Antony and Cleopatra

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Enter Enobarbus and Lepidus.Enter Enobarbus and Lepidus AC II.ii.1
Good Enobarbus, 'tis a worthy deed,Good Enobarbus, 'tis a worthy deed, AC II.ii.1
And shall become you well, to intreat your CaptaineAnd shall become you well, to entreat your captaincaptain (n.)
commander, chief, leader
AC II.ii.2
become (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
To soft and gentle speech.To soft and gentle speech.gentle (adj.)
courteous, friendly, kind
AC II.ii.3.1
I shall intreat himI shall entreat him AC II.ii.3.2
To answer like himselfe: if Casar moue him,To answer like himself. If Caesar move him,move (v.)

old form: moue
move to anger, provoke, exasperate
AC II.ii.4
Let Anthony looke ouer Casars head,Let Antony look over Caesar's head AC II.ii.5
And speake as lowd as Mars. By Iupiter,And speak as loud as Mars. By Jupiter,Mars (n.)
Roman god of war
AC II.ii.6
Jupiter, Jove (n.)
Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
Were I the wearer of Anthonio's Beard,Were I the wearer of Antonio's beard, AC II.ii.7
I would not shaue't to day.I would not shave't today. AC II.ii.8.1
'Tis not a time'Tis not a time AC II.ii.8.2
for priuate stomacking.For private stomaching.stomaching (n.)

old form: stomacking
cherishing bitterness, feeling resentful
AC II.ii.9.1
Euery time Every time AC II.ii.9.2
serues for the matter that is then borne in't.Serves for the matter that is then born in't. AC II.ii.10
But small to greater matters must giue way.But small to greater matters must give way. AC II.ii.11
Not if the fmall come first.Not if the small come first. AC II.ii.12.1
Your speech is passion:Your speech is passion;passion (n.)
passionate outburst, emotional passage
AC II.ii.12.2
but pray you stirre / No Embers vp. Heere comesBut pray you stir no embers up. Here comes AC II.ii.13
the Noble Anthony.The noble Antony. AC II.ii.14.1
Enter Anthony and Ventidius.Enter Antony and Ventidius AC II.ii.14
And yonder Casar.And yonder Caesar. AC II.ii.14.2
Enter Casar, Mecenas, and Agrippa.Enter Caesar, Maecenas, and Agrippa AC II.ii.15.1
If we compose well heere, to Parthia:If we compose well here, to Parthia.compose (v.)
reach agreement, make a settlement
AC II.ii.15
Hearke Ventidius.Hark, Ventidius. AC II.ii.16.1
Casar. CAESAR 
I do not know I do not know, AC II.ii.16.2
Mecenas, aske Agrippa.Maecenas; ask Agrippa. AC II.ii.17.1
(to Caesar and Antony) AC II.ii.17
Noble Friends: Noble friends, AC II.ii.17.2
That which combin'd vs was most great, and let notThat which combined us was most great, and let not AC II.ii.18
A leaner action rend vs. What's amisse,A leaner action rend us. What's amiss,lean (adj.)
slight, mean, poor
AC II.ii.19
action (n.)
campaign, military action, strategy
May it be gently heard. When we debateMay it be gently heard. When we debatedebate (v.)
discuss, argue over, dispute about
AC II.ii.20
Our triuiall difference loud, we do commitOur trivial difference loud, we do commit AC II.ii.21
Murther in healing wounds. Then Noble Partners,Murder in healing wounds. Then, noble partners, AC II.ii.22
The rather for I earnestly beseech,The rather for I earnestly beseech, AC II.ii.23
Touch you the sowrest points with sweetest tearmes,Touch you the sourest points with sweetest terms,touch (v.)
refer to, treat of, deal with
AC II.ii.24
Nor curstnesse grow to'th'matter.Nor curstness grow to th' matter.curstness (n.)

old form: curstnesse
ill humour, bad temper
AC II.ii.25.1
'Tis spoken well:'Tis spoken well. AC II.ii.25.2
Were we before our Armies, and to fight,Were we before our armies, and to fight, AC II.ii.26
I should do thus. I should do thus. AC II.ii.27
Flourish.Flourish AC II.ii.28
Welcome to Rome.Welcome to Rome. AC II.ii.28
Thanke you.Thank you. AC II.ii.29
Sit.Sit. AC II.ii.30
Sit sir.Sit, sir. AC II.ii.31
Nay then.Nay then. AC II.ii.32
They sit AC II.ii.33.1
I learne, you take things ill, which are not so:I learn you take things ill which are not so,ill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
AC II.ii.33
Or being, concerne you not.Or, being, concern you not. AC II.ii.34.1
I must be laught at,I must be laughed at AC II.ii.34.2
if or for nothing, or a little, IIf, or for nothing or a little, I AC II.ii.35
Should say my selfe offended, and with youShould say myself offended, and with you AC II.ii.36
Chiefely i'th'world. More laught at, that I shouldChiefly i'th' world; more laughed at that I should AC II.ii.37
Once name you derogately: when to sound your nameOnce name you derogately, when to sound your namesound (v.)
cry out, declare, proclaim
AC II.ii.38
derogately (adv.)
disparagingly, in a derogatory way
It not concern'd me.It not concerned me. AC II.ii.39.1
My being in Egypt Caesar,My being in Egypt, Caesar, AC II.ii.39.2
what was't to you?What was't to you? AC II.ii.40
No more then my reciding heere at RomeNo more than my residing here at Rome AC II.ii.41
Might be to you in Egypt: yet if you thereMight be to you in Egypt. Yet if you there AC II.ii.42
Did practise on my State, your being in EgyptDid practise on my state, your being in Egyptpractise (v.)
plot, scheme, conspire
AC II.ii.43
state (n.)
welfare, well-being, prosperity
Might be my question.Might be my question.question (n.)
point at issue, problem, business
AC II.ii.44.1
How intend you, practis'd?How intend you – practised?intend (v.)
mean, imply, suggest
AC II.ii.44.2
You may be pleas'd to catch at mine intent,You may be pleased to catch at mine intentintent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
AC II.ii.45
catch at (v.)
grasp, gather, infer
By what did heere befall me. Your Wife and BrotherBy what did here befall me. Your wife and brotherbefall (v.), past forms befallen, befell
happen to, come to
AC II.ii.46
Made warres vpon me, and their contestationMade wars upon me, and their contestationcontestation (n.)
joint action as enemies, shared antagonism
AC II.ii.47
Was Theame for you, you were the word of warre.Was theme for you You were the word of war.word (n.)
declaration, affirmation, proclamation
AC II.ii.48
theme (n.)

old form: Theame
reason for acting, ground of belief
You do mistake your busines, my Brother neuerYou do mistake your business. My brother never AC II.ii.49
Did vrge me in his Act: I did inquire it,Did urge me in his act. I did inquire it,urge (v.)

old form: vrge
bring forward, advocate, represent
AC II.ii.50
And haue my Learning from some true reportsAnd have my learning from some true reportsreport (n.)
account, description
AC II.ii.51
true (adj.)
reliable, trustworthy, dependable
That drew their swords with you, did he not ratherThat drew their swords with you. Did he not rather AC II.ii.52
Discredit my authority with yours,Discredit my authority with yours, AC II.ii.53
And make the warres alike against my stomacke,And make the wars alike against my stomach,stomach (n.)

old form: stomacke
wish, inclination, desire
AC II.ii.54
Hauing alike your cause. Of this, my LettersHaving alike your cause? Of this, my letters AC II.ii.55
Before did satisfie you. If you'l patch a quarrell,Before did satisfy you. If you'll patch a quarrel,patch (v.)
fabricate, make up [as in patchwork]
AC II.ii.56
As matter whole you haue to make it with,As matter whole you have to make it with,matter (n.)
reason, cause, ground
AC II.ii.57
It must not be with this.It must not be with this. AC II.ii.58.1
You praise your selfe,You praise yourself AC II.ii.58.2
by laying defects of iudgement to me: butBy laying defects of judgement to me, butlay (v.)
attribute, ascribe, impute
AC II.ii.59
you patcht vp your excuses.You patched up your excuses.patch up (v.)
invent in haste, fabricate, make
AC II.ii.60.1
Not so, not so:Not so, not so; AC II.ii.60.2
I know you could not lacke, I am certaine on't,I know you could not lack, I am certain on't, AC II.ii.61
Very necessity of this thought, that IVery necessity of this thought, that I, AC II.ii.62
Your Partner in the cause 'gainst which he fought,Your partner in the cause 'gainst which he fought, AC II.ii.63
Could not with gracefull eyes attend those WarresCould not with graceful eyes attend those warsgraceful (adj.)

old form: gracefull
favourable, friendly, approving
AC II.ii.64
attend (v.)
regard, consider
Which fronted mine owne peace. As for my wife,Which fronted mine own peace. As for my wife,front (v.)
oppose, confront, be hostile to
AC II.ii.65
I would you had her spirit, in such another,I would you had her spirit in such another; AC II.ii.66
The third oth'world is yours, which with a Snaffle,The third o'th' world is yours, which with a snafflesnaffle (n.)
AC II.ii.67
You may pace easie, but not such a wife.You may pace easy, but not such a wife.pace (v.)
train to move, control the course of
AC II.ii.68
Would we had all such wiues, that the menWould we had all such wives, that the men AC II.ii.69
might go to Warres with the women.might go to wars with the women. AC II.ii.70
So much vncurbable, her Garboiles (Casar)So much uncurbable, her garboils, Caesar,garboil (n.)

old form: Garboiles
trouble, disturbance, commotion
AC II.ii.71
Made out of her impatience: which not wantedMade out of her impatience – which not wantedwant (v.)
lack, need, be without
AC II.ii.72
Shrodenesse of policie to: I greeuing grant,Shrewdness of policy too – I grieving grant AC II.ii.73
Did you too much disquiet, for that you must,Did you too much disquiet. For that you must AC II.ii.74
But say I could not helpe it.But say I could not help it. AC II.ii.75.1
Casar. CAESAR 
I wrote to you,I wrote to you AC II.ii.75.2
when rioting in Alexandria youWhen, rioting in Alexandria, you AC II.ii.76
Did pocket vp my Letters: and with tauntsDid pocket up my letters, and with taunts AC II.ii.77
Did gibe my Misiue out of audience.Did gibe my missive out of audience.missive (n.)

old form: Misiue
messenger, emissary, courier
AC II.ii.78.1
gibe (v.)
scoff, jeer, ridicule
audience (n.)
audience-chamber, presence
Sir,Sir, AC II.ii.78.2
he fell vpon me, ere admitted, then:He fell upon me, ere admitted, then. AC II.ii.79
Three Kings I had newly feasted, and did wantThree kings I had newly feasted, and did wantwant (v.)
fall short [of], be deficient [in]
AC II.ii.80
Of what I was i'th'morning: but next dayOf what I was i'th' morning; but next day AC II.ii.81
I told him of my selfe, which was as muchI told him of myself, which was as much AC II.ii.82
As to haue askt him pardon. Let this FellowAs to have asked him pardon. Let this fellow AC II.ii.83
Be nothing of our strife: if we contendBe nothing of our strife; if we contend,contend (v.)
fight, engage in combat, struggle
AC II.ii.84
Out of our question wipe him.Out of our question wipe him. AC II.ii.85.1
Casar. CAESAR 
You haue brokenYou have broken AC II.ii.85.2
the Article of your oath, which you shall neuerThe article of your oath, which you shall neverarticle (n.)
clause, term, provision
AC II.ii.86
haue tongue to charge me with.Have tongue to charge me with. AC II.ii.87.1
Soft Casar.Soft, Caesar!soft (int.)
[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
AC II.ii.87.2
No Lepidus, let him speake,No, Lepidus; let him speak. AC II.ii.88
The Honour is Sacred which he talks on now,The honour is sacred which he talks on now, AC II.ii.89
Supposing that I lackt it: but on Casar,Supposing that I lacked it. But on, Caesar: AC II.ii.90
The Article of my oath.The article of my oath –  AC II.ii.91
Casar. CAESAR 
To lend me Armes, and aide when I requir'd them,To lend me arms and aid when I required them, AC II.ii.92
the which you both denied.The which you both denied. AC II.ii.93.1
Neglected rather:Neglected rather; AC II.ii.93.2
And then when poysoned houres had bound me vpAnd then when poisoned hours had bound me upbind up (v.)

old form: vp
prevent, keep away, impede
AC II.ii.94
From mine owne knowledge, as neerely as I may,From mine own knowledge. As nearly as I may, AC II.ii.95
Ile play the penitent to you. But mine honesty,I'll play the penitent to you; but mine honesty AC II.ii.96
Shall not make poore my greatnesse, nor my powerShall not make poor my greatness, nor my power AC II.ii.97
Worke without it. Truth is, that Fuluia,Work without it. Truth is that Fulvia, AC II.ii.98
To haue me out of Egypt, made Warres heere,To have me out of Egypt, made wars here, AC II.ii.99
For which my selfe, the ignorant motiue, doFor which myself, the ignorant motive, do AC II.ii.100
So farre aske pardon, as befits mine HonourSo far ask pardon as befits mine honour AC II.ii.101
To stoope in such a case.To stoop in such a case. AC II.ii.102.1
'Tis Noble spoken.'Tis noble spoken. AC II.ii.102.2
If it might please you, to enforce no furtherIf it might please you to enforce no further AC II.ii.103
The griefes betweene ye: to forget them quite,The griefs between ye: to forget them quitegrief (n.)

old form: griefes
grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
AC II.ii.104
Were to remember: that the present neede,Were to remember that the present needpresent (adj.)
occurring at this time, taking place now
AC II.ii.105
Speakes to attone you.Speaks to atone you.atone (v.)

old form: attone
unite, join, reconcile
AC II.ii.106.1
Worthily spoken Mecenas.Worthily spoken, Maecenas. AC II.ii.106.2
Or if you borrow one anothers Loue for theOr, if you borrow one another's love for the AC II.ii.107
instant, you may when you heare no more words ofinstant, you may, when you hear no more words of AC II.ii.108
Pompey returne it againe: you shall haue time to wranglePompey, return it again: you shall have time to wrangle AC II.ii.109
in, when you haue nothing else to when you have nothing else to do. AC II.ii.110
Thou art a Souldier, onely speake no more.Thou art a soldier only. Speak no more. AC II.ii.111
That trueth should be silent, I had almost That truth should be silent I had almost AC II.ii.112
forgot. forgot. AC II.ii.113
You wrong this presence, therefore speake no more.You wrong this presence; therefore speak no more.presence (n.)
royal assembly, eminent company
AC II.ii.114
Go too then: your Considerate stone.Go to, then; your considerate stone.considerate (adj.)
considering, thoughtful, reflecting
AC II.ii.115
Casar. CAESAR 
I do not much dislike the matter, butI do not much dislike the matter, butmatter (n.)
subject-matter, content, substance
AC II.ii.116
The manner of his speech: for't cannot be,The manner of his speech; for't cannot be AC II.ii.117
We shall remaine in friendship, our conditionsWe shall remain in friendship, our conditionscondition (n.)
disposition, temper, mood, character
AC II.ii.118
So diffring in their acts. Yet if I knew,So diff'ring in their acts. Yet if I knewact (n.)
action (upon a person), effect
AC II.ii.119
What Hoope should hold vs staunch from edge to edgeWhat hoop should hold us staunch, from edge to edgestaunch, stanch (adj.)
water-tight, steadfast, firm
AC II.ii.120
Ath'world: I would persue it.O'th' world I would pursue it. AC II.ii.121.1
Giue me leaue Casar.Give me leave, Caesar. AC II.ii.121.2
Casar. CAESAR 
Speake Agrippa.Speak, Agrippa. AC II.ii.122
Thou hast a Sister by the Mothers side,Thou hast a sister by the mother's side, AC II.ii.123
admir'd Octauia: Great Mark Anthony Admired Octavia. Great Mark Antonyadmired (adj.)

old form: admir'd
regarded with admiration, wondered at
AC II.ii.124
is now a widdower.Is now a widower. AC II.ii.125.1
Casar. CAESAR 
Say not, say Agrippa;Say not so, Agrippa. AC II.ii.125.2
if Cleopater heard you, your proofeIf Cleopatra heard you, your reproof AC II.ii.126
were well deserued of rashnesse.Were well deserved of rashness. AC II.ii.127
I am not marryed Casar: let me heere I am not married, Caesar. Let me hear AC II.ii.128
Agrippa further speake.Agrippa further speak. AC II.ii.129
To hold you in perpetuall amitie,To hold you in perpetual amity, AC II.ii.130
To make you Brothers, and to knit your heartsTo make you brothers, and to knit your hearts AC II.ii.131
With an vn-slipping knot, take Anthony,With an unslipping knot, take Antony AC II.ii.132
Octauia to his wife: whose beauty claimesOctavia to his wife; whose beauty claims AC II.ii.133
No worse a husband then the best of men:No worse a husband than the best of men; AC II.ii.134
whose / Vertue, and whose generall graces, speakeWhose virtue and whose general graces speak AC II.ii.135
That which none else can vtter. By this marriage,That which none else can utter. By this marriage AC II.ii.136
All little Ielousies which now seeme great,All little jealousies, which now seem great,jealousy (n.)

old form: Ielousies
suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
AC II.ii.137
And all great feares, which now import their dangers,And all great fears, which now import their dangers,import (v.)
involve as a consequence, carry along
AC II.ii.138
Would then be nothing. Truth's would be tales,Would then be nothing. Truths would be tales, AC II.ii.139
Where now halfe tales be truth's: her loue to both,Where now half-tales be truths. Her love to both AC II.ii.140
Would each to other, and all loues to bothWould each to other, and all loves to both, AC II.ii.141
Draw after her. Pardon what I haue spoke,Draw after her. Pardon what I have spoke, AC II.ii.142
For 'tis a studied not a present thought,For 'tis a studied, not a present thought,present (adj.)
sudden, spur-of-the-moment
AC II.ii.143
By duty ruminated.By duty ruminated. AC II.ii.144.1
Will Casar speake?Will Caesar speak? AC II.ii.144.2
Casar. CAESAR 
Not till he heares how Anthony is toucht,Not till he hears how Antony is touchedtouch (v.)

old form: toucht
affect, move, stir
AC II.ii.145
With what is spoke already.With what is spoke already. AC II.ii.146.1
What power is in Agrippa,What power is in Agrippa, AC II.ii.146.2
If I would say Agrippa, be it so,If I would say, ‘ Agrippa, be it so,’ AC II.ii.147
To make this good?To make this good? AC II.ii.148.1
Casar. CAESAR 
The power of Casar, / AndThe power of Caesar, and AC II.ii.148.2
his power, vnto Octauia.His power unto Octavia. AC II.ii.149.1
May I neuerMay I never AC II.ii.149.2
(To this good purpose, that so fairely shewes)To this good purpose, that so fairly shows,purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
AC II.ii.150
fairly (adv.)

old form: fairely
promisingly, favourably, propitiously
Dreame of impediment: let me haue thy handDream of impediment! Let me have thy hand. AC II.ii.151
Further this act of Grace: and from this houre,Further this act of grace, and from this hourgrace (n.)
honour, favour, recognition, respect
AC II.ii.152
The heart of Brothers gouerne in our Loues,The heart of brothers govern in our loves AC II.ii.153
And sway our great Designes.And sway our great designs. AC II.ii.154.1
Casar. CAESAR 
There's my hand:There's my hand. AC II.ii.154.2
A Sister I bequeath you, whom no BrotherA sister I bequeath you whom no brother AC II.ii.155
Did euer loue so deerely. Let her liueDid ever love so dearly. Let her live AC II.ii.156
To ioyne our kingdomes, and our hearts, and neuerTo join our kingdoms and our hearts; and never AC II.ii.157
Flie off our Loues againe.Fly off our loves again. AC II.ii.158.1
Happily, Amen.Happily, amen. AC II.ii.158.2
I did not think to draw my Sword 'gainst Pompey,I did not think to draw my sword 'gainst Pompey, AC II.ii.159
For he hath laid strange courtesies, and greatFor he hath laid strange courtesies and greatstrange (adj.)
rare, singular, exceptional
AC II.ii.160
Of late vpon me. I must thanke him onely,Of late upon me. I must thank him only, AC II.ii.161
Least my remembrance, suffer ill report:Lest my remembrance suffer ill report;ill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
AC II.ii.162
remembrance (n.)
memory, bringing to mind, recollection
At heele of that, defie him.At heel of that, defy him.heel (n.)

old form: heele
end, completion, termination
AC II.ii.163.1
Time cals vpon's,Time calls upon's. AC II.ii.163.2
Of vs must Pompey presently be sought,Of us must Pompey presently be sought,presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
AC II.ii.164
Or else he seekes out vs.Or else he seeks out us. AC II.ii.165.1
Where lies he?Where lies he? AC II.ii.165.2
Casar. CAESAR 
About the Mount-Mesena.About the Mount Misena.Misena, Mount
[pron: mi'sayna] Mount Misenum, port in S Italy
AC II.ii.166.1
What is his strength?What is his strength? AC II.ii.166.2
Casar. CAESAR 
by land / Great, and encreasing: / But by SeaBy land, great and increasing; but by sea AC II.ii.167
he is an absolute Master.He is an absolute master. AC II.ii.168.1
So is the Fame,So is the fame.fame (n.)
report, account, description
AC II.ii.168.2
Would we had spoke together. Hast we for it. Would we had spoke together! Haste we for it.speak (v.)
encounter, fight, exchange blows
AC II.ii.169
Yet ere we put our selues in Armes, dispatch weYet, ere we put ourselves in arms, dispatch wedispatch, despatch (v.)
deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
AC II.ii.170
The businesse we haue talkt of.The business we have talked of. AC II.ii.171.1
Casar. CAESAR 
With most gladnesse,With most gladness; AC II.ii.171.2
And do inuite you to my Sisters view,And do invite you to my sister's view,view (n.)
presence, meeting, sight
AC II.ii.172
Whether straight Ile lead you.Whither straight I'll lead you.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
AC II.ii.173.1
Let vs Lepidus Let us, Lepidus, AC II.ii.173.2
not lacke your companie.Not lack your company. AC II.ii.174.1
Noble Anthony,Noble Antony, AC II.ii.174.2
not sickenesse should detaine me.Not sickness should detain me. AC II.ii.175
Flourish. Exit omnes. Manet Enobarbus,Flourish. Exeunt all but Enobarbus, AC II.ii.175.1
Agrippa, Mecenas.Agrippa, and Maecenas AC II.ii.175.2
Welcome from Agypt Sir.Welcome from Egypt, sir. AC II.ii.176
Halfe the heart of Casar, worthy Mecenas.Half the heart of Caesar, worthy Maecenas. AC II.ii.177
My honourable Friend Agrippa.My honourable friend, Agrippa. AC II.ii.178
Good Enobarbus.Good Enobarbus. AC II.ii.179
We haue cause to be glad, that matters are soWe have cause to be glad that matters are so AC II.ii.180
well disgested: you staid well by't in Egypt.well disgested. You stayed well by't in Egypt.stay (v.)

old form: staid
remain, continue, endure
AC II.ii.181
digest, disgest (v.)
arrange, organize, order
I Sir, we did sleepe day out of countenaunce:Ay, sir, we did sleep day out of countenancecountenance, out of

old form: countenaunce
into a disconcerted state
AC II.ii.182
and made the night light with drinking.and made the night light with drinking. AC II.ii.183
Eight Wilde-Boares rosted whole at a breakfast:Eight wild boars roasted whole at a breakfast, AC II.ii.184
and but twelue persons there. Is this true?and but twelve persons there. Is this true? AC II.ii.185
This was but as a Flye by an Eagle: we hadThis was but as a fly by an eagle. We hadby (prep.)
compared with
AC II.ii.186
much more monstrous matter of Feast, which worthilymuch more monstrous matter of feast, which worthily AC II.ii.187
deserued noting.deserved noting. AC II.ii.188
Mecenas. MAECENAS 
She's a most triumphant Lady, if report beShe's a most triumphant lady, if report bereport (n.)
rumour, gossip, hearsay
AC II.ii.189
triumphant (adj.)
triumphal, glorious, celebrating a great victory
square to her.square to her.square (adj.)
true, accurate, justified
AC II.ii.190
When she first met Marke Anthony, sheWhen she first met Mark Antony, she AC II.ii.191
purst vp his heart vpon the Riuer of Sidnis.pursed up his heart, upon the river of Cydnus.purse up (v.)

old form: purst vp
take possession of, put into one's keeping
AC II.ii.192
Cydnus (n.)
river in Cilicia, S Turkey; meeting place of Cleopatra and Antony, 41 BC
There she appear'd indeed: or my reporterThere she appeared indeed! Or my reporter AC II.ii.193
deuis'd well for her.devised well for her.devise (v.)

old form: deuis'd
invent, imagine, make up [an account]
AC II.ii.194
I will tell you,I will tell you. AC II.ii.195
The Barge she sat in, like a burnisht ThroneThe barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, AC II.ii.196
Burnt on the water: the Poope was beaten Gold,Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; AC II.ii.197
Purple the Sailes: and so perfumed thatPurple the sails, and so perfumed that AC II.ii.198
The Windes were Loue-sicke. / With them the Owers were Siluer,The winds were lovesick with them. The oars were silver, AC II.ii.199
Which to the tune of Flutes kept stroke, and madeWhich to the tune of flutes kept stroke and made AC II.ii.200
The water which they beate, to follow faster;The water which they beat to follow faster, AC II.ii.201
As amorous of their strokes. For her owne person,As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, AC II.ii.202
It beggerd all discription, she did lyeIt beggared all description. She did liebeggar (v.)

old form: beggerd
use up all the resources of, exhaust
AC II.ii.203
In her Pauillion, cloth of Gold, of Tissue,In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold of tissue,tissue (n.)
[type of] rich cloth, sumptuous fabric
AC II.ii.204
pavilion (n.)

old form: Pauillion
ceremonial tent
O're-picturing that Venns, where we seeO'erpicturing that Venus where we seeoverpicture (v.)

old form: O're-picturing
surpass, outdo, excel
AC II.ii.205
Venus (n.)
Roman goddess of beauty and love
The fancie out-worke Nature. On each side her,The fancy outwork nature. On each side hernature (n.)
natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
AC II.ii.206
outwork (v.)

old form: out-worke
excel in workmanship, transcend
fancy (n.)

old form: fancie
imagination, creativity, inventiveness
Stood pretty Dimpled Boyes, like smiling Cupids,Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids,Cupid (n.)
[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
AC II.ii.207
With diuers coulour'd Fannes whose winde did seeme,With divers-coloured fans, whose wind did seemdivers (adj.)

old form: diuers
different, various, several
AC II.ii.208
To gloue the delicate cheekes which they did coole,To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool,glow (v.)

old form: gloue
blush, redden, flush
AC II.ii.209
And what they vndid did.And what they undid did. AC II.ii.210.1
Oh rare for Anthony.O, rare for Antony!rare (adj.)
marvellous, splendid, excellent
AC II.ii.210.2
Her Gentlewoman, like the Nereides,Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides,Nereids (n.)
[pron: 'nerayidz] sea-nymphs, daughters of Nereus and Doris, who lived with their father in the depths of the sea
AC II.ii.211
So many Mer-maides tended her i'th'eyes,So many mermaids, tended her i'th' eyes,eyes, in the
in one's sight, in front of one
AC II.ii.212
tend (v.)
attend, wait on, serve
And made their bends adornings. At the Helme.And made their bends adornings. At the helmadorning (n.)
adornment, decoration, ornamentation
AC II.ii.213
bend (n.)
movement, bending motion, posture
A seeming Mer-maide steeres: The Silken Tackle,A seeming mermaid steers. The silken tackleseeming (adj.)
apparent, convincing in appearance
AC II.ii.214
tackle (n.)
[of a ship] rigging and sails
Swell with the touches of those Flower-soft hands,Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands, AC II.ii.215
That yarely frame the office. From the BargeThat yarely frame the office. From the bargeoffice (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
AC II.ii.216
frame (v.)
perform, manage, carry out
yarely (adv.)
quickly, briskly, lively
A strange inuisible perfume hits the senseA strange invisible perfume hits the sense AC II.ii.217
Of the adiacent Wharfes. The Citty castOf the adjacent wharfs. The city castwharf (n.)

old form: Wharfes
river bank
AC II.ii.218
Her people out vpon her: and AnthonyHer people out upon her; and Antony,upon (prep.)

old form: vpon
on account of
AC II.ii.219
Enthron'd i'th'Market-place, did sit alone,Enthroned i'th' market-place, did sit alone, AC II.ii.220
Whisling to'th'ayre: which but for vacancie,Whistling to th' air; which, but for vacancy,vacancy (n.)

old form: vacancie
empty space, nothingness
AC II.ii.221
Had gone to gaze on Cleopater too,Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too, AC II.ii.222
And made a gap in Nature.And made a gap in nature. AC II.ii.223.1
Rare Egiptian.Rare Egyptian!rare (adj.)
marvellous, splendid, excellent
AC II.ii.223.2
Vpon her landing, Anthony sent to her,Upon her landing, Antony sent to her, AC II.ii.224
Inuited her to Supper: she replyed,Invited her to supper. She replied AC II.ii.225
It should be better, he became her guest:It should be better he became her guest; AC II.ii.226
Which she entreated, our Courteous Anthony,Which she entreated. Our courteous Antony, AC II.ii.227
Whom nere the word of no woman hard speake,Whom ne'er the word of ‘ No’ woman heard speak, AC II.ii.228
Being barber'd ten times o're, goes to the Feast;Being barbered ten times o'er, goes to the feast, AC II.ii.229
And for his ordinary, paies his heart,And, for his ordinary, pays his heartordinary (n.)
regular meal, standard fare, mealtime
AC II.ii.230
For what his eyes eate onely.For what his eyes eat only. AC II.ii.231.1
Royall Wench:Royal wench!wench (n.)
girl, lass
AC II.ii.231.2
She made great Casar lay his Sword to bed,She made great Caesar lay his sword to bed. AC II.ii.232
He ploughed her, and she cropt.He ploughed her, and she cropped.crop (v.)

old form: cropt
bear a crop, have a child
AC II.ii.233.1
I saw her onceI saw her once AC II.ii.233.2
Hop forty Paces through the publicke streete,Hop forty paces through the public street; AC II.ii.234
And hauing lost her breath, she spoke, and panted,And, having lost her breath, she spoke, and panted, AC II.ii.235
That she did make defect, perfection,That she did make defect perfection, AC II.ii.236
And breathlesse powre breath forth.And, breathless, power breathe forth. AC II.ii.237
Now Anthony, must leaue her vtterly.Now Antony must leave her utterly. AC II.ii.238
Neuer he will not:Never; he will not. AC II.ii.239
Age cannot wither her, nor custome staleAge cannot wither her, nor custom stalestale (v.)
make stale, wear out
AC II.ii.240
Her infinite variety: other women cloyHer infinite variety. Other women cloycloy (v.)
satiate, gorge, satisfy
AC II.ii.241
The appetites they feede, but she makes hungry,The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry AC II.ii.242
Where most she satisfies. For vildest thingsWhere most she satisfies; for vilest things AC II.ii.243
Become themselues in her, that the holy PriestsBecome themselves in her, that the holy priestsbecome (v.)
put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
AC II.ii.244
Blesse her, when she is Riggish.Bless her when she is riggish.riggish (adj.)
licentious, wanton, lascivious
AC II.ii.245
If Beauty, Wisedome, Modesty, can settleIf beauty, wisdom, modesty, can settle AC II.ii.246
The heart of Anthony: Octauia isThe heart of Antony, Octavia is AC II.ii.247
A blessed Lottery to him.A blessed lottery to him.lottery (n.)
prize, allotment, award
AC II.ii.248.1
Let vs go.Let us go. AC II.ii.248.2
Good Enobarbus, make your selfe / my guest, Good Enobarbus, make yourself my guest AC II.ii.249
whilst you abide heere.Whilst you abide here. AC II.ii.250.1
Humbly Sir I thanke you. Humbly, sir, I thank you. AC II.ii.250.2
ExeuntExeunt AC II.ii.250
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