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

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Randall Martin
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    Anthony and Cleopatra (Modern)

    Enter Enobarbus and Eros, [meeting].
    How now, friend Eros?
    There's strange news come, sir.
    What, man?
    Caesar and Lepidus have made wars upon Pompey.
    This is old. What is the success?
    Caesar, having made use of him in the wars 'gainst Pompey, presently denied him rivality, 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; upon his own appeal seizes him. So the poor third is up, till death enlarge his confine.
    Then, world, thou hast a pair of chaps, no more;
    And throw between them all the food thou hast,
    1740They'll grind the one the other. Where's Antony?
    He's walking in the garden, thus, [imitating Antony] and spurns
    The rush that lies before him. Cries "Fool, Lepidus!",
    And threats the throat of that his officer
    That murdered Pompey.
    Our great navy's rigged.
    For Italy and Caesar. More, Domitius:
    My Lord desires you presently. My news
    I might have told hereafter.
    'Twill be naught--
    But let it be. Bring me to Antony.
    Come, sir.