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2 Sold. How now, masters?
Sold.

How now? How now? do you hear this?

[Several speaking together. 1 Sold.

Ay ; Is't not strange? 3 Sold. Do you hear, masters ? do you hear ?

1 Sold. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter; Let's see how't will give off. Sold. [Several speaking.] Content: 'Tis strange.

[Exeunt.

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Enter ANTONY, and CLEOPATRA ; CHARMIAN,

and Others, attending. Ant. Eros ! mine armour, Eros ! Cleo.

Sleep a little. Ant. No, my chuck.--Eros, come; mine armour,

Eros !

Enter Eros, with Armour.

Come, my good fellow, put thine iron on :-
If fortune be not our's to-day, it is
Because we brave her.Come.
Cleo.

Nay, I'll help too.
What's this for?
Ant.

Ah, let be, let be! thou art
The armourer of my heart :-False, false; this, this.

Cleo. „Sooth, la, l'll help : Thus it must be.
Ant.

Well, well; We shall thrive now. See'st thou, my good fellow?

Go, put on thy defences.
Eros.

Briefly,' sir.
Cleo. Is not this buckled well ?
Ant..

Rarely, rarely:
He that unbuckles this, till we do please
To doff't' for our repose, shall hear a storm.-
Thou fumblest, Eros ; and my queen's a squire
More tight at this, than thou: Despatch.- love,
That thou could'st see my wars to-day, and knew'st
The royal occupation ! thou should'st see

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Enter an Officer, armed.
A workman in't.-Good morrow to thee; welcome :
Thou look’st like him that knows a warlike charge:
To business that we love, we rise betime,
And go to it with delight.
1 Off

A thousand, sir,
Early though it be, have on their riveted trim,3
And at the port expect you.

[Shout. Trumpets. Flourish.
Enter other Officers, and Soldiers.
2 Off. The morn is fair.—Good morrow, general.
All. Good morrow, general.
Ant.

'Tis well blown, lads.
This morning, like the spirit of a youth
That means to be of note, begins betimes.-
So, so ; come, give me that : this way; well said,
Fare thee well, dame, whate'er becomes of me:
This is a soldier's kiss : rebukable, [Kisses her.

9 Shortly.

I Put off.

3 Riveted dress, armour.

2 Handy.

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VOL. VIII.

And worthy shameful check it were, to stand
On more mechanick compliment; I'll leave thee,
Now, like a man of steel..You, that will fight,
Follow me close ; I'll bring you to't.-Adieu.

[Exeunt ANTONY, EROS, Officers, and

Soldiers.
Char. Please you, retire to your chamber?

Cleo,
He goes forth gallantly. That he and Cæsar might
Determine this great war in single fight!
Then, Antony,-But now,-Well, on. [Exeunt.

Lead me,

SCENE V.

Antony's Camp near Alexandria.

Trumpets sound. Enter ANTONY and Eros; a

Soldier meeting them. Sold. The gods make this a happy day to Antony! Ant. 'Would, thou and those thy scars had once

prevail'd To make me fight at land ! Sold.

Had'st thou done so, The kings that have revolted, and the soldier That has this morning left thee, would have still Follow'd thy heels. Ant.

Who's gone

this morning ? Sold.

Who? One ever near thee : Call for Enobarbus, He shall not hear thee; or from Cæsar's camp Say, I am none of thine. Ant.

What say'st thou ? Sold.

Sir,

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He is with Cæsar.
Eros.

Sir, his chests and treasure
He has not with him.
Ant.

Is he gone?
Sold.

Most certain. Ant. Go, Eros, send his treasure after ; do it; Detain no jot, I charge thee : write to him (I will subscribe) gentle adieus, and greetings: Say, that I wish he never find more cause To change a master.-0, my fortunes have Corrupted honest men :-Eros, despatch. [Exeunt.

SCENE VI.

Cæsar's Camp before Alexandria,
Flourish. Enter CÆSAR with AGRIPPA, ENOBAR-

BUS, and Others.
Cæs. Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight :
Our will is, Antony be took alive ;
Make it so known.
Agr. Cæsar, I shall.

[Exit AGRIPPA.
Cæs. The time of universal peace is near :
Prove this a prosperous day, the three-nook'd world
Shall bear the olive freely.

Enter a Messenger.
Mess.

Antony
Is come into the field.
Cæs.

Go, charge Agrippa
Plant those that have revolted in the van,
That Antony may seem to spend his fury
Upon himself.

[Exeunt CÆJAR and his Train

Eno. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry,
On affairs of Antony; there did persuade
Great Herod to incline himself to Cæsar,
And leave his master Antony : for this pains,
Cæsar hath hang'd him. Canidius, and the rest
That fell away, have entertainment, but
No honourable trust. I have done ill ;
Of which I do accuse myself so-sorely,
That I will joy no more.

Enter a Soldier of Cæsar's.
Sold.

Enobarbus, Antony
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
His bounty overplus : The messenger
Came on my guard; and at thy tent is now,
Unloading of his mules,

Eno. I give it you.
Sold.

Mock me not, Enobarbus.
I tell you true : Best that you saf'd the bringer
Out of the host; I must attend mine office,
Or would have done't myself. Your emperor
Continues still a Jove.

[Erit Soldier Eno. I am alone the villain of the earth, And feel I am so most. O Antony, Thou mine of bounty, how would'st thou have paid My better service, when my turpitude Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows 4 my

heart : If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean Shall outstrike thought : but thought will do't, I feel. I fight against thee!-No: I will go seek

4 Swells.

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