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That she did make defect perfection,
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
The appetites they feed: but she makes hungry
Mec. If beauty, wisdom, modesty, can settle
A blessed lottery to him.
Let us go.
Good Enobarbus, make yourself my guest
Humbly, sir, I thank you. [Exeunt. 250
SCENE III. The same. Cæsar's house.
Enter ANTONY, Cæsar, OctavVIA between them,
Ant. The world and my great office will some-
Divide me from your bosom.
Read not my blemishes in the world's report:
Good night, sir.
245. riggish, wanton.
Cas. Good night.
[Exeunt Cæsar and Octavia.
Ant. Now, sirrah; you do wish yourself in
Sooth. Would I had never come from thence,
Ant. If you can, your reason?
I see it in
My motion, have it not in my tongue: but yet
Hie you to Egypt again.
Whose fortunes shall rise higher, Cæsar's or mine?
Therefore, O Antony, stay not by his side:
Speak this no more.
Sooth. To none but thee; no more, but when to thee.
If thou dost play with him at any game,
Thou art sure to lose; and, of that natural luck,
Is all afraid to govern thee near him;
But, he away, 'tis noble.
Get thee gone :
Say to Ventidius I would speak with him:
14. motion, power of perception, understanding.
24. when, elliptical for the phrase 'at the time when I speak.'
He shall to Parthia.
Be it art or hap,
He hath spoken true: the very dice obey him;
O, come, Ventidius,
You must to Parthia: your commission's ready;
SCENE IV. The same. A street.
Enter LEPIDUS, MECENAS, and AGRIPPA.
Lep. Trouble yourselves no further: pray you, hasten
Your generals after.
Sir, Mark Antony
Will e'en but kiss Octavia, and we'll follow.
Lep. Till I shall see you in your soldier's dress, Which will become you both, farewell.
As I conceive the journey, be at the Mount
Before you, Lepidus.
Your way is shorter ;
My purposes do draw me much about:
You'll win two days upon me.
38. inhoop'd, enclosed in a hoop, so as to be compelled to fight.
SCENE V. Alexandria. Cleopatra's palace.
Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAs, and
Cleo. Give me some music; music, moody food
The music, ho!
Enter MARDIAN the Eunuch.
Cleo. Let it alone; let's to billiards: come,
Char. My arm is sore: best play with Mardian.
As with a woman.
Mar. As well as I can, madam.
Cleo. And when good will is show'd, though 't
come too short,
The actor may plead pardon.
I'll none now:
Give me mine angle; we'll to the river: there,
Tawny-finn'd fishes; my bended hook shall pierce
I'll think them every one an Antony,
And say 'Ah, ha! you're caught.'
'Twas merry when
You wager'd on your angling; when your diver
That time,- -O times!
I laugh'd him out of patience; and that night
Then put my tires and mantles on him, whilst
I wore his sword Philippan.
Enter a Messenger.
O, from Italy!
Ram thou thy fruitful tidings in mine ears,
Cleo. Antonius dead! If thou say so, villain,
Mess. First, madam, he is well.
But, sirrah, mark, we use
Why, there's more gold.
To say the dead are well: bring it to that,
Mess. Good madam, hear me.
Well, go to, I will;
But there's no goodness in thy face: if Antony
To trumpet such good tidings! If not well,
Not like a formal man.
Will 't please you hear me?
Cleo. I have a mind to strike thee ere thou
Yet, if thou say Antony lives, is well,
Or friends with Cæsar, or not captive to him,
I'll set thee in a shower of gold, and hail
23. sword Philippan, the sword which Antony had used at the battle of Philippi when
he and Octavius overthrew Brutus and Cassius.
41. formal, ordinary.