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The return of OCTAVIA to Rome. “ Oct. Hail, Cæsar, and my lord ! hail, most dear

Cæsar!
CÆSAR. That ever I should call thee cast-away!
Oct. You have not calld me so, nor have you cause.
CÆSAR. Why have you stol'n upon us thus? You come

not
Like Cæsar's sister: The wife of Antony
Should have an army for an usher, and
The neighs of horse to tell of her approach,
Long ere she did appear; the trees by the way,
Should have borne men; and expectation fainted,
Longing for what it had not: nay, the dust
Should have ascended to the roof of heaven,
Raised by your populous troops: But you are come
A market-maid to Rome.
Oct.

Good my lord,
To come thus was I not constrain'd, but did it
On my free will.

AGRIPPA. Welcome, lady.
MECÆNAS.

Welcome, dear madam. Each heart in Rome does love and pity you,”

Act III. S. 6.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.

VI.

ANTONY perceiving CLEOPATRA's flight from the

battle of Actium.

6 The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral, With all their sixty, fly and turn the rudder.

She once being loofd,
The noble ruin of her magic, Antony,
Claps on his sea-wing, and like a doting mallard,
Leaving the fight in height, flies after her.”

Act III. S. 8.

VII.

The meeting after the battle.

66 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
My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings,
And thou should'st tow me after.
Cleo.

O, my pardon !"

Act III. S. 9.

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