Antony and Cleopatra
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Enter Anthony with Attendants.Enter Antony with attendants AC III.xi.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Hearke, the Land bids me tread no more vpon't,Hark! The land bids me tread no more upon't; AC III.xi.1
It is asham'd to beare me. Friends, come hither,It is ashamed to bear me. Friends, come hither. AC III.xi.2
I am so lated in the world, that II am so lated in the world that Ilated (adj.)belated, benighted, overtaken by the nightAC III.xi.3
Haue lost my way for euer. I haue a shippe,Have lost my way for ever. I have a ship AC III.xi.4
Laden with Gold, take that, diuide it: flye,Laden with gold; take that; divide it. Fly, AC III.xi.5
And make your peace with Casar.And make your peace with Caesar. AC III.xi.6.1
Omnes. ALL 
Fly? Not wee.Fly? Not we. AC III.xi.6.2
Ant.ANTONY 
I haue fled my selfe, and haue instructed cowardsI have fled myself, and have instructed cowards AC III.xi.7
To runne, and shew their shoulders. Friends be gone,To run and show their shoulders. Friends, be gone. AC III.xi.8
I haue my selfe resolu'd vpon a course,I have myself resolved upon a coursecourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingAC III.xi.9
Which has no neede of you. Be gone,Which has no need of you. Be gone. AC III.xi.10
My Treasure's in the Harbour. Take it: Oh,My treasure's in the harbour. Take it. O, AC III.xi.11
I follow'd that I blush to looke vpon,I followed that I blush to look upon. AC III.xi.12
My very haires do mutiny: for the whiteMy very hairs do mutiny, for the white AC III.xi.13
Reproue the browne for rashnesse, and they themReprove the brown for rashness, and they them AC III.xi.14
For feare, and doting. Friends be gone, you shallFor fear and doting. Friends, be gone; you shall AC III.xi.15
Haue Letters from me to some Friends, that willHave letters from me to some friends that will AC III.xi.16
Sweepe your way for you. Pray you looke not sad,Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad,sweep (v.)
old form: Sweepe
prepare, clear [a way]
AC III.xi.17
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
Nor make replyes of loathnesse, take the hintNor make replies of loathness; take the hinthint (n.)opportunity, moment, chanceAC III.xi.18
loathness (n.)
old form: loathnesse
unwillingness, reluctance, disinclination
Which my dispaire proclaimes. Let them be leftWhich my despair proclaims. Let that be left AC III.xi.19
Which leaues it selfe, to the Sea-side straight way;Which leaves itself. To the seaside straightway!straightway (adv.)
old form: straight way
straightaway
AC III.xi.20
I will possesse you of that ship and Treasure.I will possess you of that ship and treasure.possess (v.)
old form: possesse
put in possession, endow
AC III.xi.21
Leaue me, I pray a little: pray you now,Leave me, I pray, a little. Pray you now, AC III.xi.22
Nay do so: for indeede I haue lost command,Nay, do so; for indeed I have lost command. AC III.xi.23
Therefore I pray you, Ile see you by and by. Therefore I pray you. I'll see you by and by. AC III.xi.24
Sits downeExeunt attendants. Antony sits down AC III.xi.24
Enter Cleopatra led by Charmian and Eros.Enter Cleopatra, led by Charmian, Iras, and Erosgentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleAC III.xi.25
Eros. EROS 
Nay gentle Madam, to him, comfort him.Nay, gentle madam, to him, comfort him. AC III.xi.25
Iras. IRAS 
Do most deere Queene.Do, most dear queen. AC III.xi.26
Char. CHARMIAN 
Do, why, what else?Do; why, what else? AC III.xi.27
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Let me sit downe: Oh Iuno.Let me sit down. O, Juno!Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identityAC III.xi.28
Ant. ANTONY 
No, no, no, no, no.No, no, no, no, no. AC III.xi.29
Eros. EROS 
See you heere, Sir?See you here, sir? AC III.xi.30
Ant. ANTONY 
Oh fie, fie, fie. O, fie, fie, fie! AC III.xi.31
Char. CHARMIAN 
Madam.Madam! AC III.xi.32
Iras. IRAS 
Madam, oh good Empresse.Madam, O, good empress! AC III.xi.33
Eros. EROS 
Sir, sir.Sir, sir! AC III.xi.34
Ant.ANTONY 
Yes my Lord, yes; he at Philippi keptYes, my lord, yes. He at Philippi keptPhilippi (n.)battle site in Thrace, Asia Minor, a victory for Mark AntonyAC III.xi.35
His sword e'ne like a dancer, while I strookeHis sword e'en like a dancer, while I struck AC III.xi.36
The leane and wrinkled Cassius, and 'twas IThe lean and wrinkled Cassius; and 'twas ICassius (n.)Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator, 1st-c, a leader of the plot to kill Julius CaesarAC III.xi.37
That the mad Brutus ended: he aloneThat the mad Brutus ended. He aloneBrutus, MarcusMarcus Junius Brutus; 1st-c BC Roman politician, involved in the assassination of Julius CaesarAC III.xi.38
Dealt on Lieutenantry, and no practise hadDealt on lieutenantry, and no practice haddeal (v.)proceed, behave, conduct oneselfAC III.xi.39
practice (n.)
old form: practise
doings, proceedings, dealings
lieutenantry (n.)use of subordinates, office of lieutenants
In the braue squares of Warre: yet now: no matter.In the brave squares of war. Yet now – no matter.brave (adj.)
old form: braue
audacious, daring, bold
AC III.xi.40
square (n.)affairs, proceedings
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Ah stand by.Ah, stand by.stand by (v.)stay close, be near at handAC III.xi.41
Eros. EROS 
The Queene my Lord, the Queene.The Queen, my lord, the Queen. AC III.xi.42
Iras. IRAS 
Go to him, Madam, speake to him,Go to him, madam, speak to him; AC III.xi.43
Hee's vnqualited with very shame.He's unqualitied with very shame.unqualitied (adj.)
old form: vnqualited
unmanned, beside himself, bereft of all capacities
AC III.xi.44
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Well then, sustaine me: Oh.Well then, sustain me. O! AC III.xi.45
Eros. EROS 
Most Noble Sir arise, the Queene approaches,Most noble sir, arise. The Queen approaches. AC III.xi.46
Her head's declin'd, and death will cease her, butHer head's declined, and death will seize her but AC III.xi.47
Your comfort makes the rescue.Your comfort makes the rescue.rescue (n.)[legal] forced removal from custodyAC III.xi.48
Ant. ANTONY 
I haue offended Reputation,I have offended reputation,reputation (n.)honour, esteem, integrityAC III.xi.49
A most vnnoble sweruing.A most unnoble swerving.swerving (n.)
old form: sweruing
lapse, transgression, error
AC III.xi.50.1
unnoble (adj.)
old form: vnnoble
ignoble, dishonourable, disgraceful
Eros. EROS 
Sir, the Queene.Sir, the Queen. AC III.xi.50.2
Ant. ANTONY 
Oh whether hast thou lead me Egypt, seeO, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See AC III.xi.51
How I conuey my shame, out of thine eyes,How I convey my shame out of thine eyesconvey (v.)
old form: conuey
carry off, make away with, take by force
AC III.xi.52
By looking backe what I haue left behindeBy looking back what I have left behind AC III.xi.53
Stroy'd in dishonor.'Stroyed in dishonour.stroy (v.)
old form: Stroy'd
destroy
AC III.xi.54.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Oh my Lord, my LordO my lord, my lord, AC III.xi.54.2
Forgiue my fearfull sayles, I little thoughtForgive my fearful sails! I little thought AC III.xi.55
You would haue followed.You would have followed. AC III.xi.56.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Egypt, thou knew'st too well,Egypt, thou knew'st too well AC III.xi.56.2
My heart was to thy Rudder tyed by'th'strings,My heart was to thy rudder tied by th' strings, AC III.xi.57
And thou should'st stowe me after. O're my spiritAnd thou shouldst tow me after. O'er my spirit AC III.xi.58
The full supremacie thou knew'st, and thatThy full supremacy thou knew'st, and that AC III.xi.59
Thy becke, might from the bidding of the GodsThy beck might from the bidding of the godsbeck (n.)
old form: becke
beckoning, command, call
AC III.xi.60
Command mee.Command me. AC III.xi.61.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Oh my pardon.O, my pardon! AC III.xi.61.2
Ant. ANTONY 
Now I mustNow I must AC III.xi.61.3
To the young man send humble Treaties, dodgeTo the young man send humble treaties, dodgedodge (v.)go this way and that, haggle, drag one's feetAC III.xi.62
treaty (n.)entreaty, proposal for agreement, proposition
And palter in the shifts of lownes, whoAnd palter in the shifts of lowness, whopalter (v.)prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibbleAC III.xi.63
shift (n.)evasion, subterfuge, device
With halfe the bulke o'th'world plaid as I pleas'd,With half the bulk o'th' world played as I pleased, AC III.xi.64
Making, and marring Fortunes. You did knowMaking and marring fortunes. You did know AC III.xi.65
How much you were my Conqueror, and thatHow much you were my conqueror, and that AC III.xi.66
My Sword, made weake by my affection, wouldMy sword, made weak by my affection, wouldaffection (n.)love, devotionAC III.xi.67
Obey it on all cause.Obey it on all cause. AC III.xi.68.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Pardon, pardon.Pardon, pardon! AC III.xi.68.2
Ant ANTONY 
Fall not a teare I say, one of them ratesFall not a tear, I say; one of them ratesrate (v.)be worth, count as much asAC III.xi.69
All that is wonne and lost: Giue me a kisse,All that is won and lost. Give me a kiss. AC III.xi.70
Euen this repayes me. / We sent our Schoolemaster,Even this repays me. – We sent our schoolmaster; AC III.xi.71
is a come backe? / Loue I am full of Lead: Is'a come back? – Love, I am full of lead. AC III.xi.72
some Wine / Within there, and our Viands: Fortune knowes,Some wine, within there, and our viands! Fortune knowsFortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blindAC III.xi.73
viand (n.)(usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
We scorne her most, when most she offers blowes. We scorn her most when most she offers blows. AC III.xi.74
ExeuntExeunt AC III.xi.74
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