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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Jennifer Forsyth
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Cymbeline (Folio 1, 1623)

Scena Octaua.
Enter two Roman Senators, and Tribunes.
1. Sen. This is the tenor of the Emperors Writ;
That since the common men are now in Action
2200'Gainst the Pannonians, and Dalmatians,
And that the Legions now in Gallia, are
Full weake to vndertake our Warres against
The falne-off Britaines, that we do incite
The Gentry to this businesse. He creates
2205Lucius Pro-Consull: and to you the Tribunes
For this immediate Leuy, he commands
His absolute Commission. Long liue sar.
Tri. Is Lucius Generall of the Forces?
2. Sen. I.
2210Tri. Remaining now in Gallia?
1. Sen. With those Legions
Which I haue spoke of, whereunto your leuie
Must be suppliant: the words of your Commission
Will tye you to the numbers, and the time
2215Of their dispatch.
Tri. We will discharge our duty.