11. SCENE XI. Alexandria. A Room in the Palace.
[Enter ANTONY and attendants.]
Hark! the land bids me tread no more upon't;--
It is asham'd to bear me.--Friends, come hither:
I am so lated in the world that I
Have lost my way for ever:--I have a ship
Laden with gold; take that; divide it; fly,
And make your peace with Caesar.
Fly! Not we.
I have fled myself, and have instructed cowards
To run and show their shoulders.--Friends, be gone;
I have myself resolv'd upon a course
Which has no need of you; be gone;
My treasure's in the harbour, take it.--O,
I follow'd that I blush to look upon:
My very hairs do mutiny; for the white
Reprove the brown for rashness, and they them
For fear and doting.--Friends, be gone: you shall
Have letters from me to some friends that will
Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad,
Nor make replies of loathness: take the hint
Which my despair proclaims; let that be left
Which leaves itself: to the sea-side straightway:
I will possess you of that ship and treasure.
Leave me, I pray, a little: pray you now:--
Nay, do so; for indeed I have lost command,
Therefore I pray you:--I'll see you by and by.
[Enter CLEOPATRA, led by CHARMIAN and IRAS, EROS following.]
Nay, gentle madam, to him!--comfort him.
Do, most dear queen.
Do! why, what else?
Let me sit down. O Juno!
No, no, no, no, no.
See you here, sir?
O, fie, fie, fie!
Madam, O good empress,--