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  • Title: Cymbeline (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: Jennifer Forsyth
  • ISBN: 1-55058-300-X

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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.