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Cæl. Welcorne hither; Your letters did with-hold our breaking forth, 'Till we perceiv'd both how you were wrong. led, And we in negligent danger. Cheer your heart. Be you not troubled with
the time, which drives O'er your content these itrong necessities; But let determin'd things to destiny Hold unbewail'd their way. Welcome to Rome. Nothing more dear to me. You are abus'd Beyond the mark of thought ; and the high gods, To do you justice, make iheir ministers Of us, and those that love you, Be of comfort; And ever welcome to us.
Agr. Welcome, Lady,
Mec. Welcome, dear Madam :
Cæs. It is most certain. Sister, welcome. Pray Be ever known to patience, my dear'st fister! [you,
S CE N E. VI.
Enter Cleopatra and Enobarbus.
Cleo. Thou hast forespoke my being in these And lay'st it is not fit.
[wars ; Eno. Well ; is it, is it?
Cleo. Is't not denounc'd against us? why should not we be there in person?
Eno. aside.) Well, I could reply; if we should serve with horse and mares together, the horse were merely lost; the mares would bear a loldier and his horse,
Cleo. What is't you say ?
Eno. Your presence needs must puzzle Antony ; Take from his heart, take from his brain, from's
time, What fiould not then be spar'd. He is already Traduc'd for levity, and 'tis faid in Rome, That Photinus an eunuch, and your maids, Manage this war.
Cleo Sink Rome, and their tongues rot That speak against us! A charge we bear i'th' war; And, as the president of my kingdom, will Appear there for a man. Speak not against it, I will not stay behind.
Enter Antony and Canidius. Eno. Nay, I have done : here comes the Emperor.
Ant. Is it not strange, Canidius, That from Tarentum and Brundufium He could so quickly cut th' (onian sea, And take in Toryne? You have heard on't, sweet?
Cleo. Celerity is never more admir'd
Ant. A good rebuke,
Cleo. By sea, what else?
Eno. Your ships are not well mann'd,
Ant. By sea, by sea.
The absolute soldiership you have by land;
Ant. Our overplus of thipping will we burn,
Enter a Messenger.
Mell. The news is true, my Lord; be is descry'd; Cæfar has taken Toryne.
Ant. Can be be there in perfon? 'is imposible. Strange that his power should be fo. Canidius, Our nineteen legions thou llialt hold by land, And our twelve thousand horse. We'll to our ship Away, my Thetis !
Enter a Soldier. How now, worthy soldier?
Sold. Oh, noble Emperor, do not fight by fea, Trust not to rotien planks : do you misdoubt This sword, and these my wounds ? let the Ægyptians And the Phoenicians go a-ducking : we Have us'd to conquer standing on the earth, And fighting foot to foot. Ant. Well, well, away.
[Exeunt Ant. Cleo. and Enob. Sold. By Hercules, I think I am i' th' right.
Cap. Soldier, thou art; but his whole action grows Not in the power on't * : fo our leader's led, And we are women's mėn.
• That is, his whole conduct becomes ungoverned by the right, or by region. 'Johnson.
Sold. You keep by land
Can. Marcus Octavius, Marcus Jufteius,
Sold. While he was yet in Rome,
Can. Who's his lieutenant, hear you?
Enter a Messenger,
forth Each minute some.
[Exeunt. S CE N E VII. Canidius marching with his land-army one way over
the stage ; and Taurus, the lieutenant of Cæsar, the other
way. After their going in, is heard the noise of a sea-fight. Alarm. Enter Enobarbus. Eno. Naught, naught, all naught. I can behold
Ao longer :
Th’ Antonias *, the Ægyp:ian admiral,
Eno. What's thy pallon?
Scar. The grea:er cantle + of the world is left With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away Kingdoms and provinces.
£10. How appears the figlit?
Scar. On our fide like the token'd peftilence, Where death is fure. Yon ribauld nag of Ægypt, Whom leprosy o'ertake! i' th' midst o'th' fghi, When vantage like a pair of twins appear'd Botlı as the same, or rather ours the elder, The brieze || upon her, like a cow in June, Hoists fails, and fies
Eno. That I beheld :
Scar. She once being looft,
Leaving the fight in beigli, flies after her:
* Which, Plutarch says, was the name of Cleopatra's Thip. Pope.
† Cantle is corner. Johnson.