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elements “be kind to thee—The,” ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, iii. 2. 40. “Seems to mean, ‘May the different elements of the body, or principles of life, maintain such proportion and harmony as may keep you cheerful’” (JOHNSON) . “‘The elements be kind to thee’ (that is, the elements of air and water). Surely this expression means no more than ‘I wish you a good voyage.’ Octavia was going to sail with Antony from Rome to Athens” (HOLT WHITE) .

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