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SCENE VII

Rome. A public place.
Enter two Senators and Tribunes.

First 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 Britons, that we do incite

The gentry to this business. He creates

Lucius proconsul: and to you the tribunes, (9)

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?

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.

First Tri.
We will discharge our duty. [Exeunt.

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