CHARMIAN, ALEXAS, and
I did not see him since.
) See where he is, who’s with him,
what he does.
I did not send you. If you find him sad,
Say I am dancing. If in mirth, report
5That I am sudden sick. Quick, and return.
Madam, methinks, if you did love him dearly,
You do not hold the method to enforce
The like from him.
What should I do I do
In each thing give him way. Cross him in nothing.
10Thou teachest like a fool the way to lose him.
Tempt him not so too far. I wish, forbear.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
I am sick and
I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose—
15Help me away, dear Charmian! I shall fall.
It cannot be thus long. The sides of nature
Will not sustain it.