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ACT III SCENE VIIRome. A public place.
Enter two Senators and Tribunes.
First SenatorThis 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 5
Full weak to undertake our wars against
The fall’n-off Britons, that we do incite
The gentry to this business. He creates
Lucius preconsul: and to you the tribunes,
For this immediate levy, he commends 10
His absolute commission. Long live Caesar!
First TribuneIs Lucius general of the forces?
Second SenatorAy.
First TribuneRemaining now in Gallia?
First SenatorWith those legions 15
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 TribuneWe will discharge our duty. 20

Cymbeline, Act 4, Scene 1