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Nay, weep not, gentle Eros, there is left us
Ant. Hence, iawcy Eunuch, peace, she hath betraid me, And she shall die the death.
Mar. Death of one Person can be paid but once,
Ant. Dead then ?
Ant. Unarm me, Eros, the long Day's task is done,
[Exit Mardian. The seven-fold shield of Ajax cannot keep The battery from my Heart. Oh cleave my fides. Heart, once be stronger than thy Continent, Unarming himself. Crack thy frail Case. Apace, Eros, apace, No more a Soldier-bruised pieces go, You have been nobly born; from me a while. [Exit Eros. I will o'er-cake thec, Cleopatra, and Weep for my pardon. So it must be, for now All length is Torture; since the Torch is out, Lye down and stray no farther. Now all labour Marrs what it does, yea, very force entang It self with strength; seal then and all is done. Eros! I come, my Queen-Eros! Stay for me, Where Souls do couch on Flowers, we'll Hand in Hand, And with our sprightly Port make the Ghosts gaze; Dido, and her Æneas fhall want Troops, And all the haunt be ouis,
Come, Eros, Eros!
Anti Since Cleopatra died,
Eros. The Gods with-hold me,
Eros. I would not see't.
Ant. Come then; for with a wound I must be cur'd. Draw that thy honest Sword which thou hast worn Most useful for thy Country.
Eros. Oh, Sir, pardon me.
Ant. When I did make thee free, fworst thou not then
Eros. Turn from me then that noble countenance,
[Turning from him. Eros. My Sword is drawn.
Ant. Then let it do at once
Eros. My dear Master,
Ant. 'Tis said, Man, and farewel.
[Eros kills himself. Thus I do escape the sorrow of Antony's death.
Ant. Thrice nobler than my self, Thou teacheft me, oh valiant Eros, what I should, and thou could'st not; my Queen and Eros Have by their brave Instru&ion got upon me A nobleness in Record. But I will be A Bridegroom in my death, and run into't As to a Lover's Bed. Come then, and Eros, Thy Master dies thy Scholar; to do thus(Falling on his Sword. I learnt of thee. How, not dead? not dead? The Guard- -how! oh dispatch me.
Enter Decretas and Guard. I Guard. What's the noise?
Ant. I have done my work, ill Friends:
2 Guard. The Star is falo.
Enten Diomedes, Dio. Where's Antony? Dec. There, Diomed, there. Dio. Lives he? wilt thou not answer, Man? Ant. Art thou there, Diomed? Draw thy Sword, and
give me Sufficing Itrokes for death.
Die. VOL. VI.
Dio. Most absolute Lord,
Dio. Lockt in her Monument. She had a prophesying Fear
Ant. Too late, good Diomed; call my Guard I prethee.
Dio. What hoL the Emperor's Guard.
Enter the Guard.
Guard. Woe! woe are we, Sir! you may not live to wear All your true Followers out.
All. Most heavy day!
Art. Nay, good my Fellows, do not please sharp Fate
thanks for all. (Exeunt bearing Antony.
A CT V.
SCEN E I.
SCENE A magnificent Monument.
Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, and Iras, above.
H Charmian, I will never go from hence.
Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great
Dio. His Death's upon him, but not dead. Look out o'th' other-side your Monument, His Guard haye brought him hither.
Enter Antony, born by the Guard.
Cleo. So it should be, that none but Antony
Ant. I am dying, Ægypt, dying; only
Cleo. I dare not, Dear,
Ant. Oh quick, or I am gone.
Cleo. Here's sport indeed; how heavy weighs my Lord ! Our strength is all gone into heaviness, That makes the weight. Had I great Juno's Power, The strong wing’d Mercury should fetch thee up, And set thee by Jove's side. Yet come a little, Wilhers were ever Fools. Oh come, come, come
[They draw Antony up to Cleopatra. F