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Ant. O fye, fye, fye. '
Ant. Yes, my lord, yes;-He, at Philippi, kept · His sword even like a dancer;9 while I struck
The lean and wrinkled Cassius; and 'twas I,
Cleo. Ah, stand by.
Iras. Go to him, madam, speak to him; He is unqualitied with very shame. :i Cleo. Well then,-Sustain me:-0! . | Eros. Most noble sir, arise; the queen ap
proaches; Her head's declin'd, and death will seize her; but
Your comfort makes the rescue. . Ant. I have offended reputation;
A most unnoble swerving. . Eros.
Sir, the queen. Ant. 0, whither liast thou led me, Egypt? See, How I convey my shame* out of thine eyes By looking back on what I have left behind Stroy'd in dishonour.
9- He, at Philippi, kept : : His sword even like a dancer;] i. e. Cæsar never offered to draw his sword, but kept it in the scabbard, like one who dances with a sword on, which was formerly the custom in England.
he alone Dealt on lieutenantry,] i. e. fought by proxy, made war by his lieutenants, or on the strength of his lieutenants.
2 He is unqualitied-] Perhaps, unqualitied, signifies unmanned in general, disarmed of his usual faculties. : death will seize her; but-] But has here, as once before in this play, the force of except, or unless. 114 How I convey my shame---] How, by looking another way, I withdraw my ignominy from your sight.
Cleo. . : O my lord, my lord! - Forgive my fearful sails! I little thought,
You would have follow'd. . Ant.
Egypt, thou knew'st too well,
Cleo. O, my pardon.
Now I must
O pardon, pardon, Ant. Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates All that is won and lost: Give me a kiss; Even this repays me.-We sent our schoolmaster, Is he come back ?-Love, I am full of lead :Some wine, within there, and our viands:-Fortune
knows, We scorn her most, when most she offers blows.
[Exeunt. SCENE X.
Cæsar's Camp, in Egypt. Enter CÆSAR, DOLABELLA, THYREUS, and Others.
Cães. Let him appear that's come from Antony.Know you him?
t ied by the strings,] That is, by the heart-string.
LG G2 .
Cæsar, 'tis his schoolmaster: An argument that he is pluck'd, when hither He sends so poor a pinion of his wing, Which had superfluous kings for messengers, Not many moons gone by.
Enter EUPHRONIUS. Ces.
Approach, and speak. Eup. Such as I am, I come from Antony: I was of late as petty to his ends, As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf . To his grand sea. . Cæs.
Be it so; Declare thine office.
0_ his schoolmaster:] The name of this person was Euphranius. He was schoolmaster to Antony's children by Cleopatra. 7 as petty to his ends,
As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf ,
To his grand sea.] His grand sea may mean his full tide of prosperity; or it may mean the sea from which the dew-drop is exhaled. Shakspeare might have considered the sea as the source of dews as well as rain. His is used instead of its.
--- circle of the Ptolemies--] The diadem; the ensign of , royalty.
saman friend,] i. e. paramour.“
She shall not sué unheard. So to them both. -
Eup. Fortune pursue thee!
Bring him through the bands.
[Exit EUPHRONIUS. To try thy eloquente, now 'tis time: Despatch; .. From Antony win Cleopatra: promise,
Cæsar, I shall. [Exeunt.
Think, and die. Cleo. Is Antony, or we, in fault for this?, ...) :: Eno. Antony only, that would make his will · Lord of his reason. What although you fled From that great face of war, whose several ranges. Frighted each other? why should he follow? The itch of his affection should not then
-i- how Antony becomes his fiaw;] That is, how Antony CONforms himself to this breach of his fortune, 03.
Have nick'd his captainship;? at such a point,
Ay, my lord.
Eup. He says so.
í Let her know it.-
That head, my lord?. Ant. To him again; Tell him, he wears the rose Of youth upon him; from which, the world should
i note Something particular: his coin, ships, legions, May be a coward's; whose ministers would prevail Under the service of a child, as soon As i' the command of Cæsar: I dare him therefore To lay his gay comparisons apart, And answer me declin'd,4 sword against sword, Ourselves alone: I'll write it; follow me.
[Exeunt Antony and EUPHRONIUS.
.2 Have nick'd his captainship;] i. e. set the mark of folly on it. s he being
The mèred question:] Mered is, I suspect, a word of our author's forriation, from mere: he being the sole, the entire subject or occasion of the war. MALONE. 4m his gay comparisons apart,
And answer me declin'd,] I require of Cæsar not to depend on