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A workman in't.
Enter an armed Soldier. 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't with delight.
Sold. A thousand, Sir,
Enter Captains and Soldiers.
Ant. 'Tis well 'blown, lads.
Char. Please you to retire to your chamber ?
Cleo. Lead me :
well, on. [Exeunt, SCENE changes to a Camp. Trumpets found. Enter Antony, and Eros; a Soldier
meeting them. Sold. ) HE Gods make this a happy day to Antony !
(27) Eros. The Gods make this a bappy Day to Antony !] "Tis evident, as Dr. Thirlby likewise conjectur'd, by what Antony imme.
Ant. 'Would, thou and those thy scars had once prevail'd To make me fight at land !
Eros. Hadft thou done so,
Ant. Who's gone this morning ?
Ant. What say’lt thou :
Eros. Sir, his chests and treasure
Ant. Is he gone?
Ant. Go, Eros, fend his treasure after, do it,
SCENE changes to Cæsar's Camp. Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, with Enobarbus, and Dolabella.
O forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight:
Our will is, Antony be took alive; Make it so known.
Agr. Cefar, I shall.
Cæs. The time of universal Peace is near; Prove this a prosp?rous day, the three-nook'd world Shall bear the olive freely.
diately replies, that this Line should not be placed to Eros, but to the soldier, who, before the Battle of Actium, advis'd Antony to try his Fate at Land,
Enter a Messenger.
Enter a Soldier of Cæsar's.
Eno. I give it you.
Sold. Mock me not, Enobarbus,
SCEN E, before the Walls of Alexandria.
Etire, we have engag'd ourselves too far:
Casar himself has work, and our oppreßion
Ant. Thou bleed'it apace.
Scar. I had a wound here that was like a T, But now 'tis made an H.
Ant. They do retire.
Scar. We'll beat 'em into bench-holes ; I have yet Room for six scotches more.
Scar. Let us score their backs,
Ant. I will reward thee
Scar. I'll halt after.
Alarm.' Enter Antony again in a March, Scarus with
others. Ant We've beat him to his camp; (28) run one before, And let the Queen know of our Gests; to-morrow,
run One before, And let the Queen know of our Guests.] What Guesis was the Queen to know of? Antony was to fight again on the morrow; and he had not yet faid a Word of marching to Alexandria, and
Not as you
Before the sun shall fee's, we'll spill the blood
serv'd the cause, but as't had been
[To Searus. Enter Cleopatra.
To this great Fairy I'll commend thy acts,
Cleo. Lord of Lords !
Ant. My nightingale !
treating his Officers in the Palace. We muft restore, as Mr. Warburten likewise prescribes;
And let the Queen know of our Gests. i. e. res gefta ; our Feats, our. glorious Actions. It is a Term, that frequently occurs in Chaucer; and, after him, in Spencer ; nor did it cease to be current for some time after our Author's Days.
(29) Commend unto his Lips thy favouring Hand.] Antony is here recommending one of his Captains, who had fought valiantly, to Cleopatra; and desires, he may have the Grace of killing her Hand. But why, favouring Hand ? He did not want his Captain to grow in Love with his Mistress, on Account of the Flavour