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Till we perceiv'd, both how you were wrong led,
And we in negligent danger. Cheer your heart;
Be you
not troubled with the time, which drives
O'er your content these strong necessities;
But let determin'd things to destiny
Hold unbewail'd' their way.

Nothing more dear to me.
Beyond the mark of thonght:

Welcome to Rome:

You are abus'd

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and the high Gods,

To do you justice, make them ministers

Of us, and those that love you. Best of comfort;


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welcome to us.

Agr. Welcome, Lady."

Mec. Welcome, dear Madam.

Each heart in Rome does love and pity you:
Only the adulterous Antony, most large
In his abominations, turns you off;

And gives his potent regiment to a trull,
That t noises it against us.

Octa, Is it so, Sir?

Caes. Most certain.

Sister, welcome: Pray you,

Be ever known to patience: My dearest sister!



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Cleo. I will be even with thee, doubt it not.
Eno. But why, why, why?.


Cleo. Thou hast forspoke my being in these

And say'st, it is not fit.
Eno. Well, is it, is it?


Cleo. Is't not? Denounce against us, why should not we

Be there in person?

Eno. [Aside.] Well, I could reply:

If we should serve with horse and mares together, - The horse were merely lost; the mares would bear A soldier, and his horse.

Cleo. What is't you say?

Eno. Your presence needs must puzzle Antony Take from his heart, take from his brain, from his time,

What should not then be spar'd. He is already Traduc'd for levity; and 'tis said in Rome, That Photinus an eunuch, and your maids, Manage this war.

Cleo. Sink Rome; and their tongues rot,

That speak against us! A charge we bear i' the


And, as the president of my kingdom, will
Appear there for a man. Speak not against it;
I will not stay behind.

Eno. Nay, I have done: ***

Here comes the Emperor.


Ant. Is't not strange, Canidius,
That from Tarentum, and Brundusium,
He could so quickly cut the Jonian sea,

And take in Toryne? You have heard on't,

Cleo. Celerity is never

Than by the negligent.
Ant. A good rebuke,

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Which might have well becom'd the best of men To taunt at slackness.

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-Canidius, we

Will fight with him by sea.
Cleo. By sea! What else?

Can. Why will my Lord do so?
Ant. For her dares us to't.

Eng. So hath my Lord dar'd him to single-fight, Can. Ay, and to wage this battle at Pharsalia, Where Caesar fought with Pornpey: But these offers, Which serve not for his vantage he shakes off; And so should you.

are not well mann'd;

no. Your ships aeteers, reapers, people

Your mariners are

Ingross'd by swift impress; in Caesar's fleet
Are those, that often have 'gainst Pompey fought.
Their ships are yare; yours, heavy. No disgrace
Shall fall you for refusing him, at sea,

Being prepar'd for land.

Ant. By sea, by sea.

Eno. Most worthy Sir, you therein throw away The absolute soldiership you have by land; your ariny, which dost most consist

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quite forego

The way which promises assurance; and
Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard,
From firm security.

Ant. I'll fight at sea.

Cleo. I have sixty sails," Caesar noue better. Ant. Our overplus of shipping will we burn; And, with the rest full-mann'd, from the head, of Actium

Beat the approaching Caesar. But if we fail,

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Mes. The news is true, my Lord; he is descried;

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Ant. Can he be there in person? "tis impossible; Strange, that his power should be. -Canidios, Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land, And our twelve thousand horse:


Enter a Soldier.

We'll to our

Away, my Thetis! How now, worthy soldier ? Sold. O noble Emperor, do not fight by sea; Trust not to rotten planks: Do you misdoubt This sword, and these my wounds?


Let the

Juul Deck

And the Phoenicians, go a ducking; we
Have us'd to conquer, standing on the earth,
And fighting foot to foot.

Ant." Well, well', 'away."
[Exeunt ANTONY



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Sold. By Hercules, I think, I am i̇' the right. Can. Soldier, thou art but his whole action grows

breyst huic one Not in the power on't: So our leader's led, And we are women's men.


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and the horse whole, do you not?
Marcus Justeius,

Can. Marcus Octavius, Ma

Publicola, and Caelius, are for sea:

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But we keep whole by land. This speed of Caesar's Carries beyond belief.

Sold. While he was yet in Rome,

His power went out in such distractions, as
Beguil'd all spies.

Can. Who's his lieutenant, hear you?

, VOL. XV.


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Mes. The Emperor calls for Canidius.
Can. With news the time's with labour; and
S throes forth,'

Each minute, some.


A Plain near Actium.


Enter CAESAR, TAURUS, Officers, and Others.

Caes. Taurus,

Taur. My Lord.

Caes. Strike not by land; keep whole: Provoke not battle, till we have doue at sea. Do not exceed the prescript of this scroll: Our fortune lies upon this jump.


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Ant. Set we our squadrons on you' side,o' the bill, In eye of Caesar's baule; from which place 2 We may the nurin ber of the ships behold, TCK Aud so proceed accordingly, u** [Exeunt.


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marching with his land army one way over the stage; and TAURUS, the lieutenant of Caesar, the he other way. Alter their going in, is heard the noise of a seafight.

Alarum. Re-enter ENOBARBUS.

Eno. Naught, naught, all naught! I can behold acno longer:

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