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Can. With news the time's in labour, and throws
forth Each minute some.
[Exeunt. Enter Cæfar, with his army marching. Cef. Taurus ? Taur, My Lord.
Gæf. Strike not by land. Keep whole, provoke not Till we have done at sea. Do not exceed (battle, The prescript of this scrowl: our fortune lies Upon this jump.
[Exeunt. Enter Antony and Ænobarbus. Ant Set we our squadrons on yord side o'th' hill, In eye of Cæsar's battle; from which place We may the number of the fhips behold, And fo proceed accordingly.
S CE N E VII. Canidius, marching with his land army one way over the stage; and Taurus, the Lieutenant of Cæfar, the other way: after their going in, is heard the noise of a fea fight. Alarum, Enter Ænobarbus.
Æno. Naught, naught, all naught, I can behold no
Æno. What's thy passion?
Scar. The greater cantle of the world is lost With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away, Kingdoms and provinces,
10. How appears the fight ?
Scur.“ On our side like the token'd pestilerce, " Where death is sure. Yond ribauld nag of Ægypt, " (Whom leprosy o’ertake !) i'th' midst o'th fight, " When vantage like a pair of twins appear’d
Which Plutarch fays was the name of Cleopatra's ship.
" Both as the fame, or rather ours the elder),
Æng. That I beheld.
Scar. “She once being looft,
Æno. Ay, are you thereabouts? why then, good
Scar. 'Tis easy to't.
Gan. To Cæsar will I render
follow The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason Sics in the wind against me.
[Exeunt severally, Enter Antony, with Eros, and other Aitendants.
Ant. Hark, the land bids me tread no more upon’tg It is alham'd to bear me. Friends, come hither; I am so lated in the world, tbati Have lost my way for ever. I've a ship La den with gold, take that, divide it; fly, And make your peace with Cæfar,
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 resolv'd upon a courfe,
} pray, a little, pray you now Nay, do fo; 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,
Ant, “ Yes, my Lord, yes; he at Philippi kept
Cleo. Ah, stand by,
Iras. Go to him, Madam, speak to him,
Cleo. Well then, sustain me; oh!
Eros. Mot 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 swerving
Eros, Sir, the Queen.
Ant. O whither halt thou led me, Ægypt ? see
Cleo. Oh, my Lord, my Lord ;
Ant. Ægypt, thou knew'st too well,
Cleo. Oh, my pardon.
Ant. Now I must To the young man fend humble treaties, dodge And palter in the shift of lowness; who, With balf 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 Obey it on all cause.
Cleo. 0, pardon, pardon.
Ant, Fall not a tear, I say ; one of them rates All that is won and loft : give me a kiís, Even this repays me, We sent our schoolmaster ; is he come back?' Love, I am full of lead; some wine, Withia there, and our viands, Fortune knows, We scorn her most, when most she'offers blows, [Exe.
SCENE VIII. Changes to Cæfar's camp. Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, Dolabella, Thyreus, with others'
Cef. Let him appear that's come from Antony. . Know
him? Dol. (ælar, 'tis bis schooimasier ; Ao arguinent that he is pluck’d, when hither :
He sends fo poor a pinnion of his wing,
Enter Ambasador from Antony..
Ainb. Such as I am, I come from Antony: ;
Cef. Be't so, declare thine office.
Amb. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee, and
Cæf. For Antony,
Amb. Fortune pursue thee !
Cafo Bring him through the bands. [Exit. Ambala To try thy eloquence-now.'tis time : dispatch ; From Antony win Cleopatra ; promise ; [To Thyreus, And, in our name, when she requires, add more As thine invention offers. Women are not In their best fortunes strong; but want will perjure . The ne'er-touch'd veftal. Try thy cunning, Thyreus; Make thine own.edia for thy pains,, which we : Will answer as a law.
Thyr. Cælar, ! go.
Cæf: Obierve how Antony becomes his flaw; :