Antony and Cleopatra: An Historical Play ... Fitted for the Stage by Abridging Only, and Now Acted, at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-lane, by His Majesty's Servants
J. and R. Tonson, 1758 - 99 pages
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Agrippa Alexandria Alexas ANTONY and CLEOPATRA art thou Attendants bear behold betray'd brave bring Cæs Canidius Charmian dead dear death Dercetas do't Dolabella drink Egypt Egyptian Emperor Enter Antony Enter Cæsar Enter Cleopatra Enter Diomede Enter Enobarbus Eros eunuch Exeunt eyes farewel fight follow fortune friends Fulvia gentle giv'n give thee gods gone Guard hand hath hear heart heaven hence hither honour horse i'the Iras is't kiss lady Lepidus liv'd look lord madam Mardian Mark Antony marry'd Mecænas Menas monument never noble o'er o'the world on't pardon peace Pompey pray Proculeius prythee Ptolemy Queen Re-enter Rome say'st SCENE Seleucus Sextus Pompeius shame sirst soldier Soothsayer speak strike sword Syria tell There's thine things thou art thou hast thought Thyreus unto What's whip'd women wouldst wound
Page 86 - My desolation does begin to make A better life : Tis paltry to be Caesar; Not being fortune, he's but fortune's knave, A minister of her will ; And it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds ; Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change; Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung, The beggar's nurse and Caesar's.
Page 74 - Sometime, we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour, sometime, like a bear, or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants.
Page 3 - NAY, but this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure : those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front...
Page 89 - 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; But when he meant to quail and shake the orb, He was as rattling thunder: For his bounty, There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas That grew the more by reaping.
Page 81 - O, wither'd is the garland of the war, The soldier's pole is fall'n : young boys and girls Are level now with men ; the odds is gone, And there is nothing left remarkable Beneath the visiting moon.
Page 57 - Mine honesty and I begin to square. The loyalty well held to fools does make Our faith mere folly : yet he that can endure To follow with allegiance a fall'n lord Does conquer him that did his master conquer, And earns a place i
Page 96 - Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me: now no more The juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip: Yare, yare, good Iras; quick. Methinks I hear Antony call; I see him rouse himself To praise my noble act; I hear him mock The luck of...
Page 56 - I see, men's judgments are A parcel of their fortunes ; and things outward Do draw the inward quality after them, To suffer all alike.
Page 96 - Methinks I hear Antony call; I see him rouse himself To praise my noble act; I hear him mock The luck of Caesar, which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath. Husband, I come: Now to that name my courage prove my title! I am fire and air; my other elements I give to baser life.