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The Tragedie of The Souldiers pole is falne: young Boyes and Gyrles
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Are leuell now with men: The oddes is gone, And there is nothing left remarkeable Beneath the visiting Moone.
Char. Oh quietnesse, Lady. Iras. She's dead too, our Soueraigne. Char.
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Lady.
Iras. Madam. Char. Oh Madam, Madam, Madam. Iras. Royall Egypt: Empresse. Char. Peace, peace, Iras. Cleo.
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No more but in a Woman, and commanded By such poore passion, as the Maid that Milkes, And doe's the meanest chares. It were for me, To throw my Scepter at the iniurious Gods, To tell them that this World did equall theyrs,
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Till they had stolne our Iewell. All's but naught: Patience is sottish, and impatience does Become a Dogge that's mad: Then is it sinne, To rush into the secret house of death, Ere death dare come to vs. How do you Women ?
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What, what good cheere? Why how now Charmian? My Noble Gyrles? Ah Women, women! Looke Our Lampe is spent, it's out. Good sirs, take heart, Wee'l bury him: And then, what's braue, what's Noble, Let's doo't after the high Roman fashion,
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And make death proud to take vs. Come, away, This case of that huge Spirit now is cold. Ah Women, Women! Come, we haue no Friend But Resolution, and the breefest end.
Exeunt, bearing of Anthonies body.
[Act 5, Scene 1] Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, Dollabella, Menas, with his Counsell of Warre. Cæsar. Go to him Dollabella, bid him yeeld,
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Being so frustrate, tell him, He mockes the pawses that he makes.
Dol. Cæsar, I shall. Enter Decretas with the sword of Anthony. Cæs. Wherefore is that? And what art thou that dar'st Appeare thus to vs? Dec.
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I am call'd Decretas, Marke Anthony I seru'd, who best was worthie Best to be seru'd: whil'st he stood vp, and spoke He was my Master, and I wore my life To spend vpon his haters. If thou please
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To take me to thee, as I was to him, Ile be to Cæsar: if y u pleasest not, I yeild thee vp my life.
Cæsar. What is't thou say'st? Dec. I say (Oh Cæsar) Anthony is dead. Cæsar. The breaking of so great a thing, should make
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A greater cracke. The round World Should haue shooke Lyons into ciuill streets, And Cittizens to their dennes. The death of Anthony Is not a single doome; in the name lay A moity of the world.
Dec.
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He is dead Cæsar, Not by a publike minister of Iustice, Nor by a hyred Knife, but that selfe‑hand Which writ his Honor in the Acts it did, Hath with the Courage which the heart did lend it,
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Splitted the heart. This is his Sword, I robb'd his wound of it: behold it stain'd With his most Noble blood.
Cæs. Looke you sad Friends,

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The Gods rebuke me, but it is Tydings
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To wash the eyes of Kings.
Dol. And strange it is, That Nature must compell vs to lament Our most persisted deeds. Mec. His taints and Honours, wag'd equal with him. Dola.
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A Rarer spirit neuer Did steere humanity: but you Gods will giue vs Some faults to make vs men. Cæsar is touch'd.
Mec. When such a spacious Mirror's set before him, He needes must see him selfe. Cæsar.
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Oh Anthony, I haue followed thee to this, but we do launch Diseases in our Bodies. I must perforce Haue shewne to thee such a declining day, Or looke on thine: we could not stall together,
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In the whole world. But yet let me lament With teares as Soueraigne as the blood of hearts, That thou my Brother, my Competitor, In top of all designe; my Mate in Empire, Friend and Companion in the front of Warre,
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The Arme of mine owne Body, and the Heart Where mine his thoughts did kindle; that our Starres Vnreconciliable, should diuide our equalnesse to this. Heare me good Friends, But I will tell you at some meeter Season,
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The businesse of this man lookes out of him, Wee'l heare him what he sayes. Enter an Ægyptian. Whence are you?
Ægyp. A poore Egyptian yet, the Queen my mistris Confin'd in all, she has her Monument
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Of thy intents, desires, instruction, That she preparedly may frame her selfe To'th'way shee's forc'd too.
Cæsar. Bid her haue good heart, She soone shall know of vs, by some of ours,
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How honourable, and how kindely Wee Determine for her. For Cæsar cannot leaue to be vngentle
Ægypt. So the Gods preserue thee. Exit. Cæs Come hither Proculeius. Go and say We purpose her no shame: giue her what comforts
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The quality of her passion shall require; Least in her greatnesse, by some mortall stroke She do defeate vs. For her life in Rome, Would be eternall in our Triumph: Go, And with your speediest bring vs what she sayes,
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And how you finde of her.
Pro. Cæsar I shall. Exit Proculeius. Cæs.

Gallus, go you along: where's Dolabella, to se­

ond Proculeius?

All. Dolabella. Cæs.
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Let him alone: for I remember now How hee's imployd: he shall in time be ready. Go with me to my Tent, where you shall see How hardly I was drawne into this Warre, How calme and gentle I proceeded still
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In all my Writings. Go with me, and see What I can shew in this.
Exeunt.
[Act 5, Scene 2] Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Mardian. Cleo. My desolation does begin to make A better life: Tis paltry to be Cæsar: Not being Fortune, hee's but Fortunes knaue,
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A minister of her will: and it is great To

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[Act 5, Scene 1] Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, Dollabella, Menas, with his Counsell of Warre. Cæsar. Go to him Dollabella, bid him yeeld,
[2970]
Being so frustrate, tell him, He mockes the pawses that he makes.
Dol. Cæsar, I shall. Enter Decretas with the sword of Anthony. Cæs. Wherefore is that? And what art thou that dar'st Appeare thus to vs? Dec.
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I am call'd Decretas, Marke Anthony I seru'd, who best was worthie Best to be seru'd: whil'st he stood vp, and spoke He was my Master, and I wore my life To spend vpon his haters. If thou please
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To take me to thee, as I was to him, Ile be to Cæsar: if y u pleasest not, I yeild thee vp my life.
Cæsar. What is't thou say'st? Dec. I say (Oh Cæsar) Anthony is dead. Cæsar. The breaking of so great a thing, should make
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A greater cracke. The round World Should haue shooke Lyons into ciuill streets, And Cittizens to their dennes. The death of Anthony Is not a single doome; in the name lay A moity of the world.
Dec.
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He is dead Cæsar, Not by a publike minister of Iustice, Nor by a hyred Knife, but that selfe‑hand Which writ his Honor in the Acts it did, Hath with the Courage which the heart did lend it,
[2995]
Splitted the heart. This is his Sword, I robb'd his wound of it: behold it stain'd With his most Noble blood.
Cæs. Looke you sad Friends, The Gods rebuke me, but it is Tydings
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To wash the eyes of Kings.
Dol. And strange it is, That Nature must compell vs to lament Our most persisted deeds. Mec. His taints and Honours, wag'd equal with him. Dola.
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A Rarer spirit neuer Did steere humanity: but you Gods will giue vs Some faults to make vs men. Cæsar is touch'd.
Mec. When such a spacious Mirror's set before him, He needes must see him selfe. Cæsar.
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Oh Anthony, I haue followed thee to this, but we do launch Diseases in our Bodies. I must perforce Haue shewne to thee such a declining day, Or looke on thine: we could not stall together,
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In the whole world. But yet let me lament With teares as Soueraigne as the blood of hearts, That thou my Brother, my Competitor, In top of all designe; my Mate in Empire, Friend and Companion in the front of Warre,
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The Arme of mine owne Body, and the Heart Where mine his thoughts did kindle; that our Starres Vnreconciliable, should diuide our equalnesse to this. Heare me good Friends, But I will tell you at some meeter Season,
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The businesse of this man lookes out of him, Wee'l heare him what he sayes. Enter an Ægyptian. Whence are you?
Ægyp. A poore Egyptian yet, the Queen my mistris Confin'd in all, she has her Monument
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Of thy intents, desires, instruction, That she preparedly may frame her selfe To'th'way shee's forc'd too.
Cæsar. Bid her haue good heart, She soone shall know of vs, by some of ours,
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How honourable, and how kindely Wee Determine for her. For Cæsar cannot leaue to be vngentle
Ægypt. So the Gods preserue thee. Exit. Cæs Come hither Proculeius. Go and say We purpose her no shame: giue her what comforts
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The quality of her passion shall require; Least in her greatnesse, by some mortall stroke She do defeate vs. For her life in Rome, Would be eternall in our Triumph: Go, And with your speediest bring vs what she sayes,
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And how you finde of her.
Pro. Cæsar I shall. Exit Proculeius. Cæs.

Gallus, go you along: where's Dolabella, to se­

ond Proculeius?

All. Dolabella. Cæs.
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Let him alone: for I remember now How hee's imployd: he shall in time be ready. Go with me to my Tent, where you shall see How hardly I was drawne into this Warre, How calme and gentle I proceeded still
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In all my Writings. Go with me, and see What I can shew in this.
Exeunt.
 

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      <speaker rend="italic">Ægyp.</speaker>
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         <hi rend="italic">Cæsar</hi>I shall.</l>
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         <hi rend="italic">Gallus</hi>, go you along: where's<hi rend="italic">Dolabella</hi>, to se­
      <lb n="3048"/>ond<hi rend="italic">Proculeius</hi>?</p>
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   <sp who="#F-ant-all">
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         <hi rend="italic">Dolabella</hi>.</l>
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      <l n="3050">Let him alone: for I remember now</l>
      <l n="3051">How hee's imployd: he shall in time be ready.</l>
      <l n="3052">Go with me to my Tent, where you shall see</l>
      <l n="3053">How hardly I was drawne into this Warre,</l>
      <l n="3054">How calme and gentle I proceeded still</l>
      <l n="3055">In all my Writings. Go with me, and see</l>
      <l n="3056">What I can shew in this.</l>
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