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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
Th’Antoniàs *, the Ægyptian Admiral, [longer ; .
With all their fixty, fly, and turn the rudder.
To fee't, mine eyes are blafted.

Enter Scarus.
Scar. Gods and goddesses,
All the whole synod of them !

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),
“ The breeze upon ber, like a cow in June,
" Hoists fails, and flies.

Æng. That I beheld.
Mine eyes did ficken at the sight, and could not
Endure a further view,

Scar. “She once being looft,
“ The noble ruin of her magic, Antony,
“ Claps on his sea-wing, like a doating mallard,
" Leaving the fight in height, flies after her.
I never saw an action of such shame;
Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before
Did violate so itself.
Æno. Alack, alack!

Enter Canidius,
Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath,
And sinks most lamentably. Had our General
Been what he knew himself, it had gone well,
Oh, he has given example for our flight,
Moft grofsly, by his own!

Æno. Ay, are you thereabouts? why then, good
night, indeed.
Can. Towards Peloponnefus are they fled.

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

Gan. To Cæsar will I render
My legions and my horse; fix Kings already
Shew me the way of yielding:
Æno. I'll


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,
Which has no need of you. Be gone,
My treasure's in the harbour. Take itob,
I follow'd that I blush to look upon;
My very hairs do mutiny ; for the white
Reprove the brown for rashness, and they them
For fear and doating. Friends, be gone ; you fhall
Have letters froin me to some 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 straightway,
I will poffels you of that ship and treasure.
Leave me

} 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,
Iras. Do, most dear Queen.
Char, Do? why, what else?
Cleo. Let me fit down; oh Juno!
Ant. No, no, no, no, no,
Eros. See you here, Sir!.
Ant. Oh fie, fie, fie.
Ghar. Madam
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 strook
“ The lean and wrinkled Cassius; 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. unqualified with very shame.

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
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'st too well,
My heart was to thy rudder tyd by th' Aring,
And thou should'st towe me after. O'er my spirit
Thy full supremacy thou knew'lt; 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 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,
Which had superfluous kings for messengers,
Not many moons gone by.

Enter Ambasador from Antony..
Caf. Approach, and speak.

Ainb. Such as I am, I come from Antony: ;
I was of late as petty to his ends,
As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf
To the grand fea.

Cef. Be't so, declare thine office.

Amb. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee, and
Requires to live in Ægypt ; which not granted,
He lessens his requests, and to thee sues
To let him breathe between the 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..

Cæf. For Antony,
I have no ears to his request. The Queen":
Of audience, nor desire, shall faily so she
From Ægypt drive her all-disgraced friend,
Or take his life, there. This if she perform,.
She shall not fue unheard. So to them both..

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; :
And what thou think st his very action speaks..
In every power that moves.
Zbyr. Cæfar, I fhall.


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