Antony and Cleopatra


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Enter Enobarbus and Eros


ENOBARBUS

How now, friend Eros?


EROS

There's strange news come, sir.


ENOBARBUS

What, man?


EROS

Caesar and Lepidus have made wars upon Pompey.


ENOBARBUS

This is old. What is the success?
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue


EROS

Caesar, having made use of him in the wars 'gainst

Pompey, presently denied him rivality, would not let
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
rivality (n.) equal partnership, equality of stature

him partake in the glory of the action; and, not resting

here, accuses him of letters he had formerly wrote to

Pompey; upon his own appeal, seizes him; so the poor
appeal (n.) accusation, charge of treason

third is up, till death enlarge his confine.
confine (n.) 4 prison, place of confinement
up (adv.) 4 shut up, in prison, in custody


ENOBARBUS

Then, world, thou hast a pair of chaps, no more;

And throw between them all the food thou hast,

They'll grind the one the other. Where's Antony?


EROS

He's walking in the garden – thus, and spurns
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash

The rush that lies before him; cries ‘ Fool Lepidus!’

And threats the throat of that his officer
threat (v.) threaten

That murdered Pompey.


ENOBARBUS

                         Our great navy's rigged.


EROS

For Italy and Caesar. More, Domitius:

My lord desires you presently. My news
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once See Topics: Frequency count

I might have told hereafter.


ENOBARBUS

                         'Twill be naught;

But let it be. Bring me to Antony.


EROS

                         Come, sir.

Exeunt

 
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