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Carries beyond belief.

Sol. While he was yet in Rome,
His power went out in such distractions as
Beguild all spies.

Can. Who's his lieutenant, hear you?
Sol. They say, one Taurus.
Can. Well I know the man.

Enter a Messenger.
Miej. The Emperor calls Canidius.

Can. With news the time's in labour, and throes forth Each mninute, fome.

Enter Cæfar, with his army marching.
Cas. Taurus ?
Taur. My lord.
Caf. Strike not by land. Keep whole, provoke no

'Till we have done at sea. Do not exceed

Cla The prescript of this scroul : our fortune lyes Upon this jump

[Exeuntil ne Enter Antony and Enobarbus. Ant. Set we our squadrons on yond side o'th' hill, In

eye of Cæfar's battle; from which place We may the number of the ships behold, And fo proceed accordingly.


C Canidius, marching with his land army one way over the ind stage; and Taurus, the lieutenant of Cæfar, the other quay: after their going in, is heard the noise of a feafight. Alarum. Enter Enobarbus. Eno. Naught, naught, all naught, I can behold no inde longer;

C Th Antonias, the Ægyptian admiral, With all their fixty, fie, and turn the rudder: To see'i, mine eyes are blafted.

Enter Scarus. Scar. Gods and Goddesses,



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All the whole Synod of them!

Eno, What's thy passion ?

Scar. The greater cantle of the world is loft
With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away
Kingdoms and Provinces.

Eno. How appears the fight?

Scar: On our fide like the token'd peftilence, Where death is fure. Your ribauld nag of Ægypr, (Whom leprofie o'ertake!) i'th' midst o'th' fight,

When vantage like a pair of twins appear'd nes for Both as the same, or rather ours the elder ;) [Ex-The breeze upon her, like a cow in June, Hoists fails, and flies.

Eno. That I beheld :

eyes did ficken at the sight, and could not
Endure a further view.

Scar. She once being looft,
The noble ruin of her magick, Antony,
Claps on his fea-wing, like a doting mallard,

Leaving the fight in height, fies after her:
Exeuni I never saw an action of such shame;

Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before

Did violate so itself.
ill, Eno. Alack, alack.

Enter Canidius.
Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath,
And finks most lamentably. Had our General
Been what he knew himself, it had gone well:

Oh, he has given example for our flight, 2 fik Most grofly by his own.

Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts ? why then, good night, indeed.

Can. Toward Peloponnefus are they fled.

Scar. 'Tis easie to't.
And there will I attend what further comes.

Can. To Cesar will I render
My legions and my horse ; fix Kings already
Shew me the way of yielding.
Eno. I'll yet follow
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The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason
Sits in the wind against me. [Exeunt, severally.

Enter Antony, with Eros and other attendants. ·
Ant. Hark, the land bids me tread no more upon't,
It is alham'd to bear me. Friends, come hither,
I am so lated in the world, that I
Have lost my way for ever.

I've a ship Laden with gold, take that, divide it; fie, And make your peace with Cesar.

Omnes. Fly! not we.

Ant. I've fled myself, and have instructed cowards To run, and shew their shoulders. Friends, be gone. I have myself resolu'd upon a course, Which has no need of



gone, My treasure's in the harbour. Take it I follow'd That I blush to look upon ; My very hairs do mutiny; for the white Reprove the brown for raihness, and they them For fear and doating. Friends, be gone ; you shall Have letters from me to fome friends, that will Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad, Nor make replies of lothness; take the hint, Which my despair proclaims. Let them be left, Which leave themselves. To the sea-side straight-way : I will possess you of that ship and treasure. Leave ine, I pray, a little ; pray you now Nay, do so ; for, indeed, I've lost command. Therefore, I pray you

I'll see you by and by.

[Sits down. Enter Cleopatra, led by Charmian and Iras, to Antony, Eros. Nay, gentle Madam, to him, comfort him. Iras. Do, most dear Queen. Char. Do? why, what else? Cleo. Let me sit down; oh Juno ! Ant. No, no, no, no, no. Eros. See you here, Sir ! Ant. Oh fie, fie, fie. Char, Madam

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Iras. Madam, oh good Empress !
Eros. Sir, Sir.

Ant. Yes, my lord, yes; he at Philippi kept
His sword e'en like a dancer, while I ftrook
The lean and wrinkled Calsius; and 'twas I,
That the mad Brutus ended; he alone
Dealt on lieutenantry, and no practice had
In the brave squares of war ; yet now no matter

Cleo. Ah, stand by.
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 approaches; Her head's declin'd, and death will seize her, but Your comfort makes the rescue.

Ant. I have offended reputation ; A most unnoble (werving

Eros. Sir, the Queen.

Ant. O whither haft thou led me, Ægypt? see,
How I convey my shame out of thine eyes ;
By looking back on what I've left behind,
'Stroy'd in dishonour.

Cleo. Oh, my lord, my lord ;
Forgive my fearful fails ; I little thought,
You would have follow'd.

Ant. Ægypt, thou knew't too well,
My heart was to thy rudder ty'd by th' ftring,
And thou should'It towe me after. O'er my spirit
Thy full supremacy thou knew'st; and that
Thy beck might from the bidding of the Gods
Command me.

Cleo. Oh, my pardon.

Ant. Now I must
To the young man send humble treaties, dodge
And palter in the shift of lowness; who,
With half the bulk o'th' world, play'd as I pleas’d,
Making and marring fortunes. You did know,
How much you were my conqueror; and that
My sword, made weak by my affection, would

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Cas. LEK now you him?

Obey it on all cause.

Cleo. O, pardon, pardon.

Ant. Fall not a tear, I fay; one of them rates
All that is won and loft : 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 fcorn her most, when moft she offers blows.

[Exeunt. SCENE changes to Cæsar's Camp. Enter Cæfar, Agrippa, Dolabella, Thyreus, with others.

E T him appear, that's come from Antony.


Dol. Cæfar, 'tis his schoolmaster;
An argument that he is pluckt, when hither
He sends so poor a pinion of his wing,
Which had superfluous Kings for messengers,
Not many moons gone by.

Enter Ambasador from Antony.
Amb. Such as I am, I come from Antony :

Cal; Approach and speak.
I was of late as petty to his ends,
As is the morn.dew on the myrtle leaf
To his grand fea.

Cel. Be't fo, declare thine office,

Amb. Lord of his fortunes he falutes thee, and
Requires to live in Ægypt ; which not granted,
He lessens his requests, and to thee sues
To let him breathe between th' heav'ns and earth,
A private man in Athens : this for him.
Next, Cleopatra does confess thy greatness;
Submits her to thy might, and of thee craves
The circle of the Ptolemies for her heirs,
Now hazarded to thy grace.

Caf. For Antony,
I have no ears to his request. The Queen


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