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By William Shakespeare

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Enable me lower the cable78, And after we are placed off79, fall to their throats: All there's thine. POMPEY Ah, this thou shouldst have performed and never have spoke on’t82. In me ’tis villainy: In thee’t have been stable provider. Thou needs to comprehend, ’Tis now not my revenue that does lead mine honour: Mine honour, it84. Repent that e’er thy tongue Hath so betrayed86 thine act: being performed unknown, I must have chanced on it afterwards good performed, yet needs to condemn it now. Desist88, and drink. Joins the others MENAS For this, I’ll by no means persist with thy palled89 fortunes apart extra: Who seeks and won't take while as soon as ’tis provided, Shall by no means locate it more91. POMPEY This wellbeing and fitness to Lepidus! They drink ANTONY endure him ashore. I’ll pledge93 it for him, Pompey. ENOBARBUS Here’s to thee, Menas! MENAS Enobarbus, welcome! POMPEY Fill until the cup be hid96. issues to an Attendant who's sporting off Lepidus ENOBARBUS There’s a powerful fellow, Menas. MENAS Why? ENOBARBUS A99 bears the 3rd a part of the realm, guy: see’st no longer? MENAS The 3rd half then he's inebriated: wouldn't it have been all, That it may possibly pass on wheels101! ENOBARBUS Drink thou: elevate the reels102. MENAS Come. POMPEY this isn't but an Alexandrian dinner party. ANTONY It ripens in the direction of it. Strike the vessels105, ho! Here’s to Caesar! CAESAR i may good forbear’t107. It’s monstrous108 labour whilst I wash my mind And it develop fouler109. ANTONY Be a toddler o’th’time110. CAESAR ‘Possess it’, I’ll make answer111. yet I had fairly quickly from all112 4 days Than drink lots in a single. ENOBARBUS Ha, my brave114 emperor! To Antony we could dance now the Egyptian Bacchanals115 And celebrate116 our drink? POMPEY Let’s ha’t, stable soldier. ANTONY Come, let’s all take arms until eventually that the conquering wine hath steeped our feel In smooth and gentle Lethe120. ENOBARBUS All take arms: Make battery to122 our ears with the loud tune, The while123 I’ll position you, then the boy shall sing. The holding124 each guy shall beat as loud As his robust aspects can volley125. tune performs. Enobarbus areas them hand in hand. BOY The track Come, thou monarch of the vine, Sings Plumpy127 Bacchus with red eyne! In thy fats129 our cares be drowned, With thy grapes our hairs be topped. Cup us130 until eventually the realm cross around, Cup us until the area cross around! CAESAR What might you extra? Pompey, goodnight. solid brother132, allow me request you off133: our graver company Frowns at this levity. mild lords, let’s half: you notice we've got burnt our cheeks135. powerful Enobarb Is weaker than the wine, and mine personal tongue Splits what it speaks: the wild disguise137 hath virtually Anticked138 us all. What wishes extra phrases? Goodnight. solid Antony, your hand. POMPEY I’ll try out you140 at the shore. ANTONY And shall, sir. Give’s your hand. POMPEY O, Antony, you could have my father’s condominium. yet what143, we're buddies? Come down into the boat. ENOBARBUS Take heed you fall no longer. — [Exeunt all yet Enobarbus and Menas] Menas, I’ll no longer on shore. MENAS No, to my cabin. those drums, those trumpets, flutes! What! 147 permit Neptune148 pay attention we bid a noisy farewell to those nice fellows.

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