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Antony and Cleopatra: Act III, Scene 2

Antony and Cleopatra
Act III, Scene 2

Rome. An ante-chamber in Octavius Caesar’s house.

  1. Enter Agrippa at one door, Enobarbus at another.

Agrippa

1
  1. What, are the brothers parted?

Domitius Enobarbus

2 - 6
  1. They have dispatch’d with Pompey, he is gone;
  2. The other three are sealing. Octavia weeps
  3. To part from Rome; Caesar is sad, and Lepidus,
  4. Since Pompey’s feast, as Menas says, is troubled
  5. With the green-sickness.

Agrippa

7
  1.                          ’Tis a noble Lepidus.

Domitius Enobarbus

8
  1. A very fine one. O, how he loves Caesar!

Agrippa

9
  1. Nay, but how dearly he adores Mark Antony!

Domitius Enobarbus

10
  1. Caesar? Why, he’s the Jupiter of men.

Agrippa

11
  1. What’s Antony? The god of Jupiter.

Domitius Enobarbus

12
  1. Spake you of Caesar? How, the nonpareil!

Agrippa

13
  1. O Antony! O thou Arabian bird!

Domitius Enobarbus

14
  1. Would you praise Caesar, say Caesar,” go no further.

Agrippa

15
  1. Indeed he plied them both with excellent praises.

Domitius Enobarbus

16 - 20
  1. But he loves Caesar best, yet he loves Antony.
  2. Hoo, hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards, poets, cannot
  3. Think, speak, cast, write, sing, number, hoo!
  4. His love to Antony. But as for Caesar,
  5. Kneel down, kneel down, and wonder.

Agrippa

21
  1.                                     Both he loves.

Domitius Enobarbus

22 - 23
  1. They are his shards, and he their beetle, so.
  2. Trumpet within.
  3. This is to horse. Adieu, noble Agrippa.

Agrippa

24
  1. Good fortune, worthy soldier, and farewell.
  2. Enter Caesar, Antony, Lepidus, and Octavia.

Mark Antony

25
  1. No further, sir.

Caesar

26 - 35
  1. You take from me a great part of myself;
  2. Use me well in’t. Sister, prove such a wife
  3. As my thoughts make thee, and as my farthest band
  4. Shall pass on thy approof. Most noble Antony,
  5. Let not the piece of virtue which is set
  6. Betwixt us, as the cement of our love
  7. To keep it builded, be the ram to batter
  8. The fortress of it; for better might we
  9. Have lov’d without this mean, if on both parts
  10. This be not cherish’d.

Mark Antony

36 - 37
  1.                        Make me not offended
  2. In your distrust.

Caesar

38
  1.                   I have said.

Mark Antony

39 - 43
  1.              You shall not find,
  2. Though you be therein curious, the least cause
  3. For what you seem to fear. So the gods keep you,
  4. And make the hearts of Romans serve your ends!
  5. We will here part.

Caesar

44 - 46
  1. Farewell, my dearest sister, fare thee well,
  2. The elements be kind to thee, and make
  3. Thy spirits all of comfort! Fare thee well.

Octavia

47
  1. My noble brother!

Mark Antony

48 - 49
  1. The April’s in her eyes, it is love’s spring,
  2. And these the showers to bring it on. Be cheerful.

Octavia

50
  1. Sir, look well to my husband’s house; and

Caesar

51 - 52
  1.                                            What,
  2. Octavia?

Octavia

53
  1.          I’ll tell you in your ear.

Mark Antony

54 - 57
  1. Her tongue will not obey her heart, nor can
  2. Her heart inform her tonguethe swan’s down feather,
  3. That stands upon the swell at the full of tide,
  4. And neither way inclines.

Domitius Enobarbus

58
  1. Aside to Agrippa.
  2.                           Will Caesar weep?

Agrippa

59
  1. Aside to Enobarbus.
  2. He has a cloud in ’s face.

Domitius Enobarbus

60 - 61
  1. Aside to Agrippa.
  2. He were the worse for that were he a horse;
  3. So is he being a man.

Agrippa

62 - 65
  1. Aside to Enobarbus.
  2.                       Why, Enobarbus?
  3. When Antony found Julius Caesar dead,
  4. He cried almost to roaring; and he wept
  5. When at Philippi he found Brutus slain.

Domitius Enobarbus

66 - 68
  1. Aside to Agrippa.
  2. That year indeed he was troubled with a rheum;
  3. What willingly he did confound he wail’d,
  4. Believe’ttill I weep too.

Caesar

69 - 71
  1.                            No, sweet Octavia,
  2. You shall hear from me still; the time shall not
  3. Outgo my thinking on you.

Mark Antony

72 - 75
  1.                           Come, sir, come,
  2. I’ll wrestle with you in my strength of love.
  3. Look, here I have you, thus I let you go,
  4. And give you to the gods.

Caesar

76
  1.                           Adieu, be happy.

Lepidus

77 - 78
  1. Let all the number of the stars give light
  2. To thy fair way.

Caesar

79
  1.                  Farewell, farewell.
  1. Kisses Octavia.

Mark Antony

80
  1.                     Farewell.
  1. Trumpets sound. Exeunt.
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