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  • Title: Anthony and Cleopatra (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: Randall Martin
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-433-2

    Copyright Randall Martin. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Randall Martin
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Anthony and Cleopatra (Folio 1, 1623)

    Enter Enobarbus, and Eros.
    Eno. How now Friend Eros?
    Eros. Ther's strange Newes come Sir.
    Eno. What man?
    1730Ero. sar & Lepidus haue made warres vpon Pompey.
    Eno. This is old, what is the successe?
    Eros. sar hauing made vse of him in the warres
    'gainst Pompey: presently denied him riuality, would not
    let him partake in the glory of the action, and not resting
    1735here, accuses him of Letters he had formerly wrote to
    Pompey. Vpon his owne appeale seizes him, so the poore
    third is vp, till death enlarge his Confine.
    Eno. Then would thou hadst a paire of chaps no more,
    and throw betweene them all the food thou hast, they'le
    1740grinde the other. Where's Anthony?
    Eros. He's walking in the garden thus, and spurnes
    The rush that lies before him. Cries Foole Lepidus,
    And threats the throate of that his Officer,
    That murdred Pompey.
    1745Eno. Our great Nauies rig'd.
    Eros. For Italy and sar, more Domitius,
    My Lord desires you presently: my Newes
    I might haue told heareafter.
    Eno. 'Twill be naught, but let it be: bring me to Anthony.
    1750Eros. Come Sir, Exeunt.