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Enter ANTONY and ENOBARBUS. Ingross'd by swift impress ; t in Cesar's fleet

Ant. Set we our squadrons on yon' side o'the Are those, ihat often have 'gainst Pompey fought :

bill Their ships are yare ; I yours, heavy. No dis. In eye of Cesar's battle ; from which place grace

We may the number of the ships behold, Shall fall you for refusing him at sea,

And so proceed accordingly.

(Exeunt. Being prepar'd for land. Ant. By sea, by sea,

Enter CANIDIUS, marching with his Land Army Eno. Most worthy Sir, you therein throw away one way, over the Stage ; and TAURUS, the The absolute soldiership you have by land ; Lieutenant of Cesar, the other way. After Distract your army, which doth most consist their departure, is heard the noise of a Sea. Of war-inark'd footmen ; leave unexecuted

fight. Your own renowned knowledge ; quite forego The way which promises assurance; and

Alarum. Re-enter ENOBARBUS. Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard, Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can beholu From firin security.

no longer : Ant. I'll tight at sea.

The Antoniad, t the Egyptian admiral, Cleo. I have sixty sails, Cesar none better. With all their sixty, fly, and tumn the rudder ;

Ant. Our overplus of shipping will we burn; To see't, mine eyes are blasted. And, with the rest full-mann'd, from the head of Actium

Enter SCARUS
Beat the approaching Cesar. But if we fail, Scar. Gods, and goddesses,

All the whole synod of them!
Enter a MESSENGER.

Eno. What's thy passion?
We then can do't at land.--Thy business? Scar. The greater cantle of the world is lost

Mess. The news is true, my lord; he is des With very ignorance : we have kiss'd away Cesar has taken Toryne.

(cried ; Kingdoms and provinces. Ant. Can he be there in person? 'tis impos- Eno. How appears the fight? sible :

Scar. On our side like the token'd $ pestilence, Strange, that his power should be.--Canidius, Where death is sure. Yon' ribald-rid nag of Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land,

Egypt, Aud our twelve thousand horse :- We'll to our Whom leprosy o'ertake ! i'the midst o'the fight, ship;

When valitage like a pair of twins appear'd,

Both as the saine, or rather ours the elder,
Enter a Soldier.

The brize { upon her, like a cow in Junie,
Away, my Thetis ! -How now, worthy soldier ? Hoists sails, and flies.
Sold, o noble emperor, do not fight by sea :

Eno. That i beheld : mine eyes
Trust not to rotten planks : Do you misdoubt Did sicken at the sight out, and could not
The sword, and these my wounds 3 Let the Endure a further view.
Egyptians,

Scar. She once being loof'd, **
And the Phænicians, go a ducking; we

The woble ruin of her magic, Antony, (lard Have used to conquer standing on the earth, Claps on his sea-wing, and like a doting mal. And fighting foot to foot.

Leaving the fight in height, thies after her:
Ant. Well, well, away.

I an of
C'Exeunt Antony, Cleopatra, and Experience, antimod, honour, ne'er before
ENOBARBUS.

Did violate so itself.
Sold. By Hercules, I think I am i'the right. Eno. Alack, alack !
Can. Soldier, thou art : but bis whole action
grows

Enter CANIDIUS.
Not in the power on't : So our leader's led,

Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath And we are women's men.

And sinks most lamentably. Had our general Soli. You keep by land

Been what he kulew himself, it had gone well : The legions and ihe horse whole, do you not ? oh! he has given example for our flight,

Can. Marcus Octavius, Marcus Justeius, Most grossly, by his own. Publicola, and Cælius, are for sea : (sar's Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts ? Why then, good But we keep whole by land. Tbis speed of Ce

night Carries beyond belief.

Indeed.

[ Aside. Sold. While he was yet in Rome,

Can. Towards Peloponnesus are they fed. His power went out in such distractions ;I/

Scar. 'Tis easy to't ; and there I will attend Beguil'd all spies.

What further comes. Can. Who's his lieutenant, hear you ?

Can. To Cesar will I render Sold. They say, one 'Taurus.

My legions and my borse ; six kings already Can. Well I know the man.

Show me the way of yielding.

Eno. I'll yet follow
Enter a MESSENGER.

The wounded chance ++ of Antony, though niy Mess. The emperor calls for Canidius.

reason Can. With news the time's with labour ; and Sits in the wind against me.

(Exeunt. throes forth, Each minute, some.

(Exeunt. SCENE IX.-Alexandria.- A Room in the

Paloce. SCENE VIII.-A Plain near Actium.

Enter ANTONY and ATTENDANTS. Enter CESAR, TAURUS, Officers, and others.

Ant. Hark, the land bids me tread no more

upon't, Ces. Taurus,

It is asham'd to bear me !- Friends, come hither, Taur. My lord.

I am so lated it in the world, that I Ces. Strike not by land ; keep whole :

Have lost my way for ever :--I have a ship Provoke not battle, till we have done at sea. Laden with gold ; take that, divide it ; fly, Do not exceed the prescript of this scroll: And make your peace with Cesar. Our fortune lies upon this jump. !

(Exeunt.

• Sight. + Name of Cleopatra's ship. 1 Corner.

Spotted. Common strumpet. • Mule drivers. + Pressed in haste. • Manageable. $ The gad-fly that stings cattle.

He calls Cleopatra by the name of the sea-goddess. ** Loof is to bring a ship close to the wind.
| Such different detachments. I Hazard. tt The broken fortunes. at Benighted.

Att. Fly! not we.

Ant. Fall not a tear, I say : one of them rates • Ant. I have fled myself; and have instructed All that is won and lost : Give me a kiss ; cowards

Even this repays me.- We sent our school-master, To run and show their shoulders.--Friends, be Is he come back ?-Love, I am full of lead :gone;

Some wine, within there, and our viands :--For. I have niyseit resolv'd upon a course,

tune kuows, Which has no need of you ; be gone :

We scorn her most, when most she offers blows, My treasure's in the barbour, take it.--Oh !

(Ereunt. I follow'd that I blush to look upon : My very hairs do muitiny ; for the white

SCENE X.-CESAR's Camp in Egypt. Reprove the brown for rashuess, and they them For fear and doting.-Friends, be gone : you

Enter CESAR, DOLABELLA, THYREUS, and

others. shall Have letters from me to some friends, that will Ces. Let him appear that's come from AnSweep your way for you. Pray you, look not know you him?

[tony, sad,

Dol. Cesar, 'tis his schoolinaster : +
Nor make replies of loathuess : take the hint An arguinent that he is pluch'd, when hither
Which my despair proclaims ; let that be left He sends so poor a pinion of his wing,
Which leaves itself: to the sea side straightway : Which had superfluous kings for messengers,
I will possess you of that ship and treasure. Not many moons gone by.
Leave re, I pray, a little : 'pray you now :-

Enter EUPHRONIUS.
Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command,
Therefore I pray you :-—I'll see you by and by. Ces. Approach, and speak.

[Sits down. Eup. Such as I am, I come from Autony :

I was of late as petty to his ends, Enter Eros; and CLEOPATRA led by CHARMIAN As is the morn dew on the myrtle leaf and IRAS.

To his grand sca. Lros. Nay, gentle madam, to bim :-Comfort Ces. Be it so: Declare thine office. him

Eup. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee, and Iras. Do, most dear queen.

Requires to live in Egypt: which, not granted, Char. Do! Why, what else ?

He lessens his requests ; and to thee sucs Cleo. Let me sit down. 0 Juno!

To let him breathe between the heavens and Art. No, no, no, no, llo.

earth, Eros. See you here, Sir ?

A private mau in Athens : This for him. Ant. 0 fie, fie, fie.

Next, Cleopatra does confess thy greatness ; Char. Madain,

Submits her to thy might ; and of thee craves Irus. Madam ; o good empress !-

The circle 1 of the Ptolemies for her heirs, Eros. Sir, Sir,

Now hazarded to thy grace. Ant. Yes, my lord, yes :-He, at Philippi, Ces. For Antony, kept

I have no ears to his request. The queen His sword even like a dancer ; while I struck of audience, nor desire, shall fail ; so she The lean and wrinkled Cassius ; and 'twas I From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend, s That the mad Brutus ended : he alone

Or take bis life there : This if she perform, Dealt on lieutenantry, † and no practice had She shall not sne unheard. So to them both. In the brave squares of war : Yet uow-No Eup. Fortune pursue thee! matter.

Ces. Bring him through the bands. Cleo. Ah! stand by.

[Exit EUPHRONTUS. Eros. The queen, my lord, the queen.

To try thy eloquence, how 'uis tune : Despatch ; Iras. Go to him, madain, speak to him ; From Antony win Cleopatra: promise, He is unqualified with very shame.

[To THYREUS. (leo. Well then,-Sustain me :--Oh !

And in our name, what she requires : add more, Eros. Most noble Sir, arise ; the queen ap. From thine invention, offers : women are not, proaches;

In their best fortunes, strong; but want will Her head's declin'd, and death will seize her : but ý

perjure

[Thyreus ; Your comfort makes the rescue.

The ne'er-touchi'd vestal : Try thy cunning, Ant. I have offendeu reputation ;

Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we A most unnoble swerving.

will answer as a Jaw. Eros. Sir, the queen.

Thyr. Cesar, I go. Ant. O whither bast thou led ine, Egypt? Ces. Observe how Antony becomes bis flaw ; 1 See,

And what thou think'st his very action speaks How I couvey my shame ont of thine eyes lui every power that moves. By looking back on what I have left behind Thyr. Cesar, I shall.

(Exeunt. 'Strcy'd in dishonour. Cleo. O my lord, my lord !

SCENE XI.-Alexandria.- A Room in the Forgive my fearful sails ! I little thought

Palace.
You would have follow'd.
Ant. Egypt, thou knew'st too well

Enter CLEOPATRA, ENOBARBUS, CHARMIAN,

and TRAS. My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings, And thou should'st tow nie after : 0'er my spirit

Cleo. What shall we do, Euobarbus? Thy full supremacy thou knew'st: and that

Eno. Tbink, and die. Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods

Cleo. 18 Antony, or we, in fault for this ; Command me. Cleo. Oh ! my pardon.

Eno. Antony only, that would make his will

Lord of his reason. What although you Aed Ant. Now I must

From that great face of war, whose several To the young man send humble treaties, dodge

ranges And palter in the shifts of lowness; who With half the bulk o'the world play'd as I pleas'd, the itch of his affection should not then

Frighted each other, why should he follow? Making and marring fortunes. You did know

Have nick'd his captainship ; at such a point, How much you were my conqueror; and that

When half to half the world oppos'd, he being My sword made weak by my affection, would

The mered question, ** 'twas a shame no less Obey it on all cause. Cieo. Oh! pardon, pardon.

• Is worth. t Euphronius, schoolmaster to An. tony's children.

Diadem, the crown. • Cesar. | Fought by proxy.

* Bewildered. Paramour, 1 Bears his misfortunes. & Cozened Unless.

Jefeated.

• The sole occasion of the war

Us up.

rose

Than was his loss, to course your flying flags, Thur. Shall I say to Cesar
And leave his navy gazing.

What you require of biin? for he partly begs Cleo. Pr’ythee, peace.

To be desir'd to give. It much would please

him, Enter ANTONY, with EUPHRONTUS. That of his fortunes you should make a stafi Ant. Is this his answer ?

To lean upon : but it would warm bis spiriis, Eup. Ay, my lord.

To hear from me you bad left Antony, Ant. The queen

And put yoursell under his shroud, Sball theu have courtesy, so she will yield The universal landlord.

Cleo. What's your name? Eup. He says so.

Thyr. My name is Thyreus. Ant. Let her know it.

C'leo. Most kind messenger, To the boy Cesar send this grizled head,

Say to great Cesar this, tu disputation * And he will till thy wishes to the brim

I kiss his conqu'ring hand ; tell, bim, I am With principalities.

prompt Cleo. That head, my lord ?

To lay my crown at his feet, and there to kneel: ant. To hiin again : Tell him, he wears the Tell hin, from his all-ob yung + breath I bear

[note The doom of Egypt. of youth upon him ; from which the world should Thyr. 'Tis your noblest conrse. Sunething particular : his coin, ships, legions, Wisdom and fortune combating together, May be a coward's; whose minister would if that the former dare but what it can, prevail

No chance may shake it. Give me grace to lay Under the service of a child, as soon

My duty on your hand.
As i'the command of Cesar: I dare him, therefore, Cleo. Your Cesar's father
To lay his gay comparisons * apart,

Oft, when he hath mus'd of taking kingdoms in, And answer me, declin'd, t sword against Bestow'd his lips on that unworthy place, sword.

As it rain'd kisses. Ourselves alone : l'll write it ; follow me.

Re-enter ANTONY and ENOBARBI'S.
(Eseunt ANTONY and EUPHRONIUS.
Eno. Yes, like enough, high-battled Cesar will Ant. Favours, by Jove that thunders!
Unstate his happiness, and be stag'd to the show, What art thou, fellow?
Against a sworder.--I see, men's judgments are Thyr. One, that but performs
A parcel I of their fortunes ; and things outward The bidding of the fullest man, and worthiest
To draw the inward quality after them,

To have command obey'd.
To suffer all alike. That he should dream, Eno. You will be whipp'd.
Knowing all measures, the full Cesar will

Ant. Approach, there : - Ay, you hiie !--Now Answer his emptiness !-Cesar, thou hast subdu'd

gods and devils !

(ho! His judgment too.

Authority melts from me: of late, when I cry'd,

Like boys unto a muss, 1 kings would start forth, Enter an ATTENDANT.

Your will! Have you no cars? I am All. A messenger from Cesar. Cleo. What, no more ceremony ?--See my

Enter ATTENDANTS. women!

Antony yet. Take hence this Jack, and whip Against the blown rose may they stop their nose,

hiin. That kneelid unto the buds.--Admit him, Sir. Eno. 'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp, Eno. Mine honesty and I begin to square. ” Than with an old one dying. (Aside. Ant. Moon and stars!

[butaries The loyalty, well held to fools, does make Whip bim :-Were't twenty of the greatest triOur faith mere folly :-Yet, he that can en lure That do acknowledge Cesar, should I find them To follow with allegiance a fallen lord,

So saucy with the hand of she here, (What's hier Does conquer him that did his master conquer,

naine, And earns a place i'the story.

Since she was Cleopatra ?)-Whip him, fellows,

Till, like a boy, you see him cringe his face, Enter THYREUS.

And whine aloud for mercy: Take him hence. Cleo. Cesar's will?

Thyr. Mark Antony, Thyr. Hear it apart.

Ant. Tug him away; being whipp'd, Cleo. None but friends : say boldly,

Bring him again :- This Jack of Cesar's shall Thyr. So, haply, || are they friends to Antony. Bear us an errand to him.-Eno. He needs as many, Sir, as Cesar has;

[Ereunt ATTEND. with THYREUS. Or needs not us. If Cesar please, our master You were hali blasted ere I knew you :-Ha! Will leap to be his friend : For us, you know, Have I my pillow left unpress'd in Rome Whose he is, we are ; and that's Cesar's.

Forborne the getting of a lawful race,
Thyr. So.-

And by a gem of women, to be abus'd
Thus then, thou most renown'd! Cesar entreats, By one that looks on feeders ? |
Not to consider in what case thou stand'st, Cleo, Good my lord,-
Further than he is Cesar.

Ant. You have been a boggler ever :
Cleo. Go on : Right royal.

But when we in our viciousness grow hard, Thyr. He knows, that you embrace not An- (0 anisery on't!) the wise gods secl our eyes ; tony

in our own filth drop our clear judginents; As you did love, but as you fear'd him.

make us Cleo. Oh!

Adore our errors; laugh at us, wliile we strut Thyr. The scars npon your honour, therefore, To our confusion. Does pity, as constrained blemishes, (he Cleo. Oh! is it come to this? Not as deserv'd.

Ant. I found you as a morsel cold upon Cleo. He is a god, nows

Dead Cesar's trencher : nay, you were a frag. What is most right: Mine honour was not yielded,

ment But conqner'd merely.

Of Cneius Pompey's ; besides what botter hours, Eno. To be sure of that,

(Aside. Unregister'd in vulgar fame, you have I will ask Antony.--Sir, Sir, thou'rt so leaky, Luxuriously pick'd out :-For I am sure, That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for Though you can guess what temperance should be Thy dearest quit thee. (Exit ENOBARBOS. You know not what it is.

And cry,

• The comparisons in which he indulges on reviewing his fortune and mine.

+ That im fallen. : Of a piece with. Quarrel. Perhaps.

• Suppos.d to be an error for deputation, i. e. by proxy. + Breath which all ubey.

i Scramble. A term of contempt.

Servants.

Scene XI. ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.

69 Cleo. Wherefore is this?

Cleo. Call all his noble captains to my lord. Ant. To let a fellow that will take rewards, Ant. Do so, we'll speak to thein; and to-night And say, God quit you! be familiar with

I'll force My playfellow, your hand ; this kingly seal, The wine peep through their scars.--Come on, And plighter of bigh hearts !--Oh! that I were

my queen; Upon the hill of Basan, to outroar

There's sap in't yet. The next time I do fighi, The horned herd ! for I have savage cause : i'll make death love me ; for I will contend And to proclaim it civilly, were like

Even with his pestilent scythe. A halter'd neck, which does the hangman thank

[Exeunt ANTONY, CLEOPATRA, and For being yare * about him.-- Is he whipp'd ?

Attendants.

Eno. Now he'll out-stare the lighting. To Re-enter ATTENDANTS, with THYREUS.

he furious, I Att. Soundly, my lord.

Is, to be frighted out of fear : and, in that Ant. Cry'd her and begg'd he pardon?

inood, 1 All. He did ask favour.

The dove will peck the estridge ; * and I see still, Ant. If that thy father live, let him repent

A diminution in our captain's brain Thon vast not made his daughter; and be thou Restores his heart : When valour preys on To follow Cesar in his triumph, since (sorry

reasoil, Thou bast been whipp’d for following him : It eats the sword it fighis with. I will seek henceforth, Some way to leave him.

(Exit.
The white hand of a lady fever thee,
Shake thoil to look on't.--Get thee back to Cesar,
Tell him thy entertainment: Look thou say,

ACT IV.
He makes me angry with bim, for he seems
Proud and disdainful, harping on what I ain, SCENE I.-CESAR's Cump at Alexandria.
Not what he knew I was : He makes ine angry;
And at this time most easy 'tis to do't ;

Enter Cesar, reading a Letter ; AGRIPPA, When my good stars, that were my former guides,

MECÆNAS, and others. Have empty left their orbs, and shot their tires Ces. He calls me boy; and chides, as he had Into the abism of hell. If he mislike

power My speech, and what is done ; tell hin, he has To beat me out of Egypt: my messenger Hipparchus, my enfranchis'd bondman, whom He hath whipp'd with rods; dares me to perHe may at pleasure whip, or bang, or torture,

sonal combat ; As he shall like, to quit + me : Urge it thou : Cesar to Autouy :-Let the old ruflian know, Hence, with thy stripes, begone.

I have inany other ways to die ; mean time,

(Exit THYREUS. Laugh at his challenge. Cleo. Have you done yet?

Mec. Cesar must think, Ant. Alack, our terrene moon

When one so great begins to rage, he's hunted Is now eclips'd; and it portends alone

Even to falling. Give him no breath, but now The fall of Antony !

Make boot of his distraction : Never auger Cleo. I must stay his time,

Made good guard for itself. Ant. To flatter Cesar, would you mingle eyes C'es. Let our best heads With one that ties his points ?

know, that to-morrow the last of many battles Cleo. Not know me yet!

We inean to tight :-- Within our files there are Ant. Cold-hearted toward me!

of those that serv'd Mark Antony but late, Cleo. Ah ! dear, if I be so,

Enough to fetch him in. See it be done ; From my cold heart let heaven engender bail,

And least the army : we have store to do't, And poison it in the source ; and the first stone And they have earn'd the waste. Poor Antony ! Drop in any neck; as it determines t so

(Ercunt. Dissolve my life! The next Cesarion 9 smite ! Till, by degrees, the memory of my womb, SCENE 11.--Alexandria.-A Room in the Together with my brave Egyptians all,

Palace.
By the discandying il of this pelleted storin,
Lie graveless ; till the fies and gnats of Nile Enter AntonY, CLEOPATRA, ENOBARBUS,
Have buried them for prey !

CHARMAN, IRAS, ALEXAS, and others.
Ant. I am satisfied.

Ant. He will not fight with me, Domitius ? Cesar sits down in Alexandria ; where

Eno. No.
I will oppose his fate. Our force by land

Ant. Why should he not?
Hath nobly held : our sever'd navy too
Have knit again, and feet, I threat'uing most

Eno. He thinks, being twenty times of better

fortune, sealike.

He is twenty men to one. Where bast thou been, my heart ?-Dost thou

Ant. To-morrow, soldier,
hear, lady?

By sea and land l'll fight : or I will live,
If from the field I shall return once more
To kiss these lips, I will appear in blood;

Or bathe my dying honour in the blood

Shall make it live again. Woo't thou fight well! I and my sword will earn our chronicle ;

Eno. I'll strike ; and cry, Take all.
There is hope in it yet.

Ant. Well said ; come on.-
Cleo. That's my brave lord !

i Ant. I will be treble-sinew'd, hearted, breath'a, Call forth my household servants ; let's to-night And fight maliciously : for when mine bours

Enter SERVANTS. Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives

Be bounteous at our meal.---Give me thy hand, of me for jests : but now, I'll set my teeth,

Thou hast been rightly bonest ;-so hast thou ;And send to darkness all that stop me.-Come,

And thou,--and thou,-and thou :--you have Let's have one other gaudy night: call to me

serv'd me well, All my sad captains, till our bowls; once more

And kings have been your fellows.
Let's mock the midnight bell.

Cleo. What means this?
Cleo. It is my birth-day :

Eno. 'Tis one of those odd tricks, which sor1 had thonght to have held it poor; but, since

row shoots

[Aside.

Out of the mind.
Is Antony again, I will be Cleopatra.

Ant. And thou art honest too.
Ant. We'll yet do well.

I wish, I could be made so many men ;

And all of you clapp'd up together in
• Handy.
+ Requite.

* Dissolves.
Her son by Julius Cesar.

Melting
Float.

• Ostrich.

+ Take advantage

my lord

An Antony ; that I might do you service,

1 Sold. Ay! Is't not strange? So good as you have done.

3 Sold. Do you hear, masters? do you hear? Serv. The gods forbid !

1 Sold. Follow the noise so far as we have Ant. Well, my good fellows, wait on me to

quarter; night :

Let's see bow't will give off. Scant not my cups ; and make as much of me, Sold. Several speaking.) Content : Tis As when mine empire was your fellow too,

strange.

Exeunt. And suffer'd my command. Cles. What does he mean?

SCENE IV.-The same.-A Room in the Eno. To make his followers weep.

Palace.
Ant. Tend me to-night;
May be, it is the period of your duty :

Enter ANTONY and CLEOPATRA; CHARMIAN, Haply, you shall not see me more : or if,

and others, attending. A mangled shadow : perchance, to-morrow

Ant. Eros! mine armour, Eros ! You'll serve another master.

I look on you,

Clio. Sleep a little.
As one that takes his leave. Mine bonest tricuds, Ant. No, my chuck.-Eros, come; mine ar.
I turn you not away ; but, like a master

Hiour, Eros!
Married to your good service, stay till death :
Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more,

Entor Eros, with Armour.
And the gods yieid + you fort !

Come, my good fellow, put thine iron ou :-Eno. What incan you, Sir,

If fortune be not our's to-day, it is
To give them this discomfort ? Look, they weep; Because we brave her.-Come.
And I, an ass, an onion-ey'd--for slame !

Cleo. Nay, I'll help too.
Transform us not to women.

What's this for ? Ant. Ho, ho, ho! Í

Ant. Ah, let be, let be! thon art {this. Now the witch take me, if I meant it thus ! The arniourer of my heart :-- False, false ; tljs, Grace grow where those drops fall! My hearty Cleo. Sooth, la, I'll help: Thus it must be. friends,

Ant. Well, well;

(fellow ? You take me in too dolorous a sense :

We shall thrive now.-See'st thou, my good
I spake to you for your comfort: did desire you Go, put on thy defences.
To burn this night with torches : Kuow, my Eros. Brietly, Sir.
hearts,

CL o. Is not this buckled well ?
I hope well of to-morrow; and will lead you, Ant. Rarely, rarely:
Where rather l'll expect victorious life,

He that unbuckles this, till we do please
Than death and honour. Let's to supper; come To doft'l for our repose, shall hear a storm.--
And drown consideration.

[Ereunt. Thou fumblest, Eros ; and my queen's a squire

More tight t at this, than thou: Despatch.-0 SCENE 111.The same. Before the Palace.

love,

(kuew'st

That thou could'st see my wars to-day, and Enter tuo SOLDIERS, to their Guard.

The royal occupation ! thou should'st see 1 Sold. Brother, good night : to-morrow is the day.

Enter an OFFICER, armed. 2 Sold. It will determine one way: fare you A workman in't.-Good morrow to thee ; wel. well.

come :

[charge : Heard you of nothing strange about the streets ? Thou look'st like him that knowrs a warlike | Sold. Nothing : What news?

To business that we love, we rise betime, 2 Sold. Belike, 'tis but a rumour :

And go to it with delight. Good night to you.

1 Off. A thousand, Sir, I Sold. Well, Sir, good night.

Early though it be, have on their rivetted triin,

And at the port expect you.
Enter two other SOLDIERS.

(Shout. Trumpets. Flourish. 2 Sold. Soldiers, Have careful watch.

Enter other OFFICERS, and SOLDIERS. 3 Sold. And you : Good night, good night. 2 Of. The morn is fair.--Good morrow, ge[The first two place themselves ai their

neral. Posts.

All. Good morrow, general. 4 Sold. Here we : [They take their posts.] Ant. 'Tis well blown, lads. and if to-morrow

This morning, like the spirit of a youth Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope That means to be of note, begins betimes.-Our landmen will stand up.

Su, so; come, give me that : this way ; well 3 Soid. 'Tis a brave arbiy,

said. And full of purpose.

Fare thee well, dame, whate'er becomes of me: (Music of Hautboys under the Stage. This is a soldier's kiss : rebukable, 4 Soul. Peace, what noise ?

[Kisses her. 1 Sold. List, list!

And worthy shameful check it were, to stand 2 Sold. Hark !

On more mechanic compliment; P'll leave thee 1 Sold. Music i'the air.

Now, like a man of steel.--You, that will tight, 3 Sold. Under the earth.

Follow me close ; I'll bring you to't.-Adieu. 4. Sold. It sígus $ weil,

(Ereunt ANTONY, Eros, OFFICERS, and Does't not?

SOLDIERS. 3 Sold. No.

Char. Please you, retire to your chamber? i Sold. Peace, I say. What should this mean? He goes forth gallantly. That he and Cesar muight 2 Sold. 'Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony Determine this great war in single fight ! lov'd,

| Then, Antony,-But now,-Well, on. Now leaves him.

[Exeunt 1 Sold. Waik; let's see if other watchmen Do hear what we do.

SCENE V.--ANTONY's Cump near Aler. [They advance to another Post.

andria. 2 Sold. How now, masters ? Sold. How now?

Trumpets sound.- Enter ANTONY and Eros" How now ? do you bear this?

a SOLDIER meeting them. (Several speaking together. Sold. The gods make this a happy day to

Antony. • Perhape. + Reward.

• Desist. Budes.

• Shortly.

+ Adroit.

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