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The Tragedie of Leaue me, I pray a little: pray you now, Nay do so: for indeede I haue lost command, Therefore I pray you, Ile see you by and by. Sits downe Enter Cleopatra led by Charmian and Eros. Eros. Nay gentle Madam, to him, comfort him. Iras.
[1970]
Do most deere Queene.
Char. Do, why, what else ? Cleo. Let me sit downe: Oh Iuno. Ant. No, no, no, no, no. Eros. See you heere, Sir? Ant.
[1975]
Oh fie, fie, fie.
Char. Madam. Iras. Madam, oh good Empresse. Eros. Sir, sir. Ant. Yes my Lord, yes; he at Philippi kept
[1980]
His sword e'ne like a dancer, while I strooke The leane and wrinkled Cassius, and 'twas I That the mad Brutus ended: he alone Dealt on Lieutenantry, and no practise had In the braue squares of Warre: yet now: no matter.
Cleo.
[1985]
Ah stand by.
Eros. The Queene my Lord, the Queene. Iras. Go to him, Madam, speake to him, Hee's vnqualited with very shame. Cleo. Well then, sustaine me: Oh. Eros.
[1990]
Most Noble Sir arise, the Queene approaches, Her head's declin'd, and death will cease her, but Your comfort makes the rescue.
Ant. I haue offended Reputation, A most vnnoble sweruing. Eros.
[1995]
Sir, the Queene.
Ant. Oh whether hast thou lead me Egypt, see How I conuey my shame, out of thine eyes, By looking backe what I haue left behinde Stroy'd in dishonor. Cleo.
[2000]
Oh my Lord, my Lord, Forgiue my fearfull sayles, I little thought You would haue followed.
Ant. Egypt, thou knew'st too well, My heart was to thy Rudder tyed by'th'strings,
[2005]
And thou should'st stowe me after. O're my spirit The full supremacie thou knew'st, and that Thy becke, might from the bidding of the Gods Command mee.
Cleo. Oh my pardon. Ant.
[2010]
Now I must To the young man send humble Treaties, dodge And palter in the shifts of lownes, who With halfe the bulke o'th'world plaid as I pleas'd, Making, and marring Fortunes. You did know
[2015]
How much you were my Conqueror, and that My Sword, made weake by my affection, would Obey it on all cause.
Cleo. Pardon, pardon. Ant. Fall not a teare I say, one of them rates
[2020]
All that is wonne and lost: Giue me a kisse, Euen this repayes me. We sent our Schoolemaster, is a come backe? Loue I am full of Lead: some Wine Within there, and our Viands: Fortune knowes,
[2025]
We scorne her most, when most she offers blowes.
Exeunt
[Act 3, Scene 12] Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, and Dollabello, with others. Cæs Let him appeare that's come from Anthony. Know you him.

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Dolla. Cæsar, 'tis his Schoolemaster, An argument that he is pluckt, when hither
[2030]
He sends so poore a Pinnion of his Wing, Which had superfluous Kings for Messengers, Not many Moones gone by.
Enter Ambassador from Anthony. Cæsar. Approach, and speake. Amb. Such as I am, I come from Anthony:
[2035]
I was of late as petty to his ends, As is the Morne‑dew on the Mertle leafe To his grand Sea.
Cæs. Bee't so, declare thine office. Amb. Lord of his Fortunes he salutes thee, and
[2040]
Requires to liue in Egypt, which not granted He Lessons his Requests, and to thee sues To let him breath betweene the Heauens and Earth A priuate man in Athens: this for him. Next, Cleopatra does confesse thy Greatnesse,
[2045]
Submits her to thy might, and of thee craues The Circle of the Ptolomies for her heyres, Now hazarded to thy Grace.
Cæs. For Anthony, I haue no eares to his request. The Queene,
[2050]
Of Audience, nor Desire shall faile, so shee From Egypt driue her all‑disgraced Friend, Or take his life there. This if shee performe, She shall not sue vnheard. So to them both.
Amb. Fortune pursue thee. Cæs.
[2055]
Bring him through the Bands: To try thy Eloquence, now 'tis time, dispatch, From Anthony winne Cleopatra, promise And in our Name, what she requires dde more From thine inuention, offers. Wom are not
[2060]
In their best Fortunes strong; but want will periure The ne're touch'd Vestall. Try thy cunning Thidias, Make thine owne Edict for thy paines, which we Will answer as a Law.
Thid. Cæsar, I go. Cæsar.
[2065]
Obserue how Anthony becomes his flaw, And what thou think'st his very action speakes In euery power that mooues.
Thid. Cæsar, I shall. exeunt.
[Act 3, Scene 13] Enter Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Charmian, Iras. Cleo. What shall we do, Enobarbus? Eno.
[2070]
Thinke, and dye.
Cleo. Is Anthony, or we in fault for this? Eno. Anthony onely, that would make his will Lord of his Reason. What though you fled, From that great face of Warre, whose seuerall ranges
[2075]
Frighted each other? Why should he follow? The itch of his Affection should not then Haue nickt his Captain‑ship, at such a point, When halfe to halfe the world oppos'd, he being The meered question? 'Twas a shame no lesse
[2080]
Then was his losse, to course your flying Flagges, And leaue his Nauy gazing.
Cleo. Prythee peace. Enter the Ambassador, with Anthony. Ant. Is that his answer? Amb. I my Lord. Ant.
[2085]
The Queene shall then haue courtesie, So she will yeeld vs vp.
Am. He sayes so. Antho.

Let her know't. To the Boy Cæsar send this

grizled head, and he will fill thy wishes to the brimme,

[2090]

With Principalities.

Cleo. That head my Lord? Ant.

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[Act 3, Scene 12] Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, and Dollabello, with others. Cæs Let him appeare that's come from Anthony. Know you him. Dolla. Cæsar, 'tis his Schoolemaster, An argument that he is pluckt, when hither
[2030]
He sends so poore a Pinnion of his Wing, Which had superfluous Kings for Messengers, Not many Moones gone by.
Enter Ambassador from Anthony. Cæsar. Approach, and speake. Amb. Such as I am, I come from Anthony:
[2035]
I was of late as petty to his ends, As is the Morne‑dew on the Mertle leafe To his grand Sea.
Cæs. Bee't so, declare thine office. Amb. Lord of his Fortunes he salutes thee, and
[2040]
Requires to liue in Egypt, which not granted He Lessons his Requests, and to thee sues To let him breath betweene the Heauens and Earth A priuate man in Athens: this for him. Next, Cleopatra does confesse thy Greatnesse,
[2045]
Submits her to thy might, and of thee craues The Circle of the Ptolomies for her heyres, Now hazarded to thy Grace.
Cæs. For Anthony, I haue no eares to his request. The Queene,
[2050]
Of Audience, nor Desire shall faile, so shee From Egypt driue her all‑disgraced Friend, Or take his life there. This if shee performe, She shall not sue vnheard. So to them both.
Amb. Fortune pursue thee. Cæs.
[2055]
Bring him through the Bands: To try thy Eloquence, now 'tis time, dispatch, From Anthony winne Cleopatra, promise And in our Name, what she requires dde more From thine inuention, offers. Wom are not
[2060]
In their best Fortunes strong; but want will periure The ne're touch'd Vestall. Try thy cunning Thidias, Make thine owne Edict for thy paines, which we Will answer as a Law.
Thid. Cæsar, I go. Cæsar.
[2065]
Obserue how Anthony becomes his flaw, And what thou think'st his very action speakes In euery power that mooues.
Thid. Cæsar, I shall. exeunt.
 

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