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CLEOPATRA, IRAS, and CHARMIAN raising up

ANTONY into the monument.

6 CLEO.

Come, come, Antony !-
Help me, my women.-We must draw thee up.-
........ O come, come, come;
And welcome, welcome ! die where thou hast lived :
Quicken with kissing; had my lips that power,
Thus would I wear them out.
Ant. I am dying, Egypt, dying :"

Act IV. S. 13.
(The guard are assisting in raising ANTONY by

means of his cloak tied to the points of their spears.)

XII.

CÆSAR's interview with CLEOPATRA.-CLEO

PATRA kneels.

66 CÆSAR.

Arise,
You shall not kneel:-
I pray you, rise; rise, Egypt.
Cleo.

Sir, the gods
Will have it thus; my master and my lord,
I must obey."

Act V. S. 2.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.

XIII.

The death of CLEOPATRA.

“ Cleo. Show me, my women, like a queen.-Go fetch My best attire ;-I am again for Cydnus, To meet Mark Antony. ·· ... S0,- have you done? Come then, and take the last warmth of my lips. Farewell, kind Charmian ;-Iras, long farewell !

. (Kisses them. IRAS falls and dies.) Have I the aspic in my lips ? dost fall?

CHAR. Dissolve, thick cloud, and rain, that I may say The gods themselves do weep! Cleo.

This proves me base : If she first meet the curled Antony, He'll make demand of her; and spend that kiss, Which is my heaven to have. Come, mortal wretch,

(To the Asp, which she applies to her breast.) With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate Of life at once untie.”

Act V. S. 2.

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