Enter CÆSAR, DOLABELLA, THYREUS, and others.
Cæs. Let him appear that's come from Antony. --
Know you him?
Dol Cæsar, 'tis his schoolmaster:
An argument that he is pluck'd, when hither
He sends so poor a pinion of his wing,
Which had superfluous kings for messengers
Not many moons gone by.
Cæs. Approach, and speak.
Euph. Such as I am, I come from Antony:
I was of late as petty to his ends
As is the morn-dew on the myrtle-leaf
To the grand sea.1
Cæs. Be't so: declare thine office.
Euph. Lord of his fortunes he salutes thee, and
Requires2 to live in Egypt: which not granted,
He lessens his requests; and to thee sues
To let him breathe between the heavens and earth,
A private man in Athens: this for him.
Next, Cleopatra does confess thy greatness;
Submits her to thy might; and of thee craves
The circle3 of the Ptolemies for her heirs,
Now hazarded to thy Grace.
in comparison with. A very frequent usage.
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Publication information: Book title: Antony and Cleopatra. Contributors: William Shakespeare - Author. Publisher: Ginn, Heath. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 1884. Page number: 128.