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Make it so known. .. Agr.

Cæsar, I shall. [Exit AGRIPPA. Cæs. The time of universal peace is near: Prove this a prosperous day, the three-nook'd world Shall bear the olive freely.

Enter a Messenger.

Is come into the field.

Cæs. . ' Go, charge Agrippa Plant those that have revolted in the van, That Antony may seem to spend his fury Upon himself. Exeunt CÆSAR and his Train.

Eno. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry, On affairs of Antony; there did persuade . Great Herod to incline himself to Cæsar, And leave his master Antony: for this pains, Cæsar hath hang'd him. Canidius, and the rest That fell away, have entertainment, but No honourable trust. I have done ill; Of which I do accuse myself so sorely, That I will joy no more.

...... Enter a Soldier of Cæsar's.

. Enobarbus, Antony
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
His bounty overplus: The messenger
Came on my guard; and at thy tent is now,
Unloading of his mules. .

Eno. I give it you.

Mock me not, Enobarbus.
I tell you true: Best that you. saf’d the bringer
Out of the host; I must attend mine office,
Or would have done't myself. Your emperor
Continues still a Jove.

[Exit Soldier. Eno. I am alone the Villain of the earth,


And feel I am so most. O Antony,
Thou mine of bounty, how would'st thou have paid
My better service, when my turpitude
Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart::
If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
Shall outstrike thought: but thought will do't, I feel.?
I fight against thee!No: I will go seek
Some ditch, wherein to die; the foul'st best fits.
My latter part of life. ,




SCENE VII. Field of Battle between the Camps. Alarum. Drums and Trumpets. Enter AGRIPPA,

and Others. . * Agr. Retire, we have engag'd ourselves too far: Cæsar himself has work, and our oppression 2 Exceeds what we expected.

[Exeunt. Alarum. Enter ANTONY and Scarus, wounded.

Scar. O my brave emperor, this is fought indeed ! Had we done so at first, we had driven them home With clouts about their heads. Ant.

Thou bleed'st apace.

& And feel I am so most.] i. e. I am pre-eminently the first, the greatest villain of the earth. To stand alone, is still used in that sense, where any one towers above his competitors. And feel I am so most, must signify, I feel or know it myself, more than any other person can or does feel it. REED. ' 9 T his blows my heart:) This generosity, (says Enobarbus,) swells my heart, so that it will quickly break, if thought break it not, a swifter mean.

but thought will do't, I feel.] Thought, in this passage, as in many others, signifies melancholy.

2 and our oppression>]i. e. the force by which we are oppressed or overpowered.

Scar. I had a wound here that was like a T,
But now 'tis made an H.

They do retire.
Scar. We'll beat 'em into bench-hcles; I have yet
Room for six scotches more.

Enter Eros. Eros. They are beaten, sir; and our advantage

serves For a fair victory. Scar.

Let us score their backs,
And snatch 'em up, as we take hares, behind;
'Tis sport to maul a runner.

I will reward thee
Once for thy spritely comfort, and ten-fold.
For thy good valour. Come thee on.

I'll halt after. [Exeunt,

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Alarum. Enter ANTONY, marching; Scarus, and


Ant. We have beat him to his camp; Run one

before, . And let the queen know of our guests.-To-morrow, Before the sun shall see us, we'll spill the blood That has to-day escap'd. I thank you all; For doughty-handed are you; and have fought Not as you sery'd the cause, but as it had been Each man's like mine; you have shown all Hectors, Enter the city, clip your wives, 3. your friends,

--- clip your wifes,] To clip is to embrace,

Tell them your feats; whilst they with joyful tears
Wash the congealment from your wounds, and kiss
The honour'd gashes whole. -Give me thy hand;

... [To SCARUS.


Enter Cleopatra, attended.
To this great fairy4 I'll commend thy acts,
Make her thanks bless thee.-0 thou day o' the

Chain mine arm’d neck; leap thou, attire and all,
Through proof of harness to my heart, and there
Ride on the pants triúmphing.
: Cleo.

Lord of lords!
O infinite virtue! com'st thou smiling from
The world's great snare“ uncauglit?

My nightingale,
We have beat them to their beds. What, girl

though grey
Do something mingle with our brown; yet have we
A brain that nourishes our nerves, and can
Get goal for goal of youth. Behold this man;
Commend unto his lips thy favouring hand;-
Kiss it, my warrior:-He hath fought to-day,
As if a god, in hate of mankind, had
Destroy'd in such a shape.

I'll give thee, frien
An armour all of gold; it was a king's.

Ant. He has deserv'd it, were it carbuncled Like holy Phæbus' car.-Give me thy hand;

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.. 4 To this great fairy-) Mr. Upton has well observed, that fairy, which Dr. Warburton and Sir T. Hanmer explain by In- . chantress, comprises the idea of power and beauty. Johnson. S p roof of harness-] i. e. armour of proof. Harnois, Fr. Arnese, Ital.

6 The world's great snare ) i. e. the war.

? Get goal for goal of youth.] At all plays of barriers, the boundary is called a goal; to win a goal, is to be a superior in a contest of activity.

Through Alexandria make a jolly march;
Bear our hack'd targets like the men that owe them:, :
Had our great palace the capacity :
To camp this host, we all would sup together ;
And drink carouses to the next day's fate,
Which promises royal peril.--Trumpeters,
With brazen din blast you the city's ear;
Make mingle with our rattling tabourines ;'
That heaven and earth may strike their sounds to-

gether, Applauding our approach.




Cæsar's Camp.
Sentinels on their Post. Enter ENOBARBUS.

1 Sold. If we be not reliev'd within this hour,
We must return to the court of guard:' The night
Is shiny; and, they say, we shalt embattle
By the second hour i' the morn.
- 2 Sold. .

This last day was
A shrewd one to us.

O, bear me witness, night,
3 Sold. What man is this?
2 Sold.

Stand close, and list to him. Eno. Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon, When men reyolted shall upon récord


Bear our hack'd targets like the men that owe them:i. e. hack'd as much as the men to whom they belong; or perhaps, Bear our hack'd targets with spirit and exultation, such as becomes the brave warriors that own them. · 9 tabourines;] A tabourin was a small drum. It is often mentioned in our ancient romances.

in the court of guard:] i. e. the guard-room, the place where the guard musters. The same expression occurs again in Othello,

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