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SCENE I. - ROME.
Enter AURELIUS and UTER, CONSTANTIUS' two Brothers.
E'en now in Rome have we for seven long years
Even so, good Uter, stands it with myself;
Nay, good my brother, patience yet a little :
Aur. I cannot, will not bear this absence longer.
A messenger, my lord, attends without,
Aur. Whence comes he?
Serv. From Britain.
Aur. From Britain, say'st thou? then admit him straight.
My gracious lord, are you the eldest son
Aur. Even so.
This packet, then, I fear, will news contain
These letters we in
haste despatch, to tell you
Aur. Oh! horror! horror! my dear father murder'd!
By whom? speak. Messenger, where, when, and
Mes. The plot, good princes, hath been deeply laid.
This is, indeed, most foul! say on, my friend;
Then, thus it is Vortigern hath done the deed;
Uter,oh, heavens ! the father of my Flavia!
Oh! this, indeed, is damned treachery.
Aur. Speak on, speak on, and end thy sad discourse !
Thy friends in Britain long suspected this,
Aur. Oh! would it had been so. Uter support me!
Let us retire awhile, my gentle brother;
 This is a very silly mistake - Aurelius and Uter were the sons of Constantius!
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