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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914.
 
Cymbeline
 
Act III. Scene VII.
 
Rome.  A Public Place.
 
Enter two Senators and Tribunes.
  First Sen.  This is the tenour of the emperor’s writ:
That since the common men are now in action
’Gainst the Pannonians and Dalmatians,        5
And that the legions now in Gallia are
Full weak to undertake our wars against
The fall’n-off Britons, that we do incite
The gentry to this business. He creates
Lucius pro-consul; and to you the tribunes,        10
For this immediate levy, he commends
His absolute commission. Long live Cæsar!
  First Tri.  Is Lucius general of the forces?
  Sec. Sen.        Ay.
  First Tri.  Remaining now in Gallia?        15
  First Sen.        With those legions
Which I have spoke of, whereunto your levy
Must be supplyant; the words of your commission
Will tie you to the numbers and the time
Of their dispatch.        20
  First Tri.  We will discharge our duty.  [Exeunt.
 
 
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