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O Antony !.~ Nay, I will take thee too (40)
[Applying another asp to her arm. What should I stay
Enter the Guard, rushing in.
[Charmian applies the app.
guil'd. . 2 Guard. There's Dolabella sent from Cæfar; call him. Guard. What work is here, Charmian-? is this
well done? Char. It is well done, and fitting for a Princess : Descended of so many royal Kings. Ah, soldiers !
[Charmian dies. Enter Dolabella. Dol. How goes it here 2 Guard. All dead !
Dol. Cæfar, thy thoughts
(40) O Antony ! nay I will take thee too.] As there has been hitherto no Break in this Verse, nor any marginal Direction, Tbue necessarily must seem to refer to Antony. But 'tis certain, Cleopatra is here design'd to apply one Aípick to her Arm, as the had before clap'd One to her Breast. And the last Speech of Dolabella in the Play is a Confirmation of This.
Here, on ber Breast,
To see perform’d the dreaded act, which thou
Enter Cæfar and Attendants.
Dol. Oh, Sir, you are too sure an augurer ;
Cæf. Bravest at last :
Dol. Who was lait with them?
i Guard. A simple countryman, that brought her figs : This was his basket.
Cef, Poison'd then .. !
i Gen. Oh Cæfar!
Caf. O noble weakness!
Dol. Here, on her breast,
1 Guard. This is an aspick's trail;
Cef. Most probable,
No less in pity, than his glory, which