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(It wounds thine honour, that I speak it now,)
It is pity of him,
Till which encounter, It is my business too.
business too. Farewell, Lep. Farewell, my lord : What you shall know
Doubt not, sir;
Alexandria. A Room in the Palace.
Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAs, and MARDIAN.
Cleo. Ha, ha!
I knew it for my bond.] That is, to be my bounden duty.
mandragora.) A plant of which the infusion was : nposed to procure sleep.
Cleo. That I might sleep out this great gap of
You think of him
Madain, I trust, not so. Cleo. Thou, eunuch ! Mardian! Mar.
What's your highness' pleasure ? Cleo. Not now to hear thee sing; I take no
Mar. Yes, gracious madam.
Mar. Not in deed, madam; for I can do nothing
O Charmian, Where think'st thou he is now? Stands he, or sits he? Or does he walk ? or is he on his horse? O happy horse, to bear the weight of Antony ! Do bravely, horse! for wot'st thou whom thou
mov'st? The demi-Atlas of this earth, the arm And burgonet of men. -He's speaking now, Or murmuring, Where's my serpent of old Nile? For so he calls me; Now I feed myself With most delicious poison :—Think on me, That am with Phæbus' amorous pinches black, And wrinkled deep in time? Broadfronted Cæsar, When thou wast here above the ground, I was
& And burgonet of men.) A burgonet is a kind of helmet.
Broad-fronted Cæsar,] In allusion to Cæsar's baldness:
A morsel for a monarch : and great Pompey
Sovereign of Egypt, hail!
Aler. Last thing he did, dear queen,
Cleo. Mine ear must pluck it thence.
Good friend, quoth he,
What, was he sad, or merry ? Aler. Like to the time o' the year between the
extremes Of heat and cold; he was nor sad nor merry. Cleo. O well-divided disposition !
-Note him, Note him, good Charmian, 'tis the man; but note
medicine hath With his tinct gilded thee.] Alluding to the philosopher's stone, which, by its touch, converts base metal into gold. The alchemists call the matter, whatever it be, by which they perforin transmutation, a medicine. Johnson.
: -- termagant steed,] Termagant means furioas.
He was not sad ; for he would shine on those
Alex. Ay, madam, twenty several messengers :
Who's born that day
Did I, Charmian,
O that brave Cæsar!
The valiant Cæsar!
By your most gracious pardon,
My sallad days ; When I was green in judgment:-Cold in blood, To say, as I said then ?-But, come, away: Get me ink and paper : he shall have every day A several greeting, or I'll unpeople Egypt.*
so thick?] i. e. in such quick succession. unpeople Egypt.) By sending out messengers.
SCENE I. Messina. A Room in Pompey's House.
Enter POMPEY, MENECRATES, and Menas.
Know, worthy Pompey,
Pom. Whiles we are suitors to their throne, decays
We ignorant of ourselves,
I shall do well:
Cæsar and Lepidus
Pom. Where have you this ? 'tis false.
From Silvįus, sir.
together, Looking for Antony: But all charms of love Salt Cleopatra, soften thy wan'd lip!
Sthy wan'd lip!] Shakspeare's orthography (or that of his ignorant publishers] often adds a d at the end of a word,