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Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land,
And our foretve thousand borse.:-we'll to our ship;

Enter a Soldier.
Away, my Thetis.-How now, worthy soldier ?

Sol. O noble emperor, do not fight by sea ;
Truft not to rotten planks: do you misdoubt
This sword, and these my wounds ? Let the Egyptians,
And the Phænicians, go a docking; we
Have us'd to conquet, standing on the earth,
And fighting foot to-foot.
Ant. Well, well, away *.

(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,
“ His power went out in fach diftractions, as

Beguil'd all spies.
Can. Who's his lieutenant, hear you?
" Sol. They say, one Taurus.
Can. Well I know the man.

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
Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can behold no

longer :
The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
With all their fixty, Hy, and turn the rudder ;
To see't, mine eyes are blafted.

Enter Scarus.
Sca. Gods, and goddesses,
All the whole fynod of them !

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.
Eng. How appears the fight?

Sca. On our lide like the token'd pestilence,
“ Where death is sure. Yon' ribbald nag of Egypt,
(Whom leprosy o'er-take !) i'che midst o'the fight,
" When vantage like a pair of twins appear'd,

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•. 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 !

Enter Canidius.
Can. Our fortune on ihe sea is out of breath,
And finks most lamentably. Had oor general
Been what he knew himself, it had gone weh :
O, he has given example for our Aight,
Most grossly, by his own.

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.

Can. To Cafar will I render
My legions, and my horse ; fix kings already
Shew me the

of yielding.

Eno. I'll yet follow
The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason
Sits in the wind against me,

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,


My treasure's in the harbour, take it. -0,
I follow'd that, I blush-to-look upon :
My very hairs do mutiny; for the white
Reprove the brown for rashness, and they then
For fear and doating.-Friends, be gene ; you shall
Have letters from me to fome friends, that will
Sweep your way for you. Pray you; look not sad,
Nor make replies of lothness : take the bint
Which my defpair proclains ; let that be left
Which leaves itself: to the sea-side straight away ;
I will possess you of that thip and treasure.
Leave me, I pay, a little ; pray you now:
Nay, do lo; for, indeed, I have lot command,
Therefore I pray you : I'll see you by and by *.

[Exeunt. Attendants. Throws bimself on a Goucha
Enter Eros, with Cleopatra, lèd by Iras and Charmiani
Ero. Nay, gentle madam, to him, comfort him.
Ira. Do, most dear queen.
Cha. Do! why, what elfe ?
Cle. Let me di down. O Juno !
Ant. No, no, no, no, no.
Ero. See you here, firs
Ant. O fie, fie, fie.
Cha. Madam,
Ira. Madam, good empress,
Era. Sir, fir,
Ant, Kas, my lord, yer;he, at Philippi, kept
His sword even like a dangen; while I Arook
The lean and wrinkld Caffius a and 'twas 1,
That the mad Brutus ended : he alone
Dealt on lieutenantry, and no practice had
† In the brave-squares of war : yet now-No matter:

• 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.
Ero. The queen, my. lord, the queen.
Ira. Go to him, madam, speak to him ; he is or.

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 ;
A moft unnoble swerving:

Ero. Sir, the queen.
Ant. 0, whither haft thou led me, Egypt? [Sterting

up.] Sce

How I convey my shame out of thine eyes,
By looking back on what I have left behind
'Stroy'd in dishonour.

Cl. O my lord, my lord !
Forgive my fearful fails ; I little thought,
You would have follow'd.

Ant. Egypt, thou knew'ft too well,
My heart was to thy rudder ty'd by the strings,
And thou should'ft tow me after : O’er my fpirit
Thy full supremacy thou knew'ft; and that
Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods
Command me.

Cle. O, my pardon.

Ant. Now I must
To the young man fend humble 'treaties, dodge
And palter in the thifts of lowness; who
With half the bulk o'the 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 causes.

Cle. Pardon, pardon.

Ant. Fall not a tear, I fay; one of them rates
All that is won and loft: Give me a kiss ;
Even this repays me.-We fept our school-master,
Is he come back :-Love, I am full of lead :


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