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Antony and Cleopatra
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  • — Melt Egypt into Nile! and kindly creatures Turn all to serpents!
  • —He’s speaking now, Or murmuring ’Where’s my serpent of old Nile?’
  • You’ve strange serpents there.
  • Your serpent of Egypt is bred now of your mud by the operation of your sun: so is your crocodile.
  • ’tis a strange serpent.
  • …Pompeius Hath given the dare to Caesar, and commands The empire of the sea; our slippery people,— Whose love is never link’d to the deserver Till his deserts are past,—begin to throw Pompey the Great, and all his dignities, Upon his son; who, high in name and power, Higher than both in blood and life, stands up For the main soldier: whose quality, going on, The sides o’ the world may danger: much is breeding Which, like the courser’s hair, hath yet but life And not a serpent’s poison.
  • I dare not, dear,— Dear my lord, pardon,—I dare not, Lest I be taken: not the imperious show Of the full-fortun’d Caesar ever shall Be brooch’d with me; if knife, drugs, serpents, have Edge, sting, or operation, I am safe; Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour Demuring upon me.

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  • a picture of a serpent eating its tail
  • the serpent in the Garden of Eden

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