by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Take up her bed
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Take up her bed,
She looks like sleep,
As she would catch another Antony
In her strong toil of grace.

Take up her bed,
She looks like sleep,
And bear her women from the monument.
She shall be buried by her Antony.
No grave on earth shall clasp in it
A pair so famous.
Our army shall
In solemn show attend this funeral,
And then to Rome.

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La mort de Cléopâtre", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ivan Nunes

This text was added to the website: 2007-05-23
Line count: 13
Word count: 67