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CANIDIUS

                                    Who’s his lieutenant, hear you?

CANIDIUS

Who’s his lieutenant, do you know?

SOLDIER

They say, one Taurus.

SOLDIER

A man named Taurus, they say.

CANIDIUS

                                           Well I know the man.

CANIDIUS

I know the man well.
Enter a MESSENGER
A MESSENGER enters.

MESSENGER

80The Emperor calls Canidius.

MESSENGER

The Emperor is calling for Canidius.

CANIDIUS

With news the time’s with labor, and throws forth
Each minute some.

CANIDIUS

The present time is like a woman in labor, each minute giving birth to some piece of news.
Exeunt
They exit.