William Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra, Act III, Scene III
Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Alexas
That Herod's head
I'll have: but how, when Antony is gone
Through whom I might command it? Come thou near.
Madam, in Rome;
I look'd her in the face, and saw her led
Between her brother and Mark Antony.
I think so, Charmian: dull of tongue, and dwarfish!
What majesty is in her gait? Remember,
If e'er thou look'dst on majesty.
Her motion and her station are as one;
She shows a body rather than a life,
A statue than a breather.
He's very knowing;
I do perceive't: there's nothing in her yet:
The fellow has good judgment.
There's gold for thee.
Thou must not take my former sharpness ill:
I will employ thee back again; I find thee
Most fit for business: go make thee ready;
Our letters are prepared.
Indeed, he is so: I repent me much
That so I harried him. Why, methinks, by him,
This creature's no such thing.
I have one thing more to ask him yet, good Charmian:
But 'tis no matter; thou shalt bring him to me
Where I will write. All may be well enough.