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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.

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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

M. ANTONY,
OOTAVIUS CÆSAR,

Triumvirs.
M. ÆMIL. LEPIDUS,
SEXTUS POMPEIUS.
DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS,
VENTIDIUS,
EROS,
SCARUS,

Friends of Antony
DERCETAS,
DEMETRIUS,
PHILO,
MECÆNAS,
AGRIPPA,
DOLABELLA,
PROCULEIUS,

Friends of Cæsar.
THYREUS,
GALLUS,
MENAS,
MENECRATES,

Friends of Pompey.
VARRIUS,
Taurus, Lieutenant-General to Cæsar.
CANIDIUS, Lieutenant-General to Antony.
SILIUS, an Officer in Ventidius's Army.
EUPHRONIUS, an Ambassador from Antony to Cæsa..
ALEXAS, MARDIAN, SELEUCUS, and DIOMEDES, Attendants

on Cleopatra. A Soothsayer. A Clown.

CLEOPATRA, Queen of Egypt.
OCTAVIA, Sister to Cæsar, and Wife to Antony.
CHARMIAN and IRAs, Attendants on Cleopatra.

Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants.

SCENE, dispersed in several Parts of the Roman Empire.

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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.

ACT I.

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SCENE I. Alexandria. A Room in Cleopatra's Palace.

Enter DEMETRIUS and PHILO.
Philo. Nay, but this dotage of our general's
O’erflows the measure.

Those his goodly eyes,
That o'er the files and musters of the war
Have glowed like plated Mars, now bend, now turn,
The office and devotion of their view
Upon a tawny front. His captain's heart,
Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst
The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper;
And is become the bellows, and the fan,
To cool a gypsy's lust. Look, where they come!
Flourish. Enter Antony and CLEOPATRA, with their

Trains; Eunuchs fanning her.
Take but good note, and you shall see in him
The triple pillar of the world transformed
Into a strumpet's fool: behold and see.

Cleo. If it be love indeed, tell me how much.
Ant. There's beggary in the love that can be reckoned.
Cleo. I'll set a bourn how far to be beloved.
Ant. Then must thou needs find out new heaven, new
earth.

Enter an Attendant.
Att. News, my good lord, from Rome.
Ant.

Gratos me:— The sum.
Cleo. Nay, hear them, Antony.

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