Antony and Cleopatra
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Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Mardian.Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Mardian AC V.ii.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
My desolation does begin to makeMy desolation does begin to make AC V.ii.1
A better life: Tis paltry to be Casar:A better life. 'Tis paltry to be Caesar: AC V.ii.2
Not being Fortune, hee's but Fortunes knaue,Not being Fortune, he's but Fortune's knave,Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blindAC V.ii.3
knave (n.)
old form: knaue
servant, menial, lackey
A minister of her will: and it is greatA minister of her will. And it is greatminister (n.)messenger, agent, servantAC V.ii.4
To do that thing that ends all other deeds,To do that thing that ends all other deeds, AC V.ii.5
Which shackles accedents, and bolts vp change;Which shackles accidents and bolts up change;accident (n.)
old form: accedents
occurrence, event, happening
AC V.ii.6
Which sleepes, and neuer pallates more the dung,Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung,palate (v.)
old form: pallates
relish, enjoy
AC V.ii.7
dung (n.)earth, soil, clay
The beggers Nurse, and Casars.The beggar's nurse and Caesar's. AC V.ii.8
Enter Proculeius.Enter, to the gates of the monument, Proculeius, AC V.ii.9.1
Gallus, and soldiers AC V.ii.9.2
Pro. PROCULEIUS 
Casar sends greeting to the Queene of Egypt,Caesar sends greeting to the Queen of Egypt, AC V.ii.9
And bids thee study on what faire demandsAnd bids thee study on what fair demandsstudy (v.)deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]AC V.ii.10
Thou mean'st to haue him grant thee.Thou mean'st to have him grant thee. AC V.ii.11.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
What's thy name?What's thy name? AC V.ii.11.2
Pro. PROCULEIUS 
My name is Proculeius.My name is Proculeius. AC V.ii.12.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
AnthonyAntony AC V.ii.12.2
Did tell me of you, bad me trust you, butDid tell me of you, bade me trust you, but AC V.ii.13
I do not greatly care to be deceiu'dI do not greatly care to be deceived, AC V.ii.14
That haue no vse for trusting. If your MasterThat have no use for trusting. If your master AC V.ii.15
Would haue a Queece his begger, you must tell him,Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell him AC V.ii.16
That Maiesty to keepe decorum, mustThat majesty, to keep decorum, mustdecorum (n.)propriety, seemliness, what is appropriateAC V.ii.17
No lesse begge then a Kingdome: If he pleaseNo less beg than a kingdom. If he please AC V.ii.18
To giue me conquer'd Egypt for my Sonne,To give me conquered Egypt for my son, AC V.ii.19
He giues me so much of mine owne, as IHe gives me so much of mine own as I AC V.ii.20
Will kneele to him with thankes.Will kneel to him with thanks. AC V.ii.21.1
Pro. PROCULEIUS 
Be of good cheere:Be of good cheer; AC V.ii.21.2
Y'are falne into a Princely hand, feare nothing,Y'are fall'n into a princely hand; fear nothing. AC V.ii.22
Make your full reference freely to my Lord,Make your full reference freely to my lord,reference (n.)case for consideration, referring for a decisionAC V.ii.23
Who is so full of Grace, that it flowes ouerWho is so full of grace that it flows overgrace (n.)favour, good willAC V.ii.24
On all that neede. Let me report to himOn all that need. Let me report to him AC V.ii.25
Your sweet dependacie, and you shall findeYour sweet dependency, and you shall finddependency, dependancy (n.)
old form: dependacie
submissiveness, willing compliance
AC V.ii.26
A Conqueror that will pray in ayde for kindnesse,A conqueror that will pray in aid for kindness,pray in aid
old form: ayde
[legal] claim the assistance of someone who has a shared interest in a defence action
AC V.ii.27
Where he for grace is kneel'd too.Where he for grace is kneeled to. AC V.ii.28.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Pray you tell him,Pray you, tell him AC V.ii.28.2
I am his Fortunes Vassall, and I send himI am his fortune's vassal, and I send himvassal (n.)
old form: Vassall
servant, slave, subject
AC V.ii.29
The Greatnesse he has got. I hourely learneThe greatness he has got. I hourly learn AC V.ii.30
A Doctrine of Obedience, and would gladlyA doctrine of obedience, and would gladlydoctrine (n.)precept, lessonAC V.ii.31
Looke him i'th'Face.Look him i'th' face. AC V.ii.32.1
Pro. PROCULEIUS 
This Ile report (deere Lady)This I'll report, dear lady. AC V.ii.32.2
Haue comfort, for I know your plight is pittiedHave comfort, for I know your plight is pitied AC V.ii.33
Of him that caus'd it.Of him that caused it. AC V.ii.34
The soldiers approach Cleopatra from behind AC V.ii.35
Pro. GALLUS 
You see how easily she may be surpriz'd:You see how easily she may be surprised. AC v.ii.35
They seize Cleopatra AC V.ii.36.1
Guard her till Casar come.Guard her till Caesar come. AC V.ii.36
Exit Gallus AC V.ii.36.2
Iras. IRAS 
Royall Queene.Royal queen! AC V.ii.37
Char. CHARMIAN 
Oh Cleopatra, thou art taken Queene.O Cleopatra! Thou art taken, queen. AC V.ii.38
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Quicke, quicke, good hands.Quick, quick, good hands! AC V.ii.39.1
She draws a dagger AC V.ii.39
Pro.PROCULEIUS 
Hold worthy Lady, hold:Hold, worthy lady, hold! AC V.ii.39.2
He disarms her AC V.ii.40
Doe not your selfe such wrong, who are in thisDo not yourself such wrong, who are in this AC V.ii.40
Releeu'd, but not betraid.Relieved, but not betrayed.relieve (v.)
old form: Releeu'd
aid, assist, rescue
AC V.ii.41.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
What of death too What, of death too, AC V.ii.41.2
that rids our dogs of languishThat rids our dogs of languish?languish (n.)wasting disease, drooping sicknessAC V.ii.42.1
Pro. PROCULEIUS 
Cleopatra, Cleopatra, AC V.ii.42.2
do not abuse my Masters bounty, byDo not abuse my master's bounty byabuse (v.)demean, do wrong to, dishonourAC V.ii.43
Th'vndoing of your selfe: Let the World seeTh' undoing of yourself. Let the world see AC V.ii.44
His Noblenesse well acted, which your deathHis nobleness well acted, which your deathact (v.)act out, perform, enactAC V.ii.45
Will neuer let come forth.Will never let come forth.come forth (v.)come into existence, be displayedAC V.ii.46.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Where art thou Death?Where art thou, death? AC V.ii.46.2
Come hither come; Come, come, and take a QueeneCome hither, come! Come, come, and take a queen AC V.ii.47
Worth many Babes and Beggers.Worth many babes and beggars!temperance (n.)self-control, calm behaviour, moderationAC V.ii.48.1
Pro. PROCULEIUS 
Oh temperance Lady.O, temperance, lady! AC V.ii.48.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Sir, I will eate no meate, Ile not drinke sir,Sir, I will eat no meat, I'll not drink, sir –  AC V.ii.49
If idle talke will once be necessaryIf idle talk will once be necessary – idle (adj.)useless, barren, worthlessAC V.ii.50
Ile not sleepe neither. This mortall house Ile ruine,I'll not sleep neither. This mortal house I'll ruin, AC V.ii.51
Do Casar what he can. Know sir, that IDo Caesar what he can. Know, sir, that I AC V.ii.52
Will not waite pinnion'd at your Masters Court,Will not wait pinioned at your master's court,pinioned (adj.)
old form: pinnion'd
with arms bound, with wings clipped
AC V.ii.53
Nor once be chastic'd with the sober eyeNor once be chastised with the sober eyeonce (adv.)ever, at any timeAC V.ii.54
sober (adj.)sedate, staid, demure, grave
Of dull Octauia. Shall they hoyst me vp,Of dull Octavia. Shall they hoist me up AC V.ii.55
And shew me to the showting VarlotarieAnd show me to the shouting varletryvarletry (n.)
old form: Varlotarie
mob, menials, ruffians
AC V.ii.56
Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt.Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt AC V.ii.57
Be gentle graue vnto me, rather on Nylus muddeBe gentle grave unto me! Rather on Nilus' mudNilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, EgyptAC V.ii.58
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
Lay me starke-nak'd, and let the water-FliesLay me stark nak'd and let the waterflies AC V.ii.59
Blow me into abhorring; rather makeBlow me into abhorring! Rather makeabhorring (n.)object of disgust, something to be loathedAC V.ii.60
blow (v.)deposit eggs [in], pollute, contaminate
My Countries high pyramides my Gibbet,My country's high pyramides my gibbetpyramides (n.)pyramidsAC V.ii.61
And hang me vp in Chaines.And hang me up in chains!extend (v.)exaggerate, magnify, blow upAC V.ii.62.1
Pro. PROCULEIUS 
You do extendYou do extend AC V.ii.62.2
These thoughts of horror further then you shallThese thoughts of horror further than you shall AC V.ii.63
Finde cause in Casar.Find cause in Caesar. AC V.ii.64.1
Enter Dolabella.Enter Dolabella AC V.ii.64
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Proculeius,Proculeius. AC V.ii.64.2
What thou hast done, thy Master Casar knowes,What thou hast done thy master Caesar knows, AC V.ii.65
And he hath sent for thee: for the Queene,And he hath sent for thee. For the Queen, AC V.ii.66
Ile take her to my Guard.I'll take her to my guard. AC V.ii.67.1
Pro. PROCULEIUS 
So Dolabella,So, Dolabella, AC V.ii.67.2
It shall content me best: Be gentle to her,It shall content me best. Be gentle to her.content (v.)please, gratify, delight, satisfyAC V.ii.68
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
To Casar I will speake, what you shall please,(To Cleopatra) To Caesar I will speak what you shall please, AC V.ii.69
If you'l imploy me to him. If you'll employ me to him. AC V.ii.70.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Say, I would dye.Say I would die. AC V.ii.70.2
Exit ProculeiusExeunt Proculeius and soldiers AC V.ii.70
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Most Noble Empresse, you haue heard of me.Most noble empress, you have heard of me? AC V.ii.71
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I cannot tell.I cannot tell. AC V.ii.72.1
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Assuredly you know me. Assuredly you know me. AC V.ii.72.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
No matter sir, what I haue heard or knowne:No matter, sir, what I have heard or known. AC V.ii.73
You laugh when Boyes or Women tell their Dreames,You laugh when boys or women tell their dreams; AC V.ii.74
Is't not your tricke?Is't not your trick?trick (n.)
old form: tricke
habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
AC V.ii.75.1
Dol. DOLABELLA 
I vnderstand not, Madam. I understand not, madam. AC V.ii.75.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I dreampt there was an Emperor Anthony.I dreamt there was an emperor Antony. AC V.ii.76
Oh such another sleepe, that I might seeO, such another sleep, that I might see AC V.ii.77
But such another man.But such another man! AC V.ii.78.1
Dol. DOLABELLA 
If it might please ye.If it might please ye –  AC V.ii.78.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
His face was as the Heau'ns, and therein stuckeHis face was as the heavens, and therein stuckstick (v.)
old form: stucke
be placed, be fixed
AC V.ii.79
A Sunne and Moone, which kept their course, & lightedA sun and moon, which kept their course and lighted AC V.ii.80
The little o'th'earth.The little O o'th' earth.O (n.)circle, orb, sphereAC V.ii.81.1
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Most Soueraigne Creature.Most sovereign creature –  AC V.ii.81.2
Cleo.CLEOPATRA 
His legges bestrid the Ocean, his rear'd armeHis legs bestrid the ocean; his reared armbestride (v.)straddle, stand over with legs astrideAC V.ii.82
Crested the world: His voyce was propertiedCrested the world; his voice was propertiedpropertied (adj.)of a quality, having the natureAC V.ii.83
As all the tuned Spheres, and that to Friends:As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends;sphere (n.)celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbitAC V.ii.84
tuned (adj.)harmonious, melodious, musical
But when he meant to quaile, and shake the Orbe,But when he meant to quail and shake the orb,quail (v.)
old form: quaile
overpower, destroy, make an end
AC V.ii.85
He was as ratling Thunder. For his Bounty,He was as rattling thunder. For his bounty, AC V.ii.86
There was no winter in't. An Anthony it was,There was no winter in't; an Antony it was AC V.ii.87
That grew the more by reaping: His delightsThat grew the more by reaping. His delights AC V.ii.88
Were Dolphin-like, they shew'd his backe aboueWere dolphin-like; they showed his back above AC V.ii.89
The Element they liu'd in: In his LiueryThe element they lived in. In his liveryelement (n.)substance, raw material, physical matterAC V.ii.90
livery (n.)
old form: Liuery
service, following, entourage
Walk'd Crownes and Crownets: Realms & Islands wereWalked crowns and crownets; realms and islands werecrown (n.)
old form: Crownes
king, monarch, ruler
AC V.ii.91
crownet (n.)prince, noble
As plates dropt from his pocket.As plates dropped from his pocket.plate (n.)silver coin, silver pieceAC V.ii.92.1
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Cleopatra.Cleopatra –  AC V.ii.92.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Thinke you there was, or might be such a manThink you there was or might be such a man AC V.ii.93
As this I dreampt of?As this I dreamt of?gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleAC V.ii.94.1
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Gentle Madam, no.Gentle madam, no. AC V.ii.94.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
You Lye vp to the hearing of the Gods:You lie, up to the hearing of the gods. AC V.ii.95
But if there be, nor euer were one suchBut if there be nor ever were one such, AC V.ii.96
It's past the size of dreaming: Nature wants stuffeIt's past the size of dreaming. Nature wants stuffwant (v.)lack, need, be withoutAC V.ii.97
size (n.)bounds, limit, confine
stuff (n.)
old form: stuffe
substance, composition, quality, essence
To vie strange formes with fancie, yet t'imagineTo vie strange forms with fancy, yet t' imaginestrange (adj.)remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnaturalAC V.ii.98
fancy (n.)
old form: fancie
imagination, creativity, inventiveness
vie (v.)stake, venture, wager
An Anthony were Natures peece, 'gainst Fancie,An Antony were nature's piece 'gainst fancy,piece (n.)
old form: peece
specimen, masterpiece
AC V.ii.99
Condemning shadowes quite.Condemning shadows quite.condemn (v.)discredit, disparageAC V.ii.100.1
shadow (n.)
old form: shadowes
reflection, reflected image
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Heare me, good Madam:Hear me, good madam. AC V.ii.100.2
Your losse is as your selfe, great; and you beare itYour loss is as yourself, great; and you bear it AC V.ii.101
As answering to the waight, would I might neuerAs answering to the weight. Would I might never AC V.ii.102
Ore-take pursu'de successe: But I do feeleO'ertake pursued success but I do feel, AC V.ii.103
By the rebound of yours, a greefe that suitesBy the rebound of yours, a grief that smitesrebound (n.)reflection, return, echoAC V.ii.104
My very heart at roote.My very heart at root.root (n.)
old form: roote
bottom [of one's heart]
AC V.ii.105.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I thanke you sir:I thank you, sir. AC V.ii.105.2
Know you what Casar meanes to do with me?Know you what Caesar means to do with me? AC V.ii.106
Dol. DOLABELLA 
I am loath to tell you what, I would you knew.I am loath to tell you what I would you knew. AC V.ii.107
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Nay pray you sir.Nay, pray you, sir. AC V.ii.108.1
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Though he be Honourable.Though he be honourable –  AC V.ii.108.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Hee'l leade me then in Triumph.He'll lead me, then, in triumph?triumph (n.)triumphal procession into RomeAC V.ii.109
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Madam he will, I know't. Madam, he will. I know't. AC V.ii.110
Flourish. Enter Proculeius, Casar, Gallus, Mecenas,Flourish, Enter Proculeius, Caesar, Gallus, Maecenas, AC V.ii.111.1
and others of his Traine.and others of Caesar's train AC V.ii.111.2
All. ALL 
Make way there Casar.Make way there! Caesar! AC V.ii.111
Cas. CAESAR 
Which is the Queene of Egypt.Which is the Queen of Egypt? AC V.ii.112
Dol. DOLABELLA 
It is the Emperor Madam. It is the Emperor, madam. AC V.ii.113
Cleo. kneeles.Cleopatra kneels AC V.ii.114
Casar. CAESAR 
Arise, you shall not kneele:Arise! You shall not kneel. AC V.ii.114
I pray you rise, rise Egypt.I pray you rise; rise, Egypt. AC V.ii.115.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Sir, the Gods Sir, the gods AC V.ii.115.2
will haue it thus, / My Master and my Lord Will have it thus. My master and my lord AC V.ii.116
I must obey,I must obey. AC V.ii.117.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Take to you no hard thoughts,Take to you no hard thoughts. AC V.ii.117.2
The Record of what iniuries you did vs,The record of what injuries you did us, AC V.ii.118
Though written in our flesh, we shall rememberThough written in our flesh, we shall remember AC V.ii.119
As things but done by chance.As things but done by chance.sir (n.)gentleman, lord, gallant, masterAC V.ii.120.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Sole Sir o'th'World,Sole sir o'th' world, AC V.ii.120.2
I cannot proiect mine owne cause so wellI cannot project mine own cause so wellproject (v.)
old form: proiect
set forth, frame, present
AC V.ii.121
To make it cleare, but do confesse I haueTo make it clear, but do confess I haveclear (adj.)
old form: cleare
innocent, blameless, free from fault, not guilty
AC V.ii.122
Bene laden with like frailties, which beforeBeen laden with like frailties which beforelike (adj.)same, similar, alike, equalAC V.ii.123
Haue often sham'd our Sex.Have often shamed our sex. AC V.ii.124.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Cleopatra know,Cleopatra, know, AC V.ii.124.2
We will extenuate rather then inforce:We will extenuate rather than enforce.enforce (v.)
old form: inforce
emphasize, urge, lay stress upon
AC V.ii.125
extenuate (v.)mitigate, lessen, tone down
If you apply your selfe to our intents,If you apply yourself to our intents,apply (v.)conform, bend, adaptAC V.ii.126
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
Which towards you are most gentle, you shall findeWhich towards you are most gentle, you shall findgentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindAC V.ii.127
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
A benefit in this change: but if you seekeA benefit in this change; but if you seek AC V.ii.128
To lay on me a Cruelty, by takingTo lay on me a cruelty by takinglay (v.)attribute, ascribe, imputeAC V.ii.129
Anthonies course, you shall bereaue your selfeAntony's course, you shall bereave yourselfcourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingAC V.ii.130
Of my good purposes, and put your childrenOf my good purposes, and put your childrenpurpose (n.)intention, aim, planAC V.ii.131
To that destruction which Ile guard them from,To that destruction which I'll guard them from AC V.ii.132
If thereon you relye. Ile take my leaue.If thereon you rely. I'll take my leave. AC V.ii.133
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
And may through all the world: tis yours, & weAnd may, through all the world; 'tis yours, and we, AC V.ii.134
your Scutcheons, and your signes of Conquest shallYour scutcheons and your signs of conquest, shallscutcheon (n.)escutcheon, painted shieldAC V.ii.135
Hang in what place you please. Here my good Lord.Hang in what place you please. Here, my good lord. AC V.ii.136
She gives him a paper AC V.ii.137
Casar. CAESAR 
You shall aduise me in all for Cleopatra.You shall advise me in all for Cleopatra. AC V.ii.137
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
This is the breefe: of Money, Plate, & IewelsThis is the brief of money, plate, and jewelsbrief (n.)
old form: breefe
summary, short account
AC V.ii.138
I am possest of, 'tis exactly valewed,I am possessed of. 'Tis exactly valued, AC V.ii.139
Not petty things admitted. Where's Seleucus?Not petty things admitted. Where's Seleucus?admit (v.)include, take into accountAC V.ii.140
Enter Seleucus AC V.ii.141
Seleu. SELEUCUS 
Heere Madam.Here, madam. AC V.ii.141
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
This is my Treasurer, let him speake (my Lord)This is my treasurer. Let him speak, my lord, AC V.ii.142
Vpon his perill, that I haue reseru'dUpon his peril, that I have reserved AC V.ii.143
To my selfe nothing. Speake the truth Seleucus.To myself nothing. Speak the truth, Seleucus. AC V.ii.144
Seleu. SELEUCUS 
Madam, Madam, AC V.ii.145
I had rather seele my lippes, / Then to my perill I had rather seel my lips than to my perilseel (v.)
old form: seele
[falconry: sewing up a bird's eyelids, as part of taming] sew up, close up, blind
AC V.ii.146
speake that which is not.Speak that which is not. AC V.ii.147.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
What haue I kept backe.What have I kept back? AC V.ii.147.2
Sel. SELEUCUS 
Enough to purchase what you haue made knownEnough to purchase what you have made known. AC V.ii.148
Casar. CAESAR 
Nay blush not Cleopatra, I approueNay, blush not, Cleopatra. I approve AC V.ii.149
Your Wisedome in the deede.Your wisdom in the deed. AC V.ii.150.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
See Casar: Oh behold,See, Caesar; O behold, AC V.ii.150.2
How pompe is followed: Mine will now be yours,How pomp is followed! Mine will now be yours,pomp (n.)
old form: pompe
greatness, nobility, high estate
AC V.ii.151
follow (v.)treat, serve, attend
And should we shift estates, yours would be mine.And should we shift estates, yours would be mine.estate (n.)state, situation, circumstancesAC V.ii.152
shift (v.)change, exchange, swap
The ingratitude of this Seleucus, doesThe ingratitude of this Seleucus does AC V.ii.153
Euen make me wilde. Oh Slaue, of no more trustEven make me wild. O slave, of no more trustwild (adj.)
old form: wilde
furious, mad, infuriated
AC V.ii.154
even, e'en (adv.)
old form: Euen
quite, fully, simply
Then loue that's hyr'd? What goest thou backe, yu shaltThan love that's hired! What, goest thou back? Thou shalt AC V.ii.155
Go backe I warrant thee: but Ile catch thine eyesGo back, I warrant thee; but I'll catch thine eyes,warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmAC V.ii.156
Though they had wings. Slaue, Soule-lesse, Villain, Dog.Though they had wings. Slave, soulless villain, dog! AC V.ii.157
O rarely base!O rarely base!base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthyAC V.ii.158.1
rarely (adv.)exceptionally, outstandingly, unbelievably
Casar. CAESAR 
Good Queene, let vs intreat you.Good queen, let us entreat you. AC V.ii.158.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
O Casar, what a wounding shame is this,O Caesar, what a wounding shame is this, AC V.ii.159
That thou vouchsafing heere to visit me,That thou vouchsafing here to visit me,vouchsafe (v.)deign, condescendAC V.ii.160
Doing the Honour of thy LordlinesseDoing the honour of thy lordliness AC V.ii.161
To one so meeke, that mine owne Seruant shouldTo one so meek, that mine own servant should AC V.ii.162
Parcell the summe of my disgraces, byParcel the sum of my disgraces byparcel (v.)
old form: Parcell
[debated meaning] increase, add to the list of
AC V.ii.163
Addition of his Enuy. Say (good Casar)Addition of his envy. Say, good Caesar,envy (n.)
old form: Enuy
malice, ill-will, enmity
AC V.ii.164
That I some Lady trifles haue reseru'd,That I some lady trifles have reserved, AC V.ii.165
Immoment toyes, things of such DignitieImmoment toys, things of such dignitydignity (n.)
old form: Dignitie
worth, nobleness, excellence
AC V.ii.166
immoment (adj.)unimportant, trifling, of no consequence
toy (n.)
old form: toyes
trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
As we greet moderne Friends withall, and sayAs we greet modern friends withal; and saymodern (adj.)
old form: moderne
ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
AC V.ii.167
Some Nobler token I haue kept apartSome nobler token I have kept apartnoble (adj.)valuable, precious, notableAC V.ii.168
For Liuia and Octauia, to induceFor Livia and Octavia, to induce AC V.ii.169
Their mediation, must I be vnfoldedTheir mediation – must I be unfoldedunfolded (adj.)
old form: vnfolded
exposed, revealed, unmasked
AC V.ii.170
With one that I haue bred: The Gods! it smites meWith one that I have bred? The gods! It smites mesmite (v.), past forms smote, smitstrike, hit (often, with great force)AC V.ii.171
Beneath the fall I haue. Prythee go hence,Beneath the fall I have. (To Seleucus) Prithee go hence, AC V.ii.172
Or I shall shew the Cynders of my spiritsOr I shall show the cinders of my spiritscinder (n.)
old form: Cynders
burning coal, flaming ember
AC V.ii.173
Through th'Ashes of my chance: Wer't thou a man,Through th' ashes of my chance. Wert thou a man,chance (n.)fortune, lot, destinyAC V.ii.174
Thou would'st haue mercy on me.Thou wouldst have mercy on me. AC V.ii.175.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Forbeare Seleucus.Forbear, Seleucus. AC V.ii.175.2
Exit Seleucusforbear (v.)
old form: Forbeare
withdraw, leave, give way
AC V.ii.175
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Be it known, that we the greatest are mis-thoghtBe it known that we, the greatest, are misthoughtmisthought (adj.)
old form: mis-thoght
misjudged, thought ill of
AC V.ii.176
For things that others do: and when we fall,For things that others do; and when we fall, AC V.ii.177
We answer others merits, in our nameWe answer others' merits in our name,answer (v.)suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]AC V.ii.178
merit (n.)desert, deserving, inner worth
Are therefore to be pittied.Are therefore to be pitied. AC V.ii.179.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Cleopatra,Cleopatra, AC V.ii.179.2
Not what you haue reseru'd, nor what acknowledg'dNot what you have reserved nor what acknowledged, AC V.ii.180
Put we i'th' Roll of Conquest: still bee't yours,Put we i'th' roll of conquest. Still be't yours; AC V.ii.181
Bestow it at your pleasure, and beleeueBestow it at your pleasure, and believe AC V.ii.182
Casars no Merchant, to make prize with youCaesar's no merchant, to make prize with youprize (n.)[unclear meaning] bargain, contest, valuationAC V.ii.183
Of things that Merchants sold. Therefore be cheer'd,Of things that merchants sold. Therefore be cheered. AC V.ii.184
Make not your thoughts your prisons: No deere Queen,Make not your thoughts your prisons. No, dear queen, AC V.ii.185
For we intend so to dispose you, asFor we intend so to dispose you as AC V.ii.186
Your selfe shall giue vs counsell: Feede, and sleepe:Yourself shall give us counsel. Feed and sleep. AC V.ii.187
Our care and pitty is so much vpon you,Our care and pity is so much upon you AC V.ii.188
That we remaine your Friend, and so adieu.That we remain your friend; and so adieu. AC V.ii.189
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
My Master, and my Lord.My master, and my lord! AC V.ii.190.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Not so: Adieu. Not so. Adieu. AC V.ii.190.2
Flourish. Exeunt Casar, and his Traine.Flourish. Exeunt Caesar, Dolabella, Proculeius, AC V.ii.190
Gallus, Maecenas, and Caesar's other attendants AC V.ii.191
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
He words me Gyrles, he words me, / That I should not He words me, girls, he words me, that I should not AC V.ii.191
be Noble to my selfe. / But hearke thee Charmian.Be noble to myself. But hark thee, Charmian. AC V.ii.192
She whispers to Charmian AC V.ii.193
Iras. IRAS 
Finish good Lady, the bright day is done,Finish, good lady; the bright day is done, AC V.ii.193
And we are for the darke.And we are for the dark.hie (v.)
old form: Hye
hasten, hurry, speed
AC V.ii.194.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Hye thee againe,Hie thee again. AC V.ii.194.2
I haue spoke already, and it is prouided,I have spoke already, and it is provided; AC V.ii.195
Go put it to the haste.Go put it to the haste. AC V.ii.196.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
Madam, I will.Madam, I will. AC V.ii.196.2
Enter Dolabella.Enter Dolabella AC V.ii.197
Dol. Where's the Queene?Where's the Queen? AC V.ii.197.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
Behold sir.Behold, sir. AC V.ii.197.2
Exit AC V.ii.197
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Dolabella.Dolabella! AC V.ii.197.3
Dol.DOLABELLA 
Madam, as thereto sworne, by your commandMadam, as thereto sworn, by your command, AC V.ii.198
(Which my loue makes Religion to obey)Which my love makes religion to obey,religion (n.)religious observance, spiritual duty, obligationAC V.ii.199
I tell you this: Casar through SyriaI tell you this: Caesar through Syria AC V.ii.200
Intends his iourney, and within three dayes,Intends his journey, and within three days AC V.ii.201
You with your Children will he send before,You with your children will he send before. AC V.ii.202
Make your best vse of this. I haue perform'dMake your best use of this. I have performed AC V.ii.203
Your pleasure, and my promise.Your pleasure and my promise. AC V.ii.204.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Dolabella, Dolabella, AC V.ii.204.2
I shall remaine your debter.I shall remain your debtor. AC V.ii.205.1
Dol. DOLABELLA 
I your Seruant:I, your servant, AC V.ii.205.2
Adieu good Queene, I must attend on Casar. ExitAdieu, good queen; I must attend on Caesar.attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]AC V.ii.206
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Farewell, and thankes.Farewell, and thanks. AC V.ii.207.1
Exit Dolabella AC V.ii.207
Now Iras, what think'st thou? Now, Iras, what think'st thou? AC V.ii.207.2
Thou, an Egyptian Puppet shall be shewneThou, an Egyptian puppet, shal be shown AC V.ii.208
In Rome as well as I: Mechanicke SlauesIn Rome as well as I. Mechanic slavesmechanic (adj.)
old form: Mechanicke
common, vulgar, commonplace
AC V.ii.209
slave (n.)
old form: Slaues
hireling, lackey, menial, servant
With greazie Aprons, Rules, and Hammers shallWith greasy aprons, rules, and hammers shall AC V.ii.210
Vplift vs to the view. In their thicke breathes,Uplift us to the view. In their thick breaths,thick (adj.)
old form: thicke
foul, nasty, dirty
AC V.ii.211
Ranke of grosse dyet, shall we be enclowded,Rank of gross diet, shall be enclouded,encloud (v.)
old form: enclowded
envelop, engulf, surround [as in a cloud]
AC V.ii.212
rank (adj.)
old form: Ranke
foul-smelling, stinking
gross (adj.)
old form: grosse
bad, inferior, poor
diet (n.)
old form: dyet
food
And forc'd to drinke their vapour.And forced to drink their vapour.drink (v.)
old form: drinke
inhale, take in, suck in
AC V.ii.213.1
Iras. IRAS 
The Gods forbid.The gods forbid! AC V.ii.213.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Nay, 'tis most certaine Iras: sawcie LictorsNay, 'tis most certain, Iras. Saucy lictorssaucy (adj.)
old form: sawcie
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
AC V.ii.214
Will catch at vs like Strumpets, and scald RimersWill catch at us like strumpets, and scald rhymerscatch at (v.)snatch at, pluck at, grab hold ofAC V.ii.215
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
scald, scall, scauld (adj.)contemptible, vile, scabby
rhymer (n.)
old form: Rimers
[disparaging] versifier, rhymester
Ballads vs out a Tune. The quicke ComediansBallad us out o' tune. The quick comediansballad (v.)make the subject of a songAC V.ii.216
quick (adj.)
old form: quicke
quick-witted, inventive, lively
Extemporally will stage vs, and presentExtemporally will stage us, and presentextemporally (adv.)
old form: Extemporally
in an improvised way, impromptu
AC V.ii.217
stage (v.)put on stage, put on public display
Our Alexandrian Reuels: AnthonyOur Alexandrian revels. Antony AC V.ii.218
Shall be brought drunken forth, and I shall seeShall be brought drunken forth, and I shall seebring forth (v.)put on display, set up in publicAC V.ii.219
Some squeaking Cleopatra Boy my greatnesseSome squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatnessboy (v.)represent by a boy, reduce to a boy-actor level [boys played the female parts in Shakespeare's time]AC V.ii.220
I'th'posture of a Whore.I'th' posture of a whore. AC V.ii.221.1
Iras. IRAS 
O the good Gods!O, the good gods! AC V.ii.221.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Nay that's certaine.Nay that's certain. AC V.ii.222
Iras. IRAS 
Ile neuer see't? for I am sure mine NailesI'll never see't! For I am sure my nails AC V.ii.223
Are stronger then mine eyes.Are stronger than mine eyes. AC V.ii.224.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Why that's the way Why, that's the way AC V.ii.224.2
to foole their preparation, / And to conquer To fool their preparation, and to conquer AC V.ii.225
their most absurd intents.Their most absurd intents. AC V.ii.226.1
Enter Charmian.Enter Charmianintent (n.)intention, purpose, aimAC V.ii.226
Now Charmian.Now, Charmian! AC V.ii.226.2
Shew me my Women like a Queene: Go fetchShow me, my women, like a queen. Go fetch AC V.ii.227
My best Attyres. I am againe for Cidrus,My best attires. I am again for Cydnus,Cydnus (n.)river in Cilicia, S Turkey; meeting place of Cleopatra and Antony, 41 BCAC V.ii.228
To meete Marke Anthony. Sirra Iras, goTo meet Mark Antony. Sirrah Iras, go. AC V.ii.229
(Now Noble Charmian, wee'l dispatch indeede,)Now, noble Charmian, we'll dispatch indeed,dispatch, despatch (v.)deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quicklyAC V.ii.230
And when thou hast done this chare, Ile giue thee leaueAnd when thou hast done this chare, I'll give thee leavechare (n.)chore, task, jobAC V.ii.231
To play till Doomesday: bring our Crowne, and all.To play till doomsday. – Bring our crown and all. AC V.ii.232
Exit Iras AC V.ii.232
A noise within.A noise within AC V.ii.233
Wherefore's this noise?Wherefore's this noise? AC V.ii.233.1
Enter a Guardsman.Enter a Guardsman AC V.ii.233
Gards. GUARDSMAN 
Heere is a rurall Fellow,Here is a rural fellow AC V.ii.233.2
That will not be deny'de your Highnesse presence,That will not be denied your highness' presence. AC V.ii.234
He brings you Figges.He brings you figs. AC V.ii.235
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Let him come in. Let him come in. AC V.ii.236.1
Exit Guardsman.Exit Guardsman AC V.ii.236
What poore an InstrumentWhat poor an instrument AC V.ii.236.2
May do a Noble deede: he brings me liberty:May do a noble deed! He brings me liberty. AC V.ii.237
My Resolution's plac'd, and I haue nothingMy resolution's placed, and I have nothingplaced (adj.)
old form: plac'd
fixed, set, firm
AC V.ii.238
Of woman in me: Now from head to footeOf woman in me. Now from head to foot AC V.ii.239
I am Marble constant: now the fleeting MooneI am marble-constant; now the fleeting moonfleeting (adj.)changeable, inconstant, fickleAC V.ii.240
No Planet is of mine.No planet is of mine. AC V.ii.241.1
Enter Guardsman, and Clowne.Enter Guardsman and Clown with a basketclown (n.)
old form: Clowne
yokel, rustic, country bumpkin; also: low comic character [in a play]
AC V.ii.241
Guards. GUARDSMAN 
This is the man.This is the man. AC V.ii.241.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Auoid, and leaue him. Avoid, and leave him.avoid (v.)
old form: Auoid
be off, be gone, go away
AC V.ii.242
Exit Guardsman.Exit Guardsman AC V.ii.242
Hast thou the pretty worme of Nylus there,Hast thou the pretty worm of Nilus there,Nilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, EgyptAC V.ii.243
worm (n.)
old form: worme
serpent, snake
That killes and paines not?That kills and pains not? AC V.ii.244
Clow. CLOWN 
Truly I haue him: but I would not be the partie Truly I have him; but I would not be the party AC V.ii.245
that should desire you to touch him, for his byting isthat should desire you to touch him, for his biting is AC V.ii.246
immortall: those that doe dye of it, doe seldome or neuer immortal. Those that do die of it do seldom or never AC V.ii.247
recouer.recover. AC V.ii.248
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Remember'st thou any that haue dyed on't?Remember'st thou any that have died on't? AC V.ii.249
Clow. CLOWN 
Very many, men and women too. I heard of one Very many, men and women too. I heard of one AC V.ii.250
of them no longer then yesterday, a very honest of them no longer than yesterday; a very honesthonest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuousAC V.ii.251
woman, / but something giuen to lye, as a woman should woman, but something given to lie, as a woman shouldsomething (adv.)a little, to some extentAC V.ii.252
not do, but in the way of honesty, how she dyed of the not do but in the way of honesty; how she died of the AC V.ii.253
byting of it, what paine she felt: Truely, she makes averiebiting of it, what pain she felt; truly, she makes a very AC V.ii.254
good report o'th'worme: but he that wil beleeue all thatgood report o'th' worm. But he that will believe all that AC V.ii.255
they say, shall neuer be saued by halfe that they do: butthey say shall never be saved by half that they do. But  AC V.ii.256
this is most falliable, the Worme's an odde Worme.this is most fallible, the worm's an odd worm.falliable (adj.)malapropism for ‘infallible’AC V.ii.257
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Get thee hence, farewell.Get thee hence, farewell. AC V.ii.258
Clow. CLOWN 
I wish you all ioy of the Worme.I wish you all joy of the worm. AC V.ii.259
He sets down the basket AC V.ii.259
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Farewell.Farewell. AC V.ii.260
Clow. CLOWN 
You must thinke this (looke you,) that the Worme You must think this, look you, that the worm AC V.ii.261
will do his kinde.will do his kind.kind (n.)
old form: kinde
role, part
AC V.ii.262
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I, I, farewell.Ay, ay, farewell. AC V.ii.263
Clow. CLOWN 
Looke you, the Worme is not to bee trusted, but in Look you, the worm is not to be trusted but in AC V.ii.264
the keeping of wise people: for indeede, there is no the keeping of wise people; for indeed there is no AC V.ii.265
goodnesse in the Worme.goodness in the worm. AC V.ii.266
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Take thou no care, it shall be heeded.Take thou no care; it shall be heeded.care, take you/thou nodon't worryAC V.ii.267
Clow. CLOWN 
Very good: giue it nothing I pray you, for it is Very good. Give it nothing, I pray you, for it is AC V.ii.268
not worth the feeding.not worth the feeding. AC V.ii.269
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Will it eate me?Will it eat me? AC V.ii.270
Clow. CLOWN 
You must not think I am so simple, but I knowYou must not think I am so simple but I know AC V.ii.271
the diuell himselfe will not eate a woman: I know, that a the devil himself will not eat a woman. I know that a AC V.ii.272
woman is a dish for the Gods, if the diuell dresse her not. woman is a dish for the gods, if the devil dress her not.dress (v.)
old form: dresse
prepare, make ready
AC V.ii.273
But truly, these same whorson diuels doe the Gods great But truly, these same whoreson devils do the gods great AC V.ii.274
harme in their women: for in euery tenne that they make, harm in their women; for in every ten that they make, AC V.ii.275
the diuels marre fiue.the devils mar five. AC V.ii.276
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Well, get thee gone, farewell.Well, get thee gone, farewell. AC V.ii.277
Clow. CLOWN 
Yes forsooth: I wish you ioy o'th'worm. Yes, forsooth. I wish you joy o'th' worm.forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeedAC V.ii.278
ExitExit AC V.ii.278
Enter Iras with a robe, crown, sceptre, and other AC V.ii.279
regalia AC V.ii.279.3
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Giue me my Robe, put on my Crowne, I haueGive me my robe; put on my crown; I have AC V.ii.279
Immortall longings in me. Now no moreImmortal longings in me. Now no more AC V.ii.280
The iuyce of Egypts Grape shall moyst this lip.The juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip.moist (v.)
old form: moyst
moisten
AC V.ii.281
Yare, yare, good Iras; quicke: Me thinkes I heareYare, yare, good Iras; quick – methinks I hearyare (adv.)quick, without delay, right nowAC V.ii.282
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thinkes
it seems /seemed to me
Anthony call: I see him rowse himselfeAntony call. I see him rouse himselfrouse (v.)
old form: rowse
raise, lift up
AC V.ii.283
To praise my Noble Act. I heare him mockTo praise my noble act. I hear him mock AC V.ii.284
The lucke of Casar, which the Gods giue menThe luck of Caesar, which the gods give men AC V.ii.285
To excuse their after wrath. Husband, I come:To excuse their after wrath. Husband, I come.after (adj.)future, later, followingAC V.ii.286
Now to that name, my Courage proue my Title.Now to that name my courage prove my title!title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlementAC V.ii.287
I am Fire, and Ayre; my other ElementsI am fire and air; my other elements AC V.ii.288
I giue to baser life. So, haue you done?I give to baser life. So, have you done?base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low qualityAC V.ii.289
Come then, and take the last warmth of my Lippes.Come then, and take the last warmth of my lips. AC V.ii.290
Farewell kinde Charmian, Iras, long farewell.Farewell, kind Charmian, Iras, long farewell. AC I.ii.291
She kisses them. Iras falls and diesaspic (n.)type of venomous snake, aspAC V.ii.292
Haue I the Aspicke in my lippes? Dost fall?Have I the aspic in my lips? Dost fall? AC V.ii.292
If thou, and Nature can so gently part,If thou and nature can so gently part, AC V.ii.293
The stroke of death is as a Louers pinch,The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, AC V.ii.294
Which hurts, and is desir'd. Dost thou lye still?Which hurts, and is desired. Dost thou lie still? AC V.ii.295
If thus thou vanishest, thou tell'st the world,If thus thou vanishest, thou tell'st the world AC V.ii.296
It is not worth leaue-taking.It is not worth leave-taking. AC V.ii.297
Char. CHARMIAN 
Dissolue thicke clowd, & Raine, that I may sayDissolve, thick cloud, and rain, that I may say AC V.ii.298
The Gods themselues do weepe.The gods themselves do weep.base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low qualityAC V.ii.299.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
This proues me base:This proves me base; AC V.ii.299.2
If she first meete the Curled Anthony,If she first meet the curled Antony,curled (adj.)with elegantly curled hair, adorned with ringletsAC V.ii.300
Hee'l make demand of her, and spend that kisseHe'll make demand of her, and spend that kiss AC V.ii.301
Which is my heauen to haue. Come thou mortal wretch,Which is my heaven to have. (To an asp) Come, thou mortal wretch,mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethalAC V.ii.302
With thy sharpe teeth this knot intrinsicate,With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicateintrinsicate (adj.)intricate, complicated, entangledAC V.ii.303
Of life at once vntye: Poore venomous Foole,Of life at once untie. Poor venomous fool, AC V.ii.304
Be angry, and dispatch. Oh could'st thou speake,Be angry, and dispatch. O, couldst thou speak,dispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish offAC V.ii.305
That I might heare thee call great Casar Asse, That I might hear thee call great Caesar ass AC V.ii.306
vnpolicied.Unpolicied!unpolicied (adj.)
old form: vnpolicied
outwitted in intrigue, diminished in statecraft
AC V.ii.307.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
Oh Easterne Starre.O eastern star! AC V.ii.307.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Peace, peace:Peace, peace! AC V.ii.307.3
Dost thou not see my Baby at my breast,Dost thou not see my baby at my breast, AC V.ii.308
That suckes the Nurse asleepe.That sucks the nurse asleep? AC V.ii.309.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
O breake! O breake!O, break! O, break! AC V.ii.309.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
As sweet as Balme, as soft as Ayre, as gentle.As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as gentle – gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindAC V.ii.310
O Anthony! Nay I will take thee too.O Antony! Nay, I will take thee too. AC V.ii.311
She applies another asp to her arm AC V.ii.312
What should I stay----- .What should I stay – She dies AC I.ii.312

She dies AC V.ii.312
Char. CHARMIAN 
In this wilde World? So fare thee well:In this vile world? So, fare thee well.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]AC V.ii.313
vile, vild (adj.)
old form: wilde
despicable, disgusting, abhorrent
Now boast thee Death, in thy possession lyesNow boast thee, death, in thy possession lies AC V.ii.314
A Lasse vnparalell'd. Downie Windowes cloze,A lass unparalleled. Downy windows, close;downy (adj.)
old form: Downie
soft as down, comfort-giving
AC V.ii.315
window (n.)
old form: Windowes
(plural) eyelids
And golden Phobus, neuer be beheldAnd golden Phoebus never be beheldPhoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus ApolloAC V.ii.316
Of eyes againe so Royall: your Crownes away,Of eyes again so royal! Your crown's awry; AC V.ii.317
Ile mend it, and then play---I'll mend it, and then play –  AC V.ii.318
Enter the Guard rustling in, and Dolabella.Enter the Guard, rustling inrustle (v.)clatter, make a racketAC V.ii.319
1 Guard. FIRST GUARD 
Where's the Queene?Where's the Queen? AC V.ii.319.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
Speake softly, wake her not.Speak softly, wake her not. AC V.ii.319.2
1 FIRST GUARD 
Casar hath sentCaesar hath sent –  AC V.ii.320.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
Too slow a Messenger.Too slow a messenger. AC V.ii.320.2
She applies an asp to herselfdispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish offAC V.ii.321
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
Oh come apace, dispatch, I partly feele thee.O, come apace, dispatch. I partly feel thee. AC V.ii.321
1 FIRST GUARD 
Approach hoa, / All's not well: Casar's beguild.Approach, ho! All's not well; Caesar's beguiled.beguile (v.)
old form: beguild
cheat, deceive, trick
AC V.ii.322
2 SECOND GUARD 
There's Dolabella sent from Casar: call him.There's Dolabella sent from Caesar; call him. AC V.ii.323
1 FIRST GUARD 
What worke is heere Charmian? / Is this well done?What work is here, Charmian? Is this well done? AC V.ii.324
Char. CHARMIAN 
It is well done, and fitting for a PrincesseIt is well done, and fitting for a princess AC V.ii.325
Descended of so many Royall Kings.Descended of so many royal kings. AC V.ii.326
Ah Souldier. Charmian dyes.Ah, soldier! Charmian dies AC V.ii.327
Enter Dolabella.Enter Dolabella AC V.ii.328
Dol. DOLABELLA 
How goes it heere?How goes it here? AC V.ii.328.1
2. Guard. All dead.All dead. AC V.ii.328.2
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Casar, thy thoughtsCaesar, thy thoughts AC V.ii.328.3
Touch their effects in this: Thy selfe art commingTouch their effects in this. Thyself art comingeffect (n.)result, end, outcome, fulfilmentAC V.ii.329
touch (v.)achieve, accomplish, attain
To see perform'd the dreaded Act which thouTo see performed the dreaded act which thou AC V.ii.330
So sought'st to hinder.So sought'st to hinder. AC V.ii.331.1
Enter Casar and all his Traine, marching.Enter Caesar, and all his train, marching AC V.ii.331
All. ALL 
A way there, a way for Casar.A way there, a way for Caesar! AC V.ii.331.2
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Oh sir, you are too sure an Augurer:O, sir, you are too sure an augurer; AC V.ii.332
That you did feare, is done.That you did fear is done.brave (adj.)
old form: Brauest
noble, worthy, excellent
AC V.ii.333.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Brauest at the last,Bravest at the last, AC V.ii.333.2
She leuell'd at our purposes, and being RoyallShe levelled at our purposes and, being royal,purpose (n.)intention, aim, planAC V.ii.334
level at (v.)
old form: leuell'd
guess correctly, rightly anticipate
Tooke her owne way: the manner of their deaths,Took her own way. The manner of their deaths? AC V.ii.335
I do not see them bleede.I do not see them bleed. AC V.ii.336.1
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Who was last with them?Who was last with them? AC V.ii.336.2
1. Guard. FIRST GUARD 
A simple Countryman, that broght hir Figs:A simple countryman, that brought her figs.simple (adj.)common, ordinary, average, humbleAC V.ii.337
This was his Basket.This was his basket. AC V.ii.338.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Poyson'd then.Poisoned, then. AC V.ii.338.2
1. Guard. FIRST GUARD 
Oh Casar:O Caesar, AC V.ii.338.3
This Charmian liu'd but now, she stood and spake:This Charmian lived but now; she stood and spake. AC V.ii.339
I found her trimming vp the Diadem;I found her trimming up the diademtrim up, trim (v.)
old form: vp
arrange, fix up, put right
AC V.ii.340
On her dead Mistris tremblingly she stood,On her dead mistress. Tremblingly she stood, AC V.ii.341
And on the sodaine dropt.And on the sudden dropped. AC V.ii.342.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Oh Noble weakenesse:O, noble weakness! AC V.ii.342.2
If they had swallow'd poyson, 'twould appeareIf they had swallowed poison, 'twould appear AC V.ii.343
By externall swelling: but she lookes like sleepe,By external swelling: but she looks like sleep, AC V.ii.344
As she would catch another AnthonyAs she would catch another Antony AC V.ii.345
In her strong toyle of Grace.In her strong toil of grace.toil (n.)
old form: toyle
net, snare, trap
AC V.ii.346.1
grace (n.)gracefulness, charm, elegance
Dol. DOLABELLA 
Heere on her brest,Here, on her breast, AC V.ii.346.2
There is a vent of Bloud, and something blowne,There is a vent of blood, and something blown;blown (adj.)
old form: blowne
inflamed, swollen, distended
AC V.ii.347
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
vent (n.)emission, discharge, seepage
The like is on her Arme.The like is on her arm.like, thethe sameAC V.ii.348
1. Guard. FIRST GUARD 
This is an Aspickes traile, / And these Figge-leauesThis is an aspic's trail; and these fig leavesaspic (n.)
old form: Aspickes
type of venomous snake, asp
AC V.ii.349
trail (n.)
old form: traile
[hunting] scent, track
haue slime vpon them, such / As th'Aspicke leaues Have slime upon them, such as th' aspic leaves AC V.ii.350
vpon the Caues of Nyle.Upon the caves of Nile. AC V.ii.351.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Most probableMost probable AC V.ii.351.2
That so she dyed: for her Physitian tels meeThat so she died; for her physician tells me AC V.ii.352
She hath pursu'de Conclusions infiniteShe hath pursued conclusions infiniteconclusion (n.)experiment, investigationAC V.ii.353
Of easie wayes to dye. Take vp her bed,Of easy ways to die. Take up her bed, AC V.ii.354
And beare her Women from the Monument,And bear her women from the monument. AC V.ii.355
She shall be buried by her Anthony.She shall be buried by her Antony. AC V.ii.356
No Graue vpon the earth shall clip in itNo grave upon the earth shall clip in itclip (v.)embrace, clasp, hugAC V.ii.357
A payre so famous: high euents as theseA pair so famous. High events as these AC V.ii.358
Strike those that make them: and their Story isStrike those that make them; and their story isstrike (v.)touch, beset, affectAC V.ii.359
No lesse in pitty, then his Glory whichNo less in pity than his glory which AC V.ii.360
Brought them to be lamented. Our Army shallBrought them to be lamented. Our army shall AC V.ii.361
In solemne shew, attend this Funerall,In solemn show attend this funeral,attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go withAC V.ii.362
show (n.)
old form: shew
spectacle, display, ceremony
And then to Rome. Come, Dolabella, seeAnd then to Rome. Come, Dolabella, see AC V.ii.363
High Order, in this great Solmemnity.High order in this great solemnity.order (n.)arrangement, disposition, directionAC V.ii.364
solemnity (n.)
old form: Solmemnity
solemn occasion, special ritual
high (adj.)noble, dignified, aristocratic
see (v.)see to, manage, attend to
Exeunt AC V.ii.364
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