by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Noblest of men, woo't die?
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Cleopatra
Noblest of men, woo't die?
Hast thou no care of me? [shall I abide
In this dull world, which in thy absence is
No better than a sty?]1 O see, my women,

  (Mark Antony dies)

The crown o' the earth doth melt. My lord!
O wither'd is the garland of the war,
The soldier's pole is fall'n: young boys and girls
Are level now with men; the odds is gone,
And there is nothing left remarkable
Beneath the visiting moon.

(Faints)

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See also Thomas Pasatieri's setting {link:1116714}Antony and Cleopatra.

1 omitted by Barber.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La mort d'Antoine", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2007-05-23
Line count: 13
Word count: 82