By William Shakespeare
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Exeunt, bearing Antony [and Eros] [Act four Scene 15] working scene 28 situation: open air Cleopatra’s monument, Alexandria * * * input Cleopatra and her maids aloft, with Charmian and Iras CLEOPATRA O, Charmian, i'll by no means pass from for this reason. CHARMIAN Be comforted, expensive madam. CLEOPATRA No, i cannot: All unusual and poor occasions are welcome, yet comforts we despise. Our measurement of sorrow, Proportioned to our reason, needs to be as nice As that which makes it. — input Diomedes less than How now? Is he lifeless? DIOMEDES His death’s upon him, yet now not useless. glance out o’th’other part your monument: His protect have introduced him thither. input Antony and the defend less than CLEOPATRA O sunlight, Burn the good sphere12 thou mov’st in! Darkling stand The various shore o’th’world13! O Antony, Antony, Antony! aid, Charmian! aid, Iras, support! aid, neighbors lower than! Let’s draw him hither. ANTONY Peace! now not Caesar’s valour hath o’erthrown Antony, yet Antony’s hath triumphed on itself. CLEOPATRA So it's going to be, that none yet Antony may still overcome Antony, yet woe ’tis so! ANTONY i'm demise, Egypt, loss of life: merely I right here importune22 demise awhile till Of many thousand kisses the bad final I lay upon thy lips. CLEOPATRA I dare no longer, pricey. pricey my lord, pardon: I dare no longer, Lest I be taken. no longer th’imperious show27 Of the full-fortuned Caesar ever shall Be brooched29 with me. If knife, medicinal drugs, serpents have part, sting, or operation30, i'm secure: Your spouse Octavia, together with her modest eyes And nonetheless conclusion32, shall collect no honour Demuring33 upon me. yet come, come, Antony. — support me, my girls. —We needs to draw thee up. — support, solid buddies. they start lifting ANTONY O, fast, or i'm long past. CLEOPATRA Here’s recreation certainly! How heavy weighs my lord! Our power is all long gone into heaviness38, That makes the burden. Had I nice Juno39’s energy, The strong-winged Mercury40 should still fetch thee up And set thee through Jove’s part. but come a bit: Wishers have been ever fools42. O, come, come, come. They heave Antony aloft to Cleopatra And welcome, welcome! Die while thou hast lived43, Quicken44 with kissing: had my lips that strength, therefore might I put on them out. Kisses him ALL A heavy46 sight! ANTONY i'm loss of life, Egypt, loss of life. supply me a few wine and permit me communicate a bit. CLEOPATRA No, allow me communicate, and allow me rail so high49 That the fake housewife50 Fortune holiday her wheel, Provoked via my offence51— ANTONY One notice — candy queen — Of Caesar search your honour along with your safeguard. O! CLEOPATRA they don't cross together54. ANTONY light, listen me: None approximately Caesar belief yet Proculeius56. CLEOPATRA My solution and my fingers I’ll belief: None approximately Caesar. ANTONY The depressing switch now at my finish, Lament nor sorrow at, yet please your strategies In feeding them with these my former fortunes in which I lived, the best prince o’th’world, The noblest: and do not basely die, no longer cowardly cast off my helmet to My countryman64. A Roman by way of a Roman65 Valiantly vanquished. Now my spirit goes: i will be able to not more. CLEOPATRA Noblest of fellows, woo’t68 die?