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2 Sold. Belike 'tis but a rumour; good-night to you. 1 Sold.Well,Sir,good-night.[They meet with otherSoldiers, 2 Sold. Soldiers, have careful watch. I Sold. And you; good-night, good-night.

[They place themselves in every corner of the finge. 2 Sold. Here we; and if to-morrow Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope Our landmen will stand up. 1 Sold. 'Tis a brave army, and full of purpose.

[Mufick of the hautboys is under the stage. 2 Sold. Peace, what noise ? I Sold. Lift, lift! 2 Sold. Hark! i Sold. Musick i'th' air.

3 Sold. Under the earth. It signs well, do's it not ?

2 Sold. No.
i Sold. Peace I fay: 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?
Omnes. How now? how now? do you hear this?
1 Sold. Is't not strange?
3 Sold. Do you hear, masters? do you hear ?

i Sold. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter,
Let's see how 'twill give off.
Omnes. Content: 'tis strange.




Cleopatra's Palace.
Enter Antony and Cleopatra, with others.
Ant. E Ros, mine

armour, Eros

. Cleo. Sleep a little. Ant. No, my chuck: Eros, come, mine armour, Eros. VOL. V.



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Enter Eros.
Come, my good fellow, put mine iron on ;
If fortune be not ours to-day, it is,
Because we brave her. Come.

s'Cleo. Nay, I'll help too.

Ant. What's this for? ah, let be, let be, thou art The armourer of my heart ; false, false ; this, this.

Cleo. Sooth-la I'll help: thus it must be.

Ant. Well, well,
We shall thrive now. See'st thou, my good fellow ?
Go put on thy defences.

6 Eros.' Briefly, Sir.
Cleo. Is not this buckled well?

Ant. 7 Oh! rarely, rarely :
He that unbuckles this, 'till we do please
To doff'c for our repose, Mall hear a storm.
Thou fumblest, Eros, and my Queen's a Squire
More tight at this than thou ; dispatch. O love!
That thou could'st see my wars to-day, and knew'st
The royal occupation; thou should’it see
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,
Early though’t be, have on their riveted trim,
And at the port expect you. [Shout. Trumpets flourish.

Enter Captains and Soldiers.
Cap. The morn is fair : good-morrow, General.
Ail, Good-morrow, General.

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5 Cleo. Nay I'll help too, Antony.
What's, &c.
6 Eno.

7 Rarely,

Ant. 'Tis well blown, lads! This morning, like the spirit of a youth That means to be of note, begins betimes. So, fo; come, give me that. — this way well faid. Fare thee well, dame, whate'er becomes of me, This is a soldier's kiss : rebukeable, And worthy shameful check it were, to stand On more mechanick compliment; I'll leave thee Now, like a man of steel. You that will fight, Follow me close, I'll bring you to't: adieu. [Exeunt.

Char. Please * 'you retire to your chamber?

Cleo. Lead me:
He goes forth gallantly: That he and Cæsar might
Determine this great war in single fight!
Then Antony

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Trumpets found. Enter Antony and Eros: an old Soldier

meeting them. ? 'Sold.' THE Gods make this a happy day to Antony !

Ant. Would thou and those thy scars had

once prevaila To make me fight at land!

Eros. Hadft thou done fo,
The Kings that have revolted, and the soldier
That has this morning left thee, would have still
Follow'd thy heels.

Ant. Who's gone this morning?

Eros. Who?
One ever near thee. Call for Ænobarbus,
He shall not hear thee, or from Cæfar's camp
Say, I am none of thine.
Ant. What say'st thou?
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Sold. Sir,
He is with Calar.

Eros. Sir, his chests and treasure
He has not with him.

Ant. Is he gone?
Sold. Most certain.

Ant. Go, Eros, send his treasure after, do it,
Detain no jot, I charge thee: write to him,
I will subscribe gentle adieus, and greetings :
Say, that I wish he never find more cause
To change a master. Oh, my fortunes have
Corrupted honest men ! dispatch, my Eros. [Exeunt.


Cæsar's Camp. Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, with Ænobarbus, and Dolabella. Cas. Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight :

Our will is, Antony be took alive; Make it so known.

Agr. Cæfar, 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.

Enter a Messenger.
Mef. Mark Antony is come into the field.

Cef. Go, charge, Agrippa ;
Plant those that have revolted in the van,
That Antony may seem to spend his fury
Upon himself.

[Exeunt. £10. Alexas did revolt, and went to Jewry on Affairs of Antony; there did perswade Great Hlerod to incline himself to Cæfar, And leave his master Antony. For his pains

Cæfar hath hang'd him: Canidius and the rest
That fell away have entertainment, but
No honourable truft: I have done ill,
Of which I do accuse my self so forely,
That I will joy no more.

Enter a Soldier of Cæsar.
Sold. #nobarbus, Antony
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
His bounty over-plus. The messenger
Came on my guard, and at thy tent is now
Unloading of his mules.

Æno. I give it you.

Sold. Mock me not, Ænobarbus,
I tell you true: best you see safe the bringer
Out of the host : I must attend mine office,
Or would have don't my self. Your Emperor
Continues still a Jove.

Æno. I am alone the villain of the earth,
And feel I am so most. Oh Antony,
Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid
My better service, when my turpitude
Thou doft so crown with gold! This bows my heart ;
If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
Shall out-strike thought ; but thought will do't, I feel.
I fight against thee! — no, I will go seek
Some ditch, where I may die ; the foul'st best fits
My latter part of life.


S с Ε Ν Ε VII.

Before the Walls of Alexandria.
Alarum. Drums and Trumpets. Enter Agrippa.

Etire, we have engag'd our selves too far:

Cæsar himself has work, 'our opposition Exceeds what we expected.

[Exit. Z 3

Alarum. 2 and our oppreffion

Agr. R

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