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AMONG the entries in the books of the Stationers' Company, Otto
ber 19, 1593, I find “ A Booke entituled the Tragedie of Cleopatra.” It is entered by Symon Waterson, for whom some of Daniel's works were printed; and therefore it is probably by that author, of whose Cleopatra there are several editions ; and, among others, one
In the same volumes, May 2, 1608, Edward Blount entered “ А Booke called Anthony and opatra.” This is the firft notice I have met with concerning any edition of this play more ancient than the folio, 1623. STEEVENS.
Antony and Cleopatra was written, I imagine, in the year 1608.
Friends of Antony.
Friends to Cæfar.
Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants. SCENE, dispersed; in several parts of the Roman Empire.
} Attendants on Cleopatra.
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.
Alexandria. A Room in Cleopatra's Palace.
Enter DEMETRIUS and Philo.
O'erflows the measure : those his goodly eyes,
Flourish. Enter ANTONY and CLEOPATRA, with their
trains; Eunuchs fanning her.
Take but good note, and you shall see in him
Cleo. If it be love indeed, tell me how much.
Cleo. I'll fet a bourn how far to be belov’d.
Enter an Attendant.
Att. News, my good lord, from Rome.
'Grates me :
-The sum. Cleo. Nay, hear them, Antony: Fulvia, perchance, is angry; Or, who knows If the scarce-bearded Cæfar have not sent His powerful mandate to you, Do this, or this; Take in that kingdom, and enfranchise that; Perform't, or else we damn thee. Ant.
How, my love! Cleo. Perchance,-nay, and most like, You must not itay here longer, your dismission Is come from Cæsar; therefore hear it, Antony.Where's Fulvia's process? Cæsar's, I would say ?-Both ?Call in the messengers.-As I am Egypt's queen, Thou blushest, Antony; and that blood of thine Is Cæsar's homager : else so thy cheek pays shame, When Thrill.tongu'd Fulvia scolds.—The messengers.
Ant. Let Rome in Tiber melt! and the wide arch