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And, with the rest full mann'd, from the head of

Alarum. Re-enter Enobarbus.
Beat the approaching Cæsar. But if we fail,

Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can behold

no longer : Enter a Messenger.

The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral, We then can do't at land.—Thy business?

With all their sixty, fly, and turn the rudder; Mess. The news is true, my lord; he is descried; || To see't, mine eyes are blasted. Cæsar has taken Toryne.

Enter Scarus. Ant. Can be be there in person? 'tis impossible ;

Scar. Strange, that his power should be.-Canidius,

Gods, and goddesses, Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land,

All the whole synod of them!

Eno. Andour twelve thousand horse :-We'll to our ship;

What's thy passion?

Scar. The greater cantlelo of the world is lost Enter a Soldier.

With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away Away, my Thetis !2_- How now, worthy soldier? Kingdoms and provinces.

Eno. Sold. Ở noble emperor, do not fight by sea ;

How appears the fight? Trust not to rotten planks: Do you misdoubt

Scar. On our side like the token'dil pestilence, This sword, and these my wounds? Let the Egyp-Whom leprosy o'ertake ! i'the midst o’the fight,

Where death is sure. Yon' ribald-rid pagi2 of Egypt, tians, And the Phænicians, go a ducking; we

When vantage like a pair of twins appeard, Have used to conquer, standing on the earth,

Both as the same, or rather ours the elder,13 And fighting foot to foot.

The brizel4 upon her, like a cow in June,
Well, well, away.

Hoists sails, and flies.

Eno. (Exeunt Antony, Cleopatra, and Enobarbus.

That I beheld: mine eyes Sold. By Hercules, I think, I am i'the right.

Did sicken at the sight on't, and could not
Can. Soldier, thou art: but his whole action

Endure a further view.

She once being loof'd,15 grows Not in the power on't : So our leader's led,

The noble ruin of her magic, Antony, And we are women's men.

Claps on his sea-wing, and like a doting mallard, Sold.

You keep by land

Leaving the fight in height, flies after her: The legions and the horse whole, do you not?

I never saw an action of such shame; Can. Marcus Octavius, Marcus Justeius,

Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before

Did violate so itself. Publicola, and Cælius, are for sea :


Alack, alack !
But we keep whole by land. This speed of Cæsar's
Carries beyond belief.

Enter Canidius.
While he was yet in Rome,

Can. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath, His powerf went out in such distractions, as

And sinks most lamentably. Had our general Beguil'd all spies. Can. Who's his lieutenant, hear you? ||, he has given example for our flight,

Been what he knew himself, it had gone well : Sold. They say, one Taurus.

Most grossly, by his own.
Well I know the man.

Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts? Why then, good
Enter a Messenger.

night Indeed.

(Aside. Mess. The emperor calls for Canidius.

Can. Towards Peloponnesus are they filed. Can. With news the time's with labour; and

Scar. 'Tis easy to't; and there I will attend throes forth,

What further comes. Each minute, some.


To Cæsar will I render

My legions, and my horse ; six kings already
SCENE VIII.-A plain near Actium. Enter || Show me the way of yielding.
Cæsar, Taurus, Officers, and others.


I'll yet follow

The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason Cæs. Taurus,

Sits in the wind against me.

(Exeunt. Tau.

Cæs. Strike not by land; keep whole : SCENE IX.--Alexandria. A room in the palProvoke not battle, till we have done at sea.

ace. Enter Antony, and Attendants. Do not exceed the prescript of this scroll : Uur fortune lies upon this jump.7 (Exeunt. Ant. Hark, the land bids me tread no more upon't,

It is asham'd to bear me S-Friends, come hither,
Enter Antony and Enobarbus.

I am so lated16 in the world, that I
Ant. Set we our squadrons on yon' side o'the hill, I Have lost my way for ever :- I have a ship
In eyes of Cæsar's battle; from which place Laden with gold; take that, divide it; fly,
We may the number of the ships behold, And make your peace with Cæsar.
And so proceed accordingly.


Fly! not we.

Ant. I have fled myself; and have instructed Enter Canidius, marching with his land army one

cowards way over the stage ; and Taurus, the lieutenant || To run, and show their shoulders.-Friends, be of Cæsar, the other way. After their going in,

gone; is heard the noise of a sea-fight.

I have myself resolv'd upon a course, (1) Strange that his forces should be there. (10) Corner. (11) Spotted. (2) Cleopatra. (3) Goes.

(12) Lewd, common strumpet. (13) Better. 4) Forces. (5) Detachments, separate bodies. (14) The gad-fly, that stings cattle. (6) Agonizes. (7) Hazard. (8) Sigbt. (15) Brought close to the wind. (9) Name of Cleopatra's ship.

(16) Belated, benighted.


My lord.


[Sits down.

Which has no need of you; be gone :

Obey it on all cause. My treasure's in the harbour, take it.-0,


O pardon, parnion. I follow'd that I blush to look upon :

Ant. Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates: My very hairs do mutiny; for the white

All that is won and lost : Give me a kiss ; Reprove the brown for rashness, and they them Even this repays me.-We sent our schoolmaster, For fear and doting.–Friends, be gone : you shall Is he come back?-Love, I am full of lead : Have letters from me to some friends that will Some wine, within there, and our viands :- or Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad,

tune knows, Nor make replies of loathness : take the bint We scorn her most, when most she offers blows. Which my despair proclaims ; let that be left

(Exeunt. Which leaves itself to the sea-side straightway: SCENE X.-Cæsar's camp, in Egypt. Enter I will possess you of that ship and treasure. Leave me, I pray, a little; 'pray you now :

Cæsar, Dolabella, Thyreus, and others. Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command, Cæs. Let him appear that's come from Antony.Therefore I pray you :- I'll see you by and by. Know you him?


Cæsar, 'tis his schoolmaster :6 Enter Eros, and Cleopatra, led by Charmian and He sends so poor a pinion of his wing,

An argument that he is pluck'd, when hither

Which had superfluous kings for messengers,
Eros. Nay, gentle madam, to him:—Comfort him. Not many moc gone by
Iras. Do, most dear queen.

Enter Euphronius.
Char. Do? Why, what else?
Cleo. Let me sit down. O Juno!


Approach, and speak. Ant. No, no, no, no, no.

Eup. Such as I am, I come from Antony: Eros. See you here, sir?

I was of late as petty to his ends, Ant. O fie, fie, fie.

As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf Char, Madam,

To his grand sea.? Iras. Madam ; O good empress !


Be it so; Declare thine office. Eros. Sir, sir,

Eup. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee, and
Ant. Yes, my lord, yes ;-He, at Philippi, kept Requires to live in Egypt: which not granted,
His sword even like a dancer; while I struck He lessens his requests; and to thee sues
The lean and wrinkled Cassius ; and 'twas I, To let him breathe between the heavens and earth,
That the mad Brutus ended : he alone

A private man in Athens : This for him.
Dealt on lieutenantry, and no practice had Next, Cleopatra does confess thy greatness;
In the brave squares of war: Yet now—No matter.|| Submits her to thy might; and of thee craves
Cleo. Ah, stand by.

The circles of the Ptolemies for her heirs,
Eros. The queen, my lord, the queen.

Now hazarded to thy grace. Iras. Go to him, madam, speak to him;


For Antony, He is unqualitieds with very shame.

I have no ears to his request. The queen Cleo. Well then, -Sustain me:-0!

Of audience, nor desire, shall fail; so she Eros. Most noble sir, arise; the queen ap-|From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend, proaches;

Or take his life there : This iť she perform, Her head's declined, and death will seize her; but4|| She shall not sue unheard. So to them both. Your comfort makes the rescue.

Eup. Fortune pursue thee ! Ant. I have offended reputation ;


Bring him through the bands. A most unnoble swerving.

(Exit Euphronius. Eros. Sir, the queen.

To try thy eloquence, now 'tis time : Despatch; Ant. O, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See,|| From Antony win Cleopatra : promise, How I convey my shame out of thine eyes,

(To Thyreus. By looking back on what I have left behind, And in our name, what she requires; add more, 'Stroy'd in dishonour.

From thine invention, offers : women are not, Cleo.

O my lord, my lord ! In their best fortunes, strong; but want will perjure Forgive my fearful sails ! I little thought, The ne'er-touch'd vestal : Try thy cunning, Thy You would have follow'd. Ant.

Egypt, thou knew'st too well, Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings, Will answer as a law. And thou should'st tow me after : O'er my spirit Thyr.

Cæsar, I go.
Thy full supremacy thou knew'st; and that Cæs. Observe how Antony becomes his flaw;10
Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods And what thou think'st his very action speaks
Command me.

In every power that moves.
O, my pardon.


Cæsar, I shall. (Exe.; Ant.

Now I must

SCENE XI.-Alexandria. A room in the pal. To the young man send humble treaties, dodge And palter in the shifts of lowness; who

Enter Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Charmian,

and Iras.
With half the bulk o'the world play'd as I pleas'd,
Making, and marring fortunes." You did know, Cleo. What shall we do, Enobarbus?
How much you were my conqueror ; and that Eno.

Think, and die. My sword, made weak by my affection, would Cleo. Is Antony, or we, in fault for this?

Eno. Antony only, that would make his will (1) Cæsa:

(2) Fought by his officers. (3) Divested of his faculties.

(4) Unless.

(7) As is the dew to the sea. (5) Values.

(8) Diadem, the crown. (9) Paramour. (6) Euphronius, schoolmaster to Antony's chil- (10) Conforms himself to this breach of his for den.




Ay, my lord.

The queen

Us up.

your name?

Lord of his reason. What although you fled Thyr.

So.From that great face of war, whose several ranges Thus then, thou most renown'd; Cæsar entreats, Frighted each other? why should he follow? Not to consider in what case thou stand'st, The itch of his affection should not then

Further than he is Cæsar. Have nick'd his captainship; at such a point,


Go on : Right royal. When half to half the world oppos'd, he being Thyr. He knows, that you embrace not Antony The mered question : 'Twas a shame no less As you did love, but as you fear'd him. Than was his loss, to course your flying tlags,


0! And leave his navy gazing.

Thyr. The scars upon your honour, therefore, he Cleo.

Pr’ythee, peace. Does pity, as constrained blemishes,

Not as deserv'd.
Enter Antony, with Euphronius.


He is a god, and knows Ant. Is this his answer?

What is most right: Mine honour was not yielded, Eup.

But conquer'd merely. Ant.


To be sure of that, (Aside. Shall then have courtesy, so she will yield I will ask Antony.--Sir, sir, thou’rt so leaky,

That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for Eup. He says so.

Thy dearest quit thee. (Exit Enobarbus. Ant. Let her know it.


Shall I say to Cæsar To the boy Cæsar send this grizzled head,


you require of him? for he partly begs And he will fill thy wishes to the brim

To be desir'd to give. It much would please him, With principalities.

That of his fortunes you should make a staff Cleo.

That head, my lord ? To lean upon : but it would warm his spirits, Ant. To him again; Tell him, he wears the rose To hear from me you had left Antony, Of youth upon him; from which the world should | And put yourself under his shrowd, note

The universal landlord. Something particular: his coin, ships, legions, Cleo.

What's May be a coward's; whose ministers would

pre- Thyr. My name is Thyreus. vail


Most kind messenger, Under the service of a child, as soon

Say to great Cæsar this, In disputation? As i'the command of Cæsar: I dare him therefore I kiss his conqu’ring hand: tell him, I am prompt To lay his gay comparisons2 apart,

To lay my crown at his feet, and there to kneel: And answer me declin'd, 3 sword against sword, Tell him, from his all-obeying breath I hear Ourselves alone : I'll write it; follow me. The doom of Egypt. (Exeunt Antony and Euphronius, Thyr.

'Tis your noblest course. Eno. Yes, like enough, high-battled Cæsar willWisdom and fortune combating together, Unstate his happiness, and be stagd to the show, If that the former dare but what it can, Against a sworder.--I see, men's judgments are No chance may shake it. Give me graces to lay A parcel of their fortunes; and things outward My duty on your hand. Do draw the inward quality after them,


Your Cæsar's father
To suffer all alike. That he should dream, Ost, when he hath mus'd of taking kingdoms in, lo
Knowing all measures, the full Cæsar will Bestow'd his lips on that unworthy place,
Answer his emptiness !-Cæsar, thou hast subdu'd || As it rain'd kisses.
His judgment too.

Re-enter Antony and Enobarbus.
Enter an Attendant.

Ant. Favours, by Jove that thunders ! Att.

A messenger from Cæsar. What art thou, fellow? Cleo. What, no more ceremony ? --See, my Thyr.

One, that but performs women!

The bidding of the fullestli man, and worthiest Against the blown rose may they stop their nose, To have command obey'd. That kneel'd unto the buds.-Admit him, sir. Eno.

You will be whipp'd. Eno. Mine honesty, and I, begin to square. Ant. Approach, there :-Ay, you kite !-Now


gods and devils ! The loyalty well held to fools, does make Authority melts from me: Of late, when I cry'd, ho Our faith mere folly :-Yet, he, that can endure Like boys unto a n uss, 12 kings would start forth, To follow with allegiance a fallen lord,

And cry, Your will? Have you no ears? I am Does conquer him that did his master conquer,

Enter Attendants.
And earns a place i'the story.
Enter Thyreus.

Antony yet. Take hence this Jack, is and whip hinu

Eno.' 'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp, Cleo.

Cæsar's will ? Than with an old one dying. Thyr. Hear it apart.


Moon and stars! Cleo.

None but friends ; say boldly. Whip him :-Were't twenty of the greatest tribuT'hyr. So, haply,6 are they friends to Antony.

taries Eno. He needs as many, sir, as Cæsar has; That do acknowledge Cæsar, should I find them Or needs not us. If Cæsar please, our master So saucy with the hand of she here (What's her Will leap to be his friend: For us, you know,

name, Whose he is, we are; and that's, Cæsar's. Since she was Cleopatra ?)—Whip hiin, fellow 3, (1) The only cause of the dispute.

(7) Supposed to be an error for deputation, i. e. (2) Circumstances of splendor.

by proxy (3) In age and power.

(8) Obeyed. (9) Grant me the favour. (4) Are of a piece with them. (5) Quarrel. (10) Conquering. (11) Most complete and perfeci (6) Perbaps.

(12) Scrainble. (13) A term of conten al


Till, like a boy, you see him cringe his face,

Ant. Cold-hearted toward me? And whine aloud for mercy: Take him hence. Cleo.

Ah, dear, if I be so, Thyr. Mark Antony,

From my cold heart let heaven engender hail, Ant.

Tug him away: being whipp'd, And poison it in the source; and the first stone Bring him again :- This Jack of Cæsar's shall Drop in my neck:

as it determines, so Bear us an errand to him.

Dissolve my life! The next Cæsarions smite ! (Exeunt Altend. with Thyreus. Till, by degrees, the memory of my womb, You were half blasted ere I knew you :-Ha! Together with my brave Egyptians all, Have I my pillow left unpress'd in Rome, By the discandying of this pelleted storm, Forborne the getting of a lawful race,

Lie graveless; till the flies and gnats of Nile And by a gem of women, to be abus'd Have buried them for prey ! By one that looks on feeders ?!


I am satisfied. Cleo.

Good my lord,- Cæsar sits down in Alexandria ; where Ant. You have been a boggler ever :- I will oppose his fate. Our force by land But when we in our viciousness grow hard, Hath nobly held; our sever'd navy toc (O misery on't!) the wise gods seel? our eyes ; Have knit again, and fleet,10 threat'ning most seaIn our own filth drop our clear judgments; make us

like. Adore our errors; laugh at us, while we strut Where hast thou been, my heart?-Dost thou hear, To our confusion.

O, is it come to this?

If from the field I shall return once more
Ant. I found you as a morsel, cold upon To kiss these lips, I will appear in blood;
Dead Cæsar's trencher: nay, you were a fragment I and my sword will earn our chronicle;
of Cneius Pompey's; besides wbat hotter hours, There is hope in it yet.
Unregister'd in vulgar fame, you have


That's my brave lord ! Luxuriously pick'd out :-For I am sure,

Ant. I will be treble-sinew'd, hearted, breath'd, Though you can guess what temperance should be, || And fight maliciously: for when mine hours You know not what it is.

Were nicell and lucky, men did ransom lives Cleo.

Wherefore is this? Of me for jests; but now, I'll set my teeth, Ant. To let a fellow that will take rewards, And send io darkness all that stop me.--Come, And say, God quit you! be familiar with Let's have one other gaudy12 night: call to me My playfellow, your hand; this kingly seal, All my sad captains, fill our bowls ; once more And plighter of high hearts !-0, that I were Let's mock the midnight bell. Upon the hill of Basan, to outroar

It is my birth-day : The horned herd ! for I have savage cause ;

I had thought, to have held it poor; but, since my And to proclaim it civilly, were like

lord A halter'd neck, which does the hangman thank Is Antony again, I will be Cleopatra. For being yarell about him.-Is he whipp'd ? Ant. We'll yet do well.

Cleo. Call all his noble captains to my lord. Re-enter Attendants, with Thyreus.

Ant. Do so, we'll speak to them; and to-night 1 Att. Soundly, my lord.

I'll force Ant. Cry'd he ? and begg'd be pardon? | The wine peep through their scars.—Come on, my 1 Alt. He did ask favour.

queen; Ant. If that thy father live, let him repent


sap in't yet. The next time I do fight, Thou wast not made his daughter; and be thou sorry I'll make death love me ; for I will contend To follow Cæsar in his triumph, since

Even with his pestilent scythe. Thou hast been whipp'd for following him : hence- (Exeunt Antony, Cleopatra, and Attend. forth,

Eno. Now he'll out-stare the lightning. To be The white hand of a lady fever thee,

furious, Shake thou to look on't.--Get thee back to Cæsar, || Is, to be frighted out of fear: and in that mood, Tell him thy entertainment: Look, thou say, The dove will peck the estridge;13 and I see still, He makes me angry with him : for he seems A diminution in our « aptain's brain Proud and disdainful; harping on what I am; Restores his heart : When valour preys on reason, Not what he knew I was: He makes me angry; It eats the sword it fights with. I will seek And at this time most easy 'tis to do't;

Some way to leave him.

When my good stars, that were my former guides,
Have empty left their orbs, and shot their fires
Into the abysm of hell. If he mislike
My speech, and what is done; tell him, he has

Hipparchus, ry enfranchis'd bondman, whom
He may at pleasure whip, or hang, or torture,
As he shall like, to quits me : Urge it thou :

SCENE I.–Cæsar's camp at Alexandria. EnHence, with thy stripes, begone. (Exit Thyreus.

ter Cæsar, reading a letter; Agrippa, Mæcenas,

and others. Cleo. Have you done yet? Ant.

Alack, our terrene6 moon Cæs. He calls me boy; and chides, as Le had Is now eclips'd; and it portends alone

power The fall of Antony !

To beat me out of Egypt: my messenger Cleo.

I must stay his time. He hath whipp'd with rods; dares me to personal Ant. To flatter Cæsar, would you mingle eyes

combat, With one that ties his points ?

Cæsar to Antony: Let the old ruffian know, Cleo.

Not know me yet? | I have many other ways to die ; mean time,

Laugh at his challenge. (1) Servants. (2) Close up. (3) Wantonly. (4) Ready, handy. (5) Requite. (6) Earthly. (9) Melting. (10) Float. (11) Trifling. (7) Dissolves. (8) Her son by Julius Cæsar. (12) Feasting. (13) Ostrich

Cæsar must think,

You take me in too dolorous a sense :
When one so great begins to rage, he's hunted I spake to you for your comfort: did desire you
Even to falling. Give him no breath, but now To burn this night with torches : Know, my hearts,
Make boot of his distraction. Never anger I hope well of to-morrow; and will lead you,
Made good guard for itself.

Where rather I'll expect victorious life, Cæs.

Let our best heads Than death and honour. Let's to supper; come, Know, that to-morrow the last of many battles And drown consideration.

We mean to fight:-Within our files there are
Of those that serv'd Mark Antony but late, SCENE III.-The same. Before the palace.
Enough to fetch him in. See it be done;

Enter two Soldiers, to their guard.
And feast the army: we have store to do't,
And they have earn’d the waste. Poor Antony !

1 Sold. Brother.good night: to-morrow is the

day. (Exeunt.

2 Sold. It will determine one way : fare you well. SCENE II.-Alexandria. A room in the pal- | Heard you of nothing strange about the streets ?

ace. Enter Antony, Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Char- 1 Sold. Nothing: What news ? mian, Iras, Alexas, and others.

2 Sold.

Belike, 'tis but a rumour:

Good night to you. Ant. He will not fight with me, Domitius.

1 Sold.

Well, sir, good night. Eno.

No. Ant. Why should he not?

Enter two other Soldiers. Eno. He thinks, being twenty times of better 2 Sold.

Soldiers, fortune,

Have careful watch. He is twenty men to one.

3 Sold. And you : Good night, good night. Ant. To-morrow, soldier,

(The first two place themselves at their posts. By sea and land I'll fight: or I will live,

4 Sold. Here we: (They take their posts.) and Or bathe my dying honour in the blood

if to-morrow
Shall make it live again. Woo't thou fight well? | Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope
Eno. I'll strike; and cry, Take all.

Our landmen will stand up.
Well said ; come on.- 3 Sold,

'Tis a brave army, Call forth my household servants ; let's to-night And full of purpose. Enter Servants.

(Music of hautboys under the stage. 4 Sold,

Peace, what noise ? Be bounteous at our meal.--Give me thy hand,

1 Sold.

List, list! Thou hast been rightly honest ;-—so hasi thou;

2 Sold. Hark! And thou,—and thou, -and thou: you have serv'd

1 Sold. Music i'the air. me well,

3 Sold.

Under the earth. And kings have been your fellows.

4 Sold.

It signgs well, Cleo.

What means this?

Does't not? Eno. 'Tis one of those odd tricks, which sorrow 3 Sold. No. shoots

(Aside. 1 Sold. Peace, I say. What should this mean. Out of the mind.

2 Sold. 'Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony Ant. And thou art honest too.

lov'd, I wish, I could be made so many men;

Now leaves him. And all of you clapp'd up together in

1 Sold. Walk; let's see if other watchinen An Antony; that I might do you service,

Do hear what we do. So good as you have done.

(They advance to another post. Serv. The gods forbid !

2 Sold.

How now, masters? Ant. Well, my good fellows, wait on m to


How now? night:

How now? do you hear this? Scant not my cups; and make as much of me,

(Several speaking together. As when mine empire was your fellow too,

1 Sold.

Ay; Is't not strange? And suffer'd my command.

3 Sold. Do you hear, masters? do you hear? Cleo.

What does he mean 1 Sold. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter; Eno. To make his followers weep.

Let's see how't will give off. Ant.

Tend me to-night;

Sold. (Several speaking.] Content: 'Tis strange. May be, it is the period of your duty :

(Exeunt. Haply,2 you shall not see me more; or if, A mangled shadow: perchance, to-morrow

SCENE IV.-The same. A room in the palace. You'll serve another master.

I look on you,

Enter Antony, and Cleopatra ; Charmian, und As one that takes his leave. Mine honest friends, others, attending. I turn you not away; but, like a master

Ant. Eros! mine armour, Eros ! Married to your good service, stay till death : Cleo.

Sleep a little. Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more, Ant. No, my chuck.--Eros, come; mine armour, And the gods yield3 you fort!

Eros! Eno.

What mean you, sir,
To give them this discomfort? Look, they weep;

Enter Eros, with armour.
And I, an ass, am onion-ey'd; for shame, Come, my good fellow, put thine iron on :-
Transform us not to women.

If fortune be not ours to-day, it is

Ho, ho, ho ! Because we brave her.-Come. Now the witch take me, if I meant it thus!


Nay, I'll help 100 Grace grow where those drops fall! My hearty || What's this for? friends,


Ah, let be, let be! thou art

(1) Take advantage.

(2) Perhaps.

(3) Reward.

(4) Stop.

(5) Bodes.

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