Like Mark Antony, for days and days along his green-turfed, flowery Nile, he indolently floats, openly toying with his red-cheeked Cleopatra
, ripening his apricot thigh upon the sunny deck.
I am not quite clear whether these articles were carried penitentially or ostentatiously; but, I rather think they were displayed as articles of property - much as Cleopatra
or any other sovereign lady on the Rampage might exhibit her wealth in a pageant or procession.
They say that Cleopatra
(excuse an instance from Roman history) was fond of sticking gold pins into her slave-girls' breasts and derived gratification from their screams and writhings.
They were Phryne, Cleopatra
, Messalina, those three celebrated courtesans.
He was incensed with his mother Althaea, and therefore stayed at home with his wedded wife fair Cleopatra
, who was daughter of Marpessa daughter of Euenus, and of Ides the man then living.
She lays close to the Endymion, between her and the Cleopatra
, just to the eastward of the sheer hulk.
I knew the fireplace--the dogs for the wood-fire--the black marble chimney-piece with the white marble medallion of the dying Cleopatra
in the centre.
As for instance Cleopatra
," answered Mills quietly.
Caesar, just before the battle of Pharsalia, discourses with the Egyptian priest concerning the fountains of the Nile, and offers to quit the army, the empire, and Cleopatra
, if he will show him those mysterious sources.
For my part, I should be sorry to think that there was nothing between Anthony and Cleopatra
but an economic situation; and it will require a great deal more evidence than is ever likely to be available, thank God, to persuade me that Tiberius was as blameless a monarch as King George V.
was forty-eight when Antony threw away the world for her sake.
Quickness was ready at the call, and the two figures passed lightly along by the Meleager, towards the hall where the reclining Ariadne, then called the Cleopatra
, lies in the marble voluptuousness of her beauty, the drapery folding around her with a petal-like ease and tenderness.