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Cymbeline Scenes


Scene 7

Rome. A public place.

(First Senator; Second Senator; Tribunes)


A Senator orders the tribunes to muster men for the war against Britain. ( line)

Enter two Roman Senators and Tribunes.

1. SEN.

This is the tenor of the Emperor’s writ:

That since the common men are now in action

’Gainst the Pannonians and Dalmatians,

And that the legions now in Gallia are

Full weak to undertake our wars against

The fall’n-off Britains, that we do incite

The gentry to this business. He creates

Lucius proconsul; and to you the tribunes,

For this immediate levy, he commands

His absolute commission. Long live Caesar!

TRI.

Is Lucius general of the forces?

2. SEN.

Ay.

TRI.

Remaining now in Gallia?

1. 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.

TRI.

We will discharge our duty.

Exeunt.

 
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