Document: All > Shakespeare > Tragedies > Antony and Cleopatra > Act III, scene V
[Enter DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS and EROS, meeting]
DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS: How now, friend Eros!
EROS: There's strange news come, sir.
DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS: What, man?
EROS: Caesar and Lepidus have made wars upon Pompey.
DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS: This is old: what is the success?
EROS: 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 here, 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.
DOMITIUS 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
The rush that lies before him; cries, 'Fool Lepidus!'
And threats the throat of that his officer
That murder'd Pompey.
DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS: Our great navy's rigg'd.
EROS: For Italy and Caesar. More, Domitius;
My lord desires you presently: my news
I might have told hereafter.
DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS: 'Twill be naught:
But let it be. Bring me to Antony.
EROS: Come, sir.
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA