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Ile may at pleasure whip, or hang, or torture,
Cleo. Have you done yet?
Alack, our terrene moon
I must stay his time. ' .
Not know me yet?
Ah, dear, if I be so,
Iain satisfied. .
7 - to quit me:) To repay me this insult; to requite me.
* l'ith one that ties his points?] i. e. with a menial attendant. Points were laces with metal tags, with which the old trunkhose were fastened. 9 -oma as it determines,] That is, as the hailstone dissolves.
- The next Cæsurion suite! Cæsarion was Cleopatra's son by Julius Cæsar.
.. weniger and fleet, --] Flout and ffect were synonymous.
To kiss these lips, I will appear in blood;
Cleo.. We That's my brave lord !
Ant. I will be treble-sinew'd, hearted, breath'd, And fight maliciously : for when mine hours Were nice and lucky,* men did ransome lives Of me for jests; but now, I'll set my teeth, And send to darkness all that stop me.-Come, Let's have one other gaudy night:' call to me. All my sad captains, fill our bowls ; once more Let's mock the midnight bell.
It is my birth-day:
Ant. We'll yet do well.
9 I and my sword will earn our chronicle ;] I and my sword will · do such acts as shall deserve to be recorded. :
4 Were nice and lucky,] Nice is trifling:
5- gaudy night:] This is still an epithet bestowed on feast days in the colleges of either university, Gawdy, or Grand day's in the Inns of court, are four in the year, Ascension day, Midsummer day, All-saints day, and Candlemas day. “ The etymology of the word,” says Blount, in his Dictionary, “ may be taken from Judge Gawdy, who (as some affirın) was the first institutor of those days; or rather from gaudium, 'because (to say truth) they are days of joy, as bringing good cheer to the hungry students. In colleges they are most commonly called Gandy, in inns of court Grand days, and in some other places they are called Collar days.” Days of good cheer, in some of the foreign universities, are called Gaudeamus days.
I'll make death love me; for I will contend
Exeunt ANTONY, CLEOPATRA, and Attendants.
CÆNAS, and Others.
Mec. ... Cæsar must think,
Let our best heads Know, that to-morrow the last of many battles
• Make boot of—] Take advantage of.
We mean to fight:Within our files there are
Enter Antony, CLEOPATRA, ENOBARBUS, CHAR
MIAN, IRAS, ALEXAS, and Others.
. To-morrow, soldier,
Eno. I'll strike; and cry, Take all.?
Well said; coine on.
di me well, And kings have been your fellows. Cleo.
What means this?
9 Take all.] Let the survivor take all. No composition, victory or death.
Eno. 'Tis one of those odd tricks, which sorrow shoots
[Aside. Out of the mind. . Ant.
And thou art honest too.
* The gods forbid! i Ant. Well, my good fellows, wait on me to-night:
Scant not my cups; and make as much of me,
What does he mean?
Tend me to-night;
What mean you, sir, To give them this disconfort? Look, they weep; And I, an ass, am onion-ey'd;" for shame, Transform us not to women. Ant.
Ho, ho, ho! 8 cm-'or if,
A mangled shadow:] Or if you see me more, you will see me a mangled shadow, only the external form of what I was.
9 And the gods yield you for't!] i. e. reward you.
i onion-ey'd;] I have my eyes as full of tears as if they had been fretted by onions.
% Ant. Ho, ho, ho!] i. e, stop, or desist. Antony desires his followers to cease weeping.