Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Critical Reference Edition, Vol. 2
Critical ApparatusEnter Pompey, Menecrates, and Menas, in warlike manner.1
Pom. If the great Gods be iust, they shall assist
Critical Apparatus2The deeds of iustest men.
Mene. Know worthy Pompey,
3That what they do delay, they not deny.Critical Apparatus4
Pom. Whiles we are sutors to their Throne, decayes
5The thing we sue for.
Mene. We ignorant of our selues,
6Begge often our owne harmes, which the wise Powres
7Deny vs for our good: so finde we profit
8By loosing of our Prayers.
Pom. I shall do well:
9The people loue me, and the Sea is mine;
10My powers are Cressent, and my Auguring hope
11Sayes it will come to'th'full. Marke Anthony
12In Egypt sits at dinner, and will make
13No warres without doores. Cæsar gets money where
14He looses hearts: Lepidus flatters both,
15Of both is flatter'd: but he neither loues,
16Nor either cares for him.
Mene. Cæsar and Lepidus
Critical Apparatus17Are in the field; a mighty strength they carry.18
Pom. Where haue you this? 'Tis false.
Mene. From Siluius, Sir.19
Pom. He dreames: I know they are in Rome together
20Looking for Anthony: but all the charmes of Loue,
Critical Apparatus21Salt Cleopatra soften thy wand lip,
22Let Witchcraft ioyne with Beauty, Lust with both,
Critical Apparatus23Tye vp the Libertine in a field of Feasts
24Keepe his Braine fuming. Epicurean Cookes,
25Sharpen with cloylesse sawce his Appetite,
26That sleepe and feeding may prorogue his Honour,
27Euen till a Lethied dulnesse—Enter Varrius.
How now Varrius?28
Var. This is most certaine, that I shall deliuer:
29Marke Anthony is euery houre in Rome
pg 327730Expected. Since he went from Egypt, 'tis
31A space for farther Trauaile.
Pom. I could haue giuen lesse matter
32A better eare. Menas, I did not thinke
33This amorous Surfetter would haue donn'd his Helme
34For such a petty Warre: His Souldiership
35Is twice the other twaine: But let vs reare
36The higher our Opinion, that our stirring
37Can from the lap of Egypts Widdow, plucke
Critical Apparatus38The neere Lust-wearied Anthony.
Mene. I cannot hope,
39Cæsar and Anthony shall well greet together;
40His Wife that's dead, did trespasses to Cæsar,
Critical Apparatus41His Brother [war'd] vpon him, although I thinke
42Not mou'd by Anthony.
Pom. I know not Menas,
Critical Apparatus43How lesser Enmities may giue way to greater,
Critical Apparatus44Were't not that we stand vp against them all
45'Twer pregnant they should square between themselues,
46For they haue entertained cause enough
47To draw their swords: but how the feare of vs
48May Ciment their diuisions, and binde vp
49The petty difference, we yet not know:
50Bee't as our Gods will haue't; it onely stands
Critical Apparatus51Our liues vpon, to vse our strongest hands,