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Ant. Set we our squadrons on yon' side o'the hill, In eye4 of Cæsar's battle; from which place We may the number of the ships behold, And so proceed accordingly.


Enter 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.

Alarun. Re-enter ENOBARBUS.
Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can behold no

longer :
The Antoniad,5 the Egyptian admiral,
With all their sixty, fly, and turn the rudder ;
To see't, mine eyes are blasted.



Gods, and goddesses, All the whole synod of them! Eno.

What's thy passion? Scar. The greater cantle of the world is lost With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away Kingdoms and provinces. Eno.

How appears the fight? Scar. On our side like the token'd? pestilence, Where death is sure. Yon' ribald-rid nag 8 of Egypt, Whom leprosy o'ertake! i' the midst o'the fight,

4 Sight.
Ś Name of Cleopatra's ship.

6 Corner.
7 Spotted. Lewd, common strumpet.


When vantage like a pair of twins appear'd,
Both as the same, or rather ours the elder,
The brize' upon her, like a cow in June,
Hoists sails, and flies.

That I beheld: mine eyes
Did sicken at the sight on't, and could not
Endure a further view.

She once being loof'd,a
The noble ruin of her magick, Antony,
Claps on his sea-wing, and like a doting 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.

Alack, alack!



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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:
O, he has given example for our flight,
Most grossly, by his own.

Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts ? Why then, good night Indeed.

[ Aside. Can. Towards Peloponnesus are they fled.

Șcar. 'Tis easy to't; and there I will attend
What further comes.

To Cæsar will I render
My legions, and my horse ; six kings already
Show me the way of yielding.

9 Better. 1 The gad fly that stings cattle.

2 Brought close to the wind.


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



Alexandria. A Room in the Palace,

Enter ANTONY, and Attendants. Ant. Hark, the land bids me tread no more upon't, It is asham'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 Cæsar. Att.

Fly! not we. Ant. I have fled myself; and have instructed cowards To run, and show their shoulders.--Friends,


gone; I have myself 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 them For fear and doting.- Friends, be gone; you shall Have letters from me to some friends, that will Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad Nor make replies of loathness : take the hint Which my despair proclaims ; let that be left Which leaves itself : toʻthe sea side straightway: I will possess you of that ship and treasure,

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3 Belated, benighted.

Leave me, I pray, a little: 'pray you now:-
Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command,
Therefore I pray you :-I'll see you by and by.

[Sits down.


and IRAS.

Eros. Nay, gentle madam, to him :--Comfort him.
Iras. Do, most dear queen.
Char. Do! Why, what else?
Cleo. Let me sit down. O Juno!
Ant. No, no, no, no, no.
Eros. See you here, sir ?
Ant. O fye, fye, fye.
Char. Madam,-
Iras. Madam ; O good empress !-
Eros. Sir, sir,

Ant. Yes, my lord, yes;-He,+ at Philippi, kept
His sword even like a dancer; while I struck
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 unqualitied with very shame.

Cleo.. Well then, Sustain me:-0!

Eros. Most noble sir, arise; the queen approaches; Her head's declin'd, and death will seize her ; but

4 Cæsar. 5 Fought by his officers. 6 Divested of his faculties. 7 Unless.

Your comfort makes the rescue.

Ant. I have offended reputation ;
A most unnoble swerving.

Sir, the queen.
Ant. 0, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See,
How I convey my shame out of thine eyes
By looking back on what I have left behind
'Stroy'd in dishonour.

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

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

O, my pardon. Ant.

Now I must
To the young man send humble treaties, dodge
And palter in the shifts 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 cause.

O pardon, pardon.
Ant. Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates
All that is won and lost: Give me a kiss

j Even this repays me. We sent our schoolmaster, I. he come back ?--Love, I am full of lead :

& Values.

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