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The Country near Actiun.

Enter CANIDIUS, marching with his Land Army. Can. Halt! breathe awhile, ere we ascend the

steep. Set we our squadrons upon yonder hill, In eye of Cæsar's battle ;- from which place We may the number of the ships behold, And so proceed accordingly. [Alarum from the selle The fleets Draw near each other ; Roman strains of war, With Egypt's timbrels mingling on the sea, Proclaim immediate action. To the heights; Steadily, soldiers.--March !

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Sea ShoreOpen Sea beyond it.

A Grand Sea Fight; which ends in the defeat of


scENE y.
Open Country near Actium.

Enter PHILo.

Philo. Lost 1 lost! all lost! I can behold no longer The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral, With all their sixty, fly and turn the rudder; Now, Enobarbus : - -


Eno. Gods and goddesses! .
The greater portion of the world is lost,
With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away
Provinces, kingdoms |

Philo. How appears the fight 2

Eno. On our side like the spotted pestilence, Where death is sure. Yon ribald hag of Egypt, Whom leprosy overtake i' the midst o' the fight, When 'vantage like a pair of twins appear'd, Both as the same, or rather our's the elder, Hoists sail, and flies:—and she, once being looft, The noble ruin of her magic, Antony, Claps on his sea wing, like a doting mallard, Leaving the battle, and flies after her. I never saw an action of such shame; Experience, manhood, honour, ne’er before Did violate so itself. wo


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: Qh, he has given example for our flight,

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Most grossly by his own.
Eno. Ay, are you thereabouts? Why then, good

Can, Towards Peloponnesus are they fled.
Philo. And thence, no doubt, to Egypt. .
Can. Doubtless so. -
To the all-conquering Caesar I will render
My legions and my horse; six kings already -
Show me the way of yielding. [Shouts.
Eno, Hark! the enemy
!!! follow yet the wounded cliance of Antony,
Although my reason sits i' the wind against me.
[Shouts again. Ea.eunt, severally.

scene VI,
Another Part of the Country, near Actium,

Enter CESAR, and his Train.

Crs. Where is the man whom Antony, when fly-

Sent from his fleet to shore?

Atten. Caesar, he's here.

[Ambassador from ANTONY advances.

Caes. Approach, and speak. *

Amb. Such as I am, I come from Antony -
I was, of late, as petty to his ends
As is the morn dew on the myrtle leaf
To the vast ocean.

Cats. Well;-declare thine office.

Amb. Lord of his fortunes, he salutes thee, and Requires to live in Egypt ; which not grante*,

He sues to breathe between the heavens and earth,
A private man in Athens; this from him.
Next Cleopatra craves of thee her diadem:
#. she now feels, if thou pursuest the fallen,
PTis hazarded to thy grace. . . . . . .
Caes. For Antony
I have no ears to his request. The queen
Of audience nor desire shall fail, so she
From Egypt drive her all-disgraced friend
** Amö. Fortune attend thee! . . . --
Caes. In thy course to Egypt,
A messenger of mine, to Cleopatra,
Must be thy fellow.—Bring him through the bands,
, ...” - - - - [Exit AMBAssADOR.
Thyreus, . . .
* Thyr. [Advancing.] My lord—
Coes. Thou must sail with him, Thyreus.
From Antony win Cleopatra : promise,
And in our name, what she requires; add more,
(From thine invention)offers. Try thy cunning;
Make-thiné own edict for thy pains, which we
Will answer as a law.
* Thyr. Caesar, I go.
Caes. Go quickly, then; and should thy vessel
: prove . . . . . . . . . .
A sluggard to the wind, I may set foot
On Afric's ground before thee. [Exit THYREUS,
TNow, my friends, T : , ; , ~!
We must, once more, embark to seek these runa-
* : , ‘ways: • , , . . . . :
*Tis fit we take the lion we have driven
Into his last retreat. Therefore, for Egypt.
Strike, and march on 1 [Ezcunt.

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Alexandria–The Interior of CLEOPATRA's Palace.

Enter ANToNY with Attendants.

4nt. This land of Egypt bids me tread no more
on't. - .

It is ashamed to bear me. Friends, come hither;
I am so lated in the world, that I
Haye lost my way for ever;-I have one ship
Laden with gold:—take that, divide it;-fly,–
And make your peace with Caesar.

4ll. Fly? not wel

Ant. I fled myself; and have instructed others
To run and shew their shoulders,

Atten. Sir, the queen.


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

Ant. Egypt, thou knew'st too well -
¥y heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings,
And thou should'st tow me after.

Cle. Pardon, pardon 1

#nt. Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates
All that is won and lost !—Now, kiss me, sweet!
Even this repays—Oh, I am full of lead. -
Šome wine there, and our viands. Thou wilt follow;
Wilt thou hot, soon?-ohi [Exit.

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