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ACT III - SCENE XI. Alexandria. CLEOPATRA's palace.
Enter MARK ANTONY with Attendants

MARK ANTONY
1    Hark! the land bids me tread no more upon't;
2    It is ashamed to bear me! Friends, come hither:
3    I am so lated in the world, that I
4    Have lost my way for ever: I have a ship
5    Laden with gold; take that, divide it; fly,
6    And make your peace with Caesar.
All
7    Fly! not we.
MARK ANTONY
8    I have fled myself; and have instructed cowards
9    To run and show their shoulders. Friends, be gone;
10   I have myself resolved upon a course
11   Which has no need of you; be gone:
12   My treasure's in the harbour, take it. O,
13   I follow'd that I blush to look upon:
14   My very hairs do mutiny; for the white
15   Reprove the brown for rashness, and they them
16   For fear and doting. Friends, be gone: you shall
17   Have letters from me to some friends that will
18   Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad,
19   Nor make replies of loathness: take the hint
20   Which my despair proclaims; let that be left
21   Which leaves itself: to the sea-side straightway:
22   I will possess you of that ship and treasure.
23   Leave me, I pray, a little: pray you now:
24   Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command,
25   Therefore I pray you: I'll see you by and by.
Sits down

EROS
26   Nay, gentle madam, to him, comfort him.
IRAS
27   Do, most dear queen.
CHARMIAN
28   Do! why: what else?
CLEOPATRA
29   Let me sit down. O Juno!
MARK ANTONY
30   No, no, no, no, no.
EROS
31   See you here, sir?
MARK ANTONY
32   O fie, fie, fie!
CHARMIAN
33   Madam!
IRAS
34   Madam, O good empress!
EROS
35   Sir, sir,--
MARK ANTONY
36   Yes, my lord, yes; he at Philippi kept
37   His sword e'en like a dancer; while I struck
38   The lean and wrinkled Cassius; and 'twas I
39   That the mad Brutus ended: he alone
40   Dealt on lieutenantry, and no practise had
41   In the brave squares of war: yet now--No matter.
CLEOPATRA
42   Ah, stand by.
EROS
43   The queen, my lord, the queen.
IRAS
44   Go to him, madam, speak to him:
45   He is unqualitied with very shame.
CLEOPATRA
46   Well then, sustain him: O!
EROS
47   Most noble sir, arise; the queen approaches:
48   Her head's declined, and death will seize her, but
49   Your comfort makes the rescue.
MARK ANTONY
50   I have offended reputation,
51   A most unnoble swerving.
EROS
52   Sir, the queen.
MARK ANTONY
53   O, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See,
54   How I convey my shame out of thine eyes
55   By looking back what I have left behind
56   'Stroy'd in dishonour.
CLEOPATRA
57   O my lord, my lord,
58   Forgive my fearful sails! I little thought
59   You would have follow'd.
MARK ANTONY
60   Egypt, thou knew'st too well
61   My heart was to thy rudder tied by the strings,
62   And thou shouldst tow me after: o'er my spirit
63   Thy full supremacy thou knew'st, and that
64   Thy beck might from the bidding of the gods
65   Command me.
CLEOPATRA
66   O, my pardon!
MARK ANTONY
67   Now I must
68   To the young man send humble treaties, dodge
69   And palter in the shifts of lowness; who
70   With half the bulk o' the world play'd as I pleased,
71   Making and marring fortunes. You did know
72   How much you were my conqueror; and that
73   My sword, made weak by my affection, would
74   Obey it on all cause.
CLEOPATRA
75   Pardon, pardon!
MARK ANTONY
76   Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates
77   All that is won and lost: give me a kiss;
78   Even this repays me. We sent our schoolmaster;
79   Is he come back? Love, I am full of lead.
80   Some wine, within there, and our viands! Fortune knows
81   We scorn her most when most she offers blows.
Exeunt

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Scene Index
ACT I
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II
  • SCENE III
  • SCENE IV
  • SCENE V


  • ACT II
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II
  • SCENE III
  • SCENE IV
  • SCENE V
  • SCENE VI
  • SCENE VII


  • ACT III
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II
  • SCENE III
  • SCENE IV
  • SCENE V
  • SCENE VI
  • SCENE VII
  • SCENE VIII
  • SCENE IX
  • SCENE X
  • SCENE XI
  • SCENE XII
  • SCENE XIII


  • ACT IV
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II
  • SCENE III
  • SCENE IV
  • SCENE V
  • SCENE VI
  • SCENE VII
  • SCENE VIII
  • SCENE IX
  • SCENE X
  • SCENE XI
  • SCENE XII
  • SCENE XIII
  • SCENE XIV
  • SCENE XV


  • ACT V
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II

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