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Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land,
Enter a Soldier.
Sol. O noble emperor, do not fight by sea ;
(Exeunt Antóny, Cleopatra, and Enobarbug. “ Sol. By Hercules, I think I am i'the right.
“ Can. Soldier, thou art ; but this whole action grows “ Not in the power on't: fo our leader's led. " And we are women's men.
“ Sol. You keep by land “ The legions and the horse whole, do you not?
“ Can. Marcus Ottavius, Marcus Jufteius, “ Publicola, and Cælius, are for sea : “ But we keep whole by land. This speed of Cafar's “ Carries beyond belief.
“ Sol. While he was yet in Rome,
Beguil'd all spies.
“ Enter a Messenger, " Mes. The emperor calls Canidius. “ Gan With news the time's with labour ;' and
throws forth, “ Each minute, some.
• The prejudiced obftinacy, consequently the folly, howed by Antony, is one out of many thousand instances, that a man of very eminent abilities, is occasionally capable of most glaring errors.
SCENE VII. The fame. Plain-between both Campso
Enter Cæsar, Taurus, Officers, and others. Cef. Taurus,Tau. My lord. Caf. Strike not by land ; keep whole: provoke nor
battle, 'Till we have done at sea. Do not exceed T'he prescript of this scrowl : our fortune lies Upon this jump.
[Exeunt: Enter Antony, Enobarbas, and others. Ant. Set we our squadrons on yon' fide o'che hill, In eye of Cæfar's battle; from which place We may
the number of the ships bebold, And fo proceed accordingly.
[Exeunt. El Canidius, marching with bis land Army. One Way
and Taurus, the Lieutenant of Cæsar, with his, the other Way. After their going in, is beard the Noife of a Sea-fight.
Alarises. Ester Enobarbie
“ Enter Scarus.
“ Ene. What's thy passion ?
“ Sca. The greater cantle of the world is loft “ With very ignorance ; we have kiss’d away
Kingdoms and provinces.
• Sca. On our lide like the token'd pestilence,
•. Both as the same, or rather ours the elder, • The breeze upon her, like a cow in June, " Hoists fails, and flies.
• Eno. That I beheld; mine eyes “ Did ficken at the fight of it, and could not. « Endure a further view.
“ Sca. She once being looft, • The ooble ruin of her magic, Antony, " Claps on his sea-wing, and, 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 • Dið violate so itself. " Eno. Alack, alack !
Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts? Why then, good night, lodeed.
Can. Toward Peloponnefus are they fed.
Sca. 'Tis easy to't : and there I will attend What further comes.
Exit. SCENE, IX. Alexandria. A Room in tbe Palace.
Enter Antony, with Attendants. Ant. Hark, the land bids me tread no more upon', 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 have a ship Laden with gold; take that, divide it ; fly, And make your peace with Cæfar.
Art. Fly! not we.
Ant. I have Aed myself; and have infructed cowards To run, and few their fhoulders. Friends, begone :I have mýself resolv'd upon a course Which has no need of you ; be gone,
[Exeunt. Attendants. Throws bimself on a Goucha
• There is someçhing. pathetically affecting and natural in this address which the defeated Antony piakes to his followers.
+ Adverting to his forintr makikl archievements' is,. in bis adves fe Atuation, very natural and beautiful.
Cle. Ab me !-Stand by.
quality'd With very shame.
Cle. Well then,--Sultain me:-0!
Ero. Mot noble fir, arise ; the queen approaches; Her head's declin'd, and death will feize her ; but Your comfort makes the rescue.
Ant. I have offended reputation ;
Ero. Sir, the queen.
How I convey my shame out of thine eyes,
Cl. O my lord, my lord !
Ant. Egypt, thou knew'ft too well,
Cle. O, my pardon.
Ant. Now I must
Cle. Pardon, pardon.
Ant. Fall not a tear, I fay; one of them rates