleopatra ?) - Whip him, fellows, Together with my brave Egyptiaus all, 741, like a boy, you see him cringe his face, By the discandying of this pelleted storm, Ard whine aloud for nuercy : Take him hence. Lie graveless ; till the flies and goats of Nile I hyr. Mark Antony,
Have buried them for prey !
I am satisfied
I will oppose his fate. Our force by land | Lreunt Attendants with Thyreus Hath nobly held ; our sever'd navy 100 You were half blasted ere I knew you :-Ha! Have knit again, and fleet, threat'ning most sen Have I my pillow left unpress'd in Rome,
like. Forborne the getting of a lawful race,
Where hast thou been, my heart ?-Dost thou And by a gern of women, to be abus'd
hear, lady? By one that looks on feeders.
If from the field I shall return once more Cleo.
Good my lord, - To kiss these lips, I will appear in blood; Ant. You have been a boggler ever :
I and my sword will earn our chronicle ; But when we in our viciousness grow hard,
There is hope in it yet. (O misery on't!) the wise gods seel our eyes;
That's my brave lord ! In our own filth drop our clear judgments; make Ant. I will be treble-sinew'd, hearied, breath'd, us
And fight maliciously : for when mine hours Adore our errors; laugh at us, while we strut
Were nice and lucky, men did ransome lives To our confusion.
Of me for jests; but now, I'll set my teeth, Cleo.
0, is it come to this? And send io darkness all that stup me.-Come, Ant. I found you as a morsel, cold upon
Let's have one other gaudy night: call to me Dead Cæsar's trencher: nay, you were a frag. All my sad captains, fill our bowls ; once more ment
Let's mock the midnight bell. or Cneius Pompey's ; besides what hotter hours, l. Cleo.
It is my birthday : Unregister'd in vulgar fame, you have
I had thonght, to have held it poor; but, since Luxuriously pick'd out:-For, I am sure, Though you cau guess what temperance 'should Is Antony again, I will be Cleopatra. be,
Ant. We'll yet do well. You know not what it is.
Cleo. Call all his poble captains to my lord. Cleo.
Wherefore is this? Ant. Do so, we'll speak to them; and to-night Ant. To let a fellow that will take rewards,
I'll force And say, God quit you! be familiar with The wine peep through their scars.-Come on my My play fellow, your band; this kingly seal
queen; And plighter of high hearts !-0, that I were There's sap in't yet.—The next time I do fight, Upon the hill of Basan, to outroar
I'll make death love me ; for I will contend The horned herd I for I have savage cause;
Even with his pestilent scythe. And to proclaim it civilly, were like
[Ereunt Ant. Cleo. and Attendants A halter'd neck, which does the hangman thank Eno. Now he'll out-stare the lightning. To be For being yare about him.--Is he whipp'd ?.
furious, Re-enter Attendants with Thyreus.
Is, to be frighted out of fear: and in that mood,
The dove will peck the estridge; and I see still, 1 Atl. Soundly, my lord.
A diminution in our captain's brain Ant.
Cried he ? and begg'a he pardon ? Restores his heart: Wheu valour preys on reason,
It eats the sword it fights with. I will seek To give them this discomfort? Look, they weep; Some way to leave him.
(Exit. And I, an ass, am onion-ey'd; for shame,
Transform us not to women.
Ho, ho, ho!
Now the witch take me, if I meant it inus !
Grace grow where those drops fall! My hearty SCENE I. Cesar's Camp at Alexandria.
friends, Enter Cæsar, reading a Letter ; Agrippa, Mecæ- You take me in too dolorous a sense : nas, and Others.
I spake to you for your comfort : did desire yon Cæs. He calls me boy; and chides, as he had to burn this night with torches: Know, my power
hearts, To beat me out of Egypt: my messenger
I hope weli of tomorrow; and will lead you, He hath whipp'd with rods; dares me to personal Where rather I'll
expect victorious lise, combat,
Than death and honour. Let's to supper ; come, Cesar to Antony: Let the old ruffian know,
And drown consideration.
(Eseur I have many other ways to die; mean time, SCENE III. The same. Before the Palace Laugh at his challenge. Mec. Cæsar must think,
Enter two Soldiers, to their Guard. When one so great begins to rage, he's hunted 1 Sold. Brother, good night : to-morrow is the Even to falling: Give him no breath, but now day. Make boot of his distraction : Never anger 2 sold. It will determine one way: fare you well Made good guard for itself.
Heard you of nothing strange about the streets ? Ces.
Let our best heads 1 Sold. Nothing: what news? Koow, that to-morrow the last of many batiles 2 Sold
Belike, 'lis but a rumar: We mean to fight : -Within our files there are
Good night to you. of those that serv'd Mark Antony but late, 1 Sold.
Well, sir, good night.
Enter two other Soldiers.
And you : Good night, good night SCENE II. Alexandria. A Room in the Palace.
[The first two place themselves at ther Enter Antony, Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Charmian,
4 Sold. Here we: [They take their posts.) and
if to-morrow Ant. He will not fight with me, Domitius.
navy thrive, I have an absolute hope
Our landmen will stand up. Ant. Why should he not?
'Tis a brave army, Eno. He thinks, being twenty times of better
And full of purpose. fortune, He is twenty men to one.
(Musick of Hautboys under the Stage
Peace, what noise ? Ant.
Tomorrow, soldier, 4 Sold.
1 Sold By sea and land I'll fight : or I will live,
2 Sold. Hark! Or bathe my dying honour in the blood Shall make it live again. Woo't thou fight well? 1 Sold. Musick i’ the air.
Under the earth. Eno. I'll strike ; and cry, Take all.
4 Sold. Well said ; come on.Ant.
It signs well, Call forth my household servants ; let's to-night 3 Sold. No.
1 Sold. Peace, I say: What should this mean? Be bounteous at our meal.-Give me thy hand, 2 Sold. 'Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony Thou hast been rightly honest ;-so hast thou - lov'd, And thou, -and thou,--and thou :-you have Now leaves him. serv'd me well,
1 Sold. Walk ; let's see if other watchmas And kings have been your fellows.
Do hear what we do.
[They advance to another Post Eno. 'Tis one of those odd tricks, which sorrow 2 Sold. How now, master's ? shoots (Aside. Sold.
How now? Out of the mind.
How now ? do you hear this?
[Several speaking together. I wish I could be made so many men;
Ay, Is't not strange i And all of you clapp'd up together in
3 Sold. Do you hear, master's ? do you hear 1 An Antony, that I might do you service,
i Sold. Follow the noise so far as we have So good as you have done.
The gods forbid ! Let's see how't will give off. Ant. Well, my good fellows, wait on me to Sold. (Several speaking. ] Content: "T night:
[Esent Scant not my caps; and make as much of me, SCENE IV. The same. A Room in the Palacs As when mine empire was your fellow too, And suffer'd my command.
Enter Antony and Cleopatra; Charmian and Cleo. What does he mean?
Ant. Eros ! mine armour, Eros!
Sleep a little May be, it is the period of your duty :
Ant. No, my chuck.-Eros, come; mine Haply, you shall not see me more; or if,
mour, Eros! A mangled shadow: perchance to-morrow You'll serve another master. I look on you,
Enter Eros, with Armour. As one that takes his leave. Mine
honest friends, Come, good fellow, put thine iron on :I turn you not away ; but, like a master If fortune be not ours to-day, it is Married to your good service, stay till death :
Because we brave her.-Come. Tend me to night two hours, I ask no more,
I'll help too And the gods yield you for'!!
What's this for ?
Ah, let be, let be! thou art
The armourer of my heart :-False, false ; this, SCENE VI. Cæsar's Camp before Alexandria
Flourish. Enter Cæsar with Agrippa, Eno-
barbus, and others.
Cæs. Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight:
Briefly, sir. Make it so known.
Agr. Cæsar, I shall.
(Erit Agrippa Ant.
Rarely, rarely :
Cæs. The time of universal peace is near: He that unbuckles this, till we do please
Prove this a prosperous day, the three nook'd To doft'l for our repose, shall hear a storm.
world Thon fumblest Fros; and my queen's a squire
Shall bear the olive freely. More tight at this, than thou : Despatch.--O love,
Enter a Messenger. That thou couldst see my wars to-day, and Mess. knew'st
Is come into the field.
Cæs. Go charge Agrippa
Plant those that have revolted in the van,
Upon himself Exeunt Cæsar and his Train come : Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike On affairs of Antony; there did persuade
Eno. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry, charge :
Great Herod to incline himself to Cæsar, To business that we love, we rise betime,
And leave his master Antony: for his pains, And go to it with delight 1 of
A thousand, sir,
Cesar hath hang'd him. Canidius, and the rest Early though it be, have on their riveted trim,
That fell away, have entertainment, but
No honourable trust. I bave done ill, 10 And at the port expect you. [Shout.' Trumpets. Flourish. That I will joy no more.
of which I do accuse myself so sorely, Enter other Officers, and Soldiers.
Enter a Soldier of Cæsar's. 2 Off. The morn is fair. ---Good morruw, gene- Sold.
Enobarbus, Antony ral.
Hath after thee sent all thy treastire, with AU. Good morrow, general.
His bounty overplus : The messenger Ant
'Tis well blown, lads. Came on my gnard; and at thy tent is now, This morning, like the spirit of a youth
Unloading of his mules.
Mock me not, Enobarbus.
emperor On more mechanic compliment ; l'll leave thee Continues still a Jove.
[Exii Soldier. Now, like a man of steel. - You, that will fight, Eno. I am alone the villain of the earth, Follow me close ; I'll bring you to't. --Adieu. And feel I am so most. O Antony
(Ereunt Ant. Eros, Officers, and Soldiers. Thon mine of bounty, how would'st thou have Char. Please you, retire to your chamber? My better service, when my turpitude (paid Cleo.
Lead me, Thou dost so crown with gold ! This blows my He goes forth gallantly. That he and Cæsar heart: might
If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean Determine this great war in single fight : Shall outsu'ike thought: but thought will do't, Then, Antony,-But now,-Well, on. [Ereunt. I feel. SCENE V. Antony's Camp near Alexandria. I fight against thee !-No! I will go seek
Some ditch, wherein to die; the foul'st best fits Trumpets sound. Enter Antony and Eros, a My latter part of life.
[Erit. Soldier mecting them.
SCENE VII. Field of Battle between the Camps. Sold. The gods make this a happy day to Antony !
Alarum. Drums and Trumpets. Enter Ant. 'Would, thou and those thy scars had once
Agrippa, and others. prevail'd
Agr. Retire, we have engag'd ourselves too far; To make me fight at land !
Cæsar himself has work, and our oppression Sold Hadst thou done so, Exceeds what we expected.
(Eseunt. The kings that have revolted, and the soldier
That has this morning left thee, would have still Alarum. Enter Antony and Scarus, wounded. Follow'd thy heels.
Scar. O my brave emperor, this is fought, inAnt Who's gone this morning?
Who? Had we done so at first, we had driven them One ever near thee; Call for Enobarbus,
home He shall not hear thee; or from Cæsar's camp With clouts about their heads. Say, I am none of thine.
Thou bleed'st apace, Ant
What say'st thou ? Scar. I had a wound here that was like a T, Sold.
Sir, But now 'uis made an H. He is with Cæsar.
They do retire. Eros.
Sir, his chests and treasure Scar. We'll beat 'em into bench-holes; I have He has not with him.
yet Ant. Is he gone?
Room for six scotches more. Sold.
Most certain; Ant. Go, Eros, send his treasure after ; do it.
Enter Eros. Detain no jot, I'charge thee: write to him Eros. They are beaten, sir; and our advan. (I will subscribe) gentle adieus, and greetings: tage serves say, that I wish he never find more cause For a fair victory. To change a master.-O, my fortunes have Scar.
Let us score their backs, Corrupted honest men :- Despatch :-Enobar. And snatch 'em up, as we take hares, behind:
[Exeunt.' 'Tis sport to maul a runner.