Nor must not then be yielded to in this.
Enter OCTAVIA with her train
Hail, Caesar, and my lord! hail, most dear Caesar!
That ever I should call thee castaway!
You have not call'd me so, nor have you cause.
Why have you stol'n upon us thus! You come not
Like Caesar's sister: the wife of Antony
Should have an
army for an usher, and
The neighs of horse to tell of her approach
Long ere she did appear; the trees by
Should have borne men; and expectation fainted,
Longing for what it had not; nay, the dust
have ascended to the roof of heaven,
Raised by your populous troops: but you are come
to Rome; and have prevented
The ostentation of our love, which, left unshown,
Is often left unloved; we
should have met you
By sea and land; supplying every stage
With an augmented greeting.
Good my lord,
To come thus was I not constrain'd, but did
On my free will. My lord, Mark Antony,
that you prepared for war, acquainted
My grieved ear withal; whereon, I begg'd
His pardon for return.
Which soon he granted,
Being an obstruct 'tween his lust and him.
Do not say so, my lord.
I have eyes upon him,
And his affairs come to me on the wind.
Where is he now?
My lord, in Athens.
No, my most wronged sister; Cleopatra
Hath nodded him to her. He hath given his empire
Up to a whore; who
now are levying
The kings o' the earth for war; he hath assembled
Bocchus, the king of Libya; Archelaus,
Cappadocia; Philadelphos, king
Of Paphlagonia; the Thracian king, Adallas;
King Malchus of Arabia; King
Herod of Jewry; Mithridates, king
Of Comagene; Polemon and Amyntas,
The kings of Mede and
With a more larger list of sceptres.
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