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    Act 3. Scene II

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    SCENE II. Rome. An ante-chamber in OCTAVIUS CAESAR's house.

    Enter AGRIPPA at one door, DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS at another
    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.

    AGRIPPA
    'Tis a noble Lepidus.

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

    AGRIPPA
    Nay, but how dearly he adores Mark Antony!

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

    AGRIPPA
    What's Antony? The god of Jupiter.

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

    AGRIPPA
    O Antony! O thou Arabian bird!

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

    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.

    AGRIPPA
    Both he loves.

    DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS
    They are his shards, and he their beetle.

    Trumpets within

    So;
    This is to horse. Adieu, noble Agrippa.

    AGRIPPA
    Good fortune, worthy soldier; and farewell.

    Enter OCTAVIUS CAESAR, MARK ANTONY, LEPIDUS, and OCTAVIA

    MARK ANTONY
    No further, sir.

    OCTAVIUS CAESAR
    You take from me a great part of myself;
    Use me well in 't. Sister, prove such a wife
    As my thoughts make thee, and as my farthest band
    Shall pass on thy approof. Most noble Antony,
    Let not the piece of virtue, which is set
    Betwixt us as the cement of our love,
    To keep it builded, be the ram to batter
    The fortress of it; for better might we
    Have loved without this mean, if on both parts
    This be not cherish'd.

    MARK ANTONY
    Make me not offended
    In your distrust.

    OCTAVIUS CAESAR
    I have said.

    MARK ANTONY
    You shall not find,
    Though you be therein curious, the least cause
    For what you seem to fear: so, the gods keep you,
    And make the hearts of Romans serve your ends!
    We will here part.

    OCTAVIUS CAESAR
    Farewell, my dearest sister, fare thee well:
    The elements be kind to thee, and make
    Thy spirits all of comfort! fare thee well.

    OCTAVIA
    My noble brother!

    MARK ANTONY
    The April 's in her eyes: it is love's spring,
    And these the showers to bring it on. Be cheerful.

    OCTAVIA
    Sir, look well to my husband's house; and--

    OCTAVIUS CAESAR
    What, Octavia?

    OCTAVIA
    I'll tell you in your ear.

    MARK 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?

    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.

    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.

    OCTAVIUS CAESAR
    No, sweet Octavia,
    You shall hear from me still; the time shall not
    Out-go my thinking on you.

    MARK ANTONY
    Come, sir, come;
    I'll wrestle with you in my strength of love:
    Look, here I have you; thus I let you go,
    And give you to the gods.

    OCTAVIUS CAESAR
    Adieu; be happy!

    LEPIDUS
    Let all the number of the stars give light
    To thy fair way!

    OCTAVIUS CAESAR
    Farewell, fa rewell!

    Kisses OCTAVIA

    MARK ANTONY
    Farewell!

    Trumpets sound. Exeunt
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