(1) Have we, as a Nation, in our liberality, clasped an asp to our collective bosom.(2) In the basket is an asp , a very poisonous snake which kills painlessly.(3) The story of the asp , and of the suicide note, not only proclaimed Octavian's innocence: it gilded him with honour.(4) But, he mused: ├ö├ç├┐I feel that I may be taking an asp to my bosom.├ö├ç├û(5) You try not to be seen, yet you snap out unexpectedly like a hidden asp .(6) Tragedy and romance have never been so irresistibly entwined: the beautiful young queen, maddened by grief, hastening to join her dead lover, Mark Antony, through the kiss of an asp .(7) If you were rotten, you might be a vole or an asp or a dung beetle.(8) Antony committed suicide while Cleopatra took the asp .(9) Thus animals could be seen as the embodiments of evil, like the asp of Macarius of Alexandria.(10) Cleopatra, fallen into Caesar's power but determined not to grace his triumph, takes her own life by the bite of an asp .(11) Soon after Shirley Temple committed suicide by stinging herself with an asp 's venom and her sadness was mirrored by thousands across the world.(12) In his play Antony and Cleopatra, Cleopatra is delivered a basket of figs containing an asp , the venomous snake that ultimately causes her death.(13) ├ö├ç├┐He had a heart of gold, but he also had a tongue as sharp as a Gillette razor and a bite every bit as venomous as the asp that bit Cleopatra,├ö├ç├û he said.(14) The Egyptian queen clutches the asp with a frightening tenacity, while the naked object of Zeus's golden shower grasps the coins from Olympus as one who fully understands the terms of the consummation being visited upon her.(15) Stretched out seductively on her cushion at Wolf's right elbow, she resembled an asp in greenery.(16) A clown enters her chamber before she is to be taken away by Caesar, bringing a basket of figs in which there is a poisonous asp which Cleopatra uses to kill herself.