Antony and Cleopatra
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Enter Enobarbus, Lamprius, a Southsayer, Rannius, Lucillius, Charmian, Iras, Mardian the Eunuch, and Alexas.Enter Charmian, Iras, and Alexas AC I.ii.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
L. Alexas, sweet Alexas, most any thing Lord Alexas, sweet Alexas, most anything AC I.ii.1
Alexas, almost most absolute Alexas, where's the SoothsayerAlexas, almost most absolute Alexas, where's the soothsayerabsolute (adj.)perfect, complete, incomparableAC I.ii.2
soothsayer (n.)foreteller of events, prophet
that you prais'd so to'th'Queene? Oh that I knewethat you praised so to th' Queen? O that I knew AC I.ii.3
this Husband, which you say, must change his Hornesthis husband, which you say must charge his hornscharge (v.)load, heap, pile upAC I.ii.4
horn (n.)
old form: Hornes
(plural) outgrowths imagined to be on the head of a cuckold
with Garlands.with garlands! AC I.ii.5
Alex.ALEXAS 
Soothsayer. Soothsayer! AC I.ii.6
Enter a Soothsayer AC I.ii.7
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
Your will?Your will? AC I.ii.7
Char. CHARMIAN 
Is this the Man? Is't you sir that knowIs this the man? Is't you, sir, that know AC I.ii.8
things?things? AC I.ii.9
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
In Natures infinite booke of Secrecie,In Nature's infinite book of secrecy AC I.ii.10
a little I can read.A little I can read. AC I.ii.11.1
Alex. ALEXAS 
Shew him your hand.Show him your hand. AC I.ii.11.2
Enter Enobarbusbanquet, banket (n.)refreshments, light meal, dessertAC I.ii.12
Enob.ENOBARBUS 
Bring in the Banket quickly: Wine enough,Bring in the banquet quickly; wine enough AC I.ii.12
Cleopatra's health to drinke.Cleopatra's health to drink. AC I.ii.13
Char. CHARMIAN 
Good sir, giue me good(to Soothsayer) Good sir, give me good AC I.ii.14
Fortune.fortune. AC I.ii.15
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
I make not, but foresee.I make not, but foresee.make (v.)create, bring about, produceAC I.ii.16
Char. CHARMIAN 
Pray then, foresee me one.Pray then, foresee me one. AC I.ii.17
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
You shall be yet farre fairer then you are.You shall be yet far fairer than you are.fair (adj.)fortunate, favouredAC I.ii.18
Char. CHARMIAN 
He meanes in flesh.He means in flesh. AC I.ii.19
Iras. IRAS 
No, you shall paint when you are old.No, you shall paint when you are old. AC I.ii.20
Char. CHARMIAN 
Wrinkles forbid.Wrinkles forbid! AC I.ii.21
Alex. ALEXAS 
Vex not his prescience, be attentiue.Vex not his prescience; be attentive.prescience (n.)foreknowledge, visionary powerAC I.ii.22
Char. CHARMIAN 
Hush.Hush! AC I.ii.23
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
You shall be more belouing, then beloued.You shall be more beloving than beloved.beloving (adj.)
old form: belouing
loving, devoted
AC I.ii.24
Char. CHARMIAN 
I had rather heate my Liuer with drinking.I had rather heat my liver with drinking. AC I.ii.25
Alex. ALEXAS 
Nay, heare him.Nay, hear him. AC I.ii.26
Char. CHARMIAN 
Good now some excellent Fortune: Let meeGood now, some excellent fortune! Let me AC I.ii.27
be married to three Kings in a forenoone, and Widdow thembe married to three kings in a forenoon and widow themforenoon (n.)
old form: forenoone
part of the day before noon
AC I.ii.28
all: Let me haue a Childe at fifty, to whom Herode ofall. Let me have a child at fifty, to whom Herod ofHerod (n.)in the Bible, a Judean king, portrayed in medieval mystery plays as a wild and angry figureAC I.ii.29
Iewry may do Homage. Finde me to marrie me withJewry may do homage. Find me to marry me with AC I.ii.30
Octauius Casar, and companion me with my Mistris.Octavius Caesar, and companion me with my mistress.companion (v.)make a companion of, join in fellowshipAC I.ii.31
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
You shall out-liue the Lady whom you serue.You shall outlive the lady whom you serve. AC I.ii.32
Char. CHARMIAN 
Oh excellent, I loue long life better then Figs.O, excellent! I love long life better than figs. AC I.ii.33
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
You haue seene and proued a fairer former fortune,You have seen and proved a fairer former fortuneprove (v.)
old form: proued
find, establish, experience
AC I.ii.34
then that which is to approach.Than that which is to approach. AC I.ii.35
Char. CHARMIAN 
Then belike my Children shall haue noThen belike my children shall have nobelike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seemsAC I.ii.36
names: Prythee how many Boyes and Wenches must Inames. Prithee, how many boys and wenches must Iname (n.)legitimate titleAC I.ii.37
haue.have?wench (n.)girl, lassAC I.ii.38
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
If euery of your wishes had a wombe,If every of your wishes had a womb, AC I.ii.39
& foretell euery wish, a Million.And fertile every wish, a million. AC I.ii.40
Char. CHARMIAN 
Out Foole, I forgiue thee for a Witch.Out, fool, I forgive thee for a witch. AC I.ii.41
Alex. ALEXAS 
You thinke none but your sheets are priuie to yourYou think none but your sheets are privy to yourprivy
old form: priuie
privately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
AC I.ii.42
wishes.wishes. AC I.ii.43
Char. CHARMIAN 
Nay come, tell Iras hers.Nay, come, tell Iras hers. AC I.ii.44
Alex. ALEXAS 
Wee'l know all our Fortunes.We'll know all our fortunes. AC I.ii.45
Enob. ENOBARBUS 
Mine, and most of our Fortunes to night, Mine, and most of our fortunes, tonight AC I.ii.46
shall be drunke to bed.shall be drunk to bed. AC I.ii.47
Iras. IRAS 
There's a Palme presages Chastity, if nothing els.There's a palm presages chastity, if nothing else.presage (v.)signify, indicateAC I.ii.48
Char. CHARMIAN 
E'ne as the o're-flowing Nylus presagethE'en as the o'erflowing Nilus presagethNilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, EgyptAC I.ii.49
presage (v.)signify, indicate
Famine. famine. AC I.ii.50
Iras. IRAS 
Go you wilde Bedfellow, you cannot(to Charmian) Go, you wild bedfellow, you cannotwild (adj.)wanton, flighty, frivolousAC I.ii.51
Soothsay.soothsay.soothsay (v.)tell the future, prophesy, make predictionsAC I.ii.52
Char. CHARMIAN 
Nay, if an oyly Palme bee not a fruitfull Prognostication,Nay, if an oily palm be not a fruitful prognostication,fruitful (adj.)
old form: fruitfull
fertile, productive of children
AC I.ii.53
oily (adj.)
old form: oyly
moist, clammy, greasy
prognostication (n.)sign, forecast, prediction
I cannot scratch mine eare. Prythee tel herI cannot scratch mine ear. Prithee, tell her AC I.ii.53
but a worky day Fortune.but a workyday fortune.workyday (adj.)
old form: worky day
ordinary, commonplace, everyday
AC I.ii.55
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
Your Fortunes are alike.Your fortunes are alike. AC I.ii.56
Iras. IRAS 
But how, but how, giue me particulars.But how, but how? Give me particulars. AC I.ii.57
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
I haue said.I have said. AC I.ii.58
Iras. IRAS 
Am I not an inch of Fortune better then she?Am I not an inch of fortune better than she? AC I.ii.59
Char. CHARMIAN 
Well, if you were but an inch of fortuneWell, if you were but an inch of fortune AC I.ii.60
better then I: where would you choose it.better than I, where would you choose it? AC I.ii.61
Iras. IRAS 
Not in my Husbands nose.Not in my husband's nose. AC I.ii.62
Char. CHARMIAN 
Our worser thoughts Heauens mend. Alexas. Our worser thoughts heavens mend! Alexas –  AC I.ii.63
Come, / his Fortune, his Fortune. Oh let him mary acome, his fortune, his fortune! O, let him marry a AC I.ii.64
woman that cannot go, sweet Isis, I beseech thee, andwoman that cannot go, sweet Isis, I beseech thee, andIsis (n.)[pron: 'iysis] Egyptian goddess of the moon, fertility, and magicAC I.ii.65
go (v.)[unclear meaning] enjoy a sexual relationship
let her dye too, and giue him a worse, and let worselet her die too, and give him a worse, and let worse AC I.ii.66
follow worse, till the worst of all follow him laughing tofollow worse till the worst of all follow him laughing to  AC I.ii.67
his graue, fifty-fold a Cuckold. Good Isis heare me thishis grave, fiftyfold a cuckold! Good Isis, hear me this cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wifeAC I.ii.68
Prayer, though thou denie me a matter of more waight:prayer, though thou deny me a matter of more weight; AC I.ii.69
good Isis I beseech thee.good Isis, I beseech thee! AC I.ii.70
Iras. IRAS 
Amen, deere Goddesse, heare that prayer of the people.Amen. Dear goddess, hear that prayer of the people! AC I.ii.71
For, as it is a heart-breaking to see a handsome manFor, as it is a heart-breaking to see a handsome man AC I.ii.72
loose-Wiu'd, so it is a deadly sorrow, to beholde a fouleloose-wived, so it is a deadly sorrow to behold a foulloose-wived (adj.)
old form: loose-Wiu'd
with an unfaithful wife
AC I.ii.73
foul (adj.)
old form: foule
plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
Knaue vncuckolded: Therefore deere Isis keep decorum,knave uncuckolded. Therefore, dear Isis, keep decorum,decorum (n.)propriety, seemliness, what is appropriateAC I.ii.74
knave (n.)
old form: Knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
uncuckolded (adj.)
old form: vncuckolded
with a faithful wife
and Fortune him accordingly.and fortune him accordingly! AC I.ii.75
Char. CHARMIAN 
Amen.Amen. AC I.ii.76
Alex. ALEXAS 
Lo now, if it lay in their hands to make mee aLo now, if it lay in their hands to make me a AC I.ii.77
Cuckold, they would make themselues Whores, butcuckold, they would make themselves whores butcuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wifeAC I.ii.78
they'ld doo't.they'd do't. AC I.ii.79
Enob.ENOBARBUS 
Hush, heere comes Anthony.Hush! here comes Antony. AC I.ii.80.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
Not he, the Queene.Not he; the Queen. AC I.ii.80.2
Enter Cleopatra.Enter Cleopatra AC I.ii.81
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Saue you, my Lord.Saw you my lord?  AC I.ii.81.1
Enob. ENOBARBUS 
No Lady.No, lady. AC I.ii.81.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Was he not heere?Was he not here? AC I.ii.81.3
Char.CHARMIAN 
No Madam.No, madam. AC I.ii.82
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
He was dispos'd to mirth, but on the sodaineHe was disposed to mirth; but on the suddensudden, of / on / upon a / the
old form: sodaine
suddenly
AC I.ii.83
A Romane thought hath strooke him. Enobarbus?A Roman thought hath struck him. Enobarbus!Roman (adj.)
old form: Romane
of Rome; sober, serious
AC I.ii.84
Enob. ENOBARBUS 
Madam.Madam? AC I.ii.85
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Seeke him, and bring him hither: wher's Alexias?Seek him, and bring him hither. Where's Alexas? AC I.ii.86
Alex. ALEXAS 
Heere at your seruice. My Lord approaches.Here at your service. My lord approaches. AC I.ii.87
Enter Anthony, with a Messenger.Enter Antony with a Messenger and Attendants AC I.ii.88
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
We will not looke vpon him: Go with vs. We will not look upon him. Go with us. AC I.ii.88
Exeunt.Exeunt all but Antony, Messenger, and Attendants AC I.ii.88
Messen. MESSENGER 
Fuluia thy Wife, / First came into the Field.Fulvia thy wife first came into the field.field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatAC I.ii.89
Ant. ANTONY 
Against my Brother Lucius?Against my brother Lucius? AC I.ii.90
Messen. MESSENGER 
I: Ay. AC I.ii.91
but soone that Warre had end, / And the times stateBut soon that war had end, and the time's statestate (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairsAC I.ii.92
Made friends of them, ioynting their force 'gainst Casar,Made friends of them, jointing their force 'gainst Caesar,joint (v.)
old form: ioynting
unite, combine, join together
AC I.ii.93
Whose better issue in the warre from Italy,Whose better issue in the war from Italyissue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)AC I.ii.94
Vpon the first encounter draue them.Upon the first encounter drave them. AC I.ii.95.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Well, what worst.Well, what worst? AC I.ii.95.2
Mess. MESSENGER 
The Nature of bad newes infects the Teller.The nature of bad news infects the teller. AC I.ii.96
Ant. ANTONY 
When it concernes the Foole or Coward: On.When it concerns the fool or coward. On. AC I.ii.97
Things that are past, are done, with me. 'Tis thus,Things that are past are done, with me. 'Tis thus: AC I.ii.98
Who tels me true, though in his Tale lye death,Who tells me true, though in his tale lie death, AC I.ii.99
I heare him as he flatter'd.I hear him as he flattered. AC I.ii.100.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
Labienus Labienus –  AC I.ii.100.2
(this is stiffe-newes) / Hath with his Parthian ForceThis is stiff news – hath with his Parthian forceParthian (adj.)from Parthia, ancient kingdom of W Asia; known for skilled horsemen and archeryAC I.ii.101
stiff (adj.)
old form: stiffe
grave, formidable, weighty
Extended Asia: from EuphratesExtended Asia; from Euphratesextend (v.)seize upon, take possession ofAC I.ii.102
his conquering / Banner shooke, from SyriaHis conquering banner shook, from Syria AC I.ii.103
to Lydia, / And to Ionia,To Lydia and to Ionia, AC I.ii.104
whil'st---Whilst –  AC I.ii.105.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Anthony thou would'st say.Antony, thou wouldst say –  AC I.ii.105.2
Mes. MESSENGER 
Oh my Lord.O, my lord. AC I.ii.105.3
Ant. ANTONY 
Speake to me home, / Mince not the generall tongue,Speak to me home; mince not the general tongue.mince (v.)play down, soften, make little ofAC I.ii.106
home (adv.)bluntly, to the point, forthrightly
general (adj.)
old form: generall
common, of everyone, public
tongue (n.)speech, expression, language, words, voice
name / Cleopatra as she is call'd in Rome:Name Cleopatra as she is called in Rome. AC I.ii.107
Raile thou in Fuluia's phrase, and taunt my faultsRail thou in Fulvia's phrase, and taunt my faultsrail (v.)
old form: Raile
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
AC I.ii.108
phrase (n.)manner, style, way
With such full License, as both Truth and MaliceWith such full licence as both truth and malice AC I.ii.109
Haue power to vtter. Oh then we bring forth weeds,Have power to utter. O, then we bring forth weeds AC I.ii.110
When our quicke windes lye still, and our illes told vsWhen our quick minds lie still, and our ills told usill (n.)
old form: illes
trouble, affliction, misfortune
AC I.ii.111
quick (adj.)
old form: quicke
lively, animated, vivacious
still (adj.)quiet, calm, subdued
Is as our earing: fare thee well awhile.Is as our earing. Fare thee well awhile.earing (n.)ploughingAC I.ii.112
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
Mes. MESSENGER 
At your Noble pleasure. At your noble pleasure. AC I.ii.113
Exit Messenger. Enter another Messenger.Exit AC I.ii.113
Ant. ANTONY 
From Scicion how the newes? Speake there.From Sicyon, ho, the news? Speak there!Sicyon (n.)[pron: 'sision] town in S Greece, where Antony’s wife Fulvia stayedAC I.ii.114
1. Mes. FIRST ATTENDANT 
The man from Scicion, / Is there such an one?The man from Sicyon – is there such an one? AC I.ii.115
2. Mes. SECOND ATTENDANT 
He stayes vpon your will.He stays upon your will.stay on / upon (v.)
old form: stayes vpon
wait for, await
AC I.ii.116.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Let him appeare:Let him appear. AC I.ii.116.2
These strong Egyptian Fetters I must breake,(aside) These strong Egyptian fetters I must break, AC I.ii.117
Or loose my selfe in dotage.Or lose myself in dotage. AC I.ii.118.1
Enter another Messenger with a Letter.Enter another Messenger, with a letterdotage (n.)doting, infatuation, excessive affectionAC I.ii.118
What are you?What are you? AC I.ii.118.2
3. Mes. MESSENGER 
Fuluia thy wife is dead.Fulvia thy wife is dead. AC I.ii.119.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Where dyed she. Where died she? AC I.ii.119.2
Mes. MESSENGER 
In Scicion,In Sicyon. AC I.ii.120
her length of sicknesse, / With what else more serious,Her length of sickness, with what else more serious AC I.ii.121
Importeth thee to know, this beares.Importeth thee to know, this bears. AC I.ii.122.1
He gives him the letterimport (v.)be of importance to, concern, matter toAC I.ii.122
forbear (v.)
old form: Forbeare
leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
Antho. ANTONY 
Forbeare meForbear me. AC I.ii.122.2

Exit Messenger AC I.ii.122
There's a great Spirit gone, thus did I desire it:There's a great spirit gone! Thus did I desire it. AC I.ii.123
What our contempts doth often hurle from vs,What our contempts doth often hurl from us, AC I.ii.124
We wish it ours againe. The present pleasure,We wish it ours again. The present pleasure, AC I.ii.125
By reuolution lowring, does becomeBy revolution lowering, does becomerevolution (n.)
old form: reuolution
moving round [a point], revolving round
AC I.ii.126
The opposite of it selfe: she's good being gon,The opposite of itself. She's good, being gone; AC I.ii.127
The hand could plucke her backe, that shou'd her on.The hand could pluck her back that shoved her on. AC I.ii.128
I must from this enchanting Queene breake off,I must from this enchanting queen break off.enchanting (adj.)bewitching, captivating, holding under a spellAC I.ii.129
Ten thousand harmes, more then the illes I knowTen thousand harms, more than the ills I know,ill (n.)
old form: illes
wrong, injury, harm, evil
AC I.ii.130
My idlenesse doth hatch. How now Enobarbus.My idleness doth hatch. How now, Enobarbus! AC I.ii.131
Enter Enobarbus.Enter Enobarbus AC I.ii.132
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
What's your pleasure, Sir?What's your pleasure, sir? AC I.ii.132
Anth. ANTONY 
I must with haste from hence.I must with haste from hence. AC I.ii.133
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Why then we kill all our Women. We seeWhy, then we kill all our women. We see AC I.ii.134
how mortall an vnkindnesse is to them, if they sufferhow mortal an unkindness is to them. If they suffer AC I.ii.135
our departure death's the word.our departure, death's the word. AC I.ii.136
Ant. ANTONY 
I must be gone.I must be gone. AC I.ii.137
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Vnder a compelling an occasion, let women die.Under a compelling occasion, let women die. AC I.ii.138
It were pitty to cast them away for nothing, thoughIt were pity to cast them away for nothing, though AC I.ii.139
betweene them and a great cause, they should be esteemedbetween them and a great cause they should be esteemed AC I.ii.140
nothing. Cleopatra catching but the least noyse of this,nothing. Cleopatra, catching but the least noise of this, AC I.ii.141
dies instantly: I haue seene her dye twenty times vppondies instantly. I have seen her die twenty times upon AC I.ii.142
farre poorer moment: I do think there is mettle in death,far poorer moment. I do think there is mettle in death,mettle, mettell (n.)spirit, vigour, zestAC I.ii.143
moment (n.)cause, motive, consideration
which commits some louing acte vpon her, she hath suchwhich commits some loving act upon her, she hath such AC I.ii.144
a celerity in dying.a celerity in dying.celerity (n.)alacrity, rapidity, swiftnessAC I.ii.145
Ant. ANTONY 
She is cunning past mans thought.She is cunning past man's thought. AC I.ii.146
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Alacke Sir no, her passions are made ofAlack, sir, no; her passions are made of AC I.ii.147
nothing but the finest part of pure Loue. We cannot calnothing but the finest part of pure love. We cannot call AC I.ii.148
her winds and waters, sighes and teares: They are greater her winds and waters sighs and tears; they are greater AC I.ii.149
stormes and Tempests then Almanackes can report. Thisstorms and tempests than almanacs can report. Thisalmanac (n.)
old form: Almanackes
calendar, register
AC I.ii.150
cannot be cunning in her; if it be, she makes a showrecannot be cunning in her; if it be, she makes a shower AC I.ii.151
of Raine as well as Ioue.of rain as well as Jove.Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godAC I.ii.152
Ant. ANTONY 
Would I had neuer seene her.Would I had never seen her! AC I.ii.153
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Oh sir, you had then left vnseene a wonderfullO, sir, you had then left unseen a wonderful AC I.ii.154
peece of worke, which not to haue beene blest withall,piece of work, which not to have been blessed withalpiece (n.)
old form: peece
specimen, masterpiece
AC I.ii.155
would haue discredited your Trauaile.would have discredited your travel.discredit (v.)harm the reputation of, bring into discreditAC I.ii.156
Ant. ANTONY 
Fuluia is dead.Fulvia is dead. AC I.ii.157
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Sir.Sir? AC I.ii.158
Ant. ANTONY 
Fuluia is dead.Fulvia is dead. AC I.ii.159
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Fuluia?Fulvia? AC I.ii.160
Ant. ANTONY 
Dead.Dead. AC I.ii.161
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
Why sir, giue the Gods a thankefull Sacrifice:Why, sir, give the gods a thankful sacrifice. AC I.ii.162
when it pleaseth their Deities to take the wife of a manWhen it pleaseth their deities to take the wife of a man AC I.ii.163
from him, it shewes to man the Tailors of the earth:from him, it shows to man the tailors of the earth; AC I.ii.164
comforting therein, that when olde Robes are worne out,comforting therein that when old robes are worn out AC I.ii.165
there are members to make new. If there were no morethere are members to make new. If there were no more AC I.ii.166
Women but Fuluia, then had you indeede a cut, and thewomen but Fulvia, then had you indeed a cut, and thecut (n.)blow, misfortune, disasterAC I.ii.167
case to be lamented: This greefe is crown'd with Consolation,case to be lamented. This grief is crowned with consolation: AC I.ii.168
your old Smocke brings foorth a new Petticoate,your old smock brings forth a new petticoat;petticoat (n.)
old form: Petticoate
long skirt
AC I.ii.169
smock (n.)
old form: Smocke
woman's undergarment, shift, slip, chemise
aud indeed the teares liue in an Onion, that should waterand indeed the tears live in an onion that should water AC I.ii.170
this sorrow.this sorrow. AC I.ii.171
Ant. ANTONY 
The businesse she hath broached in the State,The business she hath broached in the statebroach (v.)start, bring out, open upAC I.ii.172
Cannot endure my absence.Cannot endure my absence. AC I.ii.173
Eno. ENOBARBUS 
And the businesse you haue broach'd heereAnd the business you have broached herebroach (v.)
old form: broach'd
start, bring out, open up
AC I.ii.174
cannot be without you, especially that of Cleopatra's,cannot be without you; especially that of Cleopatra's, AC I.ii.175
which wholly depends on your abode.which wholly depends on your abode.abode (n.)staying, remaining, lingeringAC I.ii.176
Ant. ANTONY 
No more light Answeres: / Let our OfficersNo more light answers. Let our officerslight (adj.)facile, frivolous, of no consequenceAC I.ii.177
Haue notice what we purpose. I shall breakeHave notice what we purpose. I shall breakbreak (v.)
old form: breake
reveal, disclose, impart
AC I.ii.178
purpose (v.)intend, plan
The cause of our Expedience to the Queene,The cause of our expedience to the Queenexpedience (n.)rapid departure, hasty expedition, urgent enterpriseAC I.ii.179
And get her loue to part. For not aloneAnd get her leave to part. For not alonepart (v.)depart [from], leave, quitAC I.ii.180
The death of Fuluia, with more vrgent touchesThe death of Fulvia, with more urgent touches,touch (n.)factor, reason, motiveAC I.ii.181
Do strongly speake to vs: but the Letters tooDo strongly speak to us, but the letters too AC I.ii.182
Of many our contriuing Friends in Rome,Of many our contriving friends in Romecontriving (adj.)
old form: contriuing
plotting, skilfully working [on one's behalf]
AC I.ii.183
Petition vs at home. Sextus PompeiusPetition us at home. Sextus Pompeius AC I.ii.184
Haue giuen the dare to Casar, and commandsHath given the dare to Caesar and commands AC I.ii.185
The Empire of the Sea. Our slippery people,The empire of the sea. Our slippery people,slippery (adj.)fickle, treacherous, uncertainAC I.ii.186
Whose Loue is neuer link'd to the deseruer,Whose love is never linked to the deserver AC I.ii.187
Till his deserts are past, begin to throwTill his deserts are past, begin to throwthrow (v.)bestow, cast, pass onAC I.ii.188
Pompey the great, and all his DignitiesPompey the Great and all his dignitiesPompey the Great (n.)Roman politician and general, 1st-c BCAC I.ii.189
Vpon his Sonne, who high in Name and Power,Upon his son; who, high in name and power,power (n.)control, influence, swayAC I.ii.190
Higher then both in Blood and Life, stands vpHigher than both in blood and life, stands upblood (n.)spirit, vigour, mettleAC I.ii.191
stand up for (v.)
old form: vp
defend, support, champion
life (n.)energy, spirit, liveliness
For the maine Souldier. Whose quality going on,For the main soldier; whose quality, going on,main (adj.)
old form: maine
leading, chief, pre-eminent
AC I.ii.192
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
The sides o'th'world may danger. Much is breeding,The sides o'th' world may danger. Much is breedingdanger (v.)endanger, imperil, riskAC I.ii.193
side (n.)frame, compass, limit
Which like the Coursers heire, hath yet but life,Which, like the courser's hair, hath yet but lifecourser (n.)
old form: Coursers
swift horse, sprinter, charger
AC I.ii.194
And not a Serpents poyson. Say our pleasure,And not a serpent's poison. Say our pleasure, AC I.ii.195
To such whose places vnder vs, requireTo such whose place is under us, requiresplace (n.)position, post, office, rankAC I.ii.196
Our quicke remoue from hence.Our quick remove from hence.remove (n.)
old form: remoue
change of residence, departure
AC I.ii.197
Enob. ENOBARBUS 
I shall doo't.I shall do't. AC I.ii.198
Exeunt AC I.ii.198
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