I could have given less matter
A better ear. Menas, I did not think
This amorous surfeiter would have
donn'd his helm
For such a petty war: his soldiership
Is twice the other twain: but let us rear
The higher our
opinion, that our stirring
Can from the lap of Egypt's widow pluck
The ne'er-lust-wearied Antony.
I cannot hope
Caesar and Antony shall well greet together:
His wife that's dead did trespasses to Caesar;
brother warr'd upon him; although, I think,
Not moved by Antony.
I know not, Menas,
How lesser enmities may give way to greater.
Were't not that we stand up against
'Twere pregnant they should square between
For they have entertained cause enough
draw their swords: but how the fear of us
May cement their divisions and bind up
The petty difference, we
yet not know.
Be't as our gods will have't! It only stands
Our lives upon to use our strongest hands.
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