CLEOPATRA O Charmian, I will never go...

Antony and Cleopatra

Cleopatra Mark Antony Charmian Iras Diomedes

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CLEOPATRA

O Charmian, I will never go from hence.

CHARMIAN

Be comforted, dear madam.

CLEOPATRA

No, I will not:

All strange and terrible events are welcome,

But comforts we despise; our size of sorrow,

Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great

As that which makes it.

[Enter, below, DIOMEDES]

How now! is he dead?

DIOMEDES

His death's upon him, but not dead.

Look out o' the other side your monument;

His guard have brought him thither.

[Enter, below, MARK ANTONY, borne by the Guard]

CLEOPATRA

O sun,

Burn the great sphere thou movest in!

darkling stand

The varying shore o' the world. O Antony,

Antony, Antony! Help, Charmian, help, Iras, help;

Help, friends below; let's draw him hither.

MARK ANTONY

Peace!

Not Caesar's valour hath o'erthrown Antony,

But Antony's hath triumph'd on itself.

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