Speeches (Lines) for DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS in "Antony and Cleopatra"

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1 I / 2
  • Bring in the banquet quickly; wine enough
    Cleopatra's health to drink.
  • Bring in the banquet quickly; wine enough
    Cleopatra's health to drink.
  • ALEXAS. Show him your hand.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Bring in the banquet quickly; wine enough
    Cleopatra's health to drink.

2 I / 2
  • Mine, and most of our fortunes, to-night, shall
    be--drunk to bed.
  • Mine, and most of our fortunes, to-night, shall
    be--drunk to bed.
  • ALEXAS. We'll know all our fortunes.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Mine, and most of our fortunes, to-night, shall
    be--drunk to bed.

3 I / 2
  • Hush! here comes Antony.
  • Hush! here comes Antony.
  • ALEXAS. Lo, now, if it lay in their hands to make me a
    cuckold, they would make themselves whores, but
    they'ld do't!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Hush! here comes Antony.

4 I / 2
  • No, lady.
  • No, lady.
  • CLEOPATRA. Saw you my lord?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. No, lady.

5 I / 2
  • Madam?
  • Madam?
  • CLEOPATRA. He was disposed to mirth; but on the sudden
    A Roman thought hath struck him. Enobarbus!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Madam?

6 I / 2
  • What's your pleasure, sir?
  • What's your pleasure, sir?
  • ANTONY. Forbear me.
    [Exit Second Messenger]
    There's a great spirit gone! Thus did I desire it:
    What our contempt doth often hurl from us,
    We wish it ours again; the present pleasure,
    By revolution lowering, does become
    The opposite of itself: she's good, being gone;
    The hand could pluck her back that shoved her on.
    I must from this enchanting queen break off:
    Ten thousand harms, more than the ills I know,
    My idleness doth hatch. How now! Enobarbus!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. What's your pleasure, sir?

7 I / 2
  • Why, then, we kill all our women:
    we see how mortal an unkindness is to them...
  • Why, then, we kill all our women:
    we see how mortal an unkindness is to them;
    if they suffer our departure, death's the word.
  • ANTONY. I must with haste from hence.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Why, then, we kill all our women:
    we see how mortal an unkindness is to them;
    if they suffer our departure, death's the word.

8 I / 2
  • Under a compelling occasion, let women die; it were
    pity to cast them away f...
  • Under a compelling occasion, let women die; it were
    pity to cast them away for nothing; though, between
    them and a great cause, they should be esteemed
    nothing. Cleopatra, catching but the least noise of
    this, dies instantly; I have seen her die twenty
    times upon far poorer moment: I do think there is
    mettle in death, which commits some loving act upon
    her, she hath such a celerity in dying.
  • ANTONY. I must be gone.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Under a compelling occasion, let women die; it were
    pity to cast them away for nothing; though, between
    them and a great cause, they should be esteemed
    nothing. Cleopatra, catching but the least noise of
    this, dies instantly; I have seen her die twenty
    times upon far poorer moment: I do think there is
    mettle in death, which commits some loving act upon
    her, she hath such a celerity in dying.

9 I / 2
  • Alack, sir, no; her passions are made of nothing but
    the finest part of pure...
  • Alack, sir, no; her passions are made of nothing but
    the finest part of pure love: we cannot call her
    winds and waters sighs and tears; they are greater
    storms and tempests than almanacs can report: this
    cannot be cunning in her; if it be, she makes a
    shower of rain as well as Jove.
  • ANTONY. She is cunning past man's thought.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Alack, sir, no; her passions are made of nothing but
    the finest part of pure love: we cannot call her
    winds and waters sighs and tears; they are greater
    storms and tempests than almanacs can report: this
    cannot be cunning in her; if it be, she makes a
    shower of rain as well as Jove.

10 I / 2
  • O, sir, you had then left unseen a wonderful piece
    of work; which not to hav...
  • O, sir, you had then left unseen a wonderful piece
    of work; which not to have been blest withal would
    have discredited your travel.
  • ANTONY. Would I had never seen her.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. O, sir, you had then left unseen a wonderful piece
    of work; which not to have been blest withal would
    have discredited your travel.

11 I / 2
  • Sir?
  • Sir?
  • ANTONY. Fulvia is dead.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Sir?

12 I / 2
  • Fulvia!
  • Fulvia!
  • ANTONY. Fulvia is dead.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Fulvia!

13 I / 2
  • Why, sir, give the gods a thankful sacrifice. When
    it pleaseth their deities...
  • Why, sir, give the gods a thankful sacrifice. When
    it pleaseth their deities to take the wife of a man
    from him, it shows to man the tailors of the earth;
    comforting therein, that when old robes are worn
    out, there are members to make new. If there were
    no more women but Fulvia, then had you indeed a cut,
    and the case to be lamented: this grief is crowned
    with consolation; your old smock brings forth a new
    petticoat: and indeed the tears live in an onion
    that should water this sorrow.
  • ANTONY. Dead.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Why, sir, give the gods a thankful sacrifice. When
    it pleaseth their deities to take the wife of a man
    from him, it shows to man the tailors of the earth;
    comforting therein, that when old robes are worn
    out, there are members to make new. If there were
    no more women but Fulvia, then had you indeed a cut,
    and the case to be lamented: this grief is crowned
    with consolation; your old smock brings forth a new
    petticoat: and indeed the tears live in an onion
    that should water this sorrow.

14 I / 2
  • And the business you have broached here cannot be
    without you; especially th...
  • And the business you have broached here cannot be
    without you; especially that of Cleopatra's, which
    wholly depends on your abode.
  • ANTONY. The business she hath broached in the state
    Cannot endure my absence.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. And the business you have broached here cannot be
    without you; especially that of Cleopatra's, which
    wholly depends on your abode.

15 I / 2
  • I shall do't.
  • I shall do't.
  • ANTONY. No more light answers. Let our officers
    Have notice what we purpose. I shall break
    The cause of our expedience to the queen,
    And get her leave to part. For not alone
    The death of Fulvia, with more urgent touches,
    Do strongly speak to us; but the letters too
    Of many our contriving friends in Rome
    Petition us at home: Sextus Pompeius
    Hath given the dare to Caesar, and commands
    The empire of the sea: our slippery people,
    Whose love is never link'd to the deserver
    Till his deserts are past, begin to throw
    Pompey the Great and all his dignities
    Upon his son; who, high in name and power,
    Higher than both in blood and life, stands up
    For the main soldier: whose quality, going on,
    The sides o' the world may danger: much is breeding,
    Which, like the courser's hair, hath yet but life,
    And not a serpent's poison. Say, our pleasure,
    To such whose place is under us, requires
    Our quick remove from hence.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I shall do't.

16 II / 2
  • I shall entreat him
    To answer like himself: if Caesar move him,
    Let Anto...
  • I shall entreat him
    To answer like himself: if Caesar move him,
    Let Antony look over Caesar's head
    And speak as loud as Mars. By Jupiter,
    Were I the wearer of Antonius' beard,
    I would not shave't to-day.
  • LEPIDUS. Good Enobarbus, 'tis a worthy deed,
    And shall become you well, to entreat your captain
    To soft and gentle speech.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I shall entreat him
    To answer like himself: if Caesar move him,
    Let Antony look over Caesar's head
    And speak as loud as Mars. By Jupiter,
    Were I the wearer of Antonius' beard,
    I would not shave't to-day.

17 II / 2
  • Every time
    Serves for the matter that is then born in't.
  • Every time
    Serves for the matter that is then born in't.
  • LEPIDUS. 'Tis not a time
    For private stomaching.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Every time
    Serves for the matter that is then born in't.

18 II / 2
  • Not if the small come first.
  • Not if the small come first.
  • LEPIDUS. But small to greater matters must give way.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Not if the small come first.

19 II / 2
  • And yonder, Caesar.
  • And yonder, Caesar.
  • LEPIDUS. Your speech is passion:
    But, pray you, stir no embers up. Here comes
    The noble Antony.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. And yonder, Caesar.

20 II / 2
  • Would we had all such wives, that the men might go
    to wars with the women!
  • Would we had all such wives, that the men might go
    to wars with the women!
  • ANTONY. Not so, not so;
    I know you could not lack, I am certain on't,
    Very necessity of this thought, that I,
    Your partner in the cause 'gainst which he fought,
    Could not with graceful eyes attend those wars
    Which fronted mine own peace. As for my wife,
    I would you had her spirit in such another:
    The third o' the world is yours; which with a snaffle
    You may pace easy, but not such a wife.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Would we had all such wives, that the men might go
    to wars with the women!

21 II / 2
  • Or, if you borrow one another's love for the
    instant, you may, when you hear...
  • Or, if you borrow one another's love for the
    instant, you may, when you hear no more words of
    Pompey, return it again: you shall have time to
    wrangle in when you have nothing else to do.
  • LEPIDUS. Worthily spoken, Mecaenas.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Or, if you borrow one another's love for the
    instant, you may, when you hear no more words of
    Pompey, return it again: you shall have time to
    wrangle in when you have nothing else to do.

22 II / 2
  • That truth should be silent I had almost forgot.
  • That truth should be silent I had almost forgot.
  • ANTONY. Thou art a soldier only: speak no more.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. That truth should be silent I had almost forgot.

23 II / 2
  • Go to, then; your considerate stone.
  • Go to, then; your considerate stone.
  • ANTONY. You wrong this presence; therefore speak no more.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Go to, then; your considerate stone.

24 II / 2
  • Half the heart of Caesar, worthy Mecaenas! My
    honourable friend, Agrippa!
  • Half the heart of Caesar, worthy Mecaenas! My
    honourable friend, Agrippa!
  • MECAENAS. Welcome from Egypt, sir.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Half the heart of Caesar, worthy Mecaenas! My
    honourable friend, Agrippa!

25 II / 2
  • Ay, sir; we did sleep day out of countenance, and
    made the night light with...
  • Ay, sir; we did sleep day out of countenance, and
    made the night light with drinking.
  • MECAENAS. We have cause to be glad that matters are so well
    digested. You stayed well by 't in Egypt.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Ay, sir; we did sleep day out of countenance, and
    made the night light with drinking.

26 II / 2
  • This was but as a fly by an eagle: we had much more
    monstrous matter of feas...
  • This was but as a fly by an eagle: we had much more
    monstrous matter of feast, which worthily deserved noting.
  • MECAENAS. Eight wild-boars roasted whole at a breakfast, and
    but twelve persons there; is this true?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. This was but as a fly by an eagle: we had much more
    monstrous matter of feast, which worthily deserved noting.

27 II / 2
  • When she first met Mark Antony, she pursed up
    his heart, upon the river of C...
  • When she first met Mark Antony, she pursed up
    his heart, upon the river of Cydnus.
  • MECAENAS. She's a most triumphant lady, if report be square to
    her.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. When she first met Mark Antony, she pursed up
    his heart, upon the river of Cydnus.

28 II / 2
  • I will tell you.
    The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne,
    Burn'd o...
  • I will tell you.
    The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne,
    Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold;
    Purple the sails, and so perfumed that
    The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver,
    Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made
    The water which they beat to follow faster,
    As amorous of their strokes. For her own person,
    It beggar'd all description: she did lie
    In her pavilion--cloth-of-gold of tissue--
    O'er-picturing that Venus where we see
    The fancy outwork nature: on each side her
    Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids,
    With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem
    To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool,
    And what they undid did.
  • AGRIPPA. There she appeared indeed; or my reporter devised
    well for her.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I will tell you.
    The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne,
    Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold;
    Purple the sails, and so perfumed that
    The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver,
    Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made
    The water which they beat to follow faster,
    As amorous of their strokes. For her own person,
    It beggar'd all description: she did lie
    In her pavilion--cloth-of-gold of tissue--
    O'er-picturing that Venus where we see
    The fancy outwork nature: on each side her
    Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids,
    With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem
    To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool,
    And what they undid did.

29 II / 2
  • Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides,
    So many mermaids, tended her i' the eyes...
  • Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides,
    So many mermaids, tended her i' the eyes,
    And made their bends adornings: at the helm
    A seeming mermaid steers: the silken tackle
    Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands,
    That yarely frame the office. From the barge
    A strange invisible perfume hits the sense
    Of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast
    Her people out upon her; and Antony,
    Enthroned i' the market-place, did sit alone,
    Whistling to the air; which, but for vacancy,
    Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too,
    And made a gap in nature.
  • AGRIPPA. O, rare for Antony!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides,
    So many mermaids, tended her i' the eyes,
    And made their bends adornings: at the helm
    A seeming mermaid steers: the silken tackle
    Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands,
    That yarely frame the office. From the barge
    A strange invisible perfume hits the sense
    Of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast
    Her people out upon her; and Antony,
    Enthroned i' the market-place, did sit alone,
    Whistling to the air; which, but for vacancy,
    Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too,
    And made a gap in nature.

30 II / 2
  • Upon her landing, Antony sent to her,
    Invited her to supper: she replied,
  • Upon her landing, Antony sent to her,
    Invited her to supper: she replied,
    It should be better he became her guest;
    Which she entreated: our courteous Antony,
    Whom ne'er the word of 'No' woman heard speak,
    Being barber'd ten times o'er, goes to the feast,
    And for his ordinary pays his heart
    For what his eyes eat only.
  • AGRIPPA. Rare Egyptian!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Upon her landing, Antony sent to her,
    Invited her to supper: she replied,
    It should be better he became her guest;
    Which she entreated: our courteous Antony,
    Whom ne'er the word of 'No' woman heard speak,
    Being barber'd ten times o'er, goes to the feast,
    And for his ordinary pays his heart
    For what his eyes eat only.

31 II / 2
  • I saw her once
    Hop forty paces through the public street;
    And having los...
  • I saw her once
    Hop forty paces through the public street;
    And having lost her breath, she spoke, and panted,
    That she did make defect perfection,
    And, breathless, power breathe forth.
  • AGRIPPA. Royal wench!
    She made great Caesar lay his sword to bed:
    He plough'd her, and she cropp'd.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I saw her once
    Hop forty paces through the public street;
    And having lost her breath, she spoke, and panted,
    That she did make defect perfection,
    And, breathless, power breathe forth.

32 II / 2
  • Never; he will not:
    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
    Her infinite...
  • Never; he will not:
    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
    Her infinite variety: other women cloy
    The appetites they feed: but she makes hungry
    Where most she satisfies; for vilest things
    Become themselves in her: that the holy priests
    Bless her when she is riggish.
  • MECAENAS. Now Antony must leave her utterly.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Never; he will not:
    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
    Her infinite variety: other women cloy
    The appetites they feed: but she makes hungry
    Where most she satisfies; for vilest things
    Become themselves in her: that the holy priests
    Bless her when she is riggish.

33 II / 2
  • Humbly, sir, I thank you.
  • Humbly, sir, I thank you.
  • AGRIPPA. Let us go.
    Good Enobarbus, make yourself my guest
    Whilst you abide here.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Humbly, sir, I thank you.

34 II / 6
  • No more of that: he did so.
  • No more of that: he did so.
  • POMPEY. Then so much have I heard:
    And I have heard, Apollodorus carried--

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. No more of that: he did so.

35 II / 6
  • A certain queen to Caesar in a mattress.
  • A certain queen to Caesar in a mattress.
  • POMPEY. What, I pray you?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. A certain queen to Caesar in a mattress.

36 II / 6
  • Well;
    And well am like to do; for, I perceive,
    Four feasts are toward.
  • Well;
    And well am like to do; for, I perceive,
    Four feasts are toward.
  • POMPEY. I know thee now: how farest thou, soldier?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Well;
    And well am like to do; for, I perceive,
    Four feasts are toward.

37 II / 6
  • Sir,
    I never loved you much; but I ha' praised ye,
    When you have well de...
  • Sir,
    I never loved you much; but I ha' praised ye,
    When you have well deserved ten times as much
    As I have said you did.
  • POMPEY. Let me shake thy hand;
    I never hated thee: I have seen thee fight,
    When I have envied thy behavior.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Sir,
    I never loved you much; but I ha' praised ye,
    When you have well deserved ten times as much
    As I have said you did.

38 II / 6
  • At sea, I think.
  • At sea, I think.
  • MENAS. [Aside] Thy father, Pompey, would ne'er have
    made this treaty.--You and I have known, sir.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. At sea, I think.

39 II / 6
  • You have done well by water.
  • You have done well by water.
  • MENAS. We have, sir.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. You have done well by water.

40 II / 6
  • I will praise any man that will praise me; though it
    cannot be denied what I...
  • I will praise any man that will praise me; though it
    cannot be denied what I have done by land.
  • MENAS. And you by land.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I will praise any man that will praise me; though it
    cannot be denied what I have done by land.

41 II / 6
  • Yes, something you can deny for your own
    safety: you have been a great thief...
  • Yes, something you can deny for your own
    safety: you have been a great thief by sea.
  • MENAS. Nor what I have done by water.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Yes, something you can deny for your own
    safety: you have been a great thief by sea.

42 II / 6
  • There I deny my land service. But give me your
    hand, Menas: if our eyes had...
  • There I deny my land service. But give me your
    hand, Menas: if our eyes had authority, here they
    might take two thieves kissing.
  • MENAS. And you by land.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. There I deny my land service. But give me your
    hand, Menas: if our eyes had authority, here they
    might take two thieves kissing.

43 II / 6
  • But there is never a fair woman has a true face.
  • But there is never a fair woman has a true face.
  • MENAS. All men's faces are true, whatsome'er their hands are.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. But there is never a fair woman has a true face.

44 II / 6
  • We came hither to fight with you.
  • We came hither to fight with you.
  • MENAS. No slander; they steal hearts.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. We came hither to fight with you.

45 II / 6
  • If he do, sure, he cannot weep't back again.
  • If he do, sure, he cannot weep't back again.
  • MENAS. For my part, I am sorry it is turned to a drinking.
    Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. If he do, sure, he cannot weep't back again.

46 II / 6
  • Caesar's sister is called Octavia.
  • Caesar's sister is called Octavia.
  • MENAS. You've said, sir. We looked not for Mark Antony
    here: pray you, is he married to Cleopatra?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Caesar's sister is called Octavia.

47 II / 6
  • But she is now the wife of Marcus Antonius.
  • But she is now the wife of Marcus Antonius.
  • MENAS. True, sir; she was the wife of Caius Marcellus.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. But she is now the wife of Marcus Antonius.

48 II / 6
  • 'Tis true.
  • 'Tis true.
  • MENAS. Pray ye, sir?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. 'Tis true.

49 II / 6
  • If I were bound to divine of this unity, I would
    not prophesy so.
  • If I were bound to divine of this unity, I would
    not prophesy so.
  • MENAS. Then is Caesar and he for ever knit together.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. If I were bound to divine of this unity, I would
    not prophesy so.

50 II / 6
  • I think so too. But you shall find, the band that
    seems to tie their friends...
  • I think so too. But you shall find, the band that
    seems to tie their friendship together will be the
    very strangler of their amity: Octavia is of a
    holy, cold, and still conversation.
  • MENAS. I think the policy of that purpose made more in the
    marriage than the love of the parties.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I think so too. But you shall find, the band that
    seems to tie their friendship together will be the
    very strangler of their amity: Octavia is of a
    holy, cold, and still conversation.

51 II / 6
  • Not he that himself is not so; which is Mark Antony.
    He will to his Egyptian...
  • Not he that himself is not so; which is Mark Antony.
    He will to his Egyptian dish again: then shall the
    sighs of Octavia blow the fire up in Caesar; and, as
    I said before, that which is the strength of their
    amity shall prove the immediate author of their
    variance. Antony will use his affection where it is:
    he married but his occasion here.
  • MENAS. Who would not have his wife so?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Not he that himself is not so; which is Mark Antony.
    He will to his Egyptian dish again: then shall the
    sighs of Octavia blow the fire up in Caesar; and, as
    I said before, that which is the strength of their
    amity shall prove the immediate author of their
    variance. Antony will use his affection where it is:
    he married but his occasion here.

52 II / 6
  • I shall take it, sir: we have used our throats in Egypt.
  • I shall take it, sir: we have used our throats in Egypt.
  • MENAS. And thus it may be. Come, sir, will you aboard?
    I have a health for you.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I shall take it, sir: we have used our throats in Egypt.

53 II / 7
  • Not till you have slept; I fear me you'll be in till then.
  • Not till you have slept; I fear me you'll be in till then.
  • LEPIDUS. I am not so well as I should be, but I'll ne'er out.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Not till you have slept; I fear me you'll be in till then.

54 II / 7
  • Here's to thee, Menas!
  • Here's to thee, Menas!
  • ANTONY. Bear him ashore. I'll pledge it for him, Pompey.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Here's to thee, Menas!

55 II / 7
  • There's a strong fellow, Menas.
  • There's a strong fellow, Menas.
  • POMPEY. Fill till the cup be hid.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. There's a strong fellow, Menas.

56 II / 7
  • A' bears the third part of the world, man; see'st
    not?
  • A' bears the third part of the world, man; see'st
    not?
  • MENAS. Why?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. A' bears the third part of the world, man; see'st
    not?

57 II / 7
  • Drink thou; increase the reels.
  • Drink thou; increase the reels.
  • MENAS. The third part, then, is drunk: would it were all,
    That it might go on wheels!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Drink thou; increase the reels.

58 II / 7
  • Ha, my brave emperor!
    [To MARK ANTONY]
    Shall we dance now the Egyptian B...
  • Ha, my brave emperor!
    [To MARK ANTONY]
    Shall we dance now the Egyptian Bacchanals,
    And celebrate our drink?
  • OCTAVIUS. Possess it, I'll make answer:
    But I had rather fast from all four days
    Than drink so much in one.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Ha, my brave emperor!
    [To MARK ANTONY]
    Shall we dance now the Egyptian Bacchanals,
    And celebrate our drink?

59 II / 7
  • All take hands.
    Make battery to our ears with the loud music:
    The while...
  • All take hands.
    Make battery to our ears with the loud music:
    The while I'll place you: then the boy shall sing;
    The holding every man shall bear as loud
    As his strong sides can volley.
    [Music plays. DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS places them]
    hand in hand]
    THE SONG.
    Come, thou monarch of the vine,
    Plumpy Bacchus with pink eyne!
    In thy fats our cares be drown'd,
    With thy grapes our hairs be crown'd:
    Cup us, till the world go round,
    Cup us, till the world go round!
  • ANTONY. Come, let's all take hands,
    Till that the conquering wine hath steep'd our sense
    In soft and delicate Lethe.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. All take hands.
    Make battery to our ears with the loud music:
    The while I'll place you: then the boy shall sing;
    The holding every man shall bear as loud
    As his strong sides can volley.
    [Music plays. DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS places them]
    hand in hand]
    THE SONG.
    Come, thou monarch of the vine,
    Plumpy Bacchus with pink eyne!
    In thy fats our cares be drown'd,
    With thy grapes our hairs be crown'd:
    Cup us, till the world go round,
    Cup us, till the world go round!

60 II / 7
  • Take heed you fall not.
    [Exeunt all but DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS and MENAS]
    Me...
  • Take heed you fall not.
    [Exeunt all but DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS and MENAS]
    Menas, I'll not on shore.
  • POMPEY. O Antony,
    You have my father's house,--But, what? we are friends.
    Come, down into the boat.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Take heed you fall not.
    [Exeunt all but DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS and MENAS]
    Menas, I'll not on shore.

61 II / 7
  • Ho! says a' There's my cap.
  • Ho! says a' There's my cap.
  • MENAS. No, to my cabin.
    These drums! these trumpets, flutes! what!
    Let Neptune hear we bid a loud farewell
    To these great fellows: sound and be hang'd, sound out!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Ho! says a' There's my cap.

62 III / 2
  • They have dispatch'd with Pompey, he is gone;
    The other three are sealing. O...
  • They have dispatch'd with Pompey, he is gone;
    The other three are sealing. Octavia weeps
    To part from Rome; Caesar is sad; and Lepidus,
    Since Pompey's feast, as Menas says, is troubled
    With the green sickness.
  • AGRIPPA. What, are the brothers parted?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. They have dispatch'd with Pompey, he is gone;
    The other three are sealing. Octavia weeps
    To part from Rome; Caesar is sad; and Lepidus,
    Since Pompey's feast, as Menas says, is troubled
    With the green sickness.

63 III / 2
  • A very fine one: O, how he loves Caesar!
  • A very fine one: O, how he loves Caesar!
  • AGRIPPA. 'Tis a noble Lepidus.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. A very fine one: O, how he loves Caesar!

64 III / 2
  • Caesar? Why, he's the Jupiter of men.
  • Caesar? Why, he's the Jupiter of men.
  • AGRIPPA. Nay, but how dearly he adores Mark Antony!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Caesar? Why, he's the Jupiter of men.

65 III / 2
  • Spake you of Caesar? How! the non-pareil!
  • Spake you of Caesar? How! the non-pareil!
  • AGRIPPA. What's Antony? The god of Jupiter.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Spake you of Caesar? How! the non-pareil!

66 III / 2
  • Would you praise Caesar, say 'Caesar:' go no further.
  • Would you praise Caesar, say 'Caesar:' go no further.
  • AGRIPPA. O Antony! O thou Arabian bird!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Would you praise Caesar, say 'Caesar:' go no further.

67 III / 2
  • But he loves Caesar best; yet he loves Antony:
    Ho! hearts, tongues, figures,...
  • But he loves Caesar best; yet he loves Antony:
    Ho! hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards,
    poets, cannot
    Think, speak, cast, write, sing, number, ho!
    His love to Antony. But as for Caesar,
    Kneel down, kneel down, and wonder.
  • AGRIPPA. Indeed, he plied them both with excellent praises.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. But he loves Caesar best; yet he loves Antony:
    Ho! hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards,
    poets, cannot
    Think, speak, cast, write, sing, number, ho!
    His love to Antony. But as for Caesar,
    Kneel down, kneel down, and wonder.

68 III / 2
  • They are his shards, and he their beetle.
    [Trumpets within]
    So;
    This...
  • They are his shards, and he their beetle.
    [Trumpets within]
    So;
    This is to horse. Adieu, noble Agrippa.
  • AGRIPPA. Both he loves.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. They are his shards, and he their beetle.
    [Trumpets within]
    So;
    This is to horse. Adieu, noble Agrippa.

69 III / 2
  • [Aside to AGRIPPA] Will Caesar weep?
  • [Aside to AGRIPPA] Will Caesar weep?
  • ANTONY. Her tongue will not obey her heart, nor can
    Her heart inform her tongue,--the swan's
    down-feather,
    That stands upon the swell at full of tide,
    And neither way inclines.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside to AGRIPPA] Will Caesar weep?

70 III / 2
  • [Aside to AGRIPPA] He were the worse for that,
    were he a horse;
    So is he...
  • [Aside to AGRIPPA] He were the worse for that,
    were he a horse;
    So is he, being a man.
  • AGRIPPA. [Aside to DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS] He has a cloud in 's face.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside to AGRIPPA] He were the worse for that,
    were he a horse;
    So is he, being a man.

71 III / 2
  • [Aside to AGRIPPA] That year, indeed, he was
    troubled with a rheum;
    What...
  • [Aside to AGRIPPA] That year, indeed, he was
    troubled with a rheum;
    What willingly he did confound he wail'd,
    Believe't, till I wept too.
  • AGRIPPA. [Aside to DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS] Why, Enobarbus,
    When Antony found Julius Caesar dead,
    He cried almost to roaring; and he wept
    When at Philippi he found Brutus slain.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside to AGRIPPA] That year, indeed, he was
    troubled with a rheum;
    What willingly he did confound he wail'd,
    Believe't, till I wept too.

72 III / 5
  • How now, friend Eros!
  • How now, friend Eros!
  • ANTONY. When it appears to you where this begins,
    Turn your displeasure that way: for our faults
    Can never be so equal, that your love
    Can equally move with them. Provide your going;
    Choose your own company, and command what cost
    Your heart has mind to.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. How now, friend Eros!

73 III / 5
  • What, man?
  • What, man?
  • EROS. There's strange news come, sir.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. What, man?

74 III / 5
  • This is old: what is the success?
  • This is old: what is the success?
  • EROS. Caesar and Lepidus have made wars upon Pompey.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. This is old: what is the success?

75 III / 5
  • Then, world, thou hast a pair of chaps, no more;
    And throw between them all...
  • Then, world, thou hast a pair of chaps, no more;
    And throw between them all the food thou hast,
    They'll grind the one the other. Where's Antony?
  • EROS. Caesar, having made use of him in the wars 'gainst
    Pompey, presently denied him rivality; would not let
    him partake in the glory of the action: and not
    resting here, accuses him of letters he had formerly
    wrote to Pompey; upon his own appeal, seizes him: so
    the poor third is up, till death enlarge his confine.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Then, world, thou hast a pair of chaps, no more;
    And throw between them all the food thou hast,
    They'll grind the one the other. Where's Antony?

76 III / 5
  • Our great navy's rigg'd.
  • Our great navy's rigg'd.
  • EROS. He's walking in the garden--thus; and spurns
    The rush that lies before him; cries, 'Fool Lepidus!'
    And threats the throat of that his officer
    That murder'd Pompey.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Our great navy's rigg'd.

77 III / 5
  • 'Twill be naught:
    But let it be. Bring me to Antony.
  • 'Twill be naught:
    But let it be. Bring me to Antony.
  • EROS. For Italy and Caesar. More, Domitius;
    My lord desires you presently: my news
    I might have told hereafter.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. 'Twill be naught:
    But let it be. Bring me to Antony.

78 III / 7
  • But why, why, why?
  • But why, why, why?
  • CLEOPATRA. I will be even with thee, doubt it not.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. But why, why, why?

79 III / 7
  • Well, is it, is it?
  • Well, is it, is it?
  • CLEOPATRA. Thou hast forspoke my being in these wars,
    And say'st it is not fit.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Well, is it, is it?

80 III / 7
  • [Aside] Well, I could reply:
    If we should serve with horse and mares togethe...
  • [Aside] Well, I could reply:
    If we should serve with horse and mares together,
    The horse were merely lost; the mares would bear
    A soldier and his horse.
  • CLEOPATRA. If not denounced against us, why should not we
    Be there in person?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside] Well, I could reply:
    If we should serve with horse and mares together,
    The horse were merely lost; the mares would bear
    A soldier and his horse.

81 III / 7
  • Your presence needs must puzzle Antony;
    Take from his heart, take from his b...
  • Your presence needs must puzzle Antony;
    Take from his heart, take from his brain,
    from's time,
    What should not then be spared. He is already
    Traduced for levity; and 'tis said in Rome
    That Photinus an eunuch and your maids
    Manage this war.
  • CLEOPATRA. What is't you say?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Your presence needs must puzzle Antony;
    Take from his heart, take from his brain,
    from's time,
    What should not then be spared. He is already
    Traduced for levity; and 'tis said in Rome
    That Photinus an eunuch and your maids
    Manage this war.

82 III / 7
  • Nay, I have done.
    Here comes the emperor.
  • Nay, I have done.
    Here comes the emperor.
  • CLEOPATRA. Sink Rome, and their tongues rot
    That speak against us! A charge we bear i' the war,
    And, as the president of my kingdom, will
    Appear there for a man. Speak not against it:
    I will not stay behind.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Nay, I have done.
    Here comes the emperor.

83 III / 7
  • So hath my lord dared him to single fight.
  • So hath my lord dared him to single fight.
  • ANTONY. For that he dares us to't.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. So hath my lord dared him to single fight.

84 III / 7
  • Your ships are not well mann'd;
    Your mariners are muleters, reapers, people...
  • Your ships are not well mann'd;
    Your mariners are muleters, reapers, people
    Ingross'd by swift impress; in Caesar's fleet
    Are those that often have 'gainst Pompey fought:
    Their ships are yare; yours, heavy: no disgrace
    Shall fall you for refusing him at sea,
    Being prepared for land.
  • CANIDIUS. Ay, and to wage this battle at Pharsalia.
    Where Caesar fought with Pompey: but these offers,
    Which serve not for his vantage, be shakes off;
    And so should you.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Your ships are not well mann'd;
    Your mariners are muleters, reapers, people
    Ingross'd by swift impress; in Caesar's fleet
    Are those that often have 'gainst Pompey fought:
    Their ships are yare; yours, heavy: no disgrace
    Shall fall you for refusing him at sea,
    Being prepared for land.

85 III / 7
  • Most worthy sir, you therein throw away
    The absolute soldiership you have by...
  • Most worthy sir, you therein throw away
    The absolute soldiership you have by land;
    Distract your army, which doth most consist
    Of war-mark'd footmen; leave unexecuted
    Your own renowned knowledge; quite forego
    The way which promises assurance; and
    Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard,
    From firm security.
  • ANTONY. By sea, by sea.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Most worthy sir, you therein throw away
    The absolute soldiership you have by land;
    Distract your army, which doth most consist
    Of war-mark'd footmen; leave unexecuted
    Your own renowned knowledge; quite forego
    The way which promises assurance; and
    Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard,
    From firm security.

86 III / 10
  • Naught, naught all, naught! I can behold no longer:
    The Antoniad, the Egypti...
  • Naught, naught all, naught! I can behold no longer:
    The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
    With all their sixty, fly and turn the rudder:
    To see't mine eyes are blasted.
  • ANTONY. Set we our squadrons on yond side o' the hill,
    In eye of Caesar's battle; from which place
    We may the number of the ships behold,
    And so proceed accordingly.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Naught, naught all, naught! I can behold no longer:
    The Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
    With all their sixty, fly and turn the rudder:
    To see't mine eyes are blasted.

87 III / 10
  • What's thy passion!
  • What's thy passion!
  • SCARUS. Gods and goddesses,
    All the whole synod of them!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. What's thy passion!

88 III / 10
  • How appears the fight?
  • How appears the fight?
  • SCARUS. The greater cantle of the world is lost
    With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away
    Kingdoms and provinces.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. How appears the fight?

89 III / 10
  • That I beheld:
    Mine eyes did sicken at the sight, and could not
    Endure a...
  • That I beheld:
    Mine eyes did sicken at the sight, and could not
    Endure a further view.
  • SCARUS. On our side like the token'd pestilence,
    Where death is sure. Yon ribaudred nag of Egypt,--
    Whom leprosy o'ertake!--i' the midst o' the fight,
    When vantage like a pair of twins appear'd,
    Both as the same, or rather ours the elder,
    The breese upon her, like a cow in June,
    Hoists sails and flies.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. That I beheld:
    Mine eyes did sicken at the sight, and could not
    Endure a further view.

90 III / 10
  • Alack, alack!
  • Alack, alack!
  • SCARUS. She once being loof'd,
    The noble ruin of her magic, Antony,
    Claps on his sea-wing, and, like a doting mallard,
    Leaving the fight in height, flies after her:
    I never saw an action of such shame;
    Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before
    Did violate so itself.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Alack, alack!

91 III / 10
  • Ay, are you thereabouts?
    Why, then, good night indeed.
  • Ay, are you thereabouts?
    Why, then, good night indeed.
  • CANIDIUS. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath,
    And sinks most lamentably. Had our general
    Been what he knew himself, it had gone well:
    O, he has given example for our flight,
    Most grossly, by his own!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Ay, are you thereabouts?
    Why, then, good night indeed.

92 III / 10
  • I'll yet follow
    The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason
    Sits in t...
  • I'll yet follow
    The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason
    Sits in the wind against me.
  • CANIDIUS. To Caesar will I render
    My legions and my horse: six kings already
    Show me the way of yielding.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I'll yet follow
    The wounded chance of Antony, though my reason
    Sits in the wind against me.

93 III / 13
  • Think, and die.
  • Think, and die.
  • CLEOPATRA. What shall we do, Enobarbus?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Think, and die.

94 III / 13
  • Antony only, that would make his will
    Lord of his reason. What though you fl...
  • Antony only, that would make his will
    Lord of his reason. What though you fled
    From that great face of war, whose several ranges
    Frighted each other? why should he follow?
    The itch of his affection should not then
    Have nick'd his captainship; at such a point,
    When half to half the world opposed, he being
    The meered question: 'twas a shame no less
    Than was his loss, to course your flying flags,
    And leave his navy gazing.
  • CLEOPATRA. Is Antony or we in fault for this?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Antony only, that would make his will
    Lord of his reason. What though you fled
    From that great face of war, whose several ranges
    Frighted each other? why should he follow?
    The itch of his affection should not then
    Have nick'd his captainship; at such a point,
    When half to half the world opposed, he being
    The meered question: 'twas a shame no less
    Than was his loss, to course your flying flags,
    And leave his navy gazing.

95 III / 13
  • [Aside] Yes, like enough, high-battled Caesar will
    Unstate his happiness, an...
  • [Aside] Yes, like enough, high-battled Caesar will
    Unstate his happiness, and be staged to the show,
    Against a sworder! I see men's judgments are
    A parcel of their fortunes; and things outward
    Do draw the inward quality after them,
    To suffer all alike. That he should dream,
    Knowing all measures, the full Caesar will
    Answer his emptiness! Caesar, thou hast subdued
    His judgment too.
  • ANTONY. To him again: tell him he wears the rose
    Of youth upon him; from which the world should note
    Something particular: his coin, ships, legions,
    May be a coward's; whose ministers would prevail
    Under the service of a child as soon
    As i' the command of Caesar: I dare him therefore
    To lay his gay comparisons apart,
    And answer me declined, sword against sword,
    Ourselves alone. I'll write it: follow me.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside] Yes, like enough, high-battled Caesar will
    Unstate his happiness, and be staged to the show,
    Against a sworder! I see men's judgments are
    A parcel of their fortunes; and things outward
    Do draw the inward quality after them,
    To suffer all alike. That he should dream,
    Knowing all measures, the full Caesar will
    Answer his emptiness! Caesar, thou hast subdued
    His judgment too.

96 III / 13
  • [Aside] Mine honesty and I begin to square.
    The loyalty well held to fools d...
  • [Aside] Mine honesty and I begin to square.
    The loyalty well held to fools does make
    Our faith mere folly: yet he that can endure
    To follow with allegiance a fall'n lord
    Does conquer him that did his master conquer
    And earns a place i' the story.
  • CLEOPATRA. What, no more ceremony? See, my women!
    Against the blown rose may they stop their nose
    That kneel'd unto the buds. Admit him, sir.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside] Mine honesty and I begin to square.
    The loyalty well held to fools does make
    Our faith mere folly: yet he that can endure
    To follow with allegiance a fall'n lord
    Does conquer him that did his master conquer
    And earns a place i' the story.

97 III / 13
  • He needs as many, sir, as Caesar has;
    Or needs not us. If Caesar please, our...
  • He needs as many, sir, as Caesar has;
    Or needs not us. If Caesar please, our master
    Will leap to be his friend: for us, you know,
    Whose he is we are, and that is, Caesar's.
  • THYREUS. So, haply, are they friends to Antony.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. He needs as many, sir, as Caesar has;
    Or needs not us. If Caesar please, our master
    Will leap to be his friend: for us, you know,
    Whose he is we are, and that is, Caesar's.

98 III / 13
  • [Aside] To be sure of that,
    I will ask Antony. Sir, sir, thou art so leaky,...
  • [Aside] To be sure of that,
    I will ask Antony. Sir, sir, thou art so leaky,
    That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for
    Thy dearest quit thee.
  • CLEOPATRA. He is a god, and knows
    What is most right: mine honour was not yielded,
    But conquer'd merely.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside] To be sure of that,
    I will ask Antony. Sir, sir, thou art so leaky,
    That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for
    Thy dearest quit thee.

99 III / 13
  • [Aside] You will be whipp'd.
  • [Aside] You will be whipp'd.
  • THYREUS. One that but performs
    The bidding of the fullest man, and worthiest
    To have command obey'd.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside] You will be whipp'd.

100 III / 13
  • [Aside] 'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp
    Than with an old one dying.
  • [Aside] 'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp
    Than with an old one dying.
  • ANTONY. Approach, there! Ah, you kite! Now, gods
    and devils!
    Authority melts from me: of late, when I cried 'Ho!'
    Like boys unto a muss, kings would start forth,
    And cry 'Your will?' Have you no ears? I am
    Antony yet.
    [Enter Attendants]
    Take hence this Jack, and whip him.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside] 'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp
    Than with an old one dying.

101 III / 13
  • Now he'll outstare the lightning. To be furious,
    Is to be frighted out of fe...
  • Now he'll outstare the lightning. To be furious,
    Is to be frighted out of fear; and in that mood
    The dove will peck the estridge; and I see still,
    A diminution in our captain's brain
    Restores his heart: when valour preys on reason,
    It eats the sword it fights with. I will seek
    Some way to leave him.
  • ANTONY. Do so, we'll speak to them; and to-night I'll force
    The wine peep through their scars. Come on, my queen;
    There's sap in't yet. The next time I do fight,
    I'll make death love me; for I will contend
    Even with his pestilent scythe.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Now he'll outstare the lightning. To be furious,
    Is to be frighted out of fear; and in that mood
    The dove will peck the estridge; and I see still,
    A diminution in our captain's brain
    Restores his heart: when valour preys on reason,
    It eats the sword it fights with. I will seek
    Some way to leave him.

102 IV / 2
  • No.
  • No.
  • ANTONY. He will not fight with me, Domitius.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. No.

103 IV / 2
  • He thinks, being twenty times of better fortune,
    He is twenty men to one.
  • He thinks, being twenty times of better fortune,
    He is twenty men to one.
  • ANTONY. Why should he not?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. He thinks, being twenty times of better fortune,
    He is twenty men to one.

104 IV / 2
  • I'll strike, and cry 'Take all.'
  • I'll strike, and cry 'Take all.'
  • ANTONY. To-morrow, soldier,
    By sea and land I'll fight: or I will live,
    Or bathe my dying honour in the blood
    Shall make it live again. Woo't thou fight well?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I'll strike, and cry 'Take all.'

105 IV / 2
  • [Aside to CLEOPATRA] 'Tis one of those odd
    tricks which sorrow shoots
    Ou...
  • [Aside to CLEOPATRA] 'Tis one of those odd
    tricks which sorrow shoots
    Out of the mind.
  • CLEOPATRA. [Aside to DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS] What means this?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside to CLEOPATRA] 'Tis one of those odd
    tricks which sorrow shoots
    Out of the mind.

106 IV / 2
  • [Aside to CLEOPATRA] To make his followers weep.
  • [Aside to CLEOPATRA] To make his followers weep.
  • CLEOPATRA. [Aside to DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS] What does he mean?

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside to CLEOPATRA] To make his followers weep.

107 IV / 2
  • What mean you, sir,
    To give them this discomfort? Look, they weep;
    And I...
  • What mean you, sir,
    To give them this discomfort? Look, they weep;
    And I, an ass, am onion-eyed: for shame,
    Transform us not to women.
  • ANTONY. Tend me to-night;
    May be it is the period of your duty:
    Haply you shall not see me more; or if,
    A mangled shadow: perchance to-morrow
    You'll serve another master. I look on you
    As one that takes his leave. Mine honest friends,
    I turn you not away; but, like a master
    Married to your good service, stay till death:
    Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more,
    And the gods yield you for't!

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. What mean you, sir,
    To give them this discomfort? Look, they weep;
    And I, an ass, am onion-eyed: for shame,
    Transform us not to women.

108 IV / 6
  • Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry on
    Affairs of Antony; there did persuad...
  • Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry on
    Affairs of Antony; there did persuade
    Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar,
    And leave his master Antony: for this pains
    Caesar hath hang'd him. Canidius and the rest
    That fell away have entertainment, but
    No honourable trust. I have done ill;
    Of which I do accuse myself so sorely,
    That I will joy no more.
  • OCTAVIUS. Go charge Agrippa
    Plant those that have revolted in the van,
    That Antony may seem to spend his fury
    Upon himself.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry on
    Affairs of Antony; there did persuade
    Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar,
    And leave his master Antony: for this pains
    Caesar hath hang'd him. Canidius and the rest
    That fell away have entertainment, but
    No honourable trust. I have done ill;
    Of which I do accuse myself so sorely,
    That I will joy no more.

109 IV / 6
  • I give it you.
  • I give it you.
  • Soldier. Enobarbus, Antony
    Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
    His bounty overplus: the messenger
    Came on my guard; and at thy tent is now
    Unloading of his mules.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I give it you.

110 IV / 6
  • I am alone the villain of the earth,
    And feel I am so most. O Antony,
    Th...
  • I am alone the villain of the earth,
    And feel I am so most. O Antony,
    Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid
    My better service, when my turpitude
    Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart:
    If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
    Shall outstrike thought: but thought will do't, I feel.
    I fight against thee! No: I will go seek
    Some ditch wherein to die; the foul'st best fits
    My latter part of life.
  • Soldier. Mock not, Enobarbus.
    I tell you true: best you safed the bringer
    Out of the host; I must attend mine office,
    Or would have done't myself. Your emperor
    Continues still a Jove.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I am alone the villain of the earth,
    And feel I am so most. O Antony,
    Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid
    My better service, when my turpitude
    Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart:
    If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
    Shall outstrike thought: but thought will do't, I feel.
    I fight against thee! No: I will go seek
    Some ditch wherein to die; the foul'st best fits
    My latter part of life.

111 IV / 9
  • O, bear me witness, night,--
  • O, bear me witness, night,--
  • Second Soldier. This last day was
    A shrewd one to's.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. O, bear me witness, night,--

112 IV / 9
  • Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon,
    When men revolted shall upon record <...
  • Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon,
    When men revolted shall upon record
    Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did
    Before thy face repent!
  • Second Soldier. Stand close, and list him.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Be witness to me, O thou blessed moon,
    When men revolted shall upon record
    Bear hateful memory, poor Enobarbus did
    Before thy face repent!

113 IV / 9
  • O sovereign mistress of true melancholy,
    The poisonous damp of night dispong...
  • O sovereign mistress of true melancholy,
    The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me,
    That life, a very rebel to my will,
    May hang no longer on me: throw my heart
    Against the flint and hardness of my fault:
    Which, being dried with grief, will break to powder,
    And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony,
    Nobler than my revolt is infamous,
    Forgive me in thine own particular;
    But let the world rank me in register
    A master-leaver and a fugitive:
    O Antony! O Antony!
  • Third Soldier. Peace!
    Hark further.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. O sovereign mistress of true melancholy,
    The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me,
    That life, a very rebel to my will,
    May hang no longer on me: throw my heart
    Against the flint and hardness of my fault:
    Which, being dried with grief, will break to powder,
    And finish all foul thoughts. O Antony,
    Nobler than my revolt is infamous,
    Forgive me in thine own particular;
    But let the world rank me in register
    A master-leaver and a fugitive:
    O Antony! O Antony!

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