Antony and Cleopatra
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Enter Cleopater, Charmian, Iras, and Alexas.Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Alexas AC II.v.1.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Giue me some Musicke: Musicke, moody foodeGive me some music – music, moody foodmoody (adj.)melancholy, sombre, gloomyAC II.v.1
of vs that trade in Loue.Of us that trade in love. AC II.v.2.1
Omnes. ALL 
The Musicke, hoa.The music, ho! AC II.v.2.2
Enter Mardian the Eunuch.Enter Mardian the eunuch AC II.v.3
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Let it alone, let's to Billards: come Charmian.Let it alone! Let's to billiards. Come, Charmian. AC II.v.3
Char. CHARMIAN 
My arme is sore, best play with Mardian.My arm is sore; best play with Mardian. AC II.v.4
Cleopa. CLEOPATRA 
As well a woman with an Eunuch plaide,As well a woman with an eunuch played AC II.v.5
as with a woman. Come you'le play with me Sir?As with a woman. Come, you'll play with me, sir? AC II.v.6
Mardi. MARDIAN 
As well as I can Madam.As well as I can, madam. AC II.v.7
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
And when good will is shewed, / Though't come to shortAnd when good will is showed, though't come too short, AC II.v.8
The Actor may pleade pardon. Ile none now,The actor may plead pardon. I'll none now. AC II.v.9
Giue me mine Angle, weele to'th'Riuer thereGive me mine angle. We'll to th' river; there,angle (n.)fishing rod, line, hookAC II.v.10
My Musicke playing farre off. I will betrayMy music playing far off, I will betraybetray (v.)deceive, seduce, misleadAC II.v.11
Tawny fine fishes, my bended hooke shall pierceTawny-finned fishes. My bended hook shall pierce AC II.v.12
Their slimy iawes: and as I draw them vp,Their slimy jaws; and as I draw them up, AC II.v.13
Ile thinke them euery one an Anthony,I'll think them every one an Antony, AC II.v.14
And say, ah ha; y'are caught.And say ‘ Ah, ha! Y'are caught.’ AC II.v.15.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
'Twas merry when'Twas merry when AC II.v.15.2
you wager'd on your Angling, when your diuerYou wagered on your angling; when your diver AC II.v.16
did hang a salt fish on his hooke which heDid hang a salt fish on his hook, which hesalt (adj.)salted, preserved, driedAC II.v.17
with feruencie drew vp.With fervency drew up.fervency (n.)
old form: feruencie
enthusiasm, ardour, fervour
AC II.v.18.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
That time? Oh times:That time – O times! –  AC II.v.18.2
I laught him out of patience: and that nightI laughed him out of patience; and that night AC II.v.19
I laught him into patience, and next morne,I laughed him into patience; and next morn,morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
AC II.v.20
Ere the ninth houre, I drunke him to his bed:Ere the ninth hour, I drunk him to his bed; AC II.v.21
Then put my Tires and Mantles on him, whilstThen put my tires and mantles on him, whilsttire (n.)head-dress, ornament for the head, raimentAC II.v.22
mantle (n.)loose sleeveless cloak
I wore his Sword Phillippan.I wore his sword Philippan.Philippi (n.)battle site in Thrace, Asia Minor, a victory for Mark AntonyAC II.v.23.1
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger AC II.v.23
Oh from Italie,O, from Italy! AC II.v.23.2
Ramme thou thy fruitefull tidings in mine eares,Ram thou thy fruitful tidings in mine ears, AC II.v.24
That long time haue bin barren.That long time have been barren. AC II.v.25.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
Madam, Madam.Madam, madam –  AC II.v.25.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Anthonyo's dead. / If thou say so Villaine,Antonio's dead! If thou say so, villain, AC II.v.26
thou kil'st thy Mistris: / But well and free,Thou kill'st thy mistress; but well and free, AC II.v.27
if thou so yeild him. / There is Gold, and heereIf thou so yield him, there is gold and hereyield (v.)
old form: yeild
concede, acknowledge, grant
AC II.v.28
My blewest vaines to kisse: a hand that KingsMy bluest veins to kiss, a hand that kings AC II.v.29
Haue lipt, and trembled kissing.Have lipped, and trembled kissing.lip (v.)
old form: lipt
kiss
AC II.v.30
Mes. MESSENGER 
First Madam, he is well.First, madam, he is well. AC II.v.31.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Why there's more Gold.Why, there's more gold. AC II.v.31.2
But sirrah marke, we vseBut, sirrah, mark, we usemark (v.)
old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
AC II.v.32
use (v.)
old form: vse
be accustomed, make a habit [of]
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
To say, the dead are well: bring it to that,To say the dead are well. Bring it to that,well (adv.)in a state of happiness, in blissAC II.v.33
The Gold I giue thee, will I melt and powrThe gold I give thee will I melt and pour AC II.v.34
Downe thy ill vttering throate.Down thy ill-uttering throat.ill-uttering (adj.)
old form: ill vttering
speaking displeasing news, reporting bad tidings
AC II.v.35
Mes. MESSENGER 
Good Madam heare me.Good madam, hear me. AC II.v.36.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Well, go too I will:Well, go to, I will. AC II.v.36.2
But there's no goodnesse in thy face if AnthonyBut there's no goodness in thy face if Antony AC II.v.37
Be free and healthfull; so tart a fauourBe free and healthful; so tart a favourfavour (n.)
old form: fauour
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
AC II.v.38
tart (adj.)sour, severe, grim
To trumpet such good tidings. If not well,To trumpet such good tidings? If not well, AC II.v.39
Thou shouldst come like a Furie crown'd with Snakes,Thou shouldst come like a Fury crowned with snakes, AC II.v.40
Not like a formall man.Not like a formal man.formal (adj.)
old form: formall
normal, sane, rational
AC II.v.41.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
Wilt please you heare me?Will't please you hear me? AC II.v.41.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I haue a mind to strike thee ere thou speak'st:I have a mind to strike thee ere thou speak'st. AC II.v.42
Yet if thou say Anthony liues, 'tis well,Yet, if thou say Antony lives, is well, AC II.v.43
Or friends with Casar, or not Captiue to him,Or friends with Caesar, or not captive to him, AC II.v.44
Ile set thee in a shower of Gold, and haileI'll set thee in a shower of gold, and hail AC II.v.45
Rich Pearles vpon thee.Rich pearls upon thee. AC II.v.46.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
Madam, he's well.Madam, he's well. AC II.v.46.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Well said.Well said. AC II.v.46.3
Mes.MESSENGER 
And Friends with Caesar.And friends with Caesar. AC II.v.47.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Th'art an honest man.Th'art an honest man. AC II.v.47.2
Mes. MESSENGER 
Caesar, and he, are greater Friends then euer.Caesar and he are greater friends than ever. AC II.v.48
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Make thee a Fortune from me.Make thee a fortune from me.fortune (n.)wealth, possessions, substanceAC II.v.49.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
But yet Madam.But yet, madam –  AC II.v.49.2
Cleo.CLEOPATRA 
I do not like but yet, it does alayI do not like ‘ But yet;’ it does allayallay (v.)
old form: alay
spoil, dilute, qualify
AC II.v.50
The good precedence, fie vpon but yet,The good precedence. Fie upon ‘ But yet!’precedence (n.)previous utterance, prior speechAC II.v.51
But yet is as a Iaylor to bring foorth‘But yet' is as a gaoler to bring forth AC II.v.52
Some monstrous Malefactor. Prythee Friend,Some monstrous malefactor. Prithee, friend, AC II.v.53
Powre out the packe of matter to mine eare,Pour out the pack of matter to mine ear,matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substanceAC II.v.54
The good and bad together: he's friends with Casar,The good and bad together. He's friends with Caesar, AC II.v.55
In state of health thou saist, and thou saist, free.In state of health, thou sayst, and, thou sayst, free. AC II.v.56
Mes. MESSENGER 
Free Madam, no: I made no such report,Free, madam! No; I made no such report. AC II.v.57
He's bound vnto Octauia.He's bound unto Octavia. AC II.v.58.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
For what good turne?For what good turn?turn (n.)
old form: turne
need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
AC II.v.58.2
Mes. MESSENGER 
For the best turne i'th'bed.For the best turn i'th' bed. AC II.v.59.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I am pale Charmian.I am pale, Charmian. AC II.v.59.2
Mes. MESSENGER 
Madam, he's married to Octauia.Madam, he's married to Octavia. AC II.v.60
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
The most infectious Pestilence vpon thee.The most infectious pestilence upon thee! AC II.v.61
Strikes him downe.She strikes him down AC II.v.62
Mes. MESSENGER 
Good Madam patience.Good madam, patience. AC II.v.62.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
What say you? What say you? AC II.v.62.2
Strikes him.She strikes him AC II.v.62
HenceHence, AC II.v.62.3
horrible Villaine, or Ile spurne thine eyesHorrible villain, or I'll spurn thine eyesspurn (v.)
old form: spurne
kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
AC II.v.63
Like balls before me: Ile vnhaire thy head,Like balls before me! I'll unhair thy head!unhair (v.)
old form: vnhaire
take the hair from
AC II.v.64
She hales him vp and downe.She hales him up and downhale (v.)drag, pull, haulAC II.v.65
Thou shalt be whipt with Wyer, and stew'd in brine,Thou shalt be whipped with wire and stewed in brine, AC II.v.65
Smarting in lingring pickle.Smarting in lingering pickle! AC II.v.66.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
Gratious Madam,Gracious madam, AC II.v.66.2
I that do bring the newes, made not the match.I that do bring the news made not the match. AC II.v.67
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Say 'tis not so, a Prouince I will giue thee,Say 'tis not so, a province I will give thee, AC II.v.68
And make thy Fortunes proud: the blow thou had'stAnd make thy fortunes proud. The blow thou hadst AC II.v.69
Shall make thy peace, for mouing me to rage,Shall make thy peace for moving me to rage, AC II.v.70
And I will boot thee with what guift besideAnd I will boot thee with what gift besideboot (v.)benefit, increase, compensateAC II.v.71
Thy modestie can begge.Thy modesty can beg. AC II.v.72.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
He's married Madam.He's married, madam. AC II.v.72.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Rogue, thou hast liu'd too long. Rogue, thou hast lived too long. AC II.v.73.1
Draw a knife.She draws a knife AC II.v.73
Mes. MESSENGER 
Nay then Ile runne:Nay, then I'll run. AC II.v.73.2
What meane you Madam, I haue made no fault. What mean you, madam? I have made no fault. AC II.v.74
Exit.Exit AC II.v.74
Char. CHARMIAN 
Good Madam keepe your selfe within your selfe,Good madam, keep yourself within yourself. AC II.v.75
The man is innocent.The man is innocent. AC II.v.76
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Some Innocents scape not the thunderbolt:Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt.scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoidAC II.v.77
Melt Egypt into Nyle: and kindly creaturesMelt Egypt into Nile, and kindly creatureskindly (adj.)friendly, good-natured, well-disposedAC II.v.78
Turne all to Serpents. Call the slaue againe,Turn all to serpents! Call the slave again.slave (n.)
old form: slaue
fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
AC II.v.79
Though I am mad, I will not byte him: Call?Though I am mad, I will not bite him. Call! AC II.v.80
Char. CHARMIAN 
He is afeard to come.He is afeard to come.afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scaredAC II.v.81.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I will not hurt him,I will not hurt him. AC II.v.81.2
Exit Charmian AC II.v.81
These hands do lacke Nobility, that they strikeThese hands do lack nobility, that they strike AC II.v.82
A meaner then my selfe: since I my selfeA meaner than myself; since I myselfmeaner (n.)lower ranking, less eminentAC II.v.83
Haue giuen my selfe the cause.Have given myself the cause. AC II.v.84.1
Enter the Messenger againe.Enter Charmian and the Messenger AC II.v.84
Come hither Sir.Come hither, sir. AC II.v.84.2
Though it be honest, it is neuer goodThough it be honest, it is never good AC II.v.85
To bring bad newes: giue to a gratious MessageTo bring bad news. Give to a gracious message AC II.v.86
An host of tongues, but let ill tydings tellAn host of tongues, but let ill tidings tellill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableAC II.v.87
Themselues, when they be felt.Themselves when they be felt. AC II.v.88.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
I haue done my duty.I have done my duty. AC II.v.88.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Is he married?Is he married? AC II.v.89
I cannot hate thee worser then I do,I cannot hate thee worser than I do AC II.v.90
If thou againe say yes.If thou again say ‘ Yes.’ AC II.v.91.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
He's married Madam.He's married, madam. AC II.v.91.2
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
The Gods confound thee, / Dost thou hold there still?The gods confound thee! Dost thou hold there still?hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry onAC II.v.92
confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruin
Mes. MESSENGER 
Should I lye Madame?Should I lie, madam? AC II.v.93.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Oh, I would thou didst:O, I would thou didst, AC II.v.93.2
So halfe my Egypt were submerg'd and madeSo half my Egypt were submerged and madeso (conj.)even thoughAC II.v.94
A Cesterne for scal'd Snakes. Go get thee hence,A cistern for scaled snakes! Go get thee hence.cestern, cesterne (n.)variant spelling of ‘cistern’ [= water receptacle, vessel, reservoir]AC II.v.95
Had'st thou Narcissus in thy face to me,Hadst thou Narcissus in thy face, to meNarcissus (n.)handsome youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool; he pined away and was turned into a flowerAC II.v.96
Thou would'st appeere most vgly: He is married?Thou wouldst appear most ugly. He is married? AC II.v.97
Mes. MESSENGER 
I craue your Highnesse pardon.I crave your highness' pardon.crave (v.)
old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
AC II.v.98.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
He is married?He is married? AC II.v.98.2
Mes.MESSENGER 
Take no offence, that I would not offend you,Take no offence that I would not offend you; AC II.v.99
To punnish me for what you make me doTo punish me for what you make me do AC II.v.100
Seemes much vnequall, he's married to Octauia.Seems much unequal. He's married to Octavia.unequal (adj.)
old form: vnequall
unjust, unfair, undeserved
AC II.v.101
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
Oh that his fault should make a knaue of thee,O, that his fault should make a knave of thee,knave (n.)
old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
AC II.v.102
That art not what th'art sure of. Get thee hence,That art not what th'art sure of! Get thee hence. AC II.v.103
The Marchandize which thou hast brought from RomeThe merchandise which thou hast brought from Rome AC II.v.104
Are all too deere for me: / Lye they vpon thy hand,Are all too dear for me. Lie they upon thy hand, AC II.v.105
Exit Messenger AC II.v.106
and be vndone by em.And be undone by 'em.undo (v.)
old form: vndone
ruin, destroy, wipe out
AC II.v.106.1
Char. CHARMIAN 
Good your Highnesse patience.Good your highness, patience. AC II.v.106.2
Cleo.CLEOPATRA 
In praysing Anthony, I haue disprais'd Casar.In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar. AC II.v.107
Char. CHARMIAN 
Many times Madam.Many times, madam. AC II.v.108.1
Cleo. CLEOPATRA 
I am paid for't now:I am paid for't now. AC II.v.108.2
lead me from hence,Lead me from hence; AC II.v.109
I faint, oh Iras, Charmian: 'tis no matter.I faint. O Iras, Charmian! 'Tis no matter. AC II.v.110
Go to the Fellow, good Alexas bid himGo to the fellow, good Alexas; bid him AC II.v.111
Report the feature of Octauia: her yeares,Report the feature of Octavia, her years,feature (n.)physical appearance, bodily shape, looksAC II.v.112
Her inclination, let him not leaue outHer inclination. Let him not leave outinclination (n.)character, temperament, dispositionAC II.v.113
The colour of her haire. Bring me word quickly,The colour of her hair. Bring me word quickly. AC II.v.114
Exit Alexas AC II.v.114
Let him for euer go, let him not Charmian,Let him for ever go – let him not, Charmian. AC II.v.115
Though he be painted one way like a Gorgon,Though he be painted one way like a Gorgon, AC II.v.116
The other wayes a Mars. Bid you AlexasThe other way's a Mars. (To Mardian) Bid you AlexasMars (n.)Roman god of warAC II.v.117
Bring me word, how tall she is: pitty me Charmian,Bring me word how tall she is. – Pity me, Charmian, AC II.v.118
But do not speake to me. Lead me to my Chamber.But do not speak to me. Lead me to my chamber. AC II.v.119
Exeunt.Exeunt AC II.v.119
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