|The Life of Marcus Antonius||Antony and Cleopatra|
|There was a young man of distinction among Caesar's companions named
Cornelius Dolabella. He was not without a certain tenderness for
Cleopatra and sent her word privately, as she had besought him to
do, that Caesar was about to return through Syria, and that she and
her children were to be sent on within three days.
Where is the queen?
Madam, as thereto sworn by your command,
Which my love makes religion to obey,
I tell you this: Caesar through Syria
Intends his journey; and within three days
You with your children will he send before:
Make your best use of this: I have perform'd
Your pleasure and my promise.