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[Scene III.]


Enter Anthony, Cæſar, Octauia betweene them.

Anth.
The world, and my great office, will
Sometimes deuide me from your boſome.

Octa.
All which time, before the Gods my knee ſhall
bowe my ptayers to them for you.

Anth.
Goodnight Sir. My Octauia
Read not my blemiſhes in the worlds report:
I haue not kept my ſquare, but that to come
Shall all be done byth'Rule: good night deere Lady:
Good night Sir.

Cæſar.
Goodnight. Exit.
Enter Soothſaier.

Anth.
Now ſirrah: you do wiſh your ſelfe in Egypt?

Sooth.
Would I had neuer come from thence, nor you
thither.

Ant.
If you can, your reaſon?

Sooth.
I ſee it in my motion: haue it not in my tongue,
But yet hie you to Egypt againe.

Antho.
Say to me, whoſe Fortunes ſhall riſe higher
Cæſars or mine?

Soot.
Cæſars. Therefore (oh Anthony) ſtay not by his ſide
Thy Dæmon that thy ſpirit which keepes thee, is
Noble, Couragious, high vnmatchable,
Where Cæſars is not. But neere him, thy Angell
Becomes a feare: as being o're-powr'd, therefore
Make ſpace enough betweene you.

Anth.
Speake this no more.

Sooth.
To none but thee no more but: when to thee,
If thou doſt play with him at any game,
Thou art ſure to looſe: And of that Naturall lucke,
He beats thee 'gainſt the oddes. Thy Luſter thickens,
When he ſhines by: I ſay againe, thy ſpirit
Is all affraid to gouerne thee neere him:
But he alway 'tis Noble.

Anth.
Get thee gone:
Say to Ventigius I would ſpeake with him. Exit.
He ſhall to Parthia, be it Art or hap,
He hath ſpoken true. The very Dice obey him,
And in our ſports my better cunning faints,
Vnder his chance, if we draw lots he ſpeeds,
His Cocks do winne the Battaile, ſtill of mine,
When it is all to naught: and his Quailes euer
Beate mine(in hoopt) at odd's. I will to Egypte:
And though I make this marriage for my peace,
I'th'Eaſt my pleaſure lies. Oh come Ventigius.
Enter Ventigius.
You muſt to Parthia, your Commiſſions ready:
Follow me, and reciue't. Exeunt

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