Cleopatra has been taken prisoner in her own monument. She is wary
DOLABELLA: Most noble Empress, you have heard of me?
CLEOPATRA, QUEEN OF EGYPT: I cannot tell.
DOLABELLA: Assuredly you know me.
CLEOPATRA, QUEEN OF EGYPT: No matter, sir, what I have heard or known.
You laugh when boys or women tell their dreams;
Is’t not your trick?
DOLABELLA: I understand not, madam.
CLEOPATRA, QUEEN OF EGYPT: I dreamt there was an Emperor Antony.
O, such another sleep, that I might see
But such another man!
DOLABELLA: If it might please ye—
CLEOPATRA, QUEEN OF EGYPT: His face was as the heav’ns, and therein stuck
A sun and moon, which kept their course, and lighted
The little O, th’ earth.
DOLABELLA: Most sovereign creature—
CLEOPATRA, QUEEN OF EGYPT: His legs bestrid the ocean, his rear’d arm
Crested the world, his voice was propertied
As all the tuned spheres, and
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