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He, only, in a general honest thought,
And common good to all, made one of them.
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up,
And
say

to all the world, This was a man!
Oct. According to his virtue let us use him,
With all respect and rights of burial.
Within

my tent his bones to-night shall lie,
Most like a soldier, order'd honourably.--
So, call the field to rest : and let 's away,
To part the glories of this happy day. [Exeunt.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.

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M. ANTONY,
Octavius CÆSAR, triumvirs.
M. ÆMIL. LEPIDUS,
Sextus POMPEIUS.
DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS,
VENTIDIUS,
Eros,
SCARUS,

friends of Antony
DERCETAS,
DEMETRIUS,
Philo,
MECÆNAS,
AGRIPPA,
DOLABELLA,

friends to Cæsar.
PROCULEIUS,
THYREUS,
GALLUS,
MENAS,
MENECRATES, friends of Pompey.
VARRIUS,
TAURUS, lieutenant-general to Cæsar.
CANIDIUS, lieutenant-general to Antony.
Silius, an officer in Ventidius's army.
EUPHRONIUS, an ambassador from Antony to Cæsar.
ALEXAS, MARDIAN, SELEUCUS, and DIOMEDES ;

attendants on Cleopatra. A Soothsayer. A Clown.

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CLEOPATRA, queen of Egypt.
OCTAVIA, sister to Cæsar, and wife to Antony.

. IRAS,

Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants. Scene, dispersed ; in several parts of the Roman

empire.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.

ACT THE FIRST.

SCENE I.

Alexandria. A Room in Cleopatra's Palace.

Enter DEMETRIUS and Philo.

Philo. 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: his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges' all temper; And is become the bellows and the fan, To cool a gipsy's will. Look, where they come!

Flourish. Enter ANTONY and CLEOPATRA, with

their Trains; Eunuchs fanning her.
Take but good note, and you shall see in him
The triple pillar of the world, transform’d
Into a strumpet's fool: behold and see.

i Renounces.

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