Antony and Cleopatra

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 2

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ENOBARBUS

(aside to AGRIPPA ) That year indeed he was troubled with a rheum.
What willingly he did confound he wailed,
60Believe ’t, till I wept too.

ENOBARBUS

(aside to AGRIPPA ) He certainly did have rheumy eyes that year. Whenever he had to kill, he cried—it’s true!—until I cried too.

CAESAR

            (coming forward with OCTAVIA ) No, sweet Octavia,
You shall hear from me still. The time shall not
Outgo my thinking on you.

CAESAR

(returning with OCTAVIA ) Don’t worry, sweet Octavia, I’ll always write to you, and I’ll think about you all the time.

ANTONY

                                                      Come, sir, come,
I’ll wrestle with you in my strength of love.
Look, here I have you.

ANTONY

Come here, sir. I’ll wrestle with you out of love. See, now I have you.
Embraces him
They embrace.
                                            Thus I let you go
65And give you to the gods.
And thus I let you go and give you to the gods.

CAESAR

                                                  Adieu. Be happy.

CAESAR

Good-bye. Be happy.

LEPIDUS

(to ANTONY ) Let all the number of the stars give light
To thy fair way.

LEPIDUS

(to ANTONY ) May every star light your path.

CAESAR

                                Farewell, farewell.

CAESAR

Farewell, farewell.
Kisses OCTAVIA
He kisses OCTAVIA.

ANTONY

                                                                     Farewell.

ANTONY

Farewell.
Trumpets sound. Exeunt
Trumpets sound a fanfare as they exit.