Cleopatra is the queen of Egypt, which has just been conquered by
CLEOPATRA: Sooner shining light
Shall leave the day, and darkness leave the night:
Sooner moist currents of tempestuous seas
Shall wave in heaven, and the nightly troops
Of stars shall shine within the foaming waves,
Then I thee, Antony, Leave in deep distress.
I am with thee, be it thy worthy soul
Lodge in thy breast, or from that lodging parte
Crossing the joyless lake to take her place
In place prepared for men Demy-gods.
Live, if thee please, if life be loathsome die:
Dead and alive, Antony, thou shalt see
Thy princess follow thee, follow, and lament,
Thy wrack, no less her own then was thy weal.
CHARMION: What helps his wrack this ever-lasting love?
CLEOPATRA: Help, or help not, such must, such ought I prove.
CHARMION: Ill done to lose your self, and to no end.
CLEOPATRA: How ill
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