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Where haft thou been, my heart dost thou hear, lady?
Cieo. That's my brave Lord.
Ant. I will be treble-finew'd, hearted, breath'd,
teeth, And fend to darkness all that stop me. Come, Let's have one other gaudy night: call to me All my
sad captains, fill our bowls ; once more Let's mock the midnight bell.
Cleo. It is my birth-day; I had thought i'have held it poor : Bat since my Lord Is Antony again, I will be Cleopatra.
Ant. We will yet do well. Cleo. Call all his noble captains to my Lord. Ant. Do so, we'll speak to them, and to-night I'll force The wine peep through their scars. Come on, my Queen; There's sap in't yet. The next time I do figlit, I'll make death love me ; for I will contend Even with his peftilent fcythe.
Exeunt. Eno. Now he'll out-stare the lightning; to be furious, Is to be frighted out of fear; and, in that mood, The dove will peck the estridge; and, I see ftill, A diminution in our captain's brain Restores his heart; when valour preys on reason, It eats the sword it fights with : I will seek Some way to leave him.
SCENE, Cæsar's Camp.
Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, and Mecænas, with their
CÆ SA R.
To beat me out of Ægypt. My messenger
Mec. Cæfar must think,
Cæs. Let our best heads
[Exeunt. SCENE, the Palace in Alexandria.
Enter Antony and Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Charmian,
Iras, Alexas, with others.
He's twenty men to one.
Ant. To-morrow, foldier,
" take all.”
Enter Servants, Be bounteous at our meal. Give me thy hand, Thou haft been rightly honest; so haft thou, And thou, and thou, and thou : you've ferv'd me well, And Kings have been your fellows.
Cleo. What means this?
Eno. 'Tis one of those odd tricks, which sorrow shoots Out of the mind.
Ant. And thou art honeft too :
Omnes. The Gods forbid !
Ant. Well, my good fellows, wait on me to-night';
Cleo. What does he mean?
Ant. Tend me to-night;
To give them this discomfort? look, they weep.
Ant. Ho, ho, ho !
[Exeunt. SCENE, a Court of Guard before the Palace.
Enter a company of Soldiers. Sold.
Rother, good-night: to-morrow is the day.
2 Sold. It will determine one way : Fare Heard you of nothing strange about the streets ?
1 Sold. Nothing: what news ? 2 Sold. Belike, 'tis but a rumour; good-night to you. 1 Sold. Well, Sir, good night.
[They meet with other Soldiers. 2 Sold. Soldiers, have careful watch. I Sold. And you, good-night, good-night.
[They place themselves on every corner of the fage. 2 Sold. Here, we; and if to-morrow Our
navy thrive, I have an absolute hope Our landmen will stand up. I Sold. 'Tis a brave army, and full of purpose.
[Mufick of the bautboys is under the flage. 2 Sold. Peace, what noise ? I Sold, Lift, lift ! 2 Sold. Hark! I Sold. Musick i'th' air.
3 Sold. Under the earth.It signes well, does it not? 2 Sold. No,
I Sold. Peace, I say : what should this mean?
2 Sold. 'Tis the God Hercules, who loved Antony, Now leaves him.
I Sold. Walk, let's see if other watchmen Do hear what we do. 2 Sold. How now, masters ?
[Speak together. Omnes. How now? how now ? do
hear this? 1 Sold. Is’t not strange ? 3 Sold. Do
you hear, masters ? do you hear ? i Scid. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter, Let's see how 'twill give off. Omnes, Content: 'tis strange.
SCENE changes to Cleopatra's Palace.
Enter Antony and Cleopatra, with others. Ant.
Cleo. Nay, I'll help too, Antony.
Ant. Well, well, we shall thrive now;
Eno. Briefly, Sir.
Ant. Rarely, rarely: