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Antony and Cleopatra: Act 3, Scene 2

Antony and Cleopatra
Act 3, Scene 2

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

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

Agrippa

2
  1. What, are the brothers parted?

Domitius Enobarbus

3 - 7
  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

8
  1.                          ’Tis a noble Lepidus.

Domitius Enobarbus

9
  1. A very fine one. O, how he loves Caesar!

Agrippa

10
  1. Nay, but how dearly he adores Mark Antony!

Domitius Enobarbus

11
  1. Caesar? Why, he’s the Jupiter of men.

Agrippa

12
  1. What’s Antony? The god of Jupiter.

Domitius Enobarbus

13
  1. Spake you of Caesar? How, the nonpareil!

Agrippa

14
  1. O Antony! O thou Arabian bird!

Domitius Enobarbus

15
  1. Would you praise Caesar, say Caesar,” go no further.

Agrippa

16
  1. Indeed he plied them both with excellent praises.

Domitius Enobarbus

17 - 21
  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

22
  1.                                     Both he loves.

Domitius Enobarbus

23 - 25
  1. They are his shards, and he their beetle, so.
  2. Trumpet within.
  3. This is to horse. Adieu, noble Agrippa.

Agrippa

26 - 27
  1. Good fortune, worthy soldier, and farewell.
  2. Enter Caesar, Antony, Lepidus, and Octavia.

Mark Antony

28
  1. No further, sir.

Caesar

29 - 38
  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

39 - 40
  1.                        Make me not offended
  2. In your distrust.

Caesar

41
  1.                   I have said.

Mark Antony

42 - 46
  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

47 - 49
  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

50
  1. My noble brother!

Mark Antony

51 - 52
  1. The April’s in her eyes, it is love’s spring,
  2. And these the showers to bring it on. Be cheerful.

Octavia

53
  1. Sir, look well to my husband’s house; and

Caesar

54 - 55
  1.                                            What,
  2. Octavia?

Octavia

56
  1.          I’ll tell you in your ear.

Mark Antony

57 - 60
  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

61 - 62
  1. Aside to Agrippa.
  2.                           Will Caesar weep?

Agrippa

63 - 64
  1. Aside to Enobarbus.
  2. He has a cloud in ’s face.

Domitius Enobarbus

65 - 67
  1. Aside to Agrippa.
  2. He were the worse for that were he a horse;
  3. So is he being a man.

Agrippa

68 - 72
  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

73 - 76
  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

77 - 79
  1.                            No, sweet Octavia,
  2. You shall hear from me still; the time shall not
  3. Outgo my thinking on you.

Mark Antony

80 - 83
  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

84
  1.                           Adieu, be happy.

Lepidus

85 - 86
  1. Let all the number of the stars give light
  2. To thy fair way.

Caesar

87
  1.                  Farewell, farewell.
  1. Kisses Octavia.

Mark Antony

89
  1.                     Farewell.
  1. Trumpets sound. Exeunt.
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