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Mar. As well as I can, madam.
Cleo. And when good will is show'd, though it come too short,
The actor may plead pardon. I'll none now:Give me mine angle,-We'll to the river: there, My music playing far off, I will betray
Tawny finn'd fishes; my bended hook shall pierce Their slimy jaws; and, as I draw them up,
I'll think them every one an Antony,
And say, Ah! ah! you're caught.
'Twas merry, when
That time!0 times!
I laugh'd him out of patience; and that night
AMBITION JEALOUS OF A TOO SUCCESSFUL FRIEND.
O Silius, Silius,
I have done enough: A lower place, note well,
The neighs of horse to tell of her approach,
The ostent* of our love, which, left unshown
Women are not,
In their best fortunes, strong; but want will perjure The ne'er touch'd vestal.
FORTUNE FORMS OUR JUDGMENTS.
I see men's judgments are
A parcelf of their fortunes: and things outward
Mine honesty, and I, begin to square.‡
WISDOM SUPERIOR TO FORTUNE.
Wisdom and fortune combating together,
VICIOUS PERSONS INFATUATED BY HEAVEN
Good, my lord,
But when we in our viciousness grow hard,
(0 misery on't!) the wise gods seal§ our eyes;
FURY EXPELS FEAR.
Now he'll out-stare the lightning. To be furious,
Restore his heart: When valour preys on reason,
* Show, token. + Quarrel.
† Are of a piece with them.
A MASTER TAKING LEAVE OF HIS SERVANTS.
Tend me to-night;
May be it is the period of your duty:
Haply, you shall not see me more; or if,
EARLY RISING THE WAY TO EMINENCE.
This morning, like a spirit of a youth That means to be of note, begins betimes.
ANTONY TO CLEOPATRA, AT HIS RETURN WITH VICTORY.
O thou day o' the world,
Chain mine arm'd neck: leap thou, attire and all, Through proof of harness to my heart, and there Ride on the pants triumphing.
O sovereign mistress of true melancholy, The poisonous damp of night disponge§ upon me; That life, a very rebel of my will,
May hang no longer on me.
O sun, thy uprise shall I see no more:
Do we shake hands. All come to this?-The hearts
The soul and body rivell not more in parting Than greatness going off.
Armour of proof.
§ Discharge, as a sponge when squeezed discharges the moisture it has imbibed.
ANTONY'S REFLECTIONS ON HIS FADED GLORY.
A forked mountain, or blue promontory
And mock our eyes with air: Thou hast seen these signs;
They are black vesper's pageants.
Ay, my lord.
Ant. That, which is now a horse, even with a
The rack dislimns; and makes it indistinct,
It does, my lord.
Yet cannot hold this visible shape, my knave.
Nay, weep not, gentle Eros; there is left us
DESCRIPTION OF CLEOPATRA'S SUPPOSED DEATH.
Death of one person can be paid but once; And that she has discharged: What thou would'st do. Is done unto thy hand; the last she spake
Was Antony! most noble Antony!
Then in the midst a tearing groan did break
Between her heart and lips: she render'd life,
It were for me
To throw my sceptre at the injurious gods;
* The fleeting clouds.
To tell them, that this world did equal theirs,
To rush into the secret house of death,
Ere death dare come to us?-How do you, women? What, what? good cheer? Why, how now, Chai mian?
My noble girls!-Ah, women, women! look,
Our lamp is spent, it's out;-Good sirs, take heart:We'll bury him: and then, what's brave,what's noble, Let's do it after the high Roman fashion,
And make death proud to take us. Come, away: This case of that huge spirit now is cold.
My desolation does begin to make
To do that thing that ends all other deeds;
CLEOPATRA'S DREAM, AND DESCRIPTION OF ANTONY.
But such another man!
If it might please you,
Cleo. His face was as the heavens; and therein stuck A sun, and moon; which kept their course, and
The little O, the earth.
Most sovereign creature,Cleo. His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd arm Crested the world: his voice was propertied
As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends: