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  • Title: Anthony and Cleopatra (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: Randall Martin
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-433-2

    Copyright Randall Martin. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Randall Martin
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    Anthony and Cleopatra (Folio 1, 1623)

    Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, Mardian.
    2810Cleo. Helpe me my women: Oh hee's more mad
    Then Telamon for his Shield, the Boare of Thessaly
    Was neuer so imbost.
    Char. To'th'Monument, there locke your selfe,
    And send him word you are dead:
    362The Tragedie of
    2815The Soule and Body riue not more in parting,
    Then greatnesse going off.
    Cleo. To'th'Monument:
    Mardian, go tell him I haue slaine my selfe:
    Say, that the last I spoke was Anthony,
    2820And word it (prythee) pitteously. Hence Mardian,
    And bring me how he takes my death to'th'Monument.