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Ven. I'll humbly signify what in his name,
The ne'er-yet-beaten horse of Parthia.
Where is he now?
haste The weight we must convey with us will permit, We shall appear before him.-On, there; pass along.
Enter AGRIPPA, and ENOBARBUS, meeting.
'Tis a noble Lepidus.
Eno. Would you praise Cæsar, say,-Cæsar; go no further. Agr. Indeed, he ply'd them both with excellent - praises.
Eno. But he loves Cæsar best;--Yet he loves
Antony: Ho! hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards, poets,
I cannot Think, speak, cast, write, sing, number, ho, his love To Antony. But as for Cæsar, Kneel down, kneel down, and wonder. . Agr.
Both he loves, Eno. They are his shards, and he their beetle.” . So,
[Trumpets. This is to horse.—Adieu, noble Agrippa.
Agr. Good fortune, worthy soldier; and farewell. Enter Cæsar, Antony, Lepidus, and OCTAVIA.
Ant. No further, sir.
Make me not offended
I have said.
You shall not find,
1 They are his shards, and he their beetle.] i. e. They are the wings that raise this heavy lumpish insect from the ground.
2 - as my furthest band-] As I will venture the greatest pledge of security, on the trial of thy conduct. Band and bond, in our author's time, were synonymous.
3 therein curious,] i. e. scrupulous,
: Oct. Her tonen her ton
And make the hearts of Romans serve your ends!
Cæs. Farewell, my dearest sister, fare thee well;
Octa. My noble brother !
Ant. The April's in her eyes: It is love's spring, And these the showers to bring it on.-Be cheerful. · Octa. Sir, look well to my husband's house; andCæs.
What, Octavia? : Oct. I'll tell you in your ear.
Ant. Her tongue will not obey her heart, nor can Her heart inform her tongue: the swan's down
feather, That stands upon the swell at full of tide, And neither way inclines.. Eno. Will Cæsar weep? [Aside to AGRIPPA. Agr.
He has a cloud in's face. Eno. He were the worse for that, were he a horse;. So is he, being a man. . Agr.
No, sweet Octavia,
4 The elements be kind, &c.] This is obscure. It seems to mean, May the different elements of the body, or principles of life, maintain such proportion and harmony as may keep you cheerful.
5 were he a horse;] A horse is said to have a cloud in his face, when he has a black or dark-coloured spot in his forehead between his eyes. This gives him a sour look, and being supposed to indicate an ill temper, is of course regarded as a great blemish.
w did confound,-) To confound is to destroy..
You shall hear from me still; the time shall not
Come, sir, come;
Look, here I have you; thus I let you go, · And give you to the gods. Cæs.
Adieu; be happy! Lep. Let all the number of the stars give light To thy fair way! · Ces. Farewell, farewell! [Kisses OCTAVIA. Ant.
Farewell! pets sound. Exèunt.
SCENE III. • Alexandria. A Room in the Palace. Enter CLEOPATRA, CHARMIAN, IRAs, and ALEXAS.
Cleo. Where is the fellow?
Half afеard to come.
: : Enter a Messenger.
...That Herod's head I'll have: But how? when Antony is gone Through whom I might command it.-Come thou
Didst thou behold Octavia?
Mess. Ay, dread queen.
Madam, in Rome I look'd her in the face; and saw her led Between her brother and Mark Antony. Cleo. Is she as tall as me?'
She is not, madam. Cleo. Didst hear her speak? Is she shrill-tongu'd,
.. or low? Mess. Madam, I heard her speak; she is low
voic’d. Cleo. That's not so good:--he cannot like her
Is this certain?
Three in Egypt
He's very knowing,
Is she as tall as me? &c. &c. &c.] This scene (says Dr. Grey) is a manifest allusion to the questions put by Queen Elizabeth to Sir James Melvil, concerning his mistress the Queen of Scots. Whoever will give himself the trouble to consult his Memoirs, may probably suppose the resemblance to be more than accidental.
i her station--] Station, in this instanice, means the act of standing