DOLABELLA: Most noble Empress, you have...

Antony and Cleopatra

Cleopatra Dolabella

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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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