However, Enobarbus's characterization of Cleopatra as one who "makes hungry / Where most she satisfies; for vildest things / Become themselves in her, that the holy priests / Bless her when she is riggish
" (A&C II.ii.
For vilest things/Becomes themselves in her, that the holy priests/Bless her when she is riggish
But he doesn't impart his character's mystical admiration for what David Bevington has aptly dubbed Cleopatra's "holy amorousness." When Enobarbus notes that "the holy priests / bless her when she is riggish
," he needs to convey that this spiritual sensuality is too much for the world to bear.
Age cannot whither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety; other women cloy The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies; for vilest things Become themselves in her, that the holy priests Bless her when she is riggish
. (2.2.242-47) The "blessed lottery" (2.2.250) that Octavia is to Anthony provides the necessary contrast.