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That I might hear thee call great Cæsar, ass
Char. O eastern star !
Cleo. Peace, peace !
Char. O, break! O, break!
Cleo. As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as gentle, O Antony !-Nay, I will take thee too :
[Applying another asp to her arm. What should I stay
[Falls on a bed, and dies. Char. In this wild world ?-So, fare thee well.. Now boast thee, death! in thy possession lies A lass unparallel'd.-Downy windows, close ; ? And golden Phoebus never be beheld Of eyes again so royal ! Your crown's awry; I'll amend it, and then play.
Enter the Guard, rushing in. 1 Guard. Where is the queen ? Char. Speak softly, wake her not. 1 Guard. Cæsar hath sentChar. Too slow a messsenger. [Anpilies the asp. -0, come ; apace, despatch : I partly feel thee. 1Guard.Approach,ho! All's not well: Cæsar's beguild. 2Guard. There's Dolabella sent from Cæsar;-call him. 1Guard. What work is here !--Charmian, is this well
[Dies. Enter DOLABELLA. Dol. How goes it here? 2 Guard. All dead.
Dol. Cæsar, thy thoughts
Enter CÆSAR, and Attendants.
Cæs. Bravest at the last :
17) Charmian, in saying this, must be conceived to close Cleopatra's eyes ; one of the first ceremonies performed towards a dead body, RITSON.
Took her own way.-The manner of their deaths ?
Dol. Who was last with them?
1Guard. A simple countryman, that brought her figs; This was his basket.
Ces. Poison'd then.
1 Guard. O Cæsar,
Cæs. O noble weakness !
Dol. Here, on her breast,
1Guard. This is an aspick's train; and these fig-leaves Have slime upon them, such as the aspick leaves Upon the caves of Nile.
Ces. Most probable,
END OF VOL. VI.
MUNROE & FRANCIS'