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Cymbeline: Act III, Scene 7

Act III, Scene 7

Rome. A public place.

  1. Enter two Roman Senators and Tribunes.

First Senator

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  1. This is the tenor of the Emperor’s writ:
  2. That since the common men are now in action
  3. ’Gainst the Pannonians and Dalmatians,
  4. And that the legions now in Gallia are
  5. Full weak to undertake our wars against
  6. The fall’n-off Britains, that we do incite
  7. The gentry to this business. He creates
  8. Lucius proconsul; and to you the tribunes,
  9. For this immediate levy, he commands
  10. His absolute commission. Long live Caesar!


  1. Is Lucius general of the forces?

Second Senator

  1.                                  Ay.


  1. Remaining now in Gallia?

First Senator

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  1.                          With those legions
  2. Which I have spoke of, whereunto your levy
  3. Must be supplyant. The words of your commission
  4. Will tie you to the numbers and the time
  5. Of their dispatch.


  1.                    We will discharge our duty.
  1. Exeunt.
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