Tragedies, Volume 3
General Books LLC, 2012 - 216 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ...Antony? Der. There, Diomed, there. Dio. Lives he? Wilt thou not answer, man? Exit Dercetas. Ant. Art thou there, Diomed? Draw thy sword, and give me Sufficing strokes for death. Dio. Most absolute lord, My mistress Cleopatra sent me to thee. Ant. When did she send thee? Dio. Now, my lord. Ant. Where is she 7 DiO. Lock'd in her monument. She had a prophesying fear Of what hath come to pass: for when she saw (Which never shall be found) you did suspect She had dispos'd with Caesar, and that your rage Would not be purg'd, she sent you word she was dead; But, fearing since how it might work, hath sent Me to proclaim the truth; and I am come, I dread, too late. Ant. Too late, good Diomed: --Call my guard, I prithee. Dio. What, ho! the emperor's guard! The guard, what, ho! Come, your lord calls. Enter some of the Guard. Ant. Bear me, good friends, where Cleopatra bides! T is the last service that I shall command you. I Guaed. Woe, woe are we, sir, you may not live to weai All your true followers out. All. Most heavy day! Ant. Nay, good my fellows, do not please sharp fate To grace it with your sorrows: bid that welcome Which comes to punish us, and we punish it Seeming to bear it lightly. Take me up: I have led you oft; carry me now, good friends, And have my thanks for all. Exeunt, bearing Antont SCENE XIII.--The same. A Monument. Enter above, Cleopatra, Charmian, and Iras. Cleo. O Charmian, I will never go from hence. Char. Be comforted, dear madam. Cleo. No, I will not. All strange and terrible events are welcome, But comforts we despise; our size of sorrow, Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great Enier Diojiedes. As that which makes it.--How now? is he dead? Dio. His death's upon him, but not dead. Look out o' the other side your monument, His guard have b...
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