Antony and Cleopatra
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Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Alexas, and Iras.Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Alexas, and Irassince (adv.)recently, of lateAC I.iii.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Where is he?Where is he? AC I.iii.1.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
I did not see him since.I did not see him since. AC I.iii.1.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
(to Alexas) SC I.iii.2
See where he is, / Whose with him, what he does:See where he is, who's with him, what he does. AC I.iii.2
I did not send you. If you finde him sad,I did not send you. If you find him sad,sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemnAC I.iii.3
Say I am dauncing: if in Myrth, reportSay I am dancing; if in mirth, report AC I.iii.4
That I am sodaine sicke. Quicke, and returne.That I am sudden sick. Quick, and return. AC I.iii.5
Exit Alexas AC I.iii.5
Char. CHARMIAN 
Madam, me thinkes if you did loue him deerly,Madam, methinks, if you did love him dearly,methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
AC I.iii.6
You do not hold the method, to enforceYou do not hold the method to enforce AC I.iii.7
The like from him.The like from him.like, thethe sameAC I.iii.8.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
What should I do, I do not?What should I do I do not? AC I.iii.8.2
Ch. CHARMIAN 
In each thing giue him way, crosse him in nothing.In each thing give him way. Cross him in nothing.cross (v.)
old form: crosse
contradict, challenge, go against
AC I.iii.9
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Thou teachest like a foole: the way to lose him.Thou teachest like a fool: the way to lose him. AC I.iii.10
Char. CHARMIAN 
Tempt him not so too farre. I wish forbeare,Tempt him not so too far. I wish, forbear.tempt (v.)try, test, make trial ofAC I.iii.11
forbear (v.)
old form: forbeare
stop, cease, desist
In time we hate that which we often feare.In time we hate that which we often fear. AC I.iii.12
Enter Anthony.Enter Antony AC I.iii.13
But heere comes Anthony.But here comes Antony. AC I.iii.13.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I am sicke, and sullen.I am sick and sullen. AC I.iii.13.2
An. ANTONY 
I am sorry to giue breathing to my purpose.I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose – breathing (n.)words, utterance, expressionAC I.iii.14
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Helpe me away deere Charmian, I shall fall,Help me away, dear Charmian! I shall fall. AC I.iii.15
It cannot be thus long, the sides of NatureIt cannot be thus long; the sides of naturenature (n.)human natureAC I.iii.16
side (n.)frame, compass, limit
Will not sustaine it.Will not sustain it.sustain (v.)
old form: sustaine
endure, withstand, support
AC I.iii.17.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Now my deerest Queene.Now, my dearest queen –  AC I.iii.17.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Pray you stand farther from mee.Pray you, stand farther from me. AC I.iii.18.1
Ant. ANTONY 
What's the matter?What's the matter? AC I.iii.18.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I know by that same eye ther's some good news.I know by that same eye there's some good news. AC I.iii.19
What sayes the married woman you may goe?What says the married woman – you may go? AC I.iii.20
Would she had neuer giuen you leaue to come.Would she had never given you leave to come! AC I.iii.21
Let her not say 'tis I that keepe you heere,Let her not say 'tis I that keep you here. AC I.iii.22
I haue no power vpon you: Hers you are.I have no power upon you. Hers you are.power (n.)control, influence, swayAC I.iii.23
Ant. ANTONY 
The Gods best know.The gods best know –  AC I.iii.24.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Oh neuer was there QueeneO, never was there queen AC I.iii.24.2
So mightily betrayed: yet at the fitstSo mightily betrayed! Yet at the first AC I.iii.25
I saw the Treasons planted.I saw the treasons planted.plant (v.)set up, establish, introduceAC I.iii.26.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Cleopatra.Cleopatra –  AC I.iii.26.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Why should I thinke you can be mine, & true,Why should I think you can be mine, and true –  AC I.iii.27
(Though you in swearing shake the Throaned Gods)Though you in swearing shake the throned gods –  AC I.iii.28
Who haue beene false to Fuluia? / Riotous madnesse,Who have been false to Fulvia? Riotous madness,false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithfulAC I.iii.29
To be entangled with those mouth-made vowes,To be entangled with those mouth-made vows AC I.iii.30
Which breake themselues in swearing.Which break themselves in swearing!swearing (n.)act of swearing, moment of oath-takingAC I.iii.31.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Most sweet Queene.Most sweet queen –  AC I.iii.31.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Nay pray you seeke no colour for your going,Nay, pray you seek no colour for your going,colour (n.)pretext, pretenceAC I.iii.32
But bid farewell, and goe: / When you sued staying,But bid farewell, and go. When you sued staying,sue (v.)beg, plead, beseechAC I.iii.33
Then was the time for words: No going then,Then was the time for words. No going then! AC I.iii.34
Eternity was in our Lippes, and Eyes,Eternity was in our lips and eyes, AC I.iii.35
Blisse in our browes bent: none our parts so poore,Bliss in our brows' bent; none our parts so poorbent (n.)curve, bend, archAC I.iii.36
brow (n.)
old form: browes
eyebrow
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
But was a race of Heauen. They are so still,But was a race of heaven. They are so still,race (n.)origin, stock, ancestryAC I.iii.37
Or thou the greatest Souldier of the world,Or thou, the greatest soldier of the world, AC I.iii.38
Art turn'd the greatest Lyar.Art turned the greatest liar. AC I.iii.39.1
Ant. ANTONY 
How now Lady?How now, lady! AC I.iii.39.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I would I had thy inches, thou should'st knowI would I had thy inches. Thou shouldst know AC I.iii.40
There were a heart in Egypt.There were a heart in Egypt. AC I.iii.41.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Heare me Queene:Hear me, Queen. AC I.iii.41.2
The strong necessity of Time, commandsThe strong necessity of time commands AC I.iii.42
Our Seruicles a-while: but my full heartOur services awhile; but my full heart AC I.iii.43
Remaines in vse with you. Our Italy,Remains in use with you. Our Italyuse (n.)
old form: vse
trust, possession, tenure
AC I.iii.44
Shines o're with ciuill Swords; Sextus PompeiusShines o'er with civil swords. Sextus Pompeiuscivil (adj.)
old form: ciuill
of civil war
AC I.iii.45
Makes his approaches to the Port of Rome,Makes his approaches to the port of Rome. AC I.iii.46
Equality of two Domesticke powers,Equality of two domestic powers AC I.iii.47
Breed scrupulous faction: The hated growne to strengthBreed scrupulous faction; the hated, grown to strength,faction (n.)quarrel, squabble, dissensionAC I.iii.48
scrupulous (adj.)quibbling, cavilling, distrustful
Are newly growne to Loue: The condemn'd Pompey,Are newly grown to love. The condemned Pompey, AC I.iii.49
Rich in his Fathers Honor, creepes apaceRich in his father's honour, creeps apaceapace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rateAC I.iii.50
Into the hearts of such, as haue not thriuedInto the hearts of such as have not thrived AC I.iii.51
Vpon the present state, whose Numbers threaten,Upon the present state, whose numbers threaten; AC I.iii.52
And quietnesse growne sicke of rest, would purgeAnd quietness, grown sick of rest, would purgerest (n.)[period of] peace, calm, reposeAC I.iii.53
purge (v.)cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
By any desperate change: My more particular,By any desperate change. My more particular,particular (n.)private matter, personal businessAC I.iii.54
And that which most with you should safe my going,And that which most with you should safe my going,safe (v.)remove danger from, make one feel secure aboutAC I.iii.55
Is Fuluias death.Is Fulvia's death. AC I.iii.56
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Though age from folly could not giue me freedomThough age from folly could not give me freedom, AC I.iii.57
It does from childishnesse. Can Fuluia dye?It does from childishness. Can Fulvia die? AC I.iii.58
Ant. ANTONY 
She's dead my Queene.She's dead, my queen. AC I.iii.59
Looke heere,Look here, AC I.iii.60.1
(He gives her the letter) AC I.iii.60
and at thy Soueraigne leysure readand at thy sovereign leisure read AC I.iii.60.2
The Garboyles she awak'd: at the last, best,The garboils she awaked. At the last, best,garboil (n.)
old form: Garboyles
trouble, disturbance, commotion
AC I.iii.61
See when, and where shee died.See when and where she died.false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificialAC I.iii.62.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
O most false Loue!O most false love! AC I.iii.62.2
Where be the Sacred Violles thou should'st fillWhere be the sacred vials thou shouldst fill AC I.iii.63
With sorrowfull water? Now I see, I see,With sorrowful water? Now I see, I see,vial (n.)
old form: Violles
phial, small bottle, flask
AC I.iii.64
In Fuluias death, how mine receiu'd shall be.In Fulvia's death, how mine received shall be. AC I.iii.65
Ant. ANTONY 
Quarrell no more, but bee prepar'd to knowQuarrel no more, but be prepared to know AC I.iii.66
The purposes I beare: which are, or cease,The purposes I bear; which are, or cease,purpose (n.)intention, aim, planAC I.iii.67
As you shall giue th'aduice. By the fireAs you shall give th' advice. By the firefire (n.)sunAC I.iii.68
That quickens Nylus slime, I go from henceThat quickens Nilus' slime, I go from henceNilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, EgyptAC I.iii.69
quicken (v.)revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
slime (n.)rich earth, mud, soil
Thy Souldier, Seruant, making Peace or Warre,Thy soldier-servant, making peace or war AC I.iii.70
As thou affects.As thou affects.affect (v.)incline to, like, favour, be drawn toAC I.iii.71.1
lace (n.)lacing of stays, bodice-string
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Cut my Lace, Charmian come,Cut my lace, Charmian, come.lace (n.)lacing of stays, bodice-stringAC I.iii.71.2
But let it be, I am quickly ill, and well,But let it be. I am quickly ill and well,ill (adj.)sick, indisposed, unwellAC I.iii.72
So Anthony loues.So Antony loves.forbear (v.)
old form: forbeare
control oneself, have patience [for]
AC I.iii.73.1
Ant. ANTONY 
My precious Queene forbeare,My precious queen, forbear, AC I.iii.73.2
And giue true euidence to his Loue, which standsAnd give true evidence to his love, which standsevidence (n.)
old form: euidence
witness, testimony, avowal
AC I.iii.74
stand (v.)withstand, endure, stand up to
An honourable Triall.An honourable trial. AC I.iii.75.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
So Fuluia told me.So Fulvia told me. AC I.iii.75.2
I prythee turne aside, and weepe for her,I prithee turn aside and weep for her; AC I.iii.76
Then bid adiew to me, and say the tearesThen bid adieu to me, and say the tears AC I.iii.77
Belong to Egypt. Good now, play one SceneBelong to Egypt. Good now, play one scene AC I.iii.78
Of excellent dissembling, and let it lookeOf excellent dissembling, and let it lookdissembling (n.)pretence, deceit, dissimulationAC I.iii.79
Like perfect Honor.Like perfect honour. AC I.iii.80.1
Ant. ANTONY 
You'l heat my blood no more?You'll heat my blood; no more. AC I.iii.80.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
You can do better yet: but this is meetly.You can do better yet; but this is meetly.meetly (adj.)quite good, moderate, reasonableAC I.iii.81
Ant. ANTONY 
Now by Sword.Now by my sword – mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put rightAC I.iii.82.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
And Target. Still he mends.And target. Still he mends.target (n.)light round shieldAC I.iii.82.2
But this is not the best. Looke prythee Charmian,But this is not the best. Look, prithee, Charmian, AC I.iii.83
How this Herculean Roman do's becomeHow this Herculean Roman does becomebecome (v.)bear, handle, presentAC I.iii.84
The carriage of his chafe.The carriage of his chafe.carriage (n.)bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviourAC I.iii.85.1
chafe (n.)temper, rage, fury
Ant. ANTONY 
Ile leaue you Lady.I'll leave you, lady. AC I.iii.85.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Courteous Lord, one word:Courteous lord, one word. AC I.iii.86
Sir, you and I must part, but that's not it:Sir, you and I must part, but that's not it. AC I.iii.87
Sir, you and I haue lou'd, but there's not it:Sir, you and I have loved, but there's not it. AC I.iii.88
That you know well, something it is I would:That you know well. Something it is I would –  AC I.iii.89
Oh, my Obliuion is a very Anthony,O, my oblivion is a very Antony, AC I.iii.90
And I am all forgotten.And I am all forgotten.royalty (n.)majesty, royal highnessAC I.iii.91.1
Ant. ANTONY 
But that your RoyaltyBut that your royalty AC I.iii.91.2
Holds Idlenesse your subiect, I should take youHolds idleness your subject, I should take you AC I.iii.92
For Idlenesse it selfe.For idleness itself. AC I.iii.93.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
'Tis sweating Labour,'Tis sweating labour AC I.iii.93.2
To beare such Idlenesse so neere the heartTo bear such idleness so near the heart AC I.iii.94
As Cleopatra this. But Sir, forgiue me,As Cleopatra this. But, sir, forgive me, AC I.iii.95
Since my becommings kill me, when they do notSince my becomings kill me when they do notbecoming (n.)
old form: becommings
grace, quality, befitting action
AC I.iii.96
Eye well to you. Your Honor calles you hence,Eye well to you. Your honour calls you hence.eye (v.)look, appear, seemAC I.iii.97
Therefore be deafe to my vnpittied Folly,Therefore be deaf to my unpitied folly, AC I.iii.98
And all the Gods go with you. Vpon your SwordAnd all the gods go with you! Upon your sword AC I.iii.99
Sit Lawrell victory, and smooth successeSit laurel victory, and smooth success AC I.iii.100
Be strew'd before your feete.Be strewed before your feet! AC I.iii.101.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Let vs go./ Come:Let us go. Come. AC I.iii.101.2
Our separation so abides and flies,Our separation so abides and flies AC I.iii.102
That thou reciding heere, goes yet with mee;That thou residing here goes yet with me, AC I.iii.103
And I hence fleeting, heere remaine with thee.And I hence fleeting here remain with thee. AC I.iii.104
Away. Away! AC I.iii.105
Exeunt.Exeunt AC I.iii.105
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