Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0801. Saturday, 9 November 1996.
From: Pervez Rizvi <
Date: Friday, 8 Nov 96 13:50:17 GMT
Subject: Antony and Cleopatra
Years ago, before I read Antony and Cleopatra, I believed that Enobarbus'
famous description of Cleo contained the lines:
Age cannot wither her charms,
Nor custom stale her infinite variety.
On reading the play I discovered that the actual text, at 2.2.237, derived of
course from the Folio, is:
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety.....
Note the absence of the word 'charms' in the Folio text.
Did I only imagine the alternative version? Or does anyone know an edition of
A&C which actually contains the lines I remembered?