POMPEY If the great gods be just, the...

Antony and Cleopatra

Sextus Pompeius Menas Ensemble

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POMPEY

If the great gods be just, they shall assist

The deeds of justest men.

MENECRATES

Know, worthy Pompey,

That what they do delay, they not deny.

POMPEY

Whiles we are suitors to their throne, decays

The thing we sue for.

MENECRATES

We, ignorant of ourselves,

Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers

Deny us for our good; so find we profit

By losing of our prayers.

POMPEY

I shall do well:

The people love me, and the sea is mine;

My powers are crescent, and my auguring hope

Says it will come to the full. Mark Antony

In Egypt sits at dinner, and will make

No wars without doors: Caesar gets money where

He loses hearts: Lepidus flatters both,

Of both is flatter'd; but he neither loves,

Nor either cares for him.

MENAS

Caesar and Lepidus

Are in the field: a mighty strength they carry.

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