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Cleo. Remember'st thou any that have dy'd ón't?
Clown. Very many, men and women too. I heard of one of them no longer than yesterday, a very honelt woman, but something given to lie, as a woman should not do, but in the way of honesty. How she dy'd of the biting of it, what pain she felt ! truly, she makes a very good report o'th' worm : but he, that will believe half that they say, shall never be saved by all that they do: but this is most fallible, the worm's an odd worm.
Cleo. Get thee hence, farewel.
Clown. You must think this, look you, that the worm will do his kind.
Cleo. Ay, ay, farewel.
you, the worm is not to be trusted but in the keeping of wise people; for, indeed, there, is no goodness in the worm.
Cleo. Take thou no care, it shall be heeded.
Clown. Very good : give it nothing, I pray you, for it is not worth the feeding.
Cleo. Will it eat me ?
Clown. You must not think, I am so simple, but I know the devil himself will not eat a woman : I know, that a woman is a dish for the Gods, if the devil dress her not. But, truly, these fame whore-fon devils do the Go:ls great harm in their women! for, in every ten that they make, the devils mar five.
Cleo. Well, get thee gone, farewel.
(Exit. S C Ε Ν Ε VI. Cleo. IVE me my Robe, put on my Crown ;
I have Immortal Longings in me.
Now no more The juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip.
Yare, yare, good Iras; quick-methinks, I hear
[Applying the asp.
Tiras dies. Char. Diffolve, thick Cloud, and rain, that I may The Gods themselves do weep.
[say, Cleo. This proves me base-If she first meet the curled Antony, He'll make demand of her, and spend that kiss, Which is
heav'n to have. Come, mortal wretch, With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate
[To the serpent. Of life at once untie: poor venomous fool, Be angry,
and dispatch. Oh, could'st thou speak, That I might hear thee call great Cæfar ass, Unpolicies !
Char. O eastern star !
Cleo. Peace, peace!
Char. O break! O break!
Cleo. As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as gentle, O Antony !-Nay, I will take thee too.
[Applying another asp to her Arm. What should I stay
Char. In this wild world ? so fare thee well:
Enter the Guard, rushing in.
[Charmian applies the asp. Char. Too flow a messenger. Oh, come apace, dispatch, I partly feel thee. i Guard. Approach, ho ! all's not well. Cæsar's
beguild. 2 Guard. There's Dolabella sent from Cæsar; call
him. i 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 !
Dol. How goes it here?
Dol. Cæfar, thy thoughts
Enter Cæsar and Attendants.
Dol. Oh, Sir, you are too sure an augurer ;
Cafi Bravest at last :
Took her own way. The manner of their deaths ?-
Dol. Who was last with them ?
her figs :
i Guard. Oh Cafar!
Cæf: Oh noble weakness !
Dol. Here, on her breast,
1 Guard. This an aspic's trail ; And these fig-leaves have flime upon them, such As th' aspic leaves upon the caves of Nile.
Cæs. Most probable, That so lhe dy'd; for her physician tells me, She has pursu'd conclusions infinite Of easy ways to die. Take up her bed, And bear her women from the monument : She shall be buried by her Antony. No grave upon the earth shall clip in it, A pair so famous. High events as these Strike those that make them; and their story is No less in pitý, than his glory, which Brought them to be lamented. Our army shall, In folemn shew, attend this funeral; And then to Rome : come, Dolabella, see High order in this great folemnity. [Exeunt omnes.
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